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Palais des Nations, Genève, Geneva

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Take a tour of the European home of the United Nations, the monumental Palais des Nations, Genève, which houses a large collection of public art and serves as one of the world's major centers of diplomacy. Built in the 1930s for the now-defunct League of Nations, the classically designed compound hosts thousands of global conferences and smaller meetings, welcoming 25,000 delegates each year. Take the guided tour to see the enormous assembly hall, ornate council chamber, and surrounding landscaped gardens, which offer fine views of the nearby Alps. Security is always tight here, so make your tour reservations well in advance and prepare to show your passport at the entrance. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Geneva holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Palais des Nations, Genève and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It's a place where you get to meet some of the best public officials in the world. Also it's a place where you get to see how private corporate interest are driving public policies. Try other into the...  more »
  • Even when I came in it was like a different country is passing through security measures, such as, naturally, mystified. When you receive the à la carte lunch in there around 7-8 languages. I have a very special historical sights, a pretty big place. Everyone will be surprised every time I see things.
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  • The group is guided by the building, taking the group the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic of the UN, where some of the most important votes for negotiations/peace in the world. To highlight the Emirates room, whose ceiling was designed by a young woman.
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  • The only way to tour inside is to join their paid guided tour. You will find the money you paid is value for it. The guide is knowledgeable and you will be able to see many sites with lots of stories and histories behind. Also, don't miss the souvenir shop when you can find plenty of UN souvenirs and you may even create your own UN stamp.
  • The guided tour we had with 'Julian' was amazing. Lots of historic facts and anecdotes. Thanks, again, for this interesting experience!
  • Horrible experience we travelled 40 minutes to reach the place to be told that it's closed today for public. Even though the website says it's open today. Get your act together United Nations
  • Took a tour with a school group. The tour was brisk, but the guide was impeccable, well mannered and well informed. The tour is crafted to be the right length for a group, not too long and not too brief. Would have liked to have seen an actual Conference instead of just the empty rooms but this is understandable.
  • It was an awesome experience visiting this important place. The guided tour was good - informative and you get to see great parts of the building. Passport is needed to enter.