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Itinerary

Day 1:
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.  On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

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.    
Day 2: Barcelona.-
Total distance covered: 115 km 
NB: Sometimes this day’s accommodation may be given in Barcelona. In this case, a stop will be made on Wednesday in Gerona before going on our way to France.

In the morning at 09.00 hrs the tour starts with our guide or a local guide the tour of the city  including the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, Paseo de Gracia, Diagonal, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic with its Olympic facilities, Plaza de España. A stop will be made for a few minutes near the Sagrada Familia to have a chance to see this monument. The visit ends in the Ramblas area for participants to walk around the historic centre and Gothic quarter.  Free time for lunch and to continue strolling. 

18.00hrs -Barcelona –Departure-. We travel towards the north of Catalonia.  
19.30 hrs - GIRONA – Arrival in this small Catalan capital with its very beautiful historic centre where the cathedral stands out with its great staircase.  The city is also magnificently lit up and has many small restaurants.  

NB: If your hotel should be in the outskirts of Gerona, we will take to the centre by bus to leave you there for time before going to the hotel. 
Day 3: Barcelona- Girona- Nimes- Pont du Gard- Mirmande- Grenoble.-
Total distance covered: 545 km 
Countryside: Pleasant green and Mediterranean scenery, mountain passes in the Pyrenees and at the end of the day. 
NB: It is best to have your passport with you, we are going into France and sometimes there are border checks requiring documentation. -  

08.00 hrs - Girona –Departure-; we going to France and cross the region of Provence. 
12.00 hrs - NIMES -Arrival-.  Time in this city which was an important centre in the Roman Empire and where concerts and bullfighting are still held in its ancient amphitheatre after almost 2000 years. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.  

14:15 hrs - Nimes –Departure-. Very near the city, we will continue to see the Roman heritage in Provence  
14:45 hrs - PONT DU GARD. An impressive Roman aqueduct amidst pretty scenery.  

15:45 hrs - Pont du Gard -Departure-. 
17:15 hrs -MIRMANDE-  a stop for a coffee and a stroll in this typical magnificently preserved Provencal village, with great views of the Rhône Valley.  

18:15 hrs - Mirmande –Departure-.  We leave the Rhône Valley and the province region to go into the Alps. 
20.00hrs - GRENOBLE. - Dinner included and accommodation.  

NB: the hotel used for this stage is in a pleasant scenic area outside the city and no time is provided on this trip to visit Grenoble.
Day 4: Grenoble- Geneva- Chillon- Gruyere- Gstaad.-
Total distance covered: 360 km 
Countryside: Very pretty scenery at Lake Leman. Large lakes, high snowy mountains in the distance. In the afternoon, a trip between the mountains passing through beautiful villages of wooden houses.         
NB: Have your passport with you, we are going into Switzerland and sometimes there are border controls asking for documentation. - 

08.00 hrs -Grenoble –Departure-. We travel to Switzerland. 
10:15 hrs - GENEVA –Arrival. - The capital of the French-speaking region of Switzerland. A city on Lake Leman which houses the European United Nations headquarters, the offices of the International Labour Organisation, of the Red Cross and numerous other headquarters of international bodies. With our guide, we will go to the Palace of Nations (the United Nations headquarters in Europe) and the pretty English Garden with its flower clock, and can admire the “Jet d’Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe.     

12:30 hrs - Geneva –departure after lunch-. Our road follows Lake Leman. Amidst magnificent vineyard scenery (area declared UNESCO world Heritage).  
14.00 hrs - Chillon Castle, arrival at this fantastic mediaeval castle built on the waters of the lake. Tickets included.      

15.00 hrs - Chillon Castle –Departure-. Magnificent mountain scenery, we cross areas with pretty villages with wooden architecture.     
15:45 hrs- Gruyere. – In the centre of the area where the famous cheese is produced, Gruyere is a very picturesque walled tourist village.  Very near to Gruyere are some of the main Swiss chocolate manufacturers (NESTLÉ among others), and we visit the Cailler factory. Sweet tasting included!      

18:15 hrs - Gruyere. Departure amidst mountains and very pretty Swiss villages. 
19:30 hrs - Gstaad, Arrival in this pretty little village with its wooden houses.  Accommodation in the area of Gstaad- Saanenland.   
Day 5: Gstaad- Grindelwald- Lucerne- Zurich.-
Total distance covered: 240 km   
Countryside:  A spectacular stage in terms of scenery: high peaks where the snow stays all year round, typical little villages, lakes. 
Suggestion: Wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear, we will be in the high mountains where you can walk on hanging walkways! Some waterproof clothing is also recommendable. Remember too that if it is a sunny day in the mountains, it is best to use solar protection.  
NB: For reasons of weather (strong winds) or maintenance, the cable car may not be running at some time. If this happens, we will try to find an alternative client to another scenic point.   

08.00 hrs - Gstaad –Departure-. Very beautiful mountain and lake scenery. We cross the region of Interlaken with its beautiful lakes. 
09:45 hrs - Grindelwald. -  time for a coffee in a Bernese Alpine Mountain resort before taking the cable car (tickets included) to Grindelwald First, the largest skiing resort in the region. We will do a route on foot (30 minutes) where amidst impressive Alpine scenery, we will have the chance to take the  “step into the void” while enjoying the glaciers surrounding us; lunch included for passengers. 

13:15 hrs - Grindelwald First. - Departure. 
15.00 hrs - Lucerne –Arrival-. This is one of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland. Time to stroll over its wooden bridges crossing the lake.   

17.00 hrs - Lucerne –Departure-. 
18.00 hrs - ZURICH –Arrival-. We will take a stroll in the largest city in Switzerland, its economic centre, before going to a hotel.
Day 6: Zurich - Bern - Paris.-
Total distance: 720 km  
Scenery: Lakes and mountains in Switzerland. Note: We enter France, remember to have your passport ready.   

07.30 h. - Zurich – Departure.  
09:00 h. – Bern – Arrival-. Free time in the Swiss capital which has an attractive historical centre with the appearance of a “large village”. We will visit the Federal Council Square, the Cathedral and the Clock Tower, and see the city’s statues and fountains.  

12.00 h. - Bern - Departure-. View of Neuchatel Lake. We cross the Free Country amidst beautiful scenery. After crossing the French border we will stop for lunch in a service area. 
21.00 h. -Paris - Arrival.  

Day 7: 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 8:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: BARCELONA, PARIS
  • Boat: River Seine in Paris in PARIS
  • Evening transfer: Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS
  • Ticket admission: Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory in GRUYERE, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS
  • Funicular: Grindelwald First in GRINDELWALD
  • 1 Lunch Included in: GRINDELWALD
  • 1 Dinner Included in: GRENOBLE

Planned Hotels

SPAIN
NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI
****
934755800
H3289@accor.com
C/ de la TV3, 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi - Barcelona
08970 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
HOTEL PORTA FIRA
****
932973500
cci2portafira@h-santos.es; cci4.portafira@h-santos.es
PLAZA EUROPA 45, HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
08908 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA
****
932618000
fira.convenciones5@hoteles-catalonia.es
Plaza de Europa 50-52, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
08902 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
CITY PARK SANT JUST
***
934700410
r.santjust@hlghotels.com
Carretera reial, 132
08960 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
SALLES CIUTAT DEL PRAT
****
933788333
hotelcdp@salles.com
AVDA REMOLAR 46
08820 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
FIRA CONGRESS
****
932671800
grp-prestige_congress_groups@bookmail.es
C. JOS AGUSTN GOYTISOLO 9 - 11
08908 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
HOTEL ALIMARA BARCELONA
****
934270000
alimarahotel@cett.cat
Berruguete, 126 08035 BARCELONA España
08035 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
CATALONIA EIXAMPLE 1864
****
932720050
berna@hoteles-catalonia.es
ROGER DE LLURIA, 60, CP: 08009
08009 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
HESPERIA ST JOAN
***
934773003
reservas@hesperia-santjoansuites.com
C/ Josep Trueta 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona
08970 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
FRONT AIR CONGRESS
****
936369480
reservas@hotelfrontaircongressbarcelona.com
C/Alberades,16 Sant Boi de Llobregat
08830 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
AC HOTEL SOM BY MARRIOTT
****
934458200
acsom@ac-hotels.com
Arquitectura, 1-3 LHospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908
08908 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
SALLES AEROPORT GIRONA
****
972477940
hotelag@salleshotels.com
N-156, Km. 0,6, Riudellots de la Selva GERONA
17457 BARCELONA
ESPAÑA
FRANCE
NOVOTEL GRENOBLE NORD
****
476505555
H0423@accor.com
1625 Route de Veurey, Voreppe
38340 GRENOBLE
FRANCIA
NOVOTEL P. D´ITALIE
****
145211909
h5586-RE@accor.com
22 Rue Voltaire Le Kremlin Bicetre
94270 PARIS
FRANCIA
NOVOTEL EST - BAGNOLET
****
149936300
h0380-re3@accor.com
1 AVENUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE - BAGNOLET
93177 PARIS
FRANCIA
IBIS PARIS 17 CLICHY BATIGNOLLES
***
140252020
h2189-sb@accor.com
10 Rue Bernard Buffet
75017 PARIS
FRANCIA
MERCURE PARIS PTE VERSALLES EXPO
****
146485555
h0375@accor.com
36 38 Rue du Moulin 92170 Vanves Pars
92170 PARIS
FRANCIA
NOVOTEL SAINT DENIS
****
155999595
H9720@accor.com
1 Place de la Porte de Paris
93200 PARIS
FRANCIA
MERCURE BOULOGNE
****
825804747
H6188-RM@accor.com
37 place René Clair CP 92100 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT
92100 PARIS
FRANCIA
MERCURE PARIS LA DEFENSE 5
****
825802727
H1546@accor.com
8-30 RUE BAUDIN PLACE CHARRAS COURBEVOIE
92400 PARIS
FRANCIA
RESIDHOME ISSY LES MOLINEAUX
****
155000140
paris.issy@residhome.com
22/24 rue du Passeur de Boulogne 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX
92130 PARIS
FRANCIA
SWITZERLAND
LANDHAUS
***
337484040
info@landhaus-saanen.ch
Dorfstrasse 74
3792 GSTAAD
SUIZA
SUN SOUL PANORAMA POP UP SOLSANA
***
337481617

Zwischen Saanen und Schönried -vis-versus Solsanastrasse 15 3792 Saanen
3792 GSTAAD
SUIZA
NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT
****
448299000
H0884-RE1@ACCOR.COM
Linderbegh-Platz, 1 8152 Glattpork
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT
***
443074700
H2980@accor.com
Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
8050 ZURICH
SUIZA
ALPINE LODGE
***
337484151
welcome@alpinelodge.ch
Wyssmlleriweg 10 Saanen
3792 GSTAAD
SUIZA
HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE
****
443161100
info@hi-zm.ch
Wallisellenstrasse 48
8050 ZURICH
SUIZA
HUUS HOTEL
****
793452470
welcome@huusgstaad.ch
Schnriedstrasse 74
3792 GSTAAD
SUIZA
KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH
*****
445255661
zurich@kameha.com
Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
8152 ZURICH
SUIZA
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