Home >> Independent Rail Packages >> Swiss Food Discovery      
 
 
 

Swiss Food Discovery  
NEW FOR 2018 Independent Rail Packages

2018 prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject
to currency fluctuation.

Duration:5 Days / 4 Nights OR 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination: Fondue on Mount Rigi - Eat with Locals - Montreux Region

Discover the best food experiences in Switzerland icnluding Dinner with Swiss Folklore Show in Stadtkeller, Excursion on Chocolate Train, Vinorama Wine Tasting and Fondue on Mount Rigi.

Book Now

 


 
         
 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Switzerland
Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border, airport or rail station. This evening enjoy a dinner with folklore show at Stadtkeller Restaurant. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2 | Fondue on Mount Rigi
After breakfast, enjoy a local cheese fondue at the top of Mount Rigi! Take a scenic lake cruise across Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where the train brings you to the peak of Mount Rigi, known as Queen of the Mountains, with panoramic views across the Alps and lakes. A scenic walk on Mount Rigi takes you to the Alp Farm “Chäserenholz”, a traditional dairy farm on the mountain itself. Your lunch today is a local Rigi cheese fondue, made from the cheese of the region! Savour your warming spiced fondue in the traditional rustic Alpine hut and enjoy the afternoon on Mount Rigi before a leisurely descent to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 3 | Lucerne - Interlaken
After breakfast, take the journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken. After checking-in to your hotel, a lunch on Lake Thun awaits! A beautiful lake cruise over waters of Lake Thun gives you the best views up to the surrounding peaks. A lunch of fresh perch, straight from Lake Thun itself, is served on board as you cruise r to Thun. After your cruise, explore the old town of Thun with its quaint boutiques and high walkways before returning to Interlaken across the lake. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 4 | Eat with locals
Day at leisure. Tonight experience the hospitality of a local family and enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine. The farm, the animals and the unique atmosphere ensure it will be an unforgettable experience. You will have the opportunity to help prepare the dishes and learn about family recipes passed down through generations. Your dinner will be served in the kitchen, the parlour, the garden, barn or wine cellar. In the evening return transfer by rail to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 5 | Interlaken - Montreux
Depart Interlaken by train for a journey along the lakeside to Zweisimmen. A quick change onto the carriages of the Golden Pass! A light lunch of traditional cured meats and delectable Swiss cheese is served on a wooden cheeseboard (yours to keep) as your views shift from chalets to pine trees, and between mountains and valleys. Your culinary trail is topped off by wine tasting at the ‘Lavaux Vinorama’ in the UNESCO protected vineyards. Your Swiss wine experience begins upon entering, as you walk into a warm, welcoming cellar surrounded by the wines of the region Try three local wines, accompanied by water and snacks. Overnight in Montreux.

Day 6 | Chocolate & Cheese Excurison
Experience the most famous Swiss product in the world: chocolate! Travelling from Montreux, enjoy coffee and croissants before stopping at Gruyères, home to the famous Gruyère cheese. Here you will tour the dairy where this world-renowned cheese is produced, before heading to Broc and the Cailler factory. The chocolate factory is open for visitors and a short tour and demonstration video explain the chocolate manufacturing process with chocolate tasting afterwards! Overnight in Montreux.

Day 7 | Depart Switzerland
Rail transfer to the airport or Swiss border for your onward journey.

 

Price includes:

  • Swiss Rail travel in 1st class as per programme,
    including half fare card
  • 2 nights Lucerne,
    2 nights Interlaken,
    2 nights Montreux
    in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily
  • Excursion & Fondue Mont Rigi
  • Excursion & Lunch Lake Thun
  • Special dinner at local farmhouse
  • Golden Pass Seat Reservation & Lunch (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner with Swiss Folklore Show in Stadtkeller
  • Excursion on Chocolate Train
  • Vinorama Wine Tasting
  • Service charges, taxes & VAT

Does not include:

  • Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

Swiss Food Discovery
7D / 6D - Prices From

3 Star Hotel

Twin Single
1-28 May 2018 2338 2730
29 May - 26 June 2018,
13 Jul-27 Sep 2018
2407 2799
27 Jun - 12 Jul 2018 2671 3367
28 Sep - 7 Oct 2018 2127 2560

 

Swiss Food Discovery
7D / 6D - Prices From

4-star Hotel

Twin Single
1-13 May 2018 2730 3273
14 May - 26 June 2018 2790 3318
27 Jun - 12 Jul 2018 3094 3927
13 Jul - 29 Sep 2018 2784 3305
30 Sep - 7 Oct 2018 2781 3292