Bern capital and countryside tour from Lucerne
Day trips & excursions

Bern capital and countryside tour from Lucerne

Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Availability: Thursdays and Saturdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours 45 minutes
Do this because
  • Drive through Entlebuch valley - Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere
  • Indulge in Switzerland's best-known premium biscuits
  • Learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP
  • Marvel at the late Gothic Münster Cathedral
  • Stroll under the characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge clock tower
What to expect

Visit Bern, the capital of Switzerland! This tour follows the scenic route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland passing through stunning landscapes and the rural Entlebuch and Emmental valleys. Pay a visit to the Kambly Experience to taste some delicious premium biscuits and the Emmental cheese factory for a sample of the biggest cheese in the world.

Board a comfortable minibus (max. 16 passengers) for this exclusive small group tour! Take a scenic drive through the unspoilt moorlands and idyllic alpine pastures of the Entlebuch valley - Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere. Crossing the border to the Emmental valley, you reach the Kambly Experience.

Learn about the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand and watch the master confectioners at work. Indulge in unique flavours and try as many biscuits of the tantalizing variety as you like! Continue through typical Bernese backcountry towards the Swiss capital Bern. Here you will take time for an informative walk through the charming Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral (Münster), stroll under the characteristic arcades to the clock tower (Zytglogge) and pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful Aare River.

Enjoy leisure time for lunch and some souvenir shopping before continuing through fascinating rural landscapes and its rich heritage. See grazing cows on green hills producing best milk, the principal ingredient for the world famous Emmentaler cheese. Stop at the show dairy right on time for the highlight of the day! Through the window, you can watch the cheese masters taking out the fresh cheese from the pot by hand. Afterwards you learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP during the cheese tasting.

Continue through the fascinating Swiss rural landscape with its rich heritage. The impressively vast roofs shelter the typical Emmental farmhouses, where you will stop at an Emmentaler dairy show for the highlight of the day. Tour the dairy show on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting staying only an arm's lenghth away from the master cheesemaker's workplace. Continue to a nearby dairy farm and see grazing cows on green hills producing high-quality milk, the main ingredient of the world-famous Emmentaler cheese. After a picture stop in a location with an amazing view over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau on a clear day, you will drive back to Zürich with a bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.

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What's included
  • Live driver-guide speaking in English and German
  • Transportation in comfortable minibus (max. 16 passengers)
  • Visit of Kambly Experience, incl. biscuit tasting
  • Guided city walk in Bern
  • Visit of Emmental show dairy, incl. cheese tasting
What's not included
  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Reduced price
  • Children aged (6-15): Reduced
Where

Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne

Meeting point:

Meet your tour on the sidewalk next to Lucerne train station.

What to remember
  • Must be at least 6 years old to join this tour
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When
  • From May to October the tour operates on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30am
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tours start time
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Provider
Best of Switzerland Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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