Attractions in Geneva
One of the most "international" cities in the world. The second largest city in Switzerland, Geneva. Geneva is an international city. Almost a half from 200,000 inhabitants have a passport other than the Swiss. Geneva is also housing 22 international organizations, including the UN.
So there is nothing surprising that tourists from around the world want to see the sights and attractions of the city. Thanks to LOT Polish Airlines and direct flight from Warsaw to Geneva, you can be one of them.
The Old Town
The best way to visiting Geneva is to start from the Ile Rousseau - island on the Rhone river, where is standing a statue of the famous thinker Tousseau, which was lived in Geneva, Going to the right, along the southern bank of the Rhone you get to the twelfth-century Tour d'Ile, which was part of the medieval ramparts once.
A few steps further you will see the oldest square in Geneva - Place du Bourg-de-Four. Originally constituted as a Roman forum, in the Middle Ages was transported to the market place. Nearby is located partly Romanesque and partly Gothic cathedral s. Peter - where John Calvon delivered his sermons. Geneva is the capital of the canton, therefore, the most important building is the town hall. The oldest part of the town was dates from 1455, and you will be able to see it, because this part is available for visitors.
Geneva is not only the monuments, but also fantastic museums, which are more than thirty, and every of them encourages unusual exhibitions Art and archaeology. One of the most important institutions is the Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire). The collection includes paintings, sculptures, weapons and archaeological finds, including the valuable painting La Peche Miraculeuse (miraculous catch) Konrad Witz. Museum of Natural History presents minerals, anthropological exhibitions, and a variety of animals, with particular emphasis on Switzerland. Watchmaking Museum and Emalierstwa (Musee de l'Horlogerie et de l'Emaillerie) is perhaps the most characteristic exhibitions in Geneva, including the art of combining ornamentation with watchmaking. Lovers of watches can’t miss Patek-Philippe Museum.
If you think that Geneva is only a boring city full of monuments, museums, institutions and officials, you are wrong! Geneva is a city where throughout the year are held various kinds of music festivals. The most famous festival in Geneva jestI'Escalade held on 11st of December. During the festival there are parades with torches on the streets, and inhabitants wear historical dresses. The city has a lot of bars, nightclubs, all types of restaurants and places where you can spend great time.
But that's still not all! When you are tired of the urban hustle and bustle, just go to rest on nature. At first unique attractions in the park Jardin Anglais, where passing moments of our life is measured by the giant Flower clock (Horloge fleurie). Having five meters in diameter disc of this timer is decorated with nearly seven thousand flowers! Complementing visit to Geneva should be a boat trip on Lake Geneva, which will provide you with amazing view of the city.
Flight from Warsaw to Geneva
Geneva attracts not only tourists, but also officials and politicians from around the world. Some people go there for business, others only for recreational purposes. No matter for what reason, but for everyone just as important is the fast, direct flight. That is why LOT has prepared an excellent offer of cheap flights from Warsaw to Geneva for both: people for which price of ticket is the most important and for people who can pay more for greater comfort. The offer of LOT do not lack the range of promotions and discounts, that is why you should follow the current promotional offers offered by LOT, because it is possible that by ordering flight tickets from Warsaw to Geneva, you get some interesting discounts.
Check in, before flight
When you manage to buy a ticket at a great price, you have to remember only one thing: check in. Check in at the airport can be made in various ways, including via the Internet or telephone, there is also the option to check in at the airport in one of the positions of check-in or opt for the automatic check-in using self-service passenger check-in counters. It should be remembered, however, that in order to not only buy flight tickets from Warsaw to Geneva, but also to use them to be at the airport to appear before, at least one hour before departure of the car. It is widely known that the airport is really a lot of people, because everyone wants to take advantage of the attractive deals that are cheap plane tickets from Warsaw to Geneva, so to make it to your plane must first appearance on the spot. Otherwise you miss the plane.
During the flight
The trip to Geneva is very fast and easy for Polish people. Connections to Geneva take off from Warsaw Chopin Airport. The trip to Geneva Airport takes only two hours. At this time professional staff takes care of your convenience and auspicious conditions of travel.
During the flight, passengers have the opportunity to taste snacks and drinks from the menu LOT Gourmet, as well as enjoy the pleasure of reading the latest press and other amenities. LOT Polish Airlines constantly improving their offer and try to raise the level of services provided.
New offer of LOT Polish Airlines is a mobile application, suitable for all devices with Android and iOS (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.).
Thanks to this application you can easily and quickly search for flight connections and book for example flights for Warsaw to Geneva.
The application also provides access to a variety of additional services and facilities such as booking your favorite seat on a plane, order a special meal or benefit from the services of additional baggage. Using this application you can also do a quick check-in on-line, which can be used 24 hours before departure. The iOS is available in addition Passbook app, which allows easily get your boarding pass. All this makes your trip will be even easier and more enjoyable.
Transfer from Geneva Airport
Comfortable transfer from the airport to the city center as well as from the city to the airport, is an extremely important part of any travel by air. Fortunately the airport in Geneva is perfectly communicated with the city center and provides passengers comfortable transport. So if you landed at the Geneva Airport, it's just a moment and you will be able to enjoy exploring this beautiful city!
International Airport is located 4 km north of Geneva. It is the second largest airport in Switzerland. In 2014 handled 15 million passengers.
It is very modern and well organized airport. An interesting choice and convenience for passengers is a division of airports into two sectors: Swiss and French. Although Switzerland is not a member of the EU, passengers traveling from / to France does not have to pass customs inspection, provided that they do not leave the French part of the airport. Available to the passengers is a multi-level passenger terminal, which offers many services and facilities, including a bank, ATMs, currency exchange, Wi-Fi, WiFi, bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, hairdressing services, showers, solarium, post office. Map of the terminal and the airport guide in pdf format in French and English can be found at the airport’s website.
The communication system at the airport is well developed,. The city is easily accessible by train or bus using public transport network Unireso. With one ticket the you can travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the area France-Vaud Geneva. The most popular means of transportation are the buses. Traveling by bus is here extremely enjoyable - vehicles do not stand in traffic jams, because they have at their disposal a separate lane. Buses stop just outside the airport. There we have the following lines: Line 10 (Onex) to central Geneva, Line 5 (International organizations) to central Geneva, Line 28 (International organizations) to Meyrin, Line 23: Le Lignon - Lancy - Plan-les-Ouates, Line 18: The United Nations.
From the airport we can also reach France
The second possibility is train. Geneva Airport has a railway station, from which you can go to throughout Switzerland and Europe. All trains stop in the center of the city - Geneva Cornavin station. The train journey between the airport and the city center is only 6 minutes. This is the fastest means of communication.
Trains leave every 12 minutes.
The other possibilities
As in any airport in the world, so in Geneva, you can use the services of a taxi. Taxi stands are located directly in front of the terminal. You must know that taxis in Switzerland are very expensive means of communication, which does not necessarily mean that you will arrive quickly.
An interesting alternative would be bicycle trip to Geneva. The small distance between the airport and the city center, friendly routes for cyclists, which are located off the main roads, may induce some people to o choose this means of transport.
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