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Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

4.7 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From US$ 216.67 per person

There is no better temptation than chocolate smell! Journey through chocolate tradition with tasting the most famous of Swiss delicacies.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste Swiss delicacies
  • Admire the breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères
  • Ride aboard the Golden Express train
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Alps
  • Visit a chocolate and cheese factory
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Live guide speaking English (German, Italian, Spanish depending on the guide but not guaranteed)
  • Chocolate tasting during the visit to the chocolate factory
  • Fondue tasting
  • Train ticket for the Golden Express train
  • Free time in a medieval village
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Start Point: Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this tour runs only from April to October.
    • Children between 0 to 3 years, free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 71 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    The tour was good. Transportation was good and the tour person very helpful. Wasn’t impressed with the service from the restaurant that is included on the tour. Gave us a tiny glass with wine and weren’t very happy to accommodate us a little separated from the group. They should take into consideration that not everyone wants to seat on top of people they just met to enjoy a lunch. Other than that it was good.

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    October 7, 2022

    Normunds was our tour guide and he was excellent! Very clear instructions on where to meet and what time. He kept track of everyone. He even told stories otw to our destination based on the sights we’d pass by. The tour was not tiring, didn’t feel like rushing too much. I just wish we had more time in Montreaux and Gruyeres. Maybe the tour can extend to an hour.

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    September 24, 2022

    It is a very complete trip inclufing a marvellous short train ride in the mountains. Gruyéres is a very nice quaint village. The chocolate factory visit was interesting and fun. The only thing I would not recommend was the visit to the cheese factory, not amusing or interesting at all.

    August 3, 2022

    Product ID: 4875