Best of Europe

Best of Europe




USD 3550 PP


Key Highlights

6 Nights in Switzerland 

2 Nights in Netherlands

6 Nights in France

4 Nights in Italy

Activity Schedule

Starting from March 2019 until September 2019

Overview & Itinerary

 Day 1 Arrive Paris Illumination Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Today arrive Paris and after custom and immigration you will be transferred to your hotel in Paris. Check in Hotel. Later in the evening we shall proceed to visit Illumination Paris by night tour. Something magical happens when evening sets in Paris. The world-famous buildings are magnificently lit against the dramatic backdrop of the beautiful night sky. This tour will drive you through the landmarks and monuments of the city This is truly one of the most romantic ways to see Paris. Later return to Hotel and Overnight in Paris.

Day 2 Paris Disneyland and Disney Studio 

Today after breakfast we take you to two greatest amusement Parks of Paris DISNEY STUDIO AND DISNEYLAND PARIS. We recommend that you first visit Disney Studio and then go to Disneyland. We will cover both the parks and will also allow you to enjoy any shows and rides. Your tour guide will explain you how to move around in the park but then let you be independent which will allow you to choose which ride or which show you want to go for. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 3 Paris City Tour 

After breakfast, we proceed for a GUIDED CITY TOUR of this amazing metropolis; we will take you to the famous grand boulevard ‘The Champs Elysees, The Arch de Triumph, the famous Opera Garnier, the Grand Cathedral of Notre Dame. Also enjoy memorable CRUISE ON THE RIVER SEINE’. This cruise gives you an orientation tour of Paris. Afternoon visit Eiffel Tower Level-3 which gives a lifetime experience viewing the city of Paris from an altitude of around 1000 feet overnight stays at the Hotel.

 

Day 4  Paris - Amsterdam

Today checkout and leave Paris. We shall transfer you to Train station for your onward journey to Amsterdam by TGV train. Arrive Amsterdam and our representative will be waiting for you to pick up and drop you at your Hotel in Amsterdam. Check in Hotel. Later the day is free to explore Amsterdam by Canal cruise. ith hop on hop off Amsterdam city 2 days pass you can explore Amsterdam by Bus and by Canal cruise at your leisure. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 5    Amsterdam City Tour 

Today proceed to Amsterdam City tour by Hop on Hop off Bus and Boat. Board the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus at any of the designated stops to start your Amsterdam sightseeing tour. The buses operate from 9:15am to 6:15pm and service stops every 15-20 minutes. Enjoy touring Amsterdam at your own pace, listening to audio commentary, available in 16 languages.Your Amsterdam Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours (as per the option chosen) and includes 23 bus stops and 2 boat tours, covering Amsterdam’s major attractions like the renowned Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s house, Historisch Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Madame Tussauds, the Diamond Museum and the Jewish Historical Museum. Other must-see attractions include the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Royal Palace, and Madame Tussauds.

Your Amsterdam Bus and Boat Hop-on, Hop-off ticket also includes entry to a diamond factory. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the many diamond factories, sites that Amsterdam is known for. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 6       Amsterdam to Nice

Today checkout and leave Amsterdam. Our representative will transfer you to Airport for your flight to Nice. Arrive Nice and you will be transferred from Nice Airport to your Hotel in Nice by our representative. Check in Hotel/Apartment in Nice.  Later the day is free to explore Nice at your own. Overnight in Nice.

Day 7    Eze, Fragonard, Monaco and Monte Carlo Tour  

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken for this tour of French Riviera-Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo in an air-conditioned minivan. The driver is also your guide for this tour.

Enjoy the beautiful view of Nice from Mont Boron while speeding away to Middle Corniche stop at Eze.

Eze Village:
This old medieval village is perched like an eagle's nest on a hilltop. Visit the artisans' shops and enjoy the special ambiance of this picturesque site. The view of the Mediterranean from this village is simply breathtaking.

Enjoy a guided visit of the perfume factory Fragonard and learn the art of perfume making.

Monaco:
Visit Monaco, the capital of the Principality, built on the rocks 200 ft. above the sea. Walk in the small streets of the old town and just before midday, see the changing of the guards in front of the palace.

Visit the neo-Romanesque cathedral and explore Monaco’s most famous Cousteau Oceanographic Museum. It is comprised of an array of fishes in its beautiful aquariums. Enjoy the amazing spectacle of colorful, peculiar shaped fishes swimming all around.

Monte-Carlo:
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Monte-Carlo. Stop at the most famous casino surrounded by splendid gardens. Stroll through the luxurious shops and flowered terraces or try your luck at the Casino table. Drive on Monte-Carlo's world-famous Formula One Grand Prix circuit.

Drive along the spectacular coastline of Lower Corniche between Monaco and Nice, which harbours ancient villages and modern marinas. Admire the bay and Citadel of Villefranche as you you are dropped off to your hotel at the end of the tour. Overnight in Nice.

Day 8       St Paul De Vence, Cannes and Antibes Tour 

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken for French Riviera Tour - Saint-Paul de Vence and Antibes tour in an air-conditioned minivan. The driver is also your guide for this tour.

Proceed to the scenic village of Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Drive through the coast road and appreciate the fabulous scenic vistas en route.

Saint-Paul de Vence: The village is the first stop of the tour. Typical of early fortified towns, Saint-Paul de Vence was discovered by famous painters who used to meet in the Colombe d’Or. One of the most visited villages in France, Saint Paul is fascinating not only for its charm, but also for its great cultural and artistic influence.

Antibes: Admire the natural beauty of the old town with the ramparts along the sea and the long-arched wall along the port. Stroll through the streets and marvel at the world’s largest yachts in the Port Vauban, the famous pleasure port in the French Mediterranean.

Cannes: Thanks to its international film festival, Cannes is today synonymous with glitz and glamour. Stroll though the Croisette adorned by palm trees and gardens and see the famous café terraces, elegant shops and deluxe hotels that have made it one of the most famous promenades in the world.

You have some free time to stroll around and shop for souvenirs.

Drive back to Nice where you will be dropped off to your hotel. Overnight in Nice.

Day 09       Nice to Venice and Gondola Ride

Today checkout and leave Nice. Our representative will drop you to Airport for your flight to Venice. Arrive Venice and you will be transferred to your hotel by SIC Boat / Van. Check in Hotel/Apartment. Later in evening enjoy half an hour shared Gondola ride. 

For your Classic Venetian Gondola Tour, you should make your way to the meeting point.

Step into your craft and be transported back in time as your gondolier propels you along. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

Unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!

While you are at the Canal Grande (Grand Canal) look up at the glorious palazzos above you. Built by wealthy merchants and powerful families these beautiful buildings are in a range of mellow colors and styles from Byzantine to Baroque.

Your gondola ride ends at the starting point. 

Day 10        Murano Burano and Torcello Tour

The tour departs from Saint Mark’s Square, by the Prisons’ Palace from where you will be taken to board a Gran Turismo motor boat.

Set off across the Venetian Lagoon and take in panoramic views from the water. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at Murano, the most famous and most visited Venetian island for the exquisite glasswork produced here. Disembark from the boat and explore Murano with your guide. You will also take a tour of the Murano glass factory where you can see master craftsmen at work, creating beautiful pieces of glassware.

Proceed to the island of Burano, which is famous for its lace industry. This pretty fishing village has many streets and canals lined with bright, pastel-coloured houses. Dating back to the 16th century, Burano has much to offer. See high quality lacework on display, explore its local shops and displays and admire Burano’s vibrant settlements.

Visit the delightful island of Torcello, home to Venice’s first cathedral. The cathedral, Santa Fosca, is a masterpiece with its mosaics and Byzantine structure. Established between the 5th and 6th centuries, Torcello boasts ornate palaces and churches including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

After your tour, re-board the motor launch to cross the lagoon back to Venice. The tour ends at the original starting point. Note: The tour includes the service of a tour leader who provides some information on board the boat and assistance on the islands. Overnight in Venice

Duration

Approx. 4 hours (roughly 30 minutes each island)

Day 11  and Day 12     Rome  

Today checkout and leave Venice and proceed to Rome by train. Arrive Rome by train and transfer to Hotel/Apartment in Rome . Check in and later start your Rome Tour by Hop on Hop Off.Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off, Vatican Museums & Colosseum tour lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus and provides tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum that can be used anytime between 9:00am to 3:00pm. You can jump on and off at will to go shopping or sightseeing or stay on board and listen to an informative audio commentary (provided in eight languages). A tour escort is on board to answer any queries you may have.

Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

You can enjoy free WIFI on board the City Sightseeing Italy buses, encouraging passengers to blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.

The hop-on-hop-off tour has three terminals: Terminal A: Termini Marsala, Terminal B: Largo Di Villa Peretti both are close to Termini - Rome's main station and Terminal C: Piazza dei Cinquecento.

Your skip-the-line Colosseum and Vatican ticket is valid for entry any time between 9:00am and 3:00pm. You can redeem your voucher on board the bus. If you wish to visit the sites first please redeem your vouchers at the respective City Sightseeing Italy Colosseum Visitor Centre.

Inarguably the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.

In the Colosseum, you can go up Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums. Michelangelo came up with the design for the piazza when Pope Paul III Farnese asked him to design a new square in honour of Emperor Charles V, who was visiting Rome in 1536. The curved surface of the piazza resembles the face of an egg. Or, you can visit the arena floor where you will be amazed to see the magnitude of the Flavian Amphitheatre.

You will be overwhelmed as you enter the Vatican museum and visit the majestic Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Every corner of the chapel is decorated; with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time. It is a moving experience to see the enormity of the Michelangelo's Creation frescoes on the barrel-vaulted ceiling with the figures exuding strength and elegance. Contrary to the optimism and elegance of the ceiling, Michelangelo’s Last Judgement, which he painted on the back wall a decade later, is darker and pessimistic.

You are free to take in the beauty of the chapel as well as the other artworks on your own.

INCLUSIONS

48 hours hop-on, hop-off sightseeing ticket

Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese & Japanese)

Special Skip the Line to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum

Free WIFI on board

Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Daily
Vatican Museums: Daily except Sunday (closed on 15th August)

Colosseum is free on first Sunday of every month.

Duration

Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket is valid for 48 hours. Spend as long as you wish at Colosseum and Vatican

Day 13  Rome– Geneva - Lucerne

Today after breakfast depart Rome & proceeds to Airport for your flight to Geneva. Arrive Geneva & transfer directly by train to Lucerne. Arrives Lucerne – one of Switzerland’s most picturesque destinations, which is spread out on the northern bank of the serene blue Lake Lucerne and enfolded by tall Alps. Evening is at leisure to explore the beauty of this Lake city. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lucerne.

 

Day 14  Mt Titlis Tour 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depart for a full day excursion to Mt. Titlis, where you reach after boarding the aerial cableway , from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020 m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new ‘Ice Flyer’, a chair lift lift rides over the glacier with fantastic views into Crevasses and ice falls. Don’t forget to enjoy a snow slide on the ‘Fun lift’. Later return to Lucerne and overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 15.   Mt Rigi with Lake Lucerne Cruise 

Today after breakfast in morning proceed to scenic lake Lucerne cruise. Take the cog train to the Rigi for a wonderful scenic day trip, It offers great views of Lake Lucerne, In the centre of Switzerland, close to the beautiful city of Lucerne you will find the “Queen of the Mountains “: Mount RigiThe mountain rises high above the surrounding lakes and offers stunning views over almost the whole of Switzerland, from the hilly landscape in the north to the impressive summits of the Alps in the south. It comes as no surprise that Rigi is popular with day trippers from all around SwitzerlandLater return to Hotel and Overnight in Lucerne.

 

Day 16.  Interlaken Trummelbach Falls 

Today after breakfast checkout and leave Lucerne & proceeds to Railway Station for your train to Interlaken. Arrive Interlaken– The land ‘between the lakes’ Thun and Brienz, Interlaken is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most famous resorts. Upon arrival in Interlaken you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in Hotel and day free to explore Interlaken at your own. proceed to visit optional Trümmelbach Falls. The Trümmelbach Falls are the world's only glacier waterfalls that are accessible underground by lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. They alone carry the meltwater of the glaciers from the Jungfrau down to the valley - up to 20,000 liters of water per second. The water carries with it over 20,000 tons of boulders and scree per year and causes the entire mountain to shudder and make a thundering noise. Later return to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken Hotel.

 

Day 17.  Glacier 3000 Tour 

Today leaves for Glacier 3000 tour. This glacier offers a breathtaking view that sweeps over the famous Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Mont Blanc which makes this trip well worth it. You can do this excursion from Interlaken or Gstaad as it is easily accessible by train from any of these Swiss cities. Once on top, there are various activities for young and old, the one kilometer Alpine Coaster - the world’s highest bobsleigh track, husky dog sled rides, the snow bus and skiing. There are also 2 restaurants- Botta 3000 and the Oldegg. Later return to Hotel and Overnight in Interlaken.

 

Day 18  Harder Kulm

Today after breakfast the day is free to visit Interlaken town for optional adventure activities like parasailing, Jet boating etc at your own cost. Later in the afternoon we shall proceed to visit Harder kulm. Interlaken’s nearest mountain, sandwiched between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm is the easiest way to get a taste of the Bernese Alps without having to don your hikers. An eight-minute ride on the funicular railway – a modern version of the carriages that have traversed the 1,322-meter summit for the past 100 years - will land you at the top, affording staggering views over the neighboring mountains on the breathtaking ascent. Return to Hotel in the evening and Overnight at Interlaken Hotel.

 

Day 19  Departure

Today after breakfast leave Interlaken and proceed to Zurich Airport by Train. Fly back home or onward journey.

 

Tour Ends

Inclusions

* Roundtrip economic class Air fare with Taxes [Ex- Mumbai]

* Schengen Visa Fees

* Travel Insurance

* Internal Flights and Train Tickets as per Itinerary in economic class/ 2nd Classs

* 3 Night Stay in Paris Hotel Tivoli Etoile or Similar 3* 

* 2 Nights stay in Amsterdam XO Blue Hotel Amsterdam or Similar 3* 

* 3 Nights in Nice Hotel OZZ by Happy Culture or Similar 3*

* 2 Nights in Venice Hotel Canal or Similar 3*

* 2 Nights in Rome Hotel Tre Stelle or Similar 3*

* 3 Nights in Interlaken Hotel Crystal or Similar 3* 

* 3 Nigts in Lucerne Hotel Alpina Luzern or Similar 3* 

* Daily Breakfast at Hotel

* Dinner at Indian Restaurant ** [ ** Only for Group Tours - Min 10 Pax] 

* Paris City Tour with Eiffel Tower Summit level tickets by PVT for Groups and on SIC for FITs 

* Seine River cruise [1 Hour] 

* Paris by Night Tour on SIC [ For Groups PVT]

* Paris Disneyland 1 Day 2 Park visit 

* TGV Train tickets 2nd Class between Paris and Amsterdam

* Amsterdam Hop on Hop off by Bus and Boat Canal cruise 48 Hours / PVT for Groups

* Venice Airport transfer / Train transfer by SIC

* Venice Half an Hour Gondola ride

* Venice Murano, Burano and Torcello Island Tour

* Rome Hop on Hop off Tour with Vatican Museum { Pvt for Groups]

* 8 days Consecutive 2nd Class Swiss Pass

* Mt Titlis with Ice flyer

* Glacier 3000 Tour 

* Harder Kulm 

* Trummelbach Falls visit 

* Mt Rigi and Lake Lucerne Cruise 

* All Airport/ Train stations  transfers  by PVT Car/ Van / Coach

* All transfers in Switzerland by Train with Swiss Pass

* All Tours in Paris by PVT for Groups only / For FITs all Tours on SIC basis.

* All Taxes 

 

 

Exclusions

* Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

* Lunch or Meals other than mentioned in inclusions

* Personal Expenses

Please note & Additional info

* All Tours and transfers by PVT for Groups more than 10 Pax

* All other tours by SIC /Hop on Hop off 

* Additional Discount of 20% for Departure in March