Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman as it’s known in French, sits across the border of France and Switzerland, seemingly tethered by the city of Geneva. Encompassed on the Swiss side by the region of Vaud and the majestic Vaudoise Alps, Lake Geneva sparkles with crystal-clear waters and its shore is strung with vibrantly charming towns. Terraced vineyards line the banks of the lake with verdant stripes of green in summer, yet the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Vaud are never far away. With medieval castles, spellbinding vistas, luxurious lakeside architecture, and the delicious tastes of Switzerland’s chocolates and cheeses, this is the perfect destination to get away from it all and enjoy the crisp air.
Chocolatiers and cheese-makers in an Alpine paradise
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The picturesque little town of Vevey sits at the heart of the Swiss Riviera – the stretch of Lake Geneva’s shore that lies between Lausanne & Montreux. Its wonderful lakeside location affords magnificent views of the Alps across the lake, and the flower-lined promenade and elegant hotels evoke Vevey’s heyday during the 19th century belle-époque. The charming streets of its old town are home to boutiques, bistros and craft workshops.
What better way to enjoy the beauty of Switzerland’s largest lake, than from the deck of an elegant paddle steamer, evoking the golden age of the Swiss Riviera? These nostalgic and elegant ships from the early 20th century provide a unique way to travel from Vevey to Montreux and take in the magnificent scenery of Lake Geneva.
The elegant, scenic town of Montreux is nestled into the shore of Lake Geneva, and its grand belle-époque buildings are set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop. A magnet for the rich and famous, this lovely lakeside town has inspired musicians, artists and writers for centuries. The wonderful Château de Chillon is an evocative sight – this fascinating medieval fortress is reflected in the glassy lake water at its feet.
Wind your way through the majestic mountains on a vintage train journey with a gastronomic destination. Alight at the charming fortified town of Gruyères, perched upon a hill and protected by a medieval castle. Learn how Gruyère cheese is made and enjoy a tasting, before moving on to the adjoining village of Broc for another kind of tasting – Broc is home to the factory of Nestlé, the historic chocolate producers.
Glacier 3000 marks the highest point of the Vaudoise Alps. Travel by cable car to Scex Rouge, where you can access the glacier and enjoy spectacular panoramic mountain vistas for miles around. On a clear day, you can spot the peaks of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Eiger, and Jungfrau.
With the world’s tallest water fountain and its location upon the shores of Lake Geneva, the Swiss city of Geneva truly sparkles. Home to the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organisation and the Red Cross, it truly is a world city. Sleek and cosmopolitan urban life rubs shoulders with the historic old town, a lovely place to wander amongst boutiques and chocolatiers.
Hand picked destinations
Stunningly picturesque, the Alpine town of Annecy sparkles at the tip of the glassy waters of Lac d’Annecy. The beautiful mountain scenery can be enjoyed from chic Chamonix, glorious Geneva and majestic Mont Blanc – the pinnacle of the Alps.
Jagged and dramatic, the towering Dolomites cut like teeth into the azure sky of north-eastern Italy. This mountainous destination offers a truly memorable escape with its overwhelming backdrop and crisp, fresh air.
The Tyrol region is an idyllic Alpine paradise, the quintessential Austria of postcards: a vivid landscape of grassy meadows and turquoise waters set amongst majestic, snow-capped peaks.
The deep turquoise waters of Lake Bled encircle an impossibly picturesque island church, are backed by breathtaking emerald forests and the snow-tipped Julian Alps, and are overlooked by the medieval splendour of Bled Castle.
Bavaria evokes images of fairytale castles and breathtaking Alpine scenery, traditional villages and centuries-old crafts: the perfect place to discover opulent palaces, cosy mountain villages, stylish ski towns and verdant, forested landscapes.