Treasures of Europe

9 Days (Tour Code: ITSW)

Day 1: London – Calais – Brussels

This morning cross the English Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel. Visit the capital city of Belgium for a photo stop at the most iconic structure of Brussels, The Atomium. Later enjoy an Indian dinner.

Breakfast N  Lunch Y  Dinner Y

Day 2: Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne

Travel to the Black Forest region in South Germany. On arrival, enjoy a demonstration on how the cuckoo clocks are made and have an opportunity to purchase them along with other souvenirs. Later, travel to Switzerland and witness the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Then depart for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, the Chapel Bridge.

Breakfast Y  Lunch Y  Dinner Y

Day 3: Mt. Titlis – Venice

Ascend 10,000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. Take the world’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis have free time to play in the snow, visit the ice caves or take a professional photo in traditional Swiss outfits. In the afternoon depart for the hotel near Venice.

Breakfast Y  Lunch Y  Dinner Y

Day 4: Venice – Rome

Depart for Venice; the most romantic city in Italy with its distinctive architecture and famous gondola rides. Begin with a boat ride to St Mark’s Square, one of the most elegant squares in the world. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco. Visit the Murano Glass Showroom and purchase some beautiful Murano glass items. Finally enjoy a romantic gondola ride while enjoying the ambience of Venice. In the afternoon depart for the hotel near Rome.

Breakfast Y  Lunch Y  Continental Dinner Y

Day 5: Rome – Vatican City

On arrival in Rome, be greeted by a local professional guide. The tour starts with a photo stop at the Colosseum which is surrounded by other sights such as Constantine arch. Visit the Time Elevator; a multi sensorial and dynamic cinema experience stimulating a travel into time, taking viewers through the History of Rome. View the Roman Forums, where ancient civilisation developed. Visit the Vatican City, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to see the St. Peters Basilica. View Trevi Fountains, arguably the most beautiful fountains in all of Rome. (As coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Rome, much of the tour is done on foot).

Breakfast Y  Lunch Y  Dinner Y

Day 6: Rome – Florence

Depart for Florence. On arrival, be greeted by your local professional guide. The tour of this renaissance city starts by viewing the impressive architecture of some of the finest historic buildings in Italy, such as the Duomo of Florence the largest brick dome ever created, along with photo stops at Basilica of Santa Croce, the final burial place of Michelangelo, statue of David replica, famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River and The Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence. (As coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Florence, much of the tour is done on foot).

Breakfast Y  Lunch* Y  Dinner Y

Day 7: Pisa – Geneva

Depart for Pisa. On arrival, you will have time to marvel at fascinating landmarks like the breathtaking Duomo (cathedral), built almost 1,000 years ago and the cathedral’s bell tower better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy some free time to buy souvenirs for friends and family. In the afternoon, continue your journey to cross the Italian/Swiss border and arrive in Geneva; here have a short city tour covering photo stops at the United Nations Building, The Flower Clock; the symbol of Geneva, and the Jet d’Eau (weather permitting).

Note: City tour of Geneva may be covered on day eight

Breakfast Y  Lunch* Y  Dinner Y

Day 8: Geneva – Paris

Depart early for Paris (approximate drive time will be six hours). On arrival enjoy a cruise along the River Seine. The cruise is perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Later, have a short orientation tour to admire the amazing architecture of Paris.

Note: River Seine cruise may be covered on day nine

Breakfast Y  Lunch N  Dinner Y

Day 9: Paris – Calais – London

Today embark on a journey to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower – the most famous monument in France. From this vantage point, enjoy breathtaking views of this amazing city. In the early afternoon, drive back to Calais for the channel crossing, then bid farewell to the group before arriving at the drop off point.

Note: Visit to Eiffel Tower may be covered on day eight

Breakfast Y  Lunch Y  Dinner N

Note

On this day you may be provided with a packed lunch

Note

On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.