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Geneva: Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

1. Geneva: Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Start your adventure through the bustling streets of Geneva at Gare Routiere where you can hop on to your open-top tour bus. Your guided tour will take you to some of Geneva's most historical and culturally significant landmarks.  First, visit Jet d’eau, Geneva’s iconic water fountain located in the harbor. Your tour through the harborside area will acquaint you with the wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a large selection of the lakeside restaurants and cafes this part of the city has to offer and the famous Bains des Paquis. After the harbor, make your way to the Flower Clock, situated in the Jardin Anglais. Marvel at the vast array of flowers the garden has to offer. See the stunning Parc Des Eaux Vives and the wealthy suburb of Cologny with its mansions and impressive architecture. Here you will have access to one of the most beautiful vantage points for looking out over the city of Geneva. Before being taken back to the pickup point, your tour bus will make its way to the famous United Nations headquarters (Palais des Nations). From here you will also get the chance to witness the 'Broken Chair' sculpture.

Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

2. Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

In this 2 hour sightseeing tour of Geneva at sunset, you will see the very best of this stunning city.  Lake Geneva/ Jet d’eau The Jet d’eau is Geneva’s trademark, a water fountain in the harbor that shoots half a cubic meter of water per second up to a height of 140 meters. Close to the fountain are wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a huge selection of lakeside restaurants and cafés and beautiful spots for sunbathing, like the famous Bains des Paquis. Flower clock The clock, situated at a corner of the Jardin Anglais, was created for the first time in 1955 and contains about 6,500 flowers and plants. The floral arrangements change according to the season. The flower clock is not only pretty, it also tells the time with Swiss precision. The time you see is transmitted by satellite. The seconds-hand is 2.5 meters long, the world’s longest! ParcDesEauxVives See the stunning Parc Des Eaux Vives, and the wealthy suburb of ‘Cologny’ with its mansions and impressive architecture, you will have the most incredible photo point for a view out across all of Geneva - not to be missed. United Nations The office of the United Nations in Geneva is the European headquarters of the UN. The building complex, called the Palais des Nations, houses the UN Human Rights Council as well as the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, among other agencies. Just in-front of the UN you’ll see the famous 10 meter high ’Broken Chair’ sculpture.

Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

3. 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-clear lake, with parks to also relax and enjoy the stunning views. You will also take a boat cruise to explore the lake, with fascinating commentary on the lake and its history. The afternoon will then be spent following the famous sights of Geneva. You’ll visit the tourist spots of the United Nations, Jet D’eau, and the Flower Clock, as well as the Parc des Eaux Vives and secret photo point in Cologny to take incredible pictures looking out across all of Geneva from above. All of this of course with the stunning views of Lac Leman (or Lake Geneva as it is sometimes referred to as).

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What people are saying about Cologny

What a great tour on the Bus fantastic trip without the fuss

Bus driver was a great guy very helpful really informative and made everyone feel very welcome. The weather was really hot and he handed out water to all. Really nice touch ! The tour was very interesting with stop off points and opportunities to walk around. All in all a great tour well worth the money.

Excellent tour round the city - with a huge number of interesting facts - Really gives a great overview of the city and helps get things into context

The tour was good and gave us an overview of Geneva. What was special was that instead of the booked 2 hour tour, it only lasted 1 hour.

Audio was a little out of sync with the journey, but very interesting tour and great value for money. Recommended.

The guide is very friendly and a good professional