Holidays To Villars - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Find true peace and quiet in the mountains

Set in the mountains between the eastern end of Lake Geneva and the high Alps above the Rhone Valley, Villars is a charming village. It lies on a sunny plateau with spectacular views and great care has been taken to preserve the look provided by wooden chalet-style buildings. Here you have the chance to relax in a pure natural environment, to enjoy leisurely lunches in mountain restaurants and take re-energising walks amongst the ever-changing colours of lofty alpine pastures. Les Bains de Villars is the resort's new swimming and wellness centre, where you can relax, swim with views of the mountains and enjoy the sauna and steam rooms. There is also a miniature steam railway park and at nearby Aigle, you will find a fairytale castle and vineyard.  

Villars' cogwheel railway makes its way up past the alpine golf course to Bretaye where you can visit three mountain lakes and enjoy a range of spectacular walks, or travel to Bex with its fascinating working salt minesHotel guests benefit from the FREE Villars Carte Bienvenue during the summer months, allowing you to explore the nearby mountains.

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What to see and do from Villars

There are some breath-taking mountain trips to be taken from Villars, many of which can be enjoyed at a discounted fare with the 'Free Access Card' given to Villars hotel guests during the summer months. A real must do is the famous Les Diablerets and its traditional gondola ride to Isenau. More fabulous views can be enjoyed from Roc d'Orsay and Les Chaux - again with the gondola rides discounted with your Free Access Card. Or why not visit Glacier 3000 with your Half Fare Card. This is the highest point in the Vaud Alps and has unforgettable views of the finest peaks in the Alps, as well as numerous exciting activities such as a toboggan run, the Ice Express chairlift and the Glacier Walk. The Salt Mines at Bex also make for an interesting day out.

The historic lakeside town of Montreux and its famous Chillon Castle also makes for a popular excursion from Villars, being just an hour away by train. From Montreux there are also numerous recommended excursions such as the Chocolate Train and Les Rochers-de-Naye. If you are down by Lake Geneva, the Musée Olympique is well worth a visit.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Villars

From Villars, you can travel down to Montreux and then visit the superb terraced vineyards at Lavaux. Here you can walk, enjoy views across Lake Geneva and sample the produce in one of the wine villages. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here. 

Explore the Lake Geneva region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

You'll also be issued with the Villars Free Access Card during the summer months, with free mountain travel in the area. If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to guide you on the Pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Scenic rail holidays from Villars

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts. Villars has connections via Montreux to the GoldenPass Express (for Interlaken). You can also travel to Brig to connect with the famous Glacier Express (for St. Moritz). 

If you prefer to be based solely in Villars, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

How to get to Villars

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Villars holiday. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 2 hours 10 minutes. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Lausanne > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 4 hours 20 minutes. 

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Bern > Lausanne > Aigle (and a bus journey to Villars) with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes.


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Villars Carte Bienvenue

Free travel on Villars' local trains and buses, discounted travel on local cable cars and free entry to many local attractions. The Carte Bienvenue is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. More details...

Planning your holiday 2024/25

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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