As you are in the country of chocolate, you should not miss the Chocolate train. It runs from Montreux to the Gruyère region from where the excellent quality Cailler chocolate and naturally, Gruyere cheese come from!
You will travel exclusively in 1st class “Belle Epoque Pullman” deluxe carriages just as in 1915, or in panoramic coaches. Visit the picturesque Gruyères village and discover how Gruyere cheese is made at the demonstration cheese dairy. It is at Broc, where you will see how chocolate is made at the Cailler factory where a tour is offered together with a film and a tasting.
The Chocolate train runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from May to October and every day in July and August. Reservations are compulsory and can be made at Montreux train station or at your travel agency. The package includes coffee and croissant on the train, bus transfers and a tour of the Gruyères castle, as well as visits to the demonstration cheese dairy and the chocolate factory.
* The Chocolate Train leaves Montreux at 9:35 a.m. and returns at 5:52 p.m.
* If you have a first-class Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Saver Pass, Swiss Saver Flexipass, Eurailpass, or Eurail Selectpass that includes Switzerland, you can travel on the Swiss Chocolate Train for only a reservation fee.
* When making reservations, specify whether you'd like to sit in a restored 1915-vintage Pullman car or a modern "panorama car" with oversize windows.
For more information, or to book tickets for the Chocolate Train, see the official Golden Pass page.