Managing a chocolate and cheese trip from Zurich

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Feb 25, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Hi Arno and Anika,

Thanks for helping me out in planning my trip so far. This is with regards to our trip to Switzerland in May. I'm doing my trips ex-Zurich before leaving to Geneva early morning on 18th May and leaving Geneva to Paris that afternoon.

I have a family card with flexi pass for 4 days. 3 of those are planned for Jungfraujoch, titlis and Zermatt. One day is an escorted tour to Rhine falls and Black Forest when I'm not planning to use that. That leaves me with 1 day of pass left. I'm interested in doing Gruyere and Maison Callier. Can this be done from Zurich as a single day trip. Are there escorted trips to the same from Zurich?(I'm not talking about the cheese and chocolate tour by Viator. They take us only to a factory outlet of Lindt).

Since there is only 1 day of pass left, is it wise to use it for my travel to Geneva or should I use it for this trip? Is it possible to procure any passes that is valid for one day and reduce these train fares?

Thanks for your advice

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Feb 25, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Hi DrGerald,

Glad to help, no problem! Please note that there are direct trains from Zurich to Paris. There is no need to travel via Geneva. That takes much more time. Having said that, there are various options for your day trip:

If you will be traveling via Geneva anyway, you can choose to spend one or two nights in Geneva, or even better in Lausanne. That's closer to Gruyères and Broc, where the cheese and chocolate factories are. There are guided trips from those towns:

If you want to do this from Zurich you will need to travel on your own I think. I don't know guided tours from Zurich as they visit places close to Zurich. You can enter the destinations "Gruyères" and "Broc-Fabrique" in the timetable to find train schedules. It will be a long day but it is doable.

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