Day trip

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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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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based on 169 reviews

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WE LOVED IT. Also, Walter, our sweet guide, was amazing and super funny. I highly recommend this tour. My friend and I from the US booked it while there and it was the highlight of our trip. And the traditional restaurant they took us to was super good. But we love love love Walter!

November 24, 2022

Knowledgeable guide, beautiful scenery, and fun to visit another principality. Don’t go on a Sunday though as many things are closed, which the description should tell you! The castle in Rapperswil was closed, but lunch there was nice. The description mentions a famous post office in Lichtenstein which we never saw, but I assume it was closed too being a Sunday. We were able to get our passports stamped for 3 CHF. I knew Heidiland was closed for the winter, so the stop in Maienfeld seemed a bit pointless, unless it was mainly for a restroom break. The winter visit to Werdenberg was nice, but there was no time to walk up to the castle. I would have traded in Maienfeld for a chance to do that. It was great to have WiFi (although a tad spotty) and electricity on the bus.

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November 22, 2022

It was amazing trip and one of the best decision of my life, the guide was really knowledgeable and funny, We travelled to all the places mentioned in trip and had enough time to enjoy the scenery, and the driver was amazing too everything went well, and I really enjoyed the trip. Note: Do bring your passport with you in Liechtenstein you will get stamp as souvenir. And the stamp is pretty good too.

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November 19, 2022

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