Europe is, by convention, one of the world’s seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term “continent” can incorporate cultural and political elements.
Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe’s approximately 50 states, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while the Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world’s population.
Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 15th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. In 1900, Europe’s share of the world’s population was 25%. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the revolutions of 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Biomes of Europe and surrounding regions:
tundra alpine tundra taiga montane forest
temperate broadleaf forest mediterranean forest temperate steppe dry steppe
Europe lies mainly in the temperate climate zones, being subjected to prevailing westerlies.
The climate is milder in comparison to other areas of the same latitude around the globe due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is nicknamed “Europe’s central heating”, because it makes Europe’s climate warmer and wetter than it would otherwise be. The Gulf Stream not only carries warm water to Europe’s coast but also warms up the prevailing westerly winds that blow across the continent from the Atlantic Ocean.
Therefore the average temperature throughout the year of Naples is 16 °C (60.8 °F), while it is only 12 °C (53.6 °F) in New York City which is almost on the same latitude. Berlin, Germany; Calgary, Canada; and Irkutsk, in the Asian part of Russia, lie on around the same latitude; January temperatures in Berlin average around 8 °C (15 °F) higher than those in Calgary, and they are almost 22 °C (40 °F) higher than average temperatures in Irkutsk.
8 Countries 17 Days
Paris 2N,Brussels 1N,Amsterdam 2N,Berlin 1N, Frankfurt 1N,Vienna 1N, Innsbruck 1N, Lucerne 3N, Padova, 1N Florence 1N, Rome 2N, Vatican City.
Meet and Greet upon arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. (Check in – l400hrs). Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Experience the excitement at Disneyland. Enjoy various rides and shows like It’s a Small World and Space mountain. Meet your favourite cartoon characters like Mickey, Minnie, Pooh and Donald.
PARIS – BRUSSELS
Proceed to Brussels. On arrival enjoy a photo stop at Atomium followed by a walking orientation tour of the Grand Place, Town Hall, Guild Houses, Serclaes Monument and Manneken Pis Statue of a little boy.
BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM
In the morning enjoy Mini Europe (Miniature of Europe) from inside. Later proceed to Amsterdam. Enjoy Amsterdam city orientation tour by Canal Cruise.
After breakfast head towards beautiful Keukenhof – Tulip Gardens (From 21st March to 20th May). You then proceed to the beautiful fishing village of Volendam and enjoy a demonstration on the art of making wooden shoes at the Clog Factory & Cheese Farm. Later continue to Amsterdam and discover the city in the most novel manner, as you take a canal cruise on the intricate water systems, which is best way to see this captivating city.
AMSTERDAM – BERLIN
City orientation tour includes Berliner Dome Cathedral, Berlin Wall, City Hall, and Victory Column with its Golden Statue of Goddess Victory, the Reichstag Building, Monument Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and German State Opera House.
BERLIN – FRANKFURT
Today, proceed to Frankfurt. Rest of the day is free for you. You can explore the Florence city on your own.
FRANKFURT – VIENNA
Proceed to Vienna. Upon arrival enjoy and continue with an interesting tour taking in the best known highlights of Baroque Vienna, for centuries the seat of the powerful Habsburg Empire, and also known as the ‘City of Music’. You first visit the Schonbrunn Palace to view the elegant gardens. Later you set your watches back 100 years as you enjoy the musical city of Vienna. You will see the famous landmarks like the Grand State Opera House, Parliament building and the impressive Town Hall, before strolling around Heroes ‘Square to marvel at the vast Hofburg Palace, home to 22 museums and St. Charles Church. Later enjoy an Indian dinner and check into your hotel.
LUCERNE – JUNGFRAUJOCH – LUCERNE
Visit Jungfraujoch – top of Europe, en-route visit Trummelbach Glacial Waterfalls. Take a Cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen to Europe’s highest railway station Jungfraujoch via Kleine Scheidegg station. Visit Ice Palace with Ice sculptures and Sphin x Terrace. Drive through Interlaken city.
LUCERNE – PADOVA
Proceed to Padova. Arrive in Padova in the evening. Rest of the day is free. Relax yourself for next day
PADOVA – VENICE – FLORENCE
FLORENCE – PISA – ROME
Photostop at Piazzale Michelangelo Point and Statue of David. Proceed to Pisa. City orientation tour includes Square of Miracles, Baptistry, Cathedral and Leaning tower of Pisa. Arrive in Rome.
ROME – VATICAN – ROME
Proceed to Vatican, on arrival visit to the Vatican city includes Vatican Museum, Michelangelo’s Frescoes, the Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s famous Pieta. Visit Colosseum from inside followed by city orientation tour which includes Tiber river, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia. Enjoy the Time Elevator Ride in the evening.
DEPARTURE FROM ROME
Board the flight for your hometown. Tour concludes.
Price / Inclusion
|Price From||Base 4 Pax||Base 6 Pax||Base 8 Pax||Base 10 Pax||Base 12 Pax||Base 14 pax|
|Adult (2 Sharing 12ysr+)||€ 4210||€3330||€2890||€2695||€2510||€2375|
|Child with Bed (2-11 yrs)||€2526||€ 1999||€1735||€1620||€1510||€1425|
|Adult Single Occupancy||€ 5475||€ 4330||€3760||€3510||€3265||€3090|
|Adult Triple Sharing||€3790||€2999||€2600||€2425||€2260||€2140|
|CITY NAME||HOTEL NAME|
|All Places||3* – 4*|
- 16 Nights Hotel Accommodation in 3*/4* hotels.
- Breakfast for 16 Days.
- Indian Dinner all Day as per itinerary
- Private 7 seater Mercedes Viano or VW Caravella Van with English speaking driver for 3 – 6 travelling pax (The Mercedes Viano o.s. Van (7 seater for up to 6 clients) has a luggage capacity of 6 bags + small hand luggage pieces)
- Private 15 seater Mercedes Sprinter or similar Van with English speaking driver for 7 – 11 travelling pax ( The Mercedes Sprinter o.s. Van (13-19 Seater for up to 11 pax) has a luggage capacity of 11 bags + small hand luggage pieces )
- Driver’s accommodation, driver’s meals, toll, parking
- All the sightseeing mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Visa & Insurance fees.
- Airfare and Taxes (Internal airfare wherever applicable)
- Any meals other than specified above
- Any sightseeing other than mentioned above.
- Any item of personal nature like mini-bar, portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.
- High Season surcharges are applicable.
- The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable.
- The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time.
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time.
- Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
- Alternate room category, hotels and air bookings may attract extra cost.
- International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
- Early check in and late checkout are subject to availability.
- Itineraries are subject to change.
- For Security Deposits, Credit card is required at the time of hotel check in.
- Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing.
- You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost.
- Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit your best.
Itinerary : TOTAL EUROPE 17 DAYS