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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.

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From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

2. From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

How does it feel to be at the foot of the highest mountain in Europe? Find out, with reliable transport from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc. Board a bus and enjoy the 75-minute drive by motor-coach through the picturesque Arve Valley to the typical Alpine village at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy your day as you stroll in the little streets full of charms of Chamonix. Enter in a local shop to discover the local flavors as Mountain Honey, cheese or charcuterie. Try a fondue or a raclette in once of the numerous restaurants of this well-known ski resort. Discover where the first Olympic Games of winter started in 1924. Situated at the border between France and Italy, this town is famous for its tunnel under the mountain, which joins the 2 countries. Enjoy the activities available in this little town before you head back to Geneva. If you choose the cable car option you can enjoy the ride up to the Aiguille du Midi and be amazed by the view. In the afternoon, take advantage of the mountain train and discover the Ice Sea. If you choose the all inclusive option you will have lunch in a nice brasserie in Chamonix.

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Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

3. Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

In this tour of Gruyeres, have an opportunity to try the tastiest cheese and chocolate. Gruyeres is the home to prominent cheese of the same name. In the course of this excursion you will have chance not only to taste the world famous Gruyere cheese, but also get acquainted with long lasting history of the cheese making technique in La Maison du Gruyere. In Maison Cailler find yourself in the chocolate world full of tasty sweets. Starting the route from Geneva, pass through the gorgeous Swiss countryside to the charming village of Gruyeres. The tour providers guarantee that unveiling the secrets of the production Gruyere cheese and chocolate will be one of the best experiences you could have in getting to know Switzerland. During this journey to Gruyeres you will be provided with convenient transportation from any location in Geneva City. Your driver and guide will assist you with any questions you may have.

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Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

4. Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

On this private tour, you will ride aboard a comfortable car/mini-van through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that's the symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy, once the residence of the Bishop of Geneva. Take a walk along the lake and watch locals jogging, walking, or roller-blading in the fresh mountain air. Stroll through the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. There is one more reason why this town is known around the world. The shopping is simply marvelous. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering various goods: clothes, chocolate, cheese, local products and much more.

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From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

5. From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

On this private day trip, admire the world-famous mountain resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, its towering peaks, glaciers, and picturesque alpine town. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. During your full-day tour, you will ride the Aiguille Du Midi cable car to enjoy a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. This is the highest point accessible by cable car in Europe. At the summit, there are a number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. Then you will ride the Montenvers railway from Chamonix to Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier. Visitors can descend into the ice cave that is sculpted into the glacier. Consider that this ticket does not include any ticket fairs with the cable car or the railway. At the foot of Mont Blanc, you will visit Chamonix town center to soak up the atmosphere of this alpine town. This picturesque place is beautiful all year round, and offers a great range of attractions, shops, and restaurants for you to enjoy. At the end of your trip, tranfer back to Geneva where your tour will end.

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International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

6. International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

The Trolley International Tours will take you for a drive around Geneva! It will make you understand the international dimension of Geneva by leading you to the meeting of the buildings of the UN and the International Organizations that work for the good of humanity and peace in the world. Stops on the tour include 1. UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees 2. ITU: International Telecommunication Union 3. Nations Square 4. WCC: World Council of Churches 5. ERTO: European Radio and Television Organisation 6. ILO: International Labour Office 7. WHO: World Health Organisation 8. Statue of Hidalgo y Costilla 9. ICRC: International Committee of Red Cross 10. UN: United Nations Building 11. WILO: World Intellectual Property Organisation And many more!

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Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon: Private Trip from Geneva

7. Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon: Private Trip from Geneva

Your driver-guide will meet you at any location convenient to you in Geneva. In the course of this trip you will have an opportunity to admire the breath-taking landscape of the Swiss countryside as you travel through Lausanne, the cultural center of Switzerland. When you arrive, take a short city tour, enjoy the exhibits of the Olympic Museum, or stroll along the shore of Geneva Lake. While driving along the shoreline of the lake, enjoy the fascinating views of the one of the most beautiful roads in Switzerland. It will take less than an hour to arrive at the impressive Chateau de Chillon, an amazing lakeside castle, the most famous one in the country. Take a guided tour through the castle discovering the important historical background of the Chateau de Chillon. Afterwards disembark at the town of Montreux to see a glamorous tourist resort associated with rock legend, Freddie Mercury. In this warm city, you will enjoy some leisurely free time, with an unforgettable stroll over the incredible shoreline. Finally, transfer back to Geneva. 

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Independent Chamonix-Mont Blanc Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

8. Independent Chamonix-Mont Blanc Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

A 75 minutes drive by motor-coach through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe (4807 m./15.771 ft). The Chamonix Mont Blanc valley and neighbouring mountains are a wonderful natural resource. Discover the protected plant and animal life (Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve), and the amazing glaciers (Mer de Glace, Glacier des Bossons, glacier d'Argentière). From higher up, experience some of the world´s most stunning alpine views for real (Aiguille du Midi, Tramway du Mont Blanc or Grands Montets). In 1924 Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympic Games. Skiing was introduced in Chamonix at the end of the 19th century by Dr Payot. Nowadays, Chamonix is the most famous moutain village and Mont Blanc the highest mount of Europe. In the morning, ride the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest in Europe, climb more than 2700m and enjoy the unique journey between the ground and the sky with year-round snow! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.

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Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

9. Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

On this private tour, you will ride in a comfortable vehicle through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that is a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy. Stroll in the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering unique producers and sellers of clothes, chocolate, cheese, products and much more. In the afternoon return to the starting point. Visit Geneva, go for a ride on a mini-train, and walk around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Take a step back in time through Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, the original market place, the arsenal and the town hall. Lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this once influential town. Discover for yourself, Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature, and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. Please note that the mini train is not operating in January, February, in heavy rain and during special demonstrations. In this case, the old town will be a walking tour. If option selected, enjoy a 1 hour cruise on Geneva Lake. Admire the wealth of the most beautiful lake in Europe from an inclusive perspective.

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What people are saying about Canton Geneva

A very good guide to some of the lake houses and the history behind the lake houses and who own them and to my surprise a lot of Chicago peeps this was there summer get away homes very educational..

Maggie was a great guide. The sights were worth the money, definitely do the cable cars and the glacier train. Although we wished we went in the summer months to see the ice grotto!

Loved the experience, and the trip. I didn't like covid pass wasn't requested (october 16)

Typically November weather, but the cruise was excellent. Nice onboard service

Our guide was very knowledgeable, attentive and engaging.