Welcome to the first day of your The Euro Holidays Europe tour! Early this morning, at the check-in point, meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for Dover port, to board the ferry for the crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, proceed to visit Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland (or Keukenhof Gardens for arrivals in Holland between March 20th and May 18th). Evening at leisure. (Dinner)
We drive east across The Netherlands and into Germany. We arrive at the famous city of Cologne where you can marvel Europe’s largest Gothic twin spire cathedral. Continuing our drive into the Rhine valley we board a cruise ship for an unforgettable trip along the River Rhine, which traverses through four countries. Admire the majestic views, mountain top fairy tale castles and fortresses. Late evening check into our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart this morning for Heidelberg, situated on the banks of the River Neckar, to see the Heidelberg Castle (photo stop). Joining the autobahn we enter the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and amazing scenery. Our first stop is at Lake Titisee where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks. Continuing our drive, we cross the Swiss border, where we stop at Schaffhausen to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. Later we check into our hotel for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland – Mount Titlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. In the afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls. Later we visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, we first drive to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. Here you can join the Optional excursion - Trummelbach Falls & Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken a short drive brings us to Lauterbrunnen, where we visit the Trummelbach Falls, the only accessible, mountain-interior glacier waterfalls in Europe. Later board the train for the scenic journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. Early evening we begin our descent. Passengers who do not join the Optional will have free time in Interlaken. Later we check-in to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Early morning, we depart for Geneva, Switzerland’s truly international city. On our tour, we will see the main sights: UN buildings, English gardens, the Flower Clock and the Jet d’eau. Continue onto Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for it’s fashion, perfumes, and of course the most talked about French champagne and wines. Check On arrival in Paris, we check into our hotel for a two nights stay. After dinner we proceed for a River Seine Cruise & Paris by Night Tour (*). Enjoy an amazing cruise on the River Seine - admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. Later on the night tour we will see the main sights illuminated. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today you have the choice of two exciting day tours;
Paris City Tour
This morning, we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: Hotel des Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the Opera. Later we proceed to Versailles, to visit the magnificent Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of the famous “Sun King”. Evening at leisure. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Disneyland Paris Theme Park
This morning we drive to the famous Disneyland Paris Theme Park where a day of excitement awaits the entire family. Meet your favourite Disney characters, watch amazing shows, ride the hair-raising “Space Mountain: Mission 2” roller coaster, enter Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and find yourself in a runaway wagon speeding through the ancient ruins. Early evening we depart for dinner. Evening at leisure. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today we visit the third floor (**) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Next we visit a French perfumery for some last minute shopping. Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and its time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Note (*): Please note that the River Seine Cruise & Paris by Night Tour may be operated on either Day 6 / 7 as per convenience.
Note (**): The reservation to visit the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be to the 2nd / 3rd Floor.