Gruyeres Day Trip with Chocolate and Cheese Tasting from Chamonix

Genève, Switzerland
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Devote a day to chocolate and cheese with this Gruyères trip from Chamonix. You’ll start with a visit to Cailler, one of the oldest Swiss chocolate factories, then head high into the mountains to nibble on artisan cheese. Spend free time in the medieval village of Gruyères, and take a ride on the Golden Express for impressive alpine and lake views. Before your return to Chamonix, treat yourself to a glass of wine at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed vineyards of Lavaux.
  • Day trip to Gruyères from Chamonix
  • Visit the Cailler chocolate factory for a tour and tasting
  • Travel up the mountain passes to the peak of Moléson
  • Sample Gruyères and vacherin fribourgeois at a Swiss chalet
  • Spend free time in Gruyères, and ride on the Golden Express
  • Finish with a glass of wine in the vineyards of Lavaux

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Visit and tasting at the chocolate factory
  • Cheese tasting
  • Panoramic train Golden pass
  • Visit of Lavaux, world heritage site
  • Glass of wine in the vineyards
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rue François-Bonivard 8
    Rue François-Bonivard 8, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

    At Keytours - Grayline Geneva office - The departure will be just in front at Geneva Bus Station - Place Dorcière

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to Chamonix Sud bus station at 7:30am. Step aboard your bus, then travel into the countryside on your way to the Swiss village of Gruyères.

Stop at the Cailler factory for a chocolate tour, where you’ll discover the history of chocolate and the different production methods. The highlight is an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the tour.

Travel higher into the mountains, and stop at the peak of Moléson to visit an artisan cheese maker in a traditional Swiss chalet. Try the legendary Gruyères along with the fondue cheese vacherin fribourgeois, which is loved for its subtle and nutty taste. 

While away some free time in Gruyères, strolling the medieval streets and admiring the alpine views. Listen for the toll of cow bells as you explore; the village is surrounded by quintessential Swiss mountain pastures with grazing cows.

Meet back up with your guide for a ride on the Golden Express train, admiring views of Leman Lake as you go. Your day trip then ends with a final stop for a glass of wine on the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, a UNESCO-listed site.

Finish with a drop-off back at the start point in Chamonix.

Maison Cailler

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

La Maison du Gruyere

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.