Geneva with Mont Blanc & Lucerne

6 Day Package from Geneva to Lucerne

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 Monograms 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 Monograms 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.

We’ve also included first-class transportation on the train from Geneva to Lucerne! Let Monograms handle the details and the hassles, so you can just enjoy, snap photos and enjoy the majesty that is Switzerland.


10% off select Monograms "Wanderlist" vacation packages.*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

All packages to Geneva & Lucerne include first-class travel via the Swiss trains, the best way to experience the country! Enjoy the stunning scenery that only Switzerland can provide.

DAY
1
Geneva, Switzerland

Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you organize your time in the city where the art of watchmaking is present everywhere.

DAY
2
Geneva

On your morning guided sightseeing, see Geneva’s international sector, with some of the world’s major peace-making organizations. Admire the amazing Jet d’Eau, a large water-jet fountain situated where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhône River and 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 that is best known for Protestant Reformation leader John Calvin’s inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.

DAY
3
Geneva. Excursion to Chamonix–Mont Blanc

Today, enjoy a special highlight excursion to MONT 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 (3,777m) 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 ft. (3,842m) 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 on your own in one of the many local restaurants before heading back to Geneva.

DAY
4
Geneva–Lucerne

Travel to Lucerne by TRAIN (First class). Enjoy guided sightseeing that includes Thorwaldsen’s poignant LION MONUMENT, commemorating the 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 the 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
5
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
6
Lucerne

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Zürich).

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 28, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Geneva
Lucerne

Novotel Geneve Centre

Rue De Zurich 19
Geneva, Switzerland

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

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 center 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.

Location & Highlights

Ideally located in the heart of the city just a short walk away from the sparkling lake with its famous water fountain and beautiful lakeside parks and promenades. The United Nations Building, the ancient Old Town and the ritzy shopping district are all easily accessible with cafés and restaurants never far away.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
The modern spacious guestrooms all have coffee/tea making facilities.

Grand Hotel Europe

Haldenstr. 59
Lucerne, Switzerland

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

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.

Location & Highlights

Located just a few steps away from the shores of Lake Lucerne, with the city center within easy reach via a pleasant lake side stroll.

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
Monograms clients enjoy lake-view guestrooms in a contemporary style with a touch of classic beauty.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Geneva
Lucerne

Geneva

Traditional Swiss Dinner

An unforgettable evening in a typical Swiss style restaurant with carved wood walls, banners and balconies.

Price Range: $$

Lucerne

Private Guided Tour

Enjoy a Half-Day private tour with a professional, certified local guide, it's the ideal way to discover Lucerne.

Price Range: $$$$

keukenhof

Enjoy the magnificent panorama from the Mount Pilatus

Price Range: $$

Insider

Geneva
Lucerne

Geneva

Meet one of you Local Host in Geneva, SwitzerlandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Geneva. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Geneva, Switzerland insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Geneva, Switzerland

My name is Olga. I was born in Egypt, as a Swiss citizen, and raised in the city of Alexandria. I feel that I was destined to make a career in the multicultural field of tourism. I have lived in Geneva for over 30 years and have been a local guide and tour escort within Switzerland and nearby countries. I look forward to welcoming you to my lovely city, to show you not only its scenic beauty, but also its cosmopolitan and historical qualities.

The UN’s Palace of Nations

On a one-hour tour, learn about the history of the Palais des Nations, and see some of its important rooms including “The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room”, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò; “The Salle des Pas Perdus”, from which you can see the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space; and the Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert.

Eglise Russe (Russian Church)

A lovely 19th-century Russian Orthodox church topped with golden onion domes and filled with icons from the 16th to 20th centuries as well as treasures donated by the Russian imperial family.

Place Neuve

Considered to be Geneva's cultural epicenter with the Rath Museum, Conservatory of Music and Grand Theatre, all located on this historical square near Geneva's old town.

Carouge

“A village in the city.” This ancient market town that formerly belonged to the kingdom of Sardinia, is a Genevan version of “la dolce vita”. Its streets lined with boutiques, food shops, galleries, and artisan workshops exude a Bohemian atmosphere. Visitors appreciate the lively ambience on its leafy squares.

L’Ancien Arsenal (Old Arsenal)

A medieval arcade that was built in 1625 as a granary but transformed into an arsenal in the early 18th century. It now houses the State Archives (les Archives d’Etat). Visitors come here to see the five old cannons in the arched courtyard. On the inner wall behind the cannon there are some murals by Alexandre Cingria from 1949 that show historical moments of Geneva.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Also known as MAMCO, located in an old factory building, is a dynamic museum on the cutting edge of modern art in Europe. Supported by a stable of artists from the nearby Centre of Contemporary Art, MAMCO constantly reinvents itself, updating not only its exhibits, but also its interior construction three times per year. The works of Marcel Duchamp, the inspiration for the museum, are on display year round.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

Emotion, discovery, reflection, this museum offers a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action. Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect, allow visitors to explore three major challenges in today’s world: defending human dignity, restoring family links, reducing natural risks.

Patek Philippe Museum

Trace the evolution of watch-making in Geneva from its humble origins through to its current pinnacle as the world-leader in the industry. The museum presents an evocative collection of timepieces dating back as far as the early 16th century, demonstrating the artistic and engineering prowess of Geneva’s past and present masters. Modern masterpieces from Patek Philippe’s latest collections are also on display, as well as music boxes, pistols and other historic items spread over the museum’s four floors.

The Reformation Wall, A Tribute to Europe’s Reformers

A stone’s throw away from the elegant Place Neuve in an exceptionally beautiful park, Europe’s most important protestant reformers are honored with four giant statues, reminding us of Geneva’s important role in the history of religions.

Swiss Cuisine

Switzerland was historically a country of farmers, so traditional Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese. Raclette (melted cheese usually served with ham and potatoes), rosti (potatoes traditionally cooked – first boiled, then peeled, grated and fried in butter until golden), cheese fondue, eaten by dipping small pieces of bread or potatoes in melted cheese.

Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland Local HostMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Lucerne. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Lucerne, Switzerland insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Lucerne

My name is Trudy; I have been welcoming guests to Lucerne for many years, and love to meet people from other countries and cultures. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, and typical Swiss hobbies such as skiing, walking in the mountains, and taking photos of our beautiful scenery.

Walking in Lucerne

Enjoy a lakeside promenade at sunset and relax over an aperitif or walk up to the city ramparts with their nine towers. The Zytturm tower is well worth a visit, housing the city’s oldest clock, built in 1535 and enjoys the privilege of striking the hour a minute before all the city’s other clocks. Your Local Host will have suggestions for other routes to discover more of this charming town.

Mount Rigi, Mount Stanserhorn, Mount Burgenstock

Follow in Mark Twain’s footsteps and enjoy a ride up Mt. Rigi, known as the Queen of Swiss Mountains. Try the world’s first open air cable car on Mt. Stanserhorn, with marvelous views of the Swiss Alps and lakes, and a revolving restaurant at the summit. Walk along the cliff path on Mt. Burgenstock, catch the Hammetschwand Lift up to the highest point in the city.

Lucerne Architecture

Architecture buffs might enjoy stopping by the Spreuer Bridge completed in 1408, the Renaissance-style Town Hall, the contemporary Railroad Station, and the Concert Hall, by French architect Jean Nouvel, for examples of the town’s architectural styles through the ages.

Dreilinden Park & Castle

Due to its location outside the city center, Dreilinden Park with its fairytale castle is an allure for those looking for relaxation. It is reminiscent of an English park, where artificial ruins have been strategically positioned about the grounds. It is one of Lucerne's largest parks and also features a music conservatory, marble sculptures and fine views.

Swiss Transport Museum, Glacier Museum, Bourbaki Museum

Anyone interested in locomotion through the ages will love the Swiss Transport Museum; it also has an IMAX cinema, and Planetarium. Visit the Glacier Gardens near the Lion Monument, for a fascinating glimpse into history 20 million year’s old, discovered by chance; see Swiss wood carving mastery in the historic villa, and have fun in the amazing labyrinth of mirrors. The Bourbaki Panorama houses one of the world's few panorama paintings still in existence. Inside the round building, you will find the impressive circular painting which Edouard Castres painted in 1881.

Rosengut Collection, Hans Erni Museum, Museum of History

See works of Picasso and Paul Klee in the Rosengut Collection; stroll through the Hans Erni Museum located on the grounds of the Swiss Museum of Transport – standing out in the complex with its transparent hexagonal form; or visit the Museum of History located in the ancient armoury.

Richard Wagner Museum, Lucerne Culture & Congress Center (KKL)

For music lovers, an insight into Wagner’s principal works at his home on Lake Lucerne, with a treasure of instruments and mementos. Or ask your Local Host what’s on at the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), a multi-functional building with the Museum of Art and concert hall that is esteemed for its high-profile acoustics.

Paddle Wheel Steamer, Pedalo

Take an unforgettable journey on Lake Lucerne in an historic Paddle Wheel Steamer. Or for another fun way to see Lucerne from the lake, try a self-propelled pedalo boat.

Farmers Market, Souvenirs & Local Cuisine

Drop by the Farmers Market “Wochenmarkt” for fruit, vegetables, flowers, meats, dairy, and unique products like fresh pasta, spices, herbs, and ethnic fare. Or stop by the Fish Market “Fischmarkt” to see displays of fresh fish. Typical souvenirs are chocolate, watches, embroidered clothing, household linen, wood carved items, cuckoo clocks and music boxes. Some of Lucerne’s food specialties include the “Lozärner Chügelipastetli”, a puff-pastry shell filled with diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, “Älpler Magronen", alpine macaroni with apple slices, “À la cheesemaker” contains bread, wine and cheese, and local pear bread for a sweet treat.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 28, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).