What to see and do in South-West Switzerland

South-West Switzerland - Attractions and hiking trails

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The picturesque square in the medieval town of Gruyères.

Things to do in South-West Switzerland

Please find our suggestions for hiking trails and things to see below.

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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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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Rochers-de-Naye

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

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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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Walking tour of the Geneva Old Town and United Nations

2 to 3 hour guided walking tour from the United Nations buildings via the historical town center to Lake Geneva.

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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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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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Guided day trip to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc from Geneva

This day trip includes a guided transfer from Geneva to Chamonix and back. You can add extra tours: the cableway to Aiguille du Midi and a train ride to the Mer de Glace (sea of ice). Or you can explore Chamonix on your own.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by bus;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: guide
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
  • More ways to book: GetYourGuide

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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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