Rhapsody of Europe Summer'18

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Unwind with this 07 nights & 08 days Rhapsody of Europe Summer’18 tour in Budget and fly off  with your family for a great holiday. This specially designed Rhapsody of Europe Summer’18 tour in Budget itinerary for 07 nights comes luxury-loaded with lip-smacking cuisines and extensive sightseeing in dazzling Locations of Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy.

DAY 01: Arrive Zurich

On arrival, Our representative will greet you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit. After immigration and customs, you will be transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1600 hrs). Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

 

DAY 02: Zurich – Innsbruck

Today, proceed for a short orientation tour of Zurich strolling down Bahnhofstrasse – the city’s fanciest shopping street, past famous sights like Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church) situated in a medieval square, famous for its 16th Century clock, the largest clock face in Europe. The elegant copper spire of the Fraumunster found in the 9th Century with impressive stained glass windows. Across the Limmat River, you will get a view of the Grossmunster – a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Zurich’s patron saints.

Later, you drive to picture perfect Austria, en route, pause at the principality of Liechtenstein and stop at Vaduz – the capital, to enjoy a short orientation tour. Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps. Next, 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, your scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, its one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice!

Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or ‘Goldenes Dachl’, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the ‘Hofburg’ or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years!

 

DAY 03: Innsbruck – Padova

Today, your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice.

Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces – Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian’s city, so get set for a walking tour.

Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square), where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the ‘finest drawing room in Europe’ for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years!

From there to the Doge’s Palace, connected by the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape!

End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (When open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous.

 

DAY 04: Padova – Tuscany

Today, 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 from 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 together with the Baptistery, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles.

Continue to Florence, to the magical Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region. Arrive and check-in to your hotel.

 

DAY 05: Arezzo – Rome – Arezzo

Today, after breakfast we will drive towards 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, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.

Start your introduction to Rome with a journey to The Vatican, the smallest nation in the world! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit one of the largest churches in the world St. Peter’s Basilica with St. Peter’s Square. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Continue, your tour driving past through the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus – the Hippodrome – known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well-known movie ‘Ben Hur’!

Note: Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport.

 

DAY 06: Arezzo – Chamonix

After breakfast, enjoy a comfortable drive to the scenic splendour of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It’s ‘Love at first sight’ as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range.

Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, Cox & Kings is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Later, continue your drive to your hotel in Chamonix Mont Blanc region and check-in. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

 

DAY 07: Chamonix.

Today, enjoy our excursion tour – a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, lifts you to 3842 meters for an unforgettable view of the Alps.

The more fearless will take A STEP INTO THE VOID, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice. A product of modern architectural and technical prowess and a sensation packed experience.

The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox!

Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers. The train climbs a steep track, through scenic alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the ‘Mer de Glace’ (sea of ice) Glacier.

You know you’ve really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the ‘Mer de Glace’, which is 7 kilometers long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kilometers !

A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you!

 

DAY 08: Homeward Bound.

Today, after breakfast, check out and drive to Lucerne witnessing 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 Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.

You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things – memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home

  • Cost of your round trip economy class excursion airfare.
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance with Trawelltag valid for the duration of the tour covered for passengers up to the age of 70 years.
  • Services of our tour manager or local representative.
  • Coach tours, entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges for Schengen.
  • Compulsory tips of Euro 3 per adult / child & per day.

Accommodation:

City Hotel Name No of Nights
Zurich Holiday Inn Express Zurich Airport Or Similar 1
Axams Olympia Hotel Or Similar 1
Padova Tulip Inn Padova Or Similar 1
Arezzo Best Western Galileo Palace Hotel Or Similar 2
Chamonix Hotel & Chalet Du Bois Or Similar 2
  • An additional amount of INR 1,500/- per person is to be compulsorily paid by way of “Secure Your Booking Amount”.
  • Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines for ticket (presently calculated on 15th July, 2017)
  • Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Cost of extension of validity or deviation of your air ticket.
  • Any increase in Rate of Euro leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group’s menu.
  • Medical test and Premium cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance policy valid for passengers above 70 years of age.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What Your Tour Price Includes’ box.
+ Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Zurich

On arrival, Our representative will greet you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit. After immigration and customs, you will be transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1600 hrs). Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

 

DAY 02: Zurich – Innsbruck

Today, proceed for a short orientation tour of Zurich strolling down Bahnhofstrasse – the city’s fanciest shopping street, past famous sights like Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church) situated in a medieval square, famous for its 16th Century clock, the largest clock face in Europe. The elegant copper spire of the Fraumunster found in the 9th Century with impressive stained glass windows. Across the Limmat River, you will get a view of the Grossmunster – a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Zurich’s patron saints.

Later, you drive to picture perfect Austria, en route, pause at the principality of Liechtenstein and stop at Vaduz – the capital, to enjoy a short orientation tour. Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps. Next, 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, your scenic drive to Innsbruck. Located on the Inn River, its one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice!

Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or ‘Goldenes Dachl’, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the ‘Hofburg’ or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years!

 

DAY 03: Innsbruck – Padova

Today, your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice.

Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces – Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian’s city, so get set for a walking tour.

Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square), where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the ‘finest drawing room in Europe’ for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years!

From there to the Doge’s Palace, connected by the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape!

End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (When open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous.

 

DAY 04: Padova – Tuscany

Today, 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 from 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 together with the Baptistery, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles.

Continue to Florence, to the magical Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region. Arrive and check-in to your hotel.

 

DAY 05: Arezzo – Rome – Arezzo

Today, after breakfast we will drive towards 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, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.

Start your introduction to Rome with a journey to The Vatican, the smallest nation in the world! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit one of the largest churches in the world St. Peter’s Basilica with St. Peter’s Square. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Continue, your tour driving past through the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus – the Hippodrome – known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well-known movie ‘Ben Hur’!

Note: Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport.

 

DAY 06: Arezzo – Chamonix

After breakfast, enjoy a comfortable drive to the scenic splendour of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It’s ‘Love at first sight’ as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range.

Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, Cox & Kings is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Later, continue your drive to your hotel in Chamonix Mont Blanc region and check-in. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.

 

DAY 07: Chamonix.

Today, enjoy our excursion tour – a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, lifts you to 3842 meters for an unforgettable view of the Alps.

The more fearless will take A STEP INTO THE VOID, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice. A product of modern architectural and technical prowess and a sensation packed experience.

The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox!

Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers. The train climbs a steep track, through scenic alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the ‘Mer de Glace’ (sea of ice) Glacier.

You know you’ve really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the ‘Mer de Glace’, which is 7 kilometers long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kilometers !

A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you!

 

DAY 08: Homeward Bound.

Today, after breakfast, check out and drive to Lucerne witnessing 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 Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.

You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things – memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home

+ Inlusions
  • Cost of your round trip economy class excursion airfare.
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance with Trawelltag valid for the duration of the tour covered for passengers up to the age of 70 years.
  • Services of our tour manager or local representative.
  • Coach tours, entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges for Schengen.
  • Compulsory tips of Euro 3 per adult / child & per day.
+ Hotels

Accommodation:

City Hotel Name No of Nights
Zurich Holiday Inn Express Zurich Airport Or Similar 1
Axams Olympia Hotel Or Similar 1
Padova Tulip Inn Padova Or Similar 1
Arezzo Best Western Galileo Palace Hotel Or Similar 2
Chamonix Hotel & Chalet Du Bois Or Similar 2
+ Exclusions
  • An additional amount of INR 1,500/- per person is to be compulsorily paid by way of “Secure Your Booking Amount”.
  • Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines for ticket (presently calculated on 15th July, 2017)
  • Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Cost of extension of validity or deviation of your air ticket.
  • Any increase in Rate of Euro leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group’s menu.
  • Medical test and Premium cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance policy valid for passengers above 70 years of age.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What Your Tour Price Includes’ box.
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