Grand Tour of Europe 15 Days – 14 Nights
Day 1: Arrive into London
Visit the London Eye
Welcome to London – capital of England and United Kingdom. On arrival, you will be met by your Tour Manager / Local Representative outside the customs area, who will welcome you and take you to your hotel (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm). Later, we visit the London Eye by the river Thames. Hold your breath as you take a thrilling ride on one of the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Enjoy magnificent views of the city of London.
Overnight at the hotel in London.
Day 2: Visit the Tower of London
Guided City Tour of London
Witness Changing of the Guards (If operational)
Visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground
Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
After a hot buffet breakfast, we proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of London. See the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square, the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus and the symbolic Tower Bridge.
Later, we visit the Tower of London, where we will see the ‘Kohinoor Diamond’. You can also photograph yourself with the ‘Yeomen Warders’, the ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. We, then proceed to the Buckingham Palace to witness the Changing of the Guards (If Operational).
Next, we proceed on a guided tour of one of the most famous sporting venues in the world – Lord’s. (Tours are subject to cancellation at very short notice. Restrictions apply surrounding match and event days).
Then, we take you to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of wax works. The celebrity list includes over 400 stunning, life-like figures that never fail to entice the visitors.
Overnight at the hotel in London.
Day 3: Onto Paris via the High-Speed Eurostar Train
Guided City Tour of Paris
Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check out and proceed to St. Pancras International station to board the high speed Eurostar Train, which will take you to Gare du Nord station in Paris in a short time of about 2 ½ hrs. On arrival, we proceed for a guided panoramic city tour. See Place de la Concorde, the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the magnificent Opera House. Next, we visit the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 3rd level will leave you breathless.!!
Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
Day 4: Visit to Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace
(Guided Tour) and Louvre Museum
Cruise on the River Seine
Grand Evening in Paris – Paradis Latin show with
After a hot buffet breakfast, we proceed to Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum. For the fun-loving and adventurous, we take you for an exciting trip to Disneyland, Paris. Get charmed by Cinderella’s castle. Take an exciting roller coaster ride down the Thunder Mountain. Visit Fantasyland and meet Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Snow White. Get thrilled by the legends of Aladdin and Indiana Jones at Adventureland. Ride a space shuttle to the moon at Discoveryland. Encounter Ghost Ships, Steam trains and Western scenes in the Wild West town of Frontierland.
For the history lovers, we take you to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Vast chambers and private apartments of unimaginable luxury including the famous Hall of mirrors. We then, visit the renowned Louvre museum, world’s most visited art museum. See the world famous painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci which has fascinated the world with her smile. It’s time now for a romantic cruise on the river Seine from where you will see all the important monuments of Paris. In the evening we take you for a ‘Grand Evening in Paris’ that includes Champagne with Indian dinner and great entertainment at the Paradis Latin show. Experience the charm of striking ballets, shimmering costumes and talented dance troupes.
After the show, we take you on an Illumination tour of Paris. See the famous landmarks of Paris – the city of lights, magically lit up. A perfect end to
this beautiful evening!!!
Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
Day 5: Orientation Tour of Brussels
Visit to Madurodam
Amsterdam by Night
Canal Cruise with free time at Damrak.
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive towards Brussels. On arrival, we proceed for an orientation tour. See the adorable Manneken Pis Statue, a charming fountain of a little boy, today the symbol of Brussels, the beautiful Grand Place and Town Hall.
Next, we drive to The Hague – political capital of Netherlands and residence of the Queen. Here we visit Madurodam – Holland in miniature. Feel like a giant amidst models of palaces, canals, windmills, harbours, airports.
Next, we check into the hotel.
After dinner we take you for an ‘Amsterdam by Night’ excursion. Discover Amsterdam in a novel manner as we take you on a cruise along its canals, the best way to see this captivating city. After the cruise, you have some free time at Damrak.
Overnight at the hotel in Schipol Amsterdam.
Day 6: Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Photostop at a Windmill
Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm
See the Cologne Cathedral
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Lisse to visit the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (until 21st May), the famed National Flower Exhibition. Like the million visitors that journey here annually, you will be spellbound at the sight of beautiful displays of over seven million Tulips, Daffodils, Narcissi and other flowers, spread over 80 acres of stunning landscape and thematic gardens.
Later, after a photo-stop at a windmill, enjoy a demonstration on the art of making wooden shoes and cheese. Avail of the opportunity to shop for wooden shoes and other Dutch souvenirs.
Then, we drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne, where we see the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This 515 feet tall gothic Cathedral took six centuries to build and is Germany’s most visited monument. Later, we proceed to Frankfurt.
Overnight at the hotel in Frankfurt.
Day 7: Visit the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart
Visit Titisee in the Black Forest
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Stuttgart. On arrival we visit the Mercedes Benz Museum, which will captivate you by the unique past, present and future of mobility.
Next, we journey to the famous Black Forest region of Germany. We stop at the Titisee in the heart of the forest, a small picturesque town with a beautiful lake and surrounded by the mountains of the Black Forest. Here you have an opportunity to buy Cuckoo clocks & other souvenirs. You can also take a boat ride on the beautiful lake on your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Black Forest.
Day 8: See Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
Visit Harder Kulm
Orientation Tour of Interlaken
Visit to Aare Gorge
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and journey to Switzerland known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. At Schaffhausen, see the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. You have free time to admire the thundering beauty of the falls. Next, we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts, where you have some free time on your own.
Later, we proceed to Harder Kulm. At 1322 m above sea level Interlaken’s local mountain, the Harder Kulm offers the best views of Interlaken as well as the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The short journey from Interlaken to the Harder Kulm, Interlaken’s local mountain, takes only ten minutes by cable car and is well worth the trip. Awaiting you is the Twolake Footbridge inaugurated in October 2011, with panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Thun and Brienz. Enjoy a Fondue Swiss lunch with breathtaking views atop Harder Kulm. Next, we take you to visit the Aare Gorge. The Aare Gorge is nearly 200 meter deep and hardly more than a meter wide at its narrowest point. The fascinating, narrow gorge is the result of a limestone rocks, the “Kirchet”, which hindered the flow of the Aare from the Grimsel region.
Overnight at the hotel in Engelberg.
Day 9: Day Free
Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch with
After a hot buffet breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch. Our scenic drive to Lauterbrunnen, from where we board a train to Jungfraujoch the highest altitude railway station in Europe at 11,333 ft. takes us along lovely lakes and mountain passes. On top of Jungfraujoch, you have free time to explore the modern complex. Experience the magic of the mountains at the Sphinx Terrace. See the breathtaking Jungfrau Peak and the awesome
Aletsch Glacier. Also, visit the Ice Palace, where you see a beautiful display of sculptures made of ice, while being encased in ice yourself. Enjoy an Indian lunch on top.
Overnight at the hotel in Engelberg.
Day 10: Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne
Enjoy Cruise on Lake Lucerne with Gala Dinner
After a hot buffet breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis in two different cable cars, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair’. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take a stroll on the latest attraction at Mt.Titlis – The Cliff Walk. Next, we proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne. See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc.
Next, we proceed for a cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy a sumptuous gala indian dinner with free flow ofwine, beer and soft drinks, while you enjoy the picturesque scenery surrounding the Lake.
Overnight at the hotel in Engelberg.
Day 11: Visit to Swarovski Crystal World
Orientation Tour of Innsbruck
Enjoy a Tyrolean Folklore Show
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive towards Austria and proceed to Wattens to visit the amazing Swarovski Crystal World. Here you have an opportunity to shop for the famous Swarovski Crystals. We then continue our journey towards Innsbruck. On arrival, we take you on an orientation tour. See the ‘Goldenes Dachl’ – the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony and a symbol of the city. Also see the Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake.
In the evening, we take you for a Tyrolean Folklore Show. Catch the spirit of Tyrol during an evening of traditional dance and local entertainment.You’ll enjoy everything from authentic folk music and accompanying instruments to Tyrolean dancing, “shoe slapping,” songs and yodeling all in traditional dress.
Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck.
Day 12: Private Water Taxi to St.Marks Square
Orientation Tour of Venice
Visit the Murano Glass Showroom
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed to Venice, the romantic Italian city, known for its unique architecture. We arrive in Venice, an archipelago of 118 islands, 170 canals & 400 bridges. We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a Private Water Taxi to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. Here see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the splendour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Visit the Murano Glass factory where a master craftsman will demonstrate the art of creating the famous Venetian blown glass. Do not miss this opportunity to buy souvenirs at discounted prices.
Overnight at the hotel in Padova.
Day 13: Orientation Tour of Pisa
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive to Pisa. We visit the “Field of Miracles”, wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the bell tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We then journey towards enchanting Florence, the art capital of Italy. On arrival, proceed on a guided walking tour of Florence. See the Magnificent Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Walk towards Piazza Signoria to see the Palazzo Vecchio, The Logia and the Equesterian statue of Cosimo the 1st.
Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
Day 14: Visit Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Guided City Tour of Rome
Rome by Night with Visit to Trevi Fountain and a Gala Farewell Dinner
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and journey to Rome, the capital of Italy. On arrival, we take you to the world-renowned Vatican museum with Sistine Chapel, built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV. Do not miss the beautiful ceiling and also “The Last Judgement” painted on the altar by the renowned artist Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendor.
Later, on your guided city tour of Rome see Piazza Venezia, the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Italian reunification. Relive the thrills of historic Rome as you view the ancient Roman & Imperial Forums. See the gigantic Colosseum -symbol of Rome.
After a gala farewell dinner we take you on a panoramic tour of Rome by night. As you visit the city’s famous monuments and squares, you’ll be dazzled by how beautiful they look illuminated at night. You’ll also make a stop at the Trevi Fountain. Legend says if you throw in a coin, you’ll have good luck and will return to Rome one day, so make sure you have some change.
Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
Day 15: Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After a hot buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.