I've been to Switzerland many times previously, but have never experienced the amazing behind-the-scenes and exclusive experiences I enjoyed on this trip. Really and exceptional experience - C.W - California

Delicious French-influenced cuisine 

The French-speaking region of the Swiss Alps produces some of the most delicious and distinctive food of Europe. Neighboring France has influenced their cuisine, but every dish has unmistakable Swiss flavors, ingredients, and personality. Culinary artistry has flourished here for centuries.

Authentic Swiss culinary traditions.

This is your opportunity to nibble on the delectable results of generations of creativity in Swiss farm kitchens. The need to preserve food has led to dozens of varieties of cheese, breads, dried meats, sausages, pickles, and fruit preserves. The Romans left a legacy of terraced viniculture on the sundrenched slopes of the Alps leading to wines that are distinct to the region and can be found nowhere else.

French-inspired Switzerland is the home of meringues, fondue, Raclette, Gruyère, and double cream. And the confectioners of Suisse Romande, through decades of experimentation, have perfected fine chocolate as we know it. Switzerland’s restaurants have been awarded more Michelin stars per capita than any country in the world.

More than just tasting

But your tour will be more than just tasting—you’ll try your hand at this remarkable cuisine. Follow a 900-year-old recipe as you make Gruyère cheese in an alpine chalet over an open fire. Stand side-by-side with a master chocolatier as you create your own chocolate treasure. Heat a wood-fired oven to 700F and slide in your artisan loaf to bake. Learn the secrets of preparing a bubbling caquelon of classic cheese fondue.

Your culinary experience will be enhanced as you stroll through a thousand-year-old vineyard, take a spectacular cogwheel railway mountaintop excursion, and walk through walled medieval villages and storied castles.

Fully-guided tour features 

Your Swiss food adventure includes round trip transfers from the Geneva Airport, six nights hotel accommodations, breakfasts, dinners, ground transportation, excursions, classes, demonstrations, tastings, guided walks, recipes, interpretive notes, and the services of an English-speaking expert guide. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable visual and sensory feast as you Discover Swiss Cuisine.

Is this tour for you?

If you want to taste French-inspired Swiss Cuisine, spread double cream on crispy meringues, try a hands-on chocolate workshop, bake authentic artisan bread, dine at top Swiss restaurants, and explore the scenic beauty of Switzerland with a small group of like-minded culinary travelers, this is the ideal tour for you.

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Rendezvous | Transfer to Montreux | Walk to Chillon Castle and Guided Tour | Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Morning Breakfast Buffet | Maison Cailler | Artisan Bread Baking Workshop | Fondue Dinner

Day 3 – Traditional Gruyère Cheese-Making | Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop | Gruyères Village Tour

Day 4 – Martigny Market | Amphitheater | Alpine Herbs

Day 5 – Chaplin's World | Guided Walk | Wine Tasting | Lavaux Vineyards | Dinner

Day 6 – Vevey Market | Chocolate Workshop at Läderach | Farewell Dinner

Day 7 – Check Out and Departure | Transfers to Airport

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Tour Price

$3,895 USD Per person double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich

$599 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

07 September 2020 - 13 September 2020

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.

•6 Nights 4-Star Accommodations

•Round-trip Geneva Airport Transfers

•Daily Buffet Breakfast

•Daily Dinners at Select Restaurants

•Gruyère Cheese-Making

•Hands-On Traditional Bread Baking

•Hands-On Fondue Cooking Class

•Maison Cailler Tour

•Working with Chocolate (Master Class)

•Alpine Herbs Walking Tour

•Lavaux Vineyards Tour & Tasting

•Guided Village Tour - Gruyères

•Castle Tour - Chillon Castle

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