Monthly Archives: November 2016
Czech Republic is a country that should not me missed on your travel to Germany. The very first thing that comes to mind on the mention of Czech Republic is the mystical city of Prague. Being the capital of Czech Republic, Prague is the number one holiday destination in Europe. This city will charm you with its winding roads and structures that boast varied architecture. Other small cities and towns in Czech Republic are well known for its museums, cathedrals and theatre.
Switzerland and Austria
Germany, Austria and Switzerland feature as a popular Euro Trip amongst world travelers. Switzerland can easily be termed as the heaven on earth. This place is filled with natural and scenic vistas and offers a gamut of activities and attractions for the visitors. The Rhine falls in Zurich is a hidden treasure that will truly amaze you. Interlaken and Lucerne is filled with history and the beautiful swan filled lakes and tulip kissed flower beds are a treat to all the senses. Don’t miss the night life in Geneva. Also the United Nations Headquarters is a must visit. Austria is a summer vacation spot as it has a great combination of historical sites as well as scenic vistas.
Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
These countries on the western part of Germany are famous tourist destinations. Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) as it is popularly known, offers the visitors an experience that will be rich in culture and local flavors. France is indeed the most visited and loved country in the world of tourism. It symbolizes good food, luxury living, historical sites, art and culture.
1.Tunnels Galore: The Bernina Express
Route: Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy
Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes
Love tunnels and bridges? This is the train for you! This vertigo-inducing, narrow gauge train takes on 7% inclines, a 360-degree spiral, 55 tunnels and 196 bridges – reaching an apex of 7, 391 feet and then plunging 5, 905 feet before stopping. The word “express” denotes to the accessibility of short-notice seat reservations, instead of the train’s velocity as it courses through the Alps south from Switzerland’s oldest town to the exhilarating Italian town of just 10, 000 people. UNESCO World Heritage site is also a major part of the route.
2. Sweet Switzerland: The Chocolate Train
Route: Montreux to Broc, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours, 45 minutes, roundtrip
If you like cheese, this train tour is for you! This fascinating train runs in summer and fall and climbs from Montreux overlooking Lake Geneva to the popular medieval town of Gruyeres, which is a home to the cheese of same name and has a population of about 1, 600. By choosing this train, you will take a tour to the cheese factory and the local castle, have lunch and then re-board the train again to continue on to Broc. This journey will take you to Nestle chocolate factory, which is tucked between Lake Gruyeres and huge mountain peaks.
Apart from the above mentioned A Hotel on wheels: Francisco de Goya, Reliving the Age of Chivalry: The Castles of Britain, The Epic Journey: Trans-Siberian Railway etc. are some of the most popular trains that provide the most memorable steam train tours!
Frankfurt is a modern city which houses many industries. For visitors who enjoy the bright lights, good food and drinks, the night life in has a lot to offer. Those who are more into art and culture have many museums and historical sites to visit. In Sachsenhausen, there is an area called Museumufer. One of the more famous museums is the Goethehaus und Goethemuseum, a museum dedicated to a famous German writer. Other important museums to see are the Deutsches Architektumuseum, the Stadel-Museum, the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Liebighaus, Judisches and Museum Giersch. Home to one of the best zoos in Europe – the Zoologischer Garten; Grueneburgpark is its biggest Park. If you are looking at flights you will also get to enjoy the local beer and apple wine or apfelwein. Pubs serving the best apfelwein put a pine wreath above the main door, so visitors know where to go. Some of Frankfurt’s popular eats include Handkas mit Musik which is a raw onion, vinegar sorta and cheese combination served with bread. The wurstchen is another looked- forward-to meal. For those visitors who are looking for good shopping bargains, a Saturday morning flea market in the Museumsufer area can prove interesting.
As one of Europe’s most modern cities, besides its art galleries and museums, offers tourists many other interesting sights to visit. Places to explore would be the financial district of where you can find the head offices of large banks and companies. St. Leonhard’s Church and the Schauspiel Theatre are also popular tourist attractions. Over 200 international cities have direct flights to Frankfurt. Once you arrive in the city accommodation is available on all levels from posh 5-star hotels to budget accommodation which can be found in the Frankfurt suburbs.
Arriving at Zurich Airport. After completing the formalities at the airport, go to the station to catch your train to Interlaken. On arrival check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
At night you go to India Dinner Cruise on Lake Brienz, Interlaken is a night cruise of the lake and a fascinating range of Indian cuisine (vegetarian and non vegetarian) arranged in a buffet on board the ship leaders trained in employment in India Spice Restaurant prepare culinary delights to offer while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Swiss landscape bathed in the last rays of sunset dinner cruise on an Indian on Lake Brienz. Stay at hotel in Interlaken.
Interlaken (Excursion to Jungfraujoch)
After breakfast, proceed to make a trip to the Jungfraujoch. Enjoy a full day excursion to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe 11 333 m, the Government of the cog railway for an unforgettable experience. Jungfrau ensures 100% of snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, where you can see a beautiful exhibition of ice sculptures. Sphinx from the terrace where you can see the high and mighty glaciers of the Jungfrau. It is a memorable encounter with eternal snow and ice of the plateau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Interlaken – Lucerne (Lifestyle Holidays recommends City Tour and cruise on Lake Lucerne)
After breakfast, check with your local train station Interlaken Hotel and proceed by train to Lucerne takes. Upon arrival at the hotel. Lucerne city lights, surrounded by alpine lakes and mountains. Explore the city on your own, visit the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, the Swiss Transport Museum, the Old Town Square, or take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Lucerne (Excursion to Titlis.)
The breakfast buffet at the hotel. Your journey begins today with a train ride from Lucerne Station Engelberg station. Walk to the point of Titlis and enjoy three different cable car rides to the summit of Mt beautiful. Titlis. Mounted the first ever 360-degree rotation of Mt Titlis Rotair gondola Glacier Paradise at 10,000 m for unlimited attractions. You have free time to play and enjoy the snow. Visit the Ice Flyer, a sky lift closed that moves a few feet above the Titlis Glacier. Indian Lunch at Mt Titlis. Accommodation is at your hotel in Lucerne.
Lucerne – Zurich (Zurich Trolley Tour)
After breakfast, check with your Hotel in Lucerne railway station and continue to take the train to Zurich. On arrival check-in after visiting the city pass. Experience the exclusive city tour through the unique “Classic Trolley” takes you on a tour of Zurich. You can see and learn much more urban than the traditional tour. Since the audio-tape feedback is available in 8 languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian), it has a lot of interesting and complete report only on the language of your choice. Not only will you learn to see the sights, but also get basic information about the school system, tax system, religion, history, lifestyle and demographics of the people of Zurich.
The nearly two-hour tour will take you through our beautiful city, including the commercial and financial center, the famous Bahnhofstrasse, the most important museums, historical Limmatquai, the Church of San Pedro with its largest clock face in Europe Part of the old city, the cathedral church Grossmunster Fraumunster with its famous Chagall windows residential villas painted in Zurich, the university district, and even recreational areas along the hill with a majestic view of forests Zurich. Figure 2 stops on the circuit, the driver will be happy to answer any questions you may have. In summer, the roof is open. night stay at Hotel Zurich.