Rolling Hills and Rolex’s
Discover the wonders of clean air and magical scenery on a Geneva city break from The Co-operative Travel. Located next to the River Rhone with the majestic Alps towering in the background, Geneva is an astounding sight to behold
Beautiful lakes and stunning mountains mark out Geneva as a city which makes a memorable destination for a short break or weekend getaway.
The second largest city in Switzerland, much of Geneva’s attraction stems from the spectacular mountain ranges which overlook it. The compact Old Town acts as the hub of activity, and it’s here that you’ll find St Peter’s Cathedral, the Grand Theatre and Town Hall Square, as well as a wealth of fabulous museums
Geneva is very much a global city – no doubt the members of the United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Red Cross, and many of the other 200-plus international bodies which chose it as their headquarters saw its beauty as a prime factor in their choice of location. The presence of these multi-national bodies has lent the city a truly multicultural atmosphere – as well as a ready market for the world-famous Swiss watches which are crafted here, with makers such as Rolex and Omega having the city as their centres of operation.
Geneva city breaks and Lakes & Mountains holidays give you a taste of a cosmopolitan city where the culture is every bit as grand at its most esteemed residents. Geneva’s restaurants and nightlife can be an eye-opener to a first-time visitor, combining the rich variety and prestige feel which is the city’s hallmark.
So if you feel like escaping to enjoy a taste of the high life – quite literally with all those impressive mountains around – try a Geneva city break from The Co-operative Travel.
No trip to Geneva is complete without a visit to the European Headquarters of the United Nations. You have to take a guided tour, but will gain a great insight into the inner workings of the world’s most important international body including the 2,000 seat Assembly Hall and the Council Chamber decorated with gold murals depicting the human struggle for peace.
The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks. It shoots water 140 metres up into the air at 200km per hour putting on a spectacular show for those watching! Just remember to take an umbrella.. after all… what goes up must come down!
The heart of the city is called the ‘rive gauche’, which includes the charming old town area, well worth a visit. Take time to stroll the quaint boutiques and galleries along the cobblestone Grand Rue and check out the Cathedrale St. Pierre, the Reformation Monument too.