European Elegance





Day1- Begin Your Tour | Arrive Into London
Welcome to your 'Merair Travel & Tours European Experience' tour. Your Merair Travel & Tours representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1600 hrs).Merair Travel & Tours takes care to start sightseeing the next day so that you can relax after your flight and get over your jetlag.

Day2 -In London | Guided City Tour Of London | Optional London Delights Tour | Overnight ferry to Hook Of Holland
Live history through a guided panoramic highlight tour of London city. Get acquainted with some of London's iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square and the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence. Finish your tour at Oxford Street.
The rest of the day is free, pursue your quest for great bargains or sample our Optional London Delights where you travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled ! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor's Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, and the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond ! Then you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world's largest exhibition of life like wax models. Take photographs with some Indian celebrities.
Later, ride the London Eye, the world's tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London. The entire group will reunite in the evening to drive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to Hook of Holland. Traveling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence ! Onboard, relax, savour the wide selection of international cuisine, shop at a fine selection of retailers. Treat yourself to a world-class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort, soaking in the ambience. (B, D on board)
Day3-Onto Belgium | Full Day Excursion To Amsterdam | Visit Keukenhof / Madurodam | Orientation Tour of Brussels
Today, drive through Dutch countryside. If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from March 18th to May 16th) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. The rest of the year we visit Madurodam, the enchanting miniature city that features the best of Netherlands.
Onto Amsterdam, where Windmills still wield their magic. There's a photo stop at one. Clogs and Holland are inseparable and a factory visit demonstrates this business. The canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the War Memorial. Then drive on to the Elegant capital city Brussels.
An orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michel's Cathedral.
Walk via Galeries Saint Hubert the world's first shopping mall, to the Grand Place, Europe's most beautiful square which is the main tourist attraction of the city. Time permitting, shop for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm ! Visit the Mannekin Pis (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the "irreverent spirit" of Brussels, has drawn sightseers for centuries. (B, L, D).
Day4-Onto Paris | Excursion to Parc Asterix | Optional "Gala Evening In Paris"
Drive to Paris, the 'City of Lights' We recommend you unleash the child in you and enjoy our highly recommended, fun-filled exclusive excursion to Parc Asterix enroute. Another first from Merair Travel & Tours! 7 adventure areas, 27 attractions and 6 shows set your heart racing and keep you entertained. Ride the 80 kmph Tonnerre de Zeus - Europe's highest wooden roller coaster; the Goudrix, the Oxygenarium, the Transdemonium, the Menhir Express, and the Grand Splatch - a rapid river ride to keep the adrenaline flowing. Thrilling rides, and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.
After check in later this evening, don't miss our optional Merair Travel & Tours Gala Evening and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'. This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring illuminated monuments as you glide by. True bliss !
Sparkle over a glass of champagne and an Indian dinner at the Lido. Enjoy the 'Bonheur Show', a cabaret with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes. Take away a small remembrance of your visit. We stretch the night for you with an Illumination Tour, It's magic ! Return to your hotel.
Day5-In Paris | Visit the Louvre | Shop At Fragonard | Visit Grevin Wax Museum | Visit Montparnasse | City Tour Of Paris | Visit the Eiffel Tower
Visit the famous Louvre Museum formerly the palace of the Kings of France which now houses one of the world's greatest art collections. The collection of ancient art includes 'The Victory of Samothrace' and 'Venus of Milo'. Paintings include masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci - 'Mona Lisa' among others.
Visit and shop at Fragonard - The Parfumeur an highlight from Merair Travel & Tours. Displayed are perfumery collections retracing 3000 years of history. Discover Fragonard's original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices.
A special exclusive souvenir for each visitor from Fragonard and Merair Travel & Tours.
Our next stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, an exclusive Merair Travel & Tours! Grevin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Grevin, to produce and showcase life size wax models of celebrities. At the end of the 19th Century, Arthur Meyer, founder of the famous daily newspaper "Le Gaulois", conceived the notion of showing his readers the people in the headlines of his paper, but in 3-D. At a time when the press did not use photographs, he came up with the idea of creating a site where the public could see people in the news. To implement this original plan, he called on Alfred Grevin, who was a cartoonist, designer and famous sculptor. The Grevin opened its doors on June 5th, 1882. It was an immediate success. At Grevin, relive glorious French history, meet celebrities and experience the Spirit of Paris, with over 300 wax figures in a setting of gold and marble !
The latest addition is our very own 'Shah Rukh Khan'. Commemorate your visit to Grevin with a small memento.
Later today, another exclusive the Montparnasse Tower - the roof of Paris, at a height of 210 metres above Paris. Discover a view of Paris with the crowning glory of the Eiffel Tower. Far above the hustle and bustle of the Montparnasse square, you can stand on the very roof of the capital. Europe's fastest elevator will take you to a height of 196 meters (over 640 ft) for this magnificient experience. By using the viewpoint indicators, you can locate and see each of the districts and their monuments. Best of all get a memento to commemorate your visit!
Enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments like the Louvre with the Glass Pyramid, Garnier's Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Élysées - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, River Seine, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides. End the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend to the 1st level of the Eiffel Tower ! Return to your hotel after dinner. (B, L, D)
Day6-Onto Chamonix Valley | Visit Geneva
After breakfast you enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately 6 hrs. to Geneva. Geneva is one of Switzerland's most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world !
We begin the orientation tour with a drive to the Palais des Nations (the European Headquarters of the United Nations) and the Musee Ariana. Be awestruck by the great white plume of the world's tallest fountain in Europe - the magnificent Jet d'Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais!
Continue to the 'Love at first sight' beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, Merair Travel & Tours is the first to introduce the French Alps and the home of Mont Blanc to India.
Check into your hotel and after dinner visit the casino on your own. Try your winning streak. Good Luck ! Raise a toast to your tour with Merair Travel & Tours and Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Day7-Onto Switzerland | Cable Car Ride To Aiguille Du Midi And A Visit To The Mer De Glace In Chamonix Valley
Awaken to the spectacular delights of the glacier round you. A view of the facing peaks and of Mont-Blanc, awaits you at breakfast. Enjoy a free morning. Walk past picturesque hamlets and alpine lakes, the spectacular scenery and surroundings. Stroll along the valley paths. Relax and feast your eyes on the wonderful views.
Don't miss our excursion tour - a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille du Midi (weather permitting), which lifts you to 3842 meters and unforgettable view of the Alps. The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox !
Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers.
The train climbs a steep track, through scenic Alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the 'Mer de Glace' (sea of ice) Glacier. You know you've really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the 'Mer de Glace', which is 7 kms long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kms !
A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you!
Drive to your hotel in Switzerland.
Day8-Visit to Glacier 3000 | Visit to Lucerne | Mt. Merair Travel & Tours Gala Evening With Dinner - An Exclusive Mountain In Switzerland
Today you can visit the famous pedestrian zone with its beautiful shops and typical chalet style houses and the Glacier 3000 Awaits !
Then drive towards Gstaad / Les Diablerets - the skiing capital and playground for the rich and famous. Here Merair Travel & Tours gives you another first with the launch of Glacier 3000 - the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views Alps, and the scene of the popular Indian film 'Bachna Ae Haseeno'.
Ascent is by cable car from Col du Pillon (1546m) to Scex Rouge (2971m). Enjoy a special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world's highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approximately 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The 1 km track offers lots of variety. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The track lies up to 6 m above the ground and the 2-minute downhill ride gives you the ultimate driving experience. The beauty of nature can also be discovered.
The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree panoramic view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - and views onto over 24 peaks that are over 4000 m high. Here is a tribute to Merair Travel & Tours serving you for over 250 years. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch and a souvenir for each family.
Later ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return by cable car to Col du Pillion. Drive to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows full of edelweiss. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution. Stroll along the covered, wooden Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have an encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things-memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Next to an unlimited selection of watches and jewelry, every store carries an array of famous brand gifts and souvenirs.
Later drive on to the Swiss region of Lungern, where an exclusive Gala evening is lined up for you. An awesome mountain in Switzerland that's all yours ! We make sure that ultimate fantasy comes true with Mt. Merair Travel & Tours - a Swiss Mountain in the Lungern - Schonbuel belt, so exclusive, that it's only for you !
Getting there is half the fun ! Wind your way uphill in a cable car, with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Bernese Oberland. If viewing nature is not enough, there are plenty of walking trails, games and chocolate casting.
That's not all ! A sumptuous Gala Dinner and Disco Dancing ! Yes, with Merair Travel & Tours you're constantly on a high ! Later return to your hotel.
Day9-Day Free | Optional Excursion To The Jungfraujoch, Ascending By Cogwheel Train, Indian Lunch with An Interlaken City Tour and Visit To The Trümmelbach Falls
The day is free, but do take advantage of our optional excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe', a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice.
Stop at the Trummelbach Falls, another highlight from Merair Travel & Tours. This is the only glacier waterfall in Europe, cascading through the mountain.
Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a red cogwheel train. Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 kms - the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, the Alpine view is simply stunning. What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian lunch !
Descend to visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages.
You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Return to your hotel.
Day10-Onto Innsbruck | Visit Vaduz | Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Spend a little time in the tiny capital Vaduz, famous for its postage stamps, in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Later drive to Austria. Halt at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and be dazzled at the 'Chambers of Wonder' ! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a Unicuma wall of crystal, with the world's biggest crystal and it's smallest !
Enjoy a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice !
In our orientation tour view the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years ! Check into your hotel and enjoy a continental dinner.
Later disco the night away in elebration of 250 years of Merair Travel & Tours` with cold drinks, wine and beer to quench that thirst ! (B, L, D).
Day11-Onto Venice | Walking City Tour Of Venice
Today, drive past quaint villages and fruit orchards, cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to magical Venice. The captivating canals and palaces of Venice are simply unique ! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian's city, so get set for a walking tour. Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces. Disembark and walk to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square). Pass the Doge's Palace, connected by the 'Bridge of Sighs' to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape !
Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years ! End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Factory for a demonstration of hand blown world famous Venetian glass. Enjoyment at its peak this evening with a scrumptious dinner and a surprise gift per family as you cruise to Tronchetto Pier. (B, L, D))
Day12- Onto Umbria | Walking Tour Of Florence | Orientation Tour Of Pisa
Drive across the Apennine Mountains, to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square metre than any city in the world !/
Included in your walking tour of Florence is a visit to the Duomo (when open for visitors). Besides it is the 'Gates of Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city. Time permitting indulge in some genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs !
Continue to Pisa, the hometown of Galileo and a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower ! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its characteristic tilt. It is the Duomo's (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles. Drive to your hotel and check in. (B, L, D))
Day13- Full Day Excursion To Rome | Visit The Time Elevator | Visit The Vatican | Guided Panoramic City Tour Of Rome
'Rome was not built in a day'- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the 'must see' agenda into our guided panoramic tour ! Start your introduction to Rome with a journey on the 4 dimensional Time Elevator. Then onto The Vatican, the smallest nation in the world ! The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter's Square with St. Peter's Basilica. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta. See the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Drive through Piazza Venezia. Pass the Circus Maximus - known for its ancient chariot races, and reconstructed for 'Ben Hur' ! Tribute is paid to the brave Gladiators as you pass the Colosseum. Here the notorious gladiatorial games were held. Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder, you are sure to return to Rome ! We at Merair Travel & Tours look forward to that ! After an exciting tour, return to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day14- Return Home With Happy Memories
Good times need never end ! As you get ready for your return flight, relive the high points of your 'Merair Travel & Tours European Experience' . We are confident you will join us again sometime soon… (B either in the hotel or on board the flight)