Vevey Tourism

Even though Vevey dates back to Roman times, is the inspiration for many artistic masterpieces (read Henry James`s “Daisy Miller”) - it is still known for being the headquarters of Nestle. This humble town in Switzerland has held onto its old school charm in a beautiful way. There is a host of things for a traveler to do in Vevey- right from exploring the fine art at museums to shopping in the weekly market to just getting lost in the old town.

Popular with British visitors from beginning of time, this destination is slowly gaining popularity amongst other travel enthusiasts too. Situated at the foot of Mount Pelerin, this town marks the beginning of Veveyse River and comes in the center of Lavaux Vineyards. Romantic visitors have been attracted to Vevey ever since Rousseau went on to express his views on love in this Lake District. In the olden times, Vevey used to connect Italy to France for trading purpose and today, this city is behind giving the world some of the best products made by Nestle.

Vevey has been frequented by the who`s who of history since the beginning of time. You may not find Victor Hugo or Graham Greene on the streets anymore but even so, walking through the old town is very rewarding. So walk your way through some of the best bars and shops while romancing not only your partner but literally expressing love to every spot in the town. 

Essential travel information and Vevey tips for your visit

  • The weather is very cold most of the times, so carry winter wear accordingly.
  • Old town is mainly for pedestrians, so if you are not physically fit, do not risk it.
  • Vevey is very rich in history and has a lot of museums, read up on them before visiting to get a better understanding.
  • Remember to take Riviera card from your hotel, for a free bus ride throughout the day.
  • Know the pollution level of Vevey before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
  • How safe is Vevey for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vevey.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
    • Safety Index 82.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 5.17 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.11 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vevey

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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