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011 - 41587955 / 41587966
jayessworldtravels@gmail.com
jayessworldtravels@rediffmail.com

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Europe Summer Holiday Tour

 Europe Summer Holiday Tour TourCode : 1257
Duration  10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination  Europe
Route  Delhi-London-Paris-Switzerland-Venice-Rome-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Begin Your Tour – Arrive London

Welcome to your ‘Cox & Kings European Experience’ tour. Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit, after immigration and customs – transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1600 hrs).

Cox and Kings takes care to start your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag. Overnight in London.

Day 2: Onto Paris – Guided Tour Of London – Euro Tunnel To Calais – Paris by Night – Visit The Eiffel Tower – River Seine Cruise – An Illumination Tour

Live history through a guided panoramic highlight tour of London city. 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. It’s magic! Return to your hotel. Overnight in Paris.

Day 3: In Paris – Excursion to Parc Asterix – Visit Grevin Wax Museum – City Tour Of Paris – Optional “Gala Lido In Paris”

We recommend you unleash the child in you and enjoy our highly recommended, fun-filled exclusive excursion to Parc Asterix enroute. This is another first from Cox and Kings ! 7 adventure areas, 27 attractions and 6 shows set your heart racing and keep you entertained. Ride the 80 kmph Tonnerre de Zeus – Europe’s highest wooden roller coaster; the Goudrix, the Oxygenarium, the Transdemonium, the Menhir Express, a log flume ride with a 13 metre drop, the Grand Splatch – a rapid river ride to keep the adrenaline flowing and the latest addition of the Pharaonique. Thrilling rides, and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.

Our next stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, an exclusive from Cox and Kings! Grevin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Grevin, to produce and showcase life size wax models of celebrities.

Overnight in Paris.

Day 4: Onto Switzerland – Visit Geneva Today, after an early breakfast, drive to Geneva, one of Switzerland’s most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world !

We begin the orientation tour with a drive to the Palais des Nations (the European Headquarters of the United Nations) and the Musee Ariana.

Be awestruck by the great white plume of the world’s tallest fountain in Europe – the magnificent Jet d’Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais ! Carry on your drive and after dinner check into your hotel. Overnight in Geneva.

Day 5 : In Switzerland – Visit to Glacier 3000 – Visit Interlaken Glacier 3000 Awaits! Cox and Kings gives you another first with the launch of Glacier 3000 – the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps, and the scene of the popular Indian film “Bachna Ae Haseeno”. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m).

Descend to visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cosily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages.

You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss 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. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 6: In Switzerland – Mt. Cox & Kings – An Exclusive Mountain In Switzerland – Visit Lucerne – Cruise on Lake Lucerne OR Optional Excursion To The Jungfraujoch, Ascending By Cogwheel Train, Indian Lunch – Visit The Trummelbach Falls Today drive on to the Swiss region of Lungern, where exclusive entertainment is lined up for you. A mountain in Switzerland that’s all yours! We make sure that ultimate fantasy comes true with Mt. Cox & Kings – a Swiss Mountain in the Lungern – Schonbuel belt, so exclusive, that it’s only for you!

Getting there is half the fun ! Wind your way uphill in a cable car, (weather permitting) with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Bernese Oberland. If viewing nature is not enough, there are walking trails, and chocolate casting. That’s not all! We top it with a sumptuous Lunch and Disco Dancing! Yes, with Cox and Kings you’re constantly on a high! (In the event of bad weather and the cable car not operating a gala dinner will be organised instead) Move on 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 another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping at GÏ near Berlin. Most visitors take home two things – memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. End this exciting day with a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Later return to your hotel after dinner. Overnight in Lucern.

 Day 7: Onto Innsbruck – Visit Vaduz – Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Your drive today takes you to the Principality of Liechtenstein and a stop at Vaduz – the capital, famous for postage stamps. Later drive to Austria. En route 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!

Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities.

Day 8: Onto Venice

Walking Tour Of Venice

Day 9: Onto Tuscany – Orientation Tour Of Pisa – Walking Tour Of Florence

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. After all that exercise, add to the feel good factor. Its time to indulge yourself with some more works of art – genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs! Happy shopping! After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 10: Full Day Excursion To Rome – Visit Time Elevator – Visit Vatican City – Guided Panoramic City Tour Of Rome

‘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, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.

Start your introduction to Rome with a journey on the Time Elevator and enjoy a 4 dimensional view of Roman Glory. Next head to the Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world ! Headed by his holiness the Pope, it is the administrative and spiritual capital of Roman Catholicism. It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world ! The most famous square of Vatican City is St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica, the spiritual centre of Christendom.

Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

Overnight in Rome.

Day 11: Homeward Bound

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Cox and Kings European Whirl’ tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon…

(Breakfast either in the hotel or on board the flight)

Note: This tour may be run with an altered flow due to operational reasons.

Sightseeing

Paris has fired the imagination of millions of travellers over the centuries, with its promise of romance, shopping, fashion, theatre and museums, not to mention leisurely strolls by the Seine and stimulating café discussions.

Around Paris, to the west is the town of Chartres that is known for the beautiful French cathedral of Notre-Dame and Versailles for the massive palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Southeast is Fontainbleau . Most of these sights, including Disneyland , are under 80 km from Paris. Barbizon andVaux-le-Vicomte are two more ‘must see’ sights from Paris. Northwest of Paris is Rouen where Monet painted the enchanting cathedral several times over, so entranced was he by it. From Rouen, head to the gardens atGiverny – laid out by Monet himself and immortalised by his paintings. The best times to visit are May and June, but the gardens are incredibly pretty at any time of the year.

Champagne will offer as much of the bubbly liquid that you may possibly want. North of it is Flanders where beer flows as freely as the Loire river. The town of Saint Malo has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, with the Fort de la Cité and the Cathédrale Saint Vincent being its main attractions, the former for its history of defending the town’s riches against the rich pirate trade that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the latter for its exquisite collection of stained glass. From Saint Malo, a convenient day trip is a Gothic attraction – the majestic abbey of Mont-St-Michel that seems to rise suddenly from the sea and contains a mysterious labyrinth. The beaches of Cote d’Emeraude are also easily accessible from Saint Malo. Strasbourg is where the European Parliament stands and home to an exquisite Gothic cathedral.

The Loire Valley and the Normandy beaches are some of France’s finest natural attractions. Nantes , which is in the Pays de la Loire , but has a cultural affinity to Brittany , is renowned for its year-round festivals and nightlife. Bordeaux , put on the world map for its violet wine, has an emerald-like quality, covered as it is, with its vineyards. Burgundy andLyon should be your next stops – the one for its famous wines and the other for its gastronomic delights.

Provence almost takes your breath away when you reach there – limestone hills and fields with rows of lavender lend it a dreamlike, surreal quality. It was here that Vincent van Gogh spent many an afternoon in quiet solitude, capturing the scenery with his paintbrushes.

Avignon , the scene of artistic activity and the seat of the Popes for many centuries, retains much of its former glory in its immaculately maintained medieval streets, monuments and museums. There is a world-famous drama festival here from mid-July to mid-August that is not to be missed. There are several well-preserved Roman ruins in the south of France – Arles has the largest remaining amphitheatre, though the one in Nimes is better maintained.

Marseille has larger-than-life Byzantine churches and houses painted in saffron and blue, but is otherwise unremarkable. To the south is Cote d’Azur or the French Riviera that attracts scores of mostly filthy rich visitors to its stunning beaches and the translucent, uniquely coloured water in the ocean here – some well-known tourist towns are Nice , which is literally, quite nice (!) and the expensive resort of St. Tropez , apart from the glitterati magnet – Cannes .

For a fantastic skiing experience and some fabulous mountain climbing, head to the French Alps . Europe’s tallest peak Mont Blanc is a huge crowd-puller, and the surrounding area is breathtaking with its snow-covered peaks, wide glaciers and meadows carpeted with wildflowers in the summer.

Shopping

Shopping in France means temptation at every corner and a significantly lighter pocket at the end of your trip. Being at the centre of High Fashion, Parisian designer shops, specialty shops and boutiques store the latest haute couture, fresh off the ramps. Jewellery shops are another favourite but the danger of spending all your holiday allowance on that one trendy platinum bracelet is all too real – be warned, it is known to have happened before! For those with a footwear fetish, shoe stores will not disappoint. There are also some extremely skilled shoemakers in Paris. The other main buys in France are crystal, lace and textiles.

For gifts, you could try and get prints of famous paintings at some of the secondhand booksellers or bouquinstes. These are available along the banks of the Seine in Paris. Most popular tourist destinations in France are full of pavement artists selling charcoal or watercolour impressions of famous landmarks in their city – some of these are extremely talented, struggling art students – do buy from them for the sake of art! Another popular option is state-of-the-art home decorations.

Department Stores exist in all the major cities of France and many are open till late. People usually do not bargain in shops where the prices are clearly marked. But you can look for bargains at marches aux puces (flea markets) and food markets.

Eating Joints

France boasts a simply unlimited spread of different cuisines of the world, especially in the bigger cities. Paris offers every kind of culinary experience, from Ethiopian to Malaysian or even Argentinian cuisine. Take advantage of this diversity to sample anything your taste buds desire, but we think when in France you must sample French food, n’cest pas? Eating in France is serious work, so lingering over your coffee or sitting at a café to watch the world go by at breakfast is a must-do. A popular choice for a light lunch is a salad or a baguette with cheese, ham or pate. Or do as the French do – go along from one specialty shop to another making up a picnic as you go along. A serious night of haute cuisine would include an aperitif (pre-dinner drink), an entrée (appetizer), a plat (main course) and a digestif (after-dinner drink).

It may be useful to pick up the appropriate French terms for various types of eating joints – Brasseries are great for snacks (steak and french fries are a popular combination). Boulangeries, patisseries and confiseries are the hot spots for bread, pastries and candy respectively. You could try out a variety of cooked meats at some charcuteries.

There is also no dearth of entertainment in France. Festivals, military parades, fireworks and competitions are only some of the gamut of entertainment available in France. Musicians rule the roost on French streets in late June with festivals like the fete de la musique. There is also the option of going to one of the historic operas, with the condition that one either speaks French or does not mind sitting through a show uncomprehendingly! For more conventional entertainment options, there is a mind-boggling variety of casinos, nightclubs and discotheques in big cities like Paris. Indeed, the French take their nightlife quite seriously – the young crowd will not be seen dead in a discotheque before 1 am! After World War II, Paris was the center of jazz in Europe; it continues to attract major names today. A quintessentially Parisian phenomenon is the Cabaret – a glitzy, bohemian, utterly risqué form of entertainment. Some of the grander Cabaret shows in Paris feature hundreds of female dancers with elaborate costumes (or without them!).

 

 

 

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