Swiss -Turkey Delights - Summer 2015
Destination : Interlaken,Zurich,Grindelwald,Luzern,Istanbul
Day 1 Arrive Zurich onto Grindelwald
Today arrive Zurich by Air and Transfer to Grindelwald by Train. Arrive Grindelwald and you will be picked up from there and Check in Hotel.Overnight in Grindelwald.
Day 02 Interlaken Trummelbach Falls
Today Visit Interlaken at your own. Visit Trummelbach falls. The Trümmelbach Falls are the world's only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. They alone carry the meltwater of the glaciers from the Jungfrau down to the valley - up to 20,000 liters of water per second. The water carries with it over 20,000 tons of boulders and scree per year and causes the entire mountain to shudder and make a thundering noise.Overnight stay at Apartment in Grindelwald.
Day 3 Mt Titlis – Lucerne
Depart for a full day excursion to Mt. Titlis, where you reach after boarding the aerial cableway for a 45 minute journey, from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020 m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new ‘Ice Flyer’, a chair lift lift rides over the glacier with fantastic views into Crevasses and ice falls. Don’t forget to enjoy a snow slide on the ‘Fun lift’. Later return back to Lucerne. Overnight stay at Hotel/apartment in Grindelwald
Day 04 Glacier 3000 Today leave for Glacier 3000 tour. This glacier offers a breathtaking view that sweeps over the famous Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Mont Blanc which makes this trip well worth it. You can do this excursion from Interlaken or Gstaad as it is easily accessible by train from any of these Swiss cities. Once on top, there are various activities for young and old, the one kilometer Alpine Coaster - the worlds highest bobsleigh track, husky dog sled rides, the snow bus and skiing. There are also 2 restaurants- Botta 3000 and the Oldegg where you can enjoy anything from small snacks to local specialties with the spectacular view thrown in for free. Overnight stay at Apartment in Grindelwald
Day 05 Jungfraujoch - Interlaken
Depart for a full day excursion to Jungfraujoch commonly known as Top of Europe which is at 3’454 m /11’333 ft. Board the cogwheel train for the most interesting mountain train trip, via Kleine Scheidegg,at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch – Europe’s highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panoramic views from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries. Overnight stay at Grindelwald
Day 06 Lucerne Today checkout and leave Grindelwald. Later arrive Zurich and Check in.Visit Lake Lucerne by your own, Walk around this lake in summer time is a truly lovely thing to do. With a wonderful view from all angles you definitely know you are in Europe with the swans wading around, people eating ice creams with the lovely backdrop of the alps. A slow stroll around sunset/ late afternoon was perfect while choosing a restaurant for dinner and maybe a sunset pre dinner drink by the lake is the way to go here. Plenty to choose from. Enjoy! Return to Hotel and Overnight in Zurich.
Day 07 Zurich - Istanbul Today checkout and leave Zurich.Take a complimentary shuttle bus to Arrive Zurich Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul and transfer to Hotel by Private Van. Arrive Istanbul and Check in Hotel. After resting Go to see Hagia Sophia Museum and Church from the outside and inside. Overnight at Istanbul.
Day 08 Istanbul Today see Topkapi Palace: the Ottoman Sultans' palace. You can enjoy a tea or Turkish coffee in the nice seaside cafeteria inside the palace.Then it is time to see the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) with the beautiful 6 minarets and gorgeous tile work.Later Take a taxi to Taqsim Square then stroll down Istiklal Street for your shopping needs. You will see the famous Galatasaray Red Tram here. Many good restaurants for a good meal include Konak for kabob or doner lunch and also Otantik Anadolu Yemekleri is quite good. You can see a nice church (St. Anthony of Padua) on the way then you can stroll down a nice neigbourhood with many shops for music instruments and art.Overnight at Istanbul.
Day 09 Istanbul This is a day for the Bosphorus Cruise. It takes off from the Eminonu Piernext to Galata Bridge and lasts for about 6 hours (actual cruising time is 90 minutes each way). You will see The Rumeli Fortress from the sea and spend some time at a fishermen village called Anadolu Kavagi where you can have lunch. It is better to take the ferry at 10:30 am and return from Anadolu on the 3pm one.In afternoon walk up the hill to see the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque the master work of Mimar Sinan the greatest Ottoman architect (it has four minaret and required 5 years to build). It is so peaceful and elegent.Overnight at Istanbul.
Day 10 Istanbul - Mumbai Today checkout and leave Istanbul. Transfer to Airport by Private Van and take a flight to Mumbai.
Tour Ends !!
Adult Twin/Triple Share : INR 58400 + USD 1350
Child [2-11] Years : INR 54500/- + USD 390
Central Walter Grindelwald or Jungfrau lodge or Similar
Zurich - Holiday inn express or Similar
Sultan Palace Hotel 3* or Similar
· Return Economic Class Air Fare by Turkish Airlines & Taxes
· Visa fees
· Travel insurance
· 5 Night Accommodation in Grindelwald Hotel Central Wolter or Similar 3*
· 1 Night Accommodation in Zurich Holiday Inn express or Similar 3*
· 3 Night Accommodation in Istanbul Sultan Palace Hotel or Similar 3*
§ Excursion to Mt. Titlis
§ Glacier 3000 Excursion
§ Jungfraujoch excursion
Exclusions: Any Meals or Personal Expenses
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