LONDON – SWISS – PARIS
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest city, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the European Union by most measures.[note 1] Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world’s leading financial centre alongside New York City and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London has been described as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In March 2011, London had an official population of 8,174,100, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5% of the UK population. The Greater London Urban Area is the second-largest in the EU with a population of 8,278,251, while the London metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with an estimated total population of between 12 million and 14 million. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925. The latest census reveals white Britons as minority in London for first time in modern times. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT). Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world and will complete 150 years of operations on 9 January 2013.
Switzerland , officially the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western Europe,[note 4] where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.
Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva. The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.
Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, and has the highest wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) of any country in the world. Zurich and Geneva have respectively been ranked as the cities with the second and eighth highest quality of life in the world. It has the world’s nineteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and the thirty-sixth largest by purchasing power parity. It is the twentieth largest exporter and eighteenth largest importer of goods.
Switzerland comprises three main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, and Italian, to which the Romansh-speaking valleys are added. The Swiss, therefore, though predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnic or linguistic identity. The strong sense of belonging to the country is founded on the common historical background, shared values (federalism and direct democracy) and Alpine symbolism. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291; Swiss National Day is celebrated on the anniversary.
Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), has a population of about 2,230,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.
An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
Paris and the Paris Region, with €572.4 billion in 2010, produce more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France and has one of the largest city GDPs in the world. Considered as green and highly liveable, the city and its region are the world’s leading tourism destination. They house four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many international organizations.
2N Lucerne – 2N Interlaken – 2N Paris – 3N London
Zurich – Lucerne (Approx 1 hr)
Arrive at Zurich airport and proceed to board your train to Lucerne. Arrive at Lucerne and proceed to your hotel. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.
Lucerne – Mt Titlis – Lucerne
Today proceed to Engelberg by train and experience the world’s first revolving cable car – Titlist Rotair Gondola to reach Mt Titlis. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Optinal: One can enjoy various activities on Mt Titlis at an additional cost
Lucerne – Interlaken (Approx 2 hrs)
Today morning board the train for Interlaken. Arrive at Interlaken and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
Today proceed to the station to board the train to Kleine Scheidegg via Lauterbrunnen. The famous Jungfrau railway takes you to the highest station in Europe (journey time approx. 1 hrs). Be ready to get mesmerized by the captivating beauty of the snow clad peaks of Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (3’454 m/11’333 ft).Return to Interlaken.Overnight in Interlaken. (B)
Interlaken – Paris (Approx 6 hrs)
Today morning board the train for Paris. Arrive at Paris and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paris. (B) Optional: You can enjoy Horse drawn Carriage ride in the at an additional cost.
Paris – Seinorama Tour
Morning is free for leisure activities, afternoon proceed to Seinorama tour. Enjoy some of the history of France and the national monuments. This tour includes the Place de la Concorde, the Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and admire the superb panoramic views over Paris. Overnight in Paris. (B) Optional : Enjoy a fantastic Parisian evening with a dinner at the Eiffel Tower, at the “58 Tour Eiffel” restaurant and you will see a show in the famous cabaret the Lido. OR Optional : You can discover the most famous sites in Paris in a convertible on the 2CV Tour OR Enjoy a romantic evening tour on a Horse Driven carriage OR Enjoy the visit of Paris by using new technology – A Segway, a unique way to visit the city
Paris – London
Proceed to station to board a Eurostar train for London. Arrive at London and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in London. (B)
London – Hop on Hop Off Tour
Today begin your day by the Hop on Hop off tour visiting the best of London’s sights with an entertaining English commentary. Overnight in London. (B)
Full day is free for leisure. Enjoy shopping or relax. Overnight in London (B) Optional : A full day tour visilking tour of this famous university city.ting Windsor with a chance to visit the wonderful Castle, Stonehenge to see the mysterious stone circle and Oxford for a walking tour of this famous university city.
London – Hometown
Proceed to airport to board flight to next destination or to hometown with lots of memories to cherish for a life time. (B) Tour Concludes!
Price / Inclusion
|PRICE FROM||USD STANDARD||USD FIRST||USD SUPERIOR|
|Adult (Sharing 2)||€ 2042||€ 2285||€ 3325|
|Child with Bed||€ 1532||€ 1714||€ 2493|
|Infants 0-23 Months||€ 919||€ 1028||€ 1496|
|Single Traveler||€ 2655||€ 2971||€ 4322|
|CITY NAME||HOTEL NAME||HOTEL NAME||HOTEL NAME|
|LUCERNE||WALDSTAETTERHOF/ DRIE KONIGE OR SIMILAR||CONTINENTAL PARK/ FLORA/MONOPOL OR SIMILAR||SCHWEIZERHOF/ PALACE OR SIMILAR|
|INTERLAKEN||WALDSTAETTERHOF/ DRIE KONIGE OR SIMILAR||DU NORD / KREBS/ METROPOL OR SIMILAR||LINDER GRAND BEAU RIVAGE OR SIMILAR|
|Paris||Le Belmont / BW Opera St Lazare / New Opera||ROYAL ELYSEES/ LE MERIDIAN ETOILE/ CONCORDE OPERA||HYATT REGENCY MADELEINE/ INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS AVENUE|
|London||Central Park Hyde Park / President OR Similar||THISTLE MARBLE ARCH/CUMBERLAND/ THISTLE KENSINGTON GARDENS OR SIMILAR||HYATT REGENCY KENSINGTON THE CHURCHILL/THE KENSINGTON OR SIMILAR|
- 09 nights accommodation with breakfast at suggested or similar hotels
- 5 days in 1 month -Swiss Flexi pass (saver 2nd class)
- Interlaken -Paris 2nd class train ticket
- Paris London 2nd Class Eurostar ticket
- Excursion to Jungfraujoch and Mt Titlis in conjunction with Swiss Pass Paris Seinorama Tour on Seat in Coach Basis
- Hop on Hop Off Tour in London on Seat in Coach Basis
- Airfare and Taxes All Optional tours
- All transfers from Airport/Station-hotel and vice versa
- Visa & Insurance fees
- Any other meals other than specified above.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above. Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
- All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.
- Approximate Return Economy Airfare Per Person Ex Mumbai Rs 46500;Ex Delhi Rs 47000 on Swiss Air ;Ex Bangalore Rs 43500 on Air France, Ex Hyderabad Rs 60000 ; Ex Ahmedabad Rs 58000 Ex Kolkata Rs 54500 on British Airways
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time
- Kindly note that drivers are not guides. Itineraries are subject to change
- For security deposit, credit card copy is needed at the time of hotel check in
- The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
- Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
- Alternate room category, hotels and air bookings may attract extra cost
- International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
- Early check in and late check-out subject to availability.
- Above price is not applicable during Convention Period, High season, Festivals or Fairs.
- Surcharge may be applicable.
Itinerary : LONDON SWISS PARIS 10 Days