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Berne and Swiss Countryside Tour – from Zurich

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Key Highlights

  • Take in the beauty of the scenic routes and picturesque valleys of the Swiss countryside
  • Learn the art of biscuit making from expert confectioners at Kambly biscuit factory
  • Walk the centuries old cobbled streets of Berne and learn about its history
  • Witness the making of world’s biggest cheese in Emmental
  • A multilingual guide will accompany you throughout the tour
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 30 Apr: Saturday
    01 May - 31 Oct: Tuesday and Saturday


    10 hours 30 minutes

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    This tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station).
    This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 4, 13, 17

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the bucolic charm and scenic routes while you make your way to the Swiss capital of Berne. The unspoilt beauty of the vast moorlands and Alpine pastures present a breathtaking view of the Swiss countryside.

    On your way to Berne, visit the factory of the world renowned biscuit brand Kambly and learn the art of biscuit making from expert confectioners.

    Once you reach Berne, lose yourself in the idyllic beauty of this 15th century provincial town. The terraced stone buildings, covered arcades, clock towers, church spires and cobbled streets adds to the irresistible charm of the city. A multilingual guide, proficient in German and English, will take you around and show you the major highlights of the city.

    End your tour with a visit to a dairy in Emmental and see for yourself how the biggest cheese in the world is produced!


    Get ready for a drive through scenic routes and stunning landscape as you depart from Zurich in a minibus to the beautiful city of Berne. On the way, your first stop will be Switzerland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve, the Entlebuch Valley.

    The seemingly endless moors along with spectacular karst formations and the arcadian alpine pastures makes it one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland. Take in the beauty of the valley while your minibus heads towards Trubschachen crossing the bucolic Emmental Valley.

    At Trubschachen, discover the art of fine biscuit making at Kambly factory, Switzerland’s best known biscuit brand. Indulge in unique flavours and try as many biscuits of the tantalizing variety you like!

    After spending a good time at Kambly, you will finally reach the Swiss capital of Berne and accompanied by a multilingual guide, walk through the charming Old Town, designated UNESCO world cultural heritage.

    Founded in the 12th century by a small group of devout Swiss Mennonites, the city of Berne is surrounded by the Aare River, and over the centuries has developed into a provincial town. Its 15th century old town has an idyllic appearance with terraced stone buildings, covered arcades, clock towers, church spires and cobbled streets.

    During the course of the walk, you will come across the following major highlights of the old town:

    Das Berner Münster: Cathedral of Berne, The Gothic cathedral boasts of the tallest church tower in Switzerland.

    Zytglogge: A medieval tower built in the 13th century, it is the most recognisable symbol of Berne and is known for the astronomical clock and the bell which rings at every hour.

    Parliament building: 38 artists from different parts of Switzerland have designed the building which is the seat of the Swiss government. Pay a visit to the building which overlooks the beautiful River Aare.

    You will also get some free time to stroll the streets on your own, grab lunch or buy souvenirs. In the afternoon, you will continue your way through fascinating rural landscape with their rich heritage.

    Your last stop will be Emmental where you will see grazing cows on green hills producing best milk, and the world famous Emmental cheese. You will also visit a show dairy, where you will witness how fresh cheese is taken out of the pot by hand. Learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP - the biggest cheese in the world!

    Before heading back to Zurich, indulge in some cheese tasting at the dairy.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation by coach
    • Professional multilingual English/ German Guide
    • Visit Kambly Experience with biscuit tasting
    • Guided walk through UNESCO protected Old Town of Swiss Capital Berne
    • Visit Emmental Show dairy with cheese tasting including 1 soft drink


    • Lunch/Beverages and Personal Expenses
    • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Tour ends at 7 pm