Switzerland & France in 17 Days

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Amazing Alps, Paris & Charming Chateaux

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Bad Ragaz
Interlaken
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Zurich
Caen
Loire Valley
Mont Saint Michel
Normandy
Paris
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Accommodation: 15 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Bern

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Bern City Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour with a professional guide. Pass through the old town where you can admire the Zytglogge medieval clock tower, the beautiful Rose Garden and Parliament Square. See the Gothic-style Bern Cathedral and visit Bear Park.

What's included: Professional guide

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Included activity for day 3 in Zurich

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Zurich City Tour

Set off on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich with a professional guide. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, see the 12th-century Grossmunster cathedral and stroll down bustling Bahnhofstrasse. Discover Paradeplatz and the 11th-century Fraumunster Church.

What's included: professional guide

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Included activity for day 6 in St. Moritz

Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

Glacier Express

Travel on the famous Glacier Express, one of the most scenic train rides in the world! Journey through the inspiring landscapes of the Alps as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Three-course meal included. Duration: Approx. 7.5 hours.

What's included: Three-course lunch & Glacier Express Train Ride in 2nd class seats from Zermatt - St. Mortiz. Not included: Drinks not included

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Included activity for day 8 in Lucerne

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Guided Tour of Lucerne

Take in the views of Lake Lucerne and see St. Peter's Chapel, the Jesuit Church, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge as you enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour, accompanied by a professional guide.

What's included: Professional guide

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Suggested activity for day 6 in St. Moritz

Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Upgrade Glacier Express to 1st Class

Upgrade your seats on the Glacier Express to 1st Class seats

What's included: Three-course lunch & Glacier Express Train Ride in 1st class seats from Zermatt - St. Moritz Not included: Drinks not included

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Suggested activity for day 13

Château de Valençay excursion

Discover through an audio guided tour the spectacular castle of Valencay. Former property of the Prince of Talleyrand, it was built in 1540 by order of Jacques d'Estampe on an old feudal building.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Zurich, Paris - Canada.
  • International flights: Zurich - Paris.*
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  • Glacier Express Train Ride.
  • 15 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 15 breakfasts and three-course lunch* on the Glacier Express.
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English speaking driver in Switzerland and France & local guides during the city tours ***
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Airport transfers in France, Tax, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Drinks at Glacier Express train are not included. 

**Accommodation tax must be paid directly to the hotel.

Please note: Zermatt is a car-free resort. Therefore, on day 4, you will be dropped off at St. Niklaus Station in Zermatt and need to pay 10 CHF in cash per person on arrival for a short transfer in a licensed vehicle to your hotel in Zermatt Village.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** Airport transfers in France are not included. You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

*** Important: Please note that you will have an English-speaking driver throughout the trip, but you will not be traveling with a tour leader or guide. A guided tour is included in Paris. The possibility to book an audio guide for the castle visit is available at the destination.

Please note: Zermatt is a car-free resort. Therefore, on day 4, you will be dropped off at St. Niklaus Station in Zermatt and need to pay 10 CHF in cash per person on arrival for a short transfer in a licensed vehicle to the entrance of Zermatt village. 

Guide information in Switzerland: To ensure you receive the best local experience and insights, you will have different local drivers in each of the destinations visited during this itinerary. You will not be accompanied by the same driver for the whole trip. Please note: This trip is not fully escorted. Although the included excursions are guided, you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip.

Please note

  1. Hotel city tax is not included and must be paid directly at the hotels during the check-out process.
  2. We cannot guarantee seats together on the train, so you may have separate seats within your group.

**** New entry requirement in Switzerland: All international travelers before arriving in the country must fill the following form if they do not have a certificate from an EU or EFTA country or a third country connected to the EU Gateway: https://covidcertificate-form.admin.ch/foreign

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Swiss Franc.
  • Language
    German, French and Italian.
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations.
  • Time zone
    UTC +1.
  • Other useful information
    The Swiss drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    www.myswitzerland.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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