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Visit Geneva on a budget

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Genève, Switzerland

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Experience hosted by Gen

90 mins
Includes drinks, tickets, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

We will meet on the lake side front of the Flower Clock where you can already admire the beautiful "Jet d'eau" (water fountain).
Then I will show you where you can find the cheapest quality swiss chocolate in Geneva and how the locals shop when on a budget.
On the way, I will spot out for you a few restaurant for budget meals used by locals, so that you can come back there anytime.
I will also show you how and where to rent free bicycles.
We will then take a 5 minutes boat ride used by locals every day to go work where you will have a stunning view of the lake. If you are lucky, the swans will be waiting for you.
Then I will show you a special place in the middle of the lake, cherished by locals, where you can get affordable massages, eat a fondue, lunch, go for a sauna and swim in the lake next to the swans!
We will have a break to taste Swiss soda.
I will share with you tips about discount restaurant, discount train tickets, flea markets, hiking tours and other free activities you can do in Geneva.
On the way back, I will show you many boutiques where you can find second hand and quality vintage items.
You will also get to see a famous street art mural of Egyptian Actor Omar Sharif.
At the end of the tour, I will provide you with material about the information and tips shared and a personalized map usefull for your remainig stay in Geneva.
We will meet on the lake side front of the Flower Clock where you can already admire the beautiful "Jet d'eau" (water fountain).
Then I will show you where you can find the cheapest quality swiss chocolate in Geneva and how the locals shop when on a budget.
On the way, I will spot out for you a few restaurant for budget meals used by locals, so that you can come back there anytime.
I will also show you how and where to rent free…

Gen's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will make you taste the typical swiss soda with uncommon flavours
  • Tickets
    ticket for the boat ride
  • Transport
    The ticket for the boat ride to cross the lake is included in the tour.
From ₹1,507
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Gen

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
According to studies, Geneva is the 5th most expensive city in the world. Wondering how local can live in this city? I am a Swiss lawyer and entrepreneur, born and raised in Geneva. I have always been dedicated to welcoming visitors. I am passionate about showing you my city, sharing all the information about the swiss way of life, including food specialities, all the good deals swiss people use, free activities and the most beautiful spots.
Here is my first tip for people arriving at Geneva by air: Don't forget to take your free 90 minutes public transportation ticket from the distributor machine right next to the baggage claim before the exit. Then just take any train at the airport train station for 1 stop only (5 minutes ride) and you will be at Geneva downtown train station!
According to studies, Geneva is the 5th most expensive city in the world. Wondering how local can live in this city? I am a Swiss lawyer and entrepreneur, born and raised in Geneva. I have always been dedicated to welcoming visitors. I am passionate about showing you my city, sharing all the information about the swiss way of life, including food specialities, all the good deals swiss people use, free activities and the most beautiful spots.
Here is my first tip for people arriving at Genev…
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Where you'll be

We will visit some local spots, downtown store were you can find all sorts of chocolates (from budget to expensive), some second hand and vintage shops in vibrant Pâquis neighborhood, Street art mural, the lake and public places all in the center of Geneva. We will take a 5 minutes boat ride to cross the lake. The experience is suitable for all, not too much to walk. It can take place in any weather.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Monica
September 2019
Gen war eine sehr freundliche Touristenführerin und hat uns alle mit Schweizerischen Produken überrascht. Sie hat vielseitige Sprachkentnisse und kann mühelos von der einen zur anderen Sprache springen. Wir haben mit ihr Orte und Kunstobjekte entdeckt, welche wir alleine nicht wahrgenommen hätten. Ein Ersatz für eine übliche Stadtour ist es jedoch nicht, da nur wenig Informationen über die Stadt vermittelt werden.
Gen war eine sehr freundliche Touristenführerin und hat uns alle mit Schweizerischen Produken überrascht. Sie hat vielseitige Sprachkentnisse und kann mühelos von der einen zur and…
Betsy
September 2019
Gen’s presentation to the off the beaten path scenes in Geneva was wonderful. She was able to share so much information in a short period of time. And she included some personal information, a very interesting itinerary of sites, special treats such as chocolate or a drink, and a real passion for her city!
Gen’s presentation to the off the beaten path scenes in Geneva was wonderful. She was able to share so much information in a short period of time. And she included some personal in…
Joao
September 2019
O tour com a Gen foi excelente para planejar passeios e compras. Suas dicas foram precisas e úteis. Recomendo a todos!
Declan
August 2019
A very informative tour, with plenty of great tips for living in Geneva! Gen was very friendly and thoughtful and always happy to answer any question.
Hamda
August 2019
This experience with Gen was so comfortable, calm, and informative. I knew the grocery places, I visited the old town, and I had a great walk by the lake. We talked, and laughed. I had a great time for a very great value. Thank you Gen!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

take your public transportation card if you have one