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Lake Geneva: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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.

    The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.

  • 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.

    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

    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...

    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

    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.

    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.

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    5. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical wor...

    I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    6. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    Embark on a guided tour along Lake Geneva, with stops at several beautiful locations. Start with pickup from Geneva and travel along the shores of the lake through the Vaud countryside. Enjoy a photo stop at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, which is the symbol of the city.  Continue towards the town of Corsier sur-Vevey. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming village where Charlie Chaplin lived for several years. You have the option of visiting Chaplin's World Museum to learn more about his life and see a collection of memorabilia. Then, enjoy a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux, known for its beautiful terraced vineyards.  In the afternoon, visit the town of Montreaux, a glamorous resort popular with international travelers. You can also visit Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress is located on a beautiful small island near the town. After exploring Montreaux, ...

  • From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    7. From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    Board a comfortable bus from Geneva for an hour drive to Lausanne. Take advantage of the morning to stroll in the pretty streets, visit the famous cathedral or walk around the port. You may also explore the world of sports in the Olympic Museum and relive great moments of competition, feel the pulse of the champions and discover the creative flair of the place. This is only optional! At 2:15 PM embark for a cruise on the Léman Lake to Montreux. Discover the idyllic landscapes of this little piece of heaven. Pass a UNESCO world heritage site called Lavaux. Admire the vineyards on terraces and see Vevey with the statue of Charlie Chaplin on the shore and the famous Nestlé headquarters. Get off the boat at Montreux, and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city before coming back to Geneva by bus. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort. Because of the exceptionally mild c...

  • Swiss Coupon Pass: 2-for-1 Offers in Switzerland

    8. Swiss Coupon Pass: 2-for-1 Offers in Switzerland

    The coupon book contains 100 exclusive vouchers with 50% discounts on food, sightseeing tours, entrance fees to tourist attractions, theme parks, UNESCO world heritage sights, Swiss castles, car and motorbike rental as well as class upgrades for train and boat journeys with a total value of 4,500 CHF. The Swiss Coupon Pass is available in English and German. Choose to either have your pass delivered (only available in Switzerland) or pick it up in Zurich, Geneva or Basel.

    I am surprised about the various offers I get and how easy it is to redeem the vouchers on spot. I`m usually not the coupon type of person but this is a great booklet to use when you travel throughout Switzerland with another person to benefit of 2 for 1 offers. You can save a lot of money for food (lunch/dinner) and the selection of restaurants is also very good. I am discovering lots of new activities in Switzerland, also off-the-beaten track and I can take a friend and pay only for one person, which is cool!!!

  • Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

    9. Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour of the town of Gruyères, located in the upper valley of the Saane River, and sample some of its famous food produce, alongside a visit to the chocolate factory and the Lavaux region.  Just outside Gruyères lies Broc, where you will tour the Cailler choclate factory and taste between 20-30 different chocolates and pralines (although you can decide how long the tour lasts and how much you want to taste!) Departing from Geneva, travel across country to Gruyères on the opposite side of Lake Geneva. Admire breathtaking landscapes of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way. Breathe in the pure mountain air, and listen to the sound of cowbells in the pastures.

    A very well organised trip and when you're visiting Switzerland, a look-see into the workings of a world-class chocolate factory and a cheese farm experience are a no-brainier !

  • Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

    10. Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

    The French speaking city well known also as a “World’s Smallest Metropolis” is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps. This is a city where you can feel cultural diversity from the first sight: Geneva is also known as a “Capital of Peace” Geneva and is home to the European headquarters of the UN and the Red Cross as well as more than 180 international organizations. Your excursion to Geneva will let show these interesting places: - Rousseau Island - Rhon Street (Shopping Paradise) - Reformation Wall - St. Peter’s Cathedral - Bourg-de-Four Square - City Hall - Maison Tavel - English Garden and Flower Clock - Fountain (Jet d'Eau) An excursion by car to discover the Palace of Nations and the Red Cross Museum can be organized upon request. 

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What people are saying about Lake Geneva

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 669 reviews

Make sure you take your printed ticket to the booth before you get on the boat. Lovely staff to welcome you, lovely views, sat upstairs and very quiet. We had glorious sunshine so sit on the right of the boat to get the best sun rays :)

I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!

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

The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.

Well organized and the guide was friendly and informative