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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 Discovery Walking Tour

2. Geneva Discovery Walking Tour

The French speaking city well known also as a “World’s Smallest Metropolis” is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps. This is a city where you can feel cultural diversity from the first sight: Geneva is also known as a “Capital of Peace” Geneva and is home to the European headquarters of the UN and the Red Cross as well as more than 180 international organizations. Your excursion to Geneva will let show these interesting places: - Rousseau Island - Rhon Street (Shopping Paradise) - Reformation Wall - St. Peter’s Cathedral - Bourg-de-Four Square - City Hall - Maison Tavel - English Garden and Flower Clock - Fountain (Jet d'Eau) An excursion by car to discover the Palace of Nations and the Red Cross Museum can be organized upon request. 

Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

3. Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

In this 2 hour sightseeing tour of Geneva at sunset, you will see the very best of this stunning city.  Lake Geneva/ Jet d’eau The Jet d’eau is Geneva’s trademark, a water fountain in the harbor that shoots half a cubic meter of water per second up to a height of 140 meters. Close to the fountain are wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a huge selection of lakeside restaurants and cafés and beautiful spots for sunbathing, like the famous Bains des Paquis. Flower clock The clock, situated at a corner of the Jardin Anglais, was created for the first time in 1955 and contains about 6,500 flowers and plants. The floral arrangements change according to the season. The flower clock is not only pretty, it also tells the time with Swiss precision. The time you see is transmitted by satellite. The seconds-hand is 2.5 meters long, the world’s longest! ParcDesEauxVives See the stunning Parc Des Eaux Vives, and the wealthy suburb of ‘Cologny’ with its mansions and impressive architecture, you will have the most incredible photo point for a view out across all of Geneva - not to be missed. United Nations The office of the United Nations in Geneva is the European headquarters of the UN. The building complex, called the Palais des Nations, houses the UN Human Rights Council as well as the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, among other agencies. Just in-front of the UN you’ll see the famous 10 meter high ’Broken Chair’ sculpture.

Geneva: Past and Present Discovery Walk

4. Geneva: Past and Present Discovery Walk

Discover the historical side of Geneva with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of Geneva with you. Your excursion will begin at the Carrousel Wetzel near the Jet d'Eau. There you will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods, and will also find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Palais des Nations or even the horloge fleurie, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tour won’t show you. Traveling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better. Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let your guide know and they will adjust the itinerary for you.

Geneva: Photogenic City Photography Tour

5. Geneva: Photogenic City Photography Tour

Join your guide for a short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view. Throughout your experience you will also get to take stunning pictures of your surroundings as you travel. Your walk will take you from Jet d'eau to the Palace of Nations, and as you use your camera to capture the beauty of Geneva you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Discover an alternative side of Geneva, full of history and unique beauty. Don't forget to book the experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for your pictures. After taking pictures of the Jet d'eau and the Smurfs Buildings, you will move on to discover some nice street art along the Rhône. By the end of this experience you will know the city like the back of your hand, and will also have some sweet pictures to show for it.

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What a great tour on the Bus fantastic trip without the fuss

Bus driver was a great guy very helpful really informative and made everyone feel very welcome. The weather was really hot and he handed out water to all. Really nice touch ! The tour was very interesting with stop off points and opportunities to walk around. All in all a great tour well worth the money.

Excellent tour round the city - with a huge number of interesting facts - Really gives a great overview of the city and helps get things into context

Great induction tour of the city. The tour is great but the bus seats are tight . Fortunately our tour was not full so we were able to spread out .

The tour was good and gave us an overview of Geneva. What was special was that instead of the booked 2 hour tour, it only lasted 1 hour.

Audio was a little out of sync with the journey, but very interesting tour and great value for money. Recommended.