The Alpine treasure of Geneva has been a tourist haven for centuries, and with good reason. The sparkling Swiss city on the shores of lustrous Lake Geneva boasts world-class restaurants, entertainment and abundant recreation opportunities, all in a historic setting. There is almost no limit to what you can see or do.
Get some sleep on the plane before landing at Geneva Airport, because you'll want to hit the ground running if you hope to take in all that the city has to offer. No Geneva holiday is complete without visiting the city centrepiece of Jet d'Eau, the world's largest water fountain. If you’ve booked a Geneva car hire from Wotif, motor over to Old Town, which preserves the modern city's rich past. From there, explore the more than 30 museums and art galleries in the city, including the Museum of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. Can’t walk another step? Soak in the tranquillity of the city’s multiple lakefront parks or take a cruise on the lake. The city truly is the gateway to the entire Lake Geneva area, known locally as the Lac Leman region.
You’ll definitely want to “find the time” to see the artistry of the famed Swiss watchmakers. Market Street is the main hub, as well as the centre of the merchant district time will really fly in this neighbourhood, where you can take advantage of the best Geneva holiday deals. Window shopping is practically a national pastime, but that certainly doesn’t apply to the luscious Swiss chocolate on display in grocery stores and specialty shops. In the home of the world's best chocolate, you’re practically required to indulge.
You can’t survive solely on chocolate (unfortunately), but you’re in luck. Fine cuisine is taken seriously in Geneva, with over a thousand restaurants testifying to the significance of gastronomic delight. The best Geneva holiday packages will allow you plenty of time to visit the upscale, formal restaurants in the Lake District, matched in charm by the international flavours found in the bistros of the Paquis area. Also check out the cosy local-flavoured cafes tucked throughout the Old Town you’ll need a reservation at these small, intimate locales.
As much as there is to see during the day, the city really comes to life at night. Three centres provide a variety of venues from uber chic to cheaper streets. Medicine Street is just what the doctor ordered for travellers looking for an inexpensive night out. Place de l'Ile is more upscale, with interns, business professionals and tourists rubbing elbows in modern bars and restaurants. Then there's the always lively Carouge area, where the city's young people flock to a gaggle of bars and nightclubs.
What’s next is easy—book your Swiss holiday! You can’t go wrong when you pick the flight and accommodation that are best for you with one of Wotif’s Geneva packages. Don’t run out of time make every minute count on your next getaway.