04.08.2018 - 06.08.2018
& 2018 Switzerland_GVA
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I know I am stating the obvious but Switzerland is expensive and it's been like this for some time now. I have visited various places in Switzerland, but honestly can say that I found Geneva the most expensive of them all. But there are few things that are completely FREE!!!
1) Transport from Geneva airport to the city - FREE
Before leaving the baggage area there is this little machine that says 'Free Ticket'. Just press the button and the machine will issue you a free ticket valid for the next 80 minutes for all public transport in Geneva (train from the airport to the city is covered also). DO NOT LEAVE the baggage area until you find the machine and print your tickets as re-entry is not allowed.
2) Public transport - FREE
All of the city hotels (I believe) issue a 'visitor pass' that allows you to travel for free on all forms of public transport for the whole duration of your stay in the city. This will cover all city trams and buses and...(please see below #3).
3) Yellow lake boat - FREE
Technically this is part of the public transport system. By having the 'visitor pass' from your hotel you are allowed to use any of the lines of the boat system absolutely for free.
4) City beach - Plage Enfant (Baby Beach) - FREE
To get here you either get the free boat ride across the lake or a free bus or tram with your 'visitor pass'. The entrance is completely free and it's a nice sandy area to lounge around and go for a swim. The water is warm during the summer season and it's a great way of relaxing after touring the city. There are stalls, bars and a few eateries if you get hungry after the swim.
5) Botanic Gardens - FREE
Nice layout makes a pleasant stroll through different areas of the garden when admiring the plants. Grab one of the benches to enjoy some shade and watch people passing by. It's a very nice area to relax.
Posted by ToddP
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