Day 1 : Welcome aboard ‘Panorama Europe Tour’ in London – capital of England. Visit the world-renowned Madame Tus Saud’s wax museum.
Bon voyage! Start your fun-filled tour of Europe. Arrive in London and proceed to your conveniently located hotel on your own. (Please re confirm with your travel agent for exact timings and details about your tour, hotels and meeting place with the Tour Manager).This evening you will visit the world renowned Madame Tussaud’s wax museum which houses a unique collection of the world’s largest wax works of famous personalities, including India’s top leaders and film stars. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Day 2 : Enjoy the many sights of London on your guided tour.
After a continental breakfast, we check out and leave for a guided city tour with an expert English - speaking local guide who will explain to you all the highlights of London’s landmarks: the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, the River Thames and more. After lunch, you have some free time on your own to shop at many London’s famous shopping stores like Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and many more on Oxford Street.
Day 3 : Onto Belgium | Eurotunnel to Calais | Orientation Tour of Brussels
On to Folkstone, cross the English Channel and arrive in Calais. Then drive on to Brussels - the Elegant Capital City, also the seat of the European Union, with an air of bustling efficiency! An orientation tour takes you through picturesque medieval streets to the magnificent Gothic St. Michael's Cathedral. Walk via Galeries 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 sample a 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 Mannekin 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). Continue your drive and check into your hotel after dinner in Brussel.
Day 4 : Visit Madurodam | Onto the Rhineland | Visit Cologne Cathedral | Cruise On the River Rhine | Visit Heidelberg
This morning visit Madurodam, the enchanting miniature city which features the best of Netherlands and later proceed to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral - the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires. Later drive to Boppard 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 'Romantic 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 "Altstadt" - old section of the town. Later, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland Area. Overnight stay in Netherlands.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
Day 5 : Onto Switzerland | Drive Through the Black Forest | Visit Drubba |
Today enjoy a drive through the Black Forest and arrive at Drubba. Time stands still here at the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell's Valley), directly at the mouth of the Ravennaschult (Ravenna Glen). Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision! The Cuckoo Clock is said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 and has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is always a memorable experience.Later drive on to the Swiss region of Lungern, where an exclusive Gala Evening is lined up for You.A Mountain in Switzerland that's all yours! a Swiss Mountain in the Lungern - Schonbuel belt, so exclusive, that it's only for you ! Getting there is half the fun! Wind your way uphill in a cable car, with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Bernese Oberland. If viewing nature is not enough, there are walking trails, and chocolate casting. That's not all! We top it with a sumptuous Dinner and Disco Dancing! Yes, You’re constantly on a high! Later check in to your hotel.
Day 6 : Day at Leisure | Excursion to Jungfrau celebrating 100 years in 2012, Indian Lunch | Visit Interlaken | Visit the Trummelbach Falls.
Excursion to Jungfrau, the 'Top of Europe', and Stop at the Trummelbach falls, another highlight. This is the only glacier waterfalls in Europe, cascading through the mountain. Onto Jungfrau. Reach the 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 than a hot Indian lunch! 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 cosily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages. You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket. Later after dinner return to your hotel.
Day 7 : Onto Innsbruck | Visit Lucerne | Visit Vaduz | Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds | Orientation of Innsbruck.
Today move on to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution. Stroll along the covered, wooden Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping at GÏ‹belin. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Then your drive takes you to picture perfect Austria, enroute, pause at the principality of Leichenstein and stop at Vaduz - the capital, to enjoy a short orientation. Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps. Next halt at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and prepare to be dazzled at the 'Chambers of Wonder’! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a Unicum - a wall of crystal, you see the world's biggest crystal and it's smallest! Over 7 million people from all corners of the globe, have already been thrilled by the Swarovski experience - now you are one of them! Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, 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 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years! After dinner check into your hotel.
Today your journey takes you on a fascinating drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards, cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice. 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. Mark’s 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 Murano Glass Factory where you will see a demonstration of hand blown world famous Venetian glass. Enjoyment at its peak this evening. Celebrate with a scrumptious dinner and a surprise gift per family on your cruise to Tronchetto Pier. Drive to your hotel.
Day 9 : Onto Umbria | Orientation Tour of Pisa | Walking Tour of Florence
Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta 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 Duomo's (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, 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 metre 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, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to your hotel where on arrival you will be checked in after dinner.
Day 10 : Full Day Excursion to Rome | Visit the Time Elevator | Visit the Vatican | Guided Panoramic City Tour of Rome
'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 Elevator 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. See the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well-known movie 'Ben Hurl’! Tribute is paid to the brave Gladiators, with a photo stop at the mighty Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! We look forward to that! After an exciting tour relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel in Tuscany after dinner.
After breakfast enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately six hours to Chamonix Mont Blanc.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, we Is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories? Check into your hotel and after dinner visit the casino on your own. Try your winning streak. Good Luck! Raise a toast to your tour with And Chamonix Mont Blanc. Check into your hotel after dinner.
Day 12 : Onto Switzerland | Cable Car Ride to Aiguille Du Midi and A Visit to The Mer De Glace | Visit Geneva
Awaken to the spectacular delights of the glacier around you. A view of the facing peaks and of 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 Aiguille du Midi, which lifts you to 3842 m for an unforgettable view of the Alps.The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox !Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers. The train climbs a steep track, through scenic Alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the 'Mer de Glace' (sea of ice) Glacier.You know you've really arrived when you stand at 1913 m, at the 'Mer de Glace', which is 7 kms long and 200 m thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kms !A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 m long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you !Drive to Switzerland making a brief stop at Geneva, one of Switzerland's most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world !We begin the orientation tour with a drive to the Palais des Nations - the European Headquarters of the United Nations, and one of the most active conference centres in the world and the Musee Ariana.Be awestruck by the great white plume of the tallest fountain in Europe - the magnificent Jet d'Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais ! Continue on your scenic drive to your hotel after dinner.
Glacier 3000 Awaits! Gives you another first with the launch of Glacier 3000 - the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps, and the scene of the popular Indian film "Bachna Ae Haseeno". Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m). A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world’s highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The View Point (stairs) has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn. There is also a tribute to your visit with us a souvenir for each family. Later ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return to Col du Pillion. Enjoy a spectacular journey and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the alpine region as you enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately six hrs. To Paris, the 'City of Lights'. After dinner check into your hotel.
Day 14 : In Paris | Shop At Fragonard | Visit Grevin Wax Museum | City Tour Of Paris | Visit the Eiffel Tower | Optional 'Gala Evening' In Paris
Visit and shop at Fragonard - The Parfumeur a highlight. Displayed are perfumery collections retracing 3000 years of history. Discover Fragonard's original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices. A special exclusive souvenir for each visitor from Fragonard .Our next stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, an exclusive from Cox & Kings! Grevin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Grevin, 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 Gaulois', 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 Grevin, who was a cartoonist, designer and famous sculptor. The Grevin opened its doors on June 5th, 1882. It was an immediate success. At Grevin, relive glorious French history, meet celebrities and experience the Spirit of Paris, with over 300 wax figures in a setting of gold and marble !The latest addition is our very own 'Shah Rukh Khan'. Commemorate your visit to Grevin with a small memento.Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour of famous monuments like the Louvre with the Glass Pyramid, Garnier'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 Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.End the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower the symbol of Paris! After Dinner return to your hotel.Later this evening, don't miss our optional Gala Evening and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'. This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring illuminated monuments as you glide by. True bliss! We stretch the night for you with an Illumination Tour, driving past spectacularly lit landmarks of Paris. 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. Take away a small remembrance of your visit. Return to your hotel.
Today after the breakfast proceed to: Homeward Bound: Good times need never end! Your tour ends with guests departing on individual schedules for the Heathrow airport London. Relive the high points of your Panorama Europe Tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon.