Are you heading to the beautiful city of Geneva?

You’re in for a treat!

Geneva is one of the most unique cities in all of Europe.

It is known for its luxury hotels, top-notch cuisine, and scenic setting on the southern tip of Lac Léman.

It’s also known as one of the most romantic cities in all of Europe.

We’ve looked at all the tours and activities available in Geneva and will show you exactly which ones are the best for a romantic day out.

Check out these 22 romantic things to do in Geneva for couples.

1. Les Bains de Lavey Thermal Baths

Whisk your partner away to Les Bains de Lavey Spa.

This luxury spa experience is ideal for couples after a romantic getaway.

Les Bains de Lavey Spa lets you both relax in the warmest thermal waters in the country.

There are also a wide range of spa and wellness treatments available.

In addition, the location is spectacular with panoramic mountain views.

Day trips are 8 hours in length and include round-trip transportation to and from the baths.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Inclusions: Professional driver, hotel pick up and drop off, round-trip transportation, snacks, bottled water

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2. Geneva City Tour & Boat Cruise

See Geneva by land and water on this joint city & boat cruise tour.

On this unique romantic tour, you’ll get to explore one of the greenest cities in Europe in four ways.

First, you’ll be transported by coach, then you’ll enjoy a mini train ride, before getting some free time to walk around Old Town.

Along the way, you’ll get to marvel at the UN, Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, and more.

You’ll also stop by the Flower Clock and Jet d’Eau, before boarding your boat cruise on the lake.

This is an ideal day out for couples if you want to see a bit of everything in Geneva.

  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am or 2:15 pm
  • Inclusions: Round-trip boat and bus package, professional guide, entry fees

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3. Mont-Salève Cable Car

Feel like you’re on top of the world on Mont-Saleve.

This historic cable car dates back to 1932.

It connects Veyrier with the Salève ridge.

The base station in Veyrier is over 400 metres in the air, and already provides an incredible view.

Hopefully you’ll get a cable car just for you and your partner so you can enjoy the journey together.

When you arrive at the top, standing just over 1000 metres, you’ll both be in awe.

Remember to bring your camera because this is one of the best photo opps in all of Geneva.

Details

  • Address: Route du Téléphérique, 74100 Etrembières
  • Opening hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday; closed Monday

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4. Geneva by E-Bike

When you’re in one of the greenest cities in Europe, do as the locals do!

Many Geneva residents love to bike around.

This is why hopping on a bike is a great way of exploring the city.

A Geneva e-bike tour will have you riding through town on a state of the art e-bike.

You’ll make stops at the United Nations, the Red Cross, the Flower Clock, and Geneva’s Old Town.

You’ll also be treated to beautiful views of Lake Geneva and the Jet D’eau.

  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Departure Point: Genèveroule, Place de Montbrillant 17, 1201 Genève
  • Departure Times: 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, entry fees, use of bike and helmet

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5. City Highlights by TaxiBike

Rest easy and just enjoy the scenic view from one of Geneva’s TaxiBikes.

This unique mode of transportation is ideal for couples who are only in Geneva for a short time.

Hop on and you’ll be whizzing around the city in no time.

This special highlights tour will take you to all the biggest attractions in Geneva including the UN, the Flower Clock, and the Reformation Wall.

Of course, you’ll also pass by the beautiful Lake Geneva where you can stop for a pic with your partner.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Franck Muller Boutique, Franck Muller Genève, Rue de la Tour-de-l’Ile 1, 1204 Genf
  • Inclusions: Private tour, taxibike transportation

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6. Geneva Old Town by Segway

If you and your partner love an adventure, then this Geneva Old Town Segway tour is for you!

Why walk when you can stroll around on two wheels?

This romantic tour will have you travelling the cobblestone streets of Old Town by segway.

Throughout the 1.5 hour tour, you will see Cathédrale de St-Pierre, Parc de Bastions, and more.

You’ll also be treated to a beautiful view of the city from Rousseau Island.

This Old Town Geneva Segway tour is suitable for all couples, even visitors who have never been on a segway!

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Near Cornavin train station, central Geneva
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Guide, segway training, use of helmet, rain poncho if applicable

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7. Night Walk in Geneva’s Old Town

There’s nothing more romantic than taking a stroll through Old Town at night.

This historic district in Geneva is as picturesque as it gets.

On this night walk, you will discover this Swiss city by nightfall.

Prepare to visit Banc de la Treille, L’ancien arsenal, and Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

Tours are capped to just 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience for all.

You’ll be sure to fall in love with Geneva on this special evening walking tour. 

Afterwards, you can ask your guide where the best restaurants are and continue the romantic night over dinner. 

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: Place de Neuve, 1204 Genève
  • Departure Time: 8:30 pm

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8. Greenwich Village (Carouge District)

Experience the laid back side of Geneva in Greenwich Village, which is also known as Carouge.

Many consider Greenwich Village to be the more Italian side of the city.

In Greenwich, you’ll find a relaxed vibe bursting with charm.

The neighbourhood originated in the 18th century and features lots of neo-classical architecture.

Today, it is a bustling hub of shops, restaurants, bistros, and antique stores.

Be sure to check out the Place du Marché, with its produce market that has been around for over 300 years.

Greenwich Village is only a short tram ride away from Geneva’s city centre, ideal for a romantic stroll. 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Cours de Rive 1, 1204 Genève
  • Departure Times: 10:30 am
  • Inclusions: Local tour guide

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9. Maison Cailler

When you’re in Geneva, you have to try their chocolate!

Switzerland is known around the world for its luxurious and decadent chocolate, being one of the main export products in the country.

Maison Cailler is the place to be if you want to learn about the country’s chocolate.

This chocolate factory in Geneva is one of the oldest in Switzerland.

Here, you’ll learn about the history of chocolate, how it’s made, and get to taste some for yourself!

If you want a guaranteed romantic day out, this is the safest choice.

Details

  • Address: Rue Jules Bellet 7, 1636 Broc, Switzerland
  • Opening Hours: daily 10am to 6pm

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11. Geneva Chocolate Tasting

Calling all chocolate addicts!

This Geneva tour is perfect for all couples with a serious sweet tooth.

Throughout this 3 hour tour, you’ll get to eat plenty of gourmet chocolates and explore Old Town.

Tours stop at 6 difference chocolate stops in Geneva, where visitors can try a total of 12 chocolates.

Then you will visit Old Town and learn about its history.

Expect to stop at Lower Streets, Left Bank, and the Right Bank along the way.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Quai des Bergues 23, 1201 Genève
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am or 2:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Chocolates, bottled water, expert guide, short boat ride, skip the line privileges

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12. Gourmet Food Experience

It’s not hard to eat well in Geneva.

The Swiss city is known for its gourmet food, which means a food tour is a must.

For all foodie couples, you’ll be sure to love sampling some of the city’s best dishes.

This walking tour will stop at numerous foodie spots in the city.

You’ll get to try dry meat, grilled pork, caramelised smoked lard, ham on the bone, truffle paste, and more!

Tours can be private if couples are looking for a more personalised experience.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: L’horloge fleurie, Quai du Général-Guisan 28, 1204 Genève
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Food tasting, wine tasting, local guide

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13. Fondue Tour by eTukTuk

Switzerland is known for fondue.

That’s why a fondue tour is a must for all couples visiting Geneva.

This unique fondue tour will take you around the city by TukTuk, seeing the best sights on a 1.5 hour fun journey.

While you’re passing Geneva’s best attractions, you’ll be dipping freshly made bread in a decadent cheese fondue.

Fondue is made with 100% Gruyère cheese and is paired with the perfect glass of wine.

Couples can choose the routes they prefer including Lake Geneva, The Old City, or the Carouge district.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, Quai des Bergues 33, 1201 Genève
  • Inclusions: Private tour, TukTuk ride, fondue and glass of wine

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14. Private Ski Lesson

Hit the slopes in Geneva!

Geneva is surrounded by Alps, which makes it a popular destination for skiers.

Whether you’re completely new to skiing or just want a refresher, a private ski lesson is a great option for couples.

Over the course of 2 hours, your English-speaking instructor will teach you all the basics of skiing.

Plus, the professional instructors know the mountain well and will show you the best spots to ski, eat, and explore.

There are both morning and afternoon lesson times available to everyone.

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Inclusions: Ski instructor

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15. Gruyères with Golden Panoramic Express Train

Discover the quaint Swiss town of Gruyeres.

This enchanting town in the countryside will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale.

If you join a tour, it will take you to Gruyeres by a combination of bus and train.

Be sure to peek out the window en route as you’ll see beautiful rolling hills and meadows.

As you make your way from Geneva to Gruyeres, you will stop for chocolate and cheese tastings.

The first stop will be Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, followed by La Maison du Gruyere.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure Point: Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva
  • Departure Times: 8:15 am
  • Inclusions: Drinks, snacks, round-trip transportation, entry fees, train ride

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16. Geneva Sunset & Open Top Bus

Experience Geneva by sunset on this exceptional bus tour.

You and your partner will love seeing the city from a panoramic bus.

Each bus even has a retractable glass roof that they put down when the weather is nice.

The city tour will take you to all the main sites.

These include the UN Headquaters, Lake Geneva and the Jet D’eau, Parc Des Eaux Vives, and more!

Tours are 2 hours in length and begin at Gare Routière.

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: Gare Routière, Place Dorcière, 1201 Genève
  • Inclusions: Audio commentary, taxes and fees, transport by open-top bus

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17. Day Trip to Montreux & Château de Chillon

Escape Geneva and visit the resort town of Montreux for a day.

This day trip will take you through the Swiss countryside to another part of Lake Geneva.

Between the base of the Alps and the lake is where the town of Montreux lies.

You can bet it is nothing short of stunning.

While there, you’ll visit Château de Chillon where you can intimately explore the area with your partner.

Château de Chillon is a medieval castle located on a small island on the lake.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva
  • Departure Times: 8:15 am or 9:30 am 
  • Inclusions: Bus ride, guide, entry fees

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18. Rousseau Island

Rousseau Island is one of the most unique spots in Geneva.

This small urban island is located in the middle of the Rhone River.

It was named after the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

That is why there is a statue of Rousseau on the island.

Beyond its history, a trip to this island offers incredible views of Geneva’s skyline.

It is also easy to access, as it is connected by a bridge from the shore.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Transportation
  • Local guide

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19. English Garden

The English Park is one of the oldest in Geneva.

It has been an important part of the city since 1854.  

The park consists of trees, fountains, sculptures, and lots of beautiful flowers.

It is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike.

The English Park also has a bandstand that hosts concerts throughout the summer months.

Whether you want to go for a stroll or have a picnic, this is a great romantic spot to visit with your partner.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transportation

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20. Bastions Park

Bastions Park is a popular destination year round. 

It is located in Geneva’s Old Town.

The park is known for its sculptures and monuments, as well as it’s stunning flora.

You can expect to find magnificent floral displays and tree-lined lanes, perfect for strolling.

A giant black and white chess set is also located near the park’s gates for couples after a bit of fun.

The Geneva University is nearby if you want to observe student life or admire it’s architecture. 

Finally, don’t miss the Reformation Wall, a monument honouring the leaders of Switzerland’s Reformation.

Park details

  • Address: Prom. des Bastions 1, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
  • Opening Hours: daily

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21. Barbier-Mueller Museum

History buffs will love exploring the Barbier-Mueller Museum.

This unique museum was founded in 1977 and contains over 7,000 artefacts.

Most artefacts date back to the period of Tribal and Classical Antiquity.

Objects include sculptures, fabrics, armour, and ornaments. 

The Barbier-Mueller is actually home to the world’s largest collection of non-Western art and artefacts.

The museum is conveniently located in Geneva’s Old Town.

If you choose to visit this museum for a romantic date, there’ll be plenty of talking points as you pass exhibits.

Museum details

  • Address: Rue Jean-Calvin 10, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
  • Opening hours: Daily 11 am to 5 pm

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22. Romantic Vacation Photo Session

Remember your trip to Geneva for years to come through a private photo session.

Photo sessions of all lengths are available to couples.

Each tour comes with a local photographer that will take you to all the best spots in the city.

Pose with your partner in the most beautiful parts of Geneva.

All photo sessions give couples access to a full online gallery of photos.

You can then have these photos printed and framed when you return home as the ultimate souvenir.

Inclusions for most sessions

  • Local photographer
  • Private photo session
  • Digital gallery of edited photos 

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As you can see, Geneva is one of the most romantic cities in Europe.

From strolling through Bastions Park to sampling chocolate and cheese, there is so much for couples to do.

We hope this list has inspired you on your upcoming trip to this Swiss city!

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emily
Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.