Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

Zürich, Switzerland
Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich Two Countries in One Day

From USD 103.34

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the natural splendor and cultural richness of two countries on a full-day tour of the Zurich region and the Liechtenstein Principality. With a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in a wonderland of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, plunging waterfalls and scenic reserves as you explore Heidiland by coach. See the spectacular sights of Zurich on a guided city tour and marvel at the ancient majesty of Rapperswil and its medieval castle. Discover Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, and its charming beauty and then return to Zurich after a comprehensive and captivating experience.
  • Visit Heidiland and Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich
  • In Rapperswil, you'll see its medieval castle and have free time
  • See amazing views of the Swiss Alps and alpine lakes
  • Travel to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

In just one day, explore some of Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine areas, plus the tiny country of Liechtenstein.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Food & Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Heidi House Admission Fee (optional visit)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
    Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

Start time

11:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Greet your expert guide at a central Zurich location and climb aboard an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of Zurich, a city considered Switzerland’s cultural capital. Admire the rich architectural array and hear tales of Zurich’s prosperous past before travelling to Rapperswil, a charming medieval town known as the ‘City of Roses’. 

On arrival, marvel at the towering turrets of the medieval castle and then enjoy some leisurely free time to explore independently. Return to your vehicle and capture panoramic photographs of the Alps as you cross the Ricken Pass and arrive in Toggenberg, a gorgeous region replete with swooping valleys and beautiful mountain scenery. 

Next, cross the border to Vaduz, capital of the minute Principality of Liechtenstein, and spend more leisurely free time discovering the charm of the city. Visit the Post Office to catch a glimpse of its highly prized stamps and then return to the coach for the short journey to Maienfield, the stunning setting of the Heidi stories. 

Take a pleasant stroll to a collection of mountain houses and absorb incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Opt to visit the Heidi House at your own expense and then gaze at the picturesque banks of Lake Walen as you travel back to Zurich by coach. 

Please note: In wintertime, visit the quaint village of Werdenberg instead of Heidi-Village.

Bus Station

Admission Ticket Free

Rapperswil Rose Gardens

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


Admission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ricken Pass (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note Heidi's Village is closed during the winter months (November to March). You'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the typical group size?

A:Group size for this tour is capped at a maximum of 45 travelers.

Oct. 2019

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Featured review
We loved this trip and the beautiful sunshine just added to it. The scenery was breathtaking. The medieval village was wonderful. Heidiiland took my husband and I back to our youth. We also loved visiting Liechtenstein however I would personally have liked perhaps another 30 mins here in order to take more in. A excellent tour with wonderful driver and guide


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The tour was organized...
Shahab_H, Sept 2023
The tour was organized well. But I personally only liked the Heidiland stop. It would not be my first choice if I want to pick a tour, but worths doing it if you have extra time. The guide was good
Great organized trip
Maritess_E, Sept 2023
Great and knowledgeable guide. Very safe driver. Got to also see Rapperswil. Wished to have more time in Vaduz!
Great narration on tour
Lauren_B, Sept 2023
The guide, Urs, was fantastic and gave great narration and added a personal touch. He tailored his suggestions to the crowd. I really appreciated all he did to make the experience special. The driver, Rolf, also went out pf his way to cater to us traveling with a stroller.
Well organized
KarenMayLing_T, Sept 2023
Our guide Walter was great! Tour was well organized. Nothing much to see in Liechtenstein - most shops closed on Sunday
Great tour.
Alan_M, Sept 2023
4.5/5 Approx 15-30 mins more needed in Heidiland. Nice to see Liechtenstein, not much there so the time allocated was plenty. Sunday is a good day to go a Zürich is pretty much closed down on that day.
Worth doing.
Kevin_L, Sept 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a full day but ran efficiently. Enjoyed the sites and the Alpine countryside.
Great idea but terrible execution. Too many people
Steve_R, Sept 2023
Too many people (65) for the tour on a double deck bus. Time at the 3 stops was too short and we were rushed. Hood bus ride and driver and guide was too but the time at Heidiland (30 minutes after 15 min walk to get there and 15 back) was totally insufficient
corinephil, Sept 2023
This was a great tour. Only one complaint not enough time at Heidi land. It was a uphill walk and all of the houses were up even farther. So if you wanted to see the houses or do a little shopping. You had to make a choice. Other than that it was a great tour. I think a lot of people on our tour didn't know who Heidi was.
The tour guider is the best.
Donna_S, Sept 2023
The tour guider spoke very clearly. He is nice and patient, very professional. The bus was comfortable.
Visit to Liechentstein
Luke_G, Sept 2023
My trip to Liechentstein. It was my goal to visit 100 foreign countries. This was country number 100.
Lolita_V, Sept 2023
Our driver Mark was really good and drove safely. The guide Walter was ok. The tour itself was worth it.
10/10 recommend!
Hunter_B, Aug 2023
Walter was a great tour guide! He was kind, professional, funny, and engaging. We kind of just bought this tour without looking at the details very much, but it goes through Zurich, to Heidiland, and to Liechtenstein. We thoroughly enjoyed each stop, our guide Walter, and the other travelers we were with. Would recommend this to anyone whose first time it is in Zurich.
Faith restored
Roxane_B, Aug 2023
Our guide Raymond was very knowledgeable and made sure the group was together. Gave us more time if we needed, took pictures for us. Our driver was also good and made us feel safe. The bus had A/C which was nice on this hot day. He restored pur faith in zurïch hospitality.
Worth the price!
Donald_B, Aug 2023
Seeing the lovely Alps. Just beautiful countryside. Buses very comfortable and guide was informative.
Breathe taking
Richard_D, Aug 2023
This is an excellent tour, if you want to see the Alpes at a decent price, that is the one. We saw lots of beautiful sites, lots of pictures. We highly recommend this tour.
Don't recommend at all
Abdullah_C, Aug 2023
The only memorable part of the trip was Heidiland, which we got to see only 25 minutes. Although this was the place giving it's name to the trip, the total time allotted was 45 mins. 20 of which is lost during the walk to Heidi House. The guide was unfriendly and made sexist and homo-phobic remarks. The driver wasn't sure about the way also made a lot of hard breaks. I really regret spending my time in this trip.
Lusi_a, Aug 2023
It was a great day. Heidiland was the highlight for me. Our tour guide was so good he really made the trip extra special. Thank you.
Happy in Heidiland
Urmi_N, Aug 2023
Having read the book as a child,it was a dream come true to be transported to her land,see the beautiful Swiss meadows,hear the cowbells,and smell the freshly mown hay.The tour guide,though mexican,was very informative too.My only warning,beware of buying curios in Vaduz when you go to get your passport signed. The bill has no details,and items are not individually priced,so you can never be sure whether you got a fair deal or not.
Okay but barely worth it
Arman_K, Aug 2023
Our tour guide could hardly speak English and we had a lot of trouble understanding what he was saying. Neither Heidiland nor Lichtenstein had much to offer and the stay time in Lichtenstein was very short to allow to do anything.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Arman K Thank you for letting us know your experience on our Heidiland Tour. I am not sure but have you been on the tour on August 11th, if so on this tour your tour guide was Walter and we have not heard any negative comments about his English. He worked several years in the US and his wife originates from an English speaking country. The tour is described as a scenic country side tour with visits to Rapperswil (1.5 – 2 hours including lunch time), Heidi-Village (40-60 minutes depending on traffic) and Vaduz in the Principality (40-60 minutes depending on traffic). We regret that we did not meet your expectations and still hope you and your family will take home some good memories of Switzerland.
Wonderful Tour Guide
Jessica_R, Aug 2023
We had a lovely time spending the day with Walter and learning more about Switzerland. He really took time to get to know everyone on the trip more personally. We liked the places we visited and the breathtaking views. There is no formal tour at Heidiland, and the ticket to visit the homes in not included, so if you aren't wanting to put more money into this excursion, plan for a free hour.

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