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Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon Day Trip

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Key facts

Where: Geneva , Switzerland Duration: 9 hours

Highlights

  • Explore the fairy-tale castle of Chillon and hear its grim history
  • See Lausanne, one of the world′s most beautiful cities

Overview

Take a delightful day trip to two of the loveliest lakeside cities of Switzerland and a fairytale castle.

Travel by coach to Lausanne, Switzerland’s cultural center, perched on steep hills above Lake Geneva. Wander in its glorious parks and gardens or visit the inspiring Olympic museum.

Visit the stunning Castle of Chillon, in its magnificent setting. Hear dark stories of its past and why it inspired the poet Byron.

Take a steamer trip down the lake to Montreux, capital of the “Swiss Riviera”, and explore this fine town where many celebrities make their homes.

Itinerary

You board your comfortable air-conditioned coach at Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière), for your Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon Day Trip.

Accompanied by your English and French speaking guide, you will drive from Geneva to Lausanne. Built on steep hills above a sparkling lake, backed by white-capped Alps, Lausanne is the most beautiful of cities. Stroll through parks full of colourful flowers or along the tree-lined lakefront promenades.

Or visit the Olympic Museum (Lausanne hosts the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee). This state-of-the-art museum tells the Olympic story in an inspiring way and has a fascinating collection of objects.

In the afternoon, you will drive through the canton of Vaud and along the lake, past the towns of Vevey and Montreux, to the famous 13th century Castle of Chillon.

Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent castle in its fairytale setting on an islet in Lake Geneva. Its beauty conceals a grim past. Lord Bryon’s poem, “The Prisoner of Chillon” describes a real person confined to the castle dungeons.

Leaving the castle, board a steamer for a trip down the lake and enjoy glorious panoramic views.

Then finish a perfect day by strolling through Montreux. Nestling in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, this town is known as the Swiss Riviera because of its mild climate. Montreaux is also famous for its summer Jazz Festival.

On returning to Geneva you will be dropped off at Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière).

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Reviews

Good Trip especially the walk around Lausanne and the Ferry ride on the lake to the Chillon Castle was very interesting . The English Speaking guide was very patient and... SUNIL NARULA

Well organised, small group trip with great scenery. Highly recommend' tour guide was great!... James Daly

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

2013:
01 May - 30 Sep: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
01 Oct - 31 Oct : Thursday & Saturday
01 Nov - 30 Nov: Saturday
2014:
01 Apr - 30 Apr: Saturdays
01 May - 30 Sep: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
01 Oct - 31 Oct : Thursday & Saturday

Duration

9 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 9 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)
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

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Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals

Please note

Your guide may also speak German, Italian and Spanish language (depending on the guide) but not guaranteed
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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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
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  • 3.5Reviews (3)
  • "Good Trip with a very nice Guide" Good Trip especially the walk around Lausanne and the Ferry ride on the lake to the Chillon Castle was very interesting . The English Speaking guide was very patient and...
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