From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

4.4 / 5

32 reviews

From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

From $242.13 per person

Join a small group tour to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Marvel at scenic landscapes, take a walking tour of Old Town, taste biscuits at Kambly Experience, and visit the Emmental Cheese Factory.

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Duration 9.5 - 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive through the Entlebuch Valley and Emmental Valley
  • See the main sights of Berne on a walking tour of the Old Town
  • Taste as many biscuits as you like at the Kambly Experience
  • Go to an Emmental dairy farm, and taste the world-famous Swiss cheese
  • Collect a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies
  • Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Clock Tower
  • Visit the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare
Full description
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. Stop at the Emmentaler show dairy for the highlight of the day. Tour the show dairy on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting only an arm's lenght away from the master chesemakers' workplace. Take a picture stop with an amazing views over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After, drive back with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.
Includes
  • Fully-guided tour by professional multilingual driver-guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable minibus with WiFi
  • Guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Berne
  • Kambly Experience biscuit tasting
  • Emmental Show dairy farm and cheese tasting
  • Goodie bag with local products
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Best thing about this tour that is for small group, which makes it easier to move around. Our guide, Aindreas, was very knowledgeable and gave many useful information and interesting background about Switzerland, its culture and towns. Bern is just a beautiful town with lots of character, countryside is breathtaking, Emmental and Kimberley visits were also fun.

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August 24, 2019

For people with limited time in Switzerland, this provides an opportunity to see some beautiful Swiss countryside and the beautiful old city of Bern, which nestles in a bend in the beautiful Aare river. While it was a long day, the vehicle was good and driver Konrad was amiable and helpful.

June 20, 2019

I enjoy e wonder of Bern

Mr Thomson is a fun/good guide. I truly enjoyed the trip 2 Bern in a small group. Biscuits/cheese Factory was great, I bought some yummy delicious biscuits n send home, wanted 2 buy more but I can’t carry. Will buy more when I come with my family the next time Inside the van, seats were clean n comfortable. ThankQ Mr Thomson

June 23, 2018

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