Welcome to Montreux


Montreux' main draws include peaceful walks along a lakeshore blessed with 19th-century hotels, a mild microclimate, a hilltop Old Town, one of the world's premier jazz festivals, Friday-morning lakeside markets and a fabulous 13th-century fortress.

Rock-trivia buffs love the story of British hard rockers Deep Purple recording an album at the town's casino in 1971 and commemorating a fire that broke out during a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig (also held at the casino). The pall of smoke cast over Lake Geneva inspired Deep Purple to pen their heavy-chorded classic, 'Smoke on the Water'.


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Montreux activities

$223.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Lavaux, Montreux, Chaplin’s World Steamboat Cruise from Geneva

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guideDuration: 5 minutesStop At: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lausanne, Canton of VaudPhoto stopDuration: 2 minutesStop At: Chaplin's World, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Canton of VaudDiscover the fantastic story of Charlie Chaplin & jump into the interactive hollywood studioDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Lutry, Canton of VaudTake a break at the middle of the Lavaux and enjoy a glass of wine / juiceDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Lake Geneva, GenevaEnjoy the view during all your day tripStop At: Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux, Canton of VaudEnjoy the visit of the most popular castle on Switzerland Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Geneva, GenevaEnjoy a 1st class cruise from Vevey to the castle of ChillonDuration: 45 minutes

$162.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Gruyeres Village and Chocolate Factory Full-Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guide at Keytours OfficeDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Lake Geneva, GenevaEnjoy the view on the Lake during the road tripStop At: Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, Broc, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgDiscover the story of Cailler and visit the Chocolate factory! Enjoy a tasting at the end of your visitDuration: 1 hourStop At: La Maison du Gruyere, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgDiscover the secret of the cheese making Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Castle of Gruyeres, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgEnjoy a free time in the Medieval village of Gruyères, try some tradicional dishes as the Fondue or the Rusti in one of the numerous restaurant Duration: 3 hours

$162.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your GuideDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Lake Geneva, GenevaBeautifull view on the roadStop At: Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Montreux, Canton of VaudStop into the vineyards, enjoy a glass of white wine Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Place du MarchéTake advantage of your free time in Vevey to explore this charming city.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Freddie Mercury Memorial, Montreux, Canton of Vaudenjoy a free time in Montreux to visit the Queen's Studio Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Montreux, Canton of VaudEnjoy a free time in Montreux Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux, Canton of VaudGo back into the past visiting the most popular castle of SwitzerlandDuration: 1 hour

$161.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Chillon Castle, Montreux Resort, and Lavaux Tour from Geneva

Begin with a comfortable coach from Geneva and head to Chaplin’s World: a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Embark 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 the Hollywood-style Studio. Next, ride along the World Heritage Site of Lavaux, also called 'the wine road': a vineyard region with terraces. Arrive at the castle of Chillon for a 1-hour visit. Located on a small island in the far western end of Lake Geneva between Montreux and Villeneuve, this romantic castle was of strategic importance in controlling trade in the Lake Geneva region, and its dungeons inspired Lord Byron. Your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Learn about all the great artists who have visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles, and more. The emblem of the city is the statue of Freddie Mercury, who lived several years in Montreux and recorded his last album with Queen in the Mountain Studio, which is in the Casino. You will have the chance to visit Queen’s old studio and wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.Your trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.

$213.71 Day Trips & Excursions

Chillon Castle Day Tour from Lausanne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guide Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lausanne, Canton of VaudPhoto stop in front of the Olympic MuseumDuration: 3 minutesStop At: Lake Geneva, GenevaBoard for a cruise from Vevey to the Castle of Chillon Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Chaplin's World, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Canton of VaudVisit of the studio of Charlie Chaplin and his family manoir Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Place du MarchéEnjoy a free time in Vevey, Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux, Canton of VaudVisit of the Castle Duration: 1 hourStop At: Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Montreux, Canton of VaudStop into the Lavaux, enjoy the view from this protected site by UNESCO. It's the parfect moment to taste the white wine from this Vineyards.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Casino de Montreux, Montreux, Canton of VaudTake the opportunity of a free time in Montreux to explore Queen's Studio at the Casino or stroll on the lovely streets of the cityDuration: 45 minutes

$189.17 Private & Custom Tours

Gruyères Private Tour with Cheese and Chocolate 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.