Cruises on Lake Geneva
Leisurely cruises in beautiful surroundings
Day passes 64 Sfr or 32 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Lake Geneva Regional Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass.
With plenty of scheduled boat services on Lake Geneva, you can enjoy an outing on a motor-powered saloon vessel or on an elegant, restored paddle-wheel steamboat, some of which date back over 100 years. Excellent dining facilities are available, as well as themed events and round trip excursions (half or full day trips). All tickets for these trips can be purchased locally from either the tourist office in resort, the local train station or directly at the boat station. Please click here for a map of Lake Geneva.
There are lake steamers/boats to enjoy all year round, however, the winter season has a more limited service.
Classic Cruises: Relax on the lake and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Riviera. You'll see numerous lakeside villages and a backdrop of beautiful mountains. The regular schedule of boats and lake steamers can take you to Chillon Castle, the Lavaux vineyards and the lively city of Geneva. You can even cross over to France and visit lovely resorts such as Evian-les-Bains and Thonon-les-Bains.
Check the schedule to take your cruise on one of the paddle steamers. If you have a 1st class ticket you can relive the splendour of the Belle Epoque in the opulent first-class lounges or by relaxing on the 1st class only upper deck.
Culinary Cruises: The Sunday lunch cruises are recommended - try one which takes you on a round trip past Montreux, Chillon and the Dents du Midi mountains. On Friday nights, you can try the fondue cruise from Lausanne - great fun.
The main boat station in Montreux is in the centre of town, just along from the Freddie Mercury statue. In Lausanne, head for the Ouchy waterfront area. Vevey's landing station is also easy to spot on the resort's lake shore. All tickets can be purchased locally.
More things to see and do in the Lake Geneva region
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through vineyards and narcissi fields, historical sites and journeys to unforgettable mountain beauty spots.
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Staying in the Lake Geneva region
Not sure where to base yourself for these wonderful excursions? You can find out more about Lake Geneva region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.