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“A relaxing family experience”

La Suisse Steam paddle boat.
Ranked #7 of 87 things to do in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We booked a lunch trip from Montreux to Lausanne - 1st class. The weather was great and the journey exposes you to great views on the 'La lavaux' wine area world heritage site. Booking was easy and service friendly.

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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We took advantage of and really enjoyed our experience on the steam paddle boat from Lausanne to Montreux. Bonus:as we had Rail Passes, our fare was covered. After boarding, we were able to look at the engine (as the crew maintained/oiled up parts) before we set out. We enjoyed a coffee and snack en route, used rest rooms and enjoyed time out on the deck.

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Great way to enjoy a an excellent meal while taking in the lakeside views. Booking is advisable for these special dinning excursions - which is first class in First Class. Or you could take a regular trip and still get meal while enjoying the scenery.

2  Thank EasterRoss
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

As well as being a beautiful old paddle steamer, La Suisse is a convenient way to get around the lake, for example to Vevey (to see the Musee de l'Alimentation), or Chillon, or Montreux, which is ideal if you're planning to get a Golden Pass train leaving from Montreux. The steamer's covered by your Swiss Pass travel card (like the train), and there's even a lift up to Montreux station from across the street from where the steamer ties up.

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Reviewed 24 October 2012

We cruisedd down to Chateau de Chillon (just past Montreaux) and back, stopping at many towns along the way. We saw the terraced vineyards at Lavaux, the town of Vevey, and Montreaux itself (with Freddy Mercury on the shore)
We had a light meal and a local wine - the menu is a "gourmet" menu and prices were on the high side. If you wanted to, you could take your own food.
Watching the 100 year old steam engine was enjoyable - with the sounds of the crew providing a nice backdrop to the cruise (an ocassional burst of song, and friendly banter)

2  Thank Tassiegolly
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