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COUNTRIES
Netherlands | Germany | Austria | Italy | Vatican | Switzerland | Paris

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY
• Enjoy a Canal Cruise of Amsterdam
• Free Time of Dam Square
• Visit to Drubba in the Black Forest
• Private Water Taxi to St. Mark’s Square
• Visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral
• Visit to Versailles Palace
• Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3.

HOTELS
2 nights at Hotel Schiphol / Ibis Airport or similar in Amsterdam.
1 night at Achat Hockenheim / Ramada Hockenheim or similar in Heidelberg.
1 night at Alpenkoening / Bon Alpina or similar inSeefeld Innsbruck.
1 night at Mercure Marghera / Galzignano Terme Splendid or similar in Padova/ Mestre.
2 nights at West Florence/ Park or similar in Florence / Castiglion Fiorentino.
3 nights at Terrace or similar in Switzerland.
2 nights at Mercure Orly Rungis / Best Western CDG or similar in Paris.

MEALS
Enjoy a Continental Breakfast Everyday
Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice

Enjoy Indian Meals in Europe
A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus

SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager).

Netherlands
• Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm.
• Photostop at a Windmill.
• Visit to Madurodam
• Enjoy a Canal Cruise of Amsterdam.
• Free Time of Dam Square.

Germany
• Visit to Cologne Cathedral.
• Visit to Drubba in the Black Forest.
• Free time at Altstadt in Heidelberg.

Austria
• Visit to Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens
• Orientation Tour in Innsbruck.

Italy
• Orientation Tour of Venice.
• Private Water Taxi to St. Mark’s Square.
• Guided Walking Tour in Florence.
• Guided City Tour in Rome.
• Visit to Trevi Fountain.
• Orientation Tour in Pisa.

Vatican
• Visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Switzerland
• A chance to visit Jungfraujoch and Interlaken.
• Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk.
• Orientation Tour in Lucerne.

France
• Visit to Versailles Palace.
• Guided City Tour in Paris.
• Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3.
• Enjoy River Seine Cruise.

Day 1
Arrive into Amsterdam
Begin your ‘Best of Europe’ Tour
Welcome to Amsterdam - Capital of Netherlands. On arrival check into your hotel on your own any time after 1500 hrs.
Overnight at the hotel in Amsterdam.
(Dinner)

Day 2
Visit to Madurodam
Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm
Photo-stop at a Windmill
Canal Cruise of Amsterdam
Visit to Dam Square
After a continental breakfast, 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.
Next, stop at one of the windmills - a symbol of the Netherlands, a splendid backdrop for a family photograph. Later, enjoy a demonstration on the art of making wooden shoes, at a wooden shoe factory. Avail of the opportunity to shop for wooden shoes and other Dutch souvenirs. Also see a demonstration of how cheese is made.
Discover Amsterdam in a novel manner as we take you on a cruise along its canals, the best way to see this captivating city. Enjoy some free time at Dam Square.
Overnight at the hotel in Amsterdam.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3
Visit to the Cologne Cathedral
Visit Altstadt in Heidelberg
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne, where we visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This 515 feet tall gothic Cathedral took six centuries to build and is Germany’s most visited monument.
Later, drive towards Heidelberg and visit the Altstadt.
Overnight at the hotel in Heidelberg.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4
Onto Innsbruck
Visit Drubba in the Black Forest
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and journey to Innsbruck, 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.
Next, we journey to Innsbruck known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions.
Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5
Visit Swarovski Crystal World
Orientation Tour of Innsbruck
Onto Padova
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive towards Wattens to visit the amazing Swarovski Crystal World. We, then continue our journey towards Innsbruck. On arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of Innsbruck. 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.
Later, we drive to Venice, the romantic Italian city, known for its unique architecture.
Overnight at the hotel in Venice / Padova.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6
Private Water Taxi to St.Marks Square
Orientation Tour of Venice
Onto Florence
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and proceed for an orientation tour of Venice. We arrive in Venice island, an archipelago of 118 islands, 170 canals & 400 bridges. We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a Private Water Taxi to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. 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.
Next, we drive to Florence. On arrival, we proceed on a guided walking tour of Florence. See the Magnificent Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Walk towards Piazza Signoria to see the Palazzo Vecchio, The Logia and the Equesterian statue of Cosimo the 1st. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7
Day Trip to Rome
Visit to Trevi Fountain
Visit St. Peter’s Cathedral
Guided City Tour of Rome
After a continental breakfast, we proceed on a day trip to Rome, the capital of Italy. We visit the Trevi Fountain. Later, we 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.
Next, on our guided city tour of Rome, we see Piazza Venezia, 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.
Next, we drive back to Florence.
Overnight at the hotel in Florence.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8
Orientation Tour of Pisa
Onto Switzerland
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and 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 Switzerland.
Overnight at the hotel in Switzerland.
(Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9
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. At Mt. Titlis you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the Ice Cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take a stroll on the latest attraction at Mt.Titlis – The Cliff Walk.
Next, we proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the World. 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 Switzerland.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10
Day Free
Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and
Interlaken
After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch and picturesque Interlaken. 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. Marvel at the changes in alpine scenery as your charming cogwheel train takes you on a unique journey to Jungfraujoch, the very Top of Europe. 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. Send a postcard to your friends and relatives from Europe’s highest altitude Post office with its own special postmark. Enjoy an Indian lunch on top.
Thereafter, we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts. There’s time to relax at the many cafes or shop for Swiss watches, chocolates, Swiss memorabilia, etc.
Overnight at the hotel in Switzerland.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11
Onto Paris
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Paris. On arrival, we take you to the hotel for check in.
Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12
Visit to Versailles Palace
Guided City Tour of Paris
Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 3
Cruise on the River Seine
After a continental breakfast, we proceed to Versailles Palace. On your guided tour of the Palace see the vast chambers and private apartments of unimaginable luxury including the famous Hall of mirrors.
Later, we proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of Paris. See Place de la Concorde, the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the magnificent Opera House.
Next, we visit the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 3rd level will leave you breathless.!!
Then, its time for a romantic cruise on the river Seine. See all the important monuments of Paris on the banks of the
river Seine.
Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13
Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Best of Europe’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. 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.
(Breakfast)

Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However all the sightseeing will remain the same.

13 Days Best of Europe Tour Price

Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 2,200

USD 1,650

USD 1,250

Single room supplement USD 550 per person.
• *As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
• **As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.
• Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room.

What your Tour Price includes
1. Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
2. Services of an SOTC Tour Manager.
3. Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

What your Tour Price does not include
1. Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
2. Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
3. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
4. Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
5. Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to
departure.
6. Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Visa Requirements
You must be in possession of a valid Single Entry Schengenstatin Visa. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements
For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into Amsterdam and depart from Paris. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Suggested Excursions Price in USD


Name of Suggested Excursions                                                                                            Adult                Child

Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken                                                                                                   175                          130

Reservation and payment for the suggested excursions can be made upon arrival on the 1st day of your tour with the tour manager in USD only. Suggested excursions will be operated subject to minimum 20 passengers.

Departure Dates*

Month 

 Departure dates

May 2017        

19, 26

June 2017        

2, 9, 17, 24

July 2017      

2, 7, 14, 22, 29

August 2017 4, 12, 19, 25
September 2017  1, 8, 23

*Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

Recommended
Booking Fee Protection: USD 69 refer page 90 for details.
Tour cost Protection: USD 179 refer page 90 for details.

Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.

Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Paris Air show, the Motor show, etc the hotels may be blocked out more than 1 year in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended.