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“Wonderful experience.”
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Owner description: CGN offers many possibilities to relax on the lake for the pleasure of your eyes and of your taste buds due to a high quality of gastronomy. For an hour or a whole day you will sail in the most beautiful lemanic landscapes discovering the vineyards of Lavaux, the Chillon castle, the Alps and the Mont-Blanc, the fabulous medieval town of Yvoire and the famous water fountain of Geneva.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We took the 'La Suisse' from Montreux and did the round trip. We had spent time looking this up beforehand and knew we wanted to be on the top deck on the deck chairs. To do this you have to pay first class but it's worth the chf70. You get three hours on e boat which is typical belle époque and has been kept to an amazing standard. The engines can be seen working and in pristine condition and are an incredible sight.
The benches are cushioned on this deck and there are several deck chairs. It was very hot the day we went but there was a welcome breeze. There are waiting staff that come out and take orders for whatever you want. I wish we had eaten lunch in the restaurant as the food looked so fresh and the price was comparable to a Montreux restaurant.
The whole boat is in top condition and really is a piece of history. The views are mind blowing, we had to pinch ourselves that we were actually there. From Montreux you travel down to Lausanne and pass the sculptured vineyards that you don't see from the road. On the other side you are up close to the luscious green mountains and stop at small towns. We really liked the look of St Gingolph and went there the next day by car on the way back from Evian. There is a lot of history there and worth a trip or stop. It is as they say half Swiss and half French so don't forget to take some euros too if you go.
I will never forget the trip, it gives you another perspective of the lake and fantastic memories.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We did the 'once around the end of the block' trip, Montreux, Gingolph, etc and back to Vevey. Then one way to Lausanne and back on the train, for the experience. We got BOGOF on the second.
If you've got the dosh and time a lunch or dinner trip would be excellent. The paddle steamers are really lovely. Get's a bit windy though, take a sweatshirt. d'Ouchy below Lausanne is worth a visit (Olympic HQ is there) very pretty and posh. Really nice cafes and restaurants on the front. Including the house Byron wrote the Prisoner of Chillon. Nice outing. Enjoy

1  Thank Keith M
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

a lunch trip to Yvoire from Nyon was a delight and fun, a short trip but delightful, everyone happy to beon the boat in the water and under the sun.
BUT the real piece of cgn was the return part on the Savoie, one of the worlds oldest paddle steamers, she has been lovingly restored and is gorgeous, we upgraded to 1st and ket looking for Hercule Poirot and some mysterious eastern eurorpean adventuress, no luck. Just great champers really nice service, magnificent views and the thump thump, thump of the paddle wheels.

what an experience and a wonderful end to a great day

cannot wait for the next dinner cruise

1  Thank demain
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a cruise ride from Ouchy to chateaux. It was one of the best. Can see all vineyard and beauty of the lake.

1  Thank Priya V
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

It's a nice trip around the lake but like everything in Switzerland, it's super pricey. Another option is just to rent a car, take a nice walk around the lake and stop at all the nice spots and lookout points along the lake. Hope there's good weather when you go as often, it's not very clear and you can see from say Lausanne to Evian.

3  Thank SharonNetherlands
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