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Friday, August 15, 2008

Whirlwind Tour of Most Must-Visit Countries of Europe

Countries of Europe: Sightseeing and Things to Do

(Country wise World Heritage Sites are given at

1. Madrid

Royal Palace, Plaza de Espana, Cervantes Statue, Cibeles Fountain
2. Barcelona
Barcelona Beach Front, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Olympic Stadium, Colorful la Ramblas, Christopher Columbus Statue, Cable Car Ride
1. Cannes
Beaches, particularly La Croisette beach, Stroll along the beaches of the two beautiful islands also called the St Marguerite and St Honorat, Old Town museum, Castre Museum, Musee de la Mer and the Villas of Cannes
2. Nice
Townhall, Waterfront area
1. Monte Carlo
Perfume factory at Eze, Palace of prince Rainier- princess Grace, World's oldest SBM Casino
1. Rome
Colosseum, Tiber river, Roman Forum, Novona Square, Trevi Fountain, Time Elevator Ride
1. Vatican City
Vatican Museum, Michelangelo's Frescoes, The Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's famous Pieta.
2. Pisa
Square of Miracles, Baptistry, Cathedral, Leaning Tower of Pisa
3. Florence
Piazzale Michelangelo Point, Statue of David
4. Venice
Vaparetto water bus ride to Venice island, Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, St Mark's Square, Basilica, Glass blowing factory, Gondola ride in the canals of Venice
1. Wattens
Swarovski Crystal Museum and show room
2. Innsbruck
Inns river Golden Roof, Maria Theresien Strasse
3. Salzburg
Mirabella Gardens, Salzach river, Mozart's birth place, Linzer Gasse, Residenz Fountain, Salzburg Cathedral
1. Vaduz
Enjoy surroundings of Vaduz by Tram ride
1. Schaffhausen
Rhine Fall- enjoy boat ride to the fall
2. Zurich
Zurich Lake
3. Lucerne- Engelberg
Excursion from Lucerne to Engelberg. Mt Titlis, Cable car drive to Mt Titlis by world's first revolving cable car 'Rotair Titlis'. At Mt Titlis visit Ice Gretto, Ice Flyer ride and snow sliding.
4. Lucerne
Lion Monument, Kappelbrucke Bridge, Lake Lucerne dinner
5. Lucerne- Jungfraujoch
Excursion to Jungfraujoch, enroute visit Trummelbach Glacial Waterfall, take Cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen to Europe's highest rail road station Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe via scheidegg station. Ice palace with ice sculptures, Sphinx Terrace.
6. Interlaken
Spend some time seeing Interlaken City enroute Lucerne
1. Titisee
Travel through Black forest region, Cuckoo clock factory
2. Cologne
Cologne Cathedral
Netherlands (Holland)
1. Den Hague
Madurodam- miniature of Holland
2. Amsterdam
Famous windmill, Cheese and Clog shoe factory, Amsterdam city tour by Canal Cruise, Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
1. Brussels
Atomium, Grand Place, Town Hall, Guild Houses, Serclaes Monument, Manneken Pis- statue of a little boy
3. Paris
Champs Elysees, L'Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame Cathedral, Monalisa's original painting at Louvre Museum, Seine river cruise, Euro Disney Land, Disney Parade, Lido Show at Champs Elysees, Eiffel tower
1. London
Tower of London Museum- Koh-i-noor Diamond, Tower Bridge, 'Changing the guards ceremony' at Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Trafagar Square, House of Parliament, Hyde Park, St Paul's Cathedral, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, British Airway's London Eye Ride
2. Oxford
University of Oxford, Brsenose College
3. Stratford
Stratford upon Avon- birth place of Shakespeare
Estimated No of Days (Approximately): 21 to 22 days
Estimated Cost Including Air Travel Per Adult (Approximately): US$ 6000

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