VeveyVevey is one of the main cities of the Swiss Riviera, in the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland.
By trainTrains between Geneva and Montreux travel along the northern shore of Lake Geneva and stop in Vevey. From elsewhere in Switzerland, you need to change in Lausanne. From Geneva the ride is about an hour and as of 2018 a return ticket costs Fr. 58.
Gare de Vevey
By busTake bus 1 from Montreux or Chateau de Chillon to Vevey's city centre and funicular.
By carVevey is next to the east-west autoroute A9, and A12 connects the city to Berne in the northeast. For a more scenic drive, there's always the lakeside highway 9 from Lausanne or Montreaux.
You can walk most of the old town but for an excursion take the mountain railway to Pleiades for some great views and skiing in season. Make sure you get the Riviera Card at your hotel, you'll be able to use the bus for free.
You can also get a free bike for whole day with CFS 20 deposit, which just in front of "COOP" super market next to the train station.
- Beautiful views from the lake and the lake shores.
Musee l'Histoire de Vevey
Monument de Henryk SienkiewiczThe famous Nobel-prize winning writer's monument is in the Grand Hotel's garden, but the hotel's personnel is happy to help and talk about it. The writer was living and working there during his political emigration from occupied Poland.
address: Quai Perdonnet 25Food Museum (Nestle)
Fork of Vevey8-metre-tall stainless steel fork on the shore of Lake Geneva.
Museum de la Confrérie des Vignerons
Roman Catholic Church of Notre-Dame
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Martin
Mountain PelerinFrom the main train station take the Bus 1, direction Vevey-Funiculaire (ticket Fr. 2.80). Alternatively, it's a walk of seven blocks. The ticket for the funicular costs Fr. 10.80 (return) and offers nice views. The views and atmosphere on the Mont Pelerin are marvelous, but do take the hike trip to it's summit where the telecommunication tower is located. It takes a bit more than an hour to get there, following an asphalt path through the rural area, yet, sometimes it is rather sloppy but nothing special. The elevator for the tower costs Fr. 5 (Fr. 3 for children
- In the summer you can rent a pedal boat or motor boat and take a trip on the lake. Rates vary from Fr. 18 for 1/2h on a pedal boat up to Fr. 220 for the largest motor boat for which you'd need a boat drivers license.
National BarExpect the service to be a little slow when it's busy but if you're not in a hurry and are out for a good time the great atmosphere makes the wait worthwhile. The food is great and they keep changing the menu every month. During the summer they have a great terrace and in the winter it's the best place to go. It's located just outside the border of the main square on the right side if you're facing the lake.
Restaurant des Trois Siffletsphone: +41 21 921 14 13address: Rue du Simplon 1The cheese fondue arrives with quite the fanfare.
phone: +41 21 921 12 10address: Rue du Château 2If you're into molecular cuisine à la Heston Blumenthal.
CharliesDuring the summer they open the bar right on the border of the lake, it's the best place in town to relax and have a couple of beers until sunset.
Le V e
le Bout du MondeDrink a toast to "the end of the world".
phone: +41 21 923 80 40address: Grande place 5Rooms 2, 4, 6 or 8 beds from Fr. 27.-
phone: +41 21 922 70 11address: Rue du Conseil 27
phone: +41 21 922 60 87address: Chemin du Petit-Centenaire 8, 1802 CorseauxThey have a cat, so beware if you are allergic. Views of the lake are amazing. You are staying in someone's home though. Nice place to start the wine hike or go up the funicular for dinner.
phone: +41 21 925 06 06address: 1 Rue d'ItalieIt opened in the winter of 2006 and it's an absolutely beautiful hotel, get a room facing the lake.
phone: +41 21 925 04 04address: Place de la Gare 4
phone: +41 21 923 32 00address: Rue d'Italie 49
phone: +41 21 925 22 22address: Chemin du Genévrier 20This hotel is right after the highway exit, has nice view over the city. You need a car if you stay there.