4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

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  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
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 enchanting atmosphere at Gruyeres and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills to Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva and the towering Alps. In between, you'll savor chocolate, cheese and wine tastings to round out your full day trip.

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)

We will first visit the chocolate factory of Broc (Nestlé - Cailler) where you can taste his famous chocolate. Will then continue our gastronomic discovery in a cheese-dairy where you will sample some local manufactured cheese.

Then you will have some free time in the village of Gruyeres to relax or visit his castle overhanging the entire Gruyere region. Next we will catch the Panoramic Golden Express, this train passes above the Lake Leman and permits to enjoy the panoramic view on the beautiful countryside around the lake.

After that, we will take the bus again to cover the Lavaux vineyards road, classified like one of the most beautiful place of this world by the Unesco, to reach the village of Epaisse.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent. Remarkable sites, outstanding views of the nature and lake. Great time and food in Gruyeres cheese factory. Our guide, Yolanda, luckily the same as in the previous trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon Castle, was just wonderful and perfect. Highly recommended trip, you will have unforgettable views and impressions.

Lauren O
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I really enjoyed the whole day - Yolonda is so knowledgable about the country and conveys so much during the otherwise down times. The chocolate tour is surprisingly really well done, the cheese farm is fantastic and such a unique experience, and the train was incredible...I personally would've liked more time at the vineyard, but it was already the favorite day of my trip. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A really fantastic tour, our tour guide was excellent, not too many people which was also great and overall a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

our trip was lovely we really enjoyed ourselves every moment in the Golden Panoramic Express Train was
enjoyable and worth travelling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful day! We especially enjoyed the cheese tasting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Maggie our guide was wonderful : Everything from the coach ride to the choc factory visit to the DIY cheese fondue to the village was picturesque and fun! Absolutely relaxing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

we took 4 viator tours in Geneva and while they were all good this was far and away THE BEST EVER!!!
I would do this tour again in a heart beat. Well worth the money -- a phenomenal family experience. We had 4 children and two grandparents with us. Everyone loved everything -- the cheese, chocolate and wine were all great! Thank you Maggie for a great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a lovely day! Great views, and amazing tastes of chocolate, cheese and wine. Definitely not to be missed. Also, make sure to pass by the HR Giger Museum Café at Gruyeres for an out of this world experience and unlikely in such a part of Switzerland. The Panoramic Express Train is also so lovely and worth it, shame it could not be longer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Yolanda was a wonderful guide. Very enjoyable. Saw a lot of Switzerland.

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