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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

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Overview

Delve into the rich traditions and picturesque landscapes of Switzerland during a full-day train and coach trip from Geneva. Climb aboard a luxury coach and travel to the quaint village of Broc to sample divine chocolate made in a traditional factory. Head into the hills and visit the beautiful mountaintop town of Gruyeres to savor the rich flavor of renowned Gruyere cheese in a local dairy.
  • Full-day trip to Gruyere from Geneva
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach to Gruyere, then enjoy a ride on the Panoramic Golden Express train
  • Visit the Broc chocolate factory en route to Gruyere
  • Spend time at leisure in Gruyere village
  • Make your own fondue in a Swiss chalet
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Transport by coach
Chocolate factory visit with tasting
Cheese Museum
Train ride on the Panoramic Golden Express
Medieval village of Gruyeres
Swiss countryside
Driver guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Geneva Bus Station , 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Bus written Swisstours

8:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Geneva and relax during the scenic journey to Gruyeres by luxury coach. Enjoy a brief interlude in Broc to taste rich chocolate in a traditional factory, and then return to the vehicle for the remainder of the journey to Gruyeres. 

Continue to educate your palate with a visit to cheese dairy in Gruyeres and savor the creamy and pungent flavor of locally manufactured cheese. Spend some leisurely free time exploring the picturesque hilltop town independently, opting to visit the grand castle that overlooks the scenic region if you wish. Then head to a typical Swiss chalet and make your own fondue—a Swiss specialty.

Next, climb aboard the Panoramic Golden Express train and gaze at sweeping vistas of Lake Leman and the countryside as you amble along a mountain route. Return to your coach for the journey back to Geneva.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
KeyTours S.A.
Meet you Guide at Keytours Office
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lake Geneva
enjoy the view on the road
Stop At:  
Maison Cailler
Succumb to the swiss flavors. The perfect excursion for the greedy! Start your excursion with chocolate softness visiting a famous factory. Discover the secrets of making Swiss Chocolate and enjoy tasting as much as you like and can. Then on your way to Gruyères, enjoy Swiss countryside taking a great big breath of fresh air. Be charmed by the real Switzerland, its green fields, its cows and Mountains.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Maison du Gruyere
Get to a cheese factory to know more about the Gruyères : Le Gruyère AOP is a cheese with a long tradition and its making has been handed down over many generations of cheesemakers both in the alpine and village cheese dairies. Taste our national fondue!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
GoldenPass Line
take a sit in the famous Golden Pass train overlooking the magnificent of the Mountains and enjoy the views over Leman Lake. A day full of taste and unforgettable experiences!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours (Switzerland)
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  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Chese and chocolate
Karen_O
, Jun 2022
The trip was delicious! Chocolate and cheese tastings. Learning how what the cows eat affects the cheese flavor (and then eating fondue!) was really interesting. The train ride to Montreux was also interesting to someone who doesn’t live in a city with train service. A very different view of Switzerland, rather than the bus. And the weather cooperated!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning, thank you for your message! We are glad you like to tour to Gruyères and the countryside. Deep views of Switzerland. We wish you a nice travel!
star-5
Amazing!
Violet_D
, Jun 2022
This was the best! They packed so much into 10 hours but nothing felt rushed. We were easily shipped from place to place and given freedom to explore. The medieval town of Gruyère’s was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Highly recommend!
star-5
So much fun and beautiful destinations!
Megan_F
, Jun 2022
Just book it! We had so much fun on this trip! You cover a lot of ground but nothing felt rushed and everything was better than expected. Our driver was a gem and it was fun meeting everyone. Highly recommend!
star-5
Wonderful experience
9y7w5bj8gy
, May 2022
The service very cordial and on time. Driver very professional and patient. Overall a wonderful experience Highly recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Lovely day
Velma_D
, May 2022
Tours of the chocolates do cheese factory which included a cheese fondue lunch. Our driver also showed us the Freddie Mercury statue at Montreux.
star-5
A memorable tour.
Jean_W
, May 2022
The trip was great from the beginning, the comfortable coach, visiting Gruyere, the cheese fondue, the incredible views from the train and especially our time in Montreaux by the water. Our guide was just super, so pleasant and informative.
star-4
Friendship with other guests. It was nice to meet new people from different background.
Marc_B
, May 2022
It was a good trip but a little short on time for some activities like the visit at the castle coumpound at Gruyère. I really appreciated the cheese fondue and the the tour at the cheese factory.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Marc, Thanks for your feeb-back. Unfortunately we have some timetable to respect, but we will happy to take you there next time, Hope to see you soon :)
star-5
Great Views and Fun Tours
Luis_S
, May 2022
The trip was great. The shuttle was nice and clean, the guide was friendly and accommodating to every request. The Callier chocolate factory was really cool. It was entertaining and informative. The cheese tour was interesting and yummy. Montreux was really nice. Cool City and amazing views.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Luis, Thanks for your good review. We are happy that you appreciate this tour as it's a typical Swiss one :) Enjoy your holiday :)
star-5
Worth every penny! Such...
Lindsay_D
, May 2022
Worth every penny! Such an amazing experience! If you love chocolate, cheese, and beautiful views (who doesn’t?), this trip is for you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review! we are glad you enjoy the tour! The most important is that you had a memorable day. Enjoy your holiday Best regards
star-4
Gruyere trip
Richard_T
, May 2022
Great trips to the chocolate and cheese factories plus Gruyere village. No tour guide as expected for 15 people although the driver was good. We didn't get the opportunity to 'Make your own fondue in a Swiss chalet'
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning, thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoy the trip. It's right since covid they didn't allow to make the fondue" very sorry about that. We are happy you liked the driver too. Best regards
star-5
Would Definitely Recommend!
Kimberly_M
, Oct 2021
Our guide was fantastic and allowed us flexibility to move around at each stop, despite the allotted time frame. The ride was comfortable, the scenery gorgeous, and the experience unforgettable. Would definitely recommend! PS. I could not locate the bus stop and my navigation (both Apple Maps and Google Maps) led me to two different areas. Thankfully, Key Tours was helpful and guided me by phone.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Good morning, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoy Gruyères and its surroundings. It's a typical swiss place to visit with nice landscapes. We will try to focus the location to make it easier. Have a nice holiday
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
A bit over rated!
MarkF_O
, Sep 2021
The chocolate and cheese production tours were really nice. The panoramic train view, was anything but! Was told we were in the 1st class car only to be instructed by the ticket woman we were 2nd class and in the very front, so if your seat was backwards you really had no view. The price for this trip is much to be desired, not recommended by me.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello MarkF_O, Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased that you had a good time at the Chocolate and Cheese Production. We are truly sorry about your bad experience in the Golden Panoramic Express Train. Normally you should have been placed in first class. On behalf of the whole we apologize.
star-5
Excellent sites, informative guides, great memories - definitely recommendable!
Milika_K
, Jul 2021
An excellent day trip for any given Sunday, with many little hidden treasures. Many thanks to Ivan, our your guide and Javier, our driver who were meticulous in taking care of us whilst ensuring we had a fantabulous time whilst taking in the sights - thank you 🙏🏾
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello Milika, The whole Keytours team thanks you for this very good feedback that you have taken care to share. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your Gruyères tour. We'll make sure to pass on the compliments to Evan and Xavier as they take pride in providing our customers with the best possible service. We hope to have the pleasure to see you again soon. Regards, The Keytours Team
star-5
Gruyerres
AlbertWayne_F
, Sep 2019
Excellent day all around. Great guide, excellent content and itinerary. Timing and sequence excellent. Great coordination on the guides part. Pickup at our hotel would have been an excellent addition
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A wonderful way to see and experience this gorgeous area of Switzerland
meli1806
, Aug 2019
My 10- and 8-year olds and I loved this tour. We found it worthwhile to do the upgrade to “Gold” which includes the cheese fondue tasting and the panoramic train ride. We wish there was more time to spend at the gift shop after the Cailler tour ended, and some time to eat a proper lunch. While the cheese fondue experience was fun, it wasn’t a full meal, and by the time we had an hour to spend on our own in Gruyères, it was 2 pm, and we wanted to spend the time there (only 45-60 mins) exploring. The tour guide, Maggie, was excellent and the ride was comfortable. Overall, a day well spent!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Good morning, Thank you very much for your review. We will pass your message to Maggy, she's been here very long and she knows very well the area! We are glad you enjoyed the swiss countryside, we hope that was what you were looking for! Best regards
star-5
A wonderful experience
Cameron_M
, Aug 2019
So many things packed into one day! First of all, our tour guide (Maggie) was excellent - very knowledgeable, kind and well organized. The chocolate factory was excellent, as was the cheese factory. Fondue up in the mountains was great too. It was overcast, so the view on the train was not as good as I hoped and the visit to Gruyeres was chilly, but we can't control the weather.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour
Chloe_W
, Jul 2019
The view is stunning. We had a great time to learn the history and tastes some great samples. It was fun. We enjoy the whole trip. Thanks!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Guide and driver were excellent
Susan_T
, Jun 2019
Yolanda and Xavier were great. Really enjoyed the tour. The included activities were informative about the culture. The views of the vineyards was awesome.
star-5
Great day out there
Ravi_L
, May 2019
Day well spent with a great guide (can't remember lady's name correctly - Orlanda) and driver (José) Cailler chocolate factory was great if you are a big fan of Swiss chocolates. Gruyere factory was not that much interesting. Lunch (if selected as part of the package) was excellent (Cheese Fondue). Train ride on the panoramic train is worth doing as well.
star-5
Exceptional and worth every bit!
Bushra_A
, May 2019
Had a spectacular time! The sudden snow was unexpected but created a beautiful landscape. Yolanda was a great guide. Well worth the money to have a hassle-free trip.

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