Holiday Packages

09 Days - Swiss & Paris

9 Days tour, visiting Switzerland and France

Paxs
0-2, 0-4, 0-6,
Category
Deluxe,

Package Cost

2019 USD Dates & Prices:

 

Departure Dates

From $1645

Adults

Child

2 - 11 yrs

Apr - 13, 27

$1645

$1225

May - 04, 11, 13, 18, 25

$1645

$1225

Jun - 01, 08, 29

$1645

$1225

Jul - 06, 27

$1645

$1225

Aug - 10, 17

$1645

$1225

 

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 $315 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$175 reduction will apply for a 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $420

Child below 4 years are not allowed top of Matterhorn Glacier, a reduction of $ 50 will be provided for children and accompanying adults.

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

$55 OFF per adult & child

Book 6 weeks in advance and get

$30 OFF per adult & child

 

Package Validity :    

Subject to Availibility.

Itinerary

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).

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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 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 Élysées’, 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: In the event of the Eiffel Tower restricitng access/closure the ticket price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. 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

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

MTPL Service Charges:-

Star Tours Costing Excludes The Following :-

-       Air Tickets Cost

-      Visa Cost

-      Travel Insurance

-      Joining Transfers

-      Departure Transfers

-      Hotel stays over and above the tour itinerary

-      Foreign Exchange

 

MTPL Will Provide Assistance In The Above Excluded Eervices :-

MTPL Service Charges for booking Star Tours Package on client’s behalf will be charged @ Rs.1180/- perperson including

GST Customer can pay Star Tour Cost Directly in favour of STAR TOURS through NEFT / RTGS or through MTPL vide Cheque / DD.

For other services payment to be made in favour of MTPL vide NEFT / RTGS / Cheque / Cash.

If flying Ex Nagpur, then we need to stay 1 night each in Zurich City and Paris for Air Connectivity.

Flights Details:-

Onward(14 Apr):QR-591: NAG(03:40)-DOH(06:00), QR-95: DOH(09:00)-ZRH(14:30)

Return : QR-42: CDG(08:55)-DOH(16:25) , QR-590: DOH(19:45)-NAG(02:40)

A Minimum of 15 Days time is required for procuring Visa for Schengen.

To block the package we will need scan copies of Passports of the passenger with Rs.20,000/- per person non refundable advance.

Balance payment as per schedule. 

Notes

Early Bird Offer

 

· Book 8 weeks in advance and get £40 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

 

Note: Children under the age of 3 not being permitted to the top of Matterhorn

 

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

*Subject to Availability - In the event of the Eiffel Tower restricitng access/closure the ticket price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. Eiffel Tower during national holidays or events may be substituted by Montparnasse tower or will be refunded.

 

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

120 GBP

70 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

 

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

Mode Of Payment

To block the package we will need scan copies of Passports of the passenger with Rs.20,000/- per personnon refundable advance.Balance payment as per schedule.MTPL Service Charges for booking Star Tours Package on client’s behalf will be charged @ Rs.1180/- per person including GST Customer can pay Star Tour Cost Directly in favour of STAR TOURS through NEFT / RTGS or through MTPL vide Cheque / DD.For other services payment to be made in favour of MTPL vide NEFT / RTGS / Cheque / Cash.

 

Cancellation Policy

Rs.20,000/- is non refundable.

MTPL Service Charges Non Refundable.

Visas - Non Refundable

Flights & Hotels as per rules.

Important points

Country Details

 

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


 

Additional Excursions

 

LIDO Cabaret Show – Le Lido (The Lido) is a cabaret and burlesque show located on the Champs-Élysées, using amazing lights, glittering costumes and sounds it will feel like a waking dream, and it will take your breath away and leave you dazzled. Welcome to a fantastic whirlwind of technological wizardry led along by the most beautiful girls in the world.

 

Trummelbach Falls - This unique Spectacle in the Lauterbrunnen Valley comprises of various Glacier fed Waterfalls inside a mountain. The impressive falls are floodlit and accessible by a special tunnel. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water every second. The Trümmelbach Falls are accessible underground by galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.

 

Ice Flyer - The Ice Flyer chairlift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths. Some of the crevasses are up to twenty metres deep. Only on Mt Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience.

 

Mt Jungfrau - We have a jaw-dropping train journey on a cogwheel that takes us up to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 meters above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures carved from the Glacier, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks.

 

Currency

 

In most of Western Europe, the currency you will require will be Euros. When travelling in Switzerland, you will need Swiss Francs (CHF). It is possible to purchase items in Euros whilst in Switzerland (selected establishments) however it should be noted that the change will be given back in 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 advise our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Distances

 

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 advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

 

For this tour, it should be noted that the travel times are extensive on this tour.

 

Please see a summary of the distances you will be covering below:

 

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (Halal will not always be available) meals. Passengers should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with Tap Water only.

 

Lunches are usually 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 or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice & Info

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

France

France

Switzerland

Switzerland

 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

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. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Europe, especially Switzerland will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

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.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Other Advisories

 

High Altitude

 

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

 

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 a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

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 to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely 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.

 

Pick up and Drop off points

 

If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

Schengen Visa Details

 

Visa Details & Document Required

Embassy to Apply

Reason

Port of Entry/Exit

Applying from UK (Click Here)  

Swiss

Entry & Exit + Max Stay

Zurich, Switzerland/Zurich, Switzerland

Applying from India (Click Here)

Swiss

Entry & Exit + Max Stay

Zurich, Switzerland/Zurich, Switzerland


 

Visas & Passports

 

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals. Except EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

 

If you hold an Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladesh Passport, you will need to obtain Schengen Visa prior to travelling. Many nationalities do not require Schengen visas, such as British, EU and American nationals. Should you need further clarification, please contact us.

 

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 30 °c whilst they are in France.

 

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.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight 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 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. It should be noted Mt Titlis & Eiffel Tower is not fully accessible for a wheelchair user. Brussels, Luzern and Lion Monument will have cobbled streets, which may not be suitable for wheelchairs.

 

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