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Classical Europe Premium
 
15 Days / 14 Nights
 

 

Day
1
Arrive London
A warm welcome to your ‘Cox & Kings Classical Europe Premium’ tour. On arrival in London clear immigration and customs and proceed to the hotel on your own to check in. (check in after 1400 hrs). Late evening assemble in the lobby at 1930 hrs. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow guests and get information on the next day’s program. London is an irresistible package of modern metropolis and timeless tradition, which makes it one of the most exciting destinations in the world ! Cox & Kings gives you the opportunity to explore this vibrant city in comfort, at your own pace. Our exclusive ‘Classical Europe Premium’ tour lets you make the choices, while we take care of the details !

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In London
• London Delights Tour
Today board your coach to sample our London Delights Tour ! Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled ! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor’s Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, housing the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond ! Next ride the London Eye, the world’s fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London. Later, you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of life like wax models. Take a photograph with Amitabh Bachchan. Return to your hotel.

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In London
• Guided Panoramic Highlight City Tour Of London
• Overnight Ferry To The Netherlands
Live history through a guided panoramic highlight city tour of London. Get acquainted with some of London’s iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square followed by the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen’s official residence. Enjoy the Changing of the Guards (on days when this takes place). Enjoy some free time at Oxford Street and then reunite in the evening at a preappointed time and place as informed by your Tour Manager. Drive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to the Hook of Holland. Travelling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence ! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort.

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4
Onto Brussels
• Visit Keukenhof / Madurodam
• Visit Amsterdam
• Canal Cruise Orientation Tour Of Brussels

Today, disembark and drive through Dutch countryside where Windmills still wield their magic. There’s a photo stop at one. If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from March 24th to May 16th) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. The rest of the year, visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands. Onto Amsterdam – Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and a factory visit demonstrates this business. The canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument. Then drive to Brussels. On arrival a walking Orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michel and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert - the world’s first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand P lace, Europe’s most beautiful square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city. Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm ! Visit the Manneken Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the “irreverent spirit” of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries. After dinner, enjoy a short drive and check into your hotel.

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5
Onto The Rhineland
• Visit Cologne Cathedral
• Cruise On The River Rhine
• Visit Heidelberg

This morning proceed to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral – the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires. Later drive to Boppard through the Rhine valley, where there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world. Enjoy a cruise along the ‘Romantic Rhine’. The stretch of river where you can see castles, villages, and vineyards, and the Loreley where the river valley runs through dramatically elevated hillsides. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning. Continue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some free time at the ‘Altstadt’ - old section of the town. Later, after dinner check into your hotel in the Rhineland Area.

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6
Onto Innsbruck
• Drive Through The Black Forest
• Visit Drubba
• Swarovski Crystal Worlds
• Orientation Tour Of Innsbruck

Today drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock situated in the unique Hollental (Hell’s Valley), directly at the mouth of the Ravennaschult (Ravenna Glen). Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision ! The Cuckoo Clock is said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 and has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is a memorable experience. Enjoy a scenic drive to Innsbruck in Austria. Located on the Inn River, it is one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice ! Enroute a photostop at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds at Wattens. An array of crystals awaits you at the Swarovski Crystal Showoom. An orientation tour introduces you to the Golden Roof or ‘Goldenes Dachl’, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I decorated with gold painted copper shingles, the Imperial Church and the ‘Hofburg’ or Imperial Palace. An array of crystals awaits you at the Swarovski Crystal Showroom. Indulge !! Some free time to enjoy this Capital of the Alps, which has a history of 800 years ! Later check into your hotel.

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7
Onto Padova
• Walking City Tour Of Venice
• Gondola Ride

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. Enjoy a Gondola ride. Enjoyment at its peak this evening. A sumptuous dinner on the return cruise to Tronchetto Pier.

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Onto Tuscany
• Visit The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
• Guided Walking Tour Of Florence

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 – 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 Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles. Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world ! Included in your Guided walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It dominates the city’s skyline and still defines its scale – no building in town is taller ! Besides it is the ‘Gate to Paradise’ – the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, originally a pagan temple and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city. After an exciting tour, drive to the region of Tuscany where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel.

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9
Onto Rome
• Visit The Vatican
• Visit The Vatican Museum with The Sistine Chapel
• Guided panoramic Highlight City Tour of 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 the Vatican Museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel. The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s Pieta. Continue your tour driving past 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’ ! Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared ! Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome ! We at Cox & Kings look forward to that ! After an exciting tour relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel.

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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.
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Onto Switzerland
• Visit Lucerne
Today sit back, relax and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive of approximately seven hours to Switzerland. Drive past beautiful views of the Alps with glimpses of Italian countryside and its medieval towns. Perhaps even more amazing than the Swiss cities themselves is the countryside. Unlike its modern and rather populated cities, its countryside is formed by patches of small villages, often consisting of ancient historical houses and picturesque chalets, separated from each other by beautiful landscapes, a unique composition of mountains, farms, medieval castles and the famous Swiss cows browsing the evergreen meadows. Check into your hotel on arrival. Drive to Lucerne with its 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. After a memorable day drive to your hotel and check in.

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11
In Switzerland
• Visit to Glacier 3000
• Bollywood Trails Tour

Today Cox & Kings gives you Glacier 3000 – the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m). A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world’s highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop. The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - take the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Later take the Ice Express to ride the snow bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch. Return to Col du Pillion. This afternoon enjoy a Bollywood trails tour which covers key locations of “DDLJ”, “Chandini” and “Bachna ae Haseeno”. Walk in the villages of Saanen and Gstaad both traffic free to the different sites. There is enough time for you to take a lot of photos and replay the scenes and dances on the spots. The iconic DDLJ bridge, the railway station. where the “Paalat” scene was shot and also the moment when Raj and Simran do a tango while the end credits roll out in the film, was shot here. Gstaad is generally known as the favourite Ski destination of the rich and famous but DDLJ has left a “Zaara sa jhoom loon mein…arey nare nare na !” . Legend has it that Yash Chopra visited Gstaad for his own honeymoon and fell in love with the beauty of the region. Connect the cowbell with the chart buster “Tujhe Dekha to yeh jaana sanaam” . Your memorable day ends at your hotel.

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12
In Switzerland
• Day At Leisure
• Optional Excursion To Jungfrau

The day is free, but do take advantage of our optional excursion to the Jungfrau, a world of glaciers and eternal ice. Onto Jungfrau. Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid stunning and dramatic mountain scenery ! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario than a hot Indian lunch ! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace. The Cinema Experience and the Alpine sensation are attractions, enroute to the glistening Ice Palace. Descend to the holiday resort of Interlaken, with its horse-drawn carriages. Indulge in some shopping. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries small famous brand gifts and souvenirs.

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Note: Guests not availing the optional tour to Jungfrau will get a packed dinner.
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Onto Paris
• Optional ‘Gala Evening’ In Paris
Enjoy a spectacular journey and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the alpine region as you enjoy a comfortable drive of seven hrs. to Paris, the ‘City of Lights’.On arrival in Paris check into your hotel. Later this evening after dinner, don’t miss our Optional Gala Evening in Paris and experience the joie de vivre of ‘Gaie Paris’. This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine. True bliss ! We stretch the night for you with an Illumination Tour. It’s magic ! Sparkle over a glass of champagne and enjoy the World Famous Lido Show with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes. Return to your hotel.

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Onto Paris
• Visit Fragonard
• Guided Panoramic Highlight City Tour Of Paris
• Visit The Eiffel Tower

Today, visit Fragonard, a Highlight from Cox & Kings. Discover Fragonard’s creations on sale at factory prices. Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour. Drive past monuments like the pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier’s Opera, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Élysées the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hôtel des Invalides. End the day with a dazzling overview of the city from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower ! After dinner return to your hotel.

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Homeward Bound
Good times need never end ! Your tour ends with guests departing on individual flight schedules or return by coach to Heathrow Terminal 3 in London by around 18.00 hrs. Relive the high points of your ‘Cox & Kings Classical Europe Premium’ tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon…

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Note: This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints.

Add on : 2 days / 1 night Paris hotel with Euro Disney one day one park ticket. Airport-Hotel-Airport and to and from return transfer to Euro Disney to be arranged on your own.
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Tour Cost
ADULT IN SINGLE PER ADULT IN TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING PER CHILD* WITH BED PER CHILD* WITHOUT BED
$4,499.00 $3,199.00 $2,399.00 $1,799.00
Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of Cox & Kings Tour Manager or Local Representative.
  • Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Exclusion
  • Cost of your Round Trip Economy Class Excursion Airfare.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa Charges for UK and Schengen.
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance policy valid for the duration of the tour covered for passengers upto the age of 70 years.
  • Compulsory Tips of EUR 3 per person per day.
  • Optional & Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Any increase in rate of Euro (presently calculated at 1 EUR = USD 0.85) 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, seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.

  • PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE DUE TO CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS AND PRICE FUEL HIKES. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING, SUBJECT TO AIRLINE RULES AND REGULATIONS, KINDLY ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE ADHERED TO: - TRAVEL INSURANCE, VISA’S AND VACCINATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE.