Geneva Vacations

Geneva is to Protestantism what Rome is to Catholicism. The Swiss city is the country's second most populous, and is famed for playing host to many international organizations and committees -- the International Committee of the Red Cross, the European base of the UN and the World Health Organization. Like many of Europe’s other well-known cities, ... Read more
Geneva's museums, parks and excellent cuisine aren’t hard to come by in this stately city. St. Pierre’s Cathedral is one towering example of religious-inspired ingenuity that decorates the Geneva skyline. Another hard to miss part of Geneva is the Jet d’Eau, or “jet of water” that at a maximum height of one hundred and forty meters has turned Lake Geneva into the world’s biggest fountain. Geneva’s prominence in international politics has made her into one of Europe’s best destinations for the politically interested tourist, but her wealth of locally developed culture is sure to charm a wide variety of visitors.

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Geneva things to do and experiences

  • Jet d'Eau
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  • Bains des Pâquis
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  • Flower Clock
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  • Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations)
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Geneva is a beautiful city but quiet and expensive. The lake and countryside around are spectacular

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London, UK

One of Switzerland's great cities. Beautiful location on the lake. Expensive as all hell, but not hard to see why. Enjoy!

Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
San Jose, California, USA

Geneva is surprisingly a fun city ti stop by, It has a very classic european look but is also has modern parts, The highlights are walking around the lake and visiting the old city

Quezon City, Philippines

Beautiful city and a great take off for many destinations in Europe including France and Italy.

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Beijing, China

Geneva is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. It's very clean, the city is gorgeous. There are tons of high end shops but also a lot of historical buildings or museums.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

The views of the alps from Lac Léman are stunning and, in nice weather, Geneva is a wonderful mix of old European charm and easily accessible water and outdoor activities -- boating, swimming in the Rhône river, and easy hiking nearby in the Jura mountains. The lifestyle for those who live here is fantastic but Genève is a bit sleepy as a tourist and tends to shut down quite early. Wonderfully diverse and international for its size but most tourists will be quite happy to spend a day or two and move on.

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Local from Geneva

It's one of the easiest of Geneva sites to find. Situated by the Pont Du Mont Blanc it is a place where people love to be photographed.

New York City, New York State, USA

It would be easy to dismiss Geneva--and just use its airport--as the starting or ending point of your Swiss trip. But don't. Geneva is a beautiful, safe, and easy-to-explore city that attracts people from all over the world as the home of the United Nations. Walk through Old Town, along the water, and into the expensive shops. Ride a ferry, have a drink at a waterfront bar, and relax in one of the many parks. Buy chocolate and eat fondue. Then you can plan what else to see and do in this gorgeous country.

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Spoiler alert: there isn't actually a lot to do or see in Geneva. It's important for historical reasons, but it's not actually all that interesting to look around on its own.

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Harstad, Norway

Geneva was a great experience for me. The hometown of Henry Dunant is of great importance to me, and it met all my expectations.

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