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.
Travel past rows of attractive linden trees and catch glimpses of Bahnhofstrasse — one of the world’s priciest retail streets and the center of Zurich’s business and finance industries. If you happen to be here between late November and early January, marvel at the shimmering festive lights adorning the area.
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.
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.
Top off your meal with homemade chocolate cake then, with your hunger satisfied, hop back aboard your minibus for the drive back to Zurich.