Day 01 Cochin -Muscat -London
Fortune Tours’ Grand Europe Tour begins. Assemble at Kochi International Airport. After emigration and customs formalities at the airport, we depart to London by Oman Air. Welcome to London, the capital city of England and the most popular city in the United Kingdom, with a metropolitan area of over 13 million inhabitants. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in London
Day 02 London
After buffet breakfast at hotel we will take you for a half day London City Tour with an expert English-speaking guide who will explain all the highlights of London's landmarks like Big Ben, St.Pauls Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, West Minister Abbey, Tower Bridge, Downing Street, London Bridge, National Gallery, Harrods, Baker street etc. Later walking through St James’s Park, you will reach in Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the centrepiece of the UK’s constitutional monarchy, serving as the venue for many royal events and ceremonies from entertaining foreign Heads of States to celebrating achievement at Investitures and receptions. Enjoy your time. After lunch you will be transferred to city cruise point (Thames River Cruise). The River Thames is generally not more than 300m wide as it runs through central London, and is crossed by many bridges and tunnels. Enjoy your time in the comfort of the public sightseeing cruise. On the river Thames, you can see many of London’s most famous buildings and cherished landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast, the Royal Naval War ship participated in II World war, City Hall, Westminster, London Eye, London Bridge etc. Experience the heart and sounds of London, from the relaxed comfort of Thames Cruise. Later you will be transferred to the Tower of London. The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison and armory. Here you will see the Koh-i-Noor Diamond. The legendary Koh-i-Noor meaning ‘Mountain of Light’ in Persian is a large and colorless diamond that was found near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, India, possibly in the 13th century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut and was first owned by the Kakatiya dynasty. The stone changed hands several times between various feuding factions in South Asia over the next few hundred years, before ending up in the possession of Queen Victoria after the British conquest of the Punjab in 1849. The most famous diamond in the Crown Jewels is set today in the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1937) (Subject to the availability) Later you will get chance to walking tour of Tower Bridge: Tower Bridge, one of London’s most famous landmarks, was opened in 1894 by The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. Designed by Sir Horace Jones is the major tourist attraction and offering unique views of London from the bridge. Tower Bridge is a two-sided suspension bridge combined with a spectacular Draw bridge (bascule). The two 65m steel framed towers, decorated in Cornish granite and Portland stone, are built on huge concrete piers sunk into River Thames. Evening we visit to London eye. The London Eye is a giant wheel on the south bank of the river Thames in London, England. The entire structure is 443 ft. tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 ft. We will get a bird’s eye view of London city and it takes you on a 30-minute flight, rising to 450 feet above the river Thames and a panorama of some of London's most famous streets, churches, Palaces and monuments are spread out before you. Later enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight stay at hotel in London.
Day 03 London – Paris
After a buffet breakfast transfer to Windsor Castle, the official residence of Majesty the Queen Elizabeth. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the size of the Castle (5 hectares/ 13 acres) is breath taking, in fact it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s the official residence of Majesty the Queen Elizabeth. In Windsor castle, we visit State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, Royal Museum, here we can see the valuables of Tipu Sultan, Napoleon Bonapart etc. St. George's Chapel, the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. Queen Mary's Dolls’ House, the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world, created in the 1920s and Semi-State Rooms, richly decorated, they are used by the Queen for hosting her guests. (Subject to the availability). After lunch you will be visiting, the famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, founded by French wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, used to be known as “Madame Tussaud’s”. A major tourist attraction in London since the Victorian era, Madame Tussaud's displays, world's largest wax works the wax works of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters played by famous actors. London to Paris Later proceed to London St Pancras International railway station to connect Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord. St Pancras International is set in the heart of Central London with more underground connections than any other London station. St Pancras International isn't a mere airport terminal for trains, it's a spectacular Grade 1 listed building that will take your breath away, and a destination in its own right, with shops, restaurants & cafes. Eurostar Eurostar is the high-speed passenger train linking London with Paris, via the Channel Tunnel at up to 300km/h (186 mph). Enjoy your time in Eurostar. Paris Gare du Nord, is one of Paris’ main train stations and is located at the heart of the city. Enjoy the wonderful train journey. Paris Welcome to Paris, unarguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the capital of France, of art and of fashion. As the sun sets, Paris lights up. It shines under a different light at night, and it's worth exploring it on a city tour. Take in glittering highlights and the local ambiance that only the evening brings out in Paris. Get ready to discover the city's authentic evening state because the locals and the main highlights come out to play as the sun sets. Experience the magic of Paris at night. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Paris.
Day 04 Paris
After breakfast at hotel, we visit the world famous and most visited Louvre Museum, the Louvre Museum, located in the Louvre Palace with its signature glass pyramid marking its entrance. Housing a collection of more than 1 million objects, the Louvre boasts some of the world’s most famous art works such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Michelangelo’s “Dying Slave” and the Greek statue, “Venus of Milo.” Other popular exhibits include the extravagant apartments of Napoleon III, the ancient Code of Hammurabi, Egyptian antiquities and paintings by masters like Rembrandt and Rubens. It is located on the right bank of Seine river nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century is exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world's second most visited museum in the world after the Palace Museum in China. Later enjoy the Paris guided city tour. Visit Eiffel Tower Top Level After Lunch, today we witness the famous Iron Lady’, Eiffel tower 3rd level (subject to availability), from where you will have a splendid view of Paris, beautiful city in the world. Visiting Eiffel Tower of Paris usually ranks as the number one thing to do for most tourists. Towering more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) high in the Champ de Mars park, this iron structure was constructed for the 1889 World Expo by Gustave Eiffel. One of the world’s most photographed tourist attractions. Visitors can ride the elevator to see incredible views of the city. Seine River Evening, enjoy your time in a romantic cruise on the Seine River. You will get a chance to view the beautiful city from river Seine. The Seine is a 777-kilometre-long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France and is crossed by many bridges and tunnels. Later enjoy the dinner and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Paris.
Day 05 Paris –Brussels – Amsterdam
Breakfast & check out from hotel and proceed to Brussels in Belgium. Brussels is considered the capital of the European Union having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union within its European Quarter. Later will visit the Grand-Place, central square of the City of Brussels. All over the world it is known for its decorative and aesthetic wealth. The Grand-Place is considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world. Near Grand Place is the most famous statue Manneken Pis, a little bronze boy peeing into Brussels fountain is one of Belgium’s most beloved landmarks. Visit Atomium, Brussels After lunch you will be transferred to Atomium, the landmark of Brussels. The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Later proceed to Amsterdam, dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Amsterdam.
Day 06 Amsterdam - Cologne (Germany)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Holland to visit Keukenhof. Keukenhof is known as the garden of Europe and it is world’s largest flower garden. Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is opening on 21 March 2024 and will be open until 12 May 2024 as per the Keukenhof Official Website. Don’t miss the world’s most beautiful flower parade in Amsterdam. You will get a chance to enjoy the spring in Keukenhof, the flower-bulb region in Amsterdam. The park will be the best place to admire the beautiful Tulip flowers of Holland. During the first opening weekend of Keukenhof 2024, it is time to celebrate the beginning of spring and it is the start of Keukenhof’s 75th anniversary. Enjoy all the beautiful flowers in the indoor and outdoor gardens. Keukenhof will be replaced by Madurodam for departures after 03rd May 2024. Madurodam is Holland’s fun-filled miniature park and the major tourist attraction near Amsterdam. Madurodam is Holland’s most popular travel destinations in the Scheveningen district of the Hague in the Netherlands. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks including the perfectly ornamented bridges, canals, windmills, and major landmarks from all around Holland. Later you will get a chance to view the Traditional Wind Mill and clog shoes, the most common in Holland. Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood in the Dutch town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam. Historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village. You will also visit Catharina Hoeve cheese farm, where you can try a variety of Dutch cheeses. Of course, before returning to Amsterdam, we will enjoy free time to walk and take the best pictures. Amsterdam’s canal cruise Cruising around Amsterdam’s canals is a quintessential experience for visitors to the city. With this tour, see the city at its most magical as you set sail on an evening cruise with its picturesque waterways. Amsterdam’s canal cruise is a charming experience. Get on board and enjoy the most photogenic undiscovered part of Amsterdam. Later transfer to Cologne hotel, Check in. Overnight at Cologne.
Day 07 Cologne cathedral – Frankfurt - Stuttgart
After breakfast you will be visiting Cologne cathedral, a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine- Westphalia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1996. Enroute Frankfurt the major financial hub, conveniently nestled along the Main river, Frankfurt is a beautiful ancient Imperial City. The city's skyline is highly dominated by sky risen buildings. Frankfurt is often tagged as a global city and is listed as one of the topmost traveling destinations offering various cultural activities. Later you will be transferred to Stuttgart in Germany. Stuttgart is the popular Automobile City in Germany and is the home of world’s leading car manufactures Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Stuttgart, Germany
Day 08 Benz Museum -Titisee-Black forest-Rhine falls-Engelberg (Switzerland)
After breakfast we visit the world-famous Mercedes Benz Museum (subject to the availability). The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automobile museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG. The current building, which stands directly outside the main gate of the Daimler factory in Stuttgart, was designed by UN Studio. Benz Museum covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz and historical moments of United Nations. Later you will be transferred to Titisee in Germany. Titisee is the heart of the Black Forest, surrounded by dark fir forests, fairy tale woods and flowering meadows in Germany and is the home town of world- famous cuckoo Clocks. Get invited to Cuckoo clock workshop and you will get a chance to buy one for your home. After lunch you will be transferred to Switzerland, the dream destination of every traveler. On arrival in Switzerland, you will be transferred to Schaffhausen to visit the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe, located in River Rhine near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. This location has been specially chosen for you to get a real feel of Switzerland. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m³/s. The falls cannot be climbed by fish, except by eels that are able to worm their way up over the rocks. Free time to enjoy the beauty of Rhine Falls. Later transfer to Central Switzerland. Central Switzerland is the region of the Alpine Foothills geographically the heart and historically the origin of Switzerland. Central Switzerland consists of the three large cantons Lucerne, Schwyz and Uri and the three smaller cantons of Nidwalden, Zug and Obwalden. A popular highlight is located in the centre of inner Switzerland – the wonderful Lake Lucerne – an absolute highlight of our Eurohike walking holidays in Switzerland.
Day 09 Mt. Titlis – Lucerne – Engelberg
After breakfast you will be transferred to Mount Titlis, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Switzerland. Mount Titlis is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak attracting ski lovers from across the world. On a hair raising and unforgettable ride in cable car to the top of Swiss Alps in at 3020 m /10000 ft. You will switch three different cable cars, and be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ride is the famous Rotair, which is the world’s first revolving cable car, on which you will get an incredibly panoramic view of the surrounding glaciers, mountains and scenery, a visual treat for people across the world. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning views offered by this snow-clad mountain at 10,000 feet. You will get a chance to enjoy lunch on top of the mountain. After lunch you will be transferred to the to Luzern, the beautiful city in Switzerland. Luzern, a compact city in central Switzerland, sits amid snowcapped mountains on the north end of Lake Lucerne. With its colorful old town and the iconic Kapel Brücke and spired, turreted buildings, it's the storybook image of a Swiss town. Orientation tour of Luzern visit Luzern city, Luzern Lake, Keppel Bridge, Lion monument etc. The Lion monument of Lucerne is situated just outside the old city, up on a hill. The massive sandstone monument of a lion impaled with a spear is about 10 meters long and 6 meters wide and stands behind a pool of water. Here you will get an opportunity to buy Swiss chocolates & souvenirs etc. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Central Switzerland.
Day 10 Switzerland -Padua (Italy)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Italy by crossing the Gotthard Road Tunnel in Switzerland. Gotthard Tunnel is 16.9 kilometers (10.5 mi) in length below the St Gotthard Pass, a major pass of the Alps. At the time of the construction, in 1980, it was the longest road tunnel in the world; it is currently the fourth-longest. The Gotthard Road Tunnel is one of the three tunnels that connect the Swiss Plateau to southern Switzerland. St. Antony’s Basilica, Padua After lunch you will be transferred to Padua in Italy. Later visit Padua Square, the largest square in the world and St. Antony’s Basilica. St. Antony’s Basilica famous with St. Antony and he was buried in a chapel within the large Basilica built to honour him, where his tongue is displayed for veneration in a large reliquary. St. Antony is venerated all over the world as the Patron Saint for lost articles, and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Padua, Italy.
Day 11 Venice Island – Pisa
After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice, the city of canals and gondola rides, where every narrow alley whispers tales of romance and every sunset paints a masterpiece across the sky. Venice is founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists. On arrival in Mestre, you board to a private boat which will take you to the heart of the traditional city on the bank of Adriatic Sea. At the heart of this enchanting city lies St. Mark’s Square, a place that’s more than just a collection of historic buildings and iconic landmarks. It’s the soul of Venice, a stage where history, culture, and Italian life play out in a spectacle that’s as captivating as the city itself. Admire the St. Mark's square with the St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace, Campanile and Bridge of Sighs and you will get a chance to visit the World-famous Murano Glass Factory (subject to the availability). You will get a classic demonstration of Venetian Glass Making and will have a chance to buy for your home. Leaning Tower of Pisa After lunch you will be transferred to Pisa. Here we view Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square. The Pisa tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Pisa.
Day 12 Pisa -Rome
After breakfast you will be transferred to Rome. Rome is the capital of Italy. Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at only around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. After lunch you will visit St.Peter's Basilica, the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. St. Peter’s Basilica and square designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. After, you will have an exhilarating city tour with an English speaking local guide, who will show you many of the best- loved sights like Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Tiber river, Roman Forum, Fort Angelo, the Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, Arch de Constantine, the Arch of Augustus & other important Roman monuments. No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to Trevi Fountain. Located in the Quirinale district of Rome, the Trevi Fountain is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. Rome’s most iconic fountain is a wonder to behold. Standing 26 meters tall, 49 meters wide and intricately decorated in the Baroque style, the Trevi Fountain is an unmissable sight in the city. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Rome.
Day 13 Vatican -Arrezo
After breakfast we visit Vatican City. Vatican is the smallest country in the world or a country with an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 1,000, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. Vatican City is an independent state, the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church; entirely surrounded by the city of Rome, in Italy. We proceed to Vatican Square for Papal Audience, to see the Pope. Papal Audience held on every Wednesdays if the Pope is in Rome, giving the world tourists the chance to "see the Pope" and receive the Papal Blessing (Subject to the availability of Pope, Papal Audience will be applicable only on Wednesday’s in Rome. If we reach in any of the other day Papal Audience will be excluded from the itinerary). Colosseum (subject to availability) is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy built with concrete and stone in seventh century. The Colosseum could hold 50,000 to 80,000 spectators and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. Later transfer to Arezzo, the enchanting medieval city. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Arezzo.
Day 14 Arrezo-Milan
After breakfast we proceed to Milan city. Mix of modern and traditional, packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering food, it’s no surprise that Milan is one of most visited cities in Italy. One of the main attractions in this area is the Milan Duomo, the world’s third largest cathedral and an astonishingly beautiful building, Milano’s extravagant Gothic cathedral. Milan is known as the fashion Mecca of Italy, attracting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide for an exquisite shopping experience. Milan is fabulous for shopping. You’ll find great deals here, that will make your shopping experience all the more enjoyable. Enjoy your time in Milan. Return to Kochi Later you will be proceeding to Malpensa Airport, Ferno, Milan, Italy. Arrive Kochi International Airport with sweet memories of Fortune Tour’s Europe tour. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. If you could spare a few minutes, please write and tell us how you enjoyed this tour and give us if any suggestions. Your good ideas will definitely be incorporated. Until next time, goodbye!
Tour Cost : TBD
- London guided city tour
- Buckingham Palace
- Tower of London
- Thames river cruise
- Windsor castle
- Madame Tussaud's
- Eurostar rail
- Eiffel Tower
- Louvre Museum
- Seine River cruise
- Paris guided city tour
- Manneken Pis Statue
- Grand place
- Kuekenhof / Madurodam
- Zaanse Schans
- Amsterdam canal cruise
- Cologne Cathedral
- Frankfurt city tour
- Stuttgart Benz Museum
- Titisee Lake & Black forest
- Cuckoo clock workshop
- Rhine falls
- Mt Titlis
- Rotair cable car
- Lucerne city
- Lion monument
- St Antony’s Basilica
- Venice island tour
- Leaning tower of Pisa
- Vatican square
- St Peters Basilica
- Rome City tour
- Papal Audience
- Milan city
- Duomo Cathedral
- Onward and return air ticket in Oman Air.
- Premium Multi Axle Benz/ Volvo or similar Coaches
- Euro Star Rail from London Pancras to Paris Nord
- 4 Star Hotels in all cities in Twin/ double
- Visa – UK & Schengen Visa
- Medical Insurance up to 70 yrs. (Indian passport holders only)
- Daily one bottle water person per day.
- Buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg option on )
- City Taxes in all places.
- Tour Manager from Fortune
- Applicable Service Tax (5% GST) included in the tour
- Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of government taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies (Current estimates are based on the fare as on 9th November 2023)
- Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, porterage, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels
- Expenses of additional/ optional tours and extra stay pre/post tour.
- Travel insurance for foreign national passport holders and passengers above age 70 yrs.
- Cost of Airport transfers of the guests and additional airport transfers if any
- Translation charges for documents for visa purpose will have to be borne by the passengers.
- Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majeure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, flight delays, strikes etc.
- Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
- Any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
- Any add-on sightseeing/ sightseeing done twice /activities along with transfers other than mentioned in the tour program and anything not specifically mentioned in Tour Cost inclusions.
- Cost of RT-PCR test if required in Europe
- TCS - Tax Collected at Source (can be claimed as advance tax during the time of filing ITR for the respective financial year), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an ‘Overseas Tour Program Package’ e.f. October 1, 2020. Additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable. If the buyer fails to furnish their PAN to the seller then double of the TCS rate will be applicable in the rate specified in section 206 C.
- For purchase of overseas tour program package under Clause (ii) of Sub-section (1G), the TCS shall continue to apply at the rate of 5% for the first Rs 7 lakhs per individual per annum: the 20% rate will only apply for expenditure above this limit. Increased TCS rates to apply from 1st October, 2023.