“Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test…” You remember these lyrics from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, right? Well, don’t worry! On this 12-day vacation to London, Paris, Geneva, Mont Blanc, and Lucerne, we invite you to “be our guest” and experience our first-class service, but you won’t have to meet a beast! Instead, you’ll meet a friendly Monograms Local Host® in each city, someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, and be on hand to help your vacation run smoothly. Plus, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations in each city, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. </BR></BR>Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the inside stories around the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Piccadilly Circus. A highlight is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, where you can imagine what it is like to be British royalty. And it’s not just London where we’ve arranged guided sightseeing. Sightseeing in Paris includes the must-see attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, dating to 1163, and the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum and home to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other amazing treasures.</BR></BR>Your sightseeing in Geneva includes Jet d’Eau, Europe’s tallest water fountain, and a visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral, best known for John Calvin’s inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century. In Lucerne, your sightseeing with a local expert includes 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.</BR></BR>In London, Paris, and Lucerne, you’ll also have a free day to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London or the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris; enjoy a musical in London’s West End or dinner and a show at Paris’ Moulin Rouge; visit the British Museum in London or the Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne; or perhaps just relax at a café on the Champs-Elysées, at a local pub in London, or as you stroll along the lake’s promenade in Lucerne. </BR></BR>A highlight of your trip is an excursion from Geneva to Mont Blanc and Chamonix, the famous mountain resort that held the first Winter Olympics. We’ve arranged for you to take the cable car to the top of Mont Blanc, where you’ll witness spectacular views of the Chamonix Valley and the Alps. You’ll also have leisure time in Chamonix to check out its many restaurants and shops.</BR></BR>And did we mention your package includes transportation between cities? You’ll have the thrill of riding through the Chunnel on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris and on the high-speed TGV train (first-class) from Paris to Geneva. From Geneva to Lucerne, you’ll once again have first-class tickets on the train. There is no better way to travel, so sit back and enjoy the scenery. We’ve even included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. With the transportation and transfers we’ve included, the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, and the hotels we’ve booked, your only job is to show up and have fun! Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host there to support you, and you’ve got a marvelous vacation!
Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE. ALSO INCLUDED: shopping discounts in Paris at the famous Galeries Lafayette.
Buffet breakfast daily
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) London-Paris with porterage; by high-speed TGV train (First class) Paris-Geneva; by coach round-trip Geneva-Chamonix; by train (First class) Geneva-Lucerne; transfers to/from train stations