Holidays in the Lake Geneva (Vaud) region

From the balmy Swiss Riviera to the alpine villages of the Vaud

Your choice of resorts in the Lake Geneva and Vaud Alps region

Known as the Swiss Rivieria thanks to the grand style of the traditional lakeside resorts the mild climate and famous vineyards, this is a most inviting region with a good variety of lakes and mountains excursions. You can choose to stay in an elegant, lively resort such as Montreux or Lausanne or find a quieter holiday in Vevey and nearby La Tour-de-Peilz. All have excellent access to beautiful Lake Geneva. For a mountain holiday, we recommend venturing into the nearby Alps and enjoying a stay in delightful Villars.

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Your choice of Lake Geneva and Vaud Alps hotels

We'll find a hotel to suit you, whether you are looking for a traditional Swiss chalet-style hotel or a modern hotel with plenty of facilities. We can also recommend hotels throughout the region which offer a spa and pool, fine dining or stunning lakes and mountain views. 

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Your time in the Lake Geneva and the Vaud Alps region - things to see and do

There is so much to see in this beautiful region. There is a great transport network to help you explore the attractions of the lakeside towns or you can take a trip on the mountain railways to experience fantastic views over the water and high Alps. Lake cruises are a must - you can even visit France for the day. Historical Chateau de Chillon, the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards at Lavaux, Chaplin's World Museum and mountain views from Les-Rochers-de-Naye are all recommended. For a true alpine experience, visit the high Alps at Glacier 3000. 

Hotel guests are offered a free transport pass for the local area. For visits further afield you can use the Half Fare Card included with your holiday price, which gives a 50% discount. If you are planning to travel around on most days, please scroll down to discover more.

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Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts. We highly recommend the GoldenPass Line which travels through the region and joins up with the Luzern-Interlaken Express to take you all the way to Lucerne. There are also connections via Brig to the famous Glacier Express

If you prefer to base yourself in one resort, there are many scenic journeys to be enjoyed locally such as the Chocolate Train or a GoldenPass Line day trip.

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Walking in the region

There are some very picturesque walks to be enjoyed in the region. You can take leisurely strolls along the lakeside promenade and it is also a joy to wander in the extensive lakeside vineyards, maybe stopping off in a wine village for lunch. Take one of the funiculars to scenic areas such as Les Pléiades or Mont-Pèlerin with their quaint villages and lake views. Les Rochers-de-Naye offers a whole day out with choice of fabulous walks and panoramic views. Around Villars you will find delightful walks in the mountain pastures and villages and 250km of walking trails at Les Diablerets.

 

 
Explore Lake Geneva and the Vaud Alps with our great value Travel Passes

With so much to visit in the region, we are pleased to advise you about the selection of Travel Passes. As well as saving you a great deal of money they also help you avoid the queues at the ticket office!

We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on where you are staying, when you are travelling and how you plan to spend your time. Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

Cost - Included with your holiday

Validity - Valid for the duration of your holiday. 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

Best value for visitors ...who are staying in one resort, and who plan to enjoy a handful of excursions as and when the mood takes them.

Cost - From £45 for 3 days. 4, 8 & 15 days also available

Validity - Available to buy year round. Includes unlimited travel on main rail routes (including scenic rail journeys), PostBus routes, most lake cruises, plus museum entry. 50% discount available on mountain rail and cable cars.

Best value for visitors ...who are booked on a two or multi centre holiday, or those planning to make several longer rail journeys.

Cost - From £73 for 5 days. 7 day pass also available

Validity - Available to buy all year. Includes bus, boat and rail journeys and mountain travel such as Rochers-de-Naye. Free for 2 days & 50% discount for 3 days. Discounts available as far as Interlaken and Glacier 3000.

Best value for visitors ... who are planning daily outings in the region

Cost - Free

Validity - Valid during the summer months for min 2 night stays. Includes free mountain transport, local PostBuses and trains and free/discounted entry to many attractions.

Best value for visitors ... who are staying in Villars

Cost - Free

Validity - Valid for the duration of your stay. Free or discounted travel on local trains, funiculars and buses. Discounts to local museums.

Best value for visitors ... who are staying in Montreux, Vevey & La Tour-de-Peilz

Cost - Free

Validity - Valid for the duration of your stay. Free travel on local trains and buses. Discounts on lake cruises and entry to many museums.

Best value for visitors ... who are staying in Lausanne

 

 

Map of Lake Geneva (Vaud)

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Planning your holiday

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  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation