Culinary Tour from Zurich with Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue Dinner

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Culinary Tour from Zurich with Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue Dinner
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Enjoy traditional Swiss sweet treats and tasty local delicacies on this 5-hour small-group gourmet food tour from Zurich. Travel along the beautiful Lake Zurich to Kilchberg and indulge in delicious Swiss chocolates at the famous Lindt Chocolate Factory outlet. Ride a cable car up to a popular viewpoint and walk through the forest to a restaurant high on the hillside. With stunning views over Zurich and the lake below, sip a glass of wine and sit down to a sumptuous 3-course meal including traditional Swiss cheese fondue.
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Saturday
Highlights:
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Dinner included
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Small-group tour by minibus
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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

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 Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Pilgerweg 58, Kilchberg 8802 Switzerland

Continue south along Lake Zurich to the small town of Kilchberg, home of the Lindt Chocolate Factory outlet. Step inside 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

Stop At: Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg LAF AG, Zelgstrasse 80, Adliswil, Zurich 8134 Switzerland

Hop back aboard your minibus and travel onward for the 10-minute journey to Adliswil, then take the cable car 2,630 feet (800 meters) up to Felsenegg — a popular viewpoint located in the Albis mountain chain. From here, enjoy a short trek through the forest to a restaurant overlooking Lake Zurich.

From the comfort of the restaurant’s welcoming terrace, sip on a warming glass of glühwein (spicy mulled wine) in winter or a crisp glass of white wine in summer. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up sweeping views of Zurich and the lakeshore — the twinkling city lights in the valley below during the winter months are matched only by the glorious sunset and lake views in summer. Head inside the cozy, rustic restaurant, traditionally furnished with mountain decor and begin your meal with an appetizing salad.

With your appetite piqued, feast on an incredible, all-you-can-eat Swiss cheese fondue — a highlight of your day. Every so often, stir the cheese in a zigzag fashion and dip bread into the garlic-seasoned cheese. Allow the thin layer of cheese at the bottom of the pot to turn into a brown crust — considered a Swiss delicacy — and share pieces of it with your group.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Top off your meal with homemade chocolate cake then, with your hunger satisfied, hop back aboard your minibus for the drive back to Zurich, where your guide drop you off at the same place as departure.

Inclusions

  • Transport by comfortable 16-seater coach
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Stop at the Lindt chocolate outlet store
  • Cable car ride
  • 3-course dinner with appetizer and mulled wine (winter) or white wine (summer)
  • Entry/Admission - Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg LAF AG

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

3:45 PM

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 chocolate factory is included; there is no option to see the factory itself
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.3 out of 5 based on the last 20 recent reviews

Awesome tour and guide. Evelyn was very knowledgeable and great company too. We had a lovely time - thank you for the experience!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2018
The tour was great and the fondue even better! I would definitely do this again!
• Submitted 22 Aug 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.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
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.
• Submitted 26 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.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2016
Best tour in Zurich. The fondue was likely the best I have ever had.
• Submitted 22 May 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2015
Just be aware no drinks included, tap water had to be purchased
• Submitted 02 Feb 2015
The two of us thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon/evening tour. It was just the right amount of guided time while still leaving us to explore in the morning on our own before we met up with the group. Monika was our tour guide and her knowledge of Zurich was apparent in the thoughtful facts she shared about her city as well as knowing how to reroute the tour on a moment's notice when holiday traffic would have cause substantial delays in the city portion of the drive. Cool as a cucumber! The tour itself was well paced. We drove out of town and to the chocolate factory outlet. Despite not being about to see the factory itself for health reasons, the store didn't disappoint. Lindt had just set up their holiday store as well which meant 2x the chocolate, the samples, and the joys of chocolate outlets. As this was only a shopping outing, we didn't spend too much time there but had enough to stock up on holiday gifts. (Pro tip: the lower store had a discount voucher to use at the holiday shop, so go there first for 10% off your purchase in the winter wonderland of chocolate!) Beautiful views of the lake as we made our way to the cable car. Riding up the mountain at twilight meant terrific city views. We arrived at our dinner spot and were greeted outside by folks with mulled wine and appetizers. We took our time getting inside and then settled in for dinner. Family-style around a table, we all shared a few pots of fondue, salad, and dessert. The service here was excellent and this was hands down the best cheese fondue either of us has ever had. True to Swiss culture, this meal was shared openly as a group and was not rushed. Monika made recommendations for wine pairings (at an optional fee) which I'm glad we took. We returned down the cable car, into the shuttle, and fought off the food coma long enough to hear Monika's city tour as we returned to the car park. Smiles on our faces, warm food in our stomachs, and holiday shopping nearly complete! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2014
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.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2018
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.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
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!
• Submitted 09 Nov 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..
• Submitted 27 Jun 2015
great food and great views!!!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 09 Mar 2015
Thoroughly enjoyable. The guide was great.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2014
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!!
• Submitted 02 Mar 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.
• Submitted 27 Feb 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.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2015

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
Saturday
Highlights:
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Dinner included
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Small-group tour by minibus

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