Tour code: 2510KT002
Delve into the rich traditions and picturesque landscapes of Switzerland during a full-day train and coach trip from Geneva. Climb aboard a luxury coach and travel to the quaint village of Broc to sample divine chocolate made in a traditional factory. Head into the hills and visit the beautiful mountaintop town of Gruyeres to savor the rich flavor of renowned Gruyere cheese in a local dairy. Descend to the hilltops of Montreux to admire sweeping vistas of Lake Geneva and conclude your tour with a wine tasting session at a Lavaux vineyard before returning to Geneva.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Gruyere from Geneva
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach to Gruyere, then enjoy a ride on the Panoramic Golden Express train
  • Visit the Broc chocolate factory en route to Gruyere
  • Spend time at leisure in Gruyere village
  • Pass by the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

Gruyeres and the famous Golden Express (from Geneva)

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Geneva and relax during the scenic journey to Gruyeres by luxury coach. Enjoy a brief interlude in Broc to taste rich chocolate in a traditional factory, and then return to the vehicle for the remainder of the journey to Gruyeres. 
Continue to educate your palate with a visit to cheese dairy in Gruyeres and savor the creamy and pungent flavor of locally manufactured cheese. Spend some leisurely free time exploring the picturesque hilltop town independently, opting to visit the grand castle that overlooks the scenic region if you wish. 
Next, climb aboard the Panoramic Golden Express train and gaze at sweeping vistas of Lake Leman and the countryside as you amble along a mountain route. Return to the vehicle after your tranquil ride and travel to the Lavaux vineyards, an enchanting expanse hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful by UNESCO. Taste wine amid the natural beauty of the region and then return to your coach for the journey back to Geneva.

Customer Reviews

ADITYA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

There are actually no words to say for this tour. I must say it was one of the outstanding tours ever undertaken from Geneva, Switzerland.

On the day of the tour, it was raining in Geneva and bit foggy in Gruyeres. So this made the trip more fantastic as the views were awe inspiring. On the first stop to the Chocolate Factory in Broc, the slot timings were specially reserved for us to see the factory. The Audio Guide was fun to hear and the processes in the factory is what one should watch and enjoy. At the end you get to taste lots of chocolate from which, one could decide the chocolates to buy from their official shop. The collection is huge so have some time in hand to do the shopping. Next was an uphill drive to a small city. Upon arrival, walked via car parking garages and then bit uphill to see the local cheese production, specially opened for the trip. The preparation was delicious and the best thing was all the travelers were doing the cooking which was another one of a kind experience. After the tasting it was the visit to the city of Gruyeres, a small town with a castle and splendid mountains to see. Later on, the tour continues to the Montbovon station where one catches the Golden Panoramic Express Train to Montreaux. I kept my eyes open all the time, as it was amazing to see the scenery from the train. After a drink stop at Montreaux, next was a short picture stop at Vevey and then the trip concluded back to Geneva in the evening.

If one is visiting Geneva, do take this tour and am pretty sure one wouldn't regret spending the money on it.

Special thanks to the tour guide Maggie and the bus driver Maurice for making the trip wonderful.

Krunal India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Unexpectedly Outstanding Trip

Lynn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was fabulous! The scenery was breathtaking, the chocolate testing scrumptous and the wine tasting was fun too. The tour was a glimpse into small town farming life in Switzerland amid the backdrop of the Swiss Alps. Our tourguide was knowledgable and kept things interesting. Totally recommend for a day tour!

Marc C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

the tour guide Margret was amazing, very informative

Fadi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Extremely Nice The guide, the visited places were perfect. Make sure to pick this trip.

hannah-alexander

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, jam packed day full of the best of Switzerland. Beautiful views, delicious food, comfortable bus and amazing tour guide. If you only do one thing in Switzerland, do this!

Kerry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide. In retrospect, would NOT do the Golden Panaramic Express Train most of the train ride was through tunnels so not very panoramic.

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I have taken many tours over the years and this by far was one of the best. Great tour guide Maria - and chocolate, cheese and wine - and train - it doesn't get much better than that.

Faisal I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent trip, and the tour guide was perfect too. Most important, tour started on time and finished on time.
Thank you

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely brilliant and a real taste of Switzerland in a day. Yolanda was an excellent and arresting guide who really knows her stuff about Geneva and Gruyeres, and what can I say about the sights only delicious chocolate factory, fondue and wine, fascinating our journey out of Geneva and memorable Lake Geneva, Gruyeres castle and the panoramic train journey. One of the best tours I have ever been on and I learned so much in one day.

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