Things to do in
Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva: Our most recommended tours and activities

Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

1. Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

Explore Geneva and its stunning lake on a unique a sightseeing cruise. Admire the beauty of the Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and other landmarks while learning about the area from your audio guide. Download the cruise app CGN Tours with all relevant information on the spot. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them from the audioguide. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at the famous Jet d’Eau fountain in the city, famous for Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and 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.

Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

2. Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

Discover the city of Geneva from a new perspective with a scenic cruise. Drift across Lake Geneva and immerse yourself in this world of Swiss beauty with breathtaking views of the Alps and Mont Blanc. Make your way to the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva and meet your friendly crew and group for the day just outside. Climb on board your boat and get settled in as you push off from the shore onto Lake Geneva. Relax with a glass of wine in hand as you take in the picturesque scenery. Pass by the United Nations Office and the Bain des Paquis before staring up in awe at the mighty outline of Mont Blanc and the Alps.

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get to know the city of Geneva on an open-top bus tour. See the stunning Lake Geneva and the famous flower clock in Jardin Anglais park. Stop at the United Nations to snap some photos.  Board your bus and take a seat to enjoy a bus tour through Geneva. During your ride understand the city's international importance as you go to the buildings dedicated to organizations that work for the betterment of safety and equality in the world.  See the United Nations offices and make a photo stop to capture what makes Geneva the capital of peace. Afterward, head to the left bank and see Lake Geneva with its striking water fountain. Make your way to Jardin Anglais park and see the colorful flower clock.  Drive by Parc de La Grange with its gorgeous gardens and visit Parc des Eaux-Vives with its historic mansion before concluding your tour.  Please note that the tour is in two parts. You must stay on the bus to do both part and do the complete tour.

Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

4. 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

5. 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.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

6. 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.  Board the coach in Geneva 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 where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, and the covered market, and have some free time for lunch.  You can discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, and go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Know more about one of the surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. After visiting Vevey, if you have the lake cruise option on your tour, embark on a journey in an old steamer boat to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historical places in Switzerland, dating back to the 11th century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterward, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of great artists that visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

7. 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.

Geneva: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

10. International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

The Trolley International Tours will take you for a drive around Geneva! It will make you understand the international dimension of Geneva by leading you to the meeting of the buildings of the UN and the International Organizations that work for the good of humanity and peace in the world. Stops on the tour include 1. UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees 2. ITU: International Telecommunication Union 3. Nations Square 4. WCC: World Council of Churches 5. ERTO: European Radio and Television Organisation 6. ILO: International Labour Office 7. WHO: World Health Organisation 8. Statue of Hidalgo y Costilla 9. ICRC: International Committee of Red Cross 10. UN: United Nations Building 11. WILO: World Intellectual Property Organisation And many more!

All activities

46 activities found
Sort by:

Lake Geneva: Our most recommended tours and activities

Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

Explore Geneva and its stunning lake on a unique a sightseeing cruise. Admire the beauty of the Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and other landmarks while learning about the area from your audio guide. Download the cruise app CGN Tours with all relevant information on the spot. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them from the audioguide. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at the famous Jet d’Eau fountain in the city, famous for Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and 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.

Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

Discover the city of Geneva from a new perspective with a scenic cruise. Drift across Lake Geneva and immerse yourself in this world of Swiss beauty with breathtaking views of the Alps and Mont Blanc. Make your way to the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva and meet your friendly crew and group for the day just outside. Climb on board your boat and get settled in as you push off from the shore onto Lake Geneva. Relax with a glass of wine in hand as you take in the picturesque scenery. Pass by the United Nations Office and the Bain des Paquis before staring up in awe at the mighty outline of Mont Blanc and the Alps.

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get to know the city of Geneva on an open-top bus tour. See the stunning Lake Geneva and the famous flower clock in Jardin Anglais park. Stop at the United Nations to snap some photos.  Board your bus and take a seat to enjoy a bus tour through Geneva. During your ride understand the city's international importance as you go to the buildings dedicated to organizations that work for the betterment of safety and equality in the world.  See the United Nations offices and make a photo stop to capture what makes Geneva the capital of peace. Afterward, head to the left bank and see Lake Geneva with its striking water fountain. Make your way to Jardin Anglais park and see the colorful flower clock.  Drive by Parc de La Grange with its gorgeous gardens and visit Parc des Eaux-Vives with its historic mansion before concluding your tour.  Please note that the tour is in two parts. You must stay on the bus to do both part and do the complete tour.

Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

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

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.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

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.  Board the coach in Geneva 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 where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, and the covered market, and have some free time for lunch.  You can discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, and go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Know more about one of the surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. After visiting Vevey, if you have the lake cruise option on your tour, embark on a journey in an old steamer boat to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historical places in Switzerland, dating back to the 11th century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterward, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of great artists that visited this place, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

Geneva: Chocolate Tasting & Gruyères Medieval Village Tour

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.

Geneva: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

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.

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

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.

International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

International & Panoramic Tours Geneva

The Trolley International Tours will take you for a drive around Geneva! It will make you understand the international dimension of Geneva by leading you to the meeting of the buildings of the UN and the International Organizations that work for the good of humanity and peace in the world. Stops on the tour include 1. UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees 2. ITU: International Telecommunication Union 3. Nations Square 4. WCC: World Council of Churches 5. ERTO: European Radio and Television Organisation 6. ILO: International Labour Office 7. WHO: World Health Organisation 8. Statue of Hidalgo y Costilla 9. ICRC: International Committee of Red Cross 10. UN: United Nations Building 11. WILO: World Intellectual Property Organisation And many more!

Top Attractions in Geneva

Things to Do in Lake Geneva

Cities in Switzerland

Other Sightseeing Options in Lake Geneva

Want to discover all there is to do in Lake Geneva? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Lake Geneva

Overall rating

4.1
(1,490 reviews)

My mom and I had a really lovely time seeing the shores of Lake Geneva and our guide brought us up very close to the fountain in the lake! It was very cold on the lake, but the boat goes slow so there's no wind or water spraying. There are blankets available on the boat if you get too cold. It's not a guided tour, it's more about relaxing with wine and music and seeing the beautiful shorelines. I'd definitely recommend!

This was SO much fun!!!! Small boat intimate atmosphere! Wine, apple juice for kids, and plenty of snacks. Our guide was so sweet and kind!! WE LOVED it! 2 adults and 2 teen boys

Very good! The boat is comfortable, open and with few passengers. The snacks are interesting, I would just replace the plastic cups with wine glasses, lol. Super kind guide.

I loved the snacks and wine, the music on the boat mace it a nice atmosphere and the fact the boat was 0 emissions was brilliant.

I highly recommend this cruise and I think I will do it again snacks and wine as described the service everything was perfect