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Our most recommended Vaud Cruises & Boat Tours

  • From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

    1. From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

    Depart from the pier in Montreux on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards Chillon Castle, the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Continue sailing past the charming towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. Sail by the town of Vevey, and admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French and Swiss Alps, before returning to Montreux.

  • From Vevey: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

    2. From Vevey: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

    Depart from the pier in Vevey on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards the city of Montreux and see the famous Chillon Castle. The castle is the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Swiss and French Alps as you cruise along the lake. Sail by the towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. On the way back to Vevey, admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards on the shore.

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    3. 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 wor...

    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!

  • Lausanne: Self-Guided Boat Excursion to Evian

    4. Lausanne: Self-Guided Boat Excursion to Evian

    Explore Evian and stunning lake Geneva on this excursion by boat. Begin your self-guided tour from Lausanne and cruise on beautiful Lake Geneva towards the little town of Evian.  Reach this gem on the shore of the lake in about 35 minutes. Once the boat docks, hop off and start exploring at your own pace. Walk through the small streets and little allies of the quiet town, stop at a cafe or visit some of the local shops. Discover the beautiful lake promenade and marvel at the breathtaking views of this stunning landscape. You can also take the historic funicular to enjoy a beautiful view on the shores of the lake. If you visit between May and September, you can see the art nouveau Source Cachat, the first Evian water source, and enjoy a free glass of the world-famous Evian water. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming place.

  • Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

    5. Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

    From Geneva, leave for an excursion day to Montreux, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. The trolley will drop you off at Montreux. Feel the good vibes of the city and enjoy your free time to discover this place. This city was much appreciated during the end of the 19th century and kept the charm of its past with numerous Belle Epoque hotels as well as a kind of nostalgia constantly present. It is a nice city, where elegance reigns, jazz and still has a hidden but present medieval heritage. Montreux lives at the rate of its events, so come to vibrate on the sound of Jazz during the festival. This a...

    The guide (Hector) was extremely well skilled, attentive and kind. I fully recommend.

  • 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...

  • From Lausanne: Riviera Line Montreux, Lavaux & Long Cruise

    7. From Lausanne: Riviera Line Montreux, Lavaux & Long Cruise

    Depart from Lausanne at 09:30AM and arrive in Vevey board your red trolley to the Lavaux. Protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. Back in Vevey enjoy free time to stroll on the lake shore before to embark on an unforgettable 1.5 hour cruise on Lake Leman. Discover new perspectives of the stunning landscapes of this idyllic region. Snap pictures of the Swiss Alps and the riviera. Arrived in Montreux and let yourself be carried by the special atmosphere of the city. This artistic city is the refuge of numerous celebrities and as Freddie Mercury said so well, "If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux." Discover the artistic and famous city of Montreux. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptiona...

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What people are saying about Vaud

Wonderful excursion on the lake with a very friendly crew and competent captain. Luckily the weather was good, otherwise there would have been a nice lounge inside where you could have seen the area well. For an even better view 1. Select the upper deck: the upgrade is easy and uncomplicated, even on the ship.

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!

Magnificent views during the journey. Pleasant welcome by the crew.

A wonderful trip, and was handled on time with excellent weather

Everything was great! The two hours filled up like half an hour.