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Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting

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Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting

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Delve into the rich traditions and picturesque landscapes of Switzerland during a full-day train and coach trip from Geneva. Climb aboard a luxury coach and travel to the quaint village of Broc to sample divine chocolate made in a traditional factory. Head into the hills and visit the beautiful mountaintop town of Gruyeres to savor the rich flavor of renowned Gruyere cheese in a local dairy.
  • Full-day trip to Gruyere from Geneva
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach to Gruyere, then enjoy a ride on the Panoramic Golden Express train
  • Visit the Broc chocolate factory en route to Gruyere
  • Spend time at leisure in Gruyere village
  • Make your own fondue in a Swiss chalet
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Transport by coach
Chocolate factory visit with tasting
Cheese Museum With Cheese Tasting
Train ride on the Panoramic Golden Express
Medieval village of Gruyeres
Driver guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Geneva Bus Station , 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Bus written Swisstours

8:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Geneva and relax during the scenic journey to Gruyeres by luxury coach. Enjoy a brief interlude in Broc to taste rich chocolate in a traditional factory, and then return to the vehicle for the remainder of the journey to Gruyeres. 

Continue to educate your palate with a visit to cheese dairy in Gruyeres and savor the creamy and pungent flavor of locally manufactured cheese. Spend some leisurely free time exploring the picturesque hilltop town independently, opting to visit the grand castle that overlooks the scenic region if you wish. Then head to a typical Swiss chalet and make your own fondue—a Swiss specialty.

Next, climb aboard the Panoramic Golden Express train and gaze at sweeping vistas of Lake Leman and the countryside as you amble along a mountain route. Return to your coach for the journey back to Geneva.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
KeyTours S.A.
Meet you Guide at Keytours Office
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lake Geneva
Pass by Lake Geneva
Stop At:  
Maison Cailler
Start your excursion with chocolate softness visiting a famous factory. Discover the secrets of making Swiss Chocolate and enjoy tasting as much as you like and can.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gruyeres
On your way to Gruyères enjoy Swiss countryside, its green fields, its cows and mountains.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Maison du Gruyere
Stop at a cheese factory to know more about the Gruyères cheese: Le Gruyère AOP is a cheese with a long tradition and its making has been handed down over many generations of cheesemakers both in the alpine and village cheese dairies. Taste our national fondue!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Montreux
In Montreaux you'll board the famous Golden Pass Train
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
GoldenPass Line
Take a seat and pass by contrasting landscapes from the Mediterranean ambiance of Montreux to alpine landscapes with mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours (Switzerland)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Gruyères Tour from Geneva With Panorama Train Ride, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting.

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star-4
Everything was pretty...
Rachelle_B
, Aug 2022
Everything was pretty good except for the tour guide. The included lunch I would skip next time and order on my own.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning, thank you for you review. There is no lunch included just a tasting of the MOST popular dish of Switzerland which is the fondue. It's nice to try different dish and specialities when you travel. It's a shame you didnt enjoy. Best regards
star-5
Recommended for visitors to Geneva
Pravin_J
, Jul 2022
Excellent enjoyable tour. The trip around Lake Leman showed a lot of Switzerland in a few hours. The driver guide was clear and precise.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoy the trip and the views. We hope you have good memories. Best regards
star-5
Lovely summer holiday
Shafak_A
, Jul 2022
All parts was nice, New experience,the journey was beautiful in the bus and train with all though landscapes
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoy the experience and the different places. Have a nice holiday!
star-4
Great trip overall …BUT
Jeremy_H
, Jul 2022
Very good trip overall BUT would have missed it completely if I hadn’t emailed the day before to confirm the hotel pick up time. I had booked the trip with hotel pick up and this was confirmed on my booking with the name of the hotel, plus I had emailed at the time of booking (a couple of months before) to check they did hotel pick up and they confirmed this by return email. However, when I emailed the day before the trip to confirm the pick up time, they replied to say they didn’t do pick up and I should walk to the departure point, which was fine as it turned out to be fairly close. But if I hadn’t contacted them I would have been waiting at the hotel, not been picked up and would have missed the trip. This really is not acceptable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning, thak you for your review on the tour. We are glad ou enjoyed the places. Please note that we state doing pick up on ly in the airport area, as you mentionned, all the hotels are concentrated and walkable distance from the bus station. Best regards
star-5
The chocolate and cheese...
Ali_M
, Jul 2022
The chocolate and cheese factories were both excellent. The train had very little A/C and on a hot day, it was more miserable than enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoy the trip, the factories and the swiss countryside. We are sorry about the train, we willr efer this to CFF whih is the national railway company. Best regards
star-5
If you love chocolate and cheese you will love this trip!!
James_W
, Jul 2022
Babis is an awesome guide and makes the trip great!! Great chocolate and cheese tour and tAsting, enough we only needed a snack for lunch, if you already have had fondue then skip the tasting and use the extra 40 minutes to tour the Chateau/Castle (It is extra and worth it).
star-5
Wonderful experience.
Ezana_M
, Jul 2022
Bus driver and guide were one and the same. He was very personable and funny. He made sure we had ample time for photos and didn’t feel rushed at all. Scenic train ride was superb. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to appreciate God’s handiwork and unspoiled natural beauty. You will be amazed.
star-3
Viator did wrong thing offering when the train trip was never going to operate
margy
, Jul 2022
Viator did wrong thing by all the train was canceled due to Tour De France. We should have been told in advance & offered opportunity to book alternate tour or full refund. Highly inappropriate to tell us when we were on the bus. The train trip was the thing that enticed us to book this. The local tour company tried to make it up to us - Viator definitely did the wrong thing.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Good morning, you have been warned in the morning.We have offer you to take the tour an do the fuincular instead, which you acceptd. You also said to the guide it was a fantastic ride and idea. The train part is normally 1 hour so when you booked it was also for the chocolate factory, cheese factory which is the main part of the tour. Best regards
star-1
Stay away from this tour operator!!!
pwb5tx96qv
, Jul 2022
On the morning of the trip, bus driver informed us that there will be no panoramic train ride due to Tour De France. As an avid lover Of train travel, the main reason I booked this trip was for this particular option. The tour operator, had purposefully neglected to inform me ahead of time that there will be no train ride so as not to cause financial loss for themselves and not allowing me to choose a different tour. Moreover, the trip took longer than scheduled thus ruining my evening plans. I would suggest choosing a different tour operator for your travel needs since this operator (Key Tours) does not care about customer preferences, but only about their bottom line.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Good morning, you have been warned in the morning.We have offer you to take the tour an do the fuincular instead, which you acceptd. You also said to the guide it was a fantastic ride and idea. The train part is normally 1 hour so when you booked it was also for the chocolate factory, cheese factory which is the main part of the tour. You came 30 minutes later because we did someting instead with similir view. Saying it ruined your evening is a bit extremet. Best regards
star-5
Worth it!
Julie_S
, Jul 2022
Free samples of all different types of chocolate at the end of the Callier tour. I loved learning about the how Guyere cheese is made and the fondue lunch. The Golden Panorama Express didn't disappoint!
star-5
Chese and chocolate
Karen_O
, Jun 2022
The trip was delicious! Chocolate and cheese tastings. Learning how what the cows eat affects the cheese flavor (and then eating fondue!) was really interesting. The train ride to Montreux was also interesting to someone who doesn’t live in a city with train service. A very different view of Switzerland, rather than the bus. And the weather cooperated!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning, thank you for your message! We are glad you like to tour to Gruyères and the countryside. Deep views of Switzerland. We wish you a nice travel!
star-5
Amazing!
Violet_D
, Jun 2022
This was the best! They packed so much into 10 hours but nothing felt rushed. We were easily shipped from place to place and given freedom to explore. The medieval town of Gruyère’s was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Highly recommend!
star-5
So much fun and beautiful destinations!
Megan_F
, Jun 2022
Just book it! We had so much fun on this trip! You cover a lot of ground but nothing felt rushed and everything was better than expected. Our driver was a gem and it was fun meeting everyone. Highly recommend!
star-5
Wonderful experience
9y7w5bj8gy
, May 2022
The service very cordial and on time. Driver very professional and patient. Overall a wonderful experience Highly recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Lovely day
Velma_D
, May 2022
Tours of the chocolates do cheese factory which included a cheese fondue lunch. Our driver also showed us the Freddie Mercury statue at Montreux.
star-5
A memorable tour.
Jean_W
, May 2022
The trip was great from the beginning, the comfortable coach, visiting Gruyere, the cheese fondue, the incredible views from the train and especially our time in Montreaux by the water. Our guide was just super, so pleasant and informative.
star-4
Friendship with other guests. It was nice to meet new people from different background.
Marc_B
, May 2022
It was a good trip but a little short on time for some activities like the visit at the castle coumpound at Gruyère. I really appreciated the cheese fondue and the the tour at the cheese factory.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Marc, Thanks for your feeb-back. Unfortunately we have some timetable to respect, but we will happy to take you there next time, Hope to see you soon :)
star-5
Great Views and Fun Tours
Luis_S
, May 2022
The trip was great. The shuttle was nice and clean, the guide was friendly and accommodating to every request. The Callier chocolate factory was really cool. It was entertaining and informative. The cheese tour was interesting and yummy. Montreux was really nice. Cool City and amazing views.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Luis, Thanks for your good review. We are happy that you appreciate this tour as it's a typical Swiss one :) Enjoy your holiday :)
star-5
Worth every penny! Such...
Lindsay_D
, May 2022
Worth every penny! Such an amazing experience! If you love chocolate, cheese, and beautiful views (who doesn’t?), this trip is for you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review! we are glad you enjoy the tour! The most important is that you had a memorable day. Enjoy your holiday Best regards
star-4
Gruyere trip
Richard_T
, May 2022
Great trips to the chocolate and cheese factories plus Gruyere village. No tour guide as expected for 15 people although the driver was good. We didn't get the opportunity to 'Make your own fondue in a Swiss chalet'
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoy the trip. It's right since covid they didn't allow to make the fondue" very sorry about that. We are happy you liked the driver too. Best regards

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