ENCHANTING EUROPE TOUR (14 DAYS) – 2018
London, Brussels, Cologne, Rhine Valley, Wattens, Innsbruck,
Venice, Pisa, Florence, Vatican City, Rome, Zurich, Lucerne, Mount
Titlis, Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Interlaken, Paris
Day 01 : Arrive U.K.: London
Today, arrive at your Heathrow Airport / Wembley area hotel (transfer
not included), andcheck-in (after 14:00 p.m.). In the afternoon, you will
meet your Tour Manager and departfor a panoramic tour of London to
see the main sights: Buckingham Palace, WestminsterAbbey, Houses of
Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul‟s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and
Tower of London. Early evening return to your hotel. (Dinner)
Day 02 : UK: London – Folkestone/ Dover – France: Calais –
Belgium: Brussels - Overnight
This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour
Manager and join the coach fora leisurely drive from London to
Folkestone or Dover, for the short channel crossing to Calais
by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle or Ferry. On arrival, we proceed to Brussels,
the capital of Belgium and the seat of several European Union
institutions including the European Commission and
Parliament. Here we see the Atomium (photo stop) and visit Mini-
Europe, a miniature park where you can see models of famous
monuments from European cities like Brussels, London,
Paris, Venice, etc., built to a scale of 1:25. We then visit the Grand Place
and see the MannekinPis statue. Later we drive to our hotel and check-in
for an overnight stay.
(Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1,Dinner)
Day 03 : Overnight stop - Germany: Cologne – Rhine Cruise -
Frankfurt / Mannheim area
Today we proceed east into Germany. Joining the autobahn, we arrive at
the famous city of Cologne where you can marvel Europe‟s largest
Gothic twin spire cathedral. Continuing our
drive into the Rhine valley we 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. (Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 04 : Germany: Mannheim / Frankfurt area –Austria: Wattens -
Depart 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 Worlds, for a tour through the
kaleidoscope of senses and 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 GoldenesDachl. Later we check
into our hotel for anovernight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 05 : Austria –Italy: Venice - Venice / Padova area
This morning we 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 leave behind the
mountains for sunny Italy, to visit Venice, the city of unparalleled
beauty and romantic gondolas. Our visit begins with a boat ride to St.
Mark‟s Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge
of Sighs, the DogesPalace 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-in at our hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06 : Italy: Venice / Padova area – Pisa - Florence – Arezzo area
Today we depart for Pisa. Watch the amazing scenery change as we
cross the Apennine mountains and the gentle hilly countryside of
Tuscany to reach Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you
can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan-Romanesque style, the
Baptistery, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning
Tower. Leaving Pisa, we continue on the motorways to 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, admiring its timeless beauty.
Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for a two-night
stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07 : Italy: Arezzo area – Rome – Arezzo area
Passing sunlit valleys of the Chianti wine country and ancient fortresses
perched high on the hills, we reach the „Eternal City‟. On arrival, we
meet our local guide and proceed to the Vatican City, where we will
visit St. Peter‟s Basilica and Square, a renaissance masterpiece.
In the afternoon, we take in the ancient sights of Rome - Piazza Venezia,
the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire,
Colosseum (photo stop), Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, and the
spectacular Trevi Fountain, where you may make a wish. Late evening
return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Important Note: Due to restrictions on coaches for entering many parts
of Rome, much of the tour may be done on foot or by local buses.
Day 08 : Italy:Arezzo area - Switzerland: Zurich
Early morning, we depart for Switzerland. We continue on the
motorway before crossing the Swiss border, passing spectacular scenery
around the lake regions of Como and Lugano. Driving north through the
Gotthard tunnel, we proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland,
Zurich, for a short panoramic tour.Later we continue our journey and
check-in at our hotel for a three-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 09 : Switzerland: Lucerne - Mount Titlis
This morning we visit the town of Lucerneto see the
ChapelBridge.Enjoy some free time or join the additional excursion -
Lake Lucerne Cruise. We then drive through the Swiss alpine region and
the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, where we begin
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 –
MountTitlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a
breath-taking panorama from the sun terrace. You can also take a
cliffwalk‟ along Europe‟s highest suspension bridge. Later, we begin
our descent and proceed to Lucerne to see the Lion Monument. After
dinner, we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 10 : Switzerland: Jungfraujoch- Interlaken
Today, we first drive to Lauterbrunnen (or GrindelwaldGrund), where
we 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. In the afternoon, we begin
our descent to the picturesque town of Interlaken, the scene of many
“Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the
shops. We return to our hotel after dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 11 : Switzerland– France: Paris
Early morning, we leave the Swiss Alps behind us. Once into France, we
join the super fast highways, driving past vineyards and mustard fields.
Continue onto Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of
Europe, renowned for its fashion, perfumes, and of course the
most talked about French champagne and wines. On arrival in Paris,
enjoy an amazing cruise
(*) on the River Seine - admire the spectacular facades from your
covered boat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 : France: Paris
Today you have the choice of two exciting day tours;
Paris City Tour Today we proceed to Versailles, to visit the magnificent
Gardens at the Palace of Versailles,
the former residence of the famous “Sun King”. This afternoon on our
orientation tour of Paris, we will be introduced to the main sights
(outside view) of this beautiful city: Hôtel des Invalides, Place de la
Concorde, Opéra National de Paris, the Louvre Museum and Arc de
Triomphe. Later, enjoy some free time at the Avenue des ChampsÉlysées,
the beautiful boulevard known for its cinemas, cafés, and
luxury shops (duration is time permitting). After dinner you may either
rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion - Evening in Paris
Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, why
not join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris CabaretShow. (Breakfast,
Disneyland Paris (**)
This morning we drive to the famous DisneylandParis where a day of
excitement awaits the entire family. Visit Disneyland Park: meet your
favourite Disney characters, watch amazing shows, ride the hair-raising
“Space Mountain: Mission 2” roller coaster, enter Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Peril and find yourself in a runaway wagon speeding
through the ancient ruins. Alternatively, you can visit the Walt Disney
Studios: Lights, Camera, Hollywood, Action! Climb aboard the Studio
Tram for a fun-packed, behind-the-scenes tour to where the
movie magic is made.Early evening, we depart from Disneyland Paris.
After dinner you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional
excursion - Evening in Paris Tour. On our tour we will see the main
sights illuminated.Later, why not join us for an exciting
optional Lido Paris CabaretShow. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13 : France: Paris – Calais - Ferry – U.K.: Dover – London
Today we visit the third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a
spectacular panoramicview of the city. Later, we visit a French
perfumery for some last-minute shopping. Early afternoon we depart and
journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel
crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, check into our
hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 14 : U.K.:London – Check-out from Hotel
This morning check-out of the Hotel (before 11:00 a.m.) and proceed for
your flight / home, on your own. The Tour ends. (Breakfast only for
passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 13).
1. Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on
either Day 11, Day 12 or Day 13 as per convenience.
Note (**): A supplement is payable for the visit to Disneyland Paris –
The details are mentioned
Under Additional Excursions below.
Note (***):Please note that the visit to the Eiffel Tower may be operated
on either Day 11,
Day 12 or Day 13 as per convenience. The reservation for the visit to the
Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2nd Floor
or 3rd Floor.
1. London:Panoramic Tour.
2. Brussels:VisitMini-Europe; see the Atomium (photo stop) and the
MannekinPis; visit the Grand Place.
3. Cologne:Visit the Gothic Cathedral – “Dom”.
4. Rhine Valley:Scenic drive; River Rhine Cruise.
5. Austria:Visit to Swarovski Crystal Worlds; visit Innsbruck - see the
Hofburg and Goldenes Dachl.
6. Venice:Boat ride to St. Mark‟s Square; visit St. Mark‟s Square - see
the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco.
7. Pisa:Visit Field of Miracles – see the Cathedral, and Leaning Tower.
8. Florence:View of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo; free time in
historic centre of the city.
9. Vatican City:Visit to St. Peter‟s Basilica and Square.
10. Rome:Guided City Tour to see Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum,
Colosseum and Circus.Maximus; visit the Trevi Fountain.
11. Switzerland:Visit Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken; visit Mount
Titlis; visit. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.
12. Paris: Paris City Tour:River Seine Cruise (*);visit to the Gardens at
the Palace of Versailles;
Orientation Tour of Paris; visit to third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower;
Disneyland Paris:River Seine Cruise (*); Visit to Disneyland Paris –
one day one park pass
(**); visit to third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower; French Perfumery