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Lake Geneva paddle steamer La Suisse

Lake Geneva paddle steamer ’La Suisse’.
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Activities in the western Lake Geneva region

Please see below for the attractions we recommend.

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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 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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
COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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

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

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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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 comfortable get a quick impression of the city and the lake. A welcome drink is included.

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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

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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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 on your own. We recommend to buy the package including the cable car ticket.

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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

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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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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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COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon castle from Geneva

You'll first be transported to Lausanne, Vevey and the Lavaux. 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
COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety 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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Guided Magic Christmas group tour in Geneva

Your private local guided will show you the center of Geneva, and the Christmas market at the Rue de Mont Blanc. This tour is best for groups from 4 to 10 people.

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3-day independent Jungfrau Experience

Wonderful short trip to explore the Jungfrau region. You'll spend the night in Grindelwald. The next day, you'll get up to the highest train station in Europe at Jungfraujoch to enjoy the view, Ice Palace, the snow and much more. You'll travel in 1st class trains except the cogwheel train.

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3-day Golden Pass line tour

On day one you'll travel from Zürich or Geneva to Lucerne to explore the historical town center of this city on the lake. The next day is reserved for a ride on the Golden Pass line via Lake Brienz, Interlaken, Lake Thun and Gstaad to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Your return trip is on the third day.

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3-day pre-Christmas trip to Montreux from Geneva

You'll take the train from Geneva to Montreux to visit the Christmas market. The next day there's a scenic ride to the home of Santa Claus on top of the mountain Rochers-de-Naye, and a visit to the Christmas market. Day 3 is reserved for Chillon Castle. The trip ends in Geneva.

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  • Attraction type: culture, museum;
    city tour;
    christmas market;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Details & booking: Tours4fun
COVID-19 safeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety

4-day Glacier Express and Bernina Express Tour

You'll start in Zurich or Geneva. After a night in the alpine town of Zermatt, you'll take the Glacier Express to enjoy the scenery all the way to St. Moritz. The next day you'll take the Bernina Express for a ride via Italy back into Switzerland. Seat reservations, hotels & breakfast are included.

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Independent 5-day Golden Pass and Jungfraujoch tour

Start from Basel, Geneva or Zurich and explore the Golden Pass line in 5 days. A ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe, is included too. You'll spend the nights in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux. All train rides except Jungfraujoch in 1st class. You can book additional days.

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5 days of famous Swiss mountains

We selected this tour because it includes two of the most popular areas in the Swiss Alps: the Bernese Oberland for a visit to Jungfraujoch, and Zermatt to see the Matterhorn from the Gornergrat viewing point. Hotels, breakfast and excursions are included. The tour starts in Zurich.

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Independent 5-day Majestic Alps tour

You'll visit the car free alpine town of Mürren and the James Bond mountain Schilthorn. Next, you'll travel to Zermatt to enjoy the view of the Matterhorn after riding the cogwheel train up to Gornergrat. All by 1st class trains, except the mountain trains. This tour can be extended (recommended).

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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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