• Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lavaux and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. Drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, take an open-trolley tour in Lavaux, and enjoy a guided tour of Chaplin's World and the famous Château de Chillon, a stunning castle that sits on Lake Geneva. Then spend the afternoon on an old steamer boat for a first-class cruise, along with free time to explore in Montreux.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Begin with a comfortable coach ride from Geneva and drive through the Vaud countryside, where you'll have a photo stop in Lausanne, the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee.

Then continue to Vevey and discover Chaplin’s world: a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Learn more about one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at the Hollywood-style studio.

Next, jump on an open trolley tour through the World Heritage Site of Lavaux. Also called 'the wine road,' this road is part of the famous grand tour of Switzerland: a vineyard region with terraces. You will have a break in the middle of the vines to taste some local products such as cheese, wine, or grape juice. Just before lunch (own expense), take a tour of Vevey city, Nestlé headquarters, and the covered market.

In the afternoon, board an old steamer boat and cruise across scenic Lake Geneva. You will arrive to the Castle of Chillon, the most visited castle in Switzerland, from the 11th century.  Chateau de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the far western end of Lake Geneva between Montreux and Villeneuve. This romantic castle was long of strategic importance in controlling trade in the Lake Geneva region, and its dungeons inspired Lord Byron.

Your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Learn about all the great artists who have visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles, and more. The emblem of the city is the statue of Freddie Mercury, who lived several years in Montreux and recorded his last album with the group Queen in the Mountain Studio, which is in the Montreux Casino. You will have the chance to visit Queen’s old studio and wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

After a full day of sightseeing, your tour will conclude with the ride back to Geneva.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Geneva bus station, central Geneva
Departure Time:
08:45am
Duration:
10 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon with Steamboat Cruise

Chateau de Chillon

Inclusions:
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Castle of Chillon
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Clayton K, USA, September 2016

Fantastic tour. Make sure you have extra batteries and memory for your camera.

Reviewed by: Glenn C, September 2016

Great tour guide, beautiful countryside!