No reviews, be the first!

  • Address: 21 Avenue de Chillon, Veytaux, Lake Geneva 1820, Switzerland
  • Hours: April–Sept 9am–7pm; Oct & March 9:30am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–5pm
  • Admission: CHF 12.50

Montreux ATTRACTIONS See all

Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) Tours

Dominating Lake Geneva from a natural rocky promontory, the fairy-tale Château de Chillon is one of the most iconic medieval castles in Switzerland. Entirely surrounded by water and reachable via the reconstructed remains of an ancient drawbridge, this monument encompasses 1,000 years of Savoyard history and chronicles the power shifts between France and Switzerland.

With each detail intrinsically part of the castle's tumultuous history, Chillon features everything a medieval fortresses should have: rounded turrets; murky vaulted dungeons (famously immortalized by Lord Byron); an intricate network of passageways; great banqueting halls; and impressive ramparts. In addition, vino aficionados will be pleased to learn that the wine-making tradition of Chillon is still alive and well to this day, with wines bottled and aged right in the chateau's historic cellars.

An essential part of any excursion around the pristine Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is often included in tours to Lausanne and Montreux from Geneva, while those visiting in winter can embark on an atmospheric Christmas market-themed visit to Chillon and Montreux. In January and February, the snow-capped Swiss Alps serve as a stunning backdrop on a drive along Lake Geneva to Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon.

Practical Info

Château de Chillon is located in Veytaux, a suburb of Lausanne along Lake Geneva. Just 2.5 miles (4 km) outside the city, the site is accessible by car and has free parking. From Montreux, head southeast along route 9 following Lake Geneva. Local trains departing from Montreux station stop at Veytaux-Chillon, just north of the castle, while bus #201 travels between Vevey and Montreux, with stops in front of the castle every 10 to 20 minutes. Chillon is open from 9am to 7pm between April and September; from 9:30am to 6pm in October and March; and from 10am to 5pm between November and March. Admission costs CHF 12.50 per adult and CHF 6 per child aged 6 to 15.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Château de Chillon Entrance Ticket in Montreux, Montreux, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 1

Château de Chillon Entrance Ticket in Montreux

Welcome to Chillon Castle! A medieval gem nestled in an exceptional panorama between Swiss mountains and lake. Cross the drawbridge and step into a world ...  Read more

Location: Montreux, Switzerland
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs

From USD $12.83
Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle, Geneva, Attraction Tickets
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 Reviews

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lavaux and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. Drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.84
Chillon Castle Day Tour from Lausanne, Lausanne, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Chillon Castle Day Tour from Lausanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover lake Geneva and all the famous cities around. Start with Vevey and Chaplin's world, continue on a boat steamer lake cruise surrounded by the Alps. ...  Read more

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $203.31
Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon, Geneva, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore the lovely city of Montreux on this day trip from Geneva. Travel through the Swiss countryside on your way to Montreux, which has an idyllic location ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.23
Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World Day Winter Trip from Geneva, Geneva, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World Day Winter Trip from Geneva

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the scenery of Château de Chillon and Montreux on this full-day tour from Geneva. Head first to Chaplin's World to hear about artist ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $162.23
Day Trip to Swiss Cities with a Visit to Chaplin's World and Steamer Boat Cruise from Chamonix, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Swiss Cities with a Visit to Chaplin's World and Steamer Boat Cruise from Chamonix

In this full day tour, discover wonderful views of Switzerland, the Alps mountains and Geneva lake. Hear about the famous artists who fell in love with the ...  Read more

Location: Chamonix, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.84
Swiss Riviera Day Trip Including Montreux and Chaplin's World from Lausanne, Lausanne, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Swiss Riviera Day Trip Including Montreux and Chaplin's World from Lausanne

Discover wonderful views of Switzerland, the Alps mountains, and Lake Geneva on this 6.5-hour day trip from Lausanne. Drive along the Swiss Riviera and stop to ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.70
Montreux Chillon Day Trip from Chamonix, Chamonix, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Montreux Chillon Day Trip from Chamonix

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Discover some of the highlights of Swiss history and culture on the full-day tour from Chamonix. Sample local wine and cheese in the UNESCO-listed vineyard ...  Read more

Location: Chamonix, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.23
From Geneva to Montreux through Lausanne, Geneva, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

From Geneva to Montreux through Lausanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

During this trip, you will visit two charming sides of Switzerland. Your private transfer will start from your hotel in Geneva to Lausanne. In Lausanne, you ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.42

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message