Place du Bourg-de-Four: Our most recommended tours and activities

Geneva: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Geneva: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on a journey to bygone Geneva and discover how a small city left a surprisingly large footprint in the fields of ethics, politics, history and science. On this walking tour, we’ll take a stroll through the cobbled streets to hear stories that begin over 2,000 years ago, and others that take us to the present day. I’ll answer questions about who founded the city, what role the Celts and the Romans had in its formation, and who the Burgundians were. Along the way you’ll learn about the Protestant Reformation, the Swiss Confederation, and the founding of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions. You'll also hear about: • The old marketplace • The Holy Roman Empire • The cathedral and its Chapel of the Maccabees • Geneva’s oldest house, now a museum, and its oldest street • Ancient stories behind the Arsenal’s mosaics • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the celebrated philosopher • The invention of the US dollar • How Switzerland came to be a neutral state Come along and explore Geneva's beautiful, storied corners as you retrace its journey in becoming one of the world's smallest cities with global significance.

Geneva: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

2. Geneva: Exclusive Private History Tour with a Local

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 : Geneva Lake and tour of the most beautiful spots

3. Geneva : Geneva Lake and tour of the most beautiful spots

On this guided tour, you'll discover Geneva's most beautiful spots, its lake, its Old Town, its historic monuments and all sorts of anecdotes told by a native Genevois. We can tailor the tour to suit your tastes and preferences, and include one or two breaks for a coffee overlooking the Jet d'Eau, or to sample some chocolates. Example of itinerary : lakeshore, Flower clock, the Old Town (St. Peter's Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four, Maison Tavel, The canons of Geneva, Geneva Town Hall), Reformer's Wall. We also have the possibility to take the tram and go in the district where you'll discover the most important international organisations (un, Red Cross, who, ilo, etc.).

Private City Tor of Geneva

4. Private City Tor of Geneva

A private city tour of Geneva is an excellent way to explore this vibrant city, which is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and international culture. With a private guide, you can discover the city's most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, learn about its history, and experience its unique culture up close. The tour typically starts with a pickup at your hotel or a designated meeting point. From there, your guide will take you on a personalized journey through the city, tailored to your interests and preferences. You might start by exploring the charming Old Town, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings, and quaint cafes. Here, you can visit landmarks such as the St. Pierre Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four, and the Reformation Wall, which pays tribute to the city's role in the Protestant Reformation. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the United Nations headquarters, which is located in Geneva and houses a range of international organizations. Here, you can learn about the UN's mission and history, as well as the role of Geneva in global diplomacy. Another highlight of the tour is a scenic cruise on Lake Geneva, which is one of the city's most popular attractions. The lake is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, and the boat ride offers spectacular views of the city and the surrounding area. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide insights into the city's rich history and culture, sharing fascinating stories and anecdotes about its past and present. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have and offer recommendations for further exploration. A private city tour of Geneva is a truly immersive experience that allows you to discover the city at your own pace and gain a deeper understanding of its unique character. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for this beautiful city.

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