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Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

1. Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

Discover the picturesque area of Les Diablerets (little devils) in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises at Col du Pillon. Made up of chalets, this village has an amazingly preserved heritage. Don't miss the majestic 3000–meter high glacier. Dominate the snowy peaks and take on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. At 108 meters long, discover more than 24 peaks over 4000 meters on the walkway. Take advantage of the fun park where sleds are waiting for you. In summer, try a descent in the Alpine Coaster, Europe's highest tracked toboggan run.  If you prefer to stay in the village of Diablerets, take a stroll along the river and explore the beautiful landscape. Around 3:00 PM, head back to the bus to return to Montreux, and enjoy some free time to explore this artistic city before returning to Geneva.

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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

2. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

Embark on a guided tour along Lake Geneva, with stops at several beautiful locations. Start with pickup from Geneva and travel along the shores of the lake through the Vaud countryside. Enjoy a photo stop at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, which is the symbol of the city.  Continue towards the town of Corsier sur-Vevey. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming village where Charlie Chaplin lived for several years. You have the option of visiting Chaplin's World Museum to learn more about his life and see a collection of memorabilia. Then, enjoy a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux, known for its beautiful terraced vineyards.  In the afternoon, visit the town of Montreaux, a glamorous resort popular with international travelers. You can also visit Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress is located on a beautiful small island near the town. After exploring Montreaux, be returned to Geneva in the evening.

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From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

3. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go 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 a Hollywood-style studio. If you decide to add the option of a lake cruise to your tour, after your time in Vevey, you will be boarding an old steamer boat and embark on a journey that will lead you right to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historic places in Switzerland dating back to the 11th-century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterwards, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

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From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 experience and Montreux

4. From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 experience and Montreux

When you think about Switzerland don’t you have in mind the image of a Swiss Chalet village slap in the middle of the Mountains? This is Les Diablerets (little devils), located in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises. This village is entirely made up of chalets, has great cachet, and a penny to develop while preserving its heritage. You cannot miss the majestic Glacier, the top is at 3000 meters above sea level. In winter it is a snowy wonderland perfect for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, with a wide variety of activities available. Head to the top on a 15-minute cable car ride and enjoy the views. For those who choose the full package you will have a Snow bus ride and appetizer on a panoramic terrace and free access to to Alpine Coaster. For those who prefer to stay in Diablerets village and stroll along the river. You also have the opportunity to go up with the cable car (extra cost). Then discover the famous city of Montreux, known as the capital of the Vaud Riviera because of its exceptionally mild climate. Feel the good vibes of this well-known artistic city. 

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Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

5. Panoramic Cheese Tour to Gruyère with Fondue Tasting

Explore the picture-perfect region of Gruyère on board a panoramic bus, paired with a cheese fondue tasting in a Swiss chalet nestled in the mountains.   After pickup from your accommodation between Lausanne and Montreux, travel in a spacious and comfortable bus to Gruyère, a region of central Switzerland. Through the bus’s panoramic windows, admire its rolling green landscapes and the peaks of the Fribourg pre-Alps. Pass through medieval towns with charming cobble-stoned streets and traditional Swiss architecture. As you go, your tour guide will explain to you all there is to know about Gruyère and the history of Swiss cheese making.   You’ll then arrive at a typical Swiss chalet to savor in a delicious and typical Swiss fondue, paired with a glass of wine. After this perfect indulgence, you’ll board the bus again to be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Private Trip From Geneva to Glacier 3000

6. Private Trip From Geneva to Glacier 3000

Due to its beneficial positioning, Geneva is the best place for exploring the surrounding snowy mountains. This tour offers you a fascinating excursion from Geneva to the remarkable Swiss summits. Your friendly driver-guide will meet you at your hotel or any preferable location for you in Geneva, and you will begin the trip. Passing by Lake Geneva, you arrive at the first point – Les Diablerets or the little devils, a charming village surrounded by mountains. From here the cable car Glacier 3000 will transfer you to the top of Les Diablerets in just 20 minutes. You will have a great view from 10.000 feet up of Matterhorn, Eiger and Mont Blanc, as their peaks shine brightly in the distance. Immerse yourself in the untouched surreal world of white that will make you feel as if you are standing “on top of the world”, where anything seems possible. You will have an opportunity of dining at one of the panoramic restaurants that offer a stunning view. Coming down from Les Diablerets, you have the option of visiting the town of Jazz Festivals - Montreux, situated on the banks of Lake Geneva. You will finish the day by returning to the starting point in Geneva full of bright memories.

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Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

7. Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

Board your bus from Geneva or Lausanne to Vevey. On your arrival, embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. The view from its terrace vineyards will make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. Plunge into a Charlie Chaplin adventure and visit the reconstruction of a film set, a real Hollywood studio. Pop over in time and discover the unique atmosphere of the movie star's 7th art, laughs granted. Much more than a museum, it will be before anything, an exceptional moment for the whole family. Take the trolley again to reach Montreux, and feel the good vibes of the city. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to discover this place. Stroll around the artistic and famous city of Montreux and feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux plants are associated with the Mediterranean, as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera. At 15:45, if option selected, enjoy a cruise on Lake Leman for a half hour and discover a new point of view of this rich and lovely region. At the end of the afternoon, board the bus to return to Lausanne or Geneva.

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From Lausanne: Spectacular Schilthorn with 007 Experience

8. From Lausanne: Spectacular Schilthorn with 007 Experience

Departing from Lausanne by bus, go on an unforgettable journey through the Alps and walk in the footsteps of James Bond at the top of Schilthorn. At an altitude of 2970 meters, enjoy the spectacular views of over 200 summits, including the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the interactive 007 exhibition, you can relive scenes from the famous James Bond movie 'At His Majesty's Secret Service'. Next, test your nerves on the Skyline Walk overlooking a vertical wall and see stunning views right under your feet. Continue your visit with the Thrill Walk and walk along a 200-metre cliff pathway for a spine-tingling sensation in the middle of a unique landscape. Take a break at the restaurant Piz Gloria which turns on itself to offer you a spectacular 360 degree view. Lastly, enjoy some free time in Interlaken before your return to Lausanne by bus.

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Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

9. Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Private Tour

When one thinks of Switzerland, they may conjure up the image of a Swiss chalet village right in the middle of the mountains. This destination, Les Diablerets or "little devils" is exactly that: a charming village in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises made up entirely of chalets and cachet, which has totally perserved its heritage. Head up to the top on a 20-minute cable car ride to take in classic, sweeping views. Enjoy the snow at the fun park and the chair lift as you look out over unforgettable scenery. Test your vertigo on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. From the top, you can see all the famous mountains such as Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and many more.  Then, on your way back, discover the famous city of Montreux. Because of its exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Feel the good vibes of this very well-known artists' city. Head back to Lausanne or Geneva with a suite of lasting impressions.  Choose which option best works for you. Select Driver-Guide Only or Professional Guide Only to book just transport to Les Diablerets and Montreux, and to do the rest yourself, including buying a cable car ticket. By booking an option that includes the cable car ticket, save yourself the hassle and hop aboard for a spectacular ride right upon arrival.  If you book the gold option, after the cable car, take a special ride on a snow-bus over the perpetual ice until reaching the "Quille du diable." Arrive in a panoramic restaurant called Space Refuge for a little snack while gazing out at another unbeatable view of the Alps. Thrill-seekers will be pleased to know that the Alpine Coaster is Europe's highest tracked toboggan and is also included in the gold ticket.

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What people are saying about Vaud

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 76 reviews

The trip to the Glacier 3000 was without a doubt a unique experience, from the moment we got on the bus to the moment our trip ended. Thomas, our tour guy was very friendly, patient and very informative, it was great to have him as our guide. We went on August 6th and thank God it was sunny and beautiful, but the bridge still felt cold and windy so wear warm clothes. The roller coaster is a must especially if you have you g children. I would highly recommend it.

The Glacier 3000 is a great experience to do at least once in a lifetime. The view is breathtaking. In addition to the bridge there are the chairlifts and the tallest roller coaster. We had unforgettable moments.

Every part of the experience was worth it! The view was amazing. I definitely plan to return. Just be sure to dress appropriately!-- it's freezing cold there. Highly recommended!

It was an amazing experience, totally worth it. The transportation was also really nice since the couch was very well equipped and the coach wasn’t packed so it was more private.

excellent, no mess no fuss, it was interesting and trouble free ... the driver was pleasant, engaging and informative ...