Montreux Lake and Mountain Holidays

The world famous resort of Montreux has been an inspiration for writers, artists and musicians for centuries. The Belle Époque architecture, elegant hotels and the broad flower-lined lakeside promenade add to the grandeur of the town. Many cultural events, like the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival as well as the many options for excursions into the Lake Geneva region, make Montreux the ideal starting point for visiting this beautiful part of Switzerland. A visit to the well-known landmark, the Chillon Castle, is a must.

For more accommodation options in this area, take a look at our hotels in Lausanne and Vevey.

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 35 min
  • Geneva Cointrin International Airport: 91km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour
  • Currency: Swiss franc
Where to stay

Helvetie Hotel 3*

Enjoy 2 nights in Montreux from £439pp at the 3* Helvetie Hotel, with breakfast.


Château de Chillon

Occupying on the the most stunning positions on Lake Geneva is the fairy tale Château de Chillon. The 13th century fortress is a maze of courtyards and towers with halls filled with perious art works and furniture to explore. The Chateau is best know for being the setting for Lord Byron's poem The Prisoner of Chillon.

Musée de Montreux

Visit the Montreux Museum to discover a range of artifacts from Roman finds to  period furniture.

Queen Studio Experience

Follow in the footsteps of Queen and their iconic front man, with a visit to the Queen Studio Experience. The experience offers you the chance to mix some tracks, and sign the wall outside the studo door.

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