EUROPEAN MEMORIES
10 DAYS | 07 COUNTRIES | 13 CITIES
2020 : 12th & 19th APR; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st MAY; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th JUN; 12th & 26th JUL; 9th & 23rd AUG; 6th & 27th SEP
Italy, The Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany & France

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

10 DAYS | 07 COUNTRIES | 13 CITIES

2020 : 12th & 19th APR; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st MAY; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th JUN; 12th & 26th JUL; 9th & 23rd AUG; 6th & 27th SEP
Italy, The Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany & France

Itinerary

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Day 01

Welcome to Italy!!!

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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 airport meet your professional and experienced Tour Manager in the arrival area situated outside the customs hall. Later, drive to Rome – the Eternal City. See the majestic Trevi Fountain, a fountain of grandeur and wishes. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality Hotel Rouge ET Noir Roma or similar, in Rome (D)

Day 02

A Guided city tour of Rome. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Onto Pisa - See the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Day 02

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and join an experienced English speaking local guide for a tour of Rome. Start your tour by visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica (Shorts/Mini Skirts or Sleeveless vests not allowed) to be amazed by its artistic and architectural genius. Your city tour will expose you to beautiful sights like the opulent Colosseum, the Victor Emmanuel Monument, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and ancient temples and many more sights. Later drive to the city of Pisa. Hold your breath as you enter the “Square of Miracles” and see the world famous “Leaning Tower of Pisa.” Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel B & B Pisa or similar, in Pisa. (B, D)

Day 03

Guided City Tour of Venice – The Queen of the Adriatic Sea. Visit the famous Murano Glass Factory.

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Day 03

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the romantic city of Venice. Board your boat to the traditional centre of the city - Piazza San Marco. Enjoy Indian lunch on your chartered boat. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. See the St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Visit a Murano Glass Showroom and see the skills of these master craftsmen. Later, drive to towards your hotel. Enroute, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Da Porto or similar, in Vicenza. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Onto Wattens – Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum & Showroom. Onto Innsbruck – Tyrolean Capital.

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Day 04

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Wattens & get set for a glittering experience as you visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum & Showroom in Wattens. 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, from where you get spectacular views of the Alps. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Olympia or similar in Innsbruck / Seefeld. (B, D)

Day 05

Onto Vaduz – Capital of Liechtenstein. View the Rhine falls - in Schaffhausen. Onto Zurich - the commercial capital.

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Day 05

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Vaduz and enjoy an orientation tour of the city. Later, drive to see one of Europe’s natural wonders – The spectacular Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. Visit the Financial Capital – Zurich, with an orientation tour of this bustling and charming city. Also, spend some time along the lake of Zurich. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sorell Arte or similar, in/around Zurich or similar. (B, D)

Day 06

Mt Titlis - A landscape close to heaven & Lucerne – Orientation Tour.

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Day 06

After 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) with Cliff Walk(weather permitting) Here, visit the Ice Grotto and indulge yourself in the world of snow on the snow terrace. Later, 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 for world renowned Swiss watches, Swiss knives, chocolates, souvenirs, etc. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Sorell Arte or similar, in/around Zurich or similar. (B, D)

Day 07

Visit the heart of the Black Forest. See a Cuckoo Clock demonstration. Heidelberg – Visit the Altstadt (Old Town).

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Day 07

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Black Forest, experience a natural wonder as you drive through the mystical Black Forest in Germany, synonymous with the Black Forest Cake and home to the Cuckoo Clocks. Experience the world of Cuckoo Clocks during an interesting demonstration. Later Visit the Altstadt - Old Town and continue on an orientation tour of this historic city. View the mighty ruins of the Heidelberg castle from the Alstadt and visit the many squares that make up this city’s life. Next visit the beautiful city of Heidelberg - situated on the banks of River Neckar followed by Orientation Tour of the city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Achat Comfort or similar, in Mannheim/Frankfurt or similar. (B, D)

Day 08

Paris – The cultural and fashion centre. Opt to see the extravagant Lido show.

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Day 08

After continental buffet breakfast, check out and depart to the French Capital – Paris, a city seeped in history, art and fashion. Arrive into Paris. 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 Ibis Roissy CDG Nord 2 / Hotel Residhome or similar, in Paris. (B, D)

Day 09

Chance to enjoy full day at Disneyland Paris.

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Day 09

After continental buffet breakfast, the day is at leisure Or Opt for an experience to Disney Magic as you visit Euro Disney - 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 park (all included) OR, you can visit the amazing Walt Disney Studio - 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 dare devils in the thrilling Stunt Show. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Ibis Roissy CDG Nord 2 / Hotel Residhome or similar, in Paris. (B, D)

Day 10

Guided city tour of Paris. Visit the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower. Visit Fragonard Museum. Cruise on River Seine. Farewell!!!

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Day 10

After continental buffet breakfast, 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. Later, visit the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower - an unparalleled experience. Later, visit the Fragonard Museum and get an insight on how French Perfumes are made. You also have ample free time to shop for the world famous French perfumes. Today, enjoy a cruise on the river Seine and admire the beautiful monuments of this spectacular city. Later, 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 & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast included
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian Dinners included
  • Guided city tour of Rome, Venice & Paris
  • Visit the majestic Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Visit the Vatican – St. Peter’s Basilica
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the Murano Glass Showroom in Venice
  • Visit the St. Mark’s Square in Venice on board your chartered boat with Lunch
  • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum & Showroom in Wattens
  • See the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse in Innsbruck
  • View the magnificent Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen
  • Visit Zurich – The financial Capital of Switzerland
  • Visit Mt. Titlis in the world’s first revolving cable car with Cliff Walk’’;’
  • See the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke in Lucerne
  • Free time at the Altstadt – Old Town in Heidelberg
  • Visit Black Forest - See a Cuckoo clock demonstration
  • Cruise on the River Seine
  • Visit 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Chance to enjoy a full day at Euro Disney – a super fun, stress-free and adventure experience
  • Chance to see the Lido Show
  • Visit 07 Countries in 10 Days Covering Italy, The Vatican, Austria, Principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany & France
  • 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                        

    • See the majestic Trevi fountain
    • Guided city tour with an English-speaking local guide

     Pisa                           

    • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Venice                        

    • Guided tour of Venice
    • Visit the famous St. Mark’s Square
    • Visit the Murano Glass Showroom

     

    THE VATICAN

    Vatican City              

    • Visit the St. Peter’s basilica

     

    AUSTRIA

    Wattens                     

    • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Museum & Showroom

    Innsbruck                 

    • Orientation tour of Innsbruck

     

    PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

    Vaduz                        

    • Free time in the city

     

    SWITZERLAND

    Schaffhausen           

    • See the magnificent Rhine Falls

    Zurich                        

    • Orientation tour of the city

    Engelberg                  

    • Excursion to Mt. Titlis included with Cliff Walk (weather permitting)

    Lucerne                    

    • Orientation tour of the city
    • See the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke

     

    GERMANY

    Black Forest              

    • Visit the heart of Black Forest
    • See a demonstration of Cuckoo clock making

     Heidelberg          

    • Free time at the Altstadt - Old Town

     

    FRANCE

    Paris                          

    • Cruise on the River Seine
    • Guided city tour with an English-speaking local guide
    • Entrance to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
    • Visit Fragonard Perfume Museum
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel Quality Hotel Rouge ET Noir Roma or similar, in Rome
    • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel B & B Pisa or similar, in Pisa
    • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel Da Porto or similar, in Vicenza
    • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel Olympia or similar, in Innsbruck
    • 02 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Sorell Arte or similar, in/around Zurich
    • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel Achat Comfort or similar in Mannheim/Frankfurt
    • 02 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel Ibis Roissy CDG Nord 2 / Hotel Residhome or similar, in Paris

    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
    • 01 Lunch on boat in Venice
    • Daily Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-Vegetarian dinners
  • TRANSFERS, AIRFARE, TICKET TAXES AND VISAS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air-conditioned coach in the Continent of Europe. 
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary.
    • Cost of ticket taxes.
    • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen Visa.
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2019
  • 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
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or local representative throughout your tour in Europe.
  • 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.
    • Passengers will have to travel to/from the hub city at their own expense.
    • The cost of air fare included in the above tour cost is based on the fare structure existing as on 01st October 2019. Any further increase in the air fare due to an increase in the fuel price, change in Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to borne by the passengers. Vacations Exotica will not be held responsible for the same.
    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms/ coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for the same.
    • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
    • Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers.
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
    • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary, however all the other services will remain the same.
  • 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.
    • Subject to GOI and RBI regulations. GST not inclusive & will be as applicable above the tour price on both INR & EUR Component.
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Govt. of India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable.
  • 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/franchises. 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)
  • 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 i.e. only continental buffet breakfasts, dinners and 01 lunch on chartered boat
  • 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.
FAQS
frequently asked questions
Reviews

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

Just wanted to share our experience of the European Memories Tour we took. I have only good things to say about the trip.

All the arrangements made, be it, the bus, the hotels we stayed in, the food was all excellent. A special mention about our Tour Manager, who was very informed about the places and was very friendly. He made sure everything was done in time.

All in all a very memorable trip. Will definitely recommend Vacations Exotica to my friends & family. Keep up the good work and Thank you.

- Lalita Kamath.

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

All's well, that ends well, and Thank God, that finally, Vacations Exotica’s efforts made our dream come true!!

Our Tour Manager for the  ‘European Memories' package, was simply superb with his meticulous planning and management of the Europe itinerary. He was a picture of care and confidence, the group's favourite 'Man Friday' and 'Good Samaritan'!! 

For senior citizens like us, he was respectful and caring like a son. We would always love to him as our 'Tour Manager' during our future trips with Vacations Exotica'!! 

- Dr.Amitava Ray n Mrs.Purabi Ray.

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

Me and my husband finalized the European Memories package from Balmer Lawrie – Vacations Exotica after a thorough consideration of more than a dozen packages. This package offers visit to places like Vatican and Geneva which was not offered by others at affordable rates that too inclusive of meals.

The tour was excellently planned with maximum coverage of destinations without being hectic for us. 

Further, the food arrangement in this package was also superb. Our group was small and full of friendly and helpful people, which made us journey more enjoyable.

Great teamwork and support by Balmer Lawrie & Vacation Exotica. Keep going !!

 - Varsha & Rejith.

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

We have been associated with Vacations Exotica and team since 2010. Touchwood! They’ve never let us down. This European Memories trip was a pleasant one with cherished memories. Right from booking to boarding, we were comforted by the team. Our tour manager was outstanding. All promises were kept & we even had an opportunity to explore more. That’s always their signature quality. As a family, we enjoyed a lot. Looking forward to traveling with Vacations Exotica more.
                                                                         - Dr. Nagaraj & Dr. Priya

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

We had a wonderful experience. Right from the 1st day everything haas been organised well. Tour manager Mr. Lawrence was very kind and helpful. We will cherish this trip memories forever. Thank you Vacations Exotica! Zack is an amazing driver. It was a great trip! Thank you.

                                                                                        - Rajagopal P

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

Overall, this tour was a very good experience, we have enjoyed the tour very much. From the day, we started contacting the vacations exotica, we were nicely guided, convinced, every doubt of ours were attended. The tour manager has got nice planning, forthought and used to give us good messages and informations about the places we covered in our tour. I have no comments except to say "It was nice

                                                                                - Laxman Galgali

Laxman Galgali

The tour is exciting. We treasured so many memories of Europe.
Your group has really made our trip a memorable one and unforgettable one.
Specially our tour manager Mr. Morris has been excellent … he guided us every moment with lot of patience. He took all care of us. Thank you Mr. Morris for your wonderful guiding.

                                                                            - G. Srikanth Rao

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

This was the first time we had travelled with Vacations Exotica. The expert guide who accompanied us was outstanding, passionate, informative, engaging and entertaining. Our 10 days europe tour was overall excellent. The accomodation was wonderful and food exoeriences truly memorable except unsatisfied breakfast specially in Paris Hotel. Also the behavior of the staff in paris was very rude with the tour guide.

                                                                     - Priyanka Jagdish Mane

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

Remarkable experience! Would definitely look forward to travel with vacations exotica and would recommend other friends and family. My daughter who is 13 left her apple ipad in one of the hotels in italy but with the effort of Mr. Dewang our tour manager, we got it back, a loss in the beginning would have spoilt our trip.
So a big thank you and a special mention of Mr. Devang Shah would make our tour feedback incomplete.

                                                                                  - Pooja Seth

EUROPEAN MEMORIES

Finally, the day came, when I am writing my experience with my family. The tour was memorable for us. We did not feel we are out of India as we have many friends and tour manager like Dewang. Who made us feel special and the environment was so extremely good. Expecting other tours in the future.
Thanking you

                                                                                                -J.K. Rath 

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