Six Country European Explorer – England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland.

10 Days / 9 Nights

Belgium, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

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Bicester Village London Harrods Paris Brussels Amsterdam Zaanse Schans Windmills Diamond Factory Cologne Rhine Gorge Frankfurt Heidelberg Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks Titisee Rhine Falls Lucerne Titlis Swiss Alps Zurich

Explore 6 classic countries and see the very best of Europe. London – England’s wonderful capital city with its legendary shopping, Paris – the chic capital of France, Brussels – heart of the European Union, Amsterdam – Diamond of the Netherlands, Frankfurt – Germany’s global financial powerhouse, the delightful Black Forest – home of the Cuckoo Clock and stunning Switzerland – mighty snow capped mountains, beautiful Lucerne and commercial capital Zurich.

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Itinerary


DAY 1

On arrival travel through the beautiful English countryside into Oxfordshire to enjoy some superb shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet.  Travel back into London to check into your hotel and rest up or take in some more classic shopping, perhaps visiting Knightsbridge and one of the world’s most famous stores, Harrods! Overnight London Area.

DAY 2

Today enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of London taking in the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, final resting place of seventeen monarchs, Downing Street, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column and Piccadilly Circus.  Continue your sightseeing of this great city including St Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, the medieval castle which served as a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armoury, treasury, and since 1303, the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.  Overnight London Area.

DAY 3

Join your coach for the journey to Paris, taking the ferry or the shuttle through the Channel Tunnel to reach France.  On arrival in Paris, capital city of France, enjoy a short orientation sightseeing tour en-route to your hotel. Once check in is complete, you have free time to discover more of this incredible city independently at your own pace. Overnight in Paris area.

DAY 4

Today is dedicated to exploring Paris starting with a panoramic sightseeing tour of some of the key landmarks of one of Europe’s greatest cities. Marvel at the historic and world renowned monuments and buildings such as the famous Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Trocadero, Opera, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame and Les Invalides.  Admire the grandiose Place de la Concorde and the elegant boulevards full of shopping opportunities, including the world famous Champs Elysees, and of course the statuesque structure they thought would only last a few years – the Eiffel Tower!  There’s the opportunity to visit the famous Fragonard perfume museum or make the short excursion to the Palace of Versailles, the extraordinary home of the Sun King – Louis 14th, or to one of Paris’s superb shopping outlets such as La Vallee Village.  VillageOvernight Paris.

DAY 5

Travel into the Low Countries today to visit the Belgian capital Brussels, famed for its Art Nouveau buildings and splendid squares. Enjoy a short panoramic sightseeing including the Atomium, the Grand Place, the Hotel de Ville and the iconic statue of the city – Manneken Pis.  Don’t forget to sample the legendary Belgian chocolates while you are there! Continue via Antwerpen and on to Amsterdam, the capital of the The Netherlands.  Overnight Amsterdam area.

DAY 6

Your full day in Amsterdam includes a panoramic sightseeing of the city taking in the Rijksmuseum, the National Monument, the Royal Palace, the Van Gogh Museum and of course the canals.   Enjoy lunch then in the afternoon proceed to Zaanse Schans park on the edge of the city to see working windmills, cheese & clog farms and watch a demonstration of how Dutch cheese and wooden clogs are made. There’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a Diamond Factory and see for yourself how the precious stones are processed, as well as the option to take a  canal cruise to see the city from a different perspective Overnight Amsterdam area.

DAY 7

Head into Germany today for a visit  and panoramic sightseeing of Cologne with its historic old town, great bridges and magnificent cathedral – one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe.   Cologne sits astride one of Europe’s greatest and busiest rivers, the mighty River Rhine. Head south taking in its most scenic section, the Rhine Gorge,  twisting and turning amidst impossibly steep vineyards and “fairytale”medieval castles past the legendary Loreley rock. Here medieval boatmen were said to be lured to their doom by the beautiful Rhine Maidens. Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of highlights including  Frankfurter Roemer, St Bartholomaus Dom, the Hauptwache, the Main Tower, Mainkai, Borse Stock Exchange, the Karmeliterkloster and of course Goethe’s House.  Overnight Frankfurt area.

DAY 8

Drive via historic Heidelberg with its famous  pink castle and into the picturesque hills of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest),  “birthplace of the Cuckoo Clock“. Visit a workshop to see how these beautiful wooden timepieces are made and the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee before driving across the border into Switzerland for a stop at the spectacular Rhinefall waterfalls where the huge river tumbles over a rocky rapid in a sea of frothing white water. The day’s sightseeing ends with a short panoramic tour of the country’s commercial capital Zurich. Overnight Zurich/Lucerne area.

DAY 9

This morning’s short drive brings you to Engelberg and Mount Titlis to enjoy a day in the heart of the beautiful Swiss Alps mountains. The cable car ride to the summit is truly spectacular and reveals wonderful views of glaciers – stunning “rivers of ice” and snow clad peaks all around. Return to the valley and travel to the delightful lakeside town of Lucerne for a guided walking tour exploring this historic and picturesque city and taking in the famous wooden bridge and Lion Monument.  Overnight Zurich/Lucerne area.

 

DAY 10

Swiss quality is legendary and if flight times allow, you will be able to take in some last minute shopping before transfer to Zurich Airport for your onward journey.

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