Canton of Fribourg
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Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

1. 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.

Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

2. Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

Choose when you want to start and how much time you want to spend on this self-guided tour. The tour voucher will contain all information about directions and how to find each stop. Start the tour at the tourist office, located in the Equilibre theater. Then, hop over to Le Point Commun, a new coffee bar with a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering many regional products and specialties. Try a fair trade coffee and a "cuchaule", local bread and specialty of the region. Head over to the Les Trentenaires bar restaurant which is located in a former pharmacy, with some of its vintage parts still on show. This super stylish spot offers countless craft beers from all 4 corners of the globe. Here you can sample some local cheese and a craft beer. Continue in the direction of the Cathedral. Then, you will find the shop "Les Marchands Merciers" just on your right. Les Marchands Merciers is both an information point for all those who want to know more about Fribourg and a shop specializing in Fribourg products. It's a meeting place like no other. Coffee, wine, beer, literature, furniture; there's always something to please the eyes and the taste buds! Try an apple juice, coffee or syrup. Next, carry on into the heart of the lower town, the Brasserie de l’Epée offers bold and refined cuisine. It’s the perfect place to get to know the renowned gastronomy of Fribourg. You will try a gourmet dish with a dessert, accompanied by a regional wine and a coffee.

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.

Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

4. Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

Discover the city of Fribourg at your own pace and with a multitude of options open to you with the Fribourg City Card. Choose between a 1-day or 2-day option and get free access to all museums, public transit, and to the main tourist attractions.   If museums are your thing, check out: the Chemin de Fer du Kaeserberg, the Art & History Museum, the Espace Jean-Tinguely & Niki de St-Phalle, the Natural History Museum, the Swiss Puppet Museum, and the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum. You can also drop by the contemporary art center, the Botanic Gardens, the Gutenburg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, the Sensler Museum, and "Across the Screen". The other fun activities included on your card are a hop-on hop-off ticket to the small train that goes through the Old Town, a round of Urban Golf, access to the Cathedral’s tower, bowling, and access to the city’s pools.   On top of all that, your card gives you free public transportation as well as free access to the city’s funicular (cable car). The whole city is open to you with this city card.

Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

5. 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!

Fribourg: Urban Golf Experience to Discover the City

6. Fribourg: Urban Golf Experience to Discover the City

Arrive at the tourism office to collect the necessary equipment and embark on your urban golf experience. Allow a specially designed 18-hole course to guide you through the fascinating old town of Fribourg. Combine sport and fun to discover the history of one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Switzerland. The principles of golf remain: get the ball in hole in the least amount of shots. The excitement comes in an orienteering-style course dotted throughout the city. With a golf club, a ball, and a road map in your hand, enjoy an entertaining activity ideal for groups or families on a mini-golf course to remember.

Bern: Private 54-Minute Jura and Seeland Helicopter Flight

7. Bern: Private 54-Minute Jura and Seeland Helicopter Flight

Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter.  The next 54 minutes will go by quickly as you experience a breathtaking helicopter flight. Start by flying over the towns of Biel, Delémont and St. Ursanne. From there, continue to the windmills of St. Imier, the Chasseral mountain and the Creux-du-Van rockface. After flying over Lake Neuchâtel, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of Lake Murten. You'll also see the Bernese and Vaud Alps over the terrace of Mont Vully. After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir. You will also be able to download pictures from your flight without any extra costs.

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What people are saying about Canton of Fribourg

This was our first experience with GetYourGuide, plus we booked a day early and late at night. Fortunately, except for a 30min delay in the pick-up time, everything went perfectly! Our guide, the car, the tickets to the chocolate and cheese museums, and at the end a walk through the castle and the old town that surrounds it. In short, our experience was very good and we definitely recommend GetYourGuide's service.

My experience was very pleasant on this tour, my guide Vasileros from GVA Excursions was very good, after the tour to the cheese and chocolate factory he took us to the town of Gruyere to take photos and to the castle, he was also going to take us by the lake but there was bad weather.

The tour was great. Food was really yummy and the sights were beautiful. The driver was very helpful and even drove my parents to their covid test after the tour and waited for them to get their results to drive them back. 1 highly recommend.

Wonderful experience. Beautiful town, great activities topped off with a beautiful train ride. Maggie, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun.

Really enjoyed this experience. We fit so much into one day. It was worth it.