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Swiss Discovery
Wednesday Jun. 16th – Sept. 15th
featuring: Swiss Cheese &Chocolate, the Chatelard Funicular & Emosson dam

Adult: € 79.00  Child U12: € 49.00
Please note: Passport required

Leaving the Chamonix Valley via the Col de Montets, we drive into Switzerland and through the Trient Valley before climbing over the Col de Forclaz pass. As we descend through the vineyards towards Martigny there are spectacular views over the Rhone valley. We then skirt the eastern shores of Lac Leman before arriving at Gruyère and Broc:

La Maison du Gruyère Cheese-Dairy
Snuggling near the mountain pastures at the foot of the Gruyère Castle in Switzerland. The Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover the Le Gruyère AOC. The Maison du Gruyère takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition. Free samples!

Maison Cailler - Chocolate Factory
Who has not dreamed of visiting a chocolate factory? Discover the process of chocolate manufacturing and the odours that come from it in the famous Maison Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory in Broc. Free samples! After free time for lunch, we begin to retrace our journey before arriving at:

Chatelard Funicular & Emosson Dam
The Chatelard Funicular dates from 1920 and holds the world record for the steepest two-carriage ascent (87%). At the top terminal, you transfer to a 60cms gauge train for a journey along the balcon which affords spectacular views. The final 140m ascent is by a mini-funicular. Once here you can walk across the dam and around the lakeside, enjoying the stunning scenery.

Note: The ascent by transport on the funicular/railway attractions is an optional extra payable locally. (Adult €28 Child U12 €14). Alternative access to the dam area will be provided by coach.
After free time, we descend by coach and return to the Chamonix Valley. Arriving back at approximately 18:30 hrs.

A passport is required for this excursion!

What's Included:

  • Return coach or minibus travel
  • Admission to Gruyère Cheese Factory
  • Admission to Maison Cailler
  • Ascent to Emosson Dam by road
  • All tolls & taxes

What's Not:

  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Chatelard Funicular/train ascent
Pick Up Points
Time   Town   Location
07:15   Les Houches   Bellevue Cablecar
07:20       Tourist Office
07:25       Hotel du Bois
07:35   Chamonix   Railway Station
07:40       Bus Station (cham sud)
07:43       Tourist Office
07:45       Hotel Alpina
07:55   Chamonix Le Praz   Hotel Rhododendrons
08:05   Argentiere   Railway Station
18:30   Arrive back in the Chamonix Valley

Drop offs as above

Airport transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix
Airport transfers from Chamonix to Geneva Airport
Airport transfers to/from Geneva Airport to Chamonix
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