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Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva provided by KeyTours S.A.

Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva

Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    40
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2510KTG352
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Chocolate Factory & Tasting
  • La Maison du Gruyère
  • Bottled water
  • Driver Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Maison Cailler
  • Entry/Admission - La Maison du Gruyere
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Golden pass train
  • Entry/Admission - Gruyeres Castle
  • Entry/Admission - HR Giger Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Gruyère Traditions
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
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 40 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Chocolate Factory & Tasting
  • La Maison du Gruyère
  • Bottled water
  • Driver Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Maison Cailler
  • Entry/Admission - La Maison du Gruyere
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Golden pass train
  • Entry/Admission - Gruyeres Castle
  • Entry/Admission - HR Giger Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Gruyère Traditions
Departure details
  • Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Duration
10h
Return details
  • 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 40 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Geneva Bus Station
    1201 Geneva, Switzerland
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  • 1
    KeyTours S.A.
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lake Geneva
  • 2
    Maison Cailler
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    La Maison du Gruyere
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gruyeres Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    HR Giger Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Gruyere Traditions
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jcc98199
Seattle, WA134 contributions
Aug 2019
Train ride in historic cars through the mountains and villages was a highlight.

Portion related to cheese and the village of Gruyere were great. The cheese demonstration location was very educational; I won't forget how much grass and milk it takes to make cheese. The presentations were a bit hokey but over all well worth the time. The castle and village stop was my favorite part of the tour. The castle covers a very important family is Swiss history and their impressive home. Part of the efforts to save anr restore the castle has led to a very interesting display of modern art. This was the lunch stop and there was enough time for eating at one of the good restaurants (we chose The Chalet).

Bus to chocolate venue was scenic and a plus of the trip. Chocolate stop was interesting as it relates to the history and technology of chocolate in Switzerland.
Written September 20, 2019
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Keytours_Geneva
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your message. Is with the costumers opinions that we can grow and became better. Hope see you again in Geneva. Have a nice day.
Written September 24, 2019
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BonKos
Paducah, KY90 contributions
We had a great day on this tour! Mostly because of our Guide-Hextor & driver-Joseph! They were both awesome!
Hector explained things, gave us info we needed & told about Geneva & things we were seeing along the way. Everything was well planned out, they stayed with us so when we had questions they were right there!
Both factories were wonderful! & the lunch was delicious!
The tour was everything we expected & more!
Hector was a great guide & wish we had had him on other tours!
Guess we will book from Key Tours from now on.
Hectoe even helped us after tge tour with our next tour for the next day- NO comparison!
Thanks Hector & Joseph for a great day!
Written August 9, 2018
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Jeff H
West Palm Beach, FL1 contribution
This was an excellent way to spend our limited time in Switzerland. The tour guide, Maggie, was extremely knowledgable and ensured that our group had a wonderful experience. Thank you very much for the this amazing experience!
Written September 13, 2018
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Hi there, Thanks for this nice review, we always try to do our best! We are glad to ear that you have a great experience in Gruyeres, if you're coming back Chaplin's-Montreux-Chillon will please you also ^^ Best regards
Written September 18, 2018
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Nada F
Winchester, UK22 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
So disappointing. The time to get there from Geneva was lengthened as a detour to Lausanne was needed to pick up two more passengers. The chocolate factory was disappointing because there were no processes available other than a machine production line. Tasting was disappointing as the chocolate was FAR too sweet and clawy. La Maison du Gruyère was extremely disappointing as there was not a single element of processing taking place. We saw a film instead. There was NO BOTTLED WATER on board the coach. The driver was friendly but was certainly NOT A GUIDE. There was no time to see the castle or take the golden pass train as we had to deliver the two extra passengers back to Lausanne. It was NIT WORTH THE MONEY. Far better to have seen the countryside a different way and read about the chocolates and cheese.
Written March 20, 2022
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Keytours_Geneva
Good morning, thank you for your review. We do stop in Lausanne as it's on the way. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the chocolate factory as it's the highlight of the tour. In fact, there is no chocolate factory you can see the handkmaking because of sanitary issue. And morever it's all by machine, but they show from the cocoa beans, to the melted chocolate to tha packaging process which is quite complete. The chocolate is one of the best of Switerland and you can try at least 7 kinfs of chocolate so we feel very sorry you cannot like any of them. You did not book the train option and it's not available in winter. and you had 2 hours free time in the village which is enough to visit the castle. We are very sorry you didn't like the tour as it's the best seller it's very complicated not to enjoy it. Best regards
Written May 9, 2022
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Margaret S
Hamburg, Germany51 contributions
My partner and I landed in Geneva after a long and arduous journey from Australia. During the last leg our plane couldn’t land in Geneva airport due to strong winds and it took a detour to Lyon airport and another bus trip to get back to Geneva. So I thought, I just want to do something relaxing for the next day.

Our tour guide Evan was funny and knowledgeable. The time in the mini bus was about an hour and 40 minutes from Geneva bus stop to the chocolate factory, then a short ride to Gruyere village and the cheese factory.

We ended up eating inside the Gruyere cheese factory as Evan recommended and had the fondue (if you have two people, fondue for one is enough as the waitress recommended).

The cheese and chocolates are Devine. I’m not a big chocolate person and prefer dark chocolates usually but the original milk chocolate at Callier was so amazing I bought 14 bars in a box for family and friends. Really enjoyed this tour.

Also, there is an HR Giger museum at Gruyere Village for 12 CHK pp entrance fee. It’s HUGE. If you are an alien movie fan, the museum is to die for.
Written December 15, 2019
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Mel X
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide was very funny and interesting to listen to. This was my best experience in Switzerland; absolutely loved the trip and sites. Gorgeous. The cheese and chocolate were very yummy as well. Definitely worth it.
Written September 15, 2019
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Canmoretravelbugs
Canmore, Canada196 contributions
May 2018 • Business
Very nice tour of the countryside. The chocolate factory was outstanding (the prices are cheaper in the supermarkets in Geneva) - the cheese factory was disappointing. Just to see the Swiss countryside was worth the price of the tour and the castle was a a photo op that will be remembered.
Written June 28, 2018
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Good morning, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you like the countryside of Gruyeres region. It's how you can really image the swiss countryside with the green fields and the cows. We are sorry about the cheese factory, it's still a AOC cheese company which is very popular to visit here. We hope you to enjoy your holiday in Switzerland and wish a very good travel
Written June 29, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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100% worthy
Very profissional attendance during the whole trip. Our tour guide Chris was very pleasant and kind. Deeply worthy.
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A must do when in Geneva
Amazing trip and I loved every part. Getting to see the top of Europe, the amazing ice caves, and the beautiful tow
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Wonderful tour, great Guide Kris
Very well organised tour, enjoyed with family . Montblanc is the must tour from Geneva. Key Tours have done a great
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Best Short-Tour ever!
Cool short exciting tour, really nice guide Mr. Gabriel! Must Do in Geneva! We can really recommend this Tour! Do
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A company that robs your money :)
Do not book. A 365 operating train doesn’t even run. £160 for an hours coach journey there and back.
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Guide MIA
The views of Alps were gorgeous. The tour guide (Niel) was MIA - when we asked for his phone number (just in case)
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Switzerland will never disappoint you
My family and I spent our summer holidays in Switzerland last year. When you are already in love with this country
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Fantastic place to visit
Great short trip to Annecy. We were lucky it was last day of carnival. Pretty place with the canals. Beautiful sc
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Festival Fun
This was a short bus trip to France and the picturesque Annecy. We happened to go on a festival day which was fun.
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Regret paying for this tour
Gabriel was my tour guide, he repeated the same things over and over again and his non stop talking on the bus gave
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Worth it
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Very bad
My wife and I had the worst experience on the tour. First you inform that the activities in Chamonix such as Cable
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Stunning old town
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Ruined my Birthday. Stay Away.
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