Welcome to Gruyères


It's a pretty area, but it's not the landscapes you've come for – it's that nutty, semi-hard cheese revered the world over, and those featherweight meringues drowned in double cream you've heard so much about.

Named after the emblematic gru (crane) brandished by the medieval Counts of Gruyères, the villages that make up Gruyères are a riot of 15th- to 17th-century houses tumbling down a hillock, with cobbled streets and a castle as their crowning glory. The Appellation d’Origine Contrôllée (AOC) fromage produced for centuries on the surrounding farms is your take-home prize.


Top experiences in Gruyères

Gruyères activities

$222.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Gruyeres and Golden Panoramic Express Train Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet you Guide at Keytours Office Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Lake Geneva, Genevaenjoy the view on the roadPass By: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lausanne, Canton of VaudPass by the city of LausanneStop At: Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, Broc, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgEnjoy the visit of the chocolate factory and have a tasting at the endDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gruyere Traditions, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgEnjoy a free time in GruyèresDuration: 2 hoursStop At: La Maison du Gruyere, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgDiscover the secret of Cheese fabricationDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Fromagerie d'Alpage de Moleson, Moleson, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgVisit a handmaking cheese factory and cook your own fondue Duration: 1 hourStop At: GoldenPass Line, Montreux, Canton of VaudEnjoy a ride on board of the Panoramic TrainDuration: 1 hour

$161.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Gruyeres Village and Chocolate Factory Full-Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guide at Keytours OfficeDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Lake Geneva, GenevaEnjoy the view on the Lake during the road tripStop At: Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, Broc, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgDiscover the story of Cailler and visit the Chocolate factory! Enjoy a tasting at the end of your visitDuration: 1 hourStop At: La Maison du Gruyere, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgDiscover the secret of the cheese making Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Castle of Gruyeres, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgEnjoy a free time in the Medieval village of Gruyères, try some tradicional dishes as the Fondue or the Rusti in one of the numerous restaurant Duration: 3 hours

$1441.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Switzerland 4-Day Tour from Zurich with Mt. Titlis Cable Car

On this 4-day round-trip journey from Zurich, venture to Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern, Gruyères, Geneva and Zermatt by comfortable coach or minivan, depending on the size of your group. Overnight accommodation, buffet breakfasts and one dinner are included, and for all other meals, your guide can offer recommendations on local restaurants and cafés.

$189.17 Private & Custom Tours

Gruyères Private Tour with Cheese and Chocolate from Montreux

Start your tour with 9am pickup at your Montreux hotel. Depart Montreux and travel through Fribourg to Gruyères — a medieval town overlooking the Saane Valley. On arrival, visit a local cheese factory and sample some of Switzerland’s famous Gruyère cheese. Afterward, explore 13th-century Gruyères Castle and gain insight into the region’s rich medieval history.Enjoy an hour’s free time to wander the narrow, cobbled streets at your leisure, then visit the Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. Here, learn how one of Switzerland’s most famous chocolatiers produces its tasty treats, and learn of the company’s long history. Following a chocolate-tasting at Cailler, return in comfort to your Montreux hotel to conclude your tour.

$1441.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Switzerland 4-Day Tour from Lucerne to Zurich with Mt. Titlis

Start your 4-day journey in Lucerne and venture to Interlaken, Bern, Gruyères, Geneva, Zermatt and Zurich. Travel by comfortable coach or minivan, depending on the size of your group. Overnight accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels is included, as well as buffet breakfasts and one dinner; for all other meals, your guide can offer suggestions on local restaurants.

$202.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Pass plus Cheese, Wine and Chocolate Tour from Lausanne

There is no better temptation than chocolate smell ! A fantastic journey through chocolate traditions with a tasting of one of the most famous swiss delicacies.Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, take a deep breath of pure mountain air and listen to the cowbells in the pasturelands. Then on your way to Gruyères, enjoy Swiss countryside taking a great big breath of freshair. Be charmed by the real Switzerland, its green fields, its cows and Mountains.Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in swiss cheese fondue by preparing it yourself.After such an unforgettable experience, relax on a comfortable ride aboard the famous GoldenPass Panoramic train overlooking magnificent views over Lemanic Arc..