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Lausanne - What to see and do

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Lausanne, Escaliers du Marché

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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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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Rochers-de-Naye

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

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Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    culture, monument
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Independent day trip to the Mont Blanc and Chamonix from Geneva

This tour includes a comfortable transfer from Geneva to Chamonix. You can explore the town on your own, and optionally add a ride with the cableway to Aiguille du Midi and a ride on the Montenvers railway to the sea of ice of Mer de Glace.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by bus;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

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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Geneva walking tour and chocolate tasting

This 3 hour guided walking tour takes you to the old town center, along the best chocolateries, and on a short boat trip across the lake.

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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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