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Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

1. Fribourg City Card with Free Public Transport

Discover the city of Fribourg at your own pace and with a multitude of options open to you with the Fribourg City Card. Choose between a 1-day or 2-day option and get free access to all museums, public transit, and to the main tourist attractions.   If museums are your thing, check out: the Chemin de Fer du Kaeserberg, the Art & History Museum, the Espace Jean-Tinguely & Niki de St-Phalle, the Natural History Museum, the Swiss Puppet Museum, and the Swiss Sewing Machine Museum. You can also drop by the contemporary art center, the Botanic Gardens, the Gutenburg Museum, the Bible and Orient Museum, the Sensler Museum, and "Across the Screen". The other fun activities included on your card are a hop-on hop-off ticket to the small train that goes through the Old Town, a round of Urban Golf, access to the Cathedral’s tower, bowling, and access to the city’s pools.   On top of all that, your card gives you free public transportation as well as free access to the city’s funicular (cable car). The whole city is open to you with this city card.

From Colmar: Christmas Markets Across 3 Borders

2. From Colmar: Christmas Markets Across 3 Borders

Depart Colmar at 10:00 AM from Colmar with your private driver and travel to the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. This planned city is notable for its octagonal layout and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Next, visit the Christmas market of Freiburg across the border in Germany. Following this, travel to Basel in Switzerland to discover its Christmas market at night. Explore all cities at your own pace and fall in love with their charm and decoration for the Christmas season.

Fribourg: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

3. Fribourg: Outdoor City Exploration Game for Smartphones

Get to know Fribourg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Samson's Fountain”, “Bern's Bridge", “Saint-Nicolas Cathedral" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Joe Siffert fountain" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Funicular Station. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

4. Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

On this full day excursion, see and learn about one of the best-kept medieval towns in Switzerland – Fribourg. Reach Fribourg in a private, comfortable vehicle, direct from your favourite location in Zurich. Upon arrival, you are free to stroll around the area, explore the narrow streets with old fashioned shops and cafes, gaze at the calm waters of the River Sarine, and have a moment of peace in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas – the main highlight of the city. Its beautifully stained glass windows along with the Gothic design will send you back in time. Move on to the most picturesque region of Switzerland – the mysterious town of Gruyeres, founded in the early middle ages. Swiss Gruyeres is famous for its delicious yellow cheese, which carries the same name as the town itself. You will have the chance to visit the cheese factory – la Maison du Gruyere – where you will witness the whole process of making cheese. Next, enter the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. Here, find out how chocolate arrived in Europe and how the Swiss made it even better!

Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

5. Fribourg: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

Choose when you want to start and how much time you want to spend on this self-guided tour. The tour voucher will contain all information about directions and how to find each stop. Start the tour at the tourist office, located in the Equilibre theater. Then, hop over to Le Point Commun, a new coffee bar with a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering many regional products and specialties. Try a fair trade coffee and a "cuchaule", local bread and specialty of the region. Head over to the Les Trentenaires bar restaurant which is located in a former pharmacy, with some of its vintage parts still on show. This super stylish spot offers countless craft beers from all 4 corners of the globe. Here you can sample some local cheese and a craft beer. Continue in the direction of the Cathedral. Then, you will find the shop "Les Marchands Merciers" just on your right. Les Marchands Merciers is both an information point for all those who want to know more about Fribourg and a shop specializing in Fribourg products. It's a meeting place like no other. Coffee, wine, beer, literature, furniture; there's always something to please the eyes and the taste buds! Try an apple juice, coffee or syrup. Next, carry on into the heart of the lower town, the Brasserie de l’Epée offers bold and refined cuisine. It’s the perfect place to get to know the renowned gastronomy of Fribourg. You will try a gourmet dish with a dessert, accompanied by a regional wine and a coffee.

Switzerland: Private Transfer within Switzerland

6. Switzerland: Private Transfer within Switzerland

Meet your driver at your chosen location almost anywhere in Switzerland and allow them to assist you with your luggage. Relax as you take in panoramic views of the majestic Swiss scenery. Reach any location within Switzerland by choosing from different mileage options and enjoy the comfort of traveling aboard a private vehicle that runs on biogas, ensuring a ride that's friendly with the environment. Chat with your driver during your journey to get some useful recommendations for your stay in Switzerland. Arrive smoothly at your destination and get ready for the next phase of your trip.

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What people are saying about Fribourg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

wonderful trip Didier our tour guide was a lovely friendly,knowledgeable gentleman with a great sense of humour his communication was good from the day before the tour. The tour itself was interesting and took in lots,Didier answered lots of our questions about the places we visited. I would highly recommend.

Nice stroll. Too bad we did not have the explanations because it did not work. From earphones so for nothing. A very nice lady, however, provided us with explanations all along the route.

Great trip. Didier is a marvelous guy. Very accommodating and knows his country very well. Don’t spend too much time in Basel. Keep more time for Eguishem

Evan was really friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed all the places we visited a really good experience and we enjoyed just having a small group.

We had a great time. And saw places we wouldn't have without the trail!