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Lake Geneva, Geneva

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One of Western Europe's largest bodies of water, Lake Geneva sits on the northern side of the Alps. Shared by Switzerland and France, the lake serves as one of the continent's most popular year-round travel destinations, its pristine natural areas a favorite stomping ground for both hikers and skiers. The Swiss side of the lake features a string of picturesque cities, the largest of which is Geneva. This city serves as a hub for paddle steamer cruises, providing a slow but scenic way of connecting to other ports on the lake. After visiting the region's old wineries, castles, and thermal baths, head to one of the lake's tranquil beaches, backed by rugged mountain scenery and shady woodlands. Use our Geneva travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Lake Geneva and other attractions in Geneva.
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  • Lake Geneva is huge. My daughter lives close to its shores. On our recent visit in January 2023 we visited the fountain on the lake, and the old town in Geneva. The Old Town is amazing, it is an... 
    Lake Geneva is huge. My daughter lives close to its shores. On our recent visit in January 2023 we visited the fountain on the lake, and the old town in Geneva. The Old Town is amazing, it is an...  more »
  • Had a nice morning strolling along here. Great way to spend a morning with plenty to take in as well as people watch. 
    Had a nice morning strolling along here. Great way to spend a morning with plenty to take in as well as people watch.  more »
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  • Took a 1 hour tour from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc and back during the summer of 2022. Such a serene, relaxing 1 hour boat ride with amazing views.
  • Beautiful place to spend time, relax, swim, walk or take a boat ride. If you are a tourist you will get free Geneva transport pass from your hotel. Yellow boats are included in your pass. Otherwise you can take the flashy electric toy train around the lake

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