Lake Geneva Winter and Christmas Season Boat Cruises

MS Vevey in Geneva during Winter

During the winter season, CGN pleasure boat cruises on Lac Léman are limited to ferry boats, fondue dinner cruises, and sailings on Sundays and national holidays including Christmas and New Year’s Day — departures are most common from Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, and Nyon. Cruising on Lake Geneva has been popular with tourists in the Lac … Read more

Christmas Markets on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva have the best Christmas markets (Marché de Noël / Weihnachtsmarkt), decorations, and Xmas lights to visit in 2023 in the Lac Léman region of Switzerland. The advent season before Christmas brings some color and holiday cheer to towns in the Lake Geneva region. Many towns will see an increase in cultural … Read more

Visit the Montreux Marché de Noël Christmas Market, Switzerland

View of Montreux during the Christmas Market period

The Marché de Noël à Montreux is by far the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) region of Switzerland.  Apart from the Weihnachtsmarkt, Santa’s workshop, a Christmas village, and a medieval festival await advent visitors. In 2023 the Montreux Christmas Market is open from November 23 to December … Read more

Ferry Boats and Pleasure Cruises from Lausanne on Lake Geneva

SS La Suisse Approaching Lausanne Ouchy

Lake Geneva passenger ferry boats connect Lausanne with Evian and Thonon while pleasure cruise boats go to Montreux, Nyon, Yvoire, and Genève. Lausanne is one of the best departure ports for cruises on Lake Geneva. A large number of ferry and pleasure boats depart from Lausanne-Ouchy while the Alpine background on these cruises are more … Read more

Lake Geneva Pleasure Cruises from Vevey and Lausanne

SS Montreux Leaving Vevey

The most spectacular boat cruises on Lake Geneva are from Lausanne or Vevey with the Lavaux vineyards and Alps as background. The pleasure boat cruises on Lac Léman with the best scenery and most spectacular backdrops are on the upper parts of the lake between Lausanne and the Montreux area. CGN lake boat cruises depart … Read more

Photos of the Montreux Christmas Market

Painted Glass Balls at the Montreux Christmas market

The photogenic Marché de Noël à Montreux is the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland. This beautifully located Weihnachtsmarkt is popular with families and children. The Marché de Noël à Montreux is the best Christmas market to visit in the Lac Léman region of Western Switzerland. This … Read more

Transportation to Montreux on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Lakeside Road through the Lavaux to Montreux, Switzerland

Transportation to Montreux on Lac Léman in Switzerland is easy by car, train, boat or plane via Geneva or Zurich airport. Getting to Montreux in Switzerland is easy by car, or using public transportation including trains or pleasure boats. Montreux is on the far northeastern shore of Lake Geneva with good rail and road connections … Read more

Visit La Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory near Gruyères

Cailler Chocolate Factory in Broc, Switzerland

The chocolate factory of Cailler in Broc near Gruyères in Fribourg is a pleasant day trip from Lake Geneva that combines well with visiting the old town and Château de Gruyères. La Maison Cailler welcomes visitors to one of Switzerland’s oldest and most important chocolate factories. During the factory tour, visitors learn how chocolate came … Read more

Children and Family-Friendly Events at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Free open-air concert in the park at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland

Children are welcome at many events at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival while free child-care facilities are available for parents attending concerts and jazz clubs. Children are generally welcome at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival. Although the headline concerts are very much aimed at adults, children over 6 may attend many performances. Special workshops are … Read more