Escorted Rail Tours to Geneva
A bustling city surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps
French-speaking Geneva (Genève) is Switzerland's second city, which lies on the shores of Lake Geneva at the point where the River Rhône exits the lake. The city is one of Europe's largest and most important financial centres and is home to a wealth of global organisations, including the International Red Cross.
Known as the 'peace capital of the world', Geneva enjoys a beautiful setting at the very edge of Lake Geneva's turquoise waters, with the snow-capped Alpine peaks of the nearby mountains providing a picturesque background. The city has a compact financial and commercial centre, but also boasts a pretty Old Town area, delightful lakeside promenades and a number of pleasant parks. The symbol of the city is the 'Jet d'Eau' - a 459-feet (140-metre) high water jet at the edge of Lake Geneva that is visible for miles around.