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UNOG - Palais des Nations

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Address: 8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)22 917 12 34
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United Nations Inside Tour

It was wonderful and very informative. Tour guide was in English spoken by a French man.. It was a place to clear a lot of mysteries indeed. Tourist went inside the compound of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was wonderful and very informative. Tour guide was in English spoken by a French man.. It was a place to clear a lot of mysteries indeed. Tourist went inside the compound of United Nations in groups and it cost money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was great to visit and look around and hear about all the diplomatic things that had to happen to make sure that no countries are angered when all the countries of the world meet, bar a couple.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is much confusion about the vast array of organizations coupled under the heading of the "United Nations", particularly those based in Geneva. Visiting the actual site, learning about their human rights agenda and how they actually work, is worth a tour for anyone to clarify issues. The tours are friendly, personalized and very informative.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the Palais des Nations or palace of nations is the original location of the seat of the League of Nations which was formed after the First World War. It now houses the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, the 2nd most important site of the UN after New York City where the General Assembly is located. After going through security (almost... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Grand, power, elegant and historical place. Take note, need to go thru security and metal detectors, background check with your passport and Pay a small fee for entrance. Comes with free tour guide by group and by language type. Free wifi within compound. Overall a very good experience and eye opener.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was mentioned in the tourist brochure that this is UN's 2nd most important building after its New York headquarters, so it's difficult not to stop by this building for a visit. The building is enormous and covers a huge ground. Of course, entry to the building is subject to tight security. Given the many restricted areas within the huge... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an excellent 1-hour afternoon tour in English. Our guide, Christian Urban from Berlin, was absolutely first class, speaking rapidly, loudly, clearly and with some passion to cover a great deal of ground in the time available. He described in some detail many aspects of the history of UNOG, the present activities, politics and finances of the organisation, the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice educational place to visit. It is interesting having a look inside the UN. I highly recommend it for everyone.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to visit. It was right up there with CERN but on a political science level instead. We visited with students on a school trip. I was truly floored at the amount of history explained on the tour. Our guide was young and enthusiastic about all of the information he had for us. The place was... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating to see all the meeting rooms and to hear about the history of the UN from our tour guide. Beautiful gifts from all the member nations too. Was surprisingly moving at times.

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