Our tips for sightseeing around western Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva West - Sightseeing and activities

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Lake Geneva paddle steamer ’La Suisse’.
© Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman

Activities in the western Lake Geneva region

Please see below for the attractions we recommend.

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Day trip to the Chamonix Christmas market from Geneva

A bus takes you from Geneva to Chamonix in France, at the base of the Mont Blanc. You'll enjoy the crafts, gifts, food, live music and illuminations at the Christmas market. You can optionally take a trip with the cable car to admire the views. Finally you'll take the bus back.

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Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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Boat trip Lake Geneva

Explore the largest lake of Switzerland by boat.

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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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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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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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Full or 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). A full day tour gives you more time to explore Annecy on your own.

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Guided tour from Geneva to the Bollywood DDLJ filming location

Board the bus to the village of Saanen, where the Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was filmed. Optionally you can take the cableway to further explore the area from the top of "Glacier 3000" (recommended). On the way back there's a short stop in the lake side town of Montreux.

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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

Swiss cheese, chocolate and the Golden Pass 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 Golden Pass train.

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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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