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09 Days - Swiss & Paris

09 Days - Swiss & Paris

9 Days tour, visiting Switzerland and France

Early Bird Offer

 

· Book 8 weeks in advance and get £30 OFF per adult and child

· Book 6 weeks in advance and get £20 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Switzerland

· Mt Titlis with entrance

· Mt Jungfrau (optional)

· Matterhorn Glacier paradise with entrance

· Glacier 3000

· Broc – Choclate factory with entrance

· Rhine Falls The largest plain waterfalls in Europe

· Zermatt free time to explore and shop

· Geneva City Tour view Flower Clock, UN Building, Jet d’Eau and more

· Lucerne City Tour view the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge

· Interlaken Free time to explore & shop

 

France

· Eiffel Tower (Top floor) with entrance

· River Seine Boat Cruise with entrance

· Disneyland Paris with entrance

· Versailles Gardens with entrance

· French Perfumery included

· Paris Orientation Tour

· Night Tour of Paris included in your price

 

Price Includes

 

· Transportation by deluxe AC coach

· 8 nights’ accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast

· 8 Indian dinners & 6 vegetarian lunches

· Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

· All tips and service charges

· Premium service of a Star Tours’ Tour Manager

 

Hotels

 

· 2 nights at Holiday Inn Zurich or similar

· 2 night at Eurotel Victoria Villiars or similar

· 1 night at IBIS Geneve Giant or similar

· 3 night at Novotel Massy or similar

 

Note:

Departures in Feb, March, Oct – Dec during these periods’ lunches will not be provided on days 2 & 3. Prices for these have been adjusted accordingly.

 

Pick Up Points/Drop Off Points

 

You can also select Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris (CDG) as a drop off. Drop off time will be approx 14:30.

 

The Star Difference

 

· Excursion to Mt. Titlis, Matterhorn & Glacier 3000

· Night Tour of Paris included

· Tips and service charge included

 

Disney Infromation:

 

Download the Disneyland Paris app on your smartphone or tablet in order to consult the Disney Park Guide and access real-time information about shows and parades. The app also features attraction queuing times and detailsof any attraction closures.

 

Additional Excursions

 

Excursions

Adult

Child

Mt Jungfrau

115 GBP

65 GBP

(6-15 Years)

Trummelbach Waterfalls

15 EUROS

10 EUROS

(6-15 Years)

Ice Flyer

12 EUROS

6 EUROS

(6-15 Years)

Lido Cabaret

130 EUROS

30 EUROS



 


Day 1

Arrive Zurich - Rhine Falls - Zurich City

On arrival at Zurich Airport wait outside the ‘Switzerland Info Desk’ at 2pm (GMT+1) which is located in Terminal 2 after baggage claim. (If your flight arrives at Terminal 1 then it is a short walk to Terminal 2). Please ensure your flight arrives much before 2pm. At 2pm meet your tour manager and proceed to witness the largest plain waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls. In the early evening proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich; here enjoy free time to explore this amazing city and view the Grossmunster Church, Limmat River and Zurichsee.

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Day 2

Mt. Titlis - Lucerne

Ascend 10,000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. Take the world’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis have free time to play in the snow and visit the ice caves or take a unique professional photo in traditional Swiss outfits. Depart for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, the Chapel Bridge, enjoy free time to explore the city.

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Day 3

Interlaken - (optional Mt. Jungfrau)

Depart for Interlaken to enjoy the day for shopping and breathtaking scenery. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Mt. Jungfrau; begin by driving to the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the deepest U-shaped valley in the world with either of its sides rising a sheer 1000 meters. On arrival, board a cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 meters above sea level; ensuring visitors’ snow & ice all year round. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks.

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Day 4

Zermatt - Matterhorn

Proceed to Zermatt, a car free village, nestled in a deep valley, ensconced between steeply scarped mountains. From here begin your journey to reach the peak and to discover Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres is Europe’s highest viewing platform for stunning views. Your journey will take you on the highest aerial cable car in Europe. Enjoy a 360 panoramic view of the Swiss, French and Italian alps.

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Day 5

Glacier 3000 - Chocolate factory - Geneva

The ride on the aerial ropeway from Col du Pillon to Scex Rouge is a special experience in itself. On top, enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks: the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau to the Matterhorn, and views onto over 24 peaks that are over 4000 m high. The Peak Walk by Tissot is the highlight of the glacier adventure, it is the world’s first hanging bridge to connect two peaks, a special alpine experience at a height of 3,000 metres. Experience a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (entrance not included), the world’s highest bobsleigh track. After lunch, we begin our descent and to visit a chocolate factory. Proceed onto Geneva; for a short city tour covering photo stops at the United Nations Building, The Flower Clock; the symbol of Geneva, and the Jet d’Eau (operation permitting).


Note: City tour of Geneva may be covered on Day 6

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Day 6

Geneva - Paris

Depart early for Paris (approx. drive time will be six hours). On arrival enjoy a cruise along the River Seine. The cruise is perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Later, have a short orientation tour to admire the amazing architecture of Paris.

Note: River Seine cruise may be covered on day 7

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Day 7

City Tour with Versailles Gardens

The tour will start with a visit to the renowned Versailles Gardens, a fine example of 17th century French landscaping covering an area of more than 800 hectares. Use this free time to take mesmerising photos, souvenir shopping or simply relax on the Royal Lawns. Then visit the famous ‘Louvre Museum’ and have the opportunity to view the renowned painting of ‘Mona Lisa’ (entrance not included). Later, visit Fragonard’s perfume museum to purchase some unique French fragrances, soaps, candles and more. During your orientation tour, cover many of the most famous monuments in Paris. Enjoy the famous illuminations of Paris during your night tour. This panoramic tour will cover the spectacular ‘Eiffel Tower’, the most impressive structure at night, the ‘Champs Elysees’, the beautiful ‘Arc de Triomphe’, ‘Place de la Concorde’ and many other historic buildings.

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Day 8

Disneyland® Resort Paris

Today depart for the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris. Here enjoy a fun and adventurous day out; choose between Disneyland® Park; which explores five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories and fairytales or Walt Disney Studios® Park; the behind-the scenes destination sensation allowing you to experience movie and cinema sets coming to life.

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Day 9

Paris - Out

Today depart for Paris, to embark on a journey to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower for stunning views of Paris. Later drive through Avenue des Champs Élysées, the most prestigious avenue in Paris; with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops. In the early afternoon, you can complete your tour at either central Paris or Charles De Gaulle Airport, by 3pm, for your return flight (ensure your flight is after 5pm) bid farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.

Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

From $1590

Adults

Child

2 - 11 yrs

Apr - 01

$1590

$1160

May - 13, 27

$1590

$1160

Jun - 10, 24

$1590

$1160

Jul - 08, 29

$1590

$1160

Aug - 05, 19

$1590

$1160


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $325 for seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$180 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $435

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

$45 OFF per adult & child OR one night pre stay in London

Airport transfer and tour transfer included

Book 6 weeks in advance and get

$30 OFF per adult & child

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Switzerland

Berne

CHF (Euro is accepted

at many places)

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+41

France

Paris

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+33



 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at their pick up point no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your pick up point, address and time will be stated on your invoice. Passengers arriving late will need to make the necessary arrangements to meet the coach at the next suitable location.

 

Return journeys from the continent are scheduled to arrive at Dover or Folkestone between 19.00hrs and 20.00hrs approximately. We will then proceed to the original pick-up points in London (arrival time between 21.00hrs and 23.00hrs)

 

Outside London pick up points: Transportation may be arranged by a private car, minibus or an alternative coach for your journey to and from London. On rare occasions there may be up to an hour wait for a connecting transfer on the return. Passengers can expect to receive a call from Star to confirm details a day prior to their departure. Star Tours reserves the right to amend any pick-up time 12 hours prior to departure.

 

Weather

 

Weather in much of Western Europe tends to be the same as England and is very unpredictable. Regardless of the time of the year, it is advisable to carry an umbrella. Temperatures vary from place to place and it is a good idea to check online for average temperatures for the destination(s) being visited depending on the time of the year.

On a multi destination tour it is likely passengers will travel through various weather fronts; whilst in Switzerland during excursions to mountain tops passengers may experience temperatures between 0 °c and 2 °c whilst at the same time experience temperatures of over 25 °c whilst they are in Italy.

 

Passengers can be well prepared by ensuring they are carrying appropriate clothing, footwear and accessories. Passengers should also be aware that during the winter months most of the sightseeing will be in the dark as, in Europe, the day becomes dark very early during winter. Passengers should consult with Star Tours at the time of booking if they are unsure.

 

Baggage

 

Star Tours operate a luggage handling service under which the driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

In addition, you can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. It is advisable for one passenger to carry a small and bag or backpack between their group in which they can carry essentials like water, tissues, cameras etc.

 

Clothing & Accessories

 

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments and perhaps keep a light jacket or sweater handy. It is advisable to carry a light waterproof jacket or umbrella, as well as a hat or cap.

 

Passengers should also carry suitable footwear as per the itinerary of the tour e.g. comfortable trainers for a tour, a visit to Disneyland ®, as well as suitable footwear/boots for tours that include excursions to mountaintops such as Mt. Titlis or Mt. Jungfrau.

 

For tours including excursions to mountaintops, it is advisable that passengers carry appropriate clothing warm waterproof jacket and extra layers of clothing.

 

Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in Europe and elsewhere vary from those in the UK).

 

Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

Your mobile phone may be able to receive calls whilst on holiday, you can check with your network operator to switch on the roaming feature of your mobile, there is usually an additional charge to receive incoming calls whilst aboard.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking or copies of prescriptions.

 

Currency

 

In most of Western Europe the currency you will require will be Euros. When travelling in Switzerland you will need Swiss Francs (CHF).

 

Passengers should exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places you will visit will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

 

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free

 

Children & Young Infants 

 

Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety.

 

It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

Pushchairs can be kept in the baggage lockers of the coach, although size restrictions may apply. We recommend that you consider using a pushchair for younger children whilst visiting Disneyland – as the days are quite long and there is a lot of walking. 

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.  It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Tour Managers

 

Professional tour managers & local guides accompany our tours throughout the itinerary, on rare occasions the Tour Manager may not meet passengers at their dedicated pick up point but at a later stage, the driver will be there to take care of any of the passengers’ needs.

 

Your tour manager will accompany you to the sights, and be there to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice and assistance. If you have, any concerns please feel free to ask your tour manager whilst on tour. The tour manager and Tour guides will conduct the tours in English.

 

Please ensure your tour manager has the mobile number that you are carrying with you on tour. The tour manager will provide passengers with their contact details for the duration of the tour on the first day. Please note that on the first day of your tour you may collect a list of details for the hotels you will be staying in, as reference. In case you are separated from the group and need to make your way back to the hotel.

 

Coaches

 

All coaches are fitted with arm rests, TV, DVD/CD and toilet facilities. W.C. facilities on coaches have limited capacities and therefore we advice passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis.

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, chevda, drinks etc.

 

Seating Allocation

 

Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations & company policy. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.

 

Distances & Journeys

 

An important point to note whilst on a touring holiday is that some long journeys are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city. It is usually the case that the first and last days are the longest. Star Tours’ recommend passengers wear comfortable clothing on these days, and bear in mind that a major part of these days will be spent on the coach. It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

 

Also on the first and last day passengers must carry their passports in their hand luggage as passports will be needed in immigration. 

 

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom, a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Rooming Configuration

 

Most of the hotels Star Tours use can only accommodate a maximum of three people in each room however if you are a family of four, i.e. two adults and two children, then your first child will be given an extra bed but the second child will be required to share the bed as no extra bed can be provided. The fourth bed is on request and is not guaranteed

 

Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as the Eiffel Tower are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast; it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit

 

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where possible Halal) meals. Passengers should advice their tour manager of their preferred diet on the day one. The meals are pre-set buffet and a choice of menu is not available.

 

RESTAURANT:

On some of our tours meals are provided at restaurants, which are prepared by local Indian chefs. A set menu in a buffet style will be provided along with tap water only. 

 

KITCHEN CARAVAN:

On most of our longer tours, Star Tours’ operate a kitchen caravan with our own chefs (Maharajas’) from India. Lunches are vegetarian only and are provided outdoors at a service station/rest area where limited or no seating is available. Lunch is served in a picnic style buffet arrangement. Dinners are usually provided within the hotel in a separate dining facility.

 

Visiting Mountain Tops

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

  • An advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication the altitude is not a concern.

  • Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack.

  • Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

  • Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised

 If in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

 

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and good sunscreen are necessary on the glacier!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for

  • Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severe impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude.

  • Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude.

  • Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

  • Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Other practical tips

  • A decongestant nasal spray is recommended for colds before descent, in order to prevent ear irritation caused by lack of pressure balancing.

  • The ambient temperature drops with increasing altitude. Therefore, be sure to wear warm clothes for trips over 1500 metres, even in during the heat of summer.

  • Nicotine and alcohol in excess before or during the trip can ruin your day

 

AROUND DISNEYLAND PARIS

 

Disneyland Paris can get busy, especially at peak times so it makes sense to orientate yourself before you arrive. There’s a lot to see so you might like to prioritise your must-do attractions to avoid disappointment. But one should try not missing the famous Disney Parades, when the much-loved Disney characters take to the streets for a unique and interactive experience.

 

The resort itself comprises of two parks: The Disneyland Park, packed with rides and attractions, and the Walt Disney Studios Park. Your Tour manager will advise you of the top attractions.

When you arrive at the park you might like to consider using the Fastpass service, a free service which helps you to cut down on waiting times for some of the attractions. You will be allocated a time to go on a ride so you can come back at that time and board the ride in a matter of minutes rather than waiting in line.

If any of your party is disabled you should ask for an Easy Access Card on arrival at the park, which allows you to get into certain attractions via disabled access entrances.

 

Eating & drinking in Disneyland

 

Dining at Disneyland can be rather expensive and fairly restrictive for vegetarians you may want to consider taking snacks and drinks to the park. There are plenty of water fountains located around the park and mineral water and other drinks are readily available around the resort.

 

General tips for getting the most out your visit to Disneyland

 

  • You will certainly need a pushchair if you're travelling with little ones (even those that are almost out of theirs) - the resort is big and you'll be amazed how many miles you cover in one day

  • If you're travelling with a young baby - there are changing rooms just after Main Street, the park's main thoroughfare. They are clean and have baby changing facilities as well as microwaves and high chairs.

  • If your child loves dressing up it's a good idea to pack their Disney-themed costume to take with you. Lots of children dress up as their favourite character while at the resort but be aware that buying costumes at the on-site stores is much more expensive than back home - be sure to pack your child's favourite outfit before you go!

  • The parades are hugely popular so be sure to get a good place as soon as you can so you can get the best view. Although 80% of the attractions at Disneyland Paris are covered and protected against the weather - it's worth packing a lightweight rain coat for everyone, even during the summer. Equally don't forget the sun cream if you're travelling in summer - you'll be outdoors a lot and if the weather's hot you and you and your family will need protecting from the sun.

 

Cancellation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour manager and driver will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.

 

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