European Ring / 22 Days Tour
21 Nights / 22 Days
Destination Covered : Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Milan, Pisa, Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Salzburg, Bratislava, Prague, Wurzburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, History, Nightlife, Overview, Overview, Food, Overview, Activities, Food
Attractions : Overview, Overview, Food, Overview, Food, Nightlife, Activities, History
Paris, Lyon and Geneva Tour Overview
SMI General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine, Lake Zurich, Vaporetto along the canals in Venice, Boat Trip along Danube River, Boat Tour along Moldava River in Prague, Rhein Cruise.
City tour in : Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam.
Evening Transfer: Montmartre Dictrict, Quartier Latin in Paris, Via Cavour in Rome, City Hall Square in Vienna, Vaci Utca in Budapest, Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, Red Light District in Amsterdam.
Ticket admission: Funicular in Montmartre, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower, Cable Car to Grindelwald First, Coliseum, Saint Mark´s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory in Venice, Prague Castle, Cheese Farm with Testing in Zaanse Schans, Diamond Cutting Workshop.
Train: Rapperswil / Zurich, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
Paris: COURTYARD MARRIOT PARIS ST DENIS (****), CAMPANILE PARIS EST - PORTE DE BAGNOLET (***),NOVOTEL SAINT DENIS (****); Lyon: NOVOTEL LYON GERLAND (****), CAMPANILE CENTRE LYON BERGES DU RHONE (***); Zurich: HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT (**); Milan: IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO (****); Rome: AMERICAN PALACE (****), CRISTOFORO COLOMBO (****),IH ROMA Z3 (****); Florence: DELTA FLORENCE (****); Venice: ALBATROS (****), MICHELANGELO (****); Vienna: ARION CITYHOTEL (****), EXE HOTEL VIENNA (****); Budapest: DANUBIUS ARENA (****), DANUBIUS HEALTH SPA RESORT MARGITSZIGET (****); Prague: DUO (****), PANORAMA HOTEL PRAGUE (****),HOTEL PYRAMIDA (****); Frankfurt: IBIS FRANKFURT CITY MESSE (***); Amsterdam: PARK PLAZA AMSTERDAM AIRPORT (****);
Paris, Lyon and Geneva Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Paris! On arrival at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Our guide will be ready at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets… Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines. We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.
A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breath-taking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument. End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset enjoy dinner in “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.
We go to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. Rest of the day free.
We travel to the centre of France to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines. A stop in NOYERS, a small mediaeval town classified amongst the prettiest places in France. After this we will visit BEAUNE in the centre of the Bourgogne region where its streets full of flowers, its hospice and its wine museum can be reminders of your trip. Time for lunch. LYON – Arrival mid-afternoon -, the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhône, its historic centre has been declared a World Heritage site. Free time.
We have a beautiful stage. We travel to Switzerland. GENEVA, arrival. With our guide, go to the Palais des Nations (the United Nations headquarters in Europe) and then to the beautiful “Jardin Anglais” with its flower clock, and admire the “Jet d’Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe. After lunch, we will continue through Switzerland passing the beautiful Leman and Neuchatel Lakes (note: depending on the number of travellers from Geneva to Zürich, this trip might be done by train).
With our guide, we will stroll in the most populated city of Switzerland, the financial and cultural capital of the country. The city of banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. After this we will board a boat for a trip lasting almost two hours on Zurich lake. The boat makes brief stops, allowing us to admire the villages on the way. We get off in RAPPERSWIL, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its medieval castle. We return to Zurich by train, and will see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways. Enjoy an evening in the historic centre, next to the lake, where you can dine at your favourite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).
Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Take a stroll through INTERLAKEN and follow to GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Returning to the heart of Zurich, enjoy an evening at the city’s most popular restaurants (Indian, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Swiss, etc.).
Amongst hills we travel to BERN, the capital of the confederation and time for a stroll. After this, we will cross the Alps on a stage of great scenic interest. We will follow beautiful lakes to MERINGEN, where the novelist wished Sherlock Holmes to die. In Meringen we will stop and have lunch. We then cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes in Switzerland, the Furkapass, with eternal snows and glaciers. We will stop at the ICE CAVE and at the viewpoint over the Rhone Glacier (until early June and after the beginning of October, the mountain pass may be closed due to snow. In this case the alternative visit will be to the AARESCHLUCHT gorges in Meiringen). Arrival in MILAN at the end of the afternoon. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.
Time in MILAN in which we can see its great cathedral and the galleries in the centre. Then we continue towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic center. With a local guide, we will visit the marvelous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvelous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvelous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time.
At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).
We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey between mountains to Austria. SALZBURG, our guide accompanies us to the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of this city declared a World Heritage site.
Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Verona to Salzburg may be done partially by a train.
We will leave Salzburg to reach Vienna at around 12.00h and start with a scenic visit around this impressive city with a local expert. Here, we experience its majestic avenues, its palaces and the vibrant city centre. Directly afterwards, we head the Schönbrunn Palace where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens.
In the evening we go to the City Hall Square to enjoy the lighting and the nightlife in the neighbouring streets, where you can dine at your preferred restaurant with cuisines from around the world including Austrian, Chinese, Indian and Italian.
We depart for Hungary. Arrival in BUDAPEST, at lunchtime. Discover the “Queen of the Danube” on a scenic tour of highlight. This city is divided by the Danube, with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan “Pest” on the opposite bank. There will be time at the end of the day in the lively area of VACI UTCA, where there are lots of little restaurants with food from different countries (Indian, Chinese, Hungarian and Italian).
In the morning, we will include a boat tour along the Danube River; the views of the city and parliament are impressive. Leisure time after the tour. At the end of the afternoon, there will be time to enjoy dinner in the city and travellers can select their preferred restaurant.
We will leave Budapest for BRATISLAVA, the capital of Slovakia and a city alongside the Danube with an attractive historic centre. Time to see the city and have lunch. After lunch we will continue on our way to the Czech Republic. PRAGUE - At the end of the afternoon, we provide transport to take you to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and touristic activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.
Today we are visiting this capital city, which is the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide a guided city tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a magnificent boat tour along Moldava River. Free time in the afternoon to explore Prague. In the evening, we will enjoy some time off in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world (including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.
We leave for Germany. In the region of Bavaria, we will see LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, a picturesque little village which stands out for its busy Market Square and Castle. After this we will carry on to WURZBURG, with time for lunch and to see this Bavarian city on the banks of the Maine, a former bishopric centre and now a very busy university city. Our journey continues towards FRANKFURT. Explore the historic centre and choose your favourite restaurant to dine in (from Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, and so on).
Today we include a small CRUISE ON THE RHINE, between the villages of RUDESHEIM and ST. GOAR; undoubtedly the river’s most picturesque sector. After this we will travel to COLOGNE, a city which stands out for its immense Gothic cathedral. Then on to Holland. AMSTERDAM – arrival at the end of the afternoon. At the end of the day, you will be taken to Rembrandtplein, one of the busiest squares in the city with plenty of restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Italian, and so on).
Today we have a very exciting day, we will visit VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. After this we will go to Zaanse Schans to photograph its mill and its typical houses and will visit the cheese farm with cheese and wine tasting included. In the afternoon we include a panoramic tour of AMSTERDAM to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and parks, and will also see the technique of diamond cutting. Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world. It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighbourhood.
We will leave for BRUSSELS, and will have time in the Grand Place and take a stop to photograph the Atomium. Later in BRUGES, the marvellous Flemish city known as the ¨northern little Venice¨. Time for lunch. Continuation to France. PARIS, arrival at the end of the day.
Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to know Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest.
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Apr.17 : 08, 15, 22, 29
May.17 : 06, 13, 20, 27
Jun.17 : 03, 10, 17, 24
Jul.17 : 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Aug.17 : 05, 12, 19, 26
Sep.17 : 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
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Nov.17 : 18
Dec.17 : 16, 23
Jan.18 : 13, 27
Feb.18 : 10, 24
Mar.18 : 10
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