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 6 languages: French, English (with Peter Freestone's voice), German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, as well as exclusive photos and videos broadcast throughout the visit to better immerse yourself in the Montreux of the 1980s.
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
Price of the guided tourCHF 29.00CHF 14.50-50% with the Montreux Riviera Card
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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 about 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.
Price of the guided tourCHF 49.00CHF 24.50-50% with the Montreux Riviera Card
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A part of this amount is donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust which fights HIV/AIDS.
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.
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
18 May 2022
(Translated by Google) I've always been a Queen fan. Still, I learned new things about Queen and Freddie at Montreaux: anecdotes, stories, never-before-seen photos. Spectacular visit. Exciting at times. Even if you're not a Queen fan, it's worth it. We did the one hour one. I regret not doing the 2.5 hour one. One day I'll go back to Montreaux to do it. The tour is technically impeccable, and interweaves the comments of the guide, Lucien, with the content of the audio guide, with explanations, photos and songs perfectly coordinated with the tour. Lucien is very personable, friendly and has an incredible understanding of Queen and Freddie. Answer any questions you may have. A 10 for the tour and for Lucien. It is mandatory to do this tour if you go to Montreaux. I am still excited days after the tour. I will always remember it. Thanks to Freddie Tours and Lucien for their professionalism and kindness. I'll see you again.
30 April 2022
(Translated by Google) Greetings from Mexico. The Freddie Tour was truly an invaluable experience for true Queen fans, to be able to be where Freddie was, to walk in his footsteps, to see his favorite places, to be so close to him was incredible for me, Lucien's advice is incredibly synchronized, the incredible multimedia, I really enjoyed the trip, I was in Heidelberg Germany and it took me five hours to get to Montreux and another five to get back, but I'm sure I'd do it again if I had the chance. It is a trip I will remember forever. Lucien Muller: Thank you very much for your dedication and support, I'm sorry I can't take a picture with you. THANK YOU, MY FRIEND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
20 June 2022
(Translated by Google) Beautiful and exciting experience!!!
Even my 5-year-old daughter who is a fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen was amazed by what she saw on the tour!
Many thanks to our guide Lucien!
A warm greeting from Italy
23 February 2022
(Translated by Google) We had chosen the 1 hour tour, if I had known I would have chosen the 2.5 hour tour (next time) The guide is so kind. We were able to see places that we would not have found without him. The visit is very well done and the explanations are clear. So a huge THANK YOU to Lucien for this visit rich in emotions being a fan of Freddie Mercury. Sandrine G from Saint-Etienne
17 February 2022
(Translated by Google) Wonderful discovery of this Freddie Tour lasting 2h30. The professionalism, the excellent knowledge, the anecdotes and the kindness of the guide Lucien are remarkable. The explanations are complemented by a very good quality audio guide with photos and songs from the band throughout the tour which only makes you want to "sing and dance" all along the way. A great experience that I highly recommend to discover new places retracing moments of Freddie & Queen's life in Montreux. Don't wait to take this tour, it's great!
03 November 2021
(Translated by Google) Great guided tour in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury in Montreux! Very well designed and documented, professional but warm. I learned a lot about Queen's links with the town and our beautiful region, about Montreux Jazz, Claude Nobs, etc. Highly recommended to music lovers and true Queen fans alike.
10 September 2021
(Translated by Google) A very nice and rewarding tour, about Freddie and Queen, but not only, to do for any music lover in general.
A very good guide, a good audio-video system and places you would not have thought to visit.
A must do!
07 August 2021
(Translated by Google) Absolutely recommendable tour. A nice combination of German audio guide with lots of pictures and music and English live moderation by this great guide. Even if you are not a die-hard Queen fan, this tour is absolutely worthwhile and partly emotional. It will always stay in my memory. Thank you very much!
02 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
01 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.
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!
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!
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!
08 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!
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! ❤️
04 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!
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