Day 1: Paris - Arrival.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighborhood. Funicular ride (included)
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
WELCOME TO PARIS!
Transfer from airport to hotel and free time to explore before meeting your guide and fellow travellers. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
18.30 hrs (approximately) Transfer to the Montmartre quarter, a Bohemian district known for its artists. The visit includes a ride in the funicular railway to the top of the hill which has wonderful views of Paris. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner in a magical and romantic setting.
Return to hotel.
Day 2: Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.
09:00h Comprehensive tour of Paris with a local guide, visiting the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Palace, Garnier Opera House, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall of Paris, Eiffel Tower, etc. Includes admission to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in the lift.
The visit is followed by a spectacular cruise on the river Seine which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
At sunset enjoy the evening transfer to “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.
Note: Because of the tourist attraction of the Tower, there may be important queues at the time of your access. In order to minimize the problem, in some occasions, the ascent to the Eiffel Tower can be given at another time of your stay in Paris.
Day 3: Paris.-
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: free time in the city of lights.
08.30 hrs.- We go to the centre of Paris, the area of the Louvre Museum.
Free time to stroll in the city. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.
Rest of the day free.
It will be offered for travelers who are interested, an optional excursion to enjoy in Eurodisney.
Day 4: Paris - Noyers - Beaune - Lyon.-
Total distance: 490 km.
Today’s highlights: Vineyards in Beaune and Bourgogne region.
Scenery: Pleasant landscapes in the center of France; Picturesque villages.
08.00 hrs.- París –departure-. We travel to the center of France. We cross the region of Bourgogne, an area known for its wines.
10.45 hrs.- NOYERS –Arrival-. A walk and a coffee in this small medieval village one of "the most beautiful villages of France".
11.45 hrs.- Noyers –departure-.
13.15 hrs.- BEAUNE.- Charming small village in the middle of the wine region of Bourgogne; Its streets full of flowers, its hospice, its wine museum. Time to walk.
15.00 hrs.- Beaune –departure to Lyon-.
17.00 hrs.- LYON –Arrival-. On the banks of the Rhône River, the third city of France that once was the capital of the Roman Gallia. The historic centre of this lively City has been declared a World Heritage site. Free time to stroll.
Day 5: Lyon - Geneva - Zurich.-
Total Distance: 425 km
Landscapes: Mountain and lakes.
Notes: Remember to your camera. Also carry your passport as sometimes it can be requested by entering Switzerland.
08.oo hrs- Lyon- Departure. We have a beautiful stage. We travel to Switzerland.
10.00 hrs- GENEVA, arrival to this active city on the shores of Lake Geneva, the capital of French-speaking Switzerland. With our guide, we go to the Palais des Nations (the United Nations headquarters in Europe) and then to the beautiful “Jardin Anglais” with its flower clock, and admire the “Jet d,Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe.
13.00 hrs- After lunch, we will continue through Switzerland passing the beautiful Leman and Neuchatel Lakes (note: depending on the number of travellers from Geneva to Zürich, this trip might be done by train).
17.00 hrs- ZURICH – Arrival. We will be able to stroll in the city center and enjoy a dinner in one of its nice restaurants.
Day 6: Zurich - Rapperswil - Zurich.-
Road distance: 40 km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip across Zurich lake. Journey by train.
Notes: bring your camera.
08.30 hrs- With our guide, we will stroll in the most populated city of Switzerland, the financial and cultural capital of the country. The city of banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world.
10.30 hrs- After this we will board a boat for a trip lasting almost two hours on Zurich lake. The boat makes brief stops, allowing us to admire the villages on the way.
12.30 hrs- We get off in RAPPERSWILL, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its mediaeval castle. Time to walk and have lunch.
15.00 hrs- We return to Zurich by train, and will see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways.
16.30 hrs- Enjoy an evening in the historic centre, next to the lake, where you can dine at your favorite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).
Note: From the end of October, due to the decrease of boat departures, the stage will be reversed going first by train from Zurich to Rapperswill and then by boat from Rapperswill to Zurich.
Day 7: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich.-
Total distance: 280 km
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grildelwald first. Lunch included
Note: Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk and your camera.
Note: Due to weather conditions (strong wind) or maintenance reasons, the cable car may not operate at any time. If this happens, we will provide an alternative lift to another similar place.
08.00 hrs- Zurich- departure to a spectacular stage with beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes.
10.30 hrs.- Grindelwald. Time to have a coffee in this mountain resort in the Bernese Alps before taking the cable car to Grindelwald First (ticket included), the largest ski center in the region. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we will have the opportunity in breathtaking alpine landscapes to take the "footbridge over the emptiness" enjoying the glaciers that surround us; Lunch included for all passengers (vegetarian option available).
13.15 hrs- Grindelwald departure. We continue to Lucerne.
15.00 hrs- Lucerne- arrival in time to explore one of the most interesting Swiss cities and see the KapellBrück, covered bridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall and Square with its Clock Tower and its pedestrian streets and elegant shops. Time to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
19:00 h. Return to Zurich.
20.00 h. -Zurich - Zurich.
Day 8: Zurich- Bern- Paris.-
Total distance: 720 km
Scenery: Lakes and mountains in Switzerland. Note: We enter France, remember to have your passport ready.
07.30 h. - Zurich – Departure.
09:00 h. – Bern – Arrival-. Free time in the Swiss capital which has an attractive historical centre with the appearance of a “large village”. We will visit the Federal Council Square, the Cathedral and the Clock Tower, and see the city’s statues and fountains.
12.00 h. - Bern - Departure-. View of Neuchatel Lake. We cross the Free Country amidst beautiful scenery. After crossing the French border we will stop for lunch in a service area.
21.00 h. -Paris - Arrival.
End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: PARIS
- Boat: River Seine in Paris in PARIS, Zurich lake in ZURICH
- Evening transfer: Montmartre Dictrict in Paris in PARIS, Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS
- Ticket admission: Funicular in Montmartre in Paris in PARIS, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS
- Train: Rapperswil / Zurich in ZURICH
- Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in ZURICH
- 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne
NOVOTEL P. D´ITALIE145211909
22 Rue Voltaire Le Kremlin Bicetre
NOVOTEL EST - BAGNOLET149936300
1 AVENUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE - BAGNOLET
IBIS PARIS 17 CLICHY BATIGNOLLES140252020
10 Rue Bernard Buffet
NOVOTEL LYON GERLAND472711111
70 Avenue Leclerc
CAMPANILE LYON SUD CONFLUENCE OULLINS427012900
2 Place Kellermann
APPARTCITY LYON CITE INTERNATIONALE472001360
157, Grande Rue de Saint Clair - 69 300 CALUIRE-ET-CUIRE - France
69 300 LYON
MERCURE PARIS PTE VERSALLES EXPO146485555
36 38 Rue du Moulin 92170 Vanves Pars
NOVOTEL SAINT DENIS155999595
1 Place de la Porte de Paris
37 place René Clair CP 92100 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT
IBIS STYLES AIX LES BAINS479617777
111 AVENUE DE MARLIOZ CS 50146 73101 - AIX LES BAINS
HOLIDAY INN LYON VAISE478646869
13 Avenue Victor Hugo, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune
MERCURE PARIS LA DEFENSE 5825802727
8-30 RUE BAUDIN PLACE CHARRAS COURBEVOIE
RESIDHOME ISSY LES MOLINEAUX155000140
22/24 rue du Passeur de Boulogne 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX
CAMPANILE CENTRE LYON BERGES DU RHONE478600309
4-6, RUE MORTIER
BEST WESTERN SAPHIR LYON478834875
18 Rue Louis Loucheur, CP 69009, LYON
HOTEL MOVENPICK AIRPORT448088589
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT443074700
Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
AJA ZURICH DAS CITY RESORT435231200
Vulkanstrabe 108b,CP 8048 ZUrich,
HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE443161100
DORINT AIRPORT ZURICH448081000
Riethofstrasse, 40 8152 Glattbrugg
Ohringerstrasse 2 CP 8472 Seuzach
KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH445255661
Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
HARRYS HOME SCHWEIZ447982800
Seidenplatz 3, Wallisellen
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