Upon arriving at the Paris airport, our tour representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the airport. After completing the check-in formalities, you can relax for a while. The time is at leisure and you can spend it as per your own liking. The capital city of France, Paris is an important European city and the global center for fashion, art, culture, and gastronomy. This timeless wonder has to offer something new to its visitors.
Post Dinner, overnight stay in Paris.
Post breakfast, day 2 of the tour is scheduled for sightseeing in Paris. The first day of the tour is to the Louvre Museum (closed on Tuesdays) - one of the largest museums as well as a historic monument in the city. Its exhibition area spreads in an area of 652,300 square feet and houses over 35000 objects, from pre-historic to the present times. It has world-renowned art works like Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, along with the works of Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Renoir and more.
On the day when the Louvre is not opened for the visitirs, you visit the Palace of Versailles, also known as the Château de Versailles. One of the world's largest and most luxurious palaces, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After visiting either of the two attractions, explore the other popular monuments such as the Pyramid of the Louvre- a huge glass and metal pyramid bounded by 3 smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace; Garnier's Opera House- also known as Palais Garnier, it is the world's largest opera theatre; the River Seine to view the beautiful views, the Place de la Concorde - one of the major public squares in the city, it is notoriously famous for guillotine, the Champs Elysees – a popular fashion street, popular around the world; Napolean's Arc de Triomphe- one of the most popular monuments in Paris, it was once the tallest triumphal arch in the world and the Les Invalides, commonly called Hôtel national des Invalidesm, it is a building complex with several monuments and museums.
The evening is scheduled for a memorable visit to the very popular Eiffel Tower. From the elevator, climb up to the second floor to savor a lovely view.
After dinner, overnight stay in Paris.
After breakfast at the hotel, get all set for a memorable scenic road drive from Paris to Switzerland. As the approximate time taken would be around 7 hours, carry packed lunch from a restaurant. Equally stunning as the Swiss cities, this countryside has it all, mesmerizing landscapes, small hamlets with ancient looking houses and historical chalets, medieval castles, farms and mountains. Notice Swiss cows grazing in the perennial meadows. Evening arrival in Switzerland. Complete the check-in. You are free to partake in the activities of your interest. This mountainous Central European country, boasts of abundant natural beauty comprising of several lakes, hamlets and the lofty Alps.
After dinner, overnight in Switzerland
After breakfast at the hotel on day 4, the day is going to be an exciting one as you are going to visit Glacier 3000, a perpetual snow mountain, offering picturesque views of the most beautiful summits of the mighty Alps. Get into a cable car with glass bottom up to the Scex Rouge with a height of 2971 m. The next adventure in line is an exciting ride on the Alpine Coaster (subject to weather). The highest toboggan track in the world, it involves a loop of 520 degrees, tailed by 2 bridges, 3 jumps, 6 waves and 10 curves.
Right behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 is the View Point staircase offering a 360 degree view of the popular Alpine peaks such as Monch, Eiger, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau. Embark on a walk at the 107 m long Peak Walk- a suspension bridge with panoramic views. Thereafter, hop into the Ice Express, an unusual Snow bus that takes you through the glacier. Savor sumptuous buffet lunch. Do not forget to pick a memorabilia from the souvenir shop. Back to the hotel. The evening is at leisure.
On the days when Glacier 3000 is not available, visitors are taken for a visit to the Mount Titlis. Here you get into Rotair cable, the first revolving cable car in the world that offers a stunning 360 degree views of the Swiss peaks. As you get on the top of Mt. Titlis, at 3020 m, admire the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. It is going to be a once in a lifetime experience.
After dinner at a restaurant, an overnight stay in Switzerland.
Post breakfast, the day is scheduled for an excursion to the 'Top of Europe', the Jungfrau- famed for its eternal glaciers. Once at the Jungfrau, continue towards the Jungfrau station- the highest altitude railway station in Europe, offering a memorable ride in a lovely red cogwheel train, while you are surrounded by melodramatic mountain scenery all around, enjoying stunning views. The train takes a halt where you can savor hot scrumptious lunch. Later on, embark on a memorable walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, 23 km in length. It is known as the longest ice stream in the Alps. The next visit is to the sparkling Ice Palace, equally popular amidst adults and children. It is like a wonderland of ice inside the mountains where everything is made of solid ice. The halls, corridors, handrails and sculptures- all look amazing. Next in line is the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at an altitude of 3571 m. it is not only a vantage point for the tourists to relish breathtaking views of the Alps but is also an astronomical viewpoint and other research projects.
Thereafter, you descend to the splendid resort town on the Aare River, Interlaken, sandwiched between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Offering dramatic views of the Alps, the place even today offers a ride in horse-drawn carriages. The vistas of nature are matchless. Indulge in shopping here. The most popular buys here are Swiss watches, jewelry and Swiss chocolates. Do not forget to get your hands on interesting souvenirs.
Back to the hotel, after dinner.
Overnight stay in Switzerland.
After breakfast on the 6th day of the tour, hit the road to the historic city of Lucerne, placed on the north shores of Lake Lucerne. This compact city of Switzerland is known for its placid lakes, panoramic mountains, alpine villages with lovely meadows, lavish Jesuit Church, cowbells, wooden Kapellbrucke or the chapel bridge and the rock relief of Lion Monument. Enjoy shopping here too.
Thereafter, drive towards the Principality of Liechtenstein- a small but wonderful country placed on the banks of the Rhine River in Central Europe. The place is extremely popular for its art, history, culture and geography. Take a halt at the capital city- Vaduz, popular for postage stamps. Have lunch.
Continue your drive to Austria- marked by regal history, mountain hamlets, craggy alpine landscape and baroque city architecture. On the way, stop at the globally well-known Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens- a breathtaking museum. The place is visited by almost 7 million tourists from all around the world. Get all set to get bedazzled. A world of crystal Swarovski wonders is waiting for you.
Next, begin your charming drive to Innsbruck situated on River Inn. One of the most vibrant and pretty cities of Europe, Innsbruck is globally popular for winter sports, it has been the venue of the Winter Olympics, two times. Begin the orientation tour include the world-popular sights. The first visit is to the landmark of the Innsbruck- the Golden Roof or the Goldenes Dachl. A decorative Gothic balcony constructed in the 15th century by the Emperor Maximilian I. It is adorned with gold painted copper shingles. Thereafter, enjoy walk to the Imperial Church or the Hofkirche. This remarkable structure consists of a memorial for Emperor Maximilian I and is probably the most prominent tomb memorial for any emperor in Europe. Next visit is to the Imperial Palace or the Hofburg. A stunning 16th century, then Renaissance and finally Baroque imperial palace it has opulent interiors with frescoes.
Finally check-in at a hotel in Axams and relish a continental dinner.
Stay overnight in Axams.
Today is the last day of your memorable tour. Have breakfast and get an assisted transfer to the airport to board the flight back home.
Mr. Hatim Tarwadi