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Montreux Holidays

Classic lakeside town on the Swiss 'Riviera'

Lake Geneva is an immense lake enjoying an unusually mild climate, and surrounded by gentle hillsides covered in vineyards & gardens. Montreux has a beautiful lakeside promenade lined with palm trees and flowers. and is a wonderful base from which to explore the region, either by boat, train, bus or on foot. Our hotels in Montreux offer a great choice of accommodation. There is plenty to see and do, all ready to be explored at your own pace. A visit to the charming ‘Château de Chillon’ is a must, whilst visitors can spend many relaxing days visiting other places of interest along the shores of the lake, such as the city of Geneva, or Evian-Les-Bains on the French side of the lake. Be sure to take the mountain train up to Rochers de Naye, one of Switzerland’s favourite viewpoints. Various festivals and events take place throughout the summer, including the famous Montreux Jazz Festival approx. 3-18 July.

Festivals

 

Montreux Jazz Festival

 

Montreux Jazz Festival

Over the years, the Montreux Jazz Festival (approx 29 Jun) has become an unmissable event for music lovers. It’s not just about jazz - almost every type of music is represented with many performances free of charge, although there’s a charge obviously for the big names. The festival is held along the lake side and in many smaller bars and clubs.

 

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Useful Information

Resort Code: CHMT

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT +1

Currency: CHF

  • from£789pp
  • 152 rooms
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Right on the lakeside, only 3 minutes’ walk from the town centre, all bedrooms in this well-furnished, contemporary hotel enjoy superb lake views.

  • from£659pp
  • 30 rooms
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Run by the Sevegrand family for generations, this popular traditional house has a homely atmosphere and enjoys a quiet position approx. 25 minutes’ pleasant walk along the lakeside, or just 5 minutes' by bus from Montreux centre.

  • from£719pp
  • 75 rooms
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Just 5 minutes' walk from the town centre and boat landing stage at Territet, this traditional, family-run hotel enjoys a lovely position right on the lake promenade.

  • from£879pp
  • 155 rooms
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Enjoying a superb location in the centre of Montreux, the Suisse-Majestic has elegant, spacious public rooms and a terrace with wonderful lake views.

  • from£769pp
  • 52 rooms
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Lakeside location with fantastic views across Lake Geneva, steeped in history and tradition with modern comforts.

 

Travel and Transportation

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Zurich Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 2hrs 30mins by rail/boat or postbus.

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Geneva Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Bristol
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 3hrs by rail/boat or postbus.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights midweek/weekend departures. Other UK regional airports are available on indirect flights.

 

‘Direct Luggage Service’ - If you would like to have your luggage collected direct from your home, we recommend the Direct Luggage Service. To get a quote or book visit www.directluggageservices.com/inghams/get-a-quote or call them on 03300 243 330.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • Exclusive to Inghams: Free guided tour and glass of wine at UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux (from 2 Jun - 27 Sep, stays of 7 or more nights)
  • Free travel on Swiss Transport Network for Children up to 15 yrs incl
  • Free daily packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Free excursions at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Excursions

 PRE-BOOKABLE

‘Splendeur des Alpes’ lake cruise

From £14, daily
2 hour cruise on the picturesque ‘Haut-Lac’

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips!
Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Montreux Regional Pass

Lake Geneva Regional Pass best for unlimited travel on trains, boats and mountain railways in the Lake Geneva region including Vevey, Evian, Geneva and Rochers de Naye from £84 (any 3 days within 7, 2nd class)

Chocolate train & Gruyères Cheese Dairy*

From £55, daily (Jul & Aug) / Mon, Wed, Thu (May, Jun & Sep) ,
Journey on the famous ‘Chocolate’ train to Gruyères and onto Broc withvisits to the castle, cheese dairy and chocolate factory included

More options bookable locally

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Things To Do

  • Sightseeing
  • Lake cruises
  • Walking
  • Lakeside Strolls
  • Flora and fauna
  • History and culture museums
  • Festivals
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Shopping
  • Watersports

Montreux, Switzerland is a wonderful base from which to explore the region, by boat, train, bus or on foot. Montreux has a beautiful lakeside promenade lined with palm trees and flowers. A visit to the well-known landmark, the charming 'Château de Chillon', is a must, whilst visitors can spend many relaxing days visiting other places of interest along the shores of the lake, such as the city of Geneva itself, or Evian-Les-Bains in France, either by charming lake steamer, or excellent rail links. Alternatively, take the little mountain train up to Rochers de Naye, one of Switzerland's favourite viewpoints.

Activity Information

Resort Card - Free to all guests

The Free ‘Montreux Riviera Resort Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free Travel on resort buses, including to Villeneuve nature reserve, Vevey and Glion viewpoint above the lake
  • Free Welcome drink at the tourist office upon arrival
  • 50% reduction on entrance to many local attractions, including Château de Chillon and Swiss Toy Museum
  • Reduced fares on some mountain railways

Subject to change.

Other things to do in and around Montreux

  • Famous 12th century Chateau de Chillon (50% reduction with resort card)
  • Visit the old town of Vevey, with its cobbled streets, little shops and local history museum (entrance Free)
  • New Charlie Chaplin Museum in Vevey opened Summer 2016
  • ‘Lavaux Vinorama’ vineyards with wine-tasting and info about this UNESCO world heritage site
  • Lavaux Passion wine festival (approx 10-11 September) in nearby Vevey (approx. Sfr30 daily entrance)
  • ‘Marmotte Paradise’ (entrance free) observation area at Rochers de Naye
  • ‘Les Grangettes’ nature reserve in Villeneuve
  • Scenic boat trips to Evian, Lausanne etc.
  • Montreux Jazz festival with live music (approx 29-30 Jun)
  • Excellent train links to city of Geneva for shopping and sightseeing
  • ‘September Musical’ classical music festival (dates tbc)
  • Regular folk markets take place in Vevey on Saturdays Jul-beg Sep
  • Street Artists festival with free shows in Vevey (dates tbc)

DiscountTravel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your travel card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

Travel card sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips!
Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Montreux Regional Pass (pre-bookable)

Lake Geneva Regional Pass best for unlimited travel on trains, boats and mountain railways in the Lake Geneva region including Vevey, Evian, Geneva and Rochers de Naye from £84 (any 3 days within 7, 2nd class)

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Montreux with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Lucerne or Interlaken, or Zermatt. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Or try our recommended independent multi-centre rail holidays that also feature Montreux: ‘Golden Pass’ and 'A Taste Of Switzerland'

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