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Our most recommended Lausanne Theme Tours

  • Lausanne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Lausanne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Discover Lausanne during a short tour and learn about the history of the city with a local guide. Meet your guide in front of the Cathedral and start the tour from there. Explore Lausanne through the eyes of a local, and discover what everyday life is like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. Discover parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your stay.

  • Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

    2. Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

    Explore the picture-perfect region of Gruyère on board a panoramic bus, paired with a cheese fondue tasting in a Swiss chalet nestled in the mountains.   After pickup from your accommodation between Lausanne and Montreux, travel in a spacious and comfortable bus to Gruyère, a region of central Switzerland. Through the bus’s panoramic windows, admire its rolling green landscapes and the peaks of the Fribourg pre-Alps. Pass through medieval towns with charming cobble-stoned streets and traditional Swiss architecture. As you go, your tour guide will explain to you all there is to know about Gruyère and the history of Swiss cheese making.   You’ll then arrive at a typical Swiss chalet to savor in a delicious and typical Swiss fondue, paired with a glass of wine. After this perfect indulgence, you’ll board the bus again to be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

    3. Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

    The Olympic Museum (Musée Olympique)  The Olympic Museum in Lausanne-Ouchy celebrates the Olympic movement including the history of the games, its organization and of course athletes. The museum is modern with many interactive displays complimenting the wide range of items directly related to the games, its organizers, and the athletes.  Montreux  Montreux town is nestled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Known to many as the city of music and famed for its international Jazz festival, Montreux is a wonderful city to visit. Its lakeside promenade is bursting with flowers & scents that create the perfect photo opportunity.  Château de Chillon  Chillon Castle is located on the banks of Lake Geneva on a very small island. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly fo...

    the scenarios, the choice for restaurant and cafe and the professionalism of the tour guide

  • Bus Round Trip to Lausanne from Geneva

    4. Bus Round Trip to Lausanne from Geneva

    Take a bus ride for an hour, and get off at Ouchy, on the Lausanne lakeside. Spend a free day in Lausanne’s lovely outdoor surroundings, situated next to Lake Geneva, and  discover the lake, the shopping area and snap a picture of the cathedral and Olympic museum. Lausanne has a pretty pedestrian center which buzzes with places to eat and shop.  See the converted warehouses of Flon, and wonder around the independent boutiques around Rue de Bourg and Rue Marterey. Also, don't forget the stylish shops and cafés of Grancy.  Return to Geneva, the pick-up from Lausanne will be at 6:15 pm, arriving around 7:15 pm.

  • From Lausanne: Lavaux Panoramic Tour

    5. From Lausanne: Lavaux Panoramic Tour

    You will be picked up at the Lausanne Tourist Office in a one of a kind Panoramic Bus with which you will embark on a Swiss sightseeing experience like no other. Soon after your panoramic tour has departed, you will commence with a lakeside sightseeing experience visiting the centre and port of Lutry, which has retained its old heritage for many years. Its port offers a stunning view of the lake and the mountains. On a clear day, you can look all the way from the lake into the valley of the alps with mountains rising over 3000 meters. After your scenic stop in Lutry, the panoramic tour will take you to Saint-Saphorin via the famous lakeside road. Onboard the bus, you'll see the region from a truly unique perspective with both the sun from the sky and the reflection from the lake together lighting up the Lavaux Vineyards. Saint-Saphorin is a small town on the shore of Lake Geneva, whic...

  • Lausanne: Private Instagram-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

    6. Lausanne: Private Instagram-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

    Spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends back home with stunning shots from your travels to Switzerland on this guided tour. In the company of a local tour guide, discover the most beautiful and impressive spots in Lausanne and pick up some useful tips on how to get the best out of your smartphone camera. During your tour, stroll around the city and take photos of some of its most unique places, such as the hidden stairs near the markets and the iconic cathedral. You will also be able to find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. Don't miss the opportunity to give your Instagram feed an upgrade with this adventure.

  • Lausanne: Photogenic City Tour

    7. Lausanne: Photogenic City Tour

    Join your guide on a city walk to experience the city from an insider’s point of view. Throughout this tour you will also have the chance to take stunning pictures of the town as you travel. Your walk will take you from the cathedral to the Sauvabelin Tower. While using your camera to capture the beauty of Lausanne, you will come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Discover an alternative side of Lausanne, full of history and unique beauty. Throughout this experience you will enjoy the city at a suitable time to enjoy the best light possible for pictures. A tour highlight will be as you take in the beauty of the town from the Sauvabelin Tower.

  • Lausanne: Architectural Walking Tour

    8. Lausanne: Architectural Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in Lausanne's rich architectural scene on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of them on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. Visit landmark sights such as the Grand-Pont and Maison du Sport as well as your guide's favorite off-the-beaten-track gems. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and discover how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also discover secret anecdotes about the city's most iconic landmarks.

  • Lausanne: Past and Present Walking Tour

    9. Lausanne: Past and Present Walking Tour

    On this private tour, you'll discover the historical side of Lausanne with a passionate local who's ready to share the best kept secrets of the city with you.  This excursion starts at the Bessières Bridge. Learn about various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Château Saint-Marie or even the Palais Rumine, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour might miss.  Having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets will help you to get the most from your time in Lausanne. If you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let the local partner know and the itinerary can be adjusted accordingly.

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What people are saying about Lausanne

I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!

It was a wonderful trip. The little picnic near the vineyard was enjoyable. The guide Yolanda(hope the spelling is right) was a super guide. I recommend this tour. The weather wasn’t bad.

Well organized, fun day!

Our guide made sure we had a lovely day. I particularly enjoyed my fellow tourists from all over the world!

Magnificent views during the journey. Pleasant welcome by the crew.

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, great route. We recommend.