Experience Europe with best of its highlights in this 8 Nights & 9 Days Europe Package. Begin your journey with the Spanish land in Barcelona. The city of Gaudi has architecture like none other in the whole world. The vivid and vibrant buildings, palaces, cathedrals and parks will surely leave you in awe.Visit the province of Girona, Mirmande before you arrive in Paris in Grenoble. Enjoy the beauty of Paris and several roman cities of the country. On this trip, you will also get to witness the beauty of Alps in Switzerland, the famous Chillon palace located on the seashore, the Rhine falls and the financial capital Zurich. Wait for the sudden change of landscape and culture as you arrive in Italy. Marvel the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and move ahead to Rome to enjoy the ancient Roman city, the old architecture, the wonders of the world and the delicious Italian Pizzas and gelatos. This Europe Itinerary will give you the overall haul of the European culture and beauty.
date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1: BARCELONA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Day 2: BARCELONA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: city tour of Barcelona. Night transfer to Olympic Port.In the morning, we make a tour of the city, its Ramblas, the works of Gaudi, the memories of the Olympic Games. Afternoon free. In the evening we include a transfer to the Olympic Port, an area with numerous restaurants and lots of nightlife and entertainment. NB: Sometimes this day’s accommodation may be given in Girona. In this case, we will leave Barcelona at 18.00 hrs to enjoy this beautiful city in the north of Catalonia.
Day 3: BARCELONA - GIRONA - MIRMANDE - GRENOBLE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Girona, Provenzal region in France. Dinner included. We leave Barcelona for the North of Catalonia. A stroll in GIRONA and its very beautiful historic centre, with the cathedral standing out with its great staircase. We pass the border to France and cross Provence. We stop in NIMES, which was an important city in the Roman Empire, where concerts and bullfighting are still held in its ancient amphitheatre, almost 2000 years old. We also see the PONT DU GARD, or Gard Bridge, an impressive Roman aqueduct. At the end of the afternoon, we make a stop in MIRMANDE, a magnificently well preserved ‘Provencal’ village, with great views over the Rhône Valley. On our arrival at the hotel, near GRENOBLE, dinner includedand accommodation.
Day 4: GRENOBLE - GENEVA - GRUYERE - GSTAAD
GRENOBLE - GENEVA - GRUYERE - GSTAAD
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Switzerland with Lakes and Mountains. Chocolate factory. We travel to Switzerland. GENEVA, arrival. With our guide, we will go to the Palace of Nations (the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe) to the pretty English Garden with its clock made of flowers and we can admire the “Jet d’Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe. After this we go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. (entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle). We go on to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese. Very nearby are a few of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland(NESTLE amongst them), and we visit the Cailler chocolate factory, with tasting included! Continuation along little roads amidst bucolic Mountain countryside and very picturesque wooden villages.- Arrival in GSTAAD a pretty little village with its wooden houses.
Day 5: GSTAAD - GRINDELWALD - LUCERNE - ZURICH
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Swiss Alpine scenery with glaciers and mountains. Grindelwald, cable car and lunch included. Lucerne. Today’s stage takes us through us beautiful high mountain scenery. We pass Interlaken and go around its very beautiful lake. Arrival in GRINDELWALD, time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) to Grindelwald first. We will walk down a track (30 minutes) to get to the "Bridge over the void" an ideal place to be seduced by the Swiss Alpine scenery surrounded by its glaciers and mountains. Lunch included. After this, we go on to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. We continue to ZURICH, where there is time for a stroll in the centre before going to the hotel.
Day 6: ZURICH - BURGLEN - LUGANO - MORCOTE - MILAN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of William Tell. Pictoresque villages as Morcote. Shores of Como. We travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards we reach the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone, and covered with flowers. We enter Italy and stop in COMO, on the shores of its lake. The city highlights the Gothic Cathedral. Arrival in MILAN where our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine in a variety of restaurants that can be found serving Swiss and Italian food but also French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.
Day 7: MILAN - PISA - ROME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Coast of Liguria, Leaning Tower of Pisa.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.
Day 8: ROME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter 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, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Day 9: ROME
After breakfast, end of our services.
Terms of Tour: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
City tour in: BARCELONA, ROME
Evening transfer: Via Cavour in Rome in ROME
Ticket admission: Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory in GRUYERE, Coliseum of Rome in ROME
Train: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
Funicular: Grindelwald First in GRINDELWALD
1 Lunch Included in: GRINDELWALD
1 Dinner Included in: GRENOBLE
Visa assistance (To be paid at the time of Biometric Verification)
Round trip Flights
Anything that is not specified in the Itinerary