Easy Travelling, Smooth Sailing - On a Cox and Kings holiday you can just relax and we'll take care of everything.
First Class Service - From location, service, to ambience, every detail is looked into, to ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one.
A Friend In Need - Our Tour Manager Indeed - Our Tour Manager will at once make you feel at home. He'll show you the sights, guide you and take care of any problem, small or big!
Great Meals - Stimulate your palate with a wide array of Indian dishes carefully selected and flavoured with authentic ingredients and spices.
Sightseeing That Takes Your Breath Away - Enjoy the scenic journey through Europe with its ever changing landscape - from bustling cosmopolitan cities to tranquil lakes and alpine mountains. We offer a terrific holiday value that's impossible to match!
Ride the London Eye and visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Explore Amsterdam through the canals
Visit Cologne Cathedral
Peep into the manufacture of a Cuckoo clock
Photostop at Swarovski Crystal World
Enjoy a Gondola ride in Venice
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on Venice Island Dinner Cruise
Explore The Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel
Chance to visit Glacier 3000 - One of the most beautiful Alpine peaks
Chance to enjoy visit to Jungfrau - A visit to Jungfrau - the 'Top of Europe', hot lunch, Interlaken city tour
Enjoy Cox and Kings Gala Evening and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'
Go for perfume shopping at Fragonard in Paris
Enjoy the dazzling overview of the city from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower
A warm welcome to your 'Cox and Kings Classical Europe' tour.
On arrival in London clear immigration and customs and proceed to the hotel on your own to check in. (check in after 1400 hrs).
This evening, assemble in the lobby at 1600 hrs. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow guests and then drive to visit the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the first temple of stone to be constructed in Europe, with its luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars.
Overnight in London. ( Dinner at an Indian restaurant. )
Today, board your coach to sample our London Delights Tour!
Travel back in time with a visit to the Tower of London, a historic landmark where much royal blood was spilled ! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor's Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, housing the incredible Crown Jewels including the Koh-i-noor diamond !
Next ride the London Eye, one of the world's tall Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30-minute flight, see views of London.
Later, you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world's largest exhibition of life like wax models. Take a photograph with Amitabh Bachchan.
Return to your hotel.
Overnight in London.
( Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner at an Indian restaurant. )
Live history through a guided panoramic highlight city tour of London. Get acquainted with some of London's iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Eye, Tower of London, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square followed by the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence. Enjoy the Changing of the Guards (on days when this takes place).
Enjoy some leisure time at Oxford Street and then reunite in the evening at a pre-appointed time and place as informed by your Tour Manager.
Drive to Harwich to board your overnight cruise ferry to the Hook of Holland. Travelling in a ferry across the North Sea is sheer indulgence! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort. Overnight on board the ferry.
( Breakfast at the hotel and Dinner on board the ferry )
Today, disembark and drive through Dutch countryside where Windmills still wield their magic. There's a photo stop at one. If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from 23rd March to 21st May) visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. The rest of the year, visit Madurodam - an enchanting miniature city that features the best of the Netherlands. Onto Amsterdam. Clogs, Cheese and Holland are inseparable and an enjoyable demonstration explains this business.
The canals beckon as you board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, houseboats and bridges. A canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. Spend some free time at Dam Square with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Royal Palace and the National Monument.
Then drive onto Brussels. On arrival a walking Orientation tour takes you to the magnificent Gothic St. Michel and St. Gudula Cathedral. Then via Galeries Saint Hubert - the world's first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to the Grand P lace, Europe's most beautiful square. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction of the city. Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace, chocolate and Belgian Waffles dusted with caramelized sugar. Mmmm!
Visit the Manneken Pis, (photo stop) - the cheeky statue of a boy, representing the 'irreverent spirit' of Brussels, which has drawn sightseers for centuries. After dinner, drive and check-in to your hotel.
Overnight in Brussels.
( Breakfast on board the ferry, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant. )
Onto The Rhineland
This morning, proceed to Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine where on arrival you will visit the Cathedral - the first Gothic church in the Rhineland with its characteristic spires.
Later, drive to Boppard through the Rhine valley, where there are more castles than in any other river valley in the world.
Enjoy a cruise along the 'Romantic Rhine'. The stretch of river where you can see castles, villages, and vineyards, and the Loreley where the river valley runs through dramatically elevated hillsides. You can see a statue of the Loreley near the cliff. The scenery is actually stunning.
Continue your scenic drive to Heidelberg, situated in the Valley of the River Neckar and world famous for its romantic castle and picturesque Old Town with awe inspiring surroundings. Enjoy some free time at the 'Altstadt' - old section of the town. Later, after dinner check-in to your hotel in the Rhineland area.
Overnight in Rhineland area.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant. )
Today, drive through the Black Forest to arrive at Drubba, the alpine nest of the Cuckoo Clock. Witness a demonstration to explain the making of authentic cuckoo clocks in their original form, each piece carefully crafted for precision! Said to have originated between 1740 and 1750 it has remained more or less unchanged in its unique design. A visit here is a memorable experience.
In the afternoon, continue to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers killed during the French Revolution. Stroll along the covered, wooden Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.
You will have your first encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Overnight in Central Switzerland.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Drubba at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at the restaurant. )
The day is at leisure. You have the option to enjoy 'Visit to Jungfrau with Indian Lunch and Interlaken City Tour'.
Note: Guests not availing the optional tour to Jungfrau will get a packed dinner.
Overnight in Switzerland.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Packed Dinner/Indian Dinner at the hotel. )
Today, your drive today takes you to the Principality of Liechtenstein and a stop at Vaduz - the capital, famous for postage stamps.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Innsbruck in Austria. Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities. An international centre for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice!
En route, enjoy a photostop at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds at Wattens.
An orientation tour introduces you to the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I decorated with gold painted copper shingles, the Imperial Church and the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. An array of crystals awaits you at the Swarovski Crystal Showroom. Indulge in some leisure time to enjoy this Capital of the Alps, which has a history of 800 years!
Later, check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Innsbruck.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at the hotel. )
Today, your journey takes you on a drive past quaint villages, medieval castles and fruit orchards and cutting across the fertile Adriatic Plains, to the magical lagoon city of Venice.
Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces - Venice is simply unique! Built on 117 small islands, it is a pedestrian's city, so get set for a walking tour.
Cruise from Tronchetto Pier and glide romantically past fairytale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square), where you disembark. Napoleon dubbed the Square the 'finest drawing room in Europe' for its constant carnival atmosphere! Witness the bronze Moors striking the hour, as they have been doing for the past 500 years!
From there to the Doge's Palace, connected by the 'Bridge of Sighs' to its prisons. It was from here that the legendary lover Casanova made his famous escape!
End this exciting tour with a brief visit to a Murano Glass Showroom (when open) for a demonstration in glass blowing. It was on the island of Murano that glass was first made in Europe and hand blown Venetian glass is world famous. Enjoy a Gondola ride.
Enjoyment at its peak this evening with a sumptuous dinner on the return cruise to Tronchetto Pier. Overnight in Padova.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner on board the cruise )
Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta River past Bologna, to Pisa, the hometown of Galileo and a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its striking beauty along with its characteristic tilt. It is the Duomo's (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, these are all a part of the Field of Miracles.
Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world!
Included in your Guided walking tour of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors), which is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It dominates the city's skyline and still defines its scale - no building in town is taller! Besides it is the 'Gate to Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistry, originally a pagan temple and the open-air gallery in Signoria Square.
Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city.
After an exciting tour, drive to the region of Tuscany where on arrival you will be checked in to your hotel. Overnight in Arezzo.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel. )
'Rome was not built in a day'- the truth of this oft quoted adage hits you with full force, as we pack in all the 'must see' agenda into our guided panoramic highlight city tour! According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC.
Start your introduction to Rome with a journey to The Vatican the smallest nation in the world! It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit the Vatican Museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel.
The most famous square of The Vatican is St. Peter's Square with St.Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta.
Continue your tour driving past the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Pass the Circus Maximus - the Hippodrome - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for the well known movie 'Ben Hur'!
Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared!
Pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and end the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain.
Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! We at Cox and Kings look forward to that !
After an exciting tour relax and enjoy your return drive to the hotel.
Note: * On days when the Vatican Museum is not open for visitors, the Roman Forum OR the Colosseum will be visited. * Due to Rome city regulations, certain roads may be off limits for long distance coaches. This may result in the Rome sightseeing being done partly by foot / public transport.
Overnight in Arezzo.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel. )
Today sit back, relax and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive of approximately nine hours to Switzerland. Drive past beautiful views of the Alps with glimpses of Italian countryside and its medieval towns.
The Swiss countryside vies with the cities for beauty. Unlike modern and rather populated cities, the countryside is formed by patches of small villages, often consisting of ancient historical houses and picturesque chalets, separated from each other by beautiful landscapes, a unique composition of mountains, farms, medieval castles and the famous Swiss cows browsing the evergreen meadows. Later, check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Switzerland.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Packed Lunch from an Indian restaurant and Indian dinner at the hotel. )
Today Cox and Kings gives you an excursion to Glacier 3000 - the everlasting snow mountain, offering panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. Ascent is by cable car to Scex Rouge (2971m).
A special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster (weather permitting), the world's highest bobsleigh track. You can cruise along at approx. 40 km/hour and with the brakes you determine how fast you want to go. The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges.
The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - take the 107 meters Peak Walk along a suspension bridge. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch.
Later, ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on eternal snow. Return to Col du Pillion.
A relaxed long drive of approximately 07 hours will take you towards the Glamour city of Paris which is global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture.
On arrival, after dinner, check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Paris.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Glacier 3000 and Dinner at the restaurant. )
Today, start the day with a dazzling overview of the city from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower!
Enjoy a guided panoramic highlight city tour. Drive past monuments like the pyramid of the Louvre, Garnier's Opera, the River Seine, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides.
Then, visit Fragonard, a highlight from Cox and Kings. Discover Fragonard's creations on sale at factory prices.
This evening after dinner, don't miss our Optional Gala Evening in Paris and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'.
Overnight in Paris.
( Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at an Indian restaurant and Dinner at an Indian restaurant. )
Good times need never end! Your tour ends with guests departing on individual flight schedules for your flight back home or return by coach to Heathrow Terminal 3 in London by around 18.00 hrs. Relive the high points of your 'Cox and Kings Classical Europe' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon.... Please do give us your valuable feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org ( Breakfast at the hotel. )
Add on - Paris (With Euro Disney Entrance Ticket)
Today, its on to Euro Disney! Unleash the child in you for a fun filled excursion! Thrilling rides, favourite Disney characters and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.
Note: Your (One Day - One Park) ticket gives you the option of entering either Euro Disney Park or The Walt Disney Studios.
The Euro Disney is divided into Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Discovery land which are the four magical themed lands and the ever famous Main Street USA.
Thrilling rides, incredible shows, parades, fantasy and excitement guarantees non-stop fun and action.
Fairytales come to life. Thrills in all sizes and shapes. Big thrills such as Space Mountain Mission 2, Indiana Jones, Big Thunder Mountain, takes you to the edge of the universe and little ones, where you can sail around the world with 'It’s a Small world'.
Family fun is around every corner, from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups.
Favourite Disney Characters are waiting to meet you. You can 'Hello’ Pooh, 'Howdy’ Goofy and meet Mickey and Minnie. Do not forget to take a snapshot with one of your favourite Disney characters! Say 'Cheese' and get a photograph accompanied by a hug and an autograph.
Discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios where a behind the scenes destination sensation awaits you. Experience movie magic and cinema sets coming to life through cinemagical 'lots’, featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows with your dreams centre-stage allowing your 'screendreams' to come true! Make your big screen debut at Toon Studio or Production Courtyard.
Note: Transfers would be on your own arrangements.
Overnight in Paris.
( Breakfast at the hotel )
Good times need never end! As you depart on individual schedules for the airport. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon.
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Note: Departure transfer would be on your own arrangements. ( Breakfast at the hotel )