Saw all the major sites in Gevenva - tour lasted for 2.5 hours, very informative!
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This tour was a great introduction to the history and geography of Geneva. Bus picked us up at a central location and started in a timely manner. Guide was very informative. We stopped and got off at United Nations for 5 minutes for photos and then again in the pictoresque hillside next to Villa Diodati where Lord Bryon and Mary Shelley stayed to take photos of the lake. We also boarded a mini train that took us into Old Town where we stopped in front of St. Pierre's cathedral. Knocked off one star since the stops for photos were so short. There was the option to stay in Old Town or return to the starting point as well after the tour.
Nice overview of Geneva. A good way to familiarize yourself with the city before you take off on your own. Valuable information about public transportation, where and how to use it. I would have given a 5 but some of the stops were a little quick without proper information about what building or site the guide was actually talking about. The tour is conducted in French, English, and if necessary German.
It was a lovely day and the tour was very informative. Friendly and helpful guide.
Entertaining. Good insight to the city. Enjoyed the trolley ride and the old city, the best.
This bus tour around the city was very informative and interesting. The guide had lots of information and we were able to plan which areas we wanted to return to the next day for a better look.
The Tour was very enjoyable and comfortable in the coach and the mini-train. Guide was also very friendly and informative. Would recommend this tour for people like us who are only in Geneva a very short time.
Although I arrived a good 1/2 hour before departure, and told the person behind the counter at the bus Station which tour I was on, I would have missed the bus had I not gone out and checked one that was about to leave.
Excellent tour and good commentary. Would reccommend it
The guide was excellent, and the two-hour tour provided an encompassing experience of life in Geneva. My only complaint is the lack of opportunity to take photos: the coach only stopped very briefly for a hurried shot through the window of the 'Palais des Nations', and the jolting of the mini-train made photography impossible.
A nice short tour to check all to-see lists for a first time in Geneva!
Very enjoyable and informative tour. Starting with a coach ride around the UN /international area and around the lake shore,then into the old town to board a little train that takes you around the smaller streets of the old town. All accompanied by an informative and friendly guide, who narrates the tour with information and anecdotes. Recommended for a short tour and orientation of this lovely city.
This was a very good trip to get the feel of the city. Geneva is quite small and easily negotiable on foot so after doing the tour we could return to the places we wanted to see more of. Maggie was an excellent guide.
The tour show you the most important places to visit in two hours, by bus and train. You have a all view about the city and his history. The tour guide explained the history in three different languages: english, french and spanish. But remember that this tour is to have an overview of the places to visit later with more details.
Julius H Indonesia
This tour is great to see the highlight of Geneva when you have limited time. We may see the old town part of the city by taking an old train and also see the modern parts of the city where many world organization headquarters are located. It should be very comprehensive sightseeing tour, however due to the summer event in Geneva during our visit, many road access was closed, which made us not stopping at the lakeshore of Lake Geneva nor visiting the famous fountain on the lake (which was also not operating that time). It is not the fault of the tour operator, though. I believe we may see more parts of the city during the normal time. The room for improvement is the very limited time when we visited the old town of Geneva, it was only 5 minutes stop, so we could not explore more the grandeur of St Peter's Cathedral and other old buildings in the old town. As for the tour guide, she is friendly and informative. It is still a recommended tour, though.
The directions for where to meet the tour were very clear. We saw all that we wanted to see in Geneva. The tour director was kind and answered all our questions. Very enjoyable.
Unfortunately, when I arrived, the combo tour I had booked was cancelled, but the tour company made every effort to book me on two other tours that comprised what was on the original tour that I booked. I was the only person on the first tour! However, all the personnel was very nice and friendly, and it ended up being a nice experience overall.
Only problem was the commentary wasn't loud enough at the back of the coach. We told the lady doing the commentary, but it seems there was nothing she could do. If they turned up the volume, the sound system started to feedback.