4/5 - Good
Verified travelerAug 20, 2019
It’s beautiful however very pricey. A nice place to transit through.
Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city and home to the headquarters of UN organizations, the Red Cross, and dozens of other international bodies. The city is built around the mouth of the Rhone at the south-western end of Lake Geneva.
Grab your camera and head to the Old Town. You’ll see buildings from throughout the centuries including the birthplace of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Cathédrale St. Pierre. Climb the tower to get great views of the city. Back down on ground level, check out the Musée International de la Reforme to learn about the reformation in France and Switzerland.
For more history, drop by Maison Tavel. The old manor has been modified and renovated several times over the centuries, and today houses a museum documenting the history of Geneva. For a look at the work of the Red Cross around the world, explore the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
Art lovers will want to move on to some of the city’s excellent art museums. Start at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire to admire paintings from as far back as the Renaissance and artifacts from the ancient world. For more recent works, check out the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. Visit the Musée des Arts d’Extrême Orient to examine items from the Far East. Fans of pottery and ceramics should take a look at the Musée Ariana.
Take a break and head down to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the view of the French Alps or sit down in a café and watch the Jet d’Eau spurt water over 450 feet (140 meters) into the air. In the evenings, head out to Victoria Hall or the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a show.
Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafes
Tour the headquarters of one of the world’s most important organisations. See the impressive chambers and artworks and monuments in the surrounding parklands.
Visit this iconic Geneva attraction day or night to enjoy this spectacular fountain shooting water high in the air.
Towering over Geneva’s old town is this 12th-century cathedral, known for its mixture of architectural styles and the Roman temple ruins that lie beneath it.
For centuries, this popular square in Geneva’s old town has served as a meeting place. Dine in a bistro, visit antique stores and admire the architecture.
The city that gave birth to the International Red Cross is home to a museum dedicated to its work and humanitarian issues.
Historic protestant reformers and Geneva's involvement in the Reformation are honored in this remarkable memorial, a massive wall with huge sculptures.
Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. Ride the cable car to the top of the peak, Aiguille du Midi, and gaze over one of the world’s largest mountain ranges, spread over 3 countries.
Unlock the charms of the Bernese Alps and venture into the storybook town of Montreux during a day trip from Geneva. Feel like you're on top of the world at the summit of Glacier 3000, and then descend the Col du Pillon to land in Montreux, a charming village on the banks of Lake Geneva.
Leave Geneva behind and journey through some of the world's most picturesque scenery as you drive across the France–Switzerland border to the stunning Alpine village of Chamonix. Situated at the foot of Europe's tallest peak, the town oozes style and has attractions to keep you busy for hours.
If you don't have a lot of time to explore the stunning mountain scenery of Chamonix and see Europe's tallest mountain, this half-day tour is perfect for you. Cross the border into France and soak up the exclusive atmosphere of one of the most famous villages in the Alps.
In the morning, ride 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.
Ensuring for you a comfortable and safe private transfer service from Geneva Airport to any desired destination within Switzerland and the neighbouring countries.
Verified travelerAug 7, 2019