4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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

Day Trip to Gruyères with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Combine a passion for chocolate and cheese on a full-day epicurean excursion from Geneva to Gruyères, home to the delectable cheese of the same name. With an expert gastronomic guide, travel through the gorgeous Swiss countryside to the picturesque village of Gruyères to visit a chocolate and cheese factory. Uncover the secrets behind the production of the fine produce as you take a guided tour of Maison Cailler and La Maison du Gruyère. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Geneva on this enriching excursion sure to pleasure your palate. 

Highlights

  • Day trip to Gruyères from Geneva to enjoy some delicious cheese and chocolate tastings
  • Discover the village of Gruyères and its beautiful surroundings, such as the Castle of Gruyères, the Alps and Lake Geneva
  • Visit the Maison Cailler chocolate factory and learn about the chocolate-making process
  • Tour La Maison du Gruyère cheese factory and discover the secrets of Swiss cheese production
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Your multilingual guide will ensure an informative culinary experience

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Gruyères with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Day Trip to Gruyeres with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at a central location in Geneva and travel through the sublime Swiss countryside to the picturesque village of Gruyères. Head first to La Maison du Gruyère cheese factory, an established production center responsible for making up to 48 wheels of cheese per day, and discover the manufacturing methods behind this Swiss specialty on a guided tour. 

Sample delectable bites of the Swiss cheese and then stroll through the ambient sprawl of Gruyères. Admire sweeping vistas of vibrant green hills, flower-filled meadows and quaint houses as you descent to the Montreux, a village boasting panoramic vistas of Lake Geneva. 

Enjoy some leisurely free time for lunch in a Gruyères restaurant (own expense) and then head to Maison Cailler, a traditional chocolate factory famed for its meticulous production processes. Savor sweet samples of chocolate as you hear of the Swiss delicacy's history, and then return to your coach for the scenic drive back to Geneva. 

Customer Reviews

Amanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Loved the open top bus. Yolanda our guide was fantastic. She shared lots of info and seemed to speak many languages so everyone felt comfortable. The tour starts at 10 which is a much easier start time and as we had 24 hours in Geneva this was the perfect tour. It is well planned and a good day out. You don't feel rushed. The weather for us was perfect, which made the scenery all the more beautiful.

Krystyna N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We started looking for organized trips during our very brief visit to Switzerland and were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent offer on your website. Booking was very easy.
We booked two trips. Yolanda was our guide during both trips. She is an an excellent guide very knowledgeable about Switzerland its history, customs, politics, wine... She answered all our questions. She is also fluent in many languages.
Weather was beautiful and we enjoyed beautiful views and our scheduled program very much

Susanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wonderful

Chris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was definitely worth it, our guide was very informative. From the moment we left Geneva, she was pointing things out all along the way - no need for a City tour after taking this! Switzerland's landscape is incredible, breath taking!

ELOISA A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The trip to Gruyeres was amazing, our guide was very nice and gave us a lot of interesting information. Would definitely go for a day trip with Viator again.

Ricardo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Amazing!!!

Sarah J

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Enjoyable full day tour. Worth going to see a bit of the countryside outside of Geneva. Gruyere was a lovely place to wander and we had a traditional Swiss meal in the sunshine. Geiger museum was also v interesting if you're in to that sort of thing

Joseph K

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

very nice tour. The tour guide was very informative and spoke in multiple languages. Is was a reasonable distance from Geneva but comfortable ride in the tour coach. The Chocolate facility (Nestle) was very professional and well timed. The Cheese factory was a brief tour but provided a good understanding of the process. I have gained a new respect for cows in Switzerland....and we toured the small/quaint town. Would recommend this tour...

Kyndall M

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The chocolate and cheese factory visits were a bit rushed, but very fun. The drive was beautiful and the guide was very friendly. I really enjoyed exploring the medieval town on top of the hill! Beautiful day and wonderful experience!

Leah V

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

I really enjoyed this tour. The cheese and chocolate factories were fun, and the medieval town was beautiful. However, instead of stopping on the way home to have a drink at that bar with the view, I would have preferred more time in the medieval town.

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