Geneva has a chic and cosmopolitan ambiance that emanates from the sparkling shores of Switzerland’s largest Alpine lake. The Jet d’Eau is visible from the plane during your descent as the famous fountain spouts water nearly 460 feet into the air with an elegant arch that glitters with a rainbow. Your flight will land at Geneva Airport, and your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim. The contemporary buildings tower above the antique streets that lead to the Old Town and the historical structures overlook the picturesque banks of the Rhone River to trace the ancient fortifications of the city’s beginnings. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel eager to show you the beauty of Geneva during your private tour.
Temple de Saint-Pierre was constructed in the 12th century at the highest point of the old city, and the Romanesque design features Gothic elements. The bells peal with different tones, turning the jovial air of the city into a musical performance upon the hour. The area beneath the Cathedral was excavated and revealed the ancient history of Geneva dating back to the Roman Empire. For a stunning panorama of the city’s surroundings, your guide will lead you next to the Quai du Mont-Blanc along the north bank of Lake Geneva. The jetty extends from the bridge and provides a spectacular view of the Mont-Blanc Mountains that run across the horizon. In the evening, the two of you will enjoy a taste of the city at a well-known restaurant with creative dishes that have been prepared with select seasonal, local ingredients.