Welcome to London - a city with a royal heritage. With a wealth of history, culture and exciting attractions, London always has plenty to offer the visitor. On arrival we make our way to the hotel. Relax in the comforts of your hotel after the flight Overnight at hotel in London.(D)
Today after a breakfast, we start our day with guided panoramic city tour of London which includes the Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Regent Park, Trafalgar Square, the Strand, the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Tower of London, the Tower Bridge. St. Paul's Cathedral, White Hall and 10 Downing Street the Prime Ministers residence.
Enjoy a ride atop the most famous London Eye situated in the heart of London. The ride takes in a number of shots of The London Eye along with views of Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment, the Saatchi Gallery and County Hall.
Later we proceed to experience the glittering world of fame at London's most popular attraction, the Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum. Mix with your favorite stars from Hollywood and Bollywood at the world famous collection of realistic wax figures. Overnight at hotel in London. (B,L,D)
Brussels - Orientation Tour After we breakfast we make our way to St. Pancras station to board the Eurostar - a unique experience of traveling under the English Channel aboard the world's fastest channel train As we arrive into Brussels we proceed with the orientation tour of Brussels which includes the Grand Place with its famous guild houses, the City Museum, the Town Hall and the house of the Dukes of Brabant. We see the Manneken Pis - the symbol of Brussels. View the Royal Palace, the Royal Park, the Palace of Justice, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy a photostop at the Atomium, built for the 1958 World Fair and now a virtual symbol of the city. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
We begin our day with a visit to Amsterdam, the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. The best way to experience Amsterdam is in the traditional canal cruise. The glass topped boats unveil to the visitors the original face of Amsterdam. We will be visiting one of the famous wooden shoe factories of Holland. Wooden shoes and Holland are inseparable. You will have the opportunity to experience a free demonstration during which you will be explained about the history,traditions and the making of the authentic Dutch wooden shoes.
After seeing a demonstration of the wooden shoe we take a photo stop at a windmill which is one of the most unique sights of the Netherlands.
We proceed to Keukenhof the world's largest Tulip garden. It attracts over a million visitors in a mere eight weeks of the year. Nature's talent with artificial precision creates a garden where millions of Tulips and Daffodils bloom exactly on time every year. (The Keukenhof Gardens are open from late March to Mid-May only. Groups after Mid-May shall be visiting Madurodam)
From Mid May you visit Madurodam the beautiful miniature city of Holland at the Hague, the capital of Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch buildings and landmarks, as are found at various locations in the country. Overnight at the hotel(B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we start our drive to visit one of the Unesco World Heritage site - the Cologne Cathedral. It is one of Europe's most spectacular cathedrals and has the biggest church facade in the world.
The twin spires (157 meters) and the beautiful stained glass window are the highlights of this cathedral. The Cologne Cathedral has a reputation of being the most visited tourist monument in Germany. We then proceed for a cruise on the river Rhine, sailing on the romantic Rhine.
We admire the traditional castles and lovely vineyards on the hills along the river banks.
After the cruise we proceed to the university town of Heidelberg.
In a walking tour through the traditional German city we see the Rathaus, the Carl Theodore Bridge, the Market Square, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Heidelberg University. We take a stop at Kornplatz to admire the imposing Heidelberg Castle. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we take this opportunity to drive through the scenic Schwarzwald - the Black Forest in the southwest region of Germany. We stop at Hofgurt Sternen, in the heart of the Black Forest. We will see the demonstration of the making of the famous Cuckoo Clocks at Hofgutsternen Later we continue our journey to Switzerland, a landlocked country in the cultural and geographical heart of Europe. Renowned for its snow bound Alps, lush green meadows and its fresh water lakes, the prosperous country of Switzerland has a distinct character and dynamism.
We proceed to Schaffhausen to view the magnificent Rhine Falls, amongst the largest waterfalls of Europe. Strolling along the promenade we admire the panoramic view of the Falls.
Onto Zurich - the richest city and the financial capital of Switzerland. The beautiful city of Zurich is an International center of banking and industry. In our orientation tour we see Gross Munster, Frau Munster, The Rathaus, and St. Peter's Church. With a diameter of 8.7 meters (28 Feet), the clock face of St. Peter's Church is the largest in all of Europe. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
After your breakfast, taste the adventure of Mt. Titlis. The trip takes the scenic route to the starting point of your glacier experience. The 45 minute ride in a series of three different cable cars is an absolutely breath taking experience. You will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The finale is the ride in the world's first revolving cable car - The Rotair- Mt. Titlis at 10,050 ft is a world of fairytale-like snow. Take in the breath-taking view of the Alps from the sun terrace, or the wind-protected Toporama - the famous "south face window". Enjoy a thrilling ride on Ice Flyer (weather permitting).
Later we proceed to Lucerne, the beautiful city located at the northern tip pf Lake Lucerne.
See the famous Lion Monument - "Lowendenkmal", built in memory of the loyal Swiss guards. Stroll along the banks of Lake Lucerne and see the Kapellbrucke - the Chappel Bridge, and the Spreuerbrucke the traditional wooden bridges of Lucerne. Time free for shopping for the famous Swiss watches on Schwanenplatz. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)
Arrive Mauritius, meet and transfer to the Hotel. Day free for leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
After a breakfast we bid goodbye to the most scenic country as we drive to Innsbruck - the capital of Tyrol The Alpine scenery is a visual treat with charming meadows set against snowy peaks. Nestled amongst snow capped mountains the scenic city of Innsbruck lies on the banks of the river Inn. Take the orientation tour of Innsbruck see the Goldenes Dachl - Golden Roof, Hofburg, Hofkirsche, the St. Anne's Column, the Stadtturn, the Triumphpforte, and Helblinghaus. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Start your day by visiting the the world-famous Swarovski Crystal Museum and Showroom at Wattens. View an amazing collection of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products Later we depart for Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Fondly called La Serenissina, Venice is built on 180 islands connected by 400 bridges and hundred's of canals and palaces. For a thousand years the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth.
We sail in our special water taxi to the St. Marks Square - one of the world's most beautiful squares. The atmospheric square with its boutiques, traditional cafes, and historic buildings is the meeting place of the romantic city of Venice. We see the Bridge of Sighs, the Ducale Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, the Clock tower and the Murano Glass showroom.Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
After our breakfast we proceed to the eternal city of Rome - the site of major historic events and the cultural centre Europe for one and a half millennia.
Rome is the home of some of the most celebrated architectural and artistic masterpieces of the ancient world. Arrive, explore, and absorb Rome. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
After our breakfast we begin our guided city tour with the sights of Ancient Rome. We see the Colosseum - the most famous monument of the Roman Empire, the arc of Constantine, the Roman Forum - the world's first supermarket and Caesar's Forum. Driving past the Venice Square view the contrasting architecture of the traditional Palazzio Venezia and the modern Victor Emmanuel Monument. Make your wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, the most beautiful fountain of Rome. Legend says your wish will come true and you will return to Rome. Cruising past the Palatino hill we see the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
We visit the Vatican city - the smallest country in the world. We begin our guided tour of the Vatican Museums, which probably houses the world's greatest collection of Art. Our tour culminates with a visit to the exquisite Sistine Chapel renowned for its outstanding frescoes on the ceiling and alter walls. Traditionally the election of a new Pope is always done in the Sistine Chapel. Later, we visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, the most famous Church of the Christian world. St. Peter's Basilica has an astonishingly harmonious appearance and radiates tremendous grandeur through its architecture and magnificent interior decorations. We stroll amongst the famous colonnades of the St. Peter's Square.
Due to coach and traffic regulations and the heritage status of the city of Rome, the city tour of Rome may be subject to change Time free to soak in the atmosphere and absorb the cultural richness of the seat of the Roman Empire. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
After our breakfast we drive through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside towards the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. After a panoramic drive we visit to the Campo De Miracelli - Field of Miracles and enjoy a view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the architecture wonders of the world. Alongside the leaning tower we admire the Cathedral and the Baptistry of Pisa.
Proceed to Florence renowned as the jewel of Renaissance. We take a walking tour of Florence. We visit the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiores and admire its beautiful Facade, the Campanile and the Baptistery with its ornamental gates of paradise. Time free in Piazza Della Signoria to view the Palazzio Vecchio, the Loggia Dei Lanzi, and the fountain of Neptune. Admire the various sculptures which make Florence a virtual open air museum. Walking through the courtyard of the Uffizi gallery, we see the Ponte Vecchio - the oldest and most famous bridge of Florence. Drive to the Piazzale Michelangelo, for a breathtaking bird's eye view of Florence.Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we say "Arrivederci" to Italy. We drive past the Italian Riviera enroute to Nice. We arrive into Nice "The Queen of the French Riviera".
We drive along the promenade Des Anglais, the famous sea front avenue of the city. We proceed to Massina Square, the shopping district of the city. Time free to take a leisurely stroll on the famous Promenade or visit some of the famous shops of Nice. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L,D).
Visit to Cannes, Monaco and Monte Carlo After breakfast we see the splendour of the famous "Cote D' Azur". We drive to Cannes known for the most famous film festival in the world. We walk along "La Croissette" and see the footprints of some of the most famous film stars in the world. We see the "Palais De Congress" where the Cannes Film Festival Awards Ceremony is held. Soak in the atmosphere of the sleepy fishing village now converted into playground of film stars.
Later we visit a famous perfume factory of France. We get a first hand view on how the famous perfumes of France are made. Avail of the opportunity to shop for perfumes at factory rates. Among the most scenic drives in Europe along the corniche, we proceed to Monaco, one of the smallest principalities of Europe. We see the Monte Carlo casino - the most famous casino in Europe. We drive along the famous roads where the Monaco Grand Prix is held every year. Explore Monaco where you have time free to see the oceanographic museum or the Grand Palace, the residence of the King of Monaco. We also visit the tomb of Princess Grace in the cathedral of Monaco. Later in the evening we drive back to our hotel. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we proceed to Geneva - amongst the most famous International cities of the world. On arrival into Geneva we proceed to take a stop at the English Gardens "Jardin Des Anglais". Time free to stroll pass the lake front see the famous "Jet D' Eau" - the famous 130 metre jet of water on the lake or shop in some of the famous designer showrooms of Geneva. We drive past the Brunswick monument and later see the Palais De Nations, the European Headquarters of the UNO, the Red Cross Museum, and the botanical gardens. Overnight at the hotel(B,L,D)
Optional - Lido and Illumination Tour After breakfast we drive past the famous mustard fields of Dijon and the vineyards of the Burgundy region. After a scenic journey arrive into the glamorous city of Paris. The truth is that Paris represents all the regions of France in one city. Amongst the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris has something to offer for everybody. The Parisian spirit has been immortalized by many an artists in so many forms, but the best way of getting immersed in the city's vibrant space is to experience an evening in Paris where everything around you seems divine and serene at the same time. Paris truly beckons the connoisseur of life in all of us.
Today you have an opportunity to experience the glamour and lights of Paris. We suggest you take our optional of the Illumination Tour of Paris and the Lido show. Paris by night is infinitely more beautiful than Paris by day. The brilliant illumination of the monuments and buildings in Paris is an unmatched experience. The Lido De Paris is the most famous of the spectacular night shows of Paris. Feel like a true Parisian as you sip a glass of wine and enjoy the scintillating show. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we embark for an adventurous and fun filled day to Disneyland Paris which provides a great family vacation. Enjoy the thrilling rides and fascinating shows of Disneyland - the most famous amusement park in Europe. Meet your favorite cartoon characters, and enjoy the experience with your whole family. The resort offers a plethora of attractions and theme parades chosen from the wonderful world of Disney. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we view the beautiful sights of Paris on our city tour. Our panoramic city tour of Paris includes the Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, the National Assembly, the Alexander Bridge, the Concorde Square, the Magdalene Church, the Opera Garnier, the Louvre Palace, the Conciergerie, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Cite island, the French Academy, the Sorbonne University, the Orsay Museum, the Invalides, the Church of the Invalides, the Military Academy, the Trocadero Square, and the Palais De Chaillot.
Later we visit the most famous landmark of Paris the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889 and designed by the young engineer Gustav Eiffel, it is more than 320 meters, (1,050 feet). We visit the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower to experience the bird eye view of city of Paris. After our descent we take a Cruise on River Seine. It is an excellent and unique way to view Paris and sail past its many historical monuments.
Later we make our way to Guard De Nord station to board the Eurostar to London. Arrive at St. Pancras station and then drive to the London airport to take our flight back home with an enriching experience new friends and a bagful of memoirs, all of us would like to keep for posterity.(B,L)