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Lake Geneva (Lac Leman)

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman to the locals) is land-locked Switzerland’s largest body of water, though most of its southern shore is in French territory. The lake is ringed by Alps and almost any point along the shore offers jaw-dropping scenery, as well as some of the most sought-after real estate in the world. More active visitors can swim, dive, windsurf and row in the warmer months.

The western extremity of the lake is dominated by the city of Geneva. Travelling eastwards you enter the canton of Vaud, whose capital Lausanne is known for the Musée de l’Art Brut, a world-famous survey of early outsider art, as well as a museum celebrating the Olympic Games, whose governing body is situated here. Further east you pass through Vevey, the heart of the Swiss Riviera, before coming to picturesque Montreux, famous for its jazz festival and the imposing Château de Chillon, a medieval bastion right on the water.

Practical Info

Paddle steamers and more modern boats traverse the length and breadth of Lake Geneva, often calling at towns along the way, though with a restricted winter timetable. Alternatively, commuter trains travel the length of the Swiss shore and offer great views all year round.

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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 3225 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 $66.43
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 10 Reviews

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 $90.15
Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon, Geneva, Custom Private Tours
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Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1866 Reviews

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the beautiful Swiss ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $208.77
Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train, Geneva, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1016 Reviews

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 $229.86
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 $95.95
Geneva City Tour, Geneva, City Tours
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Geneva City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1950 Reviews

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 $50.61
Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour, Geneva, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 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 $209.83
Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour, Geneva, Segway Tours
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Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $136.02
Montreux Chillon Day Trip from Chamonix, Chamonix, Segway Tours
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Montreux Chillon Day Trip from Chamonix

Discover the castle of Chillon which is part of Swiss historical heritage. During this journey, you will also visit Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux on the ...  Read more

Location: Chamonix, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.05
Montreux and Château de Chillon from Lausanne, Lausanne, Day Trips
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Montreux and Château de Chillon from Lausanne

Discover the castle of Chillon which is part of Swiss historical heritage. During this journey you will also visit Vevey and Montreux, two beautiful towns ...  Read more

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.33

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