See the sights of the Swiss capital on a 10.5-hour tour of Berne, with round-trip transfers from Zurich or Lucerne. Marvel at the scenic landscape en route. Then, take a walking tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Enjoy a biscuit tasting, and more.
What to Expect
Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich or Lucerne. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley.
See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like.
Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare.
Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping.
Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese.
Go to an Emmental dairy farm just as the fresh cheese is taken out of the pot by hand. Watch through the large windows in the production hall, and learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP - the biggest cheese in the world! End with a tasting of the famous cheese before the drive back to Lucerne or Zürich.
- Transportation by 16-seat minibus
- Multilingual driver
- Kambly Experience biscuit tasting
- Guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Old Town
- Emmental Show dairy farm and cheese tasting (with 1 soft drink)
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses