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Grand Tour of Europe

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13 Nights, 14 Days
Availability : May - September
Embark on the most unique European holiday and experience the best of Europe with this package. Energetic and immersive, Europe in all its glory takes you through its rapids with warm hospitality. It is a continent of diversity, each country with its own unique culture and characteristics, and each of them offering you the time of your life. Explore Europe’s cultural dynamism and skim through the eclectic landscapes. From Mt. Titlis to Jungfraujoch, from Manneken Pis in Brussels to Disneyland in Paris, from Canal Cruise in Amsterdam to Gondola rides in Venice and so much more!
Tour Highlights

*Paris - Panoramic city tour, View from Eiffel Tower, River Seine Cruise
*Brussels - Brussels orientation, see the Atomium, Visit Mini-Europe
*Holland – Canal cruise of Amsterdam, Wooden Shoe and Cheese Factory
*Germany – Orientation tour of Cologne & see Cologne Cathedral, Cuckoo Clocks at Hofgut Sternen
*Switzerland – Rhine Falls, Orientation tour of Zurich & Lucerne and Excursion to Mt Titlis, with Ice flyer and Snow Park
*Visit to Vaduz
*Austria - Swarovski Crystal Museum & Innsbruck orientation tour
*Italy - Orientation of Venice, Florence & Pisa, City tour of Rome, Vatican city

Price Includes

*Services of a Tour Manager.
*Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in the itinerary (or similar).
*Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fee, sightseeing tours and surface transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
*Gratuities included.
*13 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels with breakfast.
*13 Breakfasts, 13 Indian Dinners

Price Excludes

*Flights
*Porter fees at hotels, airports and seaports.
*Cost of items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, etc.
*Any other items not mentioned in the Holiday Package Cost Includes list.

Please Note

*The third person sharing the room is provided with an additional mattress or a roll away bed.
*A surcharge may be applicable on certain departures.
*Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Paris Arrival, Evening in Paris with Lido Show (Optional Tour)
Your Tour Director will be waiting in the airport arrivals hall to welcome you to the city of Paris where our tour of Europe begins. There’s a timeless familiarity for both the first-time visitor and frequent visitor to Paris. It has instantly recognisable architectural icons, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures. Later, you have the chance to experience the Lido Show, widely considered one of the French capital’s most stylish cabaret venues. The Lido de Paris has been dazzling its guests with extravagant sets and talented dance troupes since 1946. Experience an unforgettable evening of energetic dancing, fabulous costumes, shimmering lighting and all the glitz and glamour of the cabaret. Be mesmerised as the team of over 70 talented performers, including acrobats, gymnasts, ice skaters and the famous Bluebell Girls showcase their skills on stage. Then enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Paris.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Panoramic Tour of Paris, Eiffel Tower 2nd Level and River Seine Cruise
After breakfast we embark on a panoramic tour of many popular landmarks such as Champs Elysees, Opera Garnier, Arc De Triomphe, Louvre Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral to name just a few. We visit the most famous attraction in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889, and designed by the young engineer Gustav Eiffel, the tower stands 324 metres (1,063 feet) tall. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the city from the second level. Your tour also includes the opportunity to experience a panoramic boat cruise along the River Seine. These exquisite boats are purpose built and entirely glass-topped to fully explore the breathtaking views of the Parisian monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris’ own Statue of Liberty and many other landmarks.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Full day Disneyland Park Optional Tour
After a typical Parisian breakfast, you have the option to enjoy the day at leisure OR join us for an exciting and fun-filled dventure, full of thrills and attractions as you relive your childhood at Disneyland® Paris. It provides an exciting vacation for the whole family with its famous shows and rides like Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, Mission 2, Star Tours, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, plus many more. Your one day one park pass allows entry to this intriguing world including Disneyland® Park, where your family can experience the storybook world of Disney® and discover the five magical themed lands where enchantment lives: Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland,Fantasyland and Discoveryland.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Brussels orientation tour & Mini Europe
Today we drive towards Brussels, making a short photo stop at the Atomium, an amazing structure built for the 1958 World Expo. Then onto Mini Europe, a park located at the foot of the Atomium, depicting all the monuments of Europe in a miniature (1-25 scale) model recreation incorporating the finest detail. Here you’ll enjoy a whistle stop of Europe in a few short hours of fun. While in Brussels, the Belgian and European Union capital, we take a brief walking tour of the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels, surrounded by opulent guildhalls, the city’s Town Hall and the Manneken Pis. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Netherlands.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Netherlands
Welcome to Amsterdam, from canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. It enjoys a rich culture, lively nightlife, international restaurants and good transport, thanks to its extensive canals, and cycle routes. Enjoy an overview of Amsterdam and its beautiful architecture on the canal cruise. Soak in the quaint, relaxing atmosphere of the vibrant Dutch capital while cruising along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals. Learn all about Amsterdam’s highlights and uncover secrets behind each historical building. You’ll also have plenty of time to take pictures of some of Amsterdam’s iconic sites like the Royal Palace, the National Monument, St Nicholas Church, Munt Tower, the famous Golden Bend, the Skinny Bridge and much, much more! We also visit a wooden shoe factory and enjoy a free demonstration of the history, traditions and the making of authentic Dutch wooden shoes before visiting a Cheese Farm. Please don’t forget to take a photo of the windmill, one of the most distinctive sights of the Netherlands. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Netherlands.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Onto Germany, Visit Cologne Cathedral
After breakfast we head to the city of Cologne in Germany to visit the magnificent Cathedral that stands 157 metres tall, one of Europe’s most spectacular cathedrals and the largest Gothic cathedral north of The Alps. Twin spires and beautiful stain glass windows are the highlights of this magnificent cathedral. No wonder it’s the most visited monument in Germany! Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay your hotel in the Rhine area.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Black Forest, Rhine Falls and Zurich orientation tour
Today we drive to the Black Forest in the southwest region of Germany, known for its lush valleys and pine-clad hills. The Black Forest is certainly a beautiful place to visit. Some of the world’s best quality wood products and the world’s in this region. Everything that you might expect of a picture-perfect German holiday is found here – The Black Forest maids, Black Forest farms, Black Forest gateau, Bollenhut hats and the famous Cuckoo Clocks. Our tour takes us to Drubba in the heart of the Black Forest
to see first-hand how the Cuckoo Clocks of Hofgut Sternen are made. From there it’s a short drive into Switzerland and onto Schaffhausen to witness the stunning natural beauty of one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Later we continue to Zurich for an orientation tour that includes sights such as Bahnhofstrasse, the Gross Munster, the Frau Munster, plus the Rathaus and St. Peter’s Church. Then onto your hotel in central Switzerland to enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: (Optional tour: Jungfraujoch with Interlaken)
After breakfast, enjoy a day of leisure or join us to visit Jungfraujoch, also known as the ‘Top of Europe’. It is a UNESCO natural world heritage site and stands at a height of 3,466 metres (11,371 ft) above sea level in the Bernese Alps. The Jungfrau region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps containing Europe’s largest glacier and a range of classic glacial features. It provides an outstanding record of the geological processes that formed the High Alps. Tourists are often amazed at the scenic splendour they witness from the Cog-Wheel train that climbs up to a height of 11,333 feet to reach Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in the world. The Cog-Wheel train is one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. The views of Switzerland from the top are simply breathtaking. Later we drive to one of the loveliest Alpine regions of Switzerland, Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, positioned in a unique setting between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Then back to the hotel to enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Mt. Titlis with Ice flyer and Snow Park and Lucerne orientation tour
After breakfast, we travel to Mt. Titlis. The 45-minute ride across 3 cable cars is truly awe-inspiring. You’ll witness the scenery change from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ride is on the famous Rotair – the world’s first revolving cable car that offers an awesome 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-covered Swiss valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains. Weather permitting you can also enjoy an exciting ride on the ‘Ice Flyer’, where you can witness crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths – a truly amazing glacier experience. Later, we proceed to Lucerne, a beautiful city located at the northern tip of Lake Lucerne where you’ll see the Lion Monument called Lowendenkmal. Then enjoy a stroll along the banks of Lake Lucerne to attractions like the Kapellbrucke (The Chapel Bridge) and the Spreuerbrucke, two traditional wooden bridges of Lucerne. We continue our journey through Switzerland to the German/French border where you’ll check into your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Vaduz & Innsbruck Orientation tour and Swarovski Museum
This morning we visit the beautiful city of Vaduz in the landlocked alpine country of Liechtenstein – the 6th smallest country in the world and the richest German speaking country. Vaduz the capital city, gives tourists an opportunity to appreciate some of the many surviving Medieval, Gothic, and Baroque structures. We continue to the Tyrol capital and picturesque Innsbruck, nestled in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn. On arrival, your Orientation of Innsbruck begins - Visiting sights such as Goldenes Dachl, Helblinghaus, Stadtturm, Triumphforte, Hofkirsche and Hofburg. Later, we proceed to Swarovski Museum, known for its amazing collection of precision-cut lead crystal glass. Witness a crystal-themed indoor park, where a glittering world of crystals awaits you along with different special exhibitions, even a series of classical concerts. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Venice Orientation tour and Murano Glass Factory
Today we head to the most romantic city in Italy, known for its famous gondola rides and its amazing architecture. That’s right Venice, known as the Queen of the Adriatic. Venice is built on 180 islands that are connected by over 400 bridges, with hundreds of canals criss-crossing the town. We take a boat ride to reach Venice Island enjoying the scenic view as we pass the famous bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco before reaching St Mark’s Square, to look in awe at the Bridge of Sighs, the Ducale Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock tower. We also visit the Murano Glass factory for an opportunity to see how the Murano glass is made. Enjoy dinner before a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12: Walking tour of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa
After breakfast, we travel to Florence, a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures. Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art. Our walking tour of Florence includes sights such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile and Baptistery along with Loggia Dei Lanzi and the Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and the most famous bridge in Florence. Later, we proceed to Pisa, where we see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, known to be the bell tower of the Duomo Cathedral. One of Italy’s signature sights, the Torre Pendente truly lives up to its name, leaning a startling 3.9 degrees off the vertical.The 56m-high tower, officially the Duomo’s campanile (bell tower), took almost 200 years to build. Over time, the tilt, caused by a layer of weak subsoil, steadily worsened until it was finally halted by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s. Enjoy some
spare time for a stroll before your overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 13: Rome: Guided city tour, Vatican City: St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square
We proceed to the eternal city of Rome with history spanning over two and a half thousand years. As one of the founding cities of Western Civilization it has been a site of major historic events and the cultural centre of Europe. The city of Rome will astound you with its Christian art and architecture, cultural exhibits and historic sights. The guided city tour of Rome includes sights such as the Colosseum, Arc of Constantine, Roman Forum and Caesar’s Forum. We also discover many of the renowned attractions of Rome – The Trevi Fountain, the Victor Emmanuel monument on Piazza Venezia, under which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then onto Vatican City, the smallest republic in the world, where we visit St. Peter’s basilica, the largest church in the world and the centre of Christianity. Later we walk among the massive Tuscan colonnades of the St. Peter’s square before enjoying a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14: Departure
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Europe as we transfer to the airport in time to board the flight home. With what we hope was a truly enriching experience coming to an end, it’s time to take home happy memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Meals: Breakfast