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Paris And Switzerland

Paris And Switzerland

Get the complete European experience with a grand journey through Paris & Switzerland. Start off your journey in Paris by exploring the museums and cultural heritage of this magical city – all topped off with the unforgettable view from the Eiffel Tower. From here, whisk yourselves away to the idyllic Swiss countryside where you can live out your Yash Chopra dreams! 

Trip Itinerary

Arrive In Paris and Climb The Tower (1 Day )

With a city as grand and iconic as Paris, one cannot be blamed to get over the itch of getting on to Eiffel tower soon after arrival. Climb it up or hit the lift and relax in Champ de Mars, or gardens of Palais de Chaillot, or take a riverside walk...
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Parisian : Renaissance and Romance (1 Day )

It’s difficult to classify Paris architecture in one form. With its Gothic, Baroque, neoclassical and endless diversity – it’s an impossible choice to select the first iconic monument for the experience.

Paris Of The Museum (1 Day )

Museum lovers would perhaps make a weeklong visit to Paris just to experience Louvre, but in half a day visit one can perhaps visit the Pyramids and main galleries at Louvre.
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Arrive in Switzerland and get familiar (1 Day )

Arrive in Switzerland and transfer to Lucerne. Depending on time of your arrival take the boat ride on Lake Lucerne, Visit charming Swiss villages on the shores of Lake Lucerne and get on the first Cogwheel railway of Europe to go up the Mt. Rigi.
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The Snow Experience (1 Day )

Visit Mt. Titlis, the only public accessible glacier in the area. High up on the summit there is only one weather – winter. Enjoy the cable car and world’s first revolving Gondola ride, get down at intermediate stops to view frozen...
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The Swiss Escapade - The Alpine villages and mountain passes (1 Day )

Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland set on a hillside facing Lake Geneva and the mountains, it offers a series of extensive panoramic views, beautiful old town with a cathedral that was built in 12th century.

Swiss Metropolis And Departure (1 Day )

Depending on your city of departure, soak in the last few glimpses with a tough choice between Lake Zurich or Lake Geneva. Perhaps the deciding factor is if one wants to view the largest clock face in Switzerland or the UN European Headquarters.
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Whats included in this tour

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  1. Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur or Similar

    Address: 3 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France

  2. Swiss Chalet and Holiday Home Or Similar

    Address: Iseltwald, Switzerland

FAQ & Expert Tips

Best time to visit in Switzerland

Switzerland is an all-weather country from traveling perspective and it really depends on what one is looking to experience. Most of the tourists tend to visit Switzerland between May – September considering these are the summer months in Switzerland with July-August as the peak summer months.

If you were to consult a local, the spring season in late March-April and Autumn during October to mid-November is equally good time to visit as the temperatures are still moderate and with the added benefits of no major traveler’s rush – unless your travel coincides with a local European holiday or long weekend. Winters are very pristine with charming Christmas markets all over and festivities are in the air. It tends to get reasonably cold but with one of the best standards of living in the world – the lodging and travel is very comfortable in most parts. Of course December – February is the ideal season for winter sports enthusiast, and even if skiing / snowboarding isn’t what excites you – sledging down a snow mountain with kids is an experience that one shouldn’t really miss.

What are the best places to visit in Switzerland?

For a small country like Switzerland, it certainly packs in a punch and even after living here for decades, we keep on discovering new experiences. As such Switzerland has 26 Kantons, but it can broadly be categorised into four parts, the German region on the north and north-eastern side bordering Germany and Austria, Central Switzerland (often referred to as Bernese Oberland), The French region in central-west and south-western side bordering France, The Italian region on south-eastern side bordering Italy.

The German Region
With the obvious choices of visiting cities like Zurich, Basel, one must not miss out the places like Appenzell, St. Gallens, and Lake Konstanz region on the swiss side offers fantastic choices during every season. Then, of course Baden and Rheinfelden famous for its thermal baths and spas along with historic old towns are worth a visit as well. For history buffs, its noteworthy to visit Chur as one of the oldest cities in Switzerland and for its charming old town as well. The neighboring Kanton Schwyz is famous for the Swiss knife valley – and one can perhaps learn how the world famous Swiss knifes are made in an old factory and museum.

The Berne Oberland (Central Switzerland)
Most commonly held imagery of Switzerland is often of snow covered mountains, alpine peaks, lakes, charming alpine villages and no wonder this region hosts everything that a traveler desires with cities like Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern, and famous alpine peaks – Mt. Titlis, Jungfrau, Eiger, Monch, Pilatus etc. And, if one has more time it’s definitely a very charming experience to spend time in the alpine villages like Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren, Stanserhorn; most of these are great winter resorts for snow sports, and some of the best hikes (easy to difficult ones) are in this region. Besides this, Kandersteg, Andermatt, Alpine passes, Graubünden, Sedrun etc. will completely change your perspective of what Switzerland got to offer. Of course, in each of these places – there are so many different experiences and hidden gems that without a local expert it’s very difficult to explore all the best sights.

The French Region
While Lake Geneva region dominates a good part of what this region offers with cities like Geneva, Lausanne, and Vevey-Montreux as the most obvious choices. But, venturing out to Zermatt, Lavaux Vineyards, Leukerbad for it’s thermal baths in winters, and bit up north towards Lake Neuchatel region, Gstaad-Saanen (Ten Chalet Villages) and Fribourg is something that most travelers tend to miss out. There are of course so many unique experiences including famous chocolate and cheese factories, farm house stays, agritourism etc. that one learns to appreciate the French way of life.

The Italian Region
Considering its geographic position, this region of Switzerland has the highest number of sunshine hours in entire Switzerland and with lake side town of Lugano, Locarno – the Italian flair is truly in the air. For folks interested in medieval castles – Bellinzona is definitely worth a visit and if you want to hob-nob with international celebrities and CEOs then visiting the resort town of Davos during World Economic Forum event isn’t a bad idea. Besides this, Davos is also one of the luxury winter resorts in Switzerland and during summer offer great walks and hikes along the lake side and in St. Moritz.

As per a recent survey, most tourists typically end up experiencing not more than 3% of the Switzerland, which is not surprising as mostly they rely on internet searches or stories of fellow travelers – who have come here on group tours in bus coaches. Of course, group tours have their own utility but it’s hardly surprising that most travelers miss some of the great experiences in Switzerland without any support and advice from local experts. We truly believe that local knowledge and support is extremely critical as there are so many hidden gems and a lot of time is lost in figuring out these experiences. When you experience a new country with Catterfly, you are part of our community and are always supported by experts, who design not only the great experiences based on your preferences but also support you all the way through your journey.

How many days are needed to visit Switzerland?

Most people have just a week or two to explore this amazing country, and we certainly hope that you are lucky to make several visits. In a week-long trip, you could perhaps explore one or two regions of Switzerland in depth (like central & French region), or focus on the iconic locations like Zurich, Bern, Grindelwald, with some day tours from these locations. There is more an enough to experience in each of these places for the famous and off beat experiences for everyone’s taste.

What is the best time to visit Switzerland?

Switzerland is an all-weather country from traveling perspective and it really depends on what one is looking to experience. Most of the tourists tend to visit Switzerland between May – September considering these are the summer months in Switzerland with July-August as the peak summer months.

If you were to consult a local, the spring season in late March-April and Autumn during October to mid-November is equally good time to visit as the temperatures are still moderate and with the added benefits of no major traveler’s rush – unless your travel coincides with a local European holiday or long weekend. Winters are very pristine with charming Christmas markets all over and festivities are in the air. It tends to get reasonably cold but with one of the best standards of living in the world – the lodging and travel is very comfortable in most parts. Of course December – February is the ideal season for winter sports enthusiast, and even if skiing / snowboarding isn’t what excites you – sledging down a snow mountain with kids is an experience that one shouldn’t really miss.

What are the visa and insurance requirements for Switzerland?

In principle, everyone needs a valid travel document to visit Switzerland, but some EU/EFTA citizens with expired travel documents may be allowed to cross the border on exception basis. Travel documents of third-country nationals for a short stay not exceeding 90 days in any period of 180 days, however, must be valid for at least three months after the planned departure from Switzerland and have been issued within the previous ten years. The date of issue of the travel document is what counts, regardless of any official extension.

For nationals of most countries, one also needs to obtain a visa. Depending on the purpose of your travel to Switzerland, there are different types of Swiss visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Swiss Visa, accordingly. For visiting purposes, generally a Schengen visa needs to be obtained and one can apply three months before the date of the travel. If the purpose of travel is to pursue employment, then a work permit will be required.

Above information is for guidance purposes only. To find out if you need to obtain a visa, and if there are any specific requirements for your travel documents, please consult the respective Swiss diplomatic/consular mission nearest to you. Alternatively, contact us and we can provide required guidance if you are planning to travel for tourism purposes.

Medical insurance is a mandatory requirement for all travelers coming to Switzerland, and mostly it is needed as a part of visa application itself. The amount of medical insurance coverage is mentioned specifically as a part of the visa processing requirement, so check with the local Swiss Embassy before you apply for visa. Online insurance provider in most countries offer very reasonable policies that can be bought online itself, and the insurance premium is dependent on the number of days that one plans to spend in Switzerland.

If you don’t need a visa to enter Switzerland, then its important that either you have an insurance in your home country that provides coverage as you travel overseas. Many a times the credit card firms also offer it as a part of their package, so it’s a good idea to check with your credit card firm as well. If insurance coverage is not provided by your existing insurance provider in home country or any other means (like credit card package), then it is highly recommended to buy a insurance cover before you travel to Switzerland. 

What is the weather in Switzerland like?

Switzerland climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity especially in lowlands. But, the good news is the seasons are distinguishable - summers(June to August - daytime temperature range is), autumn (September to November), winters (December to February) and Spring (March to May). Sometimes in April the winter returns for a short period and sometimes there could be summer conditions as early as May. In spring (March to May) the trees blossom and the meadows turn green. From July to August the daytime temperature range is 18 to 28 °C (65° - 82° F) and from January to February the range is -2 to 7 °C (28° - 45° F). In spring and autumn, the daytime temperature range is 8 to 15 °C (46° - 59° F).  

Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat. The winters

The best time depends on your plans. If you are well prepared, you'll have a wonderful trip regardless of the time of year. Any doubts about your plans? Feel free to ask for advice from our local experts.

How to plan a trip to Switzerland?

Some of the most commonly asked questions are around when to travel, which places to visit, and how to get around. In general, any time is good to visit Switzerland and it really depends on your plans. Summer months between June to August is the time when most tourists plan their trip but the shoulder months during Spring and autumn are an equally good time to visit especially if you prefer a bit of solitude. Winters are a special time to visit with Christmas festivities until December, and snow sport enthusiasts ruling the roost in January and February. 

In a week long trip most people tend to focus more on central and Northern part of Switzerland with base locations in Lucerne, Interlaken and Zurich (or Basel). However it's easy to squeeze in few days in Lake Geneva in n a week long trip. If one has few additional days then it's highly recommended to keep it for Italian.rt of Swiss, or visiting neighboring parts of Germany and France. It's not an easy decision to make especially on a first trip to Switzerland and we are happy to help you prioritize and make the right choices.  

How to travel to Switzerland?

Switzerland is a landlocked country and surrounded by France, Germany, Austria, Italy (and a small country Lichenstein). It is very well connected by Air, Train and land transport and best option depends on where you are traveling from and the overall itinerary.  

If you are traveling from outside of Europe, then the most frequently used airports are Zurich and Geneva, while Basel also works fine for the travelers who are traveling from within Europe. If one is traveling only to Switzerland, then it is a good idea to travel into Zurich and flying out of Geneva – unless you are planning to spend all your time only one part of Switzerland, or the flight prices / timing is convenient to fly in and out of the same airport. While it’s a small country, the distances between different locations can be substantial and you may want to optimize on the time spent in getting back to the same airport to fly back home.

For travelers coming in from neighboring countries, the trains are a great option as well as most of the trains traveling across countries would pass thru Basel and Geneva (for trains coming in from France and Germany), Zurich (for trains coming in from Germany and Austria), and Lugano (for trains coming in from Italy). Most of the cross-country trains typically require a seat reservation as well and it is not enough to have a travel pass (e.g. Eurail passes) or a train ticket only.

And, if you like to drive then road network from neighboring countries seamless flows into Switzerland. Of course, you must carry the required traveling documents with you all times even if some of the entry points at the border are not staffed in late evening hours. Traveling by road is a popular option for travelers within Europe. However, you must consider that there is a road tax of (around CHF 40) and one must buy a vignette (valid for one calendar year) at the border entry points (or a gas station near the country border) else you could potentially face a fine for violating the rules. In recent times, some private bus operators like Flixbus also offers great connections to the main cities in Switzerland.  

Where to stay in Switzerland?

Most popular choices to stay in Switzerland are Lucerne and Interlaken, as travelers typically spend time visiting central Switzerland or use this as the base to go around for a short trip of 4-5 days. However, depending on the overall plan, you should consider other locations. For e.g. Lake Geneva region is best explored by staying in that region (Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey-Montreux). Some resort towns / villages like Zermatt, Grindelwald, Gstaad-Saanen, Wengen etc. are also popular among travelers who want to indulge in mountain activities (hiking, skiing, sledding etc.) or just enjoy the serene landscape.  

Zurich and Geneva is a good choice for first or last few days of your travel depending on your flight timings. We also recommend considering Basel as the base location for few days, if you would like to explore the Three-Country region which is truly unique with charming French towns and villages in Alsace region and Blackforest region of Germany (all within an 1-2 hours away).

What is the best way to get around in Switzerland? How does public transportation in Switzerland work?

Train travel is one of the best way to travel in Switzerland; it’s economical and popular with both locals and tourists. The stations are clean and equipped with general purpose services and the trains are punctual, clean and comfortable. Unless you have a off the beaten track kind of itinerary or have very limited time to explore, get on the train and experience life as the locals do. You’ll be exposed to spectacular scenery and a way of life for most Swiss people. If you are traveling by train, then one of the best investments one can make is to buy a Swiss train pass (available for 3, 4, 8 and 15 days), or a combination of some regional pass and half-fare pass. Consult our destination experts, and they will advise you on the best combinations that suits your itinerary.  

For visiting mountains, you would likely need to take the cable car or the mountain trains, and these are mostly discounted on Swiss travel pass (and some of these mountains can be accessed free of charge as well). Likewise, the boat cruises are very popular among tourists to explore the regions aronund the popular lakes in Lucerne, Interlaken and Geneva.  

Self-drive car - Driving around is a great option for travelers, who would like to go off the beaten track. While most places in Switzerland are very well connected by public transport, it may be faster or more convenient to explore if one is driving around. Especially in the mountain passses in the central Switzerland. However, one must consider that the fuel cost and parking cost is reasonably high as compared to other Western countries.

Traveling by Taxi / Chaffeur driven cars - This is easily available in most of the big cities and for intercity transits as well. However, it is mostly a very expensive option unless the cost is shared by a larger group of people traveling together.

What are the daily expenses in Switzerland? What currency to carry?

Switzerland's official currency is the Swiss franc also called as CHF.

Switzerland is a relatively expensive country to visit and the average cost for a backpacker/budget traveler is around CHF 75-100 to cover the basics, stay in some hostels, sightseeing and local transport, and perhaps have a basic meal outside. It's difficult to give a specific figure because all travellers have their own individual needs and interests. A Switzerland Tourism survey shows that visitors spend an average of CHF 100 to 200 per day on meals and accommodation in Switzerland (excluding outbound and return travel). Some of the average cost and guidance for managing different aspects of travel in Switzerland

Can range from CHF 40-45 per night in a hostel with shared dorms and toilets to 150-250 chf per night in hotel and Swiss Chalet / apartments for a mid-range options. It can also vary by the time of the year and the prices are typically higher during the summer and the winter months (for ski break). Of course, there is no upper range for luxury options in hotels and Swiss chalets in mountain resorts - that offer very exclusive experiences.  

Travel within Switzerland: Cost typically around CHF 50-60 per day, if one is using the Swiss travel pass to go around. However, the mountain cable cars and trains typically cost extra, unless its already covered by Swiss travel pass.  

Meals: one can easily toss up their own meals if staying in a hostel or a place with fully equipped kitchen (in chalet / apartments / holiday homes). The cost of eating out in Switzerland can be quite substantial in a regular restaurant - average of CHF 30-40 per person per meal. However, there are options available in CHF 10-20 range with the takeout pizzas, sandwiches and Turkish Kebab shops - which offer good choices for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. One can also shop around in the regular stores like Migros and CooP for pre-cooked meals at reasonable budget range.  

What are the best places to visit in France?

Most people picture Paris when they think of France. It certainly is a beautiful city filled with neoclassical architecture with some of the country’s most recognizable monuments and museums - perhaps one visit to the city isn't enough and you will likely want to come back here again. In any case, there is a lot more to see around the country than just Paris. There are lot of good day trips options around Paris as well e.g. Versailles, Reims Chamgne region etc.  

South of France - the French Riviera (also known as Cote d’ Azur) is the place to mingle with rich and famous with the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco or the Cannes Film Festival. However, there are many other relatively lesser known destinations, such as the perched villages of Eze and Saint-Paul de Vence, and the perfumeries of Grasse to name a few. It enjoys a wonderfully mild to warm climate almost the entire year and that adds to the charm of visiting this region in any time of the year and you can top up your travel plan with a visit to neighboring Italian riviera or the Provence region.  

The Bordeaux Region - Clearly, Bordeaux wines dont need an introduction. And, its not just about the Bordeaux city with the charm of its old town, but also the famous wine making sub-regions around the city. St. Emillion is one of the most beautiful villages that you would want to walk around for its medieval village, underground church, and the wine tasting in the vineyards that surround the village. And, keep at least a day to Explore the Medoc wine route with some of the most famous chateau and the castles. IF you more time, then dont give a miss to coastal region around Bordeaux with a golden beachline and relaxing views of the Atlantic.  

Normandy - Try the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy and dont forget to visit island of Mont Saint-Michel, located off France’s northwestern coast. The tidal island is one of the most popular places to visit in France for its construction of medieval structures built as if stacked upon one another and crowned with the star attraction, the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. 

Loire Valley - A popular tourist destination in the center of France, regarded for its spectacular scenery, splendid chateaux, picturesque vineyards and historic villages. It stretches along the Loire River, twisting and turning through some of France’s most beautiful villages and charming chateaux. It can perhaps be visited on a day trip from Paris if one is driving around and planning to visit only 1-2 Chateau, although it certainly recommended to stay over in the region and soak in the countryside.  

Alsace region in North-East France is home to some of the most charming villages around the wine route, and medieval towns of Colmar and Strasbourg (also the seat of EU parliament). It is best place to enjoy some of the white wines as you walk or bike thru the vineyards, visit villages like Eguisheim and take a day trip to neighboring part of Switzerland and Black forest region in Germany.  

Then, of course there are the French Alps, with Europe’s highest peak Mont Blanc to visit. It's recommended to have a base around Chamonix - the birthplace of mountaineering as it perfectly complements the mountain peaks that encircle the valley. It's the perfect place for the skiing trip during winters or hike in summers to some of the most pristine views of the glaciers if one follows the track route of Tour du Mont Blanc. 

If you would like to true French island experiences, then Corsica is perhaps the best possible choice with stunning beaches, vertical white cliffs falling into the water by the side of medieval town at Bonifacio and its worthwhile to drive thru the Calanques de Piana from Ajaccio, which is also famous for being the birtherplace of Napoleon.  

How many days are needed to visit France?

For a holiday in France that covers multiple regions along with Paris, most travelers should plan on spending around 10 days. This gives you enough time to explore a few different regions and you can choose from Bordeaux, Normandy, Loire valley, French Riviera or the Alsace region.  

The optimal time for Paris (a must have for the first timers) itself depends a lot on your personal interest, but most find three days is enough for covering the highlights of Paris along with Versailles. But, if you would like to visit Disneyland and are into museums or shopping, then you'll need around 4-5 days.  

With less time and especially for first timers, a well-rounded trip including Paris and one of the regions is still possible in a week-long trip. However, with some stretch you might be able to visit two regions along with Paris - especially if you're willing to forego time in Paris to see more of the country. And of course, if you really want to understand why France is one of the most visited country in the world - then keep two weeks or more and you will have no shortage of things to see and do.

What is the weather in France like?

France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers except along the south of France on the French Riviera - where mild winters and hot summers are the norm. July and August are the warmest months. Daily average maximum temperatures range from 6°C in January to 26°C in August. The wettest month on average is October, when heavy rains are possible. For the most warmth and sunshine go to the south of the country as even in the deep, dark throes of winter, there's sunshine on the French Riviera! 

What is the best time to visit France?

High Season in France for tourist is mid-June through August and mid-December through early January - basically summer and the time around Winter break / Christmas. Besides this, the period around the local holidays in Europe is generally a busy season in France, like most European countries.  

However, the best time to visit really depends on the choice of places and of course the nature of experiences you prefer. In general, sprind time (April-May) and autumn (September-October) is a great time to be in southern part of France - especially around French Riviera and the Bordeaux region unless you really like to tan yourself in the beachside during summer months. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Alsace region as some of the best Christmas markets in Europe are at Colmar and Strasbourg. As always, a city like Paris is always a good idea irrespective of the time of the year.  

How to plan a trip to France?

For a country offering as varied experiences like France does, it is certainly not easy to choose the destinations - especially for first timers and / or with limited time. Paris is an easy pick for first timers, closely followed by south of France if you are planning a weeklong break. However, it also depends on your overall itinerary if you are planning to visit the other countries in Europe. Paris and Alsace region works seamlessly from a logistic perspective if you are visiting Switzerland considering its practically EnRoute. Likewise, if you are planning to visit Spain, then Bordeaux and Loire valley is a good choice as well.  

It is always a great idea to consult locals while planning your trip as they can help you choose the right experience and feel free to take advise from Catterfly destination experts to customize your trip to France.  

How to travel to France?

For international flights Paris is the most important airport to consider as rest of the airports typically have flight connections from European hubs only. Bordeaux and Nice are very well connected with European hubs and if you are planning to visit the French valley region around Chamonix then Lyon is perhaps the best airport. As such many parts of France on the eastern side are also well served by Geneva and Basel airport in Switzerland considering both the cities are very close to the border.  

If you are traveling from within the neighboring countries like Spain, Switzerland, Belgium or even Netherland - then fast inter country trains are the best choice. However, these can be expensive during the peak tourist season and during the business travel hours.

 It is easy to drive around France, like rest of the European countries and is a good option especially if you are coming in from the neighboring countries. However, the distances can be long, and you may want to consider several base locations to ease out the overall traveling time.

Where to stay in France?

It clearly depends on your overall travel itinerary and Paris, Bordeaux and Nice are the obvious base locations for visiting the respective part of the countries. However, in terms of the accommodation choices it varies from budget hostels for solo travelers to luxury and boutique hotels if you would like to indulge in a high-class French experience.  

We recommend trying out a stay in the countryside for an authentic local French experience as well, and one can choose from staying in vineyards to the small villages adjoining the main cities, or even some boutique luxury properties bit removed from the rush of the big towns. However, it is easier to consider staying in these properties if one is driving around as the local transport network in the countryside may not be very frequent to visit all the places in your itinerary.

What is the best way to get around in France? How does public transportation in France work?

It's also important to consider how you will travel internally within France. Most of the big cities are very well connected by fast train network, however for visiting South of France - short haul flights may be a better option instead of long-distance trains.  

Typically one doesn't need to rent a car to drive around within the city as the local and tourism transport network is quite well established in most places, however for traveling around the base locations like Bordeaux, Nice - its recommended to drive around as the public transport network may not be that easy to manage for many travelers who are visiting from outside of Europe.

What are the daily expenses in France? What currency to carry?

start with the easy one - Euro is the accepted currency and usually one doesn't need to indulge in carrying a lot of cash. Most places accept the credit cards / digital payments, but its always a good idea to carry some cash for petty expenses, especially when going off the beaten track.  

Daily expense budget is a difficult one to answer as every traveler has their own unique style and depends on the overall itinerary, choices around accommodation, sightseeing and logistic. It also depends on how many people are traveling together - but for two people traveling together (and sharing the accommodation), an average budget of 125-150 euros per day per person is normal to cover the cost of accommodation, sightseeing and internal transits. It will typically cost around 20-30 euros in meals per person per day unless you plan to splurge in fine dining restaurants.

What are the visa and insurance requirements for France?

All EU / EEA nationals will only need to present an identification document to enter France, due to the common travel area of the Schengen Zone. However, if you are a non-EU/EEA traveler wishing to visit France- you will need to present A valid passport or travel document with required validity (at least three more months beyond their planned date of Exit from Schengen, and issued within the last 10 years) and a valid Schengen visa along with required medical insurance cover. Certain passport holders (e.g. British) are exempt from the criteria of passport validity and issuance date.

At the port of entry - a French border police / officer may ask you a few questions related to your trip to France and holds the final decision if you shall be permitted to enter France or not. Please make sure that the French border officer stamps your passport when you enter Italy.

The above information is for guidance purpose only and you should consult the official Visa website of France / or nearest consular office in your country.  

What is the best time to visit Switzerland for a winter holiday?

The best time to visit Switzerland for a winter holiday is typically from December to February when you can enjoy the snowy landscapes and winter sports.

What is the snow conditions like in Switzerland during the winter season?

Snow conditions can vary depending on the region and the time of year. In higher-altitude areas like the Swiss Alps, you can expect abundant and consistent snowfall during the winter. Lower-altitude regions may have less snow. It's advisable to check the snow conditions and ski resort websites for up-to-date information.

Are there family-friendly activities in Switzerland for winter vacations?

Switzerland is a family-friendly destination. Many ski resorts offer childcare services, kid-friendly slopes, and activities such as ice skating, sledding, and snowshoeing suitable for children. Some resorts also have special kids' clubs and winter camps.

Can I rent winter sports equipment in Switzerland?

Yes, you can easily rent winter sports equipment such as skis, snowboards, boots, and even clothing at most ski resorts and in major cities. Rental shops offer a variety of options for different skill levels. Many resorts offer package deals that include lodging, lift tickets, and sometimes even equipment rentals.

Are there any festivals or events in Switzerland during the winter?

Switzerland hosts various winter festivals and events. The Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, the Lauberhorn Ski Races in Wengen, and the Fasnacht (Carnival) celebrations in Basel are some of the highlights. Be sure to check the event calendar or get in touch with us for specific dates.
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