Places covered: UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City
Duration: 14Nights/ 15Days
Fly into London, the financial, political and cultural heart of Britain. Welcome! Today we board our flight to one of the most beautiful cities – London. You will be greeted by your friendly Travel Professional outside the baggage hall. Next, we proceed straight to our hotel, where you check-in and relax in the comfort of the hotel. The day is free to explore the city on your own for which our experienced Travel Professional is there to assist you. Enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner. Overnight in London.
Guided city tour of London. Visit the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Ride the London Eye. Tour of Lords Cricket ground. This morning we proceed on a city tour with our expert local guide covering important landmarks like Hyde Park, the Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, River Thames, The Tower of London and many more sights. Also visit the Lords Cricket Stadium – the Mecca of Cricket, presented by an expert local guide. Savour a hot Indian lunch. Next, we proceed to visit the renowned Madame Tussauds wax museum. Be enthralled by the worlds largest wax collection of famous personalities. Later get splendid views of the city while you ride the London eye at a slow speed for 30 minutes. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United Kingdom, which stands at 135 meters tall overlooking the river Thames. In the evening proceed to the restaurant where you have a choice of a local or Indian dinner. Overnight in London.
Today, travel to Paris, the City of Lights and Glamour. Check out of your hotel at London and then travel by Le Shuttle or Ferry to the fashionable and elegant city of Paris – known for its haute couture, renowned museums, breath-taking beautiful monuments and sensational cabarets. Indian lunch will be provided en-route. On arrival in Paris, proceed for a fascinating city tour with an English – speaking local guide. Marvel at the finest Parisian sights – Champs Elysees, Alexander Bridge, Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, and several others. Get a stunning view of Paris from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower. Later enjoy an Indian dinner. Also, enjoy the world-renowned musical and dance spectacle – The Lido Show. Overnight in Paris.
Today, experience an exciting and adventurous trip to Euro Disney (choice of Disney Park OR Disney Studios). Enjoy a romantic cruise on the river Seine in Paris. Experience a day full of excitement at this popular amusement park. You may choose between Disney Park and enjoy the several rides OR you may visit the Disney Studios and be astounded by the outstanding stunt shows, watch a film being made and see real-life sets used for creating blockbuster movies. Indian lunch will be provided. Later, cruise along the romantic Seine river, and view some of the historical monuments. Enjoy an Indian or local dinner. Overnight in Paris.
Onto Brussels, the capital of the European Union. This morning, we proceed to Brussels, Headquarter of the European Union. Indian lunch will be provided. On arrival in Brussels, we proceed to visit the famed Grand Place and the fabled Mannekin Pis statue. Drive past St. Michaels Church and later stop for a photograph at the Atomium. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight in Belgium or Netherland.
On to the Netherlands geographically a low lying country with 20% of its area below sea level is popular for its dykes and canals. Today relax in your coach as we proceed to Keukenhof – the largest spectacular floral display in the world. Colourful tulips bloom till the 17th May. Marvel at the beautiful floral displays and colourful flower beds set amongst ancient trees. From 18th May onwards, visit Volendam, a charming traditional town of Holland. Drive through idyllic landscapes, crisscrossed canals, see authentic wooden houses and visit the old fashioned cheese-making farm. Witness a demonstration of how cheese is made. Watch a shoemaker make clogs and wooden shoes carved out of wooden blocks. You also have a chance to savour some authentic Dutch cheese. We now proceed to Amsterdam. This afternoon, enjoy a delicious hot Indian or local meal for lunch. Experience an exhilarating canal tour in your glass-topped boat as we drift through the canals. Thrive on the city’s vibrant past with its 1,000 bridges and quaint old houses on your tour of Amsterdam. Later, visit the famous Dam Square. Next drive to Hague to visit Madurodam, a miniature park and home to a range of perfect 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch monuments and projects. Relish an Indian dinner tonight. Overnight in Belgium or Netherland.
Proceed to Cologne to see the largest Gothic Cathedral in Rhineland – the Cologne Cathedral. Enjoy a breathtaking cruise on the River Rhine. Next, visit Heidelberg Alstadt and experience its real medieval culture. Check out and proceed to the city of Cologne, famous for its Eau de Cologne. Here you will visit the imposing Cologne Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece with its 515 feet twin towers. Indian lunch will be provided. Later take a breathtaking cruise on one of the Europes most legendary rivers, the River Rhine, famous for its steep and scenic slopes covered with vineyards and imposing medieval castles. Further, board your coach and drive to Heidelberg. On arrival, walk down Alstadt, get familiar with the real, medieval European culture. Tonight after enjoying an Indian dinner, check into your hotel. Overnight in Germany.
Today, drive to the Heart of Black Forest. Next to be awestruck at Europes biggest and most stunning site- The Rhine Falls. After you check out, relax in your coach as we drive to the heart of the Black Forest known for its picturesque woods mostly consisting of pines and first. You will be enthralled at the scenic beauty of the quaint villages in the heart of the black forest. Witness a demonstration of how cuckoo clocks are made. Today, add an authentic black forest pastry to a choice of either an Indian lunch or a local meal. Next, sit back and relax in your coach while we drive towards scenic Switzerland. Stop at Schaffhausen where you will see the magnificent Rhine Falls – Europes biggest and most spectacular falls. This evening, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight in Switzerland.
Experience the magical Alpine excursion of the amazing world of Jungfraujoch – one of the highlights of your tour and a visit to scenic Interlaken. Experience the magical Alpine excursion to the Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch. Board a cogwheel train to reach the highest railway station in Europe at 11,333 feet. Here you gain access to a high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Visit the Ice palace and experience the breathtaking panoramic view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the longest glacier in the Alps – the Aletsch Glacier. A glass of Champagne awaits you while you enjoy a Local or an Indian lunch in the scenic surroundings. Later drive to Interlaken, a unique and fascinating city situated between two lakes Thun and Brienz. Capture these pleasing moments as you drive back to enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner. Overnight in Switzerland.
Visit Mt. Titlis with its stunning scenery and an exciting ride up the snow-clad Swiss Alps in Rotair – the worldâs first rotating cable car. Cruise the picturesque Lake of Lucerne. Today, we visit Mt. Titlis. View magnificent mountain peaks and glacier crevasses on your trip to Mt. Titlis in the worldâs first revolving cable car. Fun and frolic await, as you ride the astounding Rotair to Mt. Titlis, central Switzerland’s loftiest peak, covered with snow and ice which is a visual treat. At 10,000 feet get an unrestricted 360-degree view of the Alpine landscape. Later we proceed to one of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland – Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious Indian lunch on arrival. Visit the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke (wooden bridge). Free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, knives, souvenirs and chocolates. Enjoy a picturesque cruise on Lake Lucerne. End the day with a delicious Indian dinner. Overnight in Switzerland.
Drive to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Visit Swarovski Crystal Museum – the dazzling world of crystals. Visit Innsbruck Tyrolean capital of picturesque Austria. This morning, proceed to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, a tiny principality nestled between Switzerland and Austria, lying entirely within the Alps and covering an area of just sixty-two square miles, Liechtenstein is the sixth-smallest independent nation in the world. It follows a policy of neutrality and is one of the few countries in the world that maintains no military. After an Indian lunch, we will proceed to Wattens, where you will visit the Swarovski world of crystals. Marvel at the crystalline works of art. A great opportunity to buy a souvenir for your family. Later arrive into Innsbruck and proceed for an orientation tour of this beautiful city. See the Golden Roof with its gold plated copper tiles, a characteristic landmark of Innsbruck. Walk down cobblestone pathways of Maria Theresien Strasse and live though the medieval European culture. The splendid Alps in the background provides a perfect picture-postcard setting. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight in Austria.
Romantic Venice – Sprawling squares, beautiful monuments, serpentine canals and mysterious alleyways – a lagoon city that inspired poetry and passion through the ages. Treasure a romantic Gondola ride too! This morning, check out of your hotel and proceed towards Italy. Indian lunch will be provided. Arrive at the pier where we board a private boat. Sail over the Guidecca Canal, past the Adriatic Sea to arrive at St. Marks Square – the main square of Venice. This astonishingly wonderful lagoon city is renowned for the beauty of its setting, architecture and artworks. Free time at St. Mark’s Square with the Basilica, Dodges Palace, Campanile and the Bridge of Sighs. Treasure a romantic gondola ride, a flat bottomed Venetian rowing boat, amidst the stunning backdrop of baroque buildings. This truly is 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. We return to the pier and later, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight in Padova/Occhiobello/Rovigo or similar.
Guided city tour of Florence – the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and former home of the Medicis. Also, visit the remarkable and famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This morning check out and drive to Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance. Along with your English speaking local guide, proceed for a city tour of historic Florence. This includes the Duomo, city’s most iconic landmark, the Campanile, the Baptistery with its Gates to Paradise, Piazza Della Signoria – an open-air museum crammed with Renaissance sculptures, edged by historic cafes and presided over by the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio, the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge across the river Arno and Santa Croce 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 from this vast square. Later continue your journey to Pisa â to visit the Square of Miracles and see the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight in Arezzo/Pisa/Prato/Florence.
All roads lead to Rome – the eternal city. Guided city tour. Enter the worlds smallest country the Vatican City (includes the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the divinely beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica). Today we proceed to Rome, a city built on seven hills situated on the banks of the river Tiber. On arrival a delicious
Indian or a choice of local meal awaits you. Proceed for a guided city tour of Rome with an expert English- speaking local guide. Arrive at the Vatican City – the smallest country in the world (shorts or sleeveless vests
not allowed). Enter the Vatican Museum, where you will see the renowned classical sculptures and masterpieces of the Renaissance art. Visit the famed Sistine Chapel – a pure 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 – the unparalleled home of architectural and artistic masterpieces. Get mesmerized by the works of Michelangelo and Bernini. Next witness the grandeur of the magnificent Colosseum, a vast amphitheatre. Visit the beautiful Trevi Fountains, where the legend goes that tossing a coin over your shoulder gets you back to Rome. We continue and drive past the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Roman Forum, and several more sights of this remarkable city. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Flyback home. Your Holiday ends Today its time to fly back home.