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Geneva Jet d'Eau

The fountain Jet d’Eau, the landmark of the city of Geneva.

Sightseeing tips for Geneva

Please see below for recommended attractions in and around Geneva.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND GENEVA

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Boat trip Lake Geneva

Explore the largest lake of Switzerland by boat.

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COVID-19 friendlyIndependent or small group activities that easily allow avoiding the masses

Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Independent day trip to the Mont Blanc and Chamonix from Geneva

This tour includes a comfortable transfer from Geneva to Chamonix. You can explore the town on your own, and optionally add a ride with the cableway to Aiguille du Midi and a ride on the Montenvers railway to the sea of ice of Mer de Glace.

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  • Attraction type: Scenic trip, By bus;
    Natural site, Mountain top, By train;
    Natural site, Mountain top, By cable car;
    City tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Guided walking tour in Geneva with 40 anecdotes

Get to know all sides of Geneva during this 2-hour guided walking tour packed with anecdotes about the city. It's perfect for small groups of up to 8 people. You'll get a local surprise at the end.

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Badge of ExcellenceThis activity meets the highest Viator quality standards and is well reviewed by travelers. More information. COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Geneva walking tour and chocolate tasting

This 3-hour guided walking tour takes you to the old town center, along the best chocolateries, and on a short boat trip across the lake.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Geneva city tour by coach, mini-train and on foot

2-hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town and the St. Pierre Cathedral.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Guided day trip to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc from Geneva

This day trip includes a guided transfer from Geneva to Chamonix and back. You can add extra tours: the cableway to Aiguille du Midi and a train ride to the Mer de Glace (sea of ice). Or you can explore Chamonix on your own.

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  • Attraction type: Scenic trip, By bus;
    Natural site, Mountain top, By cable car;
    Natural site, Mountain top, By train
  • Escort: guide
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
  • More ways to book: GetYourGuide
Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Walking tour of the Geneva Old Town and United Nations

2- to 3-hour guided walking tour from the United Nations buildings via the historical town center to Lake Geneva.

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Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Geneva city tour by bus, tram, boat and on foot

3.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town, the flower clock, and onto the lake during a cruise.

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Badge of ExcellenceThis activity meets the highest Viator quality standards and is well reviewed by travelers. More information. COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Full day trip to medieval Gruyères and chocolate factory from Geneva

After a scenic bus ride you'll arrive in the medieval tiny town of Gruyères to admire the castle and the ancient houses. Visits to the Maison Cailler and the cheese factory are included too, and you'll have time to explore Gruyères on your own and have lunch.

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  • Attraction type: Culinary tour, Cheese;
    Culture, Museum;
    Culinary tour, Chocolate;
    Scenic trip, By bus
  • Escort: guide
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Quick scenic tour around Geneva on a solar powered boat

Enjoy the views of Geneva from a solar powered boat. It's a zero-emission activity! This half-hour tour allows you to comfortably get a quick impression of the city and the lake. A welcome drink is included.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Bus tour to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc from Geneva

You can choose just the mini bus transfer to explore Chamonix in France on your own. Optionally, add the cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi for an up-close view of the Mont Blanc, or a ride on the cogwheel train to the Mer de Glace glacier plus a lunch in town.

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  • Attraction type: Natural site, Mountain top, By train;
    Natural site, Mountain top, By cable car;
    Scenic trip, By bus
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Day trip to the Lavaux vineyards, Vevey, Montreux and Chillon Castle from Geneva

Enjoy Lake Geneva during this 10-hour guided tour. A stop in the vineyards and a glass of wine are included, as well Chillon Castle and stops in Vevey and Montreux.

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Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Glacier 3000 and Montreux day trip from Geneva

A transfer from Geneva to the base of the Glacier 3000 cable car at Col du Pillon, with a stop in Montreux to explore the town on your own. We recommend to buy the package including the cable car ticket.

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Badge of ExcellenceThis activity meets the highest Viator quality standards and is well reviewed by travelers. More information. COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Swiss cheese, chocolate and the GoldenPass train from Geneva

This varied day trip from Geneva includes a bus ride along the lake to the medieval town of Gruyères, visits to the cheese and chocolate factory, and a scenic ride with the GoldenPass train.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Half-day tour to Annecy from Geneva

You will get a coach ride to Annecy (France) and back to Geneva, and a guided tour of the town. Enjoy the pretty medieval houses, the Palais de l'Isle (former prison in the river Thiou) and Château d'Annecy (a castle with a museum).

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Badge of ExcellenceThis activity meets the highest Viator quality standards and is well reviewed by travelers. More information. COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Full day Geneva and Annecy tour with boat ride

A full day with guided walking tours of Geneva and Annecy, as well as an optional Lake Geneva boat ride.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar. Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Ski day trip to Chamonix from Geneva

You'll get a coach ride to Chamonix, and get to choose from a full day of skiing, or half a day of skiing plus a cableway ride to Aiguille du Midi to enjoy the views. A ski pass and use of ski equipment are included. Note: ski lessons are not included, this is a trip for experienced skiers.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar.

Rail packages for round trips across the Swiss Alps

Browse the 5- to 7-day packages for self guided round trips across Switzerland. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience. A very detailed travel program is always included, and there is support by e-mail and phone.

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COVID-19 friendlyIndependent or small group activities that easily allow avoiding the masses

6-day all-season discovery of northern Switzerland by car

Flexible 6-day all-season driving tour along northern Switzerland’s farmlands, lakes and charming towns. This is an independent tour, completely customizable.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar.

From Venice through the Alps to Paris in 6 days

You'll reach the Alps as you take a train from Venice to Bolzano. The next day you'll take the wonderful route across the Swiss National Park to St. Moritz. The Glacier Express to Zermatt is included too, as well as a visit to Jungfraujoch. The high-speed train to Paris marks the end of the journey.

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Ultimate Swiss Scenic Trains 7-day independent tour

Perfect for train and scenery lovers: all famous scenic train rides in one week. Of course you can book extra nights to enjoy the towns along the way. Starts and ends in Zurich, but can easily be started from anywhere in Switzerland.

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar.

Holiday packages Bernese Oberland

Packages for a low-paced stay in the Bernese Oberland. You'll have one base and plenty of time for excursions. The train from the border/airport is included, as well as the hotel and a 50% discount on excursions. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience.

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City walk Geneva

A walk along the river Rhône and the lake, and in the old town center of Geneva. This varied route offers a good introduction to the city.

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