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Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) Tours

Lake Geneva is Switzerland's largest body of water, though most of its southern shore lies within France. A crescent of blue hemmed in by the snowy peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, the lake is a year-round hotspot for outdoor activities, with a northern shore covered in picturesque villages, terraced vineyards, and medieval castles.

The Basics
The western extremity of the lake is dominated by the city of Geneva, while the towns of Lausanne and Montreux lie on the northern and eastern shores, respectively. Day trips from these Swiss hot spots make it easy to explore lakeside landmarks such as the medieval bastion of Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon). Visitors can soak up the scenery on a Lake Geneva cruise, ride the GoldenPass Panoramic train into the Swiss Alps, take a Geneva sightseeing tour, or hop over the French border to explore Annecy, Chamonix, or Mont Blanc.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lake Geneva is located in French-speaking Switzerland.
  • Many boat tours and trains are wheelchair accessible, but it's best to check with operators in advance.

How to Get There
Lake Geneva is located at the southwestern tip of Switzerland, with its southern shore lying in French territory. Paddle steamers and speedboats traverse the length and breadth of Lake Geneva, stopping at lakeside towns, while commuter trains travel the length of the Swiss shore and connect Geneva and Lausanne with other cities around Switzerland. Guided tours leave from Geneva to explore lakeside towns and attractions. The main international airport is in Geneva.

When to Get There
Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland's top vacation destinations—especially during summer and Christmas. While summer visitors come to vacation in the Swiss Riviera, hike in the Alps, and enjoy boat cruises and water sports on the lake, winter travelers can hit the ski slopes or visit the famous Montreux Christmas Market.

The Villages of Lake Geneva
Geneva and Lausanne make strategic bases for exploring the lake, but the real highlight of Lake Geneva is the atmospheric lakeside villages. Visit Chillon Castle in Montreux, enjoy wine tasting in the Lavaux vineyards, attend the weekly market in Vevey, or journey up to the mountaintop town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.

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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise, Geneva, null
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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 219 Reviews

Take a tour of Geneva, and see the best of this cosmopolitan Swiss city by coach, tram and boat! With a knowledgeable guide on hand, you'll see exciting Geneva ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.49
Independent Yvoire Tour and Lake Geneva Cruise with Private Transport from Geneva, Geneva, Bus & ... 
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Independent Yvoire Tour and Lake Geneva Cruise with Private Transport from Geneva

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

During your stay in Geneva, make the quick journey across the Switzerland border to visit Yvoire, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.52
Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train, Geneva, Custom Private Tours
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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

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Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.16
Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle, Geneva, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle

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Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lavaux and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. Drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.16
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise, Geneva, Day Trips
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Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise

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Discover the charm of Geneva and Annecy on this combination sightseeing tour. Start with a 2-hour tour of Geneva to see top attractions like the UN ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.32
Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village and Chocolate Factory, Geneva, City Tours
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Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village and Chocolate Factory

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Combine your love of chocolate with your passion for countryside on this day trip to Gruyères from Geneva. Travel by comfortable coach to the picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.74
Geneva City Tour, Geneva, Day Trips
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Geneva City Tour

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This 2.5-hour city sightseeing tour is a perfect introduction to Geneva. It’s especially great if you’ve just arrived in the city and want to get a lay of the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.14
Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon, Geneva, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon

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Explore the lovely city of Montreux on this day trip from Geneva. Travel through the Swiss countryside on your way to Montreux, which has an idyllic location ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.74
Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour, Geneva, Day Trips
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Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Geneva's lakeside quays and pristine public parks on this 2.5-hour Segway tour. Master the controls of your Segway in safety with your guide, and then ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $142.29
Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour, Geneva, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the Swiss city of Geneva with ease on this small-group, half-day Segway tour. Follow your guide along the cobbled streets of the Old Town, where the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $203.71

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