City to Castles

Day 1-4 Amsterdam

Day 1-4 Amsterdam

The City is home to one of the largest number of canals all over Europe. Termed as the Venice of North, Amsterdam is famous for it's legalization of Marijuana, Red light district and amazing nightlife. WWII story writer, Anne Frank, wrote her book in Amsterdam and the place is now a Museum which can be visited for a fee.

One can go to the top of the Nemo Building to get the best view of Amsterdam. Get their Photos clicked with IAmsterdam letters. Cruise through the canals and visit the many Museums ex: Sex Museum, House of Bols Cocktail Museum, the city boasts of.

Free things one can do: Red District Walk, Iamsterdam letters, Nemo Building.

Paid things one can see: House of Bols for around 15 Euros, Canal Cruise for around 8-10 Euros, Anne Frank House - 8.5 Euros, Sex Museum - 4 Euros.

Day 5-7 Paris

Day 5-7 Paris

City of lights is an apt name for Paris, the most visited city in the whole world. Paris is a magical city and is blossoming after enduring in the Medieval times. It was the centre of the French Revolution and is now a major city of France as well as the world. Built on Siene river, Paris boasts of everything one looks in a city, Museums and Architecture, Fashion, Nightlife, History, Culture and amazing Food.

Divided in 20 arrondissement, Paris has few of the marvellous structures of the world in her kitty. The Effiel tower, the Louvre Museum most famous for having Mona Lisa's painting in it, the Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, the famous Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Roland Garros which hosts the Lawn Tennis French Open are all situtated in this amazing city. Disneyland, a childrens theme park, is situated just outside Paris and is an exciting place to take your kids to.

Free things to do: Effiel Tower at Night, Arc de Triomphe from outside, Champs Elysses, Notre Dame Cathedral is free but there is a charge of 10 Euros for climbing the tower, Canal St. Martin, Parc Andre Citreon and walking from 1st Arrondissement to Effiel tower covering all the important places.

Day 8-9 Lyon

Day 8-9 Lyon

Situated in the Rhone-Alpes, Lyon offers travellers its vast history, amazing architecture, a great nightlife and food to die for. One can shop, visit the mueseums or wander through the architecture the city has to offer.

Day 10-12 Barcelona

Day 10-12 Barcelona

Barcelona's towering temple columns, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors provide a view into the Roman-era Barcino. Taking a walk through the sinister lanes of the Gothic quarter, tranquil plazas and 14th-century cathedrals is the best way to understand the city that is Barcelona. Barcelona has always motivated artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are in gallant display in the city's countless museums.

Sunny beaches make Barcelona a good environment to a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside or go for a long swim. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or a sunset cruise are some fun activities that can be taken up in Barcelona. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate with slight, humid winters and hot, dry summers.

Day 13-14 Madrid

Day 13-14 Madrid

Capital of Spain, People who visit Madrid say that the city really knows how to live. Madrid is famous for its Food, love for Sports, Nightlife and Royal Architecture. Art lovers love coming to Madrid again and again and painters like Picasso, Dali and Miro have showcased their talent on the walls of world class galleries. Madrid is home to two of the worlds famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Free things to do: Visit the Gran Via Street, Plaza Mayor, Paseo del Prado, Retiro Park, Visit Almudena Cathedral, Puerta de Alcala, Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace.

Day 15-16 Porto

Day 15-16 Porto

Second largest city of Portugal, Porto is located on Duoro river and is famous for it's Port wine which is made on the other side of the Duoro river. The city serves gastronomical delights and is loved by gourmets around the world. Porto has amazing architecture and a quarter of it has been rated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taking a stroll from the old Cathedral to Ribeiria, a riverside neighbourhood, will take you among the medieval houses and narrow and dark streets. With amazing Nightlife and Beaches, one can enjoy their vacation among the Portugese. It is also home to a famous Football Club, FC Porto.

Free things to do: Visit Clerigos Tower, Palacio da Bolsa, Ribeiria, Porto Cathedral.

Day 17-20 Lisbon

Day 17-20 Lisbon

Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is a coastal Western European city built across seven hills. Lisbon captivates tourists with its pastel buildings, intimate alleyways, and rustic streets. Due to its incredible mix of museums, historic buildings, fado music and nightlife, squares, and cafés, it is a very popular year-round destination where one can sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Some of the great things about Lisbon is that it has comfortable weather throughout the year, an immense cultural history, cheap transport, fun nightlife and affordable food and accommodation making it an ideal travel destination. Lisbon is a beautiful cosmopolitan capital of Portugal abundant with historic monuments and gothic culture and it is excellent travel destination full of character.

Things Included
If you book this Itinerary with us, you will not only get all the Inclusive Services provided but also an option to avail the exclusive unbeatable priced add-on-services. The reason we have bifurcated between Inclusive and Add-on Services is that the Add-on Services are people specific and secondary services which few might or might not want to avail from us. For ex: If we include Visa charges in the Inclusive Services and suppose you already have a Visa, then you would want the price to be reduced by that amount or if you want to get your Visa done through some Visa Agent, then including Visa charges doesn't really make sense. So we have kept things open, transparent and free for you to decide. If you wish, you can avail those services while Booking with us at unbelievable prices.

Inclusive Services:

  1. Return Flight Tickets
  2. Hostel/Hotel Stays- Including Breakfast at all available places.
  3. Inter-City Transfers
  4. Free First Airport to Hostel/Hotel Express/Airport Shuttle ticket.
  5. Sightseeing discounts up to 15%.
  6. Discounted Food Coupons- We are working on this to provide the best Food solution to you.
  7. GST Included
  8. 24*7 Assistance on Call/Chat/Whatsapp.

Unbeatable Priced Add-on-Services:

  1. Visa: At mere Rs.300 + Government fees.
  2. Forex Services
  3. Sim Card:Starts from Rs.850 onwards.
  4. Travel Insurance: Starting from Rs. 545 onwards.
  5. EMI Services
  6. Dehydrated Meals
  7. Passport
  8. Travel Essentials
Things not included
There is a City Tax applicable in almost all the cities around Europe. This City tax is to be paid in Cash and this is not included in our Prices. The price will be in the range of 1-5 Euros per day and you will have to pay this at the hostel/hotel.

Anything not included in the Things Included section is to be borne by the Client.

You can read FAQ’s if you have any queries and if we haven’t provided an answer to your question, feel free to contact us at contact@tourdeguide.com or call us at +91-8447449093.
What is Tour de Guide and do we provide Guides alongside?
Tour de Guide is the bridge between people's dream of travelling and travelling itself. We aim to provide end to end solution for all your travelling needs and at the best rates in the whole of world. The aim is for people to travel, see, learn and implement that learning in their day to day life for the betterment of their own selves as well as of the world.

Tour de Guide simply means Tour of Guide wherein the Itineraries which we have provided are the one’s which a guide would take for themselves. We have focussed on freedom rather than anything else and so there are no physical guides provided along with. You can read our articles to understand how can you travel effectively and in better way.
Is the Itinerary fixed or can we make changes in the same?
Europe is huge and there are far too many things to see and feel. Completing Europe in one tour is a very very difficult task. Planning a tour to Europe requires a lot of efforts in terms of planning and preparation. Tour de Guide comes as a rescue to that by giving you the best Itineraries possible for a certain period on a certain route. The itineraries are planned taking into account all the best possible routes available. The itineraries are just for the ease of the user and not at all a compulsion. You can contact us at contact@tourdeguide.com or call us at +91-8447449093 to make changes in your tour. We are working on a customized feature and we believe that it will enable you to make all the changes you want to without even contacting us.

Can we change the Flight timings, Hostels and Inter-City Transfers? All the things which we are doing, we are doing keeping us on the other side i.e. becoming the client while booking and confirming the itinerary. We agree that the needs and usage of each client may vary and so we will be sharing the different partners, timings and transfers available with you after you book with us.
Be sure that at some places, there might not be different partners available and so you will have to stick with whatever’s there with us. And believe us, they are as good as you will wish them to be.
Are there any Overnight Journey’s in this Itinerary?
Overnight Journey’s are beneficial and are included in your Itinerary. We try not to have more than 2-3 Overnight journey’s in an Itinerary. If your Itinerary has these routes , you will be having an Overnight Journey. We would request you to go through our article here to read more about why we have overnight journey’s and why even you should take an overnight journey.
The itinerary doesn't seem final?
Yes, the itinerary text is just an overview of what you might do and what you might not in a particular city. The Final Itinerary will be shared with you before finalizing the booking.
We are not doing group departures where you have a coach and everything is pre-booked.
Different Flight timings, different Hotels/Hostels Availability, Inter-city transfers availability, all needs to be checked and verified before a Final Itinerary is provided. We will share the same once we know the date you plan to visit your dream place.
Be assured that we will be providing all the services at the prices you book at.
How do I buy the Add-on Services?
After you click on Book, you will get an Add-on Services page to book the add-on services of your wish. There are few pre-selected Add-on Services (something which we think you would need) and if you do not wish those, you can just unselect those. If you missed any Add-on Service, you can just put an email to contact@tourdeguide.com or call us at +91-8447449093 and we will share the Prices offline.
What will be the best estimate of the total extra expenses that one will be Incurring?
Apart from the cost mentioned, following are the costs which you will be incurring:

For Schengen, you will be incurring a Visa cost of Rs.6200.

A Compulsory Travel Insurance is needed and it will cost around Rs.1000.

You can also reduce the food cost by taking the Dehydrated Meals with you.

We recommend you buying a Sim card beforehand and the same will cost around Rs.850-1700 (depending on your use).

Few Important Travel Essentials worth around Rs.1000.

Free Walking Tours per city will cost you around Rs.300. You can book free tours here.

Sightseeing is very subjective but one can take an average of around Rs.1000-1500 per city.

Public transport cost per day average can be around Rs.200 (You will hardly incur these as the Hostels/Hotels are in the city center only).

Food expenses are again subjective and can be taken around Rs.800-1500 per day. We are working on providing food discount coupons to help you reduce that cost.

Apart from this, you will be incurring on Shopping which is up to you to decide.

Overall, for a 15-day Tour in 5 cities, you will be incurring a cost of around Rs. 30,000 apart from the price mentioned.
Few things which we want you to read and understand before you book your Tour with us:

Before you book your tour, we want to make sure that you go through these following articles. These articles provide details in terms of knowledge we want our users to have and also about what we as a company are providing to you.

Kindly read our article on what to do in case of Emergency  here.

Kindly go through which hostels we will be booking for you  here.

Also, kindly go through our article on travelling Solo in Europe  here.

You can also go through the common FAQ’s provided  here.

How many days before can I book?
You will have to book the services at least 45 days before your set out on your journey. 45 days because of a very simple reason, the Visa process and everything starts around a month before and so, there will be many unnecessary cancellations.
If you plan to book the services within 45 days, you can contact us at contact@tourdeguide.com or call +91-8447449093 and we will provide a customized quote to you.
How different is Solo/Friends to Couple to Family to Bachelors?
Solo/Friends is specifically meant for young people who want and are ready to travel with Freedom. See things on their terms, feel cities as per their wish, live the way they would have thought to live. You will be living in Hostels and at very few places, Hotels. One needs to understand Hostels are costlier than Hotels but we would still pursue you to stay in Hostels because that is what you are going to remember all along. We have chosen the best of Hostels for you.

Couples have both the options of Solo/Friends as well as the Couple option. If the couple is going for adventure and fun, they can choose the Solo/Friends option itself but if they are going on Honeymoon or a leisure tour, they can choose from the Couple option. The couple option is a bit more sophisticated in terms of Hotels, Transfers and everything. We will be avoiding Night transfers at as many places as possible.

Family will have the most sophistication of all. A proper 2Adults + 1-2 Children room. If the family is 2+2 Adults, two rooms will be provided or a Two-Bedroom Family suite will be looked into. Night transfers will be very very less. Add-on Services will play a major part for the Families and they will be explained properly by our Operations team.

Couple and Family have 3 types of Options to choose the Tour from:
  1. Standard
  2. Premium
  3. Luxury
  • Standard will involve a small amount of trouble here and there.
    For ex: Night transfers by Bus once or twice at max, 2-3 star Hotels (Believe us, they will be way way better than what you would have just thought of. To provide you a measure, 4 star hotels in India are equivalent of 2/3 star hotels there).
  • Premium will involve 4 star hotels, almost none Night transfers, Train and Flight transfers.
  • Luxury will involve 5 star hotels, 1st Class Train Transfers or Flight transfers, Intra-city transfers and even Guide services for the places they will be visiting.

    BACHELORS itineraries are friends going on the final last tour before one of them becomes a Couple. A highly exclusive service is provided in this case and so we have kept things open. They can simply call +91-8447449093 and ask about the enquiry. With our customize feature (launching it soon), you will be able to book things by yourself.
Is it possible to have the same Solo/Friends Itinerary for a Couple or a Family?
Indeed. The Itineraries have been made for your ease. If you are a Couple or a Family and you liked one of the Itinerary provided in Solo/Friends, you can surely let us know about the same. We will provide you the same itinerary as a Couple or a Family.
What is the Payment procedure and how do I make a Payment?

The Payment procedure associated is very simple. If you can't make the whole payment at once, No Worries! You can make the payment in 3 installments to us.

  • 50% of the Itinerary amount will have to be paid Upfront.
  • 25% of the Rest amount will have to be paid before the 30th day of Journey.
  • The Final 25% will have to be paid before the 15th day of your Journey.

For a seamless transaction, it would be amazing if you could pay the whole amount once and for all.

There are three options to make the Payment:

  • Pay Online (You can use credit card EMI services also):

If you intend to pay the whole amount online, extra charges of 2.36% will be applicable. You can also avail the EMI services offered by many Credit card companies. The Payment will process if your card is eligible for EMI payments.

  • Pay Later:

We encourage travelling and we also understand that money is not readily available at all times, keeping that in mind we provide you with the option to book now and pay later.

We would like to help you in every way we can, and for that, we will contact you and guide you through the entire process after you book via 'Pay Later' option.

The only condition associated with 'Pay Later' option is that you have to make payment within 3 days after your booking via 'Pay Later' option.

  • Apply for a Personal Loan:

We have tied up with a Partner to help our clients avail the Personal Loan service as quick as possible. We would request you to visit this link and check the amount of Personal loan you can avail. If you are interested, you can visit this link . You will have register yourself there and fill in the requisite documents. If asked for any Payment, click on Pay Offline. Tour de Guide clients don’t have to make any registration form Payment.

We do not encourage any Cash Deposit in our Bank account. Extra charges of 1% will be applicable on cash deposits and a penalty of 100% will have to be borne by the client in case of a deposit of more than Rs.2 Lakhs.

We highly recommend transferring the amount via Bank Transfer or you can ask us for a payment link.

Our Bank details are as follows:

GVB Travel Private Limited

Account No.: 108605001458

Branch: JB Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai Branch.

IFSC Code: ICIC0001086

Can I cancel after booking the services?

We understand that things don’t work out as expected and so Yes, you can cancel the services but then there will be charges associated with the same.

If you cancel before 30 days, you will be refunded 50% of the Booking amount. If you cancel between 29-15 days, you will be refunded 40% of the amount and if you cancel between 15-10 days, you will be refunded 25% of the amount and anything before 10 days is not refundable.

The same cancellation policy applies in case of Visa also. We will request you to provide the Visa documents as early as possible. Applying for the Visa a month before the date of travel is appropriate for all the parties involved.

Are there any extra charges associated?
No. Nothing. This is the final amount you will be paying.

Day 1: Flight will land in Amsterdam. Drop at Hostel from Airport. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for leisure or sightseeing.

Day 2 & 3: Sightseeing & One day trips – Amsterdam

Day 4: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in Left Luggage Facility (LLF) and spend remaining day sightseeing in Amsterdam. Catch bus for Paris at night.

Day 5: Reach Paris in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for Sightseeing in Paris.

Day 6 & 7: Sightseeing & One day trips – Paris

Day 8: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Lyon in the morning. Reach Lyon in the afternoon. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for Sightseeing in Lyon.

Day 9: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in LLF and spend remaining day sightseeing in Lyon. Catch bus for Barcelona at night.

Day 10: Reach Barcelona in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for sightseeing in Barcelona.

Day 11: Sightseeing & One day trips – Barcelona

Day 12: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in LLF and spend remaining day sightseeing in Barcelona. Catch bus for Madrid at night.

Day 13: Reach Madrid in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for sightseeing in Madrid.

Day 14: Sightseeing & One day trips – Madrid

Day 15: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Porto in the morning. Reach Porto in the evening. Enjoy Porto’s nightlife for the remaining day.

Day 16: Sightseeing & One day trips – Porto

Day 17: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Lisbon in the morning. Reach Porto in the afternoon. Remaining day for sightseeing in Lisbon.

Day 18: Sightseeing in Lisbon.

Day 19: Day trip to Sintra and back to Lisbon.

Day 20: Catch flight back to home.

 

Day 1: Flight will land in Amsterdam. Drop at Hostel from Airport. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for leisure or sightseeing.

Day 2 & 3: Sightseeing & One day trips – Amsterdam

Day 4: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in Left Luggage Facility (LLF) and spend remaining day sightseeing in Amsterdam. Catch bus for Paris at night.

Day 5: Reach Paris in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for Sightseeing in Paris.

Day 6 & 7: Sightseeing & One day trips – Paris

Day 8: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Lyon in the morning. Reach Lyon in the afternoon. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for Sightseeing in Lyon.

Day 9: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in LLF and spend remaining day sightseeing in Lyon. Catch bus for Barcelona at night.

Day 10: Reach Barcelona in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for sightseeing in Barcelona.

Day 11: Sightseeing & One day trips – Barcelona

Day 12: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and keep your luggage in LLF and spend remaining day sightseeing in Barcelona. Catch bus for Madrid at night.

Day 13: Reach Madrid in the morning. Hostel Check-in. Remaining day for sightseeing in Madrid.

Day 14: Sightseeing & One day trips – Madrid

Day 15: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Porto in the morning. Reach Porto in the evening. Enjoy Porto’s nightlife for the remaining day.

Day 16: Sightseeing & One day trips – Porto

Day 17: After breakfast in the morning, check-out from hostel and catch bus for Lisbon in the morning. Reach Porto in the afternoon. Remaining day for sightseeing in Lisbon.

Day 18: Sightseeing in Lisbon.

Day 19: Day trip to Sintra and back to Lisbon.

Day 20: Catch flight back to home.

 




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