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Begin Your Tour | Arrive Into Rome

Welcome to your 'FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE European Discovery' tour. Your FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1400 hrs).

Cox and Kings takes care to start your sightseeing only the next day so that you can relax after your long flight and get over your jetlag.A special welcome Gala Dinner for you our Special Guest. One popular song after another floating across the room and the aroma of delicious, multi-course Indian and Italian cuisine enveloping the air. Enjoy your gala time with a belly dancer to entertain you. FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE spares no effort to bring you the best travel experience and start your holiday on a high note. (D)
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Onto Tuscany | Visit Vatican City | Guided City Tour Of Rome

Start your introduction to Rome in the Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world! Headed by his holiness the Pope, it is the administrative and spiritual capital of Roman Catholicism. It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world !

Gaze in awe at Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

The triumphal Arch of Constantine, is one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and the Piazza Venezia, the main square in Rome, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake !

Drive past the Circus Maximus - the Hippodrome - known for its ancient chariot races, which was reconstructed by Hollywood for 'Ben Hur' !

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 FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE look forward to that !

Indian and local cuisine at lunch today. Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome, with a visit to the mighty Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared ! Take a journey on the Time Elevator and enjoy a 4 dimensional view of Roman Glory. After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to the Tuscany region where on arrival you will be checked into your hotel. Celebrate the 250 years of FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE and share our joy. The celebration has music and a magician. We are sure that you will always remember your trip with Cox and Kings. (B, L, D)
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Onto Venice area | Walking Tour Of Florence | Orientation Tour Of Pisa
Drive to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square metre than any other city in the world !

Included in your 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 all that exercise, add to the feel good factor. Its time to indulge yourself with some more works of art - genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs ! Happy shopping !

Continue driving 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.

Later in the evening, drive along the Brenta River past Bologna, across the Apennine Mountains to the Venice area. Along with your delicious Indian spread, sample a bit of local cuisine at dinner. (B, L, D)
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Onto Innsbruck | Walking Tour Of Venice | Orientation Tour Of Innsbruck
Nothing prepares you for the captivating city of canals and palaces - Venice is simply unique ! The city is built on 117 small islands and 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 the Murano Glass Factory 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.

Enjoyment at its peak this afternoon for the 250 years celebration of FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE with a Gala lunch as you cruise to Tronchetto Pier.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Innsbruck. 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 !

Our orientation tour introduces you to its world famous sights. View the Golden Roof or 'Goldenes Dachl', an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximilian I in the 15th century, decorated with gold painted copper shingles. See the Imperial Church followed by the 'Hofburg' or Imperial Palace. This Capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years !

Enjoy a continental dinner after which you can disco the night away in celebration of 250 years of FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE with cold drinks, wine and beer to quench that thirst ! (B, L, D)

Note: Due to the European Football Championship some groups may have to be located in different cities
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Onto Switzerland | Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds | Visit Vaduz | Mt. FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE Gala Evening With Dinner - An Exclusive Mountain In Switzerland

Leave for Switzerland. Enroute halt at the internationally renowned Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and prepare to be dazzled at the 'Chambers of Wonder'! In a wondrous blue hall dominated by a unicum - a wall of crystal, you see the world's biggest crystal and it's smallest! Over 7 million people from all corners of the globe have already been thrilled by the Swarovski experience - now you are one of them ! Continue your drive into the principality of Liechtenstein and stop at Vaduz - the capital, to enjoy a short orientation. Vaduz is famous for its postage stamps.

Later drive on to the Swiss region of Lungern, where an exclusive evening of enjoyment is lined up for you.

A mountain in Switzerland that's all yours ! We make sure that your ultimate fantasy comes true with Mt. FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE - a Swiss Mountain in the Lungern - Schönbuel belt, so exclusive, that it's only for you !

Getting there is half the fun ! Wind your way uphill in a cable car, with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Bernese Oberland. Just viewing nature is not enough, there are walking trails, games and chocolate casting.

That's not all ! We top it with a Swiss Folklore event, a sumptuous Gala Dinner and Disco Dancing ! Yes, with FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE you're constantly on a high ! Later check in to your hotel.
(B, L,D)
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Excursion To The Jungfraujoch | Visit To The Trummelbach Falls | Ascend By Cogwheel Train | Indian Lunch | An Interlaken City Tour
Today enjoy an excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe', a wonderful world of glaciers and eternal ice. Stop at the Trummelbach falls the only glacier waterfalls in Europe, cascading through the mountain.

Reach the highest altitude railway station in Europe by a charming, red cogwheel train, through the most dramatic mountain scenery !

Walk on the great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 kms - the longest ice stream in the Alps, visit the glistening Ice Palace, and the Sphinx Observation Terrace, at 3571 m, the loftiest point of all, the Alpine view is simply stunning.

What could be more tempting in this icy cold scenario, than a hot Indian lunch !

Descend to visit the popular holiday resort of Interlaken, cradled cozily between the beautiful Lakes of Brienz and Thun, where even today you see horse-drawn carriages.

Indulge in some souvenir shopping at Kirchhofer's Casino Gallery, famous for its Swiss watches, chocolates and other accessories. Later return to your hotel. (B, L, D)
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Onto Lucerne | Lucerne City Tour | Onto Gstaad / Les Diablerets | Visit To The Glacier 3000
Move to Lucerne with its picturesque mountains, lakes, cowbells, alpine villages and meadows full of edelweiss. Pause at the poignant Lion Monument, the famous limestone carving of a dying lion, built to commemorate the brave Swiss soldiers who were killed during the French Revolution.

Stroll along the covered, wooden Kappellbrucke (chapel bridge), to the ornate Jesuit Church.

You will have another encounter with the marvels of Swiss shopping. Most visitors take home two things - memories of a beautiful country and a Swiss watch. Next to a virtually unlimited selection of watches and jewellry, every store carries a vast array of small famous brand gifts and souvenirs, priced for every pocket.

To mark 250 years, Cox and Kings gives you another first with the experience of Glacier 3000 - the everlasting snow mountain, which offers panoramic views of the most beautiful summits of the Alps. There are terrific views from snow-covered mountains in the south to the smooth foothills of the northern Alps - truly the meeting point of two worlds.

Drive to Gstaad - the skiing capital and a favourite playground for the rich and famous, located 1050 m above sea level. The Glacier 3000 excursion awaits ! Ascent is by cable car from Col du Pillon (1546 m) to Scex Rouge (2971m).

Enjoy a special adrenaline kick with a wild ride on the Alpine Coaster, 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 1 km track offers lots of variety: The ultimate highlight is the 520-degree loop, followed by 10 curves, 6 waves, 3 jumps and 2 bridges. The track lies up to 6 m above the ground and the 2-minute downhill ride gives you the ultimate driving experience. The beauty of nature can also be discovered.

The View Point (stairs) located directly behind the Restaurant Botta 3000 has a 360-degree panoramic view that includes some of the most beautiful alpine peaks - from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Matterhorn - and views onto over 24 peaks that are over 4000 m high. Here is a tribute to FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE serving you for 250 years along with a souvenir for each family. Enjoy a hot buffet lunch after all these activities

Later ride the Snow Bus over the glacier - a unique experience of a comfortable ride on the eternal snow. Return by cable car to Col du Pillion and drive to your hotel to check in (after 1400 hrs). Enjoy your free evening. (B, L, D)
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Onto the Mont Blanc In Chamonix | Cable Car Ride To Aiguille Du Midi | A Visit To The Mer De Glace In Chamonix Valley

Today depart for Chamonix. It's 'Love at first sight' as you enter the beautiful Chamonix Valley and the majestic mountains of the Mont Blanc range.

Whilst all the Hindi movies have launched the Swiss Alps, FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE is the first to introduce the French Alps to India and the home of Mont Blanc, famous for its pens and accessories. Don't miss our excursion tour - a ride on the highest and most impressive cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, which lifts you to 3842 meters for an unforgettable view of the Alps. The Aiguille du Midi has its own postage stamp and a letterbox! Continue your excursion with a ride on the nostalgic red cog railway to Montenvers. The train climbs a steep track, through scenic Alpine scenery, to a stunning vantage point above the ' Mer de Glace' (sea of ice) Glacier.

You know you've really arrived when you stand at 1913 meters, at the 'Mer de Glace', which is 7 kms long and 200 meters thick, with a surface dimension of 40 kms !

A crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition, an ice garden and the famous ice grotto 100 meters long, carved each year into the heart of the glacier, awaits you!

Check into your hotel and tonight celebrate 250 years of FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE with a celebration dinner and a souvenir in the hotel's panoramic rooftop restaurant "Le Vista". You will leave with an everlasting memory of its breathtaking views of the setting sun over the Mont-Blanc massif.

Try out your winning streak tonight at the casino! A voucher will get you a complimentary drink. Raise a toast to the 250 years celebration of FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE with the Chamonix Mt Blanc region.
(B, L, D)
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TGV To Paris | Morning Free | Visit Geneva | Visit Eiffel Tower
Awaken to the spectacular delights of the glacier around you. A view of the facing peaks and of Mont-Blanc, awaits you at breakfast. Enjoy a free morning. Walk past picturesque hamlets, enjoy the spectacular scenery and surroundings. Stroll along the valley paths. Relax and be sure to feast your eyes on the wonderful views. In the afternoon drive to Geneva, one of Switzerland's most privileged cities, said to have the second highest quality of living in the world !

The orientation tour starts with a drive to the Palais des Nations - the European Headquarters of the United Nations, and one of the most active conference centres in the world and the Ariana museum.

Be awestruck by the great white plume of the world's tallest fountain in Europe - the magnificent Jet d'Eau and pause for a photograph here and at the beautiful floral clock in the Jardin Anglais !

This evening there's a thrill of anticipation - as you take the high speed ' TGV' train to Paris ! At 300 kmph it's almost 3 to 4 hours faster than the coach !

That translates into more quality time in Paris, the 'City of Lights' .

Enjoy a dazzling overview as you ascend by an elevator to the 1st level viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower ! (B, L, D)
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Excursion To Disneyland Paris | Optional "Gala Evening In Paris" - River Seine Cruise, Indian dinner and the Bonheur Show at the Lido | An Illuminination Tour Of The Famous Landmarks Of Paris

Unleash the child in you on a highly recommended, fun-filled excursion to Disneyland ! Thrilling rides, favorite Disney characters and incredible shows make it a complete family attraction.

Later this evening, don't miss our FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE Optional Gala Evening and experience the joie de vivre of 'Gaie Paris'. This enchanted evening unfolds with a cruise on the River Seine, sailing under old and beautiful bridges, admiring many illuminated monuments as you glide by. True bliss !

Sparkle over a glass of champagne and an Indian dinner at the Lido. Here at the most famous nightclub in the world, enjoy the 'Bonheur Show', a cabaret with extraordinary sets and extravagant costumes. Take away a small remembrance of your visit. We stretch the night for you with an Illumination Tour, driving past spectacularly lit landmarks of Paris. It's magic ! (B)
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Onto Brussels | Visit Grevin Wax Museum | Shop at Galeries Lafayette | City Tour Of Paris | Visit Montparnasse | Orientation Tour of Brussels

Proceed for a city tour of Paris, where our first stop is the famed Grevin Wax Museum, an Exclusive from FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE ! Grevin, a legendary site of entertainment since 1882, was created by Alfred Grevin, a caricaturist, to produce and showcase life size wax models of celebrities.

At the end of the 19th Century, Arthur Meyer, journalist and founder of the famous daily newspaper "Le Gaulois", conceived the notion of showing his readers the people in the headlines of his paper, but in 3-D. At a time when the press did not use photographs, he came up with the idea of creating a site where the public could get to see the faces of the people in the news. To implement this original plan, he called on Alfred Grevin, who was a cartoonist, a designer of costumes for the theatre, and also a famous sculptor. The Grevin opened its doors on June 5th, 1882 and it was an immediate success.

At Grevin, relive glorious French history, meet celebrities and experience the Spirit of Paris, with over 300 wax figures in a magnificent setting of gold and marble ! The latest addition is our very own "Shah Rukh Khan". Grevin and FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE commemorate your visit with a small memento.

Shop at Galeries Lafayette (closed on Sunday) the avant-garde fashion store in Paris. Leave the store with a souvenir. Enjoy a guided panoramic city tour of famous monuments like the Louvre with its Glass Pyramid. Built on the axis of the French Revolution, it serves as the main entrance to the museum.

That's not all ! There's the 2200 seat Garnier's Opera, the largest opera theatre in the world, the Place de la Concorde - this square was the site of the infamous guillotine - and the Champs Elysees - one of the most fashionable streets in the world ! See the Napoleanic Arc de Triomphe and the Hotel des Invalides. European flavoured lunch today.

Later today experience, a new highlight from FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE for the 250 years celebration the Montparnasse tower - the roof of Paris, at a height of 210 metres above Paris. Discover a view of Paris with the crowning glory of the Eiffel Tower.

Far above the hustle and bustle of the Montparnasse square, you can stand on the very roof of the capital. The city is spread out before you, swarming with life. Europe's fastest elevator will take you to a height of 196 meters (over 640 ft) for this magnificient experience. By using the viewpoint indicators, you can locate and see each of the districts and their monuments. Best of all get a special memento.

Then drive on to Brussels - the Elegant Capital City of Belgium; it is also the seat of the European Union, which gives it an air of bustling efficiency ! On arrival, an orientation tour of Brussels, which takes you through picturesque medival streets past the magnificent St. Michel's Cathedral.

Walk via Galeries Saint Hubert the world's first shopping mall, opened in 1847, to Grand Place, its gilded buildings making it one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. This exquisite market square is the main tourist attraction. In your free time sample a Belgian waffle dusted with caramelized sugar mmmm ! Time permitting, shop here for world famous Belgian lace and chocolate. No visit is complete without seeing the Mannekin Pis, which will steal your heart - this cheeky statue of a little boy, representing the "irreverent spirit" of Brussels, has drawn sightseers for centuries. After dinner check into your hotel. (B, L, D)
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Onto Rotterdam For The Luxurious Overnight Ferry To Hull In The United Kingdom | Full Day Excursion To Amsterdam | Visit Keukenhof / Madurodam
Today your full day excursion begins with a drive through Dutch countryside, to Amsterdam, where Windmills still wield their magic. There's a photo stop at one - note how the sails turn counter-clockwise. Clogs and Holland are inseparable and a factory visit demonstrates this traditional business. See how cheese is made.

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 .

If you come to Holland when tulips are in bloom (only from March 25th to May 20th) the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens provide the Wow factor ! The rest of the year visit Madurodam, the enchanting miniature city which features the best of Netherlands. Here windmills turn, boats sail and trains move on the world's largest miniature railway !

Later drive to Rotterdam to board your luxurious overnight cruise ferry to the U.K. The cruise across the North Sea, is sheer indulgence ! Treat yourself to a world class maritime experience, sailing in total comfort, soaking in the ambience. Savour the wide selection of international cuisine. There's a night of non-stop fun and entertainment. Have fun at the fruit machines. (B, L, D on board the Ferry)
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Arrive Into the United Kingdom | Onto London | Guided City Tour Of London
Early this morning your luxurious ferry cruise comes to an end. Disembark and proceed to London.

Live history through a guided panoramic tour of London city. 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 and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Drive past Piccadilly Circus, a famous traffic intersection, with its giant electronic advertisements and its fountain topped by the statue of Eros, the Greek God of Love, which has become one of the symbols of London. Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square commemorates Lord Nelson's victory against Napoleon's navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. See the majesty of Buckingham Palace which is the Queen's official residence as well as the busy administrative headquarters of the Monarchy. The rest of the day is free to explore this city on your own ! Give in to some great bargains from the many malls around and then allow London's varied restaurants to further weaken your resistance ! (B on board the ferry, L, D)
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London Delights Tour - Visit The Tower Of London, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London Eye And The Swaminarayan Temple
After breakfast, sample our London Delights Tour !

Travel back in time on this tour with a visit to the Tower of London. Now a historic landmark, it's earlier function was as a jail and place of execution where much royal blood was spilled ! The aptly named Bloody Tower and Traitor's Gate still fascinate. The main attraction is the Jewel house, which houses the incredible Crown Jewels including the famous Koh-i-noor diamond !

Later, you have a date with over 400 celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the world's largest exhibition of life like wax models. Pose alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Stand tall amongst the Kingpins of international politics !

Ride the London Eye, the world's tallest Ferris wheel and during the gradual 30 minute flight, see unrivalled views of London, up to 40 kilometres in all directions! It is the most distinctive addition to the city this century. Another not to be missed sight is the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir the first temple of stone to be constructed in Europe, with its luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars.

Later return to your hotel. (B, L, D )
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Homeward Bound

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport relive the high points of your FAIRSKY TRAVEL HOUSE European Discovery tour. We are confident you will join us again some time soon.... (B either in hotel or on board the flight)
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