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Guided city tours in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury

The picturesque city of Montreux in Switzerland is intimately linked with Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Our guided tours offers you an original way to discover the rich musical past of the city and the strong attachment that Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the band Queen, had with Montreux.

Exclusive: Freddie Evenings and Freddie Evening (VIP) with Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for more than 10 years, are also offered in exceptional locations on selected dates.

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Introduction to Freddie Tours

Our excursions will take you to the places that British stars have visited to work, relax and enjoy themselves, while crossing the musical universe of this band that has become a legend.

  • Did you know, for example, that the British band Queen recorded no less than six studio albums in Montreux?
  • Or that the cover of "Made in Heaven", the band's 15th studio album, represents a view of the lake and mountains in front of Montreux?
  • And for 14 years, Queen owned the famous Mountain Studio that is located within the walls of the Montreux Casino?

In 1996, 5 years after his death, a bronze statue of Freddie Mercury was inaugurated on the shores of Lake Geneva, a place where the singer had found peace and inspiration.

Having become a true place of pilgrimage for all his fans, this monument is now a major attraction in Montreux.

The Freddie Tours were created in February 2020 and officially launched on August 1, 2020.

Originally from Montreux, Lucien Muller is also the president of the non-profit association Montreux Celebration, which has been organizing the Freddie Celebration Days every year since 2001.

This major event is totally free of charge. It takes place in Montreux around the 5th of September, Freddie Mercury's birthday.

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Press articles

Many articles have been published since the creation of Freddie Tours. Here are some publications, press articles, newspaper excerpts but also documentaries, some of which have been broadcasted on major national and international TV channels.

Freddie Tours on M6, the French national TV

Freddie Tours on M6, the French national TV

Today, on World AIDS Day, M6, the french channel broadcast a story about Freddie Tours in the 12:45 news.

Freddie Tours on "Kulturplatz" from SRF1

Freddie Tours on "Kulturplatz" from SRF1

Here is a nice documentary broadcasted 14 october 2021 on SRF1 the first Swiss TV channel.

Freddie Tours accompanied the journalist Nina Mavis Brunner on Freddie Mercury's footsteps in Montreux. The entire show, produced for the program "Kulturplatz" is available in replay at this address.

Freddie Tours on SRF1

Freddie Tours on SRF1

For our Swiss German and German-speaking friends, here is an excerpt dedicated to Freddie Tours which was broadcasted yesterday evening, Saturday 26 December 2020, in the show "We Will Rock You - Swiss Stars Sing Queen".

This clip of about 4 minutes and 30 seconds contains several sequences shot in Montreux near the Statue of Freddie Mercury and at the Casino Barrière where the permanent exhibition Queen: The Studio Experience is held.

The entire show can be watched in replay on the channel's website HERE.

Freddie Tours on Swissinfo

Freddie Tours on Swissinfo

Thanks to Julie Hunt from Swissinfo who, at the end of this year 2020, has published a nice report dedicated to Queen and Montreux and where Freddie Tours is mentioned several times.

You will also have the opportunity to discover, in this mini-documentary, some exclusive pictures of Claude Nobs' Chalets. It is in this extraordinary place that the first Freddie Evening (VIP) with Peter Freestone will take place on 28th May.

The video has been translated into several languages and can be viewed directly on the Swissinfo website:

Freddie Tours wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and looks forward to welcoming you in Montreux in 2021!

Feature on the TV channel 3Sat

Feature on the TV channel 3Sat

Nice meeting a few weeks ago between Wladimir Kaminer and Freddie Tours for the german national TV 3Sat.

The Russian-born columnist and writer came to Switzerland accompanied by a film crew to talk about the Montreux Jazz Festival and Freddie Mercury.

You can discover here the whole documentary, broadcasted yesterday evening, Saturday 29th August on the German TV 3Sat.

Numerous footage has also been shot at Claude Nobs Chalets, the venue where the Freddie Evening (VIP) will be held in the company of Peter Freestone.

More information about this evening here.

Report on the Swiss-German TV channel

Report on the Swiss-German TV channel

Swiss national television SRF broadcast yesterday evening, 26 August 2020, a documentary on the Freddie Tour filmed by their colleagues from Swiss television RTS.

The team of journalists followed a Freddie Tour, including a visit to the Queen: The Studio Experience in Montreux, the famous museum located at the Casino de Montreux and built inside the walls of the former Mountain Studios.

TV report during the 19:30 on RTS

TV report during the 19:30 on RTS

Thanks to the Swiss national television RTS for the story dedicated to Freddie Tours and Montreux. It was broadcasted tonight on the 19:30 news.

The team, composed of a journalist and a cameraman, followed the itinerary of a Freddie Tour and gives you several interesting anecdotes as well as different reactions from people who took part in this guided tour in the footsteps of the legendary Queen singer: Freddie Mercury!

A visit inside the "Queen: The Studio Experience", the museum dedicated to Queen and held within the walls of the Casino de Montreux was also on the programme.

Discover the video below

Radio broadcast "La Première".

Radio broadcast "La Première".

Thanks to the journalist Stéphane Gabioud who, in the context of his show "Drôle d'été", dedicated a special interview to Freddie Tours.

The show "In the footsteps of Freddie Mercury in Montreux" was broadcasted live in Montreux on Thursday, July 16th, for about twenty minutes on the Swiss radio station La Première.

The podcast can be listened to on the RTS (Swiss Radio Television) page dedicated to it.

Newspaper article 24Heures

Newspaper article 24Heures

A big thank you to the presspaper 24Heures and to Christophe Boillat who published today July 7, 2020 a complete article on Freddie Tours in their daily newspaper.

"Sur les traces vaudoises de Freddie Mercury"

Here is the direct link to the digital version of this article:

The link to download the full article is just below.
(The free downloadable article on the website is subject to copyright of the "24heures" presspaper. Reproduction prohibited).

Freddie Tours on TF1

Freddie Tours on TF1

Thanks to TF1, the French national television, for their visit in Montreux and the nice footage we did together about Freddie Mercury and Freddie Tours.

The film was broadcasted saturday 23th may 2020 at 7pm on the TV show 50'inside.

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