Looking just like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Chateau de Chillon sits on the eastern end of Switzerland's largest lake. Made famous by the poet Lord Byron, who used it as a setting in one of his well-known works, the 13th-century castle ranks among the country's most visited historic monuments. For a sense of the its medieval past, take a guided tour through the courtyards, towers, dungeons, and grand halls, packed with period furniture and artwork. Although many visitors choose to take the bus or even walk here from the nearby town of Monteux, you can also reach the castle by hopping on one of the lake's many guided boat excursions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Veytaux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chateau de Chillon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours To Chateau de Chillon
Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $230
Duration: 10 hours
4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt. Titlis Cable Car BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,515
Duration: 4 days
Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $167
Duration: 8 hours
Chateau de Chillon Reviews
This is truly like stepping back in time. Do you think that they built this massive structure hundreds of years ago. Quite amazing to see. Great tour, great very knowledgeable tour guides. You will..... more »
Fun self-guided tour (free entree with Swiss Travel Pass). From Montreux train station it was a simple thing to exit and descend stairs down to the street level. Straight across the street toward Lac.... more »
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