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4-Day Switzerland Tour from Geneva to Zurich Including Italy and Liechtenstein Visits

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Geneva to Zurich Including Italy and Liechtenstein Visits
Duration:
4 days
From:
USD 1294.37
Weave your way through Switzerland, Italy and Liechtenstein on this epically beautiful 4-day journey from Geneva to Zurich. Enjoy a balanced mix of guided sightseeing and free time as you hop from one Alpine town to another, including Lugano, St Moritz and Zermatt, home to the famous Matterhorn peak. Drive along the romantic shores of Italy's Lake Como, sightsee in Liechtenstein's capital city of Vaduz and admire the picturesque Swiss countryside before ending in Zurich. All transport and overnight accommodation in 4- or 5-star hotels is included.

Chamonix Day Trip and Geneva city tour

Chamonix Day Trip and Geneva city tour
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 145.35
Ride our coach to Chamonix. Enjoy the village, little streets full of charm and admire the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Enjoy all the beautiful mountains that surrounds you! Then go back to Geneva and join a city tour that will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the centre of the world's peacemaking organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city such as the Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful Flower clock. Then get a taste of Geneva History, Calvin's cité and cathedral Saint Peters.

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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.


Geneva Airport Car Rental Companies

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 Mar 2017