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Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Central Switzerland Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

1. 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.

Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover Zurich on this culinary tour with your personal, electric Tuk-Tuk. Start at the central station and experience a journey through the unique city of Zurich. After a short stop at a gastronomic partner, the fondue "valaisanne" will be loaded onto the eTuk and your culinary journey can begin. The ride leads you through the Old Town and to the most beautiful parts of the city, where you can discover the life in Zurich with the driver through the eyes of a local. Enjoy the delicious food and get a unique insight into Zurich. The gastronomic partners attach great value on regional products. As an alcoholic beverage you are offered wine from Switzerland.

Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

3. 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.

Lausanne: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

4. Lausanne: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

Enjoy the luxury of exploring Lausanne at your own leisure and start the tour at a time convenient for you. The first stop, the Bleu Lézard, is a trendy bistro with fresh French inspired cuisine, located in the heart of Lausanne. The bistro attracts a wide range of customers and is a great place to strike up a conversation with the locals. Enjoy a delicious warm dish here and a drink to wash it down. Your next stop is located in a beautiful building built in 1908, graced with an 8-meter-high ceiling and a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva. The Brasserie de Montbenon is a place devoted to traditional, but high quality cooking, catering to the local gastronomical and cultural events. Enjoy a typical Lausanne aperitif here that locals love and relax as you enjoy the scenic view. The third and final stop is not a restaurant, but a cupcake shop, created from the passion of two sisters who wanted to build a kingdom of delicious cupcakes. Snack on a selection of tasty mini cupcakes here and a drink at Royaume Melazic.

Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

Zip between the sights on an e-tuk tuk, then tuck into a delicious barbecue on this unique 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Zurich. Hop aboard a private electric-powered tuk tuk and drive past Zurich landmarks like the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, wind through the atmospheric Niederdorf district and admire the glamorous window displays along Bahnhofstrasse. As you glide around the city, share a tasty barbecue lunch or dinner, accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Each tuk tuk sits up to four people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. Dine on locally-sourced ingredients and wine of a selected Swiss variety.

CH Experience Chapel Bridge Chateau Cheese and Chocolate

6. CH Experience Chapel Bridge Chateau Cheese and Chocolate

This unique two hour small group tour combines sightseeing of Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, and Lucerne Château with a rich tasting of the best Swiss chocolate and cheese with a glass of Swiss Wine. It is the best way to spend a short time in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Walk along the river and learn about the most iconic monuments in the city: the Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower. Sample some of the best sweet pleasures on a chocolate tasting and enjoy real alpine cheese. Visit Lucerne castle where central Swiss landscapes are gorgeous. This unique alpine experience is the best way to know Lucerne through its tastes, culture and people. If you still want to keep discovering and enjoying this alpine jewel, get our one hour Sightseeing Cruise around Lake Lucerne as an optional tour extension.

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.

Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

8. Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

See the heart of Lucerne’s wine region on a private 4-hour tour to the most traditional winery right at the lake. This wine tasting tour will start with a 30 minute cruise along Lake Lucerne visiting vintners in the boundaries of the city at Kastanienbaum, which attracts recreation seekers from all over the region, a magnificent residential area overlooking Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Wines from the Kastanienbaum region, hence the array of white, sweet and red wines, all thrive in a climate stabilized by the striking Lake Lucerne. It offers innovative vintners determined to both preserve wonderful old traditions, and breathe new life into them. This winery has been producing wines since 1981, using mainly pinot noir and riesling sylvaner as well 10 other grape varietals cultivated on 7 hectares of land. They produce the best known wines in the region. Enjoy a 15 minutes walk from the boat or bus station along the lake to the winery to take in stunning views of the surroundings and snap some photos. Your photographer and also guide, will take professional photo shootings along the tour for you so you can get back home with the last lasting memories. You will have a wonderful opportunity to talk to the winemakers, ask them what you always wanted to know and tour their vineyards. The groups are kept small and personal, this way it never gets crowded and no one feels rushed. Then, head back to Lucerne city by bus. Swiss public transportation is one of the most efficient, safe, comfortable and clean in the world. Take a lift to the highest point around the city to admire the beauty of the surroundings and finally get a photo shooting with the amazing city background.

Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

9. Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

After meeting your guide at your hotel, you’ll start the day with a walk through the historic centre of Lugano. Here, you’ll see the new conference centre, stroll through Lugano’s main shopping district, and see locals enjoying themselves in the many outdoor restaurants. A highlight will be going inside of the 15th-century church which is simply called "the church". Inside, you’ll see impressive mural paintings made by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s disciples.   You’ll then take a bus to the start of the Gandria Olive Trail footpath where you’ll enjoy a leisurely one-hour walk on the paved historic “Olive Trail” along the lakeside. You’ll eventually reach the romantic village of Gandria, which is nestled along the banks of Lake Lugano.   Afterwards, you’ll board a public boat and cruise to your lunch stop at one of Lugano’s most scenic areas, where you’ll experience an outdoor grotto lunch of risotto. Local Ticino white or red wine will be served so you can focus on your lunch, and al the while, you’ll be overlooking beautiful Lake Lugano with its surrounding mountains and villages. Your stand-by chefs will help you with your risotto to make sure you enjoy an excellent tasting grotto lunch. Following your lunch experience, your boat will return you to the city.

Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

10. Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

Spend a memorable day touring the beautiful boutique wine region of Switzerland on this half-day vintage wine tour, and give your taste palette something to rave about. Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel (located within a 10-kilometer range from Maienfeld), and enjoy a leisurely ride to the first vineyard while learning about the history and culture of the region from your knowledgeable guides. Embark on a tour of the boutique winery, learning about the production process and the secrets of the trade from a professional, and then make your way to the second vintage winery for a similar experience. Wrap up your tour with a delicious lunch made by local delicatessens and served with 2 glasses of local wine, mineral water and coffee, and then begin the journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Central Switzerland

Easy directions to find our guide. Paulo was very enjoyable and spoke great english. Really good tour. Fondue was great

It was a very enjoyable trip. Tour leader namely “barbies” is very nice, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

great experience! food was delicious. we would space it out just a bit more than we did. totally would do again.

We enjoyed the tour. It was the best day of our three day stay in Geneva.

driver very informative and pleasing, fondue superb, wine excellent