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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. At noon you will reach the top of Moléson Mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly handmade cheese factory. 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.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

2. 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.

From Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Tour

3. From Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Tour

Start your tour of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva, leaving from Lausanne on a comfortable motorcoach. Enjoy a drive through the Vaud countryside to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux known for its exquisite wine production, also called The Wine Road. In spring and summer the tour will stop to visit a vineyard and taste some local wine. Leaving Lavaux you'll continue to Vevey. Here you'll have a chance to Discover Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the actor, filmmaker, and composer. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Afterwards, if you've chosen the option for the lake cruise you will board an old steamer boat called the Belle Epoque. The cruise will pass through the beautiful scenery of Lake Geneva on the way to the Castle of Chillon, built during the 11th-century. If you did not select the cruise option you will be taken to the castle by bus, where you will have a guided tour through the castle. The last stop on the tour will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have 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.

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.

Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

5. Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

When one thinks of Switzerland, they may conjure up the image of a Swiss chalet village right in the middle of the mountains. This destination, Les Diablerets or "little devils" is exactly that: a charming village in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises made up entirely of chalets and cachet, which has totally perserved its heritage. Head up to the top on a 20-minute cable car ride to take in classic, sweeping views. Enjoy the snow at the fun park and the chair lift as you look out over unforgettable scenery. Test your vertigo on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. From the top, you can see all the famous mountains such as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.  Then, on your way back, discover the famous city of Montreux. Because of its exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Feel the good vibes of this very well-known artists' city. Head back to Lausanne or Geneva with a suite of lasting impressions.  Choose which option best works for you. Select Driver-Guide Only or Professional Guide Only to book just transport to Les Diablerets and Montreux, and to do the rest yourself, including buying a cable car ticket. By booking an option that includes the cable car ticket, save yourself the hassle and hop aboard for a spectacular ride right upon arrival.  If you book the gold option, after the cable car, take a special ride on a snow-bus over the perpetual ice until reaching the "Quille du diable." Arrive in a panoramic restaurant called Space Refuge for a little snack while gazing out at another unbeatable view of the Alps. Thrill-seekers will be pleased to know that the Alpine Coaster is Europe's highest tracked toboggan and is also included in the gold ticket.

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What people are saying about Lausanne

It was amazing experience and special mention to our guide Baibis…he made tour very live and memorable and special part in that is wine which is really awesome taste..I strongly recommend this trip and our guide.

Our guide Bopis did an amazing job! He is knowledgeable, punctual and has great taste in music! Everything was perfectly organized, and in time. I would highly recommend this trip to my friends.

Our guide Tom was so friendly and accomodating, making sure that everyone was happy and enjoying the experience. His good nature and humour was appreciated by all.

A well-organized trip with a bunch of breathtaking views. They are definitely worth visiting! Thank you for a great weekend.

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