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France & Switzerland – 10 Nights/11 Days
Paris | Zermatt | Lucerne | Interlaken | Zurich
Day 1: Arrival Paris
Cruise and Illuminations of Paris City Tour by motor coach – Discover the main neighborhoods and monuments of Paris on this unique tour. This Paris By Night excursion includes a city tour by a panoramic coach and an hour-long cruise along the Seine River. It offers the ideal opportunity to experience the magic of Paris as night falls. Your tour by air-conditioned panoramic coach will give you the chance to visit the city of Paris and learn about its history and most important sights with an audio guide (individual headsets). Special kids audio guide commentary is also available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German. Marvel at the following iconic sights linked to Paris’s history and heritage: Place Vendome Square – Comedie Francaise Theatre, Louvre Museum – Pont-Neuf Bridge – Saint-Germain-des-Pres – Notre Dame Cathedral- Place du Chatelet Square – the Conciergerie – City Hall of Paris – Place de la Concorde Square – the Petit and Grand Palais – Avenue des Champs – Elysees – Arc de Triomphe – Eiffel Tower – Invalides – Madeleine Church and the Opera House.
Then step aboard for an hour-long audio guide cruise along the Seine on a glass-topped boat with a panoramic terrace. As you listen to the music, admire the stunning architecture of the center of the French capital and the many illuminated monuments that line the banks of the Seine River: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, and the Orsay Museum, to name but a few!
Includes – One hour commented cruise on the Seine with recorded commentaries and personal earphones available in 14 languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese & Korean; city tour by bus with recorded commentaries and personal earphones.
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Day 2: Paris
Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access with Host – With this skip-the-line Eiffel Tower entrance, take advantage of one of only a few priority admission tickets to the tower that include a host and commentary, providing a hassle-free visit to one of the world’s busiest monuments. Accompanied by your host from outside the main gates to the second level, you’ll enjoy a relaxing entrance to the Eiffel Tower with ample free time to wander around the viewing platforms and gaze out at Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, and more. Then head to the tower’s summit (aka 3rd level) for a rarer view, as many visitors don’t go up to this additional platform. Select a time for your entry when booking.
Meet your host near the Eiffel Tower to begin your priority experience at Paris’ most famous attraction.
Walk the short distance to the tower while your host gives you the lowdown on the landmark, and then enjoy the fast and easy entry as you bypass the ticket line, step inside the elevator with your host, and speed straight up to the second level, which towers some 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground, offering a panoramic view of Paris. Receive a quick orientation from your host, and then explore the first and second viewing platforms at your leisure. Look out over the city to see sights like the Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Sacre-Coeur Basilica.
Next, enjoy your included access to the summit level of the Eiffel Tower; besides the striking views, the summit is home to Gustave Eiffel’s private apartment and a Champagne bar (food and drinks at your own expense).
Includes – Eiffel Tower entrance ticket and skip-the-line access to the 2nd level, Intro commentary on the 2nd level with a host, and Standard entrance to the summit level of the tower (not skip the line).
The Louvre Museum with an audio guide – Upon arrival at the agency, we will give you: your entry ticket valid until the closing of the museum, your audio guide to allow you to listen to recorded commentaries about the museum’s greatest works, and a route map suggesting various possible itineraries to organize your free tour. Themed visits or itineraries take in the major works: the Venus de Milo, the Coronation of Napoleon I, and Leonardo de Vinci’s Mona Lisa. All audio guides must be returned after a maximum of 3 hours. End of the tour at the Louvre museum. Commentary in: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean.
Includes – Visit of the Louvre Museum with an audioguide, recorded commentaries in 10 languages; Map of the museum; Entrance ticket.
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Day 3: Paris
Full day at leisure to explore Paris on your own or take optional tours.
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Day 4: Paris – Zermatt
On arrival at Zermatt make your way to the hotel and Check-in in and relax.
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Day 5: Zermatt
Private guided tour to mount Matterhorn area and mount Gornergrat from Zermatt – The mountain resort village of Zermatt with your private tour guide and spend a day in Zermatt and on mount Gornergrat. Enjoy the perfect view of the mounting Matterhorn all day long on this sightseeing tour. You will start with a walk around in Zermatt and get information about the history of the village and the influence of alpine tourism as well as the ascent to mount Matterhorn. Afterward, board the scenic cogwheel railway to Gornergrat and enjoy views to mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa and the surrounding summits at 2800m above sea level. Get a feeling of mountain climbing while visiting the museum in Zermatt later in the afternoon.
You will start the tour and you will make your way to the historical part of the village. Visit the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses. While stopping at the best photo point, your tour guide will explain the story of the climbers at mount Matterhorn. You will pass by the hotel “Monte Rosa” and the memory of the first climbers in Zermatt. Your tour guide will show you the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. Within 40 minutes, the train climbs up to 2800m above sea level, where you will enjoy the fantastical aerial view.
This will lead you to the scenic platform, where you have a 360 degrees panorama to mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. You will have time at the top to sit on the terraces and just enjoy the views. According to your preferences, your tour guide will lead you back to Zermatt by train. In Zermatt, you’ll make your way to the local museum, where you will have an insight view into life in Zermatt in the 19th century. You will see exhibition objects from the first ascent to mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. The visit will take approx. 45 minutes and after it, the tour guide will lead you back to your hotel, where the tour ends.
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Day 6: Zermatt – Lucerne
Swiss Chocolate Adventure Experience at Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne – Take a spin on the new Swiss Chocolate Adventure ride in Lucerne. The Swiss Museum of Transport’s latest family-friendly attraction tells the story of chocolate through the senses. Inhale the rich smell of the sweet treat as it swirls through the air, watch a video about how it’s made, and more during your 30-minute ride. Afterward, receive a free chocolate sample and visit the museum shop.
Use your entrance ticket to head inside the Swiss Chocolate Adventure, a new attraction located at the Swiss Museum of Transport.
Take your seat on a traveling cart to embark on a multimedia journey about Swiss chocolate. Listen to fascinating commentary on your audio guide as you pull up to 10 different displays to learn about the history of Swiss chocolate and how it’s produced, transported, and sold.
Learn when and how chocolate was discovered, how people first cultivated their precious cocoa beans, and how Switzerland’s yummy chocolate – considered some of the finest in the world – is manufactured and transported to confectionery counters everywhere. Along the way, feel your senses come alive: the multisensory ride envelops you in the aromas, flavors, and sights of chocolate for a truly immersive experience! Plus, receive your free sample of delicious Swiss chocolate to take home or enjoy during your journey.
Includes – Entrance ticket to Swiss Chocolate Adventure, Audio guide in six languages, Chocolate sample.
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Day 7: Lucerne
Mt. Titlis Excursion (Engelberg to Titlis return) with Swiss Pass – TITLIS is the jewel in Central Switzerland’s crown and the only publicly accessible glacier in the area. You will feel on top of the world as you take in the spectacular panoramic views of snow-covered mountains and unspoiled Alpine landscapes. Journey time from Engelberg – Titlis (one way): 30 minutes. First departure from Titlis valley station: 8:30 am. Last departure from Titlis mountain station: 4:50 pm. Walk from Titlis mountain station to Ice flyer chairlift: 5 minutes. Round trip Glacier cave – Tunnel – Cliff Walk – Titlis station v.v: 20 minutes. Ice Flyer ride (one way): 3 minutes.
Itinerary suggestions: Ice Flyer Experience glacier crevasses and snow during a spectacular ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift at 3020 meters altitude. Three minutes each way. Glacier Park at the Ice Flyer Valley Station you have the opportunity to slide down 2 different 150-meter-long track slopes using various snow toys. During winter time please try our snow tubing fun just next to the Titles mountain station. Glacier cave Feel and experience the glacier from the inside. Trotti Bike ride On the way back down to Engelberg, we offer another unique attraction: A Trotti Bike Ride from Station Gerschni to Engelberg.
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Day 8: Lucerne – Interlaken
Lucerne City Walking Tour – Discover Lucerne’s top sights and hidden gems with a local guide on an easy 2-hour morning walking tour. Visit the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the historical Jesuit Church, and the impressive Culture and Congress Centre, and wander intimate alleys and town squares while gaining insight into Lucerne’s history and culture from an expert guide. Join your guide and group in central Lucerne in the morning and embark on a 2-hour walking tour. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of this intriguing German-speaking city perched on the shores of Lake Lucerne, and enjoy picturesque views around nearly every turn as you visit several top city attractions.
Walk across the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a 14th-century wooden bridge spanning the Reuss River. This is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe and the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world and stands proud as a symbol of Lucerne. On one side of the bridge is the Water Tower, which once served as a dungeon.
Visit Jesuit Church to witness the first large Baroque church in Switzerland north of the Alps. Learn about its significance and hear of the disputes between the Jesuits and Protestants that have troubled Switzerland for centuries. Admire the architecture and design of the Culture and Congress Centre (known simply as the KKL), whose concert hall is known for its pristine acoustics. Catch a glimpse of Lucerne’s crown, the Musegg Wall, and the remains of the medieval city ramparts. Saunter down tucked-away alleys and stroll around public squares teeming with activity, giving you a glimpse into daily local life. All the while, hear stories and facts about the history and culture of Lucerne from your guide.
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Day 9: Interlaken
Tour – Jungfrau Excursion with Swiss Pass (Top of Europe).
The Jungfrau Railway runs from Kleine Scheidegg up through the rock of the Eiger and Monch to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3454 meters above sea level. Visitors can also enjoy spectacular views at the Eigerwand and Eismeer intermediate stations.
Attractions on the Jungfraujoch:
- 100% snow & Ice guaranteed 365 days a year!
- UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
- Aletsch Glacier – 22kms longest ice stream in the Alps
- Sphinx vantage terrace – 3571 m – get panoramic views over the borders of Switzerland
- Alpine Sensation – Tour on the history & construction of the Jungfrau Railway
- Ice Palace – impressive ice sculptures, 30 meters under the surface of the glacier
- Glacier Plateau
- Snow Fun-Top of Europe – Summer skiing & snowboarding, sled & zip line
- Glacier Restaurants – 5 different restaurants on the Top
- The unique Shopping experience at Top of Europe
- LINDT Swiss Chocolate Heaven at Top of Europe – The world’s highest-altitude Lindt-Experience shop offering a wide – selection of Lindt’s finest chocolate
- New !! Grindelwald FIRST – Top of Adventure with Cliff Walk by TISSOT
This unique round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude of 2061 meters, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall.
From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigergletscher, well known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five-minute halt at each. Enjoy spectacular sightseeing through large observation windows hewn from solid Alpine rock. And then the arrival on the Jungfraujoch, in the heart of a glorious glacier world on the very roof of Europe! Superb views extend as far as the summits of the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km the longest ice stream in the Alps, begins on the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe.
Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen – Jungfraujoch: arrival by rail (Bernese Oberland) Lauterbrunnen – At Interlaken Ost you change to the regional train for Lauterbrunnen. Please note the destination on the carriages. Kleine Scheidegg – In Lauterbrunnen, you change to the Wengernalp Railway for Kleine Scheidegg.
Jungfraujoch – At Kleine Scheidegg you change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in about an hour.
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Day 10: Interlaken – Zurich
On arrival at the Zurich train station, make your way to the hotel, and the rest of the day is free to explore Zurich on your own.
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Day 11: Departure
Transfer from Zurich to the airport for your return journey.