Swiss Chocolate Train, Nestlé’s World of Chocolate and Gruyère cheese factory
We journey to Montreux to board the ‘Swiss Chocolate Train’ which then winds its way through magnificent scenery to the pretty town of Gruyère, famous the world over for its cheese production. En route, a coffee and croissant is included. On arrival, there is an included visit to the wonderful Gruyère cheese factory before free time for exploration and refreshments. Re-join the train and continue to the headquarters of Nestlé in Broc and its famous ‘World of Chocolate’ for a factory visit which is topped off with some chocolate sampling.
Montreux, a wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyard’s Vinorama and Lausanne on Lake Geneva
A day of more splendid mountain scenery as we head first to elegant Montreux, home of the famous jazz festival, for time at leisure before continuing along the lakeside to the renowned Lavaux Vineyards. Here we have an included wine tasting at the excellent Vinorama - the perfect opportunity to sample the ‘Chasselas’, Switzerland’s typical grape variety. From here, drive to the Swiss ‘Riviera’ town of Lausanne with its floral lakeside quays. Subject to schedules, your driver may offer an optional lake cruise to the picturesque town of Vevey where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your mountain resort.
Evian-les-Bains and Yvoire
A relaxing day today as we take a scenic drive along the southern edge of Lake Geneva and cross over the French border to reach the beautiful spa town of Evian-les-Bains. This excellent destination is famous for its royal connections, having been visited by many British monarchs over the years, and of course, for its amazing views out over the lake and perfect mountain backdrop.
After our visit, we’ll move on to the fine medieval city of Yvoire, which is just a short drive from Evian-les-Bains. This city is packed with history and has many well-preserved medieval buildings, many of which are decked out with beautiful floral arrangements. Spend time exploring the Yvoire, and absorb the amazing atmosphere here.