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From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

1. From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

How does it feel to be at the foot of the highest mountain in Europe? Find out, with reliable transport from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc. Board a bus and enjoy the 75-minute drive by motor-coach through the picturesque Arve Valley to the typical Alpine village at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy your day as you stroll in the little streets full of charms of Chamonix. Enter in a local shop to discover the local flavors as Mountain Honey, cheese or charcuterie. Try a fondue or a raclette in once of the numerous restaurants of this well-known ski resort. Discover where the first Olympic Games of winter started in 1924. Situated at the border between France and Italy, this town is famous for its tunnel under the mountain, which joins the 2 countries. Enjoy the activities available in this little town before you head back to Geneva. If you choose the cable car option you can enjoy the ride up to the Aiguille du Midi and be amazed by the view. In the afternoon, take advantage of the mountain train and discover the Ice Sea. If you choose the all inclusive option you will have lunch in a nice brasserie in Chamonix.

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Chocolate Flavors Walking Tour of Geneva

2. Chocolate Flavors Walking Tour of Geneva

Join this delicious guided chocolate tour of Geneva to experience one-of-a-kind, award-winning chocolate creations. Visit some of the city’s best artisanal chocolateries – from traditional to modern. You’ll experience chocolate in all shapes and forms: from chocolate pralines, to truffles, ganaches, drinking chocolate and pastry. During the tour, learn the secrets of the origins and manufacturing of chocolate, as well as the history of Swiss chocolate. The tour includes a visit to the old town, and you will hear anecdotes and stories about Geneva, and experience Geneva’s most important tradition – breaking the chocolate “marmite” (cauldron). There is also a fun boat ride in the tour. The best way to discover a city is through its flavors, its local artisans and its stories, so have fun with this exciting, sweet and exhilarating sensorial experience.

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Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

3. Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the morning in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to the Swiss countryside. In this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure, as well as falling into the temptation of one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also taste the Swiss national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies.  Start with a chocolate tour at the Cailler factory, where you will understand the history of chocolate and how it is made. Enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the visit. At noon, you will reach the top of the Moléson mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand-making cheese factory. There you will try the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois”, two cheeses mixed for the typical dish, Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling around the streets of the medieval village of Gruyères. Located on a hill, you can admire breathtaking landscapes. Breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture lands which surround the small village. Board the bus again to reach the famous city of Montreux or relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman lake (if option selected). Your last stop will be in the world heritage site of Lavaux, where you will appreciate a glass of Swiss wine while contemplating the stunning views. This vineyard’s region is a UNESCO classified area. When your tour finishes, your local guide will take you back to Geneva.

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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

4. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Prepare to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. If you decide to add the option of a lake cruise to your tour, after your time in Vevey, you will be boarding an old steamer boat and embark on a journey that will lead you right to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historic places in Switzerland dating back to the 11th-century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterwards, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

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Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

5. Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture. Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in (Swiss) cheese fondue by preparing it yourself. The chocolat factory visit starts around 10:45 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. After the visit you will go to a traditional restaurant from about 12:20 to 2pm where you will taste different kinds of local cheeses, dried meat and sausage, and enjoy the fondue dish and a small local dessert. Then you will have free time in Gruyères village from about 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM and then we will take you to the Golden Pass train in Montbovon at 3:28 PM. Relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lake Leman.

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Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

6. Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the town of Gruyères, located in the upper valley of the Saane River, and sample some of its famous food produce, alongside a visit to the chocolate factory and the Lavaux region.  Just outside Gruyères lies Broc, where you will tour the Cailler choclate factory and taste between 20-30 different chocolates and pralines (although you can decide how long the tour lasts and how much you want to taste!) Departing from Geneva, travel across country to Gruyères on the opposite side of Lake Geneva. Admire breathtaking landscapes of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way. Breathe in the pure mountain air, and listen to the sound of cowbells in the pastures.

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Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

7. Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Explore exciting Geneva and beautiful Lake Annecy in a day. This 2-part trip allows you to see the famous alpine Lake Annecy, and to discover the best of Geneva’s tourist attractions. You can take the morning to enjoy the world-famous town of Annecy, enjoying the historic chateau and castle, colorful buildings, and cobbled walkways. With canals weaving through the Old Town, it is obvious why Annecy was nicknamed "the Venice of the Alps". With its streets littered with local artisanal ice-cream and crafts roaming the alleys, it is enjoyable for everyone. You can also walk up to the chateau, or take a tour of the famous Palais de l'Ile. With the Alps as the back-drop, the world-famous Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking. Complete with a glorious promenade lining the banks, you will be free to take in the incredible panoramic views. Pedal boats and swimming are both allowed in this crystal-clear lake, with parks to also relax and enjoy the stunning views. You will also take a boat cruise to explore the lake, with fascinating commentary on the lake and its history. The afternoon will then be spent following the famous sights of Geneva. You’ll visit the tourist spots of the United Nations, Jet D’eau, and the Flower Clock, as well as the Parc des Eaux Vives and secret photo point in Cologny to take incredible pictures looking out across all of Geneva from above. All of this of course with the stunning views of Lac Leman (or Lake Geneva as it is sometimes referred to as).

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Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

8. Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

When one thinks of Switzerland, they may conjure up the image of a Swiss chalet village right in the middle of the mountains. This destination, Les Diablerets or "little devils" is exactly that: a charming village in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises made up entirely of chalets and cachet, which has totally perserved its heritage. Head up to the top on a 20-minute cable car ride to take in classic, sweeping views. Enjoy the snow at the fun park and the chair lift as you look out over unforgettable scenery. Test your vertigo on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. From the top, you can see all the famous mountains such as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.  Then, on your way back, discover the famous city of Montreux. Because of its exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Feel the good vibes of this very well-known artists' city. Head back to Lausanne or Geneva with a suite of lasting impressions.  Choose which option best works for you. Select Driver-Guide Only or Professional Guide Only to book just transport to Les Diablerets and Montreux, and to do the rest yourself, including buying a cable car ticket. By booking an option that includes the cable car ticket, save yourself the hassle and hop aboard for a spectacular ride right upon arrival.  If you book the gold option, after the cable car, take a special ride on a snow-bus over the perpetual ice until reaching the "Quille du diable." Arrive in a panoramic restaurant called Space Refuge for a little snack while gazing out at another unbeatable view of the Alps. Thrill-seekers will be pleased to know that the Alpine Coaster is Europe's highest tracked toboggan and is also included in the gold ticket.

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What people are saying about Canton Geneva

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable about chocolate and the history of Geneva, and combined them seamlessly. We appreciated that he took his time, we never felt rushed. It was nice to visit artisanal chocolate makers and learn their stories.

Maggie was a great guide. The sights were worth the money, definitely do the cable cars and the glacier train. Although we wished we went in the summer months to see the ice grotto!

If you want to use boring Sunday as better as possible, take this one day trip and enjoy in cheese and chocolate and everything else what this trip offers. Thank you, Tom!

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide and lots of fantastic chocolate

The guide is very friendly and a good professional