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“An experience to remember!”

Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 4 Food & Drink in Montreux
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Swiss Riviera Wine Tours organizes exclusive private wine tours with lunch & your own personal wine & culture guide. We enjoy wine tastings in the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, overlooking Lake Geneva, as well as Chateau wine tours of the Chateau de Chillon and Chateau de Aigle at the entry door to the Swiss Alps. The Lavaux vineyards are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Program as well as one of the sites on Google's World Wonders Project. You'll enjoy an exclusive & warm welcome presenting wonderful Swiss specialty wines and delicacies. Our offices are located in the heart of Montreux, next to the train station & in the historical Grand Hotel Suisse-Majestic.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I cannot recommend this tour enough! We lucked out when the other group we were to tour with cancelled at the last minute. So it was just my husband and myself on a fabulous tour of the scenery, wineries and castles of the Montreux region. I don't want to spoil it for future tours so I won't give away the surprises provided by our guides Floyd and Sam throughout the day. It really made it a special trip. They even stopped at few shops on the way home to help us pick up some special treats to take back home. This was really a great way to feel part of the local culture as well.

3  Thank TheForce55
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Welcome to the first wine tour for your senses! Capturing the elegant beauty of the mountains, lake, sloped vineyards, and crystal clear ever-expanding sky, Lloyd began our tour with precision. Royal-like transportation awoke your senses while they are already overwhelmingly exploding with excitement. Definitely the way to tour while driving up and down the vineyards. After a warm greeting, he began to drive, teach, and in the most gentle manner assess the level of pre-Llyod wine knowledge. Now the true tour could begin! Upon arrival to every location, he continued to guide us while mindfully focusing using "old" and new techniques tasting each wine. This experience led our mouths and minds with more tastes, words, feelings, and memories than we can ever remembered while discovering wine. Every minute of being in Llyod's presence as students helped complete all knowledge of wine we wanted and kept us interested to research more after we left his tour. Bringing a journal for the next tour and booking twice as long of an adventure. The company has an exquisite taste in wine and guide!

1  Thank ErinKellyFurby
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Nic and Samuel were both knowledgeable and good company for our morning tour of Chateau d'Aigle and Chateau de Chillon. The wine tasting was really enjoyable, Nic & Samuel were both very informative. My tip would be to spend less time at Chateau de Chillon (or ask to), as stunning as it is it is a bit of a tourist hot spot which can slightly diminish the experience. Chateau d'Aigle is also stunning but without any of the bustle that goes with major tourist attractions.

2  Thank Jadossa
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and I went on the private Chateau de Chillon and the Chateau de Aigle Wine tours. This was our first tour of this type and we had a great time. Lloyd was our tour guide and he is a behemoth of knowledge as well as being a very funny guy. He gave us a crash course in wine tasting as we were new to it and we learned a lot from him. Unfortunately the Chateux de Aigle and Museum were closed on the day of the tour however Lloyd made up for this by taking us to see a few of the local wineries where we got to sit down and have (a lot) of wine in the company of a couple of expert wine makers, which was a lot of fun. On top of this to make up for the disappointment of missing out on Chateux de Aigle, Nicolas, the MD of the company arranged a complimentary boat cruise for us the next day along the lake, starting at Montreux and ending in Vevey where he treated us to some very fine Italian ice cream and a stroll through Vevey where we had a good chat and discussed the various monuments in Vevey. All in all we had a great experience with Swiss Riviera Wine Tours and highly recommend it, their outstanding customer service and passion for what they do being the stand out attributes.

1  Thank Sen T
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

My family and I experienced this wine tour and it was over the top. Nicola Abundo was our guide. He was personable, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and really nice person. Lloyd was our sommelier and he has the achieved the highest recognition that you can receive in his industry. Both of them speak English like native Californians. Our tour was personalized as we toured the Aigle Castle and Chateau Chillon. We learned so much about the local wine industry and its history. The wine tastings were paired with wonderful food including cheese and chocolate! I would highly recommend this tour for your families or for your corporate groups; especially any high end corporate groups. They will be impressed!

3  Thank Paddy B
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