With ever increasing numbers of (FIT) tourists travelling to Switzerland requiring more personal experiences, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to share my experiences of this enchanting country with inquisitive tourists who are keen to see the most amazing places here in a private/small group but also to show them the myriad of lakes, mountains, gorges, villages that are not in every brochure or website and which are Typically Swiss. Plus I enjoy showcasing these places to people and at the same time, ensuring that they have an enjoyable time along the way so they feel the relaxed and looked after.
A must for food and drink lovers! Visit some of the places that make the products which make Switzerland famous and moreover sample the products yourself. Choose from several options and combine “a food and drinks tour” by exploring the Swiss Countryside!
Select between world-famous cheese factories in Emmental and Gruyere or a local supplier in Seelisberg or Engelberg and compliment this with a visit to a famous chocolate factory.
World renowned names such as Lindt in Zürich, Maison Cailler near Gruyere and a local producer Aeschbach await your visit.
All the places will show you, how the delicious Swiss delicacies are made and of course there will be the opportunity to sample the mouth-watering products too.
Naturally the idea is to combine a cheese visit with chocolate and give guests a taste of the Swiss Countryside and towns and therefore we`ll visit some stunning natural scenery and other historic and interesting sites in the neighbourhood.
For the Gruyere and Maison Cailler tour, we will leave earlier than usual to allow for distance and depending on where we set off from we will probably involve driving over either the picturesque Brünig or Simmental passes.
Gruyere itself is a medieval town with a 13th Century castle and the H.R.Giger (Aliens) Museum. A city tour around the capital Bern and all its history and charm is possible, as are a couple of stops in the Bernese Oberlands, if time permits.
If it`s the world famous Lindt chocolate you are after, then we head to Zürich. A short tour in Switzerland`s largest city is more than possible before heading off to the Engelberg or Seelisberg cheese dairies.
Then possibly look at a quick trip up a mountain such as Rigi or Stanserhorn and benefit from reduced rates, or enjoy a guided tour around Luzern, one of Switzerland`s gems and visit the Chappel Bridge, the churches, the Lion Memorial and the city walls.
For the Luzern version, we will head off to the Aeschbach chocolate factory, where one can experience the interactive and self guided chocoworld tour and design and make your own 200gram chocolate bar.
Enjoy the delights of the cafe and the shop before heading off to the Emmental Cheese dairy for another interactive introduction to the world of cheese. A Luzern city tour and a quick trip up the mountains nearby are possible to compliment this interesting and enjoyable day out.
Switzerland`s most famous biscuit manufacturer, Kambly is also in the area, which can also be visited. Here again you will find interesting facts about biscuit production and the chance to sample as many as you can eat.
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Please note, discounted entrances with most places are not included in the cost of the Tour. Entrance prices range from 0CHF to 20CHF (make your own chocolate bar inc.)