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Geneva Old Town Segway Tour

Geneva Old Town Segway Tour
90 minutes
USD 108.23
Spin through the Swiss city of Geneva by Segway and discover top attractions on this 1.5-hour tour. Follow your guide to the Brunswick Monument and cross the Pont de Bergues (Bergues Bridge) and take in beautiful city views from from Rousseau Island. Climb effortlessly into the Old Town and admire Cathédrale de St-Pierre (St Pierre Cathedral) before cruising down Promenade de la Treille towards Parc de Bastions. Gain insight into Geneva's rich history at the Reformation Wall, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Lake Geneva including Online Class

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Lake Geneva including Online Class
3 days
USD 981.69
PADI Open Water Diver: Get Certified! <p>Learn to dive in Lake Geneva and do your PADI OWD qualification with Go Dive! The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. You can start your scuba certification online with the PADI eLearning.</p>

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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 Jul 2017