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Making our dinner in a 200-year-old farmhouse, pulling vegetables right out of the dirt, and working with traditional tools over an open fire was a real eye-opener—and a lot of fun. - S.S. - Washington
With the snow-clad peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as your backdrop you immerse yourself in the cuisine of Switzerland’s Alpine heartland. It’s hard to imagine that such a small country could have so much diversity in its cuisine. But if you fell in love with the Swiss cuisine on our tour in the French-speaking regions of Gruyères and Montreux, you’ll find an entirely different and equally enjoyable adventure in Switzerland’s German-speaking Alpine region.
Of course, you would expect hearty favorites like sturdy mountain cheeses, smoky sausages, potato rösti, and schnitzel. Then you’ll be tempted with lighter delicacies like meringues (invented in the Bernese town of Meiringen) or flaky apple strudel with vanilla sauce. Finally, we indulge in a tour of Zurich’s finest chocolate shops—it’s heaven. Explore your own food passions as you make apple strudel alongside a pastry chef, or prepare a perfect rösti crowned with melting Emmental cheese. Prepare yourself for yet another unforgettable visual and sensory feast in the Swiss Alps.
Your Swiss food adventure includes round trip transfers from the Zurich or 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 in the Bernese Oberland.
If you want to taste the traditional Swiss Cuisine of Switzerland's heartland, make cheese over an open fire in a traditional alpine farm, discover the authentic regional dishes of Switzerland, dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and explore the scenic beauty of Switzerland with a small group of like-minded culinary travelers, this is the ideal tour for you.
Day 1 – Wilkommen | Transfer to Interlaken | Mountaintop Excursion | Welcome Dinner
Day 2 – Historic Ballenberg | Cooking in a 200-year-old Kitchen
Day 3 – Hands-on Rösti Cooking Class | Trümmelbach Falls | Lauterbrunnen Valley
Day 4 – Jungfraujoch Excursion | Lindt Heaven | Gourmetstübli Dining
Day 5 – Pastry Cooking Class – Apple Strudel | Chocolate Show | Folklore Evening
Day 6 – Bern’s Old City and Market | Chocolate Tour of Zurich
Day 7 – Breakfast and departure
10 June 2018 - 16 June 2018
24 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
08 July 2018 - 14 July 2018
22 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
05 August 2018 - 11 August 2018
19 August 2018 - 25 April 2018
02 September 2018 - 08 September 2018
16 September 2018 - 22 September 2018
30 September 2018 - 06 October 2018
$3,595 USD per person double occupancy
$299 single supplement
Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit.