Cheese lovers have likely already penciled Gruyères at the top of their itinerary, but the pretty medieval town has more to offer than its long history of cheese making. Boasting an idyllic alpine setting in the Canton of Fribourg, Gruyères is undeniably photogenic, with its sloping cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved medieval buildings. The car-free town lies in the shadows of the 13th century Château de Gruyères, the one-time home of the Counts of Gruyères, and along with exploring the castle, popular pastimes for visitors include hiking in the surrounding hills or visiting the Château de St-Germain, now home to a collection of works by Swiss surrealist HR Giger.

Of course you can’t leave town without sampling some of the town’s namesake cheese and the best way to discover the secrets of Gruyères cheese is with a visit to La Maison du Gruyère. Part factory, part museum, this is one of the town’s top attractions, where you can watch traditional cheese making methods, enjoy free samples or dig into Gruyères Fondue at the on-site restaurant.

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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

4.5 star rating: Recommended 112 Reviews

Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.09

Day Trip to Gruyères with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Combine your love of chocolate and cheese with your passion for travel on this day trip to Gruyères from Geneva. Travel by comfortable coach to the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.91
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4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt Titlis Cable Car

Spend four days hopping from one beautiful Alpine town to another on this adventure from Zurich. Soak up the fresh mountain air in Lucerne and Interlaken, ride ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,376.87

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Lucerne to Zurich Including Mt Titlis Cable Car

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Starting in Lucerne and ending in Zurich, experience the breathtaking Swiss Alps on this whirlwind 4-day adventure. Explore the picturesque mountain towns of ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,376.87

2-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich to Geneva: Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern and Gruyères

Spend two days discovering Switzerland’s highlights with an expert guide, starting in Zurich and ending in Geneva. Experience the best of Swiss scenery, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $582.91

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