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Europe from the Shores of Lake Geneva

Journey from the French town of Vevey on the shores of Lake Geneva to Chamonix on the Mont Blanc Express. Cross the France-Switzerland border on a paddle steamer or explore Vevey's Old Town; the finer points of your journey with GRJ independent are up to you.

Things to do
  • Vevey's Old Town
  • Cheese-tasting in Gruyéres
  • Lake Geneva Cruise
  • Mont Blanc Express
  • Mont Pèlerin Funicular
  • Chamonix
  • Château de Chillon
  • St. Gingolph
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Lake Geneva by Rail Sample itinerary

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Day 1 Eurostar

UK to Vevey

Your journey begins at London St Pancras as you board the Eurostar to Paris where you'll connect for your journey to Vevey, via Lausanne. The charming town of Vevey has an idyllic setting on the north shore of Lake Geneva. Perhaps begin your time here with a gentle stroll alongside the sparkling waters of the lake or head to the pretty Old Town.

Day 2 Chateau de Chillon
Chateau de Chillon

Historic Vevey

After spending time by the lake, you may decide to take an excursion by trolley-bus to the 13th Century Château de Chillon, which rises dramatically from the waters of Lake Geneva against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery.

Day 3 Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Cruise

Today, why not enjoy a leisurely morning cruise around the eastern part of the lake on a wonderful vintage paddle steamer (or small cruise ship depending on departure date). On the southern shore of the lake, stop in the delightful village of St Gingolph to explore the pretty lakeside promenade, port and castle.

Day 4 Mont Blanc Express
Mont Blanc Express

Mont Blanc Express

Whilst in Vevey, don't miss an exciting journey on the fabulous Mont Blanc Express. After travelling through a wealth of jaw-dropping landscapes, you'll reach the bustling town of Chamonix. Take time to relax amidst spectacular scenery before rejoining the Mont Blanc Express for the return journey.

Day 5 Mont Perelin Funicular
Mont Perelin Funicular

Vevey and the Mont Perelin Funicular

For more spectacular views today, take a ride on the Mont Pèlerin funicular railway which runs between Vevey and the summit of Mont Pèlerin via Lausanne and Montreux.

Day 6 Eurostar

Vevey to UK

After a short journey to Lausanne, you'll connect with the high-speed TGV to Paris, joining the Eurostar to London.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Montreux Vevey 'Riviera' card
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • 4-star Vevey hotel x 5 nights (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.S Starkie
James.E Eaton
Laura Strawinski
Lake Geneva by Rail

Europe from the Shores of Lake Geneva


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