Easy Switzerland & Paris

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At A Glance

  • 9 total travel days with 7 nights in hotels in Europe
  • You’ll travel by train ~ never in a bus group!
  • YOU GET hotels, train tickets, private departure transfer to Paris airport, Paris city tours and Paris Pass
  • You’re free to get your own air tickets ~ we do not sell airfare

 Itinerary

Lucernetower280x210Day 1 – Fly from USA or Canada
Day 2 – Arrive Zurich ~ Train to Lucerne
Day 3 – Lucerne
Day 4 – Lucerne
Day 5 – Train to Paris
Day 6 – Paris
Day 7 – Paris
Day 8 – Paris
Day 9 – Fly to USA or Canada


 What’s Included

  • 3 nights Lucerne, 4 nights Paris
  • First-class hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private departure transfer to Paris airport
  • First-class train tickets with seat reservations
  • Private Paris walking tour in the heart of the city
  • Private Louvre tour
  • Eiffel Tower tickets with reserved entrance time
  • 2-day Paris Museum Pass

Lucerneboat280x187$2,895 per person, double occupancy
May 1 – October 15* — 2015 and 2016
LAND ONLY (airfare NOT included)
Fly into Zurich and out of Paris

* Prices are for travel which begins and ends within dates shown.

 


Candid Comments and Practicalities

Experience Easy Switzerland & Paris!

As to the need for managing schedules on this itinerary, it mostly comes down to whether you choose to do the mountain trips at Lucerne, which are certainly optional. Going up to Mount Pilatus requires taking a train or boat to reach a rack railway that goes up one side of the mountain, then coming back down on a combination of gondola and cablecar. At Mount Rigi, you take a train to reach another rack railway up one side of the mountain, then take a different rack railway, or a gondola, down the other side, where you catch a boat on the lake back to Lucerne. For most people, that all amounts to a fun day trip, but it does take effort to manage the schedules and find your way around. The people at the tourist office in Lucerne, at the main station, can show you the details.

This itinerary can be expanded to be part of a larger trip. You can tie into Italy by train between Lucerne and either Lake Como or Milan, so you can start or finish your trip in Italy.

You can also extend the itinerary from Paris into Belgium at Bruges, flying out of the airport at Brussels.

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