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Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

1. Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

1 pass, 60 activities: Discover the best of Geneva with the Geneva City Pass! A city pass is a card that allows you to enjoy a variety of activities for free or at a very low price. Visit a museum, take a cruise on the lake, go on a guided tour, go rafting: enjoy 60 free or discounted activities for both young and old in Geneva for a duration of 24, 48 or 72 hours! Examples of savings with the Geneva City Pass -One entry to MAMCO (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) costs CHF 15. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free! -The breathtaking “Geneva Tour” cruise costs CHF 19. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free. -A 30-minute pedal boat ride on the lake costs CHF 14. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free. -With the Geneva City Pass you’ll get a CHF 10 discount on the rental of a licence-free motorboat.

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

2. 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.

Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

3. 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, see the broken chair, UN, Unesco, Unicef, WHO, Ilo... 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 by bus. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during walking or mini train tour ( depending on season, weather and availibilty) and dig deeper into the Old Town. To complete the tour, continue with a 1-hour relaxing cruise.

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

4. Geneva: United Nations, Old Town and Lake 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. Wizz downhill passing 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: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

5. Geneva: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

Hop on board a historic paddle steamer for a lake cruise in Geneva. Admire parks, magnificent villas, monuments, and the Palais des Nations that border the Petit-Lac, along with views of the Alps and Jura Mountains. After leaving the Jet d'eau behind you, sail along the banks of Lake Geneva to Aniêres, Corsier, and Hermance. Enrich your experience by buying a glass of local wine onboard. After a short stop, head to the other shore and return to Geneva along the towns of Coppet and Versoix. Download the "CGN-Tours" APP on your mobile phone to get many interesting explanations et stories about the view.

The Many Faces of Geneva: Self-Guided Audio City Tour

6. The Many Faces of Geneva: Self-Guided Audio City Tour

Pride and love, gluttony and moderation, justice and anger, envy and courage go hand in hand in Geneva. In this tour you will not only manage to see all the main sights of this city, but also look at them from a different angle — from the perspective of human vices and virtues. The monument in honour of Empress Elisabeth ”Sissi”, who was stabbed to death, is located not far from the “doing a good deed” Jet d'Eau fountain. The monument to Jean-Jacques Rousseau reminds visitors of a man who promoted ideas of social equality, but at the same time confessed to affairs with married women. The building known to serve as a shelter to orphans and bread for the poor in the Middle Ages was also used to lock up beggars and the insane, but the theologians depicted on the Reformation Wall were taunted with inflexibility and heartlessness. We will guide you through all the main tourist places of Geneva and in addition tell stories of the real people and their sins and virtues. Go to the monument in honour of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” and plug in your headphones. Take out your smartphone and listen to the audio guide. Learn how and why Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” was killed by the anarchist. See one of the largest fountains in the world — the Jet d'Eau fountain — and understand how it makes this world better. Continue to the Brunswick monument and find out, where on it you can see the images of virtues. Walk to the monument to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and learn about the sins he confessed. Visit the National Monument and understand why exactly this monument won the competition. See the Flower Clock and learn how it is related to pride. Continue to the Palace of Justice and understand why it is associated with justice and mercy. See the Lutheran church and learn how different religions see the influence of sins and good deeds on the salvation of a person. Discover the monument which is considered to be a Genevan fighter for justice. Learn where in the past in Geneva was a red light districts and listen to the history of prostitution in this city. Walk to the Statue of the Prophet Jeremiah and learn why he is often called "the weeping prophet”. Go to St. Pierre Cathedral and understand why it is associated with the virtue of temperance. Continue to the Town Hall building and see the long stone bench where the judges of Geneva pronounced death sentences and hear about some of them in more detail. Go to the Reformation Wall and learn who of the theologians depicted there were taunted with inflexibility, mercilessness and heartlessness. See the statue of Guillaume-Henri Dufour and the bust of Henri Dunant and understand how they struggled with evil. Discover the fountain which serves as an evidence of the courage of the Genevans.

From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

7. 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: Guided Private or Group Old Town Highlights Tour

8. Geneva: Guided Private or Group Old Town Highlights Tour

Embark on a private tour of Geneva and immerse yourself in the city's rich history and stunning landmarks. Cruise the city in an air-conditioned coach, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide who will provide fascinating commentary along the way. First, choose between private or group tour options. Meet your guide, board the coach, and begin your journey of meeting Geneva and getting to know its beauty. Then, marvel at the iconic Jet d'Eau as it shoots water 140 meters into the air while you take in panoramic views of Lake Geneva. Disembark for a leisurely walking tour of Geneva's charming Old Town, where you'll discover hidden gems and historical treasures around every corner. Finally, climb aboard Geneva's mini-train for a unique perspective of the city, passing by landmarks such as St Pierre Cathedral and the Palace of Nations. Your private tour allows for a flexible itinerary, so you can spend more time at the sights that interest you most.

Private Highlights Top Places Tour Electric TukTuk 1h

9. Private Highlights Top Places Tour Electric TukTuk 1h

The ride lasts one hour and is tailor-made. We suggest visit along the lake with a view of the jet d'eau then arriving in the heights of Geneva where the most beautiful view is located for a photo session to immortalize the moment. Then we will go to the old town of Geneva to see the Place du Bourg-de-Four, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the Bastion Park and the Reformers' Wall. This itinerary lasts one hour and can be modified to suit your needs. We can extend the visit as an extra to see directly with the guide on site. You can bring your drinks such as fruit juice or wine or you can ask me by message. if it's cold, no worries we can completely close the tuktuk and provide you with cozy blankets. welcome to Switzerland!

Geneva Lakeside Stroll: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Geneva Lakeside Stroll: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Is this your first time in Geneva, or are you already familiar with the city? Either way, this tour has a few stories that’ll surprise you. Geneva was an independent city from 1154 and only became part of the Swiss Confederation in 1815. It has an incredibly rich history, with some marvellous events. I’ll tell you about them on this tour, while I guide you to some of the city’s most wonderful places. We’ll hear about an empress and a duke, international peacekeeping and the invention of science fiction. We’ll stroll in lush parks, admire the world-famous Bay of Geneva as well as the tallest fountain in the world, and watch Belle Époque paddle steamers gliding next to it. Along the way, you'll hear about: • An empress who was assassinated on the quay • Switzerland’s watch industry and the Rolex family • The biggest sweet water tank in Europe • Geneva’s oldest beach • World-class sailing in the bay • The tallest mountain in Europe

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What people are saying about Jet d'Eau

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(768 reviews)

Hakim was a great guide and a helpful person, always keen to take photos of passengers which made the ride a memorable one. The tour was absolute value for money. The tuktuk was very clean and can accomodate a fondue and drinks on demand. I warmly recommend.

Carol was an absolute pleasure and a great lady to be shown around the city with. She took us to many places we hadn’t seen and let us have time exploring places. A wonderful lady and has made my mine and my sisters holiday

Excellent welcome from the Geneva Tourist Office. The pass pays off very quickly. I was able to visit several tourist places and take public transport. It was perfect.

Just had the most incredible experience exploring Geneva with Raf! Every moment was filled with fascinating stories and insights. Thank you Raf!

It was excellent! Roger and Gabriel were awesome! 🥰🥰