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Boat on Lake Geneva near Territet

A boat on Lake Geneva arriving in Territet near Montreux.

Activities in the eastern Lake Geneva region

Please see below for the attractions we recommend.

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Golden Pass line

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

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Boat trip Lake Geneva

Explore the largest lake of Switzerland by boat.

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Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 is a well-maintained winter sports and summer activities area in the mountains within easy reach of Gstaad, with beautiful views of the Alps. Its top station is called Scex Rouge, from which hiking trails, ski slopes and other attractions can be reached.

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Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle is a medieval fortress located on a beautiful spot along Lake Geneva, with nice views over the lake. It’s close to the atmospheric town of Montreux and can easily be reached by public transportation and on foot.

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Maison Cailler

This chocolate factory and multi-media museum allows visitors to learn about the making of delicious Swiss chocolate.

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COVID-19 friendlyIndependent or small group activities that easily allow avoiding the masses

Gruyères

An atmospheric medieval town, known for its castle and the nearby cheese and chocolate factories.

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La Maison du Gruyère

This cheese factory and show dairy explains how the famous 'Le Gruyère AOP' cheese is made.

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Chocolate Train

Enjoy a one day train and bus trip from Montreux, visiting the cheese and chocolate factories near Gruyères.

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  • Attraction type: culinary tour, cheese;
    culture;
    culinary tour, chocolate;
    scenic trip, by train;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Montreux (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Rochers-de-Naye

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

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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Entrance ticket to Chaplin's World

A ticket for an independent visit to this interactive museum. Explore the house and studio of Charlie Chaplin, the comic actor who shaped the film industry from the 1920's to the 1960's.

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Self-guided Lausanne audio tour

You'll get an app for your smartphone. It tells you where to go to reach highlights like the historical town center and the cathedral. Internet access during the tour is not required. This self-guided walking tour of Lausanne takes at least 30 minutes, but count on a few hours to thoroughly explore.

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Entrance ticket to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Entrance ticket to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

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Entrance ticket to the Swiss Vapeur Parc in Le Bouveret

The Swiss Vapeur Parc offers miniature buildings and trains, including steam trains. The trains are big enough to ride! The parc is located next to the Bouveret train station and Lake Geneva boat dock.

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Panoramic Lavaux wine tour from Lausanne

A panoramic tour across the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards from Lausanne. You'll get to see the area in half a day. Wine tasting and local snacks are included.

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Panoramic Lavaux wine tour from Montreux

A panoramic tour across the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards. An open-top bus will pick you up from Montreux. You'll get to see the area in half a day. Wine tasting and local snacks are included.

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Swiss cheese, chocolate and the Golden Pass train from Lausanne

This varied day trip from Lausanne includes a bus ride along the lake to the medieval town of Gruyères, visits to the cheese and chocolate factory, and a scenic ride with the Golden Pass train.

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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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Guided Magic Christmas group tour in Vevey

Your private local guided will show you the center of Vevey and its Christmas market near Lake Geneva. This tour is best for groups from 4 to 10 people.

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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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