2020/04/08 - 2020/04/22
QR - Qatar Airways,
Guided Tour,Family Travel,Experience,
FRANCE – PARIS
BELGIUM – BRUSSELS
HOLLAND – LISSE (KEUKENHOF FLOWER GARDEN), AMSTERDAM
ITALY – ROME, FLORENCE, PISA, VENICE, PADUA & VATICAN
AUSTRIA – WATTENS, INNSBRUCK, SALZBURG
GERMANY – MUNICH, COLOGNE
SWITZERLAND – ZURICH, LUCERNE, ENGELBERG (MT. TITLIS), ST. MORITZ, LUGANO
LIECHTENSTEIN – VADUZ
Departure: 08th April 2020
Enjoy a visit of the Palace of Versailles
Check-in at Bandaranaike International Airport at 00.15 Hrs. early in the morning for departure to Paris on Qatar Airways. Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 13.40 Hrs. On arrival in Paris – The City of Lights, the world’s leading centers for business, fashion, entertainment, art and culture met by assistant and transfer to Versailles Palace to commence on a 3 Hour tour.
Arc de Triomphe Champs-Élysées Palais Garnier Eiffel Tower The River Seine
Breakfast at hotel. Depart hotel for a full day city tour of Paris with a local expert and discover all of amazing monuments of Paris. Start your day with the visit to the symbol of Paris-the Eiffel Tower. This is the major monument of a stay in Paris. We will visit the 2nd floor where you have the panoramic view of Paris. Thereafter continue your journey to city’s most popular tourist attraction- the Arc de Triomphe. We will pass by the Paris Opera at Palais Garnier and have a Photo stop at The Place de la Concorde, the largest place in Paris. End the day with “Under the Bridges of Paris” on Seine River. On completion, Dinner at an Indian Restaurant and proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.
Manneken Pis The Atomium Grand Place
Breakfast at hotel. Leave with baggage to Brussels. (Drive 315.4 KM with 3.30 Hrs.) Sit back and this journey will offer a more picturesque and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable way of travelling from Paris to Brussels than flying would. Upon arrival in Brussels, commence on a guided tour of Brussels, City of European government and also boasts the headquarters of NATO. Spend an enjoyable 3 Hours with a local guide to explore the beautiful Belgian capital. Discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels. You will hear about the city’s culture, gastronomy and architecture and get to know the history of Brussels, along with its beer and chocolate. During the tour you will see the tiny statue called the Mannekan Pis, The Royal Palace, Grand Place, and marvel at the medieval majesty of the Market Square; gaze at the remarkable façade of the City Hall and the Atomium. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces. Click pictures with the MannekenPis Statue in the background.
Start your day with a perfect Breakfast! Group proceeds with your luggage in a scenic journey from Brussels to Amsterdam – Holland, better known as the “City of Tulips”. Amsterdam is the vibrant capital city of the Netherlands and is widely recognized for its Charming cityscape, which is dominated by scenic canals. Allow 3.10 Hrs. driving time from Brussels to Liss. On arrival in Liss, we will visit the world famous Keukenhof Gardens – one of the largest floral gardens in the world. Witness the beauty of Holland’s Tulip fields in full bloom on a spring time. Every spring more than seven million blooms open at the Keukenhof Gardens, including 1,000 varieties of tulips alone. The gardens were established in Lisse in 1949 with a 70 acre area and it is opened from Mid-March to Mid-May. Afterwards leave the city behind and head north to your next stop at Zaanse Schans after a drive of 40 Minutes of 46 KMS. The Zaanse Schans, home to centuries-old windmills. Refreshed by the country air, arrive at Volendam. It is just as beautiful as the pictures! Here you will experience all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. Continue to a farm to see how a variety of cheese is produced and taste it for yourself. Finally, witness a clog maker working on this wooden Dutch shoe. Learn about the different styles, whey they’re worn and try a pair on you.
An international pilgrimage site, Cologne Cathedra
Breakfast at hotel. Leave Amsterdam to Cologne. Upon arrival, visit the world famous Cologne Cathedral with its gigantic dimensions and rich furnishings has a breathtaking effect on its visitors evern today. After the foundation stone was laid in 1248, it took more than 600 years until the Cathdral was finished in the 19th century. The many well-reserved stained glass windown and the golden glow of the Shrine of the Three Kings determine the appearance of the interior first and foremost. Thereafter, commence on a boat journey between Boppard and St. Goar takes about one and a half hours and you will witness the splendor of medieval times and some fine tributes to German history. The views are magnificent and the boats move at a comfortable pace, allowing enough time for the amateur photographer to catch the breathtaking landscape and the fine architecture of the Middle Ages. On the cruise boats you can buy brochures and commentary in various languages provide interesting information for European, American, Japanese and other overseas visitors alike. In all, there are six castles on this short route alone: the Kurtrierische Burg in Boppard, Liebenstein with Sterrenberg directly beneath in Kamp-Bornhofen, Maus (Mouse) in Wellmich near St. Goarshausen, Fortress Rheinfels near St. Goar and Katz (Cat) Castle on the Rhine hills above St. Goarshausen, already visible as you approach St. Goar. Thereafter, move to Rhineland deeper as much as possible closer to Switzerland. Dinner and overnight in Germany.
Chapel Bridge Jesuit Church Spreuer Bridge Lion Monument
Breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall. To stand high above Europe's largest waterfall, feeling the roar and vibration of the water over one's entire body - this can be experienced at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. By ship one can reach castles, the Rhine Falls Basin and even the mighty rock in the midst of the waterfall. Due to tectonic shifts in the Ice Age, the Rhine River was forced into a new riverbed over 15,000 years ago. The Rhine Falls came into being at the transition point where hard chalk turned into soft gravel. Over a breadth of 150 meters, several hundred cubic meters of water rush into the depths at the rate of 23 meters per second. In the middle of it all stands a mighty rock that has withstood the elements for a thousand years. The rock can be reached on a circular tour of the Rhine Falls, during which one can observe the natural spectacle from up close. Virtually in the middle of the waterfall, visitors stand on platforms that jut out and partially hover over the Rhine
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis year-round with a round-trip ticket on the new 8-seater cable car that transports passengers from Alpine Village Valley Station in Engelberg directly to the Stand station. From there, ride the world’s first revolving cable car, the TITLIS ROTAIR gondola, to the summit Station, enjoying panoramic views of the Swiss Alps along the way. Your ticket will allow your admission to Ice Flyer chairlift. 12.00 Hrs. leaves on the Swiss Panoramic route to Lugano, Italy. (182.8 KMS – 2.45 Hrs.) Upon arrival Dinner and overnight in Lugano. Lugano graces the lakeshore with its tree-lined promenade, stately hotels, banks and office buildings, while high above, Mount San Salvatore and Mount Brè flank the city and provide stunning wooded backdrops that frame charming mountaintop villages. Taken from Milan by the Swiss in 1512, it was ruled as a subject district until the dissolution of the old Swiss Confederation in 1798.
Breakfast at hotel. Climb aboard a luxury coach for a panoramic tour of top sights of St. Moritz for 2 Hours and thereafter leave to Vaduz. Stop for 1 Hour in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein for you to explore one of the smallest countries in the world. Symbol of Liechtenstein-It’s also the residence of the princely family and therefore cannot be visited, but it’s still worthy of a look from the outside. Private Vineyards of the Reigning Prince Hans-Adam II, where you can also visit the wine cellars of the Prince and taste some princely wine. When strolling through the narrow and picturesque streets of the old town, which was once the center of Vaduz. Fast forward to the present and the modern center of Vaduz, the Städle is the main pedestrian street, where you can find everything that makes a truly European capital: shops, restaurants, cafés, hotels, and museums – a lot of museums! From beautiful nature and a picturesque old town to a busy modern center, with a vast cultural offer and significant architecture, Vaduz has all the qualities of a European metropolis in a small, exquisite package.
Breakfast at hotel. Leave picturesque Zurich to Munich, a haven of history and culture with museums galore, operas, theaters, public parks and the somber Dachua and commence on a 4 Hour tour of Munich with guide. Take in the best bits of the Bavarian capital on this hour walking tour of Munich’s Old Town.. Munich’s charming historical center that’s home to some the city’s most famous churches, monuments, beer halls and museums. From Marienplatz, Munich’s central square since the 1100s, learn about the city’s long and eventful history as you stroll through the medieval alleyways that wind through Old Town. Admire the architecture of the Old Town Hall, with its glockenspiel that re-enacts stories from the 16th century. Take photos of Frauenkirche, Munich’s iconic red-roofed cathedral that was bombed during World War II, and see St Peter’s Church, the oldest church in Old Town. Pass through the Viktualienmarkt food market and peer in the windows of Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s must-visit beer hall. Stop in front of the Munich Residenz, the former royal palace of Bavarian monarchs. Then pass through the large square of Odeonsplatz and see the Alter Hof, the former imperial residence of Louis IV, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor in the 1300s.Your tour includes a visit to the BMW World to witness an array of vehicles – an interesting sight to both young and old.
Breakfast at hotel. 08.00 Hrs. – Leave Munich to discover elegant Salzburg - historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a guided tour of city attractions for 4 Hours. Immerse yourself in Salzburg, sights from the old city, including a visit of Salzburg’s landmark, the fortress ‘Hohensalzburg’, the Mirabell Gardens and Salzburg’s best view point, the M32 view terrace, you will continue to Leopoldskron Palace, used as the von Trapp family house in Sound of Music. Capture some pictures of the Palace with the fortress of Salzburg in the background. Soak up Austrian history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the city set against the striking backdrop of the Alps.
Breakfast at hotel. In this interesting and varied tour with guide for 2 Hours, you will discover the most important sights of Innsbruck. Start at the moat, the entrance to the winding streets of the old town and admire the sights of Innsbruck-the late Gothic old town houses, the Inn Bridge, the historic town hall, the city tower, the Golden Roof with the late Gothic Prunkerker and the Hofkirche from the outside. Finally, stroll through the baroque Maria Theresien Street with the triumphal gate and listen to the amusing anecdotes and interesting backgrounds on the history of the city. They all tell of the importance of Innsbruck once and now. On completion, along the way to Padua, we will stop to take a peek at the glistening world of crystals Swarovski Crystal Worlds (admission is included) Designed by André Heller, Swarovski Crystal Worlds showcases artistic interpretations of crystal in 14 underground spaces - including works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalì.
Breakfast at hotel. 08.00 Hrs. leaves Padua and head to Venice. 09.00 Hrs. - On arrival in Tronchetto, you will take Water Taxi Boat that takes you to St. Mark’s Square for a tour of Venice with guide on foot for (Approx. 1.5 Hrs.). You will get to see the famous “BRIDGE OF SIGHS” and the Clock Tower. The two Bronze figures on the clock tower are among main attractions of the city, symbolic of the passing time. Your tour will end with a visit to a Glass Blowing display. Venice is an amazingly beautiful city. 12.15 5o 14.45 Hrs. - For you to explore the shops and sights in Venice we will give you 2 Hrs. free times. 14.45 Hrs. - We take boat back to Tronchetto to re-join the Coach. 15.30 Hrs. - Leave Tronchetto and head to Pisa. Dinner and overnight in Pisa.
Breakfast at hotel. 08.00 Hrs. - Commence on a Tour of Pisa with guide for 1.5 Hours. Discover all the monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli. Be dazzled by this marvelous square and visit the interior of the Cathedral and Baptistery Tower with this tour. Your guide will explain all the monuments of the Square, which are known as “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness. Admire the celebrated Leaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. Be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. The round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister. Be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral where you will visit the interior, which is typical of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture. You will also visit the interior of the Baptistery, the biggest in the catholic world and be dazzled by the amazing eco inside. 09.30 Hrs. - Leave Pisa to Florence.
Breakfast at hotel Commence on a full day sightseeing Tour of Rome and Vatican with guide. The Eternal city naturally and confidently supports the weight of a glorious past which can be seen around every corner. You will visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Afternoon see some of the most beautiful architecture, fountains and squares in Rome on this tour of the city’s historical center. Stroll along cobbled laneways, stopping to visit famous attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.