Hi MySwissAlps members,
Our family (2 adults and a 9 year old) is working on the last part of our 3 Dec to 16 Dec 2022 trip, and would appreciate your comments to our draft for the Montreux to Geneva leg of our trip.
14 Dec 2022, Wednesday
Train from Zermatt to Montreux train station (reach by 11am).
Lunch at the Forum Montreux Centre.
Bus 201 to Air B and B at "Veytaux-Gare" stop. Drop off bags at apartment.
2.30 pm to 4.30pm: Chateux de Chillon (visit for at least 2 hours).
From 5.00 pm: Take the bus 201 to Montreux promenade (towards the central station) and walk along the Montreux Lakeside Promenade.
Queen: The Studio Experience (9am to 9pm)
Dinner and shop at Montreux Christmas Market (Montreux Noël).
Overnight at Air B and B apartment (Veytaux-Chillon station)
15 Dec 2022, Thursday
Travel by train from Montreux to Chexbres-Village train station, and walk down to Rivaz (Vinorama to taste wines; opens from 10.30 am). Walk to St Saphorin to explore the pretty village. Train to Lausanne.
We want to see a postcard view of Lavaux from up hill (and going downhill for easier walks) with vineyards (understand that it would be bare during winter) and blue water below. Not keen on much hiking at this area. Husband would like to have some wine tasting.
Would the above mentioned route be suitable?
Is Chexbres-Village train station the correct stop for Chexbres?
Saphorin seems to be a very small village? Is it worth a visit? How much time should we allocate here for sight seeing?
Travel by train from St Saphorin to Lausanne (20 minutes).
Lunch at Lausanne.
Olympic Museum and Olympic Park (Opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m).
Stroll along Lake Genava Ouchy.
Place de la Palud, the heart of Lausanne’s Old Town
Escaliers Du Marche (old staircase)
Dinner and shopping at Lausanne Christmas Market (aka Bô Noël) (12 p.m.-10 p.m.)
Train from Lausanne to Veytaux-Chillon station (Overnight at Air B and B apartment)
16 Dec 2022, Friday
Geneva old town (Cathedrale St-Pierre, La Place du Bourg-de-Four)
Museum of Natural History
Carouge, Geneva’s “little Italy”
Patek Philippe Museum
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Arrive at Geneva airport 3 hours before flight leaves at 8.40pm.
Is it worth a little detour to Carouge?