Essence Of Europe - Holidays in South of France

Essence Of Europe

  • Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France9 days
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A million things to see! Welcome to the Essence of Europe. Action-packed? Yes. Tightly timed? Not exactly! We at Freedom Holidays have planned it in a way that you will still have your own space and enough time to mosey around and not just pucker around like a busy bee. Bask in the timeless serenity of Switzerland, the clockwork precision of Germany, the ethereal beauty of Belgium, the wanton gaiety of Holland and the joie de vivre of France. Nine days to Nirvana. That’s your ticket.

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See Western Europe’s main highlights in 9 days. From an excursion to the highest mountain in Switzerland to sight of Europe’s most powerful waterfall, from a cuckoo clock demonstration in Germany to a visit to a clog factory in Belgium, to a grand finale on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this tour is action-packed, culture-laden and full of spectacular sights. .

Nine days, five countries

Enjoy an excursion to Jungfraujoch – Europe’s highest railway station.

Visit the high alpine paradise of Mt. Titlis – our highest glacier excursion destination in Switzerland.

View the Rhine falls at Schaffhausen, Europe’s most powerful waterfall and on to the enchanting Black Forest.

See the world famous Cuckoo Clock demonstration at Titisee, Germany.

Learn how clogs are made at a Clog factory in Belgium and take lots of photos of beautiful windmills.

See the Atomium, Grand Place and the Mannekin Piacei in Brussels.

Take a leisurely canal cruise in Amsterdam right through the heart of the city.

See the beautiful sights of Paris and Amsterdam.

Enjoy a spectacular Bateau Parisien River Cruise.

See Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Places covered 9 Days
  • Day 1 Arrival Zurich – journey to Interlaken
  • Day 2 Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken
  • Day 3 Interlaken – Lucerne – Engelberg
  • Day 4 Engelberg – Titisee – Heppenheim
  • Day 5 Heppenheim – Cologne – Brussels – Antwerp
  • Day 6 Antwerp – Amsterdam – Antwerp
  • Day 7 Antwerp – Paris
  • Day 8 Paris, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 9 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1 Arrival Zurich – journey to Interlaken Once you arrive at Zurich airport, your coach will be ready to take you to Interlaken which is a 2 hr drive from Zurich airport. On arrival in Interlaken, check in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city. Evening transfer to a restaurant for Indian dinner. Overnight accommodation in Interlaken (Dinner)
  • 2 Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by coach from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen from where you board your train to Jungfraujoch. Travel to Europe's highest railway station - you won't believe your eyes! Lose all sense of direction as the little train travels deeper and deeper into the mountain. And when it stops, the north face of the Eiger, and later the sea of ice, become visible through holes in the rock. Finally you reach the top: gaze at row upon row of mountain peaks which lie before the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Visit the ice palace with its perpetual ice sculptures, take a trip on a dog sled or climb up to the Mönchsjoch Hut it’s all part of the mountain dream. Enjoy an Indian lunch up in the mountains of Jungfrau at Gletscher/Bollywood restaurant. Evening return from Jungfraujoch to Lauterbrunnen by train and your coach will take you from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken. Evening enjoy dinner ata local Indian restaurant in Interlaken. Overnight accommodation in Interlaken (Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)
  • 3 Interlaken – Lucerne – Engelberg Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel and transfer by coach from Interlaken to Lucerne. Free to explore Lucerne on your own. Lucerne is a city of town squares and churches. Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centerpiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. The futuristic Culture and Convention Centre (KKL), is also one of the architectural highlights of the town. Enjoy an Indian lunch in Lucerne. Continue by your coach from Lucerne to Engelberg. A 45-minute cable car ride takes you up to a high alpine paradise with a spectacular view of glacier crevasses. The Titlis is the highest glacier excursion destination and biggest ski and snowboard paradise in Central Switzerland. The Titlis Glacier Park and 'Ice Flyer' chairlift at an altitude of 3000 metres above sea level are a paradise for those keen to glide down the slopes on skis. On descent from Mount Titlis transfer to your hotel for check-in. Evening enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight accommodation in Engelberg (Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)
  • 4 Engelberg – Titisee – Heppenheim After breakfast at your hotel, check-out and transfer by your coach from Engelberg to Schaffhausen. The town of Schaffhausen is in the northernmost corner of Switzerland, in the“knee” of the Rhine in Eastern Switzerland on the border with Germany. The traffic-free Old Town of Schaffhausen is considered one of the prettiest in Switzerland, on account of its many oriel windows and lavishly painted facades. View the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall, where the water crashes down 21 metres, across a width of 150 metres. The natural spectacle is at its best in July when water levels are highest. After the visit transfer from Schaffhausen to Titisee by touring coach. Enjoy lunch at Titisee and later a Cuckoo clock demonstration in Titisee. After the visit transfer from Titisee to Heidelberg by coach. Explore the city of Heidelberg on your own. After the visit transfer by coach to Heppenheim for hotel check-in. Evening enjoy Indian dinner. Overnight accommodation in Heppenheim (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 5 Heppenheim – Cologne – Brussels – Antwerp Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel and transfer by coach from Heppenheim to Cologne. Explore the city of Cologne on your own. See the Cathedral and enjoy Indian lunch in Cologne. Later continue from Cologne to Brussels. Afternoon enjoy an orientation tour of Brussels by touring coach. View the Atomium, Grand Place and the Mannekin Pis. After the tour, transfer from Brussels to Antwerp. Check into your hotel. Evening return transfers by coach to restaurant for dinner. Overnight accommodation in Antwerp (Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner)
  • 6 Antwerp – Amsterdam – Antwerp Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer from Antwerp to Amsterdam via Madurodam. Enroute visit a Clog Factory and photograph a windmill. On arrival in Amsterdam, enjoy an Indian lunch. Later enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam with an hour’s cruise on the Amsterdam canals. After the sightseeing, transfer from Amsterdam back to Antwerp by coach. Evening dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight accommodation in Antwerp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
  • 7 Antwerp – Paris Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check-out of the hotel and transfer by coach from Antwerp to Paris. On arrival at Paris, enjoy an Indian lunch. Then transfer to the Bateau Parisien cruise pier for an hour’s cruise on the River Seine. After the cruise transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight accommodation in Paris (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 8 Paris, sightseeing and attractions Buffet continental breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Paris including entrance to the Eiffel Tower Level Two. Indian lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure in Paris for shopping. Evening round-trip restaurant transfers by coach for dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight accommodation in Paris (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 9 Depart
€ 2,450 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional, Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary

-First arrival and last departure transfers

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to Selfdrive or Exclusively Private basis .

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Take a city-break in Western Europe at any time of the year, if the sun is shining enjoy the sights and if it’s chilly or raining simply dive in to a museum, bar, restaurant or city attraction and get lost in the moment. Wrap up for winter Christmas markets in Germany & Belgium, head out to the Scottish highlands and moors in spring, cruise along Dutch canals, German rivers & Italian lakes in the summer, and be prepared for winter sun, snow & scenic beauty in the French, Italian, Austrian & Swiss Alps.

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Freedom Holidays is passionate about creating inspirational tailor-made travel to Europe and beyond. Our business is your pleasure and our expert and dedicated team is here to listen to your travel needs down to the ‘nth’ degree, leaving you ‘free’ to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with no gimmicks, no hassle, and no stress. What makes us different? With 14 years experience of providing quality tailor-made customised holidays with an ‘off-the beaten-track’ themed approach, we take you to well-known destinations as well as far flung locations (or a mixture of both), leaving you safe in the knowledge that you will be looked after every step of the way.
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