The United Nations Building: a Fascinating Family Experience
Give the kids an insight into the UN at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on an interesting and enjoyable tour for all the family.
We are living in a time when politics is not just a stuffy subject for grown ups – Brexit, the US Presidential Election and the war in Syria are topics that are frequently discussed around the family dinner table in 2016. This is the perfect time to encourage your teenagers to get interested in politics and the world around them – and what better place to do that than on a trip to Geneva, home of the United Nations Building?
What You’ll See
With over 115,000 people from around the world visit the Palais des Nations every year, it is clear that it’s a very popular site. Tours are given in over 15 different languages!
What’s important to remember is that this is a working United Nations building and hosts many meetings, conferences and other activities. This means that tour schedules can change, so it’s worthwhile contacting them before you go,
The guides are very knowledgeable about the UN and the Palais des Nations (formerly the headquarters of the UN’s predecessor, the League of Nations). As they take you through the building you get a comprehensive overview of the things going on, the history of the building and its various rooms. No matter how many questions your kids ask, the guide will always have an answer.
The regular tour of this spectacular United Nations building takes you through:
You can also take one of the three themed tours:
Theme tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance; they are for a minimum of 5 people and maximum of 20. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes and costs just 10 Swiss francs.
Entry is only via the Palais des Nations Pregny Gate at 14, Avenue de la Paix. You must have some form of identification (passport) to enter.
If you’re going to Geneva to visit the United Nations Building, make sure to book a shuttle service with Shuttle Direct in advance of your flight to pick you up from the airport. Our fast and efficient service is used by satisfied customers all over Europe.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re heading off to Geneva to visit the United Nations Building†and other city attractions, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.