Best of Europe

Rs. 66,990 + EUR 875 per person

Tour Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

departure date

01 Sep 2017

holiday type

Escorted

Best of Europe

Visit Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France

  • Visit Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France
  • Visit Mt. Titlis with Ice-Flyer Ride in Switzerland
  • Orientation tour of Lucerne in Switzerland
  • Visit the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
  • Guided tour of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany
  • Guided walking tour of Alstadt, Germany
  • Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
  • Walking Tour of Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
  • Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Bruges, Belgium
  • Visit the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower to get a bird’s eye view of Paris
  • Enjoy a Guided panoramic tour of Paris, France     
  • Enjoy a Seine River Cruise in Paris, France

Guided Walking Tours ideal for experiencing the culture and life of the place

  • Walking tour in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Walking tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands     
  • Walking tour in Bruges, Belgium

Time for some exciting Shopping

  • Shop for chocolates, watches and souvenirs in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Shop for the famous Eau de Cologne at the Pedestrian Plaza in Cologne. Look at some great offers at the famous fashion stores too     
  • Homemade Belgian chocolates, laces and souvenirs at the Markt Platz, Bruges
  • Check out some good offers on perfumes, fashion stores in Paris

Hotels Used

  • 2 Nights in Zurich at Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport or similar
  • 1 Night in Heidelberg at Hotel Arcadia or similar
  • 2 Nights in Amsterdam at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Airport or similar
  • 1 Night in Bruges at Hotel Martin’s or similar
  • 1 Night in Paris at Hotel Mercure La Defense or similar
     
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  • 01st Sep - Arrive into Zurich

We assemble at the Cochin International Airport to board your flight to Zurich.

Welcome to Zurich – Switzerland’s largest metropolis. After we finish the immigration formalities we drive you to your hotel. After the long journey you can freshen up and relax in your hotel room.

Overnight at your hotel in Zurich (Dinner)

                                                                                                                                        


  • 02nd Sep - Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer Ride and Lucerne

After a continental breakfast, we proceed on an exciting full day excursion to Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis, which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis through a series of three different cable car rides, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. See over 200 cable cars sporting different flags. Lookout for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the ascent will be in 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 Cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take an unforgettable ride on the “Ice - Flyer” an enclosed ski lift that travels only a few meters over the Titlis Glacier.

We later proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the World. See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards.

You may take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke - the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc.

Overnight at your hotel in Zurich (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


  • 03rd Sep - Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen - Visit Drubba in the Black Forest

After a continental breakfast, we checkout and proceed to Germany. Visit the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. The Rhine Falls provides a magnificent spectacle. Across a width of 150 meters (492 feet) and a height of 23 meters, 600 m³ (21,189 cubic feet) of water plunge over the falls in the summer.

Then proceed to the Black Forest region of Germany, where at Drubba you can see a demonstration of how Cuckoo clocks are made. Buy one of the original Cuckoo clocks as a souvenir. You also have an opportunity to eat the famous Black Forest Cake.

Later we continue our journey towards Heidelberg. Check in at the hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Heidelberg (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 


  • 04th Sep - Guided tour of Magnificent Cologne Cathedral

After a continental breakfast, we drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne, where we see the magnificent Cologne Cathedral on a guided tour. This 515 feet tall gothic Cathedral took six centuries to build and is Germany’s most visited monument.  

Indulge in some shopping in Cologne. Cologne's city center is a paradise for shoppers, with something to suit every taste and every wish.
After lunch, proceed to Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk.

Overnight at your hotel in Amsterdam (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 


  • 05th Sep - Visit Zaanse Schans - Madurodam - Guided Walking Tour of Amsterdam

After a continental breakfast, proceed to Zaanse Schans, Netherlands.
The Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam. Be part of a vibrant and stunning living and working community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961. The Zaanse Schans will easily fill half a day – there is so much to see, taste, smell and experience! Take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat meadow landscape. Come and watch traditional crafts such as clog- and cheese-making or visit the windmills and traditional buildings.

Later visit all of Holland’s iconic attractions during a fun-filled visit to the Madurodam miniature park in The Hague. Feel like a mighty giant as you stroll past small-scale replicas of famous Dutch landmarks like the Port of Rotterdam and the Rijksmuseum. Admire traditional Dutch houses; delight in the vibrant color of tulip fields; and see signature Dutch windmills in verdant fields. Enrich your knowledge of the Netherlands with educational exhibitions and informative plaques throughout your visit to the magnificent miniature park.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Amsterdam. Explore the Dam Square or indulge in some shopping.

Dam Square is Amsterdam’s best-known square, and it is a handy central location from which to explore the medieval city centre. It is Amsterdam’s beating heart. This square is the very spot where Amsterdam was founded around 1270. Today pigeons, tourists, buskers and the occasional Ferris-wheel-boasting fair take over the grounds. Long before it hosted fun and games, the square was split into two sections called Vissersdam, a fish market where the Bijenkorf department store now stands, and Vijgendam, probably named for the figs and other exotic fruits unloaded from ships. Various markets and events have been held here through the ages, including executions – you can still see holes on the front of the Royal Palace where the wooden gallows were affixed.

Overnight at your hotel in Amsterdam (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 


  • 06th Sep - Canal Cruise in Bruges

After a continental breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium.

Bruges is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. The city-center Markt features horse-drawn carriage rides and 17th-century houses converted into restaurants and cafes, as well as the 13th-century belfry with its 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.

On arrival, enjoy a canal cruise in this beautiful medieval city. Viewing the city from the water gives it a totally different feel than by foot. Cruise down Spiegelrei towards Jan Van Eyckplein and it's possible to imagine Venetian merchants entering the city centuries ago and meeting under the slender turret of the Poortersloge building up ahead.

Overnight at your hotel in Bruges (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


  • 07th Sep - Onto Paris

After a continental breakfast, checkout and proceed to Paris. Arrive Paris and check in at the hotel.

Evening is free for shopping.

Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognizable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.

Overnight at your hotel in Paris (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 


  • 08th Sep - Eiffel Tower - City Tour of Paris - Return Home with Wonderful Memories

After a continental breakfast, proceed to visit Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 3rd level will leave you breathless. Later proceed for a guided panoramic city tour. Experience Paris in all its charm, glamour and glory. See Place de la Concorde, the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the magnificent Opera House.

Then settle in for a cruise on the Seine River. Glide past riverside monuments like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and then explore a side of Paris many tourists miss as you float through the tunnels, bridges and locks of the city’s historic canal system

Evening proceed to the airport for your flight back home

Return home with wonderful memories of your tour with Intersight  !!!