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Customer Travel Tips for Geneva

75% Avg. city rating Rated by 441 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 71%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 80%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 67%

Value for money 54%

Customer Travel Tips for Geneva

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: If you're traveling with young children, try catching the Geneva Festival in August.

Liked: It's such a beautiful, peaceful city. I look forward to coming back at some point.

Disliked: Prices too expensive, unsurprisingly. Grocery stores keep limited hours on evenings and weekends.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Try to go to the grocery store and buy food there if you are on a budget. The dining options are all quite expensive for what they offer.

Liked: Great culture and beautiful surroundings. Truly a world city.

Disliked: Very expensive

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


12 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: N/A

Liked: all are average.

Disliked: N/A

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Unknown

Liked: Lockers outside of the dorms

Disliked: Dorm room door slamming noisily

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


28 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Use your free transportation card, excellent

Liked: Free transportation

Disliked: Couldn't found cheap original chocolate made in Swiss

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


27 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Just come to geneva

Liked: Geneva has everything!!

Disliked: NOO

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


21 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Bring lots of money and if your not interested in the UN and what not its not for you

Liked: I liked the waterfront and the jet fountain

Disliked: It is really expensive and not a lot of tours to do

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


25 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Just go and see it

Liked: Lots of things to see, nice people, free public transport (offered by hostel)

Disliked: A bit expensive, cheese fondue (it's just not for me maybe)

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Use Lidl!!

Liked: Beautiful city, lovely lake, nice people.

Disliked: Very expensive

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


29 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: If you're travelling on a budget look up free walking tours. They are a wonderful way to get you familiar with the city.

Liked: Geneva is beautiful and relaxing. It is also full of history. The food is good and the city is clean.

Disliked: Geneva is very very expensive. You pay at least double for anything you buy there than you would anywhere else.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Everything is good

Liked: Quiet city

Disliked: Restaurants

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Utilise the free public transport and buy a Geneva tourist card!

Liked: Easy to get around. Brilliant staff at the tourist information point and train station. Beautiful city, lots to do.

Disliked: Expense of eating out.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: go to the lighthouse area and swim! Also make some sandwiches for food because everything is super expensive.

Liked: Everything was very clean and organized and very very pretty

Disliked: it was too expensive

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay for a couple of days but no more than that

Liked: Very clean, safe place, great to look at.

Disliked: Isn't loads to do

38% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
38% Avg. rating


23 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Use Geneva has a base for travelling to the French villages just over the border.

Liked: The Swans on Lake Geneva, chocolate, close to the French border.

Disliked: Unnecessarily expensive on all fronts, everywhere closes at 10pm, very little to see and do.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Don't forget your free travel card from your hostel.

Liked: Very nice. Great public transport, free and efficient.

Disliked: Quite expensive

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Visit CERN. GREAT 3 hrs tour!

Liked: Good public transportation. Small and compact town.

Disliked: Expensive! Kind of unsafe during the night.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: It is better to go for more than one day. We had a really good time there, but we could only visit one museum because we stayed there for only one day. I guess it is better to go during the summer because of the beautiful lake in which you can even swim.

Liked: The public transportation is free for tourists. So, in the hotel, they give you a card for free public transportation valid during the time of your stay. The atmosphere around the lake is amazing. Everyone was hanging out with friends, there was live music, places to buy beer. The lake is beautiful. Some museums are free.

Disliked: There were a few persons begging on the streets.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Use the transport card as much as posible .

Liked: The lake ,the transporation card ,the food .the night view.

Disliked: A bit expensive .

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Buy lots of chocolate.

Liked: The city is located in a privileged spot, next to a huge lake and with a beautiful view of the mountains.

Disliked: It is very expensive to eat out or buy souvenirs, and the city itself is nice but there aren't any relevant landmarks to see.

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75% Avg. city rating Rated by 441 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 71%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 80%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 67%

Value for money 54%

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