Sunday 24 September 2023

Europe Tour with Kesari - Photos

In the previous post (click here to see the review), I shared my review about Kesari Tours and Europe trip. In this post, I'll share the pictures in the order of the visit.

London, United Kingdom

London street

Double-decker bus

London St Pancras International Railway Station - from this station we took Eurostar train to Paris. Just like airport, we need to scan the luggages and go through immigration check.

London Waterloo Station, the busiest railway station in UK.

Tower bridge, a bascule and suspension bridge. It crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. It is one of the major landmarks in London and sometimes confused with London Bridge.

221B Baker Street is the London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes statue

Big Ben, a nickname for the Great Bell of the Great Clock of Westminster, at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. The tower was designed by Augustus Pugin in a neo-Gothic style.

Buckingham Palace, a royal residence in London and the administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. There are 775 rooms, including 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, 52 principal bedrooms and 19 state rooms. It also has a post office, cinema, swimming pool, doctor's surgery, and jeweller's workshop.

Changing the Guard, a cermony in the Buckingham Palace where detachment of the Old Guard forms up in the Palace forecourt and is inspected. Later, the St James’s Palace detachment enters the forecourt of Buckingham Palace through the South Centre gate and takes up position beside the Buckingham Palace detachment on the South side of the forecourt.

The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

There are 32 sealed and air-conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules (like the one shown below). Each capsule holds up to 25 people who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is provided. The wheel rotates at about 0.9 km/h or 0.6 mph so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes. It does not usually stop to take on passengers; the rotation rate is slow enough to allow passengers to walk on and off the moving capsules at ground level.

From an Eye capsule, we get to see panoramic view of London city including prominent structures such as Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, Waterloo railway station, Thames River and many more.

Paris, France

London to Paris in high-speed Eurostar train which travels upto the speed of 300km/hr.

The Arc de Triomphe - to honor those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Tomb of Napoleon I

The Eiffel Tower, a wrought-iron lattice tower. Constructed from 1887, it is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

View from Eiffel Tower. The tower has three levels for visitors. We visited the 3rd level and got a panaromic view of Paris.

River Seine cruise where one gets to see iconic Paris landmarks.

Night view of The Eiffel Tower - illumination and sparkle light show

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels streets

The Grand-Place or "Grand Square" is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent Baroque guildhalls of the former Guilds of Brussels and two larger edifices; the city's Flamboyant Town Hall, and the neo-Gothic King's House or Bread House building.

Manneken Pis, a landmark 55.5 cm (21.9 in) bronze fountain sculpture in central Brussels, depicting a puer mingens; a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin.

The Atomium, a landmark modernist building in Brussels, originally constructed as the centerpiece of the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. The Atomium stands 102 meters (335 ft) tall, making it one of the tallest structures in Belgium.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam city - historic canals, dedicated cycle paths, trams and buildings.

Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in The Hague in the Netherlands. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments. It is named after George Maduro, a Dutch law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces. A must see place where entire city is created with houses, parks, office buildings, airport, train stations, power plant, shipping yard and many more.


Cologne Cathedral - the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe. It is Germany's one of the most visited landmarks, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day

The black forest cuckoo factory in Titisee, which embodies native European bird with pendulum regulated clocks often known as cuckoo clocks

Houses in a typical Cuckoo clock shape


The Rhine falls is a waterfall located on the High Rhine in Switzerland. There are boat tours to the Rhine Falls' rock.

The Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne.

Beautiful Switzerland

At Engelberg - all set to start climbing Titlis mountain in a cable car.

First cable car takes us to the second stage.

To reach the next stage, we need to take rotating cable car 'Titlis Rotair'.

Glacier Cave

The Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. Built at around 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above sea level, it is believed to be the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe.

Ice Flyer ride. The experience was awesome.

The Lion Monument or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland and it commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution

Swiss - Some more beautiful landscapes

Liechtenstein - 6th smallest nation in the world

Drive through capital city Vaduz through this tram

Beautiful city Vaduz


The Alps mountain range in Austria offers stunning landscapes and picturesque countryside views.

Swarovski Crystal World Museum in Wattens, Austria is an experience attraction created by André Heller for the crystal glass manufacturer Swarovski, consisting of a park, art museum, retail area, and restaurant. It's a different world inside!!! Amazing display of crystal arts.

Old Town of Innsbruck

Katzung House, Innsbruck - The outstanding feature of this 15th century Late Gothic townhouse is its oriel windows.

Golden Roof is a landmark structure located in the Old Town of Innsbruck. Completed in 1500, the roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles.

Innsbruck Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of St. James is an 18th century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck in the city of Innsbruck, dedicated to the apostle Saint James, son of Zebedee.

Venice, Italy

Going to Venice island in a boat.

This prominent, bronze monument was created in 1887 to honor the Kingdom of Italy's first king.

Piazza San Marco or St Mark's Square is the principal public square of Venice, Italy. One can see St Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Campanile - the bell tower, St Mark's Clocktower and buildings with shops and restaurants.

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

Venice gondola ride through narrow canals of Venice.

The Church of San Zaccaria is a 15th-century former monastic church in central Venice.

Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, known for its nearly four-degree lean, the result of an unstable foundation.

The Pisa Baptistery of St. John.

Piazza del Duomo or The Piazza dei Miracoli recognized as an important center of European medieval art and one of the finest architectural complexes in the world.

Rome, Italy

Ruins of Ancient Rome

The place where Julius Caesar was killed.

Monuments of Rome

Today's Rome city

Ancient structure and today's building co-exist!

The Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

The magnificent Colosseum, an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome is still the largest standing amphitheater in the world, despite its age. Despite ruined by earthquakes and stone robbers, the Colosseum is still a renowned symbol of Imperial Rome and was listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Vatican City, the smallest country in the world and also home to the Pope.

Border of Rome and Vatican City.

Inside Vatican City.

The Pontifical Swiss Guard, an armed force and honor guard unit maintained by the Holy See that protects the Pope and the Apostolic Palace within the territory of the Vatican City.

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