European Portico

15 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 night life, Europe is a culinary adventurer’s paradise.  Europe’s diversity and global accessibility is its hallmark.

Highlights

Coca – Cola London Eye, Thames River Cruiseg, Guided City Tour of London (Buckingham Palace, Change of Guards, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, St. Pauls Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park), Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, British Museum, London - Amsterdam by Eurostar Train, Visit the traditional Cheese & Clog factory, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Visit Keukenhof / Madurodam, Guided City Tour of Brussels –Belgium (Atomium - Photo stop, Royal Palace, Brussels Town Hall, Grand Place & Manneken Pis), Eiffel Tower (Level 3), Seine River Cruise, Guided City Tour of Paris, Beaune Wine tasting & Local Lunch, Guided city tour in Geneva, Geneva Water Fountain, The United Nations Office, Guided entrance of Charlie Chaplin’s World, Golden line pass train from Montreux to Gstaad, Gstaad guided tour, Experience The Titlis - Rotair, Lucerne City Orientation Tour – No Guide, Vaduz Orientation Tour, Swarovski Crystal World, Guided city tour of Innsbruck, Ferry from Tronchetto to San Marco (Venice Island), Guided Walking Tour of Venice: (Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco, St Mark's Campanile, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, St Mark's Clocktower and The Murano Glass Museum), Experience Gondola Ride, Florence Michelangelo view-point, Leaning Tower of Pisa (Outside), Walking Tour of Rome, visit Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus , Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument or Vittoriano, Campidoglio, River Tiber & Island, Castel Sant'Angelo, Entrance ticket to Colosseum), Visit Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica di San Giovanni, Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Scala Santa, etc, Guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter Basilica, Papal Audience - The opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to "see the Pope"

Your Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) - COCA COLA LONDON EYE - THAMES RIVER CRUISE

Assemble at Cochin International Airport, complete your departure formalities to board flight to London via Dubai.

Arrival in London, after the Immigration and Customs, proceed for sightseeing tour starting with Coca – Cola London Eye. The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel. Later, proceed to Thames River Cruise. Take a 40-minute cruise on the Thames and take in the stunning views of the London skyline from the calm waters. Recognize famous landmarks like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the House of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and many more sites along the way. Enjoy entertaining and informative live commentary on-board by expert guides. You may choose to use the audio commentary if you like, which is available in 8 languages. Check in to hotel.

Overnite at London.

In Flight Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner at restaurant.

Day 2
LONDON CITY TOUR – MADAME TUSSAUDS – BRITISH MUSEUM

After Breakfast, proceed on a Guided City tour of London. Visit Buckingham Palace, Change of Guards, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, St. Pauls Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park . Later, transfer to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Dive into this photo op extravaganza and marvel at the lifelike wax figures of some of your favourite celebrities. Enjoy the Avengers 4D experience that allows you to witness a legendary brawl between the Avengers to save London! Lunch at Restaurant. Visit The British Museum. Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.Overnight in London

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 3
LONDON – EUROSTAR - AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS)

After Breakfast, transfer to train terminal. Get on your Eurostar, the fastest transportation from London to Amsterdam (Eurostar). After arrival, proceed to Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Hop aboard a glass-roofed boat from which you can admire the famous Amsterdam's Canal, as well as its unique baroque architecture. After lunch, transfer to the Traditional Cheese Farm and Clog Factory. You have the opportunity to taste varieties of local cheese and try on or buy the native clogs.

Overnight in Amsterdam

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 4
AMSTERDAM – KEUKENHOF/ MADURODAM – BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) – PARIS (FRANCE)

After Breakfast, proceed to Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens, situated in Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Keukenhof Tulip Gardens are a very popular place to visit during spring in Holland.

For arrivals after 10 May 2020, visit the Madurodam instead. Discover the miniature city of Madurodam. An interactive outdoor park, Madurodam enables you to see the best of the Netherlands. This interactive miniature park is the ultimate place to discover what makes Holland so unique within a short period of time. Madurodam presents you all the relevant Dutch stories behind the miniature buildings through multimedia and numerous interactive installations. Later, transfer to Brussels, Belgium's capital city and one of the most famous historical cities in Europe and tourist attractions in the world. The city, popular for its famous beer, breweries and beer festivals is also loved for its delicious handmade chocolates. Furthermore, Brussels is home to the headquarters of the European Union. Visit Atomium (Photo stop), Royal Palace, Brussels Town Hall, Grand Place & Manneken Pis. After Lunch, transfer to Paris.

Overnight at Paris.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 5
EIFFEL TOWER LEVEL (LEVEL 3) - PARIS CITY TOUR - SEINE RIVER CRUISE

Following Breakfast, proceed to visit Paris's most famous and awaited attraction of your trip, The Eiffel Tower. Take the elevator and access the top level of Eiffel Tower (Subject to Weather Condition & Visitors Capacity) from where you can get fantastic views of Paris city. Followed by Paris City Orientation Tour with Guide to see the most famous landmarks. Travel past the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais Garnier, Montparnasse Tower, Champ de Mars, Pont Alexandre III, Les Invalides, Conciergerie, Grand Palais, Place de la Bastille, Place Vendôme, Louvre Pyramid, Grande Arche de la Defense, The Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum) and Place de la Concorde.

After lunch, proceed to Seine River Cruise. Hop aboard a magical 1-hour cruise on the Seine in a glass canopy boat and take in the breath-taking panoramic views of Paris. Consume the beauty of iconic landmarks like the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the National Assembly. During the course of the cruise, you will be able to listen to interesting facts about the iconic Parisian landmarks, with the support of dedicated headsets, transmitted in 14 languages.

Overnight at Paris.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 6
PARIS – BEAUNE - GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)

Post Breakfast, transfer to Beaune. This charming little city is an ideal base from which to visit the great vineyards of Burgundy. Many of the vineyards in the countryside surrounding Beaune can be visited for tastings and buying wine. Note that the Côte d’Or wine region where Beaune is located is divided into the Côte de Nuits, best known for its reds, and the Côte de Beaune, which produces superb white wines such as Meursault, Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. After lunch, proceed to Geneva.

Overnight at Geneva.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 7
GENEVA CITY TOUR - LUCERNE

After Breakfast, proceed to Geneva. Visit Geneva Water Fountain, Jet d'Eau, literally meaning 'water jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Visit The Flower Clock, Broken Chair and Place des Nations. Later, proceed to The United Nations Office, is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations. Embark on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema “Charlie Chaplin’s World” . The 500 m² staging of the Manoir is dedicated entirely to Charlie Chaplin the man, and to his daily life. Some rooms in the Manoir have been recreated with furnishings and personal items. The tour starts with a montage of images tracing Chaplin’s life and work. It continues on against a backdrop of 20th century history, moving on to a street right out of an Easy Street decor, one of the most emblematic settings of his movies. Take a Panoramic Train (Golden line Pass) from Montreux to Gstaad; after arrival at Gstaad proceed for guided city tour of Gstaad.

Overnight at Lucerne.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 8
LUCERNE – ENGELBURG - MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE

After Breakfast, transfer to Mt. Titlis via Engelburg, one of the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt Titlis in two different cable cars, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of this journey will be in the world's first rotating cable car called the 'Titlis Rotair'. Visit the Ice Grotto. If weather permits, you can take a stroll on the latest attraction at Mt Titlis – The Cliff Walk. Lunch at the Restaurant on the top of Mt. Titlis. Next enjoy an orientation tour of Lucerne where you will see Lion Monument and the KapellBrucke (wooden bridge). Here you will have some free time to shop for the famous Swiss Watches, knives and chocolates.

Overnight at Lucerne.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 9
ZURICH – VADUZ (AUSTRIA) VADUZ ORIENTATION TOUR | ENTRANCE TO THE SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLD | GUIDED CITY TOUR OF INNSBRUCK

After Breakfast, proceed for an orientation tour to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein & the country's financial and economic hub. Pass through the Vaduz Castle. After lunch, visit Swarovski Crystal World. It was opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s founding. Multimedia artist André Heller designed a unique and magical place. This beloved attraction has brought moments of wonder to over fifteen million visitors from all around the world. Visitors are surprised, touched, and perhaps even transformed by crystal in all its facets. Later, transfer for a Guided city tour at Innsbruck. Visit Hofgarten, Hofburg, Cathedral of St. James & Golden Roof.

Overnight stay at Innsbruck.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 10
INNSBRUCK – VENICE (ITALY) - PADUA

Following Breakfast, proceed to Venice. Take ferry from Tronchetto to San Marco. Walking Tour through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco. After that, proceed to Murano Glass Factory.

Overnight at Venice/ Padua.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 11
VENICE - PISA – FLORENCE

Continental Breakfast, proceed to Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracle, less than 20 minutes from the parking, heading on to Via Santa Maria, you'll finally arrive at Piazza dei Miracoli, the Square of Miracles. As you approach, you will get the chance to catch sight of this marvellous place with its Leaning Tower and the other beautiful buildings that surround it - the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Monumental Cemetery (representing the cycle of life). After lunch, transfer to Florence. Visit Florence Michelangelo view-point (photo-stop).

Overnight at Rome.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 12
FLORENCE - ROME

Following Breakfast, proceed for a Walking Tour in Rome. Visit Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Entrance to Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument or Vittoriano, Campidoglio, River Tiber & Island, Castel Sant'Angelo & Pyramid of Caius Cestius. After lunch, proceed to visit the Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Scala Sancta.

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 amphitheater 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.

Overnight at Rome.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 13
ROME - VATICAN

After a Continental breakfast, proceed to Vatican City - St. Peter’s square for Papal Audience. Papal Audience are held on Wednesdays if the Pope is in Rome, giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to "see the Pope" and receive the Papal Blessing or Apostolic Blessing from the successor of the Apostle Peter during their visit. At the end of the Audience the Pope will pray together with those attending the Audience, the Our Father prayer in Latin.

Visit Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica. It is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the Catholic Roman Rite cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom”. By Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. Tradition and strong historical evidence hold that Saint Peter's tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica.

Overnight at Vatican.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Day 14
DEPARTURE

After a Continental breakfast, transfer to Fiumicino International Airport for departure to Cochin via Dubai.

Arrive at Dubai International Airport. This airport has a number of duty free shops selling all international branded products and many shopping offers for you.

Take the connecting flight from Dubai to Cochin.

Meals: Inflight Breakfast

Day 15
ARRIVE COCHIN

Arrive Cochin International Airport. Complete arrival formalities and return home with pleasant memories of your European tour.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • To and fro economy class air travel for Cochin to Cochin on Emirates.
  • Airfare, Airport taxes and Visa Fees.
  • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy.
  • Malayalee 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
  • Travel insurance

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

  • Any increase in Airfare, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Govt Taxes, Fuel Surcharges.
  • 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

  • 2 Night In London • 1 Night In Amsterdam • 2 Nights In Paris • 1 Night In Geneva • 2 Nights In Zurich/ Lucerne • 1 Night In Innsbruck • 1 Night In Venice/ Padua • 1 Night In Pisa/ Florence • 2 Nights In Rome

  • The tour cost is on the basis of 40 passenger group size, if any change in group size, the price will change. The tour price is on a twin/triple sharing basis. Twin and triple charges will be the same. Single passengers, travelling alone, will be sharing a room with another single passenger. In the absence of a sharing option, single supplement charges will be applicable. In the event of any flight delays, rescheduling, cancellation, changes in plans owing to bad weather, natural calamities, medical evacuation, sudden change in policy, political situation or any other causes/ reasons beyond control, Somans’ Leisure Tours India Pvt Ltd, will not be responsible and is not liable to offer any refund or compensation towards the same. A payment schedule will be conveyed to you at the time of booking and payments have to be done accordingly. The advance payment will be ₹ 25,000.

  • A cancellation charge of 80% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers cancelling before 15 days of the departure date. Within 14 days prior to departure - 100% of the tour cost

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Departure dates

09, 10, 16 April 2021

Cities/Attractions

  • UNITED KINGDOM

    NETHERLANDS

    BELGIUM

    FRANCE

    SWITZERLAND

    AUSTRIA

    ITALY

    VATICAN

    ROME

  • Airline

    EMIRATES

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