Founded

Steed Tours - Switzerland was started by David Steed in late 2015. Registered with the Chamber of Commerce in the canton of Fribourg, we work closely with local tourist offices in the District of Gruyère and throughout the canton, hotels across a wider region, and selected tour companies.

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Languages

Your driver/guide speaks English, German, and French.

Russian, Chinese, and Hindi are available on request, from our team of native speakers.

MEETING PLACES

Train station, hotel, or other, at 9:00, in any of these or nearby locations:

  • Gstaad / Saanen
  • Bulle, between Lausanne and Bern, in canton Freiburg, aka "Fribourg"
  • Fribourg city 
  • Montreux, yes, the Jazz place
  • Interlaken
  • Im Fang, in the Jaun Pass (Col de Jogne), in canton Fribourg - this is our business / home address

GROUPS

Groups of 6 to 9 passengers are available on request. Our second vehicle is also a Land Rover Defender and our guide speaks French and English. Talk to us about pricing for this alternative.

Good to know - FAQ

  • What to wear? Spring or summer - solid shoes and a light jacket minimum, for the mountains.
  • Hiking? We can walk little or hike more; your choice.
  • Entrance fees and gratuities included? Yes. Chocolate and cheese making visits, museums, small gauge trains, e.g.
  • Drinks on the way? Water with/without bubbles, Rivella Rouge and Coke are in the fridge.
  • Lunch? A nice and simple meal with a drink is included, depending on where we land at lunch time.
  • Overnight? Tell us what you suits you best, and we will help find it. Our tours are single day tours.
  • Changes? We all need to adjust our schedules. Just let us know before.
  • Music on the tour? Yes, and bring your own if you prefer.
  • Mobile coverage? Normally, not always. 
  • Charge your phone? Up to 4 USB slots simultaneously.
  • Our vehicle? A late model Land Rover Defender, leather/cloth seats, air conditioning, seats 6-7 with driver.
  • Smoking is allowed, of course, outside the vehicle.
  • Children under 6 on tour date ride free - just let us know.
  • Currency conversions you can check easily at xe.com. (These change constantly of course)

Emergency?

  • For those areas outside of normal phone coverage, we carry a special REGA radio
  • If you don't know them, read about this exquisite emergency service
  • We can call the full-time personnel directly, talk to the helicopter on-site directly, or just test the signal

Easy, friendly conditions

Also known as "Terms and Conditions": 

  • Tour day starts normally at 09:00.
  • Liability is limited to double the tour price.
  • Bulle, Switzerland is the home base for all legal issues.

 

Photographs

All photos on this site, we took, with iPhones and a small Nikon.

Use them, share, enjoy!

A few snapshots

- March 2016: Erin and Dan, just before Erin landed in the snow. At the Jaun Pass, Berner Oberland mountains behind, on the "Dazzling Gruyère" Tour

- January 2016: Isabelle, Ibrahim, and Sid chillin' above the clouds, in Caux

- January 2016: Isabelle, Ibrahim, and Sid chillin' above the clouds, in Caux

- November 2015: Two happy customers: Remy and Andy

- November 2015: Two happy customers: Remy and Andy

Comments, Reviews

 

"Please post"

True colors of Switzerland (full day) tour was the highlight of our Switzerland vacation.
David was very thoroughly acquainted with the photogenic areas of Switzerland.
We started in the center of a vineyard with a view of the church and French Alps.
Then we traveled to the top of the Swiss Alps, what a fantastic view. My photos 
look like post cards.  We saw lake trout swimming in lakes high up in the Swiss Alps.
My wife and I agree this was a great excursion. I would recommend this tour to 
everyone that vacations in Switzerland.  Thanks Dave for a wonderful experience

- September 2016, T. and W. Warner

Это было незабываемо!

Путешествуя с Дэвидом, я познакомилась еще ближе со Щвейцарией, он показал мне ее во всей красе! Я снова и снова вспоминаю ту познавательную и веселую поездку! Это было потрясающе: Шильонский замок, Женевское озеро, швейцарские горы. Ах, эти горы! Мы поднимались с Дэвидом так высоко в горы, что от их красоты захватывало дух! Дэвид показал мне там лохматых коров, я никогда раньше не видела такого чуда;) Они такие забавные! Чудесным завершением поездки было посещение сыроварни, где я узнала много что нового и интересного о производстве так любимого мной швейцарского сыра.

Дэвид супер водитель, с ним было очень весело и легко, благодаря ему, я увидела и узнала о Швейцарии много что нового и интересного, я влюбилась в эту страну!!! И хочу возвращаться туда снова и снова.
— November 2015: Zhenia B. from Russia
David and team welcomed my six-year-old son and myself with such kindness and allowed us to have a glimpse of how lovely life can be in this hidden jewel of the Romandie.  They offer an experience beyond what one can get in a guidebook. Although I am continually amazed by the beauty of Switzerland, Cerniat and it’s vicinity was breathtaking.  David is a natural storyteller and an excellent conversationalist.   He knows so many interesting anecdotes about the area and is able to discern what one really wants to see.  He helped me decide how to plan my trip during our time together.   Riding in the Defender with Dave was a highlight.  I was stunned at how we travelled up the Alp to see cows, friendly farmers and cheesemakers and beautiful greenery.  I highly recommend taking a tour with David and look forward to the next time we can return.
— October 2015, Helen by way of Zürich by way of New York
Ich hab Ende Oktober eine Tagestour mit meiner Freundin bei David gebucht.
Die Tour war wunderschön, wir haben viele sehr schöne Orte besucht und
gemeinsam einen wunderschönen Tag verbracht mit vielen aufregenden Eindrücken.
Ich kann Davids Tour sehr empfehlen
— October 2015, Kurt G. from Germany