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Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

1. Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

The French speaking city well known also as a “World’s Smallest Metropolis” is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps. This is a city where you can feel cultural diversity from the first sight: Geneva is also known as a “Capital of Peace” Geneva and is home to the European headquarters of the UN and the Red Cross as well as more than 180 international organizations. Your excursion to Geneva will let show these interesting places: - Rousseau Island - Rhon Street (Shopping Paradise) - Reformation Wall - St. Peter’s Cathedral - Bourg-de-Four Square - City Hall - Maison Tavel - English Garden and Flower Clock - Fountain (Jet d'Eau) An excursion by car to discover the Palace of Nations and the Red Cross Museum can be organized upon request. 

Explore the best guided intro tour of Geneva with a Local

2. Explore the best guided intro tour of Geneva with a Local

Get an insider's view on Geneva, an enchanting city located at the banks of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the stunning Alpine mountains. Go on a private walking tour with a local host and see some of the city's most popular attractions. Walk past picturesque lanes that transport you into a bygone era and venture off into offbeat paths to discover the city's hidden gems. Let your host give you a sneak peek into the local way of life and get recommendations of how to best spend your time in Geneva.

Geneva’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

3. Geneva’s Art and Culture revealed by a Local

Get the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Geneva's notoriously private art scene on this private tour with a local guide and learn why thousands of art lovers from across the globe flock to the city each year. This tour is perfect for both first-time visitors to Geneva and returning tourists who want to go beneath the surface of the city. As you wander around the streets of the city, admire impressive street art and learn more about the many galleries and museums. Learn why non-artists such as Christian Hunziger, Robert Frei and Georges Berthoud have made such a name for themselves in Geneva. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the most significant cultural and historical details of the colorful and multi-faced Geneva while you dive into the art and culture of the city from a local perspective.

Express Walk of Geneva with a Local

4. Express Walk of Geneva with a Local

Discover Geneva in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city of Geneva, during this 1-hour walking experience. This experience is provided by a private local guide. Geneva has 82 buildings or sites that are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance: The entire old city of Geneva is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. During your walk in the beautiful city of Geneva you will see part of these buildings/sites, learn all about the local lifestyle and trends, as well as get insider tips about cafes, restaurants and bars to visit, plus how to make the most of the city’s nightlife. Walking next to Lake Geneva with the view of Mont-Blanc you will see the famous Jet d'Eau Fountain. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves his/her city and wants you to love it too!

Capture the most Instaworthy Spots of Geneva with a Local

5. Capture the most Instaworthy Spots of Geneva with a Local

Spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels to Geneva on this guided tour. In the company of a local tour guide, discover the most beautiful and impressive spots in the city and pick up some useful tips on how to get the best out of your smartphone camera. During your tour, stroll around the city and take photos of some of its most unique places, such as the Smurf Buildings, as well as some instagrammable cafés and bars. You will also be able to find out more about the culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. Don't miss the opportunity to give your Instagram feed an upgrade with this adventure.

Geneva: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

6. Geneva: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

Discover the historical side of Geneva with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of Geneva with you. Your excursion will begin at the Carrousel Wetzel near the Jet d'Eau. There you will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods, and will also find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Palais des Nations or even the horloge fleurie, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tour won’t show you. Traveling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better. Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let your guide know and they will adjust the itinerary for you.

Geneva: United Nations Walking Tour & Ariana Museum

7. Geneva: United Nations Walking Tour & Ariana Museum

Discover the beautiful city of Geneva during a fascinating walking tour with a charismatic local guide. Not only the cradle of watchmaking and home to the greatest Swiss chocolate makers, but Geneva also promises you an original and enriching experience. Meet your guide in downtown Geneva and set off together on your guided tour. As you stroll through the historic streets, admire the medieval look and marvelous architecture, which mixes both French and German influences.  See the headquarters for notable international organizations including the WTO and the United Nations. Also, discover the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Telecommunication Organization, and UNHCR, and the Red Cross Institution. Finally, pay a visit to the magnificent Ariana Museum for the opportunity to marvel at the incredible glass and ceramic collections.

Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Geneva with a Local

8. Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Geneva with a Local

Join your guide for a short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view. Throughout your experience you will also get to take stunning pictures of your surroundings as you travel. Your walk will take you from Jet d'eau to the Palace of Nations, and as you use your camera to capture the beauty of Geneva you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Discover an alternative side of Geneva, full of history and unique beauty. Don't forget to book the experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for your pictures. After taking pictures of the Jet d'eau and the Smurfs Buildings, you will move on to discover some nice street art along the Rhône. By the end of this experience you will know the city like the back of your hand, and will also have some sweet pictures to show for it.

Geneva: Exclusive Private Architecture Tour with a Local

9. Geneva: Exclusive Private Architecture Tour with a Local

Discover the most impressive buildings in Geneva and learn about the history behind each of these historical buildings and structures throughout an invigorating architectural walk. Join your guide on this adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture from a local's perspective. During this walk you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, whilst also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years. You will learn how the city has become more modern but has still kept its unique character, and will discover together the well-known Smurfs buildings, alongside other city highlights.

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What people are saying about Geneva

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 310 reviews

Highlight of my trip! Our guide Adrianna is super passionate, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time walking around the city, tasting chocolates while listening to the history of this lovely city. Definitely recommended to friends and families

Really enjoyed this and so did our 9 and 11 year old. Got some history, lots of of chocolates. We had fun, learned a lot and now have new favorite chocolates.

Our guide Anatole was excellent. Kind, knowledgeable and funny. He really made the experience excellent. It was a tour of Geneva and a chocolate tour in one

Outstanding! Anna was a wonderful guide, the chocolate was great and the history lesson was so interesting.

Our guide Adriana was excellent! Knowledgeable, eloquent, energetic and inspired.