1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Basel
  3. Basel

Lucerne: Cheese & Chocolate Private Tour from Basel

Product ID: 199129
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Spend the day discovering two typical Swiss assets: chocolate, and cheese. Travel with a private guide to visit Switzerland's only cheese factory built within a monastery. Explore the Aeschbach chocolate factory and create your own chocolate bar.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Your hotel or at the cruise ferry terminal
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private tour operated just you and your party
  • Visit Switzerland's only cheese factory within a monastery
  • See, smell, and taste cheese as it is being created
  • Learn about chocolate production in Switzerland
  • Create your own chocolate bar with different toppings
Full description
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and make your way together to Basel train station. Board an intercity train for 50 minutes to Lucerne. Change onto a local train which will take you within 40 minutes to Engelberg. Pass through lovely scenery on the way. After a short 10-minute walk, reach Switzerland's only cheese factory in a monastery. Watch an introduction on stage explaining how the cheese is produced. Sit down in the bistro and watch the cheese being made as you enjoy a cheese fondue or raclette for lunch.

After lunch, head back to the train station in Engelberg and travel back to Lucerne. Board another local train for 15 minutes to the industrial area of Root. Footsteps from the train station, arrive at the Aeschbach chocolate factory. Explore the exhibition and discover the fine art of chocolate production. Keep your eyes open for hidden chocolate tasters.

Then, learn how to create your own chocolate bar. Decorate your chocolate with different ingredients. Travel back to Lucerne and board the intercity train to Basel, where the guide will either drop you at the train station or your hotel. 
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • All transportation fees
  • All entrance fees
  • Your own created cheese
  • Your own created chocolate bar
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats, and guide
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Please contact local operate prior to booking for wheelchair assistance