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Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

1. Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Gruyères is one of the most famous places situated in the Swiss countryside. Visiting it is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this is a real historic, exciting and attractive destination. You will see the real Switzerland, green fields, cows and mountains. Have the chance to have a culinary journey. Fall into the temptation of the best chocolate in the world. Taste the national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies. Start with the chocolate world of Cailler, understand the history of chocolate, how they make it and enjoy tasting it as much as you like. After visiting the cheese museum, You will taste the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois," two cheeses mixed for a typical dish of Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling the medieval village of Gruyères. Situated on a hill, you can admire a breathtaking landscape. Breathe in the pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasturelands surrounding the small suburb. Afterwards, relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman Lake.  Experience a day full of tastes and unforgettable experiences.

Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

2. Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver to take you to your comfortable hotel to rest after your flight. You will enjoy your ride to the hotel in a business-grade car or a minivan ready to check in for a little rest and relaxation. Day 2: Zurich city and lake tour - Rheinfall waterfall – Zurich The second day starts with exploring Zurich city during a walking tour, we also will take the direction to the Swiss-German border to discover Rhein fall – the biggest waterfall in Europe: enjoy the freshness of the alpine water and take the most amazing photos! Day 3: Zurich – Bern – Gruyere– Montreux The day is starting from Bern, then take a trip to the historic town of Gruyères and Montreux. You will enjoy a straight ride to Bern city, where the local guide will be waiting for you. Continuing the tour head to Gruyeres – here you will have a Gruyere cheese tasting in the local cheese factory and have the opportunity to sample the Swiss fondue. Day 4: Montreux – Lavaux– Lausanne – Geneva – Montreux We start the day by discovering the famous Lavaux region, a natural world heritage since 2007. While discovering the region, a local winemaker will organize a wine tasting where you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the wine types and try several of them. We will finalize our tour in Geneva, the world-renowned destination for watches and jewelry making. Day 5: Montreux – Interlaken We start the day to reach the train: the Golden Pass Express from Montreux to Interlaken. Enjoy your day on the train, discovering the beautiful views of the alpine landscape. Arriving at Interlaken train station, afterward, the suggested activity is Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh – mountain train to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the Alpine lakes and peaks. Day 6: Interlaken – Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken The day begins in magical Grindelwald, just a 30-minute ride from Interlaken. Stroll through this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air and laid-back atmosphere. Take the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station. This will take you to the Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. While journeying back you will take the train passing by the car-free village, Wengen, to reach Lauterbrunnen. Here is another small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. Day 7: Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich We leave Interlaken to take the Brünig pass – a mountain scenic route. At the top, you will enjoy the view of Lungern lake and the surrounding Alps, a pure wonder in Central Switzerland. Reaching Lucerne city, your local guide will welcome you to the beautiful old city and help you to explore its wonder. Your day will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Zurich. Day 8: Zurich departure It's time to get back to reality. Enjoy your transfer to Zurich Airport. We hope to see you in Switzerland again.

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Our guide Thomas went above and beyond to be friendly, accommodating and keeping it a relaxed trip while still getting us places on time. The driving was safe throughout the trip. We very much enjoyed each of the individual aspects of the packager: the chocolate factory tour, cheese factory tour, fondue lunch, time in the village of Gruyere and the Golden Pass train ride. Each was unique and a true taste of Switzerland. My only slight dissatisfaction was that the tour was described as being 10 hours but only lasted about 8. I believe this was because it actually started in Geneva and we were picked up in Lausanne. However, the next day we ran into Thomas on his tour of Glacier 3000. It was because of his encouragement that I decided to conquer my fears and ride the cable car to the top of Les Diablerets. If not for him including us with his two guests for the day I would have missed out on an amazing experience! Heartfelt thanks to Thomas be being an extraordinary guide!

My grandma, mom, and myself all really enjoyed this tour. The chocolate tasting was amazing and I would recommend getting the hot chocolate at the cafe - it’s delicious! The cheese factory was a little disappointing as we didn’t get to really see any cheese being made. Overall it was a great time and our tour guide Babis was very friendly!

Very comfortable trip on the coach and the train. The guide is very friendly, helpful and informative. Taste the chocolate (unlimited), cheese, and fondue. Kids love the panaromic train ride.

We really enjoyed the day and our guide, Hector, and bus driver. Everything was very well organized and timed.

Very complete

I did not love the Golden train... the rest was fine, the best was the very professional Yolanda guide