Day 1: Arrive Rome
Welcome to Rome – capital of Italy. On arrival, you will be met by your Tour Manager / Local Representative outside the customs area, who will welcome you and take you to your hotel(Check-in time is after 3.00 pm).
Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
Day 2: Rome - Florence
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and take you to the world-renowned St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendour.
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. It is said that when the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall and the world will follow.
We, then 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 Florence. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
Day 3: Visit to Piazalle Michelangelo -Orientation Tour of Venice
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and visit Piazalle Michelangelo for a photo-stop, from where you will have a bird’s eye view of Florence.
Next, we continue our journey to Venice. On arrival we board our boat from Tronchetto to St.Mark’s Square.
Venice, the romantic Italian city, known for its unique architecture is an archipelago of 118 islands, 170 canals & 400 bridges. 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.
Later, we return to Tronchetto by boat. Overnight at the hotel in Padova/Venice.
Day 4: Florence - Innsbruck - Visit to Swarovski Crystal World
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to and board our coach 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.
Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck.
Day 5: Onto Switzerland - See Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive 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. At Schaffhausen, see the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. You have free time to admire the thundering beauty of the falls. Later, we drive to our hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
Day 6: Day Free OR Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken
After a continental 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. Thereafter we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts.
Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
Day 7: Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne
After a continental breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis, which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. 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 walk over ‘Titlis Cliff Walk’ which is the highest suspension bridge in Europe – at a stomach-turning 9,800 ft (3,000m) above sea level.
We, later 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 may take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke- the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc.Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland
Day 8: Switzerland - Paris - Tour of Paris
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Paris. On arrival, we check into the hotel. In the evening we take you for a romantic cruise on the river Seine. See all the important monuments of Paris on the banks of the river Seine.
Later, we proceed 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.
Day 9: City Tour of Paris
After a continental breakfast, 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 Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 2nd level will leave you breathless!
Later we take you on 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. In the evening we take you for dinner and then return to the hotel.nOvernight at the hotel in Paris.
Day 10: Paris - Netherlands - Orientation Tour of Brussels
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.
Later, we continue our journey to Netherlands. Overnight at the hotel in Netherlands.
Day 11: Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens OR Madurodam
After a continental breakfast, we drive to Lisse to visit the Keukenhof Gardens (until 21st 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 22nd 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, harbours, airports.
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.
Next, we drive to Zaanse Schans – traditional Dutch village located on the banks of the River Zaan. This unique peat meadow landscape village is packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style. Dwell in the town’s lively atmosphere. 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. Overnight at the hotel in Netherlands.
Day 12: Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. 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.
Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However all the sightseeing will remain the same.