EUR 08 - THREE COUNTRY SPECIAL - 15 Nights, 16 Days
2 Nights Vienna + 2 Nights Salzburg + 2 Nights Innsbruck + 3 Nights Interlaken
+ 2 Nights Venice + 2 Nights Florence + 2 Nights Rome
Welcome to Vienna, described as Europe's cultural capital. On arrival transfer to the hotel on your on your own. Spend the evening at leisure or select one of our exciting optional tours. Overnight is at your hotel in Vienna.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Situated in the North-East of Austria, Vienna lies on the banks of the majestic Danube river. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wachau region, the Vienna woods ('Wiener Wald') and with numerous green expanses and parks Vienna is an exceptionally agreeable city. Vienna is packed with imperial history; at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore.
Vienna - City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the City tour with Schonbrunn Palace Tour. This city tour will introduce you to the the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Make your own way to Hotel. Overnight is at your hotel in Vienna.
Vienna - Salzburg
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check - out and transfer to the station on own to board your train to Salzburg, the city of music. Arrive Salzburg and proceed to the hotel on own to check in. In the afternoon enjoy city tour of Salzburg, visiting the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Stroll through Mozart's Salzburg and take a closer look at the main sights of this picturesque city. The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell which was built in year 1606 and today home to the office of the local Mayor and city offices. Then pass the Mozarteum (University of Music) one of the world's most prestigious music academies. You will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church and Mozart's Wohnhaus (Mozart's Residence), where the composer lived for many years. Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) river you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. You will pass by the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century to the design of the great architect Santino Solari and used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg's Archbishops. On the way back to the city centre you will pass by the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue and the Cathedral. Overnight is at your hotel in Salzburg.
Salzburg is storybook Austria. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, your gaze is raised inch by inch to the Altstadt's mosaic of graceful domes and spires, the formidable cliff-top fortress and the mountains beyond. It's a view that never palls. It's a backdrop that once did the lordly prince-archbishops and home-grown genius Mozart proud. As tempting as it is to spend every minute in the Unesco-listed Altstadt, drifting from one baroque church and monumental square to the next in a daze of grandeur, Salzburg rewards those who venture further. Give Getreidegasse's throngs the slip, meander side streets where classical music wafts from open windows, linger decadently over coffee and cake, and let Salzburg slowly, slowly work its magic.
Salzburg - Day Free
Have breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city and opt from various optional activities like " Sound of Music Tour" which was filmed in Salzburg area, Salt Mines, Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest', Ice Caves, Bavarian Alps of Germany, Lake district of Salzkammergut, etc. Overnight at your hotel in Salzburg.
Salzburg - Innsbruck
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the station on own to board your train to Innsbruck. Arrive Innsbruck and transfer to the hotel on own. Innsbruck offers a combination of culture, history and timeless beauty of mountains. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight is at your hotel in Innsbruck.
Tyrol's capital is a sight to behold. The jagged rock spires of the Nordkette range are so close that within minutes it's possible to travel from the city's heart to over 2000m above sea level and alpine pastures where cowbells chime. Innsbruck is in many ways Austria in microcosm: its late-medieval Altstadt is picture-book stuff, presided over by a grand Habsburg palace and baroque cathedral, while its Olympic ski jump with big mountain views make a spectacular leap between the urban and the outdoors.
Innsbruck - Swarovski Crystal World
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a unique visit to the amazing and sparking world of Crystals, created for you by Swarovski! This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Crystal World, situated in Wattens. The water spouting Giant (a remarkable huge face sculptured on top of a rock) will amaze you with his sparkling eyes! Inside the Giant, a whole crystal world awaits you: the Chambers of Wonders containing the Planet of Crystals, the Crystal Dome, the Crystal Theatre, the Ice passage and the Floating Poem. They all witness the level of artistic perfection reached by Swarovski and their images will be etched on your mind forever. Overnight is at your hotel in Innsbruck.
Innsbruck - Interlaken
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the station on own to board your train to Interlaken, the gateway to the Top of Europe, via Zurich. Interlaken is known for its remarkable location between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz. Day at leisure to explore Interlaken's Hoheweg- an inviting 700 meter long boulevard with hotels, cosy cafes, fashion boutiques, watch and jewellery stores. Overnight is at your hotel in Interlaken.
Interlaken - A premier holiday destination, situated in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, is the ideal starting point for any number of excursions. The town is famous for its delightful location and the sites of natural beauty that surround it. It's not unusual for a town to be on a river, lake or an ocean. But for it to sit between two lakes may well be unique. Interlaken - between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz - can boast such a privileged position. Straddling the glittering Lakes Thun and Brienz and dazzled by the pearly whites of Eiger, MC6nch and Jungfrau, the scenery here is mind-blowing. Particularly, some say, if you're abseiling waterfalls, thrashing white water or gliding soundlessly above 4000m peaks, its Interlaken at its best!! Once Interlaken made the Victorians swoon with mountain vistas from the chandelier-lit confines of grand hotels; today it makes daredevils scream with adrenalin-loaded adventures.
Interlaken - Mt. Jungfraujoch
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depart on an excursion from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe. This memorable train trip from Interlaken Ost takes you via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. Then ascend by the Jungfrau Railway to the magnificent mountain world of eternal ice and snow, Jungfraujoch-at 3454mts, the highest railway station in Europe. Visit the Ice Palace, where you see a beautiful display of sculptures made of ice and Sphinx Terraces offering breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight is at your hotel in Interlaken.
Interlaken - Mt. Titlis
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. A memorable experience awaits you as you depart on an excursion to the glacier paradise of Mount Titlis. Your journey today begins with a train ride from Interlaken station to Engelberg station. Walk to the Titlis base point and enjoy 3 different cable car rides up to the beautiful summit of Mt. Titlis. Ride up the world's first ever 360 degree revolving ROTAIR aerial gondola to the Mt. Titlis Glacier Paradise at 10,000 ft. for unlimited attractions. You have free time to play and enjoy in the snow. Visit the Ice Flyer, an enclosed sky lift that travels few meters over the Titlis glacier. Overnight is at your hotel in Interlaken.
Interlaken - Venice
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out of your hotel and proceed to the station on your own to board your train to Venice, via Brig. Welcome to Venice, the city of canals, the city of romance, architecture and culture situated in a Lagoon and accessible only by boat. The evening is at leisure to stroll around the wonderful canals or you have the choice to join a flotilla of gondolas gathered around a barge containing the musicians and singers to float along the fascinating Grand Canal. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
Venice is a beautiful city located in northeast Italy that is famous for its intricate transport system of interconnected canals. A perfect setting for a magical Valentines break. It has been described as the most beautiful city built by man and one of Europe's most romantic cities. Venice is also known for its art, architecture and culture. So you'll never be short of something to do in the "City of Bridges".
Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello Tour
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here we stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. Then after a short cruise, we reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. The stop will be for about 30 minutes then we return to St. Mark's Square. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
Venice - Florence
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out of your hotel and proceed to the station on own to board your train to Florence. Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region is full of beautiful Renaissance-style buildings, including wonderful churches and enormous palaces. Overnight at your hotel in Florence. Florence (Firenze) is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance, its narrow streets evoke a thousand tales, and its food and wine are so wonderful the tag 'Fiorentina' has become an international label of quality assurance. Return time and again and you still won't see it all. Stand on a bridge over the Arno river several times in a day and the light, mood and view changes every time. Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city is like no other. Cradle of the Renaissance and of tourist masses that flock here to feast on world-class art.
Florence - Excursion to Pisa and visit of Leaning Tower.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for an excursion to Pisa and visit of Leaning Tower. This enchanting excursion will take you through the unforgettable Tuscan countryside to the marvelous city of Pisa, known all over the world for its impressive monuments and for its prestigious University. A professional guided walking tour will take you to the Piazza deiMiracoli, where you will be able to admire the Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments. You will enjoy then an interior guided visit of the Cathedral, real masterpiece of Romanesque art, built between the 11th and 12th centuries. The guided tour will end by the magnificent Leaning Tower: climbing to its top by mounting its 294 steps rising up in a spiral, will be one of the most amazing experiences you can ever try. The tower is 55.86 m tall (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m tall (186.02 ft) on the high side, around 3.99 degrees leaning. The weak and unstable subsoil caused this unique phenomenon, contributing to create one of the wonders of the world. Return back and overnight at your hotel in Florence.
Florence - Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check - out and proceed to the train station on own to board your train to Rome, the capital city of Italy. It's hard to say what you find most breathtaking about the eternal city. Spend the evening at leisure or select one of our exciting optional tours. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
Rome is Italy's capital and largest city, and while history reverberates all around, modern life is lived to the full. A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the lifestyle as it is gorging on art and historic sights. Rome is the Eternal City, a treasure inside and out. The Colosseum, the Catacombs and the Pantheon are all among Europe's first tier of ancient sites. But Rome isn't just a gloriously ancient city. It's also a glorious medieval city, a glorious Renaissance city and a glorious modern city.
Day-15 : Rome - Hop on hop off, Open Bus Tour (24 hours)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop on hop off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. A recorded commentary in 8 languages via headphones will be at your disposal. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check - out and transfer to the airport on your own for your flight to onwards destination or back to India with memories which will last a life time.
* The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice