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Montreux and Chillon Tour from Lausanne

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Key Highlights

  • Visit a fairy-tale castle in a glorious setting
  • Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in glamorous Montreux
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 30 Apr: Saturdays
    01 May - 30 Sep: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    01 Oct - 31 Oct: Thursday & Saturday
    01 Nov - 28 Feb: Saturdays

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 12:15pm
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Place du Port, in front of the Castle of Ouchy.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This tour takes you to some of the loveliest places around tranquil Lake Geneva.

    Travel through picture-perfect Swiss countryside to the fairy-tale Castle of Chillon perched on its rocky islet. Explore the castle, its fascinating museum collection and the infamous dungeons carved out of rock.

    Take a gentle paddle steamer ride down the lake, just like the travelers from the 19th century.

    Visit glamorous Montreux, 'Capital of the Swiss Riviera' and home to the rich and famous. Wander its flower-bordered promenades and explore its enticing shops.

    Return to Lausanne rested and relaxed.

    Itinerary

    You board your comfortable air-conditioned coach at Lausanne, 'Place du Port' in front of the castle of Ouchy, for your Montreux and Chillon Tour.

    With your English and French speaking guide, you will drive through the attractive Swiss countryside and along Lake Geneva to the awe-inspiring Castle of Chillon. This 13th century fortress is magnificently situated on a rocky islet in the lake. In former days it guarded an important trade route to Italy.

    You will enjoy a fascinating tour of the turreted castle, including its interesting museum collection and its grim dungeons. These dungeons were immortalized in a poem by Lord Byron, 'The Prisoner of Chillon'.

    Leaving the castle, you will take a short 15 minutes trip in a paddle-steamer down the sparkling lake to Montreux, just like visitors to the Swiss lakes did in the 19th century.

    Cradled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, Montreux has an exceptionally mild climate and has been dubbed 'the capital of the Swiss Riviera'. Plants of the Mediterranean, such as cypresses and palms, grow here. The climate and scenery have led many celebrities, such as Charlie Chaplin and Freddie, Mercury to make Montreux their home.

    You will have time to enjoy the long flower-bordered lake promenade, or explore the chic shops of this glamorous town.

    Afterwards you will board your coach and return to Lausanne along the motorway. You will be dropped off at the starting point at 'Place du Port' in front of the castle of Ouchy.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Bilingual guide (French and English-speaking)
    • 15 minutes Paddle-steamer ride
    • Entrance fee to the Castle of Chillon

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have