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 Mannekin Pis statue. Continuing our drive, we reach our overnight stop and check-in at our hotel. (Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1, 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 check-in at our hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning we visit the town of Lucerne to see the Chapel Bridge. 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)
Early morning we depart for Italy. Driving south through the Gotthard tunnel, we pass spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Lugano and Como. Crossing the Italian border, we continue on the motorways, to Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty and romantic gondolas. Our tour starts with a boat ride to St. Mark‟s Square – the most elegant square in the world. Here you see the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Late evening check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today after breakfast we depart for Maranello where we visit the Ferrari Museum which offers a unique and enthralling voyage of discovery, a story told through cars that have made automotive history on streets and circuits the world over. At the museum, two semi-professional simulators are available (extra charges payable) to give visitors a taste of the exhilaration of driving a Prancing Horse F1 single-seater with a choice of some of the world‟s most famous circuits: Monza, Barcelona, Silverstone, etc. Leaving Maranello, we procced to Bologna, the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy and home to Europe‟s oldest University Here you have some free time at Piazza Maggiore, a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. A short walk from the Piazza are Le Due Torri, the two leaning towers, Torre degli Asinelli and Garisenda Tower, universally recognized as a symbol of the city. 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.
Today we depart for 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 LeaningTower. Leaving Pisa, we procced toGenova, Italy’s leading port, with a long history of maritime power, where you have some free time at the hub, Piazza De Ferrari, with its splashing fountain surrounded by grand buildings, and with the busiest streets radiating from it in all directions.Continuing our journey, we drive past spectacular scenery along the Ligurian Sea to arrive at the Italian Riviera region, and early evening we check-in at our hotel. After dinner, you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Monte Carlo by Night Tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, we visit a French Perfumery to see a demonstration of how French perfumes are made. Later we visit Nice, where you have some free time at the Promenade des Anglais, a sea- front avenue, where you can take a leisurely stroll. Proceeding, we drive through the Provence of Cezanne and Van Gogh onto the Lyon area where we check into our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today 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 wines. On arrival in Paris, we visit the third floor (*) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular view of the city. 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 Allowance, Dinner)
This morning we will enjoy an amazing cruise (**) on the River Seine – admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. Later, proceed on a short panoramic tour of Paris to see the main sights (outside view) of this beautiful city: Hôtel des Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Opéra National de Paris and the Louvre Museum. 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 11)
Note (*): Please note that the visit to the Eiffel Tower may be operated on either Day 10 or Day
11 as per convenience. The reservation for the visit to the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2nd Floor or 3rd Floor.
Note (**): Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on either Day 10 or Day 11 as per convenience.