Chocolate Train - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Experience a trip on the 'Train du Chocolat'

 
About Chocolate Train

Available: May-October.

Costs

Half Fare Card: 69 Sfr from Montreux

Swiss Travel Pass: 59 Sfr from Montreux

Pre-booking is essential. 

Travel in a beautiful 'Belle Epoque' train carriage through wonderful Swiss landscapes. This journey allows you to discover the region of the celebrated Gruyères cheese and Nestlé-Cailler's delicious Swiss milk chocolate ... a fantastic day out not to be missed!


Highlights

Depart Montreux

You are welcomed on board by your tour guide and served with coffee and a croissant. The train departs at 8.45 - sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery en route to Montbovon. Here, you change to travel by bus through the scenic countryside to charming Gruyères.

Gruyères cheese factory

A visit to the cheese factory is included in your trip so you can watch the cheese making demonstation and even sample some of their product. After you have completed the tour you can purchase cheese in the gift shop or have a drink in the café.

Gruyères village

From the cheese factory a bus will transfer you to the village where you will have plenty of free time to explore the shops and visit the medieval castle (entry included with a Swiss Travel Pass, otherwise 12 Sfr). There are some charming restaurants for lunch.

Chocolate factory

A bus will collect you from the village and take you to the Nestlé-Cailler factory in Broc. At the end of the fascinating tour you'll be able to do some chocolate tasting! There's also just enough time to visit the gift shop and the café serving chocolatey delights.

Return journey

The bus will be waiting to take you on the scenic journey back from Broc to Montreux, arriving at 16.15. 


Directions

This popular trip departs from Montreux's station every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in May, June, September and October and daily in July and August. You can also reach Montreux easily from Lausanne and Vevey.

The price includes 1st class train travel, seat reservations, bus transfers, entrance to the cheese factory and the chocolate factory. 

This excursion is highly recommended and must be pre-booked as it is a very popular day out!

More excursions in the region

This delightful region offers everything from vineyard walks and lake cruises to nostalgic rail journeys and mountain beauty spots overlooking Lake Geneva. There are also higher mountain visits to enjoy, with plenty of scenic trails and alpine restaurants. 

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Your choice of resorts

You can choose to stay in an elegant, lively resort such as Montreux or Lausanne or find a quieter holiday in Vevey and nearby La Tour-de-Peilz. All have excellent access to beautiful Lake Geneva. For a mountain holiday, we recommend delightful Villars.

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