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2019 ENCHANTING EUROPE TOUR
14 Days starting at $ 2495.00 per Adult
Tour Code: 14D - ENC
 
 
 
ITINERARY
 
 
United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France
 
 
London, Brussels, Cologne, Rhine Valley, Wattens, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Vatican City, Rome, Zurich, Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Interlaken, 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 - 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 see the Atomium (photo stop) and visit Mini-Europe, a miniature park where you can see models of famous monuments from European cities like Brussels, London, Paris, Venice, etc., built to a scale of 1:25. We then visit the Grand Place and see the Mannekin Pis statue. Later we drive to our hotel and check-in for an overnight stay.

(Breakfast only for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Overnight stop - 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: Mannheim / Frankfurt area – Austria: 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 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. Later we check into 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.
 
 
 
 
Italy: Arezzo area - Switzerland: Zurich
   
Early morning, we depart for Switzerland. We continue on the motorway before crossing the Swiss border, passing spectacular scenery around the lake regions of Como and Lugano. Driving north through the Gotthard tunnel, we 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: 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: 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 – France: Paris
   
Early morning, we leave the Swiss Alps behind us. Once into France, 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.

(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 13)
 
 
 
 
 
Note (*): Please note that the River Seine Cruise may be operated on either Day 11, Day 12 or Day 13 as per convenience.

Note (**): A supplement is payable for the visit to Disneyland Paris – the details are mentioned under Additional Excursions below.

Note (***): Please note that the visit to the Eiffel Tower may be operated on either Day 11, Day 12 or Day 13 as per convenience. The reservation for the visit to the Eiffel Tower is subject to availability, and could be up to the 2nd Floor or 3rd Floor.
 
INCLUSIONS
 
       
    13 nights at First Class Hotels with private facilities
       
       
    Meal Plan is indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary: 11 Continental Breakfasts (2 additional Breakfasts for passengers staying at London Hotel on Day 1 and Day 13)

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

11 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 Mini-Europe; see the Atomium (photo stop) and the Mannekin Pis; visit the Grand Place
COLOGNE   Visit the Gothic Cathedral – “Dom”
RHINE VALLEY   Scenic drive; River Rhine Cruise
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
SWITZERLAND   Visit Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken; visit Mount Titlis; visit Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
     
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 14D - ENC
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
        16

23

30

  07

14

21

28

  04

11

18

25

  02

09

16

23

30

  06

13

20

27

  03

10

17

24

  15

   
 
 
 
 
 
out Tuesdays – return Mondays
 
PRICES
 
 
Adult
$ 2495.00
Child 2 – 11 years
$ 1865.00
Infant 0 – 23 months
$ 475.00
Single Person
$ 3090.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

$195.00 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

-$175.00

-$125.00

Child 2 – 11 years

-$130.00

-$95.00

Single Person

-$215.00

-$155.00

 

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
 
 
Lake Lucerne Cruise
 
Adult
Child (2-11 Years)
$ 40.00
$ 35.00
 
Supplement for visit to Disneyland Paris on Day 12
 
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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