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French Flair & Swiss Splendor

11 Days / 10 Nights

Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Lucerne

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Two equally gorgeous countries await to make you instantly fall in love with Europe. Your journey begins in France, and more specifically, Paris, the renowned City of Light. From its iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, to its picturesque neighborhoods, Paris is a sight to behold, probably the most photogenic of all European capitals. From there, you'll travel to Lyon, the food capital of France that will take you on a trip to the country's vast culinary heritage before you head to Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city in Switzerland and the birthplace of watchmaking. Your trip ends in Lucerne, where you can walk along a medieval wooden bridge while gasping at spectacular views at every turn.

One of our team members in France will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these two countries offer, including things to see and do and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon request, we will provide you with an eSIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (whom you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Lucerne tour

3 Nights in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Highlights of Paris Full Day Private Tour

The Magic of Paris in a Day

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will be seeing the best of Paris in the company of an expert local guide. From visiting iconic landmarks, such as the Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, to wandering around the quaintest neighborhoods in Paris, this 7-hour private tour is the perfect introduction to the City of Light and the most pleasant way to get acquainted with the French capital's charms.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience

Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience

Included in your vacation package price.

If spending a day in the capital of bubbly wine sounds like the ultimate French thing to do, you are just about right. This full-day trip from Paris will introduce you to the charms of the Champagne region. In the company of your knowledgeable guide and small group, spend an unforgettable day sipping on superb champagne while strolling around the very soil that gives birth to the indisputable queen of bubbly wines.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 11 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Lyon by Train

It's time to say au revoir to Paris today and head to yet another fascinating French city, Lyon. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you wish to upgrade to first-class tickets, you can do so for an additional fee. There are several trains from Paris to Lyon daily, and you can choose your preferred departure time. Once on the train, sit back, relax, and enjoy the 2-hour train ride to Lyon.

Lyon by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

Catacombs of Paris Self-Guided Visit
Strenuous45 minutes
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Closing Time at the Louvre Group Tour - Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful
Light3 hours
Disneyland Daily Entrance Ticket (Premier Access Ultimate and Transportation Not Included)
Light12 hours

2 Nights in Lyon

2 Nights in Lyon

3 days in Lyon
3 days in Lyon

2 Nights in Lyon

The third-largest city and second-largest urban area in France, Lyon is situated at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Traveling to Lyon feels like entering a triple-faced city. One has grown along the banks of the Saône and onto the Presqu'île (peninsula) since the time of the Roman Empire, leading to the creation of the largest Renaissance district in France. The second one goes beyond the Rhône to the East and dates from the eighteenth century onwards. The third one, to the South, coincides with modern Lyon's beating heart in the contemporary Confluence district.

The third-largest city and second-largest urban area in France, Lyon is situated at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Traveling to Lyon feels like entering a triple-faced city. One has grown along the banks of the Saône and onto the Presqu'île (peninsula) since the time of the Roman Empire, leading to the creation of the largest Renaissance district in France. The second one goes beyond the Rhône to the East and dates from the eighteenth century onwards. The third one, to the South, coincides with modern Lyon's beating heart in the contemporary Confluence district.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Lyon

When you arrive at Lyon's train station, a driver will meet you to take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Lyon

Lyon Food Group Tour

Get a Taste of The French Capital of Gastronomy

Included in your vacation package price.

A Lyon Small Group Food Tour that takes you through the old town, introducing you to local craftsmen and their passion for their products is a fantastic way to explore the culinary richness of the region. The variety of stops, including cheese, regional cold cuts, artisanal ice cream or chocolate, and different hot or fresh drinks, promises a diverse and flavourful journey through Lyon's gastronomy. During Lyon Small Group Food Tour more than 5 stops are planned throughout the visit to discover Lyon “on foot and on the plate”! You can expect to taste a selection of different cheeses, regional cold cuts, artisanal ice cream or chocolate and different hot or fresh drinks and of course wine!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Geneva by Private Transfer

Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Lyon and take you directly to Geneva. Duration of the journey is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Geneva by Private Transfer
We also offer the following excursions in Lyon

Beaujolais Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours
Cotes du Rhone Private Wine Tour
Moderate8 hours
Lyon Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours
Lyon Private Walking Tour
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Geneva

2 Nights in Geneva

3 days in Geneva
3 days in Geneva

2 Nights in Geneva

Switzerland's second city and main French-speaking metropolis, this proud "Protestant Rome" was once John Calvin's capital, but is now famous as the eminently livable "Capital of Peace." A cosmopolitan center of global diplomacy from the Red Cross to much of the UN, Geneva is the scenic spot where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. The watchmaker's Mecca, Geneva offers impressive shopping and fine dining, but one of the best activities is free: walking through the Old Town and by the lake. Most of the city is reminiscent of France (which nearly surrounds it) although the more bohemian Carouge district draws plenty of locals thanks to its Mediterranean atmosphere. An hour's drive away, Mont Blanc (the Alps' highest peak) is easy to spot.

Switzerland's second city and main French-speaking metropolis, this proud "Protestant Rome" was once John Calvin's capital, but is now famous as the eminently livable "Capital of Peace." A cosmopolitan center of global diplomacy from the Red Cross to much of the UN, Geneva is the scenic spot where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. The watchmaker's Mecca, Geneva offers impressive shopping and fine dining, but one of the best activities is free: walking through the Old Town and by the lake. Most of the city is reminiscent of France (which nearly surrounds it) although the more bohemian Carouge district draws plenty of locals thanks to its Mediterranean atmosphere. An hour's drive away, Mont Blanc (the Alps' highest peak) is easy to spot.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Geneva

Your driver will take you to your accommodations in Geneva.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Geneva

Geneva Old Town Private Walking Tour

Explore the Protestant Rome

Included in your vacation package price.

By captivated by the charm and prosperity of Geneva on a private walking tour through its Old Town. You'll discover the history of this border town, and the similarities in culture and differences in religious history with catholic France. Your private guide will reveal the city's secrets and must-know facts and tips. The capital of luxury Swiss watches, chocolate brands like Cailler and the headquarters of the NATO, this city it is a must-see.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Lucerne by Train

Today you're off to Lucerne. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to the local train station. We have included second class train tickets, but you can upgrade to first class for an extra fee. The journey takes about two hours.

Lucerne by Train

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Lucerne by Private Transfer

Lucerne by Private Transfer

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Geneva

An Evening Off the Coast – The Captain's Table Gastronomy Cruise
Easy3 hours
Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Day Trip
Moderate9 hours
Chocolate Tasting Group Walking Tour
Light3 hours
Geneva Group Sightseeing Cruise
Easy50 minutes

3 Nights in Lucerne

3 Nights in Lucerne

4 days in Lucerne
4 days in Lucerne

3 Nights in Lucerne

If you only have time for one spot in central Switzerland, make it Lucerne. This charming lakeside town offers a memorable mountain panorama. The town's standout landmark is the 12th century Chapel Bridge (Europe's oldest covered bridge), which runs past the unique octagonal Water Tower. Visitors also tend to make a beeline for the Lion Monument, carved into a cliff, which commemorates the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives for the royal family during the French Revolution. Make sure to stop by the lesser-known covered Spreuer Bridge, with its Danse Macabre plaques. If you're fond of classical music, you're more than in luck, as the city offers frequent performances.

If you only have time for one spot in central Switzerland, make it Lucerne. This charming lakeside town offers a memorable mountain panorama. The town's standout landmark is the 12th century Chapel Bridge (Europe's oldest covered bridge), which runs past the unique octagonal Water Tower. Visitors also tend to make a beeline for the Lion Monument, carved into a cliff, which commemorates the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives for the royal family during the French Revolution. Make sure to stop by the lesser-known covered Spreuer Bridge, with its Danse Macabre plaques. If you're fond of classical music, you're more than in luck, as the city offers frequent performances.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Lucerne

Upon your arrival to Lucerne's main train station, we'll arrange for a driver to pick you up and take you to your accommodations.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Lucerne

City and Fondue Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

Swiss Variety

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Lucerne by electric tuktuk and experience the city as the locals do, with one of them as your chauffeur and guide. Be taken from the charming Old Town to the shopping district, on to Switzerland’s most famous wooden bridge, the Chapel Bridge. Have your chauffeur let you in on Lucerne’s secrets, and discover Lucerne's diversity. This tour is not only about sightseeing, as you will also stop at the Falken Fondue House to try delicious fondue, with bread, potatoes and Swiss wine.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 10

Day 10 - Your Second Full Day in Lucerne

Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Private Tour

Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This is one for the more adventurous, a trip to the Jungfrau - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the "Top of Europe." You'll drive through picturesque villages, stopping for some breathtaking pictures of the iconic Lake Lungern (not to be confused with Lake Lucerne, downstream). After a train ride to the Kleine Scheidegg valley, you'll board a train to Europe's highest train station, at the Jungfrau itself, 3500 meters above sea level. There, you'll enjoy one of Switzerland's best views. There are plenty of activities available, from the Ice Tunnels to the Spinx Observation Tower and the Aletsch Glacier.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Departure Day

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Zurich's airport, an hour away, with plenty of time to catch your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Lucerne

Bernese Oberland Pick and Mix Private Tour
Moderate10 hours
Chocolate, Mountains, and Medieval Towns Private Tour
Moderate8-9 hours
Lake Lucerne Group Cruise with Gourmet Lunch
Easy1 hour and 50 minutes
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Group Cruise
Easy1 hour

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Highlights of Paris Full Day Private Tour
Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Paris Train Station Arrival Transfer
Paris - Lyon Train

Lyon

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lyon Train Station Transfer
Lyon Food Group Tour
Lyon - Geneva Private Transfer

Geneva

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Geneva Old Town Private Walking Tour
Geneva Train Station Transfer
Geneva - Lucerne Train

Lucerne

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lucerne Train Station Transfer
City and Fondue Private TukTuk Tour
Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Private Tour
Lucerne - Zurich Airport Private Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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