Lake Geneva (Lac Léman to the locals) is land-locked Switzerland’s largest body of water, though most of its southern shore is in French territory. The lake is ringed by Alps and almost any point along the shore offers jaw-dropping scenery, as well as some of the most sought-after real estate in the world. More active visitors can swim, dive, windsurf and row in the warmer months.
The western extremity of the lake is dominated by the city of Geneva. Travelling eastwards you enter the canton of Vaud, whose capital Lausanne is known for the Musée de l’Art Brut, a world-famous survey of early outsider art, as well as a museum celebrating the Olympic Games, whose governing body is situated here. Further east you pass through Vevey, the heart of the Swiss Riviera, before coming to picturesque Montreux, famous for its jazz festival and the imposing Château de Chillon, a medieval bastion right on the water.
A picturesque trip travelling from Geneva to Montreux by coach with the lake on one side and countryside on the other. Chillon Castle on the edge of the lake was most interesting. The Christmas Markets were busy and fun.
This was a lovely trip , well organised, right on time, confortable, the whole trip covered the city, old town and the lake cruise. we had two kids , was very educative , accomodate the children well.the sits enable us to see everything. to sum it up Geneva city tour and boat cruise do a splended job, with passion and quality, keep up the god work. will use your company for future travels. Herbert wood
Review by Margaret W C, July 2012
Doing what: Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon
This tour is perfect for those wanting to see as much of Lake Geneva and it's beautiful towns and villages in a short period of time (9.5 hrs). The pace is enjoyable for those of all ages, which was nice for us (a group with a wide range of ages). Our guide and our driver were both informative and genuine in their interactions with guests. This tour is recommended 100%.
Paddle steamers and more modern boats traverse the length and breadth of Lake Geneva, often calling at towns along the way, though with a restricted winter timetable. Alternatively, commuter trains travel the length of the Swiss shore and offer great views all year round.