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European Splendours
19 Days / 18 Nights


Arrive London
Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings European Splendours' 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 “European Splendours” tour lets you make the choices, while we take care of the dettails!Cox & Kings starts your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag.

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In London
• London Delight Tour
Cox & Kings starts your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag. London Delight Tour! Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London.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, with the Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond ! Next ride the London Eye, the world’s 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 for dinner.

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In London
• Guided Panoramic City Tour Of London
• Visit Swaminarayan Mandir
• Overnight Ferry To The Netherland

Live history through a guided panoramic highlight tour of London city. 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 at a pre-appointed time as informed by your Tour Manager. Visit the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir the first temple of stone in Europe. 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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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 onto Brussels. On arrival a walking orientation tour takes you to the Gothic St. Michel and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert - the world’s first shopping mall, to the Grand Place, Europe’s most beautiful square. Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace, chocolates 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, drive to your hotel.

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Onto The Rhineland
• 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’. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning. Continue your drive to Heidelberg, 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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Onto Switzerland
• Drive Through The Black Forest
• Visit Drubba
• Orientation Tour Of Lucerne

Today drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock. Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks. A visit here is always a memorable experience. 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. Most visitors take home two things – memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. After dinner check into your hotel.

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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. 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. here 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” . Return to your hotel after dinner.

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In Switzerland
• Optional Excursion To Jungfrau
• Interlaken City Tour

Enjoy our Optional excursion to 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, through the most dramatic mountain scenery ! Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571. meters. The Cinema Experience and the Alpine sensation are attractions, enroute to the glistening Ice Palace.. What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian Lunch! Descend to visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages. You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellery, every store carries a vast array of small famous brand gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket.

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Note: Guests not availing the optional tour to Jungfrau will get a packed dinner.
Onto Innsbruck
• Orientation Tour Of Vaduz
• Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds
• Orientation Tour Of Innsbruck

Today your drive takes you to picture perfect Austria, enroute, pause at the principality of Liechtenstein and stop at Vaduz – the capital, to enjoy a short Orientation, Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps. Next halt at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and prepare to be dazzled at the ‘Chambers of Wonder’! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a Unicum- a wall of crystal, you see the world’s biggest crystal and it’s smallest! Over 7 million people from all corners of the globe have already been thrilled by the Swarovski experience - now you are one of them! Continue a scenic drive to Innsbruck, Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice ! Our Orientation Tour 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. This Capital of the Alps has a history of 00 years ! After dinner check in at the hotel.

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Onto Padova
• Walking 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 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 with Cox & Kings with a sumptuous dinner as you cruise to Tronchetto Pier.

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

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 (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles. Continue to Florence, shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world ! Included in your walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), 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, and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the island city. Later drive to the magical Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel.

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Full Day Excursion To The Rome
• Visit The Vatican Museum With The Sistine Chapel
• Guided Panoramic 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 City Tour Of Rome! 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 Sisitin 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 drive to the hotel after dinner.

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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.
Onto Nice
• Visit Nice
Today drive across the Maritime Alps, the Italian and French Riviera to arrive at Nice and proceed for a city tour. which includes a visit to the world famous Promenade des Anglais, drive past the Negresco Hotel and the Old Port Quarters where yachts are moored. Carry on your drive and check into your hotel after dinner.

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In Nice
• Visit Cannes
• Visit Cannes
• Eze
• Shop At Fragonard
• Guided Walking Tour Of Monaco ANd Monte Carlo

Onto Cannes today, a beautiful natural harbour known for its exotic setting and the famous venue for numerous International Film Festivals. Visit the Old Town dominated by the church of Notre Dame de l’Esperance followed by some free time at the famed Boulevard de la Croisette lined with palm trees and the Palais des Festivals. Next it’s Fragonard - The Perfumeur a highlight from Cox & Kings in the quaint village of Eze for a demonstration in perfume making. Displayed are perfumery collections retracing 3000 years of history. Discover Fragonard’s original perfumery creations on sale at factory prices. Enjoy a shopping stop. Visit the old town of Monaco - Ville and enjoy a guided walking tour of the famous sights which include the Palais du Prince - the Palace of the Rainier family and the Cathedral of Monaco - Ville which contains the tombs of Monaco’s former princes and other members of the royal family . Complete your tour with a visit to monte carlo. Enjoy an exciting visit to the liveliest casino on the Riviera. Return to your hotel.

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Onto Mont Blanc In Chamonix
After breakfast enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately six hours to the scenic splendour of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It’s ‘Love at first sight’ as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, Cox & Kings is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Carry on your drive to arrive in Chamonix Mont Blanc. Check into your hotel after dinner.

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In Chamonix Mont Blanc
• Cable Car Ride To Aiguille Du Midi And A Visit To The Mer De Glace
Today enjoy our excursion tour - a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille Du Midi, lifts you for an unforgettable view of the Alps. The more fearless will take A STEP INTO THE VOID, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice. A product of modern architectural and technical prowess, a sensation packed experience The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox ! Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers, The train climbs a steep track, through scenic Alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the 'Mer De Glace' (sea of ice) Glacier. You know you’ve really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the ‘Mer de Glace’, which is 7 kms long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kms ! A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you ! After dinner return to your hotel.

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Onto Paris
• Optional Gala Evening In Paris
Enjoy a comfortable drive of approx. seven hours 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 lilumination Tour. 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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In Paris
• Visit The Eiffel Tower
• Guided City Tour Of Paris

Today, the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower! Enjoy a panoramic city tour driving past famous monuments like the Pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier’s Opera, 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. After dinner return to your hotel.

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Homeward Bound
• Visit Euro Disney
Good times need never end! Your tour ends with guests departing on individual flight schedules for your flight back home or return by coach to Heathrow Terminal 3 in London by around 18.00 hrs. Relive the high points of your 'Cox & Kings European Splendours' 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
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Inclusion / Exclusion

  • 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.