Lakeside City – Montreux
4 Days: Montreux, Chillion Castle, Wine Experience
From the lake to the mountains and vineyards – Montreux is world-famous due to its position right in the heart of the Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. The atmosphere and the Mediterranean climate are perfect for relaxing, but historic castles, vibrant towns, cultural events, terraced vineyards and lovely countryside await to be explored.
Day 1 – Arrival Montreux
Transfer by rail to Montreux and checkin at the elegant 4* Golf Hotel Rene Capt. Situated on the lakeside, it offers great views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Take a walk along the lake shore – the promenade is lined with flowers, Mediterranean trees and Belle Epoque buildings. See the Freddie Mercury statue on Market Square and visit The Queen Exhibition at the Montreux Casino, where the group regularly recorded between 1978 – 1995.
Day 2 – To chillion castle by boat
Enjoy a short lake cruise to the famous Chillon Castle. Located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva, it is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe and the most visited historic building in Switzerland. Each courtyard, hall or room unveils a part of the castle’s history and a visit is like going back in time. Guided tours and audio guides can be booked at extra cost. Travel back by boat to Montreux and explore the Old Town. Adjacent to the steep slopes at the edge of the forest, but just 10 minutes for the lakeside, amazing views, narrow streets, many fountains, small bistros and typical restaurants are there to be discovered. (B)
Day 3 – Day of wine
The charming wine-growing village of Chexbres is only a short train ride from Montreux. A pleasant walk from the station will lead you to the family-owned estate Domaine Bovy, which offers a breathtaking view of the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO region Lavaux. Wine lovers will love the cellars with large oak barrels, where the wine tasting will start. Move then to the wonderful veranda with spectacular views to try more of the local wine while you savour a cold platter of regional specialities. (B)
Day 4 – Departure
Morning at leisure. Rail transfer to airport or border and return journey home. (B)
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- Overnight stay incl. breakfast in selected hotel
- Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
- Riviera Card for free use of local buses and trains and various discounts
- Visit to Chillon Castle with boat trip
- Wine Tasting
- Swiss Coupon Pass
- City Taxes
- Travel Insurance
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