EUROPEAN SPLENDOURS – 2017 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
A COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE TOUR FOR FAMILIES


Countries Covered


  • England
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Vatican
  • Switzerland
  • France

Tour Cost Starts From
Rs. 2,47,500/-

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  • Day 1 : CHENNAI – LONDON

    Arrival London in the afternoon. Meet & transfer to coach. We drive to the city of LONDON to visit LONDON EYE and enjoy a ride on it. After dinner, we check-in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (D)

  • Day 2 : LONDON

    After breakfast, your tour manager will take you for a Panoramic City Tour of London. We drive towards LONDON BRIDGE & ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. And then proceed to BUCKINGHAM PALACE to witness the CHANGE OF GUARDS. We go on a walking tour to visit BIG BEN, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, & TRAFALGAR SQUARE. After lunch, we visit the TOWER OF LONDON to see the CROWN JEWELS including the KOHINOOR DIAMOND. Later we proceed to BAKER STREET to visit MADAME TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 3 : LONDON – FOLKESTONE / DOVER – CALAIS – BRUSSELS - OVERNIGHT STOP

    This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Folkestone or Dover, for the short channel crossing to Calais by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle or Ferry. On arrival, we proceed to BRUSSELS, the capital of Belgium and the seat of several European Union institutions including the European Commission and Parliament. Here we visit the GRAND PLACE and see the MANNEKIN PIS STATUE and THE ATOMIUM (photo stop). Then we proceed east into Germany. Joining the autobahn, we arrive at the famous city of COLOGNE where you can marvel Europe’s largest Gothic twin spire cathedral. Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for an overnight stay. (B, L & D)

  • Day 4 : OVERNIGHT STOP – GERMANY: COLOGNE – RHINE CRUISE – RHINE FALLS - ZURICH

    Today we drive into the RHINE VALLEY and board a CRUISE SHIP for an unforgettable trip along the River Rhine. Admire the majestic views, mountain top fairy tale castles and fortresses from a bygone era. We will drive through the fascinating and lush BLACK FOREST. Later we will make a short stop to visit a CUCKOO’S CLOCK OUTLET. We will also spend some time at LAKE TITISEE and visit the Rhine Falls. Late evening we check-in to hotel at ZURICH for 3 nights stay. (B, L & D)

  • Day 5 : ZURICH – LUCERNE – Mt. TITLIS – ZURICH

    This morning we visit the town of Lucerne to see the CHAPEL BRIDGE and the LION MONUMENT. Then we drive through the SWISS ALPINE region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of ENGELBERG, where we begin our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central SWITZERLAND – MOUNT TITLIS (weather permitting). Visit the GLACIER GROTTO or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. Later we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create Majestic Waterfalls. Enjoy some free time and then return to hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 6 : ZURICH – INTERLAKEN – JUNGFRAU - ZURICH

    Today, we first drive to Lauterbrunnen (or Grindelwald Grund), where we board the train for the scenic journey to JUNGFRAUJOCH – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. In the afternoon we begin our descent to the picturesque town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. We return to our hotel after dinner. (B, L & D)

  • Day 7 : ZURICH – WATTENS – INNSBRUCK

    Depart this morning for Austria. Our journey takes us through the spectacular region of the Bavarian Alps, arriving at WATTENS, where we visit the famous SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLD for a tour through the kaleidoscope of senses and to see sparkling crystal artworks by famous artists. Visit the Crystal Worlds shop displaying a unique selection of Swarovski products. We then proceed to INNSBRUCK, the capital of the Tyrol region. Enjoy this charming town of green domes and red roofs – see the HOFBURG and the GOLDENES DACHL. Later we check into our hotel for an overnight stay. (B, L & D)

  • Day 8 : INNSBRUCK – VENICE

    This morning we enjoy some spectacular scenery as we drive across Europabrucke, one of Europe‟s highest bridges, winding our way through the Brenner pass to cross the Italian  border. We leave behind the mountains for sunny Italy, to visit VENICE, the city of unparalleled beauty and romantic gondolas. Our visit begins with a boat ride to ST. MARK‟S SQUARE – the most elegant square in the world, to see the BRIDGE OF SIGHS, the DOGES PALACE and THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO. Here we also have a chance to watch the Venetian glass blowers at work and maybe buy a souvenir for the family. Late evening check-in at our hotel.

  • Day 9 : VENICE - FLORENCE – ROME

    After breakfast, we drive towards FLORENCE, the renaissance city. On arrival in the city of the MEDICIS, we will visit PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO to enjoy one of the best views of this renaissance city across the RIVER ARNO. You then have some free time to wander around this city, where traffic is banned from the historic centre, admiring its timeless beauty. After lunch, we continue our journey to ROME, the ETERNAL CITY. Check-in hotel for a overnight stay. (B, L & D)

  • Day 10 : ROME – PISA

    Passing sunlit valleys of the Chianti wine country and ancient fortresses perched high on the hills, we reach the ‘ETERNAL CITY. On arrival, we meet our local guide and proceed to the Vatican City, where we will visit VATICAN MUSEUM, SISTINE CHAPEL and ST. PETER‟S BASILICA AND SQUARE, a renaissance masterpiece. In the afternoon, we take in the ancient sights of ROME - PIAZZA VENEZIA, THE ROMAN FORUM, which was the political centre of the Roman Empire, COLOSSEUM (photo stop), ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, CIRCUS MAXIMUS, and the spectacular TREVI FOUNTAIN, where you may make a wish. After lunch, we proceed to PISA. Watch the amazing scenery change as we cross the APPENNINES and the gentle hilly countryside of Tuscany to reach Pisa, where we visit the FIELD OF MIRACLES. Here you can marvel at the MARBLE CATHEDRAL in the Pisan-Romanesque style, THE BAPTISTERY, and one of the wonders of the world, the legendary LEANING TOWER. Check-in hotel and dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

    Important Note: Due to restrictions on coaches for entering many parts of Rome, much of the tour may be done on foot or by local buses.

  • Day 11 : PISA – LYON

    We continue our journey from PISA of ITALY to LYON of FRANCE. The city is known for its Cuisine and GASTRONOMY and historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking, as well as for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing local start-up sector. Check-in hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 12 : LYON – PARIS

    We join the super fast highways, driving past VINEYARDS and MUSTARD FIELDS. Continue onto PARIS, one of the most exciting and popular cities of Europe, renowned for its FASHION, PERFUMES, and of course the most talked about FRENCH CHAMPAGNE and WINES. On arrival in Paris, enjoy an AMAZING CRUISE on the River Seine - admire the spectacular facades from your covered boat. Check-in hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel (B, L & D)

  • Day 13 : PARIS

    Today we proceed to EIFFEL TOWER and go by the elevator to the 3rd LEVEL to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. From here we proceed to visit the LOUVRE MUSEUM where you can see the famous MONA LISA painting by LEONARDO DA VINCI. This afternoon on our orientation tour of   Paris, we will be introduced to the main sights of this beautiful city: HOTEL DES INVALIDES, PLACE DE LA CONCORDE, OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS, ARC DE TRIOMPHE AND NOTRE DAME DE PARIS. Later, enjoy some free time at the AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, the beautiful boulevard known for its cinemas, cafés, and luxury shops (if time permits). Return to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 14 : DISNEYLAND

    A short drive will take you to the famous Disneyland Paris Theme Park, where a full day of excitement for the entire family awaits you. Meet all your favourite Disney characters, see the amazing show IT’S A SMALL WORLD”, ride the hair-raising SPACE MOUNTAIN roller coaster. Make sure that you don’t miss the fabulous main street parade. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 15 : PARIS – CHENNAI

    After breakfast, we check out from hotel and drive to the airport for our flight back home. (B)

  • 01.05.2017 Monday to 15.05.2017 Monday

EVENT TICKETS WITH ADMISSION
Tower of London, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, London Eye, Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, River Rhine Cruise, Boat Ride in Venice, Vatican Museum, Mount Titlis, Jungfraujoch, Swarovski Crystal Museum, Time Elevator, River Seine Cruise, Eiffel Tower 3rd Level, Euro Disneyland, Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum.


Meals:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel
  • 15 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Lunches
  • 14 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Dinners

Airfare:

  • Return economy class group fare as per the itinerary

Tips & Porterages

Notes:

  • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Services of a friendly English & Tamil Tour Manager from Shalom
  • Services of English Speaking Professional local guides
  • No refund on unutilized services
  • Once the tickets are issued, NO REFUND WILL BE ALLOWED
  • Standard Cancellation Charges apply as per our policy mentioned in the Fact sheet of every tour of 2017
  • A person below 11 years is considered a child and above 11 years, an adult
  • As a 3rd person in a Triple room, most hotels use roll away beds or 2 queen size beds and the room size may be the same as a double room
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Shalom will not be liable for the same.
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However all services will remain the same.
  • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
  • Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in the schedule of flights, coach, cruise or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passenger. Shalom will not be liable for any loss of baggage by the Air-line.

WHAT YOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Service Tax of 9% on the Total Tour Cost as of now (Feb 2017) will be extra. Any increase in the Service Tax by the Government of India will be applicable.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, hot drinks, mineral water, food not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls etc.
  • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Any increase in Fuel Surcharge, Q Tax, JN Tax, Airport Tax before departure of the tour

 

Possible Hotels Destination Nights
LONDON
Holiday Inn Heathrow M4 4* 2 Nights
BONN/KOBLENZ
Inter City Hotel Bonn 4* 1 Night
ZURICH
Conti Swiss Quality Dietikon 4* 3 Nights
INNSBRUCK
Hotel Alpenkönig Tirol 4* 1 Night
VENICE / PADUA
BEST WESTERN Hotel Admiral 4* 1 Night
ROME
Grand Hotel Duca D'Este 4* 1 Night
PISA
Grand Hotel Golf 4* 1 Night
LYON
BEST WESTERN Saphir 4* 1 Night
PARIS
Novotel Paris Créteil Le Lac 4* 3 Nights
TOUR COST PER PERSON IN A TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING ROOM (For a minimum of 20 Adult Paying Passengers)

Per Adult (Twin / Triple sharing) Starting From
Rs. 2,47,500 /-
Per Child (2-11 years) with extra bed Starting From
Rs. 1,86,000 /-
Per Child (2-11 years) sharing parents’ bed Starting From Rs. 1,24,000 /-
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT EURO 440

Service tax of the present ratio of  9% will be applicable. However, any change in the ratio enforced by the government of India later will be calculated accordingly.