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Jardin Anglais, Geneva

Jardin Anglais, Geneva: Our most recommended tours and activities

Geneva: Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

1. Geneva: Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Start your adventure through the bustling streets of Geneva at Gare Routiere where you can hop on to your open-top tour bus. Your guided tour will take you to some of Geneva's most historical and culturally significant landmarks.  First, visit Jet d’eau, Geneva’s iconic water fountain located in the harbor. Your tour through the harborside area will acquaint you with the wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a large selection of the lakeside restaurants and cafes this part of the city has to offer and the famous Bains des Paquis. After the harbor, make your way to the Flower Clock, situated in the Jardin Anglais. Marvel at the vast array of flowers the garden has to offer. See the stunning Parc Des Eaux Vives and the wealthy suburb of Cologny with its mansions and impressive architecture. Here you will have access to one of the most beautiful vantage points for looking out over the city of Geneva. Before being taken back to the pickup point, your tour bus will make its way to the famous United Nations headquarters (Palais des Nations). From here you will also get the chance to witness the 'Broken Chair' sculpture.

Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

2. Geneva City Sunset Tour with Open Top Bus

In this 2 hour sightseeing tour of Geneva at sunset, you will see the very best of this stunning city.  Lake Geneva/ Jet d’eau The Jet d’eau is Geneva’s trademark, a water fountain in the harbor that shoots half a cubic meter of water per second up to a height of 140 meters. Close to the fountain are wonderful city parks like the Jardin Anglais, a huge selection of lakeside restaurants and cafés and beautiful spots for sunbathing, like the famous Bains des Paquis. Flower clock The clock, situated at a corner of the Jardin Anglais, was created for the first time in 1955 and contains about 6,500 flowers and plants. The floral arrangements change according to the season. The flower clock is not only pretty, it also tells the time with Swiss precision. The time you see is transmitted by satellite. The seconds-hand is 2.5 meters long, the world’s longest! ParcDesEauxVives See the stunning Parc Des Eaux Vives, and the wealthy suburb of ‘Cologny’ with its mansions and impressive architecture, you will have the most incredible photo point for a view out across all of Geneva - not to be missed. United Nations The office of the United Nations in Geneva is the European headquarters of the UN. The building complex, called the Palais des Nations, houses the UN Human Rights Council as well as the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, among other agencies. Just in-front of the UN you’ll see the famous 10 meter high ’Broken Chair’ sculpture.

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What people are saying about Jardin Anglais, Geneva

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Great informative minibus tour of the city. Unfortunately no explanation in German. We, my wife and I, were the only passengers and the tour still took place. :-) So we had a private tour with a nice driver who even dropped us off at the train station at the end.

Honestly for the quality of service and price I can only recommend. We have indeed gone around and seen the essential places of Geneva with a historical touch. Go there you won't be disappointed

A bus tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide, who introduced us to the most interesting places and buildings in Geneva. He made us see everything and go down to take pictures.

Excellent tour round the city - with a huge number of interesting facts - Really gives a great overview of the city and helps get things into context

The route is sufficient for the size of the city, the explanation of the autoguide is well detailed. Very good.