Companions activities

Suggestions for accompanying partners are listed below. Reservations must be made directly through the travel operator Keytours. Please note that the prices and tour descriptions detailed below are subject to changes.
 

Monday - Geneva city tour and boat cruise


The city tour of Geneva will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the centre of the world’s peacemaking organizations followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city like the Fountain and the wonderful Flower clock.


 

Then get a taste of Geneva’s history with the mini-train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide.

 



 

To complete this City Tour, continue on the lake with a one hour commented boat cruise which will make you discover the major attractions of the lake of Geneva: The Water Fountain, The UN building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and many more interesting sites.

Schedule:

Departure: 10:00 am or 14:00 pm from the Geneva bus station.
Duration of circuit: approximately 3h30

Guided City Tour by bus, by mini-train or by foot (2h) and commented Boat Cruise (1h15)
Please note that the visit by mini-train is possible only if the weather allows it.

The excursion starts with the City Tour and is followed by Boat Cruise.

Guide:
City Tour with live guide speaking French and English (German, Italian, Spanish depending on the guide but not guaranteed. Cruise with commentaries in French and English.

Individuals rates:
Adult: 63 CHF
Child: 32 CHF

Tuesday - Chaplin-Montreux-Chillon

LAUSANNE, picturesque town built on hills and cultural center of Switzerland. Discover Lausanne with an orientation city tour and a guided walk in the medieval Old Town.

 

 

Then continue to Vevey and discover Chapin’s world: a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Next, jump on our open trolley tour through the World heritage site of Lavaux, proctected by UNESCO”. You will have a break in the middle of the vines to taste some local products such as cheese, wine or grape juice. Just before lunch, take an overall of Vevey city, Nestlé headquarters, the covered market and spend free time for your lunch.


 

In the afternoon, board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque”, a cruise that will surprise you with the splendor of the landscape. You will arrive to the Castle of Chillon, the most visited castle of Switzerland, from the 11th century. Chateau de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the far western end of Lake Geneva between Montreux and Villeneuve.


 

Your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles and many more…You will have the chance to visit Queen’s old studio record. Wander hrough the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Schedule:

Departure: 08h45 am from Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)
Return:  6:30pm.
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Individual rates:

Adult Individual rates: 218 CHF
Children: 94 CHF

Included:

Bus transportation,
Visit of Chaplin's world,
Open trolley tour in Lavaux,
1st class cruise on old steamer boat,
Admission to the Castle of Chillon

Guide English, French

Not included:

Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (optional)

Wednesday -  Chamonix (Mont-Blanc)

A 90 minutes drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes us from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe (4807 m./15.771 ft).

Aiguille du midi

This rocky 3842 m./12,604 ft. peak close to the Mont Blanc is reached   in 20 minutes by a two-stage cablecar. The summit offers unique panoramic views of the Chamonix  Valley and major peaks of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

 

 


Mer de glace

A confortable electric rack-railway conveys passengers from Chamonix to Nontenvers ( 1913m / 6276 ft) a vantage point wih fine views of the Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 7 km/ 4 miles long and averages 1200m / 3/4-mile in width.

 

 

Individual rate: CHF 181 .-

Schedule:

Departure 8h30 return 14h30 or 18h30
Departure 10h30 return 18h30

Guide:

French and English speaking guide. Commentary in French and English

As you will cross the French-Swiss border, the Passport is obligatory!!! Visa (if applicable).

Included
Transport by bus, French and English speaking guide.

Thursday – Annecy

Annecy offers to visitors harmonious and romantic landscapes. The old town and its colorful pedestrian streets, crossed by the river Thiou draw a picturesque and enchanting framework. Its numerous food markets, creators, or its flea markets enliven the streets. Rich in cultural activities, such as museums, castles or exhibitions, Annecy is rated by the label "Art and History" which has so much value within the hearts of the inhabitants. Not to mention the pleasure of the senses with a traditional dish at one of the many restaurants, or a relaxing walk along the lake.

Schedule:

Departure time:  09:00 AM Bus station of Geneva, Place Dorcière
Return time: 2 PM Bus Station of Geneva, Place Dorcière

Duration of circuit: 4h45

Guide:

With professional tour guide

Individuals rates:

Adult : 58 CHF
Child : 29 CHF

As you will cross the French-Swiss border, passport is mandatory!!! Visa (if applicable).

Friday – Gruyères

There is no better temptation than chocolate smell! A fantastic journey through chocolate traditions with a tasting of one of the most famous swiss delicacies.

 

 

 

Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in swiss cheese fondue by preparing it yourself.

 

 

 

After such an unforgettable experience, relax on a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lemanic Arc.

 

 

At the end of the day, discover the “1001 Secrets” of wine producing, and we will share with you a glass of local wine in a dreamlike landscape.
 

Schedule:

Departure time: 08:45 AM from Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)
Return time: 19h00 Bus Terminal, Place Dorcière
Duration of circuit: 10h

Guide:

With professional tour guide

Individuals rates:

Adult : 218 CHF / Child : 109 CHF

Included
Bus transportation and the guided tour in French and English, Chocolate tasting during the visit of the chocolate factory, Cheese tasting in the cheese dairy, Train ticket for the Golden Express train, Cup of wine.

 

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