Geneva travel ideas for 4 nights in July

Geneva travel ideas for 4 nights in July

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Jacquienco
Jacquienco
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Jul 16, 2016 - 6:09 AM

Hi I'll be travelling from Bern to Geneva for 4 nights next week and just after some ideas of what we should do. We would like to go to chateau de chillon but not sure if we should go by train and then return by boat. Should we cross the boarder and see another town? I have a Swiss travel pass so am able to do day trips whilst we are there. Look forward to recieving ideas. Cheers Jacquie

Annika
Annika
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Jul 17, 2016 - 7:53 AM in reply to Jacquienco

Hi Jacquie!

Here are some pages that may get you started:

  • www.myswissalps.com/ge neva and www.myswissalps.com/la kegenevawest for tips on day trips within and from Geneva. Apart from what's listed at these pages, you may consider a longer day trip to Chamonix-Mont Blanc in France. Note that the quickest route isn't covered by your Swiss Travel Pass though;
  • www.myswissalps.com/la kegeneva: you'll find tips for the eastern part of Lake Geneva here. They do require quite some travel time from Geneva (please refer to the timetable), but in my opinion that's worth it. I think this region is more attractive in terms of day trips, mountains and scenery than Lake Geneva's western part, so I'd definitely advise to try to fit in a couple of these trips.

Enjoy your stay in Switzerland!

Vlasta
Vlasta
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Jul 19, 2016 - 1:28 AM in reply to Jacquienco

Hi, Jacquie ,

The walk from Montreux to Castle Chillon along the lake promenade is beautiful and not very far, but I don't remember the distance exactly. Chillon is incredible, be sure to get the headphones to enhance your visit. We also loved the boat ride from Nyon, a lovely town, to Yvoire, in France. We spent the whole day wandering around Yvoire medieval village, and having a lakeside lunch of its specialty, perch.

Chamonix is fabulous but a longer train ride. I don't know how crowded it would be to try to go up to some of the mountains, Aiguille di midi, Brevent, etc. Personally, though I love the mountains, I would Encourage you to enjoy Lake Geneva area, day trips, and the city of Geneva itself. The oldest house museum, is a museum of the history of Geneva. It is very well done and the walk up to it from the lake was very nice, interesting, beautiful neighborhoods. I think there is a little tram tour that takes you around Geneva which would be worth it. You will have a great time no matter where you go.

Jacquienco
Jacquienco
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Jul 21, 2016 - 6:40 PM in reply to Vlasta

Hi Vlasta,

thankyou for your feedback. We really enjoyed the chateau de chillon and a re planning in a boat ride to yvoire tomorrow. Do you know if I can use my Swiss travel pass and do I need euro for the visit.

look forward to hearing from you. Cheers Jacquie

Vlasta
Vlasta
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Jul 21, 2016 - 7:16 PM in reply to Jacquienco

Jacquie, sorry I don't know about the pass, but I do remember using euros in Yvoire. It was a bit confusing trying to remember what country we were in during day trips! I hope you have great weather. Vlasta

Arno
Arno
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Jul 22, 2016 - 12:38 PM in reply to Jacquienco

The boats on Lake Geneva are free with a Swiss Travel Pass, even to towns on the French side of the lake. The Euro is the currency in France. I don't know whether there are shops accepting Swiss Francs as well.

Jacquienco
Jacquienco
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Jul 22, 2016 - 3:04 PM

We had a great day in yvoire today despite the wet weather in the morning. We also spent some time in nyor on the way home.

We need some options for one more day in geneva. Any suggestions. We've already done the UN and old town. Cheers Jacquie

Arno
Arno
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Jul 22, 2016 - 6:02 PM in reply to Jacquienco

Good to hear that Jacquie! There are lots of museums in Geneva. You can have a look on www.geneve.com/ en/see-do/museums/, but note it lists some museums not in town too (like the Olympic Museum in Lausanne).

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