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09 Nights / 10 Days

NETHERLANDS – BELGIUM – FRANCE – SWITZERLAND

Amsterdam – Bruges – Brussels – Paris – Zurich – Interlaken – Grindelwald – Lucerne – Engelberg & en-roure many scenic valleys and locations

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at the Airport & Welcome to Amsterdam. Meet your tour manager at the Airport/Hotel. Proceed to Amsterdam city You are in Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam’s treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops and hyper-creative design, drinking and dining scenes. In evening meet your tour manager and fellow travelers to get socialise and explanation of wonderful coming days tour schedule. Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Fletcher carlton Naaldwijk or NH Leeuenhorst or Similar Amsterdam

Day 2

Buffet breakfast at hotel Guided tour of Amsterdam for 3 hours. Amsterdam has so much more to offer besides the canals. On this live guided tour we will show you countless interesting sights and amazing views on the outside of the city centre. You will be able to admire the idyllic suburban scenery and the architecture of beautiful mansions. We will have a photo stop at a remarkable windmill and you will have the opportunity to visit a diamond factory in the Museum District. From this point you can decide whether you want to explore Amsterdam further on your own or return to the bus which will take you back to where the tour started. Entrance to Cheese/Clog Factory, Wooden Shoe factory Lunch at restaurant Tour of Volendam, Marken, Windmills – This excursion takes us to the countryside north of Amsterdam, to the edge of the river Zaan, where we visit windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use. In this day and age there are only five left. Through typical Dutch scenery we continue to Volendam for a city walk and the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee. This tour includes a visit to a working windmill, boatride between Marken and Volendam, a demonstration in a cheese factory and visit to a traditional clogmaker. Back to Amsterdam Canal Cruise Included for 1 hrs – This one-hour cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district. Feast your eyes on the elegant merchants’ houses dating from the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. Free time at Dam Square Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Fletcher carlton Naaldwijk or NH Leeuenhorst or Similar Amsterdam

Day 3

Buffet breakfast at hotel Transfer to Hague – your journey to the former capital of the Netherlands, we will get off the bus for a 30 min. walking tour across the “Binnenhof” and walking past the Houses of Parliament You might even see the ministers passing by on their bike.! After this we will continue the driving city tour of the Hague among other highlights passing by the work palace of the King and there will be a photo stop at the Peace Palace where the International Court of Justice has its’ seat. Entrance to Madurodam – you’ll visit the famous miniature park of Madurodam, which contains realistic small-scale replicas of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Lunch at restaurant Transfer to Bruges Orientation tour of Bruges – If you set out to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on central Bruges (Brugge in Dutch), one of Europe’s best preserved cities. Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed almshouses. Proceed to Brussels – Historic yet hip, bureaucratic yet bizarre, self-confident yet unshowy, Brussels is multicultural to its roots. Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Thon Hotel Brussels airport or similar Brussels

Day 4

Buffet breakfast at hotel Guided tour of Brussels for 2 hours – Discover the ancient buildings of the city and its splendid modern districts on board of our comfortable coach. Our visit begins at the majestic Grand Place which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. The coach will take us to Saint-Michael’s cathedral. We will make a brief stop at the famous Atomium and drive along the marvelous Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence we will return to the city center to visit the cozy Sablon district, with its numerous antique shops. We show you the stunning Palace of Justice and the Royal Palace. The next part of our tour covers the district with the headquarters of the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Europe. Free time at Grand palace Lunch at restaurant Proceed to Paris – Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups. Paris is synonymous with all that is French. Known throughout the world as the “City of Light,” Paris is celebrated for its beautiful city plan, its architecture, museums, bridges, cathedrals, parks, shopping, flea markets, sidewalk cafés, wide and luxurious boulevards, elegant cuisine, and numerous monuments. Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Mercure Paris Orly Ruingis or Novotel Orly Ruingis or Forest hill MEUDON VELIZY or BW Paris CDG or Comfort Hotel Paris CDG or similar paris

Day 5

Buffet breakfast at hotel “Guided Service for 3 hrs for Orientation city tour in Paris (No Entrances) – Your tour by panoramic coach offers you the opportunity to see Paris and learn about its history and most famous sights through guide commentary. Marvel at Paris’s best-known sights: Place Vendôme Square, the Opera House, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe (Arc of Triumph), and the Invalides. This Paris city tour will allow you to discover the habits of Paris people and how they perceive their own city. Thanks to rich commentaries, you will discover the history of the monuments you will see along the tour: the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Opéra Garnier, the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de triomphe. While visiting the main neighborhoods of Paris, you will admire the architecture of Paris that evolved along the years, and you will find your bearings there. Children will love to listen to the story of Lulu and Maurice the dogs which will show them around Paris via adapted commentaries. They will tell them about their dog life in Paris where they are well received. They will tell them about the history of the city through anecdotes about the dogs of famous figures. This two hour Paris tour will allow them to see the city in a fun and lively way.” Entrance to Eiffel Tower 03rd Level Lunch at restaurant Entrance to Louvre Museum – Previously a residence for the King of France, the Louvre is now the most-visited museum in Paris and one of the most famous internationally. Admire the glass pyramid at the museum entrance, which was inaugurated in 1988. It allows visitors to directly reach the main lobby. Seine cruise for 1 hour – The cruise offers a one-hour tour down the Seine, during which a recorded voice will tell the history of the river’s monuments. A glassed-in vessel provides incredible views of Paris and its most famous landmarks. You’ll catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, The National Assembly, the Musée d’Orsay, Institut de France, Cité de la Mode, and City Hall, not to mention Notre-Dame and the Conciergerie on Ile de la Cité. The Louvre, Place de la Concorde and its obelisk, the Grand Palais and Trocadéro are also on the route. Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Mercure Paris Orly Ruingis or Novotel Orly Ruingis or Forest hill MEUDON VELIZY or BW Paris CDG or Comfort Hotel Paris CDG or similar Paris

Day 6

Buffet breakfast at hotel Full day Disneyland- 1 Day 1 Park – Discover the magic kingdom of Disneyland where Disney characters and fairytales take flight across five incredible lands filled with attractions, shows and street parades. Lunch Coupon Back to Paris Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Mercure Paris Orly Ruingis or Novotel Orly Ruingis or Forest hill MEUDON VELIZY or BW Paris CDG or Comfort Hotel Paris CDG or similar Paris

Day 7

Buffet breakfast at hotel Transfer to Zurich Packed Lunch from Paris Evening arrive Zurich – The cosmopolitan city by the water combines creative urban life with nature in all its glory. Zurich is abuzz with activity day and night with its countless events, diverse museums, own food festival and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And if you’re after rest and relaxation, you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour. Orientation tour of Zurich (NO guide) – Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Zürich is regularly recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Long known as a savvy, hard-working financial centre, Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has also emerged in the 21st century as one of central Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge that is epitomised in its exuberant summer Street Parade. Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Hotel Conti or Seedamm Plaza or Meierhof or similar Zurich

Day 8

Buffet breakfast at hotel Transfer to Interlaken – lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities. Orientation tour of Interlaken (No Guide/No Entrances) – Interlaken made the Victorians swoon with mountain vistas from the chandelier-lit confines of grand hotels; today it makes daredevils scream with adrenaline-loaded activities. Straddling the glacier-fed Lakes Thun and Brienz and capped by the pearly white peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the town is the gateway to Switzerland’s fabled Jungfrau region and the country’s hottest adventure destination bar none. If the touristy town itself leaves you cold, the mountains on its doorstep will blow your mind, particularly if you’re abseiling waterfalls, thrashing white water or gliding soundlessly above 4000m summits. “Optional tour of Jungfrau (Supplement EUR 136 PP) – For more than 100 years, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station at 3454 metres a.s.l. – right at the heart of the UNESCO heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch”. All through the year, the cog railway runs steeply up through a tunnel to the Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg. The tunnel leading up from the station Eigergletscher is seven kilometres in length and was built between 1896 and 1912. One stop within the tunnel offers spectacular views onto the glacier world outside through windows in the Eiger North Face. On the summit, visitors are greeted by a high-Alpine wonder world made of ice, snow and rocks. All of this can be marvelled at from the viewing platforms “Sphinx” and “Plateau” on the Aletsch glacier or from the “Ice Palace”.” Lunch Back to Zurich Dinner at Restaurant Overnight at Hotel Hotel Conti or Seedamm Plaza or Meierhof or similar Zurich

Day 9

Buffet breakfast at hotel Transfer to Engelberg – Engelberg (literally ‘Angel Mountain’) attracts two kinds of pilgrims: those seeking spiritual enlightenment in its Benedictine monastery and those worshipping the virgin powder on its divine slopes. Framed by the glacial bulk of Mt Titlis and frosted peaks, it’s little wonder the scenery here features in many a Bollywood production. It’s a miracle that despite its deep snow, impeccable off-piste credentials and proximity to Lucerne, Engelberg remains lesser known than other resorts of its size. A blessing, some say. Excursion to Mt. Titlis with Ice flyer – Excursion to Mount Titlis – at 3020 m / 10’000 ft. From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monestry village Engelberg where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar takes you up to Mount Titlis. For a spectacular, close-up insight into a glacier, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift. And get your thrills on the TITLIS Cliff Walk, a spectacular Suspension bridge at a height of 3041 m/10’000 ft. Lunch on top Back to Engelberg by cable car Transfer to Lucerne Orientation tour of Lucerne (No Guide/No Entrances) – the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland. Dinner at the restaurant Back to Engerberg Overnight at your hotel Hotel Conti or Seedamm Plaza or Meierhof or similar Zurich

Day 10

Buffet breakfast at hotel Local coach transfer from Hotel to Airport

Tour ends

Inclusions
  • Transportation by deluxe bus with air conditioning, reclining seats, stereo, equipment and microphone. Experienced and careful drivers.
  • 9 Overnights at Selected Hotels
  • 9 Breakfast
  • 8 Lunces
  • 9 Dinners
  • Guided tour of Amsterdam
  • Entrance to Cheese/Clog Factory, Wooden Shoe factory
  • Volendam, Marken, Windmills, Dam Square
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Visit of Hague
  • Full day Disneyland- 1 Day 1 Park
  • Orientation tour of Bruges
  • Guided tour of Brussels
  • Guided Service for Orientation city tour in Paris
  • Entrance to Eiffel Tower 03rd Level
  • Entrance to Louvre Museum
  • Seine cruise for 1 hour
  • Full day Disneyland- 1 Day 1 Park
  • Orientation tour of Zurich
  • Orientation tour of Interlaken
  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis with Ice flyer
  • Orientation tour of Lucerne
  • Our tour guide will be happy to give recommendations of local restaurants.
  • Optional side trips at an additional cost can be arranged directly with the tour director. (No Credit Cards accepted.)
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