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Summer Value Tour European Whirl with 3 Nights Mediterranean Cruise 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, Family, Spain, Europe

Visit:

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

Includes:

  • 2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express T4 / Ibis LHR or similar in London(Heathrow Area), United Kingdom.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ibis / B&B / Moxy CDG or similar in Paris (CDG Area), France
  • 2 nights at NH / Best Western or similar in Belgium / Netherlands
  • 1 night at Hotel NH Frankfurt or similar in Germany
  • 3 nights at Hotel Ibis Zurich /BB Oftringen / HI Express Neuenkirch or similar in Switzerland
  • 1 night at Hotel Alpenkoning or similar in Seefeld / Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1 night at Hotel Blue Dream or similar in Padova / Ferrara, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel BB Pomezia or similar in Rome, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel Park or similar in Arezzo, Italy
  • 3 nights in an inside cabin on Costa Cruise.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Services of a professional, friendly and multilingual Tour Manager or a local Representative. (Subject to minimum 15 customers).

Characteristics

Escorted Group Holidays Adventure Family

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults1 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People1 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

Day 1:
Welcome to London On arrival, our Tour Manager / Local Representative will meet and welcome you outside London Airport. Later, we proceed to the hotel and check–in. Overnight in London, United Kingdom. (D)

Note:
The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. We may have to proceed directly for dinner or packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Day 2:
Guided City Tour – Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – Ride on the London Eye Today, we proceed on a guided City Tour of London: See the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Thames River. Next, we visit the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Later, we enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Overnight in London, United Kingdom. (B, D)

Day 3:
Le shuttle / Ferry to Paris Today, we proceed to Calais by the Le Shuttle / Ferry and onwards drive to Paris. Overnight in Paris, France. (B, D)

Day 4:
Guided Tour of Versailles - Eiffel Tower (2nd level) - Guided Tour Illumination Tour of Paris with Seine River Cruise (Optional) Today, we proceed for a Guided Tour of Versailles Palace with private apartments, Opera Hall, the Chapel & Hall of Mirrors. Next, we visit the Eiffel Tower 2nd level. Later, we proceed for a Guided City Tour of Paris: See the Alexander Bridge, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, Invalides and Champs Elysees. The evening is at Leisure OR you can join us to enjoy a cruise on the Seine River along with an ‘Illumination Tour of Paris’ and see Paris by night, with some of the City’s famous monuments / sights lit up (Optional). Overnight in Paris, France. (B, L, D) Note: • Due to stringent security checks at the Eiffel Tower, it may take up to 4 – 5 hours in the queue. • Due to 2024 Summer Olympics held in Paris, city tours may not take place for several groups in case of road closures for rehearsals / events that would be taking place from 11th July, 2024 to 23rd September, 2024.

Day 5:
Orientation Tour of Brussels – Photo Stop at Atomium Today, we proceed to Brussels for an Orientation Tour of Brussels: See the Grand Place with free time and photo stop at the Manneken Pis statue. Next, Photo Stop at Atomium. Overnight in Belgium / Netherlands. (B, D)

Day 6:
Till 12th May, 2024: Keukenhof – Cheese Farm & Wooden Shoe Workshop – Dam Square Today, we proceed to Keukenhof – the largest Spring Garden in the World. Next, we visit a Cheese Farm & Wooden Shoe Factory. Later, we visit the famous Dam Square: see the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk & the War Memorial. Overnight in Belgium / Netherlands. (B, D) OR From 13th May, 2024: Madurodam – Cheese Farm & Wooden Shoe Workshop – Dam Square Today, we proceed to Madurodam – Holland in Miniature Park. Next, we visit a Cheese Farm & Wooden Shoe Factory. Later, we visit the famous Dam Square: see the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk & the War Memorial. Overnight in Belgium / Netherlands. (B, D)

Day 7:
Cologne Cathedral – Rhine River Cruise Today, we drive to Cologne & Visit the Cologne Cathedral. Later, we enjoy a Scenic Cruise on the River Rhine. Overnight in Germany. (B, D)

Day 8:
Visit Black Forest – View the Rhine Falls Today, we drive to the heart of the Black Forest & enjoy a its dense, evergreen forests & picturesque villages. Next, we drive to Schaffhausen to see the Rhine Falls. Overnight in Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 9:
Day at leisure OR Excursion to Jungfraujoch with Lunch & Interlaken (Optional) Today, the day is at leisure OR you can join us for a Visit to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe. We take the cable car followed by a cogwheel train up to a height of 3,454 meters to Europe’s highest railway station. Visit the Ice Palace and the Sphinx observatory deck to view the longest glacier in the Alps. Later, we visit Interlaken. Overnight in Switzerland. (B, D) Note: Guests who do not opt for this optional excursion will get packed dinner delivered at the hotel when the group arrives.

Day 10:
Visit Mt. Titlis – Orientation Tour of Lucerne Today, we visit Mt Titlis. Our cable car ride includes the world’s first rotating cable car, the Rotair – to the top of Mt. Titlis at 3,020 meters. Do visit the “Cliff Walk” a suspension bridge along the cliff of Mt. Titlis. Next, we proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne: See the Lion Monument, and Kapell brucke with some free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, knives and chocolates. Overnight in Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 11:
Swarovski Crystal Museum and Shop – Orientation Tour of Innsbruck Today, we drive to Innsbruck. On arrival, we visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum and shop. Next, we enjoy an Orientation Tour: See the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse. Overnight in Innsbruck / Seefeld, Austria. (B, L, D)

Day 12
Orientation Tour of Venice Today, we drive to Italy & proceed to the pier to take a private boat to Venice. On arrival, we visit St. Mark’s Square to see the Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Campanile and Bridge of Sighs. Overnight in Padova / Rovigo, Italy. (B, L, D)

Day 13:
Guided City Tour of Florence – Proceed to Rome Today, we proceed to Florence for a Guided walking Tour: see the Duomo, the Campanile, Baptistry with its Gates to the Paradise & Piazza Della Signoria. Later, we drive to Rome. Overnight in Rome, Italy. (B, L, D)

Day 14:
Guided Tour of Rome & Vatican City Today, we drive to Rome for a Guided Tour of Rome & the Vatican City - the Smallest Country in the World (Shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed.) Visit the holy Basilica of St. Peter’s & the St. Peter’s Square. Next, we continue with the guided city tour of Rome: See Circus Maximus and photo-stop at Colosseum & Arc Of Constantine. Later we drive to Arezzo. Overnight in Arezzo, Italy. (B, L, D)

Day 15
See Leaning Tower of Pisa – Savona - Proceed for the Cruise (Departure Time: 18:00 hrs.) Today, we drive to Pisa. On arrival, we visit the Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Next, we drive to proceed to Savona to board the Cruise. After embarkation you can walk around the ship. Enjoy a meal at the buffet deck or sip a drink at any of the lounges. The evening goes with watching one of the featured Broadway show or dinner at any of the restaurants. You can also find a variety of entertainment such as a piano bar, casino or a dance band in one of the bars. Meals: (Breakfast at the hotel, Dinner on board the Cruise) Overnight Onboard the Cruise

Day 16:
Barcelona Arrival Time: 08:30 hrs. - Departure Time: 17:00 hrs. (ship time) Arrive in Barcelona. After breakfast, you can enjoy the on-board amenities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, gaming zone OR proceed for sightseeing in Barcelona, with our recommended shore excursions. You can spend all morning spending time on the shore or come back to the ship for lunch. Later, you can indulge in the daytime activities onboard, from dance classes, deck and pool, cooking demonstrations or even Italian language classes. The evening goes with watching one of the featured Broadway shows or dinner at any of the restaurants. You can also find a variety of entertainment such as a piano bar, casino or a dance band in one of the bars. Overnight Onboard the Cruise. Meals: (Breakfast at the hotel, Dinner on board the Cruise)

Day 17:
Marseilles Arrival Time: 07:00 hrs. - Departure Time: 17:00 hrs. (ship time) Arrive in Marseilles. After breakfast, you can enjoy the on-board amenities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, gaming zone OR proceed for sightseeing in Marseilles, with our recommended shore excursions. You can spend all morning spending time on the shore or come back to the ship for lunch. Later, you can indulge in the daytime activities onboard, from dance classes, deck and pool, cooking demonstrations or even Italian language classes. The evening goes with watching one of the featured Broadway shows or dinner at any of the restaurants. You can also find a variety of entertainment such as a piano bar, casino or a dance band in one of the bars. Overnight Onboard the Cruise. Meals: (Breakfast at the hotel, Dinner on board the Cruise)

Day 18:
Departure from Savona - Return back with pleasant memories! Arrive in Savona. After breakfast or brunch, proceed to Milan Airport for your return Journey. Kindly spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Europe tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Meals: (Breakfast on board the Cruise)

Note:
In major European cities, there are parking restrictions for coaches, and it is not possible to stop at all the places during the city tour. Your Tour Manager will try his/her best to stop coach wherever possible for a photo stop.
The above-mentioned cruise itinerary is a tentative itinerary and is subject to change without prior notice. For the exact sailing itinerary, please contact your sales staff.
Arrival / Departure Transfers will be provided subject to minimum 4 passengers travelling together.
Due to 2024 Summer Olympics held in Paris, the hotel in Paris may be at the outskirts of the city and may attract extra surcharge. (1st July 2024 – 31st September 2024)

LONDON:
• Guided city tour
• Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
• Ride on the London Eye

PARIS:

• Guided City Tour
• Guided Tour of Versailles Palace
• Visit 2nd level of Eiffel Tower
• Illumination Tour of Paris with Seine River Cruise (Optional)

BELGIUM:
• Orientation Tour of Brussels
• Photostop at Atomium

NETHERLANDS:
• Visit Keukenhof (Till 12th May)
• Visit Madurodam (From 13th May)
• Visit a Cheese Farm and a Wooden Shoe Workshop
• Visit Dam Square

GERMANY:
• Visit the Cologne Cathedral
• Enjoy River Rhine Cruise
• Visit Black Forest

SWITZERLAND:

• Photo stop at Rhine Falls
• Visit Mt. Titlis
• Orientation Tour of Lucerne
• Chance to Visit Jungfraujoch with lunch & Interlaken (Optional)

AUSTRIA
• Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum and Shop
• Orientation tour of Innsbruck

ITALY VENICE:
• Visit St. Mark’s Square on a Private Boat
• Orientation Tour

FLORENCE:
• Guided walking tour

ROME:
• Guided City Tour

VATICAN CITY:
• Visit the St. Peter’s Basilica and Square

PISA:
• Visit the Field of Miracles - See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE
• Visit Marseille, France.
• Visit Barcelona, Spain.
• All included On-board amenities such as International Shows, Live Music and more


MEALS:
• Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast (Breakfast includes Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereals, Fruit Juice, Milk, Coffee, Hot Eggs & Cut Fruits)
• 7 Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non–Vegetarian lunches
• 14 Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non–Vegetarian dinners
• Meals on board as per the Cruise Itinerary

Note: Packed lunches, if applicable, will be Jain / vegetarian
  • 2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express T4 / Ibis LHR or similar in London(Heathrow Area), United Kingdom.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ibis / B&B / Moxy CDG or similar in Paris (CDG Area), France
  • 2 nights at NH / Best Western or similar in Belgium / Netherlands
  • 1 night at Hotel NH Frankfurt or similar in Germany
  • 3 nights at Hotel Ibis Zurich /BB Oftringen / HI Express Neuenkirch or similar in Switzerland
  • 1 night at Hotel Alpenkoning or similar in Seefeld / Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1 night at Hotel Blue Dream or similar in Padova / Ferrara, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel BB Pomezia or similar in Rome, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel Park or similar in Arezzo, Italy
  • 3 nights in an inside cabin on Costa Cruise.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Services of a professional, friendly and multilingual Tour Manager or a local Representative. (Subject to minimum 15 customers).
  • Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested / Optional Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, Hotel & Restaurant staff etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of EURO 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 15 Days, the total Tips amount is EURO 45 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.
  • Mandatory Gratuities on Cruise of EURO 11 per person per night. For the entire duration of the cruise which is 3 nights, the total Gratuities amount is EUR 33 per person which is to be paid at the time of boarding your cruise.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

OPTIONAL TOUR COST

  • Visit Jungfraujoch with Champagne lunch and Interlaken ADULT (USD - 200 ),  CHILD (USD - 145)
  • llumination Tour of Paris with Seine River Cruise  ADULT (USD - 50 ) CHILD (USD - 50 )

Note:

  • Optional will be operated subject to minimum strength of 20 passengers.
  • Disneyland® Entrance Tickets are subject to availability.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn Express T4 / Ibis LHR or similar in London(Heathrow Area), United Kingdom.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ibis / B&B / Moxy CDG or similar in Paris (CDG Area), France
  • 2 nights at NH / Best Western or similar in Belgium / Netherlands
  • 1 night at Hotel NH Frankfurt or similar in Germany
  • 3 nights at Hotel Ibis Zurich /BB Oftringen / HI Express Neuenkirch or similar in Switzerland
  • 1 night at Hotel Alpenkoning or similar in Seefeld / Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1 night at Hotel Blue Dream or similar in Padova / Ferrara, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel BB Pomezia or similar in Rome, Italy
  • 1 night at Hotel Park or similar in Arezzo, Italy
  • 3 nights in an inside cabin on Costa Cruise.

Single room supplement USD 2,105 per person. Infant USD 300
*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.

Visa Requirements:
You must be in possession of a Multiple Entry Schengen & UK visa. The cost of these visas 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 London and depart from Milan. It would be advisable to check with your sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

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