European Escapades – Holland, Germany and Switzerland
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
- Day 1: AMSTERDAM
On arrival at Amsterdam airport, pick up and private transfer to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
- Day 2: AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at your hotel. Then proceed for your Amsterdam HOHO tour. The Hop-on Hop-off Route takes you from the Central Station all the way up to Anne Frank House, passing by iconic places such as the Royal Theatre Carré, the Jewish Cultural Quarter, and the Artis Royal Zoo, and even the Gassan Diamonds Jeweler. Along its eleven stops, this bus tour covers all aspects of Amsterdam: culture, history, and night life. Get the feeling of a mix between every-day life and exquisite architecture in Amsterdam at Bus Stop 1, Central Station, a Gothic/Renaissance Revival station building used by 260,000 passengers a day. To stock up with culture, hop-off at Bus Stop 7 to visit the Royal Theatre Carré, a Neo-Renaissance theatre in Amsterdam, located near the river Amstel. If you choose to hop-off at Bus Stop 9, the Rijksmuseum, you can delve into the glories of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the Dutch masters. You can get to see the Van Gogh museum too, very close by. Bus Stop 11 takes you to the Anne Frank Museum, to experience what the war was like for little Anne inside this extraordinary Dutch town house, and Bus Stop 6 takes you to the Jewish Cultural Quarter, the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to Jewish history. You can relax and take a stroll around at Bus Stop 3, visiting the Windmill de Gooyer, the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands, or at Bus Stop 4, enjoying the Artis Royal Zoo, which is not just a zoo, it also contains an aquarium and a planetarium. If you enjoy luxury, just hop-off at Bus Stop 6 to visit the Gassan Diamonds Jeweler.
Finish the day by digging into Amsterdam's night life. Hop-off at Bus Stop 2 and immerse yourself in a swirl of red-fringed window parlors and adult shops and museums. Combine your bus tour with tickets to access all these attractions. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
- Day 3: AMSTERDAM – FRANKFURT
Breakfast at your hotel, check out. Make your way to the train station for your onward journey to Frankfurt. On arrival at Frankfurt station, make your way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Frankfurt.
- Day 4: FRANKFURT
Breakfast at your hotel. You can start your day with the Frankfurt HOHO tour. See all there is to see in Frankfurt, one of the most breath-taking cities in Germany due to its masterly combination of ancient landmarks with a sleek and modern cityscape. With our comfortable hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city, you will easily be able to set eye upon all of the most renowned parts of this historically rich metropolis from the one-of-a-kind vantage point offered by our busses’ upper decks. As you calmly cruise through the thriving streets of the city, high above the hustle and the bustle of the pavement, you will be able to learn all about the history that lies behind every landmark you pass thanks to our earphone service in a choice of twelve different languages. The best part about this type of bus tours, without a shadow of a doubt, has to be its hop-on-hop-off nature. If you are interested in exploring a certain site or neighborhood, you are completely free to get off the bus at any given stop and continue by foot.
Explore the variety of Frankfurt, from the Coronation City of the German Emperors to the modern European Banking Centre. See the famous city hall, Romer, the magnificent Paul’s Church, the outstanding Cathedral, the former headquarters of the city's Stadtwehr militia, the shopping street Zeil, the Old Opera and much more. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
- Day 5: FRANKFURT – MUNICH
Breakfast at your hotel, check out. Make your own way to the station for your onward journey to Munich. On arrival at Munich station, make your own way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
- Day 6: MUNICH
Breakfast at your hotel. Then proceed for your Munich HOHO tour. See the highlights of Munich from the comfort of your open-top bus with this intriguing tour of the Bavarian capital. Full commentary is provided and since your ticket is valid for one day you have the chance to board and depart whenever you want, making it the perfect way to explore the heart of the city.
The bus tour concentrates on all the unmissable sights in the center of Munich, completing the full circuit takes just one hour and visitors are able to see the top attractions at their leisure. Munich is renowned for its beautiful and striking architecture and from your lofty vantage point sitting on the top deck you will have a privileged view of the city in all its splendor.
Departing from the main train station, the itinerary passes such essential landmarks as the Pinakotheken art museums in the Kunstareal museums district, the large imposing squares of Odeonsplatz and Max-Joseph-Platz (home to the National Theatre, the Opera House and the Munich Residenz and museum) and the Marienplatz. Dominated by the New City Hall, built in a striking Gothic style, the Marienplatz draws millions of visitors every year, many of them wanting to see and hear the famous Glockenspiel in the square. Absorb the atmosphere of this and other quintessential Munich experiences. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Munich.
- Day 7: MUNICH – LUCERNE via Zurich
Breakfast at your hotel, check out. Make your own way to the station for your onward journey to Lucerne via Zurich. On arrival at Lucerne station, make your own way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Lucerne.
- Day 8: LUCERNE
Breakfast at your hotel. Then proceed for the breathtaking Mount Titlis excursion. Live the high life on Mount Titlis with this exhilarating guided tour to the summit of one of the most emblematic peaks in the Alps. Highlights- Feast your eyes on the stunning postcard perfect scenery in the mountain side village - Cruise on up to the top of the glacier aboard the cool cable car - Step inside the glorious 350m long ice grotto and feel like a kid again We’ll bring you to the picture-postcard village of Engelberg, nestling at the foot of the north face of Mount Titlis. Located in a pristine alpine valley surrounded by majestic mountains, the town is beautiful whether blanketed by winter snows or surrounded by verdant vegetation in summer. We’ll take the cable car to reach the summit, which is more than 3,000 metres above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the glacier’s deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the Rotair, the revolving gondola lift that allows you an unrestricted 360-degree view of the magnificent landscape. At the top of Mount Titlis, a dramatic alpine panorama awaits you. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace. Visit the shimmering 350-metre-long Ice Grotto or take a ride with the Ice Flyer, which brings you almost face to face with the crevasses. Hop on to the Fun Lift for sledging or even engage in a snowball fight. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Lucerne.
- Day 9: LUCERNE – ZURICH
Breakfast at your hotel, check out. Make your way to the station for your onward journey to Zurich. On arrival at Zurich station, make your way to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Zurich.
- Day 10: DEPARTURE
After your breakfast at the hotel, check out. Time permitting opportunity for last minute shopping or exploring the nearby areas on foot. Later private transfer to the airport for your return flight home.