Today, arrive at your Heathrow Airport / Wembley area hotel (transfer not included), and check-in (after 14:00 p.m.). In the afternoon, you will meet your Tour Manager and depart for a panoramic tour of London to see the main sights: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul‟s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Early evening return to your hotel. (Dinner)
This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Folkestone or Dover, for the short channel crossing to Calais by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle or Ferry. On arrival, we proceed to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the seat of several European Union institutions including the European Commission and Parliament. Here we visit the Grand Place and see the MannekinPis statue and the Atomium (photo stop). Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for a two-night stay.(Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1, Dinner)
Today, we visit the Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland (or Keukenhof Gardens for arrivals in Holland between 21stMarch 2019 and 19thMay 2019). Later, we drive north through the flat landscape of Holland passing windmills from a bygone era, to visit a cheese and clog making farm. You can sample local made cheeses and learn how the famous wooden clogs are made, before visiting the picturesque fishing village of Volendam, where you have some free time. We then
proceed to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam for a canal cruise through the city‟s complex system
of waterways. Later we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we proceed east into Germany. Joining the autobahn, we arrive at the famous city of Cologne where you can marvel Europe‟s largest Gothic twin spire cathedral. Continuing our drive into the Rhine valley we board a cruise ship for an unforgettable trip along the River Rhine. Admire the majestic views, mountain top fairy tale castles and fortresses from a bygone era. Late evening check into our hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we depart after breakfast. Joining the autobahn we enter the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. We visit a Cuckoo Clock outlet where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks and other souvenirs. Continuing our drive, we pass through small idyllic villages before crossing the Swiss border. Our first stop in Switzerland is to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. We then proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich for a short panoramic tour. Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for a three-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we first drive to Lauterbrunnen (or GrindelwaldGrund), where we board the train for the scenic journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. In the afternoon, we begin our descent to the picturesque town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. We return to our hotel after dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning we visit the town of Lucerneto see the ChapelBridge.Enjoy some free time or join the additional excursion – Lake Lucerne Cruise. We then drive through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, where we begin our ascent to board the world‟s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland – Mount Titlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breath-taking panorama from the sun terrace. You can also take a „cliff-walk‟ along Europe‟s highest suspension bridge. Later, we begin our descent and proceed to Lucerne to see the Lion Monument. After dinner, we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning we depart for the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you have some free time in the capital, Vaduz. Later we continue our drive to Wattens in Austria, where we visit the famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds, for a tour through the kaleidoscope of senses and to see sparkling crystal artworks by famous artists. Visit the Crystal Worlds Shop displaying a unique selection of Swarovski products.We then proceed to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol region. Enjoy this charming town of green domes and red roofs – see the Hofburg and the GoldenesDachl. Late evening, we check-in at our hotel for anovernight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning we enjoy some spectacular scenery as we drive across Europabrucke, one of Europe‟s highest bridges, winding our way through the Brenner pass to cross the Italian border. We leave behind the mountains for sunny Italy, to visit Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty and romantic gondolas. Our visit begins with a boat ride to St. Mark‟s Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge of Sighs, the DogesPalace and the Basilica di San Marco. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family. Late evening, check-in at our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we depart for Pisa. Watch the amazing scenery change as we cross the Apennine Mountains and the gentle hilly countryside of Tuscany to reach Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan-Romanesque style, the Baptistery, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning Tower. Leaving Pisa, we continue on the motorways to Florence. On arrival in the city of the Medicis, we will visit Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy one of the best views of this renaissance city across the River Arno. You then have some free time to wander around this city, where traffic is banned from the historic centre, admiring its timeless beauty. Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Passing sunlit valleys of the Chianti wine country and ancient fortresses perched high on the hills, we reach the „Eternal City‟. On arrival, we meet our local guide and proceed to the Vatican City, where we will visit St. Peter‟s Basilica and Square, a renaissance masterpiece. In the afternoon, we take in the ancient sights of Rome – Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, Colosseum (photo stop), Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, and the spectacular Trevi Fountain, where you may make a wish. Late evening return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Important Note: Due to restrictions on coaches for entering many parts of Rome, much of the tour may be done on foot or by local buses.
Early morning, we depart for Switzerland.On arrival we proceed to Geneva, Switzerland‟s truly cosmopolitan city and home to many international organizations. On our panoramic tour, we will see the main sights: UN buildings, English gardens, the Flower Clock and the Jet d‟eau (weather permitting). Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Early morning, we depart for Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for its fashion, perfumes, and of course the most talked about French champagne and wines. On arrival in Paris, enjoy an amazing cruise (*) on the River Seine – admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. (Breakfast, Lunch Allowance, Dinner)
Today you have the choice of two exciting day tours;
Paris City Tour
Today we proceed to Versailles, to visit the magnificent Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of the famous “Sun King”. This afternoon on our orientation tour of Paris, we will be introduced to the main sights (outside view) of this beautiful city: Hôtel des Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Opéra National de Paris, the Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Later, enjoy some
free time at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the beautiful boulevard known for its cinemas, cafés, and luxury shops (duration is time permitting). After dinner you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Evening in Paris Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, why not join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris CabaretShow. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Disneyland Paris (**)
This morning we drive to the famous Disneyland Paris where a day of excitement awaits the entire family. Visit Disneyland Park: meet your favourite Disney characters, watch amazing shows, launch yourself into Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain for a thrilling takeover of a classic space attraction, enter Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and find yourself in a runaway wagon speeding through the ancient ruins. Alternatively, you can visit the Walt Disney Studios: Lights, Camera, Hollywood, Action! Climb aboard the Studio Tram for a fun-packed, behind-the-scenes tour to where the movie magic is made. Early evening, we depart from Disneyland Paris. After dinner you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Evening in Paris Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, why not join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris Cabaret Show. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today we visit the third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Later, we visit a French perfumery for some last-minute shopping. Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, check into our hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning check-out of the Hotel (before 11:00 a.m.) and proceed for your flight / home, on your own. The Tour ends. (Breakfastonly for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 15)
Note (*): Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on either Day 13, Day 14 or Day
15 as per convenience.
Note (**): A supplement is payable for the visit to Disneyland Paris– the details are mentioned under
Additional Excursions below.
Note (***):Please note that the visit to the Eiffel Tower may be operated on either Day 13, Day 14 or Day 15 as per convenience. The reservation for the visit to the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2ndFloor or 3rdFloor.