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Swiss Riviera to the French Riviera

Swiss Riviera to the French Riviera

8 nights from
AU$2,485 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
8 nights from
AU$2,485 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    28 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 8-night accommodation in Switzerland & France ActivityActivity Excursion to Glacier 3000, a snowy wonderland filled with outdoor activities and Alpine adventuresCruiseCruise Cruise on Lake Geneva from MontreuxInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd class (Swiss Card including half fare discount)MealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Travel via Swiss Chocolate Train to Gruyère and Broc famous for its chocolate and cheese specialtiesTourTour Guided tour of Paris and NiceTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to Paris to hotel & arrival transfer from NIce station to hotel

Summary

Soak up the sun and the very best of Swiss and French Riviera during this enthralling, 9-day rail holiday. Experience the Mediterranean climate, the beautiful Lake Geneva surrounded by snow-capped peaks, culinary delights and notable French landmarks in Nice. Your journey begins in Zurich then transfer to Montreux by rail. Sit back and relax as you cruise across the beautiful Lake Geneva to the medieval Chillon Castle. Enjoy excursions to the Chaplin’s World in Vevey and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Then, take a break from the sun and enjoy a thrilling excursion to Glacier 3000, a popular ski destination surrounded by the breathtaking alpine scenery. Continue your trip aboard the famous Swiss Chocolate Train. Sample Switzerland’s finest – chocolate and cheese. This rail journey takes you to the town of Gruyere where you will visit a cheese dairy producing the famous Gruyere cheese and the village Broc for a visit to the Maison Cailler, Switzerland’s oldest chocolate factory. Return to Montreux. From Montreux, board the train to Paris. Explore the vibrant French capital with full day city tour. From Paris, transfer to Nice by rail. Discover the old-world charm of Nice, the capital of French Riviera with a guided walking tour.

Inclusions

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
  • 8-night accommodation in Switzerland and France (upgrades available)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Arrival & departure transfers - Paris station to hotel
  • Arrival transfer from Nice station to hotel
  • Admission to Olympic Museum, Chaplin’s World & Chillon Castle
  • Cruise on Lake Geneva from Montreux
  • Guided excursion to Glacier 3,000
  • Seat reservation the Chocolate Train
  • Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
  • Full day Paris city tour
  • Guided walking tour of Nice
  • Aperitif at the Negresco Palace Hotel

Itinerary

Day 1, Zürich – Montreux
Upon arrival, transfer via rail from Zürich Airport to Montreux and make your way to your hotel. This afternoon relax on a cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillion Castle. The famous medieval castle is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in Switzerland. Wander around the castle at leisure, before returning by a lake cruise to Montreux.

Day 2, Chaplin’s World & Olympic Museum
First, set off to Vevey and Chaplin’s World. Here, you will embark on the magical world of cinema. This site is dedicated to the life and works of Charlie Chaplin. In the afternoon, venture to Lausanne to discover the spirit and heritage of the Games at the nearby Olympic Museum and later enjoy some free time in Lausanne before returning to Montreux.

Day 3, Glacier 3000
Enjoy a fun packed escorted day excursion to Glacier 3000, a snowy wonderland for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts where a fantastic panoramic view awaits.

Day 4, Chocolate Train
Spend a delightful day travelling in either the vintage 1915 Belle Époque carriages or the modern panoramic carriages with the Swiss Chocolate Train, from Montreux to Gruyère and Broc (including shuttle bus from Montbovon to Gruyère and Broc).

In Gruyères, you will visit the cheese dairy producing the famous Gruyère cheese. Continue to Broc for a visit to the Maison Cailler. Learn about the production process on a tour of the factory and sample mouth-watering Swiss chocolate, before travelling back to Montreux.

Day 5, Montreux – Paris
Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the station for your rail transfer to Paris. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 6, Paris
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a panoramic full day tour to discover Paris on foot and by boat. You will also have lunch at the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views over Paris and a guided tour of the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Day 7, Paris – Nice
This morning, transfer to the station for your rail journey to Nice. Upon your arrival at Nice station you will transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to discover the city.

Day 8, Nice
Take a surprising guided tour through the city of Nice, and let the guide explain its highlights, anecdotes and legends. Discover unmissable sites including the Greek city, Roman remains, Promenade des Anglais, Port Lympia, Old Nice city and the Russian cathedral. Get to know the heroes from Nice and the characters that shaped the history and culture of the city. End with an exclusive aperitif in the Negresco Palace Hotel.

Day 9, Departure
After breakfast at your hotel, your journey will end.

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3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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