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See Geneva - City Tour and Cruise

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Key facts

Where: Geneva , Switzerland Duration: 3 hours (duration of City tour: 2 hours, duration of Boat cruise: 1 hour)

Highlights

  • See Lord Byron and Percy Shelley′s holiday hideout
  • Explore Geneva by land and water!

Overview

See glorious Geneva from the land and from the water on this wonderful tour.

Travel by coach to the part of the city surrounding the splendid United Nations headquarters. Here, many global organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, have their main offices.

See the colorful floral clock, a tribute to the Swiss watch industry, and the iconic Jet d'Eau fountain.

Step back into Geneva's 2000- year history as you first take a mini-train ride through the lovely Old Town and then get down to explore the cobbled streets on foot.

Relax as you cruise the lake and see the Aga Khan's handsome chateau, Lord Byron's holiday villa, the Mermaid statue and much more.

Itinerary

Please make your way to Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière) to board the comfortable air-conditioned coach for your See Geneva - City Tour and Cruise.

With your bilingual guide (English and French) you will first take a coach tour of the city. You will visit the international part of Geneva, where many global organizations including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations (UN) have their headquarters.

You will also see the city's main attractions, including the wonderful Flower Clock, a living tribute to the Swiss watch-making industry.

Next, you will visit the picturesque Old Town where lovely old houses cluster beneath the cathedral of Saint Pierre. You will first tour the historic area by mini-train and then explore the cobbled streets on foot with your guide.

To complete the Geneva city tour, you will take a one-hour boat cruise on the lake with an informative commentary. You can enjoy as you view many of Geneva's highlights from the vantage point of the lake.

These include the Palais de Nations (European headquarters of the UN), the spectacular Jet d'Eau fountain (one of the world's largest fountains), the 17th century castle of Bellerive (home of the Aga Khan), the lovely Mermaid statue and the Black Harbour with its graceful yachts.

You will also see the Stones of Niton (or Stones of Neptune). These huge rocks were left behind by the Rhone glacier when it retreated at the end of the last Ice Age. And you will get a view of Villa Diodati, where Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and others spent a holiday in 1816.

Leaving your boat, you will re-board your coach and will be taken back to the starting point at Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière).

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Reviews

Gave me great insight into Geneva and always kept my interest. First class... R S Piggott

The tour is well organised and run. The combo of bus, train and cruise is what makes it fun. However I wish this had been a solely English tour- the multilingual guiding is... MJ Aravind

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May – 31 Oct: Daily

Duration

3 hours (duration of City tour: 2 hours, duration of Boat cruise: 1 hour)

Start time

Start time: 1330h (1:30pm)
Duration: 3 hours (duration of City tour: 2 hours, duration of Boat cruise: 1 hour)

Meeting point

The tour starts from Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • 2 hours City tour by air-conditioned coach, by mini-train and on foot
  • Bilingual live guide (French and English)
  • 1 hour boat cruise with commentaries in French and English

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Entrances

Do/Dont's

Do wear comfortable shoes Remember the camera

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Please note

Your guide may also speak German, Italian and Spanish language (depending on the guide) but not guaranteed
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • 4.5Reviews (3)
  • "great tour" Gave me great insight into Geneva and always kept my interest. First class...
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