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COUNTRIES
Italy | Vatican | Austria | Germany | Switzerland | France | Belgium | Netherlands

HOTELS
1 night at Mercure Roma West or similar in Rome.
1 night at West Florence or similar in Florence.
1 night at Tulip Inn Padova / NH Mantegna or similar in Padova.
1 night at Alphotel / Bon Alpina or similar in Innsbruck.
3 nights at Alpin Sherpa Meiringen / Terrace or similar in Central Switzerland.
2 nights at Ibis Roissy CDG / Best Western CDG or similar in Paris.
2 nights at NH Schiphol Airport / NH Naarden or similar in Netherlands.

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

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

SIGHTSEEING

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

Vatican
• Visit to St.Peter’s Basilica.

Italy
• Guided City Tour of Rome.
• Orientation Tour of Pisa.
• Visit to Piazalle Michelangelo in Florence.
• Orientation Tour of Venice.
• Visit the Murano Glass Showroom in Venice.

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

Germany
• Visit Drubba in the Black Forest.

Switzerland
• See the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen.
• A Chance to visit Jungfraujoch and Interlaken.
• Visit to Mt.Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne.

France • Illumination Tour of Paris.
• Cruise on the River Seine.
• Guided City Tour of Paris.
• Visit Disneyland, Paris.
• Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 2 in Paris.
Belgium
• Orientation Tour of Brussels.

Netherlands
• Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (until 21st May).
• Visit Madurodam (from 22nd May).
• Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam.
• Photo-stop at a Windmill.
• Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm.

Day 1
Arrive into Rome
Begin your ‘European Experience’ Tour
Welcome to Rome - capital of Italy. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs.
Overnight at the hotel in Rome.
(Dinner)

Day 2
Onto Florence
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Guided City Tour of Rome
Orientation Tour of Pisa
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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3
Visit to Piazalle Michelangelo
Orientation Tour of Venice
Visit the Murano Glass Showroom
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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4
Onto Innsbruck
Visit to Swarovski Crystal World
Orientation Tour of Innsbruck
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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5
Onto Switzerland
Visit Drubba in the Black Forest
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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6
Day Free
Suggested Excursion: Visit to Jungfraujoch and
Interlaken
After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch and picturesque Interlaken. We begin with a 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. Thereafter we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts.
Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8
Onto Paris
Cruise on the River Seine
Illumination 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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9
Guided City Tour of Paris
Visit to Eiffel Tower - Level 2
Visit to Disneyland, 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.
Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10
Onto 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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11
Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens OR Madurodam
Canal Cruise of Amsterdam
Photostop at a Windmill
Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm
After a continental breakfast, we drive to Lisse to visit the Keukenhof Gardens (until 21st May) the famed National Flower Exhibition. 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, 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.
Overnight at the hotel in Netherlands.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12
Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘European Experience’ holiday 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.

Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 1,825

USD 1,265

USD 1,060

Single room supplement USD 600 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.
• Peak season supplement may be applicable. Kindly check with your Sales Officer for details.

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

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 Rome and depart from Amsterdam. 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 and Interlaken 150 

110

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

April 2017                             

22, 30

May 2017 

3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31

June 2017 

1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

July 2017 

5, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27

August 2017

3, 10, 13, 17, 30

September 2017

13, 20, 27

Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

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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