Chocolate Factory Visit
Switzerland's Big Five are mountains, cheese, chocolate, watches and Roger Federer. This tour will allow you to tick off one of the five from your list, chocolate. On this tour we visit a Chocolate World that has been in business for over 40 years and known for their quality production of chocolate. It is located right next to a train station making it easy to travel there. The Chocolate World is located above the factory floor and offers a bird's eyeview of chocolate production. Inside there are interactive exhibits that explain the chocolate making process and plenty of sample to taste. Actually you are encouraged to try as many as you wish. In addition you have the opportunity to create your own unique chocolate bar. Below the Chocolate World there is a chocolate shop and cafe.
This tour meets in Zürich Main Station ( or Lucerne train station) and travels about 45 minutes by train to The Chocolate World. From Lucerne, the tour is 2. 5 hours This is because it is only a 10 minute ride to the factory.
Meet at Zürich Main Train Station *
Travel by rail (with one change) to Root, Switzerland
Visit Chocolate World, Shop and Café,
Observe chocolate production and learn about the making of chocolate, and try a few samples. The Chocolate World is self guided with interactive English displays throughout.
Return to Zürich Main Train Station
* it also possible to begin this tour in Lucerne
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In an effort to maximize our time together we will meet at Zürich Main Train Station under the giant blue angel, hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the station. It is located next to the ticket office.
End location: We will end the tour right where we started in Zürich Main Station.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
The most relaxing way to go is with the efficient and punctual SBB, Swiss Rail System.
Organisation and planning of the tour and a private guide. Inside the factory the tour is self guided.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
66 CHF - You will need Swiss Franks or credit card to pay for your train fare of approximately 41CHF - round trip, entry fee of 15CHF and an optional 10 CHF for chocolate bar making. a 5 CHF gift card for the shop is given to each person that pays the entry. If you have a Swiss Travel pass this will cover your train fare.
Entry fees and train tickets are not included, the entry fee is 15CHF plus additional 10CHF if you choose to create your own chocolate bar. You receive a 5 CHF gift card for the shop with your entry ticket. Unless you have a discount card the train price is approximately 41 CHF round trip. The total extra costs will be 66 CHF per person and then if you want to purchase something you will need a few more Franks.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Swiss cities are compact and easy to navigate on foot or by public transport!