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European Experience with Eastern Spotlight
 
15 Days / 14 Nights
 

 

Day
1
Arrive London
• Eurotunnel To Calais
• Orientation Tour Of Brussels
• Onto Netherlands

Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings European Experience' 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 ! Our exclusive “European Experience with Eastern Spotlight’ tour lets you make the choices, while we take care of the details !

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Day
2
In London
• Guided Panoramic Highlight City Tour Of London
• London Eye

Live history through a guided panoramic city tour of london. Get acquainted with some of London’s iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge and the River Thames. Continue your tour to Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Tower of London, 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). Next a thrill, as you ride the London Eye, the world’s fourth tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight enjoy views of London. 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. Later return to your hotel.

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3
Onto Paris
• English Channel Crossing
• Optional "Gala Evening In Paris"
Today, onto Filkstone to cross the English Channel through the Eurotunnel or drive to Dover to take the Ferry and arrive in Calais. Drive through beautiful landscapes to Paris, the 'City of Light'. Check into your hotel. This evening after dinner proceed for our optional "Gala Evening In Paris" to experience the joie de vivre of ‘Gaie Paris’. This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring illuminated monuments as you glide by. True bliss ! We stretch the night with an Lilumination Tour, driving past spectacularly lit landmarks of Paris. It’s magic ! Sparkle over a glass of champagne and enjoy the World Famous Lido Show with extraordinary sets and costumes. Return to your hotel.

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Day
4
In Paris
• Visit Fragonard
• Visit Grevin Wax Museum
• 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. Our next stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, another highlight from Cox & Kings! Grévin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Grévin, to produce and showcase life size wax models of celebrities. At the end of the 19th Century, Arthur Meyer, founder of the famous daily newspaper “Le Gaulois”, conceived the notion of showing his readers the people in the headlines of his paper, but in 3-D. At a time when the press did not use photographs, he came up with the idea of creating a site where the public could see people in the news. To implement this plan, he called on Alfred Grévin, who was a famous sculptor. The Grévin opened its doors on June 5th, 1882. It was an immediate success. At Grévin, relive glorious French history, meet celebrities and experience the Spirit of Paris, with over 300 wax figures in a setting of gold and marble ! The latest addition is our “Shah Rukh Khan”. Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour of famous monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier’s Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde - the site of the infamous guillotine, the Champs Élysées - one of the most fashionable streets in the world, the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides. Take in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower! After dinner, return to your hotel.

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5
Onto The Netherland
• Visit Vaduz
• Orientation Tour Of Brussels
• Visit Keukenhof Or Madurodam

Today it’s on to Brussels. On arrival a Walking Orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert to the Grand Place, Europe’s most beautiful square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction. Time permitting, shop for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm ! Visit the Mannekan Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the “irreverent spirit” of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries. Drive through Dutch countryside. 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 we visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands. After dinner check into your hotel.

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6
Onto The Rhineland
• Visit Amsterdam
• Canal Cruise
• Cologne Cathedral

Today, after breakfast, let the Windmills which still wield their magic enchant you. There’s a photo stop at one. We now drive to 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. Continue your scenic drive to Cologne, the metropolis on River Rhine, where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral - the first Gothic Church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires. After dinner check into your hotel.

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7
Onto Switzerland
• Drive Through The Black Forest
• Visit Drubba
• Visit The Rhinefalls At Schaffhausen

This morning an enjoyable 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 design. A visit here is a memorable experience. See the thundering Rhinefalls at Schaffhausen Take a boat to the foot of the falls. Drive to dinner and check into your hotel.

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Day
8
In Switzerland
• Day Free
• Optional Excursion To Jungfrau, Indian Lunch And Interlaken City Tour

Today you have a choice of either spending the entire day on your own OR Enjoying an optional excursion to the Jungfrau, the ‘Top of Europe’, a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice. Onto Jungfrau. Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, amid dramatic mountain scenery ! What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian lunch ! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22kms – the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, the Alpine experience and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, will take your breath away. Descend to Interlaken the holiday resort cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse drawn carriages. You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things – memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries gifts priced for every pocket. Return to your hotel.

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Note: Guests not availing the optional tour to Jungfrau will get a packed dinner.
Day
9
Onto Innsbruck
• Visit Lucerne
• Visit Vaduz
• Visit Nordkette
• Orientation Tour Of Innsbruck

On to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows, the poignant Lion Monument, the covered, wooden Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) to the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping Later drive to Vaduz in the Principality of Liechtentein - the capital, famous for its postage stamps. Carry on your scenic drive to Innsbruck Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s beautiful and lively cities. Take the Hungerburg funicular to Nordkette and enjoy the mountain top with the twinkling, shimmering city below. On reaching the upper station at 2256m, enjoy a view of Innsbruck on one side and the unforgettable vista of untouched, pristine nature on the other. A visit here set between the mountain range and the town, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a unique combination of relaxation, the wonder of nature, and modern architecture. Our orientation tour of Innsbruck introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or ‘Goldenes Dachl’, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. Next walk to the Imperial Church followed by the ‘Hofburg’ or Imperial Palace. Visit the Swarovski Crystals outlet and indulge in some crystal shopping. Check into your hotel after dinner.

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10
Onto Munich
• Arrive Munich
• Visit BMW Museum
• Guided City Tour Of Munich

Today as you drive to Munich your first stop will be the BMW Museum which offers a fascinating presentation of the company, brand and product history of BMW. About 125 of the brand’s most valuable and attractive automobiles, motorcycles and engines are displayed. The BMW Museum embodies the brand experience in Munich along with the BMW Plant and BMW Welt. Enjoy deep insights into the tradition of the BMW brand. Proceed on a guided city tour. Begin with a photo stop at the ornate Palace of Nymphenburg with a park garden and a few smaller palaces. Further, discover sights such as the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Palace, Olympic Stadium, St. Peter’s Church, Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls. The stopping points make this tour an unforgettable Munich experience. After dinner, check into your hotel.

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11
Onto Prague
• Guided City Tour Of Cesky Krumlov
Leave for Prague, enroute stop at Cesky Krumlov on the River Vltava - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with renaissance architecture at its best. The old town, the Castle in all its magnificence and the St. Vitus church are the principal monuments. Continue your drive to Prague After dinner, drive to the hotel.

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12
Onto Vienna
• Guided Highlight City Tour Of Prague
• Visit Prague Castle

Enjoy a guided highlight city tour of Prague Explore this city with the imposing Prague Castle. Admire the Royal Castle; and be impressed by the elegance of the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Next the Royal Palace. along with Prague’s major sights like the picturesque Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Finish your tour at the famous Astronomical Clock. Set your watches back 100 years as you drive to the musical city of Vienna After dinner drive to your hotel.

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Day
13
Onto Vienna
• Guided City Tour Of Vienna
• Visit The Prater

A guided city tour of Vienna, inspires you by its charm and astonishes you by the splendorous buildings of a time that is in a way still present. Visit the Schoenbrunn Palace a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Enjoy photographic opportunities as you drive past famous landmarks like the State Opera House, St. Charles Church (photostop), the Imperial Palace (photostop), the Parliament and the Town Hall. The rest of the day is free. Visit the popular Vienna Prater – an amusement park. Enjoy the various rides on your own. Not to be missed is the popular Ferris Wheel. After dinner, return to your hotel.

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14
Excursion To Bratislava
• Guided Tour Of Bratislava
This morning drive to Bratislava for a guided city tour of the capital the most beautiful and largest city of Slovakia. This city has become one of the most famous tourist travel-spots, offering beautiful scenery, pleasant climate all year, excellent shopping malls, and welcomes tourists with an open heart and hospitality. Bratislava, fuels the country’s IT, finance, tourism and service industries. Museums, preserved churches, reconstructed mansions and palaces attract global visitors that generate profit for the tourism sector. Drive past the Presidential Palace and take a leisurely walk through the old town stopping at the medieval Town hall. Return to Vienna. After dinner return to your hotel.

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15
Homeward Bound
Good times need never end ! As you get ready for the airport on your individual flight schedules for your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Cox & Kings European Experience with Eastern Spotlight' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon… Breakfast either in the hotel or on board the flight.

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Note: This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints.
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Tour Cost
ADULT IN SINGLE PER ADULT IN TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING PER CHILD* WITH BED PER CHILD* WITHOUT BED
$2,899.00 $1,999.00 $1,349.00 $1,159.00
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.