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Montreux - Swiss Riviera

 

Lausanne
  • Overview

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    • Discover Evian-les-Bains & Yvoire
    • Explore picturesque Lausanne
    • Visit Gruyeres, famous for its cheese
    • Enjoy a local wine tasting

    We’ll be touring a wide range of nearby towns and villages on this holiday, which will take us to some of the most spectacular locations on the Swiss Riviera, in order to admire all this part of the world has to offer. With its beautiful landscape and charming towns, all filled with friendly faces and exciting attractions, we’re sure to have a superb time. Read More



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    Montreux itself is a lovely place to stay, as it’s right by Lake Geneva and has an enticing ambience that’s impossible not to enjoy. We’ll be staying at the Golf-Hotel Rene Capt and will get to take part in a number of included and optional excursions while we’re there.

    Our first included excursion will be to Lausanne, where we’ll be able to wander through the enchanting city and enjoy the local scenery and attractions. We’ll then travel on to Gruyeres, famous for the cheese with which it shares its name. Here, we’ll undoubtedly be able to enjoy some of this delicious cheese, and will then travel to Lavaux , the wine region that’s known for growing Chasselas white grapes, which are then used to produce Chasselas wine.

    After this, we’ll take a scenic lake drive long Lake Geneva and will travel to France, where we’ll visit Evian-les-Bains and Yvoire, two excellent French locations with lots to see and do
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Golf-Hotel Rene Capt

    • Golf Hotel Rene Capt
    • Golf Hotel Rene Capt

    This elegant hotel is ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Montreux, with a wonderful view of the French Alps.

    • All rooms have telephone, satellite TV, safe and hair dryer
    • Lift access
    • Panoramic terrace
    • Lounge/bar
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness centre & steam room
    • Official four-star rating
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Lausanne

    Elegant Lausanne is dominated by its Old Town and the gothic cathedral, and we’ll spend some free time in this lovely city with our very first excursion in Switzerland. This will give us a chance to explore the local area, and we’ll be able to find out all about Lausanne’s interesting history, and to admire the pretty architecture.

    There are many museums we could visit at leisure, such as the Musee Bolo, the Lausanne Museum of History, the Collection of Outsider Art, and much more.


    Explore Gruyeres, where we sample some of its famous cheese. Gruyeres cheese is known for its sweet taste, and we’ll be able to enjoy this while we’re there. Alongside this, we’ll also get to admire the wonderful views available all around, as the town is perched in the foothills of the majestic Mount Moleson.

    After our time in Gruyeres, we’ll travel to the Lavaux wine region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll visit Vinorama to learn about local wine production and to enjoy a wine tasting session.


    We’ll take a scenic drive along Lake Geneva to reach the spa town of Evian-les-Bains, in neighbouring France. This excellent town is famous for its royal connections, having been visited by many British monarchs over the years, and for its amazing views out over the lake.

    After our visit, we’ll move on to the fine medieval city of Yvoire, which is just a short drive from Evian-les-Bains. This city is packed with history and has many well-preserved medieval buildings, many of which are decked out with beautiful floral arrangements for which the city is well-known. Spend time exploring the city centre, and absorb the amazing atmosphere here.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Chateau de Chillon

    Our first optional excursion will take us to Chillon Castle, which is located on an island on Lake Geneva. This expansive castle consists of over 100 buildings, and so makes for a fascinating visit.

    To get there, we’ll enjoy a boat trip, which will take us to the island where we’ll be able to visit this attractive chateau. Lake Geneva is a sunning destination, surrounded by Alpine scenery and with a peaceful quality we’re bound to enjoy.

    Inside Chillon Castle, we’ll discover the castle’s interesting history. It has been returned to its former glory, with many of the rooms featuring original furnishings in order to recreate how life would have been lived here. We’ll be able to tour many of the rooms, such as the grand bedroom, hall and cave stores, before we return to Montreux.

    Chillon Castle is one of the most-visited historical monuments in Switzerland, and when we arrive it’ll be easy to understand why. This fantastic castle, made famous by Lord Byron’s poem The Prisoner of Chillon, is a wonderful sight, with medieval murals and amazing views.

    Our return boat trip will provide even more time to admire the stunning scenery here, and to make the most of our trip to Lake Geneva.

    Golden Pass Railway

    Gstaad is a fantastic German-speaking village in Switzerland with dazzling Alpine scenery and a pleasant atmosphere. People here are friendly, and so we’re sure to receive a warm welcome upon arrival.

    We’ll have an excellent time exploring the village centre at leisure, and visiting the many shops we’ll find there. The picturesque promenade, with its colourful buildings, is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat, as well as for finding excellent souvenirs. Those with a penchant for designer goods will love Gstaad, as it has boutiques for the biggest fashion houses, including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Dior.

    This little village is also known for being a popular holiday spot for the rich and famous, so you never know who we’ll see while we’re there!

    After our visit, we’ll get to take a ride on the Golden Pass Railway, which travels from Montreux and offers up amazing views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. This railway travels through one of the world’s most romantic settings, with truly breath-taking scenery all around. Relax and enjoy the views as we make our way through this magnificent landscape - the ideal way to finish our optional excursion.

What's included

  • Luxury Grand Tourer coach travel
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Welcome drink at hotel
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Two optional excursions
Golf Hotel Rene Capt

Golf-Hotel Rene Capt

This elegant hotel is ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Montreux, with a wonderful view of the French Alps.

Learn more about the hotel

Golf-Hotel Rene Capt

  • Golf Hotel Rene Capt
  • Golf Hotel Rene Capt

This elegant hotel is ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Montreux, with a wonderful view of the French Alps.

  • All rooms have telephone, satellite TV, safe and hair dryer
  • Lift access
  • Panoramic terrace
  • Lounge/bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre & steam room
  • Official four-star rating
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