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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.

Geneva complete tour. Hotel PICK-UP, U.N. & the Old City

2. Geneva complete tour. Hotel PICK-UP, U.N. & the Old City

This experience is truly unique, offering a level of personalization that is unparalleled. We have taken care of every detail to ensure that your day in Geneva is nothing short of unforgettable. As one of the world's most beautiful cities (ranked as the 6th best city to live in), we want to give you an experience that lives up to this distinction. Not a single minute of your time will be wasted. Our expert guide will lead you through International Geneva, followed by a visit to the secrets of the Old City (VIELLE VILLE), before concluding at the stunning waterfront. By the end of our journey together, you will feel like a true local. We'll share fascinating facts, including records achieved here, and historical data about each point on the itinerary. We'll visit unique spots that are not on typical mass tours, giving you the opportunity to capture truly one-of-a-kind photos. Our goal is for you to fall in love with the city and return time and time again. That's our promise to you!

Pearls of Geneva – Family Walking Tour

3. Pearls of Geneva – Family Walking Tour

Due to its diverse heritage and unique sites, it may be a challenge to describe and mention all beauties that adorn Geneva. This fascinating destination is a gem that keeps on delivering unique experiences and a plethora of surprises. Through a two hours long walking tour, together with your family take on a session of exploration and enjoyment. Start your journey in one of the most iconic cathedrals in Geneva and find out how wealthy Geneva’s religious heritage is. Wander the historic old town and discover captivating archaeological sites and visit one of the oldest buildings in Geneva, the Maison Tavel House. Finalize the journey in a green oasis where authentic scenery, lively nature, and captivating atmosphere create the perfect ambiance for taking lovely photos that stamp long-lasting memories.

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This was a great way for us to learn the history of Geneva. The information provided was filled with details and knowledge . Nothing was left out! Agusto was amazing and we highly recommend him as a tour guide! Absolutely the BEST!

The guide was very competent, always aroused interest with his explanations that went far beyond the usual and impressed with his knowledge, as well as his engaging and extremely friendly manner. Definitely highly recommended