Geneva Getaway 3 Nights (MO)

Chocolate…yummmm…it’s everyone’s favorite. It makes you feel good, and some of it even has health benefits! No one does chocolate like the Swiss, and no one brings you Switzerland—particularly Geneva—like Monograms! On this 4-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Plus, to help you feel at home and comfortable in the city, we've arranged the services of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer guidance, help you navigate the city, and ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

When you arrive in Geneva, your Local Host will greet you with a set of materials to familiarize you with the city and help you get settled. You can begin exploring immediately and the next day, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. We’ll show you the Jet d’Eau, Europe's tallest water fountain, and the Flower Clock, a masterpiece of technology and floral art and the symbol of the city’s internationally acclaimed watch industry. We’ll take you inside St. Peter's Cathedral, best known for John Calvin's inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.

A highlight of your vacation is an excursion to Chamonix & Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak. Chamonix held the first Winter Olympics and today is an enjoyable place filled with outdoor activities, local restaurants, and shops. Your excursion includes time to explore Chamonix and maybe to eat at one of the highest restaurants in the world. We've also included a cable-car ride to the top of Mont Blanc, so you can witness spectacular, 360-degree views of the Chamonix Valley and the Alps. Just wait until you experience the beauty!

And did we mention your package includes round-trip transportation to Chamonix via a coach? Between the transportation we've included, the guides and sightseeing we've arranged, and the hotel we've booked—not to mention the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host to assist you throughout your stay—all you have to do is get ready for an exciting adventure. Be sure to bring your camera!


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 Guide with useful information and city map

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 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes an excursion from Geneva to beautiful Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak.

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 peacemaking 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- 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 on your own in one of the many local restaurants, before heading back to Geneva.

DAY
4
GENEVA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

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.

Geneva

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.

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)



No excursions exist for this departure

Insider

Geneva

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.

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.

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.

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.

ARIANA MUSEUM (SWISS MUESEUM OF CERAMIC AND GLASS)

This museum is one of the most important in Europe with over 20’000 objects of pottery, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and china. Built on the initiative of Gustave Revilliod (1817- 1890), its neo-baroque features set it apart from the local architectural style.

PLAINE DE PLAINPALAIS

Plaine de Plainpalais is a huge open space in a rhombus shape located in central-south Geneva. It is most famous for hosting the biggest flea market and farmers market in Geneva. The flea market is open on Saturdays from 6a.m. to 6p.m.

* 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).