Video: Enjoying Another Dimension of Switzerland at Lake Geneva

Sure, Switzerland has its mighty alpine peaks and distant valleys. But it also has gentle lakes and hills blanketed by vineyards and dotted with charming farms and villages. From the delightful city of Lausanne (in Switzerland’s French-speaking corner), you can ride a historic paddle steamer across Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), hop out, hike through vineyards to a postcard-perfect village, and catch the train back.



Switzerland may be expensive, but the views are free — and with a Rick Steves Switzerland guidebook, you’ll be able to sort through all the travel options and find ways to enjoy them without going broke…such as this paddle steamer ride.