Geneva Tourist Attractions

The Geneva Pass entitles pass holders to more than 40 free offers, gifts and discounts. The pass is available for 1, 2 and 3 days and allows tourists to experience many of Geneva tourist attractions like museums, cruises, excursions and visits at much reduced prices.

Geneva city's permanent collections displayed in the museums are free for all to see throughout the year and there are also many temporary exhibitions, which are free of charge on every first Sunday of every month. The pass includes a free guided walking tour through the city to see some of the most famous landmarks like the Cathedral, Town Hall and huge fountain in Lake Geneva. The tour starts at 10am on Saturday mornings during May to October.

Another free tour can be enjoyed on a mini-train that takes visitors to some of the other splendid Geneva tourist attractions: the many parks and residences in the city located on the right hand side shore of Lake Geneva. Tourists are given a free brochure, which explains the gardens and the wonderful mansions, while the mini-train chugs along the Lake Geneva embankment. The tour leaves every 45 minutes from Rotonde du Mont-Blanc at Boulevard de Saint-Georges 36. The water taxis M1, M2 and M3 as well as the Mont-Blanc bus routes 6, 8 and 9 connect with this Geneva tourist attraction.

A free tramway-tour of Geneva leads tourists through the narrow lanes of the Old Town, where some 2,000 years of Geneva history can be seen. The water taxi number M1 and bus routes 2, 5, 10, 12 and 36 connect with this location.

The Geneva Pass also entitles visitors to see many of the Geneva tourist attractions that lie within the Léman region as well as the mountain range of the Jura at a 10% discount on excursions as well as a 50% reduction on the city sightseeing bus tour.

During hot Swiss summers Lake Geneva offers great respite from the rigors of being a tourist with swollen feet and a hot brow. The Geneva Pass entitles pass holders to free entry to the Geneva Beach area, where an Olympic size swimming pool, water slides, diving boards and other water sport facilities offer great fun to all the family. Kids also have their own safe area with shallow pool and activities. Bus routes Geneva Plage 2, 6, E and G provide public transport to the beach.

For tourists with a thirst for adventure there are free half hour tours in a pedal-boat on Lake Geneva. The pedal-boats are available from Les Corsaires at Quai Gustave-Ador 33 and rank among the most popular Geneva tourist attractions during the summer. Each boat can seat up to 6 people. There are also canoe and kayak boat hire available.

A free cruise to see the Little Mermaid is also included in the Geneva Pass, leading tourists past some of the world’s most celebrated organisations such as the Red Cross building. The cruise ships leave from Quai du Mont-Blanc 4 and take one hour to complete the lake cruise.

At the Foundation Martin Bodmer visitors can marvel at 160,000 exhibits that trace the origins of the human mind and its achievements. Starting with our ability to put words into writing, the largest private collection in the world on this subject, charts our adventure and fascination with language and learning. These Geneva tourist attractions can be found at Route du Guignard 19 - 21 and bus line 33 as well as A (Cologny-Temple) travel there.

Among the highlights of a tour of Geneva tourist attractions lies CERN, the learning and science center currently studying a "Universe of Particles", namely our own universe. The amazing CERN center is located at Square Galileo Galilei, the CERN bus route 14 travels there.

For more information on Geneva tourist attractions, please visit the official tourism website at

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