BEST OF FRANCE, SWISS & AUSTRIA
13 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 12 CITIES
2019 : 10h MAY, 24th MAY, 07th JUN, 28th JUN & 12th JUL
France, Switzerland & Austria.

BEST OF FRANCE, SWISS & AUSTRIA
13 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 12 CITIES
2019 : 10h MAY, 24th MAY, 07th JUN, 28th JUN & 12th JUL
France, Switzerland & Austria.
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Paris!!! Cruise on River Seine.

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Europe. On arrival at the airport meet your professional and experienced Tour Manager in the arrival area situated outside the customs hall. Drive directly to your hotel and check in. Later in the evening, enjoy a cruise on the River Seine and admire the beautiful monuments of this spectacular city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Forest Hill la Villette or similar, in Paris. (D)

DAY 02

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 02

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. Tonight, do not miss the opportunity to see the light, sound and dance extravaganza - The Lido Show. Overnight at Hotel Forest Hill la Villette or similar, in Paris. (B, L, D)

DAY 03

Guided Tour of Palace of Versailles and Gardens. Visit the Fragonard Perfume Museum

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DAY 03

After a continental buffet breakfast, proceed to discover Versailles Palace and the Gardens. Masterpiece of Classical art, the Palace of Versailles was built in the 17th century and attracts visitors from all over the world. Stroll through the amazing gardens. Versailles is the model of the typical French garden laid out between 1661 and 1700 by le Nôtre. The gardens are adorned with more than 400 marble, bronze and led statues and fountains by water features. Later, visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Forest Hill la Villette or similar, in Paris. (B, L, D)

DAY 04

TGV to Geneva. Tour of Geneva. Visit the Olympic Museum

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DAY 04

After a continental buffet breakfast, check out and take the world famous TGV to Geneva. On arrival proceed on a tour of the beautiful city of Geneva, built on the point where the River Rhone flows out of Lake Geneva. See the European headquarters of the United Nations, the International Red Cross Building and the magnificent Jet d’ Eau - a majestic fountain that shoots up to about 140 mts. (weather permitting). Visit the Jardin Des Anglais - English Gardens and see the famous L’horloge - “Floral Clock”, a masterpiece of technology and floral art. Later visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The Olympic Museum presents the cornerstone of olympism – sport, art and education – through its ultra-modern, interactive facilities with temporary and permanent exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic movement. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar, in Lausanne. (B, L, D)

DAY 05

Visit to Gstaad – Glacier 3000 with Indian lunch on top. Ride on a Snow Bus over the Glacier.

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DAY 05

After a continental buffet breakfast proceed to visit Glacier 3000. From the top of Gstaad's glacier see 24 summits over 4,000 metres, including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Bernese Alps. The highlight of the Glacier adventure is "Peak Walk by Tissot" - the first and only suspension bridge connects two mountain peaks. Enjoy Indian lunch on top – an experience to remember. Take a ride on a snow bus over the glacier. The afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the shopping opportunities around the city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar, in Lausanne. (B, L, D)

DAY 06

Visit Chillion Castle. Visit Bern – the charming medieval Swiss Capital. Excursion to Harder Kulm

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DAY 06

After a continental buffet breakfast check out and proceed to visit Chillion Castle - located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. Discover the buildings and out-houses of the castle, orientated around four small courtyards. After visiting the Castle, an opportunity awaits you to share a nice moment together and have a glass of "Clos de Chillon" wine. Later, drive to the charming Swiss capital, Bern – the home of Albert Einstein. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this historic city. Bern is the charming city situated on the banks of the River Aare. See the Bear Pit, Gothic Fountains, the famous Clock Tower, etc. After lunch, drive to Interlaken. Depart for Harder Kulm by funicular, be mesmerized by the breathtaking view from the observation deck which offers fine views of the Bernese Oberland Capital –‘Interlaken’ between the Lakes of Brienz and Thun as well as the entire Jungfrau Region. Later, drive to Engelberg and check into the hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof or similar in Engelberg. (B, L, D)

DAY 07

Visit Schoggi Land Chocolate Factory. Boat Ride on Rhine Falls. Orientation tour of Zurich - the commercial capital.

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DAY 07

After a continental buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to Flawil to visit Schoggi Land at Maestrani Chocolate Factory. During your tour, discover the art of making chocolates and taste a wide variety of delicious Swiss chocolates. After lunch, proceed to Schaffhausen to see one of Europe’s natural wonders – The spectacular Rhine Falls. Enjoy a boat ride on the Rhine Falls. Later, drive to the largest city and Financial Capital of Switzerland – Zurich. Proceed on an orientation tour of this bustling and charming city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Thesoni or similar, in Zurich. (B, L, D)

DAY 08

Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens. Onto Innsbruck.

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DAY 08

After a continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Wattens - Austria. Get set for a glittering experience as you visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens. This museum is a blend of art, technology and pure magic. Enjoy lunch. Later, drive to the Tyrolean capital - Innsbruck and experience the charm of this city as you see some intriguing sights like the Golden Roof and St. Anne’s Column on Maria Theresien Strasse, enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Alpin Park or similar in Innsbruck / Seefeld. (B, L, D)

DAY 09

Visit the beautiful Nordkette in the heart of Innsbruck with lunch on top of the mountain. Enjoy the Tyrolean Folklore Show.

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DAY 09

After a continental buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to 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 Indian lunch on top with amazing views as your backdrop. After lunch, the afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the shopping opportunities around the city. Later, experience the Tyrolean culture in an entertaining Folklore Show. An evening full of Tyrolean country music, songs, yodelling, zither playing and folk dance. Tonight enjoy local dinner. Overnight at Hotel Alpin Park or similar in Innsbruck / Seefeld. (B, L, LD)

DAY 10

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

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DAY 10

After a continental buffet breakfast check out and 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 kilometers 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 visit the famous Mirabell gardens. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Star Inn or similar in Salzburg. (B, L, D)

DAY 11

Onto Vienna. Cruise on Danube River with Dinner

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DAY 11

After a continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the Austrian Capital – Vienna. On arrival enjoy Lunch. Proceed to your hotel and check in. Later, in the evening discover the capital of Austria in the evening light and enjoy the sunset over Vienna from the water, sail along the Danube River with local dinner on board. Overnight at Art Hotel or similar, in Vienna. (B, L, LD)

DAY 12

Vienna – Guided City Tour. Schonnbrunn Palace.

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DAY 12

After continental buffet breakfast proceed on a guided city tour of Vienna with an experienced English speaking local guide. Start your tour with a visit to the Schonnbrunn Palace – one of the most visited places in Vienna. See the various chambers of the palace and the beautiful gardens. Also, see the Opera House, St. Stephens Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and many more sights. After lunch, the afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the shopping opportunities around the city. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Art Hotel or similar, in Vienna. (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. (B)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing
  • Stay in convenient and comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily Continental buffet breakfast included with Hot Eggs and Fruits
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian / Local lunches included
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian / Local dinners included
  • Guided city tour of Paris, Salzburg and Vienna
  • Cruise on the River Seine
  • Visit 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Guided Tour of Versailles Palace with Gardens
  • Chance to see the Lido Show
  • Ride on the TGV from Paris to Geneva
  • City tour of Geneva - the Garden City
  • Visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne
  • Visit Glacier 3000 – High Level Experience
  • Visit Chillion Castle with Wine Tasting
  • Visit Bern – the charming medieval Swiss Capital
  • Visit Harder Kulm in Interlaken
  • Visit Schoggi Land Chocolate Factory
  • Enjoy boat ride on the magnificent Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen
  • Visit Zurich – The financial Capital of Switzerland
  • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum in Wattens, Austria
  • See the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse in Innsbruck
  • Excursion to Nordkette with Indian Lunch on top
  • Enjoy Tyrolean Folklore Show with local dinner
  • Visit Hallien Salt Mine Caves
  • Enjoy dinner on Danube River Cruise in Vienna
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace
  • Visit 3 countries in 13 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering France, Switzerland and Austria
  • 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

    FRANCE

    • Paris
      • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
      • Entrance to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower
      • The Louvre Museum
      • Cruise on the River Seine
      • Guided Tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens
      • Visit Fragonard museum

     SWITZERLAND

    • Geneva
      • Enjoy an Orientation Tour of Geneva
      • Chillion Castle with Wine Tasting
    • Lausanne
      • The Olympic Museum
      • Excursion to Glacier 3000 with Indian Lunch
    • Bern
      • Enjoy an Orientation Tour of Bern
    • Interlaken
      • Enjoy an Orientation Tour of Interlaken
      • Visit Harder Kulm for fantastic views
    • Schaffhausen
      • Boat Ride on the magnificent Rhine Falls
    • Zurich
      • Orientation tour and Free time at Lake Zurich
    • Flawil
      • Schoggiland Chocolate Factory

     AUSTRIA

    • Wattens
      • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum
    • Innsbruck
      • Enjoy an Orientation Tour of Innsbruck
      • Excursion to Nordkette with Indian Lunch
      • Tyrolean Folklore Show with Local Dinner
    • Salzburg
      • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
      • Guided Tour of Hallein Salt Mine Caves
    • Vienna
      • Guided city tour with an English speaking local guide
      • Cruise on River Danube with Local Dinner
      • Visit to Schonbrunn Palace
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 03 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Forest Hill la Villette or similar, in Paris
    • 02 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar, in Lausanne
    • 01 Night accommodation Hotel Schweizerhof or similar in Engelberg
    • 01 Night accommodation Hotel Thesoni or similar, in Zurich
    • 02 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Alpin Park or similar in Innsbruck / Seefeld
    • 01 Night accommodation Hotel Star Inn or similar in Salzburg
    • 02 Nights’ accommodation at Art Hotel or similar, in Vienna
    • Note: Due to fairs/events there may be a possibility that some hotels may be far away from the city for some departures.
  • MEALS
    • Daily Continental Buffet breakfast with hot eggs and fresh fruits
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian /local lunches
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian / local dinners as specified in the Itinerary
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach in the Continent of Europe
    • TGV from Paris to Geneva
  • AIRFARE, TICKET TAXES, VISAS AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of ticket taxes
    • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen visa (The Schengen visa is valid for travel into France, Switzerland and Austria.)
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2018
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or local representative throughout your tour in Europe.
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an overseas travel insurance policy before you travel on your tour. Keeping your convenience in mind, we have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. However for any passengers above the age of 70, and those who extend their holiday, additional charges would apply
  • NOTE
    • The dates and granting of Visa is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Vacations Exotica is not responsible for granting of visas and is only a facilitator in the visa application process.
    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date.
  • PRICING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • Above mentioned prices are Ex-Mumbai per person on Twin-sharing Basis.
    • Tour cost will be paid partly in INR/EUR. Rate of Exchange taken for calculation purposes: 1 EUR= 81.
    • Rate of Exchange will be calculated at the rate prevailing on the date of final payment.
    • The above prices are valid for travel until 31 March 2019.
    • High season supplements / surcharges may be applicable.
    • Subject to GOI and RBI regulations. GST not inclusive & will be as applicable above the tour price.
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Govt. of India Goods and Services Tax (GST) of as applicable both INR and EUR Component
  • 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 and 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)
  • 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”
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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