Arrival in Geneva, meet your tour escort and transfer to your hotel in the heart of
the city. Remainder of the day is at your leisure. Welcome dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Geneva.
After breakfast meet our local city guide for a short walking tour of Geneva, the
“world’s smallest metropolis”. See the old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping
and business quarter. Geneva is Switzerland’s most international city, as it is
where the European seat of the UNO is based. Then visit Stettler Chocolaterie including
a tour of the laboratories, explanation and presentation, Chocolate tasting and
people will create their own truffles. In the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake
Geneva. Overnight in Geneva.
This morning we will visit Prangins Castle set in a romantic park with the largest
traditional kitchen garden in Switzerland. This national historic monument, standing
on an elevated position above Lake Geneva is now a historical museum, presenting
the history of Switzerland. Lunch at an gourmet restaurant. In the afternoon drive
to Anières for a guided tour of a well known winery with wine tasting. Overnight
Enjoy a scenic ride along Lake Geneva to Freiburg. Nestled on a rock promontory,
Freiburg is surrounded on three sides by the Saane River. It is one of the largest
medieval towns in Üechtland. Over 200 unique Gothic facades from the 15th century
impart incomparable medieval charm to the old town. See more attractions of Freiburg
on our guided tour. Afterwards we drive to picturesque Aigle for a lunch at a
Gourmet restaurant. In the afternoon we visit the Château d’Aigle, a historic castle
with medieval origins and strong roots in the local wine industry. Enjoy the wine museum
and the tasting of local wines. Dinner and overnight in Freiburg.
Full day excursion to the UNESCO protected capital of Switzerland, Bern. Guided city
walking tour showing highlights of Bern followed by time on your own. The old town
of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thanks to its 6 kilometres of arcades -
the locals refer to them as “Lauben” – boasts one of the longest weather-sheltered
shopping promenades in Europe. Overnight in Freiburg.
Drive to the little medieval town of Murten. Located on the south-east bank of the lake
of the same name Murten has preserved its original appearance, with the picturesque
alleyways of the old town and the pleasant shady arcades. Our local guide will show
you the old town encircled by a wall. The walking tour will be followed by a cruise on
the lake to Praz. Enjoy lunch with local specialties at fine restaurant. Afterwards wine
tasting and walk in the vineyards. Overnight in Freiburg.
After breakfast coach ride to Lausanne. The setting of Lausanne is extremely picturesque.
The town is built on three hills, surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes, with
Lake Geneva at its feet. Experience the attractive old town which is largely car-free
with our local guide. The old town is dominated by the cathedral which is regarded as
Switzerland’s most impressive piece of early Gothic architecture. Rest of the day is at
your leisure. Dinner and overnight in Lausanne.
Excursion to the Gruyeres. The peaceful scenery of the Gruyeres region, with the
Lake of Gruyeres is home to the black and white Freiburg cows which provide
the milk for the strongly flavoured Gruyeres cheese. In the middle of this picture
postcard scenery, rises the medieval, traffic-free little town of Gruyeres, with its
castle, surrounded by a fortified wall. After a visit of Gruyeres cheese factory stroll
through the charming village and visit 13th century Gruyeres Castle. Later visit the Cailler chocolate factory, the Swiss chocolate brand with the longest history. Farewell
dinner at Gourmet restaurant. Overnight in Lausanne.
Late morning departure to Vevey for a cooking class at the “Atelier Cuisine” located
in the unique inner court of the old town. The group will be split in 2. The first one
starts with the wine tasting, while the others learn the cooking part. Then we inverse
them. And we all cook together. Each class begins with the making of a meal to
which everyone contributes. This is followed by a communal celebration of the food,
accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Overnight in Lausanne.
Transfer to Geneva airport.
Our prices include:
- Deluxe motor coach as per itinerary
- English speaking tour escort throughout
- Accommodation in centrally located 4★ superior/ 5★ hotels in double/twin room
- 2 nights with bed & breakfast in Geneva
- 3 nights in Freiburg (1 x half board, 2 x bed & breakfast)
- 3 nights in Lausanne (1 x half board, 2 x bed & breakfast)
- Choice to take “half board” dinner either in the hotel or in a local restaurant
- Coffee/Tea and beverages included with dinner
- 3 Lunches in gourmet restaurants
- Visit of a Chocolaterie with tasting
- Boat cruises on Lake Geneva and Lake Murten
- Cooking Event, incl. cooking class, all goods, recipes, wine tasting, water, coffee/tea
- Winery visits with professional tasting
- Guided visits: Geneva, Freiburg, Bern, Murten, Lausanne
- Admission to the following sights:
- Prangins Castle
- Aígle Castle including wine tasting
- Gruyeres Castle
- Gruyeres Cheese factory
- Personal radio headsets
- Porterage at airport and hotels in / out
- All taxes and charges
Our classic destination for round trips
We and our local partners are looking forward to welcoming you in Switzerland and will take care of your clients on spot.
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