Beautiful Swiss-Paris

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Stay

day 1

ARRIVAL IN PARIS: Arrive at Paris airport. Get transferred to your hotel. Check in. Relax. PARIS 2 DAYS HOP-ON-HOP-OFF TOUR: Discover all the romance, history, and atmosphere of the French capital on an open-air double-decker bus. Explore the City of Light at your own pace, scoping out world-famous monuments like Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower and hopping off to get a closer look at Parisian landmarks. Jump into a seat on the breezy top deck or comfortable interior of a double-decker sightseeing bus, the perfect vehicle for getting a lay of the land and zipping between must-visit sites. As you ride along, gazing out the windows at elegant architecture and enchanting districts, listen to engaging and insightful commentary about Paris past and present. Cruise past the well-heeled shoppers on the Champs-Elysées, and hop off if you'd like to stroll across the Seine to look up at the Eiffel Tower among the picnickers on the Champ de Mars. Alternatively, sit back for the entire loop and relax as you take in panoramic views of the capital’s sights. If you're ready to stretch your legs, head to Notre-Dame for a walking tour through the historic heart of the city. SEINE RIVER CRUISE: Sail along the banks of the River Seine, passing under magnificent bridges and spotting legendary sights such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the palatial architecture of the Louvre, and the filigreed ironwork of the Eiffel Tower. As you drift between landmarks, listen to engaging commentary about the City of Light. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 1 hour approx.

Paris

day 2

EIFFEL TOWER SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR: Start your tour across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower at Trocadero Plaza, where shutterbugs gather to snap their own image of this iconic structure. Listen to your guide share stories about its construction, timed to coincide with the 1889 World's Fair, and then stroll over the Pont d'Iéna to the Eiffel Tower's iron-shrouded base. Continue past the long queues and head straight to the second-storey observation deck, where you can take in sweeping views of Paris while your guide points out nearby sights, from the curving bends of the Seine River to the people-packed lawns of the Champ de Mars. Part ways with your guide and linger a bit longer enjoying the views, or head up to the top floor on your own for a lofty look at the City of Lights. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 1.5 – 3 hours approx.

Paris

day 3

LOUVRE MUSEUM TICKET WITH AUDIO-GUIDE & SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRY: Explore the Louvre Museum at your own pace with Skip-the-Line access and an audio-guided tour. Discover the world's most visited museum and learn about the history of its greatest works, including the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa. Upon arrival at the meeting point, pick up your fast-track entry ticket and your audio-guide, which enables you to listen to recorded commentary as you follow a route map with suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit. From there, bypass the lines outside the modern glass pyramid to head straight inside the Louvre. Explore the museum at your leisure, heading to the iconic pieces by masters including Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt, or standing in awe at the breath-takingly large painting of The Coronation of Napoleon. With more than 35,000 pieces of artwork, there's no shortage of treasures to uncover within these hallowed halls. And with a handy map and an educational audio-guide included with your skip-the-line entrance, you are fully equipped to enjoy the famous masterpieces at your own pace. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point. Tour duration: 3.5 hours approx.

Paris

day 4

PARIS – ZURICH: Make your own way to the Paris train station and board your train to Zurich. Arrive at Zurich train station. Make your own way to the hotel. Check in. Relax.

Zurich

day 5

FULL DAY MOUNT TITLIS & LUCERNE TOUR: Embark on an excursion to the one of the highest points in Switzerland. Journey to the mountain resort of Engelberg, where you board the Rotair, a revolving cable car, for a 45-minute trip from the bottom of the green valley to the high alpine glacier region, where snow is guaranteed year-round. Once you’ve arrived at Mount Titlis, take a magnificent ride in the world's first revolving cable car, which offers panoramic views of the Alps. At the summit, step into the incredible Ice Grotto – an incredible winter wonderland deep underground. If you're a thrill-seeker, try the Ice Flyer – a chairlift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls. You can also enjoy a snow slide on the Fun Lift. On your way back to Zurich, stop in the picturesque city of Lucerne in the foothills of the Alps. During your free time here, spend some time exploring the winding streets and scenic green parks as well as the Lion Monument and the beautiful Chapel Bridge. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point.

Zurich

day 6

BLACK FOREST, LAKE TITISEE & RHINE FALLS EXCURSION : Traverse the lush green forests and rolling hills of 2 gorgeous countries, crossing through northern Switzerland into southern Germany's Black Forest—the inspiration for many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Unwind the cuckoo clock's history, eat delicious regional fare, and wonder at beautiful lakes and falls. Climb on board your waiting coach in Zurich and start your excursion. Pass the cool waters of Lake Schluchsee, the largest lake in the Black Forest, to reach Lake Titisee—a favourite destination of nature lovers in the heart of the forest. Learn the history of centuries of cuckoo-clock making, and then stroll to a nearby café if you’d like for a piece of the region's celebrated cake, consisting of sweet layers of chocolate and whipped cream flavoured with cherry brandy. Work it all off with a walk around the lake surrounded by stunning evergreen woodlands, or opt for a boat cruise if you’re interested. Follow up with a lovely drive through spruce woods past the town of Lenzkirch, home to the first clock factory in the forest. On the way, stop to admire Europe's largest and most spectacular waterfall, Rhine Falls, its waters plunging 75 feet (23 metre) to the river below and spanning a width of 450 feet (150 metre). Enjoy an optional cruise, and then hop back on the coach for your return trip to Zurich. Tour starts from a centrally located meeting point.

Zurich

day 7

RETURN: Get transferred to airport and board your flight back home with wonderful memories.

 

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Hotels

3 Nights | Paris | Mercure Paris Bastille Marais Hotel | Standard room with breakfast
3 Nights | Zurich | NH Zurich | Standard room with breakfast

Intercity Transport

Paris – Zurich | High speed train ticket

Transfers

Paris airport – Paris hotel | Private transfers
Zurich hotel – Zurich airport | Shared transfers

Sightseeing

Paris 2 Days Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
Seine river cruise
Eiffel Tower Skip-the-line Tour
Louvre Museum Tickets with Audio-Guide & Skip-the-Line Entry
Full Day Mount Titlis & Lucerne Tour
Rhine Falls, Black Forest and Titisee tour

Visa

Schengen tourist visa assistance only (Actual visa fee not included)

Travel Insurance

100000 USD travel cover for 7 days

Exclusions

International Flights
Visa fee
City taxes in hotels
Transfers to and from train stations
Transfers to and from sightseeing start points
Meals (Lunch & dinner)
Anything not mentioned explicitly in Inclusions

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