Bern Day Trip from Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit

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Bern Day Trip from Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit
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Step back in time to medieval Switzerland and explore the country’s rural heartlands on this Bern day trip from Lucerne. Travel through the mountainous Entlebuch Valley — a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve — with your guide; visit the Kambly Experience to see how Switzerland’s finest biscuits are made; and explore Bern’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town. Then, gain insight into the ancient art of Emmental cheesemaking during a visit to a show dairy. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
8 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
April
Saturday
May to October
Tuesday and Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Overview
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Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan in central Lucerne and journey out into the countryside to begin your tour.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Biscuit samples
  • Cheese samples and 1 soft drink

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants and children under 5 travel for free, but they must be registered on the booking
  • Tour limited to 16 participants

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

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.88 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

Peter was an informative and entertaining guide. The stop en route to Bern, and en route back to Lucern made it a well paced outing. Seeing the countryside was lovely.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This was a fantastic compliment to our mountain tours. The area was beautiful with some touring and some free time. Loved it.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Excellent trip. Brigitte was a great guide.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
A shorter time at the cheese factory and the biscuit factory would be helpful to extend the time in Bern. Overall it was well organized and the guide, Martin, was wonderful as well as knowledgable and interesting.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2018
This was a great tour. First they were on time in picking us up at the meeting point outside the train station in Lucerne and the ride was comfortable. Our first stop was the Kambley factory which my group thoroughly enjoyed. We are big foodies and having free samples everywhere before buying the goodies was aweomse. I have to say, we may have had one too many samples but we didn't leave empty handed. During our ride to the Kambley factory and Bern, our guide I cannot remember his name was very informative and talked about the local culture. He also took the scenic route when we were going to the cheese factory which allowed for some very nice pictures. We were able to explore Bern on our own after his guided tour, but I wish we had more time to do so. He pointed out some fascinating facts like where Albert Einstein live during his stay in Bern and how the clock tower inspired him to develop the theory of relativity. During our free time we were able to try the local cuisine- racklette, rosti, and some fondue! The cheese factory was okay, and seeing a very old cheese house was unique but I felt like we spent too much time there. Aside from that, it was a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 16 Nov 2017
It was my first time in Switzerland and this tour was a good experience to see more of Switzerland. The directions to the meeting point was clear and straightforward and my group and I were picked up on time. I can't remember the name of our tour guide, but he was an excellent driver and the ride was comfortable. Our first stop was the Kambley factory, which was a delicious surprise . While there, my group and I were able to sample their cookies/crackers and make our purchases- our stomachs were more happy getting back in the bus to continue our trip we're foodies. Bern was fun. We got to see the house where Einstein lived during his stay in Switzerland along with the clocktower down the street that inspired his theory of relativity, which was awesome! We didn't get to go inside the house though I think it's a museum now because we were just walking by so that was a downside. We did however, see the clock tower in action. After our guided tour in the city, we had some free time. My group and I took that time to grab some lunch and try local foods like fondue, racklette, and rosti. Definitely try these local cuisine if you're in the country! The second part of the trip was ok for me. We went to a cheese factory and saw how cheese was made. There was also an old cheese house with tools from the past and we briefly learned how they made cheese back in the day, but there wasn't an actual demonstration. The dairy visit was fine, but I felt like my group and I could've used more time in Bern and less time at the dairy visit. Overall, the experience was good- the drive was scenic, which I like I love nature, and Bern was my enjoyable. We also could've used more guidance on where to go, what to see, where to eat in Bern from our tour guide, but my group and I managed. I had a good time in the end, so I would say give this tour a try, but just be mindful there's some changes that need to be made to make it great.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Too much nature. Cheese factory is OK, but cracker factory is not needed. We would like to spend more time in Bern and also needed some guidance where...
• Submitted 21 Sep 2015
Guide was not friendly or knowledgeable. Cheese stop was not interesting. No cow's. Just recorded cartoon type info.He walked us around Bern with very little commentary and forgot to show us bathrooms after being asked. Jerked the van a lot.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
8 hours 45 minutes
Operates:
April
Saturday
May to October
Tuesday and Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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