Advent on Lake Geneva

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Have you always wanted to see Santa Claus fly by in his reindeer carriage? Then come to Montreux next December with our extraordinary Advent trip, during which you will see Charlie Chaplin again. Christmas atmosphere is guaranteed with a fascinating train ride in a romantic Alpine chalet followed by a fondue dinner.

Day 1:  Arrival - Christmas Market of the Alps of Montreux

Arrival via Bern to Montreux. You will stay in an excellent **** hotel directly above Montreux. In the evening stroll over the Christmas market of Montreux directly at Lake Geneva. Santa Claus starts flying at 5 pm. The 160 chalets of the Christmas market transform the lake backdrop of the famous spa and festival venue with thousands of lights into a magical wonderland. Dinner at the hotel's restaurant on request.

Day 2:   Chillon, Charlie and the Chalet

After breakfast you make a detour to Chillon, the famous water castle invites at Christmas jugglers, craftsmen and the animals of the farm into its walls. Together with a guide in a medieval costume, you will discover the mystical castle and its secrets, and you will have plenty of food and drink to choose from. Wine tasting with the wines of the castle on request (extra charge).

Afterwards you will discover the fascinating wonder world of Charlie Chaplin. The breathtaking staging of his films and his life in the huge underground studios under the manor house, which he and his family lived in for decades, enchants young and old. 

For dinner the star train will take you into the mountains. At our wooden chalet decorated for Christmas, you will be received by an alphorn player (extra charge) and then enjoy a Swiss cheese fondue with a magnificent view over Lake Geneva in the evening. At the hotel bar, this eventful day ends comfortably.

DAY 3:  Departure -  via Broc and Bern

Christmas without chocolate is like soup without salt. That's why we recommend opening the gates to the chocolate world of Caillier at the end of your journey. After visiting the chocolate factory and the museum (bookable for an extra charge) you will surely find extraordinary Swiss chocolate specialities for yourself and your loved ones in the boutique. Then you will travel home via Bern. 

Costs and Services included 

  • 2 x accommodation/breakfast in ****hotel directly near Montreux
  • Dinner with fondue speciality in a typical mountain chalet
  • Admission to the Chillon christmas castle
  • Costume tour at Chillon Castle
  • Admission to Chaplin's World and his home
  • Rail journey into the mountains with the star train
  • Visit to the Montreux Christmas Market
  • Riviera Card for the use of public transport in the Montreux/Vevey area

Package Price per person in double room  from € 249,--


Costs not included

  • Transfer by coach
  • Tipps
  • Drinks, Meals
  • Half board on arrival day (from 48,00 EUR p.P.)
  • Reception at the chalet by an alphorn blower (216,00 EUR)
  • Wine tasting at Chillon Castle (30,00 EUR p.p.)
  • Visit to the chocolate factory of Caillier ( 15,00 EUR p.p.)
  • For this trip there is an obligatory visitor's tax of 4 euros per night and TN. In return, your guests receive the Riviera Card with many discounts and free public transport on Lake Geneva.

Bookable immediately,

at the indicated price bookable on request, non-binding price

22.11.2019 — 24.11.2019 - Small remaining contingent

29.11.2019 — 01.12.2019 - Small remaining contingent

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20.12.2019 — 22.12.2019 - Small remaining contingent


For 2020:
Package Price per person in double room  from € 269,--

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