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Exploring Europe (17 Days / 16 Nights)
London – Brussels – Amsterdam – Cologne – Innsbruck – Verona – Venice – Florence – Rome – Pisa – Milan – Mount Titlis – Lucerne – Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Paris. DAY 1 - Arrive at LondonAfter arrival late afternoon at London airport, transfer to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel to relax and freshen up. Your tour manager will meet you and escort you for a tour of London with a stop at Madame Tussauds wax museum, where you can see wax replicas of Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, and many of the world's most famous personalities. Later, you enjoy an Indian Dinner. Evening is at your leisure. Return to your hotel.

DAY 2 - LondonAfter breakfast, enjoy a city tour London .Visit London Eye for a spectacular bird’s view of central London. Later, see the main sights: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the House of Parliament and the Tower Bridge. Later we visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels, including the Kohinoor Diamond. Later we visit the Swaminarayan Temple – intricately designed and made of white Italian Carrara marble. Later we return to hotel.

DAY 3 - London - Dover - Ferry - Calais - Brussels - The NetherlandsThis morning, check-out from the hotel, and meet your Tour Manager for a drive (coach) from London to Dover port. After completing the immigration and check-in procedures, board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, we proceed to Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, where we see the Grand Place, the Mannekin Pis statue and the Atomium (photo stop). Later we drive to the Netherlands and check into our hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 4 - The Netherlands: AmsterdamToday, we proceed to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam for a canal cruise through the city's complex system of waterways. We then drive north through the flat landscape of Holland passing windmills, to visit the picturesque village of Volendam. Later, we visit the Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland. Late evening return to our hotel.

DAY 5 -The Netherlands - Cologne - Rhine Cruise - Mannheim / Frankfurt areaProceed east across the Netherlands and into Germany. Joining the autobahn, we arrive at the famous city of Cologne where you can marvel Europe's largest Gothic twin spire Cathedral. Later, drive into the Rhine valley & board a cruise ship for an unforgettable trip along the River Rhine. Admire the majestic views, mountain- top fairy tale castles and fortresses from a bygone era. Late evening check into our hotel for an overnight stop.

DAY 6 - Mannheim / Frankfurt area – InnsbruckDepart this morning for Austria. Our journey takes us through the spectacular region of the Bavarian Alps, arriving at Wattens, where we visit the famous Swarovski Crystal World, to see sparkling crystal artworks by famous artists. Visit the Crystal Worlds Shop displaying a unique selection of Swarovski products. We then proceed to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol region. Enjoy this charming town of green domes and red roofs - see the Hofburg and the Goldenes Dachl. Later we check into our hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 7 - Innsbruck – Verona - Venice / Padova areaThis morning enjoy some spectacular scenery as we drive across Europabrucke, one of Europe's highest bridges, winding our way through the Brenner Pass to cross the Italian border. We enter sunny Italy, to briefly visit Shakespeare's Verona - see Juliet's balcony and the Roman Arena. We then drive to Venice, the city of romantic gondolas. Our tour starts with a boat ride to St. Mark's Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family. Late evening check into our hotel.

DAY 8 - Venice / Padova area – Florence – RomeToday we depart for Florence. Watch the scenery change as we cross the Apennines and the hilly countryside of Tuscany to reach Florence. On arrival in the city of the Medicis, we will visit Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy one of the best views of this Renaissance city across the River Arno. You then have some free time to wander around this city, where traffic is banned from the historic centre. Later we continue our journey to the 'Eternal City', where we check into our hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 9 - RomeThis morning, we meet our expert local guide who will show us the splendours of St. Peter's Basilica, a Renaissance masterpiece. Later, we take in other ancient sights – Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the spectacular Trevi Fountain, where you may make a wish and enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, we visit the Colosseum the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire.Later we visit the Time Elevator, a unique experience, with the projection on three wide panoramic screens, a 3D film journey through the history of the Eternal City. Early evening we return to our hotel. After dinner, we proceed for a tour of Rome by night.

DAY 10 - Rome – Pisa – Florence areaThis morning, we meet our local guide who will show us the splendours of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Later we depart for Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan Romanesque style & the Baptistery.The next stop is at one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning Tower. Late evening check into our hotel for an overnight stop.

DAY 11 - Pisa / Florence area – Milan – Lake Lugano area – SwitzerlandAfter breakfast, we proceed to Milan, the cultural and economic hub of Italy. Here, you have free time to explore the historic centre of the city – see the famous Duomo (Cathedral), one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy, La Scala Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco. Leaving Milan, we continue on the autostrada, to cross into the Swiss border, passing spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Como and Lugano. We make a brief photo stop near Lake Lugano, before driving north through the Gotthard tunnel. We arrive at our hotel late evening, and check in for a three-night stay.

DAY 12 - Switzerland: Mount Titlis – LucerneDriving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world's first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. In the afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls. Later we visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. This evening, enjoy a Cruise on the beautiful lake.

DAY 13 - Switzerland: Interlaken – JungfraujochToday, we first drive to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many Bollywood films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. From there a short drive brings us to Lauterbrunnen, where we visit the Trummelbach Falls, the only accessible, mountain-interior glacier waterfalls in Europe. Later board the train for the scenic journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. Early evening we begin our descent and return to our hotel.

DAY 14 - Switzerland – ParisEarly morning we leave the Swiss Alps behind us & enter France driving past vineyards and mustard fields. Drive into Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for its fashion, perfumes, and champagne and wines. Early evening we check into our hotel for a three nights stay. This evening after dinner proceed on the Paris by Night Tour where we will enjoy a spectacular cruise on the River Seine - admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat, and later see the main sights illuminated.

DAY 15 - ParisToday we go on a city tour of Paris starting with the third floor of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Later, we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: Hotel des Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the Opera. We then visit the Louvre Museum, where you can see the famous painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. Later, we proceed to Versailles, where we meet our expert local guide to visit the Palace of Versailles.

DAY 16 - Disneyland Paris Theme ParkThis morning take a short drive to the famous Disneyland Paris Theme Park where a full day of excitement is in store for the entire family. Meet all your favourite Disney characters, & the hair-raising Space Mountain roller coaster. Finally, in the evening enjoy the exciting Lido Cabaret Show.

DAY 17 - Paris – Return to IndiaToday after breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your return flight to India.

Tour Inclusions:
  • Switzerland: Interlaken – Jungfraujoch
  • Air Tickets and Airport Tax from Bangalore and Return
  • 16 nights in a First Class Hotel with private facilities
  • 16 Buffet Breakfasts, 16 Indian Vegetarian Lunches and 16 Indian
  • Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Dinners and 16 water bottles (1000 ML per day)
  • Return channel crossings with P & O Ferries
  • All coach transportation by executive cruise liners from departure to tour termination points
  • All sightseeing, entrances and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of Bi-lingual Tour Manager throughout the tour
  • All Visa Charges one time (travelling out of city of residence to visit visa counsul offices for processing visa if any is not included)
  • Overseas Travel Insurance Premium
  • All tips, road tolls, entrance fees for the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary and taxes throughout the tour
 
 

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