Gruyeres and the Golden Express from Lausanne

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Cheese making - Fromagerie
Golden Express
Cheese making - Fromagerie
Golden Express
Le Baron Tavernier
Cheese making - Fromagerie
Golden Express
Cheese making - Fromagerie
Gruyeres and the Golden Express from Lausanne - Picture 5
Golden Express
Le Baron Tavernier

What To Expect

Take in the chocolatey smell and breathtaking landscape of Gruyères. Observe the the process of Alpine cheese making and ride aboard the famous Golden Express train before ending your trip with wine tasting.


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at the Place du Port in front of the castle of Ouchy
8 hours and 15 minutes
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:30 AM
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There is no better temptation than chocolate! Journey through the Swiss chocolate tradition by tasting the most famous of Swiss delicacies. Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasturelands. Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making become an expert in (Swiss) cheese fondue by preparing it yourself.

After such an unforgettable experience, relax in a comfortable ride in the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lake Leman. Discover the "1001 Secrets" of wine producing. Have some local wine and a typical (Swiss) sausage and get the perfect ending for a day full of taste and special feelings.


  • Visit of the medieval village of Gruyères

  • Castle of Gruyères

  • Panoramic views over the Alps

  • Swiss typical costumes

  • Visit of the chocolate factory

  • The Founding Fathers

  • Chocolate smell

  • Shapes

  • Ingredients

  • Metamorphosis

  • Sampling

  • Factory boutique

  • Traditional Alps cheese making

  • Cheese tasting

  • Prepare and enjoy your own cheese fondue

  • Golden Pass panoramic train

  • Superb landscapes: hills, pasturelands

  • Wonderful views overlooking the lake

  • The most prestigious Swiss network

  • Air-conditioned comfortable train

  • Visit of a typical winery - Wine tasting or swiss grape juice with saussage and cheese from Vaud

  • Magnificent views on vineyards overlooking the lake

  • Lavaux, wine producing region classified by UNESCO among the wonders of our planet


  • Bus tour

  • Bilingual guide (English, French)

  • Chocolate tasting

  • Cheese tasting

  • Train ticket for Golden Express

  • Wine or juice tasting


  • Meals and drinks not in description

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Tour in German, Italian and Spanish are available depending on the guide but not guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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