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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.

From Geneva: Gruyère Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Factory

2. From Geneva: Gruyère Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Factory

Pick up in the morning to enjoy a 1 day trip, you can decide of the pick up time. Gruyères is the favourite place for tourist to see the swiss countryside. Admire its breathtaking landscapes and take a deep breath of pure mountaine air. Visit the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, the World heritage site protected by UNESCO. Go to the Chocolate Factory, the Chocolate World of Cailler, understand the history of chocolate, how they make it and enjoy a tasting as much as you like. Enjoy also a typical Swiss dish becoming an expert on doing the cheese fondue by yourself (if options selected). Spend some time in Gruyères, at the foot of the pre-Alps and be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town. Explore the village that has been unaffected by the passage of time and has been elected most beautiful village in 2014.

Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

3. Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

Chocolate Factory - Maison de Cailler Dive into the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate with your every sense. Your eyes discover mysterious ancient Aztec cocoa rituals. Your ears hear fascinating accounts of the first ever chocolate recipe in Switzerland. Your hands feel roasted cocoa beans and your nose wants to follow the aroma of freshly made chocolate. After the tour you will be left alone in the tasting room to try as much chocolate as you like. Gruyère Old Town At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyère’s. The town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that’s been unaffected by the passage of time. Visit the impressive medieval castle and delight in the town’s wonderful gastronomy.  La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory Snuggling near the mountain pastures at the foot of Gruyère’s Castle, La Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover Le Gruyère AOP. The Maison du Gruyère takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition. Panoramic Stop on Wine Terrace Lavaux is internationally famous as a terraced wine- growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva. Part of the Lavaux (bas-Lavaux) has been recognised since 2007 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stop here for some truly mesmerizing panoramic views.

Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

4. 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.

Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

5. Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

In this tour of Gruyeres, have an opportunity to try the tastiest cheese and chocolate. Gruyeres is the home to prominent cheese of the same name. In the course of this excursion, you will have a chance not only to taste the world-famous Gruyere cheese but also to get acquainted with the long-lasting history of the cheese-making technique in La Maison du Gruyere. In Maison Cailler find yourself in the chocolate world full of tasty sweets. Starting the route from Geneva, pass through the gorgeous Swiss countryside to the charming village of Gruyeres. The tour providers guarantee that unveiling the secrets of the production of Gruyere cheese and chocolate will be one of the best experiences you could have in getting to know Switzerland. During this journey to Gruyeres, you will be provided with convenient transportation from any location in Geneva City. Your driver-guide will assist you with any questions you may have.

Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

6. 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.

Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

7. Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through a guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm, which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape( optional). It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks (optional) Day 6: Zurich - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.

Geneva: Gruyére Cheese Factory and Chocolaterie Private Tour

8. Geneva: Gruyére Cheese Factory and Chocolaterie Private Tour

Sample fine Swiss cheese and chocolate on this day trip to the mountain town of Gruyères. Visit La Maison du Gruyère for a guided tour of the cheese factory and stop for a fondu lunch at the restaurant. After head to the nearby Maison Cailler to tour the factory and taste fresh Swiss chocolate. To begin the day trip, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation and driven out to the picturesque medieval town of Gruyéres, admiring magnificent views of the mountains as you go. Your first stop will be at La Maison du Gruyère for a guided tour of the factory. You’ll learn about the history of the famous cheese and how it's made. At the end, you’ll have time to stop for lunch at the factory’s restaurant and enjoy a rich fondu and a glass of wine. After lunch, head to the Maison Cailler in the neighboring town of Broc. Take a tour around the factory and learn how the luxurious chocolate is made, with plenty of time left for a tasting at the end. Following a day sampling rich Swiss delicacies, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation in Geneva.

Zurich: Switzerland 7-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

9. Zurich: Switzerland 7-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Here, your driver will be ready and waiting for you to ensure a comfortable and luxurious transfer to your hotel in a business-type vehicle. You’ll then have some time to prepare for your exciting week ahead. Day 2: Zurich City - Rhine Falls Start of the Sweet Zurich Tour - 2.5-hour walking journey around the city to check out a variety of specialty shops. The Sweet Zurich Tour is a beautiful way to taste Zurich while learning about the city's rich history. Continue your trip to explore Rhine Falls - the most powerful waterfall in Europe, an opportunity of unmissable photos. Day 3: Zurich – Lucerne – Interlaken Start your day with a 2-hour walking tour of the main sights while you listen to exciting and interesting historical facts about your surroundings. Visit Max Chocolatier to enjoy 90 minutes in chocolate heaven, chocolate tasting 6 exclusive handmade treats, immerse yourself in the family history of Max Chocolatier, and have the opportunity to create your own chocolate. Day 4: Interlaken Discovering Interlaken - a traditional picturesque resort town in central Switzerland. You’ll have some leisure time here to spend exploring the town yourself before heading to the eastern part of the city. Trip to Harder Kulm, where at the top presents a special glass section underfoot to see the most picturesque views. Visit Funky Chocolate Club – 75 minutes of magic is not to be missed, so make sure you have your phones charged for photographs to make your memories last. Day 5: Interlaken – Montbovon – Gruyère – Bern – Interlaken Start with Golden Pass Express for an exceptional journey from the majestic peaks of the Bernese Alps to visit Montbovon, Gruyere village Nestlé Cailler chocolate factory, and add to your knowledge of the tastiest treasures of Switzerland. On the way back to Interlaken - a journey through Bern, which retains its heritage features and Swiss traditions with a long and interesting history packed into a tiny, compact city. Day 6: Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen - Zurich Comfortable ride to the small and inconspicuous village in the Jungfrau region, Lauterbrunnen. The Valley of Lauterbrunnen, aptly named ‘The Valley of Waterfalls,’ is home to 72 waterfalls. Visit to Schilthorn, 2970 m up in the clouds. At an altitude of 2677m, at the Birg station, you will find the Skyline Walk platform, which is located above a vertical slope, and the entrance to the Thrill Walk, which leads down into the perpendicular walls of the imposing rock massif. Day 7: Departure - Zurich Airport Here we are at the end of our fascinating 6-day sweet adventure. We hope we exceeded all your expectations and that you take with you great memories of indulgent chocolate, exciting history, and beautiful scenery. Your driver will be waiting to give you a comfortable and safe ride to the Airport.

Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

10. Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

On this full day excursion, see and learn about one of the best-kept medieval towns in Switzerland – Fribourg. Reach Fribourg in a private, comfortable vehicle, direct from your favourite location in Zurich. Upon arrival, you are free to stroll around the area, explore the narrow streets with old fashioned shops and cafes, gaze at the calm waters of the River Sarine, and have a moment of peace in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas – the main highlight of the city. Its beautifully stained glass windows along with the Gothic design will send you back in time. Move on to the most picturesque region of Switzerland – the mysterious town of Gruyeres, founded in the early middle ages. Swiss Gruyeres is famous for its delicious yellow cheese, which carries the same name as the town itself. You will have the chance to visit the cheese factory – la Maison du Gruyere – where you will witness the whole process of making cheese. Next, enter the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. Here, find out how chocolate arrived in Europe and how the Swiss made it even better!

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What people are saying about Maison Cailler

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Gabor was a great host! He was engaging and told us about some of the local history as we toured. He gave us great advice about how to get the most out of our trip and what else to see whilst we were in Geneva. The car was very clean & comfortable and there was a little flexibility in timings meaning we could get the most out of our tour. The cheese and chocolate were amazing and definitely a tour not to be missed! Highly recommend this tour and Gabor’s services. Many thanks once again!

The tour was amazing. Our driver was very nice and helpful. Both the chocolate and cheese factories' tours are audio guided. The drive from Geneva to Gruyere was lovely with amazing scenery. We had lunch at Gruyer after the tour and it was delightful. Highly recommended!

My daughter and I had a marvelous trip replete with spectacular views and scrumptious food. Our guide, Mariusz, was kind, thoughtful, and full of interesting facts. I can't recommend this excursion enough.

Great tour. Lots to see and do. Its exactly as described. Transportation and driver were great. Picked us up and dropped off at our hotel Would recommend to others

We enjoyed the tour. It was the best day of our three day stay in Geneva.