(KTG302) - Day Trip to Montreux & Château de Chillon from Geneva

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Winter Tour to Montreux and Tour of Chateau de Chillon

From $177.67

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the charm of Montreux on a full-day tour from Geneva. Soak up views of the Swiss countryside as you travel toward the city cradled by the Alps and Lake Geneva. Discover Corsier-sur-Vevey, the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin; see the magnificent medieval castle of Château de Chillon; and enjoy ample time to explore the sights of Montreux before making the return trip to Geneva.
  • Day trip from Geneva to Montreux
  • Capture photos of the picturesque Lake Geneva countryside
  • See Château de Chillon, an atmospheric castle on Lake Geneva
  • Free time to explore in Corsier sur Vevey and Montreux

What's Included

  • Bus ride
  • Driver Guide
  • Visit of the castle of Chillon
  • Chaplin's world
  • Photo stop in Lavau Unesco site
  • Free time in Montreux riviera
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Geneva Bus Station
    1201 Geneva, Switzerland

    The bus will be written Swisstours and will have the name of the tour

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will pick you up hald an hour before,, with a swisstours van

What To Expect

After pickup in central Geneva, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and admire the spectacular scenery during the 60-mile (97-km) journey to Montreux.

Head next to Corsier-sur-Vevey and spend some free time in the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin.

In the afternoon, hop back aboard the open trolley and drive along the lake road from Vevey to the Château de Chillon, a grand castle and fortress located on an island in Lake Geneva. Stop at Château de Chillon for some pictures, and find yourself suitably awestruck by one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks. Hear of famous writers who were inspired by the residence and then head into the historical center of Montreux.

Spend the rest of your tour exploring Montreux independently. Learn about the artists who have visited, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles, and Freddie Mercury, who lived in Montreux for several years and recorded his last Queen album with the group in the Mountain Studio at Montreux Casino. Visit Queen’s old studio, see beautiful views of Lake Geneva, browse the sophisticated boutiques, or enjoy some lunch in one of the top-quality restaurants on the flower-filled promenade (own expense).

Afterward, relax during the journey back to Geneva, where the tour concludes.

KeyTours S.A.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Geneva (Pass By)

Chaplin's World

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Place du Marché

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Montreux Lakeside

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Freddie Mercury Statue

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chateau de Chillon

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Vieille-Ville de Montreux

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Christmas markets are open only in December
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Traveler Tips

Overall a great trip, as long as you get the add ons.


23 reviews
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A very relaxing and enjoyable trip
Roy_E, Jul 2023
This was a very relaxing trip because, once at a location, you are free to move around (our outstanding and caring driver and tour guide did recommend us what to do but it all depends on your own interest). We went to among other the museum of Charles Chaploin, Chateau de Chillon, a picnic at a very scenic location with miles of grape fields, the city of Mountroix and lots more (excuse my french).
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Good morning Thank you very much for your words, it is an honor to serve you. We hope to see you soon. And you French is "parfait"!! Kind regards Keytours
The tour showed me everything I’d love to see
Kun_H, Jun 2023
As a tourist, you would not be able to see so much in one day by yourself. The tour is totally worth it.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hello! thank you for your reviews! We work very hard to be able to give the clients the best experience and see the maximum of things in one day, so we are very happy you could enjoy it! Hope to see you soon
Good tour but horrid guide
Alla_K, Jun 2023
The trip itself is solid. However, I really think the tour guide was not experienced. I understand you get what you paid for. But there is an opportunity here: 1) We waited extra 20/30 min every time due to the same guest running late. While I appreciate the gesture, as a result, we were late everywhere and all our stops felt rushed. I think having a guide who is firm and can indicate that we will depart and not wait longer than 5-10 minutes is critical on tours with multi-stops and very limited time at location. The guide was also communicating critical details of timing only to whoever was in front and near them . Very unprofessional. The trip is good overall but if you get a guide like we did - you will be constantly rushed to just wait in the bus while one person takes their time to later not be told anything and continue this behavior. Beware...
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hello! Thank you for the review, we take note of your comments for other occasions. We are happy to read that the tour was solid and you enjoyed the activites although some waiting due to a client. Thanks
We loved our tour guide, Hector! We...
Colleen W, Sep 2018
We loved our tour guide, Hector! We had seen 2 tours on Viator, one with the Charlie Chaplin museum, one without. We weren't really interested in going to the museum so picked the basic tour. Our tour included people who bought the other package. We thought we'd be able to walk around a village but there was nothing near the museum so we basically had to either tour the museum or sit on the bus. The museum was really interesting and worth the price so I'm glad we did it. We also had to pay an additional amount to take the Lake Geneva boat to the Chateaux de Chillon. Also well worth it but an unexpected, added, expense. Our original description, of the package we purchased, included a tram ride, which was not included. Because of this the company paid for our entrance into the Chateaux . Overall a great trip, as long as you get the add ons.
We loved Montreux and the Chateau de...
C E B, Nov 2017
We loved Montreux and the Chateau de Chillon, which we highly recommend. The problem with this tour is the stop in Corsier sur Vevey is pointless. This company has another similar tour that stops at the Charlie Chaplin museum in Corsier sur Vevey and they lump this tour in with them and say you can visit Corsier sur Vevey. The problem is that we were dropped off in the middle of a residential neighborhood where there is literally nothing to see or visit. I would recommend finding a tour that goes straight to Montreux and skips the stop in Corsier sur Vevey.
The tour was really nice. The guide...
Abdelkader D, Oct 2017
The tour was really nice. The guide was amazing, friendly, and knowledgeable. We learned so much. The driver was very nice too. They made sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable throughout the trip. The weather was great too !! I really recommend this trip.
I would have liked more time to...
Monisha G, Sep 2017
I would have liked more time to spend at Charlie Chaplin studios and Chateau Chillon with a shorter break at Montreux which requires not more than 45 min to stroll through th etown.
This was a nice tour but since I...
alyssa h, Sep 2017
This was a nice tour but since I bought the basic package I was not able to enter the Chaplin museum, ride the boat to the castle or enter the castle. Luckily I had bought the swiss travel pass and the boat ride and entrance to the castle were all included with the pass for free! I was under the impression if I had purchase this basic package then I would be transferred to the destinations with a separate group but instead I was part of the group who had access to all parts and had to wait while the others were in the museum.
Maggie was the tour guide of the...
Ronald S, Aug 2017
Maggie was the tour guide of the day. She was very attentive to her tour group's needs to the point of even furnishing local Swiss snacks. I opted to visit the quaint little village of Corsier instead of going to Charlie Chaplin Studios. However, I think it would be very worthwhile to do. The Chateau de Chillon is great a must for history lovers. Montreux, however, is more or less a 30 minute last stop before heading back to Geneva. Take advantage of the time there to see the Freddy Mercury statue and grab an icecream. It is basically all the time you will have there.
Maggie was a great tour guide. For...
marta.gseda, Jul 2017
Maggie was a great tour guide. For example, we had the option on this trip to upgrade to include a boat ride to chillon and Chaplin world Studios. I only wanted the boat tour. She gave me tips on where to purchase the boat tickets and where on the boat the group was going to be at.
We started looking for organized...
Krystyna N, Dec 2014
We started looking for organized trips during our very brief visit to Switzerland and were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent offer on your website. Booking was very easy. We booked two trips. Yolanda was our guide during both trips. She is an an excellent guide very knowledgeable about Switzerland its history, customs, politics, wine... She answered all our questions. She is also fluent in many languages. Weather was beautiful and we enjoyed beautiful views and our scheduled program very much

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