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La Suisse Steam paddle boat.

avenue de Rhodanie 17, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
+41 848 811 848
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Take the boat to Chillon

This boat is 150 years old, the oldest paddle boat steamer in Europe. Great 2 hour trip to Castle... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Dan C
Hickory, North Carolina
Fabulous Experience

We took lunch in the first class dining room. Imagine a genuine steam driven paddle steamer more... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Paul W
London, United Kingdom
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“first class” (22 reviews)
“round trip” (10 reviews)
“hour trip” (6 reviews)
avenue de Rhodanie 17, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This boat is 150 years old, the oldest paddle boat steamer in Europe. Great 2 hour trip to Castle Chillon, stopping on the way at several smaller towns, capable of hop on-hop off travel. It is wonderfully maintained, dining available. For mechanics, be sure to...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took lunch in the first class dining room. Imagine a genuine steam driven paddle steamer more than one hundred years old sailing on lake Geneva. The boat was recently refurbished and looks magnificent. Lunch was excellent with a wide choice of wines and very...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was my grandfathers favourite thing to do when he came to switzerland years ago, so we joined family and gave it a try. What a beautiful trip - and such a special boat! We loved it!

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Switzerland is a beautiful country to visit with amazing views. Take a boat in the lake Leman and enjoy the vineyards in Lavaux, the mountains and the views of lausanne, lutry, montreux.

Thank Regina T
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Maybe my husband's second favorite bit of a two-and-a-half week European vacation. The Suisse is beautifully preserved, the first class upper deck offers great views, and the dining is good. My husband spent most of the trip taking pics of the steam engine and paddlewheels...More

Thank Colona1988
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We took this boat from Lausanne to Montreux. Very smooth and comfortable trip with great views of the shorelines. It is also free with the Swiss rail pass.

Thank Kin Hung T
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Century old paddleboat, with First class seating having table service and the best views on Lake Geneva. The second class accommodations are ok. with the best views being on the left side of the boat. There is also a small pub. Travel is fairly smooth,...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were going from Lausanne to Montreux and were told it was a ONE hour trip. However, we later found out there in the non-stop boat (1 hour) and the local(2 hour) which goes on the far side of Lake Geneva and makes 6 or...More

2  Thank married96
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A really beautiful old paddle steamer, very comfortable, very stylish, intriguing to see the pistons and paddles all working and shiny clean!. Expensive but I guess upkeep is expensive too. My favourite boat of the holiday!

1  Thank 22Penelope
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Experience the splendour of golden days of travel on a paddle steamer while admiring the views of the lake-side downs - short 1-way, long trips or gourmet dinner cruises all possible. We took the 30 minute trip from Vevey to arrive in-style at Chateau Chillon...More

2  Thank Karen B
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23 October 2017|
Response from frau | Reviewed this property |
I am no longer in Switzerland,you can get the timetable on line. Mike
3 February 2017|
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Response from Zoe R | Reviewed this property |
You just pay onboard