Duration: 16 Nights/17 Days
: London – Amsterdam – Rhineland – Lake Lucerne – Innsbruck – Venice – Rome – Naples – Florence – Nice – Lyon – Paris
Day 01: Arrival London – Amsterdam
European Cosmopolitan Insight Vacation Tour starts with arrival at London. Transfer to Hotel Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury where our tour director meets you and escorts you to the White Cliffs of Dover from where you board the ferry to Calais. Reach Amsterdam via Belgium and check in to Hotel Tulip Inn Lakeside on arrival. Later proceed for sightseeing at the Royal Palace in Dam Square and then visit a diamond-polishing factory. Return to hotel for night stay.
Day 02: Amsterdam – Rhineland
Rhineland is the next destination in European Cosmopolitan Insight Vacation Tour. Morning depart for Rhineland and halt midway at Cologne for sightseeing at the magnificent Gothic Cathedral. Continue drive to Boppard village via Bonn where you embark on an exciting Rhine Cruise that takes you through majestic castles, vineyards and villages. Disembark from the cruise and board the coach to Rhineland passing through Loreley Rock en route. Transfer to Hotel NH Weinheim on arrival for night stay.
Day 03: Rhineland – Lake Lucerne
Vacation tours to Europe today take you to the picturesque Lake Lucerne resort. Morning drive to Heidelberg for sightseeing of the ancient castle. Later transfer to Black Forest via Lake Titisee. Stop en route at the spectacular Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen before heading to Lake Lucerne. Check in to Hotel Postillon (Buochs) for overnight stay.
Full day city sightseeing tour after breakfast. Start with a visit to the mighty Lion Monument and proceed to Chapel Bridge. Enjoy shopping at noon or take a thrilling cable car ride to a mountain peak nearby. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 05: Lake Lucerne – Innsbruck
Today we head to Innsbruck that is a frequented vacation destination in Europe tour packages. Morning depart for Liechtenstein for sightseeing tour of Vaduz and its mighty castle dating back to 700 years. Later continue drive to Innsbruck. Check in to Hotel Alpinpark on arrival. Freshen up and proceed for a sightseeing visit to Imperial Palace and Golden Roof. Watch the Tyrolean Folklore Show in the evening and then retire to the hotel for the night.
Day 06: Innsbruck – Venice
Morning drive to Venice, the next destination in European Cosmopolitan Insight Vacation. En route stop to get a glimpse of the famed Juliet's balcony and the Roman arena. Later transfer to Hotel II Burchiello (Oriago) for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Venice
Today you have the entire day in your Europe vacation tours to enjoy in Venice, the city of the legendary couple - Romeo & Juliet. After breakfast at hotel, transfer by road to the Venetian Lagoon from where you proceed to St. Mark's Square by a private launch. On arrival, sightseeing visit to the Basilica of St. Mark, Doges' Palace, Bridge of Sighs. Also stop by at the historic prison where Casanova was locked up. Later we take you to witness a live workshop of the famous Venetian glass-blowing craft and then spend the remaining day at leisure. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of lagoon islands, relish the exotic seafood and then retire to the hotel for the night.
Day 08: Venice – Rome
Your travel to Europe plan today takes you to Rome. Morning drive to Rome and check in to Hotel Cristoforo Colombo. Relax for a while and then leave for a visit to mystic piazzas and beautiful fountains in the city. Stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 09: Rome
Full day guided city sightseeing tour after breakfast at hotel. Start with a visit to the Vatican City that is the most frequented tourist place during a vacation tour in Europe. Here we take you to St. Peter's Basilica. You can also visit the Vatican Museum (optional). Later proceed to the Imperial Roman Forum and the Colosseum before heading back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Rome – Naples
Breakfast at hotel and then transfer by road to the Bay of Naples via Monte Cassino. Check in to Hotel Holiday Inn Naples upon arrival and after freshening up, leave for an excursion tour to the Isle of Capri where you can visit its landscaped gardens. Return to the hotel in the evening and spend the night there.
Day 11: Naples – Florence
Check out from hotel after breakfast and depart for Florence. You may choose to stop en route at Pompeii for sightseeing of its ancient excavations (optional). Upon arrival at Florence, transfer to Art Hotel Miro. Later we take you for a live workshop of the famous craft of Florentine leatherwork. Remaining day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Florence – Nice
Today we take you to the beautiful city of Nice. Morning drive to Nice via the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Stop here for a short visit and then proceed to the Principality of Monaco from where you heaf towards Nice. Check in to Hotel Novotel Nice Center Acropolis for night stay.
Day 13: Nice
Spend the entire day at leisure in Nice and enjoy your European vacation to the hilt. You may also choose to go for a short excursion to St. Paul de Vence (optional), take a relaxing swim, enjoy shopping or simply relax in your hotel. Spend another night in Nice.
Day 14: Nice – Lyon
Europe tours now proceed Lyon. Stop en route at Avignon for a sightseeing visit to the majestic Papal Palace and St. Benezet Bridge. Later transfer to Lyon and check in to Hotel Tulip Inn Saphir Lyon for the night.
Day 15: Lyon – Paris
Morning drive to Paris. Transfer to Hotel Mercure La Defense upon arrival and spend the night there.
Day 16: Paris
Leave for a post breakfast guided city sightseeing tour covering the globally acclaimed Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera and Place de la Concorde. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy shopping in the evening or visit the revered Mona Lisa in the Louvre. You may also wish to watch a fu cabaret before heading for the farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Paris – London Departure
Check out from hotel after breakfast and drive to Calais via the World War I battlefields and the Somme Valley. Cross the Channel to arrive at Dover and transfer to London to continue onward journey back home. End of European Cosmopolitan Insight Vacation.