The French-speaking part of Switzerland has a special flair, and the Chocolate Train route was made to impress travelers by showing them the beauty of this region. The journey feels like it transports you back in time, starting the first leg on a Belle Epoque train from Montreux to Montbovon. Passing through vineyards and quaint villages, in this first stretch you will enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and chocolate croissant until you reach Montbovon.
You will continue by bus Gruyère – a small but beautiful town that seems to have risen from the Middle Ages. Here, your knowledge about cheese will go to another level! La Maison du Gruyère, also known as the Gruyères Cheese Dairy, offers visitors a unique and immersive experience into the world of Gruyères cheese, a famous Swiss cheese known for its distinctive flavor and quality. You will learn everything about the cheese-making process firsthand, from the arrival of the milk to the final aging of the cheese. After the cheese tour, you will have time to explore the medieval town of Gruyères, which is also home to the renowned Château de Gruyères (Gruyères Castle). The town's cobbled streets, historical architecture, and beautiful surroundings add to the overall experience.
The tour continues by bus to Broc, where you will visit the Maison Cailler chocolate factory. Often simply referred to as Cailler, it is one of Switzerland's oldest and most renowned chocolate brands, known for its high-quality products. During this visit, you will witness the chocolate making process, from the selection of the cocoa beans to the final packaging of the chocolates, and, of course, taste various Cailler chocolates. La Maison Cailler is a popular destination for anyone looking to indulge in the sweet world of chocolate!
The Chocolate Train route is a popular tour for people wanting to enjoy Switzerland’s culture and the countryside beauty in an off-the-beaten path that is well worth the visit!