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Freddie Tour - Guided city tour in Montreux

Follow in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury and Queen in Montreux guided by a true enthusiast!

Accompanied by a guide

Multilingual audio guide

Two different durations

Two different itineraries

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  • Participants are accompanied by a guide, a Montreux native with a strong connection to Queen's musical world. He is the president of "Montreux Celebration", which organises the "Freddie Celebration Days" festival created by his parents in 2001.
  • Authentic and previously unheard explanations and anecdotes thanks to the testimony of Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for 12 years, with whom the guide has been in regular contact for over 20 years.
  • Interactive audio guides in 5 languages: French, English (with Peter Freestone's voice), German, Italian and Russian, as well as exclusive photos and videos broadcast throughout the visit to better immerse yourself in the Montreux of the 1980s.
  • A tour of the town's iconic locations, suitable for everyone, including the Mountain Studios where Queen's greatest albums were recorded. The Freddie Tours end at the lakeside in front of the famous Freddie Mercury statue.

Freddie Tour

The history of music in Montreux, the stay of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen with fascinating facts and stories.
  • Duration about 1 hour.
  • Easy walk of 1 kilometre on the lakeside of Montreux.
  • Meeting place: under the Montreux "Covered Market", behind the bus stop, "Montreux Marché". Google Maps
Meeting Point - Freddie Tours
Price of the guided tourCHF 29.00

~ $ 32.00

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A part of this amount is donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust which fights HIV/AIDS.

Freddie Tour (Extended)

An extended version of the Freddie Tour. A more complete itinerary with more places, stories, pictures and anecdotes to discover.
  • Duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Easy 2 km walk in town and along the lake.
  • Meeting place: in front of the "Montreux Jazz Festival" sign of the (2m2c) Montreux Convention Centre. Google Maps.
Meeting Point - Freddie Tours
Price of the guided tourCHF 49.00

~ $ 54.00

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A part of this amount is donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust which fights HIV/AIDS.

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Dates of the next tours

(91 available dates)

On request, "private tours" for groups, Company Outingor can be organised in case no date proposed on the website suits you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Coronavirus Information

Freddie Tours follows and applies the guidelines imposed by the Swiss Confederation on a daily basis.

Cancellation conditions

Special cancellation conditions now apply. If you have a reservation and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation prevents you from participating, please contact us before the date of your Freddie Tour. We will make a free cancellation and a full refund of your booking.

Your safety during the tour

We apply all the sanitary measures in order to make you enjoy your visit in the safest possible conditions. The audio equipment provided is cleaned and disinfected before and after each use and the size of the groups has been adapted. A protective mask is provided free of charge to participants at the beginning of the tour.

Entry formalities in Switzerland

What should I take with me on the day of the guided city tour?

Your confirmation code as well as the name and surname of the person who made the booking.

In order to take advantage of the guided city tour in the best conditions, we invite you to come with only what is strictly necessary. No personal object, whatever it is, will be kept during the visit by Freddie Tours or its guide.

Participants are requested to adapt their clothing to the weather conditions on the day of their visit. In case of rain, participants are required to wear suitable clothing (umbrella and/or rain jacket).

We also strongly advise participants to bring a bottle of water to hydrate themselves during the guided city tour.

Is a visit to the "Queen - The Studio Experience" part of the programme?

During the Freddie Tours you will see the historic site of Mountain Studios, you will also receive the full story, many anecdotes and exclusive photos of this mythical place.

Your guide will also show you the entrance to the museum-exhibition "Queen - The Studio Experience" which is located inside the Montreux Casino. However, a guided tour inside is not included in the programme for several reasons:

  • Admission to the "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum is free of charge.
  • The "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum is very well documented and full of information that is accessible to all.
  • The entrance is only a 2 minute walk from the Freddie Mercury statue, where the Freddie Tours end.
  • Everyone can discover and enjoy this place at their own pace before or after the Freddie Tour.

Freddie Tours focuses on presenting exclusive content in order to bring something new and original to the visitor.

Is there anything important to know about the Freddie Tour?

  • Participants are kindly requested to arrive at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before the indicated time of the beginning of the guided city tour.
  • During the guided city tour, participants are allowed to make amateur films or photographs. It is however strictly forbidden to take pictures, film or record the content of the audio guides.
  • Any reproduction, representation or distribution, in its entirety or in part, of the content of the guided tours, of any of their elements (texts, photos, anecdotes, places visited, etc.) for commercial or promotional purposes, on a website or blog is strictly forbidden.
  • The duration of the guided city tour is only given as an indication. It will depend on the walking rhythm of the group as well as on the questions and interactions of the participants with the guide during the excursion.

We also invite you to read our general terms and conditions of sale.

Is there a special rate for children, students, the elderly or wheelchair users?

We offer a single rate for all participants.

However, babies in strollers and small children are accepted free of charge as long as they do not disrupt the walking rhythm of the guided city tour.

Young children who take part in the tour free of charge do not receive an audioguide, they must also be accompanied by an adult.

Is the Freddie Tour suitable for people in a wheelchair?

The itinerary takes place on the public domain. It is generally adapted and accessible to wheelchairs.

However, the itinerary of the Freddie Tour (Extended) includes a stairs to be crossed, which requires a small detour for wheelchair users.

Please contact us so that Freddie Tours can provide you with full details.

I have made a booking but I have not received a confirmation email.

The email has probably gone through your SPAM mailbox, please check. If it is not there, please check that the amount of your reservation has been charged to your credit card. If this is the case, you can contact us giving us the details of your booking.

Our confirmation email containing the booking code is your proof of purchase. It will give you access to the Freddie Tour on the date chosen at the time of your booking. We do not send a paper entry ticket.

I have made a booking but would like to change the date of the tour

Contact us immediately. We will do our best to satisfy your request as long as there are places available for the new date.


Opinions of the participants

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Philippe Streiff

Monday 2 August 2021

(Translated by Google) Great experience! Magical moment in the footsteps of the Master. Very good organization, very competent, friendly and knowledgeable guide. The visit is enhanced by a very well designed audio guide system. Lots of interesting anecdotes about the artist's life in Montreux. Visits to emblematic and unmissable places. A very big thank you to Lucien for this exceptional moment. Phil 

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Angelique Hilt

Sunday 1 August 2021

(Translated by Google) If you love Freddie Mercury and Queen, this is a must-see. Fascinating with unique moments...we leave on the tracks of Freddie through Montreux, a magical place. We understand why Freddie loved this town so much...Thanks to Lucien who was a great guide and very friendly and who transmits his passion for Freddie. We made a long trip to do the tour and were not disappointed.

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Sonia burget

Tuesday 13 July 2021

(Translated by Google) A moment out of time, immersed in the life of Freddie Mercury. We feel all the sensitivity of this artist until we are totally overwhelmed by emotion! Thank you Lucien for this magnificent tribute to the man I would have loved to see on stage. Your professionalism and emotion make this tour an exceptional moment. A must do!

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Birgitt

Saturday 17 April 2021

(Translated by Google) We are back from a successful weekend in Montreux. The guided tour of Freddie Tours was a very pleasant surprise with its beautiful walk, its many anecdotes, photos and the contagious enthusiasm of Lucien.

A visit not to be missed, to be recommended! We will be back!

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Jörg Przybyla

Monday 26 April 2021

(Translated by Google) We had booked the extended tour (2.5h). Lucien did an excellent job - we now know (almost) everything that Freddie and other stars did in Montreux. We also got to know the city this way!

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Pavel Sekov

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Great experience! That was a guided tour in September 2020. A lot of information about the life and work of Freddie Mercury. Unique pictures of Freddie taken in Montreux. Looks like he had a great time in this cozy town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Highly recommended!

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Yuliya Pry

Saturday 29 August 2020

Thank you Freddie Tours for an amazing time together. Highly recommend! Interesting facts from life of this legendary group and Freddie, exclusive photos, amazing feelings when you are following your hero’s steps in beautiful Montreux! Even if you are not Queen’s fan, still this tour is a must in Montreux! ❤️

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Patricia Kopp

Tuesday 4 May 2021

(Translated by Google) We had - thanks to the bad weather - a tour for two with Lucien. The Freddie tour was very interesting and entertaining. The combination of walking tour with a personal guide and additionally a technical guide (texts, photos, videos, music) was unique. We can highly recommend the tour and Lucien! Thank you for this great and impressive experience!

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serge crest

Monday 17 May 2021

(Translated by Google) We learned a lot of interesting things from Lucien who is very cool and above all very professional.

You can go without fear and I should even tell you not to miss this musical cultured stroll.... It's really a must do... Serge


Press and media coverage

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 Swissinfo
  • TV report during the 19:30 on RTS
  • Feature on the TV channel 3Sat
  • Report on the Swiss-German TV channel
  • Radio broadcast "La Première".
  • Newspaper article 24Heures
  • Freddie Tours on SRF1
  • Freddie Tours on TF1



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