Day : 1 Begin Your Tour • Arrive Paris
Welcome to your ‘European Gems’ tour. Your representative greets you at the ‘designated meeting point’ (check in after 1600 hrs). takes care to start your sightseeing the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag. (D)
Day : 2 In Paris • Visit the Eiffel Tower • Guided panoramic Highlight City Tour of Paris • Optional “Gala Evening in Paris”
Today, start the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower!
Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour of famous monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier’s Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Élysées - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.
Later this evening after dinner proceed for our optional “Gala Evening in Paris” to experience the joie de vivre of ‘Gaie Paris’.
This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring illuminated monuments as you glide by. True bliss!
We stretch the night for you with an Illumination Tour, driving past spectacularly lit landmarks of Paris. It’s magic!
Sparkle over a glass of champagne and enjoy the World Famous Lido Show with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes.
Return to your hotel. (B, D)
Day : 3 Onto the Netherlands • Orientation Tour of Brussels
Morning after breakfast,proceed to visit KulalumpurHalf Day City Tour Kul chocolate factory and National war Monument (Photo Stop) & IndependenceSquare Afterproceedto visit KL Towerwith entrance to Sky dex with sky box also lunch from KL tower revolving restaurant.
Visit the Manneken Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the “irreverent spirit” of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries. Later drive to your hotel. (B, D)
Day : 4 The Netherlands • Visit Amsterdam • Canal Cruise
Drive through Dutch countryside. Let the Windmills which still wield their magic enchant you. There’s a photo stop at one. We now drive to Amsterdam. Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and a factory visit demonstrates this business. The canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument.
Return to your hotel. (B, D)
Day : 5 Onto the Rhineland • Visit Cologne Cathedral • Visit Heidelberg
Continue your scenic drive to Cologne, the metropolis on River Rhine, where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral – the first Gothic Church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires.
Continue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some free time at the ‘Altstadt’ - old section of the town.
Later, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland Area. (B, D)
Day : 6 Onto Chamonix Mont Blanc • Drive through the Black Forest • Visit Drubba
This morning an enjoyable drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba - the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell’s Valley), directly at the mouth of the Ravennaschult (Ravenna Glen). Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision! The Cuckoo Clock is said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 and has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is a memorable experience.
Enjoy a comfortable drive to the scenic splendour of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It’s ‘Love at first sight’ as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Arrive and check into your hotel. (B, D)
Day : 7 In Chamonix • Excursion to Aiguille Du Midi and Montenvers • A Visit to the Mer De Glace”
Today enjoy our excursion tour - a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, lifts you to 3842 meters for an unforgettable view of the Alps.
The more fearless will take A STEP INTO THE VOID, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice. A product of modern architectural and technical prowess and a sensation packed experience
The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox!
Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers. The train climbs a steep track, through scenic Alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the ‘Mer de Glace’ (sea of ice) Glacier. You know you’ve really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the ‘Mer de Glace’, which is 7 kms long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kms!
A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you!
After dinner, return to your hotel (B, D)
Day : 8 Homeward Bound • Visit Lucerne • Orientation tour of Zurich