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07 Days / 06 Nights
 

 

Day
1
Arrive Frankfurt
• Onto Chamonix Mont Blanc
• Visit Lucerne

Welcome to your ‘Cox & Kings Scenic Europe’ tour. Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the ‘designated meeting point’. This morning an enjoyable drive to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows, the poignant Lion Monument, the covered, wooden Kapellbrücke (Chapel bridge), and the ornate Jesuit Church. You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Later enjoy a comfortable drive 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. After dinner, check into your hotel.

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Day
2
In Chamonix
• Excursion 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 to 3842 meters 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 and 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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Day
3
Onto Paris
• Visit Geneva
Today, after an early breakfast, drive to Geneva, one of Switzerland’s most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world! We begin the visit with a drive to the Palais des Nations (the European Headquarters of the United Nations) and the Musée Ariana. Be awestruck by the great white plume of the world’s tallest fountain in Europe - the magnificent Jet d’Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais! Then enjoy a spectacular journey and experience the natural beauty and wonders of the alpine region as you enjoy a comfortable drive of approximately seven hrs. to Paris, the ‘City of Lights’. On arrival in Paris after dinner, check into your hotel.

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Day
4
In Paris
• Visit the Eiffel Tower
• Guided panoramic Highlight City Tour of Paris
• Visit Fragonard
• Optional “Gala Evening in Paris

Today, start the day taking in the dazzling overview of the glittering city as you ascend by an elevator to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower! 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. Visit Fragonard, an exclusive from Cox & Kings. Discover Fragonard’s creations on sale at factory prices. Later 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 for you with an Illumination 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 extravagant costumes. Return to your hotel.

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Day
5
Onto the Netherlands
• Orientation Tour of Brussels
• Visit Amsterdam

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 - the world’s first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand Place, 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. Drive through Dutch countryside. Let the Windmills which still wield their magic enchant you. There’s a photo stop at one. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument. Later drive to your hotel and check in.

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Day
6
Onto Germany
• Visit Cologne Cathedral
• Visit Frankfurt

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. A short drive to Frankfurt. Enjoy some free time at the ‘Altstadt’ - old section of the town. After dinner, check into your hotel.

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Day
7
Homeward Bound
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Cox & Kings Scenic Europe’ 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.
City Nights Hotels Ratings
       
Tour Cost
ADULT IN SINGLE PER ADULT IN TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING PER CHILD* WITH BED PER CHILD* WITHOUT BED
$1,299.00 $999.00 $799.00 $599
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.