People are often surprised that Geneva isn’t the Swiss capital.
This magnificent city with its jaw dropping scenery is also home to the United Nations, The International Red Cross and the World Health Organisation.
Regardless of its non-capital status, Geneva is a picture perfect city and a beautiful choice for a long weekend in breath-taking surrounds.
Located around the southern edge of Lake Geneva, this glorious, alpine city sits in a fairytale setting of magical scenery and natural beauty.
Geneva is also well placed for seeing a little more of the lakeside towns and if you have more than a couple of days to fill, then you really must explore the region and take in a day trip to either Montreaux or Lausanne.
As you’d expect, the lake is pretty much the focal point of the city and deservedly so.
There are lovely promenades for visitors and locals alike to stroll or cycle around, taking in stunning mountain views and breathing in the clean, crisp air.
Here are some of the top things to do on a break to this beautiful city:
Geneva Tour Cruise
Take a boat trip out on the lake and see the sights of the city from a different perspective.
Cameras at the ready for some memorable snaps of the world’s largest fountain.
Cheese or chocolate, we don’t mind, just get involved with this famous Swiss dish
Experience the glorious Swiss countryside on a scenic day trip to Montreaux or Lausanne from your base in Geneva.
Palais de Nations
Take a tour of the European HQ of the United Nations.
Be one of the 115,000 visitors who take the tour of the Palais des Nations each year. Tours are available in more than 15 languages.
Take in a performance at The Grand Theatre de Genève
Museum of Art & History
A must for a spot of culture on your trip is The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History) is the largest art museum in Geneva.
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