Glory of Europe

Glory of Europe - 13 Nights / 14 Days

Vatican - Italy - Switzerland - France - Spain - Portugal

Rome, Vatican, Assisi, Padua, Venice, Engelberg, Paris, Lourdes, San Sebastian, Salamanca, Fatima, Avila, Madrid

Main Heighlights

Day 1: Rome – City Tour :
Depart. Arrive Rome in the afternoon. Meet by our Driver and transfer to Hotel. Check in. Freshen up and start tour by 4 p.m. Proceed on a panoramic tour of Rome. Visit Trevi Fountain, Collossium (outside view), and monument of Victor Emanuel II.Dinner at Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Church Visits – Vatican Museum:
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Visit the major churches in Rome. Visit St. John Lateran, one of the major Basilicas, the ‘Scala Sancta’ (Holy Stairs) located across the street where you may climb the same steps on which Our Lord climbed on the way to see Pontius Pilate, and then walk down the park to ‘Santa Croce in Gerusalemme’ (Holy Cross of Jerusalem) where incredible relics can be found (fragments of the Holy Cross, one Nail, part of the inscription INRI, two thorns from the Crown of Thorns, fragments of the pillar of the scourging and of the rock of the Holy Sepulcher). We bow these beautiful relics, including the Holy Stairs. Lunch at Restaurant. Afternoon Proceed to Visit Vatican Museum and the world famous ‘Sistine Chapel’– a pure source of inspiration for art lovers. It is also famous for its architecture and the paintings of Michelangelo and Bernini. Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Papal Audience – ASSISI : Continental breakfast in Hotel. Proceed to St. Peter’s Square for Papal Audience (Subject to availability of “His Holiness”). Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Assisi. it is the land of St. Francis and St. Clare. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, including the tombs of St. Francis and his disciples. The Lower and Upper Basilicas are filled with world famous frescoes that depict the lives of Jesus and St. Francis, as well as other saints. Take a relaxed rosary walk with the Spiritual Priest, visiting other important sights such as the remains of St. Clare and the famous Cross of San Damiano.Check in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Assisi – Venice: Continental breakfast in Hotel Proceed to Venice. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to the pier and board a private boat to the heart of the traditional city of Venice – The St. Mark’s Square. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica. Also visit Murano glass showroom Check in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Padua – Engelberg:
After breakfast. Proceed to Padua. Visit the famous basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. The original St. Anthony of Padua Church was built in 1725 by the local Italian community of Istanbul, but was later demolished and replaced with the current building which was constructed on the same location. The current St. Anthony of Padua was built between 1906 and 1912 in the Venetian Neo-Gothic style. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to the country Switzerland. There is no substitute to Switzerland in the entire world neither in its beauty nor in its charm can be compared with any place on the earth. Shimmering glaciers, snow capped mountains, gorgeous blue lakes, amazing views of the rolling hills, picturesque landscapes, lush meadows, beautiful villages and the glamorous cities are very enticing which leave you spell bound on your visit to this hill country Transfer to Lucerne. Arrive Lucerne / Engelberg. Check in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
Day 6: Engelberg – Mt.Titlis – Dijon:
After breakfast, visit Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer. At 10,000 feet, Mount Titlis, is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak exuding a snow and ice spectacular aerial cable car that delivers awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland. Lunch at Mt. Titlis. Proceed to Dijon. Arrive Hotel. Check in. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 7: Dijon - Paris – City Tour:
Continental breakfast in Hotel. Proceed to Paris. Arrive Paris by noon. Lunch at restaurant. Proceed to Visit Eiffel tower (2nd level). The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The structure took more than two years to complete. Each one of the about 12,000 iron pieces was designed separately to give them exactly the shape needed. All pieces were prefabricated and fit together using approx. 7 million nails. Transfer to hotel. Check in. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 08: Paris – Bordeaux:
After breakfast proceed on a city tour. Drive past Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, Petit Palais and Grand Palais, Les Invalides and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the Tomb of Vincent de paul, Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Bordeaux. Check in. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 09: Bordeaux – Lourdes:
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Lourdes. The famous Catholic pilgrimage center, located in the South West of France at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, where The Virgin Mary appeared to a 14 year old girl, Bernadette. Lourdes today welcomes more than 5 million visitors annually from 150 countries. Visit the three main Basilicas, pray at the Grotto and drink water from the miraculous spring. Visit Sacre Coeur to see the Baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized. Visit the healing waters. These are 7 pools with water coming from the Miracle Source Join the Candle Light Procession at night. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 10: Lourdes – San Sebastian – Salamanca:
Breakfast at hotel Check out, Proceed to San Sebastian. Visit The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus, is a baroque Roman Catholic parish church and minor basilica completed in 1774. It is located in the "Parte Vieja" of the city of San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Salamanca. Check in. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 11: Salamanca - Fatima:
After breakfast proceed to Fatima. Visit Our Lady of Fatima church. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children near the town of Fatima between 13 May and 13 October 1917. The Blessed Virgin Mary is also referred as Our Lady of the Rosary / Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. Check-in to Hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 12: Fatima –Avila -Madrid:
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Avila, Lunch Enroute. Visit Avila, Spain, the best-preserved walled city in the world and home of St. Teresa of Avila who, with her spiritual director St. John of the Cross, reformed the Carmelite Order. We visit the Carmelite Monastery and the cell where St. Teresa lived and see relics of Teresa and St. John of the Cross. We’ll also tour the ancient city of Avila whose architecture and culture remain the same from centuries ago. After Visit proceed to Madrid, Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Day 13: Madrid Departure:
After breakfast drive to Madrid, proceed for an Orientation tour in Madrid (if time permits), later Transfer to Airport. Depart
Day 14: Arrivals Cochin :
TOUR COST: INR 65000 + EURO 1500

Tour Cost Includes

  • Return Economy Class Airfare including Taxes
  • 2 Nights’ Accommodation in Hotel 4* Novotel roma sud or Brand or similar at Rome
  • 1Night Accommodation in Hotel 3* Casa Leonori or similar in Assisi.
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 4* BW biri or similar at Padua
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 3* Terrace or Sonnwendhof similar at Engelberg
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 3* Ibis or similar at Dijon
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 4* Novotel orly Rungis or similar at Paris
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 3* Ibis or similar in Boudreaux
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 4* Alba or similar at Lourdes
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 4* Regio Salamanca or similar
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hotel 4* Cinnequetario fatima or similar
  • 1 Night Accommodation in hotel 3* N H Parla or similar
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • City Tax in hotels
  • Continental / Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunches at Restaurant
  • Dinner at Restaurant / Hotels
  • Tips to the Guide & Driver
  • Insurance Charges ( Up to 70yrs, only for passengers travelling from India )
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager

Tour Cost Does not included

  • Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • Food & drinks not forming part of group menus
  • Laundry, beverages, telephone charges
  • Anything which is not included in the “Cost Includes”.

Subject to change in itenary