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Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville) Tours

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Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)
All visitors to Geneva should spend some time exploring the Old Town (Vieille Ville) area. It’s full of fascinating museums, churches, and atmospheric cafés, plus most of the streets are pedestrian-only, so you can wander aimlessly without a care.
 
The Basics
Attractions in Geneva’s Old Town include the International Museum of the Reformation, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and the Museum of Art and History. At the entrance to Old Town is the English Garden and the Flower Clock, made of more than 6,500 living flowers. Many visitors to Old Town explore by themselves and go at their own pace. It’s also possible to join a guided walking tour or Segway tour that includes other Geneva  attractions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A combined ticket is available for the cathedral, the archaeological museum in the basement, and the Reformation Museum.
  • The Museum of Art and History is free to enter.
  • There are many antique shops and art galleries on the Grand-Rue in the Old Town.
 
How to Get There
Geneva’s Old Town is situated on the left bank of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Cars and other vehicles are not allowed in most of the Old Town, so plan to walk or cycle around the neighborhood. Between May and October you can borrow bikes for free for up to four hours from Genèveroule, outside the train station. The city also has buses, trolley buses, and trams for traveling longer distances.
 
When to Get There

Many museums throughout Geneva are free on the first Sunday of the month, so this is a good time to visit the Old Town’s museums. Geneva is especially nice during the warmer months (May to October), and strolling with an ice cream through the Old Town and along the lakefront is a popular pastime of locals and visitors alike.
 
Visit Bern’s Old Town
For more Old Town history and culture, visit the Altstadt in Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Most of it was built in the 15th century, after a fire devastated older buildings. There are more than 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) of covered arcades, as well as 11 decorative fountains.
Address: Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Admission: Free
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Geneva Old Town Segway Tour

Geneva Old Town Segway Tour

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Spin through Geneva’s Old Town (Vieille Ville) on a 90-minute Segway tour, led by a professional guide. You’ll cruise effortlessly on your personal transporter across the Pont de Bergues (Bergues Bridge), along narrow cobbled streets and down Promenade de la Treille toward Parc de Bastions. See the Brunswick Monument, Cathédrale de St-Pierre (St Pierre Cathedral) and the Reformation Wall among other significant landmarks on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people for an intimate experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.85
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Geneva's Old Town: myths & legends

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Geneva's Old Town: myths & legends

Geneva’s guided tours are a great way to get the inside story on the city, but they’re not always very adventurous. With this exciting, interactive discovery game, follow 12 cryptic clues downloaded to your cell phone, and solve them to uncover Geneva’s hidden secrets. Multiple players can share the same clues, so you can combine problem-solving skills with friends and family—and explore Geneva in a fresh and original way.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fall in love with fascinating Geneva with an architect

Fall in love with fascinating Geneva with an architect

On this amazing city walk, you will discover all the fascinating attractions of Geneva through the eyes of an architect, explore it, and allow all your senses to appreciate this magical city. At the end of this trip, you will love Geneva as much as I do! Especially if you would like to discover the main highlights of the city and have answers to your questions from a local, this trip is ideal for you. We will meet at the famous Leman Lake and start our walk. Luxury hotels, famous designers' expensive products, iconic statues, symbols of the city, and the old town of Geneva will be our targets. Together, we will discover the secrets of Geneva with the lead of an architect who is passionate about her job. We will search for iconic details that others miss, hear stories from history and learn about the culture hidden under the stone walls. I love Switzerland, I love Geneva, I love architecture. Let's share this love...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Geneva hop on hop off 48 hours including boat cruise

Geneva hop on hop off 48 hours including boat cruise

Discover Geneva through 4 circuits with this 48h pass! Combine Open bus, small trains and boats to visit Geneva and discover its different faces. Experience a mini train ride in the Old town to explore the town hall, old arsenal and cathedral St pierre. Admire the beauty of Geneva lake on a 0 emission solar boat. Visit the international discrict with Geneva's famous organisations such as United nations, red cross. WHO, WIPO.... Snap a picture of the famous fountain on the panoramic bus and enjoy the symbol of watch making: the flower clock. You can catch the tours either from Place du Rhône or Rotonde du Mont blanc. All lines leaves every 45 minutes.
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  • 35 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.04
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8-Day Private Guided Tour of Switzerland

8-Day Private Guided Tour of Switzerland

Enjoy and relax during this unforgettable private minivan tour to the best Swiss cities, castles and marvellous mountain landscapes. Customize the tour by duration, destinations to visit or program schedule. Good hotels by rating and location, qualified guides, experienced drivers and 24/7 support from our managers. No worries on parking, routing, timing, road penalties - our professional drivers and experienced guides will grant you best conditions to enjoy the tour.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,155.60
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Guided tour of the top 40 anecdotes about Geneva

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Guided tour of the top 40 anecdotes about Geneva

Thanks to this guided tour through the old town, you will know the 40 most delicious anecdotes about Geneva in 2 hours. We will evoke Protestant Geneva, romantic Geneva, warlike Geneva and the Geneva of all records. To end the experience in style, you will also leave with a typical Geneva surprise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.74
$3.37 savings
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