I will be staying in Montreux on 28th/29th June at the end of an 8-day 'Swiss-Pass'-facilitated tour of Switzerland. I need to get back to Geneva to catch my flight home to UK at 9.50pm on 30th June, but on this last day, my Swiss Pass will have expired.
Since I will have to pay to return to Geneva from Montreux, I was thinking it might be a nice alternative to spend the day travelling back to Geneva by steamboat, rather than train, stopping off here and there on my way up the lake. However, I am finding it difficult to fully understand the timetables and pricing structure.
Can anyone advise if this journey is possible, whether it would be a pleasant trip (or maybe too long?), and how much it might cost. Also, can I buy a ticket in advance, either here or in Switzerland (I arrive on the 20th In Zurich).
Alternatively, might it be better to take an early train and stop off somewhere en-route? Also, without a Swiss Pass, can I actually buy a train ticket from Montreux to Geneva which would let me 'hop-on' and 'hop-off' that day at reasonable cost?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.