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Cost Saver All of Europe 2011 (London to London) - 11 daysUS $ 1885 per person
From Category tours, Country Europe
Tour ID T125-90891

Day 1
Arrive into London Guided City Tour of London
Arrive into London and check into your hotel on your own, anytime after 1500hrs. Contact the SOTC Tour Manager at the number given on your Tour Information sheet. Later in the afternoon at 1630hrs., we take you on a panoramic city tour of London, conducted by a local guide. See Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Tower of London. Also see the Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the symbolic Tower Bridge, Hyde Park and London Eye, one of the world’s tallest ferris wheel by the River Thames. Tonight, explore London’s numerous restaurants and dine on your own. Overnight at hotel Wembley Plaza or similar in London.

Day 2
Eurotunnel to Calais Orientation Tour of Brussels
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to Folkestone to board the Eurotunnel train to Calais. Upon arrival into Calais we continue our journey to Brussels. We 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, the Town Hall, Municipal Museum, the Royal Palace, St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Mammoth Palace of Justice. Next we stop at the Atomium, a structure representing the concept of an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Overnight at hotel NH Koningshof or similar in Eindhoven. (B, D)

Day 3
Cologne Cathedral Rhine Cruise
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne. Visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This 515 ft tall Gothic Cathedral, which took almost six centuries to build, can hold up to 40,000 people and is Germany’s most visited monument. We then proceed for a cruise on the river Rhine. The Rhine passes through 6 countries and our cruise takes us through its most romantic part. We go past the legendary Lorelei Rock, medieval castles atop riverside cliffs, vineyards and quaint towns with halftimbered houses. Overnight at Hotel Best Western Queens or similar in Germany. (B, D)

Day 4
Swarovski Crystal World Orientation Tour of Innsbruck Tyrolean Folklore Show
After a continental breakfast, we check out and begin our scenic journey to Austria, which has more than half of it’s surface covered by the majestic Alps. In Wattens, we take you to visit the Swarovski Crystals Museum at the amazing Crystal World Complex. Here, you have an opportunity to shop for the famous Swarovski crystals. We then drive to Innsbruck, Capital of the Tyrol province, and take you on an orientation tour of Innsbruck. See the Goldenes Dachl the Golden roof, an ornate Gothic balcony, symbol of the city. Also see the 17th Century fountain with the equestrian statue of King Leopold V, St. Anne’s Column, the Triumphforte Innsbruck’s arch of celebration and grief and the Heiblinghaus, a building resembling a wedding cake. Dwell in the historic splendors of Innsbruck. In the evening, we take you for a Tyrolean Folklore Show. Enjoy a Continental dinner at the show. Catch the spirit of Tyrol during an evening of traditional local entertainment. You’ll enjoy everything from authentic folk music and accompanying instruments to Tyrolean dancing, “shoe slapping,” songs and yodeling-all in traditional dress. You’ll find your own toes tapping along with the fun! Overnight at hotel Alpin Park or similar in Innsbruck. (B, D)

Day 5
Onto Venice - The City of Canals Orientation Tour of Venice
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to Venice an archipelago of 118 islands, 150 canals and 400 bridges.We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then take a boat ride over the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. Here see the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the baroque splendor of St. Marks Basilica. 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 specially discounted prices.We return to St. Marks Square, the most photographed Square in the world and soak in the unique atmosphere of this charming city. Overnight at hotel Park Continental or similar in Venice. (B, D)

Day 6
Romantic Verona Orientation Tour of Milan
After a continental breakfast, we check out and continue our Italian journey towards Verona, birthplace of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Located on the Adige river, Verona is a beautiful city with a medieval atmosphere and historic buildings. See Juliet’s Balcony, the city’s most distinguished landmark. This ivy - covered balcony, overlooking a quaint courtyard, was the perfect setting for the star-crossed lovers. Let your imagination soar and feel the romance…for it was here that Juliet was serenaded by Romeo. After the romantic experience of Verona, depart for Milan, Italy’s second biggest city and one of the world’s capital for design and fashion. It is said that if Rome is the heart of Italy, Milan is its head. Enjoy the atmosphere and feed the pigeons at Piazza del Duomo while taking a look at the stunning splendor of Milan Cathedral- Italy’s largest gothic structure. Marvel at the stylish beauty of the Victor Emmanuel II gallery as you walk through it. Take a look at La Scala, Milan’s pride and one of Europe’s most prestigious Opera House’s and the Statue of Leonardo da Vinci besides it. Overnight at hotel Una or similar in Milan. (B, D)

Day 7
Onto Switzerland
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Switzerland a country known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. Enjoy the journey as the scenery changes from the Italian to the Swiss alps. On arrival, we check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel Terrace or similar in Switzerland. (B, D)

Day 8
Mt. Titlis with Ice-Flyer and Lucerne
After a continental breakfast, we take you on an exciting excursion to Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis, which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland.As you journey to Mt. Titlis through a series of three different cable car rides, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. See over 200 cable cars sporting different flags. Lookout for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair’. At Mt. Titlis you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the Ice Cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take an unforgettable ride on the “Ice Flyer” an enclosed ski lift that travels only a few meters over the Titlis Glacier. You have an opportunity to click a picture dressed in a Swiss costume at the Nostalgie Photo studio, a perfect family memento. We later 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, which leads you to the 17th Century Jesuit Church. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc. Overnight at hotel Terrace or similar in Switzerland. (B, L, D)

Day 9
Onto Paris
After a continental breakfast, we check out and journey through France towards Paris - the fashion capital of the world. Enjoy the view as the scenery changes to French countryside.Upon arrival into Paris, the evening is free for you to relax and explore this glamorous city on your own. Overnight at hotel Novotel Le Bourget or similar in Paris. (B, D)

Day 10
Guided City Tour of Paris Eiffel Tower Level 1 Visit Fragonard Perfume Museum Suggested : ‘Gala Evening in Paris’
After a continental breakfast, we take you on a panoramic city tour of Paris conducted by a local guide. See Paris in all her charm, glamour and glory. See the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde, the largest and the loveliest of the Parisian squares and the majestic Arc de Triomphe. See the dome of the Invalides and the famous Ritz Hotel at Vendome Square, also see the Champs Elysees, arguably the most well known avenue in the world, the magnificent Opera, the striking Town Hall and the National Assembly, the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and of course, the incomparable Eiffel Tower. We take you to the first level of the Eiffel Tower from where a bird’s eye view will leave you breathless. Later, visit the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum. Seize this opportunity to buy a wide range of original and classic Fragonard Perfumes. Later, drive back to the hotel. The evening is free for you to relax and explore this glamorous city on your own. OR we suggest you treat yourself to a ‘Gala Evening in Paris’ that includes great entertainment at the Paradis Latin show with dinner at an Indian restaurant and an Illumination tour of Paris. See the finest combination of beauty, rhythm and gaiety at the famous Paradis Latin Show. Experience the charm of striking ballets, shimmering costumes and talented dance troupes. After the show, see the monuments of Paris magically lit up on your Illumination tour of Paris - the city of lights. Overnight at hotel Novotel Le Bourget or similar in Paris. (B, L)

Day 11
Eurotunnel to London Return Home with Wonderful Memories
After a continental breakfast, we check out of our hotel in Paris and proceed to Calais to board the Eurotunnel train to Folkestone. From Folkestone we drive to London. Your ‘All of Europe’ Tour ends on arrival in London. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your  tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future. (B)


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