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Day Trips

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Helicopter Flight or hot-air ballooning
1-hour hot air balloon ride with a glass of white wine after landing (Gruyeres and Château d’Oex). Special merit certificates (20-40 guests). All year round, dependent on air-pressure and weather conditions.

Mountain excursions
The Summit of the Rochers-de-Naye is located at 2’045m (6’700ft); offering some of the best sightseeing in Montreux, Switzerland, you will experience an excursion on cogwheel train or special “Old timer” steam train, then optional lunch at the “Plein-Roc” Restaurant (“Windows of the Alps”).

Lavaux Vineyards - 20 minutes by car
Excursion through the vineyards of Lavaux (UNESCO's World Heritage Site). Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the Alps from the heart of Lavaux’s famed vineyards. Discover why bon vivants from around the world are drawn to the wine-growing region while taking the scenic drive through the hills between St. Saphorin and Lutry.

Lausanne City Centre - 35 minutes by car
Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva, combines the spirit of a dynamic commercial town with the ambiance of a holiday resort. The capital of the canton of Vaud—and the birthplace of the modern Olympics— is also a lively university town, and hosts conventions and conferences of all kinds throughout the year.

Gruyère Castle and cheese factory - 40 minutes by car
Amid a rolling green landscape and the peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, you’ll find the home of the world-famous Gruyère cheese—and so much more. The picture-perfect medieval town also boasts a castle and three museums, covering everything from the region’s 800-year history to Oscar-winning aliens and Buddhist sculptures. Excursions to the medieval cheese village of Gruyeres, with optional visit to the cheese factory or the castle. The Golden Pass Panoramic train or the Belle-Époque train can be chartered for this excursion.
- The Panoramic train carries 60 to 200 guests, or larger groups upon request.
- The Belle-Époque train carries 20 to 60 guests

Maison Cailler Chocolate factory - 40 minutes by car
This gastronomical adventure takes you on a journey into the brand, history and products of Cailler, Switzlerland’s oldest chocolate maker. Equal parts sensual and poetic, Maison Cailler is sure to enchant chocolate lovers the world over.

GLACIER 3000 / LES DIABLERETS / GSTAAD - 45 minutes by car
Cable caars, architecture, adventure—visitors to this famed region come face-to-face with the pinnacle of Alpine excellence, with glaciers, downhill skiing, hiking and so much more.

Rochers-de-Naye - 1 hour by train
No two worlds could contrast more than those at the beginning and the end of the thrilling train ride from lively, sophisticated Montreux to the austere, wind-swept summit of Rochers-de-Naye. A singular panoramic vista awaits intrepid travellers, with a view of the Swiss and French Alps from The Eiger to Mont-Blanc and beyond to Lake Geneva. We recommend taking the 55-minute cog wheeled train ride, which will take you from Montreux, up to the Rochers-de-Naye, 6,700 ft above sea level.

Aquaparc Le Bouveret - 20 minutes by car
Aquatic fun for the whole family awaits at Aquaparc in Le Bouveret, a picturesque holiday town on the banks of the Rhône. Transport yourself to the Caribbean without leaving Switzerland by exploring the park’s grottoes, waterfalls, wave pools and caves, open 365 days a year.

Panoramic Train Ride to Gstaad - 1 hour by train
A panoramic train (MOB) ride will take you from Montreux to a well-known jet-set summer and winter resort of Gstaad, lined with typical old new Bernese chalets. Visit Gstaad with its beautiful boutiques at the lower end of the resort and at the upper end near the “Palace Hotel”, the sumptuous chalet dwellings of many international personalities, followed by dinner.

Ski the Swiss Alps
You have the option to ski in some of the best slopes in Europe, maximum 1 hour drive and easily accessible by train from Montreux to Villars, Verbier, Gstaad, Les Portes du Soleil or Les Diablerets and many more.

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