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17D BEST OF GRAND EUROPE TOUR

17D BEST OF GRAND EUROPE TOUR
DEPART KOLKATA: 07 MAY, 2019
ARRIVE KOLKATA: 23 MAY, 2019

VISITING 10 COUNTIRES:
UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, ITALY, VATICAN STATE

TRAVEL GUIDE:
LONDON→ AMSTERDAM→ BRUSSELS→ PARIS→ KARLSRUHE (BLACK FOREST AREA)→ ZURICH→ MT. TITLIS→ ZURICH→ MT. JUNGFRAUJOCH→ ZURICH→ VADUZ→ WATTENS→ INNSBRUCK→ WIPPTAL→ VENICE→ PADOVA→ PISA→ FLORENCE→ VATICAN CITY→ ROME
UNITED KINGDOM:
LONDON
Birth place of World famous great poet William Shakespeare
The Oxford University
Buckingham Palace
London Bridge
Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum
A ride on the London Eye
River cruise on Thames River towards Tower Bridge
Swami Narayan Temple
NETHERLANDS:
AMSTERDAM
The window of Europe Madurodam J
The city’s canals on a cruise
The cheese and wooden shoe factory
BELGIUM:
BRUSSELS
The Manneken Pis statue of bronze
The Grand Palace
FRANCE:
PARIS
The famous Disneyland (Optional)
The world famous Eiffel Tower
Champs Elysees
The Arc de Triomphe
Cruise on River Seine
GERMANY:
KARLSRUHE (BLACK FOREST AREA)
Thickly forested mountain range
The cuckoo clock
SWITZERLAND:
ZURICH
Rhine Falls
The Zurich lake
MT. TITLIS
Ride the World’s First Revolving 3-stage cable car
Ice cave
Lucerne
The Lion Monument
Lowen denkmal
Hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards
Across the Kappelbruke - the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge
MT. JUNGFRAUJOCH (OPTIONAL)
Ice Palace
LIECHTENSTEIN:
VADUZ
To see the red house & the Parliament by ridding toy trains
AUSTRIA:
WATTENS
The splendid Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The outlet displaying world famous designer crystal ornaments
INNSBRUCK
Many historical buildings, monuments, parks, churches
Famous Golden Dachl
ITALY:
VENICE
St. Mark’s Square
The Bridge of Sighs
Clock Tower
Saint Mark’s Basilica
The Murano Glass Factory
A gondola ride on the canals
PISA
Pisa Leaning Tower
FLORENCE
Piazzale Michaelangelo square
VATICAN STATE:
VATICAN CITY
The enormous St. Peter’s Basilica
A late Renaissance church
The head of the Roman Catholic Church

ITINERARY

DAY 01: 07 MAY – DEPART KOLKATA AIRPORT
Today your dream journey of long awaited Europe Tour begins with your Trusted Travel Company DISCOVERY OF INDIA having more than 16 years of world tour experience.
Documents :Please keep all the important travel documents with your body for readily available like valid Passport with Visa, Air Ticket, Credit/Debit card etc.
Reporting : Please report at the Passengers Waiting Hall at the Departure Terminal Gate No.’C’ .
Reporting Time 3 hours prior to the Flight Scheduled mentioned above.
Check in Airport : Our experienced friendly Tour Director/Tour Manager will assist you in your Airport check in, Immigration, custom formalities. Your luggage will be tagged directly to London Gatwick.
Dinner in Flight

DAY 02: 08 MAY – ARRIVE AT LONDON HEATHROW/GATWICK AIRPORT – STRATFORD TOUR
Welcome to London Heathrow/Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival in the morning complete immigration & custom formalities and we need to freshen up as we will proceed for Stratford – a beautiful town situated on the bank of Avon is the birth place of World famous great poet William Shakespeare. Spend some memorable moments in this charming place and latter will head to London en route visit the guided Oxford University from outside. Evening dinner in an Indian Restaurant. Drive back to London hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

DAY 03: 09 MAY – LOONDON CITY TOUR
Today after breakfast in hotel we will drive down to London City Tour by Luxury Coach. Visit Buckingham Palace & Change of Guard Ceremony, London Bridge, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Madam Tussaud’s Wax museum – the world famous exposition of Wax Sculptures with world’s celebrities and thereafter in Evening Get out onto the River Thames and take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history with the most popular sightseeing tour on the Thames. After boat cruise take a ride on the London Eye – The largest observation wheel in Europe, the London Eye has become, just over a decade after it opened, a potent icon of the capital fiving people the chance to observe the city from above like birds eye. Come back to an Indian Restaurant to have your delicious Indian dinner and transfer to London hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast in Flight, Lunch & Dinner in Indian Restaurant

DAY 04: 10 MAY - LONDON TO AMSTERDAM BY OVERNIGHT CRUISE
Today have your continental breakfast at London hotel. 9.30 hrs check out hotel and go to your final sightseeing to visit the Swami Narayan Temple. It is Popularly known as the 'Neasden Temple’ the Mandir is a traditional place of Hindu worship designed and constructed entirely according to ancient Vedic architectural texts – using no structural steel whatsoever. After lunch you will be transferred to a luxurious Cruise for Amsterdam. Overnight in Cruise. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 05: 11 MAY - EXPLORING AMSTERDAM
On arrival Amsterdam in the morning have the delicious breakfast check out the Cruise. After disembarkation proceed to visit the window of Holland- Keukenhoff Garden the world famous Tulip where more than 7 million flowers are planted annually (subject to available on arrival day) . In Amsterdam you will get an opportunity to explore the city’s canals on a cruise which will give you the traditional glimpse and characteristics of the Dutch splendors & people. It is delightful while you go through the waterways of this Netherlands city. Thereafter have Indian lunch and then you will be taken to the cheese and wooden shoe factory. Here you will learn the art of making Gouda cheese and wooden shoes. You may taste all of the nine cheese produced here and enjoy it with locally produced wine. Next continue your journey towards Brussels area . Overnight in Brussels hotel, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 06: 12 MAY - BRUSSELS ORIENTATION TOUR – PARIS
Following a continental breakfast go for orientation sightseeing in Brussels.
Brussels - is the capital of Belgium and the ceremonial centre of power of the European Union. You will see the Manneken Pis statue of bronze, which depicts a little boy peeing into a water fountain. Hereafter, you embark on a sightseeing tour through the city and reach the Grand Place. It is a huge square area, surrounded by various municipal buildings. From here you will drive for Paris, on the way have Lunch, Continue your journey towards the French Capital, Paris. On arrival the fashion capital we go to Indian Restaurant for dinner and after dinner an evening in Paris – illuminating tour and finally you will be transferred to your Paris hotel for overnight stay Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 07: 13 MAY – PARIS LOUVRE MUSEUM, SEINE RIVER CRUISE
After breakfast today you will experience the famous Louver Museum . It is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. Some of most famous works of art in the museum are the Venus of Milo, the Nike of Samothrake, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. There are about 35000 objects on display, spread out over three wings of the former palace. After lunch comes to the world famous Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Paris. Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It offers a stunning view of the city. It is really marvelous & worth capturing in the camera with zoom. In the afternoon Paris city tour which covers many of the city’s iconic landmarks like Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe an ancient Roman Arch. In the evening proceed to see illuminated Paris by Cruise on River Seine, passing the famous arches, bridges and historic monuments of this majestic city of art and culture Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Paris Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 08: 14MAY - PARIS - SWITZERLAND
Today you will be transferred to your most dreamt Switzerland. We will be on a long scenic drive and pass by the important cities of France, Lunch en-route and by the late afternoon you will arrive in Switzerland. Dinner in a Indian restaurant and check in your pre-booked hotel in Switzerland for overnight comfortable stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Indian Dinner)

DAY 09: 15MAY - SWITZERLAND : Mt TITLIS
Today post continental breakfast, you will leave for a lifetime experiences Mt. Titlis on the Alps. You need to ride the World’s First Revolving 3-stage cable car. Each cable car flies the flag of a particular country, with cable car number 73 carrying that of India. The last stage of the journey is via a revolving cable car gives 360 degree view of the Alps and the surrounding countryside. You will arrive on the top of the mountain and visit ice cave, roam around, relax at the restaurant. Have lunch at an Indian restaurant. We later proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the world. See the Lion Monument, Lowen denkmal, 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 could have a chance to enjoy and beautifully boat cruise in Lucern Lake. Later Indian dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Switzerland.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Indian Dinner)

DAY 10: 16 MAY - SWITZERLAND – INTERLAKEN - JUNGFRAUJOCH
Today you will go for Interlaken & Jungfraujoch with Ice Palace on top of Europe :
After a continental breakfast, today an exciting full day excursion to Jungfraujoch with Indian hot lunch at 11,332 ft. and it is the highest railway station in Europe and called the Top of Europe. Switzerland’s most breathtaking scenery awaits you, which can only be reached through a 7.3km long cog railway tunnel. Capture some memorable experiences in Ice Palace, the Ice Plateau. After lunch at Indian restaurant, we will proceed for our return journey to Interlaken. Interlaken the beautiful town is situated between the Brienze and Thun Lakes at an altitude approx 2100 ft. It is a famous tourist spot and many Indian films are shot here regularly. This town provides magnificent views of the Swiss Alps. We later proceed for dinner at an Indian restaurant and overnight stay at your hotel in Switzerland. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 11: 17 MAY - SWITZERLAND – RHINE FALLS – VADUZ – WATTENS, INNSBRUCK
Morning after a tasty continental breakfast check out hotel. Today e will be driving towards Switzerland, on the way you will follow the trail to Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. The volume of water, falling from these 23-meter high and 150 meter wide. Enjoy the Rhine Falls. Thereafter proceed to Cuckoo Clock & Mt. Titsee Lake through the Black forest region and continue your journey towards Innsbruck via Vaduz- Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein. The Vaduz Town is famous for its street cafes and the historical castle. You will enjoy a ride on the toy train through the town to the Red House and the Parliament. After lunch proceed towards Wattens in Austria. Here, you will visit the splendid Swarovski Crystal Worlds, see the outlet displaying world famous designed crystal ornaments. Later you will be taken to Innsbruck that has many historical buildings, monuments, parks, churches and famous Golden Dachl. Then you will proceed for an Indian dinner and then check-in to your hotel to spend the night at Wipptal, Austria. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12: 18 MAY - WATTENS – MUNICH - INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
Today you will end your stay in Switzerland with a hearty breakfast, check out and drive through the scenic path to Germany’s Munich. On arrival at the capital and one of the largest cities we will have a city tour of Munich, Afterwards, proceed to Wattens to explore the amazing Swarovski Crystal Museum. Here, you will visit the splendid Swarovski Crystal Worlds, see the outlet displaying world famous designed crystal ornaments. Then you will proceed for an Indian dinner and then check-in to your hotel to spend the night at Wipptal, Austria. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 : 19 MAY – INNSBRUCK – VENICE – PADOVA
After continental breakfast at hotel you will proceed to the Romantic city-Venice through scenic path, located in northeast of Italy. About 118 small islands are separated by canals and are linked together by bridges. Upon arrival at Padova have Indian lunch and after lunch transfer to St. Mark’s Square, the heart of the traditional city of Venice, by private boat, Vaporetto. Lunch will be served on boat. On reaching here, you will visit the Bridge of Sighs, Clock Tower, Saint Mark’s Basilica. You will have a chance to experience the art of making the famous Venetian blown glass at the Murano Glass Factory. Your Venetian experience will end with a on the canals, after which you will go to Padova for an Indian dinner. After dinner you will check in to your hotel for night stay at Padova, Venice region. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14 : 20 MAY –VENICE - PISA – FLORENCE
Post continental breakfast at hotel you will begin your journey to Pisa on the mouth of River Arno. The most prominent building in this miracle field area is the Duo mo Cathedral, built with grey marble and white colored stone. Right next to the cathedral is the iconic Pisa Leaning Tower. There after continue your journey towards Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. It has Roman origins going back to BC 80 and was originally designed as an army camp. Its horde of historical buildings, museums and churches, with their architectural styles from the Romanesque to the modern age, attract a large number or visitors. After a walking tour of the city, you will have lunch at an Indian restaurant and then go the Piazzale Michaelangelo square, built on top a hill. From here you will get a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding region. After having Indian dinner you will be transferred to your hotel in Florence area for overnight stay. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15 : 21 MAY – FLORENCE– VATICAN CITY- ROME
After breakfast we will check out the hotel and your coach will drive you to the political Capital of Italy, ‘Rome’. After having lunch you will proceed to Vatican City. Vatican city though within Rome, is an independent country, which is the smallest in the world. Here, you will visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, a late Renaissance church. Now it serves as the official residence of the Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. At the end of your tour you will be transferred to an Indian restaurant. After having dinner you will be taken to your hotel for the overnight stay. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16 : 22 MAY – ROME – KOLKATA RETURN
Today morning enjoy your continental breakfast, and post breakfast check out will luggage. Thereafter your coach will transfer you to Rome International airport for your final departure to your home country India. Check in airport, have some final shopping in Airport. Board on your Emirates flight to return back your sweet home. Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 17 : 23 MAY - ARRIVE INDIA, KOLKATA AIRPORT
After breakfast in flight you will be landed at Kolkata Airport Complete your immigration and the time to say a Big Good Bye. See you again friend (Tour ends here)

TOUR PRICE:
PER ADULT @INR 95000 + EUR2000
PER CHILD @INR 90000 + EUR1850 (CHILD UPTO 08 YEARS)

PACKAGE COST INCLUDED:

  • Return Economy class airfare with taxes from Kolkata
  • UK & Schengen Visa fees
  • Overseas Travel Insurance (for the travelers up to 59 years of age)
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/triple share basis 
  • All transfers & sightseeing by AC luxury Coach as per itinerary
  • Entrance ticket as per itinerary
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast in hotel
  • Daily Indian Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Discovery of India Tour Manager
  • GST 5% & TIPS included in your package cost.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDED:

  • Overseas Travel Insurance premium 
  • Cost of extension/deviation of air ticket
  • Any other expenses of personal nature

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Minimum cancellation charges per person @Rs.25000/-
  • In case of refusal of visa = visa & ticket cost + service charge of 7000
  • 30 days before date of group departure = 25% of the Tour Cost.
  • 30 – 15 days before date of group departure = 50% of the Tour Cost.
  • 15 - 07 days before date of group departure = 75% of the Tour Cost.
  • Below 07 days of date of group departure = 100% of the Tour Cost.
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