Essence of Europe with London

12N / 13D

2N London, 3N Paris, 1N Netherlands, 1N Germany 3N Switzerland 1N Austria 3N Italy

Europe is a patchwork of more than 40 individualistic countries and is a dazzling & spectacular place to explore. You will at least once find yourself on a beach, up a mountain, at a cafe or in a club thinking ‘these people know how to live’.

Peak season:April,May,June,July,Aug,Sep

London: Crown Plaza or similar

  • Paris: Novotel or similar

    Netherlands: NH or similar

    Germany: Micheal or similar

    Switzerland: Seedamm Plaza or similar

    Austria: Bon Alpina or similar

    Padua,Italy: Europa or similar

    Florence,Italy: Da Vinci or similar

    Rome,Italy: Best Western or similar
  • London: Guided city tour with London Eye
    Paris: Guided city tour with Eiffel Tower (3rd level), Louvre Museum, Cruise and Guided Versailles Palace Tour
    Paris: Visit Disnelyland (Walt Disney Studio
    Germany: Enjoy breath-taking views of Black Forest region along with a visit to the locally renowned Drubba Cuckoo Clock 
    Switzerland: Excursion to Mount Titlis and Lucerne orientation tour
    Rome: Guided city tour including a visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and 
  • Return Airport transfers & Intercity Transfers in seat in coach basis
  • Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast.
    13 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Lunches.
    14 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian Dinners.

      Itinerary

      DAY 1 –  Arrive London – London Eye (D)

      • Welcome! We arrive to one of the world’s most beautiful city of the world – London.

      • On arrival in London Airport, you will be met by the friendly Tour Manager outside the baggage hall. Next we proceed straight to our hotel, where you check in (after 2 pm) and relax in the comfort of the hotel.

      • Later, we will proceed to London Eye, which stands at 135 meters tall overlooking the river Thames. Get splendid views of the city while you take a 30-minute ride and get a different glimpse of London.

        Overnight stay at your hotel in London.

      DAY 2 – London City Tour – Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • This morning we proceed on a city tour with our expert local guide. We will visit important landmarks like Hyde Park, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, River Thames, and many more. We will witness the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace (subject to its operation). Next, we proceed to Madame Tussauds wax museum. Be enthralled by world’s largest wax collection and don’t forget to take a photograph with one of the famous personalities present.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in London.

      DAY 3 – Onward to Paris for City Tour (B,L,D) 

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out of your hotel as we travel by Le shuttle / Ferry to Paris – The fashionable and elegant city known for its haute couture, renowned museums, breath-taking beautiful monuments and sensational cabarets.
      • On arrival in Paris, proceed for a fascinating Paris city tour. Marvel at the finest Parisian sights – the Champs Elysees, Alexander Bridge, Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, and several others.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Paris.

      DAY 4 – Onward to Brussels for City Tour – Keukenhof Gardens/Madurodam – Netherlands (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • After breakfast, we proceed to Brussels, headquarter of the European Union and capital of Belgium. On arrival in Brussels, we visit one of Europe’s most beautiful squares, the Grand Place, the medieval Town Hall and the fabled Manneken Pis statue. Drive past St. Michael’s Church and stop for a photograph at the Atomium.

        Relax in your coach as we proceed to the city of Lisse to tour the legendary Kuekenhof Gardens (till 12th May 2018 only). The park is said to be the greatest flower show on earth.

      • Later, proceed to Den Hague to visit Madurodam (From 13th May 2018 onwards), a miniature park to see a range of perfect 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch monuments and projects.

      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Netherland.

      DAY 5 – Amsterdam Cruise – Cologne Cathedral – Germany (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out and proceed on a cruise for the city of Amsterdam in your glass-topped boat, drifting through the canals. Thrive on the city’s vibrant past with its 1,000 bridges and quaint old houses.
      • Next we proceed to Cologne, famous for its Eau de Cologne. Here you will visit the imposing Cologne Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece with its 515 feet twin towers, a World Heritage site and the largest cathedral in Northern Europe.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Germany.

      DAY 6 –  Onward to Black Forest Area – Rhine Falls – Switzerland (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out, relax in your coach as we drive to the heart of the Black Forest, known for its picturesque woods, consisting of pines and firs. You will be enthralled at the scenic beauty of the quaint villages in the heart of Black Forest region. Witness a demonstration of how cuckoo clocks are made.
      • Sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty as we drive towards Switzerland.

        We halt at Schaffhausen, where you see the magnificent Rhine Falls – Europe’s biggest and most spectacular falls.

      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Switzerland.

       

      DAY 7 – Switzerland – Mt.Jungfraujoch (B,L,D)

      • Later, board a cogwheel train to reach the highest railway station in Europe at 11,333 feet, to an Alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Visit the Ice Palace and experience a breath-taking panoramic view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace and enjoy the view of the longest glacier in the Alps – the Aletsch Glacier.
      • Later we drive to Interlaken, a unique and fascinating city situated between two lakes of Thun and Brienz.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Switzerland.

      DAY 8 – Switzerland – Mt.Titlis (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Today, we get a view of magnificent mountain peaks and glacier crevasses on your trip to Mt. Titlis – the world’s first revolving cable car, Rotair. Mt. Titlis is central Switzerland’s loftiest peak, covered with snow and ice and a visual treat. At 10,000 feet get an unrestricted 360-degree view of the Alpine landscape. Experience the TITLIS Cliff Walk – the highest suspension bridge in Europe.
      • Later we drive on to one of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland – Lucerne. Visit the Lion Monument and the Kapellbrücke (wooden bridge). You have some free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, knives, souvenirs and chocolates.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Switzerland.

      DAY 9 – Onward to Innsbruck for City Tour – Swarovski – Austria (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, we drive to Innsbruck. On an orientation tour of this beautiful city, you will see the Golden Roof with its gold plated copper tiles, a characteristic landmark of Innsbruck. Walk down cobblestone pathways of Maria Theresien Strasse and re live medieval European culture. The splendid Alps in the background provide a perfect picture-postcard setting.
      • Later, we will proceed to Wattens, to visit the Swarovski World of Crystals and marvel at the crystalline works of art. A great opportunity to buy a souvenir for your family
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in in Austria.
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      DAY 10 – Onward to Venice for City Tour – Gondola Ride – Padua (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out and proceed towards Italy. Arrive at the pier in Venice, where you board a private boat. Enjoy your Indian lunch on board while you sail over the Giudecca Canal, past the Adriatic Sea to arrive at St. Mark’s Square – the main square of Venice, where the only traffic is that of humans and pigeons! Later, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world, the famed Bell Tower and the Clock Tower which displays not only the time of day, but also the dominant sign of the Zodiac and the current phase of the moon. Continue on to the Bridge of Sighs, made of white limestone, that passes over the Rio di Palazzo, connecting the old prisons with interrogations rooms at the Doge’s Palace.

        Next, treasure a romantic gondola ride, in a flat bottomed Venetian rowing boat, amidst the stunning backdrop of baroque buildings. This is truly one of the best ways to enjoy this enchanting city. Also, witness a Murano Glass demonstration and marvel at the intricate and colourful glass artefacts, hand-crafted by master craftsmen. Return to the pier and proceed for dinner.

        Overnight stay at your hotel in Padua..

      DAY 11 – Onward to Florence for City Tour – Leaning Tower of Pisa – Tuscany Region (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out and drive to Florence – cradle of the Renaissance. Along with your English speaking local guide, take in the culture with a tour of the historic city. Visit Duomo – the city’s most iconic landmark, Campanile – the baptistery with its gates to paradise, Piazza Della Signoria – an open air museum and Ponte Vecchio bridge where some of the famous Italian personalities like Michelangelo, Galileo, Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language, are buried. Next, drive to Piazzale Michelangelo to get a spectacular city panorama.

        Later we proceed to Pisa – the Square of Miracles and see the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa. Don’t forget to take a photograph of yourself with backdrop of Leaning Tower and the square.

      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Tuscany Region.

      DAY 12 – Onward to Rome for City Tour – Vatican City Tour (B,L,D)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check-out and relax in your coach as we go towards the eternal city of Rome. On arrival, we have a guided city tour of Rome with an expert English-speaking local guide. Next we head to the Vatican City – the smallest country in the world (note: shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed). Enter the Vatican Museum, where you see the renowned classical sculptures and masterpieces of the Renaissance Art. Visit the famed Sistine Chapel – a source of inspiration for art lovers and tourists alike and known for its masterpiece – the Last Judgement. This is also where the pope gets elected.
      • Later, visit the divinely beautiful basilica of St. Peter’s. Get mesmerized by the works of Michelangelo and Bernini. Next move to see the magnificent Colosseum, a vast amphitheatre that is still well preserved. Visit the beautiful Trevi Fountains. Then continue and drive past the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Roman Forum, and several more sights of this remarkable city.
      • Overnight stay at your hotel in Rome.

      DAY 13 – Depart Rome (B)

      • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
      • Later, check–out and transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Return with memories which will last a life time.

      Inclusions

      • 03 nights at Hotel Novotel / Residhome / IBIS Styles or similar in Paris.
      • 01 nights at Hotel NH / Carlton De Burg or similar in Belgium / Netherland or similar.
      • 01 night at Hotel Micheal / NH / Achat Plaza or similar in Heppenheim / Mannheim.
      • 03 nights at Hotel Seedamm Plaza / Thessoni / Amaris / Apart hotel by Hilton or similar in Central Switzerland.
      • 01 night at Hotel Alp / Bon Alpina / Kronen or similar in Seefeld / Innsbruck.
      • 01 night at Hotel Europa / Unaway / NH or similar in Occhiobello / Rovigo or similar.
      • 01 night at Hotel A Point / Meditur / Da Vinci or similar in Tuscany or similar.
      • 01 night at Hotel Best Western / Antonella / Selene or similar in Rome.
      • Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast.
      • 11 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Lunches.
      • 12 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian Dinners.
      • Chauffeur driven long distance coach from day 1 till last day of the tour
      • Guided City Tour of London.
      • Visit the famous London Eye
      • Entry to Madame Tussauds in London
      • London to Paris transfer by Le Shuttle/Ferry
      • Visit to Eiffel Tower (3rd level) in Paris
      • Cruise on River Seine in Paris
      • Guided city tour of Paris
      • Entrance to Euro Disney in Paris (Disney Studio or Disney Park)
      • Guided tour of Versailles Palace in Paris
      • Entrance to Louvre Museum in Paris
      • Orientation tour of Brussels including the Grand Place, Manneken Pis with a photo stop at Atomium
      • Canal Cruise in Amsterdam
      • Visit to Kuekenhof Gardens (Date of Departures-25th April,2nd May,6th May) OR Visit to Madurodam Model Village in Amsterdam (All the balance departure dates)
      • Visit the Gothic Cathedral – “Dom” in Cologne
      • Enjoy breath-taking views of Black Forest region in Germany along with a visit to the locally renowned Drubba Cuckoo Clock outlet
      • Cable car ride at Mount Titlis in Lucerne
      • Orientation tour of Lucerne
      • Train Journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe excursion in Interlaken
      • Orientation tour of Interlaken
      • Visit to Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
      • Orientation tour of Innsbruck including the Hofburg and Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)
      • Visit to Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Museum in Innsbruck
      • A private boat ride to St. Mark’s Square in Venice, see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco, Gondola Ride, demonstration at Murano Glass Showroom in Venice
      • Visit Field of Miracles at Pisa – see Cathedral, Baptistry and Leaning Tower
      • View of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo along with a guided walking tour of Florence
      • Guided city tour including a visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
      • Services of professional and friendly Indian Tour Manager throughout the tour
      • Drivers Tips @ Eur 2 per person per day

      Exclusions

      • 5% Goods & Service Tax is applicable on total invoice.
      • Airfare & Airport Taxes, Visa & Overseas Travel Insurance.
      • Any meals not mentioned above.
      • Expenses of personal nature likw wifi, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities, portarages etc.
      • Cost of any optional tours and foreign exchange for personal expenses.
      • Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
      • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour. Note: Functioning of Air cooling/Air conditioning in hotels is subject to official declaration by the local authority. Some hotels might not have air conditioning at all.

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