Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise
from AUD $114.33
Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva is Switzerland's second-most popular city and one of the greenest cities in Europe. Visit Geneva on a bus, go for a ride on a mini-train, and walk around the cobbled streets of the Old Town.

You will be taking a step back in time with Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, original market place, the arsenal and the town hall; lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally and influential town.

This sightseeing tour allow you to discover Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature, and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. This is your opportunity to snap some pictures of the magnificent spray from the fountain.

Listen as your guide explains the importance of this city as a diplomatic and financial center, and pass through the district around the UN building.
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In Brief

Geneva, Switzerland
3 hours 30 minutes
May to October
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Keytours SA, Rue François-Bonivard 8, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Meet your guide & Board the coach

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Palais des Nations, 14, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

See the European headquarters of the United nations on the Nations Square, you will see the flag of all the countries members!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Broken Chair Sculpture, Place des Nations, Geneva 1202 Switzerland

One of the symbol of Geneva: the broken chair that represent landmines

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva 1202 Switzerland

Snap a picture of the first organisation of Geneva: the red cross

Pass By: Jet d'Eau, quai Gustave-Ador Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207 Switzerland

Discover the majestic fountain of geneva, 140 meters high

Pass By: The Flower Clock, quai du General-Guisan 28 Jardin Anglais, Geneva 1204 Switzerland

The biggest flower clock of the world representing importance of watches and botanic

Pass By: L'ancien arsenal, Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Geneva 1204 Switzerland

Discover the old grain storage which is now an arsenal keeping the canons, the square is decorated with 3 mosaics that represent 3 important moment in the history of Geneva

Pass By: Mon-Repos Park, Lausanne Street, Geneva 1202 Switzerland

20 % of Geneva is gree areas, discover one of our beautiful park of the city!

Stop At: St Pierre Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

Discover the old town walking in winter time and by mini train in summer

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Transport by coach
  • Professional guide
  • Mini train or walking tour in the Old town ( depends on weather)
  • Visit of the International district of Geneva
  • Orientation tour of the city of Geneva
  • Enjoy the Old town by mini train or by walk
  • Admire the beauty of Geneva lake and its famous fountain
  • Relax with a cruise on Lake Geneva
  • Photo stop at the emblem of Geneva: the broken chair and the United nations
  • Entry/Admission - St Pierre Cathedral


  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Returns To

Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour runs all year round, however please note that the visit by mini-train is possible only if the weather allow it
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I took this tour day after we arrived in Geneva. The tour lasted 3 hours and was by bus and small train . We visited most important places with commentary by our tour guide he was excellent. you then ride on a small 3 carriage train which takes you round old town Geneva with good commentary from speakers in each carriage. The final part you board a boat which makes its way up lake Geneva for 20 minutes then back to the opposite bank from where you started. You can then easily walk back to city centre or get one of the many trams or buses which are all free for tourists staying in hotels. Excellent tour.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Very well organized. Right on schedule. No problems whatsoever. Do recommend if you are short on time.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
Absolutely wonderful tour of the city, and the tour guide was excellent with English, He was animated and gave us great information regarding many points of interest during the tour. The train ride through 'Old Town' Geneva was fun, but the lake cruise was really the best. Thanks much for a grand experience!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
The Bus, then the Train and Finally the boat give you a great idea what to do next on the city the lake is wonderful the colors of the water and the view of the city from the lake is amazing
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A great trip
• Submitted 15 Oct 2018
Great tour
• Submitted 01 Aug 2018
The guide was pleasant and knowledgable, but the star was the boat tour of Lake Geneva. It's HUGE, full of charming villages dotting the shore, and is a great combination of the old and the
• Submitted 23 Jul 2018
We liked the tour. A combination of bus, train and boat ride with lot of history info. We liked the old City ride which was slow and steady. The description was in couple languages, the English was clear and meaningful. I would recommend it.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
train ride through the old city is fun
• Submitted 30 Apr 2018
This was a great tour. Enabled me to see everything I wanted to see in this beautiful city.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
very nice tour. wonderful experience. seen all the importance and necessary places to see. boat ride was a special delight.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
Relaxing hour long float...great views and photo ops. Great way to see the city from a more relaxed room outside the center of commerce say Lausanne for instance.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
This is a great way to see a lot of Geneva in a limited amount of time. The coach tour covered everything I wanted to see in the newer part of the city and the tram did the same for the old city. The cruise was a very relaxing end to the highlights. All in about 3 1/2 hours! The tour guide think her name was Maria was friendly and helpful and the bus location in the center of town was easy to find.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
Good way to see Geneva if you are short of time. There is a bit of waiting to get on to the train and boat as they are not available straight away
• Submitted 13 Aug 2017
This was a most interesting and enjoyable tour. An excellent introduction to the city and its lake.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
A good tour to get an overbite of the beautiful city - nice introduction to the start of a few days in Geneva
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
Great tour for those with little time in Geneva. We took the morning tour, just 3 hours, but had a coach tour of the UN area, then the little train around old Geneva, and finally a short boat ride on Lake Geneva. Would highly recommend and good value
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
This was a very good city tour. I liked the combination of a bus, then a small rail car and finished with the boat tour. Very good value for the price.
• Submitted 23 Jul 2017
Lovely trip. Friendly staff. We really enjoyed getting to see so many different places in one day. Very fun getting to jump from train to boat!
• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
just an awesome day
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Great package......
• Submitted 28 Aug 2016
Saw all the important sites with a great guide. Loved taking the little train through the old city.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2016
I was only in Geneva for a few days, so this tour was the first thing I did! It was great because afterwards I knew exactly the places I wanted to go back and explore more fully. And the best part was they let me flex the day of the boat tour part, so I did that on my last day in Geneva, which was a beautiful sunny day- so relaxing and beautiful! Thanks !
• Submitted 02 Aug 2016
I spent 4 wonderful, relaxing days in Geneva. I enjoyed most seeing the old town where most of the attractions are within walking distance. The weather was cloudy, but two of the days were glorious. People were very friendly and helpful. Communicating was easy sine French is my native language, but most people speak some English. The atmosphere of the city is calm, peaceful and agreeable. This was a welcome relief from the chaos in Paris. I plan to go back because I have many more things to see.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016