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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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Maison Cailler

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

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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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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

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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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