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Soak up Switzerland in a nutshell with a tour through the Swiss countryside to Bern. Visit the Kambly Experience and see where Emmental cheese is made to complete your experience.

HIGHLIGHTS:

*Tour through Switzerland's first Unesco Biosphere - Entlebuch valley

*See the delightful old town of Bern

* Taste the world famous Emmental cheese

Tour scenic Swiss routes and through stunning landscapes to Berne, the Swiss capital, and discover the rural highlights of the Entlebuch valley - Switzerland's first Unesco Biosphere.

Crossing into the idyllic Emmental valley you reach Trubschachen, home to the Kambly Experience. Here you learn about the origins of Switzerland's best-known biscuit brand, discover the art of fine biscuit making and watch the master confectioners at work. Indulge in unique flavours and try as many biscuits of the tantalizing variety you like!

After this sweet rest we continue through the typical Bernese back country towards the Swiss capital Berne. Marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral, stroll under the characteristic arcades to the clock tower and visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare.

In the afternoon we continue our way through fascinating rural landscape. The impressively vast roofs shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses and the geraniums in their windows are probably most intense colour than anywhere else in the world. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the main ingredient for the world famous Emmental cheese. And this means our next stop, the dairy show. Watch through the big windows directly into the production hall and learn about the traditional production of Emmentaler AOP - the largest cheese in the world! Before leaving this charming place you will be invited to a cheese tasting. Tour scenic Swiss routes and through stunning landscapes to Berne, the Swiss capital, and discover the rural highlights of the Entlebuch valley - Switzerland's first Unesco Biosphere.

Crossing into the idyllic Emmental valley you reach Trubschachen, home to the Kambly Meeting/pick-up point: Bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Stop: Sihlquai - Streetcar: 4, 13 or 17.

Duration: Ten and a half hours.

Start/opening time: At 8.30am.