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European Splendours-Cox & Kings

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European Splendours-Cox & Kings

Day wise Itinerary
Day 1 : London

Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings European Splendours' tour.nnOn arrival, Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, you will be transferred comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1600 hrs).nnLondon is an irresistible package of modern metropolis and timeless tradition, which makes it one of the most exciting destinations in the world! Cox & Kings gives you the opportunity to explore this vibrant city in comfort, at your own pace. Our exclusive 'European Splendours' tour lets you make the choices, while we take care of the details!nnCox & Kings takes care to start schedule your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag.n(Please note: Depending on the flight availability, you may arrive in Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow or similar airports)nOvernight in London.nIndian dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 : London

Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor's Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, housing the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond!nnA thrill, as you ride the London Eye, the world's fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London.nnNext,, 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.nLater, return to your hotel for dinner.nOvernight in London.nBreakfast and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 : London

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).nEnjoy some leisure time at Oxford Street and then reunite in the evening at a pre-appointed time and place as informed by your Tour Manager.nNext, a visit to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the first temple of stone to be constructed in Europe, with its luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars.nDrive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to the Hook of Holland. Travelling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort.nOvernight on board the ferry.nBreakfast at the hotel and dinner on board the ferry.

Day 4 : Brussels

Today, disembark and drive through Dutch countryside where Windmills still wield their magic. There's a photo stop at one. If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from 22nd March to 13th May) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. The rest of the year, visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands. Onto Amsterdam - Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and a factory 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. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument.nThen, drive to Brussels. On arrival, enjoy a walking orientation tour that 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 Place, 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!nVisit the Manneken Pis (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the 'irreverent spirit' of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries.nAfter dinner, drive and check-in to your hotel.nOvernight in Brussels.nBreakfast on board the ferry, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Day 5 : Brussels - The Rhineland

Today, proceed to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine. On arrival you will visit the Cathedral - the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires.nLater, drive to Boppard through the Rhine valley, where there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world.nEnjoy a cruise along the 'Romantic Rhine'. The stretch of river where you can see castles, villages, and vineyards, and the Loreley where the river valley runs through dramatically elevated hillsides. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning.nContinue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings.nLater, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland area.nEnjoy some free time at the 'Altstadt' - old section of the town.nOvernight in Rhineland.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Day 6 : Rhineland - Switzerland

Today, drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell's Valley), directly at the mouth of the Ravennaschult (Ravenna Glen). Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision! 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.nDrive 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 Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.nYou 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.nLater, check-in to your hotel in Central Switzerland.nOvernight in Central Switzerland.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 7 : Switzerland

The day is at leisure. You have the option to 'Visit to Jungfrau with Indian lunch and Interlaken City Tour'.nOvernight in Central Switzerland.nBreakfast at the hotel and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 8 : Switzerland

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).nnA 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.nThe 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 - take the 107 meter Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later take the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch.nLater ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return to Col du Pillion.nLater, drive to the town of Montreux which nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along.nnA short drive brings you to Vevey, a town on the north shore of Lake Geneva. One of the "Pearls of the Swiss Riviera", its lakeside location has breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama. It is also the headquarters to Nestle. Vevey's most famous inhabitant was probably the comedian Charlie Chaplin, who spent the last twenty five years of his life here. A short walk leads you to the monument dedicated to him on the lakeshore.nnAfter a memorable day, drive to Leysin and check-in to your hotel.nOvernight in Leysin region.nBreakfast at the hotel, Indian lunch at Glacier 3000 and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 9 : Leysin - Innsbruck

Today,drive to the picture perfect Austria, en route, pause at the principality of Liechtenstein and stop at Vaduz - the capital, to enjoy a short orientation. Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps.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!nContinue 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!nnOur 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!nnLater, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a sumptuous dinner.nOvernight in Innsbruck.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch at an Indian restaurant and Continental dinner at the hotel.

Day 10 : Innsbruck - Padova

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! 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!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.nRelish a sumptuous dinner on the return cruise to Tronchetto Pier.nContinue to your hotel and check-in.nOvernight in Padova.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch at an Indian restaurant and dinner on board the cruise.

Day 11 : Padova - Tuscany

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 from 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.nnContinue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square metre 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. Besides it is the 'Gate to Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery, originally a pagan temple and an open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city. After all this exercise, add to the feel good factor. It's time to indulge yourself with some more works of art - genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs! Happy shopping! Then,drive to the magical Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city.nnAfter an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region where on arrival you will be checked-in to your hotel.nOvernight in Arezzo.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 12 : Arezzo - Rome - Arezzo

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 guided 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.nContinue 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 and Kings look forward to that!nAfter an exciting tour, relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel.nNote:nOn days when the Vatican Museum is not open for visitors, the Roman Forum OR the Colosseum will be visited.nDue 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 Arezzo.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel.

Day 13 : Arezzo- Nice - Cannes

Today, drive across the Maritime Alps, the Italian and French Riviera to arrive at Nice and proceed on an orientation city tour, which includes a visit to the world famous Promenade des Anglais, drive past the Negresco hotel and the Old Port Quarters where yachts are moored.nnContinue your drive and check-in to the hotel.nOvernight in Cannes.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Day 14 : Cannes

Today, a beautiful natural harbour known for its exotic setting and the famous venue for numerous International film festivals in the Palais des festivals. Visit the Old Town dominated by the church of Notre Dame de l'Esperance followed by some leisure time at the famed Boulevard de la Croisette lined with palm trees and the Palais des Festivals.nnNext it's Fragonard - The Parfumeur a highlight from Cox & Kings in the quaint village of Eze for a demonstration in perfume making. Displayed are perfumery collections retracing 3000 years of history. Discover Fragonard's original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices. Enjoy a shopping stop.nnVisit the old town of Monaco-Ville and enjoy a guided walking tour of the famous sights which include the Palais du Prince - the Palace of the Rainier family and Cathedral of the Monaco-Ville which contains the tombs of Monaco's former princes.nnComplete your tour with a visit to Monte Carlo. Enjoy an exciting visit to the liveliest casino on the Riviera.nLater, after dinner return to your hotel.nOvernight in Cannes.nBreakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Day 15 : Cannes - Mont Blanc - Chamonix.

After breakfast, enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately seven hours to the scenic splendour of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It's 'Love at first sight' as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range.nnWhilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, Cox & Kings is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Carry on your drive to arrive in Chamonix Mont Blanc.nnLater, check in to your hotel.nThe rest of the evening is at leisure.nOvernight in Chamonix.nBreakfast at the hotel, en route lunch and dinner at an Indian restaurant.

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Accommodation
PlaceHotelStarDays
London Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T5 Or Similar3 ★Day 1
LondonHoliday Inn Express London Heathrow T5 Or Similar3 ★Day 2
Onboard The FerryStena Line Cruise Or Similar3 ★Day 3
BrusselsStena Line Cruise Or Similar3 ★Day 4
PforzheimHotel Residenz Pforzheim Or Similar3 ★Day 5
LungernHotel Lowen Or Similar3 ★Day 6
LungernHotel Lowen Or Similar3 ★Day 7
LeysinAlpine Classic Hotel Leysin Or Similar3 ★Day 8
TirolAlpenkonig Tirol Or Similar3 ★Day 9
PadovaTulip Inn Padova Or Similar3 ★Day 10
ArezzoPark Hotel Arezzo Or Similar3 ★Day 11
ArezzoPark Hotel Arezzo Or Similar3 ★Day 12
CannesIbis Cannes Mouans Sartoux Or Similar3 ★Day 13
CannesIbis Cannes Mouans Sartoux Or Similar3 ★Day 14
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