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Montreux Christmas Time

Tour Highlights

  • Santa's Grotto
  • Views across Lake Geneva
  • Montreux's lakeside Christmas Market
  • Vevey - historic market town
  • Charlie Chaplin Museum


Day 1

Individual travel to Vevey, the picturesque market town next to famous Montreux. Check-in to your family room at the Modern Times Hotel . If time allows stroll down to the lakeside and explore the market square and old town centre.

Highlights: Historic market town Vevey, lakeside stroll

Big wheel in Montreux in winter

Day 2

Santa's Grotto on Rochers-de-Naye (2049m) awaits. The true Christmas experience begins with a journey by cogwheel train to the top for beautiful sweeping views. Through a tunnel clad in twinkling lights you enter Santa's grotto where children can have a little 1-1 time with Santa and receive a small gift. Afterwards enjoy the views across Lake Geneva or play in the snow. For a bite to eat stop at the middle station Haut-de-Caux in a typical Swiss restaurant.  Afternoon Christmas Market in Montreux.

Highlights: Rochers-de-Naye & Santa's Grotto 

Santa’s Grotto

Day 3

The included Riviera Card offers several options besides the Christmas Market in Montreux. For some interactive family fun visit the Charlie Chaplin museum next to your hotel and try your hand at film making and finding out about this famous figure in cinematic history. Alternatively travel to Montreux (On Sundays possible by boat) and visit the famous, medieval Chillon castle. (At weekends in December a medieval Christmas market is set in its grounds.) For children Elves' Square at the Christmas Market, will win the vote.

Highlights: Montreux Christmas Market, Chillon Castle, Charlie Chaplin Museum

Montreux winter flying Santa Claus

Day 4

Time this morning to purchase some lastminute Christmas gifts before returning back home.

Highlights: Christmas Shopping

Christmas Market in Montreux


  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Vevey
  • Half Fare Card
  • Reservation on Santa Claus' train & Grotto for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years
  • Entry to Charlie Chaplin Museum
  • Montreux Riviera Card for free local public transport
  • From price applies for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) at the 4-star Modern Times Hotel in a family room, 2nd class travel. Excluding flights
  • Travel period: 21.11. – 24.12.2020 
  • Price example calculated on 10.07.2020 for 28.11.2020 

Good to know

  • Ideal starting point Zurich or Geneve airport
  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Daily departures
  • Santa Claus' train & Grotto reservations are recommended. Friday, Saturday & Sunday tend to be particulary busy - early booking recommended (reservation possible from early September 2020)
  • Treatments and different spa options available


  • Benefit from over 100 2 for 1 offers and save up to CHF 4,500 with the Swiss Coupon Pass

Flight Options

SWISS International Airlines

Our in-house flights experts will be happy to offer advice and to book the most convenient flight for your trip.

Your flights will be covered by our package booking conditions and will be protected under our ATOL license. We will charge £35 per person for this flight booking service. 

Alternatively book your flights directly with Swiss - our preferred partner for flights to Switzerland.

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We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years with ABTA and ATOL protection. Please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans. Call +44 207 420 4900 to speak with us or send us your travel request via [email protected].

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