Day 1 – Arrive at Camping La Colombière (M08)
On arrival at Camping La Colombière settle into the campsite before meeting your tour hosts and fellow members in the evening followed by a welcome meal of ‘raclette’ – a local regional dish.
Day 2 – Vineyard tour
Most of today is at your leisure to unwind after your journey through France. Then in the late afternoon there is a tour of the campsites own vineyard.
Day 3 – Excursion to Gruyères
Visit the Vignoble de Lavaux, a Unesco Heritage Site, famed for its amazing terraces filled with grape vines. Then it’s onto the Cailler Chocolate Museum where you can learn about the history of cocoa beans and chocolate whilst taking in the tantalising aromas. Afterwards enjoy lunch at the Gruyères Cheese Factory restaurant before going on a guided tour of the factory itself. In the afternoon, you will have free time to have a walk around the village of Gruyères before returning by coach to the campsite.
Day 4 – Enjoy free time at your leisure
Enjoy some free time at your leisure. You can either relax on site or perhaps explore your surroundings.
Day 5 – Excursion to Chamonix
On this full day excursion you’ll start with a tram ride to the foot of the Mer de Glace glacier, at an altitude of 1,913m. Mer de Glace translates into ‘Sea of Ice’ and really is a sight to behold with its turquoise crevasses and unusual formations. With some free time, why not take the cable car onto the glacier and visit the Ice Grotto, which is dug out every summer. Or simply enjoy the view from above with a drink on the terrace of the Grand Hotel de Montenvers. Then it’s onto the vibrant alpine town of Chamonix where you can take a guided tour and enjoy the mountain views.
Day 6 – Free time at your leisure
Relax at the campsite, perhaps taking advantage of the on-site spa, or maybe venture off-site to explore more of the local scenery.