A perfect itinerary of things to do in Geneva for day 2 out of two-days would be to visit the top tourist attractions within the city. The itinerary of things to do in Geneva on day 2 is largely focused on covering Chillon castle, Jet d’Eau, reformation wall and Bourg de’Four. The city also offers world-class shopping experience with shops lined up for purchasing top Swiss watches and Swiss chocolates.
Itinerary of things to do in Geneva (Day 2):
08:00 am - 09:30 am: Travel by train to Montreux Gare
09:30 am - 12:00 pm: Tour of Chillon castle
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm: Lunch
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm: Jet d’Eau
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm: Reformation wall, Bourg de’Four, Shopping
The list of things to do in Geneva on day 2 is about exploring some of the historical spectacles in and around Geneva. Plan to start the day at 8 am in the morning from Geneva train station. From here, board a train to Montreux Gare. The train ride lasts about an hour. Walk outside Montreux Gare train station and board a bus to Chillon castle. The bus ride is about 10 minutes. Chillon castle is a medieval fortress on the shores of Lake Geneva. Some of the underground rooms are reminiscent of the architecture of Gothic cathedrals. Do not miss out the 14th century paintings in Chillon chapel. If you are a wine connoisseur, wine tours in the castle’s underground rooms could be an interesting activity. After spending a couple of hours, head back to Geneva train station.
Grab some lunch and be ready to walk around Geneva downtown. From Geneva train station, walk for about 15 minutes to reach Jet d’Eau, a water fountain and one of the most famous landmarks and must be on your list of things to do in Geneva. Walk for another 20 minutes from here to reach the reformation wall, a monument in the grounds of University of Geneva, meant to depict the protestant reformation. The grounds of reformation wall is located very close to Bourg de’Four in old town Geneva. If you plan to shop for chocolates or just want to kick back with some hot chocolate and fine chocolates for yourself, Bourg de’Four would be a great spot. According to Swiss locals, Confiserie Arn, Du Rhone Chocolatier, Teuscher and Auer Chocolatier are the four amazing chocolate shops in Geneva and all four of them are located within 10-minutes to 15-minutes walk from Place du Bourg de-Four. Auer Chocolatier, having started in 1939 is apparently the oldest chocolate shop in Geneva and is still a family-run business. Shop for chocolates as your heart desires to end your trip on a sweet note.
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Day 7: Things to do in Geneva - Chillon Castle and Jet d'Eau