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2019 CLASSIC EUROPE TOUR
16 Days starting at $ 2795.00 per Adult
Tour Code: 16D - CLA
 
 
 
ITINERARY
 
 
United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France
 
 
London, Brussels, Den Haag / Lisse, Volendam, Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Valley, Black Forest, Rhine Falls, Zurich, Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Interlaken, Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Vaduz, Wattens, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Vatican City, Rome, Geneva, Paris
 
 
Arrive U.K.: London
   
Today, arrive at your Heathrow Airport / Wembley area hotel (transfer not included), and check-in (after 14:00 p.m.). In the afternoon, you will meet your Tour Manager and depart for a panoramic tour of London to see the main sights: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Early evening return to your hotel. (Dinner)
 
 
 
 
UK: London – Folkestone / Dover – France: Calais – Belgium: Brussels - The Netherlands
   
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). Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for a two-night stay.

(Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
The Netherlands: Den Haag / Lisse, Volendam, Amsterdam
   
Today, we visit the Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland (or Keukenhof Gardens for arrivals in Holland between 21st March 2019 and 19th May 2019). Later, we drive north through the flat landscape of Holland passing windmills from a bygone era, to visit a cheese and clog making farm. You can sample local made cheeses and learn how the famous wooden clogs are made, before visiting the picturesque fishing village of Volendam, where you have some free time. We then proceed to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam for a canal cruise through the city’s complex system of waterways. Later we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
The Netherlands - Germany: Cologne – Rhine Cruise - Frankfurt / Mannheim area
   
Today 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. Continuing our drive into the Rhine valley we 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. Late evening check into our hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Germany: Frankfurt / Mannheim area - Black Forest – Switzerland: Rhine Falls - Zurich
   
Today, we depart after breakfast. Joining the autobahn we enter the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. We visit a Cuckoo Clock outlet where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks and other souvenirs. Continuing our drive, we pass through small idyllic villages before crossing the Swiss border. Our first stop in Switzerland is to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. We then proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich for a short panoramic tour. Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for a three-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Switzerland: Jungfraujoch - Interlaken
   
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Switzerland: Lucerne - Mount Titlis
   
This morning we visit the town of Lucerne to see the Chapel Bridge. Enjoy some free time or join the additional excursion - Lake Lucerne Cruise. We then 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 breath-taking panorama from the sun terrace. You can also take a ‘cliff-walk’ along Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Later, we begin our descent and proceed to Lucerne to see the Lion Monument. After dinner, we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Switzerland - Principality of Liechtenstein: Vaduz - Austria: Wattens - Innsbruck
   
This morning we depart for the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you have some free time in the capital, Vaduz. Later we continue our drive to Wattens in Austria, where we visit the famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds, 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. Late evening, we check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Austria – Italy: Venice - Venice / Padova area
   
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Italy: Venice / Padova area – Pisa - Florence – Arezzo area
   
Today we depart for Pisa. Watch the amazing scenery change as we cross the Apennine mountains 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. Leaving Pisa, we continue on the motorways to Florence. 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. Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Italy: Arezzo area – Rome – Arezzo area
   
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 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. Late evening return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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.
 
 
 
 
Arezzo - Switzerland: Geneva – Overnight stop
   
Early morning, we depart for Switzerland. On arrival we proceed to Geneva, Switzerland’s truly cosmopolitan city and home to many international organizations. On our panoramic tour, we will see the main sights: UN buildings, English gardens, the Flower Clock and the Jet d’eau (weather permitting). Later we continue our journey and check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Switzerland - France: Paris
   
Early morning, we depart for 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch Allowance, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
France: Paris
   
Today you have the choice of two exciting day tours;

Paris City Tour

Today we proceed to Versailles, to visit the magnificent Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of the famous “Sun King”. This afternoon on our orientation tour of Paris, we will be introduced to the main sights (outside view) of this beautiful city: Hôtel des Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Opéra National de Paris, the Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Later, enjoy some free time at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the beautiful boulevard known for its cinemas, cafés, and luxury shops (duration is time permitting). After dinner you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion - Evening in Paris Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, why not join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris Cabaret Show. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OR

Disneyland Paris (**)

This morning we drive to the famous Disneyland Paris where a day of excitement awaits the entire family. Visit Disneyland Park: meet your favourite Disney characters, watch amazing shows, launch yourself into Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain for a thrilling takeover of a classic space attraction, enter Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and find yourself in a runaway wagon speeding through the ancient ruins. Alternatively, you can visit the Walt Disney Studios: Lights, Camera, Hollywood, Action! Climb aboard the Studio Tram for a fun-packed, behind-the-scenes tour to where the movie magic is made. Early evening, we depart from Disneyland Paris. After dinner you may either rest in your hotel or join the additional excursion - Evening in Paris Tour. On our tour we will see the main sights illuminated. Later, why not join us for an exciting optional Lido Paris Cabaret Show. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 

 
 
 
 
France: Paris – Calais - Ferry – U.K.: Dover – London
   
Today we visit the third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower to witness a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Later, we visit a French perfumery for some last-minute shopping. Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, check into our hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
 
 
 
U.K.: London – Check-out from Hotel
   
This morning check-out of the Hotel (before 11:00 a.m.) and proceed for your flight / home, on your own. The Tour ends.

(Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 15)
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCLUSIONS
 
       
    15 nights at First Class Hotels with private facilities
       
       
    Meal Plan is indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary: 13 Continental Breakfasts (2 additional Breakfasts for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1 and Day 15)

12 Vegetarian Lunches (Hot / Packed / Allowance) (1 additional Lunch on Day 14 for Paris City Tour passengers)

13 Indian Dinners (1 additional Dinner for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1)

       
       
    Return channel crossings by Ferry or Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Return transportation by deluxe air-conditioned Coach

       
       
    All sightseeing, entrances and excursions as mentioned in the Itinerary
       
       
    All tips and service charges
       
       
    Services of Bi-lingual “Taj Tours” Tour Manager throughout the Tour
       
 
HIGHLIGHTS
 
     
LONDON   Panoramic Tour
BRUSSELS   Visit the Grand Place; see the Mannekin Pis and the Atomium (photo stop)
     
THE NETHERLANDS   Visit Madurodam (or Keukenhof Gardens between 21st March 2019 and 19th May 2019); visit Cheese & Clog making Farm; visit Volendam; Amsterdam Canal Cruise
     
COLOGNE   Visit the Gothic Cathedral – “Dom”
RHINE VALLEY   Scenic drive; River Rhine Cruise
BLACK FOREST  

Scenic drive; visit Cuckoo Clock outlet

     
SWITZERLAND   See the Rhine Falls; visit Zurich, Interlaken, Lucerne and Geneva; visit Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe; visit Mount Titlis
     
VADUZ   Free time in the City Centre
AUSTRIA   Visit to Swarovski Crystal Worlds; visit Innsbruck - see the Hofburg and Goldenes Dachl
VENICE   Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square; visit St. Mark’s Square - see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace and the Basilica di San Marco
PISA   Visit Field of Miracles – see the Cathedral, and Leaning Tower
FLORENCE   View of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo; free time in historic centre of the city
VATICAN CITY   Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and Square
ROME   Guided City Tour to see Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus; visit the Trevi Fountain
     
PARIS   Paris City Tour: River Seine Cruise (*); visit to the Gardens at the Palace of Versailles; Orientation Tour of Paris; visit to third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower; French Perfumery
     
    OR
     
    Disneyland Paris: River Seine Cruise (*); Visit to Disneyland Paris – one day one park pass (**); visit to third floor (***) of the Eiffel Tower; French Perfumery
     
 
DEPARTURES
 
Departures 16D - CLA
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
        14

21

28

  05

12

19

26

  02

09

16

23

30

  07

14

21

28

  04

11

18

25

  01

08

15

22

  13

   
 
 
 
 
 
out Sundays – return Mondays
 
PRICES
 
 
Adult
$ 2795.00
Child 2 – 11 years
$ 2185.00
Infant 0 – 23 months
$ 525.00
Single Person
$ 3525.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adult Rate is based on 2/3 Adults (12+ years) sharing Twin / Triple Rooms

Child (2-11 years) must share a Room with 2 Adults

Maximum occupancy per room is 3 persons

$225.00 reduction on Child Tour Price will apply for the 2nd Child without a bed

Infant price is for Coach Seat only

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:


BOOK BEFORE

31ST DECEMBER 2018

FROM 1ST JANUARY 2019 – BOOK 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE

Adult

-$195.00

-$140.00

Child 2 – 11 years

-$150.00

-$110.00

Single Person

-$245.00

-$175.00

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
 
 
Lake Lucerne Cruise
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 40.00
$ 35.00
 
Supplement for visit to Disneyland Paris on Day 14
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 55.00
$ 50.00
     
     
     
Evening in Paris Tour
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 20.00
$ 20.00
 
Lido Paris Cabaret Show (23:00 p.m.)
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 150.00
$ 45.00
 
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