Bern Small-Group Day Trip from Zurich Including Cheese Tasting | La Vacanza Travel

Bern Small-Group Day Trip from Zurich Including Cheese Tasting

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
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  • Not-Cancellable


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.

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Pass By: Zurich, 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, The Foot of the Alps, Lucerne 6170 Switzerland

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: Kambly Erlebnis, Mühlestrasse 8, 3555 Trubschachen, Switzerland

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, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of 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 hours 15 minutes

Stop At: Emmentaler Schaukäserei, Schaukäsereistrasse 6, 3416 Affoltern im Emmental, Switzerland

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, Zurich

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

  • Transportation in minibus with AC and free Wi-Fi
  • Full guided tour by professional multilingual driver-guide
  • Visit to Kambly Experience with biscuit tasting incl. drink and biscuit samples
  • Guided Old Town walk in Bern
  • Emmentaler show dairy incl. cheese tasting
  • Goodie bag with regional products (worth CHF 30.-)
  • Visit of dairy farm with picture stop
  • Small group of max. 16 guests
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Kambly Erlebnis
  • Entry/Admission - Emmentaler Schaukäserei

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Not suitable for infants under 6 years, exceptions only on request.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

08:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


19 Oct, 2023

Having read great reviews of this tour I booked in and was very happy to find out they were all correct! Our tour guide Gallus was extremely friendly and had great knowledge to share during our journey to Bern. Our first main stop at the Kambly factory was like heaven for anyone that likes biscuits (thankfully I do), and the unlimited tastings and free drink went down a treat as we got our day started. After our next coach ride via a "Bio"/organic zone of farming land (with very interesting info on its creation), we arrived in Bern where we got to see the famous Bear Park and had a quick tour through the old town before having some free time for lunch. After this we made a beeline to Emmental where we enjoyed a very fun tour of the Emmentaler factory (with plenty of cheese to taste), got a few magnificent photos of the surrounds, and got to see a family run farm complete with cows etc. Although the tour takes up an entire day, it was worth it to get a crash course on Bern and Switzerland's most famous cheese. This was the second of two tours with Best of Switzerland Tours, and based on both I will be back next time I'm in the country to see more of the amazing Swiss landscape and enjoy the delicious food on offer.


16 Oct, 2023

It was an amazing day, made even better because Patrick was wonderful and added so much to the tour. Bern was lovely and the drive through the rolling hills was nice as well.


12 Oct, 2023

Bear pits - big Healthy bears. Great driver and tour guide. Small Group tour is a plus. Kambly stop was fun and sampling of treats generous. Tasty.


10 Oct, 2023

Best of Switzerland Tours is very well organized. I wish we had seen the cheese making happening instead of a cute animated experience. We went in the PM, maybe be at the farm/factory in the AM? Bern was a beautiful city to visit and the cookie factory was fun!


10 Oct, 2023

Going to the Kambly cookie factory and cookie shop…a “do-it-yourself” try before you buy…was a lot of fun. The only problem was having the willpower to resist sampling more than a few cookies! 🍪 The cheese tasting at Emmentaler Farm, not so much fun. As a former teacher of young children, I can tell you that the program was geared for an 8 year old and was less than entertaining to me, my husband, and the couple with us. Emmentaler needs to revamp their program and consider who their target audience is. Perhaps if the cheese was being made early in the day, Taste of Switzerland could change the order of the contents of the trip by visiting the farm early and watching the process of the cheese being made. As far as the visit to Bern went, it is a nice town, but not the picturesque-ness of Lucerne. If you choose to go, skip the tour with the guide and meander around on your own. I honestly have to say that I would not recommend this trip. La Vacanza Travel Switzerland has many more trip selections that are unbelievably wonderful.

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A perfect day trip


We had great trip with tour guide Monica. It was very enjoyable time.


Amazing Experience


Amazing history... Spectacular...


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