May – October
Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Vaud, Switzerland
The French Soul of Switzerland
A region of supreme beauty, rolling hills, mountains and forests, rivers and gorges, idyllic pastures, remote valleys. Vineyards slope gently to the edges of tranquil lakes, while local people live by the rhythm of the seasons, by their deep-rooted culture and their traditions. Small towns and villages display a typical and unique architecture. A splendid area, which sets itself apart from the rest of the Switzerland, and includes four of the twelve Swiss UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
A Tour on the French Side of Switzerland
Our exclusive itinerary offers a sublime experience. An unforgettable journey takes us from the Jura Mountains, at the border with France, to the serene pastures of Gruyères, and onward to the sophisticated and Mediterranean ambience of the Swiss Riviera, on Lake Geneva.
Local Culture and Typical Cuisine
We visit the birthplace of Swiss watch making and of famous architect Le Corbusier. We hike on scenic trails to mountaintops and amongst manicured vineyards, while spellbinding panoramas span from the Swiss to the French Alps. We discover the art of cheese making, we visit small medieval towns and archaeological sites. We enjoy the local gastronomy and the exceptional wines of each area. We savour a typical “moitié-moitié” cheese fondue, accompanied by excellent Chasselas wine. Option to add a cooking class and learn how to make artisanal bread.
We overnight at exquisite hotels that range from historic and family-run lodging to luxurious boutique accommodations.
This is a perfect tour, whether you are visiting Switzerland for the first time or you are returning to discover a different area of this multi-faceted country.