*Orientation tour of Brussels including sights such as the Grand Place & Atomium
*Visit the beautiful Black Forest region of Germany
*Experience a demonstration of the famous Cuckoo Clocks at Drubba
*Orientation tour of Lucerne,
*Excursion to Glacier 3000 - Discover the new must-see attraction in Switzerland
*Orientation tour of Montreux & Lausanne
*Enjoy a unique view of Paris, on-board the relaxing River Seine Cruise
*An Evening in Paris - see the famous monuments of Paris illuminated
*Enjoy breathtaking views of Paris from level 2 of the Eiffel Tower
Day 1: London – Brussels: Orientation tour of Brussels
After a warm welcome from your Tour Director we set off to cross the English Channel to Calais. From there we make our way to Brussels, the Belgian and European Union capital. We begin our orientation tour at the Grand Place or Grote Markt, the central square of Brussels surrounded by opulent guildhalls, the city’s Town Hall and the Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels.
During the tour you will also see the Manneken Pis, Royal Palace, Royal Park, the Palace of Justice and the Museum of Fine Arts. Then on to a photo-stop at the Atomium, that was built for the 1958 World Expo. We continue our journey close to the French/Germany border where we enjoy an overnight stay.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Black Forest, Rhine Falls and Lucerne orientation tour
Today we drive to the Black Forest in the southwest region of Germany known for its lush valleys and pine-clad hills.
The Black Forest is certainly a beautiful place to visit. Some of the world’s best-quality wood products and the world’s prettiest and best-preserved forests are in this region.
The Black Forest maids, Black Forest farms, Black Forest gateau, Bollenhut hats and Cuckoo Clocks – embodies everything that you might expect of a picture-perfect German holiday.
Our tour takes us to Drubba in the heart of the Black Forest to see firsthand how the famous Cuckoo Clocks of Hofgut Sternen are made. From there it’s a short drive into Switzerland and onto Schaffhausen to witness the stunning natural beauty of one of Europe’s largest waterfalls, the Rhine Falls.
Then on to Lucerne a beautiful city located at the northern tip of Lake Lucerne, where you’ll see the Lion Monument called Lowendenkmal. Thereafter stroll along the banks of Lake Lucerne to see attractions like the Kapellbrucke (The Chapel Bridge) and the Spreuerbrucke, two traditional wooden bridges of Lucerne. Next enjoy some retail therapy at the ‘Bucherer,’ famous for Swiss watches, jewellery and souvenirs. Finally enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your chosen hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Mt. Titlis and Snow Park and Geneva orientation tour
After breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis. The 45-minute ride across 3 cable cars is truly awe-inspiring. You’ll witness the scenery change from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ride is on the famous Rotair – the world’s first revolving cable car that offers an awesome 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-covered Swiss valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests and mountains.
In the afternoon we proceed to the lakeside city of Geneva, where we embark on an orientation tour that includes a stop at the English Gardens ‘Jardin Des Anglais’ and the famous ‘Jet D’Eau’ a 130 metre-high jet of water on the lake. Then a drive past the Brunswick Monument and on to see the Palais De Nations, the European Headquarters of the UNO. Finally we all enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your Geneva hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Paris: River Seine cruise and an evening in Paris
Leaving early for the centre of Paris, today’s experience is a panoramic boat cruise along the River Seine. These exquisite boats are entirely glass topped and specifically constructed to explore the breathtaking panoramic views of Parisian monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris’ own Statue of Liberty) as well as many other landmarks.
Later, indulge in an Indian meal followed by an evening tour to discover the radiance of the ‘City of Lights.’ The tour will cover historic sites such as Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and the extravagant Eiffel Tower. Then enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, & Dinner
Day 5: Eiffel Tower and panoramic tour of Paris – Back to London
The last day of your tour will include a visit to the most famous attraction in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, from where you can marvel at the spectacular views of the city. Then return to ground and embark on a panoramic tour of Paris to witness sights such as the Champs Elysées, Opera Garnier, Arc De Triomphe, Louvre Palace, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, National Assembly, Alexandre Bridge, Concorde Square, Magdalene Church, Trocadéro Square, Conciergerie, Notre Dame Cathedral, Cite Island, French Academy, Sorbonne University, Orsay Museum, Church of the Invalides, Military Academy and Palais De Chaillot. In the afternoon, we head north, back to Calais to cross the channel to England. As we drive on to our London drop off point, it’s time to reflect, taking home happy memories of the beautiful places visited in the last few days. Memories that we hope you will treasure for a lifetime.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
*Services of a Tour Manager.
*Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in the itinerary (or similar).
*Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fee, sightseeing tours and surface transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
*4 nights accommodation in 3/4 star hotels
*4 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners. Plus - 2 Free RED Bonus Lunches!!
*Porter fees at hotels, airports and seaports.
*Cost of items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, etc.
*Any other items not mentioned in the Holiday Package Cost Includes list.
*Free special chaat & burger lunch with Black Forest cake & soft drinks
*Free chai & samosa at Rhine Falls
*Free fondue tasting with lunch at Engelberg
*The third person sharing the room is provided with an additional mattress or a roll away bed.
*A surcharge may be applicable on certain departures.
*Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.