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Overview

Delve into the cultural and architectural delights of Bern during a full-day trip from Zurich. Accompanied by a guide, discover the rural charm of the Swiss landscape as you travel by luxury coach. Learn the secrets behind fine Swiss biscuits at the Kambly Experience; explore Bern’s UNESCO-listed Old Town on a comprehensive tour; and visit a traditional dairy to sample Emmental cheese. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
  • Day trip from Zurich to Bern and the surrounding coutryside
  • Soak up Alpine views on a drive through the Entlebuch Valley
  • Watch a master confectioner at work at the Kambly Experience and taste the famous Kambly Swiss biscuits
  • View Bern’s top landmarks including the Gothic Münster, or Bern Cathedral
  • Sample cheese at an Emmental dairy
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience
Greet your guide at a central Zurich location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach destined for Bern. Get acquainted with the rich history of the region and admire the scenic Entlebuch Valley as you pass through the UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve. 

Make your first stop at the Kamply Experience, a premium biscuit factory cradled by the green landscapes of the Upper Emmental Valley, and see how the sweet specialties are produced during a demonstration. Sample a few treats before returning to your coach for the onward journey to Bern. 

On arrival in Switzerland’s medieval capital, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town on a guided tour and see popular attractions like the 100-meter spire of Münster and Bern Cathedral as you stroll. 

Spend some leisurely free time exploring Bern after the tour, perhaps refreshing with lunch in a local restaurant (own expense). Return to your vehicle for the scenic drive to an Emmental show dairy. Once there, peer into a production hall to see the manufacturing process behind the world famous cheese, and then try the Swiss delicacy during a tasting session. 

Bid your guide and group farewell on arrival at a central Zurich location.

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, Oct 2018

I enjoyed the trip. We spent a couple hours in Bern, which included about a half hour walking tour. If you want to spend more time a Bern it would be better to take the train there. However, the benefit of this day trip is the scenery and stops along the way there and back. On the way there they take the scenic route, so you see some very nice views. On the way there we stopped at a cookie store, where we walked around on own sampling all the cookies on the shelves. You can eat as much and as many as you want. There was at least 20 different types of cookies. After this we went to Bern. On the way back from Bern we stopped at a small cheese making place, where we watched how the make cheese and then tried some already made cheese.

Overall, it was a good trip. It consisted as a small group 15 people in a small minibus.

B
, Sep 2018

Thomas was a good guide and was able to guide us well during this tour. We stopped at the biscuit factory and a dairy farm on the way, as well as the old city of Bern.
I personally would have liked to spend more time in Bern, considering it was the title of the trip. The biscuit factory stop was good for sampling the biscuits and purchases. The dairy farm stop was a bit confusing and all over the place, since we were trying to look at the old way of making cheese but there was already a demo in progress in the local language and it didn't look like it was about to stop anytime soon, so we just were roaming around randomly, as opposed to having details on what was happening. There was also supposed to be another cheese making demo, which was also just sort of watch and learn process. And there was a cheese tasting event, which was very minimal - I definitely expected more variety for cheese tasting and maybe some details on how to differentiate or determine the freshness.
The old Bern city was pretty idyllic and was the first old city that I saw during my trip. It had a lot of modernization incorporated with the old buildings. The wires that run all over to support the trams don't let you take good pics cause they are always running in the middle. Thomas gave a guided tour for the first 20 minutes and then we roamed on our own. I would have liked a bit more time to explore everything. Since the city is full of cobblestones, it is not very comfortable for folks on wheels.
The transport vehicle was smaller, since this is a smaller group. And since we were starting from the Zurich station, there was some beginning details about the city itself. Personally, with the well established train lines, I would have chosen to travel on my own to Bern, since it was mostly tour on my own.

H
, Jul 2018

On time departure, clean, spacious mini bus, tour guide professional and polite. But felt the time we stopped at the Kambry shop and cheese factory is too long, would been great to have spent an extra hour exploring the old part of city of Bern.

K
, Jul 2018

great overall experience! no dull moments

s
, Jun 2018

Love the old town.

t
, Jan 2018

Brilliant tour, Guide so helpful and friendly

a
, Jan 2018

This was a fun trip, but it's not a full day trip to Bern. It's a trip through Switzerland, with a stop in Bern. I still totally recommend this trip, but just be aware that it is not a full day in Bern.

N
, Dec 2017

A slow paced, relaxing and comfortable small group tour. The guide, from Best of Switzerland Tours, was very kind, knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour provided ample free time to venture out on our own. As temperatures dropped below zero degrees, the tour was more interesting with the occasional snow. Overall, the tour was awesome.

S
, Oct 2017

Great trip to learn about Bern and the countryside. We had a small group so there was a lot to learn about.

J
, Sep 2017

Marvelous trip with terrific guide. Not only did we see the sights, taste the cheese and cookies but we learned both history and the current happenings. during our day tour. An unexpected plus was the bringing the cows down from the mountains.


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