OverviewFrance is renowned for its history, culture and art, and its capital – Paris is the centre for all of these. The city is known for its extravagant fashion scene and centuries-old architectural masterpieces. During your time here, you not only get to see the majestic Eiffel Tower, but also get access to its second-level to capture enthralling sights of Paris. Also enjoy a cruise on the gleaming Seine River as you cross under various bridges and glimpse heritage monuments of the city. This 4-day sojourn unravels the treasures of Paris and also gives you ample time to explore the finer nuances of Paris on your own. To add more to this amazing trip, you can opt to go for a short tour of Nice city – famed for its pristine beaches and colourful markets.
Day 1 – Arrival in Paris | Guided city tour of Paris| Visit Eiffel Tower – Level II:
Welcome to Paris. Upon your arrival meet our experienced tour manager at the arrival hall. After checking in to the hotel, we proceed for a guided orientation city tour of Paris which includes Arc De Triomphe, Concorde Square, The Invalids, The Opera Garnier and the Champs Elysees. Later proceed to the Eiffel Tower. Come face to face with Paris’s biggest landmark, the Eiffel Tower. This is without doubt one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Weighing 7,000 tons, but exerting about the same pressure on the ground as an average – size person sitting in a chair, the wrought iron tower wasn’t meant to be permanent. Gustave- Alexandre, the French Engineer whose fame rested mainly on his iron bridges, built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Eiffel also designed the frame work for the Statue of Liberty). You can climb up the 2nd level of the tower which offers a stunning view of the city. Later, proceed for an Indian dinner and head for an overnight stay at a hotel in Paris.
Day 2 – Paris : Optional visit to Eurodisney, boat cruise on River Seine. Optional : grand evening in Paris with Lido show and Illumination tour:
After a continental breakfast, you have the rest of the day at leisure. You can also choose a full day excursion to join in the fun, adventure and entertainment of the Disney Park (at additional cost) and enjoy all-inclusive rides. You may also opt to visit the Disney Studios and be amazed at the stunning stunt shows and see real-life sets where famous movies are created. In the evening, we return back to the city where you take cruise on River Seine. Later enjoy the hot and sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. We now suggest a grand evening in Paris that includes the world famous Lido Show followed by an Illumination tour of Paris. See the famous landmarks of Paris-the city of lights, magically lit up and end this beautiful evening.
Day 3 – Drive from Paris to Amsterdam. Visit the famous Keukenhoff Tulip Gardens (till May 16, 2016) OR the miniature city of Madurodam (after May 16, 2016), canal cruise in Amsterdam:
After a continental breakfast, depart on our onward journey to Amsterdam. Enroute visit to Lisse to visit the famous Keukenhoff Tulip Gardens (till May 16, 2016) or the miniature city of Madurodam (after May 16, 2016)-a world famous miniature city. It is a must-see place to get familiarized with all the surprising features Netherlands has to offer. Later proceed to Amsterdam. Whether you go for storybook canals or laid-back coffeehouses, the Flower Market’s springtime blooms or the Van Gogh Museum’s sunflowers, Amsterdam will — in its inimitable style — captivate you. Friendly, open-minded and easygoing, the Amsterdammers flaunt their quirky creativity in Jordan’s boutiques and welcome all-comers like long-lost friends in canal side cafés. This is the city of Golden Age art and picturesque canals, legal reefers and red lights, grand merchants’ houses and a million bicycle bells. Just remember to always stop and smell the roses like the locals. Upon arrival in Amsterdam for a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Later enjoy a hot and sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant and overnight stay at your hotel in Amsterdam / Hague area.
Day 4 – Drive Amsterdam via Brussels to Luxembourg|Orientation Tour of Brussels|Guided Tour of Luxembourg:
After a continental breakfast, depart on our onward journey to Brussels. Upon arrival in Brussels, take a photo-stop at Manneken Pis Statue. This is followed by an orientation tour of Brussels city where you visit the world renowned Grand Place, Town Hall, Guild Houses, Serclaes Monument and thereafter, photo-stop at the Atomium—a 335 feet tall structure representing the concept of an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Later we proceed to Luxembourg. On arrival in Luxembourg, proceed for an orientation tour of Luxembourg to see the Grand Ducal Palace, and the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Later enjoy a hot and sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant and overnight stay at your hotel in metz or Luxembourg area.
Day 5 – Drive from Luxembourg-Black Forest-Schaffhausen-Engelberg/Zurich/Lucerne|Visit Black Forest area for Cuckoo clocks, Schaffhausen to see the Rhine Falls:
Post a delicious continental breakfast, check-out and proceed to the Black Forest region. Visit Drubba where you can see a demonstration of how cuckoo clocks are made. Later, proceed for to Schaffhausen. Here, capture memories at the Europe’s biggest fresh water falls, the Rhine Falls. Later proceed to Engelberg/Zurich/Lucerne area. On arrival enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant and stay overnight Engelberg/Zurich/Lucerne area.
Day – 6 Day at Leisure |Optional trip to Engelberg, Mt.Titlis with Ice flyer and Lucerne:
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, you have the day off to relax. You could, however, opt for a full day excursion to Mt. Titlis, the highest glacier destination and the biggest ski and snowboard paradise in central Switzerland. To get to Mt. Titlis, you need to pass through a series of three different cable cars. The view changes dramatically from lush green meadows in the lower reaches to permanently snow-clad upper areas. The cable cars, numbering at over 200 fly flags of various countries. Look out for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the journey involves the world’s first rotating cable car called the Titlis Rotair. At Mt. Titlis, you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the Ice Grotto or just relax at the restaurant. On the terrace on top of Mt. Titlis summit station, if weather permits, you could take an unforgettable ride on the Ice-Flyer, an enclosed ski lift that travels a few meters down the Titlis glacier.. Next, we have kept the best for the last. Visit the 100-metre long, highest suspension bridge in Europe situated at more than 3,000 meters above sea level. The visit is topped off by a delicious Indian lunch at the summit. After the Mt Titlis experience, proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the world. One of the most famous sights here is the Lion Monument, hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. Take a stroll across the Kappelbruke, the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the River Reuss. Enjoy an Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant and return to you hotel in the Zurich/ Lucerne/Engelberg area for overnight stay.
Day 7 – Depart from Zurich:
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Zurich Airport to board your flight for back home.Tour Ends.