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Swiss Riviera - Montreux

Swiss Riviera - Montreux

4 nights from
AU$1,440 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
4 nights from
AU$1,440 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Choice of accommodation in a 3 or 4-star hotelCruiseCruise Cruise on Lake Geneva from MontreuxInclusionInclusion Admission to the Olympic Museum, Chaplin’s World, and Chillion CastleTourTour Travel via Swiss Chocolate Train to Gruyère and Broc famous for its chocolate and cheese specialties

Summary

Freddie Mercury had it right when he said, "If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux". This package gives you a chance to see it for yourself as well as wander around the equally beautiful lakeside city of Lausanne. The scenic stretch from Montreux to Lausanne form the beautiful Swiss Riviera blessed with sunny boulevards, luxury shopping, photogenic vineyard terraces, and amazing cultural and historical attractions. It covers the picturesque Lavaux vineyards situated in steep hills against a dramatic backdrop of Lake Geneva and snow-covered French Alps.

You'll start your journey at Montreux, where a bronze statue of Freddie Mercury was installed by the waterfront in 1996. A scenic cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon is a must as you get to see the famous medieval castle Château de Chillon. You'll also head over to Vevey and Chaplin’s World for a day of discovery before venturing to Lausanne to visit the Olympic Museum and explore the city on your own. You'll also have an excursion to the snowy wonderland Glacier 3000, where you will have a 15-minute cable car ride to the top to appreciate the fantastic panoramic view of the land. Your vacation is made even more delightful with a trip in either the vintage 1915 Belle Époque carriages or the modern panoramic carriages with the Swiss Chocolate Train taking you to Gruyère and Broc, the land of chocolate and cheese. End your tour with a bite of these mouth-watering delights considered as the pinnacle of Swiss culinary specialty.

INCLUSIONS

  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss Transfer Card incl. half fare discount)
  • 4-night accommodation in selected hotel category, standard rooms
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Admission to Olympic Museum, Chaplin's World, and Chillon Castle
  • Lake cruise on Lake Geneva from Montreux
  • Guided excursion to Glacier 3000 (available Tuesday,Thursday, and Saturday)
  • Excursion on the Chocolate Train
  • Local Taxes
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1, Arrival in Switzerland – Explore Montreux and Chillon Castle

Rail transfer from the airport to the Montreux. Check into your hotel.

Nestled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breath-taking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Montreux, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera is the capital of the Vaud region. 

From the lakeside at Montreux, relax on a cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon, with just a short stroll to the castle from the landing stage. The famous medieval castle Château de Chillon is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in Switzerland. The fortress stands proudly on a rocky island at the edge of Lake Geneva and provided the inspiration for literary works by Lord Byron and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Wonder around the castle at your leisure, taking in the medieval architecture, before returning by lake cruise to Montreux.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2, A Day of Museums

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today is a day of discovery. First set off to Vevey and Chaplin’s World. Here you will embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. This site dedicated to the life and works of Charlie Chaplin. Visit the manor house and the Hollywood-style studio and immerse yourself in the spectacular world of silent film. In the afternoon venture to Lausanne to discover the spirit and heritage of the games at the nearby Olympic Museum and later enjoy some free time in Lausanne before returning to Montreux.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3, Glacier 3000 (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only)

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy a fun packed escorted day excursion to Glacier 3000. First you will explore the authentic mountain village of les Diablerets located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level. Entirely made up of chalets, the village has managed to preserve its unique heritage. Later you'll go to Glacier 3000; a snowy wonderland for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. After a 15-minute cable car ride you will reach the top where a fantastic panoramic view awaits.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4, Chocolate Train

Breakfast at your hotel.

Spend a delightful day travelling in either the vintage 1915 Belle Époque carriages or the modern panoramic carriages with the Swiss Chocolate Train, from Montreux to Gruyère and Broc (including shuttle bus from Montbovon to Gruyère and Broc). The sites are famous for their specialities of chocolate and cheese. Leaving Montreux, coffee and croissants are served as you pass through the vineyards along Lake Geneva. In Gruyères you will visit the cheese dairy producing the famous Gruyère cheese - La Maison du Gruyère. You'll discover traditional cheese-making method and have the opportunity to sample the different cheese varieties. A shuttle bus brings you to the Gruyères and you have time to explore the picturesque village or the castle. (Entry to the castle extra is free for holders of a Swiss Travel Pass). Continue to Broc for a visit to the Maison Cailler. Learn about the production process on a tour of the factory and sample mouth-watering Swiss chocolate, before travelling back to Montreux.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5, Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Continuation of tour or transfer to the airport.

Important Notes

  • Please note 2019 in Lausanne and Montreux will be very busy with the annual Montreux Jazz Festival and the Fete de Vignerons festivals.
  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Accommodation:
    Deluxe (5 Star) hotel - on request.
    Extra night, child rate and triple room on request. Children under 6 years travel free when sharing room with their parents (no extra bedding).
    All prices are subject to availability. 
    If the selected hotel is not available, an alternative accommodation is offered. 
    Supplements or reductions may apply. Prices for families are available on request. 
  • Rail Transport:
    Children under 16 years travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent. Please request a "Family Card" at time of booking.

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