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Absorb the enchanting atmosphere of a Montreux Christmas mark on a winter day-trip from Geneva. Travel past sprawling vineyards and the glittering surface of Lake Geneva in an air-conditioned minivan and arrive in Montreux to explore the festive and fun-filled stalls of the Christmas market. Shop for unique gifts and pleasure your palate to traditional Swiss treats before taking a guided tour of Château de Chillon, an opulent lakeside castle hailed as one of Switzerland’s most popular attractions. 


  • Day trip from Geneva to the Montreux Christmas market
  • Drive through the pretty Lake Geneva countryside and see the captivating Lavaux vineyards
  • Browse and buy local crafts at the Christmas market in Montreux
  • Take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, a stunning castle on Lake Geneva

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What You Can Expect

Christmas at Montreux and Chillon

Chillon Castle

Depart from a centrally located spot in Geneva and travel by climate-controlled minivan to Montreux, a picturesque city cradled by Lake Geneva and the Alps mountain range. Gaze at the steeply terraced vineyards of Lavaux as you travel and then disembark on arrival in Montreux. 

Explore the enticing stalls of the vast Christmas market independently during your time in the festive city; browse creative handicrafts and charming souvenirs and stop for a cup of steaming Swiss hot chocolate as you browse. 

Afterwards, return to your vehicle and travel to the luscious lakeside location of Château de Chillon, a dramatic castle that enjoys a picturesque position upon the shores of Lake Geneva. Take a 1-hour guided tour of one of Switzerland’s most popular attractions and delve into the rich heritage of the building with your expert guide. 

Admire your Christmas purchases during the scenic drive back to the original departure point in Zurich. 

Customer Reviews

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was wonderful in every way. On time always, which I appreciate. Nice informative tour guides. Loved the Christmas village. The castle was unbelievable and I got some of the best pictures. The driver was so skilled at getting us through tiny stone streets and alleys.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I participated this tour in late December. When I booked it, I was not sure if it was the best option because boat trip sounded nice, too. But this trip proved to be definitely better because it snowed on that day and boat trip was not possible. The guide was wonderful and I really enjoyed it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

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.

jose s

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Arrived at Geneva after Christmas , montreux markets were already closed, itinerary was changed to include Lausanne . Enjoyed the trip with great guide. Chillon Castle was impressive.

Amy G

4 star rating: Recommended December 2010

Tour guide was very informative, and the castle was the highlight, although we didn't have a guided tour as I'd thought we would. The Christmas market was nice, although items are expensive by American standards. The scenery is beautiful though. The only thing that I really didn't like about this tour is that it was supposed to start at 10am, but the tour guide waited for 30 minutes for extra people to book, which took away from shopping time at the market.

Pauline S Ireland

4 star rating: Recommended February 2010

Very enjoyable tour. The guide at Chillon was excellent.

Marie W Australia

4 star rating: Recommended February 2010

Christmas markets at Montreux was the highlight of the day. Castle tour interesting, well worth the visit.

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