France • Switzerland • Austria • Czech Republic • Slovakia • Hungary
Innsbruck, Wattens, Salzburg, Vienna
Guided City Tour
Visit the Louvre Museum
Visit the Eiffel Tower 2nd Level
Orientation tour of Zurich
Visit Mt. Titlis
Orientation tour of Lucerne
Orientation tour of Innsbruck
Leisure time at Vaduz
Visit Swarovski Crystal World
Guided tour of Salzburg
Guided City Tour of Vienna
Visit to Schonbrunn Palace
Guided City Tour
Leisure time at Old Town
Visit Prague Castle
Orientation Tour of Bratislava
Guided City Tour
Leisure time at Vaci Street
Cruise on the River Danube
Visit to Jungfraujoch and Orientation Tour of Interlaken
Day 1: Arrive Paris
Welcome to Paris, the capital city of France.
We begin our tour of Europe by arriving in the city of Paris. After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by our EBIXCASH Travel and Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to the hotel.
Take some time off to relax and rejuvenate in the comforts of your hotel room. (D)
Day 2: In Paris • Guided City Tour of Paris • Visit Louvre Museum • Visit Eiffel Tower 2nd Level • Seine Cruise
Paris is a place that need no introduction.
After breakfast today, we begin exploring Paris on a guided city tour of this French capital known for its architectural beauty and its cultural treasures. We proceed on a guided city tour of the City of Lights – Paris. Observe all the landmarks of the town such as the Norte Dame Cathedral – a french architrectural masterpiece, the Louvre Museum – the worlds largest museum, Champ Elysees Avenue – the worlds most beautiful avenue, the Musse d'Orsay – a railway station converted into a museum, Hotel des Invalides, the Alexander Bridge and a lot more.
After lunch, we embark on an articstic journey of the past as we visit the Lourve Museum- the worlds largest art museum with an extensive range of Greek and Roman Sculptures, Egyptian antiques, painting and graphics by legendary artists and a lot more. The impressive collection sure is the highlight of the museum but the majestic palace turned muesum itself is a splendid piece of art. Admire the world famous Monalisa painting, one of the greatest treasure at the Lourve Muesum.
Our next 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 2nd level.
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. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Onto Switzerland • Orientation tour of Zurich
Good bye Paris! Welcome Swiss!
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. (B, PL, D)
Day 4: In Switzerland • Day at Leisure or 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. (B, L, D)
Day 5: In Switzerland • Visit Mt. Titlis • Orientation Tour of Lucerne
If you missed out on the Jungfraujoch optional tour yesterday, do not worry; we have another snow-capped mountainous expedition planned for today. In case, you did visit Jungfraujoch yesterday, today is your chance to relive the eternal Iceland experience.
After breakfast today, we head to the winter white wonderland.
Mount Titlis is 3,000 meters above sea level and as you exit the cable car at the top you'll be treated to some of the most breathtaking views in Europe. Take a walk over the Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe or visit the stunning Glacier Cave.
We continue to journey through the blissful natural beauty the Swiss lands have to offer to reach a city that perfectly fits the bill for a cliched romantic Swiss destination - Lucerne! With no time to waste, we start off our orientation tour viewing the picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows, the poignant Lion Monument, the covered wooden Kapellbrücke (chapel bridge) and more. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Onto Innsbruck • Leisure time at Vaduz • Visit Swarovski Crystal World • Orientation tour of Innsbruck
Today, we wave goodbye to Switzerland and take our expedition further to yet another country that's effortlessly balanced between architectural marvels and natural landscapes… Austria. But first, we must make a short stop at the Liechtenstein capital, Vaduz. With a backdrop of mountains and the Rhine River, Vaduz is a tiny town that offers ample visual beauty. The car-free town with its tasteful blend of modern, Gothic and Baroque architectural structures and a crown-like castle on the peak overlooking the town, Vaduz is stunning in every aspect. We take some time to explore this beautiful time, have a sumptuous lunch and proceed to our next destination… Wattens, Austria.
Here we embark upon what's truly the most dazzling experience of our life as we visit the renowned museum, Swarovski Crystal Worlds. While the giant head, or simply The Giant, with water pouring out of its mouth is what pops in our heads when talking about the crystal museum, what greets us inside the Chambers of Wonder is a whole new world of sparkling crystals of varied sizes ranging from the smallest to the largest in the world. These twinkling stones are grouped together to make 16 distinct artistic installations, each designed by a different artist and each with the capability of leaving us in a stunned silence. Our sparkly tour ends at the Swarovski showroom where you can bag a few of these shining gems.
A short drive further is our next and final stop for the day, the city of Innsbruck where we begin with the orientation tour without wasting any time upon arrival. Settled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, the mountains make for a dramatic backdrop for the city while the pastel-hued houses lining the banks of the green-watered River Inn add to the city's aesthetic beauty. After having taken in our share of the surrounding natural beauty, we continue our tour wandering past The Golden Roof or the Goldenes Dachl- an ornate Gothic balcony erected by Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, the Imperial Church and the Hofburg or the Imperial Palace. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Onto Prague • Guided Tour of Salzburg
Today we head to yet another town in Austria that's likely to leave you speechless with its bewildering beauty – Salzburg. One of the most romantic towns, Salzburg owes its popularity to its dreamy setup with the Bavarian Alps as a backdrop, the Salzach river running right through it, to some of the most well preserved medieval structures.
On your guided tour of Salzburg, explore this picturequse town including Mirabell Gardens, Mondsee Cathedral, Altstadt Salzburg (the beautiful Old Town).
We then procedd to Prague a city known for its exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades. (B, L, D)
Day 8: In Prague • Guided city tour of Prague • Leisure time at Old Town
We set out on a guided city tour of Prague.
Our tour begins exploring the marvels of the imposing Prague Castle that was built in the 9th Century and according to the Guinness Book of Records is the largest ancient castle in the world. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus which is situated within the castle complex.
Also visit the Royal Palace, whose history dates back to the 12th Century and used to be the seat of the Bohemian princes. Get acquainted with Prague's major sights like the picturesque Charles Bridge built in the 14th Century and the Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. You have time at leisure at the Old Town square. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Onto Budapest • Orientation Tour of Bratislava
Today we proceed on a long yet relaxed drive to Budapest.
Budapest is the combination of the city names Buda and Pest, which were united into a single city in 1873.
We visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. With a population of about 430,000, it is one of the smaller capitals of Europe but still the country's largest city. The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava is in south western Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.
Admire the beauty and history of Bratislava on the Orientation tour. Later we continue to drive to Budapest. (B, L, D)
Day 10:In Budapest •Guided City Tour of Budapest•Leisure time at Vaci Street • Cruise on the River Danube
Today enjoy a guided City Tour of Budapest, a graceful capital along the banks of the majestic Danube. Take a walk along the Fisherman's Bastion for splendid views of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hero's Square and the 19th Century Chain Bridge that connects the hilly Buda district with the flat Pest.
You have time at Leisure to explore Vaci Street which is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest.
Later we head to the Cruise terminal to board the riverboat and embark on a cruise along the Danube River. Sail past the Parliament building, Margaret Island, Watertown, the Castle Hill, Gellert Hill and the Citadel, the universities of South Buda and Pest, the National Theatre, the Great Market Hall, Gellert and Rudas baths and of course all of the bridges of Budapest. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Onto Vienna • Guided City tour of Vienna •Visit the Schonbrunn Palace
Today we drive to Vienna, Austria's capital that is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns and the special Viennese Charm.
On our guided city tour of Vienna which will inspire you by its charm and astonish you by the splendorous buildings of a time that is in a way still present.
We begin with a visit to the Schonbrunn Palace. A UNESCO world cultural heritage site where you can enjoy a photographic opportunity as you drive around the ring and pass famous landmarks like the great State Opera House, St. Charles Church, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament and the Town Hall among others offering an insight into the culture and history of the city and of the Habsburg Dynasty. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Homeward Bound
All good things must come to an end and so has this tour! With our gifts and shopping bags neatly tucked into our luggage and our passports and tickets handy, we set out for the airport to head back home. (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.