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Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

Geneva, Switzerland
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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience in Geneva, the city hailed as Switzerland’s cultural capital, on a 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.
  • Geneva sightseeing tour and Lake Geneva cruise
  • See the Geneva Water Fountain and the Flower Clock
  • Tramway tour with intriguing commentary about Geneva's past
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Geneva
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Transport by coach
Mini train or walking tour in the Old town ( depends on weather)
Orientation tour of the city of Geneva
Admire the beauty of Geneva lake and its famous fountain
Relax with a cruise on Lake Geneva
Photo stop at the emblem of Geneva: the broken chair and the United nations
Hotel pickup and drop off
Geneva Bus Station , 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Place Dorcière 1201 Geneva

Quai du Mont-Blanc , Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

The tour finished after the cruise on the lakeside, which is only one block down from the original starting point the bus station

After pickup at a centrally located spot in Geneva, settle into your seat on a coach and gaze at Geneva’s impressive landmarks as you listen to informative commentary from an expert guide. Marvel at the vibrant Geneva Flower Clock, a picturesque dial suspended over beautiful gardens, and capture photographs of the equally impressive Geneva Fountain (Jet d’Eau), a water feature that propels water to a height of 140 meters (459 feet). 

Continue your tour on a tram ride through the ambient tangle of city streets.

Climb aboard a boat for the tour’s dramatic finale, a cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Geneva, widely considered Europe’s most beautiful lake. Absorb sweeping vistas of the city from your idyllic vantage point and then scour the scenery for the snow-capped perimeter of the Alps. 

Return to dry land and bid your guide and group farewell at a central location.
Stop At:  
Keytours SA
Meet your guide & Board the coach
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palais des Nations
See the European headquarters of the United nations on the Nations Square, you will see the flag of all the countries members!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Broken Chair Sculpture
One of the symbol of Geneva: the broken chair that represent landmines
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Snap a picture of the first organisation of Geneva: the red cross
Pass By:  
Jet d'Eau
Discover the majestic fountain of geneva, 140 meters high
Pass By:  
The Flower Clock
The biggest flower clock of the world representing importance of watches and botanic
Pass By:  
L'ancien arsenal
Discover the old grain storage which is now an arsenal keeping the canons, the square is decorated with 3 mosaics that represent 3 important moment in the history of Geneva
Pass By:  
Mon-Repos Park
20 % of Geneva is gree areas, discover one of our beautiful park of the city!
Stop At:  
St Pierre Cathedral
Discover the old town walking in winter time and by mini train in summer
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour runs all year round, however please note that the visit by mini-train is possible only if the weather allow it
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours (Switzerland)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise.
What is the policy on sanitization during Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise.

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Very nice tour with lots of sightseeing
, Jun 2022
Nice tour. The coach part was fun with an enthusiastic guide. The tram was ok. The boat was nice and refreshing but could have been better with a guide.
Poorly run, poor excuses, utterly avoid.
, Jun 2022
Saw minimal landmarks and delays in coach part of the tour meant no bathroom breaks or drinks available or time to purchase drinks on a day with 30°C heat and a 7 year old child on board! The boat captain had to get one of the bottles of water they had for the crew for us due to the disorganisation of the tour and poor management of time by the guide and driver. Guide was very good at stating the obvious which could be seen out the window, not so good at giving any real information beyond what it said on the outside of abuilding!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning, you took a city tour of 2 hours, you can understand if we stop for drinks, you lose 20 minutes on a short tour. It starts at 2.15 right after lunch time. So you had plenty of time to buy something before, moreover on the departure point, there is a coffee shop you can buy water. Our day trips allow time of course for breaks and drinking or eating time. on this beautiful day in june, with the sun, we are sorry you could not enjoy our beautiful city. Best regards and good travel back
The places we visited...
, Jun 2022
The places we visited were good and it was nice and enriching. The driver , boat operator and tour guide shown professionalism in their job too.
Great tour, excellent guide
, May 2022
We had a great tour in Geneva. We started out on a bus tour of the city. Our guide was from Angola and was just great. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. He spoke both in English and Spanish and was easy to understand. Next we went on a little train ride around the old town. This was also fun and gave us a good perspective of old Geneva. We were then supposed to go on a boat tour, but somehow the boat didn’t show up. We walked the short distance back to the office and all got our money back for the cruise. All in all it was a very positive experience.
2 travelers found this review helpful
The tour guy was good,...
, Oct 2021
The tour guy was good, but just Geneva is a small city, I would not go by the tour . It is easy to go around anywhere in town. The quality of this tour was great anyway.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Good morning, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the city. It is a small city but some people like to have commentaries about the history and the building they see. We hope you enjoyed your holiday. Best regards
Excellent value for an excellent trip.
, Aug 2021
The three parts of the trip made for an excellent afternoon of sightseeing on a hot day. It was well organized and the tour guide spoke excellent English. It was fun to stop along the way to take photos. I would have liked to stop at a couple more places. I would definitely recommend this to others.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Carole, Thank you so much for taking the time to give such a nice feedback. We'll make sure to pass the message along to the guide. We're glad you enjoyed your tour with us and hope to see you again soon. Regards, The Keytours team
Definitely add the Lake Cruise
, Jul 2021
Nice and quick tour of Geneva to give a general overview. Definitely add the lake cruise as part of your trip. Gabrielle was a great guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our company. We'll make sure to share the compliment to Gabriel, he for sure will be delighted. As you point out, the lake cruise is definitely a nice bonus you want to add to this tour. We hope to see you very soon. Regards, The Keytours Team
Nice Tour
, Oct 2019
3 1/2 hr tour by bus, tram and boat, as pricey as Geneva can be this tour is a bargain. The tram ride thru old Geneva is the winner of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Good morning, Thank you very much for your review. The tour shows you the main pointsd of interests. It gives an overall view of the city in 3 hours. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the city and we wish you a nice day. Best regards
Very enjoyable afternoon
, Oct 2019
I've been to Geneva many times before and wanted a tour taking in the main sites as a trip down memory lane. This was perfect for what I wanted. Driver Xavier and guide Maria were excellent. We started at the bus station and boarded a coach then toured to pass all the main buildings and parks. This included the Red Cross building, Euro-vision, United Nations, World Trade Organisation, and more as well as the Botanical Gardens, Jardin D'Anglaise and the flower clock plus a quick look at the man-made beach under construction and various views of Jet D'Eau. We transferred to the little tourist train for a ride round the old town, taking in parks, notable buildings, and St Peter's Cathedral. Back at lake level we then joined a cruise boat for a trip round the lake with lovely views in all directions and a really close look at Jet D'Eau. It was nice that this tour was mainly singles and couples with no huge tour groups taking over the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your message. Is with the opinion of our clients that we can grow every day to bacame better. Hope see you same day again in Geneva. Have a nice.
Super introduction to Geneva.
William G
, Sep 2019
I took this tour day after we arrived in Geneva. The tour lasted 3 hours and was by bus and small train . We visited most important places with commentary by our tour guide he was excellent. you then ride on a small 3 carriage train which takes you round old town Geneva with good commentary from speakers in each carriage. The final part you board a boat which makes its way up lake Geneva for 20 minutes then back to the opposite bank from where you started. You can then easily walk back to city centre or get one of the many trams or buses which are all free for tourists staying in hotels. Excellent tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Aug 2019
Very well organized. Right on schedule. No problems whatsoever. Do recommend if you are short on time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear guest, thank you for visiting Keytours. We do our best to offer various excursions for all types of stays. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy your experience. See you soon, in the hope of seeing you again. Best regards !
Great Tour
, Jul 2019
Absolutely wonderful tour of the city, and the tour guide was excellent with English, He was animated and gave us great information regarding many points of interest during the tour. The train ride through 'Old Town' Geneva was fun, but the lake cruise was really the best. Thanks much for a grand experience!
, Jul 2019
We picked this because we had a very limited time in the city and figured it would be a good way to get a quick overview. The tour delivered what it promised - a bus, 'train' and boat ride. It's just that it wasn't that interesting and our time would have been better spent just walking around the old town.
City tour and boat cruise Average
, Jul 2019
Bus ride and minintrain was too rushed with infrequent stops. By the time the guide spoke about sites we had already passed them. Would have been nice to have a more structured boat cruise with a guide. But still a nice way to see a lot if you there for a short while.
Full Sighting Experience
, Jul 2019
Excellent tour which could have been expanded by an hour. English speaking tour guide on the bus, followed by a wonderful tram ride through Old Town Geneva. It looked fabulous and it would have been nice to stop and stroll at this point but, time was of the essence, and it was onto a boat cruise we picked up with all other visitors I do feel it would have been more interesting had our guide accompanied us on board and explained what we saw on this lovely calm boat cruise as many places looked spectacular.
Beauty city Geneva
, Jun 2019
The Bus, then the Train and Finally the boat give you a great idea what to do next on the city the lake is wonderful the colors of the water and the view of the city from the lake is amazing
Not a very interesting tour
, Sep 2018
The initial bus ride took us to see all the international buildings in Geneva. This was interesting. The second part of the tour was a mini-train ride through Old Town Geneva. This had very little information and was quite long. The third was a cruise on Lake Geneva. The day was beautiful which made this enjoyable. However, the seating was uncomfortable. Also we were given a coupon for a drink which was little more than a splash. The start and end of the tour were in two different locations which was very confusing for some of the participants. The tour guy did a very poor job of explaining what we were seeing.
Geneva Days
, Sep 2018
Loved the city but the tour left a lot to be desired. The guide talked and talked and talked--not about the city and what we saw but just talked. If he had stuck to the details it would have been a better tour.
Terrible, and Non cooperational from local tour operator.
, Aug 2018
Local tour oeraope non co-operative.I missed my trip with them, they were rude. Non professional. This cannot describe as tour guide.
Great Way to See Geneva
Leslie E
, Jul 2018
The guide was pleasant and knowledgable, but the star was the boat tour of Lake Geneva. It's HUGE, full of charming villages dotting the shore, and is a great combination of the old and the

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