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Switzerland by Train – Paris, Lausanne, Lake Geneva & Bern

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    Geneva, Switzerland - Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva © Switzerland Tourism, swiss-image.chChristof Sonderegge
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    Lake Geneva and countryside in Switzerland ©Switzerland Tourism BAFU
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    Golden Pass, Switzerland - Zweisimmen-Montreux - MOB Panoramic _ F1_7177 ©Highlights Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland
  • Paddle Steamer on Lake Geneva, Switzerland

    Paddle Steamer on Lake Geneva, Switzerland
5 day tour
From £845 per person - Price based on 15 passengers

Explore scenic Switzerland on this fantastic journey for small groups, taking in the sights of Lake Geneva with a stop over in the French Capital Paris. On this tour, you can see magnificent scenery as you relax onboard your train across the alpine east of France into Lakeside city of Lausanne.  Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland. It’s home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters, as well as the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park. It is the perfect base to explore Lake Geneva, western Europe’s largest lake. The Southern shores are in France, but the rest, including the cities of Geneva, Montreux and Lausanne, is classic Switzerland. This area is bountiful in Snowy mountains, hillside vineyards, ancient castles and cathedrals, and the sound of cowbells tingling in the meadows, all combining to make this a very special destination.

Sustainable Travel

Looking to Travel to and around your destination the right way? There are many sustainable options for transport but none better than travelling by rail. On this tour we have included your ticket to France via Eurostar from the UK, staying nearby to the stations to avoid any excess travelling by taxi or mini-bus then travelling to Lake Geneva by rail making this an eco-friendly way to visit your favourite destinations.

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Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Paris

Morning departure by Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord. Upon arrival in Paris, take a short walk to your hotel near Gare du L’Est. Once you have settled, perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the wonderful city before.

Day 2

Travel to Switzerland

This morning make the short journey to Paris Gare du L’Est to board your train to Geneva, arriving early afternoon. Here, why not enjoy a stop at the Palais des Nations to see the UN offices in Geneva. Discover the Human Rights Room, the Salle des Pas Perdus, the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, a film on the UN’s activities and objectives and donations from different countries to the institution. Here, the guides will talk about current UN activities and the history of the Palais des Nations. Or you travel directly onto your hotel in Lausanne from Geneva.

Day 3

Lake Geneva Cruise and Château de Chillon

Today we take to the lake with a relaxing cruise that takes us from the quayside at Montreux to the elegant Château de Chillon. This 13th century fortress, situated on a rocky islet overlooking the lake, is an internationally renowned symbol of the Lake Geneva region and one of the most attractive castles in the country.

Day 4

Bern by train including GoldenPass Panoramic

This morning, board the 09:20-10:26 train from Lausanne to Bern. Upon arrival in Bern, enjoy a 2 hour guided city tour, the old town, built into a loop on the River Aare, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a highlight of which are the six kilometres of ‘Lauben’, covered shopping arcades. Afterwards, enjoy some free time for lunch before boarding the 14:39-15:59 train from Bern to Zweisimmen, where you can board the magnificent GoldenPass panoramic train to Montreux. Enjoy spectacular alpine views on your journey to Montreux. Upon arrival, take the train back to your hotel in Lausanne.

 

Day 5

Return to the UK

This morning, you will be transferred back to Geneva for the early morning train back to Paris, then transfer to Gare du Nord for the Eurostar back to London, arriving late afternoon/early evening.


Suggested hotels

Novotel Paris Gare du Lyon ****

Within a 4-minute walk of the Gare de Lyon RER A/D station, this contemporary hotel in the 12th arr. is 3.4 km from Notre Dame de Paris and 3.7 km from the Musée du Louvre. rooms offer 42-inch flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, as well as work desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines and minibars. Amenities include a modern brasserie, a wine bar and a laid-back 24/7 lounge serving light bites.

Maison Mère, Paris  ****

In the heart of Paris. An urban cocoon nestled in the heart of the 9th arrondissement, Maison Mère is located a few steps from the Rue Lafayette. The hotel restaurant is open around the clock and they also have a  cocktails bar called Hey Honey. The hotel is a 15 min walk from the major railway stations of Gare du Nord (RER B (Roissy CDG) D, E, OrlyVal) and  Gare de l’Est et Gare Saint-Lazare. 2 mins from Metro line 7, Cadet station and 10 mins from RER A Auber (Disneyland, La Défense).

Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne ****

Across from a harbor on the shores of Lake Geneva, this conservative hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Olympic Museum. Rooms range from low-key to sophisticated in styling, and they all offer free Wi-Fi, minifridges, flat-screens, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add lake views, Nespresso coffeemakers, rainfall showers and/or balconies. There is a restaurant with outdoor seating. There’s also an upscale brasserie and a formal fish eatery. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a sauna


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5 day tour in August 2022 From £845.00 per person From £236.00 per person

 

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