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Express Discovery Walk of Geneva with a Local

1. Express Discovery Walk of Geneva with a Local

Discover Geneva in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city of Geneva, during this 1-hour walking experience. This experience is provided by a private local guide. Geneva has 82 buildings or sites that are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance: The entire old city of Geneva is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. During your walk in the beautiful city of Geneva you will see part of these buildings/sites, learn all about the local lifestyle and trends, as well as get insider tips about cafes, restaurants and bars to visit, plus how to make the most of the city’s nightlife. Walking next to Lake Geneva with the view of Mont-Blanc you will see the famous Jet d'Eau Fountain. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves his/her city and wants you to love it too!

Geneva: United Nations Walking Tour & Ariana Museum

2. Geneva: United Nations Walking Tour & Ariana Museum

Discover the beautiful city of Geneva during a fascinating walking tour with a charismatic local guide. Not only the cradle of watchmaking and home to the greatest Swiss chocolate makers, but Geneva also promises you an original and enriching experience. Meet your guide in downtown Geneva and set off together on your guided tour. As you stroll through the historic streets, admire the medieval look and marvelous architecture, which mixes both French and German influences.  See the headquarters for notable international organizations including the WTO and the United Nations. Also, discover the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Telecommunication Organization, and UNHCR, and the Red Cross Institution. Finally, pay a visit to the magnificent Ariana Museum for the opportunity to marvel at the incredible glass and ceramic collections.

From Geneva: Day Tour to Chamonix & Yvoire Medieval Village

3. From Geneva: Day Tour to Chamonix & Yvoire Medieval Village

In the morning, explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky and you will see It – the roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the free-ride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing. This busy little town is a popular place for day trippers, you will find lots of boutiques selling local produce as cheese, meats or fresh Savoie honey and also famous brands of mountain clothes, equipment. You have the option to take the cable car or spend your free time in the village. Cable car Aiguille du Midi : Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. After your return to Geneva, ride a mini van and take a trip to the past and appreciate the beauty of Yvoire, a city frozen by time. On a self guided tour, enjoy the littl handcrafts shops and eat a lake speciality: the perches in a pretty restaurant.   In the afternoon, come back to Geneva and take a small van for Yvoire. Built in 1036, Yvoire's castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. The military dungeon built in the 14th century was used to control the road that linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône, and to Italy. Spend some free time and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Regarded as one of the most beautiful villages of France, medieval Yvoire is situated right beside the Leman Lake. Sample one of the local specialties - a fish dish called filet de perche - in front of the magnificent Lake. More than 700 years old, the village has miraculously preserved with invaluable testimonies of the past: the castle, ramparts, doors, and a ditch. For the return trip to Geneva, you'll cross the lake aboard the paddle steamer Belle Epoque. On this self-guided afternoon tour, you will receive a map with the highlights of the place and a meeting time before the departure.

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Alexandra gave us an important part of Geneva's history in a very lively and good way in a short time - great!