Days. Magical Europe VALUE TOUR

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13 Days

Magical Europe VALUE TOUR 2016


United Kingdom | Netherlands | Belgium | France | Switzerland | Italy | Vatican | Austria | Germany

Your Hotels in ‘Magical Europe’ Tour 1 night at Hotel Heathrow Bath Road/Ibis Wembley or similar in London. 1 night Stena Line or similar Overnight Cruise. 1 night at Hotel Van De Park or similar in Brussels. 2 nights at Hotel Novotel Aulnay or similar in Paris. 3 nights at Hotel Terrace/Holiday Inn Express Affoltern Am Albis or similar in Central Switzerland. 2 nights at Hotel West Florence/Art Museo or similar in Florence/Arezzo. 1 night at Hotel Alliance or similar in Verona. 1 night at Hotel Best Western München-Airport or similar in Munich.

Enjoy a Continental Breakfast Everyday Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice Enjoy Indian Meals in Europe A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus Suggested Excursions • Evening in Paris - Paradis Latin Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris. • Visit to Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager). United Kingdom • Guided City Tour of London. • Witness the Changing of the Guards in London (If operational). • Visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground. • Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. • Enjoy an overnight Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland. Netherlands • Visit to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Lisse (Until 16th May). • Visit to Madurodam in Den Haag (From 17th May). • Photo-stop at a Windmill. • Visit to Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm. • Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam. Belgium • Orientation Tour in Brussels. France • Guided City Tour in Paris. • Visit the Eiffel Tower Level 2 in Paris. • Visit to Disneyland, Paris. • A chance to see the Paradis Latin Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris.

Switzerland • A chance to visit Jungfraujoch and Interlaken. • Visit to Mt.Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne. Italy • Orientation Tour in Pisa. • Visit to Piazalle Michelangelo in Florence. • Guided City Tour in Rome. • Orientation Tour in Venice. • Visit the Murano Glass Showroom in Venice. Vatican • Visit to St.Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican. Innsbruck • Orientation Tour in Innsbruck. • Visit to Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens. Germany • Orientation Tour in Munich.


Buckingham Palace, London

Opera House, Paris

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Wooden Shoe Factory, Netherlands


Day 1 Arrive into London Begin your ‘Magical Europe’ Tour Welcome to London - capital of England and United Kingdom. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Contact the your Tour Manager at the number given on your Tour Information Sheet.

Next, stop at one of the windmills - a symbol of the Netherlands, a splendid backdrop for a family photograph. Later, enjoy a demonstration on the art of making wooden shoes, at a wooden shoe factory. Discover Amsterdam in a novel manner as we take you on a cruise along its canals, the best way to see this captivating city.

Overnight at the hotel in London.

Overnight at the hotel in Belgium.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2

Day 4

Guided City Tour of London Witness the Changing of the Guards Visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Orientation Tour of Brussels Guided City Tour of Paris Visit to Eiffel Tower Level 2

After a continental breakfast, we check-out and proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of London. See the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square,the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the symbolic Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace with Changing of the Guards (If Operational). Next, we proceed on a guided tour of one of the most famous sporting venues in the world Lord’s. (Tours are subject to cancellation at very short notice. Restrictions apply surrounding match and event days). Later, we take you to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of wax works. The celebrity list includes over 400 stunning, life-like figures that never fail to entice the visitors. We, then proceed to the Ferry Port of Harwich and board our overnight Ferry to Hook of Holland. Overnight in the comforts of your cabin. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Day 3 Keukenhof OR Madurodam Photo-stop at a Windmill Wooden Shoe Factory and Cheese Farm Canal Cruise of Amsterdam After a continental breakfast, on board, we disembark at Hook of Holland and drive to Lisse to visit the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (Until 16th May), the famed National Flower Exhibition. Like the million visitors that journey here annually, you will be spellbound at the sight of beautiful displays of over seven million Tulips, Daffodils, Narcissi and other flowers. From 17th May, we drive to The Hague - political capital of Netherlands and residence of the Queen. Here we visit Madurodam - Holland in miniature. Feel like a giant amidst models of palaces, canals, windmills, harbours, airports.

After a continental breakfast, we check-out and proceed for an orientation tour of Brussels. See the adorable Manneken Pis Statue, a charming fountain of a little boy, today the symbol of Brussels, the beautiful Grand Place and the Town Hall. Next, we drive to Paris. On arrival, we proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of Paris. See Place de la Concorde, the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the fashionable Champs Elysees and the magnificent Opera House. We, then proceed to visit the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, where a bird’s eye view from the 2nd level will leave you breathless!!

Sphinx Terrace Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

Day 6 Onto Switzerland After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Switzerland, a fascinating country known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. On arrival, we checkin to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Paris.

Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland.

(Breakfast, Dinner).

(Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5

Day 7

Visit to Disneyland, Paris Suggested Excursion: Evening in Paris - Paradis Latin Show and an Illumination Tour

Day Free Suggested Excursion: Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken

After a continental breakfast, we take you for an exciting trip to Disneyland, Paris. Get charmed by Cinderella’s castle. Take an exciting roller coaster ride down the Thunder Mountain. Visit Fantasyland and meet Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Snow White. Get thrilled by the legends of Aladdin and Indiana Jones at Adventureland. Ride a space shuttle to the moon at Discoveryland. Encounter Ghost Ships, Steam trains and Western scenes in the Wild West town of Frontierland.

After a continental breakfast, the day is free to relax in the hotel OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch and picturesque Interlaken. Our scenic drive to Lauterbrunnen, from where we board a train to Jungfraujoch the highest altitude railway station in Europe at 11,333 ft. takes us along lovely lakes and mountain passes. On top of Jungfraujoch, you have free time to explore the modern complex. Experience the magic of the mountains at the Sphinx Terrace. See the breathtaking Jungfrau Peak and the awesome Aletsch Glacier. Also, visit the Ice Palace, where you see a beautiful display of sculptures made of ice, while being encased in ice yourself. Enjoy an Indian lunch on top.

The evening is free OR we suggest an ‘Evening in Paris’ that includes great entertainment at the Paradis Latin show. See the finest combination of beauty, rhythm and gaiety. Experience the charm of striking ballets, shimmering costumes and talented dance troupes. After the show, we take you on an Illumination tour of Paris. See the famous landmarks of Paris - the city of lights, magically lit up. A perfect end to this beautiful evening!!! Overnight at the hotel in Paris. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Later, proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts. There’s time to relax at the many cafes or shop for Swiss watches, chocolates, Swiss memorabilia, etc. Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 9 Orientation Tour of Pisa Visit to Piazalle Michelangelo in Florence After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Pisa. On arrival, we visit the ‘Field of Miracles’, wherein stands the grand Romanesque Pisan styled marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the bell tower, known throughout the world as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remember to take a photograph of your family against this wonder of the world.

Cable Car Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

We, then journey towards enchanting Florence, the art capital of Italy. Take a breathtaking panorama view of Florence from Piazalle Michelangelo. See the impressive Duomo, the imposing 14th century Palazzo Vecchio Tower and Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s most distinctive bridge on the Arno River. Overnight at the hotel in Florence/Arezzo.

Day 8

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Visit to Mount Titlis with Cliff Walk and Lucerne

Day 10

After a continental breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis in two different cable cars, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair’. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take a stroll on the latest attraction at Mt.Titlis - The Cliff Walk.

Day Trip to Rome Visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral Guided City Tour of Rome

Next, we proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the World. See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. You may take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke- the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc.

After a continental breakfast, we proceed on a day trip to Rome, the capital of Italy. On arrival, visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Cathedral, which will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendour. Later, on your panoramic guided city tour of Rome see Piazza Venezia and the colossal Victor Emmanuel II Monument, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Italian reunification. Relive the thrills of historic Rome as you view the ancient Roman & Imperial Forums. See the gigantic Colosseum -symbol of Rome. It is said that when the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall and the world will follow.

Overnight at the hotel in Verona. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 12 Orientation Tour of Innsbruck Visit Swarovski Crystal World Orientation Tour of Munich After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Innsbruck. On arrival, we take you on an orientation tour. See the ‘Goldenes Dachl’ the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony and a symbol of the city. Also see the Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake. Next, we drive to Wattens to visit the amazing Swarovski Crystal World. We, then continue our journey to Munich - third largest city of Germany. On arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of this beautiful city. See Marienplatz, the undisputed center of the city, named after the column of the Virgin Mary at its center. Marienplatz is also famous for its neogothic Town Hall, whose mechanical clock the Glockenspiel plays thrice every day. Overnight at the hotel in Munich. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 13

Overnight at the hotel in Florence/Arezzo.

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Magical Europe’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.

Year 2016 being the Jubilee Year, long queues are expected at St.Peter’s Cathedral or entry will be restricted to general public/tourists.

Overnight at the hotel in Central Switzerland. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Here, see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the splendour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Soak in the unique atmosphere of this charming city at St. Mark’s Square, the most photographed Square in the world. We, then visit the Murano Glass factory where a master craftsman will demonstrate the art of creating the famous Venetian blown glass. Do not miss this opportunity to buy souvenirs at discounted prices.

Day 11 Orientation Tour of Venice Visit to Murano Glass Showroom After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Venice, the romantic Italian city, known for its unique architecture. We arrive in Venice, an archipelago of 118 islands, 170 canals & 400 bridges. We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a boat ride over the Guidecca canal to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice.


Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However all the sightseeing will remain the same.


13 Days Magical Europe Tour Price Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 2,270

USD 1,480

USD 1,220

Single room supplement USD 470 per person. *As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided. **As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child. Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room. Peak season supplement may be applicable. Kindly check with your Sales Officer for details. Due to Euro Cup 2016, for all groups staying in Paris between 5th June to 10th July there will be a supplement of USD 50 per person.

What your Tour Price includes 1. Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar. 2. Services of an SOTC Tour Manager.

3. Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

What your Tour Price does not include 1. Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes. 2. Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour. 3. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.

4. Cost of the Suggested Excursions. 5. Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure. 6. Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc. 7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Visa Requirements You must be in possession of a valid Single Entry UK and Schengenstatin Visa. The cost of these visas is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into London and depart from Munich. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Suggested Excursions Price in USD Name of Suggested Excursions



Evening in Paris - Paradis Latin Show and an Illumination Tour of Paris



Jungfraujoch with Lunch and Interlaken



Reservation and payment for the suggested excursions can be made upon arrival on the 1st day of your tour with the tour manager in USD only. Suggested excursions will be operated subject to minimum 20 passengers.

Departure Dates* Month

Departure dates

April 2016

16, 20, 23, 26

May 2016

4, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 25


Departure dates

June 2016

4, 9, 14, 22

July 2016

5, 16, 26

Month August 2016 September 2016

Departure dates 9, 16 6

*Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

Recommended Booking Fee Protection: USD 69 refer page XX for details Tour cost Protection: USD 179 refer page XX for details Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice. Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Euro Cup, the Motor show, etc the hotels may be blocked out more than 1 year in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended.