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Switzerland will welcome GCC travellers this summer

As of 26 June 2021, Switzerland has opened its doors for all vaccinated GCC guests. Travellers can now experience the best of the Canton of Vaud, where the splendour and pleasant climate have given the region of Montreux-Vevey the title of the Swiss Riviera.

From walking holidays to exploring the region’s history and culture, there is a wealth of things to do, with the backdrop of some of the Alps’ most dramatic peaks.

Travellers can climb aboard a Belle Epoque boat for a gourmet cruise, enjoy the freshness of Lake Geneva during a swim or enjoy a gastronomic meal on a terrace at sunset.

Switzerland GCC travellers

Fine dining has always been a forte of this rich culinary region, with an abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants in the locale. Two-star Le Pont de Brent and the one-star Restaurant Denis Martin, Les Saisons and Les Atelier are among the names for which the region has become renowned.

Switzerland GCC travellers

Montreux Riviera offers some of the world’s most luxurious hotels with historical icons such as Le Grand Hotel Du Lac and the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, offering majestic escapes in the heart of this glorious region.  

Switzerland GCC travellers

The region is rich with wellness and a spa haven for recreational wellbeing. Visitors can enjoy the natural sanctuary of the Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa or relax at the Spa Givenchy, where views of the spectacular surroundings make for a heavenly escape. 

Switzerland GCC travellers

Culture abounds for art, history and music lovers. From walking in the footsteps of some of the region’s former celebrity residents, including Freddie Mercury and Charlie Chaplin, to witnessing the talents of local and international street artists or stepping back through time at the Chillon Castle that has stood proudly on its rocky island for nearly a thousand years, there is so much to excite the senses. 

Switzerland GCC travellers

Opening the season this year is the Montreux Jazz Festival from 2 to 17 July with artists on the bill, including international stars such as Woodkid, Arlo Parks and Dotan.

The exciting festival will be followed by the launch of Dolce Riviera, a concept initiated in 2020 that will offer numerous terraces, extended bathing areas in Montreux and animations for the entire family to enjoy until the end of the summer.

Whatever visitors desires or inspirations are, they will find here a multitude of ideas to have an unforgettable stay in Montreux Riviera.

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