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Montreux: Chateau Chillon Entrance Ticket

1. Montreux: Chateau Chillon Entrance Ticket

Visit one of Switzerland’s most magnificent and historic locations, the Chateau Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. See for yourself the impacts that the Savoy Period, the Bernese Period and the Vaudois Period have had on this 11th-century castle. Explore the Castle’s courtyards and its underground area where Gothic-style vaults and numerous legends await you. Wander the Great Halls, where the Savoy family held their sumptuous banquets, or visit the rooms in which the Duke of Savoy and his family spent their everyday life. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Castle’s chapel. Here you will discover 14th-century paintings that have survived since the time of Reformation. You will also be able to visit an array of permanent and temporary exhibitions located in the castle, with themes ranging from local history to contemporary art, all connected to the castle or its surrounding area. Admire panoramic views of the lake from the castle and let yourself be amazed by the beauty and history that come to life here.

Lausanne: Private Past and Present Walking Tour

2. Lausanne: Private Past and Present Walking Tour

On this private tour, you'll discover the historical side of Lausanne with a passionate local who's ready to share the best kept secrets of the city with you.  This excursion starts at the Bessières Bridge. Learn about various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Château Saint-Marie or even the Palais Rumine, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour might miss.  Having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets will help you to get the most from your time in Lausanne. If you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let the local partner know and the itinerary can be adjusted accordingly.

Lausanne: Private Architectural Walking Tour

3. Lausanne: Private Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Lausanne's rich architectural scene on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of them on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. Visit landmark sights such as the Grand-Pont and Maison du Sport as well as your guide's favorite off-the-beaten-track gems. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and discover how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also discover secret anecdotes about the city's most iconic landmarks.

Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

4. Geneva: Lausanne, Montreux & Chateau Chillon Tour

The Olympic Museum (Musée Olympique)  The Olympic Museum in Lausanne-Ouchy celebrates the Olympic movement including the history of the games, its organization and of course athletes. The museum is modern with many interactive displays complimenting the wide range of items directly related to the games, its organizers, and the athletes.  Montreux  Montreux town is nestled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. Known to many as the city of music and famed for its international Jazz festival, Montreux is a wonderful city to visit. Its lakeside promenade is bursting with flowers & scents that create the perfect photo opportunity.  Château de Chillon  Chillon Castle is located on the banks of Lake Geneva on a very small island. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy. By touring this Castle you can view incredible wall paintings from the 14th century, subterranean vaults and parade halls dating to the time of Bernese rule.  Boat cruise (all inclusive package only) Take a special boat tour of the lake between the two cities of Veytaux to Lausanne. See the lake at its very best and learn more about its history with stunning views of the Mont Blanc mountain range on the way back to shore. Lavaux wine terrace  Lavaux is internationally famous as a terraced wine- growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in western Switzerland. It covers the territory roughly from Lausanne to Montreux, extending to an altitude of roughly 500 meters above lake level and including 6 lake-shore villages and the city of Vevey. Part of the Lavaux (bas-Lavaux) has been recognised since 2007 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. 

Montreux: 1-Hour Discovery Walk

5. Montreux: 1-Hour Discovery Walk

Fall in love with Montreux in just 1 hour thanks to our express tour from a local guide. Learn the most intriguing facts about the history, local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation of the city, as well as stories of the celebrities that call this place home.   See Montreux through the eyes of a local exploring parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and find out how to make the most out of your visit.

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Stunning castle!! Allow 2h30 to 3h to visit it. I advise you to take the audioguide, it allows you to guide and see all the rooms, with a view of Lake Geneva and the mountains. Wonderful ! The castle is also well preserved for the time. Easily accessible by bus from the center of Montreux (line 201) or by train (possible from Geneva...) There is also a café on site: open during the day only

No problem getting in with prepaid tickets. Visit enlivened by costumed figures on the occasion of the Christmas period. The good weather helped a lot in the parts of the outdoor path

the scenarios, the choice for restaurant and cafe and the professionalism of the tour guide

Lovely castle to visit. This website makes buying your ticket easy.