Trip Overview

Grand Tour of France & Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 11 Reviews
Private tour to France, Switzerland

Have the time of your life exploring the major attractions of France and Switzerland! Discover the top sights of Paris, Lyon, Geneva, and Zurich. Enjoy the Alpes and stay in scenic resort-towns: Chamonix and Zermatt. Immerse yourself in incredible mountainous landscapes and take in picturesque views on the Glacier Express, and tour the Chillon Castle.

Grand Tour of France & Switzerland

15 days8 cities
FranceSwitzerland2 countries
Private tour to France, Switzerland
From
$7,268
Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 11 Reviews

Have the time of your life exploring the major attractions of France and Switzerland! Discover the top sights of Paris, Lyon, Geneva, and Zurich. Enjoy the Alpes and stay in scenic resort-towns: Chamonix and Zermatt. Immerse yourself in incredible mountainous landscapes and take in picturesque views on the Glacier Express, and tour the Chillon Castle.

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Day-By-Day

Paris

first destination
3 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Paris
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Paris City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of main Paris attractions, including Notre Dame, Tuileries Gardens, Triumphal Arc and the Eiffel Tower.

Day 3
Free Day in Paris
Free day
Free day

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Paris on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

Hotel Opera Richepanse, Paris
4

The gorgeous Hotel Opera Richepanse boasts a top location right in the center of the prestigious district of Paris. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the amazing Champs Elysees and dozens of luxury shops.

train
Paris
Lyon
2 hrs

Enjoy a quick time-saving connection taking you from the French capital to the gorgeous city of Lyon. Along the way, your modern bullet train passes incredible views of the countryside of France.

Lyon

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to Lyon & City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Your driver takes you to the train station to board the train to Lyon - the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region (1st class train tickets included).

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Lyon
Chamonix
2 hrs 50 min

Take in the views of the glorious French countryside as your driver takes you from Lyon to the glorious town of Chamonix. This route to Western France offers simply splendid panoramas.

Chamonix

third destination
3 days in the mountain region
3 nights in a remarkable hotel
Day 5
Day Tour to Annecy & Transfer to Chamonix
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Today following breakfast you check out and meet your guide-driver, who takes you on a touring program around the best sights of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, the charming mountain region of France.

Day 6
Montenvers Train & Mer de Glace
Day tour
Day tour

Today following breakfast you walk to the train station, board the famous little red railway train and start your trip to Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France. The scenic train journey shows the Chamonix valley and the glacier in a great way.

Day 7
Trip to Aiguille du Midi
Day tour
Day tour

Today following breakfast you head for the station located in the center of Chamonix and start a magnificent trip to Aiguille du Midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif which has been a popular touristic destination for more than 50 years.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Chamonix
Geneva
1 hr

Enjoy the safe and fast travel with our experienced driver on an hour-long scenic drive to Geneva. While seated comfortably in a private car, you will traverse some of the most beautiful towns and landscapes in the area, making it a truly memorable journey.

Geneva

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Transfer to Geneva & Sightseeing
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you check out, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby and continue your trip to wonderful Switzerland. Within about an hour you reach Geneva, surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains.

Royal Manotel, Geneva
4

Set within a walking distance from the old town and Lake Geneva, the Royal Manotel is a great place to stay during your Switzerland holiday. The elegant air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Geneva
Montreux
1 hr

Make your way to Montreux while traveling along Lake Geneva onboard a well-equipped comfortable train. The train ride is not long, however, provides some truly marvelous sceneries through your window. 

Montreux

fifth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Train to Montreux & Trip to Chillon Castle
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel, go to the railway station and have a train ride to Montreux also known as 'Swiss Riviera'. In about 2.5 hours your train arrives at the traditional resort town located on the shores of Geneva Lake.

Eurotel Montreux, Montreux
4

Eurotel Montreux is set right on the banks of Lake Geneva and offers breathtaking views, as well as excellent service. Guests are invited to stay in the air-conditioned rooms, coming with a safe and free Wi-Fi.

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Montreux
Zermatt
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the spectacular sceneries in Switzerland while onboard a train traversing the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. Make sure to sit by the window for the best view!

Zermatt

sixth destination
2 days in the mountain village
2 nights in a remarkable hotel
Day 10
Train to Zermatt
Transfer
Transfer

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel and head for the Montreux railway station. During your 2.5-hour ride to Zermatt, a traffic-free mountain village, you enjoy the views of beautiful Pfyn-Finges Nature Park along the way.

Day 11
Day Trip to Gornergrat
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you walk to the railway station, where you board a cogwheel train equipped with large windows which allow you to enjoy a journey across the highest open-air railway in Europe.

Wellness Alpenhof Hotel, Zermatt
4

Located right next to the Sunnegga Cable Car Station and near the Gornergrat Railway, the family-run Wellness Alpenhof Hotel offers comfortable guestrooms with great amenities, such as cable TV, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and safes.

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Zermatt
Chur
5 hrs 40 min

Providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to admire the Swiss Alps, the renowned Glacier Express traverses beautiful sceneries with a backdrop of the imposing mountains, as well as numerous bridges and tunnels. 

Chur

seventh destination
1 day in the mountainous region
1 night in a remarkable hotel
Day 12
Glacier Express
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Today you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime railway journey to Chur on board the iconic Glacier Express that presents you with fantastic views of the picturesque Swiss Alps taking you through lots of tunnels.

ABC Swiss Quality Hotel, Chur
4

The stylish looking ABC Swiss Quality Hotel is a great place to stay during your Switzerland vacation. It boasts a wonderful location within a walking distance from the historic center of Chur. Guests are invited to stay in one of the 48 comfortable air-conditioned rooms.

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Chur
Zurich
1 hr 10 min

Hop on the world-known Glacier Express to take a glimpse of the splendid Swiss Alps. Traveling across numerous tunnels and breathtaking sceneries, it truly makes up for one unforgettable train ride.

Zurich

eighth destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Train to Zurich & Zurich City-Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Zurich. In about an hour and a half, you arrive at the Zurich railway station. Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally-located hotel.

Day 14
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. Then you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.

Day 15
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for the departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

The hotel boasts a great location right at Zurich’s Central Square and within a walking distance from the major sights of the city. It provides comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including flat-screen TVs, personal bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Paris, Lyon, Chamonix, Geneva, Montreux, Zermatt, Chur, Zurich;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private transfers: Lyon - Chamonix, Chamonix - Geneva;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Paris, Lyon, Annecy, Geneva, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Zurich, Lucerne Region;
  • 2-Day Multi Pass in Chamonix;
  • Entrance tickets to Chillon Castle;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • 1st class train tickets: Paris - Lyon, Geneva - Montreux, Montreux - Zermatt (with a train transfer in Visp), Glacier Express Zermatt - Chur, Сhur - Zurich;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Zurich;
  • 2nd class tickets from Montreux to Chillon Castle by public boat;
  • Non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogweel train; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Tours of main Paris & Lyon attractions
  • A tour around Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
  • Trip to Mer de Glace
  • Trip to Aiguille du Midi & cable car ride
  • A train ride to Montreux & Lake Geneva cruise
  • A day trip to Gornegrat
  • Glacier Express railway journey to Chur
  • Exploration of Lucerne region

What To Know

  • In France, you can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • In France, tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment in France takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket
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