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European Discovery - Summer 2016 Tour

Package Duration
15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination Covered
London - Brussels - Innsbruck - Padova - Tuscany - Rome - Bern - Paris

  • Day 1 : Arrive London

    Description :

    Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings European Discovery' tour. Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the 'designated meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1600 hrs).
    Cox & Kings takes care to start your sightseeing the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag.
    (Please note depending on the flight availability, you may arrive in Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow or similar Airports).

    Overnight in London.

    Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 2 : In London

    Description :

    Today board your coach to sample our London Delights Tour!
    Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor's Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, housing the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond!
    Next ride the London Eye, the world's fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London.
    Later, you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world's largest exhibition of life like wax models. Take a photograph with Amitabh Bachchan.
    Return to your hotel.

    Overnight in London.

    Breakfast and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 3 : In London

    Description :

    Live history through a guided panoramic highlight city tour of London. Get acquainted with some of London's iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square followed by the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence. Enjoy the Changing of the Guards (on days when this takes place).
    Enjoy some free time at Oxford Street and then reunite in the evening at a pre-appointed time and place as informed by your Tour Manager.
    Next is a visit to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the first temple of stone to be constructed in Europe, with its luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars.
    Drive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to the Hook of Holland. Travelling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort.

    Overnight onboard the ferry.

    Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner onboard the cruise.

    Day 4 : Onto Brussels

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    Description :

    Today, disembark and drive through Dutch countryside where Windmills still wield their magic. There's a photo stop at one. If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from March 24th to May 16th) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. The rest of the year, visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands. Onto Amsterdam - Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and a factory visit demonstrates this business.

    The canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument.
    Then drive onto Brussels. On arrival, a walking orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michel and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert - the world's first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand Place, Europe's most beautiful square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city. Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm!
    Visit the Manneken Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the "irreverent spirit" of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries. After dinner, drive and check into your hotel.

    Overnight in Brussels Area.

    Breakfast on ferry, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

    Day 5 : Onto The Rhineland

    Description :

    This morning proceed to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral - the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires.
    Later drive to Boppard through the Rhine valley, where there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world.
    Enjoy a cruise along the 'Romantic Rhine'. The stretch of river where you can see castles, villages, and vineyards, and the Loreley where the river valley runs through dramatically elevated hillsides. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning.
    Continue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some free time at the 'Altstadt' - old section of the town. Later, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland area.

    Overnight in Rhineland Area.

    Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

    Day 6 : Onto Innsbruck

    Description :

    Today drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell's Valley), directly at the mouth of the Ravennaschult (Ravenna Glen). Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision! The Cuckoo Clock is said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 and has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is a memorable experience.
    Enjoy a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice!
    Enroute enjoy a photostop at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds at Wattens. An array of crystals awaits you at the Swarovski Crystal Showoom.
    An orientation tour introduces you to the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I decorated with gold painted copper shingles, the Imperial Church and the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years!
    Later check into your hotel.

    Overnight in Innsbruck Area.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 7 : Onto Padova

    Description :

    Today your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice.
    Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces - Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian's city, so get set for a walking tour.
    Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square), where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the 'finest drawing room in Europe' for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years!
    From there to the Doge's Palace, connected by the 'Bridge of Sighs' to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape!
    End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (When open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous. Enjoy a Gondola ride.
    Enjoyment is at its peak this evening. A sumptuous dinner on the return cruise to Tronchetto Pier.

    Overnight in Padova.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner onboard the cruise.

    Day 8 :

    Description :

    DAY 08 | Onto Tuscany.
    Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta River past Bologna, to Pisa, the hometown of Galileo and a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its striking beauty along with its characteristic tilt. It is the Duomo's (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistery, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles.
    Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world!
    Included in your Guided walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It dominates the city's skyline and still defines its scale - no building in town is taller! Besides it is the 'Gate to Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery, originally a pagan temple and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square.
    Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city.
    After an exciting tour, drive to the region of Tuscany where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel.

    Overnight in Arezzo.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 9 : Onto Rome

    Description :

    'Rome was not built in a day'- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the 'must see' agenda into our guided panoramic highlight city tour! According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.
    Start your introduction to Rome with a journey to "The Vatican" the smallest nation in the world! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit the Vatican Museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel.
    The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter's Square with St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta.
    Continue your tour driving past the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus - the Hippodrome - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well known movie 'Ben Hur'!
    Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought with one another and wild animals while the crowd roared!
    Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain.
    Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! We at Cox and Kings look forward to that!
    After an exciting tour relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel.
    Note: Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport.

    Overnight in Arezzo.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 10 : Onto Switzerland

    Description :

    Today sit back, relax and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive of approximately seven hours to Switzerland. Drive past beautiful views of the Alps with glimpses of Italian countryside and its medieval towns.
    Perhaps even more amazing than the Swiss cities themselves is the countryside. Unlike its modern and rather populated cities, its countryside is formed by patches of small villages, often consisting of ancient historical houses and picturesque chalets, separated from each other by beautiful landscapes, a unique composition of mountains, farms, medieval castles and the famous Swiss cows browsing the evergreen meadows. Check into your hotel on arrival.
    Drive to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows full of edelweiss. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution. Stroll along the covered, wooden Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.
    You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch.
    After a memorable day drive to your hotel and check in.

    Overnight in Switzerland.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Packed Lunch from an Indian restaurant and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 11 : In Switzerland

    Description :

    Today Cox & Kings gives you Glacier 3000 - the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m).
    A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world's highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges.
    The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - take the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later take the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier.
    Enjoy a hot buffet lunch.
    Later ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return to Col du Pillion.
    This afternoon enjoy a Bollywood trails tour which covers key locations of "DDLJ", "Chandni" and "Bachna ae Haseeno". Walk in the villages of Saanen and Gstaad both traffic free to the different sites. There is enough time for you to take a lot of photos and replay the scenes and dances on the spots.
    The iconic DDLJ bridge, the railway station. where the "Paalat" scene was shot and also the moment when Raj and Simran do a tango while the end credits roll out in the film, was shot here.
    Gstaad is generally known as the favourite Ski destination of the rich and famous but DDLJ has left a "Zaara sa jhoom loon mein?arey nare nare na!".
    Legend has it that Yash Chopra visited Gstaad for his own honeymoon and fell in love with the beauty of the region.
    Connect the cowbell with the chart buster "Tujhe Dekha to yeh jaana sanaam".
    After a memorable day return to your hotel.

    Overnight in Switzerland.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Glacier 3000 and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 12 : In Switzerland

    Description :

    Day is at leisure or you have the option to enjoy "Visit to Jungfrau with Indian lunch and Interlaken city tour".
    Overnight in Switzerland.

    Breakfast at the hotel and Indian Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 13 : Onto Paris

    Description :

    Enjoy a spectacular journey and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the alpine region as you enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately seven hrs. to Paris, the 'City of Lights'. On arrival in Paris check into your hotel.
    The evening is at leisure or you have the option to enjoy "Gala Evening in Paris" and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'.

    Overnight in Paris.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Packed Lunch from an Indian restaurant and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

    Day 14 : In Paris

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    Description :

    Today, visit Fragonard, a highlight from Cox & Kings. Discover Fragonard's creations on sale at factory prices.
    Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour of Paris. Drive past monuments like the pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier's Opera, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.
    End the day with a dazzling overview of the city from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower! After dinner return to your hotel.

    Overnight in Paris.

    Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

    Day 15 : Homeward Bound

    Description :

    Today its Euro Disney! Unleash the child in you for a fun filled excursion! Thrilling rides, favourite Disney characters and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.
    Note: Your park ticket gives you the option of entering either Euro Disney or Walt Disney Studios.
    The Euro Disney is divided into Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland which are the four magical themed lands and the ever famous Main Street USA.
    Thrilling rides, incredible shows, parades, fantasy and excitement guarantees non-stop fun and action.
    Fairytales come to life. Thrills in all sizes and shapes. Big thrills such as Space Mountain Mission 2, Indiana Jones, Big Thunder Mountain, takes you to the edge of the universe and little ones, where you can sail around the world with "It's a Small small world".
    Family fun is around every corner, from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups.
    Favourite Disney Characters are waiting to meet you. You can 'Hello' Pooh, 'Howdy' Goofy and meet Mickey and Minnie. Do not forget to take a snapshot with one of your favourite Disney characters! Say "Cheese" and get a photograph accompanied by a hug and an autograph.
    Discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios where a behind the scenes destination sensation awaits you. Experience movie magic and cinema sets coming to life through cinemagical 'lots', featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows with your dreams centre-stage allowing your "screendreams" to come true! Make your big screen debut at Toon Studio or Production Courtyard.
    Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox and Kings European Discovery' tour.
    We are confident you will join us again sometime soon?

    NOTE: Please note that this tour may be run with an altered flow due to operational constraints.

    Breakfast at the hotel and Packed Lunch from an Indian restaurant.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • An additional amount of INR 1500 is to be compulsorily paid by way of "Secure Your Booking Amount"
    • Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
    • Cost of USD 10,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota Scheme.
    • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines for ticket (presently calculated on 14th Aug 2015)
    • Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
    • Cost of extension of validity or deviation of your air ticket.
    • Any increase in Rate of Euro leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
    • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
    • Medical test and Premium cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance policy valid for passengers above 70 years of age.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in 'What Your Tour Price Includes' box.
    • Govt. Service Tax 3.63% on gross bill effective 15th Nov 2015.

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