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Through fascinating anecdotes and stories, exclusive archive pictures, but also thanks to the many testimonies of Peter Freestone, his personal assistant for more than 10 years and who narrates the story in its English version, we invite you, for the time of a guided city tour, to immerse yourself into the years when Freddie Mercury came to find "peace of mind in Montreux".

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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 29.00CHF 14.50

~ $ 32.00

-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 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 49.00CHF 24.50

~ $ 55.00

-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.

About Freddie Tour

Accompanied by a guide

Multilingual audio guide

Two different durations

Two different itineraries

From the meeting point, the group will go to the Montreux Casino. The tour will end in front of the Freddie Mercury statue.

Various stops will be made along the way to discover the many points of interest related to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

  • Our guests will be accompanied by a guide who speaks both French and English.
  • Each guest will be provided with an audioguide. Languages currently available: English (with Peter Freestone's voice), French, German, Italian and Russian.
  • The guided city tour through Montreux presents no difficulties and is suitable for everyone.
  • The tours take place in all weather conditions. In case of rain, the tour is adapted and umbrellas are provided.

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Conditions of sale

Coronavirus Information

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

Cancellation conditions (since october 2020)

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.

 

Overview

The general conditions of sale apply to bookings on our website www.freddie-tours.com. They are an integral part of any contract between Freddie Tours Sàrl and its customers.

By booking a service on the website www.freddie-tours.com, the customer accepts the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale and without any modification and in their entirety.

Conditions of purchase

Freddie Tours Sàrl reserves the right to cancel one of its tours in case of force majeure, sudden and unforeseeable unavailability of the guide, or in case of insufficient number of participants.

In case of cancellation at the initiative of Freddie Tours Sàrl, Freddie Tours Sàrl will inform the participant concerned by e-mail or by telephone (via the e-mail or telephone number given by the client at the time of booking), will offer him/her to postpone to other dates or, if necessary, will proceed to a full refund of the booking.

Customer's obligation during the guided tour

Any customer who arrives late may be refused to participate in the guided tour. Participants are kindly requested to arrive at the place of departure no later than 15 minutes before the indicated time of the beginning of the tour.

Prior to the start of the Freddie Tour, the guide will give safety instructions which the participant agrees to listen to and follow scrupulously throughout the tour. In case of non-compliance with any of these instructions, Freddie Tours Sàrl reserves the right to exclude the participant from the guided tour, without being able to claim or demand a refund.

During the guided tour, Freddie Tours Sàrl also reserves the right to exclude a participant in case of behaviour deemed inappropriate, immoral, disrespectful and/or unacceptable. If the guided tour is interrupted or shortened by a participant, for any reason whatsoever, the other participants cannot claim a refund.

Content of the guided tour

The content and structure of the guided tours provided by Freddie Tours Sàrl are protected by copyright.

During the guided 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.

Failure to comply with this prohibition may result in the immediate termination of the guided tour for the offending participant without the right to claim or demand a refund.

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.) or of the route travelled for commercial or promotional purposes, on a website or blog is strictly forbidden.

In order to prevent theft, the audioguides used by Freddie Tours Sàrl are equipped with an alarm that automatically activates when they are too far away from the rest of the group. The audioguide is also unusable without the presence of the guide who triggers the the diffusion of the various information. The content inside the audioguide is therefore protected and cannot be played without the guide.

During the guided tour

Freddie Tours Sàrl cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to the personal belongings of the participant who is entirely responsible for his or her belongings during the tour. In order to enjoy this attraction in the best conditions, we invite you to come only with the bare necessities. No personal objects of any kind may be left or kept during the visit by Freddie Tours Sàrl or its guide.

The duration of the guided 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. Delays may therefore occur. In this case Freddie Tours Sàrl cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

Guided tours take place in all weather conditions. In the event of rain, participants are therefore required to wear suitable clothing (umbrella and/or rain jacket) on the day of their visit.

We also strongly advise participants to bring a bottle of water or a refreshing drink.

Any recording or photograph taken by the guide or a representative of Freddie Tours Sàrl during the guided tour may be used for promotional or commercial purposes on behalf of Freddie Tours Sàrl. Under no circumstances can the participant claim any financial compensation. On simple request, the participant can, for example, ask at the beginning of the guided tour not to be photographed or filmed.

Services of Freddie Tours

Freddie Tours reserves the right to modify the route or tour itinerary (e.g. in case of road works). Changing the itinerary of a guided tour does not give right to a reduction or refund.

Freddie Tours Sàrl cannot be held responsible for the defects of the service providers (transport company, etc.), for incidents, accidents, bodily injury and material damage occurring during the excursion to and from the area of the guided tour.

Prices

The prices shown on the website www.freddie-tours.com are net prices in Swiss francs (CHF). They include VAT. The current rates are those published on the www.freddie-tours.com.

Freddie Tours Sàrl reserves the right to modify its prices at any time, the price appearing on the site on the day of the order will be the only one applicable to the buyer.


Legal Notice

About Freddie Tours

Freddie Tours Sàrl is a limited liability company, registered since February 2020 in the Swiss trade register. Register.

Head Office:
Freddie Tours Sàrl
Grand-Rue 24
1820 Montreux
Switzerland

Its IDE identifier is CHE-156.569.092 and its swiss registered company number is CH-550.1.189.187-7.

Freddie Tours Sàrl aims to organize events, including the supply of services and all activities in the tourism sector, guided tours, accompaniment and organization of excursions.

Services offered on the website

The use of the www.freddie-tours.com website involves the acceptance of theses legal notices.

The website www.freddie-tours.com is updated regularly. These legal notices as well as the General Terms and Conditions of Sale are therefore liable to be modified or supplemented at any time.

The present legal notices as well as the General Terms and Conditions of Sale are written in French. In the event that they are translated into one or more foreign languages, only the French text shall be deemed authentic in the event of a dispute.

Description of the services provided on the website

The www.freddie-tours.com website is intended to provide information concerning all the activities of the Freddie Tours Sàrl company, which endeavours to provide on its website information that is as accurate as possible. However, Freddie Tours Sàrl cannot be held responsible for any omissions or inaccuracies, whether they are due to its own fault or to the fault of the third party partners who provide it with this information.

All the information indicated on the website www.freddie-tours.com are given as an indication, and are likely to be changed.

Intellectual property of the website

Freddie Tours Sàrl is the owner of the intellectual property rights and holds the rights on all the accessible elements of its website www.freddie-tours.com, its Facebook page and Instagram, including the text content, photos, graphic elements, logo, icons etc...

Any unauthorized use of the website or the elements it contains will be considered as an infringement and will be prosecuted. It is therefore strictly forbidden to reuse, transfer or make business for its own account all or part of the elements or works of the website www.freddie-tours.com without prior written permission of the company Freddie Tours Sàrl.

Management of personal data on the website

When you access www.freddie-tours.com and the Freddie Tour newsletter, the following data are transmitted and saved: IP address, date, time, the request entered in your browser as well as general information about your operating system and internet browser.

The www.freddie-tours.com website is secured with SSL technology, all information transmitted are encrypted.

When booking a tour, the personal data transmitted are only used by necessity within the context of the reservation (check by the guide on the day of the visit of the contact details of the client having made the booking).

If you contact us via our contact form, the personal data provided will only be used for the purpose of replying to the person who sent the request.

The user provides these data with full knowledge of the facts, in particular when he enters them himself.

Freddie Tours Sàrl collects the country of the user via the IP address for the need of certain features offered on its website and in order to improve the user's experience. The www.freddie-tours.com website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. for statistical and analytical purposes.

The external provider Stripe is responsible for processing all online credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).Your credit card information are not transmitted or stored on our website www.freddie-tours.com at any time. Your online payment is 100% secure.

Any user has a right of access, rectification and opposition to the personal data concerning him/her by making a request to Freddie Tours Sàrl.

No personal information recorded on the www.freddie-tours.com website will be published without the user's knowledge, exchanged or sold on any support or to third parties.

When processing personal data, Freddie Tours Sàrl, takes all reasonable measures to protect them against any loss, misappropriated use, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Place of jurisdiction and applicable law

The place of jurisdiction is the place of the registered head office of Freddie Tours Sàrl, namely Montreux, Switzerland.

Only Swiss law is applicable.

If necessary, you can send us your questions using the contact form.


Dates of the next tours (161 available dates)

This is an exclusive event, space is limited. On request, it is possible to organise this event as a "private evening" for a group or a company outing. 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Freddie Tour in Montreux for and why should I take part in this guided tour?

This interactive and convivial guided city tour concept is suitable for all types of public.

Whether you are an unconditional fan of Freddie Mercury or the band Queen, a music or history lover, a tourist passing through Montreux or even a local resident, this guided city tour is made for you!

The Freddie Tour invites you to discover the many iconic places linked to Freddie Mercury and Queen while sharing the secrets that surround them.

Through fascinating anecdotes and stories, exclusive archive pictures, but also thanks to the many testimonies of Peter Freestone, his personal assistant for more than 10 years, we invite you, for the time of a city tour, to immerse yourself into the years when Freddie Mercury came to find "peace of mind in Montreux".

An original way to discover the rich musical past and the strong attachment that Freddie Mercury, the leader of the band Queen, had with the city of Montreux.

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?

A visit to the "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum inside Montreux Casino is not included in the program of the Freddie Tour for several reasons:

  • Admission to the "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum is free of charge, so anyone can discover or rediscover this museum at any time and at their own pace.
  • The "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum is very well documented and full of information that is accessible to all. Despite the importance of this place, a guided tour inside did not seem indispensable during the Freddie Tour.
  • We have chosen to offer an exclusive content for the Freddie Tour in order to bring something new and original to the visitor.

However, your guide is available during the tour to answer any questions that participants may have about the "Queen - The Studio Experience" museum.

More information can be also found here:
www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

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.

Can children participate?

Yes, children are welcome and can participate in the Freddie Tour.

However they must be able to keep up with the pace of the group as well as understand the information given by the guide and the audioguide.

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.

I would like to organise a guided tour with a group, for a corporate event or a special occasion

Freddie Tour will be pleased to organise a private or a tailor-made tour for you on the desired date.

Please contact us for our group offers and rates.

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 would like to book the Freddie Tour, but I am reluctant with online payments.

We use a third party payment processor (Stripe, the world leader in online payments on internet and used by renowned companies such as Google, Booking.com or Amazon). Stripe is responsible for processing all credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard and American Express).

Your credit card information are not transmitted or stored on our website www.freddie-tours.com at any time. Your online payment is therefore 100% secure.

Payment by bank transfer (IBAN) is also possible. Once the booking form has been validated, you will receive our bank details by email. Your reservation will be confirmed only when your payment has been received by Freddie Tours.

If neither of these two methods of payment suits you, please contact us.

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.

I can't finalize my booking using the online booking form

If you encounter any problems when booking online, please contact us.



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

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