START IN STYLE: GENEVA
With myriad charities, trade and health organisations based in Geneva and countless languages filling the air, Switzerland’s second city is truly global in character.
Get a feel for its historic roots in the Old Town, where cobbled streets lead to the dramatic, Romanesque cathedral, crowned with its green copper spire. Or delve into the ground-breaking world of particle physics on a guided tour of the CERN research centre, just outside the city.
Balance out the sightseeing with a day lounging beside the lake – you could even brave the refreshing Alpine waters at one of the public swimming baths. Just leave time for some luxury shopping on Rue de Rhône. If you’ve been longing for an exquisitely crafted Swiss watch, you’ll be in heaven. Explore classic brands all under one roof at Bucherer. Or, for something a little different, drop into M.A.D gallery to see MB&F’s futuristic designs displayed alongside cutting-edge mechanical automatons and artworks.