Grand Europe - 18 Days / 17 Nights

Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Italy and Vatican

  • Daywise Itinerary
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Day 1 : Arrival Brussels – Holland (L,D)

Upon arrival , you will be met by our representative and transfered to the meeting point from where you begin the your journey to the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. On arrival, start with a photo stop at the most iconic structure, The Atomium, followed by the famous Mannekin Pis Statue and the Grand Place. Overnight at Amsterdam.

Day 2 : Madurodam - Volendam – Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Visit Madurodam, this miniature city offers highlights of Netherlands on a scale of 1:25; here view models of palaces, canals, windmills, and even Schiphol airport. The next stop will be at Volendam and the cheese and clog farm for a demonstration on the making process. Before continuing to the amazing city of Amsterdam to enjoy a tranquil canal cruise. Overnight at Amsterdam.

Day 3 : Holland – Cologne – River Rhine Cruise (B,L,D)

Travel to the city of Cologne, Germany. Visit the breathtaking Cologne Cathedral, known as the Dome Church that stands 157 metres in height. The Cathedral is truly a masterpiece; taking over six hundred years to construc t and is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany. Depart to Boppard for a scenic boat cruise on the River Rhine; enjoy picturesque views of vineyards and castles as you cruise along the longest river in Germany. Whilst aboard the cruise, enjoy a hot cup of tea to accompany the wonderful scenery. Overnight at Mannheim.

Day 4 : Heidelberg – Black Forest – Rhine Falls - Zurich (B,L,D)

Travel to Heidelberg; surrounded by mountains and forests. Here, have an opportunity to photograph the famous Heidelberg Castle perched on the hills above. Travel to the Black Forest region in South Germany. On arrival, enjoy a demonstration on how the cuckoo clocks are made and have an opportunity to purchase them along with other souvenirs. Later, travel to Switzerland and witness the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Then drive to Zurich; here enjoy some free time to explore this amazing city, where you can view the Gross Munster Church, Limmat River and Lake Zurich. Overnight at Engelberg. Your seat numbers and Tour Manager may change on day 4

Day 5 : Mt. Jungfrau – Interlaken (B,L,D)

Depart for Jungfrau. On route, witness the stunning scenery of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the deepest U-shaped valley in the world rising a sheer 1000 metres. On arrival, board a cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 metres above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks. Before you depart, enjoy a warming cup of masala tea whilst savouring your experience at the top of Europe. Later, drive to the oldest tourist resort in Switzerland, Interlaken. Here enjoy shopping and breathtaking scenery. Overnight at Engelberg.

Day 6 : Mt. Titlis – Lucerne (B,L,D)

Ascend 10.000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. Take the world’s fi rst revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis have free time to play in the snow and visit the ice caves or take a professional photo in traditional Swiss outfits. Depart for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, The Chapel Bridge, enjoy free time to explore the town. Overnight at Engelberg.

Day 7 : Switzerland – Vaduz – Swarovski – Innsbruck (B,L,D)

Depart for Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries in Europe. Stop, for a photo stop, in the capital city, Vaduz. Later proceed to Austria to see the famous Swarovski Crystal Museum, before driving to Innsbruck, offering a combination of culture, history and nature. On arrival, take an orientation tour, covering the symbol of the city, the Golden roof and the Triumphal Arch, before checking into your hotel. Swarovski Museum is closed due to renovation and will re-open on May 1, 2015. Departures that arrive before May 1 will visit the Swarovski flagship store in Innsbruck. Overnight at Innsbruck .

Day 8 : Innsbruck – Verona – Venice (B,L,D)

Today depart for Verona. This remnant of the renaissance is known for its art and amazing architecture. Here follow the mythical Romeo and Juliet trail, which marks a series of fictional events and sites. Verona’s houses, churches and piazzas combine to tell the fascinating story of this small, but hugely significant, northern Italian city. Later, depart for your overnight stay near Venice. Overnight at Venice.

Day 9 : Venice – Rome (B,L,D)

Depart for Venice; the most romantic city in Italy with its distinctive architecture and famous gondola rides. Begin with a boat ride to St Mark’s Square, one of the most elegant squares in the world. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Basilica di San Marco. Visit the Murano Glass Showroom and purchase some beautiful Murano glass items. Finally enjoy a gondola ride while enjoying the ambience of Venice. In the afternoon depart for your hotel near Rome. Overnight at Rome.

Day 10 : Rome – Vatican City (B,L,D)

On arrival in Rome, be greeted by a local professional guide. The tour starts with a photo stop at the Colosseum which is surrounded by other sights such as the Arch of Constantine. View the Roman Forums, where ancient civilisations developed. Visit the Pantheon which was built in 126AD and boasts the worlds largest unreinforced concrete dome. Later, visit the Vatican City, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to see St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, the best known chapel in the World, with its renowned architecture from the likes of Michelangelo. (As coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Rome, much of the tour is done on foot). Overnight at Rome.

Day 11 : Capri (B,L,D)

Depart to Capri, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. On arrival, board a speedboat for a short journey to Capri Port. Then board onto a mini bus for a scenic journey to Anacapri; here enjoy free time before taking a cable car to Mt Solaro. At Mt Solaro enjoy the free time for opportunity to take mesmerising photos. Later proceed back to Capri port for your return journey back to Rome. Overnight at Rome.

Day 12 : Florence – Pisa (B,L,D)

Depart for Florence. On arrival, be greeted by your local professional guide. The tour of this renaissance city starts by viewing the impressive architecture of some of the fi nest historic buildings in Italy, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, the final resting place of Michelangelo, statue of David, the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River and The Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence. Later depart for Pisa, on arrival, marvel at The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) which is dominated by four great religious structures: the Duomo, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery and the Camposanto. Here have some free time here to buy souvenirs for friends and family. Note: (as coaches are restricted to enter many parts of Florence, most of the tour is conducted on foot) Overnight at Florence .

Day 13 : Pisa – Modena – Milan (B,L,D)

Depart for Modena, the home of the supercar Ferrari. Here visit the world famous Ferrari Museum, and immerse yourself in the companies rich history and enjoy an opportunity to drive in the Ferrari Simulator. Later depart to Milan; renowned as one of the design and fashion capitals of the world. Here enjoy some free time to explore the main square, home to Milan Cathedral also known as Duomo DiMilano. View the Victor Emmanuel Gallery as well as the famous Scala Opera house. Overnight at Milan.

Day 14 : Lake Como – Swissminiatur – Geneva (B,L,D)

In the morning, depart for Lake Como, the deepest lake in Europe; here witness some of the most stunning scenery in Europe and notably the location of James Bond’s “Casino Royale”. Travel to Swissminiatur, an exciting miniature village where visitors can admire more than 120 models of the most important buildings, monuments and transportation means in Switzerland at a scale of 1:25. The parks are beautifully decorated with a selection of 1,500 different plants and over 15,000 fl owers. Later Depart for Geneva, on arrival be taken for a short city tour covering photo stops at the United Nations Building, The Flower Clock and the symbol of Geneva, the Jet d’Eau (weather permitting), which is one of the largest fountains in the world. Overnight at Geneva.

Day 15 : Geneva – Paris (B,L,D)

Depart for Paris (approximate drive time will be six hours). On arrival, take a scenic boat cruise along the River Seine. Entirely glass fitted with a terrace, these boats are flawlessly designed to discover and admire Paris’s rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Museed’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral as well as other landmarks, palaces and ornate bridges. Overnight at Paris.

Day 16 : City Tour with Versailles Gardens (B,L,D)

The tour will start with a visit to the renowned Versailles Gardens, a fi ne example of 17th century French landscaping covering an area of more than 800 hectares. Use this free time to take mesmerising photos, souvenir shopping or simply relax on the Royal Lawns. Then visit the famous ‘Louvre Museum’ and have the opportunity to view the renowned painting of ‘Mona Lisa’ (entrance not included). Later, visit Fragonard’s perfume museum to purchase some unique French fragrances, soaps, candles and more. During your orientation tour, cover many of the most famous monuments in Paris. Enjoy the famous illuminations of Paris during your night tour. This panoramic tour will cover the spectacular ‘Eiffel Tower’, the most impressive structure at night, the ‘Champs Elysees’, the beautiful ‘Arc de Triomphe’, ‘Place de la Concorde’ and many other historic buildings. Note: The “Paris by Night” tour may be conducted on day 15 or 17. Overnight at Paris.

Day 17 : Disneyland® Resort Paris (B,L,D)

Today depart for the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris. Here enjoy a fun and adventurous day out; choose between Disneyland® Park; which explores fi ve themed lands filled with Disney classic stories and fairytales or Walt Disney Studios® Park; the behind-the scenes destination sensation allowing you to experience movie and cinema sets coming to life. Overnight at Paris.

Day 18 : Departure (B,L)

Today depart for Paris, to embark on a journey to the top fl oor of the Eiffel Tower for stunning views of Paris. Followed by free time at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, the most prestigious avenue in Paris; with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury speciality shops (duration is time permitting). In the early afternoon, you can either complete your tour at Charles De Gaulle Airport for your return flight (after 5pm) and bid farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.

Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point
  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry
  • 17 Nights accommodation in mentioned 3/4* hotel or similar with breakfast
  • 14 Indian dinners, 3 Continental dinners, 13 Vegetarian lunches & 1 Continental lunch
  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights
  • All tips and service charges
  • Premium service of a Tour Manager
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Visa charges
  • Personal expenses Meals not specified in the itinerary, Drinks at meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Service Tax of 3.09% payable to Govt of India
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use
Adult in Twin / Triple sharing
Rupee 2,15,000
Single Occupancy
Rupee 2,75,000
Child with bed
Rupee 1,75,000
Infant (0 – 23 months )
Rupee 45,000
Hotel Names
Golden Tulip Zoetermmer
Hotel Residenz
Ramada Engelberg
Business Park Hotel
Stay Inn
Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Stn
Sheraton Padova
Hotel Wallart
Grand Hotel Fleming
Novotel Massy

The purchase of any travel services offered by Holidays4u , constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Holidays4u, and represents your acceptance of Holidays4u’s Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking. You are advised to check on our websites or speak to our Holiday Experts to request the latest version of the Terms & Conditions prior to booking your vacation.

Important Notes :

Our packages are individual services and not groups and circuits closed with guides. Only during the regular excursion included in the package the passengers will be guided with a group.

The order of events and places visited can change from the original program due to weather or operational problems and holidays in each country and city, possibility of transport, museums, shows, etc., can change their usual schedules and remain closed without notice.


Air Transport

The packages do not include the price of air transport, unless otherwise mentioned, in “The Package includes”. Airline tickets, when included is issued with the unique contract between the passenger and the air company. The air company is not responsible in any event if the passenger is not on board.


As specified in the itinerary, including transport by taxi or minivan or Coach and assistance in most routes. The arrival and departure transfers of packages are made based on dates as per the booking . In the case of loss of connection or last minute changes, the passenger must contact directly and immediately Holidays4u for modification of time of your arrival transfer (two hours before of the time entered) under penalty of losing this service as no show. If client has lost luggage on arrival at the airport, we request to inform one of our representatives (assistant or driver) to wait at the airport. People with special conditions shall notify this request for an appropriate transfer.


All hotels offered in our packages were selected between the best of each category and include daily breakfast and taxes. If availability does not exist for a specific hotel mentioned, similar hotels will be used. If guests want a specific hotel, in another location and different from those used in the packages, you can request during the booking and the confirmation is subject to availability and appropriate supplement.

Keeping in mind the itinerary, we take great care to select the locations of hotels, which are chosen both for their comfort and value for money. Due to conventions and trade fairs, etc in the cities the hotels may be blocked out more than 2 years in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and itineraries may have to be amended / altered. All hotels are twin bedded (in Europe) and in keeping with European standards are comparatively small. Single rooms are much smaller than twin-bedded rooms. General check in time is usually 2 p.m. and check out time is usually 12 Noon ., early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability unless pre-paid and booked in advance.

Any damage caused to the hotel property by you will have to be paid by you directly to the hotel and we would not be responsible and / or liable for the same.

“All clients will be expected to pay a deposit to the hotels, as per hotel policy upon check in. This is mainly for extras/damages etc. Should there be no costs involved; the same will be refunded to the client. Suggest not to pay deposit by debit or credit cards. This policy cannot be waived & must be complied by all clients ”


On Double occupancy, double beds in hotel rooms are not subject to confirmation, only offered to the guests subject to availability on the day of check in. On triple occupancy, mostly, is made from the double room with an additional bed. A double room has a queen-size bed and a twin room has two separate beds. Requests for double rooms will be subject to availability and in cases when a double is not available, we will provide you with a twin room. We recommend a maximum of only three persons in one room. Triple rooms are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a rollaway bed or cot placed in a twin room. Modern facilities such as attached toilets with showers / bathtubs are provided. The prices for single occupancy is for individual rooms.


All cruise itineraries, prices and ships are subject to change without prior notice by shipping companies. The conditions and specific information of shipping companies responsible for cruises can be found on their own brochures or websites. Due to variation of fuel prices during the year an additional surcharge for fuel on the packages may apply, this information will be notified in due time. If you have any doubt or require additional information, please, consult our Holiday Experts.

Tours & Sightseeing

The tours include air conditioned coach and professional guides in English . All tours and excursions for cruises as well as excursions not mentioned in “Package includes” are not included in the packages being optional.


As specified in the descriptions of the routes. Services described in the “Packages includes” containing “Lunch and Dinner ” . Meal coupons will be provide which can be redeemed at our partner restaurants . In the event , the reservation is made under the guest name in Restaurants – Coupons will not be provided.



All prices are subject to change without prior notification, due to increase by hotels and operators, shipping companies, exchange fluctuation or fuel surcharges.

Not Included in the Package Price

Airline tickets and airport taxes (except those which are specified), costs of passports and visas, laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, baggage excess and its transfer, optional tours and excursions during the cruise and anything that is not mentioned in specific package.

Deposits & Final Payment

A mandatory deposit of 10,000 per person, per package (which will not be refunded) or full payment if the value is less than 30,000 in the booking. The rest of payment shall be 21 days prior to arrival. Booking made less than 21 days prior to guest arrival, must have full payment.

Children’s Discount

Children’s discounts will be available upon request.

Cancellations / Refunds

All cancellations must be made in writing and will be answered within 24 hours of receipt by our operator. A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of guest, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:

60 - 45 days before arrival
10% of total price
44 - 30 days before arrival
25% of total price
29 - 15 days before arrival
50% of total price
14 - 08 days before arrival:
75% of total price
07 - 00 days or if have no show of passenger
100% of total price

There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission. During the performance of Tour, the guest must contact and request changes of the reservation directly with the local agent representative.


Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in tourist class can have a piece of 20kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.

Tips / Taxes / Tickets

Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.

Travel Documents

Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, Holidays4u will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.

Health Requirements

Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation. The tour operator and/or its representative reserve the right to exclude such passengers if necessary, unless prior arrival for their participation has been obtained from local, cruise and land operators.

Travel Insurance

Our packages do not include travel insurance, for this to protect your investment, we recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc. The best insurance for you can be indicated by your travel agent.

Personal Attention

The staff of Holidays4u are available 24 hours / 7 days a week, anytime of day or night, to help the customer to resolve any inconvenience. Incidents that are not reported to our attention during clients stay, cannot be treated with attention and appropriate action and certainly cannot be considered after the client’s departure.


Holidays4u is a Tourist Operator in Chennai and representative acting as agents between the client and the local operators, land, hotels, cruises and transport companies related with the booking made through Operator. Responsibility of Operator and Representatives are limited. The services received by passengers of several suppliers of package or service accepted are the responsibility of the same, for this Holidays4u cannot be responsible for loss and personal injury or materials suffered for whatever reason, and the complaint must be notified to local suppliers. The Operator and their representatives not accept responsibility in case of damage, loss, accident, injury, illness or other irregularities caused by defects in vehicles used for transport, or for failures and for non-compliance by local operators, or any agency associated, including its employees are involved with booking through the Tour Operator. The Operator and its representatives are not responsible for any consular, political, military complications created voluntarily or involuntarily by the passenger or by any other person or reason. Also reserves the right to change or cancel the contract packages when necessary for any sudden, climatic factors, conflicts and the others event