2018: 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Geneva with Mont Blanc & 2 Nights Lucerne (DFG)

9 days from Paris to Lucerne

French cheese?many are so special they have official protection from the European Union. Swiss cheese?although it's still yummy, it's full of holes and seems to be missing important ingredients-kind of like many vacations you may try to arrange on your own. Unlike Swiss cheese, your Monograms vacation to France and Switzerland will not have holes in it. In fact, on this 9-day vacation, Monograms has diligently handled the vacation details and logistics, so you can spend your time in Paris, Geneva, & Lucerne exploring, relaxing, and enjoying French and Swiss cheese. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, we've arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host. This feature, offered only by Monograms, ensures you'll have someone in each city to answer questions, give you guidance, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Paris, as we can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a set of materials to familiarize you with the city and to help you get settled. The next morning, after included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert local guide. You'll hear inside stories around the must-see attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. We'll take you inside Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to 1163, and to the Louvre Museum, the world's most well-known and visited art museum, where you'll see da Vinci's Mona Lisa. And never fear?we've secured VIP access for you, which means you get to skip the line. After all, why waste your time waiting in line when you can be up close and personal with the museum's amazing treasures? During your full free day in Paris, you may want to explore the artist village of Montmartre; shop at the designer boutiques or at the Galeries Lafayette, where we have secured discounts for you; enjoy a drink or meal on the famous Champs-Elysees; or take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles or to Claude Monet's Giverny.

Then you are off to Switzerland via the high-speed TGV train (first-class). In Geneva, your guided sightseeing with a local expert includes the Jet d' Eau, Europe's tallest water fountain, and the Floral Clock, a masterpiece of technology and floral art. We'll also take you inside St. Peter's Cathedral, the Romanesque-Gothic church best known for John Calvin's sermons during the mid-16th century. In Lucerne, your guided sightseeing with an expert local guide features the Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; a walk through the charming Old Town with its pedestrian-only streets; and a walk across Chapel Bridge, Lucerne's most famous landmark originally built in the 14th century.

A highlight of your vacation is an excursion from Geneva to Chamonix & Mont Blanc. We've included a cable-car ride to the top of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak, where you'll see spectacular views of the Chamonix Valley and the Alps. You'll also have leisure time in Chamonix to explore on your own.

And did we mention your package includes transportation between the cities? You'll travel first-class on the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Geneva and first-class between Geneva & Lucerne. We'll even take you to/from the train stations and make sure you get on the correct train! We've also arranged coach transportation from Geneva to Chamonix. Between the transportation and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, you just have to show up ready to have fun. We've handled the rest-including making sure you have a Local Host throughout your stay-so that unlike Swiss cheese, your vacation has no holes and is all you want it to be!

Call (615) 791-4690 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13598108

Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisBienvenue-welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your time in the magnificent 'City of Light.'
Day 2ParisMorning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opera, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures.
Day 3ParisToday, explore France's capital at your own pace-perhaps visit Musee d'Orsay with its collection of Impressionist masterpieces. Ask your Local Host for suggestions.
Day 4GenevaTravel to Geneva by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (first class).
Day 5GenevaOn 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 Rhone 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 6GenevaToday, 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 feet (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 7LucerneTravel 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 facades. 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 8LucerneYour Local Host can suggest wonderful options for your day, like a visit to the Swiss Transport Museum, or where to shop for watches, cuckoo clocks, and delectable chocolate.
Day 9LucerneYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Zurich).
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/24/2018$2,707.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/01/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/08/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/15/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/22/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/29/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/05/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/12/2018$3,056.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/19/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/26/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/03/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/10/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/17/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/24/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/31/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/07/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/14/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/21/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/28/2018$2,740.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/04/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/11/2018$2,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/18/2018$2,986.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote

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