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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

4.4 / 5

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Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From US$ 140.59 per person

Fall in love with the Swiss scenery around Leman Lake. Drive through the canton of Vaud and along the lake, passing by the famous towns of Vevey and Montreux.

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a glass of wine in Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll through the beautiful streets of Vevey
  • Visit famous Montreux and walk the paths as many stars before you have
  • Take a lake cruise on an old steam boat (if option is selected)
  • Witness the castle of Chillon
Full description

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests. 

Board the coach in Geneva and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, and the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. 

You can discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, and go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Know more about one of the surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio.

After visiting Vevey, if you have the lake cruise option on your tour, embark on a journey in an old steamer boat to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historical places in Switzerland, dating back to the 11th century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterward, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of great artists that visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation by minibus
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Chaplin’s World (if option selected)
  • Visit to Lavaux, a world heritage site
  • Glass of wine or juice in the vineyards
  • 1st class cruise on an old steam boat (if option selected)
  • Entrance to the castle of Chillon
  • Visit to Montreux
  • Visit to Vevey
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I did this as a solo trip and loved it. We started off at the Chaplin House which was entertaining and informative. Followed by a short picnic with our tour guide in Vevey. After (if your purchase the boat ticket) we went on the boat to the castle. Lastly we ended the day off with some time in Montreux. Your guide will take you everywhere, explain everything thoroughly and make sure you have meeting points/times. My guide was fantastic! It’s a long day with lots of walking but I didn’t even notice because of the fun I was having! Despite it being overcast/rainy the views were still breathtaking and we made the most of the day. Highly recommend this tour.

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September 30, 2022

Had a wonderful day. The Charles Chaplin World is unexpectedly good especially the 10 mins film which let me have a much better understanding of this talented gentleman. If we can stay another 30 mins more and that will be brilliant. Vevey is so pretty; walked along the lake Geneva, worth to visit. Montreux is too similar to Vevey and can be removed. The Chillon Castle is Ok, prepare to climb some steps.

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July 19, 2022

Time was well split, just enough time in every part of the tour. The only reason I gave a 4 star instead of 5 is because we didn’t go to any vineyard or get a glass of wine as indicated in the “what’s included”. Our guide, Tom, was great! Super friendly and great music taste for the road:)

March 27, 2022

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