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See Geneva - City Tour and Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    June to Sept: Sat, Sun

    Whole year round: Daily

    (Boat cruise does not operate in winter)

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10am and 2:15pm

  • 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

Key Highlights

  • Discover Geneva on a guided bus tour and a scenic lake cruise
  • Explore Geneva Old Town on a sightseeing tour
  • Snap photos of St Peters Cathedral
  • Enjoy a mini train ride
  • See iconic Geneva attractions on a scenic 1-hour commented cruise
  • See Lord Byron and Percy Shelley′s holiday hideout
  • Photo stop at the United Nations area

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.

Enjoy a 1-hour commented lake and see attractions like the Mermaid Statue, Leman lake: the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbour, the Diodati house, The UN building, and the castle of Bellerive.

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).

Inclusions

  • Bus ride
  • Guide
  • Mini-train if available or walking tour
  • Boat cruise

Exclusions

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

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Groups for less than 10 people will have driver guide from now.

Face masks are required, hand sanitizer are available on the bus. We have a strict cleaning protocol and the buses are regularly sanitized during the day. Customers should keep the same seat the whole day.

All tours are guaranteed in English, other languages on request only.

Itineraries are subject to change depending on the COVID situation.

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

Customer Reviews

  • Carla Cordeiro
    One of the best tour experiences!!!!

    Was amazing Geneva is so beautiful!!! I would recommend this tour to everyone!!! A must!!!...

    United Kingdom 05/29/2015
  • MJ Aravind
    Worth doing

    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...

    India 07/01/2012
  • R S Piggott
    great tour

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

    United Kingdom 05/07/2012

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