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CENTRAL

EUROPE Summer Apr - Oct 2017

Jungfraujoch

Switzerland

+ TRAVEL JOURNAL

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ABOUT EU HOLIDAYS MISSION • Delighting every travel experience

VISION • Be Travellers’ FIRST choice

VALUES 1. Deliver what we promise 2. Serve customers passionately 3. Do what we do, best 4. Make work fun 5. Care for employees 6. Stay as one big family as we grow 7. Be a good business partner 8. Be socially responsible

PROGRESS AND MILESTONES EU Holidays was founded by a group of experienced directors passionate about their work in the travel industry. They wanted to do something new that could better serve the travel needs of consumers, which is the main driving force behind the establishment of our travel agency. Within five years of business operations, we have expanded EU Holidays and opened up three other subsidiary offices to focus on the various needs of our customers. The EU MICE office was set up in 2013 to cater for corporate travel with a focus on corporate meetings, conventions and events. In that same year, EU Asia was launched to cater for customers who are interested in travelling within Asia. In the following year, we opened up EU Vacations to serve the Malaysian market. In

doing so, EU Holidays strives to constantly improve our products and services so that we can better serve our customers. Despite being a young company, EU Holidays has gained significant recognition from both customers and industry professionals. Founded in late 2010, EU Holidays was voted Top MasterCard Supporter in NATAS Travel for four consecutive years since 2012. Since then, EU Holidays was named the ‘Best Travel Agency for Europe and USA Tours’ as voted by readers of ESCAPE! Magazine. After just two years in the business, EU Holidays was presented with two valuable awards – the Asia Excellence Award 2013 and the Singapore Excellence Award 2013. In 2014, we received the Singapore Quality Brands 2014 award and the Weekender Travellers’ Choice Award as No. 1 for Europe and USA tours, as voted by readers. We continued to be awarded for the next three years by Weekender and held our position as the top travel agency in Singapore. From Tripzillia.sg - Singapore’s No.1 Travel Portal – EU Holidays also acquired excellence awards in “Best for Europe 2015” and “Best for USA 2015”. The coveted award recognises the most outstanding travel companies for their professionalism and experience in the travel industry. EU Holidays Pte Ltd has recently received the prestigious Singapore Trusted Quality Brand 2015 award from the Singapore Enrich Group. In addition, the travel agency has gone through the year-long Customer- Centric Initiative (CCI) program and successfully attained the Singapore Service Class certification under the Ministry of Trade and Industry agency, SPRING Singapore. The agency certifies EU Holidays with the niche Business Excellence (BE) standard for service.


CONTENTS

ITINERARIES

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13D10N Italy Switzerland France ECERPS

10D7N Flowery Switzerland + Paris ECSPSS

15D12N Europe Discovery ECDISA

11D8N Europe Highlights ECCHLA

13D10N All-in-Europe Footprint ECCFPA

10D7N Central Europe 6 Countries ECCCEA

10D7N London Paris Brussels Amsterdam ECCLPA

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12D9N Romantic Italy + Monte Carlo

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10D7N Fine Wine Tour in France

ECITWA

11D8N South Italy, Sicily + Malta ECITSA

10D7N Mamma Mia Italy ECCITA

10D7N Italy Fiesta ECCIFA

10D7N Flowery Benelux Holland / Belgium / Luxemberg ECNLBS

ECFWTS

10D7N Grand Train Tour of Switzerland ECSTTS

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13D10N Indulgence France ECFRWA

SWEDEN

10D7N Bonjour France ECCFRA

FINLAND

NORWAY

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ESTONIA

LATVIA DENMARK

IRELAND

UNITED KINGDOM

LITHUANIA

BELARUS POLAND

NETHERLANDS BELGIUM

FRANCE

GERMANY LUXEMBOURG

SWITZERLAND

CZECH REP. AUSTRIA SLOVENIA

UKRAINE SLOVAKIA

PORTUGAL

ROMANIA

CROAITA BOSNIA

ITALY

MOLDOVA

HUNGARY

SERBIA

BULGARIA

MONTENEGRO

MACEDONIA

SPAIN

ALBANIA

GREECE

TURKEY

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CONTENTS

FEATURES

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Trübsee Alpine Lodge

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London / Amsterdam

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Paris

Trübsee Alpine Lodge is located half way up to Mount Titlis at 1800m perceived as the jewel of Central Switzerland

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Embark on an exciting journey that will take you to iconic landmarks that have stood the test of time.

Discover the charismatic city of lights! Acquaint yourself with the architectural wonders and unparalleled masterpieces of Paris.

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Swiss Cheese Fondu Swiss cheese fondue is a must for any traveller heading to the land of chocolate and cheese.

Lucerne

Be charmed by the picturesque Swiss city of Lucerne. Uncover various places of interest and attractions steeped in history.

Cinque Terre

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of quaint villages overlooking the Ligurian Sea.

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EXTRA PAMPERING FROM EU HOLIDAYS

EU Holidays Premium Customers can enjoy complimentary access to the Luxurious Premier Lounges at Singapore Changi Airport

Premium customers of EU Holidays can now enjoy complimentary access to the comforts of the three SATS Premier Club lounges found across all three terminals at SIngapore’s Changi Airport. Providing the highest level of comfort and luxury in air travel, each lounge is aesthetically designed with a touch of class and equipped with modern conveniences to serve the evolving needs of our customers.

Highlights of the SATS lounges include: • Free flow of refreshments that include local signature “delights” and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Workstations with high-speed Internet connectivity and wireless access • Cable television with a wide variety of programmes, channels and movies. • A wide selection of international

SATS Premier Lounge T1 #031-67, Departure Transit Hall, Level 3 Operation Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

SATS Premier Lounge T2 #036-114, Departure Transit Hall, Level 3 Operation Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

SATS Premier Lounge T3 #03-MS-04, Departure Transit Hall, Level 3 Operation Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

magazines and newspapers. • Private rest booths with state-of-the art massage chairs • Pleasant shower amenities


Extra Miles, Extra Smiles KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Our staff members are armed with vast travel knowledge and invaluable experience so as to assist our customers by giving the best advice to suit their needs. The company equips all staff with top quality and comprehensive in-house training, on-job training, and external courses lead by professionals in the field. These courses concentrate on providing our staff with the knowledge of giving the best travel experience in Europe and USA. This is an essential aspect of EU Holidays as we aim to give each and every customer an unforgettable holiday.

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PASSION & LOVE When it comes to travel, there is nobody more passionate and enthusiastic than the staff at EU Holidays. Our employee’s love and dedication for their jobs drive them to deliver quality services. They are trained to be caring and attentive to every detail of what the customer desires, providing the best support that caters to their individual needs.

DIVERSE CHOICES & OPTIONS EU Holidays is well-known for our ability to design different types of itinerary to cater to different clienteles. Each itinerary is specially personalised to fit every customer’s needs, wants and interests. The option to extend your stay can even be arranged for your itinerary. New itineraries are also launched on a regular basis because we believe in creating an original and exclusive experience for our customers. EU Holidays takes special effort to craft a wide variety of unique itineraries that customers can choose from. The range of itineraries vary from premium to cost saving, active to relaxing tours, and intensive coverage or country focus packages. We also work directly with our partners to provide our customers with special privileges and additional perks for their trips.


INNOVATING TRENDSETTERS

EXCELLENT QUALITY MADE AFFORDABLE

REPUTATION & AWARD WINNING

EU Holidays has always strived to stay ahead of the latest trends, especially for travel and technology. Our company was the first travel agency to introduce exclusive tours to the Norway Arctic Circle, and brought about the popular trend of travelling to Finland. In order to provide our customers with unforgettable experiences when travelling with EU Holidays, we make the effort to reach out to organizations and companies overseas to obtain the best arrangements for activities and accommodations for our tour packages. For our Northern Europe tours, we have specially arranged for customers to stay in the newly launched and more spacious glass igloos in Finland. We are also the sole distributing partner for exclusive sledging activities on Mt. Bussalp for our Switzerland tours.

Quality should not be compromised for affordability. That is why here at EU Holidays, we believe in having the best of both worlds. Our tour packages are customised to be the best value for your money. Offered at an attractive rate, our packages are packed with 4-5 star hotel stays, scrumptious meals, and an experience of a last time. EU Holidays is the only agency that offers you a night’s stay in a 5-star Hilton hotel on Venice islands as well as a 5-star Heritage hotel for your accommodation in Interlaken.

EU Holidays has the prestigious honour of receiving many awards such as the Asia Excellence Award 2013 and the Singapore Excellence Award 2013. Both ESCAPE! and Weekender travel magazines have also awarded EU Holidays as the No. 1 Reader’s Choice for Europe and USA tours. Our company has been recognised for our outstanding service, and also earned us a strong following of loyal customers. EU holidays won the TripZilla excellence awards for “Best for Europe 2015” and “Best for USA 2015” and has recently received the prestigious Singapore Trusted Quality Brand 2015 award. In addition, the travel agency has gone through the Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) program and has attended Singapore Service Class certification under SPRING Singapore. The agency certifies EU Holidays with the niche Business Excellence (BE) standard for service.

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PREMIUM 13D10N

BEELSLETR ITALY SWITZERLAND FRANCE

COLOSSEUM OF ROME, ITALY

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TOUR CODE: ECERPS Reveal in the rich history and culture Europe as you catch a glimpse of ancient Rome as you wander on the streets of Italy, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Switzerland, and bask in France’s art and culture.


HIGHLIGHTS ITALY

ROME • Vatican City • St. Peter’s Basilica • Colosseum (Entrance Included) • Roman Forum • Trevi Fountain PISA • Piazza del Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa SIENA • Piazza de Campo TUSCANY • The Mall Factory Outlet VENICE’S ISLANDS • St. Mark’s Square • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass Blowing Factory MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • La Scala Opera House • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

GERMANY

2 Paris

• Old Chapel Bridge • Old Town • Bucherer • Lion Monument

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Lorraine Region

Lake Titisee

Trubsee Interlaken 1

ENGELBERG • Mt. Titlis (Entrance Included) • Glacier Cave • Trübsee Alpine Lodge

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SWITZERLAND

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Lucerne 1

FRANCE

GERMANY

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

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Venice -Mestre Tuscany

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Pisa

BADENWÜRTTEMBERG • Lake Titisee in Black Forest

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Milan

Siena Rome 1

ITALY

FRANCE

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower (Entrance Included) • Galeries Lafayette

SWITZERLAND

EXCLUSIVES • Alpine Lodge Hotel • Colosseum Entrance • Eiffel Tower Entrance DAY 1

SINGAPORE → ROME Meals on Board

INTERLAKEN • Lake Thun & the Alps • View overlooking the Jungfrau LUCERNE

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to Rome.

DELICACIES

Start the day with a guided tour of Rome, with the first stop at Vatican City. St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City is the world’s largest cathedral where you would find one of Michelangelo’s finest work – ‘Pieta’ Next, we will join a guided tour of Colosseum (VIP ENTRANCE INCLUDED), it is the largest amphitheatre ever built that has a capacity of up to 80’ 000. View the Roman Forum, known as the heart of ancient Rome, with its clutter of archaic buildings and shrines – including the ancient former royal residence. Piazza Venezia is located a short walk away with a massive monument dedicated to the first King of Italy. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain.

Meal Plan

10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Specialities

• Tuscany Florentine Steak dinner • 4-course Swiss fondue combo dinner • 3-course French dinner with wine

4★ HOTELS ROME Novotel TUSCANY Best Western VENICE Crowne Plaza MILAN Hilton LUCERNE Lakeside Hotel MT. TITLIS Alpine Lodge INTERLAKEN Royal St George LORRAINE Novotel/Mercure PARIS Courtyard by Marriott *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DAY 2

ROME Lunch – Local Fare

DAY 3

ROME → SIENA → TUSCANY

Breakfast, Florentine Steak Dinner with Wine (Beef)

in Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of countryside located in Siena. Explore the winding streets in the historic centre of Siena, a well-preserved city that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s top Gothic cathedrals decorated with intricate carvings and statues. Capture stunning photos at the Piazza del Campo, known for its architectural beauty as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares and see the Palazzo del Comune, a Renaissance Town Hall. Finally, you may also wish to go on an optional excursion to Florence. Optional: Florence Tour DAY 4

TUSCANY → PISA → THE MALL FACTORY OUTLET → VENICE Breakfast

Kick off the morning with an orientation tour of Pisa – visit Piazza dei Miracoli and its iconic trio attractions: view the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Duomo. Next, spend some time in shopping heaven at The Mall Factory Outlet. With great buys of up to 70% discount from prominent brands like Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, no one is likely to leave empty-handed.

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13D10N ITALY SWITZERLAND FRANCE DAY 5

VENICE → MILAN

Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Make your way to the heart of Venice via a private water taxi, a unique yet effective mode of transport for a city built on water. Then, set off on a guided tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice before proceeding to Milan to rest and recharge.

DAY 6

MILAN → LUCERNE

Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Embark on a guided tour of the fashion metropolis – the first stop of the day is Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for some shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala and lastly, stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures. After which, move on to Lucerne, where you will be staying for the night. DAY 7

LUCERNE → MT. TITLIS Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Start the day with an orientation tour of Lucerne, where your first stop will be the Old Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland decorated with old paintings under its roof. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you will also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in Switzerland. Later, drop round to see the Lion Monument – a gift from France to Switzerland to commemorate the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Next, head to Engelberg for an exciting excursion up to the peak of Mt. Titlis via the Rotair, where you will be treated to a 360-degree panoramic view of steep rock faces, deep crevasses and distant snow-covered mountain peaks as the gondola rotates its way up the summit. Delve

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deep into the magical world of ice in the Glacier Cave as you walk on the 150-metrelong walkway surrounded in blue light; then challenge yourself with an adrenaline-spiking adventure on the Titlis Cliff Walk. After exploring the peak, descend to Trübsee Alpine Lodge, a mountain resort located 1800m above sea level offering amazing views of Lake Trübsee, to check in for the night. DAY 8

MT. TITLIS → INTERLAKEN → BERNESE OBERLAND Breakfast, 4-course Swiss Fondue Dinner

Make your way to Interlaken for an orientation tour of the scenic resort town that is presided over by the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Then, enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at leisure to explore the beautiful surrounding mountain region, or take the opportunity to try out some of the various sports activities offered here. You may wish to join our recommended optional trip to the “Top of Europe” on Jungfraujoch, where you will be blown away by the most amazing views of the Alpine wonderland. As night falls, indulge in a unique 4-course Swiss fondue dinner at the famous Swiss-themed Bebbis Restaurant, which comprises of a salad and three different types of fondue courses. Optional: Jungfraujoch

biggest department store in Paris for souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Note: The Galleries Lafayette closed on Sunday and Christmas Day. DAY 11

PARIS Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. Take the time to explore other hidden gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many museums in the city. You may wish to take up some recommended activities, such as an optional full day Paris tour that includes a walk through the Montmartre neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries Lafayette, a visit to the Louvre Museum and a scenic Seine River cruise. Optional: Paris Full Day Tour / Seine River Cruise DAY 12

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 13

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.

DAY 9

BERNESE OBERLAND → BLACK FOREST → LORRAINE REGION Breakfast, Black Forest Lunch, Dinner – 3-course French Fare

Cross the border over to the enchanting Black Forest in Germany to first visit the famed Lake Titisee, where you can admire the gorgeous scenery overlooking the sparkling waters and attend a demonstration on cuckoo-clock making. Thereafter, travel to France and stay for one night in the Lorraine region. DAY 10

LORRAINE REGION → PARIS Breakfast, Lunch - Chinese

Begin your Paris adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum with its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe, a famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view over Paris from the second level, then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the

Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Florence City Tour: €49 / €39 • Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch - €189/ € 149 • Seine River Cruise: €25 • Full Day Paris Tour: €79 / €69 Tipping Guideline: (based on 13D10N) • €80 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. • Eiffel Tower may be changed to Montparnasse without notice. • The stay in Switzerland - DAY 6 - 8 may be rearranged in order to suit the availability of Trubsee hotel


FEATURE

Trübsee Alpine Lodge Trübsee Alpine Lodge is located half way up to Mount Titlis at 1800m perceived as the jewel of Central Switzerland, the lodge is accessible via TITLIS Cableways from Engelberg. It is of a cosy retreat , that is perfect for one to enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family. Trübsee Alpine Lodge is also an ideal location enable you to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities of Mount TITLIS. Pamper yourself with an amazing view of the high Alpine world of rocks and snow . Be swept away by the fresh mountain air, let the fresh mountain air blow away all thoughts of everyday life and take in the spectacular panoramic views of unspoilt Alpine landscapes. Whether you’re planning a relaxing break, an active holiday, a corporate event or a wedding, the hotel definitely is the perfect abode to relax in a home away from home atmosphere

A REAL FEAST Whether you fancy a juicy morsel from the grill, a fresh salad or our tasty dish of the day – our self-service restaurant has something to suit every palate. In the evenings, guests are treated to a delicious 4-course meal in our restaurant to get your day off to a great start, we also put on an extensive breakfast buffet each morning. Step out onto our sun terrace and enjoy the views while basking in the glorious sunshine. For kids, there’s a new playground located on the terrace.

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Swiss Fondue PHOTOS: 123RF/MARIDAV, YASUHIRO AMANO, VALERIO PARDI

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CHEESE FONDUE

ake a breather from the frigid wind and frost for the cosy indoors of quaint restaurants for a serving of world renowned Swiss fondue. Traditionally prepared with high quality shredded cheeses – often, Emmentaler, Gruyère, Comté or a combination of them – over open flames on a chafing stand and served with freshly cut bread or meat cubes carefully speared on long-stemmed fondue forks, the mouthwatering fondue is meant to be enjoyed with a selection of warmed wines and tea. Some recipes demand the inclusion of kirsch – a fruit brandy made from morello cherries, or the host’s specialty mixes of chocolate and other delectable ingredients. Aside from cheese-oriented pots, variations of the fondue are available in our itineraries. Relish in a dip of fruits in coated with smooth succulent chocolate fondue, or crisp meat pieces, seasoned

FEATURE

BOURGUIGNONNE MEAT FONDUE

CHOCOLATE FONDUE

meatballs and potato cubes in bubbling Bourguignonne fondue pots of specially prepared spiced oil or broth. Almost exclusively consumed in winter months by locals and highly prized as the country’s national dish, the Swiss cheese fondue is a must-have for any traveller to the land of chocolate and cheese. Do look out for this most savoury platter in the “Delicacies” section of our itineraries.

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PREMIUM

10D7N

FLOWERY SWITZERLAND + PARIS

TREKKING AT GRINDELWARD

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TOUR CODE: ECSPSS Wake up to unbelievably gorgeous snowy landscapes in the wintry white wonderland of Switzerland, and re-discover the City of Light in its full winter glory when its streets and landmarks are blanketed with snow, reflecting sombre elegance in the dusky evening light.


HIGHLIGHTS SWITZERLAND

SCHAFFHAUSEN • Rhine Falls ZURICH • Old Town • Authentic Swiss Farm (visit with possible fruit pickings) LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Lion Monument INTERLAKEN • Orientation tour with view of the Jungfrau • Jungraujoch (entrance included) GRINDELWALD BERN • Clock Tower (Zytglogge) • Einstein House • Bear Pit • House of Parliament GRUYÈRES • La Maison du Gruyère MONTREUX • Chillon Castle

• Lavaux Vineyard visit with wine tasting VEVEY • Lake Geneva • Charlie Chaplin Statue GENEVA • International Committee of the Red Cross HQ • United Nations building • Jet d’Eau • L’horloge fleurie

2 Paris Grindelwald Aigle Montreux

Geneva

DELICACIES

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FRANCE

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower (Entrance included) • Galeries Lafayette

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FRANCE

Zurich

SWITZERLAND

Flight path Traverse by coach High Speed Train Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

EXCLUSIVES • Excursion to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe • Exclusive visit to an authentic Swiss Farm • UNESCO Lavaux Vineyard visit with wine tasting • High speed train to save 6 hours of travelling between Switzerland and Paris • 4-5* hotels

Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners Specialities • 4-course Swiss fondue combo dinner

4-5★HOTELS ZURICH Movenpick GRINDELWARD Romantik Hotel Best Western COUNTRYSIDE SWITZERLAND Eurotel GENEVA Movenpick PARIS Courtyard by Marriott *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DAY 1

DAY 3

SINGAPORE → ZURICH

ZURICH → LUCERNE → GRINDELWALD

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Zurich, the finacial hub of Switzerland.

Breakfast, 4-course Swiss Fondue Dinner

Meals on Board

DAY 2

ZURICH Dinner – Local Fare

Get your day off to a great start with a visit to an authentic Swiss Farm. Taste local fresh produce and experience how local farmers go about their daily life. Enjoy also the chance of doing some fruit picking for the freshest possible fruits. Next, head of to the largest waterfall in the whole of Europe – the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, and let the scenes of wild, churning waters mesmerize you. Thereafter, head back to Zurich for your overnight stay.

Embark on a tour of Lucerne with your tour manager – cross the Old Chapel Bridge and admire the old paintings under its roof as you make your way to see the Lion Monument – a gift from France to Switzerland to commemorate the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Then, make your way to Interlaken for an orientation tour of the scenic resort town that is presided over by the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. As night falls, indulge in a unique 4-course Swiss fondue dinner at the famous Swiss-themed Bebbis Restaurant, which comprises of a salad and three different types of fondue courses. Head to Grindelwald to retire for the night.

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10D7N FLOWERY SWITZERLAND + PARIS DAY 4

GRINDELWALD Breakfast

Enjoy another highlight of your tour today. Ascend the famous “Top of Europe” Jungfraujoch. You will be able to explore the Ice Palace with its timeless sculptures, walk through the tunnel of Alpine Sensation and walk on the biggest glacier in Switzerland DAY 5

GRINDELWALD → BERN → GRUYÈRES → GSTAAD → AIGLE DISTRICT Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Depart for Bern this morning, where you can enjoy an orientation tour of the city – explore its UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town on foot and see the Bear Pit, the astronomical clock tower Zytglogge, Einstein House and the House of Parliament. Thereafter, proceed to Gruyères, a picturesque town perched atop a small hill where 800-year-old castle museums meet ancient Buddhist treasures. Pay a visit to the famous cheese factory La Maison du Gruyère to discover the secrets of cheese-making, before enjoying some free time to roam around Gruyères on your own to get some lunch and lovely pictures of the countryside scenery. You may wish to visit the Glacier 3000 as a optional tour for more activities and challenges. We will continue to the Aigle District to rest for the night. Optional : Glacier 3000 Alp DAY 6

AIGLE DISTRIC → MONTREUX → VEVEY → GENEVA Breakfast, Dinner - Chinese Fare

Journey to Montreux, where you can stop by the impressive 1000-year-old Chillon Castle for some pictures. Following that, kick back and relax with a glass of chilled wine at the sprawling grounds of the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces and learn more about the history and production process of Swiss wine. Next, stroll along the shores of Lake Geneva in Vevey and enjoy the paranomic views, before making a pit stop at the Charlie Chaplin Statue for a photo. Thereafter, commence on an orientation tour of Geneva that will bring you to check out the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Office, the prominent Jet d’Eau fountain and the massive flower clock, L’horloge fleurie.

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JUNGFRAUJOCH, SWITZERLAND

DAY 7

GENEVA → PARIS

Optional: Full Day Paris Tour, Seine River cruise

Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

Board a high-speed train this morning that will take you on a three-hour journey to Paris, the ‘city of lights’. Get a glimpse of the wonders of Paris through a guided tour – take in the sights of Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view over Paris. Lastly, head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). You may wish to go for an optional Moulin Rouge show before the day ends. Optional: Moulin Rouge DAY 8

PARIS Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. Take the time to explore other hidden gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many museums in the city. You may wish to take up some optional activities, such as a full day Paris tour that includes a walk through the Montmartre neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries Lafayette, a visit to the Louvre Museum and a scenic Seine River cruise.

DAY 9

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: • Glacier 3000 CHF 139 / CHF 119 • Seine River Cruise € 25 • Paris Full day € 79 / € 69 • Mouline Rouge € 159 (seasonal) Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) € 59 per person Note: • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Hotel upgrades are subject to hotel room availability. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. • In the event if Eiffel Tower unavailable, it will be replaced by Montpanase.


Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Up to the highest-altitude railway station in Europe · 3454 m The day trip takes you far up into the Alps. On the way, the “engineering feat of a century” gives you an overwhelming view of the vast glacier world of the Eismeer (Sea of Ice). A world of eternal snow and ice.

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FEATURE

LONDON The London theatre, the unique street shops and distinctive attractions are reasons why you need to visit this vibrant city.

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4D2N LONDON EXTENSION

3★ HOTEL Ibis Earls Court or similar

DAY 1

DAY 3

Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast, Meals on Board

PARIS → LONDON Make your way to London via Eurostar – a high speed train service that traverse the Channel Tunnel underneath the English Channel. Get a glimpse of the wonders of London through a guided tour – take in the sights of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge and many other London attractions. Then, transfer back to your hotel in London. DAY 2

LONDON

LONDON → SINGAPORE Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 4

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Note: • If a minimum group size of 15 is not met, the tour manager will not be following the group to London. Instead, the London tour will be conducted by a local guide.

Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. You may wish to make an optional visit to the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum for a photo session with some of your favourite celebrities and icons, or simply shop in pleasure in Harrods, the largest departmental store in London.

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ondon – a thriving metropolis that is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. As the largest city in Europe, London is not only one of the oldest and top ranking financial centre in the world, but also the political, economic and cultural capital of the United Kingdom. With history stretching back over thousands of years, London perfectly captures the merging of the modern with historic with their iconic attractions and landmarks, among which include four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Maritime Greenwich, the Tower of London and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, London is home to over 170 museums, including 11 national museums, and 857 art galleries, many of which offer free admission. Whatever your interest in art and history, you can be certain you will find a museum that caters to your taste. Looking for something more eclectic? Just head to the streets – we recommend the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo – where you will find all sorts of street art and strike up conversations with the artists there. Admirers of theatre, look no further than London’s best theatre scene in West End, where you can take your pick from the famous classic plays and musicals or brand new works. Also named ‘the city of fog’, London is famous for its unpredictable weather, where rain and fog is common due to the humid weather. Learn from the locals and bring along a pair of sunglasses and umbrella in your bag, so that you can enjoy the city without the weather putting a damper on your plans. Embrace the wind, rain and fog as they add on a different enigmatic mood to the usual sights of London.


AMSTERDAM Despite its size, Amsterdam is a city jam packed with history, culture and festivals for everyone.

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he largest city and capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is almost like a world of its own. An exceptionally compact city that houses about 820,000 residents, the narrow streets bordered by an infinite array of gabled houses running along the canals form a relaxing and intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of its 17th century history. This is a city that is best explored on foot, as most of the sites of interests are located within walking distance, or you may prefer to ride a bike (as the locals do) to places further out. One of Amsterdam’s greatest marvel is their complex canal networks that run through the whole city, which means that a canal cruise is a much better way to enjoy the hidden charms that Amsterdam has to offer, rather than a bus tour. One of the main highlights of Amsterdam would be its world-class art museums, among them the Rijksmuseum with the famed Rembrandts, the Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage Amsterdam and the Stedelijk Museum of modern art. The Anne Frank House is also a must-visit – bringing you back in time to the cramped two-room annex where the Frank family hid from the Nazis for two years during World War II. For the more adventurous soul, you may venture to the notorious Red Light District (locally known as De Wallen) – one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam – reputed for the legal sex and drugs. Stroll through the streets and you will find women sitting in the window parlours to lure business in, as well as a line-up of coffeeshops offering ‘soft’ drugs in the form of cannabis, all perfectly legal. Even if you are not interested in such vices, the Red Light District is also home to other unique and interesting shops and restaurants, as well as the city’s oldest Gothic church, Oude Kerk.

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4D2N BRUSSELS & AMSTERDAM EXTENSION 4★ HOTEL Park Plaza Schiphol or similar

DAY 1

PARIS → BRUSSELS → AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Lunch

Head to Brussels for a orientation tour and stop by the Atomium, an extraordinary structure that presents itself as a relic of the past with a futuristic edge, and the picturesque Royal Palace of Laeken. Next, take a leisure jaunt through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon for some shopping at leisure, but do not forget to pick up some Belgian chocolate as a sinful treat to reward yourself. Cross over to Amsterdam for your overnight stay. DAY 2

AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Dinner

Start off with a stop at Zaanse Schans where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, barns, cottages and museums that is built in

typical Dutch wooden architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled in these traditional Dutch crafts. After that, enjoy a guided tour of Amsterdam, which includes special highlights such as a cruise though Amsterdam’s famous canals and a trip to a diamond factory. During Keukenhof period, Zaanse Schan will be replace by visit to the Keukenhof. DAY 3

AMSTERDAM → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 4

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE

We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • Zaanse Schans will be replaced with Keukenhof Gardens during end March to early May.

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PREMIUM 15D12N

EUROPE DISCOVERY

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SALZBURG

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TOUR CODE: ECDISA Explore all the wonders of Europe as we bring you to the best places in the continent for picturesque landscape views, exquisite historical and religious architectural masterpieces, informative experiences of local trade and culture and best shopping bargains.


NETHERLANDS

HIGHLIGHTS ITALY

ROME • Vatican City • Colosseum (Entrance included) • St. Peter’s Basilica • Roman Forum • Trevi Fountain PISA • Piazza del Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa FLORENCE • Piazza della Signoria VENICE • St. Mark’s Square • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass blowing factory

SWITZERLAND

LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Lion Monument INTERLAKEN • View overlooking the Jungfrau SCHAFFHAUSEN • Rhine Falls ENGELBERG • Mt. Titlis (Entrance included)

AUSTRIA

INNSBRUCK • Golden roof • Swarovski crystal shop SALZBURG

Amsterdam

• Mozart’s birthplace

BELGIUM

GERMANY

BADENWÜRTTEMBERG • Lake Titisee in Black Forest • Overnight in Rhineland COLOGNE • Cologne Cathedral

Brussels

Paris

FRANCE

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower (Entrance included) • Galeries Lafayette

4★ HOTELS ROME Holiday Inn FLORENCE Sheraton VENICE Best Western SALZBURG Mercure LUCERNE Astoria INTERLAKEN Royal St George RHINELAND Holiday Inn AMSTERDAM Schipol Mercure PARIS Courtyard by Marriott *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

Cologne 1

2

Lucerne

FRANCE

2

Heidelberg Schaffhausen Vaduz

1

1

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

Interlaken

AMSTERDAM • The Dam • Basilica of St. Nicholas • Royal Palace of Amsterdam • Zaanse Schans • Diamond factory • Canal cruise BRUSSELS • Royal Palace of Brussels • La Grand-Place • Manneken Pis

GERMANY

Lake Titisee

NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM

2

1

Pisa

Venice Florence

1

ITALY Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2 3

DELICACIES Meal Plan 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners

1

Rome

SWITZERLAND

Specialities • Tuscan dinner with wine • 4-course Swiss Fondue Dinner • Authentic Black Forest Lunch

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → ROME Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to Rome. DAY 2

ROME Meals on Board, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a visit to the Vatican City and feast your eyes upon the intricate details of St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. Enter the magnificen Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built with its capacity of up to 80,000. View the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, with its archaic buildings and shrines including the ancient former royal residence. Piazza Venezia is located a short walk away with a massive monument dedicated to the first King of Italy. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain. DAY 3

ROME → PISA → FLORENCE Breakfast, Tuscan Dinner with wine

Make your way to Pisa to view the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and the tilted bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. Journey on

to the centre of Italian Renaissance, the city of Florence. Here, you can pay a visit to the Baptistery of St. John, renowned for its three sets of large bronze doors with depictions of art. Then, drop by the Piazza della Signoria to check out their exquisite sculptures and spend time on the Ponte Vecchio, an old arch bridge with excellent views over the river and glittering jewellery shops along its length. Wind down in the evening with authentic Tuscan fare. DAY 4

FLORENCE → VENICE Breakfast

Make your way to the heart of Venice via a private water taxi, a unique yet effective mode of transport for a city built on water. Then, set off on a guided tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice. You may wish to go on an optional gondola boat ride through the canals of Venice, before proceeding to hotel to rest and recharge. EU Holidays | Central Europe 19


15D12N EUROPE DISCOVERY DAY 5

VENICE → SALZBURG Breakfast, Dinner

Traverse through the breath-taking Austrian Lake District and find your way to Salzburg, also known as the birthplace of Mozart. A stroll through the city would leave you in admiration of their dreamy spires, romantic gardens and intricate baroque architecture, all of which contributed to the city’s ranking on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and its feature in the musical ‘The Sound of Music’. DAY 6

SALZBURG → INNSBRUCK → LUCERNE Breakfast

Take a journey back in time as you visit Innsbruck, a city rich in traditions, imperial architecture and colourful history. A mustvisit would be the Golden Roof located in Innsbruck’s Old Town, a three-storey balcony decorated with 2,657 gold-plated copper tiles. Stop by the largest Swarovski shop before continuing on a scenic drive to Lucerne via Vaduz, capital city of Liechtenstein. Take a tour of Old Town Lucerne with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you will also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in Switzerland. Later, drop by the Lion Monument – a monument to commemorate the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. DAY 7

LUCERNE → ENGELBERG → MT. TITLIS → INTERLAKEN

Breakfast, Dinner – 4-course Swiss Fondue

Start the day with an exciting excursion to Engelberg, where you will board a cable car and ride up to the peak of Mt. Titlis to enjoy the breath-taking view of the snow-capped mountainscape. At midday, travel onward to Interlaken where you for a marvellous view of the Jungfrau snowy peaks.

DAY 9

INTERLAKEN → SCHAFFHAUSEN → LAKE TITISEE → HEIDELBERG → RHINELAND Breakfast, Lunch – Black Forest Special, Dinner

Set off to the largest waterfall in the whole of Europe – the wild, churning waters of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. Then, cross the border over to the enchanting Black Forest in Germany to Lake Titsee and attend a demonstration on the meticulous process of cuckoo-clock making and also indulge in an authentic Black Forest lunch. Transfer to the Rhineland region via Heidelberg for your overnight stay. DAY 10

RHINELAND → COLOGNE → AMSTERDAM Breakfast

Brighten your morning with a visit to the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, a gothic masterpiece that remains a physical testimony to the enduring strength and unwavering spirit of European Christianity. Then, depart for the capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam and embark on a walking tour to the Dam Square, the Basilica of St. Nicholas and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.

Breakfast

Bask in the nature of the Bernese Oberland region with its picture-perfect landscapes accentuated by countless mountain peaks and glistening lakes. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. You may wish to take part in an optional mountain railway trip to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe. Optional: Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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DAY 13

PARIS Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Begin your Paris adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum with its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe, a famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view over Paris from the second level, then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Optional: Seine River cruise & Moulin Rouge DAY 14

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 11

DAY 15

Breakfast, Dinner

We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.

AMSTERDAM Begin the day with a visit to the Zaanse Schans where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, barns, cottages and museums built in typical Dutch architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen, then tour Amsterdam on a cruise though her famous canals and take a trip to a diamond factory. Note:During Tulips Season, Zaanse Schans shall be replaced by the Keukenhof Gardens. Optional: Volendam Tour

DAY 8

INTERLAKEN

a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Carry on to Paris, the City of Light, where you may wish to enjoy an optional scenic Seine River cruise or a Moulin Rouge show. Optional: Seine River Cruise / Moulin Rouge

DAY 12

AMSTERDAM → BRUSSELS → PARIS Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Brussels for an orientation tour and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE

Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Jungfraujoch : CHF189 / CHF 149 • Volendam with Lunch : €49 • Seine River cruise : €25 • Moulin Rouge : €159 (seasonal) Tipping Guideline: (based on 15D12N) • €94 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. • In the event, if Eiffel Tower unavailable, it will be replaced by Montpanase.


ONEMOUNTAIN–�ALL�SEASONS Imagine a bright blue sky and the touch of sparkling fresh-fallen snow. Explore the world of eternal ice. Feel like an eagle and hover over stunning glacier crevasses. Enjoy snow tubing at the Glacier Park. Mount TITLIS is a spot not to miss!

CLIFF WALK

SNOW TUBING

SKI EXPERIENCE

TITLISROTAIRNEW�DESIGN! Ascend to a height of 10.000 feet in the world’s first revolving cable car. TITLISCLIFFWALK Enjoy the breathtaking view across snowcovered mountains and valleys on the highest suspension bridge in Europe. TITLISSNOWEXPERIENCE Experience different activities in the snow. Slide down the hill on a snow tube, try out skiing and take a ride on a snow mobile.

Lucerne

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LONDON

BRUSSELS PARIS

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ZURICH

BERNE

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LUCERNE

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EUROPE HIGHLIGHTS

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EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, FRANCE

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TOUR CODE: ECCHLA For travellers who are looking for a comprehensive expedition of central Europe with little time to spare, we bring you to the most charming locales under the cover of a dusting of snow and frost in six different countries over a span of 10 days.


HIGHLIGHTS ITALY

MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • La Scala Opera House • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

SWITZERLAND

LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Old Town • Bucherer • Lion Monument SCHAFFHAUSEN • Rhine Falls • Overnight in Lorraine Region

GERMANY

BADENWÜRTTEMBERG • Lake Titisee in Black Forest

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

FRANCE

BELGIUM

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Montparnasse Tower (Entrance included) • Galeries Lafayette

Paris

2

GERMANY

Brussels

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

Lake Titisee

2

Nancy

Schaffhausen

1

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

2

Lucerne

Milan

1

BELGIUM

Lugano

ITALY

BRUSSELS • La Grand-Place • Manneken Pis

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM • Zaanse Schans • Diamond factory • River cruise

DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners Specialities • 3-course Italian Lunch • 3-course German Pork Knuckle with Black Forest Cake • 3-course French Dinner • 3-course Mussels Lunch

3-4★HOTELS MILAN ATA Chain LUCERN Lakeside Hotel NANCY Ibis PARIS Mercure AMSTERDAM Ibis *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DAY 1

DAY 4

Meals on Board

Breakfast

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and set-off to fashion capital, Milan.

Embark on a tour of Lucerne: visit the Old Chapel Bridge – the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland, Old Town Lucerne with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals and the Lion Monument. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon for some shopping or sightseeing at leisure in this picturesque city. You may also wish to go on an optional trip to Mount Titlis to round up the day’s activities. Optional: Mount Titlis

SINGAPORE → MILAN

DAY 2

MILAN Meals on Board, Italian Lunch

The first stop of the day is the Sforza Castle, a fortress once home to noble lords of Milan. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Take a shopping trip through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II leading to the Piazza della Scala where a statue of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon shopping or sightseeing at leisure in Milan. DAY 3

MILAN → LUGANO → LUCERNE Breakfast – Local Dinner

Enjoy an orientation tour of Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino offering a vast array of attractions including parks and flowers, museums, villas and Lombardy-styled buildings. Then, stop by the Foxtown Factory Stores for some luxury shopping with over 160 stores of the most prestigious brands of clothing, sportswear, houseware and accessories at discounts of 30 to 70 per cent. Retreat for the night in one of Lucerne lakeside hotels.

LUCERNE

DAY 5

LUCERNE → SCHAFFHAUSEN → LAKE TITISEE → NANCY

Breakfast - Lunch – 3-course German Pork Knuckle with Black Forest Cake, French Dinner

Set off to the largest waterfall in the whole of Europe – the wild, churning waters of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. Then make your way to Lake Titisee in Black Forest and attend a cuckoo clock making demonstration in Titisee-Neustadt. Enjoy their special delicacies such as German Pork Knuckle and Black Forest Cake. DAY 6

NANCY → PARIS

Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Begin your Paris adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre

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11D8N EUROPE HIGHLIGHTS

ZAANSE SCHANS, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe, a famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the highest observation deck of Paris – the Montparnasse Tower for a panoramic view over Paris, then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours).

through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Continue on to Amsterdam for the night. DAY 9

DAY 7

PARIS Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure, shopping or sightseeing. You may wish to take up some recommended activities, such as an optional full day Paris tour that includes a walk through the Montmartre neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries Lafayette, a visit to the Louvre Museum and a scenic Seine River cruise. Optional: Paris Full Day Tour DAY 8

PARIS → BRUSSELS → AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Mussels Lunch

Head to Brussels for an orientation tour and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt

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AMSTERDAM Breakfast

Begin the day with a visit to the Zaanse Schans where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, barns, cottages and museums built in typical Dutch architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled in these traditional crafts. After that, tour Amsterdam on a cruise though her famous canals and take a trip to a diamond factory. You may also wish to make an optional visit to Volendam, a fishing town in North Holland famous for its traditional costumes and Dutch music scene. Note:During Tulips Season, Zaanse Schans shall be replaced by the Keukenhof Gardens. Optional: Volendam Tour

DAY 10

AMSTERDAM → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 11

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Mt Titlis: CHF139 / CHF119 • Seine River cruise : €25 • Full day Paris tour : €79 / €69 • Volendam with Lunch : €49 Tipping Guideline: (based on 11D8N) • €66 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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MILAN CATHEDRAL, ITALY


ITINERARY FOR FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM PARIS AIRPORT DAY 1

SINGAPORE → MILAN Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and set-off to fashion capital, Milan.

spend the rest of the afternoon for some shopping or sightseeing at leisure in this picturesque city. You may also wish to go on an optional trip to Mount Titlis to round up the day’s activities. Optional: Mount Titlis

Meals on Board, Italian Lunch

The first stop of the day is the Sforza Castle, a fortress once home to noble lords of Milan. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Take a shopping trip through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II leading to the Piazza della Scala where a statue of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon shopping or sightseeing at leisure in Milan. DAY 3

MILAN → LUGANO → LUCERNE Breakfast – Local Dinner

Enjoy an orientation tour of Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino offering a vast array of attractions including parks and flowers, museums, villas and Lombardy-styled buildings. Then, stop by the Foxtown Factory Stores for some luxury shopping with over 160 stores of the most prestigious brands of clothing, sportswear, houseware and accessories at discounts of 30 to 70 per cent. Retreat for the night in one of Lucerne Lake’s popular lakeside hotels. DAY 4

LUCERNE Breakfast

Embark on a tour of Lucerne: visit the Old Chapel Bridge – the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland, Old Town Lucerne with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals and the Lion Monument. Thereafter,

LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

DAY 8

BRUSSELS → PARIS Breakfast, French Dinner

DAY 6

After Breakfast, transfer to Paris and adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe, a famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the highest observation deck of Paris – the Montparnasse Tower for a panoramic view over Paris, then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours).

Breakfast

DAY 9

DAY 2

MILAN

Optional: Volendam

DAY 5

LUCERNE → LAKE TITISEE → FRANKFURT Breakfast - Lunch – 3-course German Pork Knuckle with Black Forest Cake

Make your way to Lake Titisee in Black Forest and attend a cuckoo clock making demonstration in Titisee-Neustadt. Enjoy their special delicacies such as German Pork Knuckle and Black Forest Cake. Transfer to Frankfurt for the overnight stay.

FRANKFURT → AMSTERDAM

Travel to Zaanse Schans where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, barns, cottages and museums built in typical Dutch architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled in these traditional crafts. After that, tour Amsterdam on a cruise though her famous canals and take a trip to a diamond factory.

PARIS Breakfast

DAY 7

Enjoy a free day of leisure, shopping or sightseeing. You may wish to take up some recommended activities, such as an optional full day Paris tour that includes a walk through the Montmartre neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries Lafayette, a visit to the Louvre Museum and a scenic Seine River cruise. Optional: Paris Full Day Tour

Breakfast, Mussel Lunch

DAY 10

AMSTERDAM → BRUSSEL

This Morning, you may also wish to make an optional visit to Volendam, a fishing town in North Holland famous for its traditional costumes and Dutch music scene. During Tulips Season, Zaanse Schans shall be replaced by the Keukenhof Gardens. Head to Brussels for an orientation tour and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Atomium – an extraordinary structure that presents itself as a relic of the past with a futuristic touch. Next, take a jaunt through the La GrandPlace, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels.

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 11

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.

Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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ALL-IN-EUROPE FOOTPRINT

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ROTAIR ROTATING CABLE CAR, MT. TITLIS, SWITZERLAND

PHOTO: ROTAIR

TOUR CODE: ECCFPA Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints; return with everlasting memories of this wonderous trip across Europe’s most lauded landmarks.


GREAT BRITAIN

HIGHLIGHTS GREAT BRITAIN

LONDON • Big Ben • Houses of Parliament • Buckingham Palace • Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street • Trafalgar Square • London Bridge DOVER • View of White Cliffs

FRANCE

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower • Galeries Lafayette COLMAR • Petite Venice

SWITZERLAND

LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Old Town • Bucherer • Lion Monument • Mt. Titlis (Entrance Included)

BADENWÜRTTEMBERG • Titisee in Black Forest

London 1

Dover Calais

ITALY

MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • La Scala Opera House • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II VENICE • St. Mark’s Square • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass blowing factory PISA • Piazza del Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa FLORENCE • The Mall • Florence Cathedral • Piazza della Signoria • Ponte Vecchio ROME • Vatican City • St. Peter’s Basilica • Colosseum • Roman Forum • Trevi Fountain

GERMANY

DELICACIES Meal Plan 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners Specialty Meals • Fish and Chips • German Pork Knuckle with Black Forest Cake • Italian Pizza and Pasta

3-4★ HOTELS LONDON Ibis Earls Court PARIS Ibis COLMAR Best Western LUCERNE Postillon MILAN UNA Hotel VENICE Best Western TUSCANY Art Miro ROME Eur Suite *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

Paris

GERMANY

2

FRANCE

Colmar

Lucerne Engelberg

Lake Titisee

1

SWITZERLAND

1

Sirmione Milan 1

Pisa

Flight path Traverse by coach Traverse by cruise Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

1 Venice 1

Tuscany

ITALY 1 Rome

NO OPTIONAL TOUR All the usual optional excursions and service fees are included in this tour package • LONDON Dover White Cliff • PARIS Seine River Cruise • GERMANY Lake Titisee

DAY 1

• LUCERNE Mt. Titlis • MILAN Sirmione Castle visit • FLORENCE The Mall Factory Outlet

DAY 2

will take you to Calais in France. Along the way, admire the striking façade of the majestic White Cliffs along the English coastline, a spectacular natural feature that owes its unique colour to a rare, pure form of limestone that is similar to chalk. Once you arrive, make your way to Paris to rest and recharge for tomorrow’s adventure.

Meals on Board, Dinner – Fish and Chips

DAY 4

SINGAPORE → LONDON Meals on Board

This evening, assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for London, the capital city of the United Kingdom.

LONDON Embark on a guided city tour of London and take in the sights of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge and many other London attractions. Enjoy an authentic fish and chips meal for dinner before retiring for the night. DAY 3

LONDON → DOVER → CALAIS → PARIS Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

Proceed to Dover, a major ferry port situated on the straits of Dover, to board a ferry that

PARIS Breakfast

Begin your Paris adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower, and head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). End your day EU Holidays | Central Europe 27


13D10N ALL-IN-EUROPE FOOTPRINT with a Seine River Cruise for a scenic view of Paris’s famous monuments.

DAY 5

crevasses and distant snow-covered mountain peaks as the gondola rotates its way up the summit. Delight in a gratifying lunch among crystal-clear glacier views atop Mt. Titlis, before descending and proceeding towards Milan to retire for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch – French Fare

DAY 8

Note: The Galeries Lafayette is closed on Sundays and on Christmas Day.

PARIS → COLMAR

Make your way to the picturesque city of Colmar, situated in the heart of the idyllic Alsace region in northeast France. This quaint town is akin to a scene out of a storybook with its half-timbered houses, rustic canals and lush flora and fauna. The tour manager will bring you on an orientation tour along the narrow winding streets of the historic Old Town, littered with medieval houses dating back to the 16th and 17th century. Don’t miss a visit to the Petite Venice, as it offers one of the best photography spots in Colmar. It has the most eye-cathing and unique half-timbered Alsatian houses that cling to the edge of the river Lauch as it winds through the city’s old fishmonger district. DAY 6

COLMAR → LAKE TITISEE → LUCERNE Breakfast, Lunch – German Pork Knuckle with Black Forest Cake

Cross over to Germany and head to Lake Titisee in Black Forest, where you’ll attend a cuckoo clock making demonstration in Titisee-Neustadt. Sample some ice wine along with their special delicacies German Pork Knuckle and Black Forest Cake for lunch, before heading to Lucerne Lake for your night’s stay at one of their popular lakeside hotels. DAY 7

LUCERNE → MT. TITLIS → MILAN Breakfast, Lunch on Mt. Titlis

Start the day with an orientation tour of Lucerne, where your first stop will be the Old Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland decorated with old paintings under its roof. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you will also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in Switzerland. Later, drop round to see the Lion Monument – a monument to commemorate the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. After which, head to Engelberg for an exciting excursion up to the peak of Mt. Titlis via the Rotair, where you will be treated to a 360-degree panoramic view of steep rock faces, deep

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MILAN → SIRMIONE → VENICE

Breakfast, Lunch – Italian Pasta & Pizza, Dinner

Follow a local tour guide to the first stop of your Milan tour – the Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for some shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala – where a statue monument of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures before we move on to the romantic city of Venice to stay for the night. DAY 9

VENICE → TUSCANY

Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Make your way to Venice’s city centre via a private water taxi, a unique yet effective mode of transport for a city built on water. Then, set off on a orientation tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice. Thereafter, stop by the The Mall, where there are great buys of up to 70% discount from prominent brands like Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, no one is likely to leave empty-handed. DAY 10

TUSCANY → PISA → FLORENCE → ROME

Breakfast, Lunch – Local Fare

Journey to Pisa for photo stop at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the Baptistery and the Cathedral; the famous trio attractions situated in Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the finest architectural complexes in the world. Thereafter, travel to the centre of Italian Renaissance, the city of Florence.

Here, you can pay a visit to the Baptistery of St. John, renowned for its three sets of large bronze doors with depictions of art. Then, drop by the Piazza della Signoria to check out their exquisite sculptures and spend some time dawdling on the Ponte Vecchio, an old arch bridge that not only has excellent views over the river but also glittering jewellery shops along its length for your enjoyment. Proceed on to Rome for your overnight stay. DAY 11

ROME Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Kick off the day with a trip to the Vatican City – a walled enclave within Rome and feast your eyes upon St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. Later, be awed by the magnificent sight of the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built that has a capacity of up to 80,000. Pass by the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, with its archaic buildings and shrines including the ancient former royal residence. Piazza Venezia is located a short walk away, where a massive monument dedicated to the first King of Italy dominates. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain. DAY 12

ROME → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 13

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Tipping Guideline: • Tipping is included in the tour package. Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.


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CENTRAL EUROPE 6 COUNTRIES

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

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PHOTO: 123RF/ CARSO80

TOUR CODE: ECCCEA Embark on an exciting escapade that covers the best of Central Europe. Be captivated by sights steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. In this comprehensive tour, we explore prominent cities and timeless icons that encapsulate the soul of Central Europe.


HIGHLIGHTS

NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

GERMANY

DUSSELDORF HEIDELBERG • Heidelberg Castle • Old Town • Hauptstrasse FREIBURG

BELGIUM

1

Brussel

INNSBRUCK • Golden Roof • Old Town

1 Freiburg

1 FRANCE Champagne

Region

SWITZERLAND

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM • Diamond Factory • Canal Cruise

DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners

3-4★ HOTELS FREIBURG Ibis INNSBRUCK Holiday Inn LUCERNE City Brunnen DIJON Ibis PARIS Ibis AMSTERDAM Ibis DUSSELDORF Holiday Inn *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

1 Innsbruck

AUSTRIA

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1

FRANCE

BRUSSELS • La Grand-Place • Manneken Pis

Lucerne 1

SWITZERLAND

LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Old Town • Bucherer • Lion Monument

BELGIUM

Düsseldorf Heidelberg

Paris 1

AUSTRIA

DIJON PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Eiffel Tower

GERMANY

1

DAY 1

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and set-off to a fashion industry and art scene city, Dusseldorf.

in traditions, imperial architecture and colourful history, Innsbruck. A must-visit would be the Golden Roof located in Innsbruck’s Old Town, a three-storey balcony decorated with 2,657 gold-plated copper tiles.

DAY 2

DAY 4

SINGAPORE → DUSSELDORF Meals on board

DUSSELDORF → HEIDELBERG → FREIBURG Local Dinner

Set off on your exciting getaway once you arrive in Dusseldorf and head to Heidelberg, named the UNESCO City of Literature due to its vibrant scene of writers, translators and theatre life. Embark on an orientation tour of this picturesque city, well-known for its romantic landscape with the towering Heidelberg Castle in the background. Wander through the charming alleys and squares of the Old Town and immerse yourself in the unique ambience surrounded by history. You’ll soon find yourself at the traffic-free main street Hauptstrasse, which is bursting at the seams with cafes and restaurants as well as renowned branded stores and small boutiques. After which, proceed on to Freiburg for the night. Optional: Black Forest Titisee + Pork Knuckle meal DAY 3

FREIBURG → INNSBRUCK Breakfast, Local Dinner

Today, make your way to visit a city rich

INNSBRUCK → LUCERNE Breakfast, Local Dinner

Travel to Lucerne and take an orientation tour of Lucerne, where your first stop will be the Old Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland decorated with old paintings under its roof. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you will also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in Switzerland. Later, drop round to see the Lion Monument – to commemorate the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. After, enjoy your free at leisure for some shopping time. After, move on to Lucerne Lake, where you will be staying for the night. Optional: Mt Titlis DAY 5

LUCERNE → CHAMPAGNE REGION Breakfast, French Dinner

Free time to explore around Lucerne before departing to Dijon for French Dinner and overnight.

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MANNEKEN PIS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

DAY 6

CHAMPAGNE REGION → PARIS Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Begin your Paris adventure with a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower, then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Note: The Galleries Lafayette closed on Sunday and Christmas Day. DAY 7

PARIS → BRUSSEL → AMSTERDAM

HEIDELBERG CASTLE, GERMANY

lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Optional: Zaanse Schan / Keukenhof (subject to season) DAY 8

AMSTERDAM → DUSSELDORF Breakfast

After breakfast, we move on to Amsterdam to enjoy a tour of the city; enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dam Square and discover the rich history of the majestic Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Glide past archaic bridges and quaint buildings as you board a glassdomed cruise though Amsterdam’s famous canals before ending the day with a trip to a diamond factory. Later of the day we will transfer to Dusseldorf for the overnight stay.

Breakfast, Chinese Dinner

Head to Brussels for an orientation tour and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would 32 Central Europe | EU Holidays

DAY 9

DUSSELDORF → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meal on board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Mt Titlis : CHF139 / CHF119 • Black Forest Titisee with Lunch : €49 • Zaanse Schan : €15 • Keukenhof : €35 Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

PHOTOS: 123RF/ ALEXANDR TKACHUK, PLJVV, MANGANGANATH

EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, FRANCE


FEATURE

Lucerne, A Swiss City Like No Other

chug down some sumptuous cold, local beer? Housing the longest strip of bars in the world, Altstadt is known for running 260 establishments consisting of: local breweries, lounges, cocktail bars, electro clubs, etc. In addition to brewing tasty beers, this district is noted for its strong arts and cultural scene. The Filmmuseum Düsseldorf encompasses behind the scene processes of making a film, and showcases everything cinema-related. The city is also notable for producing great music under the roofs of places such as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Opera House) and the Tonhalle (Concert Hall). Opulent interiors, high ceilings, and spacious layouts invite guests for a night of unforgettable musical entertainment.

LION MONUMENT IN LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.

Lucerne will charm visitors with its picturesque sceneries, history and culture. Explore this picture perfect storybook city and immerse yourself in a memorable Swiss experience.

N

estled amid snow-capped mountains, a placid lake and lush greenery that stretches as far as the eye can see, Lucerne captures the image of a fairy tale Swiss town. As an ideal starting point for many travellers - the gateway to central Switzerland - the city has attractions that captivate visitors with its modest yet rich offerings of age-old monuments and structures steeped in history.

PHOTOS: 123RF/EVA CHAFARNSKI

Old Chapel Bridge The Old Chapel Bridge plays a crucial role in the city of Lucerne. Connecting the Old Town and a New Town, this structure has been serving its purpose since 1332 although it was rebuilt after being damaged by a fire. Unlike other bridges, the Old Chapel Bridge exhibits old paintings under its roofs. Interestingly enough, a few burnt panels are still displayed to serve as a reminder of the tragic fire that took place in 1993. During the carnival season, the original pictures will be replaced with the modern ones to reflect the carnival atmosphere. The area also has a Water Tower near the bridge, the former dungeon/archive/treasury vault is now an

exclusive club room utilised by traditional associations.

Bucherer Fancy getting something new for yourself or for the people back home? Then drop by Bucherer, the largest fine jewellery and watch store in Switzerland, to sate all your shopping needs and wants. The Swiss retail chain specialises in luxury Swiss and international brands of watches including Rolex, Omega, Piaget, Patek Philippe, etc. Since its establishment in 1888, the successful family business has expanded throughout the world, bringing the largest collection of Rolex watches to customers with discerning tastes. The retail store takes the form of an impressive five-storey building in Lucerne, Schwanenplatz. Apart from the main headquarters in Lucerne, 14 other stores are situated in places such as Basel, Geneva, Zurich, etc.

Altstadt (Old Town) Find yourself roaming the streets of Altstadt on a hot afternoon? Why not grab a seat at one of their many street-side cafes and

Lion Monument The Lion Monument is one of the most popular attractions in Lucerne. It was erected in the 1880s to honour the valour of mercenary soldiers from Central Switzerland. The monument - of a giant dying lion commemorates Swiss soldiers who sacrificed their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution. A Latin inscription is also carved into the sandstone wall, like an incantation, it reads: HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI, which means “To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss”. Records of the dead, such as their names and death toll, can be found on the memorial. Although the site was once private property, the city of Lucerne bought it, and today the site is accessible without an entrance fee.

Lucerne Lake Besides its intriguing man-made attractions, Lucerne is also known for being home to the fourth largest lake in Switzerland, Lake Lucerne. Called the heart of Switzerland, this lake is cradled by a four cantons: Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. Flanking either sides of the lake, the mountains are covered in thick forests that support a diverse species of wildlife. Besides enjoying the leisurely cruise along the Lucerne Lake, one can also partake in water sports. Wakeboarding, water-skiing, sailing and a number of exciting activities are provided for thrill-seekers.

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LONDON PARIS BRUSSELS AMSTERDAM

TOUR CODE: ECCLPA Discover some of Europe’s grandest cities, from the art and cultural sites of London to the exquisite food and fashion in Paris, the fascinating old history of Brussels and the unique canal waterways that run through Amsterdam

HOUSE OR PARLIAMENT, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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HIGHLIGHTS GREAT BRITAIN

LONDON • Big Ben • Houses of Parliament • Buckingham Palace • Prime Minister’s Office • Trafalgar Square • London Bridge • Designer Factory outlet shopping

FRANCE

PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower • Montparnesse (Entrance Included) • Galeries Lafayette

GREAT BRITAIN

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS • Atomium • Royal Palace of Brussels • La Grand-Place • Manneken Pis

London

Amsterdam

2

NETHERLANDS

Brussels 1

AMSTERDAM • Zaanse Schans • Diamond factory • Canal cruise • Keukenhof (entrance included, seasonal only) • Canal cruise

NETHERLANDS

2

Keukenhof

FRANCE

Flight path Traverse by coach Traverse by High Speed Train Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2 3

2 Paris

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → LONDON

BELGIUM

London for the night. Optional: Stonehenge and Bath

Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for London.

DAY 4

LONDON → PARIS

Breakfast, Dinner – French Fare

DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners Specialities • 3-course French dinner • Belgium mussels lunch

3-4★ HOTELS LONDON Ibis Earls Court PARIS Novotel BELGIUM Mercure AMSTERDAM Van Der Valk

PHOTO: 123RF/ANDREEA NICOLA

*Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DAY 2

LONDON Meals on Board, Dinner – Chinese dim sum

Arrive at the capital of UK and enjoy an excursion city tour of London and take in the sights of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament otherwise known as the Palace of Winchester, Buckingham Palace, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge and many other attractions. We will next make our way to the factory outlet outside London to enjoy designer fashion shopping 30-60% cheaper than Singapore. DAY 3

LONDON → FREE DAY Breakfast,

Enjoy the day free at leisure to wander around the city of London its surrounding on your own. You may also choose to embark an optional tour to visit Stonehenge; It is one of the best known wonders of the world. Learn more about this mysterious ancient monument and its many rumoured myths and legends. Last but not least, make your way to the Georgian city of Bath and enjoy a panoramic tour, featuring the Roman Baths – a well preserved Roman historical site of a public bathing complex. Transfer back to

Make your way to Paris via Eurostar – a high speed train service that traverse the Channel Tunnel underneath the English Channel. Get a glimpse of the wonders of Paris through a guided tour – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower and ascend Montparnesse for a panoramic view of Paris. Lastly, head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Optional: Paris Full Day Tour / Seine River Cruise DAY 5

PARIS - FREE DAY Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure in Paris. You may wish to enjoy some optional activities, such as a scenic Seine River cruise or a Moulin Rouge show. Optional: Paris Full Day Tour

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THE ALEXANDER III BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER SEINE IN PARIS, FRANCE.

PARIS → BRUSSELS

Breakfast, Lunch – Belgian Mussels

Head to Brussels for an orientation tour and stop by the Atomium, an extraordinary structure that presents itself as a relic of the past with a futuristic edge. Drive by the picturesque Royal Palace of Laeken before arriving in the city to see the Royal Palace of Brussels. Next, take a leisure jaunt through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon for some shopping at leisure, but do not forget to pick up some Belgian chocolate as a sinful treat to reward yourself. You may also wish to make an optional visit to nearby city Bruges before you end the day. Optional: Bruges Tour

windmills, barns, cottages and museums that is built in typical Dutch wooden architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled in these traditional Dutch crafts. After that, enjoy a tour of Amsterdam, which includes highlights such as a cruise though Amsterdam’s famous canals and a trip to a diamond factory. Note: During Tulips Season, Zaanse Schans will be replaced by Keukenhof Gardens. DAY 8

AMSTERDAM - FREE DAY Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure, with the possibility of visiting the infamous red-light district in Amsterdam. You may also wish to make an optional visit to Volendam, a quaint fishing town in North Holland well known for its traditional costumes and vibrant Dutch music scene. Optional: Volendam Tour / Madurodam

DAY 7

BRUSSELS → AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Dinner

Cross over to Amsterdam and start off with a stop at Zaanse Schans where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional

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DAY 9

AMSTERDAM → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Full day Paris tour : € 79 / € 69 • Stonehenge and Bath : £ 79 / £ 69 • Seine River Cruise : € 25 • Bruges : € 19 • Volendam with Lunch : € 49 • Madurodam : € 35 Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. • In the event if Eiffel Tower unavailable, it will be replaced by Montpanase.

PHOTO: 123RF/SONGQUAN DENG, IGOR BANASZCZYK, TOSCA WEIJERS

DAY 6


FEATURE

Paris, the Charismatic City of Lights EIFFEL TOWER

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aris is a timeless city that conjures up images of charming street side cafes, iconic structures, and worldrenowned branded stores. For years, the capital of France has enchanted visitors with its romantic ambience, and architectural wonders. This cosmopolitan city attracts numerous travellers from all over the world to embrace its rich culture, fine cuisine, and its influential art pieces.

Eiffel Tower A cultural icon of Paris and world-renowned architectural wonder, the Eiffel Tower holds a ubiquitous presence that be felt throughout the city. The massive iron structure can be seen from any corner of the city, as it stands prominently over the capital of France. An interesting fact about the tower is that it was once used to intercept enemy radio communications during World War I. Since its establishment, the Eiffel Tower has been the site of numerous high-profile stunts, ceremonial events and even scientific experiments. It is estimated that seven million people visit the monument every year. Crowds of tourists flock to the tower’s platform to enjoy a wide-sweeping view of the bustling metropolis.

Champs-Elysees Noted for being the world’s most beautiful avenue, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees is an attraction as great as the iconic Eiffel Tower itself. Both Parisians and tourists stroll along these picturesque streets and take in the sights and sounds of the city. This two-kilometre stretch is situated between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc

Paris has always been a city that has made the bucket list of many travellers. The capital of France has never ceased to impress travellers with its architectural wonders and unparalleled masterpieces, which has influenced the perceptions of millions of people all over the world. de Triomphe. Famous restaurants, luxury boutiques, and flagship stores widely known by many are lined along this street; some of the biggest names include, Hard Rock Café, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, etc. The Avenue des Champs-Elysees has also been the setting for major events such as the Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the Tour de France and the Christmas lights. In addition to housing well known stores and eateries, the famed avenue has some of the top museums in the world. Conclude your visit to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees by climbing to the Arc de Triomphe - a triumphal arch that stands imposingly to commemorate the soldiers and generals who lost their lives fighting for France during the Napoleonic Wars.

Place de la Concorde As one of the major public squares in the city, the Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. Situated between the Tuileries Palace and the Champs-Elysees, this site is home to age-old structures steeped in French history. During the French revolution, the Place de la Concorde had a guillotine installed - for a couple of years - in the middle of the square, where many famous people - King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette - were put to the death. There is also a 3200-year-old obelisk, called the Luxor Obelisk, which was gifted to the Louis Philippe by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1833. Another interesting fact about this square is that a statue representing the French city is mounted at each corner of the square.

Louvre Museum The Louvre Museum is an ideal place for

any art enthusiast to satisfy their thirst for masterpieces and impressive art collections. The historic monument is a central landmark of the city, and attracts art enthusiasts from all over the world. As the world’s largest museum, the art gallery holds Egyptian antiquities, notable paintings, Renaissance and Medieval artwork; and a collection of ancient sculptures ranging from the Medieval and Romanesque era. Visitors flock to the museum every day to look at the Louvre’s most famous work, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. The museum was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. Visitors can also see the Louvre pyramid when they take the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. The glass pyramid structure was installed in 1988 to provide light into the underground lobby of the museum.

Palais Garnier Paris Opera House Home to the Paris Ballet, this 19th century Opera House is one of the most opulently fashioned buildings in Paris. The famed opera house is furnished with heavy glass chandeliers, sweeping marble staircases, intricate carvings on golden columns and rich coloured murals. The decadent establishment has a 2,000 seating capacity and has become one of the main attractions in the city. Visitors looking to bring back a piece of the opera house back home, can drop by the Palais Garnier’s bookshop and gift shop to purchase DVDs of Paris Opera productions, recordings by the Orchestra and Chorus; publications, postcards and other souvenirs.

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GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND

TOUR CODE: ECSTTS Acquaint yourself with the charming highlights of Lucerne, Bernese Oberland, Zermatt and many other places as you traverse across Switzerland. From the iconic Lion Monument to the peaks of Rothorn Paradise, this European country will captivate you with its natural and historical highlights.

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ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

PHOTO: 123RF/ THEYOK

TRAVEL IN COMFORT AND AT A RELAXED PACE THAT COMPRISES OF SMALL GROUP SIZE OF 10 TO 16 PASSENGERS.


HIGHLIGHTS Flight path Traverse by Train Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

SWITZERLAND

LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge • Old Town • Lion Monument • Glacier Garden Museum • Mt. Pilatus (World’s steepest cog railway)) BERNESE OBERLAND • Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (entrance included) • Sphinx 3571 m • Ice Palace • Wengen - Car Free Holiday Resort on Alps • Thunersee lake boating ZERMATT • Rothorn Paradise 3104 m • Stellisee Lake - Best view of Matterhorn • Matterhorn Museum ST. MORITZ • Switzerland original Winter Wonderland ZURICH • Old Town • Swiss National Museum EAST TO WEST • Glacier Express - World most famous scenic train ride

1 Lucerne 2 Zurich Interlaken Grindelwald 1

1

Wengen

FRANCE

Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner Specialities • Sausage & Rösti • Swiss Fondue

4★HOTELS LUCERNE Flora WENGEN Sunstar ZERMATT Europe Hotel & Sap ST MORITZ Monopol ZURICH AIRPORT Radisson Blu *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

St Moritz

Zermatt 21

ITALY

Note: All luggages will be ferry by seperate porterage service DAY 1

SINGAPORE → ZURICH Meals on Board

Assemble at the Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Zurich, Switzerland’s bustling city. DAY 2

ZURICH → LUCERNE Dinner - Local Fare

DELICACIES

LIECHTENSTEIN SWITZERLAND

From Zurich you will head to Lucerne via train. Upon your arrival you will embark on an orientation tour of Lucerne with your tour manager; visit the Old Chapel Bridge – the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland, Old Town Lucerne with its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals and the Lion Monument. Then, you will make your way to the Glacier Garden Museum, which was discovered in 1872. The site comprises of glacial portholes that date back to the Ice Age. Check in your hotel in Lucerne city.

Today you will leave Lucerne and depart for Grindelwald, a picturesque village in Switzerland. The tourist destination is famed for offering numerous activities, including skiing in winter and hiking in summer. You will join a mountain excursion and continue to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, where you will get an unhindered, panoramic view of the snow-clad mountain ranges and the expansive sky. As you take the train up to the mountain, acquaint yourself with the alpine sceneries, and the towering peaks of Mt. Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. At top, indulge in the magnificent view of the Aletsch glacier - Europe’s longest glacier. While here, you can also visit the Sphinx Observatory, an astronomical observatory located above the Jungfraujoch and the Ice Cave. Take a moment to admire the captivating surroundings before heading down to the car-free village - situated on the top of a cliff - Wengen for the night.

DAY 3

LUCERNE → MT PILATUS → LUCERNE Breakfast

Begin your day with a mountain excursion, and take the world’s steepest cog railway to the top of Mt Pilatus. The railway is famed for offering scenic sights of lush meadows dotted with Alpine flowers and pristine mountain streams. After acquainting yourself with the natural beauty of the region, make your way to Lucerne City for an overnight stay. DAY 4

LUCERNE → GRINDELWALD → JUNGFRAUJOCH → WENGEN Breakfast, Lunch – Sausage & Rösti

DAY 5

WENGEN → INTERLAKEN → THUNERSEE BOAT RIDE → ZERMATT Breakfast, Lunch – Swiss Fondue Combo

Start your day with an orientation tour of Interlaken, a small town below Jungfrau. After exploring the region, indulge in a Swiss fondue combo lunch that is simply out of this world. You will then board a boat from Thunersee (Lake Thun) and make your way to Spiez. Enjoy the scenic boat ride at a slow pace and be awestruck by the towering, snow-capped mountains of the region. From Spiez, head towards Zermatt, the mountain resort is renowned for Matterhorn, the king of all mountains. It is also believed to be one

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10D7N GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND of the most prominent art museums that encompass the cultural history of Europe. Afterwards, make your way to the Zurich Airport for an overnight stay. DAY 9

ZURICH → SINGAPORE Meals On Board

If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for your flight home. DAY 11

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH STELLISEE LAKE, SWITZERLAND.

of the most photographed mountains in the world. You will spend the night in Zermatt. DAY 6

ZERMATT → ROTHORN PARADISE → ZERMATT

St Moritz at an elevation of 1856m, is one of the world’s most famous holidays resort. St Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago, and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.

Breakfast

After taking your breakfast, you will make your way to Rothorn Paradise. Be enchanted by the sweeping views of the Zermatt region from the peaks of Rothorn. Afterwards, continue your journey to Stellisee Lake, a charming mountain lake that is situated 20 minutes from the cable car station. The placid waters of the lake reflect the majestic and jagged Matterhorn. From there you will visit the Matterhorn Museum, a cultural-natural museum, which offers a deeper insight into the history and development of Zermatt. Transfer to your hotel and retire for the night at Zermatt.

DAY 8

ST MORITZ → ZURICH

Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • CHF60 per person Note: • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

• Mountain activities are subject to weather conditions.

• During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

Breakfast, Lunch - Chinese Fare

Today you will leave St Moritz and continue to Zurich, the lively city of Switzerland. Join an orientation tour and discover the fascinating attractions that encompass this vibrant place. From its diverse cuisine to its historical highlights, Zurich has something for everyone. Drop by the Swiss National Museum, one

DAY 7

ZERMATT → GLACIER EXPRESS → ST MORITZ Embark on a memorable trip when you board the Glacier Express – the world’s most famous panorama train. Travel in comfort as you traverse from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps by train. You will begin your 8-hour journey in Zermatt and takes you to St Moritz. The train will travel through 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges, bringing you panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, breath-taking rivers, peaceful alpine pastures, magical castles, and charming villages. You will then enjoy a three-course menu lunch on board the train.

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GLACIER EXPRESS – THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS PANORAMA TRAIN THAT TRANSFER YOU TO ST MORITZ

PHOTO: BIGSTOCK

Breakfast, Lunch - Three-course Menu


THE SWISS HOUSE OF WATCHES AND FINE JEWELRY Switzerland

Germany

Vienna

Copenhagen

Paris

Brand selection may vary.

Switzerland : Basel Bern Davos Geneva Interlaken Lausanne Locarno Lugano Lucerne St. Gallen St. Moritz Zermatt Zurich Germany : Berlin Dusseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Munich Nuremberg | Austria : Vienna | Denmark: Copenhagen | France : Paris | bucherer.com


PREMIUM

13D10N

INDULGENCE FRANCE

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MONT ST. MICHEL, FRANCE

PHOTO: 123RF/VICHAYA KIATYING-ANGSULEE

TOUR CODE: ECFRWA Whether you are one for the bustling cities like Paris and Marseille, or prefer to relax in quiet countryside areas such as Loire Valley and Provence, spoil yourself for choice in France, a country brimming with food, culture, art and history that is bound to entice you.


HIGHLIGHTS FRANCE

MONACO • St. Nicholas Cathedral • Opéra de Monte-Carlo • Prince’s Palace of Monaco MARSEILLE • Vieux Port • Notre-Dame de la Garde • Palais Longchamp • Le Panier CANNES • Pastry-making experience PROVENCE • Lavender field and distillery AVIGNON • Palais des Papes • Pont d’Avignon ARLES • Arles Amphitheatre • Gallo-Roman theatre • Baths of Constantine • The cryptoporticus • Barbegal aqueduct and mill CARCASSONNE

Mont St. Michel

• Medieval historic town LOURDES • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception BORDEAUX • St. Emilion vineyards & wine tasting LOIRE VALLEY • Chateau d’Amboise • Chapel of Saint- Hubert ST-MALO • Château de Saint- Malo MONT ST-MICHEL • Norman Benedictine • Abbey of St-Michel PARIS • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower • Galeries Lafayette

DELICACIES Meal Plan 10 Breakfasts, 1 High Tea with Snack 7 Dinners

4★ HOTELS NICE B4 Plaza AIX-EN-PROVENCE Radisson Blu CARCASSONNE Trois Couronnes BIARRITZ Holiday Inn BORDEAUX Quality Suites LOIRE VALLEY Novotel SAINT-MALO Quality Hotel PARIS Novotel *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

1

Saint-Malo

1 Paris

2 Loire Valley

FRANCE

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

Dordogne Valley

1 Biarrtiz

Bordeaux

Aix-en-Provence Avignon

1

Lourdes

1

Arles

Monaco

3 Cannes

Carcassonne

Nice

EXCLUSIVES • Frech pastry making • Exclusive visit to lavender field (seasonal) • Lavender distillery • St Emilion wine tasting • Mont St Michel DAY 1

SINGAPORE → NICE Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and get ready to depart to the Mediterranean city of Nice. DAY 2

NICE → MONACO → PROVENCE Dinner - Local Fare

Depart for a scenic drive along the Mediterranean Coast to reach MonteCarlo in Monaco. See the St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, an opera house built in a similar style to the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris under the same architect, Charles Garnier. Indulge in a panoramic view of the port and the Mediterranean from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco – the official residence of the Monaco royal family for 700 years. Travel to Provence and retire for the night. DAY 3

PROVENCE → MARSEILLE → CANNES → PROVENCE

Breakfast, High tea with self-prepared pastries

Kick off your day in the oldest city in France, Marseille. Be enthralled by the Vieux Port, also known as the Old Port of Marseille, and the lulling view of the boats swaying along to the rhythm of the waves. Drop

by other iconic attractions of Marseille, such as the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the majestic complex of Palais Longchamp and Le Panier, the glorious old town of Marseille. Next, proceed to Cannes for a brief orientation tour of the city, followed by a novel hands-on experience as you apprentice with a professional chef to learn how to make two traditional French pastries on your own. Enjoy a short teatime break with the fruits of your labour, and travel back to Provence to stay for the night. Before you leave, you may wish to take up an optional 45-minute cruise at the Calanques National Park to visit the three Cassis calanques – Port Miou, Port Pin and En Vau. Optional: Calanques National Park DAY 4

PROVENCE → AVIGNON Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

A trip to the south of France is not complete without enjoying the lavender fields of Provence. These purple blossoms come into bloom during the summer months, forming a stunning picture that lasts in your memory for a lifetime. Bask in the fragrant lavender scent as you pay a visit to a lavender distillery and watch how these flowers are processed into products like essential oils, perfumes and soap. EU Holidays | Central Europe 43


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ROMAN AQUADUCT, PONT DU GARD

Thereafter, we shall visit a special city – Avignon, whose historic centre has been crowned a UNESCO World Heritage site. A professional guide will bring you on a tour of Avignon, which covers the Palais des Papes, the cathedral and the Pont d’Avignon. During the tour you will enter the Palais des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Before the end of day, you may wish to take up an optional tour to Provence Factory Outlet to do some shopping. Note: The lavender field tour is only available during the lavender period (approximately midJune to August).

defence walls encompassing the castle and surrounding buildings. Due to its exceptionally lengthy restoration works done by famous architect Viollet-le-Duc, the historic town of Carcassonne has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of significant importance. If you are still up for more, you may wish to go on an optional tour of the city of Montpellier.

Optional: Provence Factory Outlet

Head to the Corbières region and wander through the winding acres of hills and landscapes of this quaint countryside. Trek past the ancient ruined Cathar castles as you move towards the Pyrenees and arrive in Lourdes. Visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, a church erected directly above the grotto of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a popular holy pilgrimage site due the reputed healing powers of the Lourdes water. Continue on to Biarritz, a famous seaside destination where you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the coastline and fall asleep to the sounds of crashing waves.

DAY 5

PROVENCE → ARLES → CARCASSONNE Breakfast, Dinner-Local Fare

Head to Arles this morning and embark on a sightseeing tour of this ancient city’s treasured remnants from the Roman Empire, which include the imposing Arles Amphitheatre, the Gallo-Roman theatre, the Baths of Constantine, the cryptoporticus and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill. Then, travel back to the past in the historic town of Carcassonne, a medieval fortified settlement with massive

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DAY 7

BIARRITZ → BORDEAUX Breakfast, Dinner - Chinese Fare

Proceed to Bordeaux and enjoy an orientation tour of the ‘City of art and history’, renowned for its Gothic Cathédrale StAndré, art museums, 18th-century mansions and urban vineyards. This city was voted the 2015 European best destination by travellers.

Optional: Montpellier DAY 8

DAY 6

CARCASSONNE → LOURDES → BIARRTIZ Breakfast

BORDEAUX → DORDOGNE VALLEY → LOIRE VALLEY Breakfast, Dinner-Local Fare

Travel to Dordogne Valley and enjoy the passing countryside scenery as you head to the vineyards in St. Emilion, the oldest and largest wine producing region renowned for their wine. Embark on a wine-tasting tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn more about their wine-making procedures. Then, journey on to Loire Valley for your night’s stay. DAY 9

LOIRE VALLEY Breakfast

Begin with a visit to the magnificent Chateau d’Amboise, yet another UNESCO Word Heritage Site which offers a panoramic view over Loire Valley. Once


a favourite of the French kings, the royal residence along with its gardens and collections of art, furniture and musical instruments are open for visitors’ viewing. You can also get an inside look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life through his apartments here, as well as visit the Chapel of Saint-Hubert where he has been laid to rest. You may also wish to take an optional tour of one of the many castles in Loire Valley. DAY 10

LOIRE VALLEY → MONT ST. MICHEL → SAINTMALO Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Make a trip to Mont St. Michel in the morning, a small UNESCO World Heritage site located in an island off the coast of the Lower Normandy region in northern France. Visit the spectacular Norman Benedictine Abbey of St. Michel located at the peak of the island, which is surrounded by winding streets and monastic buildings. Then, continue on to the ancient walled city of Saint-Malo, a port city that was once home to many interesting characters such as pirates and explorers and famous for its butter cookies. Get a look at the Saint-Malo Cathedral and the Château de Saint-Malo, originally a symbol of ducal and royal power which now houses a museum covering the long maritime history of Saint-Malo, the WWII Occupation as well as the destruction and reconstruction of the town. DAY 11

SAINT-MALO → PARIS

Breakfast, Dinner-Chinese Fare

ABBEY OF SENANQUE AND BLOOMING ROWS LAVENDER FLOWERS, PROVENCE

Travel south for your long awaited Paris adventure. First, set out on a guided tour of the city – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower and lastly, head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir

shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Note: The Galleries Lafayette closed on Sunday. DAY 12

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 13

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Calanques National Park : € 49 • Provence Factory Outlet : € 25 • Montpellier : € 25 • Seine River cruise : € 25 Tipping Guideline: (based on 13D10N) • € 80 per person

CHATEAU COMTAL BRIDGE LOCATED AT CARCASSONNE

Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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COST SAVER 10D7N

BONJOUR FRANCE

TOUR CODE: ECCFRA Fall in love with dramatic sceneries, charming buildings and cultural icons as you explore this romantic country.

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LAVENDER FLOWERS BLOOMING FIELD AT PROVENCE.


HIGHLIGHTS FRANCE

MONACO • St. Nicholas Cathedral • Opéra de Monte-Carlo • Prince’s Palace of Monaco MARSEILLE • Vieux Port • Notre-Dame de la Garde • Palais Longchamp • Le Panier PROVENCE • Lavender field and distillery (Entrance Included) AVIGNON • Palais des Papes • Pont d’Avignon ARLES • Arles Amphitheatre • Gallo-Roman theatre • Baths of Constantine • The cryptoporticus • Barbegal aqueduct and mill

LYON • Roman Theatres of Fourviére • Primatiale Cathédrale SaintJean-Baptiste • Basilica of St. Martin d’Ainay • Saint-Nizier Church LOIRE VALLEY • Chateau d’Amboise • Chapel of SaintHubert PARIS: • Champs-Élysées • Arc de Triomphe • Place de la Concorde • Louvre Museum • Louvre Pyramid • Eiffel Tower • Galeries Lafayette

2 Paris

1 Loire Valley Flight path Traverse by coach Optional routes Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

Dordogne Valley

Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

3-4★ HOTELS NICE Campanile PROVENCE Kyriad LYON Campanile LOIRE VALLEY Campanile PARIS Ibis *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

Lyon 1

Milan

Avignon Arles

2

1

Monaco

Nice

Aix-en-Provence

DAY 1

DAY 4

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan.

Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

SINGAPORE → MILAN

DAY 2

MILAN → MONACO → NICE Dinner – Local Fare

DELICACIES

FRANCE

Depart for a scenic drive along the Mediterranean Coast to reach Monaco, during which you will be treated to a short orientation program conducted by our tour manager. Stop in Monte Carlo and see the St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Palais Garnier Opera house. Indulge in a panoramic view of the port and the Mediterranean from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco – the official residence of the Monaco royal family for 700 years. Head to Nice to rest for the night. DAY 3

NICE → MARSEILLE → PROVENCE Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Kick off the day with a visit to a perfumery to know more about how perfumes are made, before making your way to the oldest city in France, Marseille. Be enthralled by the Vieux Port, also known as the Old Port of Marseille, and the lulling view of the boats swaying along to the rhythm of the waves. Drop by other iconic attractions of Marseille, such as the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the majestic complex of Palais Longchamp and Le Panier, the glorious old town of Marseille.

PROVENCE → AVIGNON A trip to the south of France is not complete without enjoying the lavender fields of Provence. These purple blossoms come into bloom during the summer months, forming a stunning picture that lasts in your memory for a lifetime. Bask in the fragrant lavender scent as you pay a visit to a lavender distillery and watch how these flowers are processed into products like essential oils, perfumes and soap. Thereafter, we shall visit a special city – Avignon, whose historic centre has been crowned a UNESCO World Heritage site. A professional guide will bring you on a tour of Avignon, which covers the Palais des Papes, the cathedral and the Pont d’Avignon. During the tour you will enter the Palais des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Note: The lavender field tour is only available during the lavender period (approximately mid-June to August). Optional : Provence Factory Outlet DAY 5

PROVENCE → ARLES → LYON Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Head to Arles this morning and embark on a sightseeing tour of this ancient city’s treasured remnants from the Roman Empire, which include the imposing Arles Amphitheatre, the Gallo-Roman

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10D7N BONJOUR FRANCE

MONACO

theatre, the Baths of Constantine, the cryptoporticus and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill. Visit Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge. Thereafter, transfer to Lyon for an orientation tour of this fascinating historic city. View the ruins of three ancient Roman structures in the Roman Theatres of Fourviére, one of the oldest in France that was built in 15 B.C. Enjoy the rest of the tour as it brings you to take in the sights of the Primatiale Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the Basilica of St. Martin d’Ainay and Saint-Nizier Church.

with a visit to the magnificent Chateau d’Amboise, yet another UNESCO Word Heritage Site which offers a panoramic view over Loire Valley. Once a favourite of the French kings, the royal residence along with its gardens and collections of art, furniture and musical instruments are open for visitors’ viewing. You can also get an inside look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life through his apartments here, as well as visit the Chapel of Saint-Hubert where he has been laid to rest. Drive on to Paris to rest and recharge for the next day’s activities.

DAY 6

DAY 8

LYON → DORGDOGNE VALLEY → LOIRE VALLEY Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Travel to Dordogne Valley and enjoy the passing countryside scenery as you head to the vineyards in St. Emilion, the oldest and largest wine producing region renowned for their wine. You may wish to embark on an optional wine-tasting tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn more about their winemaking procedures, before journeying on to Loire Valley for your night’s stay. Optional: St. Emilion vineyard wine tasting. DAY 7

LOIRE VALLEY → PARIS

Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Explore the picturesque stretch of Loire Valley with an optional tour that begins

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PARIS Breakfast

Set out on a guided tour of the ‘City of Lights’ – take in the sights of ChampsÉlysées, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe for a photo with the famed monument erected in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view over Paris. Lastly, head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s operating hours). Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to do some sightseeing on your own. You may wish to indulge in some optional activities, such as a walk through the Montmartre neighbourhood

or a scenic Seine River cruise. Optional: Paris half day tour DAY 9

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • St Emilion Vineyard tour : € 39 • Paris Half day tour : € 49 / € 39 • Provence Factory Outlet € 25 Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Hotel upgrades are subject to hotel room availability. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.


Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

LA DESTINATION MODE(1) Located in the heart of Paris nearby the Opera, the 70,000 square-meter flagship store, symbol of the Parisian elegance, offers more than 3,500 brands from affordable to the most prestigious references.

LUXURY & DESIGNER GOODS An exceptional journey through luxury showcasing fashion and accessories from designer brands to luxury fashion houses. The world’s largest wardrobe located on 15,000 m2 with more than 350 brands, for Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, with all the luxury products of beauty, leather goods, Jewelries, and watches presented in this magnificent Neo-Byzanting style dome!

LEATHER GOODS AND SHOES

DISCOVER GALERIES LAFAYETTE FOR MEN

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann offers all of the

Fashion is no longer for women only. Men can actually

leading Leather Goods brands, from designer brands

choose now. Designed over 3 levels, french and foreign

to luxury maisons. On the ground floor of the main

brands are offered at l’Homme. This space dedicated

store, Coupole, 4,500m² are dedicated to the world of

to men is the answer to the increasing demand of

accessories: handbags, leather goods, glasses, belts,

fashion-conscious men. Wearing the right outfit for the

scarves, gloves, hats, jewellery, fine jewellery, fine

right occasion is at the core of Galeries Lafayette Paris

watches, etc.

Haussmann’s commitment. Our customer is not any

The Haussmann flagship store also offers the biggest

customer. Added extra: a clothing alteration service is

selection of shoes in Paris, for Women and Men. The

available at l’Homme.

3,200 m² space on the ground floor of the department store is dedicated to shoes – the must-have fashion accessory that women adore. From low end to luxury brands, the product range is organized around 5 themes: fashion, contemporary, urban, luxury and high end.

GALERIES LAFAYETTE PARIS HAUSSMANN: 40, BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN, 75009 PARIS METRO: CHAUSSÉE D’ANTIN - LA FAYETTE - Open every day from 9.30 AM to 8.30PM and Sunday 11.00 AM to 7 PM. Tel: +33 (0) 1 73 71 98 46 - haussmann.galerieslafayette.com/en (1) The ultimate shopping destination


PREMIUM 12D9N

ROMANTIC ITALY + MONTE CARLO

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CAPRI ISLAND, ITALY

PHOTO: 123RF/LACHRIS77

TOUR CODE: ECITWA Uncover the true essence of Europe as you drink in the breathtaking panoramas and resplendent cityscape presented to you from the Italian region.


Flight path Traverse by coach Traverse by cruise Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

HIGHLIGHTS MONACO

MONTE CARLO • St. Nicholas Cathedral • Opéra de Monte-Carlo • Prince’s Palace of Monaco

ITALY

CINQUE TERRE • Monterosso al Mare • Via dell’Amore Walk • Riomaggiore MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • La Scala Opera House • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II VENICE • St. Mark’s Square • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass blowing factory PISA • Piazza del Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa

SIENA • Piazza del Campo ASSISI • St. Francis Basilica NAPLES • Triumphal Arch of the New Castle • St. Carlos Theatre • The Royal Palace • Galleria Umberto • Piazza Del Plebisito CAPRI • Capri Village • Blue Grotto SORRENTO • Piazza Tasso • Chiesa di San Francesco • Via di San Cesareo POMPEII • Archaeological sites ROME • Vatican City • St. Peter’s Basilica • Colosseum (Entrance included) • Trevi Fountain

DELICACIES Meal Plan 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

4★ HOTELS GENOA Novotel MILAN Holiday Inn VENICE Crowne Plaza TUSCANY Art Museo ASSISI Fontebella NAPLES Novotel SORRENTO Central ROME Four Points Sheraton *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

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Genoa Milan 1 Monaco

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Capri Sorrento DAY 1

SINGAPORE → NICE Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the Mediterranean city of Nice.

path, you will find yourself in the village of Riomaggiore, boasting of romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. Next, travel to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan. DAY 4

DAY 2

NICE → MONACO → GENOA Meals on Board, Dinner

Depart for a scenic drive along the Mediterranean Coast to reach Monaco. Stop in Monte Carlo and to see the St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, an opera house built in a similar style to the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris under the same architect, Charles Garnier. Indulge in a panoramic view of the port and the Mediterranean from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco – the official residence of the Monaco royal family for 700 years. Cross over to Genoa for your overnight stay. DAY 3

GENOA → LA SPEZIA → CINQUE TERRE → MILAN

Breakfast, Dinner

Brighten your morning by proceeding on to the main highlight of this trip, Cinque Terre – an enchanting cluster of villages perched on the rugged peaks along the Italian Riviera coastline. Begin with the Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the five villages and embark on a boat tour (or train ride) to Manarola. Take a jaunt down the Via dell’Amore, otherwise known as the ‘Pathway of Love’, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and amorous grafitti along the path. Upon reaching the end of the

MILAN → VENICE Breakfast, Dinner

The first stop of the day is the Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala – where a statue monument of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures before we break off for some leisure time. Thereafter, transfer to Venice and board a private water taxi to make your way to the heart of Venice. Then, set off on a guided tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure for some shopping and sightseeing in Venice before retiring for the night. Optional: Gondola Ride

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VENICE → PISA → TUSCANY Breakfast, Dinner

Drive through the coastal region of Western Tuscany and stop over at Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli to round up the day with their iconic trio attractions: the unique Leaning Tower of Pisa, the splendid Pisa Baptistry and the Duomo. Proceed to Tuscany for your overnight stay. DAY 6

TUSCANY → SIENA → ASSISI Breakfast, Dinner

Escape from the city and make your way to the picturesque Medieval Village in Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of countryside located in Siena that is popular among the wealthy British. Explore the winding streets in the Historic Centre of Siena, a well-preserved city that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s top Gothic cathedrals decorated with intricate carvings and statues. Capture stunning photos at the Piazza del Campo; known for its architectural beauty as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, and to view the Palazzo del Comune; a Renaissance structure otherwise known as the Town Hall. Then, move on to Assisi, renowned for being the birthplace of religious founders St. Francis and St. Clare. Make a stop at the Basilica of St. Francis, a complex comprising of two churches, of which the Upper Basilica is more renowned for its sleek Gothic design and beautiful frescoes. DAY 7

ASSISI → NAPLES Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to Naples today and embark on an orientation of the city – take in the sights of

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the majestic Castel Nuovo and its Triumphal Arch, the San Carlo Theatre, the Royal Palace of Naples, Galleria Umberto and the largest semicircular square in Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito. DAY 8

NAPLES → CAPRI → SORRENTO Breakfast, Lunch

Set across the Mediterranean Sea to the island of Capri, and take a boat tour to check out the Blue Grotto, a renowned lagoon where the sunlight reflects off the limestone floor and walls, casting a brilliant shade of turquoise blue throughout the cave’s waters. From Marina Grande, move to the town of Capri located just above the port. Spend some time to explore this charming locale brimming with exclusive boutiques, restaurants and hotels. Then, board the hydrofoil boat and speed off to Sorrento. Go on an orientation tour of the town that begins from the Piazza Tasso and admire the works of the local craft tradition of wood inlay. DAY 9

SORRENTO → POMPEII → ROME Breakfast, Lunch

Get started with a visit to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of its archaeological sites and find out how this ancient Roman civilization was buried following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the well-preserved city, including buildings, temples and other structures with their contents inside fully intact, as they offer you a glimpse of the fascinating day-to-day lives of the citizens during the ancient times. Then, head to the city of Rome for the night. DAY 10

ROME Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a guided tour in the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built with a capacity of up to 80,000. Visit the Vatican City – a walled enclave within Rome and feast your eyes upon St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. View ‘The Pieta’, a magnificent work done by Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, as well as other Italian works of art housed within the Basilica. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain. DAY 11

ROME → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 12

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Gondola Ride: € 150 per boat • Florence city tour: € 49 • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel: € 45 Tipping Guideline: (based on 12D9N) • €73 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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11D8N

SOUTH ITALY, SICILY + MALTA

AZURE WINDOW, GOZO ISLAND, MALTA

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TOUR CODE: ECITSA Venture to the uncommon territories in Italy for an extraordinary escapade, where the wonders of nature and history will leave you exhilarated and inspired.


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HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH ITALY

ROME • Trevi Fountain • Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) • Piazza Navona • Spanish Steps SORRENTO • Piazza Tasso • Chiesa di San Francesco • Via di San Cesareo CAPRI • Capri Village • Blue Grotto

SICILY

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TAORMINA • Greek-Roman Theatre • Corso Umberto I SYRACUSE • Shrine of Our Lady of Tears

Capri

ITALY

Flight path Traverse by coach Traverse by cruise Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2 3

MALTA

VALLETTA • Co-Cathedral of St. John • Upper Barrakka Gardens MDINA

PALERMO • Piazza Bellini • Church of the Immaculate Conception MONREALE • Norman Cathedral AGRIGENTO • Valley of Temples

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4★ HOTELS ROME Holiday Inn NAPLES Holiday Inn PALERMO Astoria Palace CATANIA UNA Palace MALTA Golden Tulip *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

Palermo

SICILY

1 Catania

Agrigento

Syracuse

MALTA SPECIAL Overnight ferry experience from Naples to Sicily

DELICACIES Meal Plan 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Sorrento

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → ROME Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for the capital city of Italy, Rome. DAY 2

ROME Meals on Board, Dinner

Enjoy a novel side to Rome as you explore the more unconventional attractions. Marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain. Next, see the legendary Bocca della Verità, also known as the Mouth of Truth, and put your courage to the test by placing your hand in. Make sure to stop by the Piazza Navona, a veritable showcase of ornate fountains and baroque mansions, and view its main attraction – the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Last but not least, view the majestic Spanish Steps and the equally famous Barcaccia Fountain located at its foot.

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ROME → SORRENTO Breakfast, Dinner

Start off with an orientation tour of Sorrento and visit its iconic attractions – Piazza Tasso square, Chiesa di San Francesco church and shopping street Via di San Cesareo. You may also wish to make an optional trip to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of its archaeological sites and find out how this ancient Roman civilization was buried following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the well-preserved city, including buildings, temples and other structures with their contents inside fully intact, as they offer you a glimpse of the fascinating day-to-day lives of the citizens during the ancient times. Optional: Historical Pompeii DAY 4

SORRENTO → CAPRI → NAPLES → SICILY Breakfast, Lunch

Explore the rugged beauty of the Isle of Capri through the city tour and their natural geological landscapes of caves, caverns, cliffs and peaks. Take a boat tour to check out the Blue Grotto, a renowned lagoon where the sunlight reflects off the limestone floor and walls, casting a brilliant shade of turquoise blue throughout the cave’s waters. Thereafter, board on an overnight cruise which will take you to the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily Island.

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AGRIGENTO, SICILY

PALERMO Breakfast, Dinner

Depart for Palermo city and embark on a guided sightseeing tour, where you can take in the sights of Piazza Bellini, the bustling local market Mercato di Capo, the Church of the Immaculate Conception and its exquisite baroque architecture and the remarkable exterior of the Cathedral. Then, make your way to Monreale for a panoramic view at the Conca d’Oro and also drop by the Norman Cathedral for a view of their glorious gold mosaics. DAY 6

PALERMO → AGRIGENTO → CATANIA Breakfast, Dinner

Go on a guided tour through the breathtaking Valley of the Temples in Agrigento; be awed by one of the most outstanding monuments of ancient Greek – a magnificent row of Doric temples supported by massive columns and pillars which opens up to the sky. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient Mediterranean city remains largely intact and well-preserved with 24 centuries of history. DAY 7

CATANIA → TAORMINA → SYRACUSE → MALTA Breakfast, Lunch

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overlooks the Ionian Sea. Make your way to the Greek-Roman Theatre, whose damage during the wars afforded visitors a panoramic view of the seaside bays. Take a leisure stroll along the Corso Umberto I, the busy main street of Taormina where you can indulge in some shopping. Then, head to Syracuse to visit the sacred Shrine of Our Lady of Tears, within which you can find a small plaster image of the Madonna that was rumoured to have emanated tears in 1953. Proceed to Malta by ferry for your night’s stay. DAY 8

MALTA → VALLETTA → MDINA → MALTA Breakfast, Lunch

Jumpstart your day with a tour of capital city Valletta, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its long and eventful history. Despite its small size, it is one of the densest historic areas, holding all 320 monuments from the numerous era of rulers. Enjoy a leisure walk to see the sights of the Co-Cathedral of St. John and the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens. Next, make a trip to Mdina and embark on a city tour of ‘the noble city’ with its impressive palaces and baroque architecture. DAY 9

MALTA → GOZO ISLAND (OPTIONAL) Breakfast

Enjoy the day free at leisure to do some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. You may wish to take an optional day excurision to Gozo Island. It include a ferry trip to the Gozo Island to visit its capital, Victoria. Visit iconic attractions such as the Azure Window, a

towering limestone arch over the sea and the Calypso Cave, which according to Maltese tradition was where the nymph Calypso kept Odysseus as his prisoner. Move on to the Ggantija Temples, the oldest free standing structures dating back to 3600-3000 BC. Optional: Gozo Island DAY 10

MALTA → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 11

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Historical Pompeii: € 49 • Gozo Island: € 89 / € 79 Tipping Guideline: (based on 11D8N) • €66 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to prevailing weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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CINQUE TERRE, ITALIAN RIVIERA, ITALY

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TOUR CODE: ECCITA Often described as the world’s “living art gallery”, Italy is an exotic place with tangible and fascinating history, resplendent art and architectural masterpieces and countless antique treasures.


HIGHLIGHTS ITALY

MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • La Scala Opera House • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II VENICE • St. Mark’s Square • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass blowing factory TUSCANY • The Mall • Wine-tasting at Chianti vineyards

PISA • Piazza del Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa CINQUE TERRE • Monterosso al Mare • Via dell’Amore Walk • Riomaggiore SIENA • Piazza del Campo ROME • Vatican City • St. Peter’s Basilica • Colosseum (Entrance included)

ITALY La Spezia Cinque Terre

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

Milan

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Venice The Mall Barberino

Tuscany

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Pisa

Rome

Siena

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DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

4★ HOTELS MILAN ATA VENICE B4 GENOA Holiday Inn TUSCANY Art Museo ROME Holiday Inn *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → MILAN Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan. DAY 2

MILAN Meals on Board, Pizza and Pasta Dinner

Start off your day with an orientation tour around the city of Milan. Make your way to the Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala – where a statue monument of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for

some pictures at one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, shopping or sightseeing in Milan before proceeding for dinner (pizza and pasta). You may wish to make an optional visit to Lake Como or the city of Lugano before you end your day. Optional : Lake Como & cruise

Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, no one is likely to leave empty-handed. Drive through the coastal region of Western Tuscany and stop over at Pisa’s Piazza del Miracoli to round up the day with their iconic trio attractions: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistry and the Duomo. Head to the La Spezia region for your overnight stay.

DAY 3

DAY 5

MILAN → VENICE

Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Make your way to the heart of Venice via a private water taxi, a unique and effective means of transport for a city built on water. Then, set off on a guided tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breathtaking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice. Optional: Gondola Ride DAY 4

VENICE → THE MALL → PISA → LA SPEZIA Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Spend the day in shopping heaven at the The Mall. With great buys of up to 70% discount from prominent brands like

LA SPEZIA → CINQUE TERRE → TUSCANY Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Brighten your morning by proceeding on to the main highlight of this trip, Cinque Terre – an enchanting cluster of villages perched on the rugged peaks along the Italian Riviera coastline. Begin with the Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the five villages and embark on a boat tour (or train ride) to Manarola. Take a jaunt down the Via dell’Amore, otherwise known as the ‘Pathway of Love’, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and amorous grafitti along the path. Upon reaching the end of the path, you will find yourself in the village of Riomaggiore, boasting of romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. Next, travel to Tuscany, often referred to as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and the famous Chianti wine. You may wish to make an optional visit to Florence before you retire for the night. Optional: Florence Tour

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ST. PETER’S BASILICA, VATICAN CITY, ROME, ITALY

TUSCANY → SIENA

Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare

Escape from the city and make your way to the picturesque Medieval Village in Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of countryside located in Siena that is popular among the wealthy British. Explore the winding streets in the Historic Centre of Siena, a well-preserved city that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s top Gothic cathedrals decorated with intricate carvings and statues. Capture stunning photos at the Piazza del Campo; known for its architectural beauty as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, and to see the Palazzo del Comune; a Renaissance structure otherwise known as the Town Hall. Then, visit one of the renowned Chianti vineyards in Central Tuscany and learn about Chianti wine-making, and a taste of one of the most famous and appreciated wines around the world. Proceed to Tuscany for the night.

largest amphitheatre ever built with a capacity of up to 80,000. Visit the Vatican City – a walled enclave within Rome and feast your eyes upon St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. View ‘The Pieta’, a magnificent work done by Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, as well as other Italian works of art housed within the Basilica. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain. DAY 8

ROME Breakfast

Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure in Rome. You may wish to make an optional tour of Rome and its surrounding where you can explore the much lesser known but beautiful part of the capital. Optional: Rome and surrounding full day tour DAY 9

DAY 7

TUSCANY → ROME

Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Travel southwards to Rome and start off with a guided tour in the Colosseum, the

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ROME → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Lake Como & cruise: €35 / € 30 • Florence city tour: €49/ €39 • Rome full day tour: € 89 / € 75 Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. PHOTO: 123RF/TOMAS1111

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Cinque Terre

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Discover the rugged beauty of the quaint villages perched on cliffs overlooking the Ligurian sea.

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myriad of colours greet you at your first sight of Cinque Terre, a glorious cluster of villages precariously perched atop rocky cliffs overlooking the Liguran Sea. Made up of namely five villages – Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, and together with the surrounding hillside and coastline, they are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Cinque Terre was carefully built upon terraces on the steep rugged cliffs over centuries, and due to its isolated location, the people’s main source of income came from fishing. If you ever wondered about the colourful buildings… well the reason behind that was so that the fishermen working at sea could identify their houses easily and check on their family. Before the advent of tourism in the 19th century which breathed life back into the area, Cinque Terre was actually declining into poverty due to increasing emigration of its people. This utopian town is undoubtedly the best place to escape from the hurried, fast-paced city life for a few days of quiet and relaxation. Cinque Terre remains a favourite destination for both locals and tourists alike, offering a soothing, laid back atmosphere that remains relatively unmarred by modernization and development. Even with the tourist hike to the area, the locals have chosen to limit vehicular access into Cinque Terre, but the five villages remain well-connected via footpaths, trains and boats. So take a gander along the traffic-free streets, stop by to make conversation with the charming locals or head near the sea for a breath of fresh, salty air – and embrace the lazy way of life.

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THE MEDIEVAL OLD TOWN OF SIENA

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TOUR CODE: ECCIFA Enjoy an exploration of the historical cities of Italy without all the usual rush and fuss, as we arrange for comfortable accommodations in the central areas for easy access to all the famous attractions and landmarks.


HIGHLIGHTS

Milan

ITALY

ROME • Vatican City • St. Peter’s Basilica • Colosseum • Roman Forum • Trevi Fountain • Spanish Steps SIENA • Historic Centre • Siena Cathedral • Piazza del Campo • Palazzo del Comune

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Siena Rome

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ITALY

PISA • Piazza dei Miracoli • Leaning Tower of Pisa • Baptistery • Duomo MILAN • Sforza Castle • Milan Cathedral • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II • Piazza della Scala • La Scala Opera House VENICE • St. Mark’s Square • St. Mark’s Basilica • Doge’s Palace • Bridge of Sighs • Glass blowing factory

DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinner

3-4★ HOTELS PADOVA Best Western MILAN ATA hotel chain PISA Biondi Hotel ROME Capannelle Roma BOLOGNA Park *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

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lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for some shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala and lastly, stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon free at leisure to explore the vibrant fashion metropolis on your own. You may wish to make an optional visit to the city of Lugano in southern Switzerland before you end your day in Pisa. Optional: Lugano orientation tour

Breakfast, Lunch – Chinese Fare

DAY 5

SINGAPORE → BOLOGNA Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the charming, medieval university town of Italy, Bologna. DAY 2

BOLOGNA → VENICE Dinner – Pizza & Pasta

Travel eastwards to Venice Mestre, where you will stay for the night.

VENICE → MILAN

Make your way to the heart of Venice via a private taxi, a unique and effective means of transport for a city built on water. Then set off on a tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice. Optional: Gondola Ride

PISA → ROME Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine as we embark on the next chapter of our italy tour, Depart for Pisa where we will have a great view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracle. In the evening, have the opportunity to visit Florence by joining an optional that brings you to the Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazzale Michelangelo. Depart to Rome for overnight Optional: Florence City tour DAY 6

DAY 4

MILAN → PISA

Breakfast, Lunch - Local Fare

Kick off the morning with a guided tour of the Milan, where the first stop of the day is Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble

ROME Breakfast, Lunch = Chinese Fare

Start the day with a visit to the Vatican City – a walled enclave within Rome and feast your eyes upon St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. See

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VENICE ISLAND

photos at the Piazza del Campo; known for its architectural beauty as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, and to view the Palazzo del Comune; a Renaissance structure otherwise known as the Town Hall. Proceed to Bologna for the night. DAY 8

BOLOGNA Breakfast

Enjoy the day free at leisure to do some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. You may wish to take an optional day excursion to Cinque Terre Optional: CinqueTerre tour with lunch DAY 9

BOLOGNA → SINGAPORE Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast, Seafood Lunch

DAY 10

Escape from the city and make your way to the picturesque Medieval Village in Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of countryside located in Siena that is popular among the wealthy British. Explore the winding streets in the Historic Centre of Siena, a well-preserved city that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s top Gothic cathedrals decorated with intricate carvings and statues. Capture stunning

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Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • Hotel upgrades are subject to hotel room availability. • During major events, accommodation may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

Breakfast

DAY 7

ROME → SIENA → BOLOGNA

• Florence city tour: €49/ €39 • Gondola Ride: € 150 per boat • Full day Cinque Terre with lunch: € 99

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel: €45 / €30 • Lugano: € 29 / € 25

LEANING TOWER OF PISA

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The Pieta, a magnificent masterpiece done by Renaissance sculptor Michaelangelo, as well as other Italian works of art housed within the Basilica. Later, be awed by the magnificent sight of the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built that has a capacity of up to 80,000. View the Roman Forum, known as the heart of ancient Rome, with its clutter of archaic buildings and shrines – including the ancient former royal residence. Then marvel at the masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain, and the nearby Spanish Steps with its stretch of shopping street. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at leisure to do some shopping, or pay an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and the famous Sistine Chapel. Optional : Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum


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PREMIUM 10D7N

FLOWERY BENELUX HOLLAND / BELGIUM / LUXEMBOURG

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THE MEDIEVAL OLD TOWN OF SIENA

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Bask in the refreshing floral scents as you visit the mesmerising tulip wonderlands in Holland when spring arrives in full bloom.


NETHERLANDS

HIGHLIGHTS GERMANY

DUSSELDORF

LUXEMBOURG

CITY OF LUXEMBOURG • Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame • Town of Fortifications • Grand Ducal Palace

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS • Royal Palace of Brussels • La Grand Place • Manneken Pis

NETHERLANDS

KINDERDIJK • Windmills of Kinderdijk ROTTERDAM ZAANDAM • Zaanse Schans • Demonstrations by Craftsmen KEUKENHOF • World Largest Tulip Garden

AMSTERDAM • Dam Square • Royal Palace of Amsterdam • Glass-Domed Cruise • Diamond Factory AALSMEER • Biggest Flower Auction APELDOORN • City Tour • Het Loo Palace OTTERLO VALLEY • De Hoge • Veluwe National Park • Kröller- Müller Museum UTRECHT • St. MArtin’s Cathedral DELFT • Royal Delft • Keukenhof Tulip Garden LISSE

Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

Meal Plan 6 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

4★ HOTELS *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

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Keukenhof Lisse Delft Rotterdam

1

Aalsmeer Kinderdijk

2

FRANCE

Apeldoorn Otterlo Valley

1 Utrecht

Brussels

1

BELGIUM

Dusseldorf

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → DUSSELDORF

the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. Optional: Bruges

Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the Dusseldorf, one of the key city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. DAY 2

DUSSELDORF → LUXEMBOURG Dinner – Local Fare

DELICACIES

Amsterdam

Zaandam

Our first stop upon arriving Europe is to travel to Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in Europe. Luxembourg is strategically located in the crossroad of Western Europe and plays an important role in the history of Europe. Visit the historic City of Luxembourg which has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See sights such as the Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, town fortifications and Grand Ducal Palace. We will stay overnight in Luxembourg Optional: Vianden Castle & Echternach town DAY 3

LUXEMBOURG → BRUSSEL Breakfast, Dinner - Local Mussel Meal

After breakfast, we head to Brussels for an orientation tour and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt through the La Grand-Place, a market square featuring architecture of an eclectic blend of Western artistic styles, which would lead you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a naked boy urinating into a water fountain that represents

DAY 4

BRUSSELS → KINDERDIJK → ROTTERDAM Breakfast, Dinner - Chinese Fare

Kick off your morning with a visit to the windmills of Kinderdijk, a series of 19 working windmills that were built since the Middle Ages (1740). Gaze at the picture-perfect landscape that resembles a classic postcard scene of Holland, and if you are there at the right time, you may even catch the spectacular sight of all 19 windmills started up simultaneously. Thereafter, continue on to Rotterdam for an orientation tour of this major port city characterized by sleek, contemporary skyscrapers alongside bits and pieces of its maritime history. DAY 5

ROTTERDAM → ZAANDAM → KEUKENHOF → AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare

Head out to Zaandam to visit Zaanse Schans, where you will be presented with an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, barns, cottages and museums that is built in typical Dutch wooden architectural style. Watch how cheese and clog shoes are made in demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled in these traditional Dutch crafts. Next, we will visit the Keukenhof (subjected to opening season of Tulips), the largest Tulip garden in the world with a different theme each year, the 2017 theme will be Dutch design.

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10D7N FLOWERY BENELUX HOLLAND / BELGIUM / LUXEMBOURG

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM → AALSMEER → AMSTERDAM Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Proceed to Aalsmeer today to drop in on one of the biggest flower auction in the world and be bowled over by the sheer quantities of flowers that come in all sorts of varieties and colours. Immerse yourself in the exciting frenzy at the auction floor as traders bid against the clock, or simply stroll around for an eyeopening experience into the world of flowers. Next, you will visit the city of Amsterdam to enjoy a guided tour; enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dam Square and discover the rich history of the majestic Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Glide past archaic bridges and quaint buildings as you board a glass-domed cruise though Amsterdam’s famous canals before ending the day with a trip to a diamond factory. Optional : Night life tour of Amsterdam DAY 7

AMSTERDAM → APELDOORN → OTTERLO VALLEY → UTRECHT Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Transfer to Apeldoorn in the morning and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, which includes the grand summer residence of the royal family, Het Loo Palace. Start your exploration of Otterlo next, with the first stop at one of Holland’s largest nature reserves,

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De Hoge Veluwe National Park. Go on a stroll through the 5,500 hectares of flora and fauna, and you will soon arrive at the KröllerMüller Museum, where you will be treated to a delightful sculpture garden and the world’s largest private Van Gogh collection. Last but not least, make your way to Utrecht, an old medieval city spread out around beautiful canals. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent St. Martin’s Cathedral, a lavishly decorated church that best exemplifies classic Gothic architecture in the Netherlands.

Optional: Madurodam Tour

DAY 8

Suggested Excursions: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply • Vianden Castle & Echternach town : € 29 • Bruges Tour : € 25 • Night Life Tour of Amsterdam: € 19 • Madurodam Tour : € 35

UTRECHT → DELFT → LISSE → DUSSELDORF Dinner

Take a side trip out to Delft and pay a visit to the Royal Delft, the last remaining Delftware factory that was established in the 17th century. Admire the exquisite details and patterns of the world-famous Delft Blue ceramics, and discover the history and production process of traditional and modern earthenware. Following that, get set for the highlight of this tour – the famous Keukenhof. Wander among the elaborate tulip gardens as they come into bloom between April and May, and fill your senses with the vibrant colours and aromatic scents of more than 7 million flowers at the park. You may wish to go on an optional visit to Madurodam, a miniature park situated in The Hague, before the day ends. Transfer back to Dusseldorf in the evening for overnight.

DAY 9

DUSSELDORF → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 10

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.

Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • €59 per person Note: • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • Hotel upgrades are subject to hotel room availability. • During major events, accommodation may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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FINE WINE TOUR IN FRANCE

TOUR CODE: ECFWTS

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CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES, FRANCE, EUROPE

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Whether you are one for the bustling cities like Paris and Marseille, or prefer to relax in quiet countryside areas such as Loire Valley and Provence, spoil yourself for choice in France, a country brimming with food, culture, art and history that is bound to entice you.


HIGHLIGHTS

Mont St. Michel Saint-Malo

FRANCE

PARIS • Perfume Factory • Montemarte CHAMPAGNE REGION • France Champagne Tours DIJON • Cheese Farm Tour • Truffle Hunting • Dijon Mustard Tour LOIRE VALLEY • Chateau d’Amboise • Residence of Leonardo da Vinci • Red Wine Vineyard MONT ST-MICHEL • Norman Benedictine • Abbey of St-Michel ST-MALO • Château de Saint-Malo CANCALE

DELICACIES Meal Plan 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

2 Paris

1

Cancale Champage Flight path Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 1 2

PARIS Marriot Hotel DIJON Radisson Blu LOIRE VALLEY Novotel SAINT-MALO Quality Hotel *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

EXCLUSIVES • Champagne Tour • Cheese Farm Tour • Truffle Hunting • Dijon Mustard Tour • Oyster Bar

2

Loire Valley

FRANCE

Great Food, Great Wine , Great Experience DAY 1

SINGAPORE → PARIS Meals on Board

Assemble at Changi Singapore Airport and depart for Paris, the capital of France.

4★ HOTELS

2 Dijon

DAY 2

PARIS Lunch - French Cuisine, Wine Tasting

Begin your day in the bustling French capital. Today you will embark on a gastronomic adventure, where you will have a chance to enjoy French cuisine. Tuck into some scrumptious French Onion Soup and Duck Confit for lunch. You will then make your way to a notable perfumery in Paris. Visit a factory where you will be able to witness perfumes being produced in a traditional way. After that, make your way to Montmartre, a large hill that houses the famed Sacré-Cœur, a domed Catholic church and a small basilica. It is also a notable landmark in the region. Spend the rest of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. Take the time to explore other hidden gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many museums in the city. You will retire for the night in the Marriott Hotel located within Paris city. DAY 3

PARIS → CHAMPAGNE REGION → DIJON Breakfast, Champagne Tasting, Dinner - French

Cuisine

Today you will make your way to the Champagne region. Here, you will join a tour to visit a Champagne cellar and learn more about the production of champage. After gaining some insightful knowledge of champage, tuck into some tantalising French cuisine. You will enjoy a delicious dinner that will comprise of kir, escargot, beef bourguignon and a delectable dessert to end your meal. Head to Dijon for a overnight stay. DAY 4

DIJON Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare

Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast. Today you will further explore Dijon, the capital city of the historical Burgundy region. The city is a renowned wineproducing region with a history that dates back to the Roman times. We will continue to the cheese farm where you will join a cheese tour and enjoy sampling of some the best local cheese. Afterwards, you will visit a truffle farm that has created an entire exhibition and educational tour followed by a tasting of the product. You will also get to experience for a truffle searching session, hunting for truffles with a professional truffle hunter and his dog in the wild areas of Burgundy. This charming town is also well known for his popular and most consumed condiment in the world: Dijon Mustard. Join the Dijon Mustard

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CHÂTEAU D’AMBOISE, LOIRE VALLEY

Tour and you’ll find an eye-opening range of classic products and some delicious new combinations to bring inspiration to you cooking. The mustard sommerliers will guide you through everything from highquality essentials to distinctive Dijonnais gifts and delicacies to bring home.

You will also get an exclusive insight into the life of Leonardo da Vinci, when you visit his former place of residence. Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who’s known for his enduring works “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa.”

DAY 5

DAY 7

Breakfast, Red Wine Appreciation, Dinner French Cruisine

Breakfast, Dinner - Local Seafood

DIJON → LOIRE VALLEY

Enjoy a generous buffet spread before starting your exciting day. Leave Dijon and depart for Loire Valley, which is known as the “Garden of France”. The region is famed for producing the best wines in the country. Join a tour of Loire Valley and gain a new appreciation for red wine. Indulge in a French dinner of local fresh salad, pork rillons and tarte tatin before heading back to your hotel. DAY 6

LOIRE VALLEY Breakfast, Dinner - Seasonal Dishes

Start your day by exploring Loire Valley, which is known for its fine wines and vibrant cities such as Orléans, Yours, Saumur and Angers. While here, you can stop by the Château d’Amboise, a fortress that was seized by Charles VII, who modified the building’s features and converted it into a royal residence. The structure originally provided a strategic viewpoint, as it overlooked the Loire River and the valley.

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LOIRE VALLEY → MONT ST MICHEL → ST MALO Begin your day with a visit to Mont St Michel, a small UNESCO World Heritage Site located in an island off the coast of the Lower Normandy region. The rocky islet is one of the most visited attraction in France, which is notable for housing the famed Abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Dedicated to Saint Michel or more commonly known as Archangel Michael, the historic building was built on 16 October 709. Besides its religious monuments, the site is also comprised of narrow streets, hotels, souvenir shops, boutiques and restaurants. Most of the dining and entertainment options are catered to the tourists visiting the Mont St Michel. You will then head to St-Malo for an overnight stay. DAY 8

ST-MALO → CANCALE → PARIS Breakfast, Lunch

Proceed to tour St Malo, it is much more than just a ferry port, get impress with its walled citadel, inviting beaches and fishy

and friendly restaurants located along the coast. Head to the popular Oyster Bar and tuck into some mouth-watering local cuisine. After a filling lunch, bid farewell to St-Malo and make your way to Cancale, a commune in France. Prepare to taste the freshest and popular seafood in the country. The region is known for growing oysters and produces more than 15,000 tonnes of oysters each year. Travel to Paris for an overnight stay. DAY 9

PARIS → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 13

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • € 59 per person Note: • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


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