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Why Go on a Tour of Geneva

Although rather small in size, Switzerland is a multisided and culture-rich country. Without a doubt, one of its most famous and marvelous cities, Geneva, is among the must-visits during a Switzerland trip. Set on the shores of Lake Geneva in the gorgeous surroundings of the Alps, this charming same-name city has much to offer travelers. As such, its most recognizable signature symbol is the water fountain called Jet d'Eau, springing water from the lake like a geyser as high as 140 meters (about 460 feet).

Another place not to miss during Geneva sightseeing is the iconic home of the United Nations, the Palais des Nations headquarters in Europe. This is the very place where the world's diplomats meet to discuss major world issues. If you're interested in how it looks on the inside, it is possible to visit the building with a guide.

By the way, did you know that the Red Cross was founded in Geneva? This organization has a museum in the city which you may also check out. For a pinch of history, make sure to put the historic St. Pierre Cathedral on your Geneva itinerary. This religious gothic-style building dates back to the 12th century and is among the highlights of the old town.

Those who are into relaxing strolls will surely enjoy Geneva's panoramas from the Mont Blanc to the clear waters of the lake, you can even consider riding the ferris wheel set by the shores. Moreover, this Swiss city has numerous delightful parks and gardens, f.e. the English Garden, the Botanical Garden or Parc de la Grange. In the Bastions Park, you should stop by the Wall of Reformation Monument. Plus, treating yourself to a boat ride along the lake would surely be a good addition to your Geneva tour.

Top 3 Things to Do in Geneva

  • Spend relaxing times by the shores of Lake Geneva
  • Enjoy the views of the mighty Jet d'Eau water jet fountain
  • Stop by the UN headquarters, the Palais des Nations
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