Self-guided tour

Visitors can tour the castle at their leisure, with help from our brochure (available in 17 languages) and a map; navigating their way through the rooms in numerical order, or in any direction they like. Most people take around 1.5-2 hours to walk around this island fort. There is no time limit unless we are about to close. The permanent itinerary is equipped with touch screens and headphones which you can use to watch 8 mini films, each 3-4 minutes long.

There is even a magnificent weapons room, complete with battle soundscape, to be explored in the keep and projections of medieval silhouettes in the crypt – fun for children and grown-ups alike!

New!
From 1st July 2020 at Café Byron when booking your trip using the online booking form, you can select a catering offer (as part of a castle tour) for groups of up to 15 people.

Permanent exhibition

Explore the castle at your own pace with a map and a brochure, leading you through our 36 rooms.

This brochure is filled with historical information and is available for free at the ticket office in 17 languages: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

Download brochure as a PDF

Permanent exhibition for children

Get ready to conquer the castle with a special map especially designed with you in mind! Allow Drako, the little Chillon Castle dragon, to show you around our magnificent rooms.

With a little help from our resident dragon, mum, dad, or your teachers, head off in search of Drako’s ancestors and uncover the mysteries of the fortress.

The Drako itinerary is available for free at the ticket office and comes in English, French and German. It’s designed to match up with the adult guide, so is perfect for a family day out or as part of a school trip with younger pupils (aged 6-10).

Did you enjoy your trip to the castle? Join the Drako Club and get special perks next time you visit!

 

Itinerary with audioguide

Meander from room to room at your own pace, exploring the world of Chillon Castle with your own ‘invisible’ guide.

Audioguides are available at the Castle Shop or in room 4. There are 9 languages to choose from: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Audioguides cost 6 CHF (inc. 7.7% VAT) + admission per person. It takes around 1-2 hours to complete the tour of the castle. You can get your hands on an audioguide up to 2 hours before closing time and in exchange for a valid form of ID.

 

Itinerary on the Chillon app

Download the app to take a tour of Chillon under the House of Savoy… or from your own house! Available in many languages: English, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

The app costs 3 CHF and can be shared between families (up to 6 people).

Remember, you’ll need a strong internet connection to watch videos inside the castle.

Temporary exhibition itinerary

Our guests will also be given a guide to must-see installations in our temporary exhibits – just look out for the symbol.

Over to you! Track down the symbols scattered around the castle! There are usually two temporary exhibitions per year and they are always linked to the castle, its history, its culture or surrounding landscape.

Temporary exhibition

Café Byron catering offers

Café Byron has a selection of catering offers available for groups of 15 or more before or after a castle tour; treat yourself to a pick-me-up, with a morning or afternoon coffee break in the enchanting setting of Café Byron!

If you’re pressed for time, take-away picnic packages are also available.

Catering packages are provided in connection with a castle tour and must be booked in advance.

Duration: variable depending on chosen package
Price: variable depending on chosen package
Group size: variable depending on chosen package


Offer availability: variable depending on chosen package

 

 

Coffee breaks (+ admission)
April to September: 9:00am-10:30am and 3:00pm-6:30pm
October to March: 9:30am-10:45am and 3pm-5:30pm
Buffet style in Café Byron. Take-away option also available.
Duration: 45 minutes
For groups of 15-45 people only, or two groups of 20 at the same time.


Morning (+ admission)
Coffee, tea, croissant, orange juice/mineral water
Prices:
Adults (aged 16+) as part of a group: 7.50 CHF + admission
Children (aged 6 to 15) as part of a group: 6.00 CHF + admission
Tour leader & driver: Free

Afternoon (+ admission)
Coffee, tea, slice of cake or biscuit/pastry selection, orange juice/mineral water
Prices:
Adults (aged 16+)+) as part of a group: 7.50 CHF + admission

Children (6 to 15) as part of a group: 6.00 CHF + admission
Tour leader & driver: Free

Take-away picnic package (+ admission)

Available 11:00am-3:00pm year-round
Minimum 15 people. 


1 sandwich, 1 piece of fruit, 1 cereal bar, 1 x 500ml bottle of mineral water in a take-away ‘picnic’ bag for consumption off the restaurant premises.

Prices:
Adults (aged 16+) as part of a group: 14.50 CHF + admission
Children (aged 6-15) as part of a group: 12.00 CHF + admission
Tour leader & driver: Free

Online ticket office