Swiss Riviera Day Tour: Explore Montreux, Chaplin's World & Chillon Castle
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Embark on a memorable day tour of the Swiss Riviera, exploring Montreux, Chaplin's World, and Chillon Castle. Experience the beauty of the countryside, visit UNESCO vineyards, and immerse yourself in the world of Charlie Chaplin. Ride a steamer boat to the historic Chillon Castle and enjoy free time in Montreux. Don't miss the jazz festival and Queen's studio records. Discover the unique microclimate and stunning vegetation of the Swiss Riviera.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • KeyTours S.A. - Meet your guide
  • The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) - Photo stop
  • Chaplin’s World - 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.

  • Lavaux Vineyard Terraces - 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.
  • Lake Geneva - 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.
  • Chateau de Chillon - 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.
  • Vieille-Ville de Montreux - 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.
  • Freddie Mercury Statue - Do not miss the iconic statue of Freddy Mercury!
  • Queen Studio Experience Montreux - During your free time do not miss the famous studio of Queen’s
What's Included
  • Visit of Chaplin’s world
  • Bus ride
  • Bottled water
  • Driver Guide
  • 1st class cruise on old steamer boat (only June-Sept; if option selected)
  • Chillon castle
  • Visit of Montreux
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Experience an unforgettable day in the Swiss Riviera! Discover the stunning towns and villages in this one-of-a-kind region during a leisurely day.

Travel across the scenic landscapes of Switzerland, have a visit to the Lavaux UNESCO vineyard, a conservation site known as the Land of Three Suns.

Visit Chaplin’s World, a manor once home to Charlie that has been converted into a museum by the talented artist Grévin. Experience an incredible journey through time and the enchanting realm of the film industry. Across three diverse spaces, expect to be impacted by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Enjoy a classy ride on an antique steamboat to the Chillon castle, the most popular castle in Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century.

Spend your last hours in Montreux, taking advantage of free time for shopping. Soak in the vibes of the jazz festival and get a glimpse of Queen’s studio records as they used to be. Be astonished by the flora of the Swiss Riviera, which is unique due to the region’s microclimate.

Geneva Bus Station
You can wait at Keytours Office just in front
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(160 Ratings)
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May 31, 2024
Excellent Montreaux trip by Roger from Key tours - Excellent trip by Key tours. We had Roger as our guide/driver for this trip. It was raining the whole trip and we were worried that our money would be wasted but Roger made sure that the trip was fun. He covered all the landmarks and also made sure that we had the best time in Geneva in this trip. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Geneva for vacation.
Review provided by Viator
May 23, 2024
Highly recommend this tour - Spectacular tour, we would highly recommend it. Chaplins World is an incredible and comprehensive museum. You could spend hours there. Chillon Castle was very interesting too. The boat ride on the lake was lovely and we enjoyed our free time in Montreux. Roger was an excellent guide and this trip was well worth the money.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 18, 2023
Wonderful day with David - David was an awesome guide. The tour provided a varied but busy schedule. Scenery was stunning. The wine tasting and picnic beside the vineyards was enjoyable. The Charlie Chapman exhibit was a lot of fun. The wax figures are very realistic and brought the home to life. The cruise on the lake was enjoyable and Chillon castle was very interesting.
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Sep 26, 2023
Anglesy trip - Anglesey is a lovely part of N. Wales so much to see. Great beaches like Trearddur Bay and red Wharfe Bay. Stayed in Beaumaris great place. Menai straits stunning . Highly recommend it for a few days.
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Sep 26, 2023
A genius of cinema this Charlie Chaplin - Magnificent visit to Charlie Chaplin's mansion, what sources of history, the visit to the breathtaking garden with these trees dating from 1880 and more. The museum is on three floors, magnificent wax statues transport us to different Charlie films and others.
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Aug 22, 2023
Great experience - The whole journey was fantastic, starting with our amazing driver Normunds. He made sure to give us amazing facts and made us feel very welcomed and excited for the day we had ahead. Everything was amazing. The only thing that was slightly disappointing when we did not go to the vineyards and have wine samplings like it said we would but apart from that it was great
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Jul 21, 2023
Excellent Day Trip. - Excellent trip, amazing sites & a beautiful area of Switzerland. If you book this tour, definitely add the boat ride along Montreux to the Chillon Castle option. You get to see the entire coastline from the lake -so picturesque! It’s worth the extra cost. Added benefit was a stop to enjoy wine & Swiss cheese, while overlooking grape vineyards & lake- gorgeous!
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Jul 21, 2023
Wonderful - Wonderful experience. Our guide was funny and informative. Bus was comfortable and air conditioned. Beautiful scenery. Delicious wine.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 20, 2023
Nice tour despite the rain - Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and it was pouring. I enjoyed the World of Charlie Chaplan more than I expected. The cruise to Chillon Castle was very nice and exploring the castle on our own was interesting.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 25, 2023
Beautiful views - terrible tour - We booked this tour through Viator with Key Tour S.A. and have a booking number to confirm. I am a travel advisor and do tours prior to recommending them to my clients. This is one tour is would NOT recommend. We were very disappointed with the tour. The views were amazing but for the money spent it should have been better put together and time managed better. First, check in is a cluster and should be better managed/marked since there are multiple buses and tours leaving from the same spot. Second, our driver was clearly flustered and after introductions, didn't talk to us again until we got to the Chaplin museum. Once there, he handed out tickets, and let us know the gates opened at 10a.m. and to grab coffee while we waited. We got there at 930 a.m. We were to meet at the bus at 1130 - so an hour and a half (Itinerary indicated an hour) which is way too long to be the Chaplin museum there isn't that much to see. We were then taken to "tour the vineyard" which is actually just you park by the side of the road and the guide has cheese packets, little cake and wine under a shelter. You can walk down the little hill and take pictures of the lake and mountains. He did talk more at this stop and then we were off again. He took us to Vevey where we spent WAY WAY WAY to much time. We got there about 1215 or so. He gave us boat tickets, told us to take the 2 p.m. boat and get off at Chillon where he would meet us. Then left. This part of the tour was a complete waste of time. This stop should have been 20-30 mins max and then on to Chillon. The "river cruise" is actually a water taxi - you make several stops before you actually get to Chillon. Once at Chillon, the guide met us, gave us tickets. There was no "guided tour." We were handed a map and told to be at the bus at 4 p.m. At 4:15p.m.we got to Montreal where the driver told us we had 30 mins to look around despite the itinerary allowing for hour. When mentioned he was like nah you don't need that much time here. We were very disappointed as there was more to do and see here then in Vevey where we were left for almost 2 hours. This tour could be great if they revamped it and worked with their guides. Ours was really not interactive and seemed disinterested. He seemed to want to just get this done and over with. The tour either needs to start with Chillon, then Montreux to allow more time here, and then end with the Chaplin museum. Remove the road side vineyard stop, either shorten or remove Vevey altogether. While the views are amazing, you can plan this better on your own or with a different tour company. We went Sept 2023.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024