Located in the French region of Switzerland, Geneva is located on the sun-kissed shores of Europe's largest lake. With views of Mont Blanc, this sophisticated, caring city serves as home to the headquarters of the International Red Cross, the World Health Organization and European United Nations. Discover the heart of Geneva as you stroll along the edge of its crystal clear lake, dine in one of its premiere restaurants or experience its rich culture.

Things to do and see:

  • See the striking Jet d'Eau, a fountain that reaches nearly 500 feet into the air.
  • Take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Geneva.
  • Browse in the city's charming boutiques in the "Old Town" or in the shopping district.
  • Visit the Watch and Clock Museum before dining on fine cuisine and local wine.
  • Take in a local play or opera.
  • Tour the fascinating U.N. Headquarters and Red Cross Museum in this "City of Peace."

Visiting surrounding areas:

Travel in Geneva takes all forms: rail, air, and water. Journey by boat to other towns on Lake Geneva, like Montreux, or let the country's rail system take you anywhere in Switzerland like Lausanne (with the Olympic Museum) or Gruyères. Points in France like Chamonix, home to Mont Blanc and lovely Annecy, are easily accessible by rail as well.

Suggested  Excursions:

  • City & Countryside Tour - Tour de Ville & Campagne: Begin with a guided motorcoach tour through the streets of Geneva then visit the charming surrounding countryside, with its lush vineyards, fortified houses and medieval castles. Ideal for romantic souls.
  • Chamonix &emdash; Mont Blanc: A 90 minute drive by motorcoach through picturesque Arve Valley takes you to Chamonix, a famous mountain village at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc (15,771 ft). Passport required. (lunch included) There choose one of two options: AIGUILLE DU MIDI: This rocky 12,604 ft. peak is reached by two-stage cablecar. The summit offers panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and major French, Swiss and Italian Alpine peaks. MER DE GLACE: Take a comfortable electric rack-railway to Montenvers (6,276 ft), a vantage point with fine views of the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), a magnificent glacier.
  • Mini-Train Geneva: The "Tramway Tours de Genève" invites you back to the past. Through its narrow streets and alleyways discover the old town and its 2000 years of history. The International Red Cross and the League of Nations (U.N.) were both founded in Geneva, the international capital.
  • Excursion by Steamboat: Geneva - Nyon - Yvoire: Charming lake cruise beginning in Geneva. Mid-way stop at the picturesque Swiss town of Nyon with its 5-towered castle and roman columns. The cruise winds its way over to the scenic French city of Yvoire on Lake Geneva, which boasts a castle on the side of the lake. Furthermore, the town retains much of its medieval splendor.
  • Self-Guided Visit of Geneva: Pick up a portable recorder and cassette from the Tourist Office and visit the old town of Geneva at your own pace.