Scenic Paris and Switzerland
06 Nights / 07 Days
INR 54,999
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  • Overview

    Paris located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris has the well-deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, Clarins, etc. A large part of the city including the River Seine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks such as the world's most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, and Lido making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually. 


    Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland sited on Lake Lucerne is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland. Lucerne is a city of town squares and churches. The Jesuit church dating from the 17th century is regarded as Switzerland's first sacral Baroque building and the twin towers of the Hofkirche form an integral part of the townscape.


    Zurich, as a metropolis of experiences by the water with a magnificent view of the snow-capped alps on the horizon, Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain. The city alone is home to over 50 museums, some 14 of which are devoted to art. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zürich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos.


    Day 1 : Paris

    Arrive Paris Charlles De Gaule airport and transfer to the hotel by coach. Check into your hotel. Evening free to explore the night life of Paris. You may enjoy an optional illumination tour of Paris - a drive through Paris with its beautiful illuminated buildings should not be missed by any visitor to the capital. Be dazzled during this evening tour of the city's illuminated monuments and buildings. See Paris in a different light. Glide through the city by bus and let the city lights capture images and memories of Paris that will last long after your evening has come to an end. Behold the majestic Notre-Dame Cathedral and the lofty Eiffel Tower, gaze at the romantic Champs-Élysées and wonder at the futuristic glass pyramid of the Louvre, as they take on a whole new dimension by night. Overnight stay at hotel.

        

    Day 2 : Paris

    After breakfast, proceed to tour bustling capital city- Capture the essence of the city during this enveloping tour of Paris. The Paris Seinorama tour shows you Paris from two different angles: above and below. Enjoy panoramic views of the capital from above as you ascend the statuesque Eiffel Tower, then cruise the River Seine and be captivated by all different view of the sights from below. The Paris Seinorama tour gives you every opportunity to see all the wonderful facets of this unique city and culture. Travel to the River Seine via the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. Then towards the 16th district known as one of the most prestigious and residential areas in Paris and home to the celebrated Bois de Boulogne, created by Napoleon III at the end of the 19th century. Stop at the Quai de la Bourdonnais and board the Bateaux Parisiens boat for a one hour cruise along the River Seine. Gliding through the river, the cruise offers a commentary to point out the illustrious sights and stunning bridges along the route with many interesting facts and stories relating to the history and development along the riverside. On leaving the cruise ascend the famous Eiffel Tower lift as far as the 2nd floor. From this point, your guide will point out the principal landmarks of the city spread out before you. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        

    Day 3 : Paris

    After breakfast proceed for the Louvre Museum tour. Take a step closer to the wonders contained within the Louvre Museum with this half day tour.  Built in the late 12th century, the Louvre began its life as a fortress. Today it guards some of the worlds' most treasured art and antiquities. With 380,000 objects, spanning pre-history until the present century and 35,000 pieces of art, the Louvre contains something of interest for every taste and inclination. Housed in a building which itself has been accredited as a historic monument, the Louvre is worth a visit even if you didn't set a foot inside! With its distinctive glass pyramid at the entrance, it has become a must-see during a visit to Paris. The real treasure, however, is found within and you can gain priority entrance during this walking tour with its skip-the-line ticket. Step further into a world of wonder as you gaze at objects and art that reveal the world's history and advancement, skill and genius, achievement and mastery. The Louvre collection is divided into separate departments, each holding its own appeal; Egyptian, Near eastern, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        

    Day 4 : Paris - Lucerne

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to train station to board your train to Lucerne. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Check in (standard check in 1400 hrs). Evening you may choose to take an optional Lake Lucerne Cruise with Indian dinner. Take in the tranquillity of Lake Lucerne during the 1.5 hour dinner cruise with Indian themed music and food. Cruise under the soaring Swiss peaks of Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus while you dine on the buffet styled dishes of traditional Indian fare for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Drift past majestic chateau dotting the rocky shoreline as you admire the spectacular views. Overnight stay at hotel.

                    

    Day 5 : Lucerne

    After breakfast, proceed for a tour of the Eternal Mount Titlis. Live the high life on Mount Titlis with this exhilarating guided tour to the summit of one of the most emblematic peaks in the Alps. We'll bring you to the picture-postcard village of Engelberg, nestling at the foot of the north face of Mount Titlis. . Located in a pristine alpine valley surrounded by majestic mountains, the town is beautiful whether blanketed by winter snows or surrounded by verdant vegetation in summer. Take the cable car to reach the summit which is more than 3,000 metres above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the Rotair, the revolving gondola lift that allows you an unrestricted 360-degree view of the magnificent landscape. At the top of Mount Titlis, a dramatic alpine panorama awaits you. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace. Visit the shimmering 350-metre-long Ice Grotto or take a ride with the IceFlyer which brings you almost face to face with the crevasses. Hop on to the Fun Lift for sledging or even engage in a snowball fight. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        

    Day 6 : Lucerne - Zurich

    After breakfast, check out and take your train to Zurich. Arrive Zurich and drop your luggage at the hotel and proceed for Best of Zurich tour. Come and discover Switzerland's largest city in this two-hour sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. You'll see all the main attractions of this busy cultural and commercial centre including the mediaeval Old Town and elegant Bahnhofstrasse before climbing to the Zurichberg by funicular railway for some great views over the city. Just sit back in a comfortable coach as your knowledgeable guide points out all the top sights telling you all about this beautiful city. You will pass by the Swiss National Museum built in the style of a French Chateau, the shopping and business centre centred around exclusive Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai quarter and the medieval Old Town with views up to the Lindenhof where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from invaders. You'll also admire the largest church clock-face in Europe at the Church of St Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, and the Opera house. Make a brief photo stop by picturesque Lake Zurich before boarding the funicular railway for the climb up to the Zurich district with its recently renovated five-star Grand Hotel Dolder and many superb 19th Century mansions. Other highlights of the tour are the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology where Albert Einstein was both student and professor. Finally you will stop at the Fraumunster Church where you can admire the magnificent windows decorated by Marc Chagall. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

            

    Day 7 : Zurich - India

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight back to India.



  • Highlights :

    •   Paris city tour with Siene cruise and Eiffel tower visit
    •   Louvre Museum
    •   Mt Titlis visit
    •   Zurich city tour



  • Price starting from INR 54,999 per person on twin sharing basis


    Tour Includes :

    •   Paris airport to hotel transfer
    •   03 nights accommodation at Paris with breakfast
    •   Paris city tour with Siene cruise and Eiffel tower visit
    •   Louvre Museum
    •   02 nights accommodation at Lucerne with breakfast
    •   Mt Titlis visit
    •   01 night accommodation at Zurich with breakfast
    •   Zurich city tour
    •   Zurich hotel to Zurich airport transfer


    Tour Excludes :

    •   Train cost between Paris – Lucerne – Zurich in 2nd class starting from 9000 per person
    •   Round trip airfare with taxes
    •   Visa and insurance
    •   9% service tax applicable on the total invoice
    •   Porterage, meals, which are not a part of the itinerary
    •   Any other item of personal nature (laundry, mini bar, telephone, etc)
    •   Any change in the rate of exchange of USD / EUR / GBP.



    Hotel Details

    Destination

    Hotel

    Category

    Paris

    Hotel Metropol or similar

    3 star hotel

    Lucerne

    Casada Swiss Quality Hotel or similar

    3 star hotel

    Zurich

    Novotel Airport Messe or similar

    3 star hotel




  • Payment Policy :

    •   20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. This deposit is non-refundable
    •   75% of the total tour cost to be paid 08 weeks prior to arrival date
    •   100% of the total tour is required 45 days prior departure or within 24 hours of confirmation if travelling within 45 days from departure

    Cancellation Policy :

    •   10 weeks or more prior to arrival date: 25% deposit
    •   09 weeks prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost
    •   Any cancellations must be made in writting


    Important Notice :

    Visas : Please ensure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of return for every country you are visiting. Please also ensure there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigration procedures.

    Travel Insurance: The tour price does not include personal insurance. Travelers are highly recommended to purchase travel insurance upon commitment of the booking in case of force majeure. Travel insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc which could possibly happen during the trip.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Religion in Paris?

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook listed the religion of France as Roman Catholic.83–88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%–10%, unaffiliated 4%. In 2002 the CIA World Factbook stated that 88–92% of the French population was Catholic.


    Religion in Switzerland?

    Roman Catholic 38.2%, Protestant 26.9%, other Christian 5.6%, Muslim 5%, other 1.6%, none 21.4%, unspecified 1.3% (2013 est.)


    Paris Currency?

    French Francs


    Lucerne / Zurich Currency?

    Swiss Francs.


    Plug in Paris, Lucerne and Zurich?

    230V/50Hz


    Clothing for Paris?

    Comfortable clothes for the day. For evening a light jacket or sweater is recommended. Comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking in Paris.


    Clothing for Lucerne and Zurich?

    A light woolen for the day, whereas for Evenings layers are recommended. Comfortable sneakers are a must to walk on the snow.


    Food at Paris?

    The main delicacies are artisanal baguettes grilled steak with various optional sauces and chips. The potatoes are fresh, hand-cut and double-fried, roque-monsieur, an oozy and crisp grilled ham and cheese sandwich usually moistened by a touch of Béchamel sauce, crepes and croissants.


    Food in Lucerne / Zurich?

    Italian cuisine is popular in contemporary Switzerland particularly pasta and pizza. Foods often associated with Switzerland include cheese and chocolate. Swiss cheeses in particular Emmental cheese, Gruyère, Vacherin, and Appenzeller are famous Swiss products. The most popular cheese dishes are fondue and raclette.


    Nightlife in Paris?

    It's not for nothing that Paris is called the City of Light. It's a city you'll find lit up every hour of the night. As soon as the sun sets, even the Eiffel Tower starts twinkling, with its sparkling LED lights, at the top of each hour. You may enjoy the nightclubs or the famous cabaret shows of Lido / Moulin Rouge. You can also decide to take a dinner cruise on River Siene.


    Nightlife in Lucerne?

    The great nightlife in Lucerne is famous all over Switzerland. Countless bars and clubs, sometimes high above the city roofs provide attractive nightlife with parties and concerts.


    Nightlife in Zurich?

    The most popular place to seek out nightlife in Zurich is the Old Town on the left bank of the River Limmat, with many bars and cafés tucked away on the side streets such as Niederdorfstrasse and Oberdorfstrasse.