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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Overview

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
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Depart Zurich (Sihlquai Coach Terminal) by comfortable minivan and journey into the 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 Bern, Switzerland’s medieval capital, which features a collection of pretty red-roofed buildings and cobbled streets. Wander around the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town with your guide, admiring picturesque local landmarks including the 328-foot (100-meter) spire of the Münster, Bern’s Cathedral. Take a look at the parliament building, which overlooks the River Aare. After the tour, spend some free time in Bern, during which you can eat lunch (own expense) or go shopping 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. Taste some of deliciously nutty dairy, before departing for Zurich, where your tour concludes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

The guide will bring you back to the same place, where you have joined the tour in the morning.

Inclusions
  • Transportation in comfortable Mercedes minibus, free WIFI included
  • Full guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Visit to Kambly Experience with biscuit tasting incl. drink and biscuit samples
  • Guided tour of Berne Old Town
  • Visit to Emmentaler show dairy, incl. audio-visual museum “King’s Way” and cheese tasting
  • Goodie bag incl. typical Swiss products

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
  • Infants (0 – 5 years): not recommended on our small group excursions. Exceptions on request.
  • Tour limited to 16 participants
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

10 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

263lilya

17 May, 2022

Martin, our driver/guide was very courteous, knowledgeable and friendly! We had a great experience! He was very familiar with the different areas of interest which he shared with us!

Frenchvanillalover

04 Mar, 2020

Really enjoyed my trip ! This trip was last minute and I was able to secure a booking on this tour a day before. Enjoyed the bear pits and free time that was at the trip. The guide was lovely he even got us public transport bus tickets to get us to the town square faster.

PaulAlexandru_T

02 Feb, 2020

It was a great day! Brigitte is a very nice guide and she did her best to help us with whatever questions we had, she offered us a lot of useful information and she has a very professional style! I would definitely recommend her to anyone taking this trip and not only!

WellTreadShoes

29 Dec, 2019

Martin Benz was our guide and it was an excellent outing. We started off from Zurich with three of us travellers to Lucerne to pick up the remaining travellers. It was a 30 min drive in a minivan (like the Benz Sprinter). After a short stop at Lucerne and now the team fully assembled, we made our way to the Emmental valley to taste their world famous cheese. There was a brilliant presentation (almost interactive) about the Emmental cheese that children will surely love and adults wouldn't grudge to sit through. After a cheese sample, we saw their factory, cheese storage and a seperate small hut outside that shows the workman's shop. A scenic 1-HR drive through the valleys then brought us to Berne. Berne was something else. Martin did a short intro + old city tour for us (40min) and then left us to explore the city further on our own. The clock tower, the bridge, three squares and two parks later, we returned to the bus stop after 2HRs. Next and final stop was the Kambly biscuit factory which was on the outskirts of Berne. We stopped at the factory which had the shop, presentation hall and bisuit tasting all in the same building and same floor. 70 different kinds of biscuits and unlimited samples for all of them! It was a child's dream come true. We had a stop here for about an hour and then back to Lucerne to drop our team off. The remaining members returned to Zurich with Martin. This is one of the better tours I did from Zurich. I would highly recommend Martin Benz and this tour for anyone who wants to see Berne from Zurich and enjoy some Swiss hospitality while doing it.

dave p

14 Oct, 2019

Monica was great. Super knowledgeable and attentive to the groups needs! A super fun & informative trip. Great balance between history & lifestyle. Just what we like.

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