Swiss Mountains as never seen before.

Switzerland. Zurich, Appenzell, Grindelwald. 4 Days

Stand out from the crowd seeing the Swiss mountains from an helicopter, discover secret spots of Zurich city, immerse yourself in cheese paradise and meet the Masters of Chocolate in Switzerland

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Overview

Join a chocolate workshop to learn from the best chocolatiers in the world, see the mountains and glaciers from the air, have dinner in one of the best hotels in Switzerland. Visit a traditional cheese factory and a bio-farm in the countryside. 

Days 1 Do it yoursweet!

Make your own finger-lickin' chocolate and learn from the best chocolatiers in the world.

This is a two-hour workshop taught by a famous Swiss chocolate family. The room is well organized when you arrive and is really a paradise for chocolate lovers: there are pieces of different chocolates for you to taste for as long as you are there. At the end, you get the apron, the chocolate bar you create, a ceramic spoon and a diploma. Get ready to become a chocolate expert!

After this unforgettable experience, we will walk through the historical center, discovering romantic places and the first Roman settlement of the city, narrow streets with luxury shops and centennial churches. We will be ready for dinner in a century-old Swiss restaurant in the city centre. Dining here is like immersing yourself in the authentic and original Swiss culture. Always busy, extremely attentive and friendly staff, and the best Swiss quality in the ingredients used. Here you can taste specialities from different regions of the country, choose from a large number of beers and taste Rivella, the original Swiss drink not found anywhere else in the world.

10:00 a 12:00
Days 2 A cheesy feeling :)

Are you a cheese lover? Dive into the misteries of Swiss cheese creation, visiting even the sweet cows that live in the nearby Bio farm and tasting a typical Swiss dish called Chäshörnli.

Experience hands-on making cheese like it was done 400 years ago, manually, with sophisticated wooden tools. Hear the evolution of Swiss cheese creation process, and let yourself learn around the Swiss cheese museum. Visit also the cows where the Bio milk to make cheese comes from, an authentic experience where you are able to mix with the animals (if you wish so). Get into their day to day life and learn how a Bio process works and is implemented with the best Swiss quality. Learn where Bio cows have their own special realxing space to recover after they milk!

Ah! Don't forget that the cheese you made on this day will be sent to your house via post when fermentation process and quality control is over. 

09:00 a 16:30
Days 3 A bird's-taste-view!

An authentic journey to the Swiss mountains, visiting glaciers in a helicopter, Interlaken, and delighting yourself in one of the best Swiss restaurants

Enjoy an original breakfast while riding in first-class on a Swiss train on your way to the mountains. Relax enjoying the views from the train, conversing with your companions, or simply reading your favorite design magazine. You will get for sure the best picture of the landscape. The highest above the sea level, the smaller and more private the vehicle you ride into gets. High up finally waits for you a helicopter that will take your senses around a really breathtaking experience. Observe the Jungfraujoch, the Eigernordwand, the mountains as a whole. Touch the sky, stop the time, feel fortunate.

After this long day letting your appetite climb, it is time for a romantic dinner in Grindelwald. Taste and enjoy, it is your moment. Feel energized and go for a walk around the small village if you feel like. Tonight, you can spend the night in the magic Grindelwald if you wish, sleeping in a very romantic five stars hotel. Living down-to-earth is great, but sometimes we need perspective to appreciate our lives. A paradise in Swiss mountains is waiting for your savior Vivre, palate indulgence or eagerness to give you the best, you name it! in the booking process.

9:00 a 18:00
Days 4 The call of the green

When mother nature is calling, the only thing you can do is answer and treat her well.

In the first vegetarian restaurant in Switzerland, you will feel this connection and be treated like the king and queen that you are. Enjoy a vegetarian brunch in the middle of the city with a great variety of Swiss quality products, the best atmosphere in town and the healthier smoothies ever!.

Afterwards, we will walk through the city center, discovering beautiful and hidden spots, until we reach the tower of the observatory where we will enjoy a coffee or a drink with 180 degrees panoramic views of Zurich.

12:00 a 16:30
Unforgettable moments from your trip
Get a Professional Photographer - optional

Our photographers work internationally and are specialized in people and food. They have a very personal style and create very original compositions when assigned to create memorable photo albums. They are very professional, kind and close

They accompany you during the experience and take memorable shots. You will have the pictures available online one day after the experience takes place.

REVIEWS
  • 5

    This was my best week ever so far! I experienced so much fun and meet interesting people, discovered new food and enjoy Swiss nature. I am sure my next trip will be with Foodiestay. Thanks to the wonderful team!

    Mateo Anaya
  • 5

    My husband and I enjoyed very much our visit to Switzerland, we totally recommend the mountains trip with the helicopter :).

    Sarah
HIGHLIGHTS

SUMMARY

  • Guided workshop for making chocolate
  • Tasting of chocolates
  • Guided tour of the centre of Zurich
  • Traditional Swiss dinner à la carte
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range vehicle to Appenzell
  • Visit to the cheese museum
  • Workshop with optional participation to produce Swiss cheese
  • Travel and visit to a Bio farm to see how the Swiss cows are pampered.
  • Lunch at the cheese museum
  • First class train to the Swiss mountains with breakfast included
  • Helicopter tour in the mountains
  • Romantic dinner
  • Guided tour of the old town of Zurich
  • Feast of food in the best vegetarian restaurant in Europe

PROGRAM

This programme starts in Zurich and ends in Zurich.

Day 1

17:00 Meeting at the Rennweg tram stop in the centre of Zurich.
17:30 Start of the chocolate workshop with tasting
19:30 City tour
20:30 Dinner a la carte in an emblematic Swiss restaurant

Day 2

9:00 Meeting point Bellevue tram stop, in the city centre. Departure by top-of-the-range vehicle to Appenzell, approximately one hour from Zurich.
10:30 We enter the Cheese Museum and begin our workshop which includes a visit and a participative demonstration of how a cheese is made by hand.
11:30 Drive to a Swiss farmhouse Bio, which is five minutes from where we are. We visit the farm, learn the secrets behind the best cheese making and the care of the animals in biological environment.
12:30 Lunch at the Cheese Museum
14:00 Return to Zurich 
15:30 Arrival

Day 3

9:00 Pick up from your hotel/accommodation
11:30 Helicopter experience
Free time
20:00 Dinner in the mountains
Night in the hotel
10:00 Pick up from hotel and come back to Zurich
Free time

Day 4

11:30 Pick up from hotel or alternatively
12:00 Lunch at Hiltl
13:30 Walk in the city
15:00 Cafe Panorama Bar
Free time


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APPOINTMENT
  • The flights/trains to arrive to Zurich
  • The accommodation (unless you decide to add it to your booking in the check out process. Be aware that this option is only available in some countries)

Remember that at FoodieStay we have agreements with local agencies that allow us to book your flights or stays at advantageous prices. Just let us know during the booking process or later by using our contact to do it for you without charging you any additional cost for this service.


 

TAKE NOTE


01 BEFORE BOOKING
02 RECOMMENDED HOTELS
03 SEGURIDAD
04 PREPARING YOUR TRIP
05 IN SWITZERLAND

1. BEFORE BOOKING

  • This programme starts in Zurich and ends in Zurich.
  • Remember that by booking a FoodieStay program you are not booking your stay or flight. Through our agreements with local agencies we can offer you reservations at advantageous prices, without any extra cost for this procedure. You only have to indicate it during the reservation or after it, through our contact or customer support center.
  • Children over 6 years old are welcome.
  • All FoodieStay packages or programs can be booked as a "private experience" for an additional fee during the checkout process.
  • If you do not book privately, the maximum number of participants in the group is between 10 and 12.
    You can also add a private photographer to your experience during the checkout process. The photographer will accompany you and your loved ones through certain moments of the experiences to create a book or book souvenir of your trip. Our photographers have been selected in each country and are specialists in people and food photography. We only work with renowned photographers who do high quality work.
  • You will need a visa to travel to Switzerland if you are a citizen of Asia, Africa or Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti or Ecuador. See www.swissinfo.ch for more information.

2. RECOMMENDED HOTELS CLOSE TO CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Switzerland is a country with very good quality hotels regardless of their category. It is also very well connected by tram, which practically opens up the range of possibilities of stay for this programme.

Our recommendation is to book a hotel in the districts 8001-8008, which is the central area and will allow you to go everywhere by tram. If you stay downtown, district 8001, you can walk everywhere. Any hotel in this area is perfect for walking or with few tram stops to the experiences we propose, to make cultural visits, to go shopping or to find good places to eat.

Recommended five star hotels: Hotel Bar au Lac or Widder Hotel. Both are very central, very well appreciated, with lots of life around, restaurants and shops.

Recommended four-star hotels: Hotel Marktgasse or Hotel Schweizerhof, both of which are very central, intimate and highly valued by travellers.


3. TRAVEL SECURITY

Switzerland is a very safe country; Zurich's choice as the world's highest quality city has repeatedly made it one of the first in its security assessment. Its can circulate through its streets without fear at any time of the day, there is a very low rate of robberies (practically nonexistent) and it is very safe for single travelers.

 

4. PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP

  • This program includes an outing to a Swiss village, remember to wear appropriate footwear to be comfortable. Also a small backpack to store the water that we will provide you.
  • Going out in the field involves a slight drop in temperature, remember to wear a sweater or jacket.

5. IN SWITZERLAND

  • Hospitality is the hallmark of the Swiss, who will help you out on the street if you need directions.
  • The Swiss speak an average of 3 languages, don't be surprised if you read them in your own language because they are travellers, and besides French, German, English, many speak Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and even Russian.

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  • If you need to modify or cancel your reservation you can do it yourself from your profile, where you will find the options to modify or cancel.
  • If you contract your experience with the Cancellation Insurance, we will refund all your money immediately in case of cancellation. Cancellation can take place up to 12 hours before the start of the first program experience.
  • If you book without Cancellation Insurance during the checkout process, you can only cancel within 48 hours of booking.
  • The change of date is possible at any time, even without taking out cancellation insurance, to any other date available, if any.
  • Remember that by booking this program you accept the terms and conditions of use of the website and privacy.
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REVIEWS
  • This was my best week ever so far! I experienced so much fun and meet interesting people, discovered new food and enjoy Swiss nature. I am sure my next trip will be with Foodiestay. Thanks to the wonderful team!

    Mateo Anaya
  • My husband and I enjoyed very much our visit to Switzerland, we totally recommend the mountains trip with the helicopter :).

    Sarah
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