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Geneva… Where City Breaks and Mountain Adventures Meet

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Geneva… Where City Breaks and Mountain Adventures Meet

No other city offers what Geneva has. A trip to this beautiful city will be full of unforgettable experiences, be it cruising across a lake, skiing in the mountains, strolling in the beautiful historical alleys or simply relaxing in a spa after a long day of shopping. If you’re looking for action-packed vacations, romantic holidays or secluded breaks, Geneva has it all.

Thanks to the city’s location at the foot of the mountains, Geneva earns its title as the ‘Getaway to the Alps’. Whether you enjoy the active city life, prefer spending your winter vacation on the ski slopes, or you want a combination of both; Geneva should be your next destination this winter. In just one day, you can enjoy your favourite dish at the city centre then get an adrenaline rush on the ski slopes, before heading back to the city to soak in its nightlife.
Famous ski resorts are easily accessible from Geneva including Courchevel, Megève, Zermatt, Chamonix and Gstaad, which are only a short distance away. With many options available, you’ll find all kinds of slopes waiting for you, whether you’re a beginner, experienced skier or a proven freestyler. From Geneva, you can reach your favourite ski resort conveniently by train, bus, shuttle or while enjoying a scenic drive in your private rental.
Winter in Geneva brings a unique charm to the city, as it is the time where many indoor activities take place. Follow a private watch tour and immerse yourself in 500 years of history of luxury horology. You can also learn to assemble your own swiss watch and keep it as a special souvenir. Another option would be to attend a chocolate workshop and discover the secrets of the famous Swiss chocolate, or to enrol in a Fondue cooking class and learn how to make your own melting pot of flavours and aromas.
However, lively experiences are not limited to indoor activities only, as when the snow hits there is much excitement waiting for everyone. Sledding is just one of the options, In Geneva, there are several places where revellers can enjoy a ski resort-type setting and hit the snowy slopes without leaving the city centre. Also, you shouldn’t miss out on visiting one of the city’s famous landmarks – the Jet d’Eau, a large 140 metres high fountain that rises from Geneva Lake. Situated within walking distance from the fountain is another famous attraction, the Flower Clock which boasts a 2.5-metre second hand decorated with 6,500 flowers and shrubs that change with the seasons. When it snows, it becomes an even more magical and enchanting sight to behold.
After enjoying the wonderful time in Geneva, you can’t leave without taking a part of the city with you. There are plenty of places where you’ll be able to snap up some fantastic souvenirs to refresh your memory and treat your friends and family. Also, the city’s endless shopping choices will leave you with anything but empty hands. Make your way down the Rue du Rhône, where all the luxury fashion, watch and jewellery boutiques are concentrated, rivalling the luxury shopping streets of Paris and London. And for more offbeat, stylish and independent shops, visit the old town, which has a few interesting fashion, jewellery and art stores, amidst good restaurants and historical sites.