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    • Duration11 Days
    • Departure DatesTBA
    • Departure FromKochi
    Tour Details

    Places Covered

    • FRANCE
    • ITALY

    Package Includes

    • Economy class Airfare from Cochin
    • 1 Night accommodation in Paris
    • 1 Night accommodation in Dijon
    • 1 Night accommodation in Engelberg
    • 1 Night accommodation in Milan
    • 2 Nights accommodation in Arezzo
    • 1 Night accommodation in Venice/Padua
    • 1 Night accommodation in Innsbruck
    • 1 Night accommodation in Stuttgar
    • Schengen Visa
    • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
    • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman's Leisure
    • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
    • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
    • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient 4-star hotels on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
    • Travel Insurance [valid for the tour period] up to 70 years of age]
    • 5% GST

    Price Excludes

    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an 'Overseas Tour Program Package' w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or10% TCS is applicable forthose passengers does not have PAN
    • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
    • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency.
    • Optional tours, If any
    • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusion
    • Cost of RT-PCR in Europe, if required

    Cancellation policy

    A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure



    Highlights: Guided City Tour of Paris | Seine River Cruise

    Assemble at Cochin International airport. Departure by Oman Air via Colombo to Paris. Arrival at Paris- Charles De Gaulle (CDG). Complete airport arrival formalities. Arrive Paris – “The city of Light”. The city of Paris spread out with culture, art, beauty, and history. Paris is a city that captures the hearts of millions every year. History buffs will be delighted by the many historic buildings and monuments, fashionistas will be pleased to shop in the trendiest boutiques, gourmands will be thrilled to sample the outstanding food and wine etc.

    Proceed for a Guided City Tour of Paris. Explore Paris and its prestigious monuments. Cover famous Grand Boulevards – one of the liveliest places in Paris, the Champs Elysees – ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue, the Arch De Triomphe – the most iconic monument in Paris, the famous Palais Garnier – most celebrated monument, the Petit Palais- an art museum in Paris, Les Invalides –one of the significant monuments and Concord square- largest square in Paris.
    Lunch at restaurant.

    Seeing the romantic city of Paris by boat is a must-do visit in Paris. So we take you for a lifetime experience. A Cruise on River Seine! Offers you the best and the most highlights of the city, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, etc.

    Meals: Inflight Meals| Lunch| Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel in Par

    Day 2PARIS – DIJON

    Highlights: Eiffel Tower

    Post breakfast we proceed to see The Eiffel Tower including entrance to 3rd level (subject to availability) – the most emblematic monument of the city of Paris constructed from 1887 – 1889, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. Most visited paid monument in the world  and has become a global cultural icon of France. The most recognizable structure in the world. It has the height of 81 storey building and is the tallest structure in Paris. There is an observation deck accessible to the public.

    After lunch proceed to Dijon

    Dijon is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, and autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. The distinguished 1787 Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in the vast Palace of the Dukes, holds a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, crafts and antiquities.

    Meals: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel in Dijon


    Highlights: Mt.Titlis Lucerne | Lucerne

    Breakfast at hotel. Check out & proceed to Switzerland. Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned. Switzerland, federated country of central Europe. Switzerland’s administrative capital is Bern, while Lausanne serves as its judicial centre. Switzerland’s small size—its total area is about half that of Scotland—and its modest population give little indication of its international significance.

    Enjoy Mt.Titlis. Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. At 3,238 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the range north of the Susten Pass, between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. Mount Titlis is 3,000 metres above sea level and as you exit the cable car at the top you’ll be treated to some of the most breath-taking views in Europe. The high Alpine panorama is magnificent and it’s a sight that you’ll remember forever. The Mount Titlis tour is more than simply spectacular views. Take a walk over the Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe or visit the stunning Glacier Cave. Get closer to those deep crevasses on your Mount Titlis tour with a ride on the Ice Flyer (Optional) or visit the Glacier Park where you can try snow tubing, even during the summer. Stop for lunch at one of the restaurants or relax with a drink as you soak up the sun from the terrace. Your Mount Titlis tour culminates with a cable car descent that’s every bit as exciting as the ascent thanks to the continually changing light in the Swiss Alps.

    Proceed to Lucerne. On Arrival do an Orientation Tour of Lucerne – one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland. Take this walking tour to explore the very best sights of Lucerne. See Lucerne’s top attractions like the Lion Monument- is a memorial located in Lucerne, Switzerland and Chapel Bridge or The Kapellbrücke – (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge, spanning the River Reuss, diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland.Thisistheworld’soldest surviving truss bridge.

    Enjoy the ultimate Swiss shopping experience. Here you get the chance to buy Swiss made chocolates, watches, Knife etc. Return to hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel in Engelberg


    Highlights: Orientation tour of Vaduz | Lake Como

    After breakfast at hotel. Check out & proceed to Vaduz. It is the capital of Liechtenstein, central Europe, in the Rhine Valley. The seat of one of the two former lordships (Schellenberg and Vaduz) that united to form the principality in 1719, Vaduz is a flourishing tourist centre and the residence of the ruling prince, whose castle overlooks the town. Mentioned in a document, destroyed in the Swabian Wars (1499), and rebuilt in the following centuries, the castle was restored in 1905–16 in 16th-century style. Although it has belonged to the princes since 1712, Francis Joseph II, who succeeded to the monarchy in 1938, was the first to make it his permanent residence. The town’s First Liechtenstein Museum displays parts of the world-famous art collection of the princes of Liechtenstein. The State Art Collection includes works by 20th-century painters, and the Liechtenstein Postal Museum has a collection of stamps, including all of those issued by the country since 1912.

    Later proceed to visit Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

    Transfer to Milan for Overnight stay.

    Meals: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel in Milan


    Highlights: Leaning Tower of Pisa | Michelangelo view-point

    Breakfast at hotel. Check out & transfer to Pisa. Pisa is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistery, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumental cemetery.

    Visit the Square of Miracle, less than 20 minutes from the parking, heading on to Via Santa Maria, you’ll finally arrive at Piazza dei Miracoli, the Square of Miracles. As you approach, you will get the chance to catch sight of this marvellous place with its Leaning Tower and the other beautiful buildings that surround it. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, or simply the Tower of Pisa, is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its nearly four-degree lean, the result of an unstable foundation. – The Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Monumental Cemetery (representing the cycle of life).

    Later proceed to Florence. It is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. Visit Florence Michelangelo view-point (photo-stop). The Piazzale Michelangelo is an 1860 square by Giuseppe Poggi and is full of replicas of Michelangelo statues, including a second copy of the David (the original is in the Accademia Gallery). The Piazza is located on a hill, giving you a beautiful 360 degree view of Florence and the surrounding area. Take photos of the winding river Arno, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Santa Croce basilica and of course the Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) and enjoy the view over the Florentine skyline and the Tuscan hills.

    Later transfer to Arezzo for Overnight stay.

    Overnight at Hotel in Arezzo
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch I Dinner


    Highlights: Vatican Square | St. Peters Basilica | Guided City Tour of Rome | Colosseum

    Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Vatican City – a city state surrounded by Rome. It is home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. a young state, but its history is very ancient, world’s smallest state, an absolute monarchy, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit St. Peters Basilica, the Ultimatum of Christianity. The papal enclave that is within the city of Rome, Italy. Present basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City (an enclave in Rome), begun by Pope Julius II in 1506 and completed in 1615 under Paul V. It is designed as a three-aisled Latin cross with a dome at the crossing, directly above the high altar, which covers the shrine of St. Peter the Apostle. St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most renowned works of Renaissance architecture and features many notable Baroque elements. It is often regarded as the greatest building of its age.

    Proceed for an Eternal Guided City Tour of Rome, Rome, Italian Roma, historic city and capital of Roma province, of Lazio region and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Once the capital of an ancient republic and empire whose armies and polity defined the Western world in antiquity and left seemingly indelible imprints thereafter, the spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the site of major pinnacles of artistic and intellectual achievement, Rome is the Eternal City, remaining today a political capital, a religious center, and a memorial to the creative imagination of the past.

    See Colosseum (Photo stop). Colosseum, built in 70 AD, is the oval shaped Flavian Amphitheatre, in the center of the city of Rome. This is the site of celebrations, sporting events, and was the largest amphitheater in the Roman world. It is a free standing structure of stone and concrete, with a capacity of over 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum was the scene of thousands of hand to hand combats between gladiators, of contests between men and animals and also a scene for mock naval engagements. The structure was damaged by lightning and earthquakes in medieval times and even more seriously by vandalism.

    Evening transfer back to hotel in Arezzo.

    Overnight at Hotel in Arezzo
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch I Dinner


    Highlights: Venice Island | Guided City Tour of Venice | The Basilica of St. Anthon

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Proceed to Eternally Romantic Venice – the city of love! Crossed by canals and beautiful monuments. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

    Later Go for Venice Island Tour. The tour will start with a Boat Ride (Vaporetto – Water Taxi) To St. Mark’s Square – This Square is world-renowned for many reasons, which is one of the most elegant squares in the world and the undisputed symbol of Venice. Enjoy Venice guided City tour with Doge’s Palace- One of the beauties of Venice, St Mark’s Campanile – the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and the famous The bridge of sighs- is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world, The Basilica Di San Marco (Saint Mark’s Basilica) – the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture and the world-famous St. Mark’s Square (piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy is one of the world’s most famous squares. Return from San Marco to Tronchetto (Mainland of Venice).

    Visit The Basilica of St. Anthony, The Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica in Padua, Veneto, Northern Italy, dedicated to St. Anthony. St. Anthony passed away of edema in 1231 and was buried in a small church in Padua, Italy, in accordance with his will. Canonized shortly after his death, the saint’s body was exhumed thirty years later to be re-buried in a proper basilica that was constructed in his honor over the original church site. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history.

    Check in Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
    Overnight at Hotel in Venice/Padua


    Highlights: Nordkette Cable Car| Swarovski Crystal Shop

    Breakfast at hotel. Check out & proceed to Innsbruck is the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that’s long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city centre for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.

    Entrance to Nordkette Cable Car. The Nordkette Cable Car in the Austrian state of Tyrol is a gondola lift from Innsbruck to the Nordkette, the southernmost mountain chain of the Karwendel. It runs in two sections from the Innsbruck quarter of Hunger burg via Seegrube Station to the top station, Hafelekar. The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck. The Nordkette is part of Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park, and can be reached directly from Innsbruck city centre in just a few minutes! The breath-taking 360° view leaves a lasting impression, with the capital of the Alps on one side and Tyrol’s most extensive conservation area on the other.

    Visit Swarovski Crystal World. It was opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s founding. Multimedia artist Andre Heller designed a unique and magical place. This beloved attraction has brought moments of wonder to over fifteen million visitors from all around the world. Visitors are surprised, touched, and perhaps even transformed by crystal in all its facets.

    Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Innsbruck.


    Highlights: Mercedes-Benz Museum

    Post breakfast check out & transfer to Stuttgart. It is the capital of southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state, is known as a manufacturing hub. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have headquarters and museums here. The city is filled with greenspaces, which wrap around its centre. Popular parks include the Schlossgarten, Rosensteinpark and Killesbergpark. Wilhelma, one of the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Europe, is just northeast of Rosenstein Castle. Stuttgart lies between the Black Forest to the west and the Swabian Alp to the south. There were prehistoric settlements and a Roman fort in the area of Bad Cannstatt (a suburb), but Stuttgart itself originated as a Stuotgarten, a Gestut, or stud farm, set up about 950. A wine industry developed, and Stuttgart received civic rights after passing to the counts of Württemberg in the 13th century. It became the principal residence of the counts about 1320, and after 1482 it was successively the capital of the Württemberg county, duchy, kingdom, and state.

    Entrance to Mercedes-Benz Museum. The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automobile museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of the Mercedes-Benz Group. The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart celebrates the automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886: it relates its history and tells its stories, bringing both alive by placing them in the context of technology, day-to-day life, social history and popular culture. More than 160 vehicles of all types are the main protagonists. They range from some of the oldest automobiles ever built to legendary racing cars and futuristic research vehicles. Together with other exhibits, they form the centrepiece of the permanent exhibition covering a total of 16,500 square metres in twelve rooms. This unparalleled world can be discovered on two tours that follow a “Legend” and “Collection” narrative.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight at Stuttgart.


    Highlights: Departure

    Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Finally, we drive to the Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, for your Return flight to Cochin via Colombo (Sri Lanka). Complete your Airport departure formalities to board the flight.

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | in flight Dinner.


    Arrive Colombo and Connect flight to Cochin.
    Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour.