Customised Holiday in Lake Geneva

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"Jack of all trades, King of none" could have been used to describe the Lake Geneva Region. But the Swiss, being Swiss, wouldn't have it that way. Hence, the region, characterised by its great geographical diversity which offers the peaceful shores of the Lake of Geneva, the gentle wooded slopes of the Jura, the lush green fields of the countryside as well as the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, has added modern attractions to its serene and picturesque appeal. Lake Geneva we assure you, is now "Jack of all trades, King of all" as well. This largest lake of Central Europe packs in more attractions and experiences than many countries in the World. Whether you arrive to bask in the summer sun or enjoy the winter chill, Lake Geneva will keep you engrossed. Ski, Snowboarding, Sledging & Gliding and Natural Ice Rinks will provide the adventure during the Winter Months whereas Hikes & Walks, Cycling, Beaches, Water Sports, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping & Spa's will entertain you in the Summer Months. The region is home to many celebrities; Lausanne, Montreux, Lutry, Yverdon-les-Bains, Payerne, Vallorbe & Aigle are some famous celebrities among numerous others. The other celebrities are IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, Pop Singer Phil Collins, Michael Schumacher to the late Freddy Mercury who have made this region their home.

FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SWISS REVIERA:

Lausanne
Lausanne is a charming town with scores of historic buildings along the waterfront. Considered as one of the greenest towns in Europe, Lausanne gives preference to soft mobility: bikes are available for free, so hikers can explore the Lavaux vineyard trails. Also as one of the leading gastronomic regions throughout the world, Lausanne is the home of plenty of star-studded chefs, tables d'hôte and typical inns. Among all historical buildings, the Lausanne Cathedral (literally also) towers over the city. Built in 1275, this architectural wonder even has a representation of the River Ganges around the Lord. Beau-Rivage Palace offers unmatched views of the region and the Olympic Museum is a must visit, whether you are into sports or not. Hop onto the Lavaux Express to be mesmerised with views of Lake Geneva on 1 side and 800 year old vineyards on the other.

Montreux & Cheateau de Chillion
The lovely city is synonymous with music. Music fans consider a trip to Montreux to be a pilgrimage where the Montreux Jazz festival is held every year. This World Famous festivals draws in the best musicians from across the World and around 250,000 people. Located close by is the medieval fortress "Chateau de Chillion", which promises a mystical and fascinating journey through time. A must see for every person visiting Switzerland, CustomHolidays recommends taking your time to explore this fortress with an audio guide, loads of time, good sneakers and a good camera to click the amazing views of Lake Geneva.

Aigle
Aigle town is situated at the start of the Rhone Valley. Famous for the Aigle Castle which sits pretty amidst rolling vineyards and adventure park situated in the Aigle Forest. This is a complete family place with a satisfying mix of leisure, adventure & good food & drink.

Jura Region
Find nature at its purest in here. The towns of La Vallee' de Joux and Vallorbe being the more famous ones and housing the Swiss Luxury Watchmakers and jaw dropping underground caves respectively.

For some different views of Switzerland, how about exploring a labyrinth of passages and tunnels, over 50 kilometres long, today yields 10,000 tons of salt per year.

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