Scottish Rhapsody & Europe On Board

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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 multilayered, 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.

The impeccable combination of History and modernity make it a dream destination for travelers of any kind.

Edinburgh

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is the perfect city for a beautiful getaway being quite compact, easily navigable, packed with iconic landmarks, and staggering views, it is simply an unparalleled mix of natural and architectural beauty.

Edinburgh has a pleasing blend of both, the medieval Old Town as well as an elegant Georgian New Town, replete with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is the extraordinary Edinburgh Castle which is a historic fortress dominating the skyline of Edinburgh from its position atop the Castle Rock. The city also offers a host of free activities, exhilarating nightlife, gorgeous walks alongside stunning buildings, all draped in rich history and heritage.

Glasgow

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Western Scotland. With a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century, it is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and has a rich history owing to prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today Glasgow has grown into a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

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.

Netherlands, famous for the 200 year old state museum, the Rijks Museum, for the art enthusiasts, the unique windmills, enchanting Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, exciting Madurodam, historical Van Gogh Museum and the delightful canal cruises which takes one through the heart of the city. Blomen market is the only floating flower market in the world.

Italy is well known for its architecture and gastronomy with some of the most spectacular landscapes. For instance Italy, with St Anthony’s Basilica, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the internationally renowned Colosseum, is also popular as a culinary epicenter and fashion hub. Rome is 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. Rome has the 16th century Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and Trevi fountain, built way back in 1762 by the artist Nicola Salvi. Florence is endowed with rich historical and cultural heritage, theatre art, museums holding masterpieces of Italian artists and sculptors during the renaissance as well as wonderful parks and promenades. One of the city’s masterpieces of Milan, is the popular landmark The Milan Cathedral.

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.

Highlights

London Eye, Thames River Cruise, London City Tour, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, British Museum, Scenic drive to Edinburgh, Guided City Tour of Edinburgh, Guided City Tour of Glasgow, Edinburgh Castle, DFDS Cruise to Holland, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Keukenhof Gardens/Madurodam, Atomium for photo stop, 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, 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 Clock tower), Experience Gondola Ride, Florence Michelangelo view-point, Leaning Tower of Pisa (from Outside), Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica, Guided City tour of Rome, 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

Departure from Cochin International Airport, to London, via Dubai, by Emirates. Arrive in London. After completing airport formalities, proceed to 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 meters, 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 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.

In Flight Breakfast & Lunch

Dinner at restaurant.

Overnight at London

B/L/D

Day 2
LONDON

After Breakfast, proceed on a full day Guided City Tour of the sensational city of London.

Visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, this famous wax museum, is a must-visit attraction in London, founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, and features stars from movies, sports, music, with 400 years of London history, including Marvel Super Heroes 4 D movie, an immersive star experience.

Watch the 'Change of Guards' ceremony at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation), view the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament.

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarchy of UK since 1837 and is today the administrative Head Office of the monarch at the city of West Minster.

Big Ben is one of the signature landmarks of London. Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower.

Visit The British Museum, a public institution of over 8 million works, dedicated to human history, art and culture.

Later Dinner,

Transfer to Hotel and check in.

Overnight at Hotel in London.

B/L/D

Day 3
LONDON – EDINBURGH

Post breakfast, transfer to Edinburgh on a scenic drive, with Lunch en route.

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is the perfect city for a beautiful getaway being quite compact, easily navigable, packed with iconic landmarks, and staggering views, it is simply an unparalleled mix of natural and architectural beauty.

Arrive into Edinburgh city.

Dinner and transfer to Hotel, check in.

Overnight stay in Edinburgh.

B/L/D

Day 4
EDINBURGH – GLASGOW

Following Breakfast, set put on a Guided City tour of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh has a pleasing blend of both, the medieval Old Town as well as an elegant Georgian New Town, replete with gardens and neoclassical buildings. The city also offers a host of free activities, exhilarating nightlife, gorgeous walks alongside stunning buildings, all draped in rich history and heritage.

After enjoying a Local Lunch, proceed to Glasgow.

Embark on a Guided City tour of Glasgow. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in western Scotland. With a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century, it is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and has a rich history owing to prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today Glasgow has grown into a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Dinner and transfer to Hotel

Overnight stay at Glasgow.

B/L/D

Day 5
GLASGOW – PORT OF TYNE - HOLLAND

Following Breakfast, visit the historical Edinburgh Castle , the erstwhile residence of Scottish Monarchs, currently serving as a museum. This extraordinary is a historic fortress dominating the skyline of Edinburgh from its position atop the Castle Rock.

After Lunch, proceed to Port of Tyne, based near Newcastle on the River Tyne in North East England, this is one of UK's most innovative and efficient deep-sea ports handling cargoes as well as passenger ferries.

Board the DFDS Cruise, set sail on one of the best routes that connects England with Holland. This 15 hour overnight journey offers many fun filled activities and you take back fond memories with photos clicked on board the cruise ship.

Overnight on cruise.

B/ L/ Dinner in cruise

Day 6
HOLLAND – KEUKENHOF/ MADURODAM - EINDHOVEN

Morning, arrive into Holland. Following breakfast, disembark from Cruise ship and drive to Amsterdam. Then proceed to have a splendid experience on the Amsterdam Canal Cruise, relaxing and unwinding through long unending waterways, a distinctive feature of the place.

After Lunch, visit the gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens. 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.

Or Vacationers arriving after 10 May 2020, instead of Keukenhof Gardens, visit the Madurodam.

Madurodam, a small city full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities and the best attractions. The park is located in the Scheveningen district of the city and features miniature 1:25 scale model replicas of the most famous Dutch castles, industrial projects and public buildings. Guests are treated to a trip through the history of the country and its famous buildings.

Dinner and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight stay at Eindhoven.

B/L/D

Day 7
BRUSSELS – PARIS

Post breakfast and check out from Hotel, transfer to Brussels. Proceed to Atomium for a photo stop. 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.

After Lunch, proceed to Paris. Paris, the dream destination for many, offering a perfect blend of history and modernity.

Dinner, and transfer to hotel, check in.

Overnight stay in Paris.

B/L/D

Day 8
PARIS - EIFFEL TOWER (LEVEL 3) - PARIS CITY TOUR - SEINE RIVER CRUISE - PARIS

Post breakfast, proceed on a Guided City Tour of Paris, which includes the most famous and awaited attraction of your trip, The Eiffel Tower (Level 3). 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 recognizable 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. 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9
PARIS – BEAUNE - GENEVA

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. French wine is the best in class 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 a fabulous local lunch, and wine tasting session, proceed to Geneva.

Overnight at Geneva.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10
GENEVA CITY TOUR

After Breakfast, proceed to Geneva. Set out on a Guided City tour of 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.

After Lunch, proceed to Montreaux. Board a Panoramic Train (Golden line Pass) from Montreux to Gstaad. Montreaux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva, with a charming and picturesque landscape. The Golden Pass is a train route which gives the ultimate satisfaction when we see the beauty on either sides throughout the superb journey. As the train moves from Montreux one can see the Brünig Pass, the lakes of the Bernese Oberland, the Simmen valley, upper class Gstaad and Lake Geneva. This journey offers panoramic insights into Switzerland’s diverse cultural heritage. Transfer from Montreaux to Gstaad by the Golden Pass train, an approximately one and half hour’s journey, that is extremely comfortable and due to the panoramic windows, offering the best views of the scenic route.

The beauty of Gstaad is well known making it a preferred location for many movie shootings. Especially many Bollywood movies have been picturised across these breathtaking locales.

On arrival, proceed for guided walking City Tour of Gstaad.

Then continue to Zurich, check in to Hotel.

Overnight at Zurich.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11
SWITZERLAND - ZURICH – ENGELBURG - MT. TITLIS – ZURICH

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. Then return down and proceed to Lucerne.

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. Continue to Zurich.

Overnight at Zurich.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12
ZURICH - MESTRE – VENICE

Post breakfast and check out from Hotel, drive to Mestre in Venice.

Mestre is in the mainland part of Venice, with a historic core and lots of twentieth-century development. As you proceed to Venice, break for Lunch en route. Then take ferry from Tronchetto to San Marco (Venice Island).

Continue on a Guided City Walking Tour through the most characteristic and important places vital to the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the charming past 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.

Overnight at Venice

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 13
VENICE – FLORENCE – PISA

After Continental Breakfast, proceed from Venice to Florence, for a photo stop at Michelangelo view-point. Post Lunch, proceed to Pisa. Visit the marvelous 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. So view the other beautiful buildings that surround it - the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Monumental Cemetery (representing the cycle of life).

Overnight at Pisa.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14
PISA - ROME – VATICAN

Following Breakfast, transfer to Rome. After lunch, proceed to visit the 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. Guided City tour of Rome with a visit to Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument or Vittoriano, Campidoglio, River Tiber & Island, Castel Sant'Angelo.

 

Overnight at Rome.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 15
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.

Packed lunch will be provided, transfer to Fiumicino International Airport for departure.

Dinner in flight.

Day 16
COCHIN via DUBAI

Arrive at Dubai International Airport. This airport has a number of duty free shops selling all international branded products, many shopping offers with sufficient time for shopping before boarding the connect flight at 03.20 AM to Cochin.

Arrive at Cochin International Airport.

Return home with pleasant memories of your European tour.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class Airfare from Cochin to Cochin
  • Airport taxes.
  • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
  • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman’s Leisure Tours.
  • Services of Local Tour Guide at specific locations
  • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
  • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels on twin sharing basis
  • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
  • Any increase in Airfare, Visa Fees, Airport taxes, Govt Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and any applicability of new taxes from Govt.
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization, or any personal emergency.
  • Optional tours, if any
  • Cost of Air ticket deviation charges
  • Any up gradation in Airline class or hotel room category
  • Cost of pre or post tour hotel accommodation
  • Anything which is not included in the tour package inclusions

BRIEF SHOW!

Trip Facts

  • 2 Nights in London, 1 Night in Edinburgh, 1 Night in Glasgow, 1 Night in DFDS Cruise, 1 Night in Netherlands, 2 Nights in Paris, 1 Night in Geneva, 2 Nights in Zurich, 1 Night in Venice, 1 Night in Pisa, 1 Night 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

22, 29 April 2021

21 May 2021

08 July 2021

16 September 2021

Cities/Attractions

  • LONDON

    EDINBURGH

    GLASGOW

    NETHERLANDS

    BRUSSELS

    PARIS

    BEAUNE

    GENEVA

    GSTAAD

    ZURICH

    MT TITLIS

    VENICE

    FLORENCE

    PISA

    ROME

    VATICAN

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