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Culinary Tour from Zurich with Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue Dinner

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Sample Swiss delicacies on a half-day, culinary small-group tour from Zurich. With your guide travel in a comfortable minibus to Lindt Home of Chocolate. Marvel at the world’s highest free-standing chocolate fountain and browse the world’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop. Then ascend to a mountain viewpoint for sweeping vistas; stroll through a dense forest on a nature trail; and top off the trip with a 4-course cheese fondue dinner plus appetizer, and a glass of mulled wine (winter) or white wine (summer) in a restaurant overlooking Lake Zurich.
  • Culinary tour from Zurich, with Swiss cheese fondue dinner
  • Visit the Lindt Home of Chocolate and marvel at the world's highest free-standing chocolate fountain
  • Take a cable car ride over the Albis mountain chain
  • Soak up amazing views of Zurich and the lakeshore from your vantage point on the hillside
  • Sit down to a 4-course dinner plus appetizer at a restaurant, with mulled wine in winter or white wine in summer
  • Enjoy a delicious creamy cheese fondue — a traditional Swiss favorite
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Zurich
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Transport by comfortable 16-seater coach
Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
Visit of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate (only shop, no factory or museum visit)
Cable car ride
4-course dinner plus appetizer and mulled wine (winter)/ white wine (summer)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Best of Switzerland Tours AG , Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is the Sihlquai Coach Parking, close to Zürich’s main train station. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

3:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to a central Zurich location and board a comfortable minibus destined for the rural mountains of the region. Receive an introduction to Swiss cuisine from your guide and admire the countryside as you travel along the Sihl River. 

Pass Zurich’s business district and arrive at Kilchberg, a charming town located on the banks of Lake Zurich and home of the headquarters of the world-famous chocolate factory Lindt & Sprüngli. Disembark to enter the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate. Marvel at the world’s highest free-standing chocolate fountain and purchase delectable souvenirs in the world’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop. 

Travel onward to Adliswill to climb aboard a cable car traveling 2,630 feet (800 meters) up to Felsenegg, a vertiginous vantage point cradled by the Albis mountain range. Take a short hike through the dense forest and then settle into the terrace of a gourmet restaurant. 

Sip an aromatic glass of Glühwein (spicy mulled wine) in winter or a crisp glass of white wine in summer and watch the sunset over Lake Zurich. 

Feast on a traditional banquet of crisp salad, Swiss cheese fondue and homemade chocolate cake and then return to your minivan. Relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zurich
Head to Zurich's Sihlquai Bus Terminal in the afternoon, hop aboard your minibus and — with engaging commentary from your informative guide — head out along the Sihl River to begin your tour.
Stop At:  
Lindt Home of Chocolate
Continue south along Lake Zurich to the small town of Kilchberg, home of the headquarters of the world-famous chocolate factory Lindt & Sprüngli. Step inside the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate and take a moment to inhale the delectable scent. Work your way through row after row of brightly colored wrapping and don’t forget to buy some souvenir chocolate for family and friends back home.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg LAF
Hop back aboard your minibus and continue to Adliswil, where the only aerial cable car in the canton of Zürich takes you to the hilltop station "Felsenegg". Located on the Albis chain, this area is one of the most popular recreational zones of greater Zürich.
Stop At:  
Felsenegg
It is only a short hike through the magical forest to get to the restaurant overlooking Lake Zürich. Enjoy the breathtaking view on the terrace and delight a choice of appetizers while you freshen-up with a glass of white wine in summer or warming-up with the freshly prepared "Glühwein", a traditional hot, spicy wine in winter. Then step inside the cozy Swiss restaurant and get seated at the traditionally decorated table. An assorted bowl of salad is followed by the outstanding original Swiss cheese fondue. To complete your culinary experience a homemade chocolate cake is served.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Zurich
Satisfied in all sense, hop back aboard your minibus for the drive back to Zurich, where your guide drops you off again at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Solid shoes recommended
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat; Infant meals not included
  • Please note: Only access to the outlet store at the Lindt Home of Chocolate is included; there is no option to see the factory itself
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-4
Scenic overload.
Jim_L
, Jun 2022
The dinner at the top of the hill with the evening view of the Alps. The full moon over the Alps was very beautiful.
star-1
Disappointed
Angela_M
, May 2022
That was a dinner and top of a Swiss Alp where you have to walk up a mountain in dirt and dust to get to a dinner that is served with frozen tater tots and onion rings with frozen pizza bread cut up into squares then they serve a salad to share it with the table and a swallow of wine. you say on top of the Mountain for over 3 hours so that you are encouraged to purchase beverages such as beer and wine and you are so thirsty from walking up the mountain that the wine is just to quench your thirst you do not tour the Lindt t chocolate factory it is a stop for you to purchase chocolates not tour the Chocolate Factory also this tour is not as described because the fondue cheese and bread come at the very end as you are about to leave the top of the mountain to return back to the tour bus by which time you are exhausted and ready to go. the best part was the people that I met that were from all over the world and extremely nice and kind the other parts that were nice with the view from the top of the mountain that was amazing however none of this is described and detailed for the description of the tour and people need to know that they have to walk and excessive distance to get to the dinner that is not a dinner it's frozen tater tots and onion rings and pizza bread that's cut up into squares for you to eat bite-sized this is way too much money to spend to eat food that you can eat at home from Walmart. And I didn't want to go to Lindt to only shop for candy I can purchase in USA
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Angela, Thank you very much for joining our sunset tour and for sharing your experience with us! We regret to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations. As stated in the tour description, the tour starts with a stop at the Lindt Home of Chocolate, where our guests can visit the Lindt café and shop but do not have time to do the audio-guided tour through the chocolate museum. For that reason, we have explicitly listed the visit as follows: “Visit of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate (only shop, no factory or museum visit)” Afterwards, you continue to Adliswil, where we board the cable car up to the Felsenegg viewpoint. From the cable car station, it is 260 meters (approx. 5 minutes) to the Felsenegg restaurant, what we consider a fairly reasonable walking distance for anyone fit to travel in general. After a welcome drink – a glass of wine in your case, the restaurant serves a 4-course dinner consisting of appetizers, a salad bowl, a traditional Swiss cheese fondue with bread as the main course, and a homemade chocolate cake as the sweet finish of the day. We understand from your feedback that the food was not to your liking and that the walking distance came as a surprise, but we kindly ask you to note the description on Viator matches your experience 1:1: “It is only a short hike through the magical forest to get to the restaurant overlooking Lake Zürich. Enjoy the breathtaking view on the terrace and delight in a choice of appetizers while you freshen up with a glass of white wine in summer. Then step inside the cozy Swiss restaurant and get seated at the traditionally decorated table. An assorted bowl of salad is followed by the outstanding original Swiss cheese fondue. To complete your culinary experience a homemade chocolate cake is served.” Given that we do not see any mistake from our side, we unfortunately could not authorize a full refund as requested by you through Viator. While we understand your disappointment to a certain degree, we would recommend checking the inclusions listed and to read the tour description to manage expectations for future tours. We hope that the encounter with your co-travelers and the beautiful view partially made up for your experience and that you still enjoyed your stay in Zurich to the fullest. For any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime at info@switzerland-tours.ch. We are always happy to help and look forward to welcoming you on tour again during your next visit! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
star-3
Average tour
Hayley_B
, Feb 2020
We were excited to go on this tour however dont be fooled that you are going on a food tour it is not that at all. We were collected at 3.45pm at the station there was only 3 of us on the tour. The traffic was quite busy getting out of the town, we were then told we were stopping at the harbour for pictures which wasnt on the itinerary. Because of this and the traffic it ended up us having 10 minutes to look around the Lindt factory outlet as the shop shut at 5pm. We then went to get in our cable car and go to the top of the mountain for dinner. The dinner was nice, setting stunning , the Fondue was average and the starters basically fried food. I feel a bit cheated by this tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Hayley, Thank you very much for rating your experience of our small group-“Zürich Sunset Tour with Cheese Fondue”. Basically, our tours only take place with a minimum of 5 paying guests, but as we did not want to cancel this tour and disappoint our guests accordingly, we decided to offer it anyway. If desired and if there is enough time, we include a short photo stop en route at the lakeside. However, we are truly sorry to hear that due to traffic and the photo stop you ended up having only 10 minutes left at the Lindt outlet store. We will certainly follow up your feedback with our tour guide to avoid similar incidents in the future and thank you again for your most valuable feedback. Upon arrival at the Felsenegg viewpoint restaurant, our guests enjoy a choice of appetizers together with a welcome drink. An assorted bowl of salad is served before you enjoy your cheese fondue. To round off the four-course menu, a home-made chocolate cake is served. Switzerland is known for its high standard of living and the high costs associated with it. Unfortunately, eating out is not exempt from this and may seem rather expensive compared to other European countries. We hope that you still enjoyed a wonderful stay in Switzerland and hope to welcome you back on our small group tours on your next trip to Zürich. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Highly recommend
Valerie_S
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour, enjoyed the stops at the lake & Chocolate Factory. The views from the restaurant were wonderful-as was the cheese fondue. Highly recommend
star-5
Exceptional
Kenneth_K
, Oct 2019
The tour was excellent and the food was good. I have always wanted to go to the Lindt chocolate store and buy their chocolate. It is the best in the world in my opinion.
star-5
Great tour
Danielle_T
, Jul 2019
Awesome tour and guide. Evelyn was very knowledgeable and great company too. We had a lovely time - thank you for the experience!
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour especially...
Nicole S
, Jun 2018
Really enjoyed this tour especially the Cheese Fondue Dinner. View was amazing and great opportunity to pick up some gifts to take home from the Lindt factory.
star-4
This was a very nice tour overall...
Christopher_J
, Apr 2018
This was a very nice tour overall. There really isn't much involved, simply a stop at the chocolate outlet and the Fondue Dinner, which is of course the best part. It is a lovely view from the mountain top, seeing Lake Zurich and the Alps, and having fellowship with others on the tour. The guide was super friendly.
star-4
Even though it rained, the tour was...
Sheila J
, Oct 2017
Even though it rained, the tour was wonderful. Our guide was great and provided historical and interesting bits about Zurich and Switzerland. The cheese fondue was yummy though most of the guests liked the non-alcoholic variety better, the salad was spectacular, and appetizers really good. And yes, now you get tap water with your meal, as well as a glass of wine.
star-5
The tour was great and the fondue...
Chelsea M
, Aug 2017
The tour was great and the fondue even better! I would definitely do this again!
star-5
This tour experience was absolutely...
Victoria R
, Feb 2017
This tour experience was absolutely incredible. Our guide was highly engaged and helpful while bringing us all around Zurich. The tour begins with a van tour of Zurich and a picturesque stop to view the Alps over Lake Zurich. After that it is off to the Lindt chocolate factory outlet store. Chocolate sampling is a bit of a loose term as you only get 1 truffle and then are expected to buy additional Lindt chocolate. Not necessarily a bad thing, just be prepared to spend some extra money. After that we went up to the restaurant in a little cable car and the views were outstanding. Once at the top we walked through the woods and were met with mugs of delicious and hot mulled wine and appetizers as we admired the view. The sun was setting and you can see all of Zurich, the river and even the Alps. I could recommend this tour on those views alone. eventually we went into the restaurant for a 3 course meal and it was delicious. We had salad, cheese fondue and chocolate cake. The food was amazing and I would definitely like to return to this restaurant some day. It is important to note that only the salad, fondue and cake inside the restaurant are included in your tour price. If you want anything else including water you must pay for it out of pocket. After dinner concluded, our guide took us back to the bus terminal while still providing insight about Zurich. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Swiss fondue and breathtaking views.
star-5
I had such an amazing experience. We...
Cecilia T
, Sep 2016
I had such an amazing experience. We had this tour with my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was the best choice!! ! Such a nice place, cozy, staff hyper friendly, they even explained us how to eat the fondue :) Lot of food! Go hungry!!! Amazing views from the Felsenneg Car. I just loved the tour, the cheese, the restaurant, the view, and Zurich!! Would highly recommend to everyone wanting to do something special.
star-5
Great dinner overlooking Zurich. On...
John C
, Sep 2016
Great dinner overlooking Zurich. On a clear evening you can see the Alps in the distance. Great start with a visit to the Lindt Chocolate Outlet Store.
star-5
Best tour in Zurich. The fondue was...
Elizabeth_K
, May 2016
Best tour in Zurich. The fondue was likely the best I have ever had.
star-4
Our tour guide was really...
David N
, Nov 2015
Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and since this was a small group, the guide tailored the trip to the guests. It includes a quick trip to the Lindt outlet where our guide showed us how to tell which chocolates were made locally and purchases could be made. The dinner is at Felsenegg which is the same hilltop restaurant you visit on the Zurich City Highlight tour. A heavy mist had settled in at the hilltop making the evening seem a little magical. The appetizers and mulled wine outside started the meal. Then inside sitting family-style, our tour guide showed us how to enjoy a fondue dinner making sure not to lose our bread in the cheese. No one had to do dishes!
star-4
This was a good tour, but the fondue...
Pat
, Jun 2015
This was a good tour, but the fondue was only average for the cost. The tour guide was excellent and the gondolla ride was great..
star-2
Overall, not that great :( Our...
Kurt Z
, Apr 2015
Overall, not that great :( Our guide was nice and very informative but the cable car ride was short. And the dinner was salad, bread/cheese and chocolate cake NOT worth the price! Drinks (water) cost an additional $55, I would not recommend this tour.
star-3
Our tour guide was very...
Ginette G
, Mar 2015
Our tour guide was very informative!! We would of preferred visiting the Lindt chocolate factory and then go to the outlet instead of just taking us to the outlet. Fondue dinner was very good!!
star-3
The Lindt chocolate factory tour was...
J.L. P
, Feb 2015
The Lindt chocolate factory tour was a waste of time - just a 30 stop in the gift shop, but the rest of the tour was just as advertised. Friendly staff and good cheese fondue. Andy was our guide and he shared lots of good information about Zurich and Switzerland.
star-5
Just be aware no drinks included, tap...
Murray C
, Feb 2015
Just be aware no drinks included, tap water had to be purchased

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