PEARLS OF EUROPE
13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and United Kingdom

PEARLS OF EUROPE
13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and United Kingdom
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Switzerland!

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Europe. Arrive at Zurich Airport & drive directly to your hotel on your own and check in. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg. (D)

Day 02

Excursion to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (3454 mts). A Champagne lunch on top. Visit Trummelbach Falls and Interlaken.

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Day 02

After a Continental buffet breakfast, get set for an excursion to Jungfraujoch – an experience of your lifetime. Drive to Lauterbrunnen to board the cog wheel train to Jungfraujoch (3454 mts.) - a world of eternal ice and snow. Enjoy a delicious lunch with champagne on Top of Europe. Visit the Ice Palace, the highest-altitude ice palace in the world and the Sphinx Terrace, the views from here are considered the best in Switzerland. Next, visit the Trummelbach Falls - the only waterfalls in Europe inside a mountain which are made accessible to man. Later, proceed to the picture perfect town of Interlaken – nestled between two lakes. Be enthralled by the beauty of this town before driving back to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Mt Titlis - A landscape close to heaven. Lucerne – Orientation Tour. Cruise on Lake Lucerne

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Day 03

After a Continental buffet breakfast, proceed for an excursion that will surely leave you spellbound. Enjoy stunning views from the world’s first revolving cable car - Rotair on your way up to Mt. Titlis (3020 mts). Here visit the Ice Grotto and indulge yourself in the world of snow on the snow terrace with cliff walk (subject to weather conditions). After lunch, drive to the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. See the dramatic Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke as you soak in the beauty of this city. You also have some free time for shopping of the world renowned Swiss watches, Swiss knives, chocolates, souvenirs, etc. Enjoy a Cruise on the lake of the four cantons - Lake Lucerne. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Visit SchoggiLand - Chocolate Factory. See the Rhine falls – in Schaffhausen. Orientation tour of Zurich

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Day 04

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out & drive to Flawil. Visit SchoggiLand - Chocolate Factory. Have a look at the production, learn more about the secrets of chocolate. After lunch, proceed on an orientation tour of Zurich, the bustling and charming city. Onto Schaffhausen to see one of Europe’s natural wonders – The spectacular Rhine Falls. Next, drive through the mystical Black Forest in Germany. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Wyndham Garden / Maritim hotel or similar in Black Forest Region. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Onto Titisee – the heart of the Black Forest. Cuckoo Clock demonstration. Heidelberg – Visit the Altstadt. Visit Baden Baden

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Day 05

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and visit Titisee, a stunning lakeside town and home to the Cuckoo Clocks. Enjoy free time at Lake Titisee. After lunch, experience the world of Cuckoo Clocks during an interesting demonstration. Next, drive to the spa town Baden. Later drive to Heidelberg situated on the Neckar River. Enjoy a tour of this historic city and visit the Altstadt – the old town and view the Heidelberg Castle. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel NH / Park Inn / Mercure or similar, in Mannheim / Wiernheim. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Romantic Rhine Cruise. Onto Cologne - the dramatic German city.

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Day 06

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the quaint village of St. Goar, located in the central Rhine valley and board your Rhine cruise. This cruise will expose you to some of Germany’s most stunning landscapes cruise through the wine region and enjoy views of old castles as you arrive into Boppard. Next, drive to the city of Cologne - home of the famous Eau de Cologne. Get fascinated by the sight of the massive Cologne Cathedral from inside – a fine example of Gothic architecture. After lunch, drive towards The Netherlands and arrive in Rotterdam. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Novotel Brainpark / Intel or similar, in Rotterdam. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Visit Madurodam. Visit Keukenhof (till 13th May). Visit Zaanse Schans, a wooden shoe factory and a cheese farm (From 14th May). Photo stop at a traditional windmill. Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Free time at Scheveningen beach

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Day 07

TILL 13th MAY: After a continental buffet breakfast, drive to Lisse to experience the ultimate Tulip Extravaganza - Keukenhof. After lunch drive to Den Haag & visit Madurodam, Holland in miniature where you see all of Holland’s important sights built on a 1:25 scale. The city’s richness and cultural heritage comes to life on your canal cruise aboard a glass topped boat. Some free time at Dam Square. 14TH MAY ONWARDS: After a continental buffet breakfast, proceed to visit Zaanse Schans – a working museum with a collection of well-preserved historic windmills, characteristic green wooden houses, museums and traditional Dutch crafts and shops. Later, visit a wooden shoe factory and see how clogs are made. Also see the making of the famous Dutch cheese on your visit to a cheese farm. After lunch drive to Den Haag & visit Madurodam, Holland in miniature where you see all of Holland’s important sights built on a 1:25 scale. The city’s richness and cultural heritage comes to life on your canal cruise aboard a glass topped boat. Enjoy some free time at Dam square. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Novotel Brainpark / Intel or similar, in Rotterdam. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Orientation tour of Brussels. Onto Paris - The Cultural and Fashion Capital. Enjoy a Cruise on the River Seine.

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Day 08

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and depart for Brussels. Proceed on an orientation tour of Brussels. Visit the Grand Place - one of the prettiest squares in the world. This is also a perfect place for you to try the delicious and world-famous Belgian waffles. See the unique Statue of Manneken Pis - symbolic to this city. Also, make a photo stop at the Atomium - symbol of Brussels. After lunch, proceed to the French Capital - Paris, a city seeped in history, art and fashion. Later, enjoy a cruise on the river Seine and admire the beautiful monuments of this spectacular city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Bois Colombes / Novotel / Mercure or similar, in Paris. (B, L, D)

Day 09

Visit the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower. Guided city tour of Paris. Visit the Louvre Museum. Opt to see the Lido Show.

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Day 09

After a Continental buffet breakfast, visit the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower - an unparalleled experience. Later, proceed on a guided city tour with an experienced local English speaking guide. Enjoy many sights like the Arc De Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, Champs Elysees, Invalides and many more landmarks. After lunch, visit the ultimate art museum - The Louvre which houses art forms created by the best artists in history, including the legendary and mystical Mona Lisa. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Later tonight, do not miss the opportunity to see the light, sound and dance extravaganza - The Lido Show. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Bois Colombes / Novotel / Mercure or similar, in Paris. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Full day at Disneyland Paris.

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Day 10

After a Continental buffet breakfast, get set to experience the Disney Magic as you visit Disneyland Paris – where dreams come to life. Experience a super-fun, stress-free adventure that will fill your day with enough magic to last forever. Enjoy the many rides on offer at the Disneyland Park (all included) OR you can visit the amazing Walt Disney Studio Park - the magical world of cinema and television, featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows. Go behind the magic on the Studio Tram Tour and discover the secrets of how movies and television shows are made. Also be amazed by the daredevils in the thrilling Stunt Show. Packed Lunch will be provided. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Bois Colombes / Novotel / Mercure or similar, in Paris. (B, PL, D)

Day 11

Ride the hi-tech Eurostar to London. Visit Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. Ride the world’s largest observation wheel - The London Eye.

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Day 11

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the Gare du Nord station to board the ultramodern train - Eurostar that gets you to London in approximately two hours. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Later, visit the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum and meet wax replicas of the world’s most famous personalities. This unparalleled experience is sure to delight the entire family. Next, proceed to get the best ever view of this English capital as you get on board the London Eye - one of the world’s largest observation wheel that takes you 450 ft. above the River Thames. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Copthrone Tara / Thistle Euston or similar, in London. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Guided City tour of London. Visit the Tower of London. Free Time at the Oxford Street.

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Day 12

After a Continental buffet breakfast, get set to soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant English city on a guided tour with an experienced local guide. See the Changing of the Guards outside the Buckingham Palace (weather permitting), the Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and many more important landmarks - a must see. After lunch, visit the Tower Of London - home of the Crown Jewels including the Kohinoor Diamond. Enjoy time at leisure on the world famous Oxford Street. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Copthrone Tara / Thistle Euston or similar, in London. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Farewell!

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Day 13

After a Continental buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour, which you will treasure for a lifetime (ON OWN). (B)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing 
  • Stay in convenient & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast included with hot eggs & fruits
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian lunches included 
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian dinners included 
  • Guided city tour of Paris, London
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch – ‘Top of Europe’ with champagne lunch and a visit to Interlaken
  • Visit the Trummelbach Falls
  • Visit Mt. Titlis in the world’s first revolving cable car with cliff walk
  • See the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke in Lucerne
  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Visit Schoggiland - Chocolate Factory
  • Visit Zurich – The financial Capital of Switzerland 
  • View the magnificent Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen
  • Enjoy an authentic Black Forest Cake
  • Visit Titisee, right in the heart of Black Forest
  • See a Cuckoo clock demonstration 
  • Orientation Tour of Baden Baden 
  • Free time at the Altstadt – Old Town in Heidelberg
  • Enjoy a romantic cruise on the River Rhine
  • Entrance to the beautiful Cologne Cathedral
  • Visit Madurodam – Holland in miniature in Den Haag
  • Breathtaking view of Amsterdam city on a canal cruise
  • Visit the world famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (till 13th May)
  • Visit Zaanse Schans–A working museum of well-preserved historic windmills and houses, cheese farm & wooden shoe factory (from 14th May)
  • Free time at Dam square 
  • Photo stop at a traditional windmill in Amsterdam
  • Tour of Brussels – Grand Place and Photo stop at the Atomium
  • Visit 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower 
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Cruise on the River Seine
  • Full day at Euro Disney – a super fun, stress-free and adventure experience 
  • Chance to see the Lido Show
  • A unique experience of travelling under the English Channel aboard the world’s fastest channel train, the Eurostar – Included
  • Visit the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum 
  • Ride the famous London Eye
  • Visit the historic Tower of London
  • Visit 06 countries in 13 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your tour

 

Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • SWITZERLAND
      • Jungfraujoch
        • Full day excursion with Champagne lunch on top
        • See the famous glacier waterfalls - The Trummelbach Falls
      • Interlaken
        • Visit this picturesque town of Interlaken
      • Lucerne
        • Orientation Tour of the city
        • See the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke
        • Cruise on Lake Lucerne
        • Visit SchoggiLand - Chocolate Factory
      • Engelberg
        • Excursion to Mt. Titlis and enjoy a Cliff Walk (weather permitting)
      • Zurich
        • Orientation tour of the city
      • Schaffhausen
        • See the magnificent Rhine Falls
    • GERMANY
      • Black Forest
        • Visit the heart of Black Forest - Titisee
        • See a demonstration of Cuckoo clock making
        • Taste an authentic Black Forest Cake
      • Heidelberg
        • Free time at the Altstadt - Old Town
      • St.Goar
        • Visit this storybook town
      • Boppard
        • Rhine Cruise
      • Cologne
        • See the Gothic Cologne Cathedral
    • NETHERLANDS
      • The Hague
        • Visit Madurodam - Holland in Miniature
      • Lisse
        • Visit Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (till 13th May)
      • Zaanse Schans
        • Visit the traditional village of Windmills,Museums & Traditional Dutch Craft Shops
        • Visit to the Wooden shoe factory and Cheese Farm (from 14th May)
      • Amsterdam
        • Enjoy a canal cruise
        • Photo stop at a traditional windmill
    • BELGIUM
      • Brussels
        • Tour of the city
        • A visit to the Grand Place and Mannekin Pis Statue
        • Photo stop at the Atomium
    • FRANCE
      • Paris
        • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
        • Entrance to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower
        • Full day excursion to Euro Disney
        • Cruise on the River Seine
        • Visit the world famous Louvre Museum
    • UNITED KINGDOM
      • London
        • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
        • See the famous Changing of the Guards (weather permitting)
        • Ride on the famous 'London Eye'
        • Visit the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
        • Entrance to the historic Tower of London
  • HOTELS
    • 03 nights at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg
    • 01 night at Hotel Wyndham Garden / Maritim hotel or similar in Black Forest Region
    • 01 night at Hotel NH / Park Inn / Mercure or similar, in Mannheim / Wiernheim
    • 02 nights at Hotel Novotel Brainpark / Intel or similar, in Rotterdam
    • 03 nights at Hotel Courtyard Bois Colombes / Novotel / Mercure or similar, in Paris
    • 02 nights at Hotel Copthrone Tara / Thistle Euston or similar, in London

     

  • MEALS
    • Daily Continental breakfast buffet with hot eggs and fresh fruits
    • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian / Local lunches including a champagne lunch at Jungfraujoch - `Top of Europe`
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian dinners
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach in the Continent of Europe
    • Eurostar from Paris to London
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or a local representative throughout your tour in Europe
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 45 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of EUR 03 per person/per child per day for the duration of the tour.
  • No porterege included
  • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
  • Cost of ticket taxes
  • Cost of Multiple Entry UK visa
  • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen visa
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance for the duration of your tour
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “What Your Tour Price Includes”
  • In case of any increase in the visa cost the same will be borne by the client. The cost would vary in case of any change in European Community visa policies
  • Taxes as Applicable.

 

NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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PEARLS OF EUROPE

First of all thank you for a very enjoyable, safe and interesting trip. We have thoroughly enjoyed the European experience including sightseeing, hotel stay, meals - especially dinner menu and returned home refreshed. We were very impressed with your attention and care from the beginning. We will highly recommend Vacations Exotica to anyone who inquires about our trip and about any tour packages abroad.
                                                                 - Aliyas K.K and Jolly Aliyas

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Zaanse-Schans

A working museum of well-preserved historic windmills and houses, cheese farm & wooden shoe factory .

Atomium, Brussels

Atomium 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.In 2013, CNN named it Europe's most bizarre building. 

Jungfraujoch railway

The Jungfraujoch railway station, at an elevation of 3,454 metres (11,332 ft) is the highest in Europe. It lies east of the saddle, and is connected to the Top of Europe building, which includes several panoramic restaurants and a post office.