Bern, Switzerland’s federal capital, is located in the center of the country and is a must-visit city of Swiss Private Tours. You will discover this very surprising city on foot. A UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1983, the old town offers an incredible medieval atmosphere, with its fountains, high baroque facades and a maze of cobbled alleys.
Did you know that Einstein invented the theory of relativity here?
Our day trip to Bern then continues to the neighboring canton of Fribourg, a bilingual canton straddling the border of the French and German languages. We will pass the region of Gruyère, ‘the Country of Cheese’ at the foot of the Fribourg pre-Alps, not far from its famous medieval village and its castle, which gave its name to this region (optional stop).
Continue your visit of Bern with historical monuments such as the ‘Zytglogge’ clock tower (with the performance of mechanical figures as the hour strikes), the Federal Palace, the Bear Pit, Einstein Museum, and its many museums and exhibitions
We will pick you up at your hotel and quickly take the highway towards Bern. According to our starting point, we may drive across the region of Vaud with its classified UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lavaux vineyard. It has a unique picturesque character and a magnificent landscape, between the terraced cultures, Lake Geneva, the mountains and the sky, a must-stop for great pictures !
The Gruyere area has very green pastures, you will see many dairy production farms. We will leave on our right the town of Fribourg, the cantons’ capital and historical center, which is famous for its Gothic style. This city has preserved a medieval style that is unique in Europe (optional stop). After more than an hour’s drive, we will arrive in Bern, ‘the Federal City’.
If you visit Bern on a Tuesday or a Saturday
morning, you can stroll through the farmers’ market
and enjoy local produce. Indulge in a typical Swiss
meal in one of the cities’ many restaurants. Why
not try one of the local versions of a rösti, a crispy