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  • Location:Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, enjoy free time in Lausanne and Montreux, and take a guided tour of the famous Château de Chillon, a stunning castle that sits on Lake Geneva.


  • Full-day trip from Geneva to Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon
  • Drive through the lovely Swiss countryside around Lake Geneva
  • Orientation tour and free time to explore Lausanne
  • Free time to shop and explore in Montreux
  • Guided tour of Château de Chillon, a lakeside castle
  • Paddle-boat cruise on Lake Geneva (except in November)
  • English- and French-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon


Take off on a day trip from Geneva to explore more of the Lake Geneva area. Drive through the scenic Swiss countryside on your way to your first stop, Lausanne. The cultural center of Switzerland, Lausanne is a beautiful city surrounded by the Swiss Alps. After an orientation tour, you will have free time to stroll around the lake, visit the Olympic Museum or explore however you please.

Then, you'll take a drive along Lake Geneva on the "Corniche", one of the most beautiful roads in Vaud countryside, passing the famous towns of Vevey and Montreux to reach the Château de Chillon, a beautiful lakeside castle that is one of Switzerland's most famous monuments. Enjoy the harbour of Vevey, town of Charlie Chaplin, Nestlé headquarters, and visiting artists such as Victor Hugo, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Delacroix, looking to be inspired by the beautiful lake.

You’ll take a guided tour, and then board a traditional paddle boat for a short cruise on the lake, where you’ll enjoy another stunning view of the castle.

Finally, you'll head back to the town of Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort, where you will have free time to go for a walk along the lake, admire the statue of rock-legend Freddy Mercury, or explore the charming streets streets full of shopping opportunities and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

On the return drive to Geneva, drinks will be served on the bus.

Please note: There is no boat cruise during the month of November.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great. Lovely tour guide. Good coach. Very good. My only criticism would be that we were often having to wait for one particular group at each stop point they were late a couple of times. I wonder whether we could have been told that we must stick to the timings for the day to work. Other than that, it was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see a lot in a short amount of time. Money well spent. Very enjoyable. Loved the cruise!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice - enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Made coming to switzerland worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was one the best tours that we took on the Trip to Switzerland besides Mt. Titlis and many others. Since we had the Swiss Pass it acted as the bonus for us with access to most of the museums for no charge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brilliant tour guide Maggie, really knowledgeable and really friendly and helpful.
Beautiful views of Lake Leman, Alps, and castle was fascinating. Great trip, well worth it.
Had a great time, met lots of lovely people. Even saw Freddie Mercury!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a perfect day. There were only 18 of us on the tour and our guide, Yolanda was wonderful.
One of the highlights of the tour was a trip to the Olympic Museum. It's interactive and fun. We were a little rushed for lunch we had less that 45 minutes to find a restaurant, eat and meet at the boat for a short cruise to the Chateau. The Chateau de Chillon was very interesting, you take a self-guided tour so you can do as much as you want. In Montreux we walked around the lake which was magnificent. It was a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great full day tour with Maggie as guide and Mauritis the driver. Chillon Castle was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip. All sites were remarkable. Outstanding views of the nature and especially of the lake. The guide, Yolanda I hope the spelling is correct, was just wonderful: very sociable, kind, careful, knowledgeable and very charming. Highly recommended trip and you're lucky if you do it with Yolanda.

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