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Geneva Guided Tours

A tour of Geneva is a wonderful way to explore this multifaceted city. See the UN Building, the Jet d'Eau (water fountain) and Lake Geneva's Little Mermaid, then explore Old Town and the Castle of Bellerive. There are trains, buses and cruises that include these marvellous sites. A tour of the Geneva countryside reveals awesome Swiss mountains, quaint villages and majestic castles, as well as offering the opportunity to sample some of the best chocolate, cheese and wine on earth!


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Chamonix and Mont Blanc

Spend the day in the Swiss mountains on a day trip from Geneva to Chamonix, one of Switzerland's most famous villages. You'll drive through the mountains, take a trip in a cable car to Aiguille du Midi for breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc and the surrounding Alps and board the charming red train to Montenvers.Your mountain excursion begins with an unforgettable 90-minute drive through the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix, at the foot of majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe (15,770 feet/4,800 meters). Continuing to Aiguille du Midi, a rocky peak close to Mont Blanc with snow year-round, you'll reach the summit in just 20 minutes by a two-stage cable car. The panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps are spectacular! In the direction of the Swiss Alps, on a clear day it's also possible to see the Mattherhorn, Toblerone chocolate's famous trademark mountain. There are many terraces and balconies up at the Aiguille du Midi where you can enjoy views of the magnificent mountain ranges and watch skiers zooming down towards the glacier. There's also a cafe at the summit where you can have a hot chocolate and perhaps enjoy a light snack (at own expense). After lunch in the village of Chamonix (included in the tour price), you'll take the comfortable electric railway to Montenvers, a vantage point with fine views of the Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is four miles (seven kilometers) long and averages just under a mile wide. You'll be riding the charming little red train that has been transferring passengers to the Montenvers site and the world-famous Mer de Glace glacier since 1908. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz, the Montenvers site is the perfect place to learn about the largest French glacier and about nature in the Alps. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Geneva City Tour, Boat Cruise and Countryside

Geneva remains a charming, cosmopolitan hub and the center of the world's peacemaking organizations. Accompanied by a local guide, jump a bus, board a cruise and ride a train through old town for an in-depth half day city tour.Following the bus tour, get a taste of Geneva's history with the Tramway Tour on Geneva's Mini-Train before you dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.Next you can continue on a one hour commented cruise around the Geneva Lake on the 'Cruise of the Mermaid'. Drinks will be offered on board.Continue your tour with a drive through the countryside around Geneva, full of charm and history, with the vineyards, the fortified houses and the castles. An excellent complement to the City Tour, ideal for romantic souls. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Gruyeres and the famous Golden Express (from Geneva)

Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at Gruyeres and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills to Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva and the towering Alps. In between, you'll savor chocolate, cheese and wine tastings to round out your full day trip.We will first visit the chocolate factory of Broc (Nestlé - Cailler) where you can taste his famous chocolate. Will then continue our gastronomic discovery in a cheese-dairy where you will sample some local manufactured cheese.Then you will have some free time in the village of Gruyeres to relax or visit his castle overhanging the entire Gruyere region. Next we will catch the Panoramic Golden Express, this train passes above the Lake Leman and permits to enjoy the panoramic view on the beautiful countryside around the lake.After that, we will take the bus again to cover the Lavaux vineyards road, classified like one of the most beautiful place of this world by the Unesco, to reach the village of Epaisse. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon on an activity-packed day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, enjoy free time in Lausanne and Montreux, and take a guided tour of the famous castle of Chillon.Your first stop is Lausanne, the cultural center of Switzerland. It's a beautiful city, surrounded by the Alps, and after an orientation tour you will have free time to take a stroll around the lake, visit the Olympic Museum, or whatever you please.In the afternoon, you'll take a drive the canton of Vaud and along the lake, passing the famous towns of Vevey and Montreux to reach Chillon Castle, one of Switzerland's most famous monuments.After your visit and guided tour of Chillon Castle, you'll enjoy a different perspective of the famous castle by boarding a traditional paddle boat for a short cruise on the lake.Finally, you'll have free time in Montreux to go for a walk around the town's streets, by the lakeside or do some shopping.On the return drive to Geneva drinks will be offered on the bus. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Gstaad and Les Diablerets

After driving along the Lake Geneva you will pass the Col du Pillon. Embark immediately and board the Cable Car Glacier 3000 for a flight over the snow-capped summits. This is a rare and unusual opportunity to walk over a glacier. Enjoy a coffee break at the panoramic restaurant, work of the architect Mario Botta, who designed the San Francisco Museum of Art. You will then stop in the worldwide known village of Gstaad on your return.From the white of the snow slopes to the blue of the lake by passing through green pasturelands: the charming road of the Saanenland region offers you a mosaic of colours in postcard-perfect images.Glacier 3000:The highest peak of the Lake Geneva Alps and the Saanenland. Experience breathtaking views over the most renowned peaks in the Alps (Mont-Blanc, Cervin, Eiger, Jungfraujoch). Upon arrival in from July to August choose to join a Husky Ride or Snow Bus for an additional cost (to be paid directly on the day). The Glacier 3000 is included in the cost of the tour. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Geneva City Tour

The city tour of Geneva will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the center of the world's peacemaking organizations followed by a panoramic road highlighting Geneva's scenic route.Following the bus tour, get a taste of Geneva's history with the Tramway Tour on Geneva's Mini-Train before you dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

Spend the afternoon getting to know the international city of Geneva. You'll take a tramway tour, cruise Geneva Lake and explore this important city close-up on a guided walking tour.After driving past Geneva's famous monuments and attractions, you'll take a panoramic drive highlighting Geneva's scenic lakeside location.Next, you'll get a taste of Geneva's history with the Tramway Tour, then dig even deeper into the Old Town by taking a walking tour with your guide.The tour ends with a one-hour cruise with commentary around Lake Geneva on the "Cruise of the Mermaid". You'll see the famous Water Fountain and have views of the UN Building, the Castle of Bellerive and the Mermaid. Drinks will be offered onboard. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Christmas at Montreux and Chillon

The coach will drive you across Lausanne through the breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Spend some time in Montreux, shopping and looking around the Christmas Market. Next head to the Castle of Chillon, one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland, perched by the Lake of Geneva.At the Castle of Chillon take a guided tour of the castle to learn more about its history. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Geneva's Countryside

Drive through the countryside around Geneva, full of charm and history, with the vineyards, the fortified houses and the castles.An excellent complement to the City Tour, ideal for romantic souls. Click here to find out more about this deal!