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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

1. 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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Lavaux: Panoramic Wine Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Swiss Fondue Experience with Panoramic Tour

4. Montreux: Swiss Fondue Experience with Panoramic Tour

Your one-of-a-kind fondue experience will begin with a spectacular panoramic tour of the Swiss Alps in a unique panoramic tour bus. Sit back and relax, enjoying a beverage of your choice onboard in comfort while you indulge in stunning views of the deep blue lake and endless mountains of the Alps and the Lavaux Hills, an experience like no other.  After ascending 1150 meters, you’ll arrive at an elegant restaurant where you’ll be seated and treated to a delicious traditional Swiss fondue and locally sourced wine, all while overlooking the lake, the mountains, and the Montreux Riviera. After dining in style you’ll be dropped back at your hotel relaxed and satisfied.

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Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

5. Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

Gruyères is one of the most famous places situated in the Swiss countryside. Visiting it is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this is a real historic, exciting and attractive destination. You will see the real Switzerland, green fields, cows and mountains. Have the chance to have a culinary journey. Fall into the temptation of the best chocolate in the world. Taste the national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies. Start with the chocolate world of Cailler, understand the history of chocolate, how they make it and enjoy tasting it as much as you like. At noon you will reach the top of Moléson Mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly handmade cheese factory. You will taste the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois," two cheeses mixed for a typical dish of Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling the medieval village of Gruyères. Situated on a hill, you can admire a breathtaking landscape. Breathe in the pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasturelands surrounding the small suburb. Afterwards, relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman Lake.  Experience a day full of tastes and unforgettable experiences.

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From Lausanne: Swiss Riviera Tour

6. 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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Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

7. Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

When one thinks of Switzerland, they may conjure up the image of a Swiss chalet village right in the middle of the mountains. This destination, Les Diablerets or "little devils" is exactly that: a charming village in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises made up entirely of chalets and cachet, which has totally perserved its heritage. Head up to the top on a 20-minute cable car ride to take in classic, sweeping views. Enjoy the snow at the fun park and the chair lift as you look out over unforgettable scenery. Test your vertigo on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. From the top, you can see all the famous mountains such as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.  Then, on your way back, discover the famous city of Montreux. Because of its exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Feel the good vibes of this very well-known artists' city. Head back to Lausanne or Geneva with a suite of lasting impressions.  Choose which option best works for you. Select Driver-Guide Only or Professional Guide Only to book just transport to Les Diablerets and Montreux, and to do the rest yourself, including buying a cable car ticket. By booking an option that includes the cable car ticket, save yourself the hassle and hop aboard for a spectacular ride right upon arrival.  If you book the gold option, after the cable car, take a special ride on a snow-bus over the perpetual ice until reaching the "Quille du diable." Arrive in a panoramic restaurant called Space Refuge for a little snack while gazing out at another unbeatable view of the Alps. Thrill-seekers will be pleased to know that the Alpine Coaster is Europe's highest tracked toboggan and is also included in the gold ticket.

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Lavaux: Panoramic Dinner Experience

8. Lavaux: Panoramic Dinner Experience

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll enjoy a scenic tour through Lavaux in a unique panoramic bus. Sit back and relax onboard, enjoying a beverage of your choice in comfort while you indulge in stunning views of the deep blue lake, local vineyards, and endless mountains, an experience like no other. Upon arrival at an elegant restaurant you’ll be served a fresh local specialty, a delicious meal called Fillet de Perch with fish caught straight from the nearby lake. Your meal will be accompanied by fresh salads, local wines, and soft drinks.

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What people are saying about Vaud

Our guide Thomas went above and beyond to be friendly, accommodating and keeping it a relaxed trip while still getting us places on time. The driving was safe throughout the trip. We very much enjoyed each of the individual aspects of the packager: the chocolate factory tour, cheese factory tour, fondue lunch, time in the village of Gruyere and the Golden Pass train ride. Each was unique and a true taste of Switzerland. My only slight dissatisfaction was that the tour was described as being 10 hours but only lasted about 8. I believe this was because it actually started in Geneva and we were picked up in Lausanne. However, the next day we ran into Thomas on his tour of Glacier 3000. It was because of his encouragement that I decided to conquer my fears and ride the cable car to the top of Les Diablerets. If not for him including us with his two guests for the day I would have missed out on an amazing experience! Heartfelt thanks to Thomas be being an extraordinary guide!

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!

The tour was great! Amazing views from the special panoramic bus. Arthur the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and it felt like spending time with a close friend!

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.

Atendimento Key Tours

The Key tours services were amazing, warm and really professional