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Guided Dive in Lake Geneva for Certified Divers

Guided Dive in Lake Geneva for Certified Divers
2 hours
USD 81.14
Did you ever try diving in Lake Geneva? Meet pikes and perches, American Crayfish, or a rainbow trout. Admire the beautiful fauna and discover some special diver's surprises, such a miniature music band under water. Meeting point: Hermance<br /><br />Please note this tour is for certified divers only (Minimum PADI Scuba DIVER or equivalent)

Christmas at Montreux and Chillon

Christmas at Montreux and Chillon
8 hours 30 minutes
USD 122.75
Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit on this leisurely winter day trip to Montreux from Geneva. On your way to Montreux, enjoy driving past verdant vineyards and stunning Lake Geneva. In Montreux, wander the grand Christmas market, shopping for holiday gifts. You'll also take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, a beautiful and atmospheric lakeside castle just outside Montreux.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Geneva Airport information page with information on Geneva Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Geneva driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Geneva Airport car rental options and search for the best available Geneva car rental rates in the search box below.

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Geneva Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are 2 sections of Geneva Airport car hire facilities at the GVA Geneva International Airport: the Swiss Sector and the French Sector. The GVA Geneva International Airport has a French sector that enables passengers to enter or to leave France without having to transit via Swiss territory and a visa for Switzerland is therefore not required in this case.


Geneva Airport car rental desks in the Swiss sector are situated at the Arrival level, towards La Poste.

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Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Sixt

Geneva Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

All Geneva Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Geneva Driving Stress Level: 4/10

Travelling around Geneva and Switzerland as a whole by car is straightforward, with numerous motorways, all of which are well maintained. Mountain roads can be extremely scenic, although only experienced drivers should consider these routes. Popular alternatives include tunnels through the Alps, such as the Grand St. Bernard tunnel to the south, between Bourg St. Pierra and Aosta in Italy, where a toll is payable. As with continental Europe, the Swiss drive on the right side.

Drivers in Switzerland drive on the right-hand side of the road and, because of the winter darkness, most people keep their headlights on dim even during the day. Drivers wishing to use motorways in Switzerland are obliged to purchase a small sticker or vignette which is displayed on the windscreen to indicate to the Swiss traffic authorities that the appropriate poll has been paid. If you are caught without a vignette there is a mandatory fine of 100 Swiss Francs.

Swiss road systems are generally good and extend across the length and breadth of the country. Driving enthusiasts will be able to enjoy many scenic routes around Switzerland taking in the towering snow-capped Swiss mountains and refreshing Swiss meadows along the way. However, those intending to drive in Switzerland in winter months should be aware of the heavy snowfall and make preparations accordingly.

All cars in Switzerland are fitted with snow tires or snow chains for obvious safety reasons. Because of the Swiss government’s ecologically minded policies, driving in Switzerland is not a cheap experience with drivers having to pay comparatively high prices for road tax and parking, especially in Switzerland’s main towns and cities.


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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2015