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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. Explore the harborside area and discover wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, the famous Bains des Paquis, and a large selection of lakeside restaurants and cafes that this part of the city offers. 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, enjoy access to one of the most beautiful vantage points over the city of Geneva. Before returning to the pickup point, your tour bus will make its way to the famous United Nations headquarters (Palais des Nations). From there, get the chance to witness the "Broken Chair" sculpture.

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.

Geneva City Pass: Discounts and Free Offers at 40 Sights

3. 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. It's all included in your pass! Not enough yet? Take the cable car up to mount Salève and look over Geneva from above. Speaking of mountains, a night skiing package with fondue afterwards is also included in your pass. Nothing caught your fancy yet? How about spending some time in one of Geneva’s numerous museums! Whether you're interested in science, modern art, ethnography, or the history of Switzerland, there is something to suit all tastes. Visit the Fondation Baur and Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient to see art from the Far East, or stop by Musée Ariana which has a one of a kind collection of glass and ceramic art pieces. This and much more awaits you with the Geneva City Pass!

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

4. 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.

Geneva Private City Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

5. Geneva Private City Tour with Optional Boat Cruise

Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva is Switzerland's second-most popular city and one of the greenest cities in Europe. Visit Geneva on a bus then go for a 2-hour walking tour around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. You will be taking a step back in time with Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, original market place, the arsenal and the town hall; lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this influential town. This sightseeing tour allow you to discover 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. This is your opportunity to snap some pictures of the magnificent spray from the fountain. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this city as a diplomatic and financial center, and pass through the district around the UN building. After this guided city tour, you can extend your tour with an addition to the Geneva city tour. Go on a 1-hour commented cruise, which will allow you to discover the major attractions of the Leman lake: the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbour, the Diodati house, the UN building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid and many more interesting sites.

Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

6. 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).

Geneva: Instagram-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

7. Geneva: Instagram-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

Spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels to Geneva on this guided tour. In the company of a local tour guide, discover the most beautiful and impressive spots in the city and pick up some useful tips on how to get the best out of your smartphone camera. During your tour, stroll around the city and take photos of some of its most unique places, such as the Smurf Buildings, as well as some instagrammable cafés and bars. You will also be able to find out more about the culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. Don't miss the opportunity to give your Instagram feed an upgrade with this adventure.

From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

8. 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.

Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

9. Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

After meeting your guide, get accustomed to your E-Bike. Visit the Nations Square and head up hill with ease on your E-Bike to see the Japanese Bell, United Nations Museum and Red Cross Museum. Continue to the House of Swiss People and wizz downhill through the botanical gardens and Zoo. Head through the tunnel to the United Nations Lake and World Trade Organisation. Take a little tour of the Science Museum. Cruise around the lake to the island of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Visit the Sujet Dam and head on to the Reformation Wall. Enjoy these beautiful gardens of Geneva life and continue to the St Peter's Cathedral, Jet D'eau and English Gardens.

Geneva: E-Bike City Tour

10. Geneva: E-Bike City Tour

Enjoy cruising through beautiful Geneva on an e-bike express tour. To begin, cruise around Lake Geneva before making your way to the Flower Clock and Water Fountain. Stay on the bike paths to cycle toward the Old Town, beginning at the Reformation Wall and Bastion Park. Admire daily life while zooming by. Continue to the Bourg De Four, the bustling center of the Old Town. See the canons, famous mosaics, and Tavel House, the oldest house in Geneva. Be sure to go inside St Pierre's Cathedral before ending the tour back at Geneva Cornavin.

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What people are saying about Jet d'Eau

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 623 reviews

Gabriel (I hope I've spelt that correctly?) our guide provided excellent commentary on the bus ride part of our tour and he was very helpful, friendly and knowledge. It was a pleasure to listen to him. We were taken around the town and stopped for a photo opportunity at the Palais des Nations and Broken Chair sculpture. We then went on the road train with audio commentary that again was excellent. Finally we went on the third part of our tour which was a boat trip on Lac Leman to look at the stunning scenery on the shore and in the distance. A fantastic experience well worth the money.

We had a wonderful guide named Gabriel. He was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He took us around and really was informative and kind. Loved him. He even brought us to the boat to make sure we got on it when it left. It vm was a great walking tour. You will learn a lot. The boat cruise was a bit boring. We sat outside and couldn’t hear anything.

Despite a change of organization at the last minute for lack of a guide, the people of KeytourSA were able to ensure that the visit took place. The different activities allow you to see various aspects of Geneva.

The tour was very pleasant and the driver very friendly. We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it.

I had such a wonderful time and met many great people. Gabriel the tour guide was awesome and attentive.