If, like me, you love it when friends come over to visit but you’re running out of ideas (what to do? where to take them?), you’ll be happy to learn that Genève Tourisme have launched an exciting, new Geneva mystery tour that unfolds around the Old Town’s most iconic buildings.
Starting from the Geneva Tourism office (Rue du Mont-Blanc 18), you will be armed with a mystery tour book and entry tickets to various museums linked to your investigation. The objective is to find Professor Archibald Kymerion and discover why he mysteriously disappeared one June night in 1893.
You can do the tour alone, or as a group or a family – just make sure you purchase enough booklets (priced at 21CHF each) and museum entry tickets. The investigation can be conducted at a leisurely pace but not too slowly or you won’t be able to complete it. As the Geneva Tourism website puts it,
switching back and forth between history and fiction, the mystery tour takes you to the Old Town’s historical and most emblematic places, such as Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the archaeological site and the International Museum of the Reformation.
The Mystery Tour booklet is available in English and French from the Geneva Tourism office. Unfortunately, tours can’t take place on Mondays as some of the museums that are part of the mystery tour are closed on that day.
Time to put those grey little cells to work !
Geneva Tourism Office
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
Tel.: +41 22 909 70 00
Price: 21CHF per Mystery Tour booklet. The investigation may be conducted individually, as a couple or as a group. The Geneva Mystery Tour book costs 21 CHF and includes entry tickets for one person. If several people play the game together as a group, it is recommended to purchase at least one book for each group of 4 to 5 people. In this case, extra entry tickets can be purchased for 7 CHF per person.