Geneva - Sightseeing tips

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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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Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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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

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

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

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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

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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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 one hour cruise.

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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 have lunch, visit the castle and admire the ancient houses. The Maison Cailler chocolate factory will be visited in the afternoon. Chocolate tasting is included!

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Bus tour to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc from Geneva

There are several options to pick from. Just the bus transfer to explore Chamonix in France on your own. You can add the cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi for an up close view of the Mont Blanc. On top of that you can include a ride on the cogwheel train to the Mer de Glace glacier.

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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

Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon castle from Geneva

You'll first be transported to Lausanne to explore the town on your own. Next, you'll get a guided tour of the Chillon castle. You'll travel to Montreux by boat and again have some time to enjoy the town yourself. The day ends with a bus ride back to Geneva.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by bus;
    scenic trip, by boat;
    culture, monument;
    city tour
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

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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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