France 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 Rome:
Welcome to Rome-the capital of Italy. On your arrival in Rome transfer and check into your hotel. Later in the evening, proceed for dinner at an Indian restaurant and stay overnight at the hotel in Rome. Note : In certain departures where the flight arrives in the morning, we will proceed for a Rome orientation tour and then check in by 2 pm.
Day 2 – Visit Rome – Rome to Pisa, Guided tour of Vatican State and orientation tour of Rome including Roman forums and the Trevi Fountain & Leaning Tower of Pisa:
After a continental breakfast in the hotel, we check out and we proceed to the Vatican – the world’s smallest nation is the seat of Christianity and St. Peter’s Basilica – the world’s largest cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendor. We also see Piazza Venezia and the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Italian re-unification. Re-live the thrills of historic Rome as you view the ancient Roman and Imperial forums. Also see the famous Trevi Fountain, where a Roman legend has assured your return to Rome, if you throw a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain. In the afternoon proceed to Pisa. Upon arrival visit the ‘Field of Miracles’, wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisano styled marble cathedral. You also get to see the Baptistery and the Bell Tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later proceed for dinner at an Indian restaurant and stay overnight at the hotel in Pisa.
Day 3 – Pisa to Padova – Visit Florence, Maranello | Guided walking tour of Florence, Visit the famous Ferrari Museum:
After a continental breakfast in the hotel, we proceed to Florence. Upon arrival we proceed for a guided walking city tour of Florence city to see the Duomo, Baptistery and Piazza Signoria Square (open air museum). Later we stop at the Piazza Michelangelo, which is on a hill on the south bank of the River Arno, just east of the center of Florence. Designed in 1869 by Poggi, it offers a great view of the city and is a very popular tourist destination. Later proceed to Maranello, the home of the legendary sports car maker, Ferarri. Visit the famous Ferrari Museum, which attracts more than 2, 40,000 visitors annually. The Museum is divided into themed areas designed to fulfill the expectations of enthusiasts of all kinds, from motor racing fans to expert historic car enthusiasts and even those who admire the Prancing Horse as an icon of Italian design, exclusivity and technology. Proceed to Padova. On arrival we proceed for an Indian dinner and head for an overnight stay at a hotel in Padova.
Day 4 – Padova to Venice to Innsbruck | Tour of Venice:
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Venice and on arrival, you will be taken on an orientation tour of the city. Venice is an archipelago of 118 islands, 170 canals and about 400 bridges. We drive over the Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a water taxi ride over the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square at the very heart of Venice. Here, we see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the baroque splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica. Later proceed to Innsbruck. On arrival in Innsbruck proceed for an Indian dinner and head for an overnight stay at a hotel in Innsbruck.
Day 5 – Innsbruck to Vaduz | Vaduz to Lucerne / Zurich. Visit the famous Swarovski Crystal Museum | Orientation of Innsbruck | Enjoy train ride at Vaduz:
After breakfast, proceed to Wattens, where you will explore the world of crystals by visiting the Swarovski Crystal Museum. We now proceed for your orientation tour of Innsbruck and visit the Goldenes Dachl also called the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony and a symbol of the city. Also, see the 17th century fountain with the equestrian statue of King Leopold V, St. Annes Column, the Triumph forte which is also called the Innsbruck Arch of Celebration and the Heiblinghaus – a building resembling a wedding cake. After the sightseeing, proceed to Vaduz – the capital of Liechtenstein. It is very popular among tourists from all over the world for its majestic Castle of Vaduz, cozy street cafes and the scenic vineyards. After enjoying the Toy train ride, you also have the opportunity of getting your passports stamped at a nominal fee. After you have enjoyed the sights of Vaduz, proceed to Zurich/Engelberg / Lucerne. On arrival proceed for dinner at an Indian restaurant, followed by stay at Zurich/Lucerne/ Engelberg area.
Day 6 – Drive from Lucerne to Jungfraujoch and back to Lucerne | Excursion to Jungfraujoch. Suggested optional tour to Jungfraujoch including Indian lunch and orientation tour of Interlaken:
After a continental breakfast, the rest of the day is at leisure. You can spend the day in the comforts of the hotel or explore the area with our optional excursion to Jungfraujoch. Located at an altitude of 3,453m, it is the highest railway station in Europe and is commonly referred to as the ‘top of Europe’. Here Switzerland’s most breathtaking scenery awaits you, which can only be reached through a 7.3 km long cog railway tunnel. Capture some memorable experiences in Ice Palace, the Ice Plateau. One of the highlights of the day is the Indian lunch at the famous Bollywood Restaurant; after which you shall proceed to Interlaken. This resort town is situated between the lakes of Thun and Brienz in the heart of the Swiss Alps and is very popular shooting spot for Bollywood movies. Enjoy an Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant and return to you hotel in the Zurich/ Lucerne/Engelberg area for overnight stay
Day 7 – Engelberg, Mt.Titlis and Lucerne | Visit Mt.Titlis, ride the Ice Flyer, enjoy Indian Lunch at the summit | Orientation tour of Lucerne:
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, enjoy 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 luch 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 8 – Drive from Engelberg / Lucerne to Paris/ Montparnasse Tower/ Illumination Tour Of Paris | Lido Show (Optional):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Paris. Paris is unique in that it is a major global city — home to more than 10 million people in the greater region – yet it manages to synthesize the rhythms of village life with those of a cosmopolitan world capital. Although the city is a center of European commerce, many shops are closed on Sundays, leaving time for lazy brunches or shopping excursions at a local market. Paris is the capital of fashion, art, and people-watching; a city where Chanel-clad ladies walk poodles along grand boulevards; a place where the waiters might be rude but the food is delicious. Paris is all of that and more. On arrival in Paris, check into your hotel. Later proceed to enjoy hot and sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant followed by an Illumination tour of Paris to see the famous landmarks of the city magically lit up. We proceed to visit the tallest building in Paris, the 210 m tall Montparnasse tower. The 56th floor observatory and roof-top terrace offers a 360 degree view of Paris. On a clear day, you can see up to 40 kms away. We now suggest an optional- world famous Lido Show. At the end of the evening, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 – Sightseeing in Paris – Guided city tour of Paris including Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower (2nd Level), boat cruise on River Seine:
After a continental breakfast, we proceed for a guided city tour of Paris which covers many of the city’s iconic landmarks. At the western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe suggests an ancient Roman arch, only it’s larger. Actually, it’s the biggest triumphal arch in the world, about 49m (161 ft.) high and 44m (144 ft.) wide. The tour also includes Notre Dame Cathedral, Concorde Square, the Invalids, the Opera Garnier and Champs Elysees. Later visit the legendary Louvre Museum. The Louvre is the world’s largest palace and museum, and it houses one of the greatest art collections ever. To enter, pass through I. M. Pei’s controversial 21m (69-ft.) glass pyramid — a startling though effective contrast of the ultramodern against the palace’s classical lines. Make sure you get a glimpse of the Louvre’s two most famous ladies: the beguiling Mona Lisa and the armless Venus de Milo. In the evening, 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 Eiffel, the French engineer whose fame rested mainly on his iron bridges, built it for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Eiffel also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty). You can climb up the 2nd level of the tower which offers a stunning view of the city. Later we proceed for a boat cruise on River Seine. After the boat cruise, enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant and return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 – Departure from Paris:
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to board your flight for back home. TOUR ENDS