As the world’s smallest metropolis, Geneva is the embodiment of small and mighty, with its accessibility from the UK and range of activities make it the perfect choice for a big weekend. Simultaneously offering the cosmopolitan energy of a big city and the tranquillity of a small town, Geneva is a fantastic choice for a fun-filled city break this autumn.
Aside from the city’s iconic Jet d’Eau, world of fine watchmaking, and array of international organisations, there are many hidden wonders that entice visitors to return to Geneva time and time again. Home to over 60 museums and galleries, visitors to the city have a seemingly endless selection of cultural institutions to explore. Whether it’s delving deep into the history of the Protestant Reformation at the International Museum of the Reformation or unleashing their inner scientist at the CERN, there’s something for everyone to discover during a trip to Geneva.
Those who are looking to explore the city’s rich cultural history while also discovering Geneva’s dynamic homegrown wine offering can utilise the recently launched ‘Heritage and Wine’ tour. Offering the perfect balance between viniculture and history, the guided tour is an opportunity for travellers to discover a number of Geneva’s key cultural landmarks through the old town, before tasting four local grape varieties from some of the city’s leading vineyards.
Foodie travellers will delight in Geneva’s incredible selection of culinary experiences, with 11 Michelin stars and over 140 different types of cuisine to try out across the city’s restaurants – the widest variety of cuisines in Switzerland. Fine dining lovers will be sure to enjoy the two-Michelin-starred Domaine de Châteauvieux, while those looking for a restaurant with a global outlook can visit Tsé Fung, the only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in Switzerland. After a delicious meal at one of Geneva’s 1,800 cafés and restaurants, Geneva Tourism’s Choco Pass will be sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, offering passholders the chance to explore eight of the city’s most iconic chocolatiers within a 24-hour period.
For travellers who want to do it all, Geneva Tourism’s City Pass can be purchased for 24, 48 or 72 hours, and grants visitors access to over 60 of the city’s activities on a free-of-charge or discounted basis. The passes also allow free access to the city’s public transport network, which makes getting around that little bit easier – essential for a big weekend!
For more information on what Geneva has to offer, or to purchase a City Pass, please visit the Geneva Tourism website.