European Bonanza Tour

Magnificent Tour to the Rooftop of the World
( 11 Days )

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Day 01

Colombo / Paris

Eiffel Tower

Check-in at Bandaranaike International Airport at 06.25 Hrs. early in the morning for departure to Paris on Oman Airlines. Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 19.25 Hrs.

On arrival in Paris – The City of Lights, the world’s leading centres for business, fashion, entertainment, art and culture met by assistant and transfer to you hotel for overnight.

Paris: Paris is France’s capital and most populated city. Nicknamed both the “City of Light” and the “City of Love”, this breathtaking European destination is home to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Paris located along the River Seine is known around the world for many reasons including its architecture, fashion, food and cultural gems. It attracts approximately 15.5 million international visitors per year. Paris’ famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Tiomphe, Champ de Mars, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Catacombs of Paris, The Palace of Luxembourg, Tuileries Garden, The Latin Quarter, Basilica of the Sacred Herat of Paris and Disneyland Paris.

Day 02

Paris

Buffet Breakfast at hotel.

Depart hotel for a full day city tour of Paris with a local expert and discover all of amazing monuments of Paris. Start your day with the visit to the symbol of Paris-the Eiffel Tower. This is the major monument of a stay in Paris. We will visit the 2nd floor where you have the panoramic view of Paris. Thereafter continue your journey to city’s most popular tourist attraction- the Arc de Triomphe. We will pass by the Paris Opera at Palais Garnier and have a Photo stop at The Place de la Concorde, the largest place in Paris. End the day with “Under the Bridges of Paris” on Seine River.

In the late evening if you may want to see a Show/Cabaret in Paris by going to LIDO you may proceed on your own. The Tour Manager will facilitate such movements by obtaining a 30/35 Per cent Group Discount if minimum of 15 are availing a service.

On completion, Dinner at an Indian Restaurant and proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.

Arc de Triomphe – Was constructed in 1806 to memorialize the triumphal battles of Napoleon Bonaparte. Standing 164 feet high and 148 feet wide, the arch features intricate reliefs depicting victorious battles and engraved names of many who died fighting for the emperor. Beneath the arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War.

Champs-Élysées – The tree-lined Avenue des Champs-Elysees is Paris’s most famous street and has even been described as the most beautiful avenue in the world. Just over a mile long, the boulevard connects the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Life in Paris centres on the Champs-Elysees. It’s an avenue lined with restaurants, upscale boutiques, museums and night clubs. It’s home to the Bastille Day military parade and the end of the Tour de France.

Palais Garnier – As unique as Paris itself, the elegant Palais Garnier is a grand edifice in the style of Napoleon III. A visit to the Paris Opera at Palais Garnier, with its marble, gold, and velvet interior, is something every opera fan should experience. Indulge in a night to remember in Paris, with an opera, ballet, or concert performance at Palais Garnier.

Eiffel Tower – Named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel was built for the 1889 World
Fair, marketing the centenary of the French Revolution. It took 300 workers, 2.5 million rivets and two years of nonstop labour to assemble the 324m tower. If you wish to see a panoramic view of the entire city, you may head to the second level of the tower.

The River Seine – A one hour boat cruise on the River Seine to rediscover the full splendour of the river banks and monuments of Paris. As your cruise down the gentle currents of the River Seine, admire some of the city’s most iconic monuments including the Louvre Museum, Institute of France, the ancient city centre of lle-Saint-Louis and the legendary bell towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Live on board commentary provides interesting background on passing attractions. Keep your camera to hand as you pass waterfront attractions.

Arc de Triomphe

Day 03

Paris / Luxembourg / Brussels

Bock Casemates

Buffet Breakfast at hotel.

Leave with baggage to Brussels with a stop at Luxembourg (Drive 385.4 KM with 5.45 Hrs.) Sit back and this journey will offer a more picturesque and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable way of travelling from Paris to Brussels than flying would.

Upon arrival, commence on a 2 hour tour of Luxembourg with guide. City is famous because it used to be the most fortified city in Europe and many of the old defences still remain in the form of the Luxembourg Casemates Bock which surrounds the city. Marvel at the view from Europe’s most beautiful balcony. The city has a unique layout in that it is spread across a picturesque valley, the City Centre and the Old Town are located at the top of the valley, with quirkier neighbourhoods of Clausen and the Grund situated at the base.

On completion of the sightseeing tour of fairy tale Luxembourg city, touring coach will transfer you to Brussels. (213kms – 03.00 Hrs. driving).

Dinner and overnight stay in Brussels.

Day 04

Brussels / Amsterdam / Zaanse Schans / Amsterdam

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Group proceeds with your luggage and commence on a guided tour of Brussels, City of European government and also boasts the headquarters of NATO. Spend an enjoyable 3 Hours with a local guide to explore the beautiful Belgian capital. Discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels. You will hear about the city’s culture, gastronomy and architecture and get to know the history of Brussels, along with its beer and chocolate. During the tour you will see the tiny statue called the Mannekan Pis, The Royal Palace, Grand Place, and marvel at the medieval majesty of the Market Square; gaze at the remarkable façade of the City Hall and the Atomium.

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronzesculpture (61 cm) in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a copy which dates from 1965. The original is kept in the Museum of the City of Brussels. Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. It also embodies their sense of humour and their independence of mind.

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair (Expo 58). It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. It is now a museum. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (60 ft.) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected, so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Tubes of 3 m (10 ft.) diameter connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose stairs, escalators and a lift (in the central, vertical tube) to allow access to the five habitable spheres, which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere includes a restaurant which has a panoramic view of Brussels. In 2013, CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.

Grand Place has held the city’s market since the Middle Ages. The building surrounding it, among others the Gothic Town Hall from the 15th century and the King’s House, rebuilt in the 19th century in Neo – Gothic style, in now considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On completion of the tour of Brussels, take a scenic journey from Brussels to Amsterdam – Holland, (205 KMS – 03.10 Hrs.) better known as the “City of Tulips”. Amsterdam is the vibrant capital city of the Netherlands and is widely recognized for its Charming cityscape, which is dominated by scenic canals. Make a stop at Zaanse Schans, and commence on a 4 hour tour with guide. Visit Volendam, and Marken to discover wooden houses, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods in these old world villages.

End the day with a 1 hour cruise by experiencing Amsterdam from the water and surprise yourself cruising along all highlights of the Amsterdam canals. During this cruise you will view the beautiful hidden treasures of Amsterdam which you don’t see by foot. This Cruise is the unique way to experience the city! Feast your eyes on the elegant merchant’s houses dating from the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), top attractions such as Anne Frank House and City Hall and many more highlights.

Have dinner at an Indian Restaurant and proceed to your hotel for overnight. If you want to Discover “Amsterdam at Night” you may do so on your own. This city is vibrant at Night.

Grand Palace, Brussels

Day 05

Rotterdam / Cologne / Frankfurt

St. Goar

Hot Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Climb aboard the coach with luggage to transfer from Rotterdam to Cologne. (263 KMS – 4.15 Hrs.)
Upon arrival, visit the world famous Cologne Cathedral with its gigantic dimensions and rich furnishings has a breathtaking effect on its visitors evern today. After the foundation stone was laid in 1248, it took more than 600 years until the Cathdral was finished in the 19th century. The many well-reserved stained glass windown and the golden glow of the Shrine of the Three Kings determine the appearance of the interior first and foremost.

Thereafter, continue your journey to Boppard (124 KMS – 1.45 Hrs.) and commence on a boat journey between Boppard and St. Goar takes about one and a half hours and you will witness the splendour of medieval times and some fine tributes to German history. The views are magnificent and the boats move at a comfortable pace, allowing enough time for the amateur photographer to catch the breathtaking landscape and the fine architecture of the Middle Ages. On the cruise boats you can buy brochures and commentary in various languages provide interesting information for European, American, Japanese and other overseas visitors alike. In all, there are six castles on this short route alone: the Kurtrierische Burg in Boppard, Liebenstein with Sterrenberg directly beneath in Kamp-Bornhofen, Maus (Mouse) in Wellmich near St. Goarshausen, Fortress Rheinfels near St. Goar and Katz (Cat) Castle on the Rhine hills above St. Goarshausen, already visible as you approach St. Goar. Board the awaiting coach at St. Goar to continue journey to Frankfurt. (117 KMS – 1.40 Hrs.)

Dinner and overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 06

Frankfurt / Munich

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Commence on a half day sightseeing tour with guide. See the best of Frankfurt by land. Enjoy a guided morning coach trip through the Frankfurt City, where you will see landmarks like St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral, Goethe House, Frankfurt’s famous iron footbridge, and Hauptwache Plaza, and on to the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley for breathtaking natural vistas. You’ll break for lunch (under own arrangement) before conclude your sightseeing tour.

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) is located on the river Main embankment and is a much- photographed and visited spot in the city. The bridge leads over the river, connecting the centre of Frankfurt with the Sachsenhausen district. Built in 1868, the bridge is approximately 170 meters in length, with two pillars and built in Gothic Revival style. In the final days of the Second World War, the German Werhmacht blew up the bridge, but by 1946 it had been rebuilt. The local government renovated Eiserner Steg in 1993. This pedestrian bridge is especially popular over the weekends, and so a good tip may be to visit on a weekday. Around 10,000 people cross the bridge daily. Watch as couples meander along this romantic bridge at sunset, placing locks with their initials on the metal framework, reminiscent of the bridges over the River Seine in Paris. For this reason, Eiserner Steg is more commonly known as Padlock Bridge or the Frankfurt Love Bridge. The bridge also offers a wonderful view of the city and you will be able to see the spires of the Frankfurt Cathedral and other churches which make up the city’s skyline.

The centre of Frankfurt’s Old Town (Alstadt) for centuries has been Romerberg, which means Roman Mountain in German. There are many historical buildings which nudge this square, including the city hall (the Roemer), after which the square is named. Romerberg was reconstructed after the Second World War and gives visitors an excellent idea of the beauty and character of the area from the time of the Middle Ages. From the 12th century, Romerberg Square hosted large trade fairs, attracting merchants from as far as Italy. The architecture is lovely, with gabled buildings in half-timber style providing a beautiful backdrop for pictures. Interesting features of the square include Grechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice), which was built in 1543 and depicts the goddess Justitia holding the scales of justice. It is said that during the coronation of Matthias in 1612, the fountain ran with wine. The square’s east side, the Ostzeile, features a row of six houses which were reconstructed from their original 15th and 16th century styles. These were part of the entire re-building of Romerberg Square, which was destroyed by the Allies in 1944, although the Ostzeile homes were only restored in 1983.

Thereafter, continue your journey to Munich. (383KMS – 5.30 Hrs.) Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Eiserner Steg

Day 07

Munich / Wattens / Innsbruck

Swarovski Crystal World, Wattens

Hot Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

The tour will visit all the city’s top sights, from the Hofbräuhaus, site of the world’s most famous beer hall, to the churches of Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and Church of St. Peter. Wander through the vibrant outdoor market of Viktualienmarkt, and see the historic buildings of the Marienplatz- located in the heart of the old town and surrounded by the Old Town hall and New Town Hall.

Along the way you will hear fascinating facts about the city’s history. You will follow the path Adolf Hitler took in 1923 when he tried to shoot his way into power during the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, and you will discover the history of the famous Munich beer gardens, as well as the legend of the Devil’s Footprint. And like all great city tours, you will finish on a high note, with a story of sex, scandal, and beer!

On completion, you will continue your journey to Innsbruck and the first stop will be at Wattens,
(151 KMS -2.25 Hrs.) where the famous Swarovski Crystal World will amaze you. Enter a realm of fantasy inspired and designed by some of the greatest artists in the world. Make your way through the Chambers of Wonder and discover the Crystal Cloud, a display of over 800,000 hand-mounted crystals.
Immerse yourself in this magical place, which blends modern art and ancient history. You will be able to explore for around two hours. Walk through the Garden of the Giant to view the unique art installations. Kids can run, play and climb in the outdoor playground before sitting down for a snack at the attraction’s cafe and restaurant.

Thereafter, continue through the gorgeous Inn valley to Romantic Innsbruck, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, and famous for hosting two Winter Olympic Games, as well as being an internationally-renowned centre for major sport and cultural events. You will spend about 2.30 hours in the city with your guide exploring Innsbruck’s Altstadt (Old Town) with its pastel-hued houses lie along the green waters of River Inn and huddle in a tangle of medieval alleys, iconic Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) before climbing the steps of the 15th-century Stadtturm (City Tower) for views of rooftops and Baroque spires and then visit the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I in the Gothic Hofkirche (City Church), with its lines of stunning bronze statuary. Afterwards pop into the Hofburg Imperial Palace to learn about Tyrol’s Habsburg Imperial Family and then walk down to elegant, pedestrianized Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

Dinner at an Indian Restaurant and head to your hotel in Innsbruck for overnight.

Day 08

Innsbruck / Schaffhausen

Hot Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Board your luxury coach again and head towards Schaffhausen (287 KMS-4.30 Hrs.) mostly known for the Rhine Falls but it also attracts many tourists because of the medieval town centre. Schaffhausen, located on the Upper Rhine between the Black Forest (Germany) and Lake Constance, and surrounded by vineyards and though it might not be so famous amongst non-Swiss but is a busy town – especially in the summer months. The coach drive an orientation tour of Schaffhausen and reach the 150 m wide and 23 m high waterfall is located near the village of Neuhausen in Northern Switzerland. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall. Experience unique views from the panoramic lift and see an average of 700,000 litres of water per second plunge into the basin below,
across a width of 150 meters.

Thereafter, continue your journey to Lucerne (109 KMS-1.35 Hrs.). Upon arriving in Lucern, explore the spectacular sights and cultural delights of Lucerne on a 2-hour tour with a guide. Stroll through the intimate tangle of alleyways in search of impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the ancient Jesuit Church. Gaze at the metropolitan Culture and Congress Centre and delve into the rich historical heritage of the city by listening to entertaining commentary from your guide. On completion of the tour, you will head towards Zurich (61 KMS-1.00 Hr.) for dinner and overnight stay.

Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Day 09

Zurich / Vaduz / St. Moritz / Padova

St. Moritz

Hot Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast proceed to Vaduz (125 KMS – 2.15 Hrs.) Liechtenstein is one of the smallest independent countries in Europe. It sits between Switzerland and Austria, in the Alps; the country is surrounded by mountains and has a unique natural beauty. The group will do a city orientation and leave for St. Moritz. You will be given one hour free time to explore St. Moritz. Thereafter, continue your journey to Padova. (340 KMS-5.20 Hrs.)
Dinner and overnight in Padova.

Day 10

Padua / Venice / Milan / Colombo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Board your luggage to your coach and head to Venice (33 KMS-45 Minutes). Upon arrival in Tronchetto, you will take Water Taxi Boat that takes you to St. Mark’s Square for a tour of Venice with guide on foot for (Approx. 1.5 Hrs.). You will get to see the famous “BRIDGE OF SIGHS” and the Clock Tower. The two Bronze figures on the clock tower are among main attractions of the city, symbolic of the passing time. Your tour will end with a visit to a Glass Blowing display. Venice is an amazingly beautiful city. For you to explore the shops and sights in Venice we will give you 1.5 Hrs. free times. By 14.00 Hrs. we take boat back to Tronchetto to re-join the Coach that will take us to Milan-Malpensa Airport (278 KMS-4 Hrs.) for our flight which departs at 21.30 Hrs. via Muscat to Colombo.

Venice – It is a group of over 100 islands Connected by bridges and listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is the capital city of the Veneto Region and has received its name from Veneti people who were among the first few inhabitants of the region. A tour of Venice – St. Marks will be arranged with guide and you will visit the important sights in this “City on Water”. You will certainly visit St. Mark’s Cathedral commonly called as the PIAZZIO. Ducal Palace, a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage site is one of the vital Monuments of Venice. Built in around mid-15th century, the building showing Renaissance Architecture served as the government house till 20th century.

St. Mark’s Cathedral – The Basilica of San Marco overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, the city centre for centuries. All the most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held there and now the Piazza San Marco is considered the city’s main symbol.

Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Day 11

Colombo

Bandaranaike International Airport

Arrive in Colombo at 14.20 Hrs.

Cost of Tour

  • Rs. 395,000/- Per Adult
  • Rs. 385,000/- Per Child
  • Single Supplement – Rs. 150,000 Per Person
    (In the event any government taxes/VAT/levies are introduced, it will be passed on to clients.)

Tour Package includes:

• Cost of Air Passage on Economy Class with Oman Airlines
• Accommodation, Twin Sharing in 3/4 Star Hotels
• City Taxes at Hotels included
• Taxes & Fuel Surcharges included
• Daily Breakfast/Dinner
• Airport Transfers with meet and assist service
• Motor Coach with Driver – A/C Coach
• English speaking Guides for Sightseeing Tours
• Road Toll Fees
• Entrance to selected Attractions/Sights in the program

Payment Terms

To be strictly followed – Rs. 200,000/- Deposit per Person at the time of booking. Balance to be paid in 60 Days prior to departure. Late payments are subject to an additional levy to cover exchange fluctuations. We have the right to change package price if deposit/final payments are not effected as per above deadlines. If deposits and final payment are made on due dates no price changes will be applicable for increases in the exchange Rate & Airfares. If availing any special discounts during a Promotion, stipulated deposits must be paid.

If discounts are offered and availed by Customers, full payment must be paid on due dates. Failure to pay the full payments on the due date will result the discounts not being applicable. If payments made on or after the due date, exchange rate fluctuations will be applicable and the current Exchange Rate will be utilized for the calculations of the balance payments. Visa process must commence at least 60 days prior to departure. We need full payment to proceed with the processing of Schengen Visa.

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