The birth place of private banking, fine chocolate, cheese and luxury watches, Switzerland has luxury written all over it with a price tag to match.
Being employed full time for a professional services firm, most of our travel is limited to a weekend away (Friday evenings to Sunday), so we look to find the most out of our 2 night trips and hope to provide you with a comprehensive guide to seeing Geneva in a weekend.
Most times if you are traveling in the evenings you won’t get to your destination before the late hours, so Friday night is a nice way to check into the hotel explore the block and find some dinner.
Onto Saturday – exploring the city!
The Mont Saleve cable car takes you up 1,100 metres in less than 5 minutes. Explore the top, hike even further up for better views (remember to pack some tennis) or watch those daring enough to go paragliding down. Its a great activity if you enjoy the outdoors and is reasonably cheap at about 6 euro round trip.
And the view from the top is even better!
Lake Geneva & Flower Garden
One you just cannot miss when coming to Geneva is going to the Lake. During the warmer months you can enjoy swimming, tanning, hiring a boat or watercraft and enjoying the warm weather. We were lucky enough to be in Geneva during May when the weather was great in comparison to the cooler temperatures in London. We hired a watercraft (small 4 seater boat) for an hour and toured around the lake.
Surrounding the lake are so many activities that can keep you busy! To learn a bit about the history of the Lake we took a trolley tour which departed close to the flower clock (another must see!).
To finish off the sightseeing for the day – take a leisurely stroll in the flower garden. It is absolutely beautiful during spring and summer.
Now you cannot come to Geneva without leaving for fondue. After resting your feet. We asked for recommendations from the hotel on the best place to try. This resulted in a charming cafe in the centre of town where we sat outside in the courtyard.
Sunday – if you aren’t exhausted already there is still soju have to see!
We usually reserve Sunday’s for museums and souviegner shopping.
Coming to Geneva you should see the United Nations building and the Red Cross. These are in the opposite side of Lake Geneva from the flower garden.
On our way back from the above, we stopped at a place as the gardens were too beautiful to miss.
Kara & Kendra