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  • Geneva: 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise

    1. Geneva: 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise

    Explore Geneva and its stunning lake from a new perspective — directly on the water. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau, the iconic fountain the city is famous for, Mont-Blanc mountain and the surrounding Swiss Alps, as well as famous buildings, such as the UN. Pass by elegantly manicured gardens that line the shores of the lake, as well as the stunning surrounding flora and fauna, before heading back to the dock from which you departed. An app with information about the cruise is available to download on the spot in a free wifi area; all the information about this will be given at the cashier's desk.

    The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.

  • Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

    2. Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

    This 3-hour city tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d'Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during a lively tramway tour, and dig deeper into the Old Town on an informative guided walking tour. Guides speak French and English, while some are also conversant in German, Italian, and Spanish, depending on the guide. To complete the tour, continue with a 1-hour cruise of the lake and see the major attractions from the water, such as the unusual rocks of the Pierres du Niton, the Water Fountain, Black Harbour, Villa Diodati, the UN Building, Castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and much more. For your pleasure, drinks will be offered during the cruise.

    It’s awesome when you have short time in Genève and needs to see everything fast. Staff including driver was awesome, the bus was late a lil bit but understandable due to high traffic Visited almost everything I want to see, with bus, Boat, tiny train, they were all fun. Cons: EXTREMELY RUDE Asian woman that talks to people from her inner nose at the boat Pier where you exchange QR code with physical ticket. The Awesome Tour guide saved the day and gave us tickets not to deal with her. Other than that, highly recommended

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    3. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical wor...

    I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!

  • From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    4. From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    Board a comfortable bus from Geneva for an hour drive to Lausanne. Take advantage of the morning to stroll in the pretty streets, visit the famous cathedral or walk around the port. You may also explore the world of sports in the Olympic Museum and relive great moments of competition, feel the pulse of the champions and discover the creative flair of the place. This is only optional! At 2:15 PM embark for a cruise on the Léman Lake to Montreux. Discover the idyllic landscapes of this little piece of heaven. Pass a UNESCO world heritage site called Lavaux. Admire the vineyards on terraces and see Vevey with the statue of Charlie Chaplin on the shore and the famous Nestlé headquarters. Get off the boat at Montreux, and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city before coming back to Geneva by bus. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort. Because of the exceptionally mild c...

  • Geneva: the Secrets of the Lake Area Discovery Game

    5. Geneva: the Secrets of the Lake Area Discovery Game

    Discover Geneva as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start in front of the Opera Gallery on Place de Longemalle. Simply open your e-mail link that will be sent to you after booking and your adventure will begin. Set off to explore Geneva as you solve 8 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Discover green spaces and curious statues, enjoy the wonderful lakeside, learn about watches and wander around an art exhibition. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.

  • Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

    6. Geneva: Riviera Montreux, Lavaux UNESCO & Optional Cruise

    From Geneva, leave for an excursion day to Montreux, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Embark for a panoramic tour through Lavaux, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. From Vevey, the red locomotive will allow you to discover the most beautiful locations. The trolley will drop you off at Montreux. Feel the good vibes of the city and enjoy your free time to discover this place. This city was much appreciated during the end of the 19th century and kept the charm of its past with numerous Belle Epoque hotels as well as a kind of nostalgia constantly present. It is a nice city, where elegance reigns, jazz and still has a hidden but present medieval heritage. Montreux lives at the rate of its events, so come to vibrate on the sound of Jazz during the festival. This a...

    The guide (Hector) was extremely well skilled, attentive and kind. I fully recommend.

  • Day Tour to Chamonix and Yvoire Medieval Village

    7. Day Tour to Chamonix and Yvoire Medieval Village

     In the morning, explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky and you will see It – the roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the free-ride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing. This busy little town is a popular place for day trippers, you will find lots of boutiques selling local produce as cheese, meats or fresh Savoie honey and also famous brands of mountain clothes, equipment. You have the option to take the cable car or spend your free time in the village. Cable car Aiguille du Midi : Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m! ...

  • Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

    8. Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

    Explore exciting Geneva and beautiful Lake Annecy in a day. This 2-part trip allows you to see the famous alpine Lake Annecy, and to discover the best of Geneva’s tourist attractions. You can take the morning to enjoy the world-famous town of Annecy, enjoying the historic chateau and castle, colorful buildings, and cobbled walkways. With canals weaving through the Old Town, it is obvious why Annecy was nicknamed "the Venice of the Alps". With its streets littered with local artisanal ice-cream and crafts roaming the alleys, it is enjoyable for everyone. You can also walk up to the chateau, or take a tour of the famous Palais de l'Ile. With the Alps as the back-drop, the world-famous Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking. Complete with a glorious promenade lining the banks, you will be free to take in the incredible panoramic views. Pedal boats and swimming are both allowed in this crystal-...

  • Geneva: City Tour and Fondue Cooking Class

    9. Geneva: City Tour and Fondue Cooking Class

    Meet your knowledgeable local guide for a deluxe, all-in-one city tour that will introduce you to Geneva from several different perspectives. Start by visiting the international part of Geneva and tour through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations. Then hit some of the city's main attractions including the famous Jet d'Eau fountain and the Flower Clock that serves as a symbol of the illustrious Swiss watch making tradition. From there, ride a mini-train into the picturesque Old Town and embark on an informative historical walking tour. Make your city tour complete with a guided, one-hour boat cruise on the lake. Spot sights like the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbor, Villa Diodati, the UN building, the Castle of Bellerive, and the Mermaid from the water. Then dive into Swiss gastronomy with a fondue cooking class. Learn the secrets of preparing this fam...

  • Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

    10. Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

    This day trip to Annecy lets your discover this wonderful icon French town at your leisure. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and boutique shops. A steep walk to the top of the Old Town reveals the impressive Chateau D’Annecy. The Wonderful Lake that surrounds the town is one of the most pristine in Europe. Boat tours around the Alpine lake are highly recommended to finish off the day. Annecy Old Town  Nick-named the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ Annecy’s old town is beautifully restored and a joy to stroll through. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and cafés with outdoor seating and incredible views. Much of the old town of Annecy has only very narrow streets and alleys that are open to pedestrians only.    Lake Annecy  A major attraction of Annecy is its beautiful location on the banks of Lac d’An...

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What people are saying about Canton Geneva

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Make sure you take your printed ticket to the booth before you get on the boat. Lovely staff to welcome you, lovely views, sat upstairs and very quiet. We had glorious sunshine so sit on the right of the boat to get the best sun rays :)

I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!

The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.

Good panoramic view of the lake, which you cannot get from land in such a short time.

It was souch enjoyable.. It was me and my family celebrating my birthday