Bern Day Trip From Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit

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Overview

Step back in time to medieval Switzerland and explore the countrys rural heartlands on this Bern day trip from Lucerne. Travel through the mountainous Entlebuch Valley a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with your guide; visit the Kambly Experience to see how Switzerlands finest biscuits are made; and explore Berns UNESCO World Heritagelisted Old Town. Then, gain insight into the ancient art of Emmental cheesemaking during a visit to a show dairy. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan in central Lucerne and journey out into the countryside to begin your tour. As you travel, listen as your guide talks of the regions rich history and culture and enjoy stunning views of the scenic Entlebuch Valley an area of unspoilt moorlands and Alpine pasture designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Head through Trubschachen in the Upper Emmental Valley and admire classic Swiss Alpine scenery such as crystal-clear streams and soaring, snow-capped mountains. Stop at the Kambly Experience one of Switzerlands biggest biscuit producers and discover how the sweet treats are made. Enjoy a tasting session and sample several different biscuit varieties for yourself.

Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern, the medieval capital of Switzerland. With pretty, red-roofed buildings and cobbled streets, Bern is considered by many to be Switzerlands most attractive city.

Explore Berns ancient Old Town with your guide and discover picturesque local landmarks including the 328-foot (100-meter) spire of Bern Minster. Discover top city attractions such as the imposing parliament building and the clock tower, and enjoy beautiful views over the Aare River. Afterward, enjoy a little free time in Bern to eat lunch (own expense) or shop for souvenirs.

Back aboard your minivan, continue into the heart of Emmental, a patchwork of lush pastureland and traditional dairy farms nestled deep in the Swiss countryside. Visit an Emmental dairy with your guide and watch as the various ingredients are worked over by hand, and discover how Emmentaler AOP is made. At the end of your tour, sample some of deliciously nutty cheese before departing for Lucerne, where your tour concludes.

Inclusions for Bern Day Trip From Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to Kambly Experience
  • Biscuit samples
  • Admission to Emmental Show Dairy
  • Cheese samples and 1 soft drink

Exclusions for Bern Day Trip From Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants and children under 5 travel for free, but they must be registered on the booking

Tour limited to 16 participants

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • It was my first time in Switzerland and this tour was a good experience to see more of Switzerland. The directions to the meeting point was clear and straightforward and my group and I were picked up on time. I can't remember the name of our tour guide, but he was an excellent driver and the ride was comfortable. Our first stop was the Kambley factory, which was a delicious surprise . While there, my group and I were able to sample their cookies/crackers and make our purchases- our stomachs were more happy getting back in the bus to continue our trip we're foodies. Bern was fun. We got to see the house where Einstein lived during his stay in Switzerland along with the clocktower down the street that inspired his theory of relativity, which was awesome! We didn't get to go inside the house though I think it's a museum now because we were just walking by so that was a downside. We did however, see the clock tower in action. After our guided tour in the city, we had some free time. My group and I took that time to grab some lunch and try local foods like fondue, racklette, and rosti. Definitely try these local cuisine if you're in the country! The second part of the trip was ok for me. We went to a cheese factory and saw how cheese was made. There was also an old cheese house with tools from the past and we briefly learned how they made cheese back in the day, but there wasn't an actual demonstration. The dairy visit was fine, but I felt like my group and I could've used more time in Bern and less time at the dairy visit. Overall, the experience was good- the drive was scenic, which I like I love nature, and Bern was my enjoyable. We also could've used more guidance on where to go, what to see, where to eat in Bern from our tour guide, but my group and I managed. I had a good time in the end, so I would say give this tour a try, but just be mindful there's some changes that need to be made to make it great.

  • This was a great tour. First they were on time in picking us up at the meeting point outside the train station in Lucerne and the ride was comfortable. Our first stop was the Kambley factory which my group thoroughly enjoyed. We are big foodies and having free samples everywhere before buying the goodies was aweomse. I have to say, we may have had one too many samples but we didn't leave empty handed. During our ride to the Kambley factory and Bern, our guide I cannot remember his name was very informative and talked about the local culture. He also took the scenic route when we were going to the cheese factory which allowed for some very nice pictures. We were able to explore Bern on our own after his guided tour, but I wish we had more time to do so. He pointed out some fascinating facts like where Albert Einstein live during his stay in Bern and how the clock tower inspired him to develop the theory of relativity. During our free time we were able to try the local cuisine- racklette, rosti, and some fondue! The cheese factory was okay, and seeing a very old cheese house was unique but I felt like we spent too much time there. Aside from that, it was a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Excellent trip. Brigitte was a great guide.

  • Too much nature. Cheese factory is OK, but cracker factory is not needed. We would like to spend more time in Bern and also needed some guidance where...

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