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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

1. Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

This 3-hour city tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d'Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during a lively tramway tour, and dig deeper into the Old Town on an informative guided walking tour. Guides speak French and English, while some are also conversant in German, Italian, and Spanish, depending on the guide. To complete the tour, continue with a 1-hour cruise of the lake and see the major attractions from the water, such as the unusual rocks of the Pierres du Niton, the Water Fountain, Black Harbour, Villa Diodati, the UN Building, Castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and much more. For your pleasure, drinks will be offered during the cruise.

Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

2. Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

With the Geneva City Pass, you can explore city and countryside in all their splendor. Free entry, reduced rates, vouchers and many surprises await you with the Geneva Pass, which will help you to discover the city and its cultural and cosmopolitan riches, as well as its parks, mountains, and lakes. The Geneva City Pass offers many tours such as a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a classic city tour from the iconic Jet d'Eau water fountain to the International district of Geneva, or a guided tour in Carouge, a wealthy suburb of Geneva with a well established art scene. Don’t want to walk too much? Take a mini-train along the shores of Lake Geneva. From there you could also hop on a boat to see more of the beautiful Lake Geneva and the sights it has to offer as you cruise along the Rhône, or you could rent some water vehicles (sailing, pedal, or motorboats) yourself. It's all included in your pass! Not enough yet? Take the cable car up to mount Salève and look over Geneva from above. Speaking of mountains, a night skiing package with fondue afterwards is also included in your pass. Nothing caught your fancy yet? How about spending some time in one of Geneva’s numerous museums! Whether you're interested in science, modern art, ethnography, or the history of Switzerland, there is something to suit all tastes. Visit the Fondation Baur and Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient to see art from the Far East, or stop by Musée Ariana which has a one of a kind collection of glass and ceramic art pieces. This and much more awaits you with the Geneva City Pass!

Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

3. Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

This 2-hour city tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d'Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during a lively tramway tour and delve deeper into the Old Town on an informative guided walking tour.

From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

4. From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

Combine 2-days in one and enjoy the little time that you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the little streets of Chamonix full of charm and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all of the beautiful mountains that surround you. Afterwards, go back to Geneva and do the city tour of Geneva that will bring you to visit the international part through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city such as Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful Flower Clock. Moreover, get a taste of Genevan history with the mini train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.

Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

5. Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

After meeting your guide, get accustomed to your E-Bike. Visit the Nations Square and head up hill with ease on your E-Bike to see the Japanese Bell, United Nations Museum and Red Cross Museum. Continue to the House of Swiss People and wizz downhill through the botanical gardens and Zoo. Head through the tunnel to the United Nations Lake and World Trade Organisation. Take a little tour of the Science Museum. Cruise around the lake to the island of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Visit the Sujet Dam and head on to the Reformation Wall. Enjoy these beautiful gardens of Geneva life and continue to the St Peter's Cathedral, Jet D'eau and English Gardens.

Geneva City Tour and Yvoire Medieval Village

6. Geneva City Tour and Yvoire Medieval Village

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.  This sightseeing tour allows 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. Please note that the old own is done by mini traininIn the afternoon, ride a mini van to Yvoire. Spend some free time as a self-guided tour and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Regarded as one of the most beautiful villages of France, medieval Yvoire is situated right beside the Leman Lake. Sample one of the local specialties - a fish dish called filet de perche - in front of the magnificent Lake. More than 700 years old, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of the past: a castle, ramparts, doors, and a ditch. For the return trip to Geneva, you will cross the lake aboard the paddle steamer Belle Epoque. On this self-guided tour, you will receive a map with the highlights of the area as well as details on departure point and time.

Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

7. 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: Sins and Virtues Self-guided Audio Tour of The City

8. Geneva: Sins and Virtues Self-guided Audio Tour of The City

Go to the monument in honour of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” and plug in your headphones. Take out your smartphone and listen to the audio guide. Learn how and why “Sissi” was killed by the anarchist. See one of the largest fountains in the world — the Jet d'Eau fountain — and understand how it makes this world better. Continue to the Brunswick monument and find out, where on it you can see the images of virtues. Walk to the monument to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and learn about the sins he confessed. Visit the National Monument and understand why exactly this monument won the competition. See the Flower Clock and learn how it is related to pride. Continue to the Palace of Justice and understand why it is associated with justice and mercy. See the Lutheran church and learn how different religions see the influence of sins and good deeds on the salvation of a person. Discover the monument which is considered to be a Genevan fighter for justice. Learn where in the past in Geneva was a red light districts and listen to the history of prostitution in this city. Walk to the Statue of the Prophet Jeremiah and learn why he is often called "the weeping prophet”. Go to St. Pierre Cathedral and understand why it is associated with the virtue of temperance. Continue to the Town Hall building and see the long stone bench where the judges of Geneva pronounced death sentences and hear about some of them in more detail. Go to the Reformation Wall and learn who of the theologians depicted on the Reformation Wall were taunted with inflexibility, mercilessness and heartlessness. See the statue of Guillaume-Henri Dufour and the bust of Henri Dunant and understand how they struggled with evil. Discover the fountain which serves as an evidence of the courage of the Genevans.

Geneva: E-Bike City Tour

9. Geneva: E-Bike City Tour

Enjoy cruising through beautiful Geneva on an e-bike express tour. To begin, cruise around Lake Geneva before making your way to the Flower Clock and Water Fountain. Stay on the bike paths to cycle toward the Old Town, beginning at the Reformation Wall and Bastion Park. Admire daily life while zooming by. Continue to the Bourg De Four, the bustling center of the Old Town. See the canons, famous mosaics, and Tavel House, the oldest house in Geneva. Be sure to go inside St Pierre's Cathedral before ending the tour back at Geneva Cornavin.

Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

10. 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. 

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4.1 / 5

based on 768 reviews

This tour was perfect! Our first stop in Chamonix was to go the cable cars to visit Aiguille du Midi mountain top, at 3,842-metre, in Mont Blanc. The views are mesmerizing! There's a gift shop and restaurant overlooking ‘heaven.’ Back down with the cable cars, the small town of Chamonix and all the unique shops and restaurants are welcoming, and the local people are very friendly and fluent in English. Buying souvenirs and keepsakes was easy as there were plenty to choose from. Our tour guide, ‘Roger’ (we couldn't pronounce his Latvia name, so he said we could call him Roger), shared all the history, little secrets, and great tips to make this experience memorable. 5/5 for this trip. Well organized, and thank you so much to Swiss Tours!

Gabriel (I hope I've spelt that correctly?) our guide provided excellent commentary on the bus ride part of our tour and he was very helpful, friendly and knowledge. It was a pleasure to listen to him. We were taken around the town and stopped for a photo opportunity at the Palais des Nations and Broken Chair sculpture. We then went on the road train with audio commentary that again was excellent. Finally we went on the third part of our tour which was a boat trip on Lac Leman to look at the stunning scenery on the shore and in the distance. A fantastic experience well worth the money.

Very good to see Geneva, including public transport and attractions. Was bought online in advance at Vienna Airport and had to be converted into a paper document at the tourist information, is cumbersome. Unfortunately, some of the employees in the tourist information offices did not know the card. Completely unknown at the airport!

I had such a wonderful time and met many great people. Gabriel the tour guide was awesome and attentive.

It’s a simple tour but covers all important points