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Europe Delight Apr 2014

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Itinerary

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12/04/14 13/04/14 14/04/14

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Take the direct train to Lucerne from zurich and Flight into Zurich checkin to hotel. Visit the nearby lakefront in lucerne for evening dinner Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne Trip to Titlis via Engelberg

Stay Lucerne Lucerne Lucerne

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15/04/14 16/04/14

Take the train to Interlaken

Visit Unterseen and hoheweg

Spend the evening walking by the lake and dinner

Take the golden pass to Montreux. Spend the day at Montreux

Interlaken Montreux

17/04/14

Take the train from Montreux to paris (4.5 Hrs)

Montmarte funicular and sacre coure

Paris

18/04/14

Orientation to Paris orientation Tour

Visit Eiffel Tower by evening and night

Paris

19/04/14

Post Breakfast visit Pantheon, Notre Dame cathedral and opera house

Tuileries Gardens and Siene river cruise

Paris

20/04/14

Reach Barcelona in the afternoon by 12 pm and check into the hotel

Visit CASA batlo in the evening and the magic fountain show

Barcelona

21/04/14

Post breakfast visit LA sagrada Familia

Free walking tour of Las Ramblas at 15:00. Post that Visit Barceloneta beach & take cable car ride for panoromic view of barcelona

Free walking tour at 15:00 and Explore barcelona night life at las ramblas

Barcelona

22/04/14

Reach madrid and Madrid free walking tour

Visit SOL and Gran Via for shopping and nightlife.

Madrid

23/04/14

Visit toledo and return to Madrid

Go for a flamenco night

Madrid

24/04/14

Louvre Visit

Return to india

Flight


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Flights and Hotels FLIGHTS Carrier

Flight #

Date

From

Dep Time

To

Arrival Time

Duration

PNR #

Lufthansa

755

12th Apr

Bengaluru

3:05 am

Frankfurt

8:55 am

11H 5M

X2LH9 U

Easy Jet

EZY3919 20th Apr

Paris

13:35pm Barcelona

3:20 pm

1H 45M

EMD51 BQ

Lufthansa

1186

Madrid

8:30 am

Bangalore 1:10 am

1H 20M

X2LH9 U

24th Apr

STAY City

Hotel/Cottage Name

Address

Nights

Room Type

Inclusions

Lucerne

Hotel Drei Könige
 +41-41-2480480

Bruchstrasse 35, Lucerne, LU, 6003 Switzerland

3

Standard Double Room

Breakfast

Interlaken

Hotel Beausite
 +41-33-8267575

Seestrasse 16, Unterseen, BE, 3800 Switzerland

1

Standard Double room

Breakfast

Montreux

Grand Lac Excelsior,
 +41-21-9665757

Rue Bon Port 27, Montreux, VD,

1

Standard Double room

Breakfast

Paris

ibis Styles Paris Alésia Montparnasse +33-01-45414145

32 Rue Des Plantes, Paris, 75014 France

3

Standard Double room

Breakfast

Barcelona

Hotel Ronda Lesseps + 34-932-544 300

Carrer Ballester,77-81, Barcelona, 08023 Spain

2

Standard Double room

Breakfast

Madrid

Hotel Madrisol +34-93-4540642

Calle Nuñez De Arce 1, Madrid, 28012 Spain

1

Standard Double room

Breakfast


! Trail Inclusions Inclusions Flights Direct Train to Lucerne from airport Stay in Lucerne Day trip to Jungfraujoch

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Day trip to Mt Titlis

Train to Interlaken Stay Interlaken Golden Pass to Montreaux Stay Montreux Train from Montreux to Paris paris transportation pass Louvre Entry Eiffel tower Entry to top Orientation walking tour- Paris Paris Stay Flight to barcelona Barcelona transport Card Barcelona free walking tour Barcelona Stay Barcelona to madrid Madrid Stay Toledo return tickets Madrid Metro Pass Madrid free walking tour Complimentary shared transfer from Hotel to Airport

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Exclusions: Daily expenses Any other expenses not part of the above list


! Paris Top Attractions NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL The “heart” of the country, both geographically and spiritually, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame (Our Lady) stands majestic on the Ile de la Cite. After Pope Alexander III laid the foundation stone in 1163, an army of craftsmen toiled for 170 years to realize Bishop Maurice de Sully’s magnificent design. Some 130 metres in length with a highvaulted nave and double side aisles, it also contains France’s largest organ.

MUSEE DE LOUVRE One of the world’s most impressive museums, the Louvre contains some 35,000 priceless objects. Built as a fortress by King PhilippeAuguste in 1190, Charles V (1364-80) was the first king to make it his home. Revolutionaries opened the collection to the public in 1793.

THE EIFFEL TOWER The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. SEINE RIVER CRUISE Taking a tour of Paris by boat is unparalleled as romantic experiences go. The city seems to be fanned out before you as you lazily drift down the Seine River or Paris' miles-long network of canals.


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Paris Top Attractions THE LATIN QUARTER Known for its student life, lively atmosphere and bistros, the Latin Quarter is the home to a number of higher education establishments. The area gets its name from the Latin language, which was once widely spoken in and around this area.

THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE It is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.

CENTRE POMPIDOU It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information, a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. It is in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais

Montmartre A neighbourhood located at the summit of Paris, is one of the city's most poetry-drenched spots. The narrow, steep, cobblestonepaved streets, stairways, hidden gardens, cemeteries, and vineyards show that Montmartre was, until recently, a village in its own right, tucked away from the city.


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Day 6: Thursday, 17 April | Montreux - Paris | Overnight: Paris

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Today you would be taking the train from Montreux to your next destination, Paris. The four and a half ride would whisk you to one of the most glamorous cities of the world.. From Gare du Lyon take a M14 Metro to Chatlet and changeover to M4 heading towards Alesia. Your hotel is walking distance from this station. Checkin to the hotel and freshen up. Get ready for a panoramic view of paris from montmarte hill.

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Your Paris trail begins with The Sacrè Coeur Basilica - one of the most sacred monuments and a great historical landmark. Sacrè Coeur sits on the very top of the Butte de Montmartre (Montmartre hill) crowing the hill with its pristine white tinted structure gazing over the city. Board the Montmartre funicular and watch it ascends the 234 winding steps over effortlessly leading you to the magnificent Bassilica. Apart from being an architectural masterpiece, Sacrè Coeur offers a spectacular view of the Paris landscape. You can bask in the glorious evening lights and gaze at the extensive landscape. Return to hotel for the night and get ready for a day filled with parisian flavour.

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Contacts: Ibis Styles Paris Alésia Montparnasse,- +33-01-45414145

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Day 7: Friday, 18th April | Paris | Overnight: Paris Your day is packed with fun and exciting things to do. A Paris orientation tour waits for you at the Place de l’Opéra. (Look for distinctive fuchsia pink vests volunteers on the steps of the Paris Opera, near the middle door Discover Walks starts at 10 am sharp). This 90 minutes tour will walk you through all the major landmarks in Paris. You would get a fleeting glance of the must-see destinations such as Vendome or hotel Ritz. The guide tour will also walk you through the Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and other renowned landmarks in Paris. The tour ends at place de la Concorde whose panoramic view makes it ideal for you to take back some memorable photographs.

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You can spend the afternoon leisurely at Museedu-Louvre, taking a stroll into history. The museum is an ocean of exquisite display and it would take you about 9 months to glace through every single artifact that has been showcased. The world famous painting Leonardo da Vinci’s La Joconde popularly known as the Mona lisa resides here. Michaelangelo’s The Dying Slave is yet another noteworthy exhibit hosted by this museum. There are thousands of other famous French painters, sculptors and other artifacts showcased at the rich and exuberant Musee-du-Louvre. Evening comes by with the much awaited visit to the Eiffel tower; indeed one of the wonders of the world. Little did Gustave Eiffel realize that his 320 m elegant mesh design tower was going to be synonymous to Paris’ identity. The spectacular tower is mesmerizing beautiful as it stands jeweled in the glorious lights of the evening kissing the starry night sky. The Eiffel tower seems to be that one essential adornment that transforms the city’s skyline from beautiful to breathtakingly beautiful. Your behind the scenes eiffel tower tour will start at sharp 5 pm under the north pillar of the eiffel tower, in front of the statue of gustave eiffel. Contacts: Ibis Styles Paris Alésia Montparnasse,- +33-01-45414145



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Day 8: Saturday, 19th April | Paris | Overnight: Paris

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Today you would be visiting few of the bucket lists worthy places in Paris. Post a quick breakfast you would be visiting the Pantheon, a glorious specimen of 18th century neoclassical architecture. Work began to construct this phenomenal monument as early as 1750 under the supervision of Louis the XV. Unfortunately financial constraints delayed the progress and it was completed only in 1789. Since 1789 was an inauspicious year for church openings. Two year hence, this grand structure was transformed into a secular mausoleum that hosts some of the greatest thinkers of France.

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The next place on your list is the magnanimous NotreDame. This wondrous structure which is an exhibit of gothic architectural mastery is sheer poetry for your eyes. Bishop Maurice De sully was the master behind this master piece. Construction began in the 1163 and finished in the 14th century. You can opt for a free guided tour (English) which lasts for an hour for a complete understanding of the history and the significance of the cathedral. Meeting point is the horse statue located to the right of the facade of Notre-Dame. Look for people with distinctive pink vests. The tour starts every day at 1pm rain or shine.

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Last in the list of the gothic architectural poetry is the Opera house. This is going to be your final stop for this afternoon. The grand Boulevards which were laid out in the 17th century, served as a hub for cafes and theatre life during the 18th and the 19th centuries. Perching beside eight consecutive ‘Grand Boulevards’ such as the Madeleine, Capucines, Italien and Montmartre amongst other is the Place de Opera. The grand Boulevards which were laid out in the 17th century, served as a hub for cafes and theatre life during the 18th and the 19th centuries. This majestic structure, yet another gothic beauty has been the inspiration for the all time classic ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

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In the evening you would be visiting the beautiful Tuileries Gardens opposite to louvre.. Walk around the beautiful 28 hectare Tulieries gardens which were tastefully re-landscaped by famous gardener André Le Nôtre in 1664 and gave it the French formal garden style. Plenty of beautiful sculptures, ponds, and ornate fountains add a fine charm to this UNESCO recognized world heritage site.

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A grand finale to your incredible day is an enchanting cruise in the Siene River (Optional). Cruise down the sparkling blue river and watch the Notre dame and Louvre float by. Sway past the illuminated city at night while you pass through mysteriously lit tunnels under the Place de la Bastille. Enjoy a fine dinner at any of the cafes and dissolves your day’s exhaustion with a good night’s sleep.

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Contacts: Ibis Styles Paris Alésia Montparnasse,- +33-01-45414145



! ! Day 13: Thursday, 24th April | Madrid-Bangalore | Overnight: Flight Your flight to Bangalore leaves at 8:30 from Madrid airport. As a value add we have arranged for shared transfer from your hotel at 5am. You will be picked up from your Hotel and dropped at the airport by around 6am.

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Hope you had a wonderful trip; tomorrow you would be going home with warm memories and happy smiles.

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Contact No: Aerocity Transport - +34 917 47 75 89

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