Excursions and visits in the region

CAGI offers a programme of excursions, visits and regional events for international newcomers.

The CAGI Newcomers Network offers new international arrivals a programme of excursions and visits organized around three themes:

  • discovery of towns and neighbourhoods,
  • discovery of institutions and companies,
  • discovery of regional events and leisure activities.

The presence of many volunteers from the Fondation pour Genève Newcomers Network also helps to create friendly ties.

Registration in this group, valid for one non-renewable year, is free, but certain activities may require a modest financial contribution.

To receive the invitations, please request the registration form by email from: network.cagi@etat.ge.ch .

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Excursions per year

Monthly excursions on Saturdays to enjoy as a family with spouse and child(ren).

The CAGI Welcome Programme offers new international newcomers a programme of excursions and visits organised around three themes of discovery :

  • towns and districts,
  • institutions and companies,
  • regional events and leisure activities.

The excursions are monthly and take place on Saturdays to enjoy with your spouse and child(ren). The presence of many volunteers from the Fondation pour Genève Newcomer Network also helps to create friendly ties.

Registration is free and valid for one non-renewable year, but certain activities may require a modest financial contribution.

To receive the invitations, please request the registration form by email to : welcome.cagi@etat.ge.ch.

Programme of excursions

Saturday 28.8.21 – Walk in the Jura
Walk in the Jura between Saint-Cergue and Bassins (11 km, estimated time around 3 hours).

Saturday 25.9.21 – Harvest with the Cave de Genève
Discover the secrets of the harvest and practice this ancient profession for a morning.

Saturday 16.10.21 – Carouge
Visit of Carouge, city of the Kingdom of Sardinia at the gates of Geneva: its old houses, its secret courtyards, its gardens, its shops and its bistros.

Saturday 20.11.21 – TPG
Guided tour of the Geneva Public Transport Center and ride in an old tramway (AGMT) through Geneva.

Saturday 11.12.21 – The Old Town at the time of the Escalade
Discover medieval Geneva and its secret passages before going to celebrate, in a traditional way, the Escalade in a private circle of the Old Town.

Saturday 29.1.22 – Snowshoeing
At the Col de la Givrine, in the Jura, snowshoeing followed by a cheese fondue at the end of the day.

Saturday 26.2.22 – Television Suisse Romande
Visit of the studios, the Geneva film sets and the workshops of the French-speaking Swiss television company.

Saturday 26.3.22 – Bieri Farm
Visit a farm in the countryside on the left bank before tasting the “Geneva raclette” with cows around you.

Saturday 30.4.22 – Nyon
Welcome and reception at Nyon Castle before going on a guided tour of the city.

Saturday 21.5.22 – Lavaux & Chillon Castle
Discovery of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007 acclaimed for its spectacular terraced vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva. Afternoon, visit of Chillon Castle, a 12th century fortress.

Saturday 11.6.22 – The Bol d’Or
Invitation to a private property by the lake to watch the start of the world’s largest regatta in closed waters, with nearly 500 sailing boats on the starting line in the harbour of Geneva.

Reminder

To receive the invitations, please request the registration form by email from:

Services of the Welcome Programme

Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates.