Arrival in London Welcome to London - One of the world’s most visited cities, from magnificent history and culture to cutting-edge fashion and food it has everything to offer. Upon arrival in London, meet your car at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day exploring the city. If it’s shopping that takes your fancy, head towards Oxford Street, which is best known for Selfridges and other big department stores. A visit to the famous department store Harrods in Knightsbridge is also a must! Overnight London.
London After breakfast, begin your discovery of London with a Hop on-Hop off tour conducted on a double decker bus by the “THE ORIGINAL LONDON SIGHTSEEING TOUR”. The tour offers three sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights. The ticket also includes Walking tours, a Thames River Cruise (one way) and Kids Club. Tickets are valid for 24hrs. The tour will pass by Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Eye (entrance ticket included), Thames River Cruise, Madame Tussaud’s, the Tower of London and Piccadilly Circus. In the evening, you can visit Leicester Square in the heart of London, where there is plenty to see and do - including the most famous musicals, restaurants, clubs and everything else that makes London such a vibrant city. Overnight London.
London - Paris After Breakfast, proceed to train station to board train to the French Capital of Paris. The city is known as the “City of Light” or the “City of Love,” the streets of Paris overflow with culture, art, beauty, and history. On arrival check in at hotel & rest of the day free for leisure or Stroll along the Seine and the Champs Elysees and stop at one of the Parisian cafés. Paris has amazing shopping and Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussman is well worth a visit. Overnight Paris.
Paris After Breakfast, proceed for the SIC tour of Paris that also features Seine River Cruise & Eiffel Tower tickets upto 2nd level. Discover Paris's most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour This tour features a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views of the capital, a panoramic city tour by coach, plus an hour-long boat trip along the Seine. In the evening, why not explore the Latin Quarter on your own, which is renowned for its lively atmosphere and bistros. Overnight Paris.
1) Louvre Museum
Perhaps visit the Louvre to catch a glimpse of Mona Lisa
2) Lido Show
In the evening perhaps visit one of the Paris cabarets such as the Lido
Day 5, Paris – Basel – Lucerne
After breakfast, checkout and Reach Paris Gare du Lyon Station on own and board the high speed TGV train to Basel where you change to connecting train to Lucerne. It’s a picturesque old town that can easily be explored on foot. (Swiss Travel pass is active from Basel onwards
and covers travel on Swiss public transport – Trains, buses and boats). Overnight Lucerne.
Day 6, Lucerne
After breakfast, take a morning train to Engelberg to visit Mt Titlis. TITLIS Rotair – the world's first revolving cable car, glacier cave, TITLIS Cliff Walk – Europe's highest suspension bridge and TITLIS glacier park. Return to Lucerne by Afternoon and head to the pier right next to station. Your Swiss pass covers the boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. You’ll be fascinated by the scenery, the
attractions of inland navigation and the historical places dotted along the shoreline. On the outer deck, enjoy the breath of fresh air. In the evening, have a leisurely walk on the historical & wooden Kappelbrucke (Chapel bridge), see the famous Napoleon-era Lion Monument - a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond, designed as a memorial for the Swiss soldiers. Overnight Lucerne.
Day 7, Lucerne
After breakfast, proceed to Stans, the starting point to reach The Stanserhorn, where you take the funicular and the cable car up the mountain. The cable car called CabriO, has two decks. The upper deck is open and offers a great opportunity to take pictures. Overnight Lucerne.
Take the train to the town of Grindelwald for your “First” excursion. The Grindelwald First Lift – a 3 staged and was once the longest Chair lift of Europe. Lake Bachalpsee area where the snow-clad Alpine peaks are mirrored in its blue, crystal-clear waters. Price Includes: Grindelwald - First - aerial gondola ride plus your choice of any two activities. Activities: 1. First Flyer
2. First Glider 3. Mountain cart 4. Trotti Bike.
Icy air streams across your face, snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. It's one you have to
experience. The journey itself is unique in a way that gives you the full view of the alpine valley. You can reach Jungfraujoch from Grindelwald base station & return to Lauterbrunnen base station, or you can do vice-versa!
Day 8, Lucerne – Milan
After breakfast check out and proceed to train station to take a train to Milan. The city is a Global Capital of Fashion and Design. Later proceed for Milan City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tour - 1 day. Milan from a different perspective, without having to cope with the hectic pace of this metropolis aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Overnight Milan.
Day 9, Milan – Venice
After breakfast proceed to train station to take a train to Venice. Known as the Floating City for its famed canals. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight Venice.
Optional: Gondola Ride – 30Mins
Take a classic guided gondola ride along the Grand Canal and watch for sights such as the Rialto Bridge,Campo Manin, and other popular Venice sights from its most iconic boat. Pass smaller canals and passageways not visible from the city’s narrows streets, a great
introduction to Venice for travellers short on time.
Day 10, Venice
After breakfast today visit the Murano Burano Torcello. This excursion which takes you on a visit to its islands, famous not only for handcrafts: Murano for the glass factory, Burano for the laces, and then there’s the jewel of an island called Torcello, where the first cathedral in Venice was built. Overnight Venice.
Day 11, Venice – Home
After breakfast, checkout and depart to Airport by private transfer. (Or you can extend your stay to explore the destination on own.)
• 10 nights’ Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
• Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class 3 consecutive days
• Private transfer London Airport – Hotel
• Private transfer Venice Hotel – Airport
• London to Paris - 2nd class Eurostar ticket
• Paris to Basel - 2nd class train ticket
• Lucerne to Milan - 2nd class train ticket
• Milan to Venice - 2nd class train ticket
• Hop on Hop off tour of London – 1 day
• Thames River Cruise Ticket – One way
• London Eye Ticket
• Paris city tour with Seine river cruise & 2nd level Eiffel
Tower on seat in coach basis
Mt Titlis Ticket
• Lake Lucerne Cruise
• Milan City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour – 1 day
• Murano, Burano & Torcello on shared basis
• Local city taxes collected by the hotels
• Travel insurance
• Any items not mentioned in the program
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