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Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

1. Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

Discover the picturesque area of Les Diablerets (little devils) in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises at Col du Pillon. Made up of chalets, this village has an amazingly preserved heritage. Don't miss the majestic 3000–meter high glacier. Dominate the snowy peaks and take on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. At 108 meters long, discover more than 24 peaks over 4000 meters on the walkway. Take advantage of the fun park where sleds are waiting for you. In summer, try a descent in the Alpine Coaster, Europe's highest tracked toboggan run.  If you prefer to stay in the village of Diablerets, take a stroll along the river and explore the beautiful landscape. Around 3:00 PM, head back to the bus to return to Montreux, and enjoy some free time to explore this artistic city before returning to Geneva.

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From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

2. From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

Depart from the pier in Montreux on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards Chillon Castle, the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Continue sailing past the charming towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. Sail by the town of Vevey, and admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French and Swiss Alps, before returning to Montreux.

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Lausanne: 3-Hour Riviera and Lavaux Region Cruise

3. Lausanne: 3-Hour Riviera and Lavaux Region Cruise

Depart from Lausanne Ouchy on a historic paddle steamer for a 3-hour circular cruise. As you travel, observe the most beautiful part of Lake Geneva on your left, which is complete with stunning views over the UNESCO-listed Lavaux Vineyards. Throughout your trip you can admire both the Swiss and French Alps, and your approach by boat to Chillon Castle provides you with a unique view over this landmark of the region. The boat will also make short stops in Montreux and Vevey to allow you to discover the Riviera region. At lunchtime you will be welcome to dine onboard (please book your table in advance), before you return back to Lausanne at the conclusion of your relaxing boat trip.

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Montreux: Chateau Chillon Entrance Ticket

4. Montreux: Chateau Chillon Entrance Ticket

Visit one of Switzerland’s most magnificent and historic locations, the Chateau Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. See for yourself the impacts that the Savoy Period, the Bernese Period and the Vaudois Period have had on this 11th-century castle. Explore the Castle’s courtyards and its underground area where Gothic-style vaults and numerous legends await you. Wander the Great Halls, where the Savoy family held their sumptuous banquets, or visit the rooms in which the Duke of Savoy and his family spent their everyday life. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Castle’s chapel. Here you will discover 14th-century paintings that have survived since the time of Reformation. You will also be able to visit an array of permanent and temporary exhibitions located in the castle, with themes ranging from local history to contemporary art, all connected to the castle or its surrounding area. Admire panoramic views of the lake from the castle and let yourself be amazed by the beauty and history that come to life here.

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From Geneva: Glacier 3000 and Fun Park Day Trip

5. From Geneva: Glacier 3000 and Fun Park Day Trip

Be picked up at your accommodation in Geneva and travel for approximately 1.5-hours to the Les Diablerets base stop. Once at Les Diablerets, hop on a cable car and take the 15-minute journey to Glacier 3000. Explore the glacier and its ice caves while taking in the stunning views. While at Glacier 3000, you'll have the opportunity to walk from peak to peak on the Tissot suspension bridge. If you wish, you can take a snowcat ride or ride the high-altitude Alpine Coaster. After you visit Glacier 3000, you’ll visit the lakeside town of Montreux, which is situated on Lake Geneva. From Montreux, you’ll be driven back to Geneva and dropped off at your accommodation.

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From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 Experience Tour

6. From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 Experience Tour

Visit Switzerland and explore for yourself the picturesque image of a Swiss chalet village. See Les Diablerets, in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises. Spend free time here hiking at the Col, or take the cable car up to the glacier. If you take the option of the cable car, jump into the mountains with the Glacier 3000, on the only bridge in the world which connects 2 summits, known as Peak Walk. The glacier offers the Alpine Coaster during the summer season, allowing you to enjoy nature and the spectacular scenery of the Alps mountains around you. Take advantage of the fun park and the adventures of the snow as sleds are waiting for you. Around 3:00 PM, descend to board the bus to Montreux and enjoy free time to feel the good vibes of this artistic city. Take in the views of Lake Geneva before returning to Lausanne.

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Lavaux: Panoramic Wine Tour

7. Lavaux: Panoramic Wine Tour

After pickup from select hotels in Chardonne, Montreux, Vevey, and Lausanne, head off into the glorious alps in a panoramic bus, which will be open-topped if the weather allows. Sit back and relax as you admire views of the towering mountains rising above the azure waters of Lake Geneva. After you’ve seen the best views that the area has to offer, head to a local vineyard to sample the wine that has made the region of Lavaux a sought-after destination among wine-lovers. Amble among the terraced grounds of the winery, tasting a selection of cured meats and cheeses alongside fine wine, learning about the rich winemaking traditions that define the region. Afterwards, you’ll head along the panoramic route back to your accommodation.

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Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

8. 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.

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Montreux: Glacier 3000 experience

9. Montreux: Glacier 3000 experience

Set near Montreux, les Diablerets – meaning the little devils – is an authentic mountain village located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level in the heart of the Alpes Vaudoises, at the foot of an imposing mountain with a majestic glacier. Select the option to ride the spectacular cable car to reach Glacier 3000 in 20 minutes, a snowy wonderland for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts where you can see snow all year round. Enjoy a special ride on a snow bus over the perpetual ice and reach the “Quille du diable”. Enjoy the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. The walkway, which is 108 meters long, is accessible free all year round and allows visitors to discover more than 24 peaks over 4,000 meters. From the top, you can see all the famous peaks as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and many more. Spend some times in the fun park where you can take a sled and ride on the snow. Then on your way back, discover the famous town of Montreux, famous for its jazz festival. This glamorous tourist resort has an exceptional microclimate so you can enjoy Mediterranean plants. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles and many more… The emblem of the city is the statue of Freddy Mercury; he says that “If you want Peace of Soul, you should come to Montreux”.

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Private Trip From Geneva to Chamonix & Montreux

10. Private Trip From Geneva to Chamonix & Montreux

Begin the delightful journey from your hotel, then sit back, relax and enjoy the impressive views of Swiss countryside as you cross the border to France through the Arve Valley along the River Arve. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you arrive at the remarkable Chamonix-Mont-Blanc – a well-known ski and holiday resort, where the first Winter Olympics was held in 1924. In Chamonix you will have leisure time for exploring the town on your own, gazing at the neighboring mountains and glaciers lifting up to Mont Blanc. If you wish, you can take the highest cable car in Europe – Aiguille du Midi, and reach the kingdom of eternal snow, which will unravel a crystalline view over Mont Blanc cradled by the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. After returning back to Chamonix and having lunch at one of the local cafes, proceed with the journey to Montreux, which is firmly squeezed between Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), the vineyards of Lavaux and the Alps in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Besides gazing at the panoramic views of Lake Leman, you can also find souvenir shops, boutique stores and traditional restaurants selling local food. One of the sights is the 3 meter Memorial of the worldwide popular singer and frontman of the rock band Queen - Freddie Mercury. The main landmark of Montreux, however, is the medieval Castle Chillon - built in the 11th century, located right on the rocky island of the Lake.  Your private transfer will then return you back to your hotel in Geneva.

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What people are saying about Montreux

The Glacier 3000 is a great experience to do at least once in a lifetime. The view is breathtaking. In addition to the bridge there are the chairlifts and the tallest roller coaster. We had unforgettable moments.

It was a very nice spend 2 hours. The route was perfect, the staff on board was very helpful with big smiles on their faces. They were English speakers so no problem with communication.

Every part of the experience was worth it! The view was amazing. I definitely plan to return. Just be sure to dress appropriately!-- it's freezing cold there. Highly recommended!

It was an amazing experience, totally worth it. The transportation was also really nice since the couch was very well equipped and the coach wasn’t packed so it was more private.

excellent, no mess no fuss, it was interesting and trouble free ... the driver was pleasant, engaging and informative ...