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Swiss Chocolate Train

Montreux, Switzerland
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Montreux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Starting out from Montreaux at 8.30 and the first stop was the Gruyere Cheese Factory to see how the cheese is made, then it was up the hill to the actual village which is a pleasure to visit, we had time to visit the chateau but no time to see the church which was my only disappointment. On to the... More

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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One of the two hostesses on the train, Afi, was having a bad day. She practically threw the chocolate croissant at us... The train serves ovaltine as hot chocolate. What a let down. THe chocolate factory is a joke....the "production line" is something that has been set up for tourist only. Most of the time at the Broc factory was... More

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Geneva
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's excellent for a day trip when one considers the area covered. I was on my own. But perhaps, with tiny tots, for a family outing it can be a bit long. Go for it, I would say

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great trip through the beautiful Swiss countryside. The chocolate factory in Broc was quite crowded, but there was a "movie" you could watch (basically a lot of old ads) while you waited for your turn to go in. Big plus at the end where you could have all the chocolate samples you wanted!

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Washington DC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family recently went on the Swiss Chocolate Train. The ride up the mountains was beautiful, and I'd even go ahead and say the trip was worth it just for the train rides (and you are on the train for a good portion of the day). We were given some coffee and a croissant once the train pulled away from... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The scenery from the train is stunning as you travel through the alps, the staff are very friendly and everything travel wise seemed to be clean. However, the cheese factory was quite small, and there was little to see, there were a few new things I learned though. The food provided on the train was pretty standard and was nothing... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had reserved the seats well in advance before arriving in Switzerland as it was a must do in our priority list. The train journey was fabulous. The train with its belle epoque carriages leaves from Montreux and after following a very scenic route takes you to your first stop- the cheese factory at Gruyeres. En route we were served... More

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Brisbane
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

More than once on this journey I caught myself thinking " this is so good it feels like I'm in a tv advertisement for a european holiday"...which means that it was a great experience and the views were amazing. We were glad to have booked the first class older carriages which provided a nice olde worlde charm and comfort for... More

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Evanston, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Based on the reviews, my husband and I were very excited about the Chocolate Train. We thought it would be a good ending to our Switzerland vacation. It's very touristy and not in a good way. The train ride was the best part of the trip. If you haven't spent anytime in the countryside than you will really enjoy this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had been wanting to do this trip for some years but circumstances had always prevented it. This year though we planned the trip, booked the tickets and anticipated the trip with huge excitement. We were not disappointed. Glorious Belle Epoque carriages with their original 100 year old livery transported us in style to our first stop of Gruyere with... More

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