"We are very lucky to have had Stefaan as our tour guide. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, knows how to passionately pass his knowledge to the guests. We appreciated very much his high intelligence. He could adjust his tour with the needs of a young pianist in our group so that she could play on 10 pianos throughout our journey through Geneva. It's a pity that his time is limited to 3 hours only. We could stay with him three times longer. His English is perfect. We didn't have problems in communicating with him."

SIMON (USA)

 

"I had the most amazing and wonderful experience with my greeter, Patrice, last week. He was so knowledgable, friendly, professional, caring, patient, fun and far exceeded my expectations! He picked me up at the airport, spent 8 hours showing me all the beautiful sights in Geneva, and went out of his way to drop me back off at the airport. I can not believe how lucky I am to have honestly had the best tour guide I have ever experienced in all of my travels. Patrice is truly special and a major asset to your organization. He made my brief stay in Geneva wonderfully unforgettable and it is because of this experience that I hope to return one day. Thank you, Patrice and Geneva Greeters, for the cherished memories. I will continue to spread the word to all my friends and family about your amazing service!!"

SHIRLEY (USA)

 

"Je remercie de tout cœur Jean-Jacques pour une balade passionnante! J'en suis ravie! Merci de m'avoir fait découvrir Genève! J'ai déjà recommandé votre site à mes amis!"

DIANA (UKRAINE)

 

"Jean Jacques surpassed our expecations. During a brisk, 4 hour walk, we learned history, geography, politics, culture, etc. Our appreciation for Geneva, particularly its quiet, alternative and slightly subversive side. The stories flowed the whole time. Jean Jacques' personal philosophy guided our tour, and influenced our perspective. He was considerate on when we needed to pause for coffee or lunch, or just to rest. We highly recommend his tour to all new, and life long, Genevois. Mark, Brigette and Gus."

BRIGETTE (SWITZERLAND)

 

"Bonjour, Très bons moments d'échanges et de partage. La rencontre avec Jean-Jacques et son épouse resteront dans les meilleurs souvenirs de notre week-end. Beaucoup de temps donné pour nous faire découvrir la ville. Je suis très heureuse d'avoir pu faire la connaissance de telles personnes. Bravo pour ce dévouement"

SANDRINE (FRANCE)

 

"Ma balade avec Jean-Jacques m'a permis de découvrir certains lieux de Genève que je ne connaissais pas mais aussi d'avoir des informations sur l'histoire ainsi que sur les coutumes et le mode de vie genevois. Jean -Jacques s'est montré à l'écoute et disponible. C'était la première fois que je faisais appel à un Greeter pour visiter une ville et je n'hésiterai pas à renouveler cette expérience et à la conseiller. Merci."
FLORENCE (FRANCE)

 

"J'ai beaucoup aimé ma balade. Nous avons visité aussi bien des endroits touristiques que des endroits connus des seuls genevois. Notre Greeter a préparé une superbe journée avec des détails. Merci Greeters de Genève, merci beaucoup Jean-Jacques"

JOAO (BRESIL)

 

"Silvia, d'une ponctualité toute suisse, m'a partagé son amour de sa ville, de son travail avec grande passion. De la rive droite à la rive gauche, par monts et par vaux, elle me balada au rythme de l'Histoire et des histoires. Merci pour ce voyage très agréable. Merci pour les chocolats que je partagerai avec ma famille."
ERIC (BELGIQUE)

 

"Notre "Greeter" Jean-Jacques nous a chouchouté et fait découvrir les immanquables de Genève avec enthousiasme, générosité et beaucoup d'anecdotes. Merci pour cette balade inoubliable, qui nous a mis une nouvelle couleur sur la ville de Genève, que nous ne connaissions que peu! C'était un moment excellent , Merci beaucoup Jean Jacques!"
SARA (FRANCE)

 

"Our stroll with Laura was really nice. We learned a lot and to be honest i didnt expect a Greeter to know that much about his city. Thanks again for your kindness and dynamism"

MAELLE (FRANCE)

 

"Super expérience ! Nous sommes ravis de notre belle balade avec Jean Jacques qui a été un guide parfait !"

CLAIRE ( FRANCE)

 

"Absolutely amazing experience! Many thanks to Nicolas who guided me through the city of Geneva. I warmly recommend it to all travellers and will definitely get in touch with the Geneva Greeters again!"

ALENA (RUSSIA)

 

"The time spent with Hanane in Geneva was wonderful. She was able to show us the Old Town, take us into other neighborhoods and answer all the many, many questions we had about living in Geneva. The time we spent with her was the highlight of our stay in Geneva and made us wish we could live there. We would highly recommend doing a stroll with a Greeter to anyone."

MICHEAL (USA)

 

"Jean-Jacques was my first greeter, and I really enjoyed it. He made me a really nice program to discover Geneva ! Stroll in the beautiful Jardin Botanique, wine testing in little cave and big castle... Encore merci beaucoup pour tout !"

AMELIE (FRANCE)

 

"I had the most extraordinarily wonderful time with Jérôme. His knowledge of the city and its tremendous sights, his kindness and incredible generosity with his time, left a great impression on me. Thank you for this amazing experience."

MONICA (AUSTRALIA)

 

"We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed exploring the city with Simon. He was adaptable and kept us interested during the talk. We appreciate his time."

MICHELE (AUSTRALIA)
 

"We had a great time in Geneva, because Sarah took the time to show us around her lovely city. She was very knowledgeable, witty, and clearly loves what she does. Just wanted to say, Thanks again, and hopefully see you soon."

CAM (UNITED KINGDOM)
 

"Je remercie Jean-Jacques de nous avoir fait découvrir Genève et ses alentours d'une manière originale. Nous avons adoré cette balade de 6h en vélo tout en apprenant plus sur les coutumes, l’histoire et la vie des Genevois. C'était exactement ce que l'on cherchait et le type de visite que nous souhaitions en passant par Greeters. Merci encore Jean Jacques pour cette belle rencontre, vous faites parti de ces personnages que l'on oublie pas. Bonne route."
AUDREY (FRANCE)

 

"My Greeter Nozima was so friendly and helpful. It was really nice that she informed me about the daily life in Geneva besides showing me the must-see in the city."
DENIZ (TURKEY)

 

"Nozima was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable, very eager to share, gave me lots of background and information about what we were seeing, very flexible and pleasant. Her English was fine. It was an very enjoyable and informative walk, a highlight of my stay in Geneva."

SANDRA  (UNITED STATES)

 

"I loved my Tour! Nozima took me places I would never find or explore on my own. Today I walked with my husband to where the rivers meet. He also was able to share in my experience. I only wish my town back in California was as popular as Geneva, if it was I would try to extend the program around my area. That said, if anyone comes to Livermore, Ca. I will be happy to show them around my hometown."

CAROL  (UNITED STATES)

 

" We walked with Nozima in the neighborhoods north of the railway station. We wanted to be close to where we lived, and we were interested in architecture and everyday life. Thanks to Nozima we got knowledge of buildings in Geneva that we never could get on our own, and she showed us the amazing "Smurf house". Also, we know now how it is to be young in Switzerland today. An interesting and rewarding walk in good company. Nozima fulfilled all our wishes" 

LARS (SWEDEN)

 

"I am really grateful to have discovered this group while planning my vacation for this year. Since I am a solo traveler I thought maybe being accompanied by a local would be a great option so I tried it and thankfully I made the right choice. What I like about them is that they share their precious time with people from different countries without asking for anything in return (it is absolutely free). It was really easy to get along with my greeter Nozima and she's also around the same age as me. She has a great personality,very knowledgeable about the history and of course she really knows her way around Geneva. It was a very productive day for me. I got to try local foods, walk around the town,see a lot of historical places,learn more about the Swiss culture and even ride the taxi boat which is an amazing experience. I feel contented with the tour and I hope that many tourists would sign up for a stroll and support the Swiss greeters."

KATHLEEN (SPAIN)

 

"It was absolutely brilliant. I wish there were more guides like you. You made Geneva something special."

CIARA (IRELAND)

 

"It was a great experience. I met a charming woman with deep knowledge and a lot of patience. I find this project a great way to turn the city from a touristic place to a place with names and face." 

SAGI (ISRAEL)

 

"Très attentif et cultivé, Daniel est un bon ambassadeur de la ville et du pays, la balade avec lui a été très enrichissante."
ARTURO (SPAIN)

 

"We had so much fun with Nozima and have recommended Swiss Greeters to other friends traveling to Geneva."
ALLISON (THE NETHERLANDS)

 

"Jean-Daniel was kind, patient and has a great knowledge about the History of Geneva, he gave me tips about Restaurants and Bars.He also knows a lot about Architecture. But his strength are his language skills, he speaks Spanish like a Spaniard. On top of that, at the end of the walk he gave a box of chocolates on behalf of a Swiss manufacturer. Wish Jean-Daniel the best."
JUAN (SPAIN)

 

"Agréable ballade, surtout qu'il faisait beau. Magui connaît bien sa ville. Comme j'avais indiqué l'architecture et les parcs comme principaux points d'intérêt, elle m'a montré la Tour de l'île, l'ancien lavoir, le bâtiment des forces motrices et le barrage du Seujet. Nous avons marché jusqu'à la pointe pour voir la jonction du Rhône et de l'Arve. J'ai particulièrement aimé cette partie bucolique de la ballade. Après, nous avons vu la place Neuve et les monuments autour, le parc des Bastions. Magui m'a montré le fameux marronnier. La ballade a pris fin au Bourg de Four. Bref, le circuit a répondu à mes attentes. Merci à Magui."
CHRISTIANE (CANADA)

 

"I had a very lovely time with my Swiss Greeter Laura Davila Lopez. It was a rainy night, but she still spent a great deal of the evening with me strolling around Geneva. She even brought me an umbrella! Very thoughtful and selfless! Laura is extremely knowledgeable about the city and it's rich history. Not only did she show me places and landmarks and explained their historical background, she also had plenty of anecdotes to go along with her explanations. It was also a joy being able to grab a drink and a nice dinner with my Swiss Greeter. It was like I visited Switzerland with a local friend. The whole experience was tailored to what I had wished to accomplish in Geneva. It was very apparent that Laura loves Geneva and is very passionate about the city. She is definitely an asset to Swiss Greeters, and well, to Geneva as a whole!"

DAVE (UNITED STATES)."

 

"We really enjoyed the guided tour through the city. It was nice that it was a very flexible tour, so we wanted to see".

ANNABELLE (DANEMARK)

 

"Thank you for everything :D It was a really wonderful day."
BASHIR (IRAN)

 

"Genève vu par un Genevois. Ce fut une belle rencontre, une visite plein de charme. Merci à Daniel pour le temps passé, ses conseils de visites, de restaurant."
FREDERIC (FRANCE)

 

"Wonderful! Brian was super kind and informative."
MELINDA (UNITED STATES)

 

"We enjoyed our tour with Jean Pierre very much! He was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful. We have shared our experience with several friends and will recommend Swiss Greeters to everyone! Thank you, Jean Pierre!"

JANE (UNITED STATES)
 

"We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed exploring the city with Simon. He was adaptable and kept us interested during the talk. We appreciate his time."

MICHELE (AUSTRALIA)

 

"I went on walk through the lesser known parts of Geneva with Alain Hirt in October and it was fantastic. Not only was he able to show me some little known corners of the city and some stunning views, he was extremely helpful and informative. It was like visiting the city with an old friend who had lived there all his life. A wonderful way of getting to know not only the city - but its friendly inhabitants." 

CHRISTINE (UK)

 

"I have been to Geneva several times and was looking places beyond the typical tourist sites. Alain was kind enough to show me some really hidden treasures that mostly only locals know about. I got some great photos and plan to go and visit these places again someday. You can see one of my photos of the Rhone River from our tour here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/toshio1/15338547754/ "

TOSHIO (JAPAN)

 

"Nous tenions à vous remercier pour la disponibilité que vous nous avez accordez lors de notre dernier séjour à Genève. Grâce à vous nous avons visité et appris de belles choses dans cette magnifique ville. Merci encore et bonne continuation dans cette belle initiative !"

ALBERT (FRANCE)

 

"Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons passé un TRES agréable moment avec Sarah qui s'est révélée être une greeter charmante et enthousiaste : elle nous a fait parcourir de nombreux kilomètres (avec notre consentement bien sûr ;)) afin de nous montrer tous les atouts de cette ville qu'elle aime tant ! Elle nous a donné de précieux conseils et s'est montrée très à l'écoute et disponible. Nous l'en remercions et vous également, pour la création de cette très belle initiative que sont les Swiss Greeters."

DELPHINE & ERIC (FRANCE)