Geneva's Old Town

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  • Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

    1. 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

  • Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

    2. Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

    With the Geneva City Pass, you can explore city and countryside in all their splendor. Free entry, reduced rates, vouchers and many surprises await you with the Geneva Pass, which will help you to discover the city and its cultural and cosmopolitan riches, as well as its parks, mountains, and lakes. The Geneva City Pass offers many tours such as a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a classic city tour from the iconic Jet d'Eau water fountain to the International district of Geneva, or a guided tour in Carouge, a wealthy suburb of Geneva with a well established art scene. Don’t want to walk too much? Take a mini-train along the shores of Lake Geneva. From there you could also hop on a boat to see more of the beautiful Lake Geneva and the sights it has to offer as you cruise along the Rhône, or you could rent some water vehicles (sailing, pedal, or motorboats) yourself...

    The best thing you could do! Public transport for free even train to the airport. Museums, trips etc. Must be!

  • Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

    3. Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

    This 2-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 delve deeper into the Old Town on an informative guided walking tour. Guides speak French and English, and some are also conversant in German, Italian, and Spanish, depending on the guide. Children up to 12 years old pay a reduced child’s fare, making it more affordable for all families.

    Was a bit confusing to get to the meeting point, more instructions on the page saying the guide would be wearing red inside the bus station and that the tour bus was labeled swiss tours ould have been helpful.

  • Annecy Half-Day Trip from Geneva

    4. Annecy Half-Day Trip from Geneva

    Annecy, located just 45-minutes from Geneva, is a town that has been awarded France’s prestigious Art and History designation. When you arrive in Annecy you’ll have a guided orientation walk and then plenty of free time to explore Annecy on your own. Please note that if you select the afternoon tour, then this will be self-guided.  As you walk through the streets of this charming town on the River Thiou you’ll come across numerous food and flea markets and historic monuments and landmarks. Browse the shops and stop to try a traditional dish at one of the many restaurants or cafés.

    The tour guide, Gabriel, spoke in multi languages which allowed myself and other travelers to understand him well. He was very informative.

  • Chocolate Flavors Walking Tour of Geneva

    5. Chocolate Flavors Walking Tour of Geneva

    Join this delicious guided chocolate tour of Geneva to experience one-of-a-kind, award-winning chocolate creations. Visit some of the city’s best artisanal chocolateries – from traditional to modern. You’ll experience chocolate in all shapes and forms: from chocolate pralines, to truffles, ganaches, drinking chocolate and pastry. During the tour, learn the secrets of the origins and manufacturing of chocolate, as well as the history of Swiss chocolate. The tour includes a visit to the old town, and you will hear anecdotes and stories about Geneva, and experience Geneva’s most important tradition – breaking the chocolate “marmite” (cauldron). There is also a fun boat ride in the tour. The best way to discover a city is through its flavors, its local artisans and its stories, so have fun with this exciting, sweet and exhilarating sensorial experience.

    Noah is very friendly and passionate tour guide- I enjoyed the pace of the tour and the chocolatiers which were arranged.

  • Geneva: the Secrets of Old Town Discovery Game

    6. Geneva: the Secrets of Old Town 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 12 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. Explore the charming streets of Geneva’s Old Town and you will begin to look at its main sights differently. While solving the cryptic clues, you’ll unlock recommendations to some favorite spots for food, drinks and of course, cheese fondue! You’ll also discover the city’s quiet alleys and some unique views. If y...

  • Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

    7. Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

    Combine 2 days in one, and enjoy the little time you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy its little streets full of charm, and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. You will take delight in seeing all the beautiful mountains that surround you. After that, go back to Geneva on a bus through the French countryside, and get a walking guided tour of 45 minutes in Annecy. Called the "Venice of the Alps", the town offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. See the famous markets of Annecy with your guide, and spend some free time in the picturesque small streets with endless flower-filled balconies.

  • Geneva City Tour and Annecy Visit

    8. Geneva City Tour and Annecy Visit

    On this 7-hour combined program, you’ll head to Annecy, located just 45 minutes away by bus. Annecy is often referred to as the Venice of the Alps and draws visitors to its romantic landscapes. You’ll have a half-hour orientation to the old town and its colorful pedestrian streets. The town, crossed by the River Thiou, offers a picturesque and enchanting scene, and numerous food markets and flea markets enliven the streets. Rich in cultural activities, including museums and castles to visit, Annecy has received the coveted Art and History designation. After spending some free time in Annecy, get to know Geneva on a 2-hour guided tour that takes you to the city’s international district that’s home to the world’s peacemaking organizations, and to the city center as well. Enjoy a mini-train tramway tour and a guided walk through the historic old town area.

    The visit to Annecy happened on time and we were back by 1.30pm. The bus was packed and seating was competitve. However the city tour started only at 2.15pm and finished at 5.30pm. It was by bus, train and boat. The live guide, Gabriel who spoke on the bus was good, but the electronic voice on the train and boat was not heard most of the time, especially on the boat. Although it was meant to be 7 hours it took 8 1/2 hours to finish.

  • From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

    9. From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

    Combine 2-days in one and enjoy the little time that you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the little streets of Chamonix full of charm and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all of the beautiful mountains that surround you. Afterwards, go back to Geneva and do the city tour of Geneva that will bring you to visit the international part through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city such as Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful Flower Clock. Moreover, get a taste of Genevan history with the mini train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.

  • From Geneva: Round-Trip Private Transfer to Interlaken City

    10. From Geneva: Round-Trip Private Transfer to Interlaken City

    Your professional driver will meet you at a location convenient to you in Geneva. Across the journey to Interlaken you will have an opportunity to learn the best spots to enjoy traditional Swiss beer and cheese. Upon arrival to Interlaken the key visits will be old town square of Interlaken, grand railway station, Interlaken’s castle, and the Augustinian monastery. Have a walk along the bank of the Aare River and admire the view of the surrounding mountains of Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger, which will intensify your impressions even more. Afterwards transfer to the top of Hohbuehl Pavilion and enjoy the view over Lakes Thun and Brienz. After two hours exploring the streets and attractions of Interlaken, the group will transfer back to Geneva, to the initial meeting point.

    I wish to express my thanks to Mr Mano for being an excellent guide who provided useful information about the region we toured. I would recommend him very highly to anyone who wants to tour Geneva and the surrounding cantons in Switzerland! Please convey my gratitude to Mr Mano! Thank you very much. Syed Singapore

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What people are saying about Geneva's Old Town

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 668 reviews

The beautiful ancient old city, full of canals, flowers, and because this was a summer Sunday, it was holding one of the biggest open markets in any town in Switzerland or France. Every street in thge old town was lined with every type of food, flowers, spices, and dry goods.

Excellent and really profitable !! in two days you can enjoy most of Geneva's attractions and activities.

Comfortable bus, organized trip, informative guide and very beautiful city.

Very good course. A top guide. The products tasted are excellent!

Well organized and the guide was friendly and informative