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International / LYON / ANNECY / CHAMONIX
 
 

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6 Nights / 7 Days

DAY 1 : Arrive Lyon Welcome to the Rhone Alps!! Upon arrival into Paris, take a TGV (approximately 2hours) to Lyon – capital of Gastronomy. Its time to explore the city today armed with your Lyon card. It’s by far the best way to see the city. A recommendation is also the Tête d’Or Park, its zoo and many distractions, City Aventure and Fourvière Aventures acrobatic parks, Grand Lyon Aquarium, the large safari parks and zoos, and the Domaine de Lacroix Laval park are all highly appreciated play and discovery areas particularly if you have children with you. Else you could also take a walk through the traboule alleyways or in the tiers of the antique theatres, a boat trip or a visit to the silk workshops – all original and amusing opportunities to discover Lyon’s history and heritage! Overnight in Lyon.

DAY 2 : Lyon Following breakfast this morning its time for you to indulge in some real time shopping or even some window shopping….Shopping in Lyon is an easy pleasure, part of the city’s art of living. The Carré d’Or district will keep the most exacting shoppers happy with more than 70 luxury banners concentrated in an area where it is pleasant to stroll, between Place Bellecour and Cordeliers. You will find one of the largest pedestrian thoroughfares in Europe, stretching across the entire Presqu’île, by Rue Victor Hugo and Rue de la République, where the majority of franchised stores can be found. Not far from there, to the south of Bellecour, Rue Auguste Comte is the district of antiques, art and decoration with a hundred or more shops that recall the importance of Lyon’s artistic trades. And if you are looking for exotic purchases, the stores in Vieux Lyon offer a superb selection of traditional art and craft objects and textiles from around the world with the perfume of incense in the air. The glass-roofed Part-Dieu retail centre is one of the largest in Europe, with its 260 shops and department stores. Overnight in Lyon.

DAY 3 : Lyon – Annecy Post breakfast this morning its time for you to make your way to the train station to board the train taking you to Annecy - known as the ‘Savoyard Venice' or ‘ Venice of the Alps’. This train journey takes approximately 2 hours. Check in and relax. The town is really quaint and a perfect place to bond and unwind. Walking along the lake and the cobbled streets of the town sure has a charm that is unparalleled. You could also take a cruise on Lake Annecy that rests at the foot of the Alps created 18,000 years ago from thawing glaciers. Overnight in Annecy

DAY 4 : Annecy – Chamonix After a sumptuous breakfast, check out from the hotel and this morning you take a train from Annecy to Chamonix – Roof of Europe. This train journey takes approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel in Chamonix -famous for its Mont Blanc. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy this delightful village and all that it has to offer you.
Overnight in Chamonix.

DAY 5 : Chamonix Wake up to breakfast in the crisp air of Chamonix following which you are taken on an excursion up the Aiguille du Midi by cable car from where you can get some spectacular aerial views of the village and the surrounding mountain ranges. Return back to your hotel later in the afternoon for some well deserved rest. Later in the evening you are treated to some sumptuous authentic Indian dinner at one of the Indian Restaurants in Chamonix. Overnight in Chamonix.

DAY 6 :Chamonix Post breakfast this morning, its now time for you to take an excursion to the Mer de Glace by the train and also for a visit to the Ice Grotto there. Enroute at the peak there is also a restaurant that is more than 100 yrs old and still functional. You could stop there for your lunch. Later in the afternoon the time is free for you to stroll around the village and explore more here. Come evening and you are escorted to a local restaurant in the town centre where you can taste some delicious local cuisine.Overnight in Chamonix.

DAY 7 : Depart Chamonix Today its time to say au revoir to this marvelous country. Hope you have had a great holiday in the Rhone Alps!!

Your Tour Includes :

2 nights in Lyon in Boscolo Grand 4*
1 night in Lake Annecy Best Western Carlton (Privilege room) 3*
3 nights in Chamonix in Les Balcon Du Savoy 4*
Daily breakfast
Swiss Chocolate upon arrival in Chamonix apartment
One way and return by cable-car at The Aiguille du Midi peak ( 3842 m ) in Chamonix
One way and return by train to the Mer de Glace (sea of ice) (1913 m) including the ice of Grotto in Chamonix
One dinner for two in an Indian Restaurant in Chamonix (drinks are not included) in Chamonix
One dinner for  two in a typical  local restaurant (drinks are not included) in Chamonix
France Rail Pass (3 Days in a month) Paris – Lyon – Annecy – Chamonix
Optional : Day 07 - Train from Chamonix Station to Paris Station:

Your Tour Excludes :

Airfares and ticket taxes
Visa Charges
Reservation fees for the train pass
Meals not specified above
Transfers (unless mentioned)
Surcharges applicable (especially during Christmas, New Year etc)
Travel and Medical Insurance
Tips and Porterage
Expenses of personal nature
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above
Normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out is at 1200 hrs.  Early Check in is never guaranteed and can only be requested for.  In case the client would like a Guaranteed Early Check in the room will need to be booked from the previous Night.

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