We begin our tour of Europe with arrival in the city of Paris, the world fashion capital.
After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by EBIXCASH Travel and Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to the hotel.
It has been a long flight from India. Take some time off to relax and rejuvenate in the comforts of your hotel room.
After an early dinner it's time to go to bed (D)
Day 2: Visit Eiffel Tower - 3rd level • Guided City Tour of Paris • Visit Montmartre by Oneway Funicular • Seine River Cruise • Optional 'Paris by Night with Lido'
Paris is a place that need no introduction.
After breakfast today, we begin exploring Paris. Our first stop - the Eiffel Tower! Because no holiday in Paris is complete without a visit to this iconic landmark.
The magnificent structure itself in all its gigantism is an utterly beautiful sight. Then there is the panoramic city view that you get while atop the tower which we shall be visiting right up to the 3rd level.
We proceed for lunch and thereafter a guided city tour of this French capital known for its architectural beauty and its cultural treasures. Our tour ends with a visit to Montmartre by a one-way funicular ride.
While the on-road tour certainly is a great way to explore the city, it's a whole different experience to absorb in the city's character while sailing on the Seine River. So, we take a cruise down the famous river that allows us to grab marvellous views of many Parisian highlights including the recently visited Eiffel Tower, the Alexander Bridge, the National Assembly, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc.
Alight from the cruise and proceed for dinner before heading to the hotel to wade off the day's exhaustion. (B, L, D)
OR after dinner we can continue to enjoy the optional Illumination Tour, a truly wonderful experience that makes it apparent why Paris is called the City of Lights and the optional Lido Show performed by the popular Parisian Cabaret.
Day 3: Visit Disneyland, Paris
A trip to Paris cannot be complete without spending a day revelling the wonders of Disneyland, Paris. Today after breakfast we proceed to Disneyland.
Divided into magical themed lands - Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland which are the four magical themed lands and the ever famous Main Street USA - the Park has a lot to keep just about anyone entertained from meet-and-greet with our favourite fantasy characters (Pooh, Mickey, Minnie, etc) to fantasy setups like Pirates of the Caribbean or the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups stomach-churning rides like the Space Mountain Mission 2 or Indiana Jones to subtler and more bearable rides such as 'It's A Small World' to that of parades and shows.
If cinema is more your cup of tea than rides and fantasy characters, you can opt for the Walt Disney Studio Park instead of the Euro Disney Park. The park takes us on a magical behind-the-scenes journey of several movies bringing to life cinema sets and characters. The shops, shows and other attractions, all inspired by Hollywood classics and Disney's most famous movies, are nothing short of a feast for any movie buff.
After a day, have a relaxed dinner before you retire to your room for a good night's sleep. (B, PL, D)
Note:Your park ticket gives you the option of entering either Disneyland or Walt Disney Studios (1 Day 1 Park).
Day 4: Onto Switzerland • Orientation Tour of Geneva
Good bye Paris, Welcome Swiss. Soon after breakfast today, we begin our drive to the Swiss town of Geneva. The drive takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside scenery with green fields and mountains.
Scenic views run along the ride and keep us entertained while the regular comfort stops and the packed lunch make sure that we don't go hungry or tired.
On arrival in Geneva we proceed on our orientation tour. We wander through various popular attractions in town including the United Nations Headquarters, the Flower Clock, the Old Town, the Jet d'Eau (world's tallest fountain that sprouts up out of Lake Geneva) and the Red Cross Headquarters among others.
After the tour we proceed to our hotel to check in for the night, have our dinner and call it a night. (B, L, D)
Day 5: In Switzerland • Visit Glacier 3000 • Orientation Tour of Lucerne
Today we experience the typical Swiss snow as we proceed for the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, Glacier 3000 after breakfast.
Glacier 3000 has a lot to offer. Apart from the incredibly spectacular views of snow-laced peaks all around, there is also a wide variety of activities to keep you entertained. Enjoy the winter views during the cable-car ride to and from Les Diablerets. Have a real good time enjoying the thrills of the snow-bus ride and roller coaster at the glacier. Lunch today shall be served at the Glacier.
On the way back from Glacier 3000 enter the town of Lucerne and proceed on an orientation tour exploring the picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows, the poignant Lion Monument, the covered Wooden Kapellbrücke (chapel bridge) and more.
After a long day of adventures, it time for dinner. Proceed to hotel and check in for some well-deserved good night's sleep. (B, L, D)
Day 6: In Switzerland • Boat Ride at Rhine Falls • Visit Titisee - Black Forest Region • Cuckoo Clock Demonstration at Drubba • Orientation Tour of Zurich
After breakfast proceed for a boat ride at Rhine Falls near the village of Neuhausen in Northern Switzerland though popularly associated with the city of Schaffhausen. The natural beauty is overwhelming and for sure worth your time.
After the boat ride embark on a journey to the town of Titisee through the black forest region of Germany. Nestled in the mountainous region of southwest Germany the Black Forest is known for its dense, evergreen forests and picturesque villages. It's renowned for the cuckoo clocks produced in the region since the 1700s.
At Titisee, we visit Drubba for a Cuckoo Clock demonstration. Cuckoo clocks, wall and grandfather clocks all "made in Germany", an extensive jewellery and accessory selection from international designers. Immerse yourself in a world of brands.
From Titisee, proceed to Zurich. On arrival into Zurich, proceed on an orientation tour of this renowned Swiss town. Stroll down the Bahnhofstrasse through the city's fanciest shopping street, 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. Across the Limmat River, you will get a view of the Grossmunster - a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Zurich's patron saints.
After the tour enjoy dinner and return to the hotel (B, L, D)
Day 7: In Switzerland • Optional visit to Jungfraujoch and Orientation Tour of Interlaken
After breakfast today, the day is at leisure.
Alternately take an optional tour proceed to the Jungfraujoch and Interlaken.
Proceed to Grindelwald Grund to board the train for Jungfarujoch via the Kleine Scheidegg station. One of Switzerland's most popular attractions with Europe's highest train station: the Jungfraujoch is at 3454 metres above sea level. The observatory is located at 3571 metres. Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier (the longest ice stream in the Alps), a visit to the glistening Ice Palace, the Alpine experience and the Sphinx Observation Terrace.
Lunch shall be served at the Jungfraujoch.
On return from Jungfraujoch proceed on an orientation tour of Interlaken. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-coloured waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and in the Alpine region, Interlaken has old timber houses and parkland on either side of the Aare River. Interlaken is simply all things Swiss and cuteness overloaded.
After the tour enjoy your dinner. Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)
Note: Breakfast will be served to all at the hotel while lunch will only be served to those who've opted for the Jungfraujoch tour.
Day 8: Homeward Bound
After breakfast, we say our goodbyes.
Hit the road to the airport. Board our flight back home reminiscing the wonderful memories of the holiday and of course start planning the next trip. (B)
THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour price includes:
Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
Cost of your visa valid for the duration of the tour.
Services of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tour Manager or Local Representative or Local Guide.
Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for passengers upto 60 years of age.
Tour price excludes:
Optional and Add -On excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Any increase in airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airline for ticket (presently calculated on 01 Jan 2020).
Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season to be paid extra per person.
Cost of extension of validity of your air ticket.
Medical test and premium cost of insurance valid for passengers above 60 years of age.
Porterage at hotels, airports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
Baggage handling fee charge by the operating airline for the excess check in baggage
Any increase in rate of EUR (presently calculated at 1 EUR = INR 80) leading to an increase in Tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.