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  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    1. 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!

  • Lavaux: Panoramic Wine Tour

    2. Lavaux: Panoramic Wine Tour

    After pickup from select hotels in Chardonne, Montreux, Vevey, and Lausanne, head off into the glorious alps in a panoramic bus, which will be open-topped if the weather allows. Sit back and relax as you admire views of the towering mountains rising above the azure waters of Lake Geneva. After you’ve seen the best views that the area has to offer, head to a local vineyard to sample the wine that has made the region of Lavaux a sought-after destination among wine-lovers. Amble among the terraced grounds of the winery, tasting a selection of cured meats and cheeses alongside fine wine, learning about the rich winemaking traditions that define the region. Afterwards, you’ll head along the panoramic route back to your accommodation.

    The tour was great! Amazing views from the special panoramic bus. Arthur the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and it felt like spending time with a close friend!

  • Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

    3. Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

    Gruyères is one of the most famous places situated in the Swiss countryside. Visiting it is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this is a real historic, exciting and attractive destination. You will see the real Switzerland, green fields, cows and mountains. Have the chance to have a culinary journey. Fall into the temptation of the best chocolate in the world. Taste the national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies. Start with the chocolate world of Cailler, understand the history of chocolate, how they make it and enjoy tasting it as much as you like. At noon you will reach the top of Moléson Mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly handmade cheese factory. You will taste the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois," two cheeses mixed for a typical dish of Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some fr...

    Our guide Thomas went above and beyond to be friendly, accommodating and keeping it a relaxed trip while still getting us places on time. The driving was safe throughout the trip. We very much enjoyed each of the individual aspects of the packager: the chocolate factory tour, cheese factory tour, fondue lunch, time in the village of Gruyere and the Golden Pass train ride. Each was unique and a true taste of Switzerland. My only slight dissatisfaction was that the tour was described as being 10 hours but only lasted about 8. I believe this was because it actually started in Geneva and we were picked up in Lausanne. However, the next day we ran into Thomas on his tour of Glacier 3000. It was because of his encouragement that I decided to conquer my fears and ride the cable car to the top of Les Diablerets. If not for him including us with his two guests for the day I would have missed out on an amazing experience! Heartfelt thanks to Thomas be being an extraordinary guide!

  • Montreux: Swiss Fondue Experience with Panoramic Tour

    4. Montreux: Swiss Fondue Experience with Panoramic Tour

    Your one-of-a-kind fondue experience will begin with a spectacular panoramic tour of the Swiss Alps in a unique panoramic tour bus. Sit back and relax, enjoying a beverage of your choice onboard in comfort while you indulge in stunning views of the deep blue lake and endless mountains of the Alps and the Lavaux Hills, an experience like no other.  After ascending 1150 meters, you’ll arrive at an elegant restaurant where you’ll be seated and treated to a delicious traditional Swiss fondue and locally sourced wine, all while overlooking the lake, the mountains, and the Montreux Riviera. After dining in style you’ll be dropped back at your hotel relaxed and satisfied.

  • Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

    5. Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

    Explore the picture-perfect region of Gruyère on board a panoramic bus, paired with a cheese fondue tasting in a Swiss chalet nestled in the mountains.   After pickup from your accommodation between Lausanne and Montreux, travel in a spacious and comfortable bus to Gruyère, a region of central Switzerland. Through the bus’s panoramic windows, admire its rolling green landscapes and the peaks of the Fribourg pre-Alps. Pass through medieval towns with charming cobble-stoned streets and traditional Swiss architecture. As you go, your tour guide will explain to you all there is to know about Gruyère and the history of Swiss cheese making.   You’ll then arrive at a typical Swiss chalet to savor in a delicious and typical Swiss fondue, paired with a glass of wine. After this perfect indulgence, you’ll board the bus again to be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • 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...

  • Lavaux: Panoramic Dinner Experience

    7. Lavaux: Panoramic Dinner Experience

    After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll enjoy a scenic tour through Lavaux in a unique panoramic bus. Sit back and relax onboard, enjoying a beverage of your choice in comfort while you indulge in stunning views of the deep blue lake, local vineyards, and endless mountains, an experience like no other. Upon arrival at an elegant restaurant you’ll be served a fresh local specialty, a delicious meal called Fillet de Perch with fish caught straight from the nearby lake. Your meal will be accompanied by fresh salads, local wines, and soft drinks.

  • Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

    8. Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

    When one thinks of Switzerland, they may conjure up the image of a Swiss chalet village right in the middle of the mountains. This destination, Les Diablerets or "little devils" is exactly that: a charming village in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises made up entirely of chalets and cachet, which has totally perserved its heritage. Head up to the top on a 20-minute cable car ride to take in classic, sweeping views. Enjoy the snow at the fun park and the chair lift as you look out over unforgettable scenery. Test your vertigo on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. From the top, you can see all the famous mountains such as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.  Then, on your way back, discover the famous city of Montreux. Because of its exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Feel the good vibes of this ...

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What people are saying about Vaud

Our guide Thomas went above and beyond to be friendly, accommodating and keeping it a relaxed trip while still getting us places on time. The driving was safe throughout the trip. We very much enjoyed each of the individual aspects of the packager: the chocolate factory tour, cheese factory tour, fondue lunch, time in the village of Gruyere and the Golden Pass train ride. Each was unique and a true taste of Switzerland. My only slight dissatisfaction was that the tour was described as being 10 hours but only lasted about 8. I believe this was because it actually started in Geneva and we were picked up in Lausanne. However, the next day we ran into Thomas on his tour of Glacier 3000. It was because of his encouragement that I decided to conquer my fears and ride the cable car to the top of Les Diablerets. If not for him including us with his two guests for the day I would have missed out on an amazing experience! Heartfelt thanks to Thomas be being an extraordinary guide!

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!

The tour was great! Amazing views from the special panoramic bus. Arthur the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and it felt like spending time with a close friend!

It was a wonderful trip. The little picnic near the vineyard was enjoyable. The guide Yolanda(hope the spelling is right) was a super guide. I recommend this tour. The weather wasn’t bad.

Well organized, fun day!

Our guide made sure we had a lovely day. I particularly enjoyed my fellow tourists from all over the world!