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

Your Hotels in ‘Magnificent Europe’ Tour

  • 2 nights at Hotel Renaissance Heathrow/Thistle Heathrow or similar in London.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Best Western CDG/Residhome CDG or similar in Paris.
  • 2 nights at Hotel NH Koningshof or similar in Netherlands.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Achat Plaza or similar in Karlsruhe.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Alpenkoenig Tirol or similar in Innsbruck.
  • 1 nights at Hotel SB or similar in Venice/Padova.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Roma Sud or similar in Rome.
  • 1 nights at Hotel West Florence/Art Museo or similar in Florence.
  • 2 nights at Hotel ibis Mouans Sartoux or similar in Nice/Cannes.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Mercure les Bossons or similar in Chamonix.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Terrace/Holiday Inn Express Affoltern Am Albis or similar in Central Switzerland.
  • 1 nights at Hotel Dorint Airport/Holiday Inn Express or similar in Zurich.

Suggested Excursions

  • Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY :

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

    • United Kingdom

      Guided City Tour of London.
      Witness the Changing of the Guards.
      Visit to Tower in London.
      A Ride on the London Eye.
      Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.

    • France

      Grand Evening in Paris – Paradis Latin Show with Champagne, Indian Dinner at the Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris.
      Visit to Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum.
      Guided City Tour in Paris.
      Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3.
      English Promenade in Nice.
      Visit to Fragonard Perfumery in Eze Village.
      Orientation Tour in Cannes.

    • Belgium

      Orientation Tour in Brussels.
      Photo-stop at the Atomium.

    • Netherlands

      Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Lisse (Until 16th May).
      Visit to Madurodam (From 17th May).
      Volendam Fishing Village.
      Photostop at a Windmill.
      Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm.
      Enjoy a Canal Cruise of Amsterdam.

    • Germany

      Visit to Cologne Cathedral.
      Enjoy a Romantic Rhine Cruise.
      Visit to Drubba in the Black Forest.

    • Austria

      Orientation Tour in Innsbruck.
      Visit to Swarovski Crystal World.
      Guided Walking City Tour in Salzburg.
      Visit to a Salt Mine.

    • Italy

      Private Water Taxi to St.Mark’s Square.
      Orientation Tour of Venice.
      Visit the Murano Glass Showroom.
      Visit to Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
      Guided Walking Tour in Florence.
      Guided City Tour in Rome.
      Visit the Trevi Fountain.
      Orientation tour in Pisa.

    • Vatican

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

    • Monaco

      Visit to Monaco and Monte Carlo.

  • Switzerland

    Orientation Tour in Lucerne.
    A chance to visit Jungfraujoch and Interlaken.
    Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk.
    See the Majestic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen.

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):

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • : 19, 21, 26
  • : 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24
  • : 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28
  • : 5, 12 , 19, 26
  • : 9, 23
  • : 13

Visa Requirements

  • You must be in possession of a valid Single Entry UK and Schengenstatin Visa. The cost of these visas is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements

  • For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into London and depart from Zurich. 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 and Interlaken 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 XX for details
Tour cost Protection: USD 179 refer page XX for details
Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.

Day 1

Arrive into London Begin your ‘Magnificent Europe’ Tour

  • Welcome to London – capital of England and
    United Kingdom. On arrival check into your hotel
    on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Overnight at the hotel in London.
    (Dinner)

Day 2

Guided City Tour of London Witness the Changing of the Guards Visit to Tower of London A Ride on the London Eye Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

  • After a continental 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, the symbolic
    Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace with
    Changing of the Guards (If Operational).Next, 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.
    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. We then,
    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 Eurotunnel OR Ferry Grand Evening in Paris – Paradis Latin Show with Champagne, Indian Dinner at the Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    drive to Folkestone to board the Eurotunnel train
    to Calais OR to Dover to take the Ferry to Calais. On
    reaching Calais, we drive to Paris and check into the
    hotel. This evening we take you for a ‘Grand Evening
    in Paris’ that includes Champagne with Indian
    dinner and great entertainment at the Paradis Latin
    show. 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.
    Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4

Visit to Disneyland, Paris OR Versailles Palace and Louvre Museum Guided City Tour of Paris Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3

  • After a continental breakfast, we proceed
    to Disneyland, Paris OR the 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 Adventure land.
    Ride a space shuttle to the moon at Discovery
    land. Encounter Ghost Ships, Steam trains and
    Western scenes in the Wild West town of Frontier
    land.
    OR
    For the history lovers, we take you to visit the
    magnificent Palace of Versailles. Vast chambers
    and private apartments of unimaginable luxury
    include opera hall and 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.Next, 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.

    Later, 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, Dinner)

Day 5

Orientation Tour of Brussels Photo Stop at the Atomium Onto Netherlands

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    drive to 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,
    the Town Hall and Municipal Museum. Next, we
    make a photo stop at the Atomium, a structure
    representing the concept of an iron molecule
    enlarged 165 billion times.Overnight at the hotel in Netherlands.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6

Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens OR Madurodam Volendam Fishing Village Photostop at a Windmill Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm Canal Cruise of Amsterdam

  • After a continental breakfast, we drive to Lisse to
    visit the Keukenhof 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. From 17th
    May, 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,
    harbors, airports.Next, we visit Volendam Fishing Village at the
    Ijsselmeer, characterized by countless little
    houses around the small fishing port.

    After a windmill photo-stop, 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.

    We, then 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, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7

Visit to Cologne Cathedral Romantic Rhine Cruise

  • After a continental breakfast, we check out and
    drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne,
    where we visit the magnificent Cologne
    Cathedral. This 515 feet tall gothic Cathedral took
    six centuries to build and Germany’s most visited
    monument. We then proceed for a Cruise on
    the River Rhine. Enjoy the cruise as it takes you
    through the most romantic part of Rhine River,
    past medieval castles, vineyards and quaint little
    towns.Overnight at the hotel in Germany.
    (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8

Visit to Drubba in the Black Forest Onto Innsbruck Orientation Tour of Innsbruck

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out
    and journey to the famous Black Forest region
    of Germany. We stop at the Drubba Centre in
    the heart of the forest. See a demonstration
    of how cuckoo clocks are made. Here you have
    an opportunity to buy Cuckoo clocks & other
    souvenirs.We, then drive to Innsbruck, Capital of the
    Tyrol province. On arrival, we proceed on an
    orientation tour of Innsbruck. See the Goldenes
    Dachl the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony,
    symbol of the city. Also see the Heiblinghaus, a
    building resembling a wedding cake.

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

Day 9

Visit Swarovski Crystal World Guided Walking City Tour of Salzburg Visit to a Salt Mine

  • After a continental breakfast, we drive to
    Wattens, where we take you to visit the Swarovski
    Crystals Museum at the amazing Crystal World
    Complex. Here, you have an opportunity to shop
    for the famous Swarovski crystals.Then, we drive to Salzburg, fourth-largest city
    in Austria. On arrival, we take you on a guided
    walking tour of the elegant baroque city of
    Salzburg. Full of green hills, romantic gardens
    and breathtaking valleys. See the birthplace of
    the legendary Mozart, the Mirabell Palace with
    its landscaped gardens and the Cathedral in
    the old town. Stroll along the Aldstadt, which
    was recently granted World Heritage Status by
    UNESCO.

    Next, we visit a Salt mine, where you will get to
    know about mining history and techniques – after
    all salt is an indispensable part of our lives. Before
    entering the mine, you will dress like a miner
    (protective clothing provided) and then travel
    by miner’s train into the heart of the mountain.
    Once inside this remarkable underground world
    the knowledgeable local miner/guide will amaze
    you with tales of the history of the salt, how it
    was mined, transported and used.

    Later, we drive back to Innsbruck.

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

Day 10

Private Water Taxi to St.Mark’s Square Orientation Tour of Venice Visit the Murano Glass Showroom

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out
    and drive 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. 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 11

Visit to Ferrari Museum Guided Walking Tour of Florence Onto Rome

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    drive to Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum
    where, you will be greeted by the beautiful F1,GT
    and sport cars that made history which will
    relive the great competitions of the past. See
    the technological innovations, some of which
    had made the transition from racing cars to road
    cars. Also view the prizes, photographs and other
    historical objects relating to the Italian motor
    racing industry.Next, we drive to Florence. On arrival, we
    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.
    Later, we drive to Rome.

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

Day 12

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

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    take you to the world-renowned Vatican museum
    with Sistine Chapel, built between 1475 and
    1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV. 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 renowned artist
    Michelangelo. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s
    largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its
    size, beauty and splendour.Next, on our guided city tour of Rome, we see
    Piazza Venezia, 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.

    Next, we drive to our hotel in Tuscany.

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

Day 13

Orientation Tour of Pisa Onto Nice English Promenade in Nice

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    drive to 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 throughout the world
    as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remember to take
    a photograph of your family against this wonder
    of the world.Next, we drive to Nice – the uncontested Queen of
    the French Riviera. On arrival you have free time to
    stroll along the world famous palm lined English
    Promenade above the white crescent beach and
    savor the atmosphere of this Mediterranean
    resort.

    Overnight at the hotel in Nice/Cannes.

    (During the Grand Prix your hotel may not be in
    Nice/ Cannes).

    (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14

Visit to Fragonard Perfumery in Eze Village Visit to Monaco, Monte Carlo and Cannes

  • After a continental breakfast, we take you on an
    exciting trip to Eze Village, Monaco, Monte Carlo
    and Cannes. Visit the Fragonard Perfumery in Eze
    village where you will see a demonstration of
    how perfumes are made. Seize this opportunity
    to buy original and classic Fragonard perfumes.
    Next, we drive to Monaco. See Prince Rainier’s
    Royal Palace and the Cathedral, where many
    members of Monaco’s royal family are buried,
    including Princess Grace. You have free time to
    stroll along the winding streets and pedestrian
    alleyways of the old town where you will find
    beautiful souvenirs and quaint cafes. We then
    proceed to Monte Carlo. Enjoy the beautiful
    views of the splendid harbour with its expensive
    yachts and drive along the famous Grand Prix
    circuit of Monte Carlo (entry will be restricted
    during Grand Prix Race).Later, we drive along the sparkling shores of
    the Riviera to fashionable Cannes. It is difficult
    to imagine a more splendid location than glitzy
    Cannes. Among the famous festivals held here,
    the most celebrated is the International Festival
    of Cinema. Drive along the Boulevard de la
    Croisette and see the film festival center, where
    the stars congregate each year.
    Overnight at the hotel in Nice/Cannes. (During the Grand Prix your hotel may not be in
    Nice/Cannes).

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15

Onto Chamonix

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out
    and journey towards Chamonix, a fascinating
    town known for its spectacular mountain
    scenery. Nestled at the crossroads of France,
    Italy and Switzerland, located at the foothill of
    the Mont-Blanc (4810 m / 15780 ft). Chamonix is
    a French alpine town with a distinctly European
    character. A charming town with scenic vistas
    and tranquility as well as a very eclectic character.
    On arrival we check into the hotel.Overnight at the hotel in Chamonix.
    (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16

Visit to Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix Onto Switzerland Orientation Tour of Lucerne

  • After a continental breakfast, we check out and
    proceed to Aiguille du Midi. From the centre of
    Chamonix, a 20 minutes ride in the Aiguille du
    Midi cable car takes you to the gateway to the
    high Alps at a height of 3,842 m. From its height
    of 3,777m, the Aiguille du Midi and its laid-out
    terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss
    and Italian Alps. A lift brings you to the summit
    terrace at 3,842m, where you will have a clear
    view of Mont Blanc.Later, we drive to Lucerne for an orientation
    tour. 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 17

Day Free Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken

  • After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch and picturesque
    Interlaken. 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. Thereafter, we proceed to Interlaken.
    There’s time to relax at the many cafes or shop for
    Swiss watches, chocolates, Swiss memorabilia, etc.Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
    (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 18

Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk Visit to Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen

  • After a continental breakfast, we check-out and
    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 journey to
    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 Zurich.
    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

  • Today, after a continental breakfast your
    ‘Magnificent Europe’ tour 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)

19 Days Magnificent Europe Tour Price

Adult in Twin Child with Bed* Child without Bed**
USD 3,640 USD 2,290 USD 2,020
Single room supplement USD 1,110 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 50 per person.
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.