Sitting in a small valley surrounded by the Swiss Alps and the Jura mountain ranges, the city of Geneva is a holiday destination that might as well be on a postcard. From the ridiculous amount of museums to beautiful architecture and a waterspout that goes high into the sky, you won’t regret visiting. Check out lastminute.com.au’s unreal Geneva holiday packages and get going!
Your first order of business when you arrive in the “Peace Capital” is to get a car from lastminute.com.au’s Geneva car hire options. Then pay a visit to the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History). The biggest art museum in the city holds collections of paintings from eras ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Think artists like Rembrandt, Ferdinand Hodler, Cezanne and Modigliani—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Once you get enough art shoved in your face, the next thing you need to do during your holiday in Geneva is to check out the Jet d’Eau. It’s a massive fountain that blows a stream of water 140 metres into the air. Be sure to catch a glimpse of it at night when they water stream is illuminated by coloured lights, making the thing look like a sky-high lightsaber. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can walk along the pathway that comes to a stop directly under the fountain. Hope you’re ready to get drenched!
Compared to other major European cities this place is small, but it packs a punch to the gut (or the wallet) in the shopping game. Geneva is right up there with Paris and London when it comes to shopping. Rue du Rhone and Rue du Marche are the crème de la crème of shopping during a Geneva holiday—the stores on these two streets sell clothing and products that can make you look like an A-lister in no time.
When you get hungry but don’t want to spend a gazillion dollars on food, check out some of the cute cafes in the Les Paquis district. Your belly will thank you after you’ve loaded up on rosti, artisan sausages and a handful of different cheeses. But if prices mean squadoosh in your book, check out the restaurants in the city centre and eat like a king.
When the sun goes to sleep on Geneva holidays, head to the Old Town district and let loose with the locals. Sample local wines like riesling, chasselas and pinot noir. If you feel like mildly hallucinating, try a glass of the green liquid known as absinthe. This stuff is illegal in certain countries (but legal in Geneva!), so you know it’s good.
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You don't need to pay top dollar to have a decent night's rest in Geneva. The Ambassador, located at 21 Quai Des Bergues, and The New Midi, found at 4 Place Chevelu, are both relaxing and cheap as chips. Or perhaps you'd rather treat yourself in more luxurious surrounds? Then let the experienced staff at the Swiss Luxury Apartments and the Beau Rivage Geneva take care of you.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.