Private Tour

The Political Highlights of Geneva

Discover beautiful Geneva and its famous political institutions.

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4 hrs

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You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

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What makes this tour special

Old Town Geneva

Your tour begins at the picturesque Geneva Harbour where you will have the chance to see the magnificent 140m jet of water, that is drawn from the lake and is beautifully illuminated at night. You will then proceed to the Old Town where you will pay a visit to the St. Pierre Cathedral. Built in the 12th century, this stunning gothic masterpiece is renowned not only for its beauty but also as a centre of turbulent reformation. 

Your tour will continue on to Bastions Park, which boasts many interesting sites, including the world famous Geneva University founded in 1559 by John Calvin, and the Reformation Wall, built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth and 350th anniversary of the founding of the university. 

You will discover much more of the glorious Old Town of Geneva, as you explore the winding alleyways and the narrow streets, whilst being directed by your expert local guide who will be more than happy to point you in the direction of hidden boutiques, Swiss eateries, and traditional chocolatiers. 

United Nations

You will then hop on Geneva’s excellent public transport system to the United Nations Office at Geneva. Upon arriving at this vast complex you will come across the monumental Palais des Nations public square complete with fountains and the impressive Broken Chair sculpture. Here your expert city guide will explain the significance of this impressive monument as well as endeavouring to unravel the complex workings of the international organisation of cooperation that is the UN. 

What you'll see

Palace of Nations
Built as the headquarters of the League of Nations in 1936, the Palace is now the home of the UN in Geneva.
United Nations
The world's largest intergovernmental organisation, with 193 member countries.
Jet d'Eau
An astounding jet of water that pumps water at 500 litres per second, rising 140 metres into the air.
St Pierre Cathedral
A Protestant church in Geneva famed for its association with reformer John Calvin.
Russian Church
A historic Russian Orthodox church with Byzantine striped arches and gilt onion domes, completed in 1866.
Reformation Wall
A giant monument to the Protestant Reformation and one of its main proponents, John Calvin.
University of Geneva
The second largest university in Switzerland, founded by John Calvin.
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva provides the city's backdrop and hosts a variety of wildlife and watersports.


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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