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Lausanne City Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Stretch your legs in one of Europe′s loveliest cities
  • Catch views of France from a sparkling Swiss lake
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

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


    2.5 hours (duration of walking tour: 1.5 hours)

    Start time

    Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
    Duration: 2.5 hours (duration of walking tour: 1.5 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


    Take time out in Lausanne, Switzerland's most beautiful city, set on wooded hills above a glittering lake and surrounded by snow-capped Alps.

    Start at the chic waterfront at Ouchy, where you can enjoy the fresh air and admire the stunning vistas.

    Drive to the town center and take a walking tour through Lausanne's lovely Old Town, crowned by the glorious 13th century Cathedral.

    Admire this magnificent Gothic church, finest in the country, with its four spires and 105 stained-glass windows.

    Explore the paved streets of the historic 'Cité'. Window-shop in the smart boutiques and admire the handsome period houses.

    Return to Ouchy for another look at the views and perhaps a stroll on the promenade.


    You should make your way to the meeting point at 'Place du Port' in front of the castle of Ouchy, for your Lausanne City Tour.

    Before boarding your coach, take a moment to look at around at the glamorous lakeside resort of Ouchy, with its charming parks and lakeside promenades, and enjoy the stunning views of the Alps. You can even see France (Évian-les-Bains, Thonon) from here.

    With your English and French speaking guide, you will drive from Ouchy towards the center of lovely Lausanne. The city is built on several hilltops, linked by bridges spanning deep, riverless gorges. Much of its picturesque Old Town is pedestrianized so you will disembark from your coach to enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the historic area.

    On the way, 'shopaholics' will find much to tempt them in the chic upmarket boutiques, while architecture enthusiasts will love the grand old buildings.

    The Old Town is dominated by Lausanne Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame, payable direct), generally held to be the most beautiful Gothic church in Switzerland.

    Construction of the building began in 1175 and it was consecrated in 1275 by Pope Gregory X. Throughout the Middle Ages, pilgrims flocked to the cathedral to pray before the Golden Virgin, a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary.

    After your enjoyable walking tour, you will board your coach again for the short journey back to the starting point at 'Place du Port' in front of the castle of Ouchy.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach (15 minutes outbound, 15 minutes return)
    • Bilingual guide (French and English-speaking)
    • Walking tour 1.5 hours


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance
  • 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

  • reviews
    • Very good

      Great value! The guide was good, she knew her job and was very competent. The bus was good and started on time. The tour was well planned. " Fun", I don't know. Every guide...

      MJ Aravind, India, 01/Jul/2012

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