16 Days: European Darshanam

16 Days: European Darshanam

United Kingdom | France | Belgium | Netherlands |
Germany | Switzerland | Austria | Italy | Vatican
Description

This 16-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across Europe. We begin our journey in London and end in Rome. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

3 nts at Ibis Excel / Ibis Heathrow or similar in London.
3 nts at Mercure La Ulis / Ibis Marne la Valley or similar in Paris.
1 nt at NH Naarden / NH Zandvoort or similar in Netherlands.
1 nt at Achat Hockenheim / NH Hirschberg or similar in Germany.
3 nts at Terrace / Mövenpick Egerkingen or similar in Switzerland.
1 nt at Alpenkonig Tirol or similar in Innsbruck.
1 nt at BW Air Venice / Blue Dream or similar in Padova.
1 nt at The Gate or similar in Florence
1 nt at Green Park Hotel Pamphili or similar in Rome.

Meals
  • Enjoy a Continental breakfast every day
    Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice.
  • Enjoy Indian Meals / Local Meals in Europe
    A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus
  • Enjoy Indian breakfast & masala chai in select cities
  • Enjoy Indian dinners in the comfort of your hotel in select cities
  • Enjoy South Indian Meals in select cities
Itinerary
Day 1: LONDON, ENGLAND (D)

Welcome to London – the capital of England and the United Kingdom. You will be transferred to your hotel (Check-in time is after 1500 hrs). Overnight at the hotel in London.

Day 2: LONDON, ENGLAND (B, L, D)

Today, visit the Swaminarayan temple – made of Italian Carrera Marble a visit to this temple is a sublime experience. Next, on your guided city tour see the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Later, visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Overnight in London.

Day 3: LONDON, ENGLAND (B, L, D)

Today, visit the Tower of London -see the Kohinoor Diamond and the Crown Jewels. Later, visit experience a thrilling ride on the London Eye – one of the world’s tallest ferris wheels. Today, you also have time at leisure to explore the great shopping on the world-famous Oxford Street. Overnight in London.

Day 4: PARIS, FRANCE (B, PL, D)

Today we go to Calais, France by the Eurotunnel train from Folkestone or by ferry from Dover. We then proceed to Paris and check-in to the hotel. This evening enjoys the scenic Seine River Cruise and later enjoy on an Illumination tour of Paris when you will see the city’s famous landmarks magically lit up. Overnight in Paris.

Day 5: PARIS, FRANCE (B, L, D)

Today, proceed on a guided city tour that takes you around the majestic Place de la Concorde, the iconic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the opulent Palais Garnier Opera House. Next, we ride on the funicular to visit the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur located in Montmartre. Spend some time in this culturally intriguing part of Paris. Overnight in Paris.

Day 6: PARIS, FRANCE (B, LC/PL, D)

Today, the adventurous can choose to visit Disneyland, Paris, with its range of exciting rides and history lovers can opt for a tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles (guided) and the renowned Louvre Museum. Overnight in Paris.

Day 7: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (B, L, D)

Today, we visit Brussels, capital of Belgium. We view the adorable ‘Manneken Pis’ statue of a little boy, as well as the beautiful
Grand Place and the historic Town Hall. Next, visit Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (till May 19th) in Lisse – the world’s most beautiful spring garden. From May 20th, we visit Madurodam – Holland in miniature with beautiful models of palaces, canals, windmills and more. Overnight in the Netherlands.

Day 8: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and COLOGNE, GERMANY (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Amsterdam and enjoy a leisurely canal cruise – the best way to see this captivating city! After a photo stop at a windmill, drive to Cologne and see the magnificent Cologne Cathedral and enjoy the bustling pedestrian area. Overnight in Germany.

Day 9: BLACK FOREST, GERMANY and SWITZERLAND (B, L, D)

Today, we drive through the famous Black Forest region of Germany. We stop at the Drubba – the heart of the Black Forest to witness a demonstration of how traditional Cuckoo clocks are made. Drive to Switzerland, famous for soaring Alpine peaks and sparkling turquoise lakes. We stop at Schaffhausen to admire the thundering beauty of the Rhine fall. Enjoy a boat ride and see the falls up close. Overnight in Switzerland.

Day 10: JUNGFRAUJOCH and INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND (B, L, D)

Today, we visit Jungfraujoch – a majestic backdrop of ice, snow and rock with breathtaking views. Board the charming cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch, where you can enjoy the Ice Palace – while being encased in ice yourself! Enjoy a delicious Indian lunch on top. Later, visit Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best-known health and pleasure resorts. Overnight in Switzerland.

Day 11: MT. TITLIS and LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND (B, L, D)

Today, visit Mt. Titlis, the highest peak in central Switzerland, ride two cable cars – the second of which is the ‘Titlis Rotair’, the world’s first rotating cable car. Weather permitting, you could take a stroll on the Cliff Walk – a 100m. suspension bridge 3,000m above the ground! Later, visit Lucerne – on an orientation tour see the Lion Monument and Kapellbrucke. You can also shop for Swiss souvenirs. Enjoy a cruise on the picturesque Lake  Lucerne. Overnight in Switzerland.

Day 12: INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Austria. Visit the Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens. Later, visit Innsbruck and see the ‘Goldenes Dachl’ or Golden Roof and the Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake. Overnight in Innsbruck.

Day 13: VENICE, ITALY (B, L, D)

Today, proceed to Venice – built on over 100 small islands, separated by canals and linked by bridges. Enjoy lunch on a private boat en-route to St. Mark’s Square. At St. Mark’s Square see the historic Ducal Palace, the romantic Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and splendid St. Mark’s Basilica. We also visit the Murano Glass factory for a glass blowing demonstration. Also, enjoy a Gondola Ride. Overnight in Venice/ Padova.

Day 14: MARANELLO, PISA and FLORENCE, ITALY (B, D)

We drive to Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum where, you will be greeted by the beautiful F1, GT and sports cars that made history which will relive the great competitions of the past. We, then drive to Pisa. We then 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, visit the Piazalle Michelangelo from where you get spectacular views of Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Day 15: ROME and THE VATICAN CITY, ITALY (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Rome. Visit the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. On a guided city tour of Rome you will see renowned sights such as the Victor Emmanuel II Monument. Next, we visit the Time Elevator Show. We also visit the Trevi Fountain. Overnight in Rome.

Day 16: RETURN HOME (B)

Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. 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. Write in and tell us how you enjoyed it and give us any suggestions you may have. ‘Aufwiedersehen, Ciao, & Adieu’ till we meet again!


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


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107