Brussels, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Mount Titlis, Lucerne, Zurich, Interlaken, Geneva, Paris
DAY 1: London – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Brussels – Mannheim / Frankfurt area
This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, we proceed through Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, where on our orientation tour we see the Grand Place and the Mannekin Pis statue. Continuing our drive, we reach our overnight stop and check into our hotel. (Dinner)
DAY 2: Mannheim / Frankfurt area – Heidelberg – Black Forest – Switzerland: Rhine Falls
Depart this morning for Heidelberg, situated on the banks of the River Neckar, to see the Heidelberg Castle (photo stop). Joining the autobahn we enter into the enchanting Black Forest region where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. Our first stop is at 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. We stop at Schaffhausen to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. Later we check into our hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3: Switzerland: Mount Titlis – Lucerne – Zurich
Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start 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 breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. In the afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls. We visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument and Lake Lucerne. Later we proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich for a panoramic city tour: see two of the major churches in the city – the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, Bahnhofstrasse – the business and financial centre, and Lake Zurich. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4: Switzerland: Interlaken – Montreux / Lausanne area
This morning, we first drive to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. Here you can join the additional excursion: Trummelbach Falls & Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken a short drive brings us to Lauterbrunnen, where we visit the Trummelbach Falls, the only accessible, mountain-interior glacier waterfalls in Europe. Later 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. Early evening we begin our descent. Passengers who do not join the additional excursion will have free time in Interlaken. Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 5: Switzerland: Geneva – Paris
Early morning, we depart for Geneva, Switzerland’s truly international 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. Continue onto Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for it’s fashion, perfumes, and of course the most talked about French champagne and wines. On arrival in Paris, we visit the third floor (*) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Later, we check into our hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 6: Paris
Today you have the choice of two exciting day tours;
Paris City Tour
This morning, on our orientation tour of Paris, we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: Hotel des Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the Opera. Later, we proceed to Versailles, to visit the magnificent Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of the famous “Sun King”. After dinner, on our Paris by Night Tour (**) we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, you may either rest at the hotel or join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris Cabaret Show. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Disneyland Paris Theme Park (****)
This morning we drive to the famous Disneyland Paris Theme Park where a day of excitement awaits the entire family. Meet your favourite Disney characters, watch amazing shows, ride the hair-raising “Space Mountain: Mission 2” roller coaster, enter Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and find yourself in a runaway wagon speeding through the ancient ruins. After dinner, on our Paris by Night Tour (**) we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, you may either rest at the hotel or join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris Cabaret Show. (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 7: Paris – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London
This morning we visit a French perfumery for some last minute shopping. Later, we will enjoy an amazing cruise (***) on the River Seine – admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. 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, where the tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Note (*): The reservation for the visit to the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2nd Floor or 3rd Floor. The visit may be done on Day 5 or Day 7 as per convenience.
Note (**): Please note that the Paris by Night Tour may be operated on either Day 5 or Day 6 as per convenience.
Note (***): Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on either Day 6 or Day 7 as per convenience.
Note (****): A supplement is payable for the visit to Disneyland Paris Theme Park – the details are mentioned under Additional Excursions below.