Montreux is a beautiful city on the shores on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Famous for the annual Jazz festival, the Montreux Christmas Market also places this magical place high on the list for anyone looking for a wonderful experience and excellent market.
The Montreux Christmas Market is reputed to be the finest Christmas Market in all of Switzerland presenting over 120 richly-decorated wooden chalet-style stands, manned by craftsmen and shopkeepers who will be offering a host of unique and original Christmas gifts. The newest Montreux additions are developed especially for children. They include Santa's Toy Factory and the scenic train trip to visit Santa Claus in his mountain top home at the Rochers-de-Naye.
The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival which takes place in June/July, features concerts on a variety of stages and parks, is world famous.
Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera.
The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along. There are countless excursion options to the mountains around the area or on the lake make Montreux the most popular excursion and holiday destination. Many of the houses along the lakeside road, including the magnificent Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, date from the heyday of the Belle Époque.
If you wish to fly, our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can assist you with scheduled flights from London (Heathrow, Gatwick & City) to Geneva.
With SWISS, you get free baggage allowance, drinks, food, on-line check-in and they fly from London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham and Manchester.
If you prefer, you are welcome to use one of the Low Cost Base Airlines, such as EasyJet who fly from 12 regional airports to Switzerland, so we should be able to find a good value flight for you! EasyJet also fly direct to Geneva from Luton.
If you wish to drive, we include cross-Channel Ferries & Eurotunnel.
Included in your holiday price is your train transfer from Geneva to Montreux.
If you prefer to fly to Zurich Bern or Basel, we can include rail travel from these airports too for a small supplement.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||3hr 00min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||2hr 20min|
|Train Transfer Time from Geneva:||1hr 20min|
|Train Transfer Time from Zürich :||2hr 55min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||500 miles|
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Our prices are simple, Just Choose the grade of Hotel. We have Youth prices for children up to the age of 16 and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!