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I read on the website the UN tour queue opened at 2pm in the afternoon for the 2.30 and 4pm tours. I arrived at 2pm and after an hour queueing was informed they had no space. And around 60 of us were turned away.
Long queue as expected. A old man from UK with his grand daughter was swearing all the time. He even tried to push one lady in front. Very embarrassing.
What s the point for him to come to UN?
The rest is ok. Nice to...More
it was already dark and getting there on a tight schedule was a feat in itself. touring the UN office was not in my itinerary. just seeing its facade and being able to pose for posterity was already enough.
i know there’s still a lot...More
The guided tour was filled with just enough information to be really interesting. It’s disappointing to not be free to wander the grounds but the import of the work the UN does is not lost on visitors. An inspiring tour!
We arrived about 45 mins before the start of the 2pm tour and there was already a small queue. 30 mins later and the queue was massive. Yet the security guards and staff handled the whole process smoothly and we were soon through security, registration...More
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the tour. We saw the different parts of the building and three of the major conference rooms. It’s only open certain hours and days so make sure you check the schedule.
To take the public tour, I had to line up behind crowds of people. I was looking forward to the tour since the UN is considered one of the highlights of Geneva. But the tour was almost entirely of conference rooms inside the Palais, and...More
Palais des Nations was the most memorable sight in Geneva during my stay. Before our trip I read on Tripadvidor that an early arrival is strongly recommended, however we could participate the last guided tour at the afternoon. I think we did not wait too...More
Hello, visited yesterday 21-Jun. Entry can take a while if there are groups entering also. There are two lines - groups and individuals, but only a single security check line so when the group goes through (5 people at a... More
Hello, visited yesterday 21-Jun. Entry can take a while if there are groups entering also. There are two lines - groups and individuals, but only a single security check line so when the group goes through (5 people at a time), the individual line waits. I was there at 9:45 for the 10:30 tour. Got through security, then bought ticket and walked to tour location by 10:25. Very informative tour, viewed a session in progress ( from behind glass panels). Lots of history and work goes on in this place to advance human rights in the many countries of need.
It depends a bit on how many tourists turn up on the day, but in my experience it wasn't hard to get on one. 3 of us arrived around half an hour before the first tour and got in fine - it seemed to run more frequently than... More
It depends a bit on how many tourists turn up on the day, but in my experience it wasn't hard to get on one. 3 of us arrived around half an hour before the first tour and got in fine - it seemed to run more frequently than advertised, but I don't know if this was just pragmatic going by numbers or if I misunderstood the site! You can't explore the building by yourself, apart from the UNICEF exhibition that was there and the gift shop, but you can just wait until the next tour in your language goes. I hope that helps!