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Switzerland & France in 1 week


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Point of Arrival & Departure: Zurich (ZRH), Switzerland And Paris, France
Destinations Covered: Zurich-InterLaken-Lucerne-Zurich-Paris
Highlights: Interlaken, Tour to Jungfraujoch, Mount Titilis tour, Rhine falls & Zurich city tour, Paris City tour with Eiffel tower and Seine River cruise and much more
Duration: 6 Nights & 7 Days
Itinerary
Days 1 & 2: Interlaken (Zurich to Interlaken is 120 K.ms, 2 hours journey)
On arrival at Zurich airport get transfered to Interlaken and check in to your hotel. Relax.
Interlaken: Interlaken, a small town in the Bernese Highlands Region of central Switzerland is unique as it is located between two Alpine lakes, Lake Thunersee & Lake Brienzersee. And it is in the heart of magnificent Jungfru Mountain region and offers the views of world famous icy icons such as The Monch, Junfrau & The Eiger. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Thunersee or Lake Brienzersee, visit the Jungfrau theme park or ride the cable car up to Harder Kulm mountain for panoramic views of surroundings.
Some of the attractions and activities are printed below.
Jungfraujoch (From Interlaken 2 hours 15 minutes by train, 11,330 ft. above sea level): Tour to Jungfraujoch or the Top of Europe is a half or can extend to full day excursion to the mountain top to see the snow and ice (round the year) up on the Jungfraujoch. By train it takes 2 hours & 15 minutes (per way) to reach this UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a Sphinx observation hall, an impressive Ice Palace and a hiking plateau in the glacier, all these attractions are available year-round up on the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.
Kleine Scheidegg (From Interlaken 80 minutes by train,6,760 ft. above sea level):
Tour to Kleine Scheidegg is a Half day ( can be full day as well) excursion by 80 minutes train journey from Interlaken. The Kleine Scheidegg pass lies directly beneath the towering trio of the  Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau mountains. During winter Kleine Scheidegg is a lively, bustling place with numerous skiing runs and during summer you can see Alpine herdsmen with their cattle.
Schilthorn – Piz Gloria (From Interlaken 80 minutes by train, 9,742 ft above sea level): Piz Gloria in Schilthorn is a revolving restaurant offering spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. Schilthorn is the most spectacular 360° panorama in the Alps. You will dine and wine in the world’s first revolving restaurant at an altitude of nearly 3,000 metres by enjoying the Impressive views of hundreds of snow-capped peaks, ranging from the Bernese Alps to Mont Blanc in France and even Germany’s Black Forest.
Maennlichen (From Interlaken 90 minutes by train, 7,305 ft. above sea level):
Maennlichen is a hiking and skiing mountain between Grindelwald and Wengen in Berner Oberland. Enjoy the fabulous view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains from the Maennlichen along with the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Maennlichen is a popular place for winter sports during winther and in summer, this mountain has a host of hikes to suit all tastes.
Brienzer Rothorn (100 minutes by train from Interlaken Ost, 7,360 ft. above sea level): Opens: June – October. Enjoy a tour to Brienzer Rothorn on Switzerland’s only steam-driven cogwheel railway. You passes through wonderful woodland, over mountain pastures and past rugged rockfaces, and raech the scenic summit Rothorn.The is the departure point for mountain hikers and Alpine animal lovers.
Day 3 & 4: Lucerne (2.5 hours by train from Interlaken, 1430 ft. above sea level)
On 3rd day of your holiday you head to Lucerne, the city of lights, renowned for its attractive townscape, historic Chapel Bridge and shopping facilities.
Lucerne: Lucerne also called ‘City of Lights’ with many bridges and towers is one of the most charming cities in Europe. With its stunning lakeside location and mountain sceneries Lucerne was once a simple fishermen’s village. But now it is a lovely small city. But the old Town of Lucerne is still a pedestrian area of cobbled streets bordered by houses, shops and hotels painted in medevial style & decorated with displays of flowers. Above the old town is the new city where tourism thrives byt Lucern’s status of Gateway to Central Switzerland.
Some of the attractions and activities are printed below.
Mt. Titlis (90 minutes by train from Lucerne, 9,906 ft. above sea level): Mt. Titlis, the highest Alpine tourist destination in Central Switzerland have snow and Fun all year round; and the Titlis Rotair is the world’s first revolving cable car. You will get amazed by the spectacular 360° panorama and attractions such as the Ice Flyer chairlift or the Glacier Park.
Mt. Rigi (90 minutes by train from Lucerne, 5,895 ft. above sea level): Mt.Riggi is also called ”Queen of Mountains” offers many activities such as skiing or sledging in the winter and hiking in the summer. Mark Twain visited here and wrote about his travels in his book ”A Tramp Abroad”. Queen Victoria also visited Mt. Rigi, the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with views over the snow-capped Alps and 13 lakes.
Mt. Pilatus (1 hour by bus from Lucerne, 6,993 ft. above sea level): All kinds of sports fans meet at Mt. Pilatus for hiking, climbing and biking during summer and in winter for hiking and sledding. Two gondolas, seven restaurants, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway and Central Switzerland’s biggest suspension rope park guarantees exciting excursions.
Basel (1 hour by train from Lucerne): Basel is said to be the cultural capital of Switzerland, where you can live and breathe art and culture. The city promises “Culture Unlimited” and sparkles with several cultural and leisure activities. Basel, an important trade center is also an interesting place of archtiecture,offering both historic as well as modern structures.
Bern (Switzerland’s Capital, 1 hour by train from Lucerne): Bern, the Swiss capilal, founded in 1191 is a city of medieval magic listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site. Attractions in Bern includes several historic sites such as the Clock Tower, the bearpits (home to the city’s heraldic animals), the House of Parliament, the Paul Klee Center, the Swiss Alpine Museum and excellent shopping facilities.
Lake Lucerne Cruises: Enjoy a Gastronomy roundtrip cruise, for a lunch, or a Sunday breakfast or brunch.
Day 5: Zurich (50 minutes by train from Lucerne)
Today after the breakfast you check out from the hotel and head to Zurich, the largest city & said to be the ntellectual capital of the Switzerland. Check in to the hotel.
Zurich: Zurich is Switzerland’s most important financial, industrial and commercial center. With splendid view of Swiss Alps, Zurich offers a wealth of history, architecture, and culture by Nestling beside Lake Zurich along with Limmat River. Most of the interesting sights are in the pedestrian streets of the Old Town, which includes winding alleyways, 16th and 17th century houses, guildhalls and courtyards and much more. Zurich is the home to lot of museums and exhibitions in Switzerland.
The tours can be done from here includes Mount Titlis (3 hours by Train), Mount Pilatus (2 hours by train), Mount Riggi (1.5 hours by train).
Rhine falls excursion: Rhine falls is Europe’s biggest waterfall. If interested you can experience the thrill of this natural phenomenon by taking a boat ride close to the falls. On the way to the falls you pass pass through some small, typical winegrowers villages located in the important Wine-Region of Northern Switzerland.
Zurich City Tour: Enjoy the castle-like National Museum, shopping centers on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town and view to the Lindenhof, where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from the invaders. The church of St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, Opera house, Zurich lake and much more.
Rapperswil (40 minutes by train from Zurich or 2 hours by boat)
Rapperswil also called ‘City of Roses’ is a picturesque town on Lake Zurich. This small town at the opposite end of Lake Zurich offers unique attractions to its visitors – the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the deer park on the Lindenhof, the picturesque Old Town, Switzerland’s largest wooden bridge and Knie’s Children Zoo and much more..
Day 6 & 7: Paris, France (4 hours by train)
Today morning after a sumptuous Swiss breakfast you proced to Paris, the charmong capital of France
Paris: Paris, the enchanting capital of Paris is the most visited city in the world. The attractions here includes monuments and architecture, such as its Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and neo-classic Haussmannian boulevards and buildings as well as museums, operas and concert halls.
Some tours and attractions are printed below.
Paris City tour with Eiffel tower and Seine River cruise: This wonderful tour is to show you the very best of this enchanting city. See all the iconic landmarks including L’Opera, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral. Savour your delicious lunch the Eiffel Tower; Paris’ most visited & iconic landmark by enjoying the magical views of the city from the restaurant located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Seine Cruise gives you a whole new perspective on the wonderful monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame cathedral lie along the banks of Seine river.
Notre Dame Cathedral: No visit to Paris is complete without seeing the marvel of French Gothic architecture with  dramatic towers & stained glasses. And you will understand why this Catholic Cathedral of Notre Dame is one of top attractions in Paris. It took 100 years of hard labor to complete in 1345, the cathedral was damaged & destroyed during the course of time and neglected for a long period and the restoration process started in 1845.
Eiffel Tower: This iron structure is the tallest monument in Paris constructed by an engineer named Gustave Eiffel as an entrance for the World’s Fair held in Paris from 6 May to 31 October 1889. Initially criticised by the then intellectuals and artists, it has become the global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world, and now it is hard to imagine Paris without it.  The tower crowns the city of Paris in the night with its festive lights. The tower is 324 meters in height is equal to an 81-floored building. With many restaurants and lifts this structure attracts millions of people every year.
Champs-Elysées: Champs-Elysées is the most prestigious street of Paris, is almost two kilometers long and seventy meters wide. The street is bordered with Cafes, cinemas, theaters, luxury shops, Jardins des Champs-Elysées, beautifully arranged gardens with fountains and some grand buildings including the Grand and Petit Palais. The street was designed in 1616 by Marie de Medicis as a tree-lined path, but the route was redesigned in 1667 by renowned landscape designer André Le Nôtre as a grand Promenade and became a fashionable place. The name ‘Champs-Elysées’ was derived from Greek mythology means ‘palce where the heroes come to relax’. This wide avenue is also used for country’s historical important celebrations.
Arc de Triomphe: Arc de Triomphe is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris commisioned in 1806 by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate his triumphal battles. Standing 164 feet in height and 148 feet in width the arch is engraved with names of generals who commanded French troops during Napoleon’s regime. Beneath the arch you see a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the first world war.
Sacre-Coeur: Sacre-Coeur in Paris is the striking white-domed basilica ituated at the city’s highest point on Montmartre hill. This stunning basilica with marble architecture and gorgeous interior attracts amny tourists, and th a visit is really rewarding with the views of gold mosaics, stained-glass windows and one of the world’s largest clocks.
The package Includes:
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary,
  • Daily breakfast,
  • Swiss Rail pass for intercity transfers,
  • Rail pass for arrival & departure transfers,
  • Tour to Jungfraujoch & Mount Titilis tour,
  • Rhine falls & Zurich city tour,
  • Paris City tour with Eiffel tower and Seine River cruise,
  • And all taxes and service charges.
Price as per the Request.

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