Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train
from USD $254.63
Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at Gruyeres and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills to Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva and the towering Alps. In between, you'll savor chocolate and cheese  tastings to round out your full day trip.
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In Brief

Geneva, Switzerland
10 hours
May to September
: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
: Friday, Sunday
Free snacks included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free drinks included
Rail Tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: KeyTours S.A., Francois Bonivard, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

Meet you Guide at Keytours Office

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Lake Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

enjoy the view on the road

Stop At: Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, rue Jules Bellet 7, Broc 1636 Switzerland

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

Stop At: La Maison du Gruyere, place de la Gare 3, Gruyeres 1663 Switzerland

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: HR Giger Museum, rue du Chateau 2 Château St-Germain, Gruyeres 1663 Switzerland

Take advantage of your free time visiting the Giger Museum and falling in Alien univers spend some free time in Gruyères strolling the middle age village. At the foot of the pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture, the town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that’s been unaffected by the passage of time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fromagerie d'Alpage de Moleson, place de l'Aigle 12, Moleson 1663 Switzerland

You will reach the Moléson Mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand making cheese factory and enjoy our typical dish: the Fondue.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: GoldenPass Line, rue de la Gare 22, Montreux 1820 Switzerland

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


  • Transport by coach
  • Chocolate factory visit with tasting
  • Cheese Diary visit with tasting
  • Train ride on the Panoramic Golden Express
  • Medieval village of Gruyeres
  • View on Swiss alps
  • Swiss countryside and wooden chalet
  • Entry/Admission - Maison Cailler Chocolaterie
  • Entry/Admission - La Maison du Gruyere
  • Entry/Admission - Fromagerie d'Alpage de Moleson
  • Entry/Admission - GoldenPass Line


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - HR Giger Museum

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 08 Aug 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!
• Submitted 04 Jul 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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 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.
• Submitted 10 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.
• Submitted 07 May 2019
An excellent full day trip of cheese and chocolate tasting. The tour was 40 people on a very comfortable bus with a very knowledgeable tour guide. During the ride there were excellent views of the Swiss countryside. At the chocolate factory there was a fun interactive tour followed by all you can eat chocolate tastings. Then an immersive cheese tasting with fondue at an alpine dairy farm.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
We just got home, and we are still talking about, and sharing the pictures taken on this Tour! Key Tours does it right, and we highly recommend this tour if you get a chance to take it!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
such an amazing day trip. Dont hesitate to do this one, chocolate, cheese and wine plus the beautiful Swiss scenery too.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
Very well done!
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
This was an awesome trip! I would do it again.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
The views from the train are unforgettable, but oerhaps reserved seating would be better so you don’t have to sit with strangers. My favorite part was the chocolate and fondue tasting, and tge chance to buy what you got to taste.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2017
Yolanda our guide knew how to take the crowd.She is agreed organisers looking after everyone of us.Good trip.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Yolanda our guide was great! She made the effort to bond with the group and explain the details of the attractions along the way. The picnic at the end of the trip at Lavaux was nicely done too. Well done!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Our tour guide was a lot of fun!! She was very knowledgeable about the region. The chocolate factory tour was really well done and highly recommended. At the farm/cheese maker we also did the bob sled run, which my kid loved! We included a visit to the castle at Gruyere and it was worth it. The entire day was a hassle-free way to see the best aspects of the region.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
Excellent, well-coordinated tour. Packs a lot in a day - chocolate tasting at Cailler chacouterie, bread and cheese, fondue at a quaint farmhouse near Gruyere some time to explore Gruyeres and the castle on your own Golden Express train through the mountains wine tasting by a picturesque Lavaux vineyard. If you're an Alien movie fan, the Higer Bar and/or Museum is a must see in Gruyeres.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
Brilliant tour. Maria our guide was very informative of the local areas of interest and also very funny and friendly. We learnt a lot about Geneva history as we travelled along which was really interesting. Instructions on where and when to meet were very clear. The farm in Gruyeres was perfect and the delicious food an unexpected bonus. Very comfortable coach ride with gorgeous views over Lac Leman and the surrounding areas. Absolutely worth every penny. Thank you x
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
This was a great excursion. Maggie the tour guide was absolutely wonderful and very knowledgeable. The chocolate factory is a must do, and do is the cheese factory and tasting. We had fun churning the cheese fondue. Kids enjoyed it. A must do! Mustafa.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
What a fantastic day! The Cailler chocolate factory, the cheese-making demonstration during lunch, the town of Gruyeres, and the train trip were all wonderful. The only downside was that there was quite a bit of traffic our trip was during a Wednesday in mid-June on the way back to Geneva, such that we arrived at 8:15 pm rather than 7 pm, which made catching a 9:10 pm flight rather tight. I would highly recommend this trip, as it is a great way to see the beautiful Swiss countryside and experience more Swiss culture.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
Maggie was very knowledgeable and friendly.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2017
The tour was excellent and the tour guide Maggie was very informative and took great care of everyhting.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2016
Spent a wonderful day with Margarite Maggie seeing all there is to see and hearing all about the region. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend this experience!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
Fabulous day! A very unique experience, great tour guide - very organized and informative. Panoramic train was lacklustre, mostly tunnels and trees, better vistas from the bus. A must do tour!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2016
Trip was amazing! Chocolate Factory was very educational as well as delicious. The trip into Gruyère was spectacular as well as educational and delicious. The scenery was beautiful beyond words. I would highly recommend this excursion!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
Great tour! Loved the scenery and the artisinal cheese making
• Submitted 27 Jun 2016

In Brief

Geneva, Switzerland
10 hours
May to September
: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
: Friday, Sunday
Free snacks included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free drinks included
Rail Tour