PARIS, SWITZERLAND AND MUNICH (5/27/14 - 6/5/14) Trip itinerary:
May 27, 2014 Overnight Flight. Depart from the USA. May 28, 2014 Paris: Bienvenue! Paris greets you today. Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and acquaint yourself with the Métro. May 29, 2014 Paris: A morning tour with a local guide shows you Paris' monumentsfrom Notre Dame to the Arc de Triomphe. This afternoon discover the beautiful Louvre. The rest of the day is free to visit the Centre Pompidou or the Rodin Museum. Relax on an evening boat ride along the Seine. May 30, 2014 Paris: Enjoy a morning excursion to Louis XIV's palace at Versailles, including the Hall of Mirrors. Then hop on two wheels and explore the palace's exquisite gardens on a Versailles by bike tour. The afternoon is free to visit the Musée d'Orsay. In the evening you may opt for dinner at Le Train Bleu. May 31, 2014 Engelberg: Journey on the fastest train in Europe, the high-speed TGV, to Switzerland. Drive to the cozy lakeside town of Brienz, noted as the center for quality Swiss woodcarving. Continue to the Alpine town of Engelberg for dinner. June 1, 2014 Engelberg: Conquer the Alps today. This morning ascend 7,000 feet by cable car and the world's steepest cog railway to the breathtaking heights of Mount Pilatus. In the afternoon take a walking tour of Lucerne. Then later in the evening, travel up into the Alps for a special Alpine Hut dinner including Alpenhorn lessons. June 2, 2014 Munich: Drive to Vaduz, capital of tiny Lichtenstein, then continue to Ludwig II's fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for the evening. June 3, 2014 Munich: Sightseeing introduces you to the old town hall, the Rathaus, and the new one with its famed Glockenspiel. Outside the city, see Nymphenburg Palace, residence of the Bavarian kings. Drive this afternoon to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a vivid reminder of Nazi atrocities during World War II. June 4, 2014 Heidelberg: Drive along the Romantische Strasse to the delightful medieval town of Rothenburg to see St. Jakob's Church. Continue to Heidelberg for sightseeing, including entrance to Heidelberg Castle, and dinner. June 5, 2014 Departure: Depart for the USA.