Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings - Extravagant Europe' tour.nOn arrival, Your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'designated meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1400 hrs).nMeet your Tour Manager and fellow guests in the hotel lobby before dinner.nAfter a welcome dinner, return to your hotel.nOvernight in London.nDinner at an Indian restaurant.
Live history through a guided panoramic highlight city tour of London. Get acquainted with some of London's iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square followed by the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence. Enjoy the Changing of the Guards (on days when this takes place).nnChanging of the Guards at Buckingham Palace encompasses a colourful spectacle and British pageantry. The ceremony lasts about 45 minute and usually takes place daily at 11:30 am from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting.nnLater, you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world's largest exhibition of life like wax models. Take a photograph with Amitabh Bachchan and other renowned celebrities.nnA thrill, as you ride the Visit the 'London Eye' the world's fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London.nAfter dinner, return to your hotel.nOvernight in London.nBreakfast at the Hotel , Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today, you will dash across the English Channel from London to Paris in the high speed train - the Eurostar.nOn arrival enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour. Drive past monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier's Opera, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.nLater, enjoy a dazzling overview of the city from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower !nnEnd your enchanted, evening with a cruise on the River Seine. True bliss!nAfter dinner, check-in to your hotel.nOvernight in ParisnBreakfast at the Hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today it's 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.nnNote: Your park ticket gives you the option of entering either Euro Disney Park or Walt Disney Studios.nnThe 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".nnFamily 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.nnORnnDiscover 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.nnORnnDrive to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO's World Heritage for over 30 years. It is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th Century French art. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to beautify it. Vast Chambers and private apartments of unimaginable luxury include an Opera Hall, a Chapel, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. You can stroll along the gardens, which form an extension of the architectural construction. The vast proportions, the novelty, the variety of effect and views makes this garden a one-of-a kind in the world.nnAlso visit the famous Louvre Museum, a former palace of the Kings of France now housing one of the world's greatest art collections. These accumulated riches make the Louvre a focal point for permanent dialogue between past and present. Millions of visitors from all backgrounds have here a place of learning, delight and discovery. The collection of ancient art includes the Victory of Samothrace, Venus of Milo & Mona Lisa.nnLater, this evening after dinner, don't miss our Gala Evening in Paris and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'.nWe commence with an Illumination Tour showcasing "Paris by Night" driving past spectacularly lit landmarks. It's magic! Sparkle over a glass of champagne and enjoy the World Famous Lido Show with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes.nOvernight in ParisnBreakfast at the Hotel, Packed Lunch and Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Hotel : Holiday Inn Paris - Porte De Clichy Or Similar, Paris
Today, drive to Brussels. on arrival, a walking Orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michel and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert - the world's first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand P lace, Europe's most beautiful square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city. Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm!nnVisit the Manneken Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the "irreverent spirit" of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries and photostop at the Atomium, one of the icons of the city of Brussels is a unique piece of architecture, playfully combining daring design and technical expertise.nnIt is steel-clad kind of UFO in the cultural history of Humanity, a mirror turned simultaneously towards the past and the future, comparing our Utopias of yesterday with our dreams for tomorrow. It is steel-clad kind of UFO in the cultural history of Humanity, a mirror turned simultaneously towards the past and the future, comparing our Utopias of yesterday with our dreams for tomorrow.nnAn extended evening of excitement and exploration as you check- in to your hotel in the Netherlands after dinner.nOvernight in NetherlandsnBreakfast at the Hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from 22nd March 2018 to 13th May 2018) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. Also visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands.nnORnnThe rest of the year visit to Zaanse Schaans , a pretty town on the Zaan River and also Volendam known for its colorful wooden houses and the old fishing boats in its harbornnYou will drive through Dutch countryside where Windmills still wield their magic. Enjoy a photo stop at one. Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and a farm visit demonstrates this business.nnThe canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience.nnSpend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument.nAfter dinner return to your hotel.nOvernight in Netherlands.nBreakfast at the Hotel , Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
This morning proceed for your scenic drive to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine where you will have free time. An interesting visit is to the Cathedral(when open for visitors) - the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires.nnA scenic drive past Bonn, Koblenz and other small villages through the Rhine valley where there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world. This is the 'Romantic Rhine'. The scenery is actually stunning.nnEnd your scenic drive at Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some leisure time at the 'Altstadt' - old section of the town.nnLater, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland Area.nOvernight in FrankfurtnBreakfast at the Hotel , Lunch & Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Lake Titisee, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock. Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision at Drubba! The Cuckoo Clock is said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 and has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is a memorable experience. Some leisure time.nLater, proceed to Schaffhausen where the Rhine River thunders over the Rhine Falls forming Europe's largest waterfall. Enjoy a boat ride here.nLater, continue your drive to Zurich where you will enjoy the Lake and pause for a photograph.nAfter dinner, check-in your hotel in Zurich.nOvernight in ZurichnBreakfast at the hotel, Lunch at restaurant and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today, proceed for an 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 stunning and dramatic mountain scenery! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario than a hot Indian lunch and a glass of champagne!nWalk on the great Aletsch Glacier. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace. The new Cinema Experience and the new Alpine sensation are attractions, enroute to the glistening Ice Palace. Descend to 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.nIndulge in some shopping. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries a vast array of small famous brand gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket.nLater, return to your hotel.nOvernight in ZurichnBreakfast at the hotel, Lunch in Jungfrau and Dinner at an Indian restaurant .
Today, drive to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution. Stroll along the covered, wooden Kapellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have an encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch.nnIn the afternoon, a scenic drive to Zurich, for a short orientation tour strolling down Bahnhofstrasse - the city's fanciest shopping street, past famous sights like Peterskirche (St.Peter's Church) situated in a medieval square, famous for its 16th Century clock, the largest clock face in Europe. The elegant copper spire of the Fraumunster found in the 9th Century with impressive stained glass windows. Across the Limmat River, you will get a view of the Grossmunster - a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Zurich's patron saints.nAfter dinner, return to your hotel.nOvernight in ZurichnBreakfast at the Hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today your drive today takes you to the Principality of Liechtenstein and a stop at Vaduz - the capital, famous for postage stamps.nnContinue a scenic drive to Innsbruck, Austria. 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 !nnNext 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 it's 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!nnOur orientation tour orientation tour introduces you to the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I decorated with gold painted copper shingles, the Imperial Church and the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. An array of crystals awaits you at the Swarovski Crystal Showroom. Indulge !! Some free time to enjoy this Capital of the Alps, which has a history of 800 years !nnLater check-in to your hotel.nThe rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy this Capital of the Alps, which has a history of 800 years!nOvernight in InnsbrucknBreakfast at the Hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Today your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical 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.nnCruise 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!nnFrom 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!nnEnd this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (when open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous. Then, enjoy a Gondola ride. Return on a cruise to Tronchetto Pier.nnAfter dinner check-in to your hotel.nOvernight in VenicenBreakfast, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta River past Bologna, to Pisa, the hometown of Galileo and 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 Baptistry, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles.nnContinue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world! Included in your guided walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It dominates the city's skyline and still defines its scale - no building in town is taller! Besides it is the 'Gate to Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, originally a pagan temple and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city.nnA photostop and a bird's eye view of Florence from the magical Piazzale Michelangelo.nnAfter an exciting tour, check-in to your hotel after dinner.nOvernight in FlorencenBreakfast at the Hotel, Lunch at restaurant and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
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 highlight city tour ! According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.nnStart your introduction to Rome with a journey to The Vatican the smallest nation in the world ! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world ! Visit the Vatican Museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel. The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter's Square with St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta.nnContinue your tour driving past the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus - the Hippodrome - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well-known movie 'Ben Hur'!nnPay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end 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!nnLater, after dinner check- in to your hotel.nnNote: 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.nOvernight in RomenBreakfast at the 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 & Kings - Extravagant Europe' tour.nWe are confident you will join us again sometime soon...nnPlease do give us your valuable feedback on firstname.lastname@example.orgNote: - This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints.nBreakfast at the hotel or onboard the flight.