Excursions - Train

Blonay - Chamby

Drawn by old vapour engines or old electric railcars, historic rail carriages travel over a distance of three kilometres between Blonay and Chamby station.

Throughout the journey over mountain ledges, through tunnels and over a viaduct, the antique engines of the Blonay-Chamby line offer visitors an authentic immersion in the past in a beautiful, natural setting. A real technical feat, the railway tracks above Lake Geneva were built between 1874 and 1935.

On arrival, interested visitors can prolong their outing by taking the time to admire the most beautiful vehicles in the Chaulin-Chamby museum collection. There is no doubt that the sixty vehicles present one of the most beautiful railroad collections in Switzerland.

The Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum also proposes various excursion packages to groups who want to celebrate a particular event or who simply want to spend a relaxing and romantic moment in a setting where time has stood still.

Musée vivant du Chemin de Fer Blonay-Chamby
1807 Blonay

T. +41 (0)21 943 21 21


Funicular Vevey-Mont-Pèlerin

The Vevey-Mont-Pèlerin funicular is the ideal way to experience an idyllic outing to the heart of the Lavaux vineyards or simply to catch a breath of pure fresh air without much effort.

A charming funicular connects Vevey to the Mont-Pèlerin village. The 11 minutes' trip upward above Lake Geneva offers a magnificent view of the vineyards, forests and the picturesque wine-growing village of Chardonne. From Mont-Pèlerin, a walk to the panoramic lift will appeal to people fond of sports. A visit to the terrace of the hotel Le Mirador Resort & Spa will enthuse admirers of beautiful panoramas.

Chemin de fer funiculaire
1800 Vevey

T. +41 (0)21 921 29 12


Lavaux Express

A small train on wheels in the land of great wines! The breathtaking scenery of the terraced Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, unfolds before visitors’ amazed eyes on the itinerary of the small Lavaux Express train.

This charming little train on rubber tires valiantly braves the slopes of this winegrowing region of old from April to October. Just like the Lavaux wines, this splendid site with sunny slopes dominated by verdant vines and the iridescent water of Lake Geneva will enchant visitors.

The itinerary is organised in two loops: Lutry – Aran – Grandvaux – Lutry and Cully—Riex – Epesses – Dézaley – Cully. Depending on the day of week, this journey of roughly an hour can be adapted to individual wishes: special trips can accommodate up to 68 people. For such events, as well as for group bookings during the regular train service, advance booking is compulsory.

Association Lavaux Express
Case postale 153
1095 Lutry

T. +41 (0)84 884 87 91


Lavaux Panoramic

The picturesque paths in the Lavaux terraced vineyards can be discovered individually, with the family or with friends thanks to the little train on wheels Lavaux Panoramic. A dream journey in a grandiose setting, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme.

This little train with rubber tires lets visitors discover the slopes, where the prestigious terraced Lavaux vineyard is situated. This unique construction made by man over several centuries opens up surprising vistas.

Crossing vineyards along the villages of Chexbres, Saint-Saphorin, Rivaz and Chardonne, this atypical convoy takes travellers close to the natural splendours offered by the Lavaux site, recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Programme.

The 50-minute journey can be made from April to October. Advance booking recommended for individuals or groups.

Association Lavaux-Panoramic
1071 Chexbres

T. +41 (0)84 946 23 50


The Star Train, Vevey - Les Pléiades

To reach Les Pléiades from Vevey, the Star Train embarks on an ascent of 1,000 metres to reach a sport resort with a spectacular panorama: Pléiades.

It takes the Star Train 40 minutes from Vevey (383 m.) on the shore of Lake Geneva to Pléiades (1,348 m.) in the foothills of the Alps. The ascent is steep and the train uses a cog in certain parts of the way. The train runs every day and every hour.

Stopping at St-Légier, Blonay and Pléiades, the Star Train crosses narcissi fields and pastures and yields stunning views of Lake Geneva and Rochers-de-Naye.

Pléiades is sportspeople’s highly prized destiny: skiers in winter, paragliders, mountain bikers and hikers in summer. The name of Pléiades was predestined to receive the star path, which is sponsored by Claude Nicollier, the first Swiss spationaut.

Restaurants and Alpine pubs propose terroir dishes and thirst-quenching drinks in every season.

Coopérative des Pléiades
Case postale 12
1807 Blonay


Wine Train Vevey - Puidoux-Chexbres

The Wine Train connects Vevey to Puidoux via the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The regional train linking Vevey to Puidoux-Chexbres is called “Wine Train”. It runs along a dream route: the terraced Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site above Lake Geneva and opposite the Alps. It runs daily and once an hour along this breathtaking route.

At Chexbres-Village station, hikers are spoilt for choice: there are countless paths criss-crossing the slopes of the prestigious terraced vineyard. A didactic, marked footpath describes the history of the vineyard and its grape varieties.

Departing from Chexbres, the “Lavaux Panoramic”, a train on rubber tires, takes visitors along narrow vineyard paths. While admiring the spectacular scenery, visitors receive information on the region's characteristics throughout the journey. Winegrowers give a warm welcome to passing visitors, inviting them to wine tastings (mainly Chasselas) in their cellars.

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme
Grande Place 29
1800 Vevey

T. +41 (0)84 886 84 84


GoldenPass: a train from Montreux to Lucerne

The GoldenPass train line connects Montreux with Lucerne via Château-d’Oex, Gstaad and Interlaken. A five-hour trip in panoramic cars across one of the most picturesque Swiss landscapes.

The exceptional attraction of the GoldenPass railway line is indeed the countryside. The train connects Montreux, Château-d’Oex, Gstaad, Interlaken and Lucerne with an itinerary through Nature. The GoldenPass crosses the vineyard terraces of Lake Geneva, the pastoral and forestry expanses in Upper Gruyère, Saanenland and in Upper Simmental, holding in store the most captivating views of the Swiss countryside.

The GoldenPass inaugurated the concept of panoramic travel with above-average comfort in its carriages offering wide views of the countryside. On advance booking, travellers can occupy seats in the very front of the first carriage, while the driver sits above them in a small bubble. The journey becomes as captivating as a fairground attraction.

To prolong the pleasure of this journey, there are special offers for 4 or 6-day journeys.

Rue de la Gare 22
Case Postale 1426
1820 Montreux

T. +41 (0)21 989 81 90


Les Rochers-de-Naye

Above Montreux, the Rochers-de-Naye belvedere offers a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Marmot’s Paradise, the Alpine Garden and Mongolian yurts deserve a discovery on the summit.

The cogwheel train connects Montreux to Rochers-de-Naye (2,042 m) in 55 minutes, passing from scenery full of palm trees to the rare Edelweiss. The ascent on the steep slope is impressive and the itinerary on the mountain crest audacious.

There is something mystical about the panorama offered by Rochers-de-Naye, an impression reinforced by the yurts, which can be rented for a night: the steeply inclined slopes, the chains of summits rising successively in the mist, the bottom of verdant valleys or the iridescent blue of Lake Geneva.

A few steps away from the yurts, the animal park, Marmots’ Paradise, shows marmot breeds from all around the world. The animals can be observed in their natural habitat.

The Alpine garden, “La Rambertia”, nestles on a sheer slope between two rocky outcrops. The harshness of the mountain climate presents a permanent challenge to the survival of this collection of 1,000 Alpine plants.

Rue de la Gare 22
Case Postale 1426
1820 Montreux

T. +41 (0)21 989 81 90


Chocolate Train

The Chocolate Train travels from Montreux across the lush meadows in Gruyère. A one-day excursion to discover the art of cheese and chocolate making.

This journey takes place exclusively in de luxe Belle Epoque or panoramic carriages to encounter two national treasures: Gruyère and chocolate.

In the morning, the train stops at a cheese dairy in Gruyère, the birthplace of the famous hard cheese (AOC), which has been produced for centuries and exported worldwide.

In the afternoon, the train takes visitors to the chocolate factory in Broc. An interactive audiovisual show describes the history and the secrets of chocolate making in an authentic chocolate factory.

The Chocolate Train runs three times a week from May to October and every day in July and August. Advance booking required.

Rue de la Gare 22
Case Postale 1426
1820 Montreux

T. +41 (0)21 989 81 90


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