Aug 3, 2019 - 5:24 AM
That's pretty ambitious for one day, especially if you want to return to Lausanne or a nearby town after your visit to Gruyères. It can be done if you leave early though. Please consult the timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable, and the boat timetable we link to from www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakegeneva/gettingth ere, to plan your trip in detail. I'm not sure how important a visit to Vevey is to you, but note that you could skip that and simply take a boat from Lausanne to "Chateau de Chillon (lac)": www.myswissalps.com/chilloncastle/gettingthere.
A visit to Chillon castle is free for Swiss Travel Pass holders indeed (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/details, www.myswissalps.com/chilloncastle/tickets). I wouldn't know of any quick access solution, other than just waiting in line and showing your Swiss Travel Pass at the ticketing desk.
As for Gruyères: I think the village's small medieval town centre is very charming. It's at a 10-15 minute walk from the train station. The famous Cailler chocolate factory in Broc can be easily reached by train as well, but that visit would add some extra hours to your schedule.
Last modified on Feb 20, 2020 - 8:31 AM by Annika