Chocolatouring in Switzerland

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Sampling chocolate truffles at Confiserie Sprungli in Zurich. A chocolate tour of Zurich would not be complete without a visit to Sprungli.

Many people have said to me that they’d like to join me on a chocolate excursion. Switzerland is a terrific place to explore chocolate as chocolate is engrained in contemporary Swiss culture and steeped in the country’s history as well.

highlights of a swiss chocolate travel tour

Below is a sample tour we’d put together for chocolate lovers interested in exploring the flavours of Switzerland. You could do this tour on your own, hook up with a Swiss travel tour company in North America like Alpenwild Tours for a similar itinerary, or get in touch with me if you have any questions about chocolate travel to Switzerland.

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Visiting the historic Cailler chocolate factory in Broc is a highlight of a Swiss chocolate tour.

March 30 – April 2 – Lucerne – Hotel Waldstätterhof

April 2 – 4 – Lausanne – Hotel Agora Swiss Night

April 4 – 8 – Zurich – Hotel Helmhaus

Suggested itinerary for your Swiss Chocolatour:

  • Accommodation as mentioned above including breakfast, service charge & taxes
  • Mar 29 – Travel to Switzerland
  • Mar 30 – Private transfer from Zurich airport to Lucerne via scenic Albis pass
  • Mar 31 – Private guide for walking tour of Lucerne
  • Mar 31 – Private chocolate tasting at Max Chocolatier
  • April 1  – Private guide for full day
  • April 1 –  First class train from Lucerne to Engelberg and return
  • April 1 –  Tickets to Mount Titlis
  • April 1 –  Private visit to cheese dairy in Engelberg
  • April 1 –  Tasting at cheese dairy incl. cheese, bread and 1 glass of white wine
  • April 2 –  Private transfer from Lucerne to Lausanne
  • April 3 –  Private guide for full day
  • April 3 –  Private motor coach for excursion to Montreux and Lavaux vineyards
  • April 3 –  Private castle guide at Chillon castle
  • April 3 –  Entrance fees to Chillon castle
  • April 3 –  Private wine tasting with snacks at Domaine du Daley
  • April 4 –  Private transfer from Lausanne to Zurich via Gruyères
  • April 4 –  Entrance fees to Cailler chocolate factory in Broc
  • April 4 –  Creation of own chocolate at Cailler chocolate factory
  • April 5 –  Private motor coach for excursion to Basel
  • April 5 –  Private visit at Beschle with tour, tasting and creation of of own chocolate
  • April 6 –   Visit to the International Chocolate Salon in Zurich
  • April 7 –   Free day in Zurich and optional chocolate touring with Doreen
  • April 8 –  Private transfer from hotel to Zurich airport

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

8 Responses

  1. Sherryl Perry
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    Doreen,
    I am so excited for you that you’re taking a chocolate excursion to Switzerland next year. I can’t think of a better tour guide. I won’t be able to attend but I certainly look forward to reading about it.
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    • Doreen
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      Thanks, Sherryl. I hope that one day soon, we’ll be able to share some chocolate together. Boston is definitely on my list of places to visit over the next year. 🙂

  2. Wow, Doreen, I would love to join you! What a great trip. I can’t join you, either, but look forward to reading all about it.
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    • Doreen
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      How lovely it would have been to have you on the trip, Jeannette! Perhaps on a future Chocolatour. But it’s great having you share the travels virtually on the blog and thru my book. I truly appreciate your support. Best of the season to you. 🙂

  3. Wow ! Interesting itinerary planned by you. Happy journey ! Keep on updating.

  4. Catarina says:

    There will be a lot for you to sample in Switzerland, Doreen. Am sure that the people who are able to go with you will have a wonderful, and delicious, time. Personally can’t take part, but it would be wonderful.
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    • Doreen
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      Thanks for your comment, Catarina. Perhaps we will one day meet up and share some Swedish chocolate together. There are some fine ones I have enjoyed — most notably Emanuel Andren. Have you tried it?

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