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From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

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Explore some of Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine areas and visit the tiny country of Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich. Visit Rapperswil and Vaduz, cross the Ricken Pass, and stop in Maienfeld.

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  • Have free time to explore Vaduz, the capital of the country of Liechtenstein
  • Travel to Heidi's Village in the summer or the town of Werdenberg in the winter
  • See amazing views of the Swiss Alps and alpine lakes as you cross Ricken Pass
  • Admire the medieval castle of Rapperswil and take a stroll through its Old Town
  • Be picked up and dropped off at a centrally-located meeting point in Zurich
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Visit the incredible alpine world of Heidi on this bus day trip from Zurich. Take a walk in the Old Town in Rapperswil, have free time in the capital of Liechtenstein, and explore Maienfeld and in the summer months, Heidi’s village.

Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Rapperswil. Follow your guide to the picturesque Old Town and its Medieval Castle, before having some free time explore.

Continue on your journey through Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the snow-peaked Alps. Reach the pretty hills and valley scenery of the Toggenburg region. Arrive in Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein.

Spend some free time visiting the iconic post office to purchase some prized stamps or stop at a café to buy some coffee and snack. Travel on to Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories.

Head up to Heidi’s village in the summer months on a short walk that leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and a heard of goats. In the winter months, head to see the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg, which is famous for its beautiful castle.

Finally, make the bus trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, which is guarded by the majestic Churfirsten mountain range.

  • Bus transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WIFI on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Heidi House admission fee (optional visit)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sihlquai bus terminal which is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). Look for the 'Gray Line' check-in booth right in the first parking lot. When using GPS, please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich’.

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  • Heidi's Village is closed during the winter months (November to March) and during the time it is closed, the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg is visited instead
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4.7 /5

based on 18 reviews

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I liked the tour, I just didn't give it 5 because the visit to Liechtenstein was very short. On the way, with the guide, we stopped in Rapperswil, what a cute place, with a castle, rose garden, church, etc., we stayed about 1 hour there with an indication for lunch, there are restaurants, Mc Donald's. We arrived in Liechtenstein and stayed for a very short time. I wanted to go up to the castle and visit the winery, but I only had time to take some pictures of the center, visit a souvenir shop and stamp my passport (paying, of course). Then we went to Heididorf, I didn't particularly know this drawing/film, so I just enjoyed the landscape. The bus ride to the house is a bit tiring, but it's part of it. At the end of the tour, we were dropped off in front of the Zurich HB train station.

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June 30, 2022

Awesome tour. If you don't have much time in Zurich, this is the perfect way to get a real taste of Switzerland. I would choose this over a city tour any day, plus you get a mini city tour along the way. Beautiful views, great guide, ample time.

June 3, 2022

June 28, 2022

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