Geneva & Lucerne with Mont Blanc
From the peaks of Mont Blanc to dazzling, international Geneva and the rustic town of Lucerne, prepare to lose yourself in all the charms and pleasures of timeless Switzerland.
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Experience the timeless charm and sublime beauty of Switzerland. Tucked away in the Alps and boasting four national languages (French, German, Italian, and Romansh), Switzerland is both quaint and cosmopolitan, and remains teeming with yet undiscovered delights. Stand atop the majestic Mont Blanc, wander the streets and shores of Geneva, and unwind in charming, ancient Lucerne.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
- Daily buffet breakfast
- First-class train travel between Geneva and Lucerne
- Guided sightseeing tour in Geneva including a visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral
- See Geneva’s Jet D’Eau and the renowned Flower Clock
- Excursion to Chamonix-Mont Blanc
- Sightseeing tour in Lucerne including a visit to the Lion Monument and a walk across the famous Chapel Bridge
- Local Host service in each city
Day 1 - Depart USA
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day 2 - Geneva, Switzerland
Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you plan your time in the “City of Watches.”
Day 3 - Geneva
On your morning guided sightseeing and orientation, see Geneva's international sector, with some of the world's major peacemaking organizations. Admire the amazing Jet d'Eau, a large water-jet fountain situated where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhône River; it is visible throughout the city and even from an altitude of 33,000 feet (10 km). See the Flower Clock, a masterpiece of technology and floral art, symbol of the city's internationally acclaimed watch industry. Visit St. Peter's Cathedral , an imposing Romanesque-Gothic church in the Old Town, best known for Protestant Reformation leader John Calvin's inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.
Day 4 - Geneva. Excursion to Chamonix-Mont Blanc
Today, enjoy a special highlight excursion to Mount Blanc. Travel across the Swiss-French border to Chamonix, a famous mountain resort where the first Winter Olympics were held. From the Town Center, ride a cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (Needle of the South), a rocky, 12,391-foot- high (3,777-meter-high) peak in the Mont Blanc mountain range with year-round snow; its terraces provide an amazing 360-degree view of the Chamonix Valley and the Alps. A lift takes you to the summit terrace at 12,605 feet (3,842 meters) for stunning panoramas (if the cable car to Aiguille du Midi is not available due to adverse weather conditions, it will be substituted with a ride on the scenic rack railway to the magnificent Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier on the northern slopes of Mont Blanc). Leisure time to explore Chamonix's center and enjoy lunch in one of the many local restaurants before heading back to Geneva.
Day 5 - Geneva-Lucerne
Travel by train to Lucerne (first-class).
Day 6 - Lucerne
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation: visit Thorwaldsen's poignant Lion Monument, commemorating Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution. Walk through the charming Old Town with its pedestrian-only streets, quaint alleys, cobblestone squares, and frescoed façades. Cross Chapel Bridge, Lucerne's famous landmark spanning the Reuss River, originally built in the 14th-century as part of the city's fortifications; admire the bridge's painted depictions of city life and Swiss history. On the left bank of the river, arrive at the Jesuit Church, constructed in 1666 and one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the country. Your Local Host can suggest wonderful options for the rest of your day, like an excursion to Mount Pilatus or where to rent a self-propelled paddle boat for an outing on the lake.
Day 7 - Lucerne
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Zürich).
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Novotel Geneve Centre
This modern 206 room hotel successfully blends stylish décor with comfort. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre with a hammam and sauna. For simple delicious meals, the hotel has a restaurant/café and a contemporary bar/lounge where guests can unwind with a drink.
Grand Hotel Europe
A classical 19th century 169 room property. This hotel offers a wonderful contrast of old charm with modern interior design and has a beautiful garden to enhance your stay. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The main dining room is opulently decorated serving traditional Swiss dishes and there is also a lounge and terrace area with a bar service.
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