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DISCOVER SWITZERLAND 08 Days

DISCOVER SWITZERLAND 08 Days

General Information

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SWISS Confederation

 

Capital City: Bern
Continent, geographical location : Europe – Western Europeit is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria andLiechtenstein to the east.
Area : 41,285 sq km
Population : ‘7,866,500
Official Language: German 64% in central & eastern, French 20% in the west, Italian 7% in the south. Romansch 1%
Religion : Roman Catholic 48%, Protestant 44%, others 8%
Currency : Swiss Franc (CHF)
Time difference from India : Behind by 4.30 hrs. During daylight saving time (DST) behind by 3.30 hrs.DST begins on the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October at 1:00 am.
ISD code : + 41 and phone number
Government : Federal republic, with directorial system and direct democracy▪     Federal Chancellor : Corina Casanova
Independence Day / National Day : 1st August – Celebrated as National day, Alliance against the Holy Roman Empire in 1291.
Public Holidays : ▪     1 Jan            New Year’s Day (All)▪     6 Apr            Good Friday (Most regions)▪     8 Apr            Easter Day (All)▪     9 Apr            Easter Monday (Most regions)▪     17 May          Ascension Day (All)▪     27 May          Pentecost (All)▪     28 May          Whit Monday (Most regions)▪     15 Aug          Assumption of Mary (Many regions)▪     16 Sep          Swiss federal fast (Most regions)▪     25 Dec          Christmas Day (All)▪     26 Dec          St. Stephen’s Day (Most regions)▪     31 Dec          New Year’s Eve (All)

Additional holidays may be observed regionally.

Known for : Red Cross, Swiss Banks, Swiss Watches (Omega speedmaster, rolax etc.), Swiss Chocolates,Headquarters of UN, WTO, WHO
National Landmark : Mt. Titlis, Jungfraujoch, Geneva Floral Clock
National Airline with Code : Swiss Air (LX)
National Flower : Edelweiss
National Animal / Bird :
Main Trade : Chocolate, watches, Pharmaceuticals, Machinery, Metals, Chemicals and Agricultural products
Custom Rules :Alcohol and alcoholic beveragesOver 17 years olds can bring (in personal luggage) the following quantities:•       1 litre of alcohol that does not exceed 22% volume of alcohol, or un-denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and over•       2 litres of alcohol that does not exceeds 22% volume of alcohol•       4 litres of still wine•       16 litres of beer.•       The passengers can combine the first two types of alcohol as long the alcohol volume does not exceed 100%.Over 17 years old that belong to the following categories:•       persons residing in the frontier zone (region beyond the expanding borders of the European Union including: Albania, Bosniaand Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro)

•       Frontier-zone workers,

•       The crews of means of transport used between third countries and the Community, may bring (in your personal luggage)

alcohol in the following quantities:

•       0,5 litre of alcohol exceeding 22% volume, or un-denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% volume and over

•       A total of 0,5 litre of alcohol and alcoholic beverages of an alcoholic strength not exceeding 22% volume

•       0,5 litre of still wine

•       2 litres of beer.

•       The passengers can combine the first two types of alcohol as long the alcohol volume does not exceed 100%.

•       Note that the consideration of what constitutes frontier countries lies entirely with EU and the list outlined above may change.

 

Tobacco products

•       When travelling by air or sea , over 17 years old can bring tobacco products for personal use only the following:

•       200 cigarettes or

•       100 cigarillos or

•       50 cigars or

•       250 g of smoking tobacco.

•       Each amount specified in above points will amount to 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products.

•       When travelling by land, over 17 years old can bring tobacco products for personal use only the following:

•       40 cigarettes or

•       20 cigarillos or

•       10 cigars or

•       50 grams of smoking tobacco.

•       Each amount specified in all the points will amount to 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products.

 

Itinerary

2N Geneva – 2N Interlaken – 2N Lucerne – 1N Zurich

 

Day 01

ARRIVE GENEVA
Meet and greet upon arrival at Geneva Airport and transfer to your hotel by private transfer. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02

GENEVA
Breakfast at Hotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Geneva City Tour (with Swiss pass) which will start at 1030hrs. The City tour of Geneva will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the City like the Fountain and the wonderful Flower Clock. Then get a taste of Geneva’s history with the mini-train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a Walking tour. The tour will take around 3 hours. Then you are free for the rest of the day. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 03

GENEVA – INTERLAKEN
Breakfast at Hotel. Get on your departure transfer to Geneva Train Station to connect your train to Interlaken (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Enjoy your train journey. Arrive at Interlaken Station and you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your Hotel in Interlaken. Arrive at your Hotel and check into Hotel by 1400hrs. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 04

INTERLAKEN – JUNGFRAU – TOP OF EUROPE
Breakfast at Hotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Full Day Tour Jungfrau . An unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe at 3’454 m /11’333 ft. A scenic coach tour takes us to the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. After a short interlude in Interlaken we reach Lauterbrunnen where we board the cogwheel train for the most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries. The down hill mountain trip takes us to Grindelwald where our coach awaits us for the return to Interlaken. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 05

INTERLAKEN – LUCERNE
Breakfast at Hotel. You are free in the morning to enjoy this beautiful paradise on earth. Later, check out of the Hotel and you will be transferred to Interlaken Ost Station to connect your train to Lucerne (Standard Class Train Ticket Included) Arrive in Lucerne, arrival transfer from Lcuerne Station to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 06

LUCERNE – MOUNT TITLIS
Breakfast at Hotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Full Day Tour to Mt. Titlis (SIC Basis). This is an adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A pleasant ride with our deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the aerial cableway for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. During the 2 hours stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto, experience the new Ice Flyer. A chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls and enjoy a snow slide on the Fun lift (These activities are included in our tour). After the descent to Engelberg we board our coach for a drive to Lucerne. Time for leisure approximately 1 hour. A short tour of Lucerne and then some time for shopping. End of Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 07

LUCERNE – ZURICH
Breakfast at Hotel. Make your own way to the meeting point for your Full Day Tour to Mt. Titlis (SIC Basis). This is an adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A pleasant ride with our deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the aerial cableway for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. During the 2 hours stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto, experience the new Ice Flyer. A chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls and enjoy a snow slide on the Fun lift (These activities are included in our tour). After the descent to Engelberg we board our coach for a drive to Lucerne. Time for leisure approximately 1 hour. A short tour of Lucerne and then some time for shopping. End of Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 08

ZURICH – DEPARTURE BACK
Breakfast at Hotel. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Zurich Airport or train station for your onward journey.
Breakfast

Price / Inclusion

PRICE CHART

PRICE FROM  EURO STANDARD EURO FIRST EURO SUPERIOR
Adult (Sharing 2) €1350 €1615 €2299
Child with Bed €810 €970 €1379
Infants 0-23 Months €470 €565 €805
Single Traveler €1755 €2100 €2990 

HOTEL LIST

CITY NAME  HOTEL NAME STANDARD HOTEL NAME FIRST HOTEL NAME SUPERIOR
GENEVA BEST WESTERN STRASBOURG OR SIMILAR CORNAVIN OR SIMILAR SWISSOTEL METROPOLE OR SIMILAR
INTERLAKEN CITY OBERLAND OR SIMILAR METROPOLE HOTEL AG OR SIMILAR LINDNER GRAND BEAU RIVAGE OR SIMILAR
LUCERNE WALDSTAETTERHOF OR SIMILAR CONTINENTAL PARK OR SIMILAR SCHWEIZERHOF OR SIMILAR
ZURICH BEST WESTERN HOTEL MONTANA OR SIMILAR LEONARDO HOTEL RIGIHOF ZURICH OR SIMILAR ALDEN SPLUEGENSCHLOSS OR SIMILAR

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Continental Breakfast Daily
  • Swiss Rail Pass by Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich
  • By Swiss Rail pass Geneva to Interlaken
  • Sightseeing Tour as per itinerary with conjusction of swiss rail pass
  • Government Taxes and Service Charges

Exclusions
  • Visa & Insurance fees.
  • Airfare and Taxes (Internal airfare wherever applicable)
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above.
  • Any item of personal nature like mini-bar, portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.

Note
  • 1 EURO=INR 71. 
  • High Season surcharge applicable. 
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
  • Kindly note that drivers are not guides
  • We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability. 
  • You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost
  • International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs. 
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability 
  • Itineraries are subject to change
  • Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost.
  • Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit you best

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     Itinerary : DISCOVER SWITZERLAND 08 Days / 07 Nights

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