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

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Discover the Cuisine of the Bernese Oberland

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.

Authentic culinary traditions

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.

Fully-guided tour features 

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.

Is this tour for you?

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.

Overview Itinerary

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

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Tour Price

$3,595 USD per person double occupancy

$299 single supplement

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

Trip Dates

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

11 June 2019 - 17 June 2019

25 June 2019 - 01 July 2019

09 July 2019 - 15 July 2019

23 July 2019 - 29 July 2019

06 August 2019 - 12 August 2019

20 August 2019 - 26 August 2019

03 September 2019 - 09 September 2019

01 October 2019 - 07 October 2019

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Make artisan alpine cheese over a crackling open fire followed by hearty farm breakfast
  • Learn to insider tips on making rösti, a traditional Swiss potato dish, from a chef in a top-rated kitchen
  • Try your hand at crisp and fragrant apple strudel with vanilla sauce
  • Ascend snowy Jungfrau by cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station and overlooking the Alps’ longest glacier