Things to do in

Geneva

Explore this cosmopolitan lakeside city home to a host of international organizations and mountain views.

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  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

    1. 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: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    2. 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...

  • Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Montreux & Sightseeing in Lavaux

    3. Geneva: Riviera Cruise, Montreux & Sightseeing in Lavaux

    In Vevey board your red trolley to the Lavaux. Protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the vineyard terraces make this site one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Get fresh ideas from this dream landscape. Back in Vevey enjoy free time to stroll on the lake shore before to embark on an unforgettable 1.5-hour cruise on Lake Leman. Discover new perspectives of the stunning landscapes of this idyllic region. Snap pictures of the Swiss Alps and the riviera. Arrive in Montreux and let yourself be carried by the special atmosphere of the city. This artistic city is the refuge of numerous celebrities and as Freddie Mercury said so well, "If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux." Discover the artistic and famous city of Montreux. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort before riding back to Geneva. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux plants are asso...

    In the beautiful scenery of the Swiss Riviera we enjoyed the company of a magic guide (the weather was obedient to her) and of an excellent driver.

Frequently asked questions about Geneva

Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Actually, the best time to go is in August, when the weather can get a little cooler - a perfect summer breeze. There's also a festival going on in the city! Of course, if you're planning to ski while you're in Switzerland, winter is better.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Franc (CHF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +41
  • Best time to visit
    If you aren't visiting for the incredible winter ski season, try to visit Geneva in August, when there is a great summer breeze, and the city hosts an amazing festival!

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What people are saying about Geneva

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,634 reviews

Best tour ever. Z was a super tour guide! He was very communicative and gave great advice and suggestion! Z made us all feel so welcome and gave us lots of interesting information about Interlaken! I would highly recommend this trip! Thank you so much Z for such an amazing and accommodating day!

Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.

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

Well organized and the guide was friendly and informative

Very organized trip with amazing and spectacular scenes