Top attractions in Geneva
Switzerland enjoys some of the best quality of life in the world. Geneva is the stronghold of its French-speaking society, so take a dip into the sweet life. Where should you begin?
This building is the European seat of the United Nations. You can take a guided tour in - true to form - over 15 languages, and learn about the work that the UN does.
As if Geneva weren't pristine enough already, this park is a lovely oasis of greenery in the center. Seasonal activities include ice skating!
Geneva has always been a city of thinkers and innovators. This wall in the Parc des Bastions represents the leaders of the Reformation: Calvin, Farel, Beza, and Knox.
Sitting on the lake's harbor, this fountain soars 140 meters into the heavens and is considered to be the symbol of Geneva.
St. Peter's cathedral dates from the 12th century and is where Calvin gave his Reformist sermons. Marvel at its stained glass windows and high arches from the inside.
This opera house has a photogenic interior and exceptional acoustics. It's worth a visit even if you aren't an opera person!
Groundbreaking research is taking place under the Alps at this visitable science center, famous for its massive particle accelerator and the invention of the internet.
Leave Geneva for an afternoon and go into the neighboring countryside to the factory. Learn about the history of production of Gruyere products and taste some yourself!
It may be an hour's drive from Geneva, but the ski town of Chamonix is home to Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe - so it shouldn't be missed!
Geneva's museum of modern and contemporary art is located in an old factory building. Marcel Duchamp has a permanent collection there, and exhibitions change frequently.
Actually, the best time to go is in August, when the weather can get a little cooler - a perfect summer breeze. There's also a festival going on in the city! Of course, if you're planning to ski while you're in Switzerland, winter is better.
- CurrencyFranc (CHF)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+41
- Best time to visitIf you aren't visiting for the incredible winter ski season, try to visit Geneva in August, when there is a great summer breeze, and the city hosts an amazing festival!
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What people are saying about Geneva
A passionate tour guide provided us sufficient information to introduce the place to every customer.
Check the weather forecast before booking - on a sunny day the view of the surrounding mountains around Aiguille du Midi (incl. Mont Blanc) will be magnificent and unforgettable. With an extra hour time in Chamonix (departure at 6 p.m.) it would be also possible to take a cable a car to Bregant (actually this option was included in the received ticket).
Friendly and wonderful driver and guide. I enjoyed our trip and excursion. I highly recommend it.
Ray and Gabriel are incredible! Gabriel is fantastic at keeping you intrigued as I know some tour guides can end up being quite monotone and struggle to keep everyone’s attention. But Gabriel was informative, funny and friendly. Fantastic value for money, especially if you are only in Geneva for a short amount of time.
The tour was absolutely fantastic. The bus ride was smooth, and our tour guide, Maggie, was direct and to the point with very clear directions. Our first stop to the chocolate factory was much more than we expected... My wife and I were stuffed from all the samples... the next stop to the Gruyère factory was very intriguing, and packed full of information. The restaurant they took us to for a fondue/food tasting was intimate. The medieval town of Gruyères is a definite must-see. You feel like you’re still in the 1500s. Overall, this has been one of the best experiences we’ve had.