European Odyssey

11 days

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Europe is a land of ancient history, diverse landscape, timeless art and culture, natural beauty, epic history, dazzling artistic and culinary diversity. Europe is a single window to an innumerable wealth of attractions. It is a multi-layered, historical and cultural destination, which is packed with spectacular natural scenery, highlands, glaciers, lakes, rivers, landmarks, monuments, and many great museums. This is the birthplace of several eminent personalities. Known for its energetic nightlife, Europe is a culinary adventurer’s paradise. Europe’s diversity and global accessibility is its hallmark.

Thus, Europe is always a great idea! A fairy-tale land complete with stunning landscapes & breath-taking natural bounty, this continent is on the bucket-list of many. Visit the remarkable cities of London, Paris, Switzerland and take a step towards making your European dream come true with this tour.

Highlights

Rome City Tour , Colosseum , Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore , Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem , Papal audience , Vatican Museum , Sistine Chapel , Visit St. Peters Basilica , Leaning tower of Pisa, Venice guided City tour, Landscape, Mt.Titlis, Orientation Tour of Lucerne, Shopping, The Rhine Falls , Titisee Lake, Boating in Lake Titisee, Paris City Tour, Eiffel Tower, River Seine Cruise, Cuckoo clock shop, Cologne Cathedral, City of Brussels, Atomium, City Tour of Brussels

Your Itinerary

Day 1
COCHIN– DUBAI/ABU DHABI – ROME

Assemble at Cochin International airport, complete your Airport Departure formalities and board flight to Rome. Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Complete airport arrival formalities, then transfer to hotel for check in.

 

Then proceed on a city tour of Rome, the capital of Italy. It has an awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life. It is the most romantic and fascinating city. The ancient icons are the Colosseum, The Roman Forum and Pantheon. It has an astonishing artistic heritage. There are world class museums, byzantine mosaics and renaissance frescos. The sculptures of Michael Angelo, paintings by Caravaggio and the frescos by Raphael, and the fountains by Bernini are the signature attractions of the city. The food, fine dining and five star wines, refined restaurants characterize the city.

Continue to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The Basilica is an ancient Catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest of the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. It is one of the city’s four major basilicas. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem - One of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. The church name comes from the Jerusalem soil that was laid on the floor of the basilica, as a way of moving part of the holy city to Rome. Visit holy sites related to the passion and death of Christ.

 

Proceed for an Eternal City Tour of Rome. Visit Roman Forum - the heart of the ancient city of Rome. It is the most impressive archaeological site in the Eternal City. A visit to the Roman Forum offers a unique insight into the lives, politics and beliefs of the Ancient Romans. Palatine Hill- the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called "the first nucleus of the Roman Empire”, Circus Maximus- is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome etc.

 

Later proceed to see another among the Seven wonders of the world , Colosseum (Photo stop). Colosseum, built in 70 AD, is the oval shaped Flavian Amphitheatre, in the centre of the city of Rome. This is the site of celebrations, sporting events, and was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world. It is a free standing structure of stone and concrete, with a capacity of over 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum was the scene of thousands of hand to hand combats between gladiators, of contests between men and animals and also a scene for mock naval engagements. The structure was damaged by lightning and earthquakes in medieval times and even more seriously by vandalism.

Dinner at restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel.

In flight Breakfast & Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 2
ROME-VATICAN-PISA

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Vatican City. We do Papal audience in the morning (Subject to availability) - held on Wednesdays, giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to "see the Pope" and receive the Papal Blessing. Later we visit Vatican Museum- Vatican City is a city/state enclaved within Rome and is home to Pope and treasure of art and architecture. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Vatican City is the world’s smallest fully independent nation state.

Vatican Museum has a collection of Roman Sculptures, masterpieces of Renaissance art which are the collections of the Popes.

Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the Pope. The large Papal Chapel built within the Vatican between 1477-80. The 15th Century decoration of the walls includes the stories of Moses, Christ and the portraits of Popes. The fame of the Sistine Chapel, is the frescos of the ceiling, the Last Judgement by Michael Angelo.

Today it is the site of the Papal Conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected.

Visit St. Peters Basilica. St Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world, and renowned work of Renaissance architecture, completed in 1615 under Paul V. The interior of St Peters is filled with many masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art, among the most famous of which are Michael Angelo’s Pieta.

 

Later proceed to Pisa to see spectacular “Leaning tower of Pisa”. The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply The Tower of Pisa, is a free standing bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its nearly 4-degree lean due to an unstable foundation (loose soil). The tower has 296 steps. For the tilt, remedial work started between 1993 and 2001 which reduced the tilt 3.93 degrees. This is located next to the Cathedral of Pisa and is one of the most unique architectural structures in Italy & the world.

 

Dinner at restaurant.

 

Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3
PISA-VENICE

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out & proceed to the Eternally Romantic Venice - Venice, in North Eastern Italy constitutes of a group of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. It is also known as the City of Bridges, the floating city, the city of canals etc. There are many renaissance and gothic palaces. The icon is St Mark's Basilica, which is styled with byzantine mosaic. The campanile bell tower offering views of the cities red roof. The tour will start with a Boat Ride (Vaporetto – Water Taxi) To St. Mark’s Square - This square is world-renowned for many reasons, which is one of the most elegant squares in the world and the undisputed symbol of Venice. Enjoy Venice guided City tour with Doge’s Palace- One of the beauties of Venice, St Mark's Campanile - the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, and the famous The bridge of sighs- is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world, The Basilica Di San Marco (Saint Mark's Basilica) - the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture and the world-famous St. Mark's Square (piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy is one of the world's most famous squares.

Overnight in hotel.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4
VENICE-SWITZERLAND

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and Proceed to Switzerland.

Switzerland is a landlocked country with towering alps, neat farms, tiny villages, vibrant cities, making this country a perfect blend of the old and new in Western Europe. Home to a number of ski resorts, the Alps offer exceptional views. Swiss Mountain lakes which are deep blue, refreshingly cool and crystal clear.

Swiss cities such as Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Bern with their traditional, yet modern outlook, never ceases to fascinate. They are also enriched by some exclusive artworks and architectural creations from modern masters.

Vast vineyards, as well as gourmet dishes served by expert chefs are a homage to local produce. Swiss watches and chocolates are indisputably world renowned. Switzerland is one of the most coveted travel destinations.

Enjoy the breath-taking views of the Swiss Alps from the Rotair, a revolving cable car, ferrying up to the summit of Mt Titlis, which offers unending views of a world of snow and glaciers. Check in.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5
ZURICH –MT. TITLIS - LUCERNE

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive to Engelberg , Engelberg and Mount Titlis together form the largest winter and summer holiday destination in central Switzerland, offering a wide range of holiday activities for all vacationers. Your stay here will be a most unforgettable mountain experience. Engelberg is the largest and most beautiful ski area spread over an altitude of 2000 m. This is the ideal hotspot for skiing, climbing, biking and golf. Panoramic views of splendid mountain landscape and loads of activities make this city simply wonderful.

We visit the highest mountain in central Switzerland, Mt.Titlis, which is 10,000 ft above sea level. TITLIS is the jewel in Central Switzerland's crown and the only publicly accessible glacier in the area. From Engelberg, we take you to a bus to the 8-seater Titlis Xpress gondola cable car, and then you ascend to the midway station at Stand. The Titlis revolving cable car takes you up to the mountain station at 3020 meters. At Have fun time in Snow!.

 

 

Proceed to Lucerne. On Arrival continue on an Orientation Tour of Lucerne - one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland. Take this walking tour to explore the very best sights of Lucerne. See Lucerne's top attractions like the Lion Monument - is a memorial located in Lucerne, Switzerland and Chapel Bridge or The Kapellbrücke - is the world's oldest truss bridge.

 

Enjoy the ultimate Swiss shopping experience. Here you get the chance to buy Swiss made chocolates, watches, Knife etc.

 

Dinner at restaurant.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6
SCHAFFHAUSEN – TITISEE-FRANKFURT

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Proceed to view the largest water falls in Europe, The Rhine Falls - the most powerful waterfall in Europe. It is an unforgettable experience for every visitor. The Rhine Falls are a Year Round attraction with each season providing its own charm.

 

Proceed to Titisee - a lake in the southern Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. Visit Titisee Lake. This beautiful lake is one of the best-known attractions in the Black Forest. Surrounded by forest and low mountains, it is an idyllic place to relax in a delightful, natural setting. Enjoy a calming and beautiful experience of Boating in Lake Titisee. Transfer to Black Forest.

 

Drubba shopping is a unique and exciting experience in the fantastic back drop of Black Forest.

Drubba was founded in 1955 and Drubba factory is the world’s oldest manufacturer of Cuckoo clocks. Cuckoo clocks are handmade premium wall clocks. Visit Drubba Cuckoo Clock shop - One of the most popular places to visit in Germany.

Proceed to Frankfurt - one of the most desirable cities to live in and visit. With a rich collection of museums, historic buildings and a lively art and culture scene, Frankfurt is a surprisingly impressive place.

Dinner at restaurant.

Overnight hotel.

 

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7
FRANKFURT-COLOGNE – BRUSSELS

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Proceed to visit Cologne Cathedral- Cologne Cathedral is the seat of The Archbishop of Cologne. It is an exceptional artistic Gothic Masterpiece. Cologne Cathedral bears witness to the strength and endurance of European Christianity. So perfectly conceived and uncompromisingly executed in all its parts an outstanding human creation. A renowned monument in Germany, it is one of the tallest twin- spired church buildings in the world. The Cathedral’s colorful glass windows sparkle like precious stones, are very impressive and bring a vibrant intensity of color into the church, making it the city's landmark and by far the most famous sight.

 

Drive to Brussels. Brussels, the multicultural capital of Belgium, is a city packed with major tourist attractions. It is a beautiful city with remarkable architectural marvels, town squares, the famous Atomium with its 9 spheres, the historic Grand Place and the Manneken Pis, as well as cultural institutions such as La Monnaie and the Museums of Art and History. Brussels is Belgium's chief economic and educational hub. Belgium's Royal Museum of Fine Arts (1875-81) is certainly one of the largest and best art galleries in the world.

Dinner at restaurant.

 

Overnight stay hotel.

 

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8
BRUSSELS – PARIS

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Brussels. Enjoy a Guided City Tour Of The Elegant Brussels. Explore Brussels with a local guide. Discover the prosperous history of its iconic city centre and marvel at its treasures on this tour.

 

Visit the famous Atomium (Photo stop), an incredible and unique monument which represents an elementary iron crystal cell. The Atomium is today the most popular tourist attraction of Europe’s Capital, a unique creation in the history of architecture and emblematic vestige of the World fair in Brussels (Expo 58). The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. They represent the faith one had in the power of science and moreover in nuclear power.

When visiting the chocolate capital of the world we will do a Chocolate Shopping in Brussels. Lunch at restaurant.

 

Drive to Paris – “Paris in France, known for The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs de Elysees, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, many flagship stores and several lip smacking French specialties.

 

Dinner at restaurant.

 

Check in to hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 9
PARIS

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a guided city tour of Paris .Explore Paris and its prestigious monuments. Cover famous grand boulevards - one of the liveliest places in Paris, the Champs Ely sees - 'the world's most beautiful avenue, the Arch De Triomphe – the most iconic monument in Paris, the famous Palais Garnier - most celebrated monument, the Petit Palais- an art museum in Paris Les Invalides –one of the significant monuments and Concord square- largest square in Paris. Lunch at restaurant.

Later we proceed to the site of Eiffel Tower- Eiffel Tower, constructed from 1887 - 89, named after the engineer, Gustave Eiffel, most visited, paid monument in the world and has become a global cultural icon of France. Perhaps the most recognisable structure in the world. It rises to the height of an 8 storey building and is the tallest monument in Paris. There is an observation deck accessible to the public.

 

A Cruise on the River Seine! This cruising allows you to take in many of the highlights of the city—the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, etc. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Breakfast |Lunch |Dinner.

Day 10
PARIS –DUBAI/ABU DHABI (Departure Day )

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to airport for your return flight to India.

 

Day 11
ARRIVE COCHIN

Arrive at Cochin International Airport.

Tour Ends!!

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Return Economy Class Airfare on Emirates from Cochin
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa Fees
  • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy.
  • Tour Manager Services from Soman’s Leisure Tours.
  • Travel by comfortable A/C coach as per the tour itinerary.
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited as per the tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels on twin sharing basis
  • All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
  • Complimentary insurance up to 70 years of age

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

  • Any increase in Airfare, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Govt Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and any applicability of new taxes from Govt
  • Any up gradation in Airline class or hotel room category
  • Cost of Air ticket deviation charges
  • Cost of pre or post tour hotel accommodation
  • Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of a set group menu
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalisation, or any personal emergency

BRIEF SHOW!

Trip Facts

  • The taxes of the Airline as calculated are on 30 October 2019. Any deviations from the tour will be charged extra as per the prevailing airfare like sector change, date change etc. Twin and Triple sharing charges will be same. For single passenger, without family you will share a room either on twin or triple sharing basis depending on the bookings. If we do not have a single person like you, then you will have to bear the single supplement mentioned. The tour cost is based on 40 Pax travelling together in a group. And if there is a drastic decrease in the group size, the cost has to be borne by the passengers. No refunds for any expenses passengers might incurred due to circumstances beyond our control such as flight cancellation, delays, accidents of any nature, bad weather, natural calamities, medical evacuation, supplier policies etc. The hotels will be star Category. If there is any cancellation happened, our policy will be applicable. The advance payment will be Rs. 25,000 per pax. Documentation charges for visa purpose will have to be borne by the passengers. Granting of visa is at the sole discretion of the consulate. We will not be responsible for any visa rejection by the consulate. Bio Metrics is a must for the visa and the pax has to come directly for the same. If any interview is required, pax has to go to the consulate at their own expenses.

  • 1 Night in Rome 1 Night in Pisa 1 Night in Venice 2 Nights in Zurich 1 Night in Frankfurt 1 Night in Brussels 2 Nights in Paris

  • A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers cancelling before 15 days of the departure date. 15 days before departure - 50% of the tour cost Within 14 days prior to departure - 100% of the tour cost

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Departure dates

07, 28 April 2020

05, 12, 19 May 2020

02 June 2020

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  • ITALY

    VATICAN

    SWITZERLAND

    GERMANY

    BELGIUM

    FRANCE

  • Airline

    EMIRATES / ETIHAD

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