EUROPEAN GRANDEUR 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
London (2N) – Cruise (1N) – Amsterdam (1N) – Paris (3N) – Geneva (1N) – Zurich (2N) Innsbruck (1N) – Venice (1N) – Pisa (1N) – Rome (1N)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France.
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The Coca-Cola London Eye, the Millennium Wheel, or simply just the London Eye, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
- Round trip economy class airfare from Ex – Chennai
- UK & Schengen Visa
- 14 Nights’ accommodation at 4 star Hotels
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Sightseeing and Excursion as per Itinerary
- Airport – Transfers
- Overseas Travel Insurance
- Service of Tour Manager from Chennai
- GST 5%
- Any item/ service not mentioned in the service inclusions column
- Additional cost that will be incurred for transfers other than specified in the inclusions.
- Any high season surcharge that may be imposed by the hotel in Europe
- Porte rage at hotels, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food drinks not forming part of the group menus.
- Please note mentioned fare is based on 25-30 Adults
BEGIN YOUR TOUR • ARRIVE LONDON
Welcome to your ‘Goed Grand Europe’ tour. Your Goed representative greets you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (Check In after 1600 Hours). Today after dinner return back to hotel
IN LONDON • VISIT MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM • TOWER OF LONDON • FREE TIME AT OXFORD STREET
Well rested as we are, we kickstart our London visit with the celebrity meet-n-greet, we head to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Today you have a date with more than 300 life-like wax statues of popular figures, the museum gives you a first-hand experience of stardom. You can sip on a cup of tea with Her Majesty the Queen or strike a pose on the red carpet alongside Hollywood bigwigs or play favourites with Bollywood celebs- take your pick.
Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled ! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor’s Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the jewel house, housing the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond !
Enjoy some free time at Oxford Street and then reunite in the evening at a pre-appointed time and place as informed by your Tour Manager.
IN NETHERLANDS • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF LONDON • RIDE LONDON EYE • OVERNIGHT FERRY TO THE NETHERLANDS
Live history through a guided city tour of London. Get acquainted with some of London’s iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square followed by the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen’s official residence. Enjoy the Changing of the Guards (on days when this takes place). Next ride the London Eye, the world’s fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London.
Drive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to the Hook of Holland. Traveling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort.
ONTO EINDHOVEN • VISIT KEUKENHOF / MADURODAM • VISIT CHEESE FARM & CLOG SHOES FACTORY • CANAL CRUISE • VISIT DAM SQUARE – AMSTERDAM
Today, disembark and begin with our Netherlands exploration starting at the very beautiful Keukenhof Garden in Lisse. Planted over an expanse of 79 acres, the garden is a colourful sea of 800 varieties of Tulips and other spring flowers. Interspersed between these floral fields are other beautifying attractions including canals, a windmill, artistic floral displays and flower shows among others.
Alternatively, in months when the Keukenhof Garden is off limits, we make a visit to another equally beautiful yet strikingly unique park… the Madurodam Miniature Park, The Hague. As can easily be guessed from the name itself, the park houses miniature versions of several Dutch architectural landmarks, traditional Dutch houses, canals, parks, windmills, verdant fields and a lot more. What brings this miniature park to life is the addition of human figures that not only give character to this miniature world but also depicts the evolution of Dutch lifestyle over the years.
From here we head to the capital to keep up with our Amsterdam schedule making yet another pit stop at the famous Cheese Farm & Clog Shoe Factory to learn about the art of traditional cheese- making and also of the famous Dutch clogs. Thereafter, we drive along the scenic scenes of Netherlands to arrive in Amsterdam where a delicious Indian lunch awaits us. We then begin our Amsterdam tour with the busiest town centre, the Dam Square or simply The Dam. From memorable monuments and statues to souvenir shops and restaurants to that of scores of pigeons and buskers, The Dam is a true reflection of the city’s character. And because Amsterdam is nothing without its spectacular canal circuit, we then get on a glass-topped cruise to navigate through this picturesque town with its regal mansions and houseboats and bridges via its impressive canal ring, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site in itself. A cruise on this canal ring somehow makes everything about Amsterdam even more surreal. As the clock inches closer to dinner time, we proceed to Eindhoven / Antwerp to stuff ourselves with a wonderful meal at a restaurant and head back to our hotel
NOTE : The Keukenhof Gardens will be off limits post May 10, 2020.
ONTO PARIS • ORIENTATION TOUR OF BRUSSELS • PHOTOSTOP AT ATOMIUM
It’s safe to say that today will be a relatively less exhausting day. After breakfast, we leave for Belgium and make our way to its capital, Brussels. We arrive at the Grand Place in Brussels and begin our orientation tour immediately after lunch. The Grand Place, as is commonly known, is Europe’s most beautiful and buzzing square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city that has often left sightseers awestruck, thanks to the historic architectural marvels from the eras of Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV that give the place and eclectic character. From here we head to The Atomium, the single most unique Belgian structure. Originally built in 1958 for the Brussels’ World Fair, the structure was retained, thanks to its architectural brilliance. Essentially, The Atomium is a giant iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its actual size. Accordingly, the structure consists of 9 spheres and 22 pipes arranged to represent the atoms in an iron crystal.
After a quick photo stop at the Atomium, we proceed to the restaurant for then head to our hotel in Paris.
IN PARIS • VISIT EURO DISNEY • VISIT THE EIFFEL TOWER
Today its Euro Disney! Unleash the child in you for a fun filled excursion! Thrilling rides, favorite Disney characters and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.
The Euro Disney Park is divided into Frontier land, Adventure land, Fantasyland, Discovery land which are the four magical themed lands and the ever famous Main Street USA. Thrilling rides, incredible shows, parades, fantasy and excitement guarantees non-stop fun and action. Fairytales come to life. Thrills in all sizes and shapes. Big thrills such as Space Mountain Mission 2, Indiana Jones, Big Thunder Mountain, takes you to the edge of the universe and little
ones, where you can sail around the world with “It’s a Small small world”. Family fun is around every corner, from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. Favourite Disney Characters are waiting to meet you. You can ‘Hello’ Pooh, ‘Howdy’ Goofy and meet Mickey and Minnie. Do not forget to take a snapshot with one of your favourite Disney characters! Say “Cheese” and get a photograph accompanied by a hug and an autograph.
End the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower!
IN PARIS • GUIDED PANORAMIC CITY TOUR OF PARIS • OPTIONAL GALA EVENING IN PARIS
Today after breakfast Enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier’s Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde – the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Élysées – one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.
From here, you could either head back to the hotel or choose to go on a recommendable ‘Gala Evening in Paris’ trip that comprises of a cruise on the Seine River and an Illumination tour, both giving the real feel of the City of Lights. Additionally, you will also be attending the famous Lido Cabaret show.
ONTO SWITZERLAND • ORIENTATION TOUR OF GENEVA
Today after breakfast proceed to Geneva for a Orientation Tour. City tour of Geneva will take you by bus to visit the international quarters of Geneva, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the beautiful fountain (Jet d’Eau) in Lake Geneva, and the wonderful Flower Clock. Later proceed to hotel in Geneva. Overnight in Geneva (B, L, D)
IN SWITZERLAND • VISIT TO GLACIER 3000 WITH ALPINE COASTER • ORIENTATION TOUR OF LUCERN
Glacier 3000 Awaits! An everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m). A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world’s highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks – from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn and the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch. Return to Col du Pillion.
Visit Lucerne – on an orientation tour see the Lion Monument and Kapellbrucke. You can also shop for Swiss souvenirs. Later proceed to Zurich, Overnight in Zurich.
IN SWITZERLAND • DAY FREE • OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU WITH LUNCH AND ORIENTATION TOUR OF INTERLAKEN
Today day is at Leisure or you can enjoy an optional excursion to the Jungfrau, the ‘Top of Europe’, a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice. Onto Jungfrau. Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid dramatic mountain scenery! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22kms – the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, the Alpine experience and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, will take your breath away. Later proceed to a Orientation tour of Interlaken enjoy the beautiful city cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages. Overnight in Zurich.
ONTO INNSBRUCK • VISIT VADUZ • VISIT SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLD MUSEUM • ORIENTATION TOUR OF INNSBRUCK
Today after breakfast proceed to the Principality of Liechtenstein and a stop at Vaduz – the capital, famous for postage stamps.
Later onto Austria. Visit the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal World museum at Wattens. Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice! Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or ’Goldenes Dachl’, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the ’Hofburg’ or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years! Later check into the hotel.
ONTO PADOVA • WALKING CITY TOUR OF VENICE • VISIT ST. MARK’S SQUARE
Today after breakfast we check out and proceed to Venice. Your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice. Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces – Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian’s city, so get set for a walking tour. Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square), where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the ’finest drawing room in Europe’ for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years! From there to the Doge’s Palace, connected by the ’Bridge of Sighs’ to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape! End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (when open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous.
Enjoyment at its peak this evening. A sumptuous dinner on the return cruise to Tronchetto Pier
Onto Tuscany • Visit Square of Miracles - Pisa • Guided Walking Tour of Florence
Today after breakfast we check out and proceed to Pisa, we drive through a picturesque stretch of olive groves and vineyards to Pisa’s wondrous Square of Miracles with its exemplary Pisan-Romanesque architectural structures- the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the popular Leaning Bell Tower, the characteristic tilt of which is what marks this Square as unique. Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world! Included in your guided walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It dominates the city’s skyline and still defines its scale – no building in town is taller! Besides it is the ’Gate to Paradise’ – the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, originally a pagan temple and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city.
After an exciting tour, drive to the region of Tuscany where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel.
FULL DAY EXCURSION TO ROME • VISIT ST. PETER’S BASILICA • GUIDED CITY TOUR OF ROME • VISIT TREVI FOUNTAIN
’Rome was not built in a day’- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the ’must see’ agenda into our guided city tour ! According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. Start your introduction to Rome with a journey to The Vatican the smallest nation in the world ! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s Pieta. Continue your tour driving past the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus – the Hippodrome – known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well known movie ’Ben Hur’! Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome, while we drive past the mighty Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! We at Cox and Kings look forward to that! After an exciting tour relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel.
Note : *Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport.
*Shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed in Vatican
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Goed – European Glimpse tour.
We are confident you will join us again sometime soon…
|Paris||Campanile Creteil or similar|
|Annemasse||Hotel Ace or similar|
|Zurich||Hotel Geroldswil or similar|
|Inssbruck||Hotel Dollinger or similar|
|Venice||SHG Hotel De La Ville or similar|
|Florence||Hotel West Florence or similar|
|Rome||Hotel Best Western Roma Tor Vergata or similar|
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TOUR COST PER PERSON:
TWIN / TRIPLE SHARE
CHILD WITH BED
CHILD NO BED
Paris is by Night with Lido Show: EUR 125/- per Adult
Full-day Excursion to Jungfrau: EUR 150/- per Adult / EUR 95 per Child
Booking Deposit: INR 30,000/- per person
45 days prior to travel date: 50% of Tour Cost
30 days prior to travel date: 100% of Tour Cost