Holidays in Geneva

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £246
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £268
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £219
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £200
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £214

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Geneva in Switzerland is known for its postcard-perfect cityscape and its beautiful lake. It also boasts of historical and archaeological attractions. Then, being a true haven for shoppers too, Geneva becomes the ideal getaway for tourists of all tastes.


Best time to visit Geneva and getting around

July and August are the best months for taking holidays in Geneva, as the weather is pleasant and the cool breezes make it more comfortable to stay outdoors for longer. The mild weather also makes it the best time for enjoying water sports. Geneva's airport is served daily by most European carriers, and there are frequent buses, trams and trains connecting most locations within Geneva.

Geneva: top attractions

One attraction that cannot be missed during your Geneva holidays is the Jet d'Eau -- a monumental water fountain that shoots up as high as 140 m. For those who have interest in archaeology, the Cathédrale St-Pierre -- located in Place St. Pierre -- is a must. This ancient building reveals many secrets of ancient Geneva through the perfectly preserved remains underneath the building. Many of these remains date back to the pre-Christian era. The cathedral is located at the highest point in Geneva’s Old Town. The Old Town, locally called Vieille Ville, is best explored on foot to get a glimpse of its charming local life. Browse the quarter's antique shops along the way, and don't miss a visit to the birth house of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the famous 18th century writer, composer and philosopher. Geneva holidays would also not be complete without a visit to the Palais des Nations, the European headquarters of the UN. Its magnificent Assembly Hall, the iconic giant wooden chair with a broken leg and the fountained grounds make it an attraction worth a visit. Then, there is the Jardin anglais, a petite garden by the lake with the famous Flower Clock, ideal for picnics.

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