Tour Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Gruyères Castle, Cheese, and Lavaux’s UNESCO Wine Tour

Combining Swiss delicacies with captivating history and charming culture, our opulent curated tour will leave you feeling like royalty! You’ll get to channel your inner Fromager as you learn how Gruyères cheese is crafted alongside a thoughtfully arranged sampling of various types of Gruyères cheeses. Our tour guide will escort you through Gruyères Village, where medieval culture and spectacular artwork harmoniously marry together. The third segment of this luxurious tour involves journeying to the extravagant Lavaux Region, a destination famed for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and delicious wine.

The trip will be concluded by an exclusive tour of the Lavaux Vineyard — a true haven for wine lovers! Here, you get the privilege of tasting the best wines offered by the vineyard while being graced by the owner of the grand estate. Your curiosity will also be quenched as you’re guided through Lavaux’s intriguing cultural and culinary history.

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Gruyères Castle, Cheese, and Lavaux's UNESCO Wine Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Maison and Château Gruyères Entrance Pass
  • Wine Tasting and Vineyard Visit in Lavaux
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Gruyères Castle, Cheese, and Lavaux's UNESCO Wine Tour Info:

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage region of Lavaux
  • Learn the cheese-making of Gruyères and taste Gruyüres AOP cheese
  • Discover the medieval village of Gruyères
  • Ride on the Scenic Golden Pass Train

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

Email: booking@tours-of-switzerland.com
Phone (Toll-Free): +1 888 719 5557

Gruyères Castle, Cheese, and Lavaux's UNESCO Wine Tour Info

Your Swiss adventure will commence with a bespoke cheese-making and tasting workshop. Here, you will learn about the extensive production of Le Gruyères AOP cheese, a renowned local delicacy. You’ll get an exclusive look into the traditional processes of creating the cheeses and discover the historical heritage that led to the production of this famed cheese. Once you have learned all about the remarkable production stages of creating Le Gruyère AOP cheese, you will be able to indulge in various delicious strains of Gruyères.

Arriving at Gruyères Village, you will explore the historical heritage of this stunning French-speaking destination, which is adorned with mesmerizing medieval architecture and surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. This stage of our tour will transport you to 13th-century Switzerland as you explore Château de Gruyères, a remarkable hilltop fortress. Aside from its astonishing architectural composure, Château de Gruyères houses an immersive multimedia history show, enabling you to get a glimpse into the area’s abundant medieval heritage. There will then be an opportunity to explore an assortment of artwork, including the acclaimed H.R. Gieger Museum and the Tibet Museum. Before your departure, you’ll explore the famed Castle of Gruyères, which has been meticulously preserved to encapsulate the essence of medieval Switzerland. Here, there will be an opportunity to learn about its heritage and discover a collection of historical artworks.

The exploration will proceed as you hop aboard the Golden Pass Express, a scenic train ride via the gorgeous landscapes of Montbovon, before heading to Montreux. Along the way, our tour guide will share remarkable insights into the surrounding region to prepare you for a charming stroll through local villages and Swiss Heritage Sites, including House de François Fracheboud. During this stage of your Swiss excursion, you’ll also become engulfed with spectacular Alpine scenery, including panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the verdant vineyards of Lavaux. Your journey will conclude in the sensational town of Epesses, situated in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Lavaux. Here, you’ll embark on an easy guided climb through the magical vineyards of the Lavaux region. Our guide will unpack interesting facts about the region’s historical heritage as you voyage uphill.

The short and easy hike will come to a pleasant end as you reach the decadent winery estate that was Charlie Chapplin’s favorite, where you’ll indulge in a much-deserved wine tasting with the owner. The estate boasts 800 hectares of terraced vineyards, offering stunning views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes that you are free to roam. After you have explored all the region has to offer, you’ll enjoy a soothing train journey through the luscious green vineyards.

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RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

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Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

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  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

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