SUGGESTED ITINERARIES IN EUROPE UP TO 15 DAYS

Please find below a few suggested itineraries with a duration between 12 and 15 days.

Bohemian Rhapsody

12 days

Romantic Lakes

12 days

Italian Connection

13 days

Best of Germany

14 days

Best of Spain

15 days

Italy and Swiss

15 days

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Bohemian Rhapsody– 12 Days
Budapest – Vienna – Prague

No: of Days 12 Days
Port of Entry Budapest
Port of Exit Prague
Visas Required Schengen Visa

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Budapest

4

Vienna

  

4 (Optional Excursions to Salzburg and Bratislava)

Prague

 

4

This is an overview of an energy packed yet a historical journey through one of the most influential empires in Europe during the 18th and 19thcenturies, the Astro-Hungarian Empire, which saw the epitome of music, art, high culture, decadence and excesses. Through this tour, in addition to Vienna, you would also discover two great cities of the Eastern European Bloc – Budapest and Prague presenting an eclectic mix of communism from the past and capitalism from the present. This itinerary will bring the traveller face to face with a once in a life time unique experience that can be beautifully summed up in one word – BOHEMIAN.

There are also options of doing a one day or even multiday excursions to places like Bratislava and Salzburg and if time permits, you could even the tour with the combine with the Austrian Lake District experience too.

Most of your travel will be using OBB train network including its superfast RailJet trains and the regional trains of Hungary and Czech Republic.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

Romantic Lakes of Europe – 12 days

No: of Days 12 Days
Port of Entry Zagreb – Croatia
Port of Exit Salzburg or Munich
Visas Required Schengen Visa

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Zagreb (Croatian Capital)  

 

Only Port of Entry – Stay Optional

Plitvice National Park

 

2

Ljubljana 2
Lake Bled 2

Austrian Lake district

 

5

Port of Exit – Salzburg / Munich

 

1

Total

12 Days

This is a brief overview of a romantic 12-day itinerary covering some of the best lakes and pristine natural surroundings that you will find anywhere in the world.

Zagreb, the Croatian capital will be your port of entry from where you could travel directly to Plitvice National Park which is around 3 hours by train or choose to spend the night in Zagreb and start your adventure the next day. Once you are in Plitvice, stay for two nights and take in the natural wonder that nature has created for you in this National Park. From Plitvice, travel by train to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Check out this off the beaten track capital city by spending a couple of days. Lake Bled is a short train ride from Ljubljana and will be your next port of halt. Spend a couple of romantic days in this retreat that was once the holiday home of the iron man of erstwhile Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. Don’t forget to take a boat ride to the quaint church on the island in the middle of the lake. From Lake Bled, proceed towards Salzburg, the city made famous by Mozart and the film, Sound of Music. With Salzburg as your base for the next five days, explore the Salzkammergut area, better known as the Austrian Lake District.

You will be mostly traveling by the intercity trains run by Croatia and the OBB run by Austrian train service and plan on setting sail on numerous boat journeys throughout this wonderful adventure of the lakes.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

Italian Connection – 13 days

No: of Days 13 Days
Port of Entry Rome
Port of Exit Venice
Visas Required Schengen Visa

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Rome

3

Cinque Terre

3

Pisa

1

Florence

3

Venice

2

Total

13

This is an overview of an exciting 13-day itinerary through Italy discovering the myriad of extraordinary art, world class cuisine and the sprightly Italian culture that embodies this ancient nation.

Rome, the Italian capital will be your port of entry. Discover the Rome and the papal city state of Vatican. Later travel to the sea side villages of Cinque Terre famous for its cliffs and seas, not to mention its unique architecture, wines and a never die spirit of its locals. Travel from Cinque Terre to Florence with a stopover at Pisa, famous for its eponymous leaning tower. Continue to Florence where you will be bedazzled with art and architecture from the Renaissance including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo’s David, the Uffizi Galleries and Ghiberti’s Doors to Heaven. Don’t forget to keep your appointment with David. Make sure you venture out of the city and enjoy the Tuscan countryside which is world famous for its cuisine and wines.

You will be mostly traveling by the super-fast trains run by Trenitalia or the newly launched Frecciarossa trains built by Bombardier, that can notch up speeds up to 360 kmh.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

Best of Germany – 14 days

No: of Days 14 Days
Port of Entry Berlin
Port of Exit Munich
Visas Required Schengen Visa

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Berlin

 

4

Cologne

 

2

Cochem

 

3

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1

Munich

4

Total

14 days

This is a brief overview of a wonderful itinerary that covers the best that Germany has to offer, be it the world famous German engineering might and precision, wholesome German cuisine with its famous beers and bratwursts, pristine landscapes, mighty rivers, quaint medieval towns and two of the world’s leading cities, one, where life is all about taking it slow and embracing its glorious past, whilst the other has risen like a Phoenix from the walls that had imprisoned its spirit for years, to emerge as the most happening city in the world, an undisputed leader in modern music, fashion, street art, night life, alternate lifestyle, and not to forget, the being the financial powerhouseof the European Union.

You will start your travel from Berlin, undoubtedly, the best modern city in the world where you will be staying for four nights. Take in the extraordinary sights and sounds of this city before you proceed to one of the most ancient cities of Europe, Cologne, which was an important riparian city from the Roman times and is a famous pilgrimage centre too. Not many outside Germany know that Cologne is one of the best shopping capitals in the world. It is also the place where Eau de Cologne was born. From here, travel towards Cochem, a quaint little town on the river Moselle, that lies under the shadow of the Burg Eltz on top of the mountain, which is one of Europe’s oldest well preserved castles dating back 700 plus years. From Cochem, travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, again an immaculately preserved medieval town, where you can spend overnight and have the town to yourself in the evening devoid of the hordes of day trippers. From here, travel to Munich, a bustling metropolis that still retains the charm of an old town with plenty of car free pedestrian zones, a lovely river flowing through, and a huge central park. Food and beer is the mantra to open the doors to the Bavarian experience, but don’t be fooled by the laid back nature of this city. Munich is one of the centres of cutting edge technologies in the world with many top international companies based here and is also headquarters for companies like BMW and Siemens.

Munich will be your port of exit.

You will be mostly traveling by the super-fast ICE (Intercity Express) trains run by Deutsche Bahn. Germany is well connected by train and even more so by roads, it having the third highest road density in the world.

For those who love to drive, I would recommend you travel from Cochem to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and then further onwards to Munich by road traversing the beautiful Romantic Route. Hiring a car is a breeze in Europe and if you are comfortable with driving on the right side of the road, I highly recommend that you go for it.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

Best of Spain – 15 days

No: of Days 15 Days
Port of Entry Barcelona
Port of Exit Madrid
Visas Required Schengen Visa

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Barcelona

4

Seville

  

2

Granada 

 

2

Cordoba

 

2

Madrid

 

5 days including Port of Exit

Total 

15

This is an overview of an exciting 15-day itinerary of the highlights of Spain and discovering the myriad of cultures that embody this great nation. Barcelona, fiercely Catalan, is the port of entry. Later travel to the pearls of Moorish civilization in Europe – Seville, Granada and Cordoba and discover the influence of Moorish culture, music and cuisine that still reigns supreme in all aspects of Spanish life. Finally, we travel to Madrid, the capital of and the heart of Spain, not only in spirit but geographically too.

You will be mostly traveling by the super-fast AVE trains that can notch up speeds up to 300 km ph or else by regional trains in areas not covered by AVE.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

Best of Italy and Switzerland – 15 Days

No: of Days 15 Days
Port of Entry Rome
Port of Exit Zurich
Visas Required Schengen Visa
Pass recommended An eight-day Swiss Pass

Itinerary in Brief

Place    

Days

Rome

3

Florence

3 (Including a one-day excursion to Pisa)

Venice

2

Mürren

4

Lucerne

3

Zurich

Port of Exit

This is an overview of an enchanting journey covering the best of Italy and Switzerland. You will start your journey from the Eternal City, Rome. Spend time admiring the Roman art and architecture, the Coliseum, Trevi fountain, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Then you will travel to Florence where you will stay for 3 nights. Admire Brunelleschi’s dome, keep your date with David at the Accademia, explore the Uffizi Galleries and walk the Boboli gardens. Take time off one day to travel to Pisa, which is just a couple of hours away for your tryst with the Leaning tower of Pisa. After returning back from Pisa, continue your stay in Florence. Next, you will travel to one of the most unique cities in the world, Venice. Enjoy the high culture and spend the evenings at St Marks listening to the wonderful live music played by the musicians till late in the night or take time off to ride a gondola. Visit the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Go ahead and explore the tiny streets. Getting lost in Venice is part of the fun. After a two-night stay, continue your journey to Mürren at the heart of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region, the epicentre of pure Alpine magic. With Mürren as your base, discover the joys of visiting Lauterbrunnen valley and Interlaken. Ride the cable car up to Schilthorn or ride the Jungfraubahn up to the Top of Europe. After an exhilarating time spent at Mürren, travel to Lucerne. You will spend three days admiring the old city and its lakes. Take a ride up to Mt Pilatus or Titlis.
Your port of exit will be Zurich.

Most of your travel will be using the superfast trains run by Trenitalia in Italy and the super-efficient Swiss transport system. An eight-day Swiss pass is highly recommended.

For more information on each place featured in this itinerary, kindly check out their respective pages in the website.

A detailed itinerary will be prepared for you once we understand your requirement.

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