Europe

9 Nights / 10 Days

Itinerary

1
Welcome aboard AKSHAR TRAVELS’s exciting tour of Europe. Bien Venue! Welcome to the glamour capital of the world – Paris known for fashion houses, art museums, elegant avenues, beautiful monuments and exciting cabarets. What’s More, tonight you have a chance to enjoy the world-famous music and dance extravaganza – The Lido
Check out of your hotel after a Continental buffet breakfast and proceed to the glamorous city of Paris. Indian lunch will be provided. Later in the evening, a hot Indian dinner awaits you at an Indian restaurant. Tonight, you have a chance to experience the glamour of the famous Lido Show – an unforgettable experience on your tour. Overnight at Hotel Campanile / Forest Hill/ Ibis or similar in Paris.
2
Today, the day is at leisure OR you have a choice to join us on a fun – filled trip to Disney Park OR Disney Studios – Europe’s most famous attractions. Later enjoy the sights of Paris on a guided city tour. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower (2nd Level).Enjoy a romantic Seine cruise in Paris.
After a Continental buffet breakfast at the hotel, day is at leisure to explore this beautiful city on your own OR you have a choice to join us for some fun, adventure and entertainment on our tour to Disney Park and enjoy the many rides (all included) OR you can visit the Disney Studios and be amazed by the stunning stunt shows, watch a film being made and see real-life sets where famous movies were created. Indian lunch will be provided. Later proceed to Paris, where we take you on an exhilarating city tour with an English – speaking local guide, who will show you many of the best – loved Parisian sights – Alexander Bridge, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, Invalides, Champs Elysees and much more. Next, we proceed to visit the Eiffel Tower (2nd level), from where you will have a splendid view of this beautiful city Later, enjoy a romantic Seine cruise as we sail past some of the historical monuments on the river Seine. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Campanile / Forest Hill/ Ibis or similar in Paris.
3
Onto Scenic Switzerland!
After a Continental breakfast, check out, sit back and relax in your coach as we travel to Switzerland. Today lunch will be provided. On arrival, check-in to your hotel that is situated amidst the majestic Swiss Alps. This location has been specially chosen for you to get a real feel of Switzerland. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sorell Arte/ Central / Angels Lodge or similar in Central Switzerland.
4
Today, the day is at leisure OR you have a chance to join us on an all inclusive Alpine excursion tour to the wonderful world of Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe – at 3,454 metres. Also visit Interlaken. Get set for a memorable experience.
This morning, after a Continental buffet breakfast, the day is at leisure OR you can join us on an adventurous ride to visit Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe, for a memorable encounter with snow and ice – a genuine ‘high-point’ of your tour! Sit back in your coach as we proceed to the beautiful town of ‘Lauterbrunnen’, where the excitement continues. You will be amazed at the scenic splendour that you see from aboard the ‘cogwheel’ train, which takes you to a height of 3,454 metres to reach Jungfraujoch! This is a trip to another world – a wonderful world of eternal ice and snow. Experience the magic of the mountains and visit the Ice Palace on top of the longest glacier in the Alps. A visit to the Sphinx is also included. Later, we visit Interlaken, a charming city nestled between two lakes and surrounded by the splendid Bernese Oberland Mountains, where you will enjoy a delicious Indian meal for lunch. Treasure these wonderful moments as you drive back to your hotel. This evening enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sorell Arte/ Central / Angels Lodge or similar in Central Switzerland.
5
Today, get set for a day full of fun and excitement as we take you to visit Mt. Titlis with its beautiful scenery and an adventurous ride up the snow-clad Swiss Alps in Rotair – the world’s first revolving cablecar. Orientation tour of Lucerne.
After a Continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, we take you on one of the most memorable experiences of your Europe tour – visiting Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. Adventure awaits you in a sensational cable-car ride up to Mt. Titlis. Marvel at the world’s first revolving cable-car ride, a truly once-in-a lifetime experience. Remain spellbound as you ascend the snow-clad mountains. Experience the snow and ice on top of Mt. Titlis. At 3,020 metres a breathtaking panorama unfolds. Next we proceed to scenic Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious Indian lunch on arrival. Here, you will visit the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke (wooden bridge). Later, you have some free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, jewellery & souvenirs at Bucherer,. Tonight, after a delicious Indian dinner return back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Sorell Arte / Europe / Central / Angels Lodge or similar in Central Switzerland OR Hotel Ramada or similar in Locarno / Bellinzona or similar.
6
Visit Pisa and see one of the wonders of the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Next, visit Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance, former home of the Medicis.
After a Continental breakfast at the hotel, check-out and board the coach as we drive you to Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles. Remain spellbound as you approach this precariously leaning tower. This afternoon, Indian lunch will be provided. Later, we drive you to Florence – the capital of Tuscany. On arrival, we take you on an Guided city tour where your english speaking local guide will show you the Duomo, the Campanile, the Baptistery with its gates to Paradise, and Piazza Della Signoria – an open-air museum of sculptures. The famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge across the river Arno and the Piazzale Michelangelo with the impressive statue of David. Later, drive towards Arezzo where a delicious Indian dinner awaits you. Overnight at Hotel Planet/ Park in Arezzo or similar.
7
Re-live the history of Rome in this ancient city’s great landmarks. Marvel at the Colosseum. Visit the world’s smallest country – the Vatican City which includes the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica.
After a Continental breakfast at your hotel, sit back and relax in your coach as we drive to Rome. After a hot Indian lunch, meet your English – speaking guide for a city tour of Rome and the Vatican City– the smallest country in the world. (Shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed.) Visit the holy basilica of St. Peter’s – the incomparable home of architectural and artistic masterpieces by Michelangelo and Bernini which will leave you awestruck. Next, see the Colosseum known for its gladiator fights. Later, discover many of the renowned attractions of Rome – the Trevi Fountain, the Victor Emmanuel monument on Piazza Venezia under which lies the Tomb of the unknown soldier, Circus Maximus known for its chariot races, the ancient ruins of Roman Forum and much more. After a memorable day we drive back to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Planet/ Park in Arezzo or similar.
8
Romantic Venice – crossed by canals, beautiful monuments, the city that inspires poetry and passion.
After a Continental breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Venice. On arrival at the pier, board a private boat which will take you to the heart of the traditional city of Venice – The St. Mark’s Square. This astonishingly wonderful lagoon city is a special delight to visitors. Sail over the Guidecca Canal, as you catch a glimpse of the serene waters of the Adriatic Sea. On arrival, admire the St. Mark’s square with the Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Campanile and Bridge of Sighs. Also visit the Murano Glass showroom. This evening, after a hot delicious Indian dinner at a restaurant check into your hotel.Overnight at Hotel Campanile / B & B/ Alfa Fiera or similar, in Padova / Vicenza or similar.
9
Onto Innsbruck, in picturesque Austria at the crossroads of Europe. Visit the famous Swarovski Showroom. Onto Germany! Munich – the capital of Bavaria.
This morning, after a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to picturesque Austria. On arrival, proceed for an orientation tour of this beautiful city. See the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse. Stroll on cobblestone pathways and get a feel of old-world European charm. The splendid scenes of the Alps in the background are a perfect picture-postcard setting. After a hot Indian meal for lunch, where you will visit the world-famous Swarovski Crystal Showroom. Here you will get an opportunity to buy a souvenir for your family. Later, continue your journey to Munich, one of Europe’s liveliest places. On arrival, we will take you on an orientation tour where you will see Marienplatz with the Old and New Town Hall, the Olympic Stadium from outside, 1,000-foot-high Television Tower and the Gothic Frauenkirche. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner especially prepared for you. Overnight at Hotel Bristol / Mercure /or similar in Munich.
10
Fly back home
After a continental buffet/boxed breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.

Inclusions

02 nights at Hotel Campanile / Forest Hill/ Ibis or similar in Paris.
02 nights at Hotel Sorell Arte / Central / Angels Lodge or similar in Central Switzerland.
01 night at Hotel Sorell Arte / Central / Angels Lodge or similar in Central Switzerland OR Hotel Ramada or similar in Locarno / Bellinzona or similar.
02 nights at Hotel Planet/ Park or similar in Arezzo or similar.
01 night at Hotel Campanile / B & B/ Alfa Fiera or similar, in Padova / Vicenza or similar.
01 night at Hotel Campanile / B & B/ Alfa Fiera or similar, in Padova / Vicenza or similar.
Daily Buffet Breakfast With Hot Eggs And Fruits.
06 Indian Jain / vegetarian lunches.
10 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian Dinners
Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary.
All local taxes and services as of September 30, 2013.
Cost of Visa and Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour.

AUSTRIA Highlights

Innsbruck : Acting as the triumphant entrance into the medieval Innsbruck, Maria Theresien-Strasse funnels visitors through a long procession of shops and restaurants.
Swarovski Innsbruck is one of the largest Swarovski stores worldwide with deep into the home of crystal with the new Chamber of Wonder "The Monument".
The Golden Roof : The Golden Roof is a landmark in Innsbruck, Austria. Built in 1500, the roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I. The reliefs on the balcony show coats of arms, symbols, and other figures in his life.

FRANCE Highlights

Paris - Guided City Tour Of Paris : Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the lle-de-France region.
Visit To The 2nd Level Of The Eiffel Tower : Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris.
Enjoy A Romantic Cruise In Paris : Enjoy a romantic Seine cruise as we sail past some of the historical monuments on the river Seine.

GERMANY Highlights

Munich - Orientation City Tour Of Munich : Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg.

ITALY Highlights

Florence - Guided City Tour Of Florence : Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Pisa - Leaning Tower Of Pisa : The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side.
Rome - Guided City Tour Of Rome : Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonymous province and of the region of Lazio.
Visit To The Magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica : St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City .Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world.
Visit To The Magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica : St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City .Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world.
Murano Glass Showroom : 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.

SWITZERLAND Highlights

Lucerne - Orientation Tour Of Lucerne : Lucerne is Switzerland: The City - The Lake - The Mountains. Whatever you expect from a unique city, Lucerne offers an outstanding diversity.
Visit Mt.Titlis In The World’s First Revolving Cable Car : Mount Titlis is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland.