- 10D7N tour for 1 for $1,488 (up to $1,688 value)
Spend 10 days in the cities of Bern, Amsterdam, Paris, Lucerne, and Paris; a journey that uncovers the historical architecture relics of these locales while weaving in the natural landscape of the Swiss Alps, vineyards, and the German Black Forest.
- Begin your journey at the Swiss capital of Bern after a flight to Zurich or Frankfurt, stepping off a train at the Bahnhofplatz to head to the Old City centre of Bern, surrounded by the flowing waters of the Aare River. Revel in the air of genius at the old residence of Albert Einstein, as well as view ursine wonders at the Bärengraben bear pit.
- Head west of Bern to view sights like the Lion Monument, a stone carving that hovers above a pond, depicting the final moments of a dying lion, as well as the Kapellbrücke, a covered wooden footbridge set upon the Reuss River. Also, stop by the renowned Bucherer shopping centre and have a gander at luxury watches and jewellery.
- The third and fourth day of the journey brings you to the natural wonders of Switzerland, stopping by the Swiss Alps at Mt. Titlis, a ski area bearing Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Dart down snow tubes at the mountain before adjourning at Schaffhausen where you are greeting by the rushing torrents of the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest plain waterfall.
- Begin your delve into Germany with a drive to the southwestern German Black Forest region before stopping to enjoy German cuisine, ice wine, and eponymous gateau. The Drubba cuckoo clock workshop also lies in the area, awaiting your visit to demonstrate the assembly process of the cooing chronometers.
- Stop by the German city, the country’s fourth-largest city. There, admire the dark gothic architecture of the Cologne Cathedral, renowned for being the tallest twin-spired church and a World Heritage Site. Take in the busy atmosphere of the old city before heading to Holland through the canal-lined Dutch countryside.
- Historic sites and bridges greet you at Amsterdam, a city defined by a web of waterways that reflect the picturesque canal houses lined along its sides. Admire the lazily-spinning arms of the windmills at Zaanse Schans before continuing on to the notorious Red Light District, and then on to Dam Square for a taste of Amsterdam’s city life.
- The eighth day brings you to the last stop of the journey: the city of romance, Paris, where the first part of the morning will be occupied with requisite visits to landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, and the Opera House. After that, you will have some free time to explore Paris on your own, and maybe shop for designer brands at Galeries Lafayette.