Cheese Train - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Memorable excursion on the 'Train du Fromage'

 
About Cheese Train

Available: January-March.

Costs

Half Fare Card: 69 Sfr from Montreux

Swiss Travel Pass: 39 Sfr from Montreux

Pre-booking is essential. 

The Cheese Train takes you on a fantastic one hour journey with stunning winter scenery to discover Swiss traditions. The fabulous 'Belle Epoque' Pullman carriages take you to Château d'Oex for a traditional cheese making demonstration followed by a delicious cheese fondue lunch.


Highlights

Depart Montreux

The Cheese train will be waiting in Montreux station to welcome you on board for this fantastic experience. The journey has lovely views all the way to Château-d'Oex.

Cheese making demonstration

When you arrive in Château-d'Oex you will be taken to the 'Le Chalet' restaurant for a cheese making demonstration. They make their own 'Chalet Bio' cheese over a wood fire, just like in an alpine chalet. Before your very eyes, the cheesemaker, wearing traditional costume, will transform around 200 litres of organic milk into cheese, which you will have the opportunity to try.

Fondue lunch

Lunch will be served at the warm, cosy and authentic 'Le Chalet' Restaurant with its rustic setting. An excellent organic cheese fondue and dessert are included (drinks payable locally). 

Museum

After lunch you will taken to the Museum of the Old Pays d'Enhaut, a private museum which was established in 1922. Over the years, it has become one of the foremost museums of its type in Switzerland. You can experience life in a traditional home of yesteryear and admire the typical art of the region: handmade cut-outs.

Return journey

Your train will depart Château-d'Oex for the scenic journey back to Lake Geneva and Montreux. 


Directions

This excursion is available January-March, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The train will departs Montreux station for the one hour hour journey to Château-d'Oex, arriving back in Montreux in the late afternoon. The price includes 1st class train travel, seat reservations, bus transfers, and all activities described above. 

Booking in advance is essential.

More excursions in the region

This delightful region offers everything from vineyard walks and lake cruises to nostalgic rail journeys and mountain beauty spots overlooking Lake Geneva. There are also higher mountain visits to enjoy, with plenty of scenic trails and alpine restaurants. 

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Your choice of resorts

You can choose to stay in an elegant, lively resort such as Montreux or Lausanne or find a quieter holiday in Vevey and nearby La Tour-de-Peilz. All have excellent access to beautiful Lake Geneva. For a mountain holiday, we recommend delightful Villars.

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