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Geneva: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Geneva: Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on a journey to bygone Geneva and discover how a small city left a surprisingly large footprint in the fields of ethics, politics, history and science. On this walking tour, we’ll take a stroll through the cobbled streets to hear stories that begin over 2,000 years ago, and others that take us to the present day. I’ll answer questions about who founded the city, what role the Celts and the Romans had in its formation, and who the Burgundians were. Along the way you’ll learn about the Protestant Reformation, the Swiss Confederation, and the founding of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions. You'll also hear about: • The old marketplace • The Holy Roman Empire • The cathedral and its Chapel of the Maccabees • Geneva’s oldest house, now a museum, and its oldest street • Ancient stories behind the Arsenal’s mosaics • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the celebrated philosopher • The invention of the US dollar • How Switzerland came to be a neutral state Come along and explore Geneva's beautiful, storied corners as you retrace its journey in becoming one of the world's smallest cities with global significance.

Private Highlights Top Places Tour Electric TukTuk 1h

2. Private Highlights Top Places Tour Electric TukTuk 1h

The ride lasts one hour and is tailor-made. We suggest visit along the lake with a view of the jet d'eau then arriving in the heights of Geneva where the most beautiful view is located for a photo session to immortalize the moment. Then we will go to the old town of Geneva to see the Place du Bourg-de-Four, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the Bastion Park and the Reformers' Wall. This itinerary lasts one hour and can be modified to suit your needs. We can extend the visit as an extra to see directly with the guide on site. You can bring your drinks such as fruit juice or wine or you can ask me by message. if it's cold, no worries we can completely close the tuktuk and provide you with cozy blankets. welcome to Switzerland!

Geneva: Private City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. Geneva: Private City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide and set off to uncover the most breathtaking parts of the city on this guided walking tour of Geneva. Have the option to tailor the tour to suit your unique interests, or go on a route that covers some of the city's top sights. Go for stroll along Lake Geneva to admire its crystal-clear waters, the Flower Clock garden, and the Geneva Water Fountain. Roam the cobblestone streets of the old town to view St. Peter's Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four, the Tavel House Museum, The Geneva Canons, and the Townhall. Step back in time as you hear tales of the past at historic monuments like the Memorial to the Reformation Wall Have the chance to stop and purchase a coffee overlooking the Jet d'Eau, sip on a beer in the old town, or sample some local chocolates. Hear about the arrival of Julius Caesar, the establishment of a kingdom for thirty years, the welcoming of thousands of Protestant refugees fleeing their homeland, and the French annexation under Napoleon. Learn more about this beautiful city surrounded by France and the mountains, but also about Switzerland, its people, and its culture.

Private walking tour of Geneva

4. Private walking tour of Geneva

A private walking tour of Geneva is a fantastic way to explore the city's charming streets, hidden alleys, and historic landmarks. Led by an expert guide, this personalized tour offers a unique perspective on the city's rich culture and history, and allows you to discover its many hidden gems. The tour typically begins at a designated meeting point, where you will be greeted by your guide. From there, you can customize the itinerary to suit your interests, whether you want to explore the winding alleys of the Old Town, visit the Reformation Wall, or learn about the city's chocolate-making traditions. One of the highlights of the tour is the Old Town, which is renowned for its cobbled streets, historic buildings, and charming cafes. Here, you can visit landmarks such as the St. Pierre Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four, and the Maison Tavel Museum, which offers insights into the city's history and culture. Another highlight of the tour is the Reformation Wall, which pays tribute to the city's role in the Protestant Reformation. The wall features larger-than-life statues of notable figures such as John Calvin and William Farel, and offers insights into the city's unique place in history. If you are a chocolate lover, you may want to include a visit to one of Geneva's many chocolatiers. Your guide can take you to some of the city's best-known chocolate shops, where you can learn about the chocolate-making process and sample some of the city's most delicious treats. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide insights into the city's rich culture and history, sharing fascinating stories and anecdotes about its past and present. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have and offer recommendations for further exploration. A private walking tour of Geneva is a truly immersive experience that allows you to discover the city on foot and gain a deeper understanding of its unique character. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for this beautiful city.

Geneva Old Town: Walking In App Audio Tour (ENG)

5. Geneva Old Town: Walking In App Audio Tour (ENG)

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Geneva's Old Town with this in-app audio tour, situated on the left bank of the Rhone River. As the oldest section of the city, it houses the primary architectural monuments, each building echoing the rich historical past of the area. The adventure commences at Bastion Park, adjacent to New Square, guiding you along charming cobbled streets where you can relish the crisp alpine air. Marvel at the grandeur of old Romanesque and Gothic churches, such as St. Peter Cathedral, and acquaint yourself with the notable figures who left their mark on this historical tapestry. Take a moment to rest on the bench that once held the title of the world's longest. Throughout your exploration, discover the best spots to savor vegetable soup and purchase a chocolate bowl as a unique souvenir. The tour allows flexibility, enabling you to pause and visit any recommended museums along the route. Conclude your journey at Place du Bourg-de-Four, where a delightful café invites you to unwind and reflect on the insights gained during this informative stroll. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Geneva: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

6. Geneva: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD Sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: - Geneva’s Old Town: Switzerland’s largest historical city, dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral. Historical buildings, mysterious museums and famous secret passageways are well kept by the residents. - Jet d’Eau: Large fountain and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. - St. Pierre Cathedral: It was a former Roman cathedral that was converted to a reformed protestant church during the Reformation. - L’Ancien Arsenal: A small compact artillery museum with a collection of vintage canons and colourful battle-themed mosaics. - Place du Bourg-de-Four: A fortified city and a lovely old square with restaurants and shops. - Reformation Wall: Found on the grounds of the University of Geneva, it was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the university’s establishment. - Geneva Flower Clock: It is an outdoor flower clock that has around 6,500 plants and shrubs used for the clock face. Several plants open and close their flowers at different times of the day. - Geneva Opera House: Features opera and dance performances, recitals, concerts and occasionally theatre. Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit include: - Bain des Paquis: Popular public bathhouse on a pier in Lake Geneva that turns into a sauna during winter. - Bâtiment des Forces Motrices: French for “Power plant building” is the powerhouse of a former hydropower plant. - Bibliothèque de Genève: The Library of Geneva that occupies different buildings around the city. It focuses on mostly humanities and social sciences. - Musee d’Art et d’Histoire: Largest art museum in Switzerland with monumental art pieces. Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

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What people are saying about Place du Bourg-de-Four

We really enjoyed our tour with Kareem. We were running very late and got off at the wrong bus stop. He was incredibly patient waiting for us. He took us to a beautiful photo opportunity before the sunset and took a lovely family photo for us. He generally made us feel very welcome and well taken care of. He dropped us off in a place where we had very good dinner options and we were able to have a tasty dinner for a reasonable cost. We got a great overview of the city without walking our feet off.

My husband, myself and my 80 yr old mother-in-law did the TukTuk tour. It was very enjoyable and definitely something I would do again. We saw the highlights of the city, from the highest city view with photo opportunities, to the shopping district and went to see a few of the beautiful historical places as well. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. 10 out of 10 recommended!!

Amazing personalized experience. Enjoyed the electric Tuk Tuk tour with Karim around Old Town Geneva. Wine, music, and a unique way of seeing the sites and hearing the history. Definitely recommend this tour.

Loved this way of exploring Geneva, we’ll do it again when we come back here. Karim is a sweet and nice gentleman. We couldn’t have asked for more seriously. Guys give it a try you will not regret.