France and Swiss
Day 1: PARIS Arrival at Paris airport. Pick up and private transfer to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Day 2: PARIS Breakfast at your hotel. When ready make your way for your City Tour with Eiffel Tower 2nd Level entrance and the Siene River Cruise. Discover Paris's most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour. This tour features a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views of the capital, a panoramic city tour by coach, plus an hour-long boat trip along the Seine. This comprehensive tour is the ideal way to discover Paris for the first time. Your tour by air-conditioned panoramic coach offers you the opportunity to see Paris and learn about its history and most famous sights through an audio guide commentary (individual headsets). Marvel at Paris's best-known sights: Place Vendome Square, the Opera House, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe (Arc of Triumph), and the Invalides. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, step aboard for an hour-long musical cruise along the Seine with an audio guide. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the heart of Paris's most prestigious monuments lining the banks of the Seine: the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, the Conciergerie, etc. Relax on the fully-glassed boat with terrace, and be captivated by this river trip among Parisians who walk and cycle beside the river as you glide by. Thanks to your priority access, you can skip the line and speed up by elevator to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris's most unmissable monument. Built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition in 1889, it is 1,063 feet high. Take in the magnificent 360°views of the city and explore this iconic monument at your own pace. Your excursion will end at the Eiffel Tower. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Day 3: PARIS Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day in the fashion capitol of Europe at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Day 4: PARIS- ZURICH After breakfast check out from your hotel. Make your way to the station for your onward rail journey to Zurich. On arrival at Zurich station, make your way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Day 5: ZURICH Breakfast at the hotel. Later, proceed for your city 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. We'll pass by the Swiss National Museum, built in the style of a French Chateau, the shopping and business quarter centred on the 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. We'll make a brief photo stop by the picturesque Lake Zurich, before boarding the funicular railway for the climb up to the Zurichberg 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 we'll stop at the Fraumunster Church where you can admire the magnificent windows decorated by Marc Chagal. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Day 6: ZURICH- LUCERNE (by train) Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and make your way to the station for your onward journey to Lucerne. On arrival at Lucerne station, make your own way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. You can explore on foot the city highlights including the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lake Lucerne, various Museums and many more attractions. Overnight at your hotel. Day 7: LUCERNE Breakfast at your hotel. Then make you own way by trains and Gondolas for a full day excursion to Mt. Titlis. Overnight at your hotel. Day 8: LUCERNE Breakfast at your hotel. Check out, and private transfer to Zurich airport for your return flight home.