CHEESE & CHOCOLATE FACTORIES, MEDIAVAL VILLAGE.
5 hours Gruyères tour from Montreux Learn how Gruyère cheese is made,Visit a medieval castle Independent time to explore Gruyères Visit a historic Swiss chocolatier Cheese and chocolate tastings included Pickup and drop-off at Montreux hotels. Start the day with 9am pickup at your accommodations in Montreux, then travel through Fribourg on your way to Gruyères. You’ll find views of the Saane Valley from the picture-perfect medieval town, then learn about the town’s famous cheese at your first stop of the day, a local cheese factory. Follow the history and production of Gruyère cheese from its origins to the modern day on a tour, followed by a cheese tasting. Continue to the 13th-century Gruyères Castle, a Swiss heritage site, to explore the town’s medieval heritage—you can also see three capes from the “Order of the Golden Fleece,” captured in the 15th century Battle of Morat. After visiting the castle, you’ll have one hour to explore the town’s narrow, cobblestone streets on your own, before meeting back up with your driver for the trip to Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. Discover some of the secrets behind the historic Swiss chocolatier, and finish the day with a tasting of Cailler chocolate. This tour concludes with return transfer to Montreux, and drop-off at your accommodations.
- Included :
- Mercedes V CLASS,
- Professional driver,
- Pickup/ drop off from your accomodation
- 7 hours on tour,
- Entrance fees to cheese factory,
- Castle of Gruyeres,
- Chocolate factory,
- Guided visit of the castle
- Free time for your Gruyeres lunch
- Not included
- lunch, extra time after 7hours,
- Extra km out of routing Montreux-Gruyéres.
- The tour starts with a minimun of 4 pers.
PAYS D’EN HAUT LANDSCAPES TOUR
Tour Description ;
During this day with Swiss Private Tours you will discover the harmonious landscape of the Gruyères Fribourgeoise, the green and leafy landscapes of the Pays-d’aut, its farms and black-and-white spotted cows which provide milk for the manufacture of cheese.
We will make a first stop in the small medieval village of Gruyères for a free visit (1h), we will continue our route (30mn) through these landscapes of postcard for the Pays d’en Haut region. A stop in the village of Château d’Oex for a visit with a local guide (Option). You will discover the secular architecture of many chalets, the church of Rougemont or Rossinière, Chalet Balthus.
You will also be able to visit the « Espace Ballon », a playful, historical museum, invention of technology, on the universe of balloonists. During your lunch break you can enjoy « La Fondue » at a cheese maker in a restaurant. We will continue our journey to « L’Etivaz » in order to discover a slideshow on cheese making, and visit refining cellars. Our road will pass by the road pass of Les Mosses before going down into the valley (45mn) or We will end our tour by a break at Château d’Aigle to contemplate this magnificent Castle, then we will return to Montreux around 6:30 pm.
• Scenic road
• Gruyeres village
• Free time of Chateau d’Oex village
• Sanen Cheese Celar.
• Aigle Castle
Tarif on request.