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.
Welcome to London. London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities – its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural centre. London is situated in south-eastern England, lying astride the River Thames some 50 miles (80 km) upstream from its estuary on the North Sea.
Arrive at Heathrow Airport originally called London Airport until 1966 and now known as London Heathrow, is a major international airport in London, England. Heathrow was founded as a small airfield in 1929, but was developed into a much larger airport after World War II.
After the Immigration and Customs, Proceed forDinner. Laterproceed to hotel and check in.
Meals: Inflight Meals, Dinner
Overnight at London.
Highlights: London guided tour | Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | London Eye
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a Guided Citytourof London.
Buckingham Palace– Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative e headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often of the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at the times of national rejoicing and mourning. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built forthe Duke ofBuckingham in 1703 on a site that had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. It was acquired by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte and became known as The Queen’s House. During the 19th century it was enlarged, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, who constructed three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace became the London residence of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
Watch the ‘Change of Guards’ ceremony at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation), Changing the Guard is a formal ceremony in which the group of soldiers currently protecting Buckingham Palace are replaced by a new group of soldiers. The guard that looks after Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is made up of soldiers on active duty from the Household Division’s Foot Guards. The guards are dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats.
View the WestminsterAbbey, WestminsterAbbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England just to the west of the Palace ofWestminster. It is one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and a burial site for English and, later, Briish monarchs. The building itself was originally a Catholic Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was dissolved in 1539. Between 1540 and 1556, the abbey had the status of a cathedral and seat ofthe catholic bishop. After 1560 the building was no longer an abbey or a cathedral, after the Catholics had been driven out byKing HenryVIII, having instead been granted the status of a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”—a church responsible directlyto the sovereign—byQueen Elizabeth I.
Big Ben, is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England, although the name is frequently extended to refer also to the clock and the clock tower.
Tower Bridge, TowerBridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and is one of five London bridges owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust founded in 1282. The bridge was constructed to give better access to the East End of London, which had expanded its commercial potential in the 19th century. The bridge was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra,
Princess of Wales in 1894. The bridge is 800 feet (240 m) in length and consists of two 213-foot (65 m)
Trafalgar Square, is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The Square’s name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.
St Pauls Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral in London. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present structure, dating g from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren’s lifetime was part of a major rebuilding programme in the city after the Great Fire of London.
The Houses of Parliament the Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Informally known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the north bank of
the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London, England.
Hyde Park is a major park in Central London. It is the largest offour Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace. The park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. The park was established by HenryVIII in 1536 when he took the land from Westminster Abbey and used it as a hunting ground. It opened to the public in 1637 and quickly became popular, particularly for May Day Parades.
Post lunch proceed to visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Dive into this photo op extravaganza
and marvel at the lifelike wax figures of some of your favorite celebrities. Enjoy the Avengers 4D
experience that allows you to witness a legendary brawl between the Avengers to save London! Dinner
Later proceed to Visit lastminute.com London Eye. The lastminute.com London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of
Parliament and Big Ben. At 135 meters, the lastminute.com London Eye is Europe’s tallest
cantilevered observation wheel. Dinner at restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at London
Highlights: EurostarTrain | Paris Guided tour | Eiffel Tower | Seine River Cruise
After Breakfast transfer to train terminal. Get on your Eurostar,the fastest transportation and the most comfortable journey from London to Paris (Eurostar). The Eurostar is the fastest, most direct way to travel from the UK to France. It takes as little as s 2 hours and 22 minutes to travel the 212 miles (342 km) from London to Paris on the fastest services. The train takes you from city-centre to city-centre. Trains from London to Paris do go underwater. In fact, the Channel Tunnel (or “Chunnel” if you prefer its nickname) is just over 31 miles (50 km) in length and is the longest continuous underwater tunnel in the world. At a maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Chunnel, it takes a Eurostar train around 35 minutes to travel this underwater stretch between London and Paris.
The City of Lights, Paris, is one of the most visited cities in the world and rightly so. It is dripping with amazing architecture, world class art and culture and mouth-watering food.
Proceed fora Guided CityTourofParis. Explore Paris and its prestigious monuments.
Cover famous Grand Boulevards – one of the liveliest places in Paris, filled with concert venues, theatres, cafés and restaurants, the Grands Boulevards area has long been popular with Parisians as a place of enjoyment and relaxation. There are many treasures to be uncovered here: grand architecture, places steeped in history, covered passages that have retained their old-world charm, and unusual museums.
The Champs Elysees – ‘The world’s most beautiful avenue, The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the Place de la Concorde in the east and the Place Charles de Gaulle in the west, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. But though it has since become ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Champs-Élysées was once a swamp. It was in the 17th century that André Le Nôtre, gardener to the Sun King, traced its original path. And thus, a legend was born. The avenue has only become more beautiful with every passing decade. A stroll on the avenue (affectionately referred to by Parisians as ‘les Champs’) offers an opportunity to browse products from many renowned French brands. J.M. Weston moccasins; crocodile-logo polo shirts from Lacoste; Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage foldable bags; Éric Bompard cashmere sweaters and more along the famous avenue.
The Arch De Triomphe – The most iconic monument in Paris, The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders ofNapoleon I to honourthe victories ofhis Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, this iconic monument bears the names of battles and generals from the Revolution and the First Empire. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.
The famous Palais Garnier – Most celebrated monument, A 19th-century architectural masterpiece,
the Palais Garnier Opera House, built by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875, is the 13th opera house
in Paris since the introduction of French opera by Louis XIV in 1669. Napoleon III commissioned it as
part of the renovation works in the capital carried out under his command by Baron Haussmann.
The Petit Palais – an art museum in Paris, located between the Seine and the Champs-Élysées, the Petit Palais is part of an exceptional environment. Architectural jewel built by Charles Girault for the 1900 Paris Exposition with the Grand Palais and the Pont Alexandre III, the Petit Palais became in 1902 the museum of fine arts to house the rich collections of the City of Paris. The collections offer a wide artistic panorama, from Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century. A true haven of peace.
Les Invalides is a landmark in Paris, France. It was built between 1670 and 1676 as a place for retirement of French war veterans. It consists of several buildings. It was also used as a burial place for French marshals and generals. Les Invalides is best known for housing the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Nowadays, the complex houses the Museum of Arms, the Museum of Contemporary History, and the Museum of Plains-Reliefs.
Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk (a 3,300-year-old Egyptian obelisk erected on the square in October 1836), the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains (Fontaine des Mers and Fontaine des Fleuves). Created in 1772, Place de la Concorde was originally known for having been an execution site during the French Revolution. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (among others) were guillotined here. Between 1836 and 1846 the architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorf redesigned the square to become what it is today
Later we proceed to see The Eiffel Tower – A symbol of Paris and more generally of France, the Eiffel
Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. It is one of the world’s most visited monuments. A visit to the Eiffel Tower inspires a wealth of emotion. 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.
Romantic, off boat, enchanting, …. a cruise on the River Seine is always an unforgettable As you glide by, you’ll marvel at the city’s finest monuments, including Notre-Dame, the Conciergerie, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. A prestigious procession of amazing sights that makes it a unique trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Paris.
Highlights: CityTourofBrussels | Atomium | Manneken Pis Statue
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Brussels. Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is well – known for politics, history, architecture, and cuisine and also cultural diversity. It is a major producer of beer, waffles, and chocolate etc. Enjoy a Guided CityTour of The Elegant Brussels. Explore Brussels with a local guide. Discover the prosperous history of its iconic city centre and marvel at its treasures on this tour.
Manneken Pis, , is a landmark61 cm (24 in) bronze fountain sculpture in central Brussels, Belgium, depicting a puer mingens or naked little boy urinating into the fountain’s basin. It was designed by the Brabantine sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965. Lunch at restaurant.
Visit The Atomium, is today the most popular tourist attraction ofEurope’s Capital, a unique creation in the history of architecture and emblematic vestige of the World fair in Brussels (Expo 58). The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. They represent the faith one had in the power of science and moreover in nuclear power. Later proceed to Amsterdam. Dinner at restaurant. Check in at the Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Amsterdam
Highlights: Keukenhof Gardens/ Madurodam | Zaanse Schans | Amsterdam Canal Cruise | Cologne Cathedral
Morning post breakfast, visit the gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world’s largest flower gardens, situated in Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of32 hectares.
Madurodam, a small city full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities and the best attractions. The park is located in the Scheveningen district of the city and features miniature 1:25 scale model replicas of the most famous Dutch castles, industrial projects and public buildings. Guests are treated to a trip through the history of the country and its famous buildings.
Proceed to Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Zaanse Schans compiles every preconceived notion of the Netherlands that any tourists would have thought of about the country, in one fully functional village. windmills – albeit of different sizes within the village; windmills powered many of the manual processes e.g., lifting of heavy goods, in the early years of the Netherlands, thus in a village-like Zaan Schans, they are naturally quite a common sight.
One of the key attractions of Zaanse Schans you can consider checking out after exploring the windmills is the Cheese Farm “De Catherina Hoeve”. This is a replica of a Dutch cheese farm. You won’t miss it – just follow your nose for the smell of cheese that wafts out of this farm. Today, the Cheese Farm “De Catherina Hoeve” is more of a large tourist shop, selling various Dutch souvenirs e.g. chocolates, waffles and of course endless varieties of Dutch cheese. There is a small workshop showcasing how the cheese is prepared but I think most visitors are more interested in the free bite-sized samples of10+ versions of dutch cheese.
Next must-see attraction in Zaanse Schans is the Dutch clog (Klompen) factory at Klompenmakerij. To get here, simply walk along the main path Zeilenmakerspad or just follow the crowd and look for a giant wooden clog outside this shop.
EnjoyAmsterdam Canal Cruise. The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is famous for its beautiful houses, coffee shops, culture, museums, and canals. What can only be considered a result of systematic planning is that the Amsterdam Canals stretch over 62 miles or 100 kilometers, with over 1500 bridges and about 90 islands. Built alongside 1550 monumental buildings of Amsterdam, the canals form concentric belts around the city, making Amsterdam Canal Cruise one of the major attractions and a primary thing to do if you are in the city, as it offers experiences with sights that are not only memorable but also exclusive to the city itself. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taking an Amsterdam Canal Cruise is a unique and special way to explore the ‘Venice of the North.’
Later proceed to Germany, Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River in western Germany is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid a reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.
Visit Cologne Cathedral, is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Cologne
Highlights: Titisee Lake | Drubba Cuckoo Clock shop | Rhine Falls
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Proceed to Titisee – a lake in the southern Black Forest in Baden Württemberg. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Germany. Enjoy the beauty of Titisee Lake. This beautiful lake is one of the best-known attractions in the Black Forest. Surrounded by forest and Low Mountains, it is a perfect place to relax in a delightful, natural setting, The Black Forest is a mountainous region in southwest Germany, bordering France. Known for its dense, evergreen forests and picturesque villages, it is often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. It’s renowned for its spas and the cuckoo clocks produced in the region since the 1700s. The region’s largest town, Freiburg, is filled with Gothic buildings and surrounded by vineyards.
Visit Drubba cuckoo clock Factory Outlet – One of the most popular places to visit in Germany is definitely the Drubba cuckoo clock shop. Drubba shopping is a unique and exciting experience in the fantastic backdrop of Black Forest. Drubba was founded in 1955 and Drubba factory is the world’s oldest manufacturer of cuckoo clocks. Cuckoo clocks are handmade premium wall clocks.
Transfer to Rhine Falls- Europe’s largest waterfall at 23 meters high and 150 meters width is the most enchanting and stunning and the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Drive to Zurich. The attractive city with the famous monastery offers a wide variety of holiday activities. . Check in Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Zurich
Highlights: Mt. Titlis | Lucerne | Lion Monumen
Breakfast at the hotel, Transfer to Mt. Titlis via Engelburg We visit the highest mountain in central Switzerland, Mt.Titlis, which is 10,000 ft above sea level. TITLIS is the jewel in Central Switzerland’s crown and the only publicly accessible glacier in the area. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to the mountain, you’ll get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Have a fun time in snow.
Titlis Cliff Walk at around 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level, this is Europe’s highest suspension bridge. On a clear day, walking over the Cliff Walk offers incomparable views over the glacier 1,500 feet (460 m) below, the Uri Alps and even as far as Italy!
GlacierCave: delve into the magical world of ice, exploring this almost 500-foot-long (150 m) walkway carved below the surface of the glacier. Lunch at the Restaurant on the top of Mt. Titlis.
Proceed to Lucerne. On arrival proceed for the Orientation Tour of Lucerne -one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland. Take this walking tour to explore the very best sights of Lucerne.
Lion Monument– – The Lion Monument or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. It is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland.
Chapel Bridge (The Kapellbrücke) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique in containing a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of
them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently
restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions. Later proceed back to Zurich. Dinner at a restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Zurich.
Highlights: Vaduz orientation tour | Swarovski Crystal World | Walking tour of Innsbruck
After Breakfast, proceed for an orientation tour to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein & the country’s financial and economic hub. Pass through the Vaduz Castle. Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop 120 meters above Vaduz. It is the symbol of the capital and can be seen from far away. It is thought that the castle was constructed as a fortress as early as the 12th century before living quarters were added in 1287. Vaduz Castle is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1322. The castle came into the ownership of the PrincelyFamily in 1712 and the west wing served as the family’s official residence until 1732. However, after that, the building became increasingly dilapidated and fell into disrepair before being rebuilt and renovated between 1905 and 1912. Under Prince Franz JosefII the castle was extended and once again made fit for living. In 1939 the Prince moved in with his family and adopted Vaduz Castle as his official residence.
After lunch, Visit Swarovski Crystal World. It was opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s founding. Multimedia artist André 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. Later, walking tour at Innsbruck.
Visit Hofgarten, This Park was laid out in the 15th century on the grounds of the gardens archduke Leopold IVand Archduke Friedrich IV. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was extended. In the early19th century, the gardens were transformed into a park with public access.
The Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was built as a castle for archduke Sigmund the Rich in the 15th century, expanded by Emperor Maximilian I in the 16th century, and given a baroque makeover by Empress Maria Theresia in the 18th century. The Imperial Palace at Innsbruck is one of the three major historic cultural monuments in Austria. The Palace, known as the Hofburg by locals, is now a world class museum. After extensive restoration work, the Imperial Palace returned to its former 18th century splendor. Giant’s Hall, Guards’ Hall, Lorraine Room and Chapel give a palpable sense of the elegance and wealth of the former Habsburg Dynasty.
Cathedral of St. James (Innsbruck Cathedral) is an eighteenth-century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck in the city of Innsbruck, Austria, dedicated to the apostle Saint James, son of Zebedee. Based on designs by the architect Johann Jakob Herkomer, the cathedral was built between 1717 and 1724 on the site of a twelfth-century Romanesque church. The interior is enclosed by three domed vaults spanning the nave, and a dome with lantern above the chancel. With its lavish Baroque interior, executed in part by the Asam brothers, St. James is considered among the most important Baroque buildings in the Tyrol.
The Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) is a landmark structure located in the Old Town (Altstadt) section of Innsbruck, Austria. It is considered the city’s most famous symbol. Completed in 1500, the roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza. The emperor and his wife used the balcony to observe festivals, tournaments, and other events that took place in the square below. Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Innsbruck.
Highlights: Venice guided tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and Proceed to Eternally Romantic Venice – the city of love! Crossed by canals and beautiful monuments. Lunch at restaurant. Go for Venice Island Tour.
The tour will start with a Boat Ride (Vaporetto – WaterTaxi) To St. Mark’s Square – Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) is the heart of Venice. As the largest square in the city St Mark’s Square has always been the location of important government buildings and other facilities central to the goings-on in Venice. For first-time visitors, it’s the natural magnet to head for upon arriving.
Doge’s Palace – Doges’ Palace, Italian Palazzo Ducale, official residence in Venice of the doges, who were the elected leaders of the former Venetian republic. This impressive structure, built around a courtyard and richly decorated, was the meeting place of the governing councils and ministries of the republic. In its successive rebuildings, the palace incorporated characteristics of Gothic, Moorish, and Renaissance architecture. The first palace was built in 814 and was burned by the populace in 976. It was reconstructed but was damaged by a second fire; it was begun in its present form in the early 14th century.
St Mark’s Campanile – St Mark’s Campanile (Italian: Campanile di San Marco, Venetian: Canpanièl de San Marco) is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. The current campanile is a reconstruction completed in 1912, the previous tower having collapsed in 1902. At 98.6 meters (323 ft) in height, it is the tallest structure in Venice and is colloquially termed “el paròn de casa” (the master
of the house). It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.
The bridge of sighs – The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri, Venetian: Ponte de i Sospiri) is a
bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, and it was built in 1600. The view
from the Bridge of sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment.
The Basilica Di San Marco (Saint Mark’s Basilica) – The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as St Mark’s Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice in northern Italy; it became the episcopal seat of the Patriarch ofVenice in 1807, replacing the earlier cathedral of San Pietro di Castello 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 ofVenice). Check-in Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Padua
Highlights: The Basilica of St. Anthonyin Padua
Post breakfast, proceed to visit The Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, 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. Later proceed to Florence. Florence, 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. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of venus” and da Vinci’s “Annuncia.”
Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is also the capital of the Lazio region, the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, and a special commune named Comune di Roma Capital. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2. Rome is the country’s most populated commune and the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The Metropolitan City of Rome, with a population of 4,355,725 residents, is the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Its metropolitan area is the third most populous with in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium). along the shores ofthe Tiber. Vatican City (the smallest country in the world) is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city. Rome is often referred to as the City of Seven Hills due to its geographic location, and also as the “Eternal City”. Rome is generally considered to be the “cradle of Western Christian culture and civilization and the center of the Cathelic Church.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Rome
Highlights: Papal Audience | Visit St. Peters basilica | CityTourofRome | Colosseum
After a Continental breakfast, Checkout and proceed to St. Peter’s square for Papal Audience. Papal Audience are held on Wednesdays if the Pope is in Rome, giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to “see the Pope” and receive the Papal Blessing or apostolic Blessing from the successor of the Apostle Peter during their visit. At the end of the Audience the Pope will pray together with those attending the Audience, the OurFatherprayerin Latin.
St. Peters Basilica it is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the Catholic Roman Rite cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”. By Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. Tradition and strong historical evidence hold that Saint Peter’s tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica.
Visit Roman Forum – the heart of the ancient city of Rome. It is the most impressive archaeological site in the Eternal City. A visit to the Roman Forum offers a unique insight into the lives, politics and beliefs of the Ancient Romans. Palatine Hill – the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient parts ofthe city and has been called “the first nucleus ofthe Roman Empire”, Circus Maximusis an ancient Roman chariot -racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome etc.
Later proceed to see another of the Seven Wonders of the World, 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.
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Pisa.
Highlights: Leaning Tower of Pisa
Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout & proceed 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 marvelous 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 Milan, it is a global capital of fashion and design. Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis. Enjoy the drive to the Milan Malpensa International Airport, for your flight to Muscat. Complete your airport departure formalities to board the flight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Inflight Dinner
Arrive Muscat, after emigration formalities transfer to hotel for check in. Muscat, Oman’s port capital, sits on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and desert. With a history dating back to antiquity, it mixes high-rises and upscale shopping malls with clifftop landmarks such as the 16th-century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani, looming over Muscat Harbour. Its modern, marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with 50m dome and prodigious Persian carpet, can accommodate 20,000 people.
Full day free for Shopping. As a nation with a strong cultural hold and rich traditions, Oman is a country that welcomes foreigners and tourists with open arms. At Oman, the traditional souks and the sparkling malls both offer you completely different shopping experiences! Take your pick and pamper yourself with Oman’s finest goods.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check out hotel & transfer to Oman International Airport. Connect flight to Cochin. Arrive home with
pleasant memories of your European tour.