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Highlights of Zurich

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,514

Enjoy both the city of Zurich and the attractions of Lake Zurich with its pretty historical towns. Take a Trolley tour in the city and a bus tour around the lake including a cable car ride.


European Stopover & City Map

Arrive independently in Zurich for a 3 night stay. The following morning, have a 2 hour “Best of Zurich” tour of the city which will include the financial district, some important museums, Grossmunter Church, St. Peter’s Church with Europe’s largest clock face, Fraumunster Church with its Chagall windows and the University District. In the summer, this will be on an open air trolley.

The next day enjoy a mini bus tour along Lake Zurich starting with a visit to the Lindt Chocolate Shop where you can buy all the chocolate you want, Then it’s on to Rappperswil, a small town known for its medieval castle and narrow alleyways. Then head to the Appenzell Region and Stein with its Cheese Factory to learn how cheese is made. Continue to Brulisau where you will take a cable car to the peak of Panorama Mountain for amazing views of not only the immediate countryside but much further afield into the Rhine Valley and Austria. Then walk through the Alpine Garden after which finish in the picturesque town of Appenzell with time for shopping before heading back to Zurich.


 

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Accommodation in Zurich

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    Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport



    Adjacent to Zurich International Airport, this dynamic hotel offers guests a reviving stay set among superior decor and design, including plush fabrics and unique light installations. Easily access the airport via a direct walkway, and enjoy further convenience with delectable dining on site and two ...

    Adjacent to Zurich International Airport, this dynamic hotel offers guests a reviving stay set among superior decor and design, including plush fabrics and unique light installations. Easily access the airport via a direct walkway, and enjoy further convenience with delectable dining on site and two fitness centre options. The thrilling angels' wine tower bar, a 16-metre glass wine tower replete with an extensive selection of international wine. The hotel's proximity to the railway station makes it easy to explore Switzerland by train. With a 2-minute walk, you can reach Zurich Airport railway station and board the train to downtown Zurich or the whole of Switzerland. This is the only Zurich Airport hotel with direct access to the terminal.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant(s)

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    Best Western Premier Hotel Glockenhof



    The Best Western Premier Hotel Glockenhof is located in a prime position in the heart of the city with the famous Zurcher Bahnhofstrasse (shopping street) a few steps away and the banks of Lake Zurich a couple of minutes on foot. Soak up the nature ...

    The Best Western Premier Hotel Glockenhof is located in a prime position in the heart of the city with the famous Zurcher Bahnhofstrasse (shopping street) a few steps away and the banks of Lake Zurich a couple of minutes on foot. Soak up the nature and spirit of this exciting destination. The hotel has 2 acclaimed restaurants (including one of the nicest outdoor restaurants in the city), a contemporary hotel bar and a boulevard cafe. A leafy inner courtyard, framed by historic houses is the setting for the garden - an oasis of peace.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Porters
    • Restaurant

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,514

Itinerary

Day 1

Zurich Airport to Zurich City Centre by Shuttle Bus

Moden buses with free WiFi.

Duration45 Minutes

Hotel Schweizerhof

The highly traditional Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich is directly opposite the main train station. Right where the famous car-free Bahnhofstrasse of Zurich starts: Just a few steps away you enter the world of exclusive shops and banks, and can admire the most attractive sights of Limmatstadt.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Hotel Schweizerhof

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    Hotel Schweizerhof



    The highly traditional Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich is directly opposite the main train station. Right where the famous car-free Bahnhofstrasse of Zurich starts: Just a few steps away you enter the world of exclusive shops and banks, and can admire the most attractive sights of Limmatstadt.

    The highly traditional Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich is directly opposite the main train station. Right where the famous car-free Bahnhofstrasse of Zurich starts: Just a few steps away you enter the world of exclusive shops and banks, and can admire the most attractive sights of Limmatstadt.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Lounge Bar

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Day 2

Best of Zurich

Enjoy this two and a half hour tour of Zurich. Let this city surpise you with its beauty and charm, as you explore its different neighbourhoods including the Financial district, University quarter and Limmatquai Old town. Have your camera ready as it stops for photo opportunities on Lake Zurich and enjoy the cogwheel railway to a view point looking down on town.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate

Drive in a comfortable minibus (small group - max. 16 passengers) on the panoramic highway along beautiful Lake Zurich to the Lindt Chocolate Shop where a great shopping opportunity awaits you. Buy some of the most delicious Swiss Chocolates at best conditions. The journey continues to Rapperswil, well known for its medieval castle and on to the green and hilly region of Appenzell. In Stein you will visit the cheese factory where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made. Learn more about the cheese making and the ancient traditions of this typical region. Continue via the picturesque village of Appenzell to Brulisau. Here you start the ride with the aerial cable car to the peak of the Panorama Mountain "Hoher Kasten" (1,800m / 6,000ft). Enjoy the fascinating view over the gently rolling hills of the Appenzellerland, the Rhine Valley and the Vorarlberg (Austria). Take a walk through the Alpine Garden and visit the spectacular revolving restaurant (lunch at your own cost). After this unique experience a guided walk through the small town of Appenzell awaits you. The pedestrian zone with its beautiful facades invites you for a stroll or some shopping during your time at leisure before heading back to Zurich.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Zurich City Centre to Zurich Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport or train station transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half day Best of Zurich tour
  • Full day Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP ZURCITY4DCH
14 Oct 2019

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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