Day 1: Paris - Arrival.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighborhood. Funicular ride (included)
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
WELCOME TO PARIS!
Transfer from airport to hotel and free time to explore before meeting your guide and fellow travellers. 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.
18.30 hrs (approximately) Transfer to the Montmartre quarter, a Bohemian district known for its artists. The visit includes a ride in the funicular railway to the top of the hill which has wonderful views of Paris. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner in a magical and romantic setting.
Return to hotel.
Day 2: Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.
09:00h Comprehensive tour of Paris with a local guide, visiting the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Palace, Garnier Opera House, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall of Paris, Eiffel Tower, etc. Includes admission to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in the lift.
The visit is followed by a spectacular cruise on the river Seine which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
At sunset enjoy the evening transfer to “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.
Note: Because of the tourist attraction of the Tower, there may be important queues at the time of your access. In order to minimize the problem, in some occasions, the ascent to the Eiffel Tower can be given at another time of your stay in Paris.
Day 3: Paris.-
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: free time in the city of lights.
08.30 hrs.- We go to the centre of Paris, the area of the Louvre Museum.
Free time to stroll in the city. 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.
It will be offered for travelers who are interested, an optional excursion to enjoy in Eurodisney.
Day 4: Paris - Noyers - Beaune - Lyon.-
Total distance: 490 km.
Today’s highlights: Vineyards in Beaune and Bourgogne region.
Scenery: Pleasant landscapes in the center of France; Picturesque villages.
08.00 hrs.- París –departure-. We travel to the center of France. We cross the region of Bourgogne, an area known for its wines.
10.45 hrs.- NOYERS –Arrival-. A walk and a coffee in this small medieval village one of "the most beautiful villages of France".
11.45 hrs.- Noyers –departure-.
13.15 hrs.- BEAUNE.- Charming small village in the middle of the wine region of Bourgogne; Its streets full of flowers, its hospice, its wine museum. Time to walk.
15.00 hrs.- Beaune –departure to Lyon-.
17.00 hrs.- LYON –Arrival-. On the banks of the Rhône River, the third city of France that once was the capital of the Roman Gallia. The historic centre of this lively City has been declared a World Heritage site. Free time to stroll.
Day 5: Lyon - Geneva - Zurich.-
Total Distance: 425 km
Landscapes: Mountain and lakes.
Notes: Remember to your camera. Also carry your passport as sometimes it can be requested by entering Switzerland.
08.oo hrs- Lyon- Departure. We have a beautiful stage. We travel to Switzerland.
10.00 hrs- GENEVA, arrival to this active city on the shores of Lake Geneva, the capital of French-speaking Switzerland. With our guide, we 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.
13.00 hrs- 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).
17.00 hrs- ZURICH – Arrival. We will be able to stroll in the city center and enjoy a dinner in one of its nice restaurants.
Day 6: Zurich - Rapperswil - Zurich.-
Road distance: 40 km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip across Zurich lake. Journey by train.
Notes: bring your camera.
08.30 hrs- 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.
10.30 hrs- 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.
12.30 hrs- We get off in RAPPERSWILL, a small and highly picturesque village overlooked by its mediaeval castle. Time to walk and have lunch.
15.00 hrs- We return to Zurich by train, and will see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways.
16.30 hrs- Enjoy an evening in the historic centre, next to the lake, where you can dine at your favorite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).
Note: From the end of October, due to the decrease of boat departures, the stage will be reversed going first by train from Zurich to Rapperswill and then by boat from Rapperswill to Zurich.
Day 7: Zurich - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich.-
Total distance: 280 km
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grildelwald first. Lunch included
Note: Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk and your camera.
Note: Due to weather conditions (strong wind) or maintenance reasons, the cable car may not operate at any time. If this happens, we will provide an alternative lift to another similar place.
08.00 hrs- Zurich- departure to a spectacular stage with beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes.
10.30 hrs.- Grindelwald. Time to have a coffee in this mountain resort in the Bernese Alps before taking the cable car to Grindelwald First (ticket included), the largest ski center in the region. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we will have the opportunity in breathtaking alpine landscapes to take the "footbridge over the emptiness" enjoying the glaciers that surround us; Lunch included for all passengers (vegetarian option available).
13.15 hrs- Grindelwald departure. We continue to Lucerne.
15.00 hrs- Lucerne- arrival in time to explore one of the most interesting Swiss cities and see the KapellBrück, covered bridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall and Square with its Clock Tower and its pedestrian streets and elegant shops. Time to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.
19:00 h. Return to Zurich.
20.00 h. -Zurich - Zurich.
Day 8: Zurich - Burglen- Morcote - Como - Milan.-
Total distance: 310 km
Scenery: beautiful Alpine landscapes of mountains and lakes. Take the camera by hand.
Notes: Bring your passport. There may be border controls when entering Italy
08.00 hrs. - Zurich – Departure. Crossing the Swiss Plateau.
09.15 hrs.- Burglen.- Arrival to the tiny village where William Tell was born. We shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life.
10.00 hrs.- Burglen- Departure.- Spectacular landscapes crossing the Alps by motorway. We enter the Italian-speaking Switzerland.
12.00 hrs – Morcote. Arrival to this very picturesque village by Lake Lugarno, with its stone houses covered with flowers.
13.00 h. Morcote – Departure for the Italian border.
13.45 hrs.- Como- on the shores of its lake, a bustling Italian town with an outstanding Gothic cathedral and life on the shore. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.
15.45 hrs.- Como, departure.
16.45 h. Milan – Arrival, our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. 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. Transfer to hotel about 20.00 hrs.
Day 9: Milan - Pisa - Rome.-
Total distance: 640 km
Scenery: surprising scenery along the coast of Liguria and the Tuscan Apennines.
08.00 hrs- We leave the Italian financial capital towards Pisa.
11.30 hrs- Pisa –On a little touristic 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.
13.30 hrs- Pisa – Departure for Rome, passing through ancient Etruscan regions.
20:15 h. Rome - Arrival.
Note: This stage may have a different schedule (arriving somewhat later to Pisa and Rome) for the meeting en route of travelers coming from Nice.
Day 10: Rome.
Highlights: city tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.
The morning starts with an early interesting city tour of the “Eternal City”, in which we will visit the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hill and St. John Lateran. 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. Admission to the Coliseum included. This building, which dates from the first century, was built for the purpose of organising entertainment for the Romans, such as gladiator combats. We have the chance to learn about the ancient society of the Roman Empire.
18:30 h. Transfer to Via Cavour, which has many local restaurants and others that serve international cuisine, including Indian and Chinese. Return to hotel.
Day 11: Rome - Florence.-
Total distance: 320km
Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards.
Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking.
08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley.
12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera!
Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market, Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums.
The city has many restaurants that offer a wide variety of local and international food, where you can dine. Return to hotel.
Day 12: Florence - Venice.-
Total distance: 310km
Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley.
08.15h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery.
12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon.
19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in the Mestre district, which has many local and international restaurants.
Day 13: Venice - Innsbruck- Kitzbuhel.-
Total distance: 480 km
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breathtaking alpin landscapes. Dinner included.
08.00 hrs. Venice – Departure, crossing the Po Valley travelling to Austria.
13.00 hrs.- Innsbruck.- Time to stroll in the historic centre of Innsbruck.
15.30 hrs.- Departure after lunch. We travel along a very pretty scenic road between the mountains.
17.00 hrs- KITZBÜHEL – Arrival and time to see this picturesque little village, a famous ski resort where we can enjoy the snow for a large part of the year! Free time. Transfer to the hotel and dinner included (vegetarian option possible).
Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Venice to Innsbruck may be done by a train.
Day 14: Kitzbuhel- Salzburg - Vienna.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Fantastic scenery. Cruise on a lake.
Total Distance: 420 km
Note: We recommend you to take warm clothes to enjoy on the deck during the boat ride. The schedules in winter time might be modified in order to take advantage of sunlight.
08.00 hrs- Kitzbühel- Departure. We travel between mountains.
10.00 hrs- Salzburg- Arrival. Our guide accompanies us to the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of this city declared a World Heritage site and have lunch.
13.00 hrs.- Salzburg- Departure. We then go on our way between lakes and mountains. A very beautiful scenic stage in the Alps.
14.00 hrs.- St. Wolfgang. A famous place by a lake of pilgrimage in Austria.
15.00 hrs- St. Wolfgang- Departure.-
15.45 hrs- Traunkirchen. Time to stroll in this beautiful city with its nice churches and streets along with the very beautiful TRAUNSEE lake, where at around 16.30 hrs, we include a cruise on the lake to see four castles on the mountains and disembarking in Gmunden.
17.30.- Gmunden- Departure and continuation to the capital of Austria.
20.45 hrs.- Vienna- Arrival.
Day 15: Vienna.
Highlights: City tour of Vienna. Vienna gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace. Evening transfer.
09.00 hrs.- Vienna- start with a scenic sightseeing tour of Vienna to know the most important places of interest including the Opera , the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History , Parliament , the Royal Theatre , City Hall and the University. Passing by the Church of San Carlos, we arrive to the Belvedere Palace where we will walk through the gardens from where we are offered a fabulous view of the city. (If the English-speaking group has fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish).
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, and where we will have dinner with cuisines from around the world (including Austrian, Chinese , Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.-
Day 16: Vienna - Budapest.
Total distance: 245km
Scenery: We travel through the beautiful Pannonian Basin to the Hungarian capital.
Note: We remind you that the currency of Hungary is the Forint. It is advisable to pay in local currency during your stay. If the number of passengers in very small, the journey can be made by train.
08:30 h. Vienna – Departure following the course of the Danube to Hungary. We have a little under a 3-hours- trip to Budapest.
11:30 h. Budapest – Arrival. Relax and discover the city on a boat tour along the Danube river; the views of the city and parliament are impressive. Time for lunch after the tour.
14.30 hrs- Guided tour of the “Queen of the Danube” lasting three hours. Visit to the two areas of the city that are separated by the Danube: with historic "Buda" on one side and cosmopolitan "Pest" on the opposite bank. We will know the elegant Pest quarter, the city’s administrative, commercial and leisure district and Heroes’ Square, the Parliament, the Opera House and the elegant boulevards; and the historical Hill of Buda with St. Matthew’s Cathedral, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Habsburg Palace. Leisure time after the tour.
At sunset, 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, Italian). Return to hotel .
After breakfast, end of our services.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: PARIS, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE, VIENNA, BUDAPEST
- Boat: River Seine in Paris in PARIS, Zurich lake in ZURICH, Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE, Traunsee lake in Traunkirchen in SALZBURG, Danube River in Budapest in BUDAPEST
- Evening transfer: Montmartre Dictrict in Paris in PARIS, Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME, City Hall Square in Vienna in VIENNA, Vaci Utca in Budapest in BUDAPEST
- Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence in FLORENCE
- Ticket admission: Funicular in Montmartre in Paris in PARIS, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS, Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE
- Train: Rapperswil / Zurich in ZURICH, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
- Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in ZURICH
- 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne
- 1 Dinner Included in: KITZBUHEL
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1 AVENUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE - BAGNOLET
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10 Rue Bernard Buffet
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70 Avenue Leclerc
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157, Grande Rue de Saint Clair - 69 300 CALUIRE-ET-CUIRE - France
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36 38 Rue du Moulin 92170 Vanves Pars
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Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
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Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
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Vulkanstrabe 108b,CP 8048 ZUrich,
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Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4
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Via G. Garibaldi, 8, 40069 Zola Predosa
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Via Rizzardi, 32
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Josef-Hager-Straße 37, Oberndorf in Tirol
Habach 8 · 6382 Kirchdorf in Tirol
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