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  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the lovely city of Montreux on this winter day trip from Geneva. Travel through breathtaking Swiss countryside on your way to Montreux, which has an idyllic location between Lake Geneva and the base of the Alps. Take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, a gorgeous medieval castle set on a small island in the lake. In December, browse the Christmas market in Montreux for unusual and creative gifts. In other months, take a guided tour of Lausanne and enjoy more free time in Montreux.

Highlights

  • Winter day trip from Geneva to Montreux
  • Capture photos of the picturesque Lake Geneva countryside
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Château de Chillon, an atmospheric castle on Lake Geneva that has drawn many famous visitors
  • In December, shop for gifts at the Christmas market in Montreux
  • If it's not holiday season, you'll instead take a short tour of Lausanne and have free time to discover Montreux on your own

What You Can Expect

Winter Tour to Montreux and Tour of Château de Chillon

In December shop for gifts at the Christmas Market in Montreux!

Travel by coach from Geneva about 60 miles (97 km) toward Montreux, a scenic town sandwiched between the Swiss Alps and beautiful Lake Geneva. On the way, pass through Lausanne and see the enchanting Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of steeply terraced vineyards bordering Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in western Europe.

Just outside Montreux, visit Château de Chillon, a medieval castle and fortress on Lake Geneva that is one of Switzerland's most famous landmarks. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the castle and learn about its history and the many artists and writers who have been inspired by it -- including Lord Byron -- who wrote a poem called 'The Prisoner of Chillon' and scratched his signature in the castle's dungeon.

If you visit in December, you'll spend the rest of your time at the grand Christmas market in Montreux. Get into the holiday spirit shopping for local crafts and sipping Swiss hot chocolate! In other months, you'll instead enjoy a short guided tour of the historically and culturally rich city of Lausanne on your way to Montreux and some free time to explore Montreux on your own. Amble along the flower promenade along Lake Geneva; see busts of famous jazz artists who have played at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and the statue of Freddie Mercury; and shop high-end clothing and jewelry boutiques. Have lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants in town.

Your 8.5-hour relaxing winter getaway to Montreux concludes back in Geneva at around 6:30pm.
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Tour code: 2510KTG303

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