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. Their essence is cobbled, a castle is their crowning glory and 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

$222.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Gruyeres and Golden Panoramic Express Train Day Trip

We will first visit the chocolate factory of Broc (Nestlé - Cailler) where you can taste his famous chocolate and understand how chocolate is so famous in Switzerland. Will then continue our gastronomic discovery in a cheese-dairy where you will sample some local manufactured cheese. Then you will have some free time in the village of Gruyeres to relax or visit his castle overhanging the entire Gruyere region. The village from the middle age will charm you with its picturesque architecture. Next we will catch the Panoramic Golden Express, this train passes above the Lake Leman and permits to enjoy the panoramic view on the beautiful countryside around the lake.

$160.91 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Gruyeres Village and Chocolate Factory Full-Day Trip

Departing from Geneva by comfortable coach in the morning, travel through the beautiful Swiss countryside to the village of Gruyères.On arrival your guide will take you to the traditional Maison Cailler chocolate factory. Here, enjoy some delicious chocolate samples while discovering the production process of this world-renowned treat. In the afternoon, enjoy free time for lunch in one of the restaurants in Gruyères (own expense) and wonder across the picturesque village of Gruyères. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills to Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and the towering Alps. From afar, enjoy a breathtaking view of the medieval Castle of Gruyères (Château de Gruyères).After this relaxing culinary tour, your coach will bring you back to Geneva, where your tour will end around 6.30pm.

$1420.68 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.

$188.41 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.

$1418.13 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..