Arrive Paris. Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings European Glimpse' tour. Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel check in after 1600 hrs. Today after dinner return back to your hotel. Overnight in Paris. Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Arrive London Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings - European Whirl' tour. Your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, you will be transfered comfortably to your hotel check-in after 1600 hrs. Cox and Kings takes care to start your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag. Please note: Depending on the flight availability, you may arrive in Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow or similar airports. Overnight in London Indian dinner at the hotel
In Paris. Today, enjoy a visit to Euro Disney! Unleash the child in you for a fun filled excursion! Thrilling rides, favorite Disney characters and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction. Note: Your park ticket gives you the option of entering either Euro Disney Park or Walt Disney Studios. The Euro Disney Park is divided into Frontier land, Adventure land, Fantasyland, Discovery land which are the four magical themed lands and the ever famous Main Street USA. Thrilling rides, incredible shows, parades, fantasy and excitement guarantees non-stop fun and action. Fairytales come to life. Thrills in all sizes and shapes. Big thrills such as Space Mountain Mission 2, Indiana Jones, Big Thunder Mountain, takes you to the edge of the universe and little ones, where you can sail around the world with "It's a small small world". Family fun is around every corner, from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups. Favourite Disney Characters are waiting to meet you. You can 'Hello' Pooh, 'Howdy' Goofy and meet Mickey and Minnie. Do not forget to take a snapshot with one of your favourite Disney characters! Say "Cheese" and get a photograph accompanied by a hug and an autograph. OR Discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios where a behind the scenes destination sensation awaits you. Experience movie magic and cinema sets coming to life through cinemagical 'lots', featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows with your dreams centre-stage allowing your "screendreams" to come true! Make your big screen debut at Toon Studio or Production Courtyard. Enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier's Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Elysees - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides. End the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower! After dinner, return to your hotel. The evening is at Leisure or You have the option to enjoy "Gala Evening in Paris" and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'. Overnight in Paris. Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Onto Switzerland. Today, after an early breakfast, drive to Geneva, one of Switzerland's most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world! We begin the visit with a drive to the Palais des Nations the European Headquarters of the United Nations and the Musee Ariana. Be awestruck by the great white plume of the world's tallest fountain in Europe - the magnificent Jet d'Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais! Exclusive entertainment is lined up for you. A mountain that's all yours! We make sure that ultimate fantasy comes true with Mt. Cox & Kings so exclusive, that it's only for you! Getting there is half the fun! Wind your way uphill in a cable car, weather permitting with a panoramic 360 degree view. That's not all! We top it with Disco Dancing and a sumptuous dinner! Yes, with Cox and Kings you're constantly on a high! In the event of bad weather and the cable car not operating a gala dinner will be organised instead at an alternate location Later, check into your hotel. Note: Exciting Mt. Cox & Kings Gala Evening with Dinner Goodies Free Overnight in Leysin. Breakfast at the hotel, Packed lunch from an Indian restaurant and Gala Dinner at Mt Cox & Kings.
In Switzerland. Today enjoy an optional excursion to the Jungfrau, the 'Top of Europe', a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice. Onto Jungfrau. Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid dramatic mountain scenery! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian lunch! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22kms - the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, the Alpine experience and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, will take your breath away. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Leysin. Breakfast at the hotel, dinner in the hotel.
Glacier 3000 Awaits! An everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge 2971m. A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster weather permitting, the world's highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The View Point stairs located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn and the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch. Return to Col du Pillion. Later visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages. You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket. Later arrive at your hotel in Central Switzerland and check -in. Overnight in Interlaken. Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner in the hotel.
Today, proceed on to Lucerne witnessing picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows, the poignant Lion Monument, the covered, wooden Kapellbrucke chapel bridge, and the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Next your drive today takes you to the Principality of Liechtenstein and a stop at Vaduz - the capital, famous for postage stamps. Later, continue onto Austria. En route halt at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and prepare to be dazzled at the 'Chambers of Wonder'! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a Unicum- a wall of crystal, you see the world's biggest crystal and its smallest! Over 7 million people from all corners of the globe, have already been thrilled by the Swarovski experience - now you are one of them! Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice! Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. This capital of the alps, has a history of 800 years! Later, check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Innsbruck. Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at the hotel. Switzerland The day is at leisure. You can enjoy an optional excursion to Jungfrau, the 'Top of Europe', a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice. Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid dramatic mountain scenery! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian lunch! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 kms - the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, the Alpine experience and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, will take your breath away. Overnight in Leysin area. Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Glacier 3000 and dinner in the Hotel
Today, your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains and across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta River past Bologna, to the hometown of Galileo. Pisa is a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its striking beauty along with its characteristic tilt. It is the Duomo's Cathedral, Bell Tower together with the Baptistery, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles. After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region where on arrival, you will be check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Arezzo. Breakfast at the hotel, Packed lunch from the hotel and Indian Dinner at the hotel. Switzerland Today, Glacier 3000 awaits! An everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge 2971m. A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster weather permitting, the worlds highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The View Point stairs located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn and the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later, the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch and return to Col du Pillion. Then, visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages. You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket. Later, arrive at your hotel in Central Switzerland and check-in. Overnight in Central Switzerland. Breakfast at the hotel, Indian Lunch at Glacier 3000 and Dinner at an Indian in the Hotel.
Rome was not built in a day'- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the 'must see' agenda into our guided panoramic city tour! According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. Start the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! We at Cox & Kings look forward to that! Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus - the Hippodrome - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for 'Ben Hur'! Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome, with a photo stop at the mighty Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought with one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! See the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, the main square in Rome, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Head to the Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world! Headed by his holiness the Pope, it is the administrative and spiritual capital of Roman Catholicism. It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! The most famous square of Vatican City is St. Peter's Square with St. Peter's Basilica, the spiritual centre of Christendom. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. After an exciting tour, relax as you drive back to your hotel. Note: Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport. Overnight in Arezzo. Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian Dinner at the hotel.
Today its on to Florence. Drive to the magical Piazzale Michelangelo for an overview of the city. Next it's onto the lagoon city of Venice. Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces - Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian's city, so get set for a walking tour. Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco St. Marks Square, where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the 'finest drawing room in Europe' for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years! From there to the Doge's Palace, connected by the 'Bridge of Sighs' to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape! Time permitting make a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom when open for a demonstration in glass blowing. Enjoy your return cruise to Tronchetto Pier and drive for dinner before checking in to your hotel. Overnight in Padova. Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox and Kings European Glimpse' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon.