Palace of United Nations (Palais des Nations Unis) Tours

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The Palais des Nations Unis - or Palace of United Nations - is a monumental structure worthy of the European home of the United Nations, the international organization’s most important seat outside of New York. The neo-classical complex was originally built in the early 1930s as the headquarters of the League of Nations, the predecessor to the UN. These days it hosts major global conferences as well as numerous smaller meetings at which diplomats work at the coalface of day-to-day international relations.

Highlights of the guided tour include the enormous Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber and an exhibit of official gifts. A short film detailing the work of the UN puts it all in context. There is no charge to enter the surrounding Ariana Park. Here peacocks roam freely and the landscaped gardens offer splendid views of the lake and nearby Alps.

Practical Info

Take tram numbers 13 or 15, destination “Nations”. Enter at the Portail de Pregny (Pregny Gate) and remember to bring your passport. The Palais des Nations Unis can only be visited on a guided tour, which takes approximately one hour.

Location
Address: 14 Avenue de la Paix, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
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Hours: Tours on weekdays between September and March, otherwise every day.
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Geneva City Tour

Get acquainted with the spectacular sights of Geneva on an introductory 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Cruise the city in an air-conditioned coach and listen to captivating commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you see top city attractions. Marvel at the distinctive beauty of Jet d’Eau; gaze at the shimmering surface of Lake Geneva; and disembark for a leisurely walking tour around Geneva’s charming Old Town. Climb aboard the city’s quaint mini-train to discover landmarks like St Pierre Cathedral and the Palace of Nations.
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Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise

Immerse yourself in the architectural beauty of Geneva and Annecy on a full-day tour of the stunning cities from Geneva. Begin your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour of Geneva on a luxury coach and admire top attractions like the charming Old Town and the Flower Clock. Opt to enjoy a tranquil Lake Geneva cruise and then cross the border over the France to see the visual delights of Annecy, an Alpine town shrouded in medieval history. Enjoy entertaining and educational commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout this tour.
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Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour

Discover Geneva’s main attractions by Segway and cruise around the city the eco-friendly way, by personal transporter. Follow a professional guide along the banks of Lake Geneva for splendid water views and pause to gaze at Château de Penthes (Penthes Castle). Motor past Cathédrale de St-Pierre (St Pierre Cathedral), the Reformation Wall and the Brunswick Monument along the cobbled streets of Old Town. Numbers are limited to 12 people for a small-group experience during this 3.5-hour Segway tour of Geneva.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience in Geneva, the city hailed as Switzerland’s cultural capital, on a 3.5-hour tour by coach, tram and boat. See the city’s most spectacular attractions from a variety of vantage points and delve into Geneva’s rich history with commentary from a professional guide. Cruise on a coach and see natural landmarks like Lake Geneva and the Geneva Water Fountain; stroll the Old Town and listen to intriguing commentary as you take a tram tour down winding backstreets.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour

Gain insight into Geneva’s culture and history on a 2.5-hour small-group Segway tour of lakeside quays, public parks and botanical gardens. You’ll see the headquarters of the United Nations and other major international organizations while you cruise around the city aboard your personal transporter. View the Brunswick Monument, the Pâquis Jetty, the Palais Wilson and Barton Villa, among other significant landmarks. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your professional guide.
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