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This tour was a definite highlight of our trip to Switzerland.We could never have experienced the delights of the spectacular Swiss Riviera,the unique quaintness of Gruyeres,the cheese tasting experience,the chocolate factory and its unfolding story as well as the train trip through the picturesque Swiss countryside without the professinoal guidance of this Viator tour.Well done!
This is a well balanced trip provided you like cheese fondu. Facinating to see the old ways still in use to produce the cheese
I have to say, Maria might have been the best tour guide Ive ever had. She was very attentive and had great commentary. The tour was also very nice. The Cailier chocolate factory was like a Disney ride through the history of chocolate. I would have liked to see more of the chocolate being made but it was still a neat tour. The gift shop and chocolate is very good. I read a lot of people saying this is a Nestle factory so it's not that good. It is owned by Nestle, but it seems like they dont make your standard Nestle chocolate. This is higher quality and worth the price in my opinion. I picked up 100 Euros worth because I thought it was very good. This tour also takes you to a small artisanal farm where you have lunch with Fondue, meats, cheese, wine, and a local dessert. Everything was outstanding. I wanted to buy a little of everything. The village of Gruyeres was also very nice. It is very small so 1 hour is plenty of time to see EVERYTHING. The castle is very cool and the rest of the walled town is very picturesque. Then you take the golden pass train ride. The views coming back to the lake are spectacular. It's a very pretty ride. On the way back by bus, you stop in the Lavaux wine area. You pull off the side of the road at a small picnic area covered in vines. The view of the vineyards and lake are worth the stop. Maria served us a cup of wine from the area at the stop. It was a very nice day.
This trip is a must, am so serious!!!! every single detail was so fun. The tour guide told us a lot about the history of the country and other informations about the different places we went to. The chocolate factory, the farm and cheese fundo are a must to try.
Miguel Angel D Spain
Amazing tour covering different areas and Swiss beauties. Chocolate Factory, cheese Factory, Gruyères village, vineyards...great and expert guide.
We, myself and 4 teen daughters, loved this day exploring the countryside of the towns near Geneva. It was a full day of taking in the beautiful sights, learning about the culture and history and of course eating. We also took a ride on the bobsled down the mountain where we had experienced an amazing cheese fondue lunch. A truly authentic experience and Maria was a fabulous host/ guide.
We started the day in the rain, but were very lucky with the weather clearing up around lunch time so we could see the beautiful scenery from Gruyeres and the Golden Pass train. Everything about the day was great and our tour guide was friendly and helpful. Loved the chocolate factory, the little town and the wine at our last stop was a nice touch to end the day. Well organised and had a lovely time.
Excellent tour - I finished the day with a greater appreciation for why these specialty food products are so unique.
Maggie our tour guide met us with a big smile which set the tone for the rest of the day, which was lovely. A short journey through the mountains in a comfortable small coach took us to Gruyere where we first of all went to the Callier chocolate factory, then onto the Gruyere cheese factory and finally to the village of Gruyere for 2 hours of free time. Both factory tours were very informative, timed well and provided generous samples of the products produced in each facility. There was shopping time in each location plus in Gruyere village. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day which was a Godsend on a Sunday where nothing in Geneva is open and we would have been wandering around with nothing to do.
Excellent, perfect guide, only weather .......... Otherwise recommended for my friends.
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