Magical Europe Tour


( 12 Day )

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Day 01

03rd August

Colombo/ Paris


Meet in the late night at Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight which departs early in the morning to whisk you away to Prague, Czech Republic, where your enchanting journey is set to begin.

Day 02

Paris

04th August

Accommodation: To be Notified
Meal Plan: Dinner


You’ll arrive in Paris at 0930 hrs – and be met by our assistant, after which you will commence on a tour of the Versailles Palace with a tour guide. Thereafter, you’ll get to visit Montmartre le Sacre Coeur Church.

The Chateau de Versailles, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18thcentury French art. Louis XIII broke ground at this site to build his hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it further, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. The palace was chock full works of master artistry such as paintings and sculptures, ornately designed rooms, “Hall of Mirrors”, and water fountains in its gardens that jetted water into the air.

Montmartre le Sacre Coeur Church, The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital. In a Roman-Byzantine style, the Sacré Coeur is recognizable by its signature white color. Inside the building, the ceiling is decorated with the largest mosaic in France- the Apse mosaic, which measures about 480 m².

The tour will end with you being transferred to a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03

Paris

05th August

Accommodation: To be Notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


You will leave the hotel after breakfast for a full day sightseeing tour of none other than the French Capital – Paris.

Arc de Triomphe – If anything rivals the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris, it’s this magnificent 1836 – built monument to Napoleon’s 1805 victory at Austerlitz, which he commissioned the following year. This intricately sculptured structure “triumphal arch” stands sentinel in the center of the Étoile (star), the world’s largest roundabout.

Champs-Élysées –This is also one of the globe’s most sought-after addresses, which you’ll undoubtedly notice as you stroll down the avenue: many of the world’s biggest brands for shopping, French Cafes’ and restaurants and theatres have set up shop here in this prestigious avenue.

PalaisGarnier– A fascinating Opera House designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier, today houses some of Paris’s biggest shows beneath its huge 8.5 ton art nouveau glass roof. Highlights include the opulent grand staircase, the library museum, and the horseshoe-shaped auditorium.

Eiffel Tower – Named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel tower 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 labor 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.

You’ll end the day with “Under the Bridges of Paris” – A one hour boat cruise on the tranquil river Seine to rediscover the full splendor of the river banks and monuments of Paris from a new perspective.

After dinner, you’ll proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04

Brussels

06th August

Accommodation: To be Notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

Thereafter, you will proceed to the beautiful capital city of Belgium – Brussels and commence on a 3 hour sightseeing tour with your guide. During the city tour, you will explore its many famous attractions and landmarks.

On reaching the Belgian capital city, you’ll get the opportunity to click pictures with the Manneken Pis Statue in the background. This landmark sculpture depicts a small boy urinating into a fountain’s basin below.

The Atomium, symbol of Brussels and Belgium, created on the occasion of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958. Its original structure symbolizes an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. In the 1950s, the atom was at the center of attention as the almost inexhaustible symbol of energy and modernity.

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, is now considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the end of the day, you will proceed to a hotel in Brussels for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05

Amsterdam

07th August

Accommodation: To be Notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Following breakfast at the hotel, you will start your journey to Amsterdam – Holland.

You will first have an Orientation Tour of Amsterdam with a guide,

Then we will visit Zaanse Schans Windmill, a colorful local site, to witness the famous Windmills of Amsterdam. Thereafter, we will visit a Cheese Factory and Clog Factory in Amsterdam.

After the city tour, you will get to enjoy a 1-hour Canal Cruise during which you will get the chance to see the stunning edifices lining the sides of the streets of Amsterdam.

At 17:30Hrs, you will proceed to an Indian Restaurant for dinner and later at 19:00Hrs, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport for the next leg of your journey- a tour of Rome.

You will arrive in Rome at 23:55 Hrs, and be transferred to a Hotel in Rome for a good night’s sleep in preparation for your tour on the next day.

Day 06

Rome/ Vatican

08th August

Accommodation: To be notified

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Breakfast will be served at the Hotel.

This day, you will commence on a full day sightseeing Tour of Rome and Vatican with a guide. The Eternal city naturally and confidently supports the weight of a glorious past which can be seen and felt in every corner and in the air itself.

The Colosseum – With a capacity for 50,000 spectators, the largest amphitheater of Imperial Rome was built in the 1st century AD to house wild beasts, gladiatorial fights, mock sea battles, and other public spectacles usually held to celebrate great military victories. Although partially damaged by various forces natural and artificial, the colosseum is still a major icon of Rome.

The Roman Forum– Early Romans drained this site and turned it into a center of political and social activity. The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and also the business district and civic center. Monuments and basilicas flowered here regularly, with emperors trying to outdo their predecessors.

Trevi Fountain – it is the largest Boroque fountain in Rome. This is located at the end of the old aqueduct. It is believed that throwing a coin into it with specific gesture gives tourists the good luck to one day come back to this city.

The Piazza di Spagna– is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome. The combination of a monumental staircase (Spanish Steps), an obelisk, and a beautiful church is a strong draw for photographers.

St Peter’s Basilica – Officially known as San Pietro in Vaticano, this basilica was built in the 16th century on the site of the Apostle Peter’s crucifixion. It is also where Emperor Constantine built Rome’s first basilica. Regarded as the holiest church, it is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.

Thereafter, we will end the full day tour and proceed to a hotel in Rome for dinner and overnight stay, before we meet again the next day to bring you fresh experiences.

Day 07

Florence/ Pisa

09th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Following breakfast at the hotel, you will commence the journey to Florence– the “Art City” dedicated to Michelangelo. The Tuscan capital on the Arno is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, humanism, which began in roughly 1400, and was of paramount importance to the history of European art and culture itself.

After reaching the city, you will get to go on a guided walking tour on foot (approx. 3 hrs) to the Gothic style Cathedral of Florence – Duomo, dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, it is the commitment of a large number of artists who worked on it over a period of centuries. It is also considered to be the 4th largest cathedral in the world after St Peter’s in Rome.

Baptistery of St. John has been built originally around the 4th-5thcentury and as such is the oldest religious monument in Florence. The Baptistery, dedicated to Florence’s patron saint, has an octagonal plan and an octagonal lantern with a cupola.

The secular center of Florence is the Piazza della Signoria, home to the Loggia dei Lanzi, with its priceless sculptures, and the Palazzo Vecchio forming the perfect background for clicking beautiful pictures.

Piazzale Michelangelo – this is a square which offers panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley. It was designed by Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi and features copies of Michelangelo’s works, including the David and Medici chapel sculptures towed over from San Lorenzo.

Thereafter, you’ll start the journey to Pisa and enjoy a guided city tour on foot. The tower of Pisa is more accurately referred to simply as the bell tower and is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, Italy, called Campo/ Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Field of Miracles.

Leaning Tower of Pisa – This tower is special owing to how it became popular because of its flaw. The construction of the Tower of Pisa began in April 1173, and it is divided into eight stories, including the chamber for the bells. Although it was designed to be perfectly vertical, it started to lean during construction around 1185 due to engineering oversights very early in construction leading to a weak foundation. Later unsuccessful attempts at correcting the lean has given the tower a curve, which has only served to further enhance its allure.

At the end of the day, you’ll proceed to a hotel in Pisa for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08

Venice/ Padua

10th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


After Breakfast at the hotel we will set off on a journey to Venice – “City of Love”.

You will experience beautiful Tuscany Countryside scenery on this journey.

The famous canal city in itself is a work of art- a near indecipherable maze of narrow streets, canals, bridges, landings, and islands, has given it a peculiar, unique, and an eclectic sort of beauty.

On arrival at Tronchetto, a Water Taxi will take you to St Mark’s Square for a tour of Venice on foot with a guide, for approximately 1.5 hrs.

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

You will also get to see the famous “Bridge Of Sighs” and the Clock Tower. Your tour will end with a visit to a Glass Blowing display.

Free time will be given to explore shops in Venice. Spend this time collecting mementoes in the form of trinkets and photographs, or gifts for friends back home.

At 1800 hrs, we will take the boat back to Tronchetto to rejoin the coach which will take you to Padua Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 09

Padua/ Wattens/ Innsbruck

11th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Breakfast will be had at the hotel.

On your way to Innsbruck, we will also make a visit to St Antonio’s Basilica.

Then we’ll start the journey to Innsbruck, Austria, via the Brenner Pass over Austrian Alps and across the Europa Bridge – one of the largest bridges in Europe. Enjoy a unique mix of alpine urban experiences in a place where the mountains meet the valley and the city.

En-route you will get the opportunity to visit the Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens, and the journey to Innsbruck will continue.

On arrival, enjoy a guided tour on foot in the old town of Innsbruck for Approx. 2hrs.

This Austrian city is situated in the Inn Valley and is considered as the Winter Sports Center as It has hosted Olympics several times. Innsbruck also became famous as a result of the shooting of the film “Sound of Music” in some parts of the city.

Then you will go on a guided tour of Innsbruck and visit the Goldenes Dachl, a landmark located in the Old Town. It is regarded as the symbol of the city, and was built with gilded copper in the 15th century. Constructed by Archduke Friedrich IV as the residency of Tyrolean sovereigns, its architecture and Gothic balcony are the main attractions.

Afterwards, you can see the statue of King Leopold V near the fountain, which was built in the 17th century.

This is followed by a visit to Triumph forte, also called the Innsbruck Arch of Celebration.

Dinner and overnight stay will be facilitated at a hotel in Innsbruck.

Day 10

Innsbruck/Munich

12th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


After breakfast at your hotel, you will pass the picturesque Austrian countryside and head towards Munich, Germany, where you will commence on a 3 hr. city tour with a guide.

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and cavernous beer halls.

Your tour also includes a visit to the BMW World to witness a vast array of vehicles from the world renowned and ageless automobile manufacturer – an interesting sight to both young and old.

Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at a hotel in Munich.

Day 11

Munich/Lucerne/Zurich

13th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Breakfast will be provided for by the hotel.

 

Leaving Munich, you will commence the journey to Rhine falls, and thereafter proceed to Lucerne; where we will then begin a guided tour of Lucerne– one of the six most visited cities in the world.

You will get the chance to appreciate the majestic Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’, hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of the Swiss Guards.

You may also take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke, the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Zurich.

Day 12

Zurich/Vaduz/St. Moritz/Milan Airport

14th August

Accommodation: On-Board
Meals: Breakfast


You will enjoy a Hot Buffet Breakfast at the hotel to kick off your day.

Then you’ll check out in anticipation of a fresh day promising fresh experiences.

First you’ll commence the journey to Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein (120 Km, 02.15 hours long trip) – A tiny mountain principality governed by an iron-willed monarch in the heart of 21st century Europe. The country is also known as a rich banking state.

After a brief stop in Liechtenstein, you’ll continue on to St. Moritz (125 Kms, 02.15 hours long trip) – Switzerland’s original winter wonderland and the cradle of Alpine tourism. With its shimmering aquamarine lake, emerald forests and aloof mountains, the town looks a million dollars.

We now take a ride along the Swiss Alps admiring the breathtaking scenery and head towards Milan – Malpensa Airport (206 Kms, 03.25 hour trip), to check in for your flight back home to Colombo.

Day 13

Colombo

15th August


Arrival in Colombo. Bags and mind full of happy things.

Cost per person

Adult Rs 425,000 Per Person
Child under 12 years Rs 415,000 Per Person
Single Supplement Rs. 125,000/- Per Person

In the event any government taxes/VAT/levies are introduced, it will be passed on to clients.

Included on Tour

  • Cost of Air Passage on Economy Class
  • Accommodation, Twin Sharing in 3- 4 Star Hotels
  • Daily American Breakfast
  • Dinner at Hotels/Restaurants
  • Airport Transfers
  • Motor Coach with Driver – A/C Coach
  • English speaking Guide for Sightseeing Tours
  • Road Toll Fees
  • European Domestic Air Tickets
  • Entrance to selected Attractions/Sights

Exclusions

  • Porterage at hotels,
  • Exchange fluctuations
  • Schengen Visa fee/ Travel Insurance
  • Tips to Guides/ Driver/ Restaurants – Euro 06 per person/ per day
  • Beverages with Meals/ Lunch
  • Personal Expenses – Laundry/ Telephone etc.
  • All what is not included

Payment Terms

To be strictly followed. Rs. 175,000/- 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.

Entry Visas

You will be required to have a Multiple Schengen Visa. We will assist and co-ordinate in the documentation. Schengen visa require considerable time and we recommend that you commence documentation early at least 8/10 weeks prior to departure. Visa process will not be undertaken until documentation is completed. You must apply for Visas 10 – 8 weeks prior to departure.

Deviation

We are working on a Group Fare, Therefore you will be required to travel IN/OUT together as a Group. However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and travel to another destination, a charge of EURO 450/- will be Applicable. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats.

Cancellations

In the event you cancel your tour following voluntary amounts will be applicable

120 – 90 days prior to departure No charge
90 – 60 days prior to departure Rs. 50,000
60 – 45 days prior to departure Rs. 75,000
45 – 30 days prior to departure Rs. 100,000
30 Days prior to departure No Refund

Please Note

  • Prices subject to change. Conditions apply. Late Payments subject to 20% interest
  • Any new government Taxes, Levies, VAT which may be introduced if applicable will be passed on to clients.
  • Once you make an advance payment the passengers are not allowed shift to another tour
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