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Meet & Greet at the lobby of the hotel
Hotel pick-up & drop off
Private Modern Vehicle
Wi-Fi on board
La Maison du Gruyère Entrance Fee
Maison Cailler Entrance Fee
Professional Guide Services
Wondering where to visit in Switzerland? Switzerland-Tour is here to help you organize the best journey to suit your preferences and tastes.
Booking this entertaining excursion from Zurich to Fribourg and Gruyeres is guaranteed to please with the chance of viewing two perfectly preserved medieval towns in Switzerland, all in one day.
On this fascinating full-day trip, the driver-guide will meet you at any location convenient for you in Zurich to travel to Fribourg.
Switzerland-Tour will help you arrange the best day out in Fribourg based on your personal tastes. The city was founded in the 13th century by Herzog Berthold IV and marked as a city of cultural wealth, with esteemed universities and beautiful bridges. This very point unites the French and German-speaking Switzerland.
Situated on a rock, Fribourg is enclosed by Sarine River on three sides. Visitors will be taken in by the atmosphere of this gorgeous medieval city with over 200 fascinating Gothic facades, towers and bastions, dating right back to the 15th century.
You will get the opportunity to wander around the narrow cobblestone streets, watch the still waters of river Sarine and enjoy a moment of peace and silence in the stunning Cathedral of St. Nicholas. This cathedral is the main landmark of Fribourg city, built from 13th to 15th centuries. It began according to German construction plans and was finished adhering to French construction models. The perfectly stained glass windows, along with the gothic interior will transport you back into the past.
Continue your journey to the most photographed area of Switzerland – the medieval village of Gruyeres. The picture-perfect medieval town of Gruyeres is located on the small pre-Alpine hills, famous for the ancient architectural gem – Gruyeres Castle.
This building was constructed between 1270 and 1282, and only in 1938 was the castle made into an interesting museum which is now open to the public.
Here in Gruyeres, you’ll discover various museums including The museum of H.R. Giger and the Tibet Museum. The Museum of H.R. Giger Houses the largest and most impressive collection of the Swiss artist’s surrealistic works, while the Tibet Museum, although small, has a large collection of original Buddhist artifacts, statues, drawings and paintings transported right from the Himalayas.
Swiss Gruyeres is best known for its unique yellow cheese, named after the town. You’ll have a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the fantastic la Maison du Gruyere – an amazing cheese factory, presenting the whole cheese making process alongside the awe-inspiring Gruyeres Castle. On your return, you will visit one of the oldest and most famous chocolate factories in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. This excursion explores how chocolate reached Europe and how the Swiss made it even tastier!
After you’ve filled up on chocolates and cheese, and even purchased some to take home with you, your friendly driver-guide will give you comfortable return back to the starting point in Zurich City, leaving you with new sweet memories.