Essential Europe

Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Italy and Vatican.

Category: INTERNATIONAL

15 Days From: Jan. 1, 2017   To: Dec. 31, 2020
trip includes

15 Days visiting 8 countries of Europe

 

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Includes: Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point ,Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry ,14 nights’ accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast ,12 Indian dinners, 1 Continental dinner & 12 vegetarian lunches .Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights ,All tips and service charges ,Premium service of a Tour Manager

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day by day breakup

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Day 1: London – Calais – Brussels

Depart towards Dover for your crossing to Calais. From Calais, settle into your comfortable seats and travel to the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. On arrival the tour starts with a photo stop at the most iconic structure of Brussels, The Atomium, followed by the famous Mannekin Pis Statue and Grand Place.

Meals Included: Dinner.

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Day 2: Drubba – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Vaduz – Innsbruck

Travel to the Black Forest region in southern Germany. On arrival, enjoy a demonstration on how the cuckoo clocks are made and have an opportunity to purchase them along with other souvenirs. Later, travel to Switzerland and witness the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Depart for Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries in Europe. After a photo stop in the capital city Vaduz, continue onto the capital of the Tyrol region and to our hotel near Innsbruck.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 3: Innsbruck – Swarovski – Venice

This morning, take an orientation tour of Innsbruck covering the Golden roof (a symbol of the city) and the Triumphal Arch. Next, we visit the famous Swarovski Crystal Museum. Proceed over the Brenner Pass to reach Italy and our hotel near Venice.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 4: Venice - Rome

Depart for Venice; the most romantic city in Italy with its distinctive architecture and famous gondola rides. Begin with a boat ride to St Mark's Square, one of the most elegant squares in the world. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco. Visit the Murano Glass Showroom and purchase some beautiful Murano glass items. Finally enjoy a romantic gondola ride while enjoying the ambience of Venice. In the afternoon, depart for the hotel near Rome.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 5: Rome – Vatican City

On arrival in Rome, be greeted by a local professional guide. The tour starts with a visit to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s painting. Next, visit St. Peters Basilica, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. Later, we cover other ancient sights of Rome: the Colosseum, which is surrounded by other sights such as the Arch of Constantine. View the Roman Forums, where the Roman civilization developed. Visit the Trevi Fountains, arguably the most beautiful fountains in all of Rome. Pay a visit to the Time Elevator: a multi sensorial and dynamic cinema experience simulating a travel into time, taking viewers through the History of Rome. . (As coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Rome, much of the tour is done on foot).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 6: Rome – Florence

Depart for Florence. On arrival, be greeted by your local professional guide. The tour of this renaissance city starts by viewing the impressive architecture of some of the finest historic buildings in Italy, such as the Duomo of Florence the largest brick dome ever created, along with photo stops at Basilica of Santa Croce, the final burial place of Michelangelo, statue of David replica, famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River and The Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence. (As coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Florence, much of the tour is done on foot).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 7: Pisa – Switzerland

Depart for Pisa. On arrival, you will have time to marvel at the most fascinating landmarks like the breath-taking Duomo (cathedral) built almost 1,000 years ago and the cathedral’s bell tower – better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Have some free time for photos, or to buy souvenirs for friends and family. In the afternoon, continue your journey, passing Lake Como, to cross the Swiss border and drive through the Gotthard tunnel, which is over 16 kilometres long.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 8: Mt. Titlis – Lucerne

Ascend 10,000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. Take the world's first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis have free time to play in the snow and visit the ice caves or take a unique professional photo in traditional Swiss outfits. Depart for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, the Chapel Bridge, enjoy free time to explore the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 9: Interlaken – Optional trip to Mt. Jungfrau

Depart for Interlaken to enjoy a day of shopping and breath-taking scenery. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Mt. Jungfrau: begin by driving to the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the deepest U-shaped valley in the world with either sides rising a sheer 1000 meters. On arrival board a cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 meters above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 10: Zermatt - Matterhorn

Proceed to Zermatt, a car free village nestled in a deep valley, ensconced between steeply scraped mountains. From here, begin your journey to reach the peak and discover Matterhorn Glacier. The Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres is Europe’s highest viewing platform for stunning views. Your journey up will take on the highest aerial cable car in Europe. Enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 11: Glacier 3000 – Chocolate Factory - Geneva

The ride on the aerial ropeway from Col du Pillion to Scex Rouge is a special experience in itself. At the top, enjoy a 360 degree view of some of the most beautiful peaks of the Alps: the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn. The Peak Walk by Tissot is the highlight of the glacier adventure. It is the world’s first hanging bridge to connect two peaks, a truly special alpine experience at a height of 3000 metres. Experience a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (entrance not included), the world’s highest bobsleigh track. After lunch, we begin our descent and visit a chocolate factory. Proceed onto Geneva for a short city tour with photo stops at United Nations Building, the Flower Clock: the symbol of Geneva and the Jet d’Eou (weather permitting).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Please Note: Geneva city tour may be conducted on day twelve.

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Day 12: Geneva – Paris

Depart for Paris (approximate drive time will be 6 hours). On arrival enjoy a cruise along the River Seine. The cruise is perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Later, have a short orientation tour to admire the amazing architecture of Paris.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Please Note:  The River Seine cruise may be conducted on day thirteen.

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Day 13: City Tour with Versailles Gardens

The tour begins with a visit to the renowned Versailles Gardens, a fine example of 17th century French landscaping covering an area more than 800 hectares. Use this free time to take mesmerising photos, souvenir shopping or to simply relax on the Royal Lawns. Then, visit the famous ‘Louvre Museum’ and have the opportunity to view the renowned painting of ‘Mona Lisa’ (entrance not included). Later, visit Fragonard’s perfume museum to purchase some unique French fragrances, soaps, candles and more. During your orientation tour, cover many of the most famous monuments of Paris. Enjoy the famous illuminations of Paris during your night tour. This panoramic tour will cover the spectacular ‘Eiffel Tower’, the most impressive structure at night, the ‘Champs Elysees’, the beautiful ‘Arc de Triomphe’, ‘Place de la Concorde’ and many historical buildings.

Please Note: ‘Paris by Night’ may be conducted on day 12 or 14.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 14: Disneyland Resort Paris

Today depart for the world famous Disneyland Resort Paris. Here enjoy a fun and adventurous day out; choose between Disneyland Park; which explores five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories and fairy tales or Walt Disney Studios Park; the behind-the scenes destination sensation allowing you to experience movie and cinema sets coming to life..

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

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Day 15: Paris - Calais – London

This morning depart for Paris to embark on a journey to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower for a breath-taking bird's eye view of Paris. Followed by free time at the Avenue des Champs Élysées, the most prestigious avenue in Paris; with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops (duration is time permitting). In the early afternoon, drive back to Calais for the channel crossing, then it is time to say farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Please Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.

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