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East Europe Hallmarks 17 Nights / 18 Days

IRELAND

UNITED KINGDOM

NETHERLANDS

Berlin

Amsterdam

London BELGIUM

Antwerp

Brussels

GERMANY

POLAND

Cologne Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

Heidelberg

Paris

Black Forest FRANCE

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND

Engelberg ITALY

SLOVAKIA

HUNGARY

Venice Florence Pisa

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

Rome

HIGHLIGHTS • A complete all-inclusive tour at an honest price with maximum quality sightseeing and minimum travelling time. • Stay in top quality hotels – Hilton, Ramada, Marriott, Renaissance etc. • ALL hot delicious unlimited Indian Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian meals included. • Enjoy daily buffet breakfast. • Most of the dinners served in the comfort’s of your hotel. • A choice of local meals in 8 different countries. • A relaxed tour with time for shopping. • Guided city tour of Rome. • A visit to the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. • Visit the Colosseum from inside – amphitheatre famous for gladiator fights. • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa – one of the wonders of the world. • Guided city tour of Florence. • Visit the Murano glass showroom in Venice. • Romantic gondola ride in Venice. • Relish Indian lunch on board a private cruise in Venice with live Italian music. • See the Golden Roof and Maria Theresien Strasse in Innsbruck. • Visit the famous Swarovski Crystal museum and showroom in Wattens. • Stay 03 nights in scenic Switzerland. • Enjoy a fun-filled Swiss experience on top of a Swiss mountain exclusive with Thomas Cook. • Cherish an experience to be on top of Europe – Jungfraujoch with Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian lunch with champagne. • Visit the spectacular Trummelbach Falls. • Visit Mt. Titlis in the world’s first revolving cable car and enjoy an exclusive Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian / non-vegetarian lunch on top. • Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne included. • Visit scenic Interlaken. • View the magnificent Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. • Visit Titisee, right in the heart of the Black Forest. • See a cuckoo clock demonstration at Drubba.

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Enjoy a scenic cruise on the river Rhine. Visit the imposing Heidelberg castle. Visit the historical Cologne Cathedral. Orientation tour of Brussels. Visit the famous Dam Square – the heart of Amsterdam. See both Keukenhof and Madurodam. Catch a breathtaking view of Amsterdam city on a canal cruise. Guided city tour of Paris Visit the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower. A full-day of fun at Euro Disney OR Visit the magnificent Versailles Palace & Gardens and the world famous Louvre Museum. • A romantic evening cruise in Paris. • Gala night in London/Paris with Indian dinner, Bollywood music, dance and unlimited wine. • Chance to see the Lido Show. • A unique experience of travelling under the English Channel aboard the world’s fastest chunnel train – the Eurostar. • Stay two full-days in London with all meals included. • Guided city tour of London with Changing of Guards • Entrance to the Tower of London housing Britain’s crown jewels including the Kohinoor diamond. • Visit Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. • Ride on the London Eye. • Visit the famous Swaminarayan Temple in London. • Stay 3 nights in Historic East Europe. • Guided city tour of Prague including the Prague castle. • Guided city tour of Dresden. • Guided city tour of Berlin including entrance to the German Parliament. • Professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Indian Tour Managers travelling with you throughout your tour in Europe. • Visit 10 countries in 18 days: Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherland, France, UK and Czech Republic. • • • • • • • • • •

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Day | 01 - Day | 14

For your itinerary please refer to the ‘European Extravaganza’ tour. Your itinerary will remain the same from Day 01 – Day 14 of the European Extravaganza tour.

See the picturesque Charles bridge - Prague.

Day 15

Welcome to Thomas Cook’s ‘East Europe’ Tour. Prague – Enjoy a guided tour of this majestic medieval city. Visit to the Prague Castle included.

After a buffet / boxed breakfast, proceed to the airport to board your flight to Prague – the colourful capital of the Czech Republic. On arrival, you will be greeted by your friendly Thomas Cook Tour Manager or a local representative outside the baggage hall. After a hot Indian lunch proceed with a local English speaking guide to visit the imposing Prague Castle. We take a walk through the castle’s many courtyards before visiting the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the main church of the castle. Its stunning spire stands at 96.5 metres. Get fascinated with its Romanesque rotunda that was created in the 18th century. Proceed down the Golden Lane where you see brightly coloured 17th century houses.

See the famous Berlin Wall.

Catch your breath and look around this majestic city from a panoramic point on the castle gallery. Descend down the Vltava river to see the medieval part of the city. Next, visit the Old Town Square for a touch of real European experience,Town Hall, the famous Charles Bridge – the most picturesque of the 18 bridges in Prague. Enjoy all these sights and many more. This evening enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Corinthia Panorama or similar in Prague.

See the Zwinger castle in Dresden.

Day 16

Enjoy a leisurely drive to the pretty town of Dresden. Visit the Zwinger Palace. Onto Berlin, the German capital - one of Europe’s most bustling city.

After a buffet breakfast, drive through the lush green forests of the Zinwald Mountains before arriving in Dresden. This attractive Baroque town, which was devastated during the World War II, has been reconstructed to its original 18th century glory. On arrival, meet your local English - speaking guide who will show you Dresden’s most impressive buildings. See the Opera House, the Zwinger Palace with all its beautiful fountains, Old and the New Town. Later, take a short walk on the Theatre Platz, a square representing the very heart of Europe’s musical tradition. After a delicious Indian lunch proceed to Berlin – the German capital, a city with extensive woodlands and rivers that meander through the city. On arrival, check-in and relax in the comfort of your hotel. Tonight, enjoy Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Ramada or similar in Berlin.

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Visit Reichstag – the German Parliament from inside.

Day 17 Explore the city of Berlin on your guided tour. After a buffet breakfast, meet your experienced English-speaking guide for an insight into the history of this once divided city. Today you see the famous Berlin Wall that divided the city till reunification in 1990. Once seen as a symbol of inhumanity, today it is seen as a symbol of peace. Stop at the Brandenburg Gate, most important classical monument and symbol of this city which was also for a long time a symbol of the partition of Germany. Enjoy a hot Indian lunch. Next, we take you to visit the Reichstag-the German Parliament Building from inside. This 19th century building boasts of a 21st century glass and steel cupola. See from where the German Parliament proceedings are conducted. Visit Alexander Platz, the city centre where you will see the World Time Clock. Later in the evening, enjoy some free time at the shopping malls looking for curios and souvenirs. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant Overnight at Hotel Ramada or similar in Berlin. Toll free: 1800 2099 100

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Day 18 Fly back home with wonderful memories of your tour. After a buffet / boxed breakfast, we transfer you to the airport to board your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.

NOTE:

Tours starting from Rome on Wednesday will visit Euro Disney only and Tours starting on Sunday will visit Versailles palace and gardens and the Louvre museum.

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East Europe Hallmarks WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS VATICAN • Vatican City

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ITALY • Rome • Pisa • Florence • Venice

Entrance to the Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel included. Visit to the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica included.

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Guided city tour including entrance to the Colosseum. Leaning Tower of Pisa. Guided city tour. Romantic gondola ride included. Tour of Venice with lunch on a private cruise with Live Italian music. Visit the St. Mark’s Square on a chartered boat. Visit Murano Glass showroom.

AUSTRIA • Innsbruck • Wattens

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Maria Theresien Strasse. The Golden Roof. Visit the Swarovski Crystal Headquarters and Museum.

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Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch with champagne lunch. Visit Mt. Titlis with exclusive lunch on top. Thomas Cook Swiss Mountain experience. Trummelbach falls. Visit Interlaken. Visit Lucerne. Cruise on Lake Lucerne. Magnificent Rhine Falls.

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Heart of Black Forest. Historical Cologne Cathedral. Romantic Rhine cruise. Imposing Heidelberg Castle.

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NETHERLANDS • Amsterdam

A visit to the Grand Place and Mannekin Pis statue with a photostop at the Atomium.

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• The Hague • Lisse • Volendam

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FRANCE • Paris

Amsterdam canal cruise. Dam Square. Madurodam. Visit Keukenhof (till May 16). See a traditional Dutch village. (From May 17). Visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe factory.

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SWITZERLAND

• Schaffhausen GERMANY • Titisee • Cologne • St Goar • Heidelberg BELGIUM • Brussels

UNITED KINGDOM • London :

Guided city tour. Visit to the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower. Full day at Euro Disney OR guided tour of Versailles Palace & Gardens and a visit to the world famous Louvre Museum. Enjoy an evening in Paris cruise. Guided city tour with Changing of the Guards. Visit the Swaminarayan Temple. Entrance to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Ride on the ‘London Eye’. Entrance to the Tower of London housing Britain’s crown jewels Including the Kohinoor diamond. Gala night in London/Paris with Indian dinner, bollywood music, dance and unlimited wine.

CZECH REPUBLIC & GERMANY • Prague : Guided city tour – Entrance to the Prague Castle • Dresden : Guided city tour • Berlin : Guided city tour – Entrance to the German Parliament.

ACCOMMODATION

• 1 night at Hotel Domina/Holiday Inn or similar in Rome. • 1 night at Hotel Wallart / Holiday Inn or similar in Prato or similar. • 1 night at Hotel New NH / Crown Plaza or similar in Padova or similar. • 1 night at Hotel Grauer Baer / Bon Alpina / Hilton or similar in Innsbruck or similar. • 2 nights at Hotel Ramada / Schweizerhof / Europe / Central in Engelberg or similar. • 1 night at Hotel Ramada / Schweizerhof / Europe / Central in Engelberg or similar or at Hotel Marriott / Renaissance in Zurich or similar. • 1 night at Hotel Park / Penta / Ramada or similar in Mainz / Wiesbaden /Mannheim or similar. • 2 nights at Hotel Scandic (Hilton) / Crown Plaza or similar in Antwerp or similar. • 2 nights at Hotel Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo / Marriott / Novotel La Defense / Mercure Parc la Defense or similar in Paris. • 2 nights at Hotel Thistle Euston / Crowne Plaza or similar in London. • 1 night at Hotel Corinthis Panorama or similar in Prague. • 2 nights at Hotel Ramada or similar in Berlin.

MEALS

• Daily buffet breakfast with hot eggs and fruits. • Indian breakfast in Switzerland and Germany. • 16 Indian Jain / vegetarian lunches including exclusive lunch on top of Mt. Titlis and champagne lunch on top of Jungfraujoch. • 17 Indian Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners including gala dinner in London/Paris.

WHAT’S MORE

• A choice to enjoy local meals in eight different countries. • A choice to enjoy Chinese meal in Austria and Thai meal in London. • Eurostar from Paris – London. • Cheese Fondue tasting with a glass of wine. • Wine tasting. • Lavish buffet prepared by our own chef in Switzerland. • Several meals served hot in the comfort’s of your hotel.

AIRFARE, VISAS AND MEDICAL INSURANCE

• Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary. • All local taxes and services as of November 30, 2009. • Internal economy group class airfare from London to Prague. • Cost of Visa and Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour.

NOTE

• All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air conditioned video coach and air cool coach in London. • Services of a professional, multilingual and friendly Tour Manager or a local representative. • On some occasions you may have to join another group in case the group does not have adequate members. • A local representative or a driver may only be there to assist you during your initial part of the tour.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Normal insurance charges amounting to Rs. 750 for the duration of the tour are included in the tour price. However, any passenger above the age of 60 years and those who wish to extend their stay will be required to pay additional charges

VISA REQUIREMENTS

• Multiple entry UK visa. • Multiple entry Schengen visa. • The costs of UK and Schengen are included in your tour price. • This cost includes documentation, processing and consulate fees. • The Schengen Visa on your tour is valid for travel to Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and Czech Republic. (In case of any change in the European Community visa policy, additional charges will be applicable.)

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East Europe Hallmarks TOUR COST FOR EAST EUROPE HALLMARKS HUB CITY EX-MUMBAI / DELHI

PER ADULT ON

PER CHILD WITHOUT BED

TWIN SHARE

(BELOW 12 YEARS)

: INR 71,500 + EUR 2,408

INR 65,000 + EUR 1,125

EX-CHENNAI / HYDERABAD : INR 78,500 + EUR 2,408

INR 72,000 + EUR 1,125

AHMEDABAD / BANGALORE Single Room Supplement

: EUR 757

Triple Room Reduction

: NIL

PER ADULT IN A

PER ADULT IN A

CHILD UNDER

TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE

SINGLE

12 YEARS WITHOUT BED

Euro 444

Euro 615

Euro 390

Check for our latest offers. Call 1800 2099 100 NOTE: • Cost of ticket taxes, visa fees, medical insurance is included in your tour price. • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double room. • A person below 12 years is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult. • The tour will be operated subject to a minimum of 15 full paying passengers traveling together. In the event where the group size is less than 15 full paying passengers, you will be given an option of traveling on the same tour by paying an additional FIT supplement or you have a choice of transferring to any other tour. • For prices and departure dates from your hub city please contact our local sales offices/travel agents). • For passengers traveling EX-MAA / HYD / BLR / AMD may have to travel EX-BOM / EX-DEL, to avail this tour. However, the domestic ticket cost is included in your tour cost. PRE / POST - TOUR ACCOMMODATION IN ROME / LONDON / BERLIN (Includes accommodation per person per night and Continental breakfast. PER ADULT IN A

PER ADULT IN A

CHILD UNDER

Euro 90

Euro 170

Euro 70

TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE

SINGLE

12 YEARS WITHOUT BED

DEPARTURE DATES: TOURS GOING TO EURODISNEY

EX-MUMBAI / DELHI / CHENNAI / HYDERABAD / BANGALORE / AHMEDABAD APRIL

: 21

MAY

: 5, 19

JUNE

: 2, 16, 30

JULY

: 7, 21

AUGUST

: 4, 18

SEPTEMBER

:15

DEPARTURE DATES: TOURS GOING TO VERSAILLES & LOUVRE

EX-MUMBAI / DELHI / CHENNAI / HYDERABAD / BANGALORE / AHMEDABAD APRIL

: 11, 25

MAY

: 9, 23

JUNE

: 6, 20

JULY

: 11, 25

AUGUST

:8

SEPTEMBER

: 26

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• Cost of Lido show (inclusive of transfers) is EURO 95 per adult. • Child below the age of 12 years goes free. WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

TOUR COST FOR EAST EUROPE ADD ON (Incase you want to avail of the East Europe Add On only)

Does not include transfers.)

LIDO SHOW

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• Rs. 5000 – cost of deviation, in case you want to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure. • Cost of Basic Travel Quota equivalent to USD 10,000. • Any increase in the airfare charged by the airline on your air ticket (presently calculated as of 30th November 2009 rates). • The tour cost does not include POE charges and passport charges. • No porterage included. • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls etc. • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides, etc. • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary. • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’. • Cost of Lido Show. POINTS TO BE NOTED • Passengers joining this tour must travel to / from the hub city at their own expense. • The airfare is based on the fare structure existing as on November 30, 2009. Any further increase in the airfare due to an increase in the fuel price, change in Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to be borne by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be held responsible for the same. • Indian Lunches and Dinners and local meals are pre set and a - la carte is not possible. • Breakfast will be buffet which includes tea, coffee, cereal, juice, bread, butter, hot eggs & fruits. • Indian lunches are vegetarian lunches. • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / Coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be liable for the same. • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, baggage loss, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour. • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, aeroplane, bus, ship or other services. • Due to private coaches being forbidden inside the cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam etc, most of your sightseeing will be done by local buses and by foot. The tour manager and the driver will do their best to get you as close to the monuments as possible. • Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Air Show, World Athletic Meet, the Motor Show, Ice Skating Championships etc, the hotels may be blocked out more than two years in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended. • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an 8-storey structure with no lift and 294 slippery marble steps, hence we do not visit from inside • On certain days the changing of guards may not take place at the Buckingham Palace. • The Eiffel Tower on certain days due to strong wind conditions or being overcrowded may close the third level. • On certain days, due to closure of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Versailles Palace, The Louvre Museum etc. the Tour Manager reserves the right to amend the itinerary. • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised. • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However all the services will remain the same. • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour. • Making note of the varied interests of our past clients, we have not deemed the Lido Show essential to be a part of the tour cost. • In case you decide to change the date of your return reservation once confirmed a fee amounting to USD 75 is payable by you directly to the airline. • Tours operated are subject to RBI/GOI regulations. Part of the tour cost will be paid in EURO/CHF out of your BTQ at prevailing rate of exchange. • Please refer to the Booking Form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’.

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