Visit the medieval town of Gruyères on a private, 5-hour tour from Geneva, Lausanne or Montreux, and explore some of Switzerland’s most iconic foods: cheese and chocolate. This private Gruyères tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a tour of a Gruyère cheese factory, entry to the Gruyères Castle, and a chocolate tasting at Cailler, with an hour of independent time to enjoy Gruyères.
5-hour 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 hotels
What You Can Expect
Start the day with 9am pickup at your accommodations in Geneva, Lausanne or Montreux, then travel through Vevey 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.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry tickets to Cheese factory, Castle of Gruyeres, Chocolate factory
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 15 years
- A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.