Best Of Europe
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Day-1: Rome Arrival
We welcome you onboard our Tour Manager will meet you at the exit after immigration. On arrival, we proceed to the eternal city of Rome. Rome has a history over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization and has been a site of major historic events and has also been the cultural centre of Europe. The result of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development, Rome's cityscape is an exhilarating spectacle. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age as caput mundi (capital of the world), while its many monumental basilicas testify to its historical role as seat of the Catholic Church. Lording it over the skyline, St Peter’s Basilica is the Vatican’s epic showpiece church, a towering masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Elsewhere, ornate piazzas and showy fountains add a baroque flourish to the city's captivating streets. Overnight in Rome.
Day-2: Rome: Guided city tour, Vatican City: St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square
We begin the guided city tour of Rome which includes sights such as Colosseum, Arc of Constantine, Roman Forum and Caesar's Forum. Later, we visit the Vatican City, the smallest republic in the world. We visit the St. Peter’s basilica which is the largest church in the world and the center of Christianity, VATICAN MUSEUM & SISTINE CHAPEL. Take a walk among the massive Tuscan colonnades of the St. Peter’s square.
Day-3: Walking tour of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa
After a delectable breakfast, we proceed to Florence, which is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures. Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art. We begin our walking tour of Florence with sights such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile and Baptistery along with Loggia Dei Lanzi and the Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio which is the oldest and the most famous bridge in Florence.
Later, we proceed to Pisa, where we visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, known to be the bell tower of the Duomo Cathedral. One of Italy's signature sights, the Torre Pendente truly lives up to its name, leaning a startling 3.9 degrees off the vertical. The 56m-high tower, officially the Duomo's campanile (bell tower), took almost 200 years to build. Over time, the tilt, caused by a layer of weak subsoil, steadily worsened until it was finally halted by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s. Enjoy some spare time to a short stroll.
Day-4: Venice Orientation tour and Murano Glass Factory
Today we head to the most romantic city in Italy, known for its famous gondola rides and its amazing architecture. That’s correct ! Venice ! which is known as the Queen of the Adriatic. Also fondly called La Serenissima, Venice is built on 180 islands that are connected by over 400 bridges, with hundreds of canals criss-crossing the town. We take a boat ride to reach Venice Island enjoying the scenic view as we pass the famous bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco and head to St Mark’s Square where we witness sights such as the Bridge of Sighs, the Ducale Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Clock tower which are part of this romantic city. We also visit the Murano Glass factory where we have an opportunity to see how the Murano glass is made and see where the glass is handled to create fabulous designs. An expert master will create two objects with the most popular techniques, blowing and sculpture.
Day-5: Innsbruck Orientation tour and Swarovski Showroom
After breakfast today, we proceed to Innsburck, the capital of Tyrol. This city has the most picturesque backdrop, nestled in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn. It is an an amazing town with a rich history that is evident through the large number of museums and landmarks. On arrival, proceed on an Orientation of Innsbruck seeing sights such as Goldenes Dachl, Helblinghaus, Stadtturm, Triumphforte, Hofkirsche and Hofburg. Later, we proceed to Swarovski Showroom which is a gallery-style boutique, crammed with sparkling crystal trinkets, ornaments and jewellery, also known for its amazing collection of precision-cut lead crystal glass.
Day-6: Onto Swiss: Vaduz and Zurich Orientation tour, Rhine Falls & Lindt Chocolate Factory
After breakfast today, proceed to visit the beautiful city of Vaduz which is in the landlocked alpine country of Liechtenstein – the 6th smallest country in the world and also the richest German speaking country. Vaduz, the capital city, gives an opportunity to tourists to appreciate some of the many surviving medieval, Gothic, and Baroque structures.
Later, we proceed to Switzerland, which is a landlocked country in the cultural and geographical centre of Europe. Renowned for its snowbound Alps, lush green meadows and fresh water lakes, the prosperous country of Switzerland is blessed with a distinct character and dynamism, along with the gorgeous hills, cascading waterfalls, fruit loaded orchards and green blossoming gardens, the beauty of the nature in Switzerland is simply remarkable. We proceed to Zurich for an Orientation tour which includes sights such as Bahnhofstrasse which is the main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. We also see the Gross Munster, the Frau Munster and St. Peter's Church which are among the main churches of Zurich. Along with this, we see the Rathaus, which is the townhall of Zurich.
We also proceed to Schaffhausen to visit one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls, witness the stunning natural beauty around these beautiful falls. We also visit the Lindt Chocolate factory.
Day-7: Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer and snow park and Lucerne Orientation Tour
Today, after breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis. The 45 minute ride across 2 cable cars is aweinspiring as you'll witness the scenery change from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ride is on the famous Rotair, which is the world's first revolving cable car that offers an awesome 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland. Later, we proceed to Lucerne which is a beautiful city located at the northern tip of Lake Lucerne, where you'll see the Lion Monument called Lowendenkmal. Thereafter, stroll along the banks of Lake Lucerne to witness attractions like the Kapellbrucke (The Chapel Bridge) and the Spreuerbrucke, two traditional wooden bridges of Lucerne. From here, move on to enjoy your free time shopping for something typically Swiss such as a prestigious brand of watch or jewellery, fashion or stylish accessories. The Old Town is pedestrianised, and the lively new part of town also boasts a good selection of shops with artisan produce, plants and handicrafts.
Day-8: Jungfraujoch excursion and Interlaken Tour
After a delectable breakfast, join us to visit Jungfraujoch, also known as the “Top of Europe”. It lies at a height of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level in the Bernese Alps, it is one of the UNESCO natural world heritage sites. The Jungfrau region is is the most glaciated part of the European Alps, containing Europe's largest glacier and a range of classic glacial features, and provides an outstanding record of the geological processes that formed the High Alps. Tourists are often amazed at the scenic splendour they witness from the Cog-Wheel train that climbs up to a height of 11,333 feet to reach Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in the world.
The Cog- Wheel train is one of the best, most incredible train journeys in the world. The views of Switzerland from atop the mountain are amazingly panoramic and breathtaking. Later, we drive to Interlaken, which lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is surrounded by sparkling streams, fantastic waterfalls and an extraordinary mountain scenery including the famous peaks of the Eiger, the Moench and the Jungfrau. Interlaken is the adventure capital of Europe.
Day-9: Orientation tour of Geneva
After breakfast today, we proceed to Geneva, also known as the “Capital Of Peace”. This, important financial center houses many of the agencies of the United Nations and sparkles as one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. In the orientation tour, we take a stop at the English Gardens “Jardin Des Anglais” for a stroll past the lakefront. Witness the famous “Jet D' Eau”, which is a 130 metre-high jet of water on the lake. Afterwards, enjoy a drive past the Brunswick Monument and see the Palais De Nations, the European Headquarters of the UNO, the Red Cross Museum and the Botanical Gardens.
Day-10: Onto Paris Evening in Paris
Today, after breakfast, we proceed to the city of Paris. Paris has a timeless familiarity for firsttime and frequent visitors, with instantly recognisable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.
Later, we indulge on an enchanting tour to discover the radiance of ‘the city of lights.’ The tour will cover historic sites such as Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the extravagant Eiffel Tower brilliantly showcased against the backdrop of this beautiful city.
Day-11: Panoramic Tour of Paris, Eiffel Tower 3rd Level and River Seine Cruise
After breakfast we proceed to experience a panoramic boat cruise along the River Seine. With entirely glass topped vessels, these exquisite boats are constructed to explore the breathtaking views of the Parisian monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris’ own Statue of Liberty as well as many other landmarks. Later, we then embark on a panoramic tour of Paris where you will have the witness sights such as Champs Elysees, Opera Garnier, Arc De Triomphe, Louvre Palace, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, National Assembly, Alexandre Bridge, Concorde Square, Magdalene Church, Trocadéro Square, Conciergerie and Notre Dame Cathedral. Later, we continue to the centre of Paris to visit the most famous attraction in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889, and designed by the young engineer Gustav Eiffel, the tower stands 324 metres (1,063 feet) tall. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from the second level.
Day-12: Full day Disneyland Park
After a delectable breakfast, join us for an exciting and fun-filled time full of thrills and attractions as you relive your childhood at Disneyland Paris. Your one day one park pass allows entry to the intriguing Disneyland Paris. Disneyland® Park has big thrills and kidfriendly adventures for the whole family. Experience the storybook world of Disney® as you discover the five magical themed lands where enchantment lives: Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland. Disneyland Paris, provides an exciting vacation for the family with its famous shows and rides such as Peter Pan's Flight, Space Mountain: Mission 2, Star Tours, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Big Thunder Mountain and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril among many more.
Day-13: Onto Holland: Brussels Orientation Tour
Today, we proceed to the Belgian capital, Brussels, which is the capital of the European Union. Belgium's fascinating capital, and the administrative capital of the EU, Brussels is historic yet hip, bureaucratic yet bizarre, self confident yet unshowy, and multicultural to its roots. All this plays out in a cityscape that swings from majestic to quirky to rundown and back again. Organic art nouveau facades face off against 1960s concrete developments, and regal 19thcentury mansions contrast with the brutal glass of the EU’s Gotham City. This whole maelstrom swirls out from Brussels’ medieval core, where the Grand Place is surely one of the world’s most beautiful squares.
We begin the orientation tour with the Grand Place along with the guild houses which is the central square of Brussels, apart from this we also see the Manneken Pis, Royal Palace, Royal Park, City Museum, Town Hall, Palace of Justice and the Museum of Fine Arts. We also take a photo-stop at the Atomium, which was built for the 1968 World expo. Later we proceed to Amsterdam. Welcome to Amsterdam – one of the greatest small cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical Amsterdam sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals. It has all the advantages of a big city: rich culture, lively Amsterdam nightlife, international restaurants, good transport - but is quiet, and largely thanks to its extensive canals, has a little road traffic.
Enjoy a complete overview of Amsterdam and its beautiful architecture on the canal cruise. Soak in the quaint, relaxing atmosphere of the vibrant Dutch capital while cruising along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals. Learn interesting information about Amsterdam's highlights and uncover secrets behind each historical building. You’ll have plenty of time to take some great photos of some of Amsterdam's iconic sites such as the Royal Palace, the National Monument, St Nicholas Church, Munt Tower, the famous Golden Bend, the Skinny Bridge and much more!
Later, we proceed to visit Madurodam, which is home to a range of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments downsized to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas. See Holland’s most famous attractions in one fun, interactive place! Located in The Hague, the Madurodam miniature park features model replicas of the Netherlands’ most important landmarks, landscapes, museums and more, including the Rijksmuseum, Binnenhof, the Port of Rotterdam and typical Dutch houses, windmills and tulip fields. A must for everyone, no matter what age, Madurodam offers a fantastic look at what makes Holland so unique with educative information, fun facts and intriguing sights.
We also visit a wooden shoe factory of Holland and witness a free demonstration of the history, traditions and the making of authentic Dutch wooden shoes along with a visit to a Cheese Farms. After the demonstration, take a short stop for a photograph at a windmill, one of the most distinctive sights of the Netherlands.
After breakfast, we bid goodbye to Europe as we receive a transfer to the airport in time to board your flight back home. With an enriching experience of a lifetime, its time to take home happy memories of the beautiful places visited, which you will treasure for a lifetime.
Tour ends with happy memories!!!