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Enchanting Europe – 11 Nights / 12 Days


Indicative itinerary for Enchanting Europe – 11 Nights / 12 Days
Cities covered - Vienna Rome, Florence, Venice in Italy / Vienna in Austria and Prague in Czech Republic
Tour start point - Rome
Tour end point - Prague
Recommended routing for air tickets - Your country / Rome – Surface – Prague / Your country
Notes
1) Please treat this as an indicative itinerary. Final itinerary will be provided on confirmation of services.
2) Train timings / duration are subject to changes. Final details will be provided on confirmation of services. Fares on early morning / late evening trains are generally more expensive / attract supplements. Our quote excludes these supplements / surcharges.
3) Sometimes some places / attractions mentioned in the sightseeing tours may be closed due to local festivals, public holidays, security reasons or any events beyond control of the attractions / city municipal offices etc. It is practically impossible to keep a track of the same in advance. If a particular attraction is closed we will try our best to show the clients alternate / similar attraction if possible and available.
4) All tours are based on Seat In Coach basis (shared with other tourists) . Some full day tours are actually a combination of 02 half day tours.
5) On most tours the clients will be required to make their own arrangements to reach the tour departure point / closest pickup point at the start of the tour. The tour company does not offer courtesy pick up from all locations / hotels. Most half day tours start or end in the city centre so that the clients can explore the area before / after the tour. The clients will have to make own arrangements for traveling from hotel to tour start point or tour end point back to hotel. The drop off point for the full day tour may be the head office of the tour operator or a location close to the hotel where the guest is booked. The clients will have to make own arrangements for traveling back to the hotel after the tour.
6) Tour operator is very strict regarding the reporting time. If the client does not reach the pickup place on time they will not wait for them. In this 100% cancellation will be charged.
7) The tours exclude lunch / dinners / refreshments.
8) If the specified tour is not operating on that particular day then we reserve the right to offer an alternate our which may result in a supplement. If the same is not possible / acceptable then we will offer a reduction for this tour.
9) Please issue air tickets only after we confirm all the hotel / transfer / sightseeing reservations.
10) If the package booking is requested within 15 to 17 days from the date of departure then we will not be in a position to issue the train tickets. In this case we will offer you a reduction for the train fares and you can issue the train tickets in your country (rates may be slightly higher in your country)
11) In case the train does not operate due to any reasons (weather / strikes / technical etc). The client will have to make own arrangement for air tickets and bear the cost of the same. Silverlink Leisure Management will not be responsible.
Day 01 : Arrive in Vienna
On arrival you will be transferred to hotel by a Seat In Coach shuttle. Shuttle only operates between 0800hrs and 1900hrs. In case your flight arrives before / later then we may have to arrange a private transfer at an additional cost. Standard check-in time at hotels is 1400hrs. If you are arriving early then we will request hotel for an early check-in but the same will be purely subject to availability and not guaranteed. Generally chances of getting a room before 1200hrs are low. Rest of the day is free to relax / explore Vienna on your own. Overnight at hotel in Vienna Meals – Nil.
Day 02 – VIENNA
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your half day tour of Vienna (Approx 3hrs).
The 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.
After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
Day 03 – VIENNA
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your full day tour of Budapest in Hungry (Approx 12hrs).
The Tour - This day trip takes you to the 'Paris of the East'. After arrival in Budapest, there is free time for lunch (not included). In the early afternoon, there is a guided city tour of Hungary's capital, where we will visit the Fishermen's Bastion with Mathias Church. You will also have the opportunity to stroll around the castle area. We then pass by the impressive House of Parliament and Heroes Square. Before the drive back to Vienna, there will be some free time for shopping.
Please note - The duration of this tour may be up to 14 hours, depending on traffic conditions. It is your own responsibility to check if you need a visa for Hungary and to bring along all obligatory documents (passport and/or visa) to cross the Hungarian border. Please contact your local embassy regarding visa requirements.
After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
Day 4 – VIENNA / SALZBURG
Breakfast at hotel.
Later make your own way from hotel to Vienna Station to board train to Salzburg. Generally we book a train departing late morning / early afternoon. This journey takes approx 3hours.
On arrival at Salzburg train station make your own way to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Salzburg on your own. Overnight at hotel in Salzburg.
Meals – Breakfast
Day 5 – SALZBURG
Breakfast at hotel. Day is free to explore Salzburg on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions:-
  • Half day (4hrs) Bavarian Alps
  • Half day (4hrs) Salt Mines
  • Half day (4hrs) Salzkammergut / Lakes and Mountains
  • Half day (4hrs) Hitlers “Eagle's Nest”
  • Overnight at hotel in Salzburg. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 6 – SALZBURG / ZURICH
    Breakfast at hotel.
    Later make your own way from hotel to Salzburg Station to board train to Zurich. Generally we book a train departing late morning / early afternoon. This journey takes approx 6 to 7hours and involves minimum 1 train change.
    On arrival at Zurich train station make your own way to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Zurich on your own. Overnight at hotel in Zurich. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 07 – Zurich
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your tour of Zurich with Rhine fall. (5hrs).
    Important – This is actually a combination of 2 tours. On some days the Rhine fall tour does not operate, hence we reserve the right to organize the 2 tours on different days also.
    The Tour - ''Getaway to the Rhine Falls'': you will see the fantastic Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. It is only 23 metres high but has an impressive width of 150 metres and an average of 25'000 cubic feet of water per second (700m3/sec). You will be dropped off on the north bank of the river Rhine where you can admire the turreted castle called Schloss Laufen on a cliff directly above the falls. The tour also takes you to Northern Switzerland where you will drive through Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress, dating from the 16th century. ''The Best of Zurich with cog-wheel to Zuerichberg'': discover the castle-like National Museum, the shopping and business centre on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town, the largest church clock-face of Europe on St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, the Opera house and the lake (picture stop). Enjoy travelling uphill on the cog-wheel railway into the 'Zurichberg' district with its noble Grand Hotel Dolder and many superb mansions of glorious past times. You will see the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Its most famous student and professor was Albert Einstein. Finally there will be a stop in the Old Town at Fraumunster Church, where you will admire the famous Chagall-Windows. After this, your guide will invite you to a short stroll through the Old Town.
    Includes - Two different tours: Getaway to the Rhine Falls and The Best of Zurich with cog-wheel to Zuerichberg. Getaway to the Rhine Falls includes transportation by coach and services of a local guide. The Best of Zurich with cog-wheel to Zuerichberg includes transportation by coach, a cog-wheel to Zurichberg and services of a local guide.
    Please note : Same day Combination. Getaway to the Rhine Falls starts at 9:15 from Sihlquai bus terminal and ends in the same place after about 3 hours. The Best of Zurich with cog-wheel to Zuerichberg starts at 13:00 from Sihlquai bus terminal and lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
    After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 08 – Zurich
    Day is free to explore Zurich on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions:-
  • Full day tour of Lucerne
  • Full day Jungfraujoch Mountain excursion
  • Full day Mount Rigi Mountain excursion
  • Full day Mount Pilatus Mountain excursion
  • Full day Paris Disneyland
  • Overnight at hotel in Zurich. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 09 - Zurich / Paris
    Breakfast at hotel.
    Later make your own way from hotel to Zurich Station to board train to Paris. Most times the booking will be done on a train departing Zurich anytime between 0900hrs and 1400hrs. This journey can take approx 5 to 6hours and may involve 1 train change.
    On arrival at Paris train station make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Paris. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 10 - Paris
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your full day tour of Paris (7hrs and 30mins).
    Important – There is a huge demand for this tour and it gets full well in advance as very limited Eiffel Tower tickets are purchased. If seats are not available then we may have to book 2 separate half day tours which will attract a supplement.
    The Tour - Our driver-guide will take you past Paris' major monuments and sites: the Notre Dame Cathedral (photo stop and free time), the Marais district, the Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, the Vendome Square, the Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Invalides. Then, you will go on a boat cruise on the Seine from which you can admire the most beautiful monuments from a different angle. After the cruise, you will have some free time in Montmartre to discover the Sacre Coeur basilica and the Place du Tertre, the artists' square.
    Overnight at hotel in Paris. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 11 – Paris
    Day is free to explore Paris on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions:-
  • Half or full day Versailles
  • Full day Paris Disneyland
  • Overnight at hotel in Paris. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 12 – Depart Paris
    Breakfast at hotel.
    Standard check-out time from hotels is 1000hrs. If you are departing on late afternoon / evening / night flight we will request hotel for a late checkout but the same will be purely subject to availability and not guaranteed. If the rooms are available then the hotel may give late check-out till 1200hrs latest.
    Later you will be transferred to airport by a Seat In Coach shuttle. Shuttle only operates between 0800hrs and 1900hrs. In case your flight departs before 1100hrs / after 2200hrs then we may have to arrange a private transfer at an additional cost.
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