EUROPEAN SPLENDOURS

 

10 Days Package

Places covered – Brussels, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Mount Titlis, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Nice, Paris

Day 01

brussels-central-square-grand-place-thmbblue-arrowLondon – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Brussels – Mannheim / Frankfurt area – This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, we proceed through Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, where on our orientation tour we see the Grand Place and the Mannekin Pis statue. Continuing our drive, we reach our overnight stop and check into our hotel. (Dinner).

Day 02

Rhine-Falls-thmbblue-arrow Mannheim / Frankfurt area – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Switzerland – Today, we depart after breakfast – joining the autobahn we enter into the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. Our first stop is at scenic Lake Titisee where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks. Continuing our drive, we pass through small idyllic villages before crossing the Swiss border. We stop at Schaffhausen, to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. Later we check into our hotel for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

 

Day 03

Landscape-Titlis-thmbblue-arrow Switzerland: Mount Titlis – Lucerne – Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. In the afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls. Later we visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. This evening, why not join the additional excursion – Lake Lucerne Cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04

st-marks-square-thmbblue-arrow Switzerland – Venice / Padova area– Early morning we depart for Italy. Driving south through the Gotthard tunnel, we pass spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Lugano and Como. Crossing the Italian border, we continue on the autostradas, to Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty and romantic gondolas. Our tour starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square – the most elegant square in the world, to see the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family. Arrive at our hotel late evening and check in. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 05

florence_piazzale_michelangelo-thmbblue-arrow Venice / Padova area – Florence – Rome – Today we depart for Florence. Watch the amazing scenery change as we cross the Appennines and the gentle hilly countryside of Tuscany to reach Florence. On arrival in the city of the Medicis, we will visit Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy one of the best views of this renaissance city across the River Arno. Later we continue our journey to the ‘Eternal City’, where we check into our hotel for a two-night stay. After dinner, you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Rome by Night Tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 06

sistine-chapel_thmbblue-arrowRome – This morning, you have free time or join the additional excursion – Visit to Sistine Chapel, where we meet our local guide who will show us the splendours of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Later, with the local guide, we will all visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a renaissance masterpiece. In the afternoon, we take in other ancient sights – Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the spectacular Trevi Fountain, where you may make a wish. Later you have some free time for shopping. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

 

Day 07

Leaning_tower_of_pisa_thmbblue-arrow Rome – Pisa – San Remo area – Today we depart for Pisa, where we visit the Field of Miracles. Here you can marvel at the marble Cathedral in the Pisan Romanesque style, the Baptistery, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary Leaning Tower. Continuing our journey, we drive past spectacular scenery along the Ligurian Sea and arrive at the Italian Riviera region, and early evening we check into our hotel. After dinner, you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Monte Carlo by Night Tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 08

blue-arrow San Remo area – Nice – Lyon– This morning, we visit a French Perfumery to see a demonstration of how French perfumes are made. Later we visit Nice, where on our panoramic tour we see the main sights, including the Flower Market and the Promenade des Anglais, a sea-front avenue, where you can take a leisurely stroll. Proceeding, we drive through the Provence of Cezanne and Van Gogh onto the Lyon area where we check into our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 09

eiffeltowerblue-arrow Lyon – Paris– Today we depart for Paris, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for its fashion, perfumes, and of course the most talked about French wines. Early evening, arrive at your hotel and check-in. After dinner, you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion – Paris by Night Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10

blue-arrow Paris – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London– This morning, we proceed on our orientation tour of Paris, where we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: Hotel des Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, and the Opera. We then visit the third floor of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Later enjoy an amazing cruise on the River Seine – admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and its time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast, Lunch).

 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

BRUSSELS: Orientation Tour including the Grand Place and Mannekin Pis.
BLACK FOREST: Visit Lake Titisee, Scenic drive.
SWITZERLAND: Rhine Falls, Cable car ride to Mount Titlis and visit to Lucerne.
VENICE: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit St. Mark’s Square – see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco.
FLORENCE: View of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.
ROME: Guided City Tour including a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, see Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.
PISA: See the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles.
ITALIAN RIVIERA: Scenic drive.
FRENCH RIVIERA: Visit French Perfumery and Nice.
PARIS: Orientation Tour of Paris, visit to third floor of the Eiffel Tower and River Seine Cruise.

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights in a First Class Hotel shown or similar with private facilities
  • 9 Vegetarian Buffet Breakfasts, 9 Indian Vegetarian Lunches (Hot / Packed) and 9 Indian Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Dinners
  • Meal Plan is indicated at the bottom of your daily Itinerary: Breakfast, Indian Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Dinner, Indian Vegetarian Lunch (Hot / Packed)
  • Return channel crossings by Ferry
  • All coach transportation by executive cruise liners from departure to tour termination points
  • All sightseeing, entrances and excursions as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Services of Bi-lingual “Taj Tours” Tour Manager throughout the Tour

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TOUR DEPARTURES:

Tour Code: 10D–SPL (out Fridays – return Sundays)

April 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
May 06, 13, 20, 27
June 03, 10, 17, 24
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
August 05, 12, 19, 26
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
October 07

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS (GBP):

Excursions Adult

Child (2 – 11 years)

Lake Lucerne Cruise £15.00 £10.00
Rome by Night Tour & visit to Vatican Museums £40.00 £35.00
Monte Carlo by Night Tour £15.00 £10.00
Paris by Night Tour £15.00 £10.00

TOUR PRICES (GBP):

TOUR PRICES
Adult £935.00
Child 2 – 11 yrs £695.00
Infant 0 – 23 months £200.00
Single Person £1095.00

Early Bird Discounts:

Book 6 weeks in advance and get £35.00 off the tour price or 1 night pre-tour in London per adult or child.

Adult Rate is based on 2/3 Adults (12+ years) sharing Twin / Triple Rooms
Child (2-11 years) must share a Room with 2 Adults
Infant price is for Coach Seat only
Discounts available for groups of 15+ passengers