Welcome to Lake Geneva & Vaud
East of Geneva, Western Europe’s biggest lake stretches like a giant liquid mirror between the French-speaking canton of Vaud (to the north) and France (to the south). Known to most as Lake Geneva, French speakers call it Lac Léman. Lined by the elegant student city of Lausanne and a phalanx of pretty smaller towns, the Swiss side of the lake presents the marvellous emerald spectacle of tightly ranked vineyards... Read More
Top experiences in Lake Geneva & Vaud
Lake Geneva & Vaud activities
Full Day Tour - True Colors of Switzerland
You are in for an unforgettable experience. In a legendary Land Rover Defender we climb tiny mountain passes and single-lane farmer roads in the Swiss Pre Alps. It is the raw beauty of these off-grid Swiss destinations which guests love. These tours are truly unique.Farmers live simply here, as they always have. Their cows have it good. Lose your breath at the beauty around you on top of mountain passes. Stop where and when you want to make stunning photographs. Deer often cross our way. Foxes, badgers, and chamois are always nearby and sometimes come out to visit.In summer, visit local farmers who produce cheese the old fashioned way in their summer houses at high altitude. In winter, take off on a short walk in snow shoes, a favourite Swiss winter activity.We walk little or more if you want; every tour is tailored to your desires and is tempered by the weather. Soft drinks and water, coffee or tea we enjoy along the way.This tour traverses the western cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, and Bern. Roads include stretches of unpaved farm roads, and single lane paved, at altitudes from 1000 to 1850 meters.In winter, changes to our route depend on daily snow conditions, and there are lots of variations. Enjoy!
Private Gruyères Tour Including Cheese and Chocolate Factory Visit from Montreux
Start your tour with 9am pickup at your Montreux hotel. Depart Montreux and travel through Fribourg to Gruyères — a medieval town overlooking the Saane Valley. On arrival, visit a local cheese factory and sample some of Switzerland’s famous Gruyère cheese. Afterward, explore 13th-century Gruyères Castle and gain insight into the region’s rich medieval history.Enjoy an hour’s free time to wander the narrow, cobbled streets at your leisure, then visit the Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. Here, learn how one of Switzerland’s most famous chocolatiers produces its tasty treats, and learn of the company’s long history. Following a chocolate-tasting at Cailler, return in comfort to your Montreux hotel to conclude your tour.
2 for 1 Digital Swiss Coupon Pass Montreux
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Full-Day Trip to Diablerets from Montreux
After leaving Montreux at 10:15 am, enjoy the short 1-hour drive in the Swiss countryside mountain roads from Montreux to Col du Pillon before reaching the charming Swiss village of Diablerets. For those who are taking only the transportation, you will be dropped in the center and you will have 4 hours of free time. Traditional sports are available: walking 155 miles of walking trails (250 km) and mountain biking. It's also located at an altitude of 4,000 feet (1,200m) above sea level at the foot of an imposing mountain massif and with a majestic glacier. If you add the option of the cable car to spend this time on the top of the glacier. In this case, you will ride up the gondola as soon as you arrive and you will spent your lunch and part of the afternoon on the top until 3pm. This snowy wonderland is perfect for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, with a wide variety of activities available. It’s only a 15-minute cable car ride up to almost 9,842 feet (3,000m). Nowhere else can you get up to any Swiss glacier that fast. And this panoramic ride alone is in itself already an adventure, offering a view onto the beautiful Saanenland with the Arnensee and the gigantic alpine massif. On top the view opens up and guests can enjoy no less than 24 peaks over 13,123 feet (4,000m), including the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. This fantastic view can also be enjoyed from the restaurants Botta and Refuge l’Espace. The Gold tour option is complete including the cable car, crossing the Peak Walk by Tissot – a 107-meter long suspension bridge, which is the only one in the world to connect two peaks. A special snow bus will bring you to the panoramic restaurant "Space refuge" for 45 minutes you will have an Aperitif with Swiss ham and cheese tasting and some sparkling wine. Guaranteed to raise your adrenaline level even higher is a wild glacier ride on the highest situated toboggan run in the world – the Alpine Coaster. In addition to the 46 mile (75km) of signposted hiking trails and the Sanetsch round trip hiking trail, as the highlight for all nature lovers, it’s also possible to go cross-country skiing on top of the mountain during the summer. At 3pm you will take the gondola down for your drive back to Montreux around 4:30pm.
Full-Day Swiss Alps Glacier Adventure Tour from Montreux
Leave the meeting point in glamorous town of Montreux town in late morning. Drive for an hour through the Swiss countryside to reach the spectacular cable car Glacier 3000. In just a few minutes, you will be on the top in a snowy wonderland for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. Cross the peak walk by Tissot, the unique adventure and the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks in the Alps. The 108 meter walkway is accessible free all year round and allows visitors to discover more than 24 peaks over 4,000 meters. Then, take a chairlift down to the glacier.At 12:15pm, enjoy a special ride on a snowbus over the perpetual ice to the Refuge l'Espace (Space Refuge) restaurant at foot of the Quille du diable peak. Here, you'll enjoy the unforgettable panoramic views of the Alps and taste some local products such as cheese, and celebrate this wonderful day with local sparkling wine. From here you can see all the famous peaks as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.On the way back you will have 2-hours of free time to enjoy the fun park, where you have access to sledges for free. Enjoy the promenade on the glacier, take a ride on Europe's highest tracked toboggan roller coaster, and cross over the Peak Walk, the pedestrian suspension bridge that links two mountain peaks. At 3pm, take the gondola back down and head back to Montreux, arriving at approximately 4:30pm.
Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Entrance Ticket
Glacier 3000 is open all year-round and it is a unique paradise for excursions. Crossing the Peak Walk by Tissot – a 107-meter long suspension bridge, which is by the way, the only one in the world to connect two peaks – is an adventure within itself. Guaranteed to raise your adrenaline level even higher is a wild glacier ride on the highest situated toboggan run in the world – the Alpine Coaster. Other favorite attractions include the dogsled ride, a stroll over the Glacier Walk or the Snowbus tour. In addition to the 75 kilometers of signposted hiking trails and the Sanetsch roundtrip hiking trail, as the highlight for all nature lovers, it’s also possible to go cross-country skiing at Glacier 3000 in summer.