Commences : Geneva
Geneva is one of the most beautiful cities in Old Europe. It lies on the shores of the lake Geneva. Savor Geneva's laidback charm, its promenades, its boating quays, elegant mansions and graceful shopping esplanades with Switzerland Flexi Tours. Along with Geneva, you also get to visit Montreux and Chillon, famous for its vineyards, music festivals, castles and museums.
Montreux and Chillon
Geneva, Montreux and Chillon
Every Saturday - April 01 to December 30
5 ½ hours
The city of Geneva has a charm of its own. The picturesque locations, peaceful environment and friendly citizens are the reasons the United Nations is headquartered in Geneva. Apart from the UN, many international organizations from around the world like the International Red Cross are headquartered in Geneva. Geneva has no less than 40 museums and art galleries. The major ones are the Art and History Museum and the Red Cross Museum.
Montreux music festivals boast participation from individual and groups from all over the world. It is one of the finest centers for jazz music in Europe.
And now we come to the last leg of your tour. Castle Chillon, in Chillon, is a fine example of early Gothic architecture. It lies on the shores of the beautiful Lake Geneva. The beauty of the castle's architecture makes one overlook the impregnable structure of this fortress. The basement prisons once held political prisoners like Bonivard, whose story was narrated by Lord Byron in "The Prisoner of Chillon". The castle had been renovated and restored to its original glory in the past few decades. You can see period furniture and objects like mugs and jars that may have been used by Peter II of Savoy. Apart from that, exhibitions of such old artifacts are routinely held at the castle. After a guided tour of this majestic castle, you will be taken out to the Swiss countryside, where you can visit the vineyards and small villages in the region.