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EUROPEAN ESSENCE –10 DAYS

EUROPEAN ESSENCE –10 DAYS

Designed for those with limited time or budget; yet wishes to visit the must see places.

London, Paris, Switzerland (Lucerne, Engelberg), Munich … Germany’s most beautiful city, Innsbruck (Austria), Italy … Venice, Pisa, Florence & Rome.

Moderate 3* hotels, daily continental breakfast, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary; comprehensive sightseeing tours including mountain excursion, must visit sights like Madame Tussaud, Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and more.

A morning arrival and late evening departure ** stretches your holiday benefit to the maximum; allows time for private exploration at select places; more content in the itinerary.

Distances between cities and conservative driving time provides transparency to your holiday programme… a feature not found in most other tour operator programmes.

Delightfully paced and carefully planned to ensure every day is a fulfilling experience.

No similar programme offers such opportunity to the holiday maker.

SUMMARY PROGRAMME – see what is included !

LONDON : 2 Nights hotel Quality Wembley, Jurys Inn or Days Inn or sim, Half day city tour, Madam Tussaud, Optional : Tower of London, London Eye

LE SHUTTLE : London – Paris by Le Shuttle through the English channel

PARIS : 2 Nights hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Mercure or sim, Half day city tour with Eiffel
Tower 2nd stage, Seine Cruise;
Optional : Disneyland or Louvre and Versailles Palace tour
Optional : Lido 2nd show

ENGELBERG : 2 Nights hotel Terrace, Central, Seehotel or sim
Mt.Titlis with Ice Flier, Lucerne

MUNICH : Enroute Visit; city tour with guide, time at the famous Marian Platz,

INNSBRUCK :  1 Night hotel Bon Alpina or Austrotel or sim, Orientation tour, Swarovski
Crystal Museum visit

PADOVA/VENICE : 1 Night hotel NH, Holiday Inn Vime Est, Crown Plaza or sim, Vaperettos; half day city tour including Murano Glass factory

PISA : Enroute visit the Square of Miracles and view the Leaning Tower

FLORENCE AREA : 1 Night hotel Cilegi, Moderno or sim, Walking tour of Florence city

ROME : Half day city tour, visit to Vatican city including St.Peter’s Church.

MEALS : Daily continental breakfast with cereals, 6 lunches and 9 Dinners

NOTE : Please note that due to various events, shows, Olympics & Para Olympics… hotel accommodation in London and Paris is critical from 2nd half of May till August. And groups may be put up on the outskirts of the cities. But our chartered coach is there to ensure all included sightseeings are provided.
** Most of our departure date

DAY BY DAY ITIENRARY :

DAY 1 : ARRIVE LONDON (IL,ID)
Morning arrive London airport complete your immigration and customs formalities, Time to freshen up. Board your coach for a  guided sightseeing introduces us to the city and its many landmarks. Continue with the city tour and view many an important landmark such as Parliament House, Big Ben, West Minister Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and other famous landmarks.

The Parliament House : The meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons;

The Big Ben : Nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009;

The West Minister Abbey : Traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms., St. Paul’s Cathedral… seat of the Bishop of London;

Trafalgar Square : is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year’s Eve. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). The original name was to have been “King William the Fourth’s Square”, but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name “Trafalgar Square”;

Buckingham Palace : The principal residence and office of the British monarch, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis, it was Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705 and other famous landmarks.

Check into the hotel and unwind. Indian dinner.

DAY 2 : AT LONDON (CBF, ID)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.

Balance day at the world famous Oxford Street for shopping or window shopping… or visit the Harrods at Knightsbridge. Our tour director will brief you on a direct “TUBE” route to Stratford from central London to view the Olympic games arena and visit Westfield… Europe’s biggest and newest shopping mall.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum : A major tourist attraction located in Central London, It is famous for recreating famous people, or celebrities, in wax. Marie Tussaud, was born Anna Maria Grosholtz in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire (the famous French philosopher), in 1777 , By 1835 Marie had settled down in Baker Street, London, and opened a museum.
Optional : Tower of London : Visit Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the “Tower of London”, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England.

It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078.

The tradition of housing the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London probably dates from the reign of Henry III. The famous Kohinoor Heera is hosted here amidst tight security.

Dinner and early night recommended today.

DAY 3 :    LONDON-FOLKSTONE –1 ½ hrs driving time     (BBF)
CALAIS-PARIS – 4 hrs driving time (L,ID)

Morning box breakfast is provided. Board your coach and drive to Folkstone for Le Shuttle to Calais. Eurotunnel’s Channel Tunnel vehicle is the fastest route to France, crossing from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes. Using Eurotunnel is so easy – the coach will drive on and stay with the vehicle in brightly-lit, air-conditioned carriages. You have to seat inside the shuttle and toilets are available. Customs are cleared before boarding so you drive straight off and away when you arrive in France.

Arrive Calais board your coach and drive to Paris. Lunch enroute.

Afternoon sightseeing covers, the famous landmarks such as Arc De Triumph, Notre Dame Cathedral, Concord Square, Montemarte, Opera House, a drive through the Rue St. Honore (which houses all famous fashion houses of the world), which we shall pass by with photo stops… the images of which you would have seen and visualised before and now you see in reality.

Arc De Triumph… one of the most famous monuments in Paris, The monument stands 50 metres. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle , at the western end of the Champs-Élysées;

Notre Dame Cathedral… also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Roman Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the in the fourth arrondissement;

Concord Square… one of the major public squares in Paris, France. Measuring 8.64 hectares in area;

Montemarte… primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur;  Opera House… founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Académie d’Opéra and shortly thereafter was placed under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Lully and renamed the Académie Royale de Musique;

A drive through the Rue St. Honore (which houses all famous fashion houses of the world), which we shall pass by with photo stops… the images of which you would have seen and visualised before and now you see in reality.

Tour finishes at Eiffel Tower … Built in 1889, Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair; it is the most famous landmarks in the world and yet to the Parisian.. and obvious facial blemish to their loved city skyline! Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the 2nd Floor.

Indian dinner and transfer to hotel and check in.

DAY 4 : AT PARIS (CBF, ID)
Full day free for private exploration … walk on Champs Ellysees, the Opera area and the nearby Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré which hosts all the world famous fashion houses and their boutiques and of course the Ellysees Palace … residence of the French President and/or simply sit and sip coffee at a road side café and watch the world go by.

Opportunity to visit : Disneyland Paris or Louvre & Versailles :-

Euro Disney
Disneyland Paris… for the young and those with children : located just outside the city. In 2009, Disneyland Park saw over 13 million visitors. A fun filled day at the most popular Theme Park in Paris. Enjoy the magic of Disney classics including shows and parades staring favourite Disney Characters. Your Theme Park passport admission ticket entitles you to unlimited access to more than 50 rides. Early evening, transfer back to Paris. Later Indian dinner and return to hotel.
OR
Louvre and Versailles  
For the elderly or the Art lover … for whom visiting the Disney Parks and studio may not be to their desire, we have for them :-

First we the visit Louvre, probably the greatest museum in the world for your date with “Monalisa”. See Venus De Milo, the Winged Victory in particular among the 125 classified master pieces.

Then visit to Versailles Palace … the former palace of the French Kings at no extra cost. Evening an hour’s cruising on the river Seine past some famous landmarks. Later Indian dinner and return to hotel.

Note : You will need to decide which option you wish to take at the time of registration. It will not be possible for us to accommodate any change of requirement once on tour.  Full day Disneyland or Louvre & Versailles Museum tour depending on the particular departure. (some groups will have option of Louvre and Versailles and Some groups for Disneyland)

Evening an hour’s cruising on the river Seine past some famous landmarks for a great first introduction to Europe’s most exciting city. Seine is centrally situated in Paris, a boat tour covers a great deal of the city. Both the Left Bank and the Right Bank are visible from the boat .

Indian dinner and return to hotel.

Optional  : Lido 2nd show and go an Illumination tour of Paris :
An evening out at Lido 2ND show… one of the famous night clubs of Paris with an illuminations drive.

DAY 5 : PARIS-LUCERNE-ENGELBERG/LUCERNE AREA –  8 hrs driving time (CBF,L,ID)
Morning board your coach and drive to Engelberg through the express way… one of the finest in Europe.  Lunch Enroute. Late afternoon, arrive Lucerne. Free time. Then continue to Engelberg, check into hotel. Dinner at hotel.

NOTE: Some groups staying at Engleburg and some are staying in Lucerne area.

DAY 6 : AT ENGELBERG/LUCERNE AREA – EXCURSION TO MT.TITLIS  (CBF, ID)
Morning proceed to the Mt. Titlis Cable Car station, ride in 3 stages takes us to MT. TITLIS .. (3,238 m ) a thrilling experience. On top there is an ICE PALACE. Play in the snow.

Mt.Titlis : The Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Uren Alps of Switzerland. It is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m).

The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier.

Then excursion to Lucerne. Feel this beautiful town, walk across the wooden bridge, shop at Bucharer. Some free time at lake front. Evening return back to Engelberg. Indian dinner.

DAY 7 : ENGELBERG/LUCERNE AREA -MUNICH – 370 Kms / 5 hrs driving time   (CBF)
Morning board your coach and drive through the beautiful Swiss and Germany country side to Munich … Germany’s most beautiful city.

On arrival guided city sightseeing tour follows. Some free time at the famous Marian Platz, Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Palace, Marien Platz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls.. This pedestrian area is surrounded by departmental stores and many period style buildings including the Rathaus. Some free time at Marien Platz.

Marienplatz : is a central square in the city center of Munich, Germany. It has been the city’s main square since 1158. In the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in this city square. Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation.

MUNICH-INNSBRUCK – 165 Kms / 2 hrs driving time (ID)
Then board your coach and drive to Innsbruck. Orientation drive. Free time at Maria Teressa Square. Transfer to Indian restaurant / hotel for dinner.

DAY 8 :    INNSBRUCK-WATTENS – 17 Kms / 30 mins driving time (CBF)
Morning board your coach and drive to Wattens… a short distance away. Visit Swarovski’s amazing Crystal World and its futuristic creations.

Swarovski Museum :  is the brand name for a range of precisely-cut crystal (a particular type of glass) and related luxury products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria. Daniel Swarovski (October 24, 1862 – January 23, 1956). His father was a glass cutter who owned a small glass factory. It was there that a young Swarovski served an apprenticeship, becoming skilled in the art of glass-cutting.

WATTENS-VENICE/PADOVA – 400 Kms / 5 ½ hrs driving time (L,ID)
Board your coach and drive to Venice through the Dolomites. Great scenery all around. Enroute stop for lunch.

We arrive Venice early afternoon at Tronchetto. Here you board your private steamer (Vaperetto) for transfer to St.Marks Square.

Feel the magic of this unique city in a sight seeing tour. Its Canals are its roads, its vaperettos are its buses, gently gliding along its canals with brilliant mansions on both sides. Napoleon called it the World’s biggest drawing room. Free time for you to feed the pigeons at St. Marks Square or visit a Venetian Murano Glass factory or the many shops around St. Marks Square where you can pick up beautiful Glassware and Crochette work.

Murano glass : is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century, the city had become well known for its glassmakers, who created unique Murano glass.

Our tour escort will of course show you places where you can buy typical Venetian Souvenirs at cheaper prices.  Return back to Tronchetto. Where we reboard our coach. Proceed for dinner and to hotel.

DAY 9 :    VENICE/PADOVA-PISA – 335 Kms / 4 hrs driving time (CBF,IL)
Morning board your coach and drive to Pisa to arrive by Mid day.  Visit the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracle. Some free time here (Beware of pickpockets). Indian lunch.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa : is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground.

PISA-FLORENCE AREA – 90 Kms / 1 ½ hrs driving time (ID)
Afternoon we proceed to Florence. .. the Renaissance Capital.

A fascinating walking tour of Renaissance Florence of the Piazza Della Signoria area… a virtual out door sculpture gallery. View Piazza Palazzo Vechio, Giotto’s Tower, Pizza Duomo, the Baptistry with its colorful mosaics and lastly Lorenzo Ghiberti’s famous gilded doors that made none other than the great master Michel Angelo exclaim “These Doors are fit to stand at the Gates of Paradise”.

Then board your coach and transfer for dinner/hotel.

DAY 10:    FLORENCE AREA-ROME –  285 Kms/3 ½ hrs driving time (CBF,IL)
Morning we depart for the eternal city Rome passing through the scenic Tuscany district. On arrival, meet our guide and head for Vatican. Visit the the St. Peter’s Square and the St.Peter’s church… seat of the Pope… and which hosts the famous Pieta by Michael Angelo and the Dome by Bernini among many other priceless treasures.

State of the City of the Vatican, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800. This makes Vatican City the smallest independent state in the world by area, and also the world’s least populated.

Vatican City was established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty. Vatican City is ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the Pope.

Lunch at Indian restaurant.

Afternoon city tour commences thereafter. View the Imperial area and Rome’s most famous landmarks – The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch De Constantine, The Pantheon, the Vittoria Emanuel monument and finally on to the Trevi  Fountain where you throw a coin and make a wish.   Some free time at Piazza Navona … a very lively and historical Plaza with the 3 famous fountains by Bernini. It’s the last day of your tour. Why not get your portrait done by one of the numerous street artists ?

Colosseum : The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. The Colosseum was used to host gladiatorial shows as well as a variety of other events. The shows, called munera.

Roman Forum : The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. The area of the Forum was originally a low-lying, grassy wetland. It was drained in the 7th century BC by building the Cloaca Maxima, a large covered sewer system that emptied into the Tiber River, as more people began to settle between the two hills.

Arch of Constantine : The Arch of Constantine, is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by spolia, the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.

The Pantheon : The Pantheon is a building in Rome, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD.[2]

The Trevi Fountain : is a fountain in the Trevi rione in Rome. Standing 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. This was the theme of 1954’s Three Coins in the Fountain and the Academy Award winning song by that name which introduced the picture.

Our tour leader hosts you for a delicious Italian Ice Cream ! Then proceed to airport to reach by 1900 hrs and check in for your flight back to India.

EUROPEAN ESSENCE : 9 Nights / 10 Days

DEPARTURE DATES

Month Dates
April 23,26,30
May 3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28,31
June 4,7,11,14,18,21,25,28
July 5,12,16,19,30
September 13
October 21,22,25,27

PRICE

TOUR COST PER PERSON
PLACE ADULT CHILD WITH BED CHILD WITHOUT BED
FROM RS EURO RS EURO RS EURO
KOLKATA 62500 1080 54500 850 54500 650
MUMBAI  58000 1080 50000 850 50000 650
DELHI  59500 1080 51500 850 51500 650
BENGALURU/CHENNAI  62000 1080 54000 850 54000 650
HYDERABAD 62000 1080 54000 850 54000 650
GRATUITY 20 20 20
JOIN DIRECT

* Child below 11 years sharing same room with 2 adults.
# Single supplement : EURO 250

ADD ON: 2 NTS DUBAI PACKAGE (FOR EMIRATES passengers)
(2 Days hotel Palm Beach or sim, Return airport transfer, Daily ABF, Desert Safari with Dinner & Belly Dance)  Adult: TBA ; Child no bed: TBA ; Taxes & Visa Fees: Adult / Child : Rs. TBA

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  1. BOOKING FEE (PART REGISTRATION AMOUNT) OF RS 5000 (NONREFUNDABLE).
  2. BALANCE REGISTRATION AMOUNT OF RS 20000 PER PERSON TO BE PAID WITHIN 15 DAYS OF BOOKING.
  3. BALANCE RUPEE AMOUNT TO BE PAID MINIMUM 45 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE DATES.
  4. FINAL FOREX PAYMENT 30 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE

Note :

  1. In case of booking/registration is done within 45days before departure. The full INR amount needs to be paid at the time of registration only. Booking will be auto released without any prior notice if the balance payment are not make as per above payment schedule.
  2. Granting of Visa is entirely at the discretion of the Embassy / Consulate and has no bearing on the above Payment schedule.
  3. For Passengers paying the land portion in Indian rupees, the exchange rate as on date of final paymentwill apply.
  4. For passengers paying their land in Forex, currency notes will be accepted as per RBI guidelines.

Tour price includes :

  • Return airfare from India
  • Visa fees, all taxes including GST.
  • Medical Insurance for the duration of tour and for passenger below 59 years
  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Transfer & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tour kit comprising :- Air bag, ticket wallet, cap,
  • Services of club7 tour director

Note : Join Direct price are exclusive of airfare, taxes, visas & Medical Insurance.
For all transportation including airlines only 1 piece of check in baggage is allowed.

Tour price does not include :

  • Cost of BTQ, available upto US$ 10,000 for a calendar year which the passenger may wish to carry for there personal expenses.
  • Any items of personal nature such as telephone bills, any medical expenses, laundry or for any item which are not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any amount charged by the airlines for deviation of the tour by the passengers on his own.
  • Any increase in the air fare / taxes / routing changed by the airlines on your ticket (presently calculated as on 1st November 2011)
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, train station, tips, wines, mineral water etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in “Tour Price includes” section.

DOCUMENTATIONDEADLINE:

All necessary documents for Visa processing need to be submitted with in 15 Days from date of registration.

If the booking date is with in 45 days of departure then documents need to be submitted with in 48Hrs of registration.

Non submission of documents required to process visas as per above time limit will be treated as cancellation of tours & the relevant cancellation charges will apply.

CANCELLATION:
Cancellation charges will apply for Cancellation of tour and/or for non payment of tour price  as per payment schedule provided above, or for non submission of documents as per documentation deadline which will be treated as tour cancellation.

CANCELLATION TERMS:

INCASE OF REFUSAL OF UK VISA VISA COST + SERVICE CHARGE OF INR 5000 Subject to visa refusal at least 45 Days before departure, Otherwise normal cancellation will apply)
45 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE REGISTRATION AMOUNT OF INR 25000 + VISA FEES.
45-21 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE 35% OFTHE TOUR COST
20-11 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE 50% OFTHE TOUR COST
10-3 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE 75% OF THE TOUR COST
INCASE OF 2 DAYS OR “NO SHOW” 100% OF THE TOUR COST

For calculation of days Sundays and holidays will not be calculated.

In case of delay or refusal of visa resulting in cancellation/Deviation of tour immediately before original departure date, cancellation/Re booking charges will have to borne by passengers. Granting of visa is entirely at the discretion of Embassy / Consulate.

OPTIONAL VISIT :-

TOURS ADT (EUR) CHD (EUR)
TOWER OF LONDON EURO 65 PER PERSON EURO 65 PER PERSON
LONDON EYE
EURO DISNEY OR
LOUVRE AND VERSAILLES EURO 65 PER PERSON EURO 65 PER PERSON
LIDO SHOW WITH CHAMPAGNE 95 PER PERSON FREE

All optional tours need to booked and paid in full in India or on first day of arrival.

Optional Tours including transportation are Operative subject to minimum 15 persons booking the tour.

Departure Dates :

Ex Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad :
April  : 23, 24, 26, 30
May : 1, 3, 7, 8, 10,14, 15, 22,17,21,24,28,29,31
June : 4,5,7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25,26,28
July  : 5, 10,12, 19,31
August : 14,16, 30
September : 13,14,25, 27
October : 21, 22, 23, 25

Ex Ahmedabad :
April : 24
May : 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
June : 5, 26
July : 10, 31
August : 14
September : 25
October : 23