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Berne: Small Group Tour from Zurich

Product ID: 49469
See the sights of the Swiss capital on a 10.5-hour tour of Berne, with round-trip transfers from Zurich. Marvel at the scenic landscape en route. Then, take a walking tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Enjoy a biscuit tasting, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 8.45 - 10.5 hours
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English, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive through the Entlebuch Valley and Emmental Valley
  • See the main sights of Berne on a walking tour of the Old Town
  • Taste as many biscuits as you like at the Kambly Experience
  • Go to an Emmental dairy farm, and taste the world-famous Swiss cheese
  • Marvel at the Gothic façade of Berne Münster
  • Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Clock Tower
  • Visit the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare
Full description
Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley.

See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like.

Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare.

Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping.

Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese.

Go to an Emmental dairy farm just as the fresh cheese is taken out of the pot by hand. Watch through the large windows in the production hall, and learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP - the biggest cheese in the world! End with a tasting of the famous cheese before the drive back to Zürich.
Includes
  • Fully-guided tour by professional multilingual driver-guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable minibus
  • Guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Berne
  • Kambly Experience biscuit tasting
  • Emmental Show dairy farm and cheese tasting (with 1 soft drink)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Best thing about this tour that is for small group, which makes it easier to move around. Our guide, Aindreas, was very knowledgeable and gave many useful information and interesting background about Switzerland, its culture and towns. Bern is just a beautiful town with lots of character, countryside is breathtaking, Emmental and Kimberley visits were also fun.

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24 August 2019

For people with limited time in Switzerland, this provides an opportunity to see some beautiful Swiss countryside and the beautiful old city of Bern, which nestles in a bend in the beautiful Aare river. While it was a long day, the vehicle was good and driver Konrad was amiable and helpful.

20 June 2019

I enjoy e wonder of Bern

Mr Thomson is a fun/good guide. I truly enjoyed the trip 2 Bern in a small group. Biscuits/cheese Factory was great, I bought some yummy delicious biscuits n send home, wanted 2 buy more but I can’t carry. Will buy more when I come with my family the next time Inside the van, seats were clean n comfortable. ThankQ Mr Thomson

23 June 2018

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Product ID: 49469