Lake Garda.jpg

GLIMPSE OF EUROPE 
9 days / 8 nights
 Belgium - Germany - Switzerland - Austria - Italy - Vatican - France

TOUR ENQUIRY

 

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : BRUSSELS (D)

Today morning join up with your coach and depart towards Brussels, the Capital of Belgium. Once we reach Brussels we take a photo stop at a giant stainless-steel atom, known as the "Atomium"; originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. This unique structure is one of a kind and stands at 102 metres high. The nine massive stainless-steel spheres are connected so that the whole structure forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. After our quick photo stop here, we continue to drive towards our hotel.

On route, we will make a short stop at the service station. The stop will only sell continental food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services so make sure you are prepared.

We then proceed towards our hotel and restaurant, which can be located in the Northeastern Grand Est region of France (Metz or Nancy) or Strasbourg. Depending on the hotel location we either go to the restaurant for our Indian dinner, or we head towards the hotel, where dinner will be served late in the evening in one of the conference rooms by our very own caterers. We can then put our head down after our long day.

DAY 02 : LAKE TITISEE - BLACK FOREST - INNSBRUCK (B, L, CD)

Today morning after breakfast, we check out of the hotel and board the coach heading South-East. We continue our drive into Germany. Whilst we drive through the Black Forest, enjoy the tree-lined alpine views, and be fascinated by the deep gorges along the way. We then arrive at the small town of Titisee-Neustadt in the middle of the Black Forest, among dark fir trees, high hills, spectacular cliffs and gentle valleys sits the largest natural lake in the Black Forest, Titisee, which stretches for some 2 km (over 1 mile). Here enjoy some free time to wonder the quaint streets and relax by the lake or shop for locally made cuckoo clocks as well as a varied selection of souvenirs. After your shopping trip, we have our Indian lunch, before we head towards Austria.

Early evening, we reach Innsbruck, which is a city in the Alps. We go on a short orientation tour covering the two main pragmatic sights of the Goldenes Dachl, a landmark structure located in the Old Town, it is considered the city's most famous symbol decorated by 2657 shiny tiles, and the Hofburg, a former Habsburg palace, and considered one of the three most significant cultural buildings in the country.

We will also visit the Swarovski Crystal Worlds a museum, located in Wattens, Austria. The museum was built in 1995 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Austria based crystal company Swarovski. The museum features a cafe as well as a park surrounding the building. See the Chambers of Wonder at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, where international and national artists, designers, and architects have interpreted crystal in their own ways. Later why not even purchase some Swarovski yourself, or for your loved ones.

We board back onto the coach and head to our hotel and restaurant. Today evening enjoy a hot continental meal before we put our heads down for the night.

DAY 03 : INNSBRUCK - LAKE GARDA - VENICE (B, D)

After breakfast today, we check out of the hotel and head South towards Italy and make our way towards Sirmione, which sits on the bed of the largest lake in Italy - "Lake Garda". It is a very popular location for holiday makers. Be prepared for majestic views from the shoreline on arrival.

Once we reach Sirmione, known as "the pearl of the islands and peninsulas", situated on the south bank of Lake Garda, you have some time free to explore the town, spend the time admiring the impressive fortress or wonder the characteristic narrow alley streets to buy souvenirs for friends and family.

Why not speak to your tour rep who may suggest an adventure amongst the Lake itself, with a boat cruise around the peninsula, giving you unique views and showing you highlights of one of the most important tourist centres of the Garda Lake. The twenty-minute boat ride is a sure-fire way to get amazing photos of the lake and the Sirmione fortress.

We will stop for Lunch here, do note that the stop will only sell continental food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services or town so make sure you are prepared.

We make our way in the afternoon towards the Venice region, and we expect to reach there in the evening. We will be covering quite a distance today to reach the Venice region, so ensure you carry your key essentials.

Once we reach the Venice area in the evening, we finish the day by heading towards the restaurant and hotel. We have our buffet Indian dinner before we pack in for the night.

 
DAY 04 : VENICE - ROME (B, D)

We check out after breakfast today and make our way towards the Venetian Islands. The drive will take us over "Ponte della Libertà" or in English the Bridge of Liberty, which connects the historic centre to the City of Venice.

On arrival at the Ports in Venice, we board our Vaporetto (Italian small boat) to make our way towards the main island and dock at San Marco. The main city of Venice is unique in its own right and holds many names; "The City of Water", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals", the names become very apparent as we glide through the Grand Canal. We make our way to Piazza San Marco known as St Mark's Square, the main square opens up to the impressive Saint Mark's Basilica, the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture, as well as the famous St Mark's Campanile (bell tower), one of the most recognizable symbols of the city at 98.5 metres high. You will have time to also picture the famous Bridge of sighs and the intricate Clock Tower known as the Torre dell'Orologio.

Later enjoy a Gondola ride through a few of the canals that make up the intricate 118 islands of Venice. Glide along the quaint canals and admire the architecture involved in building this lagoon city. The short gondola ride is a unique experience on a flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.
We then return back to the coach at the Ports and make our way back into to the mainland before making our way to Rome. We depart in the afternoon from Venice and expect to reach Rome in the evening.

Once we reach Rome in the evening, we finish the day by heading towards the restaurant and hotel. We have our buffet Indian dinner before we pack in for the night for two nights at the hotel.

Today the tour rep may conduct an optional tour of Rome by Night. The tour is conducted on the coach and includes Rome's most beautiful sites to be admired at night in comfort of the coach and by foot. The subdued lighting of the Colosseum - the largest amphi theatre built during the Roman Empire, St. Angelo’s, St. Peters church and Piazza Venezia will provide you with wonderful photos. The tour will last 90 minutes, late into the evening (The Tour rep may choose to do this optional tour on day 5).

DAY 05 : ROME - VATICAN CITY (B, L, D)

Today morning after breakfast we depart the hotel and make our short drive towards the city centre of Rome. We will be spending the full day in the Roman capital, and "Global City".

Our tour of Rome includes a trip to the Time Elevator, which is a multi-sensory film taking you back in time using technology. Rome’s history dates to almost 3000 years, and the Time Elevator will give you a glance of cultural, religious, historical and geographic events of the Eternal City.

You will also be met with a local professional guide whilst in Rome. The guide will immerse you in the rich history of Rome and explain the key sights of Rome. The Rome tour will include a short photo-stop of the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and arguably one of the most recognised sights; the stop is surrounded by other sights such as Constantine arch. You will also see the Roman Forums, where ancient civilisation developed.

We then make our way by coach to the restaurant for our Indian meal, before we transfer back to our coach and head towards the Vatican City.

Later you will visit the Vatican City, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to see the St. Peter's Basilica, it should be noted that you should wear appropriate attire for a place of worship, as this is a stipulation of entry. We will then walk across to view the Trevi Fountains, arguably the most beautiful fountains in all of Rome, here enjoy a gelato ice cream. It should be noted many parts of Rome will be done on foot as places such as Trevi Fountain, Roman Forums are only accessible on foot.

In the evening depending on the hotel location we either go to the restaurant for our Indian dinner, or we head towards the hotel, where dinner will be served late in the evening in one of the conference rooms by our very own caterers. We can then put our head down after our long day.

DAY 06 : ROME - FLORENCE - MONTECATINI (B, L, D)

Today after breakfast we check out of the hotel and board the coach for our drive towards Florence. We head North towards Florence. We will be covering quite a distance today to reach Florence, so ensure you carry your key essentials and devices for your entertainment for the journey.

Once we reach Florence, we go for our Indian lunch at the restaurant before making our way to the Historic City Centre. The coach will drop the group off in the city centre and drive away as they cannot remain in the city centre of Florence.

On arrival in the afternoon at our drop off point in Florence, we meet our local professional guide. The tour of this renaissance city and former capital starts by viewing the impressive architecture of some of the finest historic buildings in Italy. The guide will provide you an in-depth knowledge of some of Florence’s most iconic sights including the Duomo of Florence the largest brick dome ever created, along with photo stops at Basilica of Santa Croce, the final burial place of Michelangelo, statue of David replica, and the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River. The tour of Florence will be a walking tour as many parts of the city are pedestrianised and only accessible on foot.

We then meet up with our coach towards the Arno River and proceed to make our way out of Florence. Just before we hit the highway we stop at the Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence, the stop allows a panoramic view of the city and beyond. We stop for a quick photo stop here before boarding the coach and making our way to Montecatini.

In the early evening, we depart towards the Hotel in Montecatini, which is in the region of Tuscany for our overnight stay. We head towards our hotel and restaurant in the region. Today evening enjoy a buffet Indian meal, before settling in for our one-night stay.

DAY 07 : PISA - GENEVA (B, D)

After breakfast, we load our luggage on the coach and leave the Montecatini region and make our short drive towards the city of Pisa, best known for its iconic Leaning Tower.
On arrival in Pisa, we disembark the coach, and we make our transfer towards the Piazza dei Miracoli, we walk through the small market and enter the Piazza dei Miracoli through the iron gates, where the magnificent Leaning Tower of Pisa can be seen tilting since its completion in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to the tower. Also, in the piazza is the Baptistry, an ecclesiastical building constructed from 1152 to 1363.
We transfer back to our coach on the outskirts of Pisa. In the early afternoon once we return to the coach we make our way towards Switzerland, heading towards the city of Geneva. We will be covering quite a distance today to reach Geneva, so ensure you carry your key essentials.

Once we reach Geneva in the evening, we make a couple of short photo stops. We make our way to the "Jardin Anglais", known as the English Gardens. Here we stop for photos of the National Monument, which features lady Geneva and Lady Helvetica; also see the Flower Clock an iconic outdoor flower clock designed in 1955, made with colourful blooms that change seasonally, and finally of the Jet d’Eau (subject to operation), a fountain, lit up at night, pumping half a cubic meter of water per second 140m into the air.

We then head towards the United Nations of Geneva (UNOG) for our second photo stop, the UNOG is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations and situated in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938. Capture an amazing picture containing all the flags of the countries of the United Nations.

We then finish our quick trip to Geneva by heading towards the restaurant and hotel. We have our buffet Indian dinner before we pack in for the night.

DAY 8 : GENEVA - PARIS (B, D)

Today after breakfast check out of the hotel, and we make our way towards Paris. You will not be reaching Paris until late in the afternoon, and we will be stopping on route for Lunch. The lunch stop will only sell continental food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services.

On arrival in the "City of Lights" - Paris, we make our way to the renowned, and world recognised the Eiffel Tower. Your journey will take you to the ( Level 2*) Eiffel Tower. It should be noted that as the Eiffel Tower is the worlds most visited paid monument you should expect long security and ticket queues as reservations are not always available. The ( Level 2* ) ticket not be available or closed then the ticket difference will be reimbursed to you on the completion of your tour. On instances we may conduct Montparnasse Tower, where the Eiffel Tower is closed due to national holidays, Bastille day parades etc., or non-operational due to any other reason, an advanced warning will not be given in relation to the change of monument.

In the evening we will then make our way to the restaurant for our group buffet meal, on the allocation of our entry time enjoy your Indian dinner and then settle back in your seats on the coach for an optional night tour of Paris or be transferred back to the hotel on one of our vehicles.

If you chose the optional tour of "Paris Illumination Tour" then we board our coach after the restaurant and begun our night tour, which lasts 90 Minutes and takes you around the key sights of Paris at Night, see the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde and Invalides from the comfort of your coach, with the magnificent street lights and monumental lights gravitating you towards the wonderful sights and monuments. See the Eiffel Tower sparkle on the hour, for five minutes immersing you in the city of Paris, and truly recognize why it has been nicknamed the "City of Lights".

We then late in the night make our way to the hotel for our stay. Get a good night’s sleep as more wonders await you tomorrow.

DAY 9 : PARIS (B, L)

Today morning we check out of the hotel after breakfast and load the luggage depending on your final drop off point.

We then make our way back to the centre of Paris, where we embark on the famous "Bateaux" cruises of Paris for our one-hour cruise along the River Seine, we cover the stunning architecture that Paris has to offer on sights such as the Grand Palais, Petite Palais, Pont Alexandre 3rd bridge, National Assembly, Invalides and of course the spectacular Eiffel Tower. The glass-covered boat is at your disposal, choose to sit inside or outside whilst listening to the commentary of the sights.

Whilst travelling around Paris you would have covered various other sights including the Vendome, home to the Ritz Hotel; Concorde square made famous during the French revolution and Avenue des Champs Élysées, the largest tree-lined boulevard in Paris.

Bid farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.

 

NOTES:

  • If passengers are fully vaccinated they DO NOT need any testing whilst in Europe. You only need to do a lateral flow on day 2 after coming back from your trip.

  • If children under 12 are travelling with fully vaccinated adults, they DO NOT need any testing whilst in Europe. You only need to do a lateral flow on day 2 after coming back from your trip.

  • Breakfast will be provided at the hotels as per itinerary and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc. This varies from hotel to hotel.

  • As coaches are prohibited in certain parts of Pisa, Rome, Florence and Venice majority of the tour will be conducted by walking.

  • Passengers will have an option to choose from a range of different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where ever possible Halal) meals as per the itinerary. Passengers should advice their choice of preferred diet at the time of booking the tour. The meals are pre-set and a choice of menu is not available. 

  • Please note that we will make every effort for early check in for passengers coming in early but this is not guaranteed & is at the hotel’s discretion & availability.

  • Passengers may have to give their Credit card/cash at some of the hotels towards incidentals. No charges are levied unless the guests use some of the services other than not included in the package.

  • Max occupancy per room is 3 person (includes children above 2 years. excludes infants)

  • Tour ends at the tour drop-off point on the last day of the tour. 

  • Passenger may want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities. Please also ensure you carry all medication you will need on the tour.

  • It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children. Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

  • The driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room. In addition, passenger can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. 

  • Passenger can bring a light weight manual wheelchair for travel, if required, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. We will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include chips, biscuits, drinks etc.

  • We cannot take requests for any seats on the coach. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, regardless of whether they are in the front or the back of the coach.

  • On itineraries that include travel via flight or rail, it may be the case that passengers are not accompanied by their tour manager/local representative during these journeys. In this case the tour manager will meet passengers on arrival at their destination.

  • On occasions it may be the case that the tour manager may change whilst on tour; this is usually due to operational reasons. 

  • Passengers are strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as Glasgow are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

  • There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.

  • If you book a package tour holiday with us and within 7 days of departure there is FCDO advice against travel or a quarantine in the UK or destination countries, then we will give you the following simple options to choose from: a) FULL REFUND b) FREE DATE CHANGE (There will be a small administrative charges which will be forfeited for FULL REFUND)

  • Surcharges applicable during peak and festive periods.

  • Due to fluctuations in accommodation prices, supplements may apply to listed prices. 

  • A Forex rate varies from each bank and accordingly calculated on the date of payment.

 

2022 Tour Dates 

April  :  09, 16, 30

May  :  07, 14, 28

June  :  11 , 25

July  :  09, 23, 30

Aug  :  06, 13, 20, 27

Sept :  10

Oct :  22

Note - Please contact is for Pre & Post tour hotel accommodations

HOTELS

  • 1 night at 7 Hotels & Fitness Strasbourg or similar

  • 1 night at Stay Inn or similar

  • 1 night at Crowne Plaza Padova or similar

  • 2 nights at Mercure Roma West or similar

  • 1 night at Hotel Wallart or similar

  • 1 night at Best Western Thoiry Hotel or similar

  • 1 night at Novotel Massy or similar

Tour Highlights

BELGIUM: • Atomium Structure photo stop


GERMANY: • Black Forest drive through the scenic region
• Lake Titisee Free Time


AUSTRIA: • Golden Roof & free time to explore

• Swarovski Crystal World Museum with entrance


ITALY: • Venice Boat ride to St. Marks Square, Gondola Ride with entrance

• Rome City Tour with local guide, Colosseum
photo stop, view Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Time Elevator with entrance

• Florence City Tour with local guide, Statue of
David (replica) at Piazza Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, view the Piazza Della Signoria, Basilica of Santa Croce (from outside) & The Duomo (from outside)

• Pisa view the Leaning Tower (from outside) & The Duomo

• Sirmione View of Lake Garda


VATICAN: • St Peters Basilica & Square


SWITZERLAND: • Geneva City Tour view Flower Clock, UN Building, Jet d’Eau


FRANCE: • Eiffel Tower (level 2*) with entrance

• River Seine Boat Cruise with entrance

• Paris Orientation Tour

*Subject to Availability - In the event of the Eiffel Tower restricting access/closure the ticket price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. Eiffel Tower during national holidays or events may be substituted by Montparnasse tower or will be refunded.

Optional Excursions

1. Rome Night Tour - £25 (adult) / FREE (child)

(90 mins) This tour is conducted by coach and by foot. Admire major attractions whilst illuminated such as Colosseum, St. Angelo’s Castle, St. Peters Church, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountains and Marcello Theatre, with some brief photo stops.

2. Paris Night Tour - £25 (adult) / FREE (child)

(90 mins) This tour is conducted on a coach and gives you a chance to admire major attractions whilst illuminated such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Opera House, Louvre Museum and Invalides with minimum of 3 photo stops.

3. Lido Show - £125 (adult) (90 mins) / £ 35 (4 - 12 Years)

(Not available from 1st Jun to 18th Aug)

A world famous cabaret show, complete with half a bottle of champagne and transfers. The show promises an exceptional evening in Paris; regarded by many as Europe’s best show. See breathtaking scenes, a real ice rink, 23 sets and 600 sumptuous costumes. The Lido is more spectacular than ever!

Show Time: 2330hrs

What's Included

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point

  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry

  • 8 nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast

  • 7 Indian dinners, 1 Continental dinner & 4 vegetarian lunches

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

  • All tips and service charges

  • Premium service of a Tour Representative

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

  • Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees

  • Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

  • Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Optional tours or excursions

  • GST as applicable on the date of booking. Any changes before travel date by the government in taxes will be applicable in addition to this

Pick up & Drop Information

  • Brussels Airport (BRU) as a pick up at 10:00 am from the Information Desk on Arrivals Level 2.  (At a supplement of £25 ($35) per person)

  • Drop point will be Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris (CDG). Drop off time will be approximately 14:30. We suggest to book late evening flight for return journey

 

DISCLAIMER: 

We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on  weather, traffic, or other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers. 

In case of coach break down due to mechanical failures, the company will make every effort to fix the problem but please note that there will be no monetary compensation for the inconvenience caused.