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THE GRAND EUROPE TOUR

19 nights l 20 days Ex. Surat – 11th May 2017

 

Place:

The United Kingdom &Europe

Destinations:

London l Amsterdam l Brussels l Paris l Geneva l Bern l Interlaken l Lucerne l Engelberg l Zurich l Black Forest l Innsbruck l Wattens l Venice l Nice l Florence l Pisa l Rome.

 Witness Yourself The Grand Europe In A Different Way With The Global Wizard Holidays!

Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to London, political & cultural heart of Britain. Visit The Swaminarayan Temple.

Welcome to one of the world's most visited cities - London. Meet your friendly Travel Professional outside the baggage hall and proceed to our hotel. Check in and relax for a short while. Later we visit the Swaminarayan Temple- intricately designed and made of white Italian Carrara marble. Overnight in London. (D)

Day 02: Guided city tour of London. Joyful ride of London Eye.

This morning we proceed on a city tour with our expert local guide. We will visit important landmarks like Hyde Park, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, River Thames, and many more. We will witness the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation). Later we will proceed to London Eye, which stands at 135 meters tall overlooking the river Thames. Get splendid views of the city while you take a 30 minute ride and get a different glimpse of London. Overnight in London. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Visit to the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Visit Lords Cricket Ground. On to Hook of Holland.

Today we proceed to Madame Tussauds wax museum. Be enthralled by world’s largest wax collection and don’t forget to take a photograph with one of the famous personalities present. Later Visit the World famous Mecca of Cricket- Lord Cricket ground. Take tour of the famous ground and relive some the greatest moment of the golden era of cricket and some the iconic matches played here. Later have some free time at Oxford Street for shopping. Later we proceed to Harwich to catch our overnight ferry to Hook of Holland. Overnight in Netherland. (B, L, D)

Day 04: Visit Kuekenhof gardens (till 20th may). Visit the miniature park - Madurodam. (From 21st may). Amsterdam with canal cruise.

Today Disembark from the ferry as we proceed to the city of Lisse to tour the legendary Kuekenhof Gardens (till the 20th May), tulips, daffodils and hyacinths create dazzling patches of colour. The park is said to be the greatest flower show on earth (from 21st May) proceed to Den Hague to visit Madurodam, a miniature park to see a range of perfect 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch monuments and projects. Board a cruise to explore the city of Amsterdam in a glass-topped boat, drifting through the canals. Thrive on the city’s vibrant past with its 1,000 bridges and quaint old houses.Witness a demonstration of how cheese is made. Watch a shoemaker make clogs and wooden shoes carved out of wooden blocks. You also have a chance to savor some authentic Dutch cheese. Overnight in Netherland. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Orientation tour of Brussels. Proceed to the Fashion Capital - Paris.

Today check out of the hotel as we proceed to visit the city of Brussels - Headquarter of the European Union. On orientation tour we see the famed Grand Place and see the fabled Mannekin Pis statue. Later stop for a photograph at the Atomium. Later we proceed to the glamour capital of world-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, we check-in at our hotel. Overnight stay in Paris. (B, L, D)

Day 06: Guided tour of Paris. Visit to Eiffel Tower 3rd Level.

Today proceed for your guided city tour of Paris with the expert English speaking local guide; we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: Hotel des Invalides, Arc de Triumph, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, the Opera & many more sights. Later we visit the third floor of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. This evening after dinner proceed on the Paris by Night Tour see the main sights illuminated. Overnight stay in Paris. (B, L, D)

Day 07: Entrance to Disney Land (Disney Park or Disney Studio), Enjoy the Romantic River Seine Cruise.

This morning we drive to the famous Disneyland Paris Theme Park where a day of excitement awaits the entire family.  Meet your favorite 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.   Enjoy an amazing cruise on the River Seine - admire the spectacular Sights. Overnight stay in Paris. (B, L, D)

Day 08: Paris to Geneva by TGV Train - Orientation Tour of Geneva.

Today after a delicious breakfast, check out and proceed to train station to take a ride on Ultra-Modern Super speedy TGV Train to Geneva. On Arrival, we proceed for an orientation tour of Geneva, Switzerland’s truly international city and home to many international organizations. On panoramic tour, we see the main sights: UN buildings, Broken Chair, Red Cross Bldg., English gardens, the Flower Clock, Jet d’eau and many more important Sights. Overnight stay in Central Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 09: Orientation Tour of Montruex Orientation Tour of Bern.

Today check out of the hotel as we proceed to Montruex. On arrival do take an orientation tour of this beautiful city. You will be amazed at the beautiful valleys, Swiss chalets, mountains and serene lakes all along the route. We continue our drive to Chillon castle, on the shores of Lac Leman, considered as one of the most beautiful castle in Switzerland, an architectural beauty with more than 1000 years’ history that has inspired many noteworthy artists. We continue our journey to the capital of Switzerland – Bern for a city tour which includes the Clock Tower, the Bear Pit, the Parliament Buildings and Gothic Fountains etc. Later we proceed to our hotel. On arrival check in and relax in the hotel. Overnight stay in Central Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Switzerland: Mount Titlis – Orientation Tour Of Lucerne.

After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, we drive through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start 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 - Mount Titlis. Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. Weather permitting you could take a stroll on the latest attraction at Mt. Titlis. Later we visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Overnight stay in Central Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and Scenic Interlaken

Today, we travel among the towering peaks of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunen, where a cogwheel train carries you up to Europe’s highest-altitude train station, situated in a UNESCO-listed Alpine wilderness. The 50-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass in the Burnese Alps. Upon arrival at Jungfraujoch, situated at an elevation of 11,333 feet, disembark at the Top of Europe and head to the Alpine Sensation — a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway.  Head to the Ice Palace for a glacier walk and stop at the Sphinx Observatory for sweeping views of Europe's longest glacier: Aletsch Glacier. From viewing platforms, enjoy a 360-degree panorama of this winter wonderland draped in a breathtaking display of ice and snow. On a clear day, look beyond to the mountain peaks of neighboring Italy and France. We proceed to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops & explore the beauty of Interlaken. Overnight stay in Central Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Visit to Black Forest. View the Spectacular Rhine Falls. Orientation tour of Zurich.

This morning, we proceed to Schaffhausen, where you see the magnificent Rhine Falls - Europe’s biggest and most spectacular Rhine falls. Later relax in your coach as we drive to the heart of Black Forest known for its picturesque woods mostly consisting of pines and firs. You will be enthralled at the scenic beauty of the quaint villages in the heart of black forest. Witness a demonstration of how cuckoo clocks are made. Later we proceed to back to Zurich. On arrival proceed for an orientation tour of this amazing city. See the Romanesque Church Gross Munster, Gothic Church Fraumunster, Lake Promenade, Opera house etc. Overnight stay in Central Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Drive to Innsbruck - Visit Swarovski Crystal Museum – The Dazzling World of Crystals.

This morning, proceed to Innsbruck. On Arrival, proceed for an orientation tour of this beautiful city, see the Golden Roof with its gold plated copper tiles, a characteristic landmark of Innsbruck, walk down cobblestone pathways of Maria Theresien Strasse and re live medieval European culture. The splendid Alps in the background provide a perfect picture - postcard setting. Later proceed to Wattens, to visit the Swarovski World of Crystals and marvels at the crystalline works of art. A great opportunity to buy a souvenir for your family. Overnight in Austria. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Romantic Venice – Sprawling Squares, Beautiful Monuments, Serpentine Canals and Mysterious Alleyways – A lagoon city that inspired poetry and passion through the ages. Treasure a Romantic Gondola ride too!

After check out we proceed towards Italy. Arrive at the pier in Venice, where we board a private boat. Enjoy your Indian lunch on board while you sail over the Guidecca Canal, past the Adriatic Sea to arrive at St. Mark’s Square – the main square of Venice, where the only traffic is that of humans and pigeons! St. Mark's Basilica, is one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture anywhere in the world. The famed Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, display not only the time of day, but also the dominant sign of the Zodiac and the current phase of the moon. Continue on to the Bridge of Sighs, made of white limestone that passes over the Rio di Palazzo, connecting the old prisons with interrogations rooms at the Doge's Palace. Treasure a romantic gondola ride, in a flat bottomed Venetian rowing boat, amidst the stunning backdrop of baroque buildings. This truly is one of the best ways to enjoy this enchanting city. Also witness a Murano Glass demonstration and marvel at the intricate and colorful glass artifacts, hand-crafted by master craftsmen. Overnight in Padova. (B, L, D)

Day 15: Onto Nice

Today morning after a delicious breakfast we proceed the beautiful city of Nice. Nice known as the playground of the rich and famous, attracts sun seekers with a year-round temperate climate. On Arrival we proceed for an orientation tour of Nice which would include a walk along the Promenade Des Anglais and see Place Massena during your orientation tour of the ‘Bay Of Angles’. A visit to the Basilique Notre-Dame is a must if you want to see the One of the largest of the churches located in the city. Discover the Old Town, shop in hip boutiques or simply relax by the beach. Overnight stay in Nice. (B, L, D)

Day 16: Orientation Tour of Cannes with Excursion to Monte Carlo

After a mouthwatering breakfast, Today we take scenic drive to south into France brings you to the beautiful Mediterranean coastal resorts of Cannes, home of the renewed annual film festival. See where the rich and famous mingle before continuing Monte Carlo. Later we visit to Fragonard perfumery in the village of Eze for a cultural insight into the secret of making beautiful scents. Visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century. Overnight stay in Nice. (B, L, D)

Day 17: A Visit to the remarkable and famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Guided City Tour of Florence.

After breakfast check out & drive to Pisa –the Square of Miracles and see the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa. Don’t forget to take a photograph of yourself with backdrop of Leaning Tower and the square. Florence – cradle of the Renaissance. Along with your English speaking local guide, take in the culture with a tour of the historic city. Visit the Duomo, the city’s most iconic landmark, the Campanile, the Baptistery with its Gates to Paradise, Piazza Della Signoria – an open air museum crammed with Renaissance sculptures, edged by historic cafes and presided over by the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio, the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge across the river Arno Next, drive to Piazzale Michelangelo to get a spectacular city panorama, Overnight in Tuscany Region. (B, L, D)

Day 18: On to Rome

Today we drive the historic city of Rome, a city built on seven hills situated on the banks of the river Tiber. We proceed for an orientation tour of Rome. Visit the beautiful Trevi Fountains, where the legend goes that tossing a coin over your shoulder gets you back to Rome. We continue and drive past the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Roman Forum, and several more sights of this remarkable city. Overnight in Rome. (B, L, D)

Day 19: Guided tour of Rome. Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica

Today proceed for a full day tour of Rome and Vatican. Meet the expert English speaking local guide for city tour of Rome. See the Piazza Venezia, Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Roman Forum and several more sights of this remarkable city. Later arrive at the Vatican City - the smallest country in the world (shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed). Later visit the divinely beautiful basilica of St. Peter’s - the unparalleled home of architectural and artistic masterpieces. Have some free time to explore the beautiful city by yourself. Next witness the grandeur of the magnificent Colosseum, a vast amphitheater. Overnight in Rome. (B, L, D)

Day 20: Return Home with Eternal Memories J

Today after breakfast, we check-out and proceed to Airport for our return flight to India. The tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (B)

Sightseeing and Inclusions:.

LONDON:

  • Guided Tour of London
  • Guided tour of Lord's cricket ground
  • Entrance to London Eye
  • Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Free time for shopping at Oxford Street
  • Visit to Swami Narayan Temple

NETHERLAND:

  • London to Amsterdam by Overnight Cruise – Hook of Holland
  • Visit to Kuekenhof Gardens till 20May OR Entrance to Madurodam 21 May onwards.
  • Canal Cruise in Amsterdam with free at time Dame Square - Amsterdam City tour
  • Photo stop at Windmill, Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory & cheese Farm
  • Visit to Volendam Fishing Village.

BELGIUM:

  • Orientation tour of Brussels
  • Photo stop at Atomium
  • Visit to Mannekin Pis & Grand Palace

FRANCE:

  • Guided Tour of Paris with Seine River Cruise
  • Eiffel Tower at 3rd Level
  • Paris by night tour
  • Disneyland (Disney Park or Disney studio)
  • Guided city tour of Nice & Visit to Eze Village Perfumer
  • Orientation tour of Cannes
  • Orientation tour of Monaco
  • Photo stop at Grand Casino
  • Paris to Switzerland by Superfast TGV Train

SWITZERLAND:

  • Orientation tour of Geneva
  • Orientation tour of Montreux
  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Orientation tour of Zurich
  • Orientation tour of Bern
  • Orientation tour of Interlaken
  • Excursion to Mt. Jungfraujoch in Cog train – Top of Europe
  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis with cliff Walk
  • Orientation tour of Lucerne
  • View the magnificent Rhine falls

GERMANY:

  • Black Forest: Visit to Titisee, Visit Drubba Cuckoo Clock outlet; scenic drive to Black Forest

AUSTRIA:

  • Orientation tour of Innsbruck
  • Visit to Swarovski Crystal World Museum

ITALY:

  • ROME: Guided City Tour including a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • PISA: Visit Field of Miracles – see Cathedral, Baptistery and Leaning Tower.
  • FLORENCE: Guided city tour of Florence, View of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • 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, Gondola Ride, demonstration at Murano Glass.

Inclusions

  • Surat - Mumbai - Surat by ac vehicle either seating or sleeper.
  • Return economy class airfare & taxes ex. Mumbai.
  • 19 Nights Hotel Accommodations with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Daily Continental buffet breakfast.
  • 19 Indian jain / vegetarian lunches.
  • 19 Indian jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners.
  • Coach service for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Normal visa charges of United Kingdom / Schengen countries.
  • Service of caring Indian tour manager from "The Global Wizard Holidays" for the duration of the tour.
  • Overseas Medical Insurance up to 69 years of age.
  • Driver tips 60 Euros included in the tour cost.
  • 6.0 Service Tax.

Exclusions

  • Anything extra which is not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as cold drink, mineral water, laundry etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any surcharge applicable during your travel dates.
  • Poerterage throughout the tour (one must carry his/her luggage to his/her own)

Special Notes

  • Please note that there will be no refund, reduction in the cost for any un-utilized services forming part of the tour.
  • Please note that company holds the rights to charge alter or amend the itinerary and hotels without prior notice.
  • In case of cancellation you would be provided credit note which can be utilized in any international tour within the span of 6 months.
  • In the event of any currency fluctuations of more than 1%, or amendments in any local currency and/or Government taxes, The Global Wizard Holidays reserves the right to amend prices accordingly. The exchange rates used on this offer are as per the above offer date.
  • All offered hotels are subject to availability at the time of reservations. We will endeavor to do our best to confirm in the offered hotels, or similar.
  • Cost of meals, sightseeing, entrance fee & excursion tickets not included other than mentioned above.
  • Any item of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls etc. is excluded.
  • In the event of a trade fair, conferences, or public event taking place during the dates of travel we may need to house the group away from the affected areas in order to avoid supplementary charges.
  • Breakfasts taken before 07:00 hours may incur supplementary charges or a Boxed Breakfast will be provided. No reduction in the price will be provided for missed Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. The coach services are per group and not for individual travel. All arrivals, departures and services are applicable for a group booking only. Standard check-in time at the hotels is 1500hrs and check out time is 1100hrs.
  • Touring coaches are at the disposal of the group every day indicated for the services stipulated in the itinerary but the use of these is limited to a 12 hour period per day. The driver may only drive for a maximum of 9 hours within the total 12 hours at disposal and after a 4.5 hours’ drive, must have a break of 45 minutes. Thus, if the group commences use of the coach at 8.00 am, they must be finished back at the hotel by 8.00 pm and so on. Drivers must have a mandatory minimum of 11 hours consecutive resting period overnight so if the group returns to the hotel at 10:00 pm the driver cannot commence driving again until 9:00 am the following day. Tour hours must not contravene any legally permitted maximum hours.
  • As per EU Law all passengers, including children of any age, when using any coach service provided, must be seated & wear a seat belt where provided.
  • The standard “The Global Wizard Holidays” Terms & Conditions applies.

 

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