What to do in Geneva

Geneva is known for its love of the finer things in life and enjoys a picturesque location on the shores of Lake Geneva. To help you get the most out of your stay in this cosmopolitan city, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite places and things to do.


Best for families


Maison Cailler

As well as scenic views and adventure activities, there’s one thing that Switzerland does particularly well: chocolate. Give your children a ‘Willy Wonka’ experience by taking them on an interactive tour of Maison Cailler chocolate factory. Make the trip even more memorable by creating your own chocolate works of art at the Atelier du Chocolat.



Best for Adventure


Hot air balloon trip


While Lake Geneva is beautiful from the water, it’s even more striking from the air. A hot air balloon ride is a wonderful opportunity to see Geneva from a fresh perspective. One of the city’s premier ballooning companies, Balloon du Leman, offers scenic flights over the lake during the warmer months and over the mountains in the winter.

Picture credit @Genevatourism
Picture credit @Genevatourism


Best for History


Old Town


Geneva’s Old Town is laden with historical sights, beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and myriad shopping and leisure opportunities. Stray from the bustling centre point, Place du Bourg-de-Four, to discover the intriguing art galleries, antiques shops and independent cafés that line the side streets.