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Confirmed group departure on 14 Sep & 12 Oct 2013 from Trivandrum, Kochi and Calicut
Duration: 13 days 12 nights
Description: Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Nelson’s column at Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the symbolic Tower Bridge, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace with Changing of the Guards (If Operational).
Day 01: Arrive into London
Welcome to London – one of the greatest cities of the world. After we finish the immigration formalities we drive you to your hotel. After the long journey you can freshen up and relax in your hotel room.
Day 02:Guided City Tour of London with Changing of the Guards Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Ride on the London Eye
After a continental breakfast, we proceed for a guided panoramic tour of London. See the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Nelson’s column at Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the symbolic Tower Bridge, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace with Changing of the Guards (If Operational). We visit the 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. Later proceed to visit the British Airways 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.
Day 03:London – Paris – Eiffel Tower Level lll
After a continental breakfast, we check out and say good bye to London and proceed to St. Pancras International terminal to board the Eurostar – the high speed train to Paris.
On reaching Paris we proceed to visit Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 3rd level will leave you breathless!!
In the evening we take you on a relaxing cruise on the river Seine. See the major monuments of Paris. After the cruise, we proceed for dinner.
Day 04:Guided Paris Tour. Onto Heidelberg
After a continental breakfast, we proceed for a guided panoramic city tour. Experience Paris in all its charm, glamour and glory. See Place de la Concorde, the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the magnificent Opera House. Later we proceed to Heidelberg, a quaint little University town on the banks of the River Neckar. Walk on the cobbled streets of Heidelberg and experience the beauty of this old German town.
Overnight at your hotel in Heidelberg [B,L,D]
Day 05:Visit the Black Forest and the mighty Rhine Falls
After a continental breakfast, we check out of our hotel and drive to the Black Forest of Germany, where at Durbba you can see a demonstration of how Cuckoo Clocks are made. Buy one of the original Cuckoo clocks as a souvenir. You also have an opportunity to eat the famous Black Forest Cake. We then proceed to see the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. Admire the thundering beauty of the falls. We then proceed to your hotel in Engelberg, Switzerland.
Overnight at your hotel in Engelberg, Switzerland. [B,L,D]
Day 06:Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer Ride
After a continental breakfast, we proceed on an exciting full day excursion to Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis which at 10000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis through a series of 3 different cable car rides , you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. See over 200 cable cars sporting different flags. Look out for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating
cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair. At Mt. Titlis, you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the ice cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the terrace on
Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting you could take an unforgettable ride on the “Ice Flyer” an enclosed ski life that travels only a few meters over the Titlis Glacier
Overnight at your hotel in Engelberg [B,L,D]
Day 07:On to Lucerne and Orientation tour of Zurich
After a continental breakfast, we proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the world. See the lion monument, “Lowendenkmal” hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. You may take a stroll across the Kappelbruke – the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge originally built in 1333 over the Reuss River. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, sovernirs etc. After an Indian lunch, we proceed to Zurich for an orientation tour of Zurich city. Our orientation tour of Zurich this evening, shows youthe elegant Bahnhofstrasse, the River Limmat as well as the Fraumunster, famous for its stained glass windows by Chagall. We also see the Grossmunster, founded by Charlemagne more than one thousand years ago. After an Indian dinner we check-in to your hotel in Zurich.
Overnight at your hotel in Zurich [B,L,D]
Day 08:On to Innsbruck
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to
Innsbruck. On arrival visit the Swarovski Crystals Museum, the amazing Crystal World Complex at Wattens. Here you have an opportunity to shop for the famous Swarovski crystals. Next on your orientation tour of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol province, see the Golden Dachl – the golden roof, an ornate gothic balcony,17th century fountain with equestrian statue of King Leopold V, St. Anne’s Column and Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake.
Overnight at your hotel in Innsbruck [B,L,D]
Day 09:Onto Venice
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to Venice, the city of canals and palaces.
We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a boat ride over the Giudecca canal to St.Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. We return to St. Mark’s Square, the most photographed Square in the world.
Overnight at your hotel in Venice/Padova [B,L,D]
Day 10:Onto Pisa, Visit the Field of Miracles Onto Florence Guided Tour of Florence
After a continental breakfast, we check out and continue our Italian journey towards Pisa. On arrival, we visit the ‘Field of Miracles’ wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble cathedral. See the Baptistery and the Bell tower, known as the Leaning tower of Pisa. Remember to take a photograph of your family against this wonder of the world. We then drive to Florence. Later proceed on a guided city tour of Florence.
Overnight at your hotel in Florence [B,L,D]
Day 11:Onto Rome
After a continental breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue your Italian enigma as you head to Rome, capital of Italy. Welcome to Rome –one of the world’s most elegant cities where layers of history and the city’s sheer excess of beauty can prove overwhelming to the unsuspecting visitor . Modern and old, past and present go side by side , all the time.Next on your guided city tour of Rome see Piazza Venezia, see the colossal Victor Emmanuel II monument, built to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Italian
reunification. Relive the thrills of historic Rome as you view the ancient Roman and Imperial forums. Later, we see the gigantic Colosseum – symbol of Rome (from outside). It is said that when the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall and the world will follow. We also visit the
famous Trevi Fountain – a Roman legend assures your return to Rome if you throw acoin over your left shoulder in the fountain.
Day 12:Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Cathedral Guided City Tour of Rome Colosseum from Outside Visit the Trevi Fountain
After a continental breakfast, we take you to the world –renowned Vatican museum with Sistine Chapel, built between 1475 and 1483,in the time of Pope Sixtus IV .The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous churches in the western world. It has many beautiful frescoes, which depict the history of the Universe, God and humanity.
Do not miss the beautiful ceiling and also the “Last Judgement” painted on the altar by the known artist Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter’s
Basilica , the world’s largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendor.
After an Indian Lunch you have free for shopping. Later enjoy an Indian Dinner.
Overnight at your hotel in Rome. (B,L,D)
Day 13:Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home.(B)
Total package cost per person INR 72,000 + 1,600 Euro* (including airfare)
*Rates valid ex-TRV,COK and CCJ