Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

4.7 / 5

45 Reviews

Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

From US$ 281.84 per person

There is no better temptation than chocolate smell! Journey through chocolate tradition with tasting the most famous of Swiss delicacies.

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Duration 9.5 hours
Starting time 8:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste Swiss delicacies
  • Admire the breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères
  • Ride aboard the Golden Express train
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Alps
  • Visit a chocolate and cheese factory
  • Visit a medieval village
Full description
Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture. Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in (Swiss) cheese fondue by preparing it yourself. The chocolat factory visit starts around 10:45 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. After the visit you will go to a traditional restaurant from about 12:20 to 2pm where you will taste different kinds of local cheeses, dried meat and sausage, and enjoy the fondue dish and a small local dessert. Then you will have free time in Gruyères village from about 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM and then we will take you to the Golden Pass train in Montbovon at 3:28 PM. Relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lake Leman.
Includes
  • Live guide speaking French and English (German, Italian, Spanish depending on the guide but not guaranteed)
  • Chocolate tasting during the visit to the chocolate factory
  • Fondue tasting
  • Appetizer in the Lavaux
  • Train ticket for the Golden Express train
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Start Point: Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this tour runs only from April to October.
    • Children between 0 to 3 years, free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 45 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0 / 5
    • Transportation
      4.5 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.2 / 5
    • Safety
      4.8 / 5
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    Everything worked right on time. Beatiful places, knowledgeable guide, enough time in every place. The train ride at the end was very unpleasent! Old cart, uncomfotable and not enough seats. No airconditioning in this cart and the purpose of beatiful view was absolutely missed. Sad ending to a wonderful day.

    August 9, 2019

    Enriching

    The landscapes are stunning, the guide Magui is very loving and attentive, the Cailler chocolate is very good, the experience at the factory is worth it! The only drawback was the fact that the train journey took only 45 minutes from Gruyere to Montreux, I confess that we thought that the means of transport for the excursion would be the train! But it's still worth it because the landscapes are beautiful!

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    October 27, 2018

    Absolutely amazing!! Totally recommended !

    The tour was absolutely fantastic. The bus ride was smooth, and our tour guide, Maggie, was direct and to the point with very clear directions. Our first stop to the chocolate factory was much more than we expected... My wife and I were stuffed from all the samples... the next stop to the Gruyère factory was very intriguing, and packed full of information. The restaurant they took us to for a fondue/food tasting was intimate. The medieval town of Gruyères is a definite must-see. You feel like you’re still in the 1500s. Overall, this has been one of the best experiences we’ve had.

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    July 2, 2018

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