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Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva

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Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Explore the highlights of Montreux, Chillon, and Lavaux on this day trip from Geneva. Learn about the life of artist Charlie Chaplin with a visit to Chaplin's World, before traveling past the sprawling vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Lavaux region by coach. Take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, an opulent lakeside castle hailed as one of Switzerland’s most iconic attractions, and then top off the day wandering the charming streets of Montreux.
  • Day trip to Montreux, Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva
  • Learn the story behind the artist Charlie Chaplin at Chaplin's World
  • Drive through the Lake Geneva countryside and see the scenic Lavaux vineyards
  • Take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, a stunning castle on Lake Geneva
  • Enjoy free time to explore the tourist resort of Montreux
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Coach transport
Driver Guide
Chaplin's world by Grévin
Chillon castle
Photo stop in Lavaux Unesco site
Free time in Montreux
Queen's mountain studio
Bottled water
Lunch
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Geneva Bus Station , 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Place Dorciere

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This activity will end right where it started.Please be ready in the lobby between 9 and 9h20, the driver does different pick up in this laps of time. The bus will says Swisstours
Depart from Gare Routiere Bus Station in central Geneva and travel by climate-controlled minivan to Chaplin’s World: a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin. Learn about the influential 20th-century artist inside the Hollywood-style studio.

Next, ride along the UNESCO-listed Lavaux, also called 'the wine road' and known for its scenic vineyards.

Afterward, return to your vehicle and travel to the lakeside location of Château de Chillon, an 11th-century castle set on Lake Geneva. Take a 1-hour guided tour of one of Switzerland’s most iconic attractions and delve into the history of the dramatic structure with your guide. Learn how its dungeons inspired Lord Byron, and its role in controlling trade in the region.

Top off the day with a final stop in the tourist resort of Montreux. Hear about all the artists who have visited, including Freddie Mercury, who lived in Montreux for several years and recorded his last album with Queen in the Mountain Studio. You'll have the chance to visit Queen’s old studio and wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

After a full day of sightseeing, relax on the ride back to Geneva.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chillon
Visit of the Castle with a professional guide
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Geneva
admire the view of the lake from the Lavaux heritage
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
admire the view of the lake from the Lavaux heritage
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
KeyTours S.A.
Departure and return to the meeting point in Geneva
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chaplin's World
Visit of Chaplins World
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours (Switzerland)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
A real treat!
Nikki_S
, Apr 2022
Chateau de Chillon - amazing! Due to being able to access all the small rooms. Chaplains house - amazing! Learned so much about him and his large family.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the sights. Chaplin's house is a real attraction and well worth it. Best regards
star-5
A Trip to Repeat!
Judita_V
, Mar 2022
After this day trip you will feel like you need to go back and revisit everything during several days! The agenda is compressed for you to see all the most beautiful spots (I am not even mentioning the picture, you will have with Freddie) :) We were the most lucky with the driver - Evan - who took us on secondary routes to get more spectacle, was funny and told many stories. Worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Juditha, Thanks for your 5 stars. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your tour, we will be sure to pass the message to Evan. See you soon :)
star-1
Tour guide was quite passive. He...
Jaclyn C
, Jan 2018
Tour guide was quite passive. He only started introducing himself in the coach after the trip started for some time. Minimal explanation throughout the trip. At each destination, we were just given instruction of where to meet at a certain time. Everything was self-explored. Not worth the money.
star-5
It was wonderful in every way. On...
Linda D
, Feb 2016
It was wonderful in every way. On time always, which I appreciate. Nice informative tour guides. Loved the Christmas village. The castle was unbelievable and I got some of the best pictures. The driver was so skilled at getting us through tiny stone streets and alleys.
star-5
I participated this tour in late...
AKI K
, Dec 2014
I participated this tour in late December. When I booked it, I was not sure if it was the best option because boat trip sounded nice, too. But this trip proved to be definitely better because it snowed on that day and boat trip was not possible. The guide was wonderful and I really enjoyed it.
star-4
Arrived at Geneva after Christmas...
jose s
, Jan 2014
Arrived at Geneva after Christmas , montreux markets were already closed, itinerary was changed to include Lausanne . Enjoyed the trip with great guide. Chillon Castle was impressive.
star-5
A picturesque trip travelling from...
Rhonda
, Dec 2012
A picturesque trip travelling from Geneva to Montreux by coach with the lake on one side and countryside on the other. Chillon Castle on the edge of the lake was most interesting. The Christmas Markets were busy and fun.
star-4
Tour guide was very informative, and...
Amy G
, Dec 2010
Tour guide was very informative, and the castle was the highlight, although we didn't have a guided tour as I'd thought we would. The Christmas market was nice, although items are expensive by American standards. The scenery is beautiful though. The only thing that I really didn't like about this tour is that it was supposed to start at 10am, but the tour guide waited for 30 minutes for extra people to book, which took away from shopping time at the market.
star-4
Christmas markets at Montreux was the...
Marie W
, Dec 2009
Christmas markets at Montreux was the highlight of the day. Castle tour interesting, well worth the visit.
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star-5
Todo fue excelente, desde el...
MARIALUZ_S
, Apr 2018
Todo fue excelente, desde el conductor del minibús Xosé, pasando por la amable y simpática guía Yolanda que nos entretuvo y nos explicó de forma muy amena y entretenida todo lo que veíamos y a dónde íbamos, hasta los sitios y lugares que fuimos a ver. Lo mejor, el Charles Chaplins World, algo que hay que ir a ver SI o SI, impresionante. Quizás me gustó algo menos el Château de Chillon, pero la visita a Montreux fue igualmente muy bonita y divertida. Entrar en el Casino para poder disfrutar del Queen Studio Xperience fue algo mágico igualmente. Excursión recomendada sin duda!!!

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