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Geneva: Chocolate and Cheese Tasting Private Day Trip

1. Geneva: Chocolate and Cheese Tasting Private Day Trip

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.

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.

Zweisimmen: Forellensee Lake Fish and Grill Tour

3. Zweisimmen: Forellensee Lake Fish and Grill Tour

Taking this trip into nature is sheer pleasure and adventure. You can parc your car directly next to the lake. Or when you arrive by public transportation by BLS train at railway station Zweisimmen get here by following the pastorally footwalk alongside the idyllic river Simme (20 minutes' walk). Now you register in the fishery which is located in the basement. After some registration and order formalities you then watch the instruction video in your mother tongue - you can choose between English, German, French or Arabic. Together with the 7-piece fishing equipment now you'll be accompanied to the waterfront by one of our pro-guides. And he will show you on practical hands how to fish in accordance with Swiss animal welfare standards and for the best possible animal welfare. You catch one or more salmon rainbow trout, of which 1 piece with a weight of approx. 500-700 grams is included. After your fishing experience it's time to bring the catch back to the fishery where our staff starts preparing it. You'll receive a cleaned fresh fish, marinated with our secret recipe of swiss alpine herbs and more yummie ingredients. The extra-catch you can take with you or leave to us for a little fee. For an additional charge you can buy the extra catch and choose whether you want them filleted, vacuum-packed3 or frozen. Crushed ice is for free... not only in winter time - lol. Get yourself a fine drink, a beer or a bottle of fine white wine to go with the fish at the nearby trendy bar/restaurant in it's alp cottage style. Now you stroll over the bridge onto the island and join your seat noearby the barbecue or to one of the other three designated fire places, whilst we prepare your fish. The weatherproof barbecue site with its exqusite designed swiss finished firering is already lightened for you. Crockery & cutlery, napkin, table & chairs are also prepared for you personally. Be free to enjoy the sweet idleness and nature surrounded area. We will then call you by the handed-out call button to to pick-up your your salmoned trout wrapped in aluminium foil from the fishery. You place the wrapped fish onto the barbecue rim comfortably and start grill it for 20-30 minutes. Flip it a few times. When it gets ready, we will call you again via the call button and you will also get the market-fresh side dishes prepared à-la-minute. By the way: If you or your companion don't like fish, or prefer meat, vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know at the beginning and we will make it possible of course. Have you enjoyed your self caught meal or dinner get yourself a nice dessert and a italian style coffee or espresso. You were happy? We love to read your recommendation on google, tripadvisor or any other platform. You have a suggestion for improvement? Be free and tell us right away - that's why we got as good as we are today and thanks of you we get better every day!

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: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

5. Fribourg: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

Get to know Fribourg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Samson's Fountain”, “Bern's Bridge", “Saint-Nicolas Cathedral" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Joe Siffert fountain" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Funicular Station. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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What people are saying about Canton of Fribourg

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!

Nice stroll. Too bad we did not have the explanations because it did not work. From earphones so for nothing. A very nice lady, however, provided us with explanations all along the route.