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EUROPEAN TOUR
(including 8 nights and 9 days)

Tour Itinerary
08TH DEC COLOMBO / DOHA / VIENNA
- Departure from Colombo.
- Arrival in Vienna at 1235 on Qatar airlines.
- Meet and Greet service at Vienna Airport by Trafalgar representative. Transfer you to the hotel. See Belvedere Gardens, Stadtpark, Stefan Platz. Overnight in Vienna. ( D)
09TH DEC VIENNA
- After breakfast sightseeing tour of Schoenbrunn Palace Imperial Tour, see Hofburg Palace & Opera. Own lunch arrangement. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Vienna ( B / D)
- The Moravian church founded Schoenbrunn ("beautiful spring") in 1772 as a mission to the Delaware Indians. The settlement grew to include sixty dwellings and more than 300 inhabitants who drew up Ohio's first civil code and built its first Christian church and schoolhouse. Problems associated with the American Revolution prompted Schoenbrunn's closing in 1777. Schoenbrunn's story features a rare meeting of Indian and European cultures and a fascinating perspective on the American Revolution. Today the reconstructed village includes 17 log buildings, gardens, the original mission cemetery and a museum and visitor center. The site also includes natural areas and picnic facilities.
- Hofburg Palace is a palace located in Vienna, that has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. It was the Habsburgs' principal winter residence, as the Schönbrunn Palace was their preferred summer residence.
 
10TH DEC VIENNA / SALZBURG / MUNICH
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After breakfast drive past Mozart's birth Place, Mirabel Gardens and the Old Town. Own lunch arrangement. After lunch transfer to Munich. Overnight at Munich. ( B/D)
Mozart's Birthplace is also one of the most popular attractions relating to Mozart. Located on Getreidegasse, Salzburg's most famous shopping street, is the apartment where Mozart was born, along with his six brothers and sisters, only one of which survived childhood. In total, the Mozart family lived in this small apartment for 26 years.
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The Mirabelle Palace was built by Prince Arbishop Wolf Dietrich in 1606 for his mistress, Salome Alt, and her children. It was converted to the baroque style in two stages. First, in 1689 a new palace and garden were designed by Fischer von Erlach. Second, Lukas von Hildebrandt re modeled the garden between 1721 and 1727. The central axis of the garden is aligned on Hohensalzburg, the castle on the other side of the River Salzach. It has a central fountain, an outdoor theatre and a marvellous sculpture collection. Mirabelle has a key position in the town, near the river and between the old town and the commercial new town.
11TH DEC MUNICH
- After breakfast see  Frauenkirche. Visit old & New town Hall, drive past Marienplatz and The Neus Rathaus. Own lunch arrangement.  Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Munich. ( B/D)
- The Frauenkirche (full name Dom zu unserer lieben Frau, "Cathedral of Our Dear Lady") is a church in the Bavarian city of Munich that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city.
- Standing at Marienplatz, in front of the city hall "Rathaus" you find yourself right in the heart of old town Munich. The facade of the Rathaus is gigantic - take care though: the appearance is misleading. The Rathaus was not built in the middle ages as it might seem, but in the late 19th century - one example of German "GrĂĽnderzeit style", a historical backdating style - around 1900 people apparently did not want to fully endorse the new techniques that science and industry had brought around but built houses that looked like castles or temples.
- Neues Rathaus :The big daddy of Marienplatz is the splendiferous Neues Rathaus, a structure with the power to turn people who don't give a dam about architecture into ardent fans. It's simply a feast for the eyes. There's something new to notice in virtually every square metre of the neo-gothic edifice.
12TH DEC MUNICH / FUSSEN / OBERRAMERGAU / INNSBRUCK
- After breakfast transfer to Fussen,( photo stop).Own lunch arrangements. Afternoon visit to Oberamergau for a photo stop. see the Golden Roof, Dom St. Jakob. Visit the Swarovski Crystal Shop at Innsbruck. Overnight at Innsbruck. ( B/D )
- The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary (though the 1940 performance was cancelled because of the intervention of the Second World War). It involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.
- The Golden Roof (Das goldene Dachl) was built by Archduke Friedrich IV in the beginning of the 15th century. The Golden Roof is located in the heart of Innsbrucks Old Town. The Golden Roof was built for Emperor Maximilian
- Dom St. Jakob Based on designs by the baroque architect Johann Jakob Herkommer, the Cathedral of St. James was rebuilt between 1717 and 1724. It is roofed with domes and has a lavish baroque interior, part of which was executed by the Asam brothers. Unfortunately, the church was heavily damaged during World War II. One of its chief treasures is the Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor), painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder, on the main altar. In the north aisle, look for a 1620 monument honoring Archduke Maximilian III, who died in 1618. Visits are prohibited during Mass.
13TH DEC INNSBRUCK / VADUZ / LUCERNE
- After breakfast drive to Vaduz. Drive past Cathedral of St. Florin. Overview of Vadaz Castle. Own lunch arrangement. Afternoon transfer to Lucerne. See Kapell Bridge and Lion Monument. Over night at Lucerne. (B/D)
- Vaduz Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Florin (St. Florinskirche in Vaduz or Kathedrale St. Florin), is a neo-Gothic church in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and the center of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz. Originally a parish church, it has had the status of a cathedral since 1997.
- Species of truss bridge, and the Italian Andrea Palladio's "Treatise on Architecture" (1570) describes four designs. Several notable covered bridges were constructed in Switzerland. The Kappel Bridge (1333) of Luzern has been decorated since 1599 with 112 paintings in the triangular spaces between roof and crossbeams, depicting the history of the town and the lives of its two patron.
- The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.
14TH DEC LUCERNE / ENGELBERG / TITLIS
- After breakfast journey to Mount Titlis by cable car. Lunch is included. Rest of the day at leisure. Walking tour by own. Overnight at Lucerne. (B/L/D)
- The Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg (Obwalden) and is famous as the site of the world's first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), TrĂĽbsee (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m)
15TH DEC LUCERNE / ZURICH
16TH DEC ZURICH
- After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight back to Colombo leaving Zurich at 10.45 a.m. via Doha arriving in Colombo at 03.20a.m on the 17th of December. (B)
- Transfer to Luxor hotel for day use till Transfer to the Luxor airport for final Departure .
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NOTES
  1. Rates are correct at the time of sending, but in case of any increase imposed by the Government on any services included in the program; our agent will have the right to increase its rates accordingly.
  2. Sightseeing in Cairo is based on private basis and on joining basis during the Nile cruise.
  3. The Nile Cruise program can be changed without prior notice due to navigational circumstances. Check-in and check-out times are per international regulations.
  4. Triple room: they will in triple room at hotel and Nile cruise, in sleeper train they will be one double and one single, because there is no triple cabin in sleeper train.
  5. Esna lock : During first two weeks in Dec, Esna lock is closed for maintenance, Nile cruise program will be from Aswan to Esna. Visits of Luxor will be done by bus from Esna. ( Luxor / Esna is approx 60 km.)
  6. Above is only an offer, need your acceptance to proceed with the reservation, subject to availability.
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that some of the sights mentioned in the Itinerary are only covered as a short stop/ photo stop or seen when driving by

Please note that these tours are operated in the European style where the tour operator is bound by strict law concerning the operating tours of the coach drivers and entering cities at stipulated times etc. Hence it is important for each and every participant to abide by the timings given by the tour Director. If a participant delay some of the sights visited may not be covered due to the time restrictions. Further if reported late for a departure, the participant will be left behind to find their own way to the next destination. Therefore a strict code of conduct is expected from all participants

 

Flight Information –
Flight No: Date: Sector: Dep: Arr:
QR 305 08 DEC COLOMBO / DOHA 0420 / 0655
QR 95 08 DEC DOHA / VIENNA 0830 / 1235
QR 62 16 DEC ZURICH / DOHA 1045 / 1830
QR 304 16 DEC DOHA / COLOMBO 2005 / 0320
 
COST: Minimum 20 passengers – Twin Sharing basis

RS. 289,999/= PER PERSON CASH / CHEQUE PAYMENT BASIS

RS. 298,968/= CREDIT CARD PAYMENT BASIS

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:

                   RS. 5000/= PER PERSON

          PAY BEFORE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Tour cost is inclusive of

  • International air ticket on Qatar Airways
  • All applicable taxes
  • Tour escort from Gabo Travels.
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Vienna.
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch at Mount Titlis
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entry permit and parking in Salzburg.
  • Transfers by A/C coach
  • Trafalgar Tour Director
  • Return Cable Car ticket to Mount Titlis
 

Tour cost is not inclusive of:

  • Visa fees – Rs. 12,000/= per person ( subject to change )
  • Lunch
  • Insurances
  • Air port assistance and airport porterage service
  • Entrance fees to monuments and optional tours offered
  • Tips for local guide, restaurant and driver.
  • All personal expenses
 

Important notice:

We would like to advice, that due to frequent flight changes and cancellation we cannot fully guarantee, that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience changes of departure time and/or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmations for a flight have been received. 

In case of schedule changes or flight cancellation we will always try everything humanly possible to arrange alternate program within the framework of original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge the client any cost exceeding the original budget.

 We will not hold our selves responsible in the event of a tour disruption due to natural disasters, bad weather, political unrest or any other.,. Refunds are restricted to services not provided after reduction of actual cost incurred during the trip.

  • If the given  hotels are fully booked similar hotels would be provided and there may be a supplementary charge if these hotels are of higher rates.
  • Please note this is only a quotation and not a guarantee of confirmation of any arrangements until the tour is paid for.
  • If the payment is by cheque documents will be released after realization.
  • Subject to availability of flight/hotel.
  • Full payment is required to go ahead with all arrangements.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • Airfares are strictly subject to change.
 

Tips for guides and drivers:

The following schedule is given for your guidance and the full amount will be collected prior to the departure in addition to the tour payment.

  • Tour Director – Euro's 5/- per person per day
  • Tour Guide and coach – Euro's 10/- per person
  • Tour Driver – Euro's 3/- per person per day.
 

Travel Insurances: Chartis

6-40 years     Rs. 2600/= per person
41-60 years Rs. 3200/= per person
61-70 years

Rs. 5500/= per person

 

Tour bookings – Please contact

Dushi

Dulanka     

Mrs.Peiris      - 2593552

2599541

2502310 ex. 730

2593552

 
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