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

Best 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, 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. 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. You’ll have free time to explore the charming streets, go for a walk along the lake or do some shopping.

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

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

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I booked four tours while in Switzerland and this was was by far my favorite! The Olympic Museum was one of the highlights of the trip and I typically don't care much for Museums. The boat ride toward the end of the day had breathtaking views, especially on a beautiful clear day. The tour guide that day was Yolanda and you could feel her passion for what she does and she spoke very clearly. The only down side is you spend very little time in the city of Lausanne actually only really driving through it. If I had more time in Geneva, I would have taken a train trip into Lausanne for a full day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour. Iur guide Maggy was excellent. Would recommend highly this all day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Stunning scenery all day! Wonderful guide. Very interesting going on the bus around the new and old city, United Nations area and the Olympic Games museum in Luasanne recommend having lunch there in the restaurant Amazing Chateau with another great guide. Relaxing steam boat trip on the lake - didn't want to get off! Absolutely worth every cent ! A great way to go to lots of places near Geneva without having to figure it all out yourself and hire a car expensive Just do it !!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely fabulous day long tour. Took with 4 adults and 4 children. Everyone had an excellent and saw amazing things all in one day -- a cathedral, vineyards, boat tour. Our tour guide Maggie was exceptional! This tour made seeing Switzerland possible. Without it we could have never done this much in one day! Our first time using Viator and we will certainly continue with great experiences like this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Perfect day with magnificent views. Lausanne, Montreux and the Chateau are not to be missed. You also visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne which is truly impressive. A small wonderful lake cruise from Vevey to Chateau Chillon included. The view of the Alps is lovely on a clear day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Beautiful sights, interesting history

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