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United Kingdom | France | Belgium | Netherlands | Germany | Switzerland | Austria | Italy | Vatican

Your Hotels in ‘Grand Tour of Europe with Zermatt’ Tour

  • 2 nights at Hotel Novotel Wembley/Holiday Inn Wembley or similar in London.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Marriott CDG/Novotel Wellness CDG or similar in Paris.
  • 1 nights at Hotel NH Zoetermeer or similar in Netherlands.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Mövenpick Oberursel or similar in Germany.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Mövenpick Regensdorf/NH Zurich Airport or similar in Central Switzerland.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Alpenhof or similar in Zermatt.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ramada Regina Titlis/Banklialp or similar in Central Switzerland.
  • 1 nights at Hotel SwissEver Zug or similar in Central Switzerland.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Grauer Bär or similar in Innsbruck.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Best Western Airvenice or similar in Venice/Padova.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Starhotels Vespucci/ AC Arezzo or similar in Florence/Arezzo.
  • 1 nights Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica/Holiday Inn Pisana or similar in Rome.

Suggested Excursions

  • Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY :

Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager).

    • United Kingdom

      A Ride on the London Eye.
      Guided City Tour in London.
      Visit to Tower of London.
      Witness the Changing of the Guards(If operational).
      Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.
      High Speed Eurostar Train from London to Paris.

    • France

      Guided City Tour in Paris.
      Visit to Eiffel Tower Level III in Paris.
      Visit Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum in Paris.
      Cruise on the River Seine in Paris.
      Grand Evening in Paris – Paradis Latin Show with Champagne, Indian Dinner at the Show and an Illumination Tour.

    • Belgium

      Orientation Tour in Brussels.

    • Netherlands

      Visit to Madurodam in Den Haag.
      Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Lisse (Until 16th May).
      Photo-stop at a Windmill.
      Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm.
      Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam.

    • Germany

      See the Cologne Cathedral.
      Visit to Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
      Visit Drubba in the Black Forest.

    • Switzerland

      See the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen.
      Cruise on lake Thun.
      Orientation Tour in Interlaken.
      Visit to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in Zermatt.
      Orientation Tour in Bern.
      Visit to Aare Gorge.
      A Chance to visit Jungfraujoch
      Visit to Mt.Titlis and Lucerne.

    • Austria

      Visit to Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens.
      Orientation Tour in Innsbruck.
      Enjoy a Tyrolean Folklore Show in Innsbruck.

    • Italy

      Private Water Taxi to St.Marks Square in Venice.
      Orientation Tour in Venice.
      Visit the Murano Glass Showroom in Venice.
      Orientation Tour in Pisa.
      Guided Walking Tour in Florence.
      Guided City Tour in Rome.
      Visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

  • Vatican

    Visit to St.Peter’s Cathedral and Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel.

Includes

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of an SOTC Tour Manager.
  • Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

Excludes

  • Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
  • Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

TOUR DEPARTURES (2016):

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • : 24
  • : 4, 5, 8,11, 12, 19, 22
  • : 05, 12, 19, 26
  • : 1, 12, 22, 26
  • : 3, 13, 20, 27
  • : 7, 17, 24
  • : 14, 18, 28

Visa Requirements

  • Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch.

Ticketing Requirements

  • For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into London and depart from Rome. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Suggested Excursions Price in USD

Name of Suggested Excursion Adult Child
Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch 185 140
Reservation and payment for the suggested excursions can be made upon arrival on the 1st day of your tour with the tour manager in USD only. Suggested excursions will be operated subject to minimum 20 passengers.
Recommended
Booking Fee Protection: USD 69 refer page XXX for details
Tour cost Protection: USD 179 refer page XXX for details
Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.

Day 1

Arrive into London Begin your ‘Grand Tour of Europe with Zermatt’ Visit the London Eye

  • Welcome to London – capital of England and
    United Kingdom. On arrival check into your hotel
    on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Contact the
    your Tour Manager at the number given on your
    Tour Information Sheet.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.
    (Dinner)

Day 2

Guided City Tour of London Visit the Tower of London Witness Changing of the Guards 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.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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.
    (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4

Visit to Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum Cruise on the River Seine Grand Evening in Paris – Paradis Latin Show with Champagne, Indian Dinner at the Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris

  • 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.
    OR
    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. See the finest combination of
    beauty, rhythm and gaiety. 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.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5

Orientation Tour of Brussels Visit to Madurodam Canal Cruise of Amsterdam

  • 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.

    Later, discover Amsterdam in a novel manner as
    we take you on a cruise along its canals, the best
    way to see this captivating city.

    Overnight at the hotel in Netherlands.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

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 16th 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.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7

Visit the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart Visit Drubba in the Black Forest See Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen

  • 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 Switzerland through the famous
    Black Forest region of Germany. We stop at the
    Drubba Centre in the heart of the forest. Here
    you have an opportunity to buy Cuckoo clocks &
    other souvenirs.We, now 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.

    Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8

Cruise on Lake Thun Orientation Tour of Interlaken Onto Zermatt

  • After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and
    take you for a cruise on lake Thun. We board our
    cruise and sail along picturesque little villages and
    towns. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as your boat
    sails on lake Thun.Thereafter, we proceed to Interlaken, one of
    Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure
    resorts. There’s time to relax at the many cafes
    or shop for Swiss watches, chocolates, Swiss
    memorabilia, etc.

    Zermatt is one of the most visited mountain
    resort in Switzerland and is almost completely
    surrounded by the over 13123 ft high mountains
    of the Pennine Alps, among which Monte Rosa
    (specifically its tallest peak, named Dufourspitze),
    Switzerland’s highest peak at 4,634 metres
    (15,203 ft). Further, to prevent air pollution,
    and guarantee the original Swiss-alpine-village
    feeling, the entire town is a combustion-engine
    car-free zone. Almost all vehicles in Zermatt are
    battery driven and almost completely silent.

    Overnight at the hotel in Zermatt.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9

Visit to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

  • After a hot buffet breakfast, we go on an excursion
    to Matterhorn glacier paradise. The green electric
    bus, leaving at the entrance of Zermatt, takes
    you to the bottom station of Matterhorn glacier
    paradise. The Matterhorn Express, a cable car
    with 8-seater gondolas, brings you straight up to
    Trockener Steg during high season. From there,
    the highest cableway in Europe then transports
    visitors up past giant crevasses to the Matterhorn
    glacier paradise and into a breathtaking mountain
    landscape of glaciers and permanent snow.The exciting tour from Zermatt to the Matterhorn
    glacier paradise takes about 45 minutes. A lift,
    built into the rock, transports visitors to the
    highest sightseeing platform in Europe, offering
    a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view of the
    Swiss, Italian and French Alps with a total 38 fourthousand-
    metre peaks. You can’t get any higher!

    An unforgettable experience for anyone! Further
    included attractions on the top you shouldn’t
    miss – Snow Tubing, Cinema Lounge and Europe’s
    highest ice palace. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch
    cooked by our own chef at the hotel.
    Later, you have free time to explore this
    wonderful pollution free village on your own.
    Overnight at the hotel in Zermatt.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10

Orientation Tour of Bern Visit to Aare Gorge

  • After a hot buffet breakfast, we check-out and
    drive to Bern. On arrival, we proceed on an
    orientation tour. Bern is the only Swiss city to
    be accorded World Heritage status. See the
    Clock Tower, the Parliament Building and Gothic
    Fountains.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.

    Over the course of millenia, the water has eroded
    various paths – today’s Aare Ravine is the most
    recent of those paths.

    Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11

Day Free Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch

  • 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 Central Switzerland.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12

Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne

  • 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.

    Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13

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. You’ll find your own toes
    tapping along with the fun!

    Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck.
    (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14

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. We return to St. Mark’s Square, the most
    photographed Square in the world and soak in
    the unique atmosphere of this charming city.
    Overnight at the hotel in Venice/Padova.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15

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 Tuscany.
    (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16

Visit Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral Guided City Tour of Rome Visit the Trevi Fountain

  • 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, see 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. We, also visit the Trevi Fountain.Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

  • Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Grand
    Tour of Europe with Zermatt’ ends as you check
    out of the hotel. 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.
    (Breakfast)

17 Days Grand Tour of Europe with Zermatt Tour Price

Adult in Twin Child with Bed* Child without Bed**
USD 3,790 USD 2,870 USD 2,160
Single room supplement USD 1,050 per person.
*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.
Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room.
Peak season supplement may be applicable. Kindly check with your Sales Officer for details.
Due to Euro Cup 2016, for all groups staying in Paris between 5th June to 10th July there will be a supplement of USD 70 per person.
Adult in Twin
Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Euro Cup, the Motor show, etc the hotels may be blocked out more than 1 year in advance. In
view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended.