Day trip

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Day trip

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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Duration 7.5 hours
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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 Heidi’s village of Maienfeld and in the summer months.  

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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Important information

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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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Great day trip with very experienced tour guide. Some breathtaking scenery and well worth the money and trip, with chance to tick off another country! Only recommendations would be less time for a sit down meal at lunch and more time at another locations instead, maybe a chance to stop off for photos of breathtaking views more too rather than just from the bus. A longer tour of Liechtenstein be good too.

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March 25, 2023

Plenty to see and experience on the journey. The guide was very informative. The tour struck the right balance between travel and free time, ensuring sufficient and regular breaks in the journey but not having too much time to waste in some of the smaller locations where there was less to see.

March 25, 2023

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER...WALTER IS AMAZING!!! Our tour guide was Walter and our Driver was Mark. They were both so awesome! Mark is such a great driver, he made the drive super smooth, even getting into the tightest roads. Walter is my favorite human on earth. He was sooooo enthusiastic and funny, my husband and I enjoyed him giving us the tour soooo much. Walter gave us so much information and facts in a fun way and made everything so much more fun! I would 100% recommend this tour if you're in Zurich and I hope you get lucky and have Walter as your guide because he made our trip!

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March 25, 2023

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