Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle

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Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle
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Spend a memorable day in the Swiss riviera! Explore the beautiful villages and towns in the unique region on the relaxing day.

Drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, Visit the Lavaux UNESCO vineyards, a protected sites called the land of the 3 suns.

Experience Chaplin's World, the manor Charlie use to live transformed in a museum by Grévin artist. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Throught three different spaces, be prepared to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century.

Ride an old steamer boat for a first class ride until Chillon castle: most visited castle in Switzerland from the 12th century.

Spend your last hour in Montreux for free time and shopping. Feel the atmosphere of the jazz festival and capture Queen's studio recors as it used to be. Be amazed by the vegetation of the swiss riviera, unique because of its micro climat.
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In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
May to September
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
October:
Thursday, Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Itinerary
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Stop At: KeyTours S.A., Francois Bonivard, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

Meet your guide

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Quai d' Ouchy 1, Lausanne 1006 Switzerland

Photo stop

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Chaplin's World, route de Fenil 2, Corsier-sur-Vevey 1804 Switzerland

Fall in love with the Swiss riviera sceneries around the Leman Lake.

Drive through the Vaud countryside, arriving at Vevey, discover Chapin’s world: a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and the man. Board on an extraordinary adventure, across time, and through the magical world of cinema. Prepare to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at our Hollywood-style Studio.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Lutry Switzerland

Enjoy a ride through the World heritage site of Lavaux: vineyard terraces with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. There you will enjoy an apetizer with local product.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque”, a cruise that will surprise you with the splendor of the landscape. The Lake of Geneva is the home of the world's most important, most elegant and most homogeneous fleet of side-wheel paddle boats.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Chillon, avenue de Chillon 21, Veytaux 1820 Switzerland

You will arrive to the Castle of Chillon, this medieval fortress is located on a beautiful small island. You enter the Middle Ages as you cross the little castle’s covered bridge into its walled courtyards.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vieille-Ville de Montreux, rue du Pont, Montreux Switzerland

Then discover the Artistic and famous city of Montreux, feel the good vibes of this well known tourist resort before to ride back to Geneva.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Freddie Mercury Statue, place du Marche 6B, Montreux 1820 Switzerland

Do not miss the iconic statue of Freddy Mercury!

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Queen Studio Experience, Casino Barrière Montreux,, Rue du Théâtre, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

During your free time do not miss the famous studio of Queen's

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • Bus ride
  • Guide
  • Visit of Chaplin’s world
  • Aperitif: local products will be offered for a tasting
  • 1st class cruise on an old steamer boat
  • Visit of Montreux
  • Chillon castle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Chaplin's World
  • Entry/Admission - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Geneva
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chillon

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a wonderful day all around. Yolanda was the most thoughtful, well informed and friendly guide (a breath of fresh air compared to the awful guide, Neil, that we'd had the day before). She provided interesting insights about the region and was very engaging. We visited Chaplin's Museum (I hadn't been excited about that part but turned out to be really interesting), drove through the scenic vineyards, visited Vevey, a steamboat ride to Chillon Castle and ended at Montreux. A fun-filled day all around. It was also a small group which made it even more enjoyable.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Great visit to the Castle, Chaplin Museum and Montreux. Castle is a must see in the region.The views of the vineyards are spectacular.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
The guide and driver were wonderful and every stop was great! Our favorite stop was Chaplin's World. This museum is the most different one we have ever been in. He was a film star and every room had running movie loops, display of scenes with wax figures, actual clothes and props used in the set. Enjoy hearing Charlie Chaplin speak and great you. See private home movies, visit his private music room office where he wrote music, wrote scripts and played his violin and piano. Loved it!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
First off, be sure you book the gold tour. You get a lot more for your money doing that. Since entrance into the attractions is included, it also saves you time in line. Individuals who didn't book the gold were given the option on the bus and everyone ended up upgrading. I'm not sure if that is standard so I would book the gold tour from the beginning. I thought this was a very well-structured day. I felt there was sufficient time at each stop. I would've liked more time at the castle but that is because I like castles. Even so, I didn't feel rushed there either. I don't know anything about Chaplin, and I'm not a fan. However, I enjoyed the museum very much. The postings in English were helpful. I learned a lot and found it so interesting that I now plan to read his autobiography. Montreux was absolutely gorgeous and worth the trip for that alone. I walked the waterfront as well as the streets off the water and enjoyed all the scenery and shops along the way. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The boat trip to the castle added to the trip. Again, gorgeous and relaxing. There are not enough adjectives to describe Switzerland's beauty. I take day trips on all my vacations. This was one of the best.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
Our guide was so thoughtful and helpful. Day was rainy but she was sunny! I would recommend a longer visit to Chillon Castle -- was the highlight of the trip.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
A must-do experience in the region, with the tour offering up plenty of time in each destination.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
The tour was great.. only we had a lot of rain!!But the Diver and the Tour Guide Maria were very nice.. esp our Guide was very informative about the history. The Chaplin Museum was worth going!! Got enough time to have lunch. The boat cruise was nice and got lovely scenic pictures! The castle was also very historical.Lovely beautiful view of the lake!! !Overally a nice tour and must do when visiting Geneva!!
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
We loved the trip to Montreux. Maggie our guide was great. We had a picnic by the side of the lake at Veveux with sampling of local wine and we enjoyed it. It was a small group and we had a chance to talk to each other during the picnic. We particularly enjoyed Chaplin World. I have never seen so many people with a wide smile on their faces! The members of our childhood, watching Chaplin and laughing out loud to his political satires on silent screen was precious. What a heart trip!
• Submitted 11 May 2017
Nice!
• Submitted 06 May 2017
Muy bonita esperiecia. sela recomiendo a todos sean puntuales y no olvinen tener su passaporte con ustedes. se crusan de Geneva a loas Alpes en Francia.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2017
Fantastic tour. Make sure you have extra batteries and memory for your camera.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2016
Great tour guide, beautiful countryside!
• Submitted 08 Sep 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
The weather was nice and sunny and the scenery throughout the trip was nothing short of spectacular. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 08 Jun 2016
Great trip all around!
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
This was an amazing trip! Maggie, our guide, was great and very knowledgeable. All the stops were very interesting and the views of the lake were spectacular. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 30 May 2016
The tour was fantastic! Beautiful views, comfortable bus ride, very knowledgeable and polite tour guide, Simon. He made sure we stopped in picturesque areas of town to take pictures which was great. Ferry ride to castle was spectacular! Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 15 Jan 2016
It was great. Lovely tour guide. Good coach. Very good. My only criticism would be that we were often having to wait for one particular group at each stop point they were late a couple of times. I wonder whether we could have been told that we must stick to the timings for the day to work. Other than that, it was great!
• Submitted 27 Oct 2015
Great way to see a lot in a short amount of time. Money well spent. Very enjoyable. Loved the cruise!!!
• Submitted 13 Oct 2015
Very nice - enjoyed it very much.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2015
excellent tour!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2015
Made coming to switzerland worth it.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2015
This was one the best tours that we took on the Trip to Switzerland besides Mt. Titlis and many others. Since we had the Swiss Pass it acted as the bonus for us with access to most of the museums for no charge.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2015
This was a perfect day. There were only 18 of us on the tour and our guide, Yolanda was wonderful. One of the highlights of the tour was a trip to the Olympic Museum. It's interactive and fun. We were a little rushed for lunch we had less that 45 minutes to find a restaurant, eat and meet at the boat for a short cruise to the Chateau. The Chateau de Chillon was very interesting, you take a self-guided tour so you can do as much as you want. In Montreux we walked around the lake which was magnificent. It was a great day.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2015

In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
May to September
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
October:
Thursday, Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water