Europe welcomes 480 million international visitors per year, and given its well-preserved cultural heritage, hassle-free open borders and efficient infrastructure, it is not hard to see why tourists from across the world consider a European trip as one of the things they have to do at least once in their lifetime.
Among the top 10 visited sites in the world, Paris enjoys a high ranking because of its reputation as a centre for arts, food and culture. Zurich and Interlaken give you contrasting experiences of the Swiss life, while Rome, once the centre of the ancient world, retains its strong cultural influences and is a haven for art, high fashion and food.
Born Voyager’s 9 Nights/10 Days European package gives you a chance to explore the capital cities of France, the Netherlands and Belgium and experience the best of Europe in one trip.
Fly into CDG International airport, Paris. Post disembarkation formalities and immigration procedures, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel and assist you with the check-in formalities. Once you are checked in, spend some time relaxing, freshening up and getting used to the time difference. Once you have relaxed for a bit, head out and begin your exploration of Paris, the city of l’amour (love). Grab a cup of authentic French café au lait at one of the roadside cafes or start of with a chocolat drink to energise you and then head to the beautiful Musee d’Orsay, a museum located in a restored railway station, or visit the Mona Lisa, housed at the World Famous Louvre Museum. Spend some time reverently admiring the Notre Dame cathedral, or head to the Montmartre district to visit the Dali Museum and the Church of the Sacred Heart. In the evening, grab a drink at one of the neighborhood bars or pubs and sample the local French cuisine before returning to your hotel room to relax. Overnight stay in Paris.
After breakfast at the hotel, take a walk along some charming roads and visit small shops in around your hotel. In the afternoon, board the coach for the Paris city tour. The tour takes you to all the popular city tourist sites including the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides (Napoleon’s Tomb), the Tulleries Garden among others. The tour also takes you to the 2nd floor on the Eiffel Tower and a cruise on the river Seine. In the evening, visit the Latin Quarter, known for its lively nightlife and vibrant culture. Head back to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Paris.
On Day 3, after breakfast, catch the train or a flight to Zurich. Located on the banks of Lake Zurich, Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland as well as being the headwuarters for several international institutions including FIFA. On your first day in Zurich, take some time to explore the city, especially around the waterfront where you will find several small cafes selling local delicacies and giving you a chance to sip on some coffee or hot chocolate. Take a walk along the waterfront and explore different facets of local life, through interactions with the locals and vendors who throng along the lakeside. In the evening, head to one of the many popular restaurants and grab a meal there. Post that, head back to your hotel and elax. Overnight stay in Zurich.
After breakfast, get set for your city tour. Zurich combines modern infrastructure with a quaint, 19th century charm, especially in the Oldtown and lakefront districts. Take an Optional trolley tour which explores sites like St. Peter’s Church which has the largest clock face in Europe, the financial and shopping districts of Zurich and some quaint, waterfront cafes. Go up Üetliberg, a hill overlooking Zurich. You can hike up, or take a train from the main station. Enjoy the 360 degree view from a tall viewing tower. This is also the start of the planetenweg (planetary walk), an 8 mile walk along the ridge with models of the planets along the way. These are scaled down in true proportion to the solar system. In the evening, go club hopping across the various pubs and bars in the central district of Zurich and cram in some last minute shopping and fun. After that, head to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Zurich.
After breakfast at the hotel, head to the train station and catch your train to Interlaken. . Interlaken is a small city in the Bernese Highlands region of central Switzerland and is known as a base camp for outdoor sports and for those who are exploring the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps. After checking in to your hotel, step out and get exploring. The town of Interlaken is small enough to explore on foot or bike, offering plenty of sights, especially along the banks of the Briez and Thun. Watch the locals and tourists brave the cold waters and swim; join them if you feel adventurous. Take a leisurely sail along the waters and explore the many souvenir shops across the city. Overnight stay at Interlaken.
After breakfast, make the most of your leisure day to explore the surrounding areas around Interlaken. Ride the mountain railways or take a boat trip down the Thunerese. For the adventure lovers, Interlaken has many outdoor sports including sky-diving, river rafting, paragliding, hang-gliding, bungee jumping etc. You can also rent a mountain bike and ride along he biking trails or special biking trips to nearby sights including the Giessbach waterfalls or look inside the Trummelbach waterfalls. A trip to the ‘Jungfrau Winter sport region’ gives you access to both beginner and expert level slopes for skiing and snowboarding, while indoor ski rinks in Matten give you the opportunity to go ice-skating. Come back to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Interlaken.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the train station and onwards to your next destination, Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, our representative will escort you to your hotel and assist you with the check-in formalities. After you are settled in, head out to explore Rome, ‘The Eternal city’. Rome is a study in architectural contrasts: large, majestic palaces, avenues and basilicas jostle for space alongside tiny alleyways, quaint little houses and churches, while extravagant and ornate Renaissance inspired architectural marvels share space with modern buildings and offices. Spend your day walking around the areas near your hotel, stopping off at local restaurants and cafes. You could also explore the various churches across the city, or relax at the many ornately carved, culturally significant piazzas all around you. In the evening, sample some delicious Italian cuisine and then head back to your hotel to relax. Overnight stay in Rome.
After breakfast at the hotel, get set for a hop on/hop off city tour of Rome. With a 24 hour pass, you can visit such sights like the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. Join people from around the world in tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Head south down the Appian way and come across a treasure trove of Roman ruins, from the time of ancient Rome, including the Circus of Maxentius, the tomb of Cecilia Metella as well as several long stretches of the famed Roman aqueduct system. In the evening, head to one of the local restaurants and try out an authentic Italian pizza. Enjoy the rich flavours and distinctive taste while washing it down with a nice Italian wine. Head back to your hotel room to relax. Overnight stay in Rome.
After breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to explore Rome. Rent a vespa to experience the Roman traffic first-hand and head to The Vatican City. As the centre of the Roman Catholic church, the Vatican and the surrounding areas are filled with masterfully carved and constructed churches, sculptures, fountains and other works of art. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the dome, designed by the famous Michelangelo. Head to the top of the dome and catch a spectacular view of everything around you. Also visit the fountains at St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museum, housing the world famous Sistine Chapel and see the Castel Sant Angelo, initially designed as the tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian and consequently converted into a fortified residence for the Pope to hide in case of invaders. After a day full of experiencing history and culture, head back to your hotel and grab a meal and relax. Overnight stay in Rome..
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to board your flight onwards to your next destination.