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Our most recommended Montreux Cruises & Boat Tours

From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

1. 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

2. 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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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

3. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

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.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach 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 there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Prepare to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. If you decide to add the option of a lake cruise to your tour, after your time in Vevey, you will be boarding an old steamer boat and embark on a journey that will lead you right to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historic 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.  Afterwards, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have 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.

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Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

4. Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

Board your bus from Geneva or Lausanne to Vevey. On your arrival, embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. The view from its terrace vineyards will make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. Plunge into a Charlie Chaplin adventure and visit the reconstruction of a film set, a real Hollywood studio. Pop over in time and discover the unique atmosphere of the movie star's 7th art, laughs granted. Much more than a museum, it will be before anything, an exceptional moment for the whole family. Take the trolley again to reach Montreux, and feel the good vibes of the city. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to discover this place. Stroll around the artistic and famous city of Montreux and feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux plants are associated with the Mediterranean, as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera. At 15:45, if option selected, enjoy a cruise on Lake Leman for a half hour and discover a new point of view of this rich and lovely region. At the end of the afternoon, board the bus to return to Lausanne or Geneva.

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From Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Tour

5. From Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Tour

Start your tour of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva, leaving from Lausanne on a comfortable motorcoach. Enjoy a drive through the Vaud countryside to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux known for its exquisite wine production, also called The Wine Road. In spring and summer the tour will stop to visit a vineyard and taste some local wine. Leaving Lavaux you'll continue to Vevey. Here you'll have a chance to Discover Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the actor, filmmaker, and composer. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Afterwards, if you've chosen the option for the lake cruise you will board an old steamer boat called the Belle Epoque. The cruise will pass through the beautiful scenery of Lake Geneva on the way to the Castle of Chillon, built during the 11th-century. If you did not select the cruise option you will be taken to the castle by bus, where you will have a guided tour through the castle. The last stop on the tour will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have 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.

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Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

6. Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

From Geneva, leave for an excursion day to Montreux, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. The trolley will drop you off at Montreux. Feel the good vibes of the city and enjoy your free time to discover this place. This city was much appreciated during the end of the 19th century and kept the charm of its past with numerous Belle Epoque hotels as well as a kind of nostalgia constantly present. It is a nice city, where elegance reigns, jazz and still has a hidden but present medieval heritage. Montreux lives at the rate of its events, so come to vibrate on the sound of Jazz during the festival. This artistic city is a refuge for numerous celebrities and as Freddie Mercury said so well, "If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux." 

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From Lausanne: Riviera Line Montreux, Lavaux & Long Cruise

7. From Lausanne: Riviera Line Montreux, Lavaux & Long Cruise

Depart from Lausanne at 09:30AM and arrive in Vevey board your red trolley to the Lavaux. Protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. Back in Vevey enjoy free time to stroll on the lake shore before to embark on an unforgettable 1.5 hour cruise on Lake Leman. Discover new perspectives of the stunning landscapes of this idyllic region. Snap pictures of the Swiss Alps and the riviera. Arrived in Montreux and let yourself be carried by the special atmosphere of the city. This artistic city is the refuge of numerous celebrities and as Freddie Mercury said so well, "If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux." Discover the artistic and famous city of Montreux. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux plants are associated with the Mediterranean, as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera. At the end of the afternoon, board the bus to return back to Lausanne.  

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What people are saying about Montreux

Wonderful excursion on the lake with a very friendly crew and competent captain. Luckily the weather was good, otherwise there would have been a nice lounge inside where you could have seen the area well. For an even better view 1. Select the upper deck: the upgrade is easy and uncomplicated, even on the ship.

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 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.

A wonderful trip, and was handled on time with excellent weather

Everything was great! The two hours filled up like half an hour.