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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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  • So much history in this great building, whose corridors have had some of the biggest names walk through. The UN official visit with proper tours through the building, with professional guides who give...  more »
  • Was at the UN. First impression-shock! Never thought that someday I would go to the UN. My first photo was at the main entrance (with all known flags). The United Nations is a complex of buildings, some of which are connected by passages, there are also private villas. Halls are different-from huge to imagine Chamber. In transitions often hosts exhibitions (photos, drawings). Huge beautiful park more reminiscent of the Arboretum each tree signed with its history. The Park hosted sculptures-gifts from States. There are excellent cafes, where 10 francs can be fully open for lunch. In the warm season tables exhibiting on the street near strolling peacocks and check that the plates. There are souvenir shops, popular UN merchandise.
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  • A visit to the UN European HQ worth the time. Take the tram out to Nations and a short walk to the entrance for visitors. The visit/tour costs 20 euro per person and make sure you have your passport w...  more »
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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.