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French and Swiss Spirit

From $2,112 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Paris, Semur-en-Auxois, Beaune, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English*
    Type: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

This tour is part of our Touropa flexible range of touring

  • Tailor the itinerary by selecting when and where you start and end the tour
  • Choose to take the entire tour or a small portion of the itinerary (even just one night)
  • Guaranteed escorted coach tour with a minimum of 2 people, guided in English only*
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.

We come into contact with the history of France in the immense Palace of Versailles with its beautiful gardens. Admission included. After that, on our way back to Paris, we head to Montmartre, and take a cable car (included) to go up to this bohemian neighborhood known for its painters, artists and cabarets. To contemplate the beauty of the impressive avenues and monuments of Paris, you will have the city tour with a local guide. Return to the hotel.​

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We go to the center of Paris, starting by the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to go up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket included). Then we enjoy a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we travel to the center of France, to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines. Making a stop in Semur en Auxois, a small medieval town listed surrounded by impressive walls. After this we will visit Beaune, located in the center of the Bourgogne region, with its streets full of flowers, hospice and wine museum all points of interest. Continuing on, we will arrive to Lyon in the mid-afternoon, the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhône (its historic center has been declared a World Heritage site). We include a funicular climb to Notre Dame de Fourvière where we have a great view of the city. Enjoy some leisure time to walk around. Part of the groups will be accommodated in Chambery, a city near Lyon. In these cases, we will leave at the end of the afternoon for Chambery and accommodation. We will then have some time early in the morning to visit the capital of Savoy, a medieval-style city with beautiful historic center and a large castle.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Arrival in Geneva. The guide will take us to the Palais des Nations (the European headquarters of the United Nations), the beautiful “Jardin Anglais” (with its quaint flower clock), and the “Jet d´Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe. After lunch, we will continue travelling through Switzerland by the beautiful Leman and Neuchatel lakes. We will drive the scenic road alongside the three large lakes, with their magnificent vineyards overlooking the mountains. We will stop in Neuchatel, where you can enjoy a walk by the lake, the historic town center or visit its beautiful, 10th century castle. We will then head to Zurich. Arrival in the late afternoon.

Note: Depending on the number of passengers travelling from Geneva to Zürich, this part of the trip might be done by train – in which case, there will be no stop in Neuchatel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

With our guide, we will have a tour of Zurich, the most populated city of Switzerland, and the country’s financial and cultural capital. The city of the banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. Afterwards, we will include a cruise of almost two hours on Lake Zürich. The boat makes brief stops to allow us to see the villages on the way. We get off in Rapperswill, a picturesque little village overlooked by its mediaeval castle. We go back to Zurich by train and appreciate the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss railways.

Note: Depending on the number of travelers, the transfers to the center and from the station may be made on public transport.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today´s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in Grindelwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the suspended bridge. Dare to walk across the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will have lunch up in the mountain (included) before heading back down. We continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. In the evening we have time to stroll around enjoying the city. Return to Zurich and free time in the city before going to the hotel. Note: The guide will offer you the possibility of a full day optional visit, leaving in the morning and, after some free time to discover Lucerne, we take a rotating cable car to reach the top of Mount Titlis. At the alpine summit, at over 3000m above sea level, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the glacier and the Alps.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, end of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 3-4* hotels

English speaking tours in Paris

Touring as per itinerary

7 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Arrival transfer

Ticket admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris

Basic travel insurance

Boat: River Seine in Paris, Zurich lake

Funicular: To Montmartre district in Paris, Lyon , Cable Car to Grindelwald First

Train: Rapperswil / Zurich

Passport or visa fees

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Departure transfer

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Hôtel Mercure Paris La Défense
18 - 30 Rue Baudin, Pl. Charras, 92400 Courbevoie, France
Tel: +33 825 80 27 27
Rating
4
Hôtel Mercure Paris La Défense
Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
163 Av. de Clichy, 75017 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 40 25 20 20
Rating
3.5
Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles
Campanile Lyon Berges Du Rhone
4-6 Rue Mortier, 69003 Lyon, France
Tel: +33 4 78 60 03 09
Rating
3.5
Campanile Lyon Berges Du Rhone
Ibis Styles Aix-les-Bains
111 Avenue de Marlioz, CS 50146, 73101 Aix-les-Bains, France
Tel: +33 4 79 61 77 77
Rating
3.5
Ibis Styles Aix-les-Bains
Harry's Home Zurich
Seidenpl. 3, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 798 28 00
Rating
4
Harry's Home Zurich
AJA Zurich Das City Resort
Vulkanstrasse 108b, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 43 523 12 00
Rating
4
AJA Zurich Das City Resort

Important things to note

*If English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

Hotels are confirmed 48 hours prior to departure.

Optional activities can be booked locally with guide or via your Mytrip link.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. Upon quoting/booking, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Single sharing supplement is available. Single passengers are only able to share a room with the same sex.

Additional discounts available: children under 3- 80%, children from 3-8 years- 40%, children from 9-15 years- 10%, travellers over 65 years- 5%.

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French and Swiss Spirit

From $2,112 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Paris, Semur-en-Auxois, Beaune, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English*
    Travel Style: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips, Packages & Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Touropa
Speak to our Touropa Expert - Daniela

This tour is operated by Touropa – our Flexible Coach Touring Range. Dani leads the Touropa division.

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