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Berner Oberland: 2nd Class Pass for Swiss Travel Pass Holder

1. Berner Oberland: 2nd Class Pass for Swiss Travel Pass Holder

The Berner Oberland Pass (2nd class - discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows visitors travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during April - December. Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, and Brienzer Rothorn also discounts for Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn . There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/assets/docs/BerneseOberland-validitymap.pdf

Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

2. Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the town of Gruyères, located in the upper valley of the Saane River, and sample some of its famous food produce, alongside a visit to the chocolate factory and the Lavaux region.  Just outside Gruyères lies Broc, where you will tour the Cailler choclate factory and taste between 20-30 different chocolates and pralines (although you can decide how long the tour lasts and how much you want to taste!) Departing from Geneva, travel across country to Gruyères on the opposite side of Lake Geneva. Admire breathtaking landscapes of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way. Breathe in the pure mountain air, and listen to the sound of cowbells in the pastures.

Geneva: Countryside Day Trip with Chocolate & Cheese Tasting

3. Geneva: Countryside Day Trip with Chocolate & Cheese Tasting

Discover pre-alpine pastures on this day trip from Geneva to the Swiss Countryside. Indulge your sweet tooth at a chocolate factory and try something savory with a visit to a Swiss cheese factory. Choose from a private option with hotel transfers or group option with a meeting point in Geneva. Relax on the drive from Geneva in a comfortable van and take in the breathtaking scenery on the way to the Gruyère countryside. Admire farmland on the way to the Cailler chocolate factory. Savor some tasty chocolates along with your tour of the factory. Have the option to purchase a hot chocolate before leaving for the medieval city of Gruyeres. Go on a walking tour through the cobblestone streets in the hometown of fondue. Spend some free time buying lunch or exploring medieval castle of Gruyeres. After lunch, head to the Gruyere cheese factory where the biggest collection of Swiss cheese is kept in a cheese safe. Take a short tour and try gruyere cheese at different levels of maturity. In the mid-afternoon, return to your pickup point in the city of Geneva.

Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass in 2nd class

4. Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass in 2nd class

The Berner Oberland Pass (2nd class) allows customers travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during April-December. Steamboats and more than 25 mountain railways and cable cars are included in the pass ( Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and Brienzer Rothorn ) There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/assets/docs/BerneseOberland-validitymap.pdf

From Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

5. From Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture. Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in (Swiss) cheese fondue by preparing it yourself. The chocolat factory visit starts around 10:45 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. After the visit you will go to a traditional restaurant from about 12:20 to 2pm where you will taste different kinds of local cheeses, dried meat and sausage, and enjoy the fondue dish and a small local dessert. Then you will have free time in Gruyères village from about 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM and then we will take you to the Golden Pass train in Montbovon at 3:28 PM. Relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lake Leman.

Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

6. Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Gruyères is one of the most famous places situated in the Swiss countryside. Visiting it is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this is a real historic, exciting and attractive destination. You will see the real Switzerland, green fields, cows and mountains. Have the chance to have a culinary journey. Fall into the temptation of the best chocolate in the world. Taste the national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies. Start with the chocolate world of Cailler, understand the history of chocolate, how they make it and enjoy tasting it as much as you like. After visiting the cheese museum, You will taste the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois," two cheeses mixed for a typical dish of Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling the medieval village of Gruyères. Situated on a hill, you can admire a breathtaking landscape. Breathe in the pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasturelands surrounding the small suburb. Afterwards, relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman Lake.  Experience a day full of tastes and unforgettable experiences.

Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

7. Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the morning in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to the Swiss countryside. In this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure, as well as falling into the temptation of one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also taste the Swiss national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies.  Start with a chocolate tour at the Cailler factory, where you will understand the history of chocolate and how it is made. Enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the visit. At noon, you will reach the top of the Moléson mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand-making cheese factory. There you will try the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois”, two cheeses mixed for the typical dish, Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling around the streets of the medieval village of Gruyères. Located on a hill, you can admire breathtaking landscapes. Breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture lands which surround the small village. Board the bus again to reach the famous city of Montreux or relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman lake (if option selected). Your last stop will be in the world heritage site of Lavaux, where you will appreciate a glass of Swiss wine while contemplating the stunning views. This vineyard’s region is a UNESCO classified area. When your tour finishes, your local guide will take you back to Geneva.

Geneva: Chocolate and Cheese Tasting Private Day Trip

8. Geneva: Chocolate and Cheese Tasting Private Day Trip

Sample fine Swiss cheese and chocolate on this day trip to the mountain town of Gruyères. Visit La Maison du Gruyère for a guided tour of the cheese factory and stop for a fondu lunch at the restaurant. After head to the nearby Maison Cailler to tour the factory and taste fresh Swiss chocolate. To begin the day trip, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation and driven out to the picturesque medieval town of Gruyéres, admiring magnificent views of the mountains as you go. Your first stop will be at La Maison du Gruyère for a guided tour of the factory. You’ll learn about the history of the famous cheese and how it's made. At the end, you’ll have time to stop for lunch at the factory’s restaurant and enjoy a rich fondu and a glass of wine. After lunch, head to the Maison Cailler in the neighboring town of Broc. Take a tour around the factory and learn how the luxurious chocolate is made, with plenty of time left for a tasting at the end. Following a day sampling rich Swiss delicacies, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation in Geneva.

Berner Oberland Pass: 1st class - Swiss Travel Pass Holder

9. Berner Oberland Pass: 1st class - Swiss Travel Pass Holder

The Berner Oberland Pass (1st class - discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows visitors travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during April - December. Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, and Brienzer Rothorn also discounts for Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn . There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/assets/docs/BerneseOberland-validitymap.pdf

From Geneva: Gruyères Cheese & Chocolate Private Tour

10. From Geneva: Gruyères Cheese & Chocolate Private Tour

We will greet you at the lobby of your accommodation in Geneva and invite you to spend a day in the gastronomic heart of Switzerland, the Gruyere region. The region of Gruyères with the peaks of the Friborg Alps, green hills, and pastures for cows is the birthplace of the world-famous hard cheese Gruyère. Experience La Maison du Gruyère and delve into the secrets of the making of Le Gruyère. This popular aromatic cheese has been produced according to the traditional recipe in the canton of Friborg for several centuries. It takes about 400 liters of fresh unpasteurized milk to produce one 35 kg cheese. In the center of the postcard landscape, between the slopes of Moleson and Dents-du-Chamois, is the medieval city of Gruyères. Inside the 13th-century castle is a museum covering eight centuries of the history, architecture, and culture of the region. The second, smaller castle of Gruyères houses the museum of Hans Rudolf Giger. When the Swiss artist won an Oscar in 1980 for his creation of the monster character and set design for Alien, he suddenly gained worldwide fame and bought a beautiful Saint-Germain mansion in the center of Gruyères. In 1998 Giger opened a museum in it, which exhibits an extensive collection of the artist's work. The museum's fantastical atmosphere echoes that of Giger's other brainchild, located across from Giger's bar, with alien sets, provocative paintings, sculptures, and furniture. An important part of Gruyère's appeal - besides its picturesqueness, of course - is the busy life in the small town, where there are several restaurants serving local delicacies: fondue, raclette and, especially, desserts made with Gruyère cream. At the end of our gastronomic journey, a sweet adventure awaits you at the Maison Cailler chocolate factory in the nearby town of Brok. Along the way, you will be able to learn the centuries-old history of local chocolate, discover many secrets of production, and be rewarded with an unforgettable tasting.

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Gavin took our family on a great Switzerland skiing experience. Although only one of us ended up skiing, Gavin drove us all to the little ski town of Murren and we enjoyed the town, lunch, shopping etc while our son skied. We all got to ride the gondola to the town and experience the Switzerland ski chalet vibe! Our son enjoyed skiing with Gavin and learned quite a bit from his lesson. Gavin communicated well prior to the trip and worked out a great itinerary for our trip! He is very knowledgeable, flexible and easy to work with!

I had a fantqastic tour with Niels. He pucked me up at my hotel at the agreed time, the van was comfortable and clean. He was a great tour guide and the places we visited, Gruyeres and the Calliers chocolate factory were great! The highlight of the tour was the cheese tastings on a beautiful Swiss scenery. Next time I go to Switzerland I will definitely look for Niels again and book another tour.

Despite the bad weather, Niels made this trip so incredible. He was so passionate, considerate, and patient with us while we took it all in! I couldn't be happier that we got to meet him and learn so much more about Switzerland that we never would've been able to in a large tour group. He loves what he does, and you can tell! It was such a great experience and I wish we could do it again.

My husband and I loved the fact that Niels is very informed about the places he took us to. He knows the history of Switzerland and always have an interesting tip or fact to share. We have since recommended Niels to our friends in Switzerland and definitely plan to book him again for other tours.

Was solo in Geneva for a work trip and wanted to explore, felt extremely safe and it was a great day exploring gruyere! Neils was the best tour guide - knowledge, timely, personable and fun!! Would highly recommend!