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Swiss Chocolate Train

Montreux, Switzerland
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Rajesh_in wrote a review Jul 2022
Mumbai, India1267 contributions146 helpful votes
Unfortunately we could not take this train during our recent tour to Switzerland, but was lucky to have seen the Engine of `Train Du Chocolate' at Saanen Railway Station. It looked very nice
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Rob and Catheri... G wrote a review Jul 2022
Boblingen, Germany32 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I are SO glad that we did this excursion!! The Belle Epoque train was truly a First Class train experience and we highly recommend it as well! The scenery was so picturesque and the food was amazing! It's a long day, so be mindful of very young children.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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TravelingTogether3 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Tickets: To begin with buying the tickets, there were not 3 seats together in 2nd class, so we paid $99/person for first class (rather than $69/person for 2nd class). We were only on the train for a very brief period, so we wasted $90. NUTS: When we arrived at the train station, we were given samples of chocolate with no warning that all samples contain hazelnuts. Fortunately we read the tiny print on the tiny samples so my daughter didn’t eat them and avoided an allergic reaction. They served chocolate croissants on the train, also with nuts! No option for anyone not able to eat nuts. And the advertised cappuccino on the train is actually a paper cup of coffee from a thermos or a packet of hot chocolate. CHEESE TOUR: We love Gruyere cheese! But there was very little of the factory operations to see, and the audio was just sad. No surprise, plenty of time allowed for shopping in the gift shop. GRUYERES: The town and castle were lovely. We enjoyed our free time. The highlight of the trip! CHOCOLATE TOUR: Another automated tour - but much higher quality and interesting history. Free samples (some without nuts!) and of course much time allowed for the gift shop. Bus ride back home uneventful other than people getting upset that their seats were taken (although there were no assigned seats.) If you like group tours, and don’t have a nut allergy, then you may enjoy the chocolate train (bus). For us, the most expensive and least favorite experience of our two weeks in Switzerland!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Julie B wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a great day! We had a group of eight, 4 adults and 4 kids between the ages of 11 and 15. The trip was easy to book via the Golden Pass website, following the pages instructions. I had been concerned that the platform would be difficult to find (we had had a hard time making a transfer in Lausanne the day before), but it was well marked and we found it easily. We had plenty of time at each stop and everyone was very accommodating. Before booking, I had read some complaints about the bus ride portion but we found both the train and the bus comfortable. If there is one suggestion, it’s that they provide seat assignments for the bus as well. It wasn’t an issue for our group but we noticed others continuing to jockey around seats, trying to keep groups and families together.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Frank W wrote a review Nov 2019
St. Augustine, Florida69 contributions37 helpful votes
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First let me say I love Gruyere Cheese and Chocolate. If you agree we me this is the trip for you. You start out on this journey in a opulent antique train car with rich appointments like wood paneling, bay windows and plush seats and carpet. The very friendly guides start you out with either coffee or hot chocolate and a huge chocolate crousant. The train takes you into the mountains amid beautiful views and sheer drop offs. At the top of the mountain they bus you over to the Gruyere Factory where the best Gruyere Cheese is produced. This is the same place the Gruyere cheese you bought at your local store or Costco also comes from. As you start your tour, they hand you a package of Gruyere Cheese to sample with cheeses aged for different periods. It was an interesting tour and of course you can buy cheese at the end of the tour. Fresh Gruyere, who can resist. Next, we were bused to Gruyere Village a quaint little town near the factory. As we walked to the town the cows were calmly munching on alpine grass and starting the process that will lead to that wonderful Gruyere Cheese. The Village was full of interesting little shops after which we had a lunch and the best Rosti I have ever had. After leaving with full stomachs we were bused over the the Cailler Chocolate Factory to tour their operation. After a instructional tour of the history of Chocolate of which I was not aware, we got to the tasting station and feasted on every type chocolate they make.. Chocolate overload. The gift shop gave you a chance to purchase a huge variety of chocolate and we did. The bus took us back to the Montreux Gare and our hosts bid us farewell. It was the last day of the Chocolate Train for the season and the staff were off to another adventure. This is a tour that combines beautiful vistas, great cheese, great Chocolate and a lot of Swiss history. It is well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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