Geneva may be small, but when it comes to allure, it rivals the likes of London, Paris and New York. The French-speaking city is a hub for international diplomacy, with the Palais des Nations offering visitors a fascinating glimpse at the former League of Nations HQ. Today, it’s home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and retains its reputation for diversity, tolerance and equality.
The city is sophisticated by definition and steps up as one of Europe’s most coveted shopping destinations. It has an elegant dining scene to match and is peppered with fantastic boutique hotels. The city centre is dotted with museums and art galleries, with lake cruises and waterfront parks offering a welcome escape from the buzz of the city centre.
Geneva City Centre is just 4 kilometres from the airport and is easily reachable by public transport. Local buses and trams service the city centre, though strolling the streets is a fantastic way to experience destinations like the picturesque Old Town, the beautifully manicured English Garden, the Jet d'Eau fountain and the iconic Saint Peter's Cathedral.
For horologists, Geneva is a must visit destination. Its world-famous watch making industry dates back to the 1600s, with a host of iconic brands headquartered in the city. Today, an exquisitely crafted timepiece is the quintessential Geneva souvenir.