Inspiration for what to do and see around Lausanne

Lausanne - What to see and do

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One of the attractions of Lausanne is to stroll around in the historical streets, like the Escaliers du Marché.

Sightseeing tips and tours from Lausanne

You'll find our recommended day trips below.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND LAUSANNE

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Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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Boat trip Lake Geneva

Explore the largest lake of Switzerland by boat.

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Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.

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Rochers-de-Naye

Grand view of Lake Geneva and the Alps from the rocks above Montreux.

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Day trip to Gruyères, cheese factory and chocolate factory from Lausanne

This day tour starts with a visit to the Cailler chocolate factory. Next, you'll see how Swiss cheese is made. The guide also takes you to the nearby medieval village of Gruyères, which is situated on a hill surrounded by mountains. A scenic bus ride along the Lavaux vineyards concludes the day.

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Geneva city tour by bus, tram, boat and on foot

3.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town, the flower clock, and onto the lake during a one hour cruise.

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Geneva city tour by minivan, mini-train and on foot

2.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town and the St. Pierre Cathedral.

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Golden Pass train, wine and cheese making tour from Lausanne

This 10 hour tour includes a ride from Montbovon to Montreux on the Golden Pass train, wine and chocolate tasting, and a Swiss cheese making demonstration.

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Lake Geneva boat trip, Chillon Castle, Montreux and Vevey from Lausanne

A wonderful tour to the region called 'Swiss Riviera'! It includes a boat trip from Vevey to Chillon Castle, a visit to the castle and the opportunity to explore the picturesque towns of Vevey and Montreux.

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Long day trip to Chamonix Mont Blanc from Lausanne

This long day trip includes a comfortable coach ride to Chamonix and back to Lausanne. You'll ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi to enjoy the view of the Mont Blanc, and the cogwheel train to Montenvers. Lunch and a guided tour of Chamonix are included.

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City walk Geneva

A walk along the river Rhône and the lake, and in the old town center of Geneva. This varied route offers a good introduction to the city.

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Lutry - Epesses (Lavaux vineyards)

Explore the Lavaux vineyards on foot by walking from Lutry to Epesses, while enjoying the views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. You'll pass picturesque little towns along the way.

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City walk Lausanne

Explore the historical town center of Lausanne: the picturesque narrow streets, the medieval cathedral and the impressive Palais de Rumine.

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