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 - Madrid.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Flight Rome –Madrid. Evening transfer to the Gran Via District.
After breakfast a transfer takes you to the airport to take your flight at around 11.00hrs to Madrid.
Upon arrival we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfer to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
Day 12: Madrid.
Highlights: Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.
The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.
Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.
Day 13: Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat - Barcelona.
Total distance: 640Km
Scenery: different landscapes on the Spanish plateau and fertile areas in Catalonia.
07:30h Madrid – Departure.
12:30h Zaragoza – Arrival at this city, which stands on the banks of the river Ebro. The guide will join the group to Basilica del Pilar. Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and have lunch in the city centre.
14:00 hrs. -Zaragoza.- Departure on our way to Catalunia.
16:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet. Surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included).
17:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet.- Departure.- We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful scenery where the Benedictine abbey is located. We climb to the summit in small rack train to admire the fantastic landscapes
18:45 hrs. -Monasterio de Montserrat.- Arrival.- Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia, is located.
19:45 hrs. -Montserrat.- road exit.
20:45 hrs. - Barcelona.- Arrival.
Important note: In the Winter months, from November to March (both included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight).
Day 14: Barcelona.
Highlights: Barcelona Guided tour lasting 3 hours; visit to “Poble Espanyol”, with admission included; transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas.
09:00h.- Tour of the city with a local guide (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide) who will tell us about this exciting city on the shores of the Mediterranean. We will visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Familia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí.
Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning, Spanish Village), an open-air museum that combines the art, traditions, architecture, arts and crafts and folklore of each of the Spanish regions. Time for lunch. Free afternoon.
18:30h.- Transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas, the heart of the city, where there are many restaurants where you can dine. 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, MADRID, Poblet, BARCELONA
- Boat: River Seine in Paris in PARIS, Zurich lake in ZURICH
- Evening transfer: Montmartre Dictrict in Paris in PARIS, Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid in MADRID, Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in BARCELONA
- Ticket admission: Funicular in Montmartre in Paris in PARIS, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS, Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Las Ventas bullring in Madrid in MADRID, Poblet Monastery in Poblet, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona in BARCELONA
- Train: Rapperswil / Zurich in ZURICH, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA, Montserrat in Montserrat
- Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First in ZURICH
- Flights included: Rome - Madrid Economy class and transfers in MADRID
- 1 Lunch Included in: Lucerne
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22 Rue Voltaire Le Kremlin Bicetre
NOVOTEL EST - BAGNOLET149936300
1 AVENUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE - BAGNOLET
IBIS PARIS 17 CLICHY BATIGNOLLES140252020
10 Rue Bernard Buffet
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70 Avenue Leclerc
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2 Place Kellermann
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157, Grande Rue de Saint Clair - 69 300 CALUIRE-ET-CUIRE - France
69 300 LYON
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36 38 Rue du Moulin 92170 Vanves Pars
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1 Place de la Porte de Paris
37 place René Clair CP 92100 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT
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111 AVENUE DE MARLIOZ CS 50146 73101 - AIX LES BAINS
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13 Avenue Victor Hugo, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune
MERCURE PARIS LA DEFENSE 5825802727
8-30 RUE BAUDIN PLACE CHARRAS COURBEVOIE
RESIDHOME ISSY LES MOLINEAUX155000140
22/24 rue du Passeur de Boulogne 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX
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4-6, RUE MORTIER
BEST WESTERN SAPHIR LYON478834875
18 Rue Louis Loucheur, CP 69009, LYON
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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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Riethofstrasse, 40 8152 Glattbrugg
Ohringerstrasse 2 CP 8472 Seuzach
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Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
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Seidenplatz 3, Wallisellen
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VIA LORENTEGGIO, 278
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Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4
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VIALE ALGERIA 141
Via Giorgio Stephenson, 55
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c/Antonio Lpez 65
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C/Amsterdam, n°3 Campo de las Naciones 28042 MADRID
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Calle de Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid
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Avda. del Tormes, CP 37185 Villamayor, Salamanca
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C/ de la TV3, 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi - Barcelona
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AVENIDA DE NAVARRA, 6 -8
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Avinguda Olof Palme, 24 next to Carrer de la Tecnologia , CP 08840 Viladecans, Barcelona
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Albacete, 1 esq. Avda. de Badajoz
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