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Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

1. 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.

Lausanne: 2-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise Along Lavaux Vineyards

2. Lausanne: 2-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise Along Lavaux Vineyards

Join this cruise from Lausanne to Vevey to enjoy exceptional views of the Riviera region from the waters Lake Geneva. Take in views of several Swiss and French apline peaks and beautiful views of the Lavaux Vineyards. Board your cruise ship, sit back and relax as you spot charming villages clinging to the hillsides and take in views of the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax onboard with a glass of white or red wine from the region as you watch the scenery go by.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

3. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Board the coach in Geneva and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, and the covered market, and have some free time for lunch.  You can discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, and go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Know more about one of the surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. After visiting Vevey, if you have the lake cruise option on your tour, embark on a journey in an old steamer boat to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historical places in Switzerland, dating back to the 11th century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterward, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of great artists that visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

4. Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver to take you to your comfortable hotel to rest after your flight. You will enjoy your ride to the hotel in a business-grade car or a minivan ready to check in for a little rest and relaxation. Day 2: Zurich city and lake tour - Rheinfall waterfall – Zurich The second day starts with exploring Zurich city during a walking tour, we also will take the direction to the Swiss-German border to discover Rhein fall – the biggest waterfall in Europe: enjoy the freshness of the alpine water and take the most amazing photos! Day 3: Zurich – Bern – Gruyere– Montreux The day is starting from Bern, then take a trip to the historic town of Gruyères and Montreux. You will enjoy a straight ride to Bern city, where the local guide will be waiting for you. Continuing the tour head to Gruyeres – here you will have a Gruyere cheese tasting in the local cheese factory and have the opportunity to sample the Swiss fondue. Day 4: Montreux – Lavaux– Lausanne – Geneva – Montreux We start the day by discovering the famous Lavaux region, a natural world heritage since 2007. While discovering the region, a local winemaker will organize a wine tasting where you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the wine types and try several of them. We will finalize our tour in Geneva, the world-renowned destination for watches and jewelry making. Day 5: Montreux – Interlaken We start the day to reach the train: the Golden Pass Express from Montreux to Interlaken. Enjoy your day on the train, discovering the beautiful views of the alpine landscape. Arriving at Interlaken train station, afterward, the suggested activity is Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh – mountain train to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the Alpine lakes and peaks. Day 6: Interlaken – Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken The day begins in magical Grindelwald, just a 30-minute ride from Interlaken. Stroll through this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air and laid-back atmosphere. Take the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station. This will take you to the Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. While journeying back you will take the train passing by the car-free village, Wengen, to reach Lauterbrunnen. Here is another small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. Day 7: Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich We leave Interlaken to take the Brünig pass – a mountain scenic route. At the top, you will enjoy the view of Lungern lake and the surrounding Alps, a pure wonder in Central Switzerland. Reaching Lucerne city, your local guide will welcome you to the beautiful old city and help you to explore its wonder. Your day will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Zurich. Day 8: Zurich departure It's time to get back to reality. Enjoy your transfer to Zurich Airport. We hope to see you in Switzerland again.

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I did this as a solo trip and loved it. We started off at the Chaplin House which was entertaining and informative. Followed by a short picnic with our tour guide in Vevey. After (if your purchase the boat ticket) we went on the boat to the castle. Lastly we ended the day off with some time in Montreux. Your guide will take you everywhere, explain everything thoroughly and make sure you have meeting points/times. My guide was fantastic! It’s a long day with lots of walking but I didn’t even notice because of the fun I was having! Despite it being overcast/rainy the views were still breathtaking and we made the most of the day. Highly recommend this tour.

After I reached the tour operator office, I was in for a shock as I was informed the tour I had booked is cancelled due to technical reasons. Having travelled from India for rhe tour I was looking forward to it. Now whatever the reason for cancellation maybe, the guest should have been informed earlier and alternative arrangements made. An alternative option offered was not viable. I am now waiting for the refund which I hope will be soonest.

Wonderful two hour cruise. Recommend you take the morning cruise, ends around 1:30pm. Not very crowded, had our choice of seats fore deck, stern and inside. The afternoon cruise was a full boat and looked like main cabin on a discount airline

Fantastic value for money, a great way to travel around Lake Geneva and see the stunning scenery!

Amazing , happy , nice ambiance , the tour is totally worth it