Things to do in
Lake Geneva

All activities

55 activities found
Sort by:

Our most recommended things to do in Lake Geneva

Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

Geneva: 50-Minute Lake Geneva Cruise

Explore Geneva and its stunning lake on a unique a sightseeing cruise. Admire the beauty of the Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and other landmarks while learning about the area from your audio guide. Download the cruise app CGN Tours with all relevant information on the spot. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them from the audioguide. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at the famous Jet d’Eau fountain in the city, famous for Mont-Blanc mountain, the surrounding Swiss Alps, and famous buildings, such as the UN. Pass by elegantly manicured gardens that line the shores of the lake, as well as the stunning surrounding flora and fauna, before heading back to the dock from which you departed.

Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

Geneva: Scenic Lake Cruise with Snacks and Wine

Discover the city of Geneva from a new perspective with a scenic cruise. Drift across Lake Geneva and immerse yourself in this world of Swiss beauty with breathtaking views of the Alps and Mont Blanc. Make your way to the Grand Hotel Geneva and meet your friendly crew and group for the day just outside. Climb on board your boat and get settled in as you push off from the shore onto Lake Geneva. Relax with a glass of wine in hand as you take in the picturesque scenery. Pass by the United Nations Office and the Bain des Paquis before staring up in awe at the mighty outline of Mont Blanc and the Alps.

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get to know the city of Geneva on an open-top bus tour. See the stunning Lake Geneva and the famous flower clock in Jardin Anglais park. Stop at the United Nations to snap some photos.  Board your bus and take a seat to enjoy a bus tour through Geneva. During your ride understand the city's international importance as you go to the buildings dedicated to organizations that work for the betterment of safety and equality in the world.  See the United Nations offices and make a photo stop to capture what makes Geneva the capital of peace. Afterward, head to the left bank and see Lake Geneva with its striking water fountain. Make your way to Jardin Anglais park and see the colorful flower clock.  Drive by Parc de La Grange with its gorgeous gardens and visit Parc des Eaux-Vives with its historic mansion before concluding your tour.  Please note that the tour is in two parts. You must stay on the bus to do both part and do the complete tour.

From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

Depart from the pier in Montreux on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards Chillon Castle, the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Continue sailing past the charming towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. Sail by the town of Vevey, and admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French and Swiss Alps, before returning to Montreux. Download your tour app which contains all relevant information. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them through the audioguide.

Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

Geneva: City Pass with 60 Activities

1 pass, 60 activities: Discover the best of Geneva with the Geneva City Pass! A city pass is a card that allows you to enjoy a variety of activities for free or at a very low price. Visit a museum, take a cruise on the lake, go on a guided tour, go rafting: enjoy 60 free or discounted activities for both young and old in Geneva for a duration of 24, 48 or 72 hours! Examples of savings with the Geneva City Pass -One entry to MAMCO (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) costs CHF 15. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free! -The breathtaking “Geneva Tour” cruise costs CHF 19. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free. -A 30-minute pedal boat ride on the lake costs CHF 14. > With the Geneva City Pass, it’s free. -With the Geneva City Pass you’ll get a CHF 10 discount on the rental of a licence-free motorboat.

Lausanne: 2-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise Along Lavaux Vineyards

Lausanne: 2-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise Along Lavaux Vineyards

Join this cruise from Lausanne to Vevey to enjoy exceptional views of the Riviera region from the waters Lake Geneva. Take in views of several Swiss and French apline peaks and beautiful views of the Lavaux Vineyards. Board your cruise ship, sit back and relax as you spot charming villages clinging to the hillsides and take in views of the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax onboard with a glass of white or red wine from the region as you watch the scenery go by. Download the cruise app "CGN Tours" with all relevant information. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them through the audioguide

Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

Geneva: 2-Hour Tour of International Quarters and Old Town

This 2-hour city tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d'Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during a lively tramway tour and delve deeper into the Old Town on an informative guided walking tour.

Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

This 3-hour city tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, see the broken chair, UN, Unesco, Unicef, WHO, Ilo... As well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d'Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock by bus. You will also get a taste of Geneva’s fascinating history during walking or mini train tour ( depending on season, weather and availibilty) and dig deeper into the Old Town. To complete the tour, continue with a 1-hour relaxing cruise.

Lausanne: 3-Hour Riviera and Lavaux Region Cruise

Lausanne: 3-Hour Riviera and Lavaux Region Cruise

Depart from Lausanne Ouchy on a historic paddle steamer for a 3-hour circular cruise. As you travel, observe the most beautiful part of Lake Geneva on your left, which is complete with stunning views over the UNESCO-listed Lavaux Vineyards. Throughout your trip you can admire both the Swiss and French Alps, and your approach by boat to Chillon Castle provides you with a unique view over this landmark of the region. The boat will also make short stops in Montreux and Vevey to allow you to discover the Riviera region. At lunchtime you will be welcome to dine onboard (please book your table in advance), before you return back to Lausanne at the conclusion of your relaxing boat trip. Download the cruise app with all relevant information on the spot. Hear about every landmark you pass by and learn key facts about them through the audioguide

Geneva: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

Geneva: Grand Cruise on Lake Geneva

Hop on board a historic paddle steamer for a lake cruise in Geneva. Admire parks, magnificent villas, monuments, and the Palais des Nations that border the Petit-Lac, along with views of the Alps and Jura Mountains. After leaving the Jet d'eau behind you, sail along the banks of Lake Geneva to Aniêres, Corsier, and Hermance. Enrich your experience by buying a glass of local wine onboard. After a short stop, head to the other shore and return to Geneva along the towns of Coppet and Versoix. Download the "CGN-Tours" APP on your mobile phone to get many interesting explanations et stories about the view.

Frequently asked questions about Lake Geneva

What top attractions are a must-see in Lake Geneva?

The must-see attractions in Lake Geneva are:

See all must-see sights in Lake Geneva

Top Attractions in Lake Geneva

Things to Do in Lake Geneva

Cities in Lake Geneva

Other Sightseeing Options in Lake Geneva

Want to discover all there is to do in Lake Geneva? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Lake Geneva

Overall rating

4.2
(1,605 reviews)

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend. The only small note is that we were Q'ing at Quai 4, which it turns out is where the public transport goes. We didn't find out until the minute the boat was to depart and were panicked we'd missed our trip. Perhaps a sign or more explanations of where the boat actually leaves.

Liked it, very comfortable journey and beautiful view all around as it’s Switzerland after all.

Big modern boat with a bar. It was raining and we could sit inside. Wonderful experience.

Superb activity. The boat captain was very friendly and welcoming. I recommend

Unfortunately no guide, but great trip on the steamer. Interesting ship!🛳️