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Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

1. Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

Explore the picture-perfect region of Gruyère on board a panoramic bus, paired with a cheese fondue tasting in a Swiss chalet nestled in the mountains.   After pickup from your accommodation between Lausanne and Montreux, travel in a spacious and comfortable bus to Gruyère, a region of central Switzerland. Through the bus’s panoramic windows, admire its rolling green landscapes and the peaks of the Fribourg pre-Alps. Pass through medieval towns with charming cobble-stoned streets and traditional Swiss architecture. As you go, your tour guide will explain to you all there is to know about Gruyère and the history of Swiss cheese making.   You’ll then arrive at a typical Swiss chalet to savor in a delicious and typical Swiss fondue, paired with a glass of wine. After this perfect indulgence, you’ll board the bus again to be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

2. Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

The Olympic Museum (Musée Olympique)  The Olympic Museum in Lausanne-Ouchy celebrates the Olympic movement including the history of the games, its organization and of course athletes. The museum is modern with many interactive displays complimenting the wide range of items directly related to the games, its organizers, and the athletes.  Montreux  Montreux town is nestled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Known to many as the city of music and famed for its international Jazz festival, Montreux is a wonderful city to visit. Its lakeside promenade is bursting with flowers & scents that create the perfect photo opportunity.  Château de Chillon  Chillon Castle is located on the banks of Lake Geneva on a very small island. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy. By touring this Castle you can view incredible wall paintings from the 14th century, subterranean vaults and parade halls dating to the time of Bernese rule.  Boat cruise (all inclusive package only) Take a special boat tour of the lake between the two cities of Veytaux to Lausanne. See the lake at its very best and learn more about its history with stunning views of the Mont Blanc mountain range on the way back to shore. Lavaux wine terrace  Lavaux is internationally famous as a terraced wine- growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in western Switzerland. It covers the territory roughly from Lausanne to Montreux, extending to an altitude of roughly 500 meters above lake level and including 6 lake-shore villages and the city of Vevey. Part of the Lavaux (bas-Lavaux) has been recognised since 2007 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. 

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Lausanne: Past and Present Walking Tour

3. Lausanne: Past and Present Walking Tour

On this private tour, you'll discover the historical side of Lausanne with a passionate local who's ready to share the best kept secrets of the city with you.  This excursion starts at the Bessières Bridge. Learn about various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Château Saint-Marie or even the Palais Rumine, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour might miss.  Having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets will help you to get the most from your time in Lausanne. If you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let the local partner know and the itinerary can be adjusted accordingly.

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From Lausanne: Lavaux Panoramic Tour

4. From Lausanne: Lavaux Panoramic Tour

You will be picked up at the Lausanne Tourist Office in a one of a kind Panoramic Bus with which you will embark on a Swiss sightseeing experience like no other. Soon after your panoramic tour has departed, you will commence with a lakeside sightseeing experience visiting the centre and port of Lutry, which has retained its old heritage for many years. Its port offers a stunning view of the lake and the mountains. On a clear day, you can look all the way from the lake into the valley of the alps with mountains rising over 3000 meters. After your scenic stop in Lutry, the panoramic tour will take you to Saint-Saphorin via the famous lakeside road. Onboard the bus, you'll see the region from a truly unique perspective with both the sun from the sky and the reflection from the lake together lighting up the Lavaux Vineyards. Saint-Saphorin is a small town on the shore of Lake Geneva, which provides an incredibly scenic entry into the vineyards. While making your way through Saint-Saphorin, you will gradually start your ascent to the famous vineyards of Lavaux, which date back to the 11th Century. Next, make your way to the town of Chexbres, famous for its many little wineries, which have been maintained for numerous generations by the same families. The next town on the tour will be the picturesque, Epesses, which overlooks Lake Geneva. Epesses is one of only 3 regions in Lavaux where Grand Cru wines are made. Famous for its restaurants and wineries with views of both Lakes Geneva and the Alps, Epesses provides the perfect photo opportunity for some photos.  After taking some beautiful pictures in Epesses of both the town and its incredible scenery, the tour will continue towards Lutry again. You already saw its picturesque city centre and its beautiful little port, but Lutry also has its own vineyards. Epesses and Lutry are connected by some of the most scenic roads, used by the local winemakers.

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Lausanne: Architectural Walking Tour

5. Lausanne: Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Lausanne's rich architectural scene on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of them on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. Visit landmark sights such as the Grand-Pont and Maison du Sport as well as your guide's favorite off-the-beaten-track gems. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and discover how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also discover secret anecdotes about the city's most iconic landmarks.

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