European Star (Tour Code: ATES)

13 Nights / 14 Days

Highlight

  • A complete tour at an honest price with maximum quality sightseeing and minimum travelling time
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels
  • Delicious Jain / vegetarian / non - vegetarian Indian meals.
  • Visit Swami Narayan Temple
  • Visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London
  • Guided City tour of London
  • Free time at Oxford Street
  • Enjoy an overnight cruise from United Kingdom to Holland
  • Visit Keukenhof (till 17th May)
  • Visit Madurodam, Holland in miniature (From 18th May)
  • Catch a breathtaking view of Amsterdam city on a canal cruise
  • Orientation tour of Brussels
  • Visit Grand Place in Brussels
  • Photo Stop at Atomium
  • Visit the historical Cologne Cathedral
  • Enjoy a scenic Rhine cruise.
  • A stroll down the Alstadt in Heidelberg
  • Visit the famous Swarovski Crystal museum and showroom in Wattens.
  • See the Golden Roof and Maria TheresienStrasse in Innsbruck
  • Cruise to the heart of Venice – St. Mark’s Square
  • Visit the Murano glass showroom in Venice
  • Romantic Gondola Ride in Venice
  • Guided city tour of Rome
  • A visit to the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel
  • Guided city tour of Florence
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa – one of the wonders of the world.
  • Guided city tour of Milan.
  • Stay 03 nights in Switzerland
  • Visit Swiss miniature in Melide
  • Visit top of Europe – Jungfraujoch with Champagne Lunch
  • Visit Mt. Titlis in the world’s first revolving cable car.
  • Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne included.
  • Guided city tour of Paris
  • Visit the renowned Louvre museum
  • Visit third level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Romantic Seine cruise in Paris.
  • Chance to experience the glamour of the famous Lido show
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your tour

Itinerary

Welcome aboard Air Tours Holiday’s‘ Europe’ tour, in London – capital of England. Visit the Swaminarayan Temple.

Bon voyage! Start your fun-filled tour of Europe. Arrive in London and proceed to your hotel. Check-in post 1400 hrs. Visit the intricately designed and glorious temple made of white Italian Carrara marble – The Swaminarayan Temple.

Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Heston Hyde Hotel or similar, in London. (D)

Enjoy the many sights of London on your guided tour. Visit the world-renowned Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Travel in style on board a ferry to Holland.

After a continental breakfast, we check out and leave for a guided city tour with an expert English - speaking local guide who will explain to you all the highlights of London’s landmarks: the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, the River Thames and more. This afternoon enjoy lunch.

Later, This evening you will visit the world-renowned Madame Tussaud’s wax museum which houses a unique collection of the world’s largest wax works of famous personalities, including India’s top leaders and film stars. Next we drive to the port to board your ferry to Holland.

After a delicious Indian dinner on board the ferry, you can linger in the various shops or enjoy the wide range of entertainment available for all ages.
Overnight on board the ferry (Stena Lines).(B,LL,D)

Amsterdam – a city full of surprises! Explore Amsterdam on an exciting canal cruise. Visit Keukenhof till 17th May. 18th May onwards, visit Madurodam - Holland in miniature. Then proceed to Brussels, the capital of the European Union.

After a continental breakfast on board, disembark the ferry. Then sit back and relax in your coach as we proceed to Amsterdam. On arrival, board your glass -topped boat as we sail through the canals for an exciting canal cruise. The city’s colorful past comes alive with its 1,000 bridges and fine old houses on your tour of Amsterdam. This afternoon for lunch enjoy a hot meal. Next, proceed to Lisse village to visit Keukenhof – the largest spring garden in the world. Bulbs of colorful tulips bloom only till May 17th. Be enchanted by the indoor floral display and colorful flower beds amongst ancient trees. 18th May onwards we take you to visit Madurodam, where you can see most of the Holland in miniature, replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. Visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe factory. See a demonstration of how cheese is made and wooden shoes are carved out of wooden blocks. You also have a chance to savour some cheese. Enroute, stop at a windmill-the most common sight in Holland for a photograph. Next proceed to Brussels to visit the world renowned Grand Place and the legendary MannekinPis status. A photostop at the Atomium is also included.

This evening after a delicious hot Indian dinner, drive to your hotel and check in.
Overnight at NH Hotel or similar in Brussels / Antwerp. (B,LL,D)

Visit the biggest Gothic Cathedral in Europe – the Cologne Cathedral. A romantic cruise on the River Rhine. Next, visit Alstadt in Heidelberg – with its old time appeal.

After a continental breakfast, check out and proceed to Cologne. Visit the impressive Cologne Cathedral, a fine example of amazing Gothic architecture. Today, after a hot meal for lunch we proceed to board your scenic cruise on the River Rhine. Cruising down the Rhine, you will pass steep slopes covered with vineyards. Next, proceed to Heidelberg, situated on the banks of the river Neckar. On arrival stroll down Alstadt to get a feel of real European experience of the past.

This evening, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at a restaurant..
Overnight at the NH Hirshberg Hotel or similar in Heppenheim / Mannheim / Ludwigshafen or similar.(B,LL,D)

Swarovski Museum – the headquarters of crystals, in picturesque Austria at the crossroads of Europe(01st May onwards). Next, proceed to scenic Innsbruck.

This morning, after a continental breakfast, check out and proceed to Wattens, where you will visit the world famous Swarovski Crystal Museum. Enjoy a fascinating experience in to the ‘world of crystals’. An experience that leaves you amazed at the dazzling glitter as you walk through this museum. A great opportunity to buy a souvenir for your family. Today, Indian lunch will be provided. Later, continue on your journey towards picturesque Innsbruck. On arrival, see the Golden Roof and the Maria Theresien Strasse. Stroll on cobblestone pathways and get a feel of old-world European charm. The splendid scenes of the Alps in the background are a perfect picture-postcard setting.

This evening, enjoy a hot delicious Indian meal for dinner.
Overnight at Olympia Axams Hotel or similar, in Innsbruck or similar.(B,LL,D)

Romantic Venice – crossed by canals and beautiful monuments. World famous gondola ride included !!

After a continental breakfast at the hotel, check-out and board the coach as we drive you to Venice. On arrival at the pier, board a boat to proceed to the heart of the traditional city of Venice – The St. Mark’s Square. On arrival, admire the St. Mark’s square with the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Campanile and the Bridge of Sighs. Also visit the Murano Glass showroom. You will be taken on an unforgettable gondola ride through the smaller canals for a true picture of this lagoon city. Indian lunch will be provided. Return back to the pier and continue your drive to Padova.

Tonight, enjoy hot Indian dinner. We then drive to your hotel and check-in.
Overnight at NH Padova in Padova or similar.(B,LL,D)

Re-live the history of Rome in this ancient city’s great landmarks. Marvel at the Colosseum. Visit the world’s smallest country – the Vatican City which includes the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the magnificent St. Peter’s Church.

After a continental breakfast in your hotel check out and sit back and relax in your coach as we drive to Rome. After a hot Indian meal for lunch on arrival proceed with an English - speaking guide to the Vatican City– the smallest country in the world. (Shorts or sleeveless vests not allowed.) First stop at the Vatican Museum, with a visit to the world -famous Sistine Chapel - a pure source of inspiration for art lovers and tourists alike, specially included on your tour. This will be followed by a visit to the holy Church of St. Peter’s – the incomparable home of architectural and artistic masterpieces by Michelangelo and Bernini, which will leave you awestruck. Next, see the Colosseum known for its gladiator fights. Later, discover many of the renowned attractions of Rome – the Victor Emmanuel monument on Piazza Venezia under which lies the Tomb of the unknown soldier, Circus Maximus known for its chariot races, the ancient ruins of Roman Forum and many more. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a restaurant. After a memorable day we drive to your hotel and check-in.

Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight at Idea Z3 Hotel in Rome / Arezzo or similar.(B,LL,D)

Guided city tour of Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance, former home of the Medicis. Pisa – Marvel at one of the wonders of the world – The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

After a continental breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. On arrival, meet your English-speaking local guide for a city tour of Florence, including the Duomo, the Campanile, the Baptistry with its Gates to Paradise, Piazza Della Signoria – an open - air museum of sculptures, the famous Ponte Vecchio – bridge across the river Arno and Santa Croce where Michelangelo, Galileo and many famous Italian personalities are buried. Drive to Piazzale Michelangelo, a square on top of a +hill with its replica of the impressive statue of David and also get a bird’s eye view of the city of Florence. After a delicious Indian lunch, proceed to Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles. Remain spellbound as you approach this precariously leaning tower. Photograph your family with the Leaning Tower in the backdrop. You also have some free time to shop.

After a sumptuous hot Indian dinner at a restaurant check into your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Park California Hotel or similar, in Pisa / Prato / Florence or similar. (B,LL,D)

Onto Milan, world’s design capital. Next, visit Switzerland in miniature in Lugano.

After a continental breakfast, sit back and relax in your coach as we drive to Milan, known as the stylish city and world’s design capital. Milan is the country’s economic engine room, home to Italy’s stock market and business center. On arrival, we take you on a guided tour of Milan where you will see Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Arcodella Pace, Victor Emmanuelle mall, duomo and many such interesting sights. Later, we drive to Scenic Lugano, city full of culture, historic buildings, art and music. This afternoon, Indian lunch will be provided. Next, step into the fascinating world of Swiss miniature where you will see peaks of the majestic Swiss Alps within the reach of your hands, famous Swiss buildings in miniature, lakes which will inspire romantic thoughts, models of trains, funiculars and cableways to make you dream of future trips. Later, we continue your drive into Central Switzerland. On arrival, check-in to your hotel that is situated amidst the majestic Swiss Alps. This location has been specially chosen for you to get a real feel of Switzerland.

Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.
Overnight at Hotel Central or similar in Central Switzerland.(B,LL,D)

Today enjoy an Alpine excursion tour to the wonderful world of Jungfraujoch with champagne Lunch on top . Also visit scenic Interlaken.

This morning, after a Continental breakfast, Get ready for an adventurous ride to visit Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe, for a memorable encounter with snow and ice – a genuine ‘high point’ of your tour! Sit back in your coach as we proceed to the beautiful town of ‘Lauterbrunnen’, where the excitement continues. You will be amazed at the scenic splendour that you see from aboard the ‘cogwheel’ train, which takes you to a height of 3,454 metres to reach Jungfraujoch! This is a trip to another world – a wonderful world of eternal ice and snow. Experience the magic of the mountains and visit the Ice Palace on top of the longest glacier in the Alps. A visit to the Sphinx is also included. Indian lunch will be provided. Today enjoy Champagne Lunch on Top. Later, we visit Interlaken, a charming city nestled between two lakes and surrounded by the splendid Bernese Ober land Mountains. Treasure these wonderful moments as you drive back to your hotel.

This evening enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner
Overnight at Hotel Central or similar in Central Switzerland.(B,LL,D)

Today, get set for a day full of fun and excitement as we take you to visit Mt. Titlis with its beautiful scenery and an adventurous ride up the snow-clad Swiss Alps in Rotair - the world’s first revolving cable-car. Enjoy a scenic cruise on lake Lucerne.

After a continental breakfast at your hotel, we take you on one of the most memorable experiences of your Europe tour – visiting Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. Adventure awaits you in a sensational cable-car ride up to Mt. Titlis. Marvel at the world’s first revolving cable-car ride, a truly once-in-a lifetime experience. Remain spellbound as you ascend the snow-clad mountains. Experience the snow and ice on top of Mt. Titlis. At 3,020 metres a breathtaking panorama unfolds. Next we proceed to scenic Lucerne. This afternoon, enjoy a delicious Indian lunch. Next, you will visit the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke (wooden bridge). Later, you have some free time to shop for famous Swiss watches, knives and chocolates. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the serene waters of Lake Lucerne.

Tonight enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner.
Overnight at Hotel Central or similar in Central Switzerland.(B,LL,D)

Bien Venue! Welcome to the glamour capital of the world – Paris known for fashion houses, art museums, elegant avenues, beautiful monuments and exciting cabarets. Tonight chance to see the world-famous music and dance extravaganza – The Lido Show.

Check out of your hotel after a continental breakfast and proceed to the glamorous city of Paris. Today, Packed lunch will be provided. On arrival, check-in and relax in the comfort of your hotel. Later in the evening, Tonight, you have a chance to experience the glamour of the famous Lido Show – an unforgettable experience on your tour.

Overnight at Ibis Styles CDG Hotel or similar, in Paris.(B,PL,D)

Enjoy the sights of Paris on a guided city tour. Also, visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum famous for its artifacts, paintings and sculptures. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris from the top of Eiffel Tower (3rd Level). Enjoy a romantic Seine cruise in Paris.

After a continental breakfast proceed on an exhilarating city tour with an English - speaking local guide, who will show you many of the best - loved Parisian sights – Alexander Bridge, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera House, Invalides, Champs Elysees and many more. We shall then proceed to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower (3rd level), from where you will have a splendid view of this beautiful city. After a hot Indian lunch, we take you to visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum to see the incomparable and the most prestigious painting of ‘Mona Lisa’- Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and many more. You also have some free time to shop for perfumes and souvenirs. Later, enjoy a romantic cruise in Paris.

Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Ibis Styles CDG Hotel or similar, in Paris.(B,LL,D)

Fly back home.

After a buffet/boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour. (B)

Tour Cost & Date

Twin / Double $3,000
Single Person $3,525
Child with Bed $2,100
Child No Bed $1,750

NOTE

  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double bed
  • A person below 12 years is considered a child.

DEPARTURE DATES 2018


May
04, 18
June
01, 15
July
13, 23
August
02, 16

NOTE

  • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all services and inclusions will remain the same.
  • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on any another departure date.

Tour info

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
UNITED KINGDOM
London
  • Guided city tour.
  • Visit Swami Narayan temple
  • Entrance to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
  • Over Night Cruise from London to Holland.
NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Canal cruise.
Lisse
  • Visit Keukenhof (till 17th May).
The Hague
  • Madurodam (from 18th May).
  • Visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe factory
BELGIUM
Brussels
  • A visit to the Grand Place and MannekinPis Statue with a photostop at the Atomium.
GERMANY
Cologne
  • Historical Cologne Cathedral.
Rhineland
  • Romantic Rhine cruise.
Heidelberg
  • A stroll down the Alstadt.
AUSTRIA
Wattens
  • Visit the Swarovski Crystal Headquarters and Museum.
Innsbruck
  • Orientation Tour of Innsbruck
ITALY
Venice
  • Romantic gondola ride included.
  • Visit the St. Mark’s Square on a chartered boat.
  • Visit the Murano Glass Showroom
Rome
  • Guided city tour
Florence
  • Guided city tour.
Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
Milan
  • Guided city tour.
VATICAN
Vatican City
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel included.
  • Visit to the magnificent St. Peter’s basilica included.
SWITZERLAND
  • Visit Swiss miniature in Melide
  • Visit Mt. Titlis in the world’s first revolving cable car.
  • Orientation tour of Lucerne.
  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne.
  • Visit Jungfraujoch with champagne Lunch on top
FRANCE
Paris
  • Guided city tour.
  • Visit to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Visit the world famous Louvre Museum.
  • A romantic Seine cruise.

HOTELS

  • 01N Accommodation at Hotel Heston Hyde Hotel or similar, in London.
  • 01N Accommodation at Hotel at overnight ferry from United Kingdom to Holland board the ferry (Inside cabin)
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel NH Hotel or similar in Brussels / Antwerp.
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel NH Hirshberg Hotel or similar in Heppenheim / Mannheim / Ludwigshafen.
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel Olympia Axams Hotel or similar, in Innsbruck.
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel NH Padova or similar in Padova.
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel Idea Z3 Hotel or similar in Rome / Arezzo.
  • 01NAccommodation at Hotel Park California Hotel or similar, in Pisa / Prato / Florence.
  • 03NAccommodation at Hotel Central or similar in Central Switzerland.
  • 02NAccommodation at Hotel Ibis Styles CDG Hotel or similar, in Paris.

MEALS

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily Local / Western / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Lunches
  • Daily Indian / Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian Dinners

TRANSFERS

  • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Stena Lines ferry cruise from United Kingdom to Holland.

TOUR MANAGER

  • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager or a local representative throughout your tour.

VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

USA Citizens No Visa required as on date.
Green Card Holders Single Entry Schengen
Single Entry UK Visa
India National Single Entry Schengen
Single Entry UK Visa
Cost of above mentioned Visa is not included in your tour price
The Schengen visa is valid for travel into
United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican, Switzerland & France

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Cost of Airfare, Visas and Travel Insurance
  • To and Fro Airport Transfers
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “What your Tour Price Included”
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides, tour managers, etc. Approx. USD 10 Per Person Per Day.
  • Any additional taxes / surcharges levied by the airlines / cruise company.

VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

USA Citizens No Visa required
Green Card Holders Multiple Entry UK & Schengen Visa
Indian Nationals Multiple Entry UK & Schengen Visa
Cost of above mentioned visa is not included in your tour price
The Schengen visa is valid for travel into United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican, Switzerland & France

OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE:

  • It is extremely important to possess an overseas travel insurance policy before you travel on your tour. We have not included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour.

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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
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