ROMANTIC EUROPE
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Italy, The Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland

ROMANTIC EUROPE
10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Italy, The Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Rome – the eternal city. Experience the insightful Time Elevator and see the majestic Trevi Fountain. Welcome Indian Dinner with wine & soft drinks

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Europe. On arrival, at Rome, drive directly to your hotel and check in (ON OWN). This evening experience the multi-sensorial attraction ‘Time Elevator’ that shows almost 3000 years of Roman history. See the majestic Trevi Fountain – a fountain of grandeur and wishes. Tonight, enjoy a welcome Indian dinner with wine and soft drinks. Overnight at Hotel Barcelo Aran Park / Warmth or similar, in Rome. (D)

Day 02

A Guided tour of Rome. Visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Day 02

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and experience the magic of Rome on your extensive guided tour. Start your tour by visiting the Holy See - The Vatican (Shorts / Mini Skirts or Sleeveless vests not allowed). Marvel at the masterpieces of the Vatican Museum as your expert local English speaking guide leads you through. Visit the Pope’s personal chapel - The Sistine Chapel. Get artistically inspired by its decoration, frescoed throughout by great artists including Michelangelo. Later, visit the holy church of St. Peter’s and be amazed by its artistic and architectural grandeur. Next, see the Victor Emmanuel Monument, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Colosseum, Ancient temples and many more sights. Enjoy lunch. Later depart for Arezzo/Perugia and check into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Planet / Novotel or similar in Arezzo / Perugia. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Guided tour of Florence. Onto Pisa - See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Day 03

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Florence. On arrival join your experienced English speaking local guide for a city tour. See the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - The Duomo. See the “Gates of Paradise” - The East Doors of the Baptistery, the Campanile and marvel at the open air sculpture museum in Piazza Della Signoria, the Santa Croce where Michelangelo and Galileo are buried. Also see Ponte Vecchio - a medieval bridge over the River Arno. Get a bird’s eye view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo where you can also see the statue of David, one of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. After lunch, drive to the city of Pisa. Hold your breath as you enter the “Square of Miracles” and see the precariously Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, drive to Bologna. Enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Cosmopolitan / NH Hotel or similar in Bologna (B, L, D)

Day 04

Visit to Ferrari Galleria Museum in Maranello. Venice - The Queen of the Adriatic Sea. Lunch on board your private boat. Guided city tour of Venice. Gondola Ride in Venice. Visit the famous Murano Glass Showroom.

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Day 04

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Maranello, a town and commune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy and home of Ferrari S.P.A. and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Visit the Ferrari Museum which has a collection of cars, images and trophies of Ferrari’s victories all over the world. The exhibition of the Galleria is a discovery journey of Formula 1 racers, Grand Tourers and Sports-Prototypes that have made history. Proceed to the romantic city of Venice. Enjoy Indian lunch on board your chartered boat. Later, on your chartered boat, we take you to the traditional centre of the city - Piazza San Marco. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. On your guided tour, see the St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Experience the romance of this magical city on a Gondola ride – included on your tour. Visit Murano Glass Showroom and see the skills of these master craftsmen. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Pino Verde / NH Hotel or similar in Padova. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Onto Innsbruck. Visit the beautiful Nordkette in the heart of Innsbruck with lunch on top of the mountain.

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Day 05

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Innsbruck - the Tyrolean capital, in picturesque Austria. Feast your eyes on some spectacular scenery as you drive over the Brenner Pass into Innsbruck. On arrival visit Nordkette – the “Jewel of the Alps”, where breath-taking 360° view leaves a lasting impression, with the capital of the Alps on one side and Tyrol’s most extensive conservation area on the other. Also enjoy lunch on top with amazing views as your backdrop. Proceed on an orientation tour of Innsbruck. Experience the charm of this city like the Golden Roof and St. Anne’s Column on Maria Theresien Strasse, from where you also get spectacular views of the Alps. Check into your hotel. You also have some free time to relax. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Alp Hotel / Hotel Grauer Baer or similar, in Innsbruck. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Onto Salzburg. Visit Hallien Salt Mine in Salzburg. Guided city tour of Salzburg.

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Day 06

After a Continental buffet breakfast drive to Salzburg. Visit the Hallien Salt Mine where fun, adventure and mystical moments await you in the ancient realm of the "White Gold". Here, in the world’s oldest mine that will take you kilometres deep into the mountain. After lunch proceed on a guided tour of Salzburg which is not only the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - a UNESCO World Heritage site and the setting of the film, the Sound of Music, but it is also a cultural hub of Austria. Experience the charm of this city through the old town see the famous house where Mozart stayed and the famous Mirabell gardens. Drive back to Innsbruck. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Alp Hotel / Hotel Grauer Baer or similar, in Innsbruck. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens. Visit Vaduz - The capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Enjoy a mini train ride. Onto Switzerland!

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Day 07

After a Continental buffet breakfast, check out and get set for a glittering experience as you visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens. Walk through the scintillating “Chambers of Wonder” Marvel at the display and buy a souvenir for your near and dear ones. Later, drive to the charming Principality of Liechtenstein. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Later, in Vaduz, enjoy a mini train ride that takes you around this quaint town. Next, drive to Engelberg in Central Switzerland, on arrival check into the hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg. (B, L, D)

Day 08

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

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Day 08

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 09

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

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Day 09

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 10

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

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Day 10

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. Later drive to airport for your flight back home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica (ON OWN). (B, L)

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 
  • Welcome Indian Dinner with wine & soft drinks in Rome
  • Guided city tour of Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Salzburg
  • Experience the multi-sensorial “Time Elevator” and Visit the majestic Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Visit the Vatican City – the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Ferrari Galleria Museum in Maranello
  • Visit the St. Mark’s Square in Venice with lunch on board your chartered boat
  • Romantic Gondola Ride in Venice
  • Visit the Murano glass showroom in Venice
  • See the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse in Innsbruck
  • Excursion to Nordkette with Local/Indian Lunch
  • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens, Austria 
  • Visit Hallien Salt Mine Caves, Austria  
  • Tour of Vaduz in a Mini Train
  • 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
  • Visit 05 countries in 10 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Italy, the Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland
  • 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
    • ITALY
      • Rome
        • Time Elevator Show
        • See the majestic Trevi fountain
        • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
    • THE VATICAN
      • Vatican City
        • Visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
        • Visit the St. Peter's Cathedral
    • ITALY
      • Florence
        • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
        • Photo stop at Piazalle Michelangelo
      • Pisa
        • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
      • Maranello
        • Visit to Ferrari Galleria Museum
      • Venice
        • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
        • Visit the famous St. Mark's Square
        • Romantic Gondola Ride in Venice
        • Visit the Murano Glass Showroom
        • Enjoy lunch on a private boat
    • AUSTRIA
      • Innsbruck
        • Excursion to Nordkette with local lunch
        • Orientation tour of Innsbruck
      • Wattens
        • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum and Showroom
    • LIECHTENSTEIN
      • Vaduz
        • Tour of Vaduz on board a Mini-Train
    • 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
  • HOTELS
    • 01 night at Hotel Barcelo Aran Park / Warmth or similar, in Rome
    • 01 night at Hotel Planet / Novotel or similar in Arezzo / Perugia
    • 01 Night at Hotel Cosmopolitan / NH Hotel or similar in Bologna
    • 01 night at Hotel Pino Verde / NH Hotel or similar in Padova
    • 02 nights at Alp Hotel / Hotel Grauer Baer or similar, in Innsbruck
    • 03 nights at Hotel Schweizerhof / Ramada or similar, in Engelberg
  • 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
    • Welcome Indian dinner with Wine & Soft drinks in Rome
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach in the Continent of Europe.
  • 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.
  • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
  • Cost of ticket taxes
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance for the duration of the tour
  • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen visa
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • No Porterage included
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of EUR 03 per person/per child per day for the duration of the tour.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. (The foreign currency component will be calculated as on date of payment). The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc. 
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary 
  • 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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ROMANTIC EUROPE

The dream of touring Europe finally came true with Vacations Exotica. The tour was hassle free with all meals included beforehand, keeping the fellow travelers relaxed. The tour was well coordinated. We had a lot of fun with other group members. Europe is simply BEAUTIFUL. A well executed, affordable and an awesome tour. A trip to cherish forever. Thanks, Vacations Exotica.
                             - Narendra Kumar & Manjushree Pattanayak

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City of canals

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Rhine Falls, Switzerland

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Leaning tower of Pisa

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