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Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Description: This two country tour will take you to the highest peaks of the Alps where you can enjoy breathtaking views at Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. Trips to Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne are added attractions. The one day coach and cruise tour of Paris is the perfect way to enjoy the iconic French capital.

Day 1: Upon arrival at the Zurich airport, board your train for Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s oldest and most famous resorts. The name Interlaken means the ‘land between the Thun and Brienz lakes. Upon arrival at Interlaken, proceed on your own to the hotel. As there is no tour organized for the day, you can either explore on your own or combine the scenic splendors of an evening cruise around Lake Brienz with some mouth-watering Indian delicacies. The evening cruise offers spectacular views of the Giessbach water fall, mountain peaks and soft slopes with their typical Swiss chalet villages. Overnight stay arrangements have been made at the hotel.

Day 2- Next day after breakfast, board the cogwheel train for an interesting mountain trip via Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Europe`s highest railway station, Jungfraujoch. This spot is commonly known as the Top of Europe and is located at 3`454 m /11`333 ft. You can also visit the Ice Palace, and enjoy the beautiful view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking Europe’s longest Glacier, the Aletsch Glacier. The breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries can also be viewed. Visitors will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 - After breakfast, travel to the train station to board the Golden Pass Panoramic train to picturesque Lucerne, located on the northern bank of the serene Lake Lucerne and surrounded by tall Alps. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a leisurely evening. Overnight stay arrangements have been made at the hotel.

Day 4- After breakfast at the hotel, get ready to enjoy an excursion to Mt. Pilatus. This journey combines the excitement of traveling to the mountain’s 7,000-foot summit with the pleasure of viewing central Switzerland’s most scenic vista. Travelers can ascend and descend either by gondola, cable car or the world’s steepest cogwheel train. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of snow-covered Alps, glittering blue lakes and Lucerne city. You can also opt for the Golden Roundtrip. Upon your return to Lucerne, enjoy a good night’s sleep at the hotel.

Day 5- Next day after breakfast, catch the train to Zurich airport. From Zurich, travel to Paris, the vibrant capital of France. You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport. Enjoy a leisurely evening in Paris.

Day 6- Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on the Paris city tour with cruise included. The excursion will give you an opportunity to discover Paris, its history and great buildings with a tour of the city by coach, followed by a one-hour commentary included cruise along the Seine River. The cruise departs from the Eiffel tower and you will be welcomed onboard one of the three trimarans that belongs to Bateau Parisiens. Individual recorded handsets will give details of important landmarks all through the cruise. The tour will end at the Eiffel tower. In the evening, you are free to enjoy and explore the city at your own leisurely pace.

Day 7- Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You are free for the day to explore Paris or indulge in last-minute shopping at one of the famous stores in Paris – Galeries Lafayette. Considered the “Department Store Capital of Fashion”, Galeries Lafayette`s flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann offers a wide selection of the most prestigious names in fashion, perfumes & cosmetics, accessories, lingerie, interior décor, toys, lifestyle goods and much more. Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 8- Next day after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.