Holidays in Geneva

An elegant city on the shore of Switzerland's biggest lake

 

This delightful city is situated at the end of Lake Geneva with the Rhone running through it and visitors can enjoy relaxing cruises on both the lake and the river. Geneva has been well preserved over the centuries. The city will charm you with its opulent mansions and its harbour with the landmark 'Jet d'Eau', a towering spray of water over the lake. The Old Town boasts art galleries, antique shops and an array of small restaurants. The picturesque square, Place du Bourge de Four, is the historical heart of the city. At the highest point of the Old Town is the 12th century St Peter's Cathedral; you can climb to the top to get stunning views of the city and lake.

Geneva was at the heart of the Reformation in the 16th century and there is a fascinating museum which recounts how Calvin set out to turn the city into a model for the new Protestant religion. Geneva is also known for its international institutions including the United Nations. An amazing work of art, the ‘Broken Chair’, measures 12m high and symbolises the UN campaign against landmines. The Patek Philippe Museum is also worth visiting, with a collection of watches and enamel miniatures from the 16th-19th centuries. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Geneva Transport Card, allowing you to hop on and off local buses, trains and taxi boats.

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service to Switzerland.

Where to stay

We have a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Geneva for stays of one night or longer which can be added to any of your arrangements throughout Switzerland.

Where to stay

We have a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Geneva for stays of one night or longer which can be added to any of your arrangements throughout Switzerland.

 
What to see and do

The world famous CERN scientific centre offers fascinating 2 hour guided tours. Please note that these must be pre-booked and do not include the underground collider. More traditional excursions are available such as Hermance on the shores of Lake Geneva - one of the most picturesque villages of the region with preserved architecture and a beautiful church.

Relaxing lake cruises are a must do while you are here and the scenery is magnificent. You could even cruise to the French side of the lake and discover the medieval town of Yvoire with its flower-filled lanes. There are cruises on the River Rhône as well, allowing you to enjoy the unspoilt nature of its riverbanks. Geneva’s local mountain - Mont Salève - is a paradise for walkers and is easily accessible by cable car.

What to see and do

The world famous CERN scientific centre offers fascinating 2 hour guided tours. Please note that these must be pre-booked and do not include the underground collider. More traditional excursions are available such as Hermance on the shores of Lake Geneva - one of the most picturesque villages of the region with preserved architecture and a beautiful church.

Relaxing lake cruises are a must do while you are here and the scenery is magnificent. You could even cruise to the French side of the lake and discover the medieval town of Yvoire with its flower-filled lanes. There are cruises on the River Rhône as well, allowing you to enjoy the unspoilt nature of its riverbanks. Geneva’s local mountain - Mont Salève - is a paradise for walkers and is easily accessible by cable car.

 
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the stunning Lavaux vineyard terraces near Vevey. You can walk amongst the vineyards or relax in one of the wine villages and taste the local produce. You can also visit the Old Town of Bern, with its distinctive red roofs and arcade, or travel La Chaux-de-Fonds, the home of watchmaking.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the stunning Lavaux vineyard terraces near Vevey. You can walk amongst the vineyards or relax in one of the wine villages and taste the local produce. You can also visit the Old Town of Bern, with its distinctive red roofs and arcade, or travel La Chaux-de-Fonds, the home of watchmaking.

 
Explore the region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Lake Geneva Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! If you are travelling further afield, we recommend the Swiss Travel Pass. We will be delighted to help you choose the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Explore the region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Lake Geneva Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! If you are travelling further afield, we recommend the Swiss Travel Pass. We will be delighted to help you choose the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

 
Scenic rail holidays from Geneva

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

From Geneva you can make the short journey to Montreux to join the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken and Lucerne. Alternatively, stay on until Visp to join the Glacier Express towards St. Moritz.

If you prefer to be based solely in Geneva, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

Scenic rail holidays from Geneva

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

From Geneva you can make the short journey to Montreux to join the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express to Interlaken and Lucerne. Alternatively, stay on until Visp to join the Glacier Express towards St. Moritz.

If you prefer to be based solely in Geneva, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

 



Scenic rail holidays

Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
Glacier Express
Bernina Express
GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation