Take a Lake Geneva Dream Drive While Staying at the Mandarin Oriental
Lake Geneva can be quite breathtaking from many vantages. However, it is a little-known fact that the quintessential views of the snow-capped Swiss Alps are not found in Geneva proper. Enter the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, Lake Geneva Dream Drive, a two-night package (from about $2,000 per night) offered through October 14. The experience includes the use of a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid for the day—ample time to drive to the opposite end of the lake for the best views of the Alps and more. The hotel’s concierge can map out various routes for guests the morning they receive the car keys. A complementary picnic basket pairs well with a stop in the wine region of Lavaux for lunch among terraced vineyards leading down to the lakeshore.
With the memory on their phones and cameras filled to capacity, guests return to their suite at the 197-room hotel where they will be treated to a three-course dinner at the Mandarin’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Rasoi by Vineet. Other perks of the package include Perrier-Jouët Champagne and Swiss chocolate upon arrival, private limousine airport transfers, and daily breakfast at Café Calla or in-room—though the highlight remains leisurely cruising behind the wheel of a Panamera. (mandarinoriental.com)