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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. Your tour through the harborside area will acquaint you with the wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a large selection of the lakeside restaurants and cafes this part of the city has to offer and the famous Bains des Paquis. 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 you will have access to one of the most beautiful vantage points for looking out over the city of Geneva. Before being taken back to the pickup point, your tour bus will make its way to the famous United Nations headquarters (Palais des Nations). From here you will also 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: E-Bike City Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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 Tour of United Nations Square and Lake

7. Geneva: E-Bike Tour of United Nations Square and Lake

Feel like a local and explore Geneva's top highlights, its parks and lake, and hidden spots on a 1.5-hour guided tour riding an electric bike.  Ride in class and comfort on e-bikes, which are perfect for discovering various parts of the city. See Geneva differently and feel like a local as you cruise around the Botanical Gardens and around the famous Lake Geneva, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the United Nations' visitor center, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

Geneva: Private Instagram-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

8. Geneva: Private 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.

Geneva: Walking Tour with a Local Host

9. Geneva: Walking Tour with a Local Host

Get an insider's view on Geneva, an enchanting city located at the banks of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the stunning Alpine mountains. Go on a private walking tour with a local host and see some of the city's most popular attractions. Walk past picturesque lanes that transport you into a bygone era and venture off into offbeat paths to discover the city's hidden gems. Let your host give you a sneak peek into the local way of life and get recommendations of how to best spend your time in Geneva.

From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Jet d'Eau

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 568 reviews

The guide was excellent and conducted the tour in English and French (for French Canadian tourist). He was very informative and humorous, and we learned a lot about the city, history, and various organizations in the city. The first half was a bus and city tour. The second part was a recorded tour on little train that wove through the old town. By the time we walked from the bus across a bridge to the little train, the rain had cleared. Whereas I originally imagined this would be more of a walking tour, it was a relief that we were in a bus during the rain.

I particularly liked the smaller vehicle for the trip. All the stops were well worth visiting. Chocolate factory, cheese favourites, and Gruyere was a wonderful place to visit.

our tour guide was so great with all his heart and a lot of passion, the offer with bus and then on foot was perfect

I loved the fact that we had boat ride, and easy access to transportation without paying extra for them.

It is a great and comprehensive tour with dedicated and knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend it!