Glance of Europe





Day1-Begin Your Tour | Arrive Into Frankfurt | Onto Rhineland | Visit Heidelberg
Welcome to your Merair Travel & Tours Glimpse of Europe' tour. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, after immigration and customs, your Merair Travel & Tours representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. On arrival of all the passengers, the group will depart. You will enjoy a scenic drive through the Rhineland area to Heidelberg, situated in the valley of the River Neckar known for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town. Wander around the winding alleys of the 'Alstadt'- old section of the town.Spend some free time (and money !) at the Haupstrasse or high street, the main shopping avenue in Heidelberg. Check in to your hotel after dinner. (D)

Day2 -Visit Drubba | Onto Switzerland | Visit The Rhine Falls | Walking Tour Of Zurich
Today, drive through the Black Forest region, visiting Drubba for a cuckoo clock demonstration. Time stands still at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell's Valley). Take time off to enjoy the crisp Black Forest air and the chirping of mountain birds.
Move onto Schaffhausen, where the Rhine River thunders over the Rhine Falls, forming Europe's largest waterfall - an excellent photo opportunity. Drive to Zurich, Switzerland's fast paced cosmopolitan city, for a brief orientation tour strolling down Bahnhofstrasse - the fanciest shopping street, past St. Peter's Church and the Fraumünster with its impressive stained glass windows. Across the Limmat River, view the Grossmunster - a beautiful Romanesque Cathedral. Continue your drive savouring the picture perfect scenery. After dinner, check into your hotel. (B, D)
Day3-Day At Leisure | Optional Excursion To The Jungfraujoch - the 'Top Of Europe', Ascending By Cogwheel Train Including A Hot Indian Lunch And An Interlaken City Tour
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.
Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid dramatic mountain scenery ! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22kms - 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 will take your breadth away.
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. Indulge in some shopping at Kirchhofer's Casino Gallery, famous for Swiss watches, chocolates and other accessories. Return to your hotel after dinner. (B, D))
Day4-Day Free | Optional Visit to Glacier 3000 | Optional Visit to Lucerne
The day is free to visit the famous pedestrian zone with its shops and typical chalet style houses or the Optional Glacier 3000 awaits ! Drive to Gstaad / Les Diablerets - the skiing capital and a favourite 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 of the most beautiful summits of the Alps, and the scene of the popular Indian film "Bachna Ae Haseeno". Ascent is by cable car from Col du Pillon (1546 m) 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 approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges.
The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree panoramic view of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - and views onto over 24 peaks that are over 4000m high. Here is a tribute to Merair Travel & Tours serving you for 250 years.
Enjoy a hot buffet lunch.
Later ride the Snow Bus (weather permitting), over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return by cable car.
Move on 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 Kapellbrücke (chapel bridge), to the Jesuit Church.
You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Every store carries a vast array of small famous brand gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket.
After dinner return to your hotel.(B , D)
Day5-Drive To Paris | Optional Gala Evening In Paris
Awaken to the spectacular delights of the glacier around you. A view of the facing peaks and of Mont-Blanc, awaits you at breakfast. After breakfast, drive through beautiful mountain landscapes of Swiss Alps to Paris, the 'City of Lights'. On arrival, after dinner you will be checked into your hotel. 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 at the Lido. Here at the most famous nightclub in the world, enjoy the 'Bonheur Show', a cabaret with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes. We stretch the evening for you with an Illumination Tour, driving past spectacularly lit landmarks of Paris. It's magic ! Return to your hotel. (B, D))
Day6-Guided Panoramic City Tour | Shop At Fragonard | Visit Grevin Wax Museum | Visit The Eiffel Tower | Optional Cruise On The River Seine
After breakfast, enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments like the Louvre, Garnier's Opera - the largest opera theatre in the world, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Elysees - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides. Visit and shop at Fragonard - The Parfumeur an exclusive from Merair Travel & Tours. Displayed are perfumery collections retracing 3000 years of history. Discover Fragonard's original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices (closed on Sunday). Our next stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, an exclusive from 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". Later take in the dazzling overview of the magnificent city as you ascend by an elevator to the 1st level of the Eiffel Tower ! You have the option of a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring the many historic monuments as you glide by. True bliss ! Return to your hotel after dinner. (Note: Those not availing the optional tour for the day will be picked up from a pre appointed venue for dinner) (B, D)
Day7-Return Home With Happy Memories
Good times need never end ! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your '
Merair Travel & Tours Glimpse Of Europe' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon… (B either in hotel or on board the flight).