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.
Geneva - Neuchâtel’s Castle, Prison Tower, 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.
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