Bern Small-Group Day Trip from Zurich Including Cheese Tasting

57 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 10.5 hr

Discover the delights of Bern and the surrounding countryside on a day trip from Zurich. Enjoy the rural charms of the lush, mountainous Swiss landscape. Stop at the Kambly Experience to see how Switzerland’s finest biscuits are made. Take a guided tour around the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Bern Old Town, and learn about the art of making Emmental cheese during a visit to a show dairy, which will include a cheese tasting. Numbers limited to 16 people, ensuring a small-group experience.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Best of Switzerland Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zurich

Depart Zurich (Sihlquai Bus Station) by comfortable minivan and journey into the idyllic countryside. As you travel, listen to your guide share information about the region.

Pass By: Biosphaere Entlebuch

Pass through Entlebuch Valley, a beautiful and scenic area that was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its moorlands and rich Alpine flora and fauna.

Stop At:

Cross over into Trubschachen in the Upper Emmental Valley, which is noted for its lush green landscapes, clear streams, and snow-capped mountains. Stop at the Kambly Experience, home to Switzerland’s premier biscuit producer. Discover how the sweet treats are made and taste several different biscuit varieties.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bern

Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern, the medieval capital of Switzerland. With pretty, red-roofed buildings and cobbled streets, Bern is considered by many to be Switzerland’s most attractive city. Explore Bern’s ancient Old Town with your guide and discover picturesque local landmarks including the 328-foot (100-meter) spire of Bern Minster. Discover top city attractions such as the imposing parliament building and the clock tower, and enjoy beautiful views over the Aare River. Afterward, enjoy a little free time in Bern to eat lunch (own expense) or shop for souvenirs.

Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

Stop At:

Then it’s back to the bus for another drive into the heart of the Emmental, a patchwork of green pastures dotted with an occasional farmhouse. Visit an Emmental show dairy to learn more about the region’s famous cheese. Peer into the production hall and discover how Emmentaler AOP is made. At the end of your tour, sample some of the deliciously nutty cheese. Continue to a nearby dairy farm for a photo stop before returning to Zurich to enjoy the spectacular view of the green alpine pastures of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau on a clear day.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich

After an exciting day, your tour guide will bring you back to Zurich, where your tour started in the morning.
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