Companion Activities

Geneva offers many choices for individual outings that can be undertaken both cheaply and efficiently with the Geneva Pass.

geneva passWith the Geneva Pass you can explore the city and the countryside in all their splendour.
Enter the world of Geneva’s museums, take a cruise, a guided tour, an excursion, a mini-train…. During 24, 48 or 72 hours, make the most of 50 tourist attractions – free offers, preferential rates and gifts! The Geneva Pass (from 25 CHF) brings you all of Geneva at a great price.
More information: www.geneva-pass.com

We have made a selection of activities for accompanying partners. Reservations must be made directly through the travel operators. Please note that the prices and tour descriptions detailed below are subject to changes.

Monday 1st September
City Tour and Boat Cruise

Horloge fleurie / Flower clockThe city tour of Geneva will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the centre of the world’s peace-making organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city like the Water Fountain and the Flower Clock.

 

Mini train
Then get a taste of Geneva’s history with the mini-train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.

 

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre / Saint Peter's CathedralGeneva’s Old Town (Vieille Ville) contains some of the city’s foremost attractions, including the Barbier-Mueller Museum, the Cathédrale St-Pierre and the Maison Tavel. It is also the site of the International Museum of the Reformation.

 

To complete this City Tour, continue on the lake with a one hour commented boat cruise which will allow you to discover the major attractions of Lake Geneva: the Water Fountain, The United Nations building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and many more interesting sites.

Schedule:
Departure time: 1.30pm from the Geneva Bus Station
Duration of circuit: approximately 3h
Guided City Tour by bus, by mini-train or by foot (2h) and commented Boat Cruise (1h15)
Please note that the visit by mini-train is possible only if the weather allows it.

Guide:
City Tour with live guide speaking French and English (German, Italian, Spanish depending on the guide but not guaranteed)
Cruise with commentaries in French and English

Individuals rates:
Adult: 60 CHF
Child: 30 CHF

Contact and on line reservation: 
www.keytours.ch/

Tuesday 2nd September
Day trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva.
The drive will take you through the stunning Swiss countryside.

lausanneVisit Lausanne, a beautiful city built on hills and a cultural centre of Switzerland.
After an orientation tour you will have free time to stroll along the Lake shore or visit the Olympic Museum.

 

ChateuChillon

In the afternoon, driving through the canton of Vaud and along the lake, passing the famous towns of Vevey and Montreux, you will reach the Château de Chillon, one of Switzerland’s most famous monuments.

 

bateau chillon

Enjoy a guided tour of this breathtakingly beautiful 12th-century castle. Board a traditional paddle boat for a short cruise on the lake, where you will enjoy another stunning view of the castle.

 

Finally, you will head back to the town of Montreux, home to the famous jazz festival where you will have time to wander through its charming streets and do some shopping.

Highlights:
Full-day trip from Geneva to Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon
Drive through the lovely Swiss countryside around Lake Geneva
Orientation tour and free time to explore Lausanne
Free time to shop and explore in Montreux
Guided tour of Château de Chillon, a lakeside castle
Paddle-boat cruise on Lake Geneva
English- and French-speaking guide

Schedule:
Departure Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Departure: 9:00am from Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)
Return:  6:30pm.
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Price:
Adult Individual rates: 188 CHF
Children: 94 CHF

Included:
Guided tour and entrance to the Castle of Chillon
Boat Cruise
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Professional guide

Not included:
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (optional)

More information and on line reservation:
http://www.keytours.ch/en/geneva/73-excursions-geneve-lausanne-montreux-chillon.html


Tuesday 2nd September
Electric Bike Tour Left Bank – Lake, Wine and Culture

Campagne001 (2)A tour that conveys all the beauty of Geneva’s countryside in a day.
Accompanied by a professional guide, the electric bike tour includes frequent and varied stops offering unique opportunities to enjoy culture in harmony with nature.

 

BodmerFirst off, discover the Martin Bodmer Foundation on a guided tour. This architectural monument offers exceptional views and houses a museum presenting more than 150,000 works, including original editions of Shakespeare.

 

sortie-office-du-tourisme-3-450x337Next stop, the exceptional summer house dedicated to the English poet Lord Byron perched aloft in Cologny.
The final stage invites you to cross a wine-growing district where lunch and wine-tasting await in a vineyard setting, with the Mont-Blanc as a backdrop.

 

Schedule:
Departure from Genève Roule Terrassière at 10am
Group size 10 to 30 participants

Accompanied by an official multilingual guide

Guide: Accompanied by an official multilingual guide

Price:
Price from 10 to 15 CHF 180.-, 16 to 20 people CHF 170.-, from 21 people CHF 160.-
lunch + drink included

More information:
www.geneve-tourisme.ch

Contact and reservation:
http://www.ebiketour.ch
email: info@ebiketour.ch
Tel.: +41 79 623 50 56

Please note a minimum of participants are required for the tour, contact Ebiketour for full details and other excursions options.


Thursday 4th September
Beautiful panoramic cruise to Lausanne via Yvoire and Thonon les Bains

The cruise will take you to Lausanne and back, with the possibility of disembarking on the way.

Bateau CGN / CGN BoatThe Jet d’Eau will salute you as the boat passes by Nyon Castle and the hillside vineyards will slowly draw your attention.
Enjoy the interior of the boat and the view as you cross over to the French side of the lake to the fabulous medieval town of Yvoire.

yvoireYvoire is one of Lake Geneva’s most astonishing destinations, a fortified market village with ramparts, gates, moats, old houses and a harbour with a view of the small and great lakes.

 

After Tprintempsmajpanohonon, the boat heads towards Lausanne and back to Geneva.

Please carry your ID card when crossing the border into France.

 

Schedule:
Departure: 10.15am
Return: 4.55pm
Duration of circuit:  Around 7 hours, roundtrip cruise

Catering:
Between 10am and 2pm
Dish of the day from 20 CHF
Menus from 39 CHF

Cruise Price:
Adult: 64 CHF
Child: 32 CHF

Ticket offices in Geneva:
Landing stage Mont-Blanc
Landing stage Jardin Anglais

More information:
www.geneve-tourisme.ch

Contact:
CGN
Quai du Mont-Blanc
Débarcadère de Genève-Mont-Blanc
1201 Genève
www.cgn.ch
Email: info@cgn.ch
Tel.: +41 848 811 848