The gateway to the French and Swiss Alps for so many Brits, Geneva airport is a convenient way to access the Swiss Alps and Northern French Alps directly via plane. Often very affordable, flights to Geneva operate from multiple British airports, and from London the trip takes less than two hours.
As such, Geneva is a hot spot for British skiers, whether they want to ski in the region of Geneva or take a short transfer to a specific resort a little further afield, it can be one of the most convenient and affordable ways to go skiing.
Well worth a visit in its own right, Geneva is a beautiful city with stunning architecture and an expansive historical significance. There is a lot of French influence, namely the language, but Geneva still has a very strong Swiss personality. Discover a taste of Swiss culture, all the Swiss chocolate shops that you could possibly need, and the efficiency and infrastructure that you’d only expect from the Swiss.
A hub for banking, science and politics, Geneva is the home of the World Wide Web and some of the planet’s more innovative scientific experiments at The Globe of Science and Innovation (CERN), which can be visited by the public at their free visitor centre in the outskirts of Geneva.
The city is gorgeous and a lovely place to explore. The unique meeting of urban life, medieval old towns and the Alpine lake creates an atmosphere that you’ll never forget. It’s a beautiful place to sightsee and take pictures at any time of year. The Jet d'Eau has become a must-see landmark in Geneva, and it has a unique story behind it that is simply waiting to be discovered.
You will find a lot of watch shops where you will be able to appreciate the watch manufacturing prowess of the Swiss. If a Rolex is a little above your budget, you could always take home some world-class Swiss chocolate back to your friends and family – if it lasts that long!