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.
Yodel-oh-ee-dee…Welcome to Switzerland! Don’t worry, good yodeling voices are not required for this 6-day vacation to Geneva & Lucerne. All that’s needed is a desire to have fun, and we will take care of the rest. We’ve arranged hotel reservations for you, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between cities, and transfers to/from the train stations. Plus, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host, someone who is there for you in both cities to make sure your vacation runs seamlessly.
On your first day, your Local Host will meet you at your hotel in Geneva and give you materials to help you get settled and personalize your vacation. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel for your sightseeing with an expert local guide. You’ll hear insider stories and see Jet d’Eau, the world’s tallest fountain, and St. Peter’s Cathedral, best known for John Calvin’s inspiring sermons in the mid-16th century. In your spare time, wander around the Old Town with its cobblestone streets or perhaps take a cruise on the lake. In Lucerne, your sightseeing tour includes the Lion Monument, carved out of rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century and now the most photographed monument in Switzerland. In your leisure time, perhaps rent a paddle boat on the lake or join a Swiss folklore party to listen to experts yodel and blow the alphorn.
But that’s not all! Your package also includes an excursion to Chamonix and Mont Blanc in France, the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe. Ride a cable car to a 12,391-foot-high peak (3,777-meters-high), where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. A lift brings you to the summit terrace at 12,605 feet (3,842 meters), where you’ll have spectacular panoramas.
Highlights and Inclusions
- First-class train travel between Geneva and Lucerne
- Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 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 where the art of watchmaking is present everywhere.
Day 3 - Geneva
On your morning guided sightseeing 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. 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 (first-class). Enjoy guided sightseeing that includes 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 Water Tower, which also served as a dungeon, an archive, and a treasury vault until the 19th century. 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.
Day 6 - Lucerne
Your Local Host can suggest wonderful options for your day, such as a visit to the Glacier Garden, which exhibits glacier potholes from the last Ice Age.
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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