The Group will be picked up from the airport as per flight time and transferred to the hotel (check in after 1400 hrs). This afternoon assemble in the lobby at 5.30 hrs. And live history through a guided panoramic highlight tour of London city. Get acquainted with some of London's iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's column at Trafalgar Square followed by the Majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence. Don't waste a minute, as the rest of the evening is free to explore this city on your own! Give in to some great bargains from the many malls around and then allow London's varied restaurants to further weaken your resistance! Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at an ethnic restaurant
An orientation tour takes you through picturesque medieval streets to the magnificent Gothic St. Michael's Cathedral. Walk via Galleries Saint Hubert, the world's first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand Place, its gilded buildings making it one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city. In your free time you must samplea Belgian waffle dusted with caramelized sugar mmmm!! Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace and chocolate. No visit is complete without seeing the Mannequin Pis, which will steal your heart - this cheeky statue of a little boy, representing the "irreverent spirit" of Brussels, has drawn sightseers for centuries (photo stop). This evening after a delicious dinner.
On arrival, board your glass -topped boat as we sail through the canals for an exciting canal cruise. The city’s colorful past comes alive with its 1,000 bridges and fine old houses. Later we take you to visit Madurodam, where you can see most of Holland in miniature, replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. Visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe factory. See a demonstration of how cheese is made and wooden shoes are carved out of wooden blocks. You also have a chance to savors some cheese. Enroute, stop at a windmill-the most common sight in Holland for a photograph. Next, proceed to Lisse village to visit Keukenhof - the largest spring garden in the world. Bulbs of colorful tulips bloom only till May 20th. Be enchanted by the indoor floral display and colorful flower beds amongst ancient trees.This evening after a delicious dinner
Bopped through the Rhine valley, along this stretch of river, there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world. Enjoy a cruise today along the 'RomanticRiver Rhine’. The stretch of river where you can see castles, villages, and vineyards, and the Loreley where the river valley runs through dramatically elevated hillsides. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning. Continue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some free time at the "Alstadt"- old section of the town. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a restaurant.
We stop at the Drubba Centre in the heart of the forest. Here you have an opportunity to buy Cuckoo clocks & other souvenirs. We, now journey to Switzerland known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. At Schaffhausen, see the mighty Rhine Falls with boat ride, Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. You have free time to admire the thundering beauty of the falls.
Take advantage of our optional excursion to Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe', and Stop at the Trummelbach falls. This is the only glacier waterfalls in Europe, cascading through the mountain. Onto Jungfrau. Reachthe highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid stunning and dramatic mountain scenery! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario? Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571. Experience the new Cinema Experience and the new Alpine sensation attraction, as part of the centenary celebration, and the glistening Ice Palace. Descend to visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages.
visit to Swarovski in Wattens and proceed to Witten’s, where you will visit the worldfamous Swarovski Crystal Museum. And prepare to be dazzled at the 'Chambers of Wonder’! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a Unicom – a wall of crystal, you see the world's biggest crystal and it's smallest! Over 7 million people formal corners of the globe, have already been thrilled bythe Swarovski experience - now you are one of them! Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the InnRiver, Innsbruck is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice! Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or 'Golden’s Dutch', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles.
The captivating canals and palaces of Venice are simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian's city, so get set for a walking tour. Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces Disembark and walk to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square). Pass the Doge's Palace, connected by the 'Bridge of Sighs’ to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years! End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Moreno Glass Factory where you willsee a demonstration of hand blown world famous Venetian glass. Return by cruise to Tronchetto Pier. And continue your drive to Padova. Tonight, enjoy dinner.
Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brent River past Bologna, onto Pisa, the
Hometown of Galileo and a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its striking beauty along with its characteristic tilt. It is the Dome’s (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistery, these are all a part of the ‘Field of Miracles’. Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world! Included in your walking tour of the city of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors).Besides it is the 'Gates of Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, originally a pagan temple and the open air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city. Time permitting indulge in some more famous works of art – genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs! Happy shopping! After an exciting tour.
The Vatican City– the smallest country in the world. Rome was not built in a day'- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the 'must see' agenda into our guided panoramic highlight city tour! According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. Start your introduction to Rome with a journey on the Time and enjoy a 4 dimensional view of Roman Glory. Then onto The Vatican, the smallest nation in the world! The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter's Square with St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta.
Its 'Love at first sight' as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc. Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, it is the French Alps and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Awaken to the spectacular delights of the glacier around you. A view of the facing peaks and of optional Mont Blanc, awaits you at breakfast. Enjoy a morning walk past picturesque hamlets and along alpine lakes, the spectacular scenery and surroundings. Stroll along the valley paths. Relax and feast your eyes on the wonderful views. Don't miss our excursion tour (weather permitting)-a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguilles du Midi, which lifts you to 3842 m for an unforgettable view of the Alps.
Continue drive to the glamorous city of Paris. On arrival, check-in and relax in the comfort of your hotel. Later in the evening, a dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Tonight, you have a chance to experience the glamour of the famous Lido Show– an unforgettable experience on your tour.It's magic! Sparkle over a glass of champagne at the Lido. Here at the most famous nightclub in the world, enjoy the 'Bonheur Show', a cabaret with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes.
. Discover Fragonard's original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices. Enjoy a panoramic highlight city tour of famous monuments like the Wax or Louvre Museum (Tuesday Closed) with the Glass Pyramid, Garner’s Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Elysees - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, River Seine, the Napoleonic Arc de Triumphed and the Hotel des Invalids. A legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Graven, to produce and showcase life size wax models of celebrities. At the end of the 19th Century, Arthur Meyer, founder of the famous daily newspaper 'Le Galois', conceived the notion of showing his readers the people in the headlines of his paper, but in 3-D.He came up with the idea of creating a site where the public could see people in the news. To implement this original plan, he called on Alfred Graven, who was a cartoonist, designer and famous sculptor. The Grevin opened its doors on June 5th, 1882.