Festival fantasy: Fêtes de Genève
Nearly 20 days of pure fun, this is Geneva’s most iconic festival. The Fêtes de Genève (Geneva Festival) runs from the 18th of July and comprises a smorgasbord of international fun, with over 200 free concerts on 4 stages, 180 food stalls, a funfair, all culminating in an awe-inspiring fireworks show.
This is Switzerland’s largest annual public event and attracts over 2 million visitors every year. A chance for Geneva, and the rest of the world, to lets its hair down and have an unforgettable time.
Great getting around: Mouettes Genevoises
Other cities have buses, trains, subways, Geneva has its own method of public transport: les Mouettes genevoises. These public boats crisscross the river and are a wildly popular mode of transport amongst tourists and locals alike.
While they run all year, they are best in summer, when they provide one-of-a-kind glimpses of snow-capped Alps reflected in the glittering waters as you cross to your destination. Be careful not to get wet passing by the giant fountain, one of Geneva’s icons.
Moveable feasts: Gourmet Lake Cruises
Step aboard one of these luxurious Belle-Époque ships and prepare your senses to be delighted. One of Geneva’s most decorated chefs crafts exquisite Swiss meals to tantalize your palate while you are taken on a wondrous cruise of Lake Geneva.
Catch breathtaking mountain vistas and charming towns reflected in a scrumptious glass of world-class wine. These CGN cruises make for a truly unforgettable Swiss experience.
Whitewater wonder: Geneva Rafting
Feeling up for a little adventure? Try your hand a whitewater rafting down Geneva’s Arve River. Expert guides, state-of-the-art watercraft, and varying degrees of difficulty, from absolute beginners to experienced rafters, make this a perfect adventure for everyone.
Rush down the rapids and forget all about the fact that the city is right next door. There’s no more unexpected activity in town.
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