Private Trip From Zurich to Fribourg and Gruyeres
Wind: 12.87 km/h
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a driver-guide.
- Full day excursion to discover Fribourg and Gruyeres.
- Perfect for all ages and skill levels.
- Suitable for families.
Are you wondering about the best places to visit in Switzerland? Then Switzerland Tour is here to help you find and organize the best journey that will match your preferences and tastes.
Booking this entertaining excursion from Zurich to Fribourg and Gruyeres will surely give you the chance of witnessing two well kept medieval towns in Switzerland during one day.
On this fascinating full-day trip, the driver-guide will meet you at any location convenient for you in Zurich. From here you will travel to Fribourg.
Here is Switzerland-tour to advise you on the things to do in Fribourg. This city was founded in the 13th century by Herzog Berthold IV and marked as the city of cultural wealth, universities and bridges. This is the very point that unites the French and German-speaking Switzerland.
Situated on a rock, Fribourg is enclosed by Sarine River on three sides. The visitors will be fully occupied by the atmosphere of this medieval city with its over 200 fascinating Gothic facades dating back to 15th century, towers, and bastions.
You can wander around the narrow cobblestone streets, watch the still waters of river Sarine, enjoy a moment of peace and silence in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. This cathedral is the main landmark of Fribourg city which was built from 13th to 15th centuries. It started according to German construction plans and finished to meet French wishes. The perfectly stained glass windows along with the gothic interior will transport you back into the past.
Continue the 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 that is famous for its ancient architectural gem – Gruyeres Castle.
This building was constructed between 1270 and 1282, and only in 1938 the castle was made into a museum and opened to the public.
Here in Gruyeres, one can find completely different museums: 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. The Tibet Museum, although being small, has a large collection of original Buddhist artifacts, statues, drawings and paintings transferred right from the Himalayas.
Swiss Gruyeres is best known for its unique yellow cheese, named after the town. You will have the great opportunity to visit the fantastic la Maison du Gruyere – a cheese factory that will present the whole process of producing cheese and Gruyeres Castle. On the return, you will visit one of the oldest and most famous chocolate factories in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. During this excursion, you will learn how the chocolate reached Europe and how the Swiss made it even tastier!
After finishing your eventful day, the friendly driver-guide will give you comfortable return back to the starting point in Zurich City holding with you new sweet memories.
- The package includes
- All Transfers in private modern vehicle
- Hotel pickup/drop off
- Snacks and Drinks on board
- The package does not include
- Optional excursions
- Entry fees