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Basel – Neuchâtel’s Castle, Prison Tower, and Wine Tasting

4 Discoveries Château de Neuchâtel and Prison Tower Visit / Neuchâtel Old Town Visit / Taste a selection of wines / Visit Auvernier
LanguagesEnglish / French / German / Arabic / Russian / Spanish / Mandarin / Japanese / Italian / Portuguese
8 Hours (approx.)
Eco-Friendly Exploration

Set in the foothills of the epic Jura Mountains, the region of Neuchâtel offers visitors a heady combination of Medieval architecture, world-famous wine, and Alpine scenery. Our adventure will take us to the heart of Neuchâtel Old Town, where we will discover the ancient Neuchâtel castle, whose main tower delights with views across the Alps. Satisfy your inner sommelier at a local vineyard, and scratch beneath the surface of the region’s wine scene as we head underground to the working cellars. Sample a banquet of local specialties, ranging from dry whites to full-bodied reds, and learn about the tipples from a regional wine expert.

Neuchâtel and Wine Tour Highlights

Itinerary and What to Expect?

Your guide will greet you at your hotel or residence, and whisk you away on your adventure to Neuchâtel. Enjoy the views in comfort as we ride the train through the Swiss lakes and nature.

As our train arrives we will be treated to gorgeous panoramas of the town and surrounding scenery – a little taste of what is to come. Nestled within the peaks and folds of the Jura Mountains, the historic town of Neuchâtel provides medieval wow factor in spades. With an elegant skyline drawn by stone spires and striking turrets, the old town enjoys a privileged position on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, making it a delightful spot to explore Switzerland’s rich heritage. 

As your guide escorts you through the winding streets of Old Town Neuchâtel, they will reveal the stories and secrets behind the magical period architecture which defines the area. Lap up the fairytale atmosphere as you make your way to the town’s crowning jewel: the Neuchâtel Castle. This stunning Romanesque castle was built in the 12th century, and its main tower is believed to be the oldest building in Neuchâtel. 

We will explore the elegant courtyards and large internal halls, before making our way to the tower summit to enjoy the epic views across the city, Lake Neuchâtel, and the Alps.

Next, our Swiss tram will take us deep into the vine-clad hills of Neuchâtel, on the way to our exclusive Vineyard visit. The region of Neuchâtel is famed the world over for its wine, its fertile earth perfect for growing organic grapes for the production of white, red, and rose varieties.  

The vineyard owners will greet us at the gate, and take us deep into the cavernous cellars where wine is produced. Here, we will learn about the history and processes which continue to inform Neuchâtel’s wine industry and gain expert insight into the lavish world of wine cultivation. Glimpse inside the giant casks used for fermentation, and discover the artisan techniques behind each individual flavor. 

After our lesson we will have the chance to sample the full range of wine crafted at the vineyard, guided by a regional expert. This is a fantastic opportunity to try a variety of local specialties, grown from seed in the 16 acres of rolling vineyard.

​​​​​​​At the end of the adventure, your guide will escort you back to your hotel or residence.

What's Included

Private english speaking guide

Standard rail ticket

1st class ticket provided upon request

Château de Neuchâtel and ancient prison tower

Various wine tasting and vineyard Visit

Lunch in Neuchâtel

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Distance Keeping

Distancing will always be kept between other groups during each tour limiting the risks as much as possible.

Temperature Checks

We ensure to check the temperature of our guides and drivers regularly before and after each tour.

Washing Hands

When possible hands should be washed in order to prevent any spread. Our guides and drivers ensure whenever it is possible to wash their hands regularly.

Minimum Risk

We ensure every place (Museums, Castles or Similar) visited is safe with minimal risk to our clients, guides and drivers. If needed, we will amend place of visit without jeopardizing your experience or cancel the tour altogether. Your health is our utmost priority.

Hand Sanitization

Hands should regularly be sanitized when washing them isn't possible. Our guides and drivers will regularly sanitize their hands and will always have a bottle of hand sanitizer on them. Upon request, we will offer a small bottle of hand sanitizer to all our clients at no extra charge.

Wearing Mask

Wearing the mask is mandatory at all times by our clients, guides and drivers during each tour. After 2 hours, all masks need to be changed. Our guides and drivers will always have extra masks at your disposal.

Booking & Cancellation Policy

RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all taxes and fees unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, no deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure the remaining 50% is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently please contact us at [email protected]

YOUR VOUCHER AND DEPARTURE POINT

Private Day Trips

Please present your voucher 15-20 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the description of the tour and is stated on your booking confirmation. We cannot be held responsible for clients showing up late for their tours.

Transportation Services

Please present your voucher 15-20 minutes before departure to the driver at the departure point. The location of the departure point has to be advised at the time of booking. We cannot be held responsible for clients showing up late for their transfer.

Availability

The travel products and services sold through this site are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. Private Day Trip, Group Day Trip, or Packed Multi-Day Trip is confirmed once the booking is received.

Important

We request that you carefully check the dates on your voucher and contact us immediately if these are not correct.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation more than 7 days in advance is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 24 hours prior to the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation more than 7 days in advance is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 24 hours prior to the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)