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Lake Geneva, Geneva

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One of Western Europe's largest bodies of water, Lake Geneva sits on the northern side of the Alps. Shared by Switzerland and France, the lake serves as one of the continent's most popular year-round travel destinations, its pristine natural areas a favorite stomping ground for both hikers and skiers. The Swiss side of the lake features a string of picturesque cities, the largest of which is Geneva. This city serves as a hub for paddle steamer cruises, providing a slow but scenic way of connecting to other ports on the lake. After visiting the region's old wineries, castles, and thermal baths, head to one of the lake's tranquil beaches, backed by rugged mountain scenery and shady woodlands. Use our Geneva travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Lake Geneva and other attractions in Geneva.
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  • This Lake is an amazing place to walk around or to have a short ferry trip. it is full with great sceneries and great colors. 
    This Lake is an amazing place to walk around or to have a short ferry trip. it is full with great sceneries and great colors.  more »
  • just took the public transport boat and it was super safe and a great way to get across the lake and get photos! 
    just took the public transport boat and it was super safe and a great way to get across the lake and get photos!  more »
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  • Beautiful place to spend time, relax, swim, walk or take a boat ride. If you are a tourist you will get free Geneva transport pass from your hotel. Yellow boats are included in your pass. Otherwise you can take the flashy electric toy train around the lake
  • The lake is amazing!!! You have the most stunning views and landscape in almost every direction. It is highly recommended to get a cruise trip (which is free if you have a swiss travel pass). Mesmerizing sights of the water jet, the Montblanc, quaint villages, the Dent and Château d'Hoche. One of coolest things to do in Geneva, a cruise trip or just visiting the lake area, you have many public places to swim around or feed the birds etc. great experience

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