Experience Geneva at Christmas!

November 28, 2018 0 By adminpurecoastal

Grab your passport and venture into a city break in the city of Geneva located in west Switzerland. Geneva’s international city is host to multiple Christmas markets, perfect for wandering amongst the traditional stalls and enjoying the festive spirit. You can enjoy cultural food and drinks while shopping for hand crafted gifts for loved ones back home.

The activities don’t end there, embrace the festive lights in Lausanne, quirky and weird it’s the perfect location to wander in dark winter nights. Considering Lausanne is the Olympic capital of the world, you cannot leave without taking a trip to the Olympic museum, indulge in the history and spirit of the Olympic games an unmissable stop for any sporting fan.

The Best Things to See in Geneva

If you happen to be visiting on December 16th then push yourself to the limit and join 2,000 swimmers in the Christmas Cup event, an event which has been held since 1934. Brave people will face icy waters in a 120-metre race dressed in humorous Christmas apparel.

Soak up the winter scenery at Lake Geneva and enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, ice skating and sledding fun! If you are looking for more, why not enjoy the number of events on, including the always-exciting national snow sculpting competition and human dog sled races. Then to finish off your day, make sure to wind down and visit the ice bar, spa and restaurants available.

Learn the history of Geneva by exploring the chapel of the Maccabees, the vibrant 15th century décor is a photo opportunity not to be missed. Then delve into the Barbier-Mueller Museum and discover the 7000-piece collection which consists of sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from around the world.

A Little Something for the Shopaholic in Your Life

Dive into Geneva’s retail world and embark on the city’s best shopping destinations. Balexert Shopping Mall, Confederation centre and Les Cygnes Centre Commercial where you will fill all your Christmas shopping needs. Don’t stop there! You can’t visit Switzerland without treating yourself to the mouth-watering chocolate culture Switzerland is famous for. There are multiple chocolate shops in and around the city of Geneva, which makes a great holiday treat.

Basing yourself at the correct hotel can make or break your city trip! Staying at Fraser Suites hotel allows you to stay central to all activities, while enjoying a luxury room with a range of facilities. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi to all guests, fine dining options and a 24/7 gym, Fraser Suites has a 4.5 excellent star gusts review on trip advisor!

Grab your passport and set off to Geneva and explore all the fantastic cultural experiences waiting for you!