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Geneva: 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise

1. Geneva: 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise

Explore Geneva and its stunning lake from a new perspective — directly on the water. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau, the iconic fountain the city is famous for, Mont-Blanc mountain and the surrounding Swiss Alps, as well as famous buildings, such as the UN. Pass by elegantly manicured gardens that line the shores of the lake, as well as the stunning surrounding flora and fauna, before heading back to the dock from which you departed. An app with information about the cruise is available to download on the spot in a free wifi area; all the information about this will be given at the cashier's desk.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

2. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Prepare to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. If you decide to add the option of a lake cruise to your tour, after your time in Vevey, you will be boarding an old steamer boat and embark on a journey that will lead you right to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historic places in Switzerland dating back to the 11th-century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterwards, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Geneva: City Tour and Fondue Cooking Class

3. Geneva: City Tour and Fondue Cooking Class

Meet your knowledgeable local guide for a deluxe, all-in-one city tour that will introduce you to Geneva from several different perspectives. Start by visiting the international part of Geneva and tour through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations. Then hit some of the city's main attractions including the famous Jet d'Eau fountain and the Flower Clock that serves as a symbol of the illustrious Swiss watch making tradition. From there, ride a mini-train into the picturesque Old Town and embark on an informative historical walking tour. Make your city tour complete with a guided, one-hour boat cruise on the lake. Spot sights like the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbor, Villa Diodati, the UN building, the Castle of Bellerive, and the Mermaid from the water. Then dive into Swiss gastronomy with a fondue cooking class. Learn the secrets of preparing this famous staple of Swiss cuisine in a traditional restaurant. End your class with a tasting of 3 different fondues and a gourmet meal featuring a variety of authentic Swiss dishes.  Menu Trio: Starter: Cheese fondue Moitié-Moitié Main course: Fondue Bourguignonne (beef) and homemade fries Dessert: Chocolate fondue with fresh fruits Tasting Menu: Raclette and dried beef from Valais Perch filets and roesti Cheese fondue or beef fondue and homemade fries Coffee or tea with an assortment of desserts 1 drink of your choice

Private Tour from Geneva to the French Riviera

4. Private Tour from Geneva to the French Riviera

Experience this dreamy excursion to a picturesque corner of France. Your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel in Geneva or any convenient location for you. You will depart to the medieval city of Yvoire, which was built in the 14th century. You will then proceed to the ancient Yvoire Castle, which will charm you by its majestic view. Afterwards, you will go to the Garden of Five Senses in the heart of Yvoire, home to 1300 incredible varieties of plants. You will have some free time to explore Yvoire, do some shopping and have lunch. Later, you will depart to Evian by boat, the town of healing water visited by historic kings. Here you can discover the city or relax and enjoy some wellness treatments. You will return to Geneva with unforgettable memories during an enjoyable drive back to the initial meeting point.

Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

5. Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Explore exciting Geneva and beautiful Lake Annecy in a day. This 2-part trip allows you to see the famous alpine Lake Annecy, and to discover the best of Geneva’s tourist attractions. You can take the morning to enjoy the world-famous town of Annecy, enjoying the historic chateau and castle, colorful buildings, and cobbled walkways. With canals weaving through the Old Town, it is obvious why Annecy was nicknamed "the Venice of the Alps". With its streets littered with local artisanal ice-cream and crafts roaming the alleys, it is enjoyable for everyone. You can also walk up to the chateau, or take a tour of the famous Palais de l'Ile. With the Alps as the back-drop, the world-famous Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking. Complete with a glorious promenade lining the banks, you will be free to take in the incredible panoramic views. Pedal boats and swimming are both allowed in this crystal-clear lake, with parks to also relax and enjoy the stunning views. You will also take a boat cruise to explore the lake, with fascinating commentary on the lake and its history. The afternoon will then be spent following the famous sights of Geneva. You’ll visit the tourist spots of the United Nations, Jet D’eau, and the Flower Clock, as well as the Parc des Eaux Vives and secret photo point in Cologny to take incredible pictures looking out across all of Geneva from above. All of this of course with the stunning views of Lac Leman (or Lake Geneva as it is sometimes referred to as).

Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

6. Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Chaplin's World, Montreux & Lavaux

Board your bus from Geneva or Lausanne to Vevey. On your arrival, embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. The view from its terrace vineyards will make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. Plunge into a Charlie Chaplin adventure and visit the reconstruction of a film set, a real Hollywood studio. Pop over in time and discover the unique atmosphere of the movie star's 7th art, laughs granted. Much more than a museum, it will be before anything, an exceptional moment for the whole family. Take the trolley again to reach Montreux, and feel the good vibes of the city. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to discover this place. Stroll around the artistic and famous city of Montreux and feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux plants are associated with the Mediterranean, as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera. At 15:45, if option selected, enjoy a cruise on Lake Leman for a half hour and discover a new point of view of this rich and lovely region. At the end of the afternoon, board the bus to return to Lausanne or Geneva.

Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

7. Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

This day trip to Annecy lets your discover this wonderful icon French town at your leisure. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and boutique shops. A steep walk to the top of the Old Town reveals the impressive Chateau D’Annecy. The Wonderful Lake that surrounds the town is one of the most pristine in Europe. Boat tours around the Alpine lake are highly recommended to finish off the day. Annecy Old Town  Nick-named the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ Annecy’s old town is beautifully restored and a joy to stroll through. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and cafés with outdoor seating and incredible views. Much of the old town of Annecy has only very narrow streets and alleys that are open to pedestrians only.    Lake Annecy  A major attraction of Annecy is its beautiful location on the banks of Lac d’Annecy. Boat excursions are popular on Lake Annecy and range from lunch cruises to short round-trip cruises. It is also possible to rent boats from the park behind the Hotel de Ville – powerboats and pedal boats (pedalos) can be rented by the half-hour. Swimming is allowed in this crystal clean- lake and the alpine views are simply stunning.  Chateau d’Annecy  The Château d’Annecy (Annecy Castle) was the home of the Counts of Geneva. In the 16th century the castle entrance was fortified with a parapet walkway. The oldest part of the castle is the Tour de la Reine which was built in the 13th century. From the 17th century to the 1940s it was a barracks and today it houses a museum with exhibitions of Art and History of the area.   

Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix, Geneva City Tour + Cruise

8. Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix, Geneva City Tour + Cruise

Combine 2 days in one, and enjoy the little time that you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. At only 90 minutes away from Geneva, you can take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the little Chamonix streets full of charm, and admire the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all the beautiful mountains that surround you. After that go back to Geneva and do the city tour of Geneva that will bring you to visit the international part around The World Organization for Peace, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful flower clock. Moreover, get a taste of Geneva History with the mini-train Tramway Tour, and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour. In addition to the Geneva city tour, this 1 hour guided tour will allow you to discover the major attractions of the Leman Lake: The Stone of Niton, The Water Fountain, The Black Harbor, The Diodati House, The UN Building, The Castle of Bellerive, The Mermaid, and many more interesting sites.

Private Trip From Geneva to Annecy in France

9. Private Trip From Geneva to Annecy in France

If you are looking for a romantic adventure, then this excursion is the perfect match for you! This trip can be organised according to your preferences, offering a personal approach. Start the journey from any convenient location for you in Geneva. Hop into a comfortable car or minivan for a short but pleasant ride to the charming town of Annecy, situated 35 km away from Geneva and right at the base of the snow-covered Alps. Annecy is also known as the “Venice of the Alps” due to the Thiou River flowing through the town creating canals reminiscent of Venice. Located beside the clear waters of Lake Annecy, the town offers a large green park with walkways, tiny bridges, fountains, swans and options for boating activities. Wander around and explore the delightful Old town, which was built in the Middle Ages. Take a look at the central landmark of Annecy – Palais de I’lsle, a medieval castle and prison built in the 12th century that is now an art and history museum. Discover the Chateau d’Annecy – a renovated castle, dominating the town. Afterward, you will take a boat trip and sail around the lake to see the tiny villages dotted at the shores of the lake, the Menthon Saint Bernard – a castle built in the 13th century and enjoy the beautiful view.  You can have a meal by trying local dishes at one of the canal-side cafes or restaurants. Do not forget to bring your camera, as it is going to be a very picturesque journey!

Geneva Private City Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

10. Geneva Private City Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva is Switzerland's second-most popular city and one of the greenest cities in Europe. Visit Geneva on a bus then go for a 2-hour walking tour around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. You will be taking a step back in time with Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, original market place, the arsenal and the town hall; lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this influential town. This sightseeing tour allow you to discover Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. This is your opportunity to snap some pictures of the magnificent spray from the fountain. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this city as a diplomatic and financial center, and pass through the district around the UN building. After this guided city tour, you can extend your tour with an addition to the Geneva city tour. Go on a 1-hour commented cruise, which will allow you to discover the major attractions of the Leman lake: the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbour, the Diodati house, the UN building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid and many more interesting sites.

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What people are saying about Geneva

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

It was amazing experience and special mention to our guide Baibis…he made tour very live and memorable and special part in that is wine which is really awesome taste..I strongly recommend this trip and our guide.

lovely 50 mins round part of the lake, watch out for the swans that gather behind the boat feeding off the moss and stuff brought up by the boat

The “optional” audio guide is essential in my opinion. It lets you know some very interesting facts about the lake and surrounding city.

It was a relaxing cruise . I just wish it had been longer but all in all it was worthwhile

A walk around Lake Le Man, a spectacular experience.