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Bern is the hidden gem of Swiss cities.

Essential Bern

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Bern is the hidden gem of Swiss cities.
Tucked in an expansive meander of scenic River Aare, Bern presents a beautiful picture of densely populated countryside laced with leafy hills, secluded wilderness, and modern reinvention. Rest and slow down in the laid-back atmosphere of this fairy tale city.
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Highlights

Discover 4 generations of cheese production during your full day excursion to the Emmental Valley.

Discover the charming capital of Switzerland on a relaxed, self-guided walking tour.

Think Toblerone, Clock Tower, Ovaltine, and pedestrian crossing lined with Swarovski crystals - these, plus its UNESCO recognition make Bern a perfect bucket list destination. Bern serves as the capital and political centre of Switzerland overlaid with medieval features, friendly ambience, and a relaxed pace of life. Tucked in an expansive meander of scenic River Aare, the city presents a beautiful picture of densely populated countryside laced with leafy hills, secluded wilderness, and modern reinvention. The city is blessed with a manageable size - just enough space that the urban and rural can mingle closely together.  

Just let its medieval air push you along its amazing 6 kilometres of arcades and shops extending throughout town. See its wild side with a trip to Bear Park where you can watch the famous family of bears frolic in their natural surroundings. Linger for a moment at the elevated Rose Garden and enjoy perfect view of the Old Town and river Aare. Join a cheese making workshop ijn Emmental Valley and discover Bern’s historical core by visiting the Berne Historical Museum, one of Switzerland's most important cultural attractions. Stroll around Bern a bit more and see yourself veer away from what a conventional capital city should be. Bern surprises you at every turn, at every corner. 

Tour departs daily from January to December 2020.

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Included

3-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
3 breakfasts
Emmental excursion (un-escorted)
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
Bern ticket for free city transport
Self guided walking tour of Bern

Itinerary

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Day 1
Zürich - Bern

Upon arrival, transfer via rail from Zürich Airport and make your way to the hotel where you’ll stay for the next three nights.
 

Day 2
Bern

Following breakfast, you have the chance to explore the charming capital of Switzerland on a relaxed, self guided walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-Old Town of Bern with its most famous attractions and have a look at the little shops and cafes under the medieval arcades which provide year round sheltered sightseeing. 
 

Breakfast
Day 3
Emmental Show Dairy

Today, you’ll enjoy a full day excursion to the Emmental Valley. The Emmental is one of Switzerland’s most authentic areas with big farmhouses and storybook scenery. It is especially famous for the Emmental cheese that originates from this region. In the morning, you take the train from Bern to Hasle-Rüegsau, where a bus will be waiting to take you directly to the Emmental Show Dairy. The Emmental Show Dairy gives you an insight into 4 generations of cheese production. Discover how this traditional trade has changed over time and learn how the Swiss put holes in the cheese.
 

Breakfast
Day 4
Bern

Tour ends after breakfast at your hotel.
 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
3 nights
from AUD964
per person, twin share
Zürich (Daily)
01 January - 31 December 2020
Switzerland Brochure
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