Geneva's lake fountain, or Jet d'Eau, is an icon of the city and if you are a little adventurous and don't mind getting wet, you can walk right up to it on the fountain pathway. A visit to the Cathedrale St-Pierre is a great way to learn about the history of Geneva on one of the excellent tours. There is also a superb museum here and if you have the energy to climb the towers you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city and lake below. A walk through the old town will reveal lots of interesting little antique shops in the narrow streets, while those interested in architecture will be fascinated by the Quartier des Grottes, where buildings have been constructed without any straight lines. The 13th century castle ruins at Tour de L'lle are also worth a visit. Geneva is also famous for its green spaces and the Parc des Bastions has beautiful statues and giant chessboards to play on.
Not far from Geneva are other worthwhile attractions and if you have the time be sure to put them on your itinerary. You can drive to Lausanne at the northernmost point of Lake Geneva and get inspired by a visit to the Olympic Museum. From there head off on a road trip through the UNESCO World Heritage listed region of Lavaux. Rarely exported, most people do not know about the fabulous Swiss wines produced in this scenic landscape of terraced vineyards that cover over 800 continuous hectares. Use your trip to Geneva as an opportunity to sample these special wines, mostly made from the Chasselas grape, while experiencing the beauty of the area. Get a closer view and stretch your legs with a hike or walk along any of the thousands of footpaths found throughout the hillsides. Or you can brave the narrow, steep drive up Mont de Gourze for some stunning panoramic views from the Tour de Gourze, a medieval lookout tower.