|9 Days Europe Tour: SWITZERLAND • ITALY • THE VATICAN CITY • FRENCH RIVIERA_EC227
Day 2 / Day 1 Monday: Frankfurt – Prague (Breakfast)
After boarding the luxury coach in Frankfurt, sit back and enjoy a scenic ride through some classic German countrysideen route to the Czech Republic. Prague, one of Europe’s most ornate cities, is your first destination. You will arrive in the evening, ready to discover this charming capital city with its fairytale architecture, the following morning.
Hotel: 3* in Prague or city nearby
Day 3 / Day 2 Tuesday: Prague – Bratislava
Your Prague adventure begins with a spectacular walk along the Royal Route, following the traditional coronation path of the kings and queens of old Bohemia. You’ll start from the top of Castle Hill in the Hradcany district, famous for its views over the red-roofed old city, and then tour Prague Castle. The castle has been the historic seat of Bohemia royalty since the 9th century, as well as home to the nation’s presidents in recent times. Your exploration then heads off around the imposing gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilicaand along Golden Lane, an ancient thoroughfare lined with some wonderful traditional buildings. Later you will stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge, which arches gracefully over the Vltava, and on through the winding alleys to the Old Town Square, where you can see the City Hall and one of Prague’s most well-known sights, the AstronomicalClock.
After lunch in the square, you’ll make the scenic transfer from Prague to the hotel in or near the Slovakian capital, Bratislava
Hotel: 3* in Bratislava or city nearby
Note:Attraction Fee involved:
Prague Castle (ticket includes: the Old Royal Palace,
St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane and St. Vitus Cathedral) €13
Day 4 / Day 3 Wednesday: Bratislava – Budapest
Wednesday sees you arrive in Hungary, the fourth country of the tour. Its capital, Budapest, is known as the Pearl of the Danube, and is essentially two different cities joined together: Buda on the west of the river, Pest on the east, each with its own distinct characteristics.
One of the best ways of seeing this unique location is by taking a river cruise, which many people choose to do. After a morning of activity, you’ll relax over lunch at Buda Palace, and then have a chance to look at the exhibitions in the Budapest History Museum and Hungarian National Gallery, or do a spot of souvenir shopping.
Next you’ll explore both sides of the city on a cultural and historic tour. Highlights on the Buda side of the Danube include the towered terrace of Fisherman’s Bastion, the medieval Matthias Church and a walk up to the summit of Gellért Hill for panoramic views. While over in Pest the sights include the expansive Heroes’ Square and Hungary’s dramatic riverside Parliament Building. In the evening, you can choose to round off an eventful day with an optional dinner in the heart of Budapest, where you can sample traditional dishes such as goose liver, goulash, duck leg and local wine, accompanied by Hungarian folkdance and music. (B)
Hotel: 3* in Budapest or city nearby
Note:Attraction Fee involved:
Fisherman's Bastion €3
Matthias Church €8
Budapest Danube River Cruise €20
Hungary Folk Show and Dinner €50
Day 5 / Day 4 Thursday: Budapest – Vienna
Today starts with a short journey to another of Europe’s grand capitals, Vienna, where you’ll get to explore the Austrian city’s resplendent palaces, striking churches and prestigious art museums.Your Vienna adventure begins at one of the city’s most popular attractions, Schönbrunn Palace, the Rococo-style summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of Europe and the Church for many decades. After lunch in this refined setting, you will take a driving tour past many grand, famous buildings, including the City Hall, the Austrian Parliament, Hofburg Palace and Heroes’ Square.
In the afternoon, you’ll have some shopping time, before adding the Wiener Staatsoper (opera house) to your checklist of key Vienna buildings. Later, opt for dinner in the heart of the city or visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, before taking a stroll in Stadtpark, which is known for its range of sculptures, including the famous gilded bronze statue of Johann Strauss II.
In the evening, we recommend the option of attending a Viennese waltz concert, which will allow you the unforgettable experience of hearing the music of Mozart and Strauss in the place where it was composed. (B)
Hotel: 3* in Vienna or city nearby
Note:Attraction Fee involved:
Schönbrunn Palace €14.20
Vienna Waltz Concert with Transfers €57/€70/€80
Day 6 / Day 5 Friday: Vienna – Salzburg – Munich
From Vienna it’s on to another Austrian gem, Salzburg. The city’s beautiful historic centre, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is characterized by numerous baroque buildings, and is one of the most picturesque places in Europe. Salzburg is also famous for its musical heritage, being both the birthplace of Mozart, and also connected with hit musical The Sound of Music. You’ll get the chance to see from the outside the house where Mozart was born, explore the city further at your leisure and also have lunch in Salzburg, before heading across the German border to Munich in the afternoon. (B)
Hotel: 3* in Munich or city nearby
Note:Attraction Fee involved:
Mozart’s House €10
Day 7 / Day 6 Saturday:Munich – Mt Titlis – Lucerne– Zurich
You’ll leave the big cities behind on Saturday morning and head for one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges – the Swiss Alps. The first destination is Engelberg, the stunning Swiss resort. From here you can option to board a cable car that takes you to the summit of the impressive Mount Titlis. To reach to the top of the permanently snow-covered Mt. Titlis is by a combination of gondolas over 3 stages.
You’ll ascend the last stage by the world’s first revolving gondola the TitlisRotair, that delivers spectacular views of the valleys, glaciers, lakes and forests below, and 360˚ vistas of the surrounding mountains. At the summit the sun terrace is the perfect place to pause and appreciate the breathtaking panoramas. There’s a 150-metre ice cavern through the core of a glacier to explore at the top. Other highlights include walking across Europe’s highest suspension bridge for more phenomenal views from Mt. Titlis.
You’ll come down from the hills to the lakeside for your next stop. Lucerne is a picturesque city of bridges and towers located in what many people believe to be the “true” Switzerland – picture-postcard Mountains, lakes, cowbells, Alpine villages and meadows full of edelweiss flowers. Here you will have time to wander through the charming streets, and see the famous Lion Monument, which Mark Twain once described as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world”. This is a great place to get souvenirs like Swiss watches and fine chocolates, before travelling to the overnight stop of Zurich.
(If weather and traffic permitting, we might take a photo stop in one of the smallest country in Europe – Lichtenstein.)(B)
Hotel: 3* in Zurich or city nearby
Note: Attraction Fee involved:
Mount Titlis Cable Car €85 or CHF 92
Day 8 / Day 7 Sunday:Zurich – Rhein Falls – Titisee–Frankfurt
The final day of the tour begins in Zurich, a city with a reputation as a leading global financial centre. There is chance for a picture stop at the impressive Lake Zurich, before moving on to Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall.
Next you’ll cross back into Germany and the Black Forest, the ancient fir-covered mountain range, which is famous for its creepy folklore and mythical tales. Here you will see the beautifullake Titisee, where you can stop at one of the many lakeside cafés to enjoy some of the region’s best Black Forest cherry gateaux. Cuckoo clocks are made in Titisee, making this the ideal place to pick up a few souvenirs from the local shops, and you’ll also get to see a demonstration of how these magical mechanisms work.
Hotel: 3* in Frankfurt or city nearby
早上起程前往參觀建於山丘上充滿中世紀風格的嘉斯登古堡 - 昔日的皇宮花園，現今已變為總統官邸及政府大樓。附近的聖維特斯大教堂建於十世紀初，經歷了許多歲月，見證布拉格的興衰；繼而遊覽昔日金匠匯聚，專製黃金飾物而聞名的「黃金小徑」，再途經查理士大橋跨過伏爾塔瓦河，到達舊市中心，市政廳鐘樓上有數百年歷史的天文古鐘和十二使徒肖像，準確顯示天文子曆，市政廳前的廣場是歷史集會、起義的地點，市內狹窄街道縱橫交錯，每個角落都洋溢著古典清雅氣色；下午離開布拉格，前往住宿酒店。住宿：布拉提斯瓦或鄰近城市
第 4天 / 第 3 天【每週三/週六】布拉提斯瓦Bratislava→ 布達佩斯Budapest
第 5天/ 第 4 天【每週四/週日】布達佩斯Budapest→維也納 Vienna
第 6天/ 第 5 天【每週五/週一】維也納Vienna→薩爾斯堡Salzburg→慕尼黑Munich
第 7天 / 第 6 天 【每週六/週二】慕尼黑Munich→鐵力士雪山Mt Titlis→琉森Lucerne→蘇黎世Zurich
早上起程沿山區公路前往有世界花園之稱的瑞士，並往瑞士中部進發，展開遊覽大雪山的節目。旅遊車穿越崇山峻嶺前往英格堡山區，抵步後，轉乘旋轉登山纜車，登上海拔三千米高並全年積雪的「鐵力士峰」，坐四十五分鐘纜車到達大雪山頂，即往參觀冰洞，繼往賞雪台漫步，遊目四顧 ， 群峰環列，冰川奇景，盡入眼簾；團友可於山頂餐廳享用午餐。遊罷雪山轉赴風景如畫的琉森市，觀賞雕刻在峭壁上的著名獅子紀念碑，它是表揚瑞士民族精忠勇敢和信義精神。團友也可到滿佈精品的古雅小街逛遊，選購地道特產朱古力及紀念品，並往著名的鐘錶店選擇瑞士名錶。住宿︰蘇黎世或鄰近城市
(如時間許可, 團隊經過歐洲小國列支敦士登首都瓦杜茲,會稍作停留拍照 ;停留與否, 以交通情況為準, 客人不得異議)
第 8天/ 第 7天 【每週日/週三】蘇黎世Zurich→萊茵河瀑布Rhine Falls→滴的斯湖Titisee→法蘭克福Frankfurt
早上起程前往瑞士第一大城市金融中心蘇黎世，於蘇黎世湖畔拍照留念；隨後前往莎夫豪森市觀賞氣勢浩瀚、猶如萬馬奔騰的萊茵河瀑布。此瀑布是西歐最大的瀑布，急流洶湧而下甚為壯觀，氣勢動人心魄。遊罷經瑞士山路進入德國黑森林地區，因樹木非常茂盛而形成一片墨綠森林，樹幹高聳入天。稍後抵達黑森林地區著名的山中湖 - 滴的斯湖。這個位於山區中的湖泊環境優美，是著名的渡假聖地，更是咕咕鐘的生產地，隨處有售這種有趣的時鐘，團友如有興趣可安排專人介紹咕咕鐘的製造過程。其後於湖邊餐廳享受一頓豐富的豬手午餐或品嚐一塊正宗的黑森林蛋糕，實在不枉此行。遊罷驅車返回法蘭克福。
第 9天【每週一/週四】 法蘭克福Frankfurt - 返程 Departure
Tour Departure points and times:
Frankfurt 08:30 am Main Central Station (Frankfurt a.m. Hauptbahnhof) Monday 08:30am
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