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Know before you plan your Montreux Tour
Montreux is a pristine town, nestled at the foot of the Swiss Alps and sheltered by the Lake Geneva Bay. The nearest international airport to Montreux is Geneva. It is also famous for the internationally celebrated Jazz Festival.
Montreux gives one of the best breathtaking views of the snow-covered Alps. The gratifying boat ride on Lake Geneva, known in French as Lac Léman; is the embodiment of romance in Switzerland. Along the shores, what appeals through the eyes, is the flower-garlanded earth and the panoramic view of the mountains.
How to reach Montreux?
One of the biggest impetuses of tourism across Switzerland is its excellent infrastructure and public transport. The same holds true for Montreux, and it can be easily accessed from all the major towns and cities in the world. You can avail your choice of transportation by selecting our Tour packages for Montreux.
The nearest international airport to Montreux is at approximately 95 km away. The Geneva Cointrin International Airport (GVA) offers two-way flights from all major destinations in Europe and North America. It is usually a 2-hour drive between Geneva and Montreux. Why Air? - Air travel is by far the fastest means to reach Montreux.
Montreux is also well connected by rail from Geneva and Brig-Glis. The train journey from Geneva would typically take an hour. Why Train? You can absorb the fascinating sceneries as the train glides its way through the Alpine valleys. A train journey is not only inexpensive but more relaxing and untiring.
There are several boat trips or ferry services between Geneva and Montreux. There are many docks along the lake allow you to board one of the ferries. A boat trip to Montreux from Geneva would take an hour. Why Ferry? A float in Lake Geneva, overlooking the Swiss Alps, through one of our Montreux tour packages is an experience for a lifetime to remember.
The distance from Geneva by car (via the A1 and A9 highways is 95 km. it would take an hour and of course, depends on the traffic. Why Road? This means it is comparatively cheaper, and the road to Montreux is comprehensive with out of this world view of the Alpine landscapes. If you are the driver, you would have to pay attention to the exits and speed limits and not just the scenery.
Best time to visit Montreux
The weather is most pleasant from April to October. Hence the maximum influx of tourist stretches from the spring season till autumn. During winter, the humidity around the lake makes the cold more intense, and the mist hides the mountainous views.
To assist you in your search for the best Best tour packages in Montreux, we tried to incorporate the popular places within proximity of Montreux.
Must-Visit Places in Montreux
This is a UNESCO recognised World Heritage place. It is an impressive expanse between Lausanne and Montreux, known for the beautiful Vineyards amidst the splendid views. You may also choose to discover the vineyards on foot and stop by at one of the numerous wine cellars.
This is a historic fortress from the 13th century. It is built on a rocky island on Lake Geneva against a steep forest slope and offers the charm of mystic romance. You can embark on an adventure by visiting one of the d several medieval houses and Gothic dungeons.
This is a roughly 5 km flowerbed alongside the Lake Geneva shoreline between Clarens and the Château de Chillon. During spring, the promenade exhibits its liveliest colours. You can view panoramic range and its reflection in Lake Geneva. A group of palms standing like a fleet, and roses and tulips beneath their feet would delight anybody.
Stunning mountain ranges envelop Montreux, called the narcissus trails. During spring, every nook and corner is flooded with the most exotic variety of Alpine flora.
Things to do in Montreux
Through our Montreux tour holidays, we offer you the ideal escape with a barrage of activities to keep yourself busy in your world.
Take a boat or ferry from Montreux and enjoy a sail on Lake Geneva. You can see the Chillon Castle and the numerous charming villages along the shores. A ride on Lake Geneva interrupted with swirling and singing leaves, would transform your vacation into a dream.
Swimming in Lake Geneva
Swimming in Lake Geneva is a rejuvenating experience in the crystal clear waters, enclosed by gorgeous views.
Take a train on the Golden Pass Line
There is also an iconic way to travel to Montreux, which is to take the Golden Pass Line. This scenic train route starts in Lucerne and takes you to Montreux via Interlaken and Zweisimmen.
Drive to Chexbres
Chexbres is a beautiful hamlet, close to Montreux. It is a short and worthwhile drive by car, and the route is decorated with beautiful vineyards and Montreux architecture.
Food to try here in Montreux
A stay in Montreux is a gastronomic delight with some of the best restaurants against the backdrop of eye-catching sceneries. The Bircher Muesli: It is a traditional Swiss breakfast decorated with seasonal nuts and is very healthy and equally delicious. Spaghetti: It is a form of long, thin, and solid pasta mixed with cream, shredded pieces of beef and meatballs.
Festivals celebrated in Montreux
Montreux Jazz Festival
The Montreux Jazz Festival is internationally acclaimed because of its diverse and renowned musical performances. We can customise our Montreux tour packages for you to enjoy the jazz festival. The classical form of jazz is still engraved in the culture of Montreux and is immortalised by bands and artists like Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King and many more.
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