5 based on 52 reviews
The Lavaux tearraces are the south-facing vineyards along the North shore of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). The whole area from Lutry, just east of Lausanne, to Vevey/Montreux is cross-crossed by a network of wide paths allowing walks of various lengths, both from point A to B, or circular ones.
Access can be by car or public transport as 2 railway lines serve the area - the lakeshore route from Lausanne to Montreux, where an hourly stopping train serves all the lakeside villages, and a higher level line from Lausanne to Chexbres.
I wallked from Cully to St. Saphorin. The only "difficult" part was the climb up the steps (lots!) from the lake shore to the Terrace at Eppesses and the steep descent back down into St. Saphorin, about 8 km further on. The views are spectacular the whole way. The weather was not great the day I went, but in some ways the constantly changing cloud formations over the high Alps were more interesting than a perfectly blue sky - honestly! This was my first visit to the Lavaux terraces but it certainly won't be my last as there are still many areas left to explore and I would happily do the same route all over again.
4.5 based on 529 reviews
I came on Rick Steves recommendation and was glad I did, its worth the visit, as you do see art in a different form. The artists are from societies fringe with unfortunate childhood stories, criminal backgrounds, mental health challenges. Their artwork benefited both them and society , I am glad the curator had the foresight to collect their works and the presentation was well done and added to our appreciation of their works. I especially enjoyed the works of nature on the upperfloors. I understand the works are rotated and you might see something else entirely on each visit. If you go early they only charge half price. I was disappointed in their choice for pictures on posters sold as I felt they chose the craziest, work rather than the prettiest work, Some of the artwork looks like it could have been drawn by a first grader and some was truly outstanding. In all well presented, thought provoking and well done. No wifi, You have to put bags into lockers, there are clean bathrooms, staff was helpful and friendly
4.5 based on 13 reviews
A great association who manufacture and ride mini trains .
Spectacular precision mechanics in hand made manufacturing of the models.
Children and adults can have a ride.
Most welcome smiling people who share with you their hobby.
Symbolic cost of 1 chf per ride per child or 2 chf per adult.
You can combine with walking alongside lac , beautiful.
5 based on 35 reviews
4.5 based on 25 reviews
The "Cully Jazz" is a yearly festival, now in its 30th year, which takes place in the village close to the banks of the lake. They have great acts (we heard Monty Alexander for example) and the ambiance is festive and down to earth. Various bistros and restaurants participate with small stages for a more intimate experience with lesser know artists. It still can be quite frosty in April especially if it's windy. Here their site:
4.5 based on 177 reviews
Century old paddleboat, with First class Seating having table service and the best views on Lake Geneva.
The second class accommodations are ok. with the best views being on the left side of the boat. There is also a small pub.
Travel is fairly smooth, and you can see the paddle in action.
Lovely way to travel around the Swiss portions of Lake Geneva, especially the views of Chateau de Chillon.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
Our winery situated on the walls of the Lutry-Bourg welcomes you for a discovery of the typical wines of the Lavaux region. Producing wines since 1906 we propose over 20 different tastes. With a view on lake Geneva and the castle of Lutry you are invited to discover a local way of life. Friends, families and groups are welcome. We accept credit card an Euros. If you would like to accompany your tasting with a local platter please call us at least 24H in advance. Easy free parking opportunities in front of the cellar. 5 minutes to the train-station, 7 minutes from the port and 5 minutes from the bus station... The most easiest way to taste local-wine! Welcome to Lavaux, welcome to Lutry and welcome to Terres de Lavaux - Fine. Swiss. Wine.
The view from Terres de Lavaux is worth the trip. While you are there get some wine or a coffee and enjoy the view. The food seemed over-priced and just average tasting.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
First of all: A warm welcome from the boss, in Switzerland it's rare enough to be mentioned! If you like wine and people this cosy authentic cellar, decorated with passion by the owner, is truly one of the crown-jewels of the region.
A selection of fine wines from selected local and also a few French wineries.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
The museum is nicely done. The decor is amazing and all the added features and tech make for an amazing experience at this museum. It tells the history of the olympics, its meaning and spirit, and some behind the scene things. You can easily spend a couple of hours at this museum.
4 based on 58 reviews
Took the Lavaux Express (which is a tractor dressed as a train pulling cars on the roadway through the vineyards) through the wine country above Lake Geneva and the small town of Lavaux, Switzerland. The vineyards are built on the steep hillsides and the train is a wonderful way to see the countryside.
The tour lasts about 60 minutes and is not expensive. There is a stop for a wine tasting at the mid-point of the tour. The tasting offers several wines to choose from and for $5 euros provides a full glass of wine.
The views are spectacular and the tour is fun. It is a great way to spend a few hours in the Geneva Valley. Worth the time and expense.
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