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  • Chaplin's World Entrance Ticket

    1. Chaplin's World Entrance Ticket

    The Manoir: Charlie Chaplin behind closed doors The 500 m² staging of the Manoir is dedicated entirely to Charlie Chaplin the man, and to his daily life – some rooms have been recreated with furniture and personal items. Learn about Charlie's family life and gain insight into the reasons that led him to Switzerland, how he was welcomed, and how he spent the final 25 years of his life. In the dining room, learn about the family’s culinary traditions and the parties and many celebrity guests invited into the home. The Studio: Welcome to Hollywood! The Studio is a 1350 m² structure built on the estate to present the cinematographic world of the artist, actor and filmmaker. The tour starts with a montage of images tracing Chaplin’s life and work. It continues on against a backdrop of 20th century history, moving on to a street right out of an Easy Street ...

    Very nice "lively" museum, where you could really admire and appreciate the "capolavoro" of the lifetime artist and extraordinary man. It was like a journey in our childhood and his private live. great job. Highly recommended to go with the family, take great picture and get inspired by such artist and man.

  • From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Montreux: Chateau Chillon Entrance Ticket

    4. 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 a...

    Malheureusement des retours de courriels en anglais alors que le français avait été sélectionné !!! Pas très bon

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    5. 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!

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    6. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    Embark on a guided tour along Lake Geneva, with stops at several beautiful locations. Start with pickup from Geneva and travel along the shores of the lake through the Vaud countryside. Enjoy a photo stop at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, which is the symbol of the city.  Continue towards the town of Corsier sur-Vevey. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming village where Charlie Chaplin lived for several years. You have the option of visiting Chaplin's World Museum to learn more about his life and see a collection of memorabilia. Then, enjoy a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux, known for its beautiful terraced vineyards.  In the afternoon, visit the town of Montreaux, a glamorous resort popular with international travelers. You can also visit Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress is located on a beautiful small island near the town. After exploring Montreaux, ...

  • Lausanne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    7. Lausanne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Discover Lausanne during a short tour and learn about the history of the city with a local guide. Meet your guide in front of the Cathedral and start the tour from there. Explore Lausanne through the eyes of a local, and discover what everyday life is like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. Discover parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your stay.

  • Lausanne: Gruyères Tour with Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

    8. 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!

  • From Lausanne: Montreux, Chaplins World & Riviera Cruise

    9. From Lausanne: Montreux, Chaplins World & Riviera Cruise

    From Lausanne, embark on a panoramic tour through the Lavaux region, a site protected by UNESCO as world heritage. Enjoy the view of Swiss vineyards in terraces that are said to be the most beautiful in the country, while riding a red trolley. Plunge into Charlie Chaplin's adventure, and visit the reconstruction of a film set. Discover the unique atmosphere of the movie star. This interactive museum caters for the whole family. Join the trolley once more to reach Montreux, and feel the good vibes of the city. Enjoy your free time to discover the heart of the town. Due to exceptional mild climate, Montreux’s plants are associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera. If you take the option, board a cruise on Leman Lake for half an ho...

    Special thanks to the guide, she was very helpful and sympathetic. Her English was perfect. The excellent white wine at the end of the tour was a pleasant surprise. The start was belated some 20 minutes.

  • Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Vaud

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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!

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!

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

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