GLIMPSE OF EUROPE
9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - London
Upon arrival in London, after immigration and customs your representative will greet you outside the exit gate and assist you to transfer to your hotel. (earliest check in after 1400 hours). Enjoy this vibrant and bustling city on your own, exploring the numerous restaurants, bustling shops, galleries, fabulous theatres and exciting entertainment at your own pace.
Day 02 : London
Today you will enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the city, which includes attractions like the Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, the river Thames and Buckingham Palace among others. Following the city tour, drive to Folkstone where you will cross the English Channel through the Eurotunnel to Calais and continue to the elegant Belgian capital city of Brussels.The Channel Tunnel is 50 km long, with the 39 km undersea section being the longest undersea tunnel in the world. On arrival into Brussels enjoy an orientation tour featuring sights like the magnificent St. Michel's Cathedral an excellent example of Gothic style architecture, Grand Place with its gilded buildings and the cheeky Mannekin Pis (photo stop). Check into your hotel.
Day 03 :London – Rhineland Area
This morning 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. 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 wander around the winding alleys steeped in history or stroll through the pedestrians Haupstrasse (high street), the main shopping avenue in Heidelberg. Later, check into your hotel in the Rhineland Area.
Day 04:Rhineland Area - Zurich
Today you will proceed on a spectacular journey to Switzerland and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the Alpine region. Enroute drive through the Black Forest region, visiting Drubba for a cuckoo clock demonstration. Later you will drive to Schaffhausen where the Rhine River thunders over the Rhine Falls forming Europe's largest waterfall- an excellent photo opportunity. Continue on your scenic drive to the city of Zurich, where on arrival you will proceed on an orientation tour strolling down the city's fanciest shopping street Bahnhofstrasse, past famous sights like Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) situated in a medieval square, famous for its 16th century clock, the largest clock face in Europe. The elegant copper spire of the Fraumunster found in the 9th Century with beautiful stained glass windows. Across the Limmat River, you will get a view of the Grossmunster a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Zurich's patron saints. Later you will check into your hotel.
A glorious day at leisure or you may choose to take our exciting optional excursion to Mt. Titlis for some excitement and adventure in the Swiss Alps. Today's excursion takes you to the unique snow and glacier paradise Mt.Titlis, one of the highest peaks where a day of fun in snow awaits you. The excitement begins with a rotating cable car ride up the mountain, followed by a thrilling ride in the Ice Flyer above the glacier. Experience the thrill of numerous attractions like a visit to the Glacier Park, try your hand at rollicking on snow tubes or just experience the thrill of sledging down the snow-covered slopes. After a sumptuous hot Indian Lunch at Mt.Titlis, the day continues with a visit to Lucerne city. Here you will visit the heartrending Lion Monument, carved into a limestone cliff followed by a stroll along the covered Kappelbrucke to the richly ornate Jesuit Church. Later, you will enjoy a visit to Casagrande, a unique shop for souvenirs The exciting day comes to an end with a Gala Dinner Cruise with a free flow of wine, beer and soft drinks, on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.
The day is free to take in your beautiful surroundings or enjoy our optional excursion to the Jungfraujoch The top of Europe. Ascend by cogwheel train to the Jungfraujoch, which at 3454 meters is Europe's highest altitude railway station. Explore and enjoy the numerous attractions like a walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 kms the longest ice stream in the Alps. Visit the glistening Ice Palace, 30 meters under the surface of the glacier and admire the unique exhibition of life-size ice sculptures of animals, birds and mountains that exhibit the artistry of the craftsmen or simply take in the spectacular view from the Sphinx observation hall and terrace Europe's highest altitude vantage point at 3571 meters. Enjoy a hot delicious Indian lunch with a glass of champagne amidst the perfect views of the glacier and snow capped mountains. Later you will drive to the picturesque resort Interlaken, from where you start a ten minute 65 degree angled funicular ride to Harder Kulm a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, unique in the Alps! Enjoy some amazing scenic sights of mountains, lakes and valleys, a glorious garden terrace, restaurant and an alpine wild life park with ibex and marmots and children's park. On your return explore the unique Swiss resort, where even today one can see horse-drawn carriages. Visit the Kirchhofer's Casino Galleryfamous for its premium leather goods, Swiss watches, chocolates and other accessories.
Day 07:Zurich - Geneva
This morning after an early breakfast enjoy an optional visit to 'Aareschlucht',the Aare Gorge at Meiringen, a 1400 m long and 200 m wide wonder of nature. You can walk safely through the gorge along a footpath and tunnels cut through the rock. Continue your drive in Switzerland and marvel at the wonders of the Alpine region, arriving into Geneva and proceed for photo stops in the city which includes the Palais des Nations U.N. Building, the Musee Ariana, the Jet d'Eau the world's tallest fountain and the beautiful flower clock situated in the Jardin Anglais. Later you will proceed to the "Love at first sight" Chamonix valley and enter the majestic world of the high mountains and the exhilarating Mont Blanc. This is the third most visited natural site in the world. You will be mesmerised by the sights around you. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous who frequent Chamonix Mont Blanc. We recommend you take the highest and most impressive cable car ride in Chamonix, the Aiguille du Midi to 3842 meters where an unforgettable view of the entire Mont Blanc range around and the magnificent Chamonix valley below, unfolds in front of you. Contrary to popular opinion the world-renowned Mont Blanc range is located in Chamonix Valley in France and not in Switzerland. On a clear day you can also see the Monte Rosa, the Grand Combin and even the Matterhorn. Later you will enjoy an exceptional sightseeing excursion with a never-ending view of the magnificent vistas on the nostalgic red cog railway of Montenvers, the highest scenic train in the Alps directly up to the "Mer de Glace" (sea of ice) Glacier at 1913 meters as your soak in the exhilarating views around you. The "Mer de Glace" is 7 kms long and 200 meters thick with a surface dimension of 40 Kms. Besides feasting your eyes on the stunning panoramic views, an amazing crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier awaits you. Later check into your hotel.
Day 08:Geneva - Paris
Today you will be awakened to the spectacular delights of the glacier around you. Later drive to Paris the romantic "City of Lights", through the beautiful mountain landscapes of the Swiss Alps. On arrival in Paris you will enjoy a visit to Les Galeries Lafayette (closed on Sunday) the avant-garde fashion store in Paris that offers an excellent and wide selection of branded bags, cosmetics, fashionable accessories, exotic perfumes and the latest fashion trends in clothing, truly a one-stop fashion store. Later you have the option to visit the famous Grevin Wax Museum, an exclusive introduced by for the very first time. Grevin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, created by Alfred Grevin a cartoonist and his friend Gabriel Thomas a brilliant wit, is a three dimensional mirror of topical events, a world of fun, a time machine. With the know-how born of 120 years of experience, the Grevin is the symbol of the distinguished art of waxwork. In the 18th century, a German named Curtius revived the fashion for wax studies. He had for his assistant his niece, the future Madame Tussaud, who by 1789 replaced him. Upon the death of her uncle she went to London and opened her wax museum. Three hundred wax figures of superstars, major political leaders, international celebritiaes, top models and sports heroes are waiting to be photographed with you. Next you enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments and best known Parisian sights like the splendid Louvre glass pyramid, Garnier's Opera - one of the grandest Opera houses ever built, Place de la Concorde the largest square in the city, the Champs Elysees - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Arc de Triomphe the biggest triumphal arch in the world and Hotel des Invalides among others. Next you will proceed to the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Paris. Ascend by an elevator to the viewing platform on the 1st level for a dazzling panoramic overview of the bustling city and the River Seine. At the end of the day you will be checked into your hotel.
The day is free or we recommend our funfilled optional excursion to the world-class family attraction Disneyland Paris. Enjoy an array of thrilling rides, incredible shows, parades and discover the fantasy and excitement at this enchanting amusement park, which guarantees nonstop fun and action. Do not forget to take a snapshot with one of your favourite Disney characters! Later this evening, don't miss our optional Gala Evening where you will experience the opulence and joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'. Parisian nightlife is the envy of the world and so is the Gala Evening. This exciting evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under some of the city's enchanting bridges, admiring the dazzling illuminated sights and monuments, an Indian Dinner at the world famous Lido followed by the 'Bonheur Show'! Enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne amidst the captivating music, extravagant sets and costumes and a fascinating display of lasers and lights. A moment of pure Bonheur (happiness)! End the evening discovering the magic of Paris by night on the Illumination Tour driving past spectacularly lit landmarks.
Day 10:Paris - Bhubaneswar
Today you will bid farewell to Paris as your European tour comes to an end. You transfer to the airport, for your flight back home.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi –London/Paris - Delhi in economy class
• 02 Nights accommodation in London
• 01 Night accommodation in Rhineland Area
• 03 Nights accommodation in Zurich
• 01 Night accommodation in Geneva
• 02 Nights accommodation in Paris
• Daily Breakfast (Except Day 1)
• Daily Breakfast
• All transfers & sightseeing as per Itinerary
• Tourist visa of UK & Schengen with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities