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TRAVEL JOURNAL

Denmark •Finland Ireland• Iceland • Svalbard Island Mongolia• Sweden • United Kingdom


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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12D9N Scandinavia ENSCSS

12

15D12N Scandinavia + Iceland

16

15D12N Scandinavia + Russia

ENSCIS

ENSCRS

20

11D8N Picturesque Norway

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9D6N North Pole Svalbard Islands

26

10D7N Summer Iceland

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12D9N Baltic States + Russia or Finland Extension

ENNORS

ENSVBS

14

ENICES

ENBLTS

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9D6N Enchanting Russia

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17D16N Trans-Siberian Railway

40

15D12N United kingdom & Ireland Explorer

ENDMES

ENTSRS

ENUKS

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10D7N Wonderful England Scotland

47

8D5N England

24

ENENGS

ENLONA

ICELAND

SWEDEN FINLAND NORWAY

RUSSIA

UNITED KINGDOM IRELAND

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CONTENTS

FEATURES

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Autumn Aurora Hunt Join the chase and capture sights of the elusive, yet stunning Northern Lights.

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Be inspired by the multitude of experiences when

PUBLISHING CONSULTANT Managing Publisher General Manager Marketing Executive Writers Creative Director

Cecilia Woo Lilian Quek Melisah Roslan Angelia TK, Nina Gee, Sarah Sathyamoorthi Tommy Hong

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One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you on 78 degrees north.

Baltic you visit the Baltic countries.

Svalbard Islands

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Russia Discover timeless landmarks as you explore the world’s largest nation.

EU Holidays Travel Journals are published by WWM PTE LTD for EU Holidays. Cover image ©123RF. Standing and walking stick figure image, cruise vectors and maps used in this brochure are derived from originals designed by Freepik. No part of this publicaiton is to be reproduced, stored, transmitted, digitally or otherwise, without the prior consent of the publisher. The information contained herein is accurate at time of printing. Changes may have occurred since this magazine went to print. The publisher will not be held liable for any damages, loss, injury or inconvenience, arising in connection with the contents of the brochure.


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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FEATURE

Aurora Borealis, Nature’s Spellbinding Wonder Join the chase and capture sights of the elusive, yet stunning Northern Lights.

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s a renowned phenomenon that’s on every avid traveller’s bucket list, the Aurora Borealis or more commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a natural wonder that has captivated millions around the world. There are several times in a year that are best for viewing the Northern Lights, these include the months between January and March. These months are relatively more popular compared to any other months in the year to see the lights. The long winter nights offer a higher chance of witnessing the unforgettable sights of nature’s greatest wonder. The various hues of colours dancing across the sky, beneath the

snow-clad land is stunningly scenic. Besides shorter days, these nights are also accompanied by frigid temperatures. However, if you are unable to withstand the chilly weather, you may opt to visit the Arctic region between September and October. The pristine lakes, which remain ice-free for most this period, are known to reflect the brilliant colours of the Northern Lights. An interesting fact about the Aurora Borealis is that the naked eye is unable to detect the full spectrum of colours displayed across the sky. It’s the main reason why most only see green hues. However, photographic images are known to capture the broad range of

colours filling the Arctic sky. While waiting for the nightfall, local guides will usually offer visitors with a tour of the region and its highlights. In addition to being acquainted to the native wildlife, you will also gain a deeper understand and respect of the diverse flora and fauna of the Arctic. For instance, the Pallas National Park will provide nature-lovers with a chance to meet some of the animals, such as huskies and reindeers that inhabit the area. You may also spend your time engaging in other activities like cooking, where you will be taught to prepare local cuisines on an open fire. If you would like to

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take it up a notch, consider spending a night in the Aurora Dome. Shielded from the ice-cold temperatures, these iglooshaped structures provide a view of the Northern Lights in the comfort of your cosy space. Each dome is insulated and is equipped with a fireplace to keep you warm and toasty in the dead of winter. The accommodation also comes with one transparent wall that allows you to observe the surroundings and provide an unhindered view of the Arctic sky. Besides falling asleep under the serene, starry night sky and cooking like a local, you may wish to partake in the exciting winter activities available, including skiing, hiking, snowmobiling and joining a Husky Safari.

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PREMIUM 12D9N

SCANDINAVIA

GEIRANGERFJORD, NORWAY

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PHOTO: 123RF/IAKOV KALININ

TOUR CODE: ENSCSS Set off on an epic journey to the Nordic countries where you will be witness to some of the most jaw-dropping marvels of nature along with fascinating parcels of history that will awaken your imagination breathless in wonder.


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

HIGHLIGHTS SWEDEN STOCKHOLM • City Hall (entrance included) • Cathedral • Royal Palace • Old Town NORWAY OSLO • Vigeland Sculpture Park • Oslofjord • City Hall • Royal Palace LILLEHAMMER • Ski Jumping Arena GEIRANGER • Lom Stave Church • Geirangerfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Eagle Road • Seven Sisters Waterfall

FLÅM • Nærøyfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Flåm Railway

Olden Skei Bergen

DENMARK COPENHAGEN • Nyhavn (New Harbour) • Tivoli Gardens • City Hall Square • Hans Christian Andersen Statue • Christiansborg Castle • The Little Mermaid sculpture • Gefion Fountain

DELICACIES Meal Plan 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 8 Dinners

3-4★ HOTELS STOCKHOLM Quality Nacka KARLSTAD Scandic Karlstad OSLO Quality Hotel OPPLAND REGION Thon Hotel Otta SKEI Thon hotel Jølster VOSS REGION Myrkdalen Hotel BERGEN Thon Hotel Airport COPENHAGEN First Hotel *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

Finland

Geiranger

BERGEN • Fish Market • Bryggen • Fløibanen Funicular Railway

OLDEN • Lake Oldevatnet • Briksdal Glacier tour by troll car

Sweden

Norway

1

1

1

Oppland Lillehammer

Flåm

1

Voss

Oslo

1 1

Karlstad

1

Stockholm

Hirtshals Copenhagen 1

Denmark DAY 1

DAY 4

Meals on Board Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Note: For group using morning flight, the itinerary will beging from DAY2 and it becomes a 11D9N trip.

Breakfast, Dinner Cross over the border to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Begin your exploration of the city by visiting the City Hall that is covered with a rainbow of motifs depicting the Norwegian history, culture and lifestyles, as well as the neo-classical structure of the Royal Palace. Last but not least, the Vigeland Sculpture Park is one attraction worth seeing, the life’s work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland that features more than 200 life-sized sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron.

SINGAPORE → STOCKHOLM

DAY 2

STOCKHOLM Meals on Board Upon your arrival, enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to explore this exciting city pulsing with activity at night, a marked contrast against the idyll of the surrounding archipelago. DAY 3

STOCKHOLM → KARLSTAD

Breakfast, Dinner Kick off the day with a tour of Stockholm, which brings you first to the City Hall. The three crowns perched atop the 106-metretall tower forms a silhouette that is instantly recognizable within the city, and this romantic structure also hosts the prestigious Noble Prize banquets in its Blue and Golden Halls, with the latter featuring 18 million gold mosaic tiles. Continue on to the old town to view the magnificent structures of the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. During midday, make your way to Karlstad to rest for the night. Note: Should the main building of Stockholm City Hall be closed for conference, we will only stop for a photo of the exterior.

KARLSTAD → OSLO

DAY 5

OSLO → LILLEHAMMER → OPPLAND COUNTY Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Winter sports enthusiasts rejoice as we head to the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Lillehammer. Make a pit stop at the Lysgårdsbakkene ski jumping arena for some magnificent photos from the top of the tower, before enjoying some free time at leisure to explore Lillehammer on your own. Transfer to Oppland County for a pleasant night in the Norwegian countryside. DAY 6

OPPLAND REGION → GEIRANGER → OLDEN → SKEI Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The morning starts with a photo stop outside Lom Stave Church, an elaborately carved wooden church situated in the

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BERGEN NORWAY

municipality of Lom that dates all the way back to the 12th century. Next, proceed to the Geirangerfjord for a sightseeing cruise across the deep blue waters of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catch a glimpse of the mesmerising Seven Sisters Waterfall – one of the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, and Ørnevegen (Eagle Road). Then, drive past the magnificent picture formed by Lake Oldevatnet and its surrounding landscape to arrive at Jostedalsbreen National Park in Olden. Ride one of the ‘troll cars’ up to the Briksdal glacier to admire the colossal ice formation up close. Transfer to Skei for an overnight stay. DAY 7

SKEI → FLÅM → VOSS REGION

Breakfast, Dinner Journey to Flåm to get to the Nærøyfjord, the world’s narrowest fjord that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Embark on a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the

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pristine waters of Nærøyfjord and prepare to be blown away by that spectacular vistas displayed before your very eyes. Next, get on board the Flåm Railway, and embark on the most incredible train journey (as proclaimed by Lonely Planet in 2014) where you will be treated to endless panoramas of placid rivers, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, and mountain farms clinging precariously to snow-capped peaks. Continue to the region of Voss to rest for the night.

eye view of the city. DAY 9

DAY 8

DAY 10

Breakfast, Dinner Set off for Bergen, a large Norwegian city with a small-town charm. Your exploration begins with a Bergen city tour – soak up the sights and sounds of the bustling Fish Market in the heart of the city; wander along the narrow alleyways and step into the smorgasbord of shops and galleries in Bryggen; and take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a fantastic bird’s-

Breakfast, Dinner Travel to the capital of Denmark, the lovely city of Copenhagen. Go on a city tour and take in the sights of the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the City Hall Square, Hans Christian Andersen Statue, and Christiansborg Palace. Stop by The Little Mermaid sculpture, which was inspired from the fairytale and the mystical Gefion

VOSS REGION → BERGEN

BERGEN → OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Breakfast, Dinner Enjoy the day free at leisure to immerse yourself in the fresh, youthful vibe of Bergen, till it is time to board an overnight cruise that will take you to Denmark. Note: If the over night cruise is not available, it will be replaced by domestic flight to Bergen - Copenhagen and stay an additional nigth in Copenhagen without extra charges.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE → COPENHAGEN


NORWAY

Fountain. If traffic conditions are fair, we will make an additional pit stop at Nyhavn for some picturesque photos. DAY 11

COPENHAGEN → 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 Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply *it is subject to time permit • Drottningholm Palace: €69 • Kronborg Castle: €75 Tipping Guideline: (based on 12D9N) • €73 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. • All activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

THE LITTLE MERMAID IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

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SCANDINAVIA + ICELAND

TOUR CODE: ENSCIS

ICEBERGS AND ICE FLOES

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PHOTO: 123RF/IAKOV KALININ

Embark on a journey that will take you to Iceland and beyond. Explore the diverse and dramatic regions of Iceland and Scandinavia.


HIGHLIGHTS DENMARK

COPENHAGEN • Nyhavn (New Harbour) • Tivoli Gardens • City Hall Square • Hans Christian Andersen Statue • Christiansborg LIC Castle • The Little Mermaid SLOVAKIA sculpture • Gefion Fountain

ICELAND

REYKJAVIK Budapest• Perlan (The Pearl) • Hofoi House • Hallgrimskirkja HUNGARY • Blue Lagoon SOUTH ICELAND • Reynisfjara Beach • Seljalandsfoss waterfall • Skógafoss waterfall • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon GOLDEN CIRCLE • Thingvellir National Park • Geysir • Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall

NORWAY

• Fløibanen Funicular Railway FLÅM • Nærøyfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Flåm Railway OLDEN • Lake Oldevatnet • Briksdal Glacier tour by troll car GEIRANGER • Lom Stave Church • Geirangerfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Eagle Road • Seven Sisters Waterfall LILLEHAMMER • Ski Jumping Arena OSLO • Vigeland Sculpture Park • Oslofjord • City Hall • Royal Palace

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM • City Hall (entrance included) • Cathedral • Royal Palace

BERGEN • Fish Market • Bryggen

DELICACIES Meal Plan 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 11 Dinners

3-4★ HOTELS COPENHAGEN First Hotel HELLA Stracta Hotel VIK Hotel Dyrholaey REYKJAVIK Hotel Klettur BERGEN Thon hotel airport VOSS REGION Myrkdalen Hotel SKEI Thon hotel Jølster OPPLAND REGION Thon hotel Otta OSLO Quality Hotel KARLSTAD Scandic Karlstad STOCKHOLM Quality Nacka Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

Iceland

Golden Circle Reykjavík

1 1

Jokulsarlon

Hella 1

Vik

Sweden

Norway

Finland

Geiranger Olden Skei

Bergen

1

1

1

1

Oppland Lillehammer

Flåm

Voss

Oslo

1 1

Norway

Karlstad

Copenhagen

Denmark

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → COPENHAGEN Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. DAY 2

COPENHAGEN

2

1

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

DAY 4

COPENHAGEN → REYKJAVÍK → HELLA Breakfast, Dinner

Board a domestic flight to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. go for a soak in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, famous for its healing mineral-rich waters surrounded by jet-black basalt lava.

Breakfast, Dinner

Begin your exploration of Copenhagen with a city tour and take in the sights of the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the City Hall Square, Hans Christian Andersen Statue, and Christiansborg Palace. Stop by the Little Mermaid sculpture, which was inspired from the fairytale and the mystical Gefion Fountain. If traffic conditions are fair, we will make an additional pit stop at Nyhavn for some picturesque photos. DAY 3

COPENHAGEN Breakfast

Free at leisure by your own. You may want to join a daily excursion to North Zealand for the town of Elsinore, made famous in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle.

DAY 5

HELLA → JÖKULSÁRLÓN → VIK Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a scenic drive with a view of Iceland’s natural beauty on Route 1 along Iceland’s South Coast. Photo stop for the impressive Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls found in the south region. Witness the magic of nature in the form of Reynisfjara Beach’s famous basalt columns that stacks up into the shape of a pyramid as you stroll along the black sandy shores. Make your way to Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s famous glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Venture into the deepest lake of Iceland on a thrilling boat excursion that brings you to sail among the huge icebergs that break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Get a taste of the

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SELJALANDFOSS WATERFALL, ICELAND

1000-year-old ice, and if Lady Luck is on your side, you may catch sight of seals zipping through the icy waters. Movie buffs may get a kick out of this tour as this beautiful lake has starred in Hollywood blockbusters like A View to Kill, Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins. DAY 6

VIK → GOLDEN CIRCLE → REYKJAVÍK Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on Iceland’s classic sightseeing tour – the Golden Circle – to discover some of the most spectacular scenery and historic sites in Iceland. The first stop will be at Iceland’s most popular waterfall, the Gullfoss, and if you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch sight of a rainbow arching over the tumbling waters flowing into the deep gorge. Continue on to the nearby geothermal area, a site bubbling with activity and an abundance of hot springs. Here, you will be able to view the lively Strokkur geyser which spouts water 30 metres into the air every 15 minutes. Next, photo stop at Thingvellir National Park, a place of historical significance and geological interest.

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You can also view the Althing, an open-air assembly in the park where Iceland’s oldest existing parliament first assembled in 930 AD. Depart to Reykjavik for a city tour, where you will first get to visit Perlan, a fantastic dome-shaped glass building supported by six massive water tanks, with an impressive water feature that runs from the basement into the atrium. Next, visit the beautiful Höfði House and the Hallgrímskirkja church, whose unique, magnificent structure dominates the skyline, making it visible from every part of the city. DAY 7

REYKJAVÍK → BERGEN Breakfast, Dinner

Bryggen; and take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a fantastic bird’seye view of the city. Continue to the region of Voss to rest for the night. DAY 9

VOSS REGION → FLÅM → SKEI Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to Flåm to get to the Nærøyfjord, the world’s narrowest fjord that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. get on board the Flåm Railway, and embark on the most incredible train journey (as proclaimed by Lonely Planet in 2014) where you will be treated to endless panoramas of placid rivers, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, and mountain farms clinging precariously

Free at leisure till board a domestic flight to Bergen, DAY 8

BERGEN → VOSS REGION Breakfast, Dinner

Set off on a Bergen city tour – soak up the sights and sounds of the bustling Fish Market in the heart of the city; wander along the narrow alleyways and step into the smorgasbord of shops and galleries in

THE OLD TOWN OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK


to snow-capped peaks. Next, embark on a sightseeing cruise on the pristine waters of Nærøyfjord and prepare to be blown away by that spectacular vistas displayed before your very eyes. Transfer to Skei for an overnight stay.

elaborately carved wooden church situated in the municipality of Lom that dates all the way back to the 12th century, before transferring to Oppland County for a pleasant night in the Norwegian countryside.

SKEI → OLDEN → GEIRANGER → OPPLAND COUNTY Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive past the magnificent picture formed by Lake Oldevatnet and its surrounding landscape to arrive at Jostedalsbreen National Park in Olden. Ride one of the ‘troll cars’ up to the Briksdal glacier to admire the colossal ice formation up close. Thereafter, proceed to the Geirangerfjord for a sightseeing cruise on the deep blue waters of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you cruise, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Sevens Sisters Waterfall and Ørnevegen (Eagle Road). Last but not least, stop for some photos at the Lom Stave Church, an

DAY 12

OSLO → KARLSTAD Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 DAY 10

features more than 200 life-sized sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron.

OPPLAND COUNTY → LILLEHAMMER → OSLO

Free at leisure till afternoon cross over the border to Sweden, and make a short stop at Karlstad for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

Winter sports enthusiasts rejoice as we head to the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Lillehammer. Make a pit stop at the Lysgårdsbakkene ski jumping arena for some magnificent photos from the top of the tower, before heading to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Begin your exploration of the city by viewing the City Hall that is covered with a rainbow of motifs depicting the Norwegian history, culture and lifestyles, as well as the neo-classical structure of the Royal Palace. Last but not least, the Vigeland Sculpture Park is one attraction worth seeing, the life’s work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland that

DAY 13

KARLSTAD → STOCKHOLM Breakfast, Dinner

Proceed to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Kick off the day with a tour of Stockholm, which brings you first to the City Hall. The three crowns perched atop the 106-metretall tower forms a silhouette that is instantly recognizable within the city, and this romantic structure also hosts the prestigious Noble Prize banquets in its Blue and Golden Halls, with the latter featuring 18 million gold mosaic tiles. Continue on to the old town to view the magnificent structures of the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. During midday, make your way to Karlstad to rest for the night. *Note: Should the main building of Stockholm City Hall be closed for conference, we will only stop for a photo of the exterior. DAY 14

STOCKHOLM → 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 15

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 Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply *it is subject to time permit • North Zealand day trip with all entrances: €150 Tipping Guideline: (based on 15D12N) • €94 per person

GOLDEN CIRCLE, ICELAND

Note: • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • All activities are subject to weather and road conditions. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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PREMIUM

15D12N

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

TOUR CODE: ENSCRS From the the famed Senate Square in Helsinki to the unique Moscow Metro, Scandinavia and Russia captivates travellers with its historical and cultural highlights.

NYHAVN DISTRICT, COPENHAGEN

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COPENHAGEN AT THE SUNSET


Russia

Sweden

HIGHLIGHTS DENMARK COPENHAGEN • The Great Belt Fixed Link • Nyhavn (New Harbour) • Tivoli Gardens • City Hall Square • Hans Christian Andersen Statue •Christiansborg Castle • The Little Mermaid sculpture • Gefion Fountain NORWAY BERGEN • Fish Market • Bryggen • Fløibanen Funicular Railway FLÅM • Nærøyfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Flåm Railway OSLO • Vigeland Sculpture Park • Oslofjord • City Hall • Royal Palace Sweden STOCKHOLM • City Hall (entrance included) • Cathedral • Royal Palace

FINLAND HELSINKI • Senate Square • White Cathedral • Sibelius Monument • Temppeliaukio Church RUSSIA ST. PETERSBURG • Palace Square • the Cathedral of St Issac • the Peter and Paul Fortress • the Admiralty • Nevsky Prospekt • Peterhof • State Hermitage Museum MOSCOW • Moscow Metro tour • Red Square • St. Basil’s Cathedral • GUM Department Store • Lenin’s Tomb • Moscow State Circus

DELICACIES Meal Plan 12 Breakfasts, 11 Dinners

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COPENHAGEN First Hotel BERGEN Thon hotel airport GEILO Hotel Geilo OSLO Quality Hotel STOCKHOLM Quality Nacka or similar HELSINKI Sokos hotel Presidentti ST.PETERSBURG Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky MOSCOW Holiday Inn Lesnaya *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

Finland

Norway Flåm Bergen

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Helsinki

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Gelio Oslo

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St Petersburg 2

Karlstad

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Stockholm Hirtshals Copenhagen 2

Denmark

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → COPENHAGEN

Meals on Board Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. DAY 2

COPENHAGEN Breakfast, Dinner Begin your exploration of Copenhagen with a city tour and take in the sights of the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the City Hall Square, Hans Christian Andersen Statue, and Christiansborg Palace. Stop by The Little Mermaid sculpture, which was inspired from the fairytale and the mystical Gefion Fountain. If traffic conditions are fair, we will make an additional pit stop at Nyhavn for some picturesque photos. DAY 3

COPENHAGEN Breakfast Free at leisure by your own. You may want to join a daily excursion to North Zealand for the town of Elsinore, made famous in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle. DAY 4

COPENHAGEN → OVERNIGHT CRUISE Breakfast, Dinner Drive across the one of the largest bridges in the world, The Great Belt Fixed Link, which consists of a suspension bridge, a low-level bridge and an undersea tunnel. Enjoy some time free at leisure to explore Aalborg, a traditional industrial and university city. Make

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your way to the pier and board an overnight cruise that will take you to Bergen. Note: If the over night cruise is not available, it will be replaced by domestic flight DAY 5

OVERNIGHT CRUISE → BERGEN

Breakfast, Dinner Set off on a Bergen city tour – soak up the sights and sounds of the bustling Fish Market in the heart of the city; wander along the narrow alleyways and step into the smorgasbord of shops and galleries in Bryggen; and take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the city. DAY 6

BERGEN → FLÅM → GEILO

Breakfast, Dinner Journey to Flåm to get to the Nærøyfjord, the world’s narrowest fjord that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. get on board the Flåm Railway, and embark on the most incredible train journey (as proclaimed by Lonely Planet in 2014) where you will be treated to endless panoramas of placid rivers, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, and mountain farms clinging precariously to snow-capped peaks. Next, embark on a sightseeing cruise on the pristine waters of Nærøyfjord and prepare to be blown away by that spectacular vistas displayed before your very eyes. Transfer to Geilofor an overnight stay. DAY 7

GEILO → OSLO

Breakfast, Dinner Depart to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Begin your exploration of the city by viewing the

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15D12N SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA City Hall that is covered with a rainbow of motifs depicting the Norwegian history, culture and lifestyles, as well as the neoclassical structure of the Royal Palace. Last but not least, the Vigeland Sculpture Park is one attraction worth seeing, the life’s work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland that features more than 200 life-sized sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. DAY 8

OSLO → KARLSTAD → STOCKHOLM Breakfast, Dinner Cross over the border to Sweden, and make a short stop at Karlstad for some rest. Then, proceed to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. DAY 9

STOCKHOLM → OVERNIGHT CRUISE Breakfast, Dinner Kick off the day with a tour of Stockholm, which brings you first to the City Hall. The three crowns perched atop the 106-metretall tower forms a silhouette that is instantly recognizable within the city, and this romantic structure also hosts the prestigious Noble Prize banquets in its Blue and Golden Halls, with the latter featuring 18 million gold mosaic tiles. Continue on to the old town to view the magnificent structures of the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to explore Stockholm till it is time to board an overnight cruise that will take you to Helsinki, capital of Finland. *Note: Should the main building of Stockholm City Hall be closed for conference, we will only stop for a photo of the exterior. DAY 10

OVERNIGHT CRUISE → HELSINKI → ST. PETERSBURG Breakfast, Packed Dinner Once you arrive, embark on a sightseeing tour around the alluring city. Drive past the bustling Market Square and absorb its scents, sounds and atmosphere, then drop by the Senate Square for a unique and cohesive spread of neoclassical architecture, where you can take in the sights of the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the National Library of Finland and the main building of the University of Helsinki all in one place. Continue on to the Sibelius Monument, a structure resembling organ pipes that is dedicated to world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Last but not least, visit the Temppeliaukio Church, where the interior walls are created naturally by rock, giving rise to its nickname as the ‘Rock Church’. Enjoy the free at leisure to explore Helsinki on your own.

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Afterwards, collect your packed dinner and board the express train that will bring you to St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. DAY 11

ST. PETERSBURG Breakfast, Dinner Embark on a city tour in St. Petersburg including Palace Square, the Cathedral of St Issac, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty and the Nevsky Prospekt which is the most famous shopping street in the city.Pay a visit to Peterhof, an imperial estate situated just west of St. Petersburg that is often referred as the ‘Russian Versailles’. Marvel at the magnificent palaces and their richly decorated interiors, and beautiful fountains adorned with gilded statues of ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses that are so grand in scale they will leave you agape with wonder. The State Hermitage Museum is the next on the mustvisit list, which comprises of five buildings that were formerly the residence of the Tsars. Home to one of the finest art collections in the world, the bulk of the vast collection can be found in the Grand Winter Palace. DAY 12

ST. PETERSBURG → MOSCOW

Breakfast, Dinner Board a high-speed train that will take you to Moscow, the capital of Russia, in comfort. Embark on a Moscow Metro tour of one of the world’s most elaborate transport systems and discover for yourself why Moscow’s Metro is also known as the most beautiful railway as well. Next, go on a sightseeing tour of the unique Russian city, which will bring you to view the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM Department Store and Lenin’s Tomb. As dusk falls, prepare yourself for a night of entertainment with a performance by the world-famous Moscow State Circus. *Note: Moscow Circus performance is subject to availability. If the performance is not available, it will

be replaced by alternative program. DAY 13

MOSCOW Breakfast, Dinner Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals. Today’s Kremlin was built in the 15th century by Italian Architechts after the seat of the Orthodox Church moved to Moscow. The reconstruction of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin. The Cathedral Square is the center of the Kremlin with the Cathedrals of Assumption, Announciation and Archangel Mikhail as its main sights opened for visitor. The Moscow Kremlin is also famous for the curious couple of the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon designed for amusement of Russian Tsars. DAY 14

MOSCOW → SINGAPORE

Breakfast, Meals on Board Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 15

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 Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. Minimum group size may apply and it is subjected to time permit. • North Zealand day trip with all entrances: €150 Tipping Guideline: (based on 15D12N) • €94 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

PANORAMIC VIEW FROM MOUNT FLOYEN OF BERGEN, NORWAY


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PICTURESQUE NORWAY

TOUR CODE: ENNORS Norweigians explovation and passion for their natural world has created rich and exciting variety of adventures. Be ready to witness breath-taking UNESCOprotected fjord and mountain scenery, and indulge in historical landmarks and cultural experiences along tour journey. CITY OF ALESUND, NORWAY Alesund, Norway

SINGAPORE → STAVANGER

Meals on Board Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Stavanger, the third-largest urban zone and metropolitan area in Norway. DAY 2

STAVANGER

Meals on Board , Dinner Once you arrive, take the Stavanger city tour and visit the Iron Age Farm, a restored farmstead built on the site of early Iron Age farmhouses between 350 and 550 AD. Continue on your journey to Swords in Rock, a commemorative monument dedicated to the Battle of Hafrsfjord that led to the unification of Norway under the late King Harald. Take a photo at the picturesque Ullandhaug, which will provide a stunning panoramic backdrop of Stavanger. Make a quick stopover at the Stavanger Cathedral, Norway’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Diocese of Stavanger.

an impressive view of the mountain range that stretches as far as the eye can see. You may also wish to take up an optional helicopter sightseeing tour of Pulpit Rock that will offer a different perspective of the mountain range. Note: EU Holidays is not responsible for hiking guides to Pulpit Rock. DAY 4

STAVANGER → BERGEN

Breakfast, Dinner Enjoy a scenic cruise from Stavanger to Bergen, along the Norwegian coastal west coast. After free at leisure for lunch, proceed on a Bergen city tour – soak up the sights and sounds of the bustling Fish Market in the heart of the city; wander along the narrow alleyways and step into the smorgasbord of shops and galleries in Bryggen; and take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the city. DAY 5

DAY 3

STAVANGER

Breakfast Embark on a Lysefjord sightseeing tour, which will feature waterfalls, charming islands, and breathtaking scenery. The most prominent viewpoint Pulpit Rock, is a popular trekking and hiking site that provides

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BERGEN → FLÅM → LOEN

Breakfast, Dinner Enjoy a relaxing drive from Bergen to Flåm. You may wish to go for an optional experience on board the Flåm Railway, and embark on the most incredible train journey (as proclaimed by Lonely Planet in 2014) where you will be treated to endless

panoramas of placid rivers, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, and mountain farms clinging precariously to snow-capped peaks. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the enchanting port of Sognefjord at leisure, and immerse yourselves in the wonderful train museums there. Continue with your drive, which will bring your through a tunnel and across the fjord. Get your cameras ready at Bøyabreen Glacier to capture some memorable moments before heading to your accommodation for the night in the small village of Loen. DAY 6

LOEN → GEIRANGER → TROLLSTIGEN → ÅLESUND

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Depart for Hellesylt, and take an hour-long ferry cruise across Geirangerfjord to gaze at the lush, green mountains flanking both sides of the fjord, as the ferry sails along at a leisurely pace. Catch a glimpse of the mesmerising Seven Sisters Waterfall – one of the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord and Ørnevegen (Eagle Road). Drive on the Ørnevegen (Eagle Road), which is the most precipitous part of Road No. 63 between Geiranger and Eidsdal. Continue down to Trollstigen, also known as Troll’s Path, a popular destination that includes steep incline and hairpin bends, before heading to Ålesund to stay for the night.

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HIGHLIGHTS NORWAY

STAVANGER • Iron Age Farm (entrance included) • Swords in Rock • Ullandhaug • Stavanger Cathedral (entrance included) • Lysefjord • Pulpit Rock BERGEN • Fish Market • Bryggen • Fløibanen Funicular Railway GEIRANGER • Geirangerfjord cruise (UNESCO World Heritage Site) • Seven Sisters Waterfall • Eagle Road • Trollstigen ÅLESUND – KRISTIANSUND • Aksla mountain • Fjellstua viewpoint • Atlantic Ocean Road drive TRONDHEIM • Nidaros Cathedral • Archbishop’s Palace • Old town bridge • Torvet Square (Market Square) • Nidelva River • Wharves and canal area • Stiftsgården (the Royal Residence)

Kristiansund Atlantic Ocean Road Alesund

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Loen

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Bergen

Flåm

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Oslo 1

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Stavanger Copenhagen

DENMARK Note: Ørnevegen and Trollstigen programs are dependent on weather and road conditions. If they are not available, an alternative route with a longer driving time will be taken.

Trondheim or do some shopping till it is time to board a domestic flight to Oslo, the capital of Norway. If there is time, you may wish to go for an optional sightseeing tour of Oslo before you tuck in for the night.

DAY 7

DELICACIES Meal Plan 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners

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HOTELS

STAVANGER Scandic Stavanger City BERGEN Scandic Bergen City LOEN Leonfjord Hotel ALESUND Scandic Alesund KRISTIANSUND Thon Kristiansund TRONDHEIM Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim OSLO First Millennium *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

ÅLESUND → ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD → KRISTIANSUND

Breakfast, Dinner Drive up to the top of the Aksla mountain, and be enchanted by the panoramic view of the beautiful city centre from the Fjellstua Viewpoint. Proceed on to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Ocean Road. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kristiansund as a local guide brings you around to explore the famous sights of the city. DAY 8

KRISTIANSUND → TRONDHEIM Breakfast, Dinner

Kick off the day with a journey to Trondheim to view its famous landmarks and attractions – take in the sights of Nidaros Cathedral; the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, the Archbishop’s Palace, Old Town Bridge, Torvet Square, Nidelva River, the wharves and canal area and Stiftsgården (the Royal Residence). DAY 9

TRONDHEIM → OSLO

Breakfast Enjoy the day free at leisure to explore

DAY 10

OSLO → SINGAPORE

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 trip with EU holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Suggested Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. Minimum group size may apply and it is subjected to time permit. • Oslo sightseeing tour: €69 Tipping Guideline: (based on 11D8N) • €66 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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NORTH POLE SVALBARD ISLANDS

CITY OF ALESUND, NORWAY LONGYEARBYEN, SVALBARD, NORWAY

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TOUR CODE: ENSVBS An arctic adventure like none other awaits you! Jump on an ATV and acquaint yourself with the popular regions in the Arctic Circle.


HIGHLIGHTS NORWAY SVALBARD ISLANDS

LONGYEARBYEN • Longyearbyen – Northernmost settlement with a population of over 1000 • Svalbard Museum (entrance included) • Boat trip to Pyramiden and Nordenskiöld Glacier • ATV safari to Adventdalen

Svalbarg Islands Longyearbyen

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DELICACIES Meal Plan 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

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Norway

HOTELS

LONGYEARBYEN Svalbard Hotel OSLO First Hotel Millennium

Oslo

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

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → OSLO Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Oslo, the capital of Norway

which is the world’s largest seed storage. There will be stops along the way to take photographs. Visit Svalbard Museum and entrance fee is included, which will feature an exhibition on Svalbard’s history and present natural places in Arctic Norway.

DAY 2

OSLO Meals on Board

Upon arrival, spend the day at your leisure. If this is your first time to visiting Norway, consider joining an optional sightseeing tour to explore the city and learn more about the Norwegian history, culture and lifestyle. DAY 3

OSLO → LONGYEARBYEN Breakfast, Dinner

Board a domestic flight to Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of Svalbard Island, as well as the Northernmost settlement with a population of around 2000 and the realm of Polar Bear. Admire the gorgeous scenery featuring mountains and crystalblue fjords. Meet up with a local city guide to get an overview of Longyearbyen and the surrounding areas. You will be guided through the major local sights and history of Longyearbyen. The tour will bring you close to the coal mines, some research areas, village, church, and the global seed vault

DAY 4

LONGYEARBYEN Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join a boat trip to Pyramiden which is a Russian settlement located in Billefjorden. It has been named after the nearby mountain top. Sail slowly past the mighty Nordenskiöldbreen (Nordenskiöld Glacier) on our way to Pyramiden. Upon arrival, follow our English speaking guide to visit the abandoned mining city Pyramiden. On our trip into town, the guide will unlock the City Cultural Center to us. It housed both cinema, music school and a gymnasium. Although the city is characterized by decay, one can still sense how beautiful it once was. Please note the total duration (boat trip, guided tour, lunch on board) is around 9 hours and subject to weather condition. Note: The duration of boat trip to Pyramiden and Nordenskiöldbreen is minimum 7 hours and subject to weather condition. All passengers may be required to stay on boat all the time for sightseeing, depended on the ice condition outside Pyramiden.

DAY 5

LONGYEARBYEN Breakfast, Dinner

ATV safari to Adventdalen - drive Can Am Outlander ATVs out into the beautiful tundra colours which are so typical of Svalbard in the summer. The Arctic summer is short and intense with a rich migratory bird population, and it is not unusual to see our tougher permanent residents the Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. With daylight around the clock, it doesn’t matter if you choose the morning or the afternoon; it will be light until October. Our trip runs out into Adventdalen, a tundra environment loaded with Arctic history and wildlife, we stick to the roads so that we might better preserve this fragile ecosystem. We stop at several points; such as the old airport to Longyearbyen, one of the mines, and up on one of the local mountain tops to catch the view over the valley and the fjord. We also stop at the Basecamp trapper’s station and dog yard, where we talk about the hunting and trapping culture in the North, and we serve coffee and biscuits. The ATV safari is a great way to learn just a fraction of what makes Svalbard such a fantastic place to live, and we guarantee you will leave feeling enriched from the experience.

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cultural highlights.

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LONGYEARBYEN, SVALBARD, NORWAY

Note: ATV safari may split us into different small groups and timing. ATV based on twin sharing. Valid driving license is required for every driver. Solo driver is with extra cost. Min age of passenger is 8. The route of ATV safari subject to change by availability and weather condition

DAY 7

DAY 9

Breakfast

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

LONGYEARBYEN → OSLO Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and spend the day at your leisure. DAY 8

DAY 6

LONGYEARBYEN Breakfast

Free at leisure by your own. You may want to join some excursions like Dog Sledge on Wheel, Fjord safari by RIB boat or hiking program.

OSLO → SINGAPORE Breakfast

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

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE

Suggested Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. minimum group size may apply it is subject to time permit • Oslo sightseeing tour: €69 • Dog Sledge on Wheel: from €130 • Fjordsafari to Fuglefjella and Grumant: from €130 • Hike to Sarkofagen: from €85 Tipping Guideline: (based on 9D6N) • €52 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. • All activities are subject to weather and road conditions. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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FEATURE

Welcome to the High Arctic of Svalbard! One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you on 78 degrees north.

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n the dark season it’s 24/7 without any daylight in Longyearbyen, and this attracts people from all over the world to experience the unique northern lights of the High Arctic. In the summer, beautiful colours and contrasts provide the frames for dramatic glaciers, majestic mountain formations, buzzing bird mountains and endless arctic tundra with its diverse flora and fauna. Visitors find themselves enclosed by the unparalleled silence on Svalbard. The light lures us to this unique place in which the midnight sun shines from early spring till autumn. During the winter, the northern lights cast sparkles of light across snowcovered, pointed mountain peaks and an infinite landscape - day and night. The blue light caught between darkness and light turns reality into a pure fairytale.

The surroundings become works of art. A stay on Svalbard is the perfect vacation if you want peace, quiet and space for thoughts and dreams. Thoughts swell in the encounter with Svalbard’s exciting wildlife, history and fascinating cultural monuments located across the archipelago. We move with respect in this vulnerable landscape. For the sake of your safety and to ensure that you get the most out of your stay on Svalbard, we recommend our local tour operators’ diverse selection of organised tours, which can be booked directly through our websites. Let the images and memories of wonderful experiences be what you bring back home from Svalbard. Warm regards, Tourism Manager Ronny Brunvoll

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SUMMER ICELAND

ICEBERGS FLOATING IN JOKULSARLON LAGOON IN ICELAND

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TOUR CODE: ENICES We take you to discover all the best kept secrets that all of Iceland has to offer, in all its unspoiled beauty and wilderness.


HIGHLIGHTS ICELAND REYKJAVIK • Perlan (The Pearl) • Hofoi House • Hallgrimskirkja • Blue Lagoon • Grábrók Crater NORTH ICELAND • Akureyri • Goðafoss waterfall • Lake Mývatn • Hverafjall • Mývatn nature baths • Dettifoss waterfall • Ásbyrgi canyon EAST ICELAND • Egilsstaðir • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon • Jökulsárlón Boat Tour • Kirkjubæjarklaustur SOUTH ICELAND • Reynisfjara Beach • Seljalandsfoss waterfall • Skógafoss waterfall • Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR • Thingvellir National Park • Geysir • Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall

DELICACIES Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

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HOTELS

Ásbyrgi Canyon Dettifoss waterfall Goðafoss Waterfall Akureyri

Grábrók Crater

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Lake Mývatn

ICELAND

Hverafjall

Golden Circle Reykjavík

Höfn

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Jökulsárlón South Iceland

Blue Lagoon

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DAY 1

SINGAPORE → REYKJAVIK

Meals on Board Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. DAY 2

REYKJAVIK

Meals on Board Your exploration of Iceland begins with a Reykjavík city tour, where you will first get to visit Perlan, a fantastic dome-shaped glass building supported by six massive water tanks, with an impressive water feature that runs from the basement into the atrium. Next, visit the beautiful Höfði House and the Hallgrímskirkja church, whose unique,

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magnificent structure dominates the skyline, making it visible from every part of the city. DAY 3

REYKJAVÍK → GRÁBRÓK CRATER → AKUREYRI Breakfast, Dinner Kick off the day with an adventure to Grábrók Crater, located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The largest of three craters in a short volcanic fissure, take on a short climb up to the top of the crater to be rewarded with amazing views of Borgarfjordur and the perfect dome-shaped volcanic cones in the surrounding field. After which, head onwards to Akureyri for a guided sightseeing tour of the small, laidback port city. Enjoy the rest of

REYKJAVÍK Centerhotel Arnarhvoll AKUREYI Icelandair Hotel Akureyri NORTH ICELAND Hótel Laxá EAST ICELAND Hótel Höfn SOUTH ICELAND Icelandair hotel vik HELSINKI Scandic Grand Marina

AMAZING GODAFOSS WATERFALL IN ICELAND

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10D7N SUMMER ICELAND geothermal area, a site bubbling with activity and an abundance of hot springs. Here, you will be able to view the lively Strokkur geyser which spouts water 30 metres into the air every 15 minutes. Next, photo stop at Thingvellir National Park, a place of historical significance and geological interest. You can also view the Althing, an open-air assembly in the park where Iceland’s oldest existing parliament first assembled in 930 AD. We will return back to Reykjavík where you will stay for the night. DAY 8

REYKJAVÍK → BLUE LAGOON → HELSINKI BLUE LAGOON GEOTHERMAL BATH RESORT IN ICELAND

the evening free at leisure and take the time to admire the picture-perfect scenery.

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DAY 4

Breakfast, Dinner Make your way to Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s famous glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Venture into the deepest lake of Iceland on a thrilling boat excursion that brings you to sail among the huge icebergs that break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Get a taste of the 1000-year-old ice, and if Lady Luck is on your side, you may catch sight of seals zipping through the icy waters. Movie buffs may get a kick out of this tour as this beautiful lake has starred in Hollywood blockbusters like A View to Kill, Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins.

AKUREYRI → GOÐAFOSS WATERFALL → LAKE MÝVATN → HVERAFJALL → MÝVATN NATURE BATHS → NORTH ICELAND

Breakfast, Dinner EEarly birds may wish to opt for an optional whale-watching excursion in the morning to try and get a rare glimpse of these gentle giants of the sea. Thereafter, visit one of the most magnificent waterfalls in all of Iceland, Goðafoss. Feast your eyes upon the magical sight of aqua blue water torrents gushing over falls shaped like a horseshoe, a vision that becomes only more stunning in the evening when the sun sets. The geographical wonder of Lake Mývatn is the next stop, a site brimming with Earth’s natural wonders – from lava fields and rock formations to sulphur springs and dark caves. As darkness falls, have a restful night at a countryside resort in the north of Iceland. DAY 5

NORTH ICELAND → DETTIFOSS WATERFALL → ÁSBYRGI CANYON → HÖFN

Breakfast, Dinner Often referred as ‘The Beast’ as compared to ‘The Beauty’ of Goðafoss, Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park is your first destination of the day. Prepare to be blown away by the sheer size and wild power of this majestic falls, coloured a misty grey due to the rich sediments of the Vatnajökull glacier. Capture stunning photos at the vast landscape of Ásbyrgi canyon before we journey on to east Iceland for a night’s stay.

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HÖFN → JÖKULSÁRLÓN → SOUTH ICELAND

DAY 7

SOUTH ICELAND → GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR → REYKJAVÍK

Breakfast, Dinner Enjoy a scenic drive with a view of Iceland’s natural beauty on Route 1 along Iceland’s South Coast. Witness the magic of nature in the form of Reynisfjara Beach’s famous basalt columns that stacks up into the shape of a pyramid as you stroll along the black sandy shores. Then, continue on to view the impressive Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls found in the south region. Make a pit stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre before you embark on Iceland’s classic sightseeing tour – the Golden Circle – to discover some of the most spectacular scenery and historic sites in Iceland. The first stop will be at Iceland’s most popular waterfall, the Gullfoss, and if you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch sight of a rainbow arching over the tumbling waters flowing into the deep gorge. Continue on to the nearby

Breakfast After breakfast, we go for a soak in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, famous for its healing mineral-rich waters surrounded by jet-black basalt lava. Free at leisure till transfer to Helsinki. You will enjoy one night stay in Helsinki, capital of Finland. *Note: Helsinki one night stay may be replaced by another city, subjected to flight schedule and transit point. DAY 9

HELSINKI → SINGAPORE

Breakfast, Meals on Board Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to do some shopping or sightseeing in Helsinki 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 Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply *it is subject to time permit • Whale watching tour: €130 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.


FEATURE

An Unforgettable Journey to the Baltics Be inspired by the multitude of experiences when you visit the Baltic countries.

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rom sights encapsulating the past, to traditions and practices as diverse as the countries themselves, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania captivate travellers from all walks of life. Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Vladislav with The Bell Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania Lithuania has always charmed visitors with its heterogenous offerings. For instance, Vilnius, land of baroque beauty, is the largest capital of Lithuania. It is home to people of different races, creeds and cultures such as Germans, Slavs and Jews. The city also houses buildings that encompass neoclassical architectural styles. The Vilnius Cathedral Basilica, situated on the edge of the bustling Cathedral Square, is the main venue where many local events such as fairs, parades and concerts take place. The structure of the building is similar to that of a square Romanesque building. It includes a

massive tower and is surrounded by more than 40 artworks dating as far back as the 16th-19th centuries. Rumours has it that if you step on the ‘magic tile’, which is located between the Vilnius Cathedral and the Bell Tower, close your eyes and turn around three times, your wishes will come true. St. Anne’s Church will also fascinate you with its unique exterior. Gothic masterpieces that were built in the end of the fourteenth century virtually remained unchanged until today. Countless arches, graceful towers and artworks captivate visitors from all the world. Located just opposite of St. Anne’s Church is the Bernardine Church and Monastery. It is much more spacious and possesses a different architectural style, with strong Renaissance and Baroque features. Art lovers will be able to admire the sixteenth century wall paintings and the Lithuanian crucifix sculpture from the fifteenth century. While here, do visit the Gothic bell tower, standing 17 metres tall with spiral staircase that provides a panoramic view of the city.

Riga is famed for its age-old buildings and attractions that reflect the ancient history of Latvia. The Dome Cathedral in Riga dates as far back as 1211, when the foundation stone was laid. It is the oldest and grandest church in Latvia, and to this day it remains actively utilised for hosting major concerts, various musical performances and official services. One of the main highlights of the cathedral is the enormous organ, which is believed to be around since the 16th century or earlier. Situated in Riga, the Swedish Gate is one of the must-visit places in Riga Old Town. Erected in 1698, it is the only remaining gate from the medieval city walls. It was used by the Swedes to enter Riga when the city was a part of Sweden. Today, the gate or wall is a part of the residential buildings in the area. Retaining its ancient facade, the distinct structure stands conspicuously among its relatively modern counterparts. The Dome Cathedral Riga, Latvia

Latvia Besides being known for its unspoiled countryside, Latvia is also famed for its medieval architecture and places steeped in historical significance. The capital city of

Estonia

Scenic summer aerial panorama of the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia

Comprised of urban attractions and natural highlights, Estonia is renowned for its eclectic mix of attractions. Its dramatic sceneries contrast with many of its age-old buildings and structures. One place that is notable for its diversity is Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. From its vibrant nightlife to its rich cultural scene, the popular destination caters to travellers from every walk of life. Its medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is comprised of medieval city walls and towers that have remained intact to this day. Within these fortified walls, you will find old buildings with red tile roofs, hidden courtyards and winding cobblestone streets.

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PREMIUM

12D9N

BALTIC STATES + RUSSIA OR FINLAND EXTENSION

TOUR CODE: ENBLTS Be captivated by the Baltic states as you discover attractions that have withstood the test of time. If your wanderlust isn’t satisfied, take it up a notch and uncover the renowned highlights of Russia or Finland. RIGA TOWN HALL SQUARE, HOUSE OF THE BLACKHEADS, ST. ROLAND STATU IN LATVIA

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

Parnu

St Petersburg

Meals on Board

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WARSAW → VILNIUS Meals on Board, Dinner

Riga

Latvia

Note: If the flight is from Singapore to Vilnius, Warsaw tour is not available.

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DAY 3

Vilnius

Poland Warsaw

Upon arrival, embark on a sightseeing tour in Warsaw before depart to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.

VILNIUS Breakfast, Dinner

Visit the most impressive sites of the old town: Vilnius Cathedral Basilica; the oldest street in the old town, Pilies street with its original buildings dating from between the 14th and 19th centuries; the Gothic architecture ensemble of St. Anne’s, Bernardine’s, and St. Michael’s churches; and the 16th century Gates

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Lithuania

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SINGAPORE → WARSAW Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the vibrant city of Warsaw, capital of Porland.

Estonia

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HIGHLIGHTS LITHUANIA

VILNIUS • Vilnius Cathedral Basilica • Pilies Street • St. Anne’s, Bernardine’s and St. Michael’s Churches • Orthodox Church • Gate of Dawn • Vilnius University

LATVIA

RIGA • Dome Cathedral (entrance included) • St. Peter’s Tower • Old Guild Houses • Riga Castle • Swedish Gate

ESTONIA

TALLINN • Old Town tour • Gothic Town Hall • Toompea • Alexander Nevski Cathedral

DELICACIES Meal Plan 9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners

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HOTELS

VILNIUS Holiday Inn Vilnius RIGA Radisson Blu Latvia TALLINN Original Sokos Viru **Note: Hotels are subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.

DOME CATHEDRAL AND DAUGAVA RIVER IN RIGA CITY, LATVIA

of Dawn, which originally formed part of the town fortifications and house a holy image of the Virgin Mary that is famous in the religious community because of the legendary miracles that it helped perform. Continue further to the Orthodox church of the Holy Spirit, built in the 17th century and now home to the preserved bodies of the three martyred saints Anthony, Ivan and Eustachius. Then stop at the town hall and town hall square, the former marketplace and place of public executions, and visit Vilnius University with its 13 courtyards and a variety of architectural styles, which dates back to 1579. DAY 4

VILNIUS → RIGA Breakfast, Dinner

Depart to Lithuania. On the way there is a photo stop at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place in Lithuania where millions of crosses and rosaries are put on two hills by Lithuanians and others from all over the world in an expression of spontaneous faith, and as a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. Continue to Riga, the capital of Lithuania. Visit the Dome Cathedral. The tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga. Enjoy the beauty of this ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble-stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. Visit the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild-Houses, Riga Castle, and the Swedish gate, and view the many wonderfully restored houses.

DAY 5

RIGA → PÄRNU → TALINN Breakfast, Dinner

After crossing border to Estonia, make a short sightseeing tour in Pärnu, the Estonian resort town. The summer capital, Pärnu is a town of parks, alleys, beaches, warm shallow waters and health spas offering various curative treatments including local mudbaths. After lunch, continue to capital of Estonia – Tallinn. DAY 6

TALINN Breakfast, Dinner

Start a walking tour and goes through the two sharply contrasting parts of the Old Town: Lower Town, once a free trading town and member of the Hanseatic League with its guild houses, warehouses, a unique Gothic Town Hall, dwellings of prosperous merchants, and churches with charming slender towers; and Toompea or the Upper Town, the seat of German landlords and their houses from the 18th- 19th centuries. We also visit the biggest churches: Alexander Nevski cathedral, an active Russian orthodox church, built just over 100 years ago, and the Dome church, the church of the local German nobility for centuries, which contains a valuable collection of their family coats of arms. The church itself is one of the oldest in Estonia and is built in the Gothic style. From the viewing platform you can see a panoramic view of not only the Old Town but also the rest of the city.

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12D9N BALTIC STATES + RUSSIA OR FINLAND EXTENSION

ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

ADD ON

Baltic States + Russia Extension ITINERARY FROM DAY 1-6 FOLLOWS ENBLTS HIGHLIGHTS RUSSIA

ST. PETERSBURG • Peterhof • State Hermitage Museum MOSCOW • Moscow Metro tour • Red Square • St. Basil’s Cathedral • GUM Department Store • Lenin’s Tomb • Moscow State Circus

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HOTELS

ST.PETERSBURG Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky MOSCOW Holiday Inn Lesnaya *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

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TALINN → ST. PETERSBURG Breakfast, Dinner

Depart to Russia and cross the border to St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. DAY 8

ST. PETERSBURG Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a city tour in St. Petersburg including Palace Square, the Cathedral of St Issac, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty and the Nevsky Prospekt which is the most famous shopping street in the city.Pay a visit to Peterhof, an imperial estate situated just west of St. Petersburg that is often referred as the ‘Russian Versailles’. Marvel at the magnificent palaces and their richly decorated interiors, and beautiful fountains adorned with gilded statues of ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses that are so grand in scale they will leave you agape with wonder. The State Hermitage Museum is the next on the mustvisit list, which comprises of five buildings that were formerly the residence of the Tsars. Home to one of the finest art collections in the world, the bulk of the vast collection can be found in the grand Winter Palace.

bring you to view the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM Department Store and Lenin’s Tomb. Visit Pushkin Musuem, a fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow. As dusk falls, prepare yourself for a night of entertainment with a performance by the world-famous Moscow State Circus. Note: Moscow Circus performance is subject to availability. If the performance is not available, it will be replaced by alternative program. DAY 10

MOSCOW Breakfast, Dinner

Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals. Today’s Kremlin was built in the 15th century by Italian Architechts after the seat of the Orthodox Church moved to Moscow. The reconstruction of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin. The Cathedral Square is the center of the Kremlin with the Cathedrals of Assumption, Announciation and Archangel Mikhail as its main sights opened for visitor. The Moscow Kremlin is also famous for the curious couple of the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon designed for amusement of Russian Tsars. DAY 11

DAY 9

ST. PETERSBURG → MOSCOW Breakfast, Dinner

Board a high-speed train that will take you to Moscow, the capital of Russia, in comfort. Embark on a Moscow Metro tour of one of the world’s most elaborate transport systems and discover for yourself why Moscow’s Metro is also known as the most beautiful railway as well. Next, go on a sightseeing tour of the unique Russian city, which will

MOSCOW → 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.


ADD ON

Baltic States + Finland Extension ITINERARY FROM DAY 1-6 FOLLOWS ENBLTS EXCLUSIVE Overnight stay in a Glass Igloo

HIGHLIGHTS FINLAND

HELSINKI • Senate Square • White Cathedral • Sibelius Monument • Temppeliaukio Church ROVANIEMI • Santa Claus Village SAARISELKÄ • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort • Aurora hunting program • ATV safari

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HOTELS

HELSINKI Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti ROVANIEMI Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus SAARISELKÄ Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list. DAY 7

TALINN → HELSINKI Breakfast, Dinner

Board a ferry to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Once you arrive, embark on a sightseeing tour around the alluring city. Drive past the bustling Market Square and absorb its scents, sounds and atmosphere, then drop by the Senate Square for a unique and cohesive spread of neoclassical architecture, where you can take in the sights of the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the National Library of Finland and the main building of the University of Helsinki all in one place. Continue on to the Sibelius

MARKET SQUARE (KAUPPATORI) AT THE OLD TOWN PIER IN HELSINKI, FINLAND

Monument, a structure resembling organ pipes that is dedicated to world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Last but not least, visit the Temppeliaukio Church, where the interior walls are created naturally by rock, giving rise to its nickname as the ‘Rock Church’. DAY 8

HELSINKI → ROVANIEMI Breakfast, Dinner

Free at leisure till board a domestic flight and depart to Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus and land of fairytales. When you reach Lapland of Finland, if luck is on our side, there may also be a chance to witness the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) of which the season usually starts from late August. *Note: The appearance of the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed as it is a naturally occuring phenomenon and is subject to weather conditions.

DAY 10

SAARISELKÄ Breakfast, Dinner

Join in on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) safari and embark on an exhilarating race through the forest. On ATV safari you will get to ride in diverse terrain and see Lapland’s nature open up in a completely different way than in the winter. Free at leisure in the afternoon. At night, embark on a thrilling Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) chase activity. The coach will bring you from hotel and drive to rural area as far away from city light as possible. If Lady Luck is on our side, you will be able to witness Earth’s most magnificent and colourful lights show – a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget. Note: One ATV is limited to 2 persons only, and the driver has to be over 15 years old with valid driving license. The ATV safari is not suitable for children under 5 years old.

DAY 11 DAY 9

ROVANIEMI → SAARISELKÄ

SAARISELKÄ → IVALO → SINGAPORE

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast

Pay a visit to Santa Claus Village where you can peruse through the numerous souvenir shops and send a postcard from the Santa’s Main Post Office to receive a special Arctic Circle stamp. You will also be awarded with an Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate as proof of your journey across the Arctic Circle. On top of that, meet Santa Claus in the Christmas House of the Santa Claus Holiday Village and receive a lasting memory of the meeting in the form of a high quality photo. Continue for a scenic drive along Finnish Lapland, admiring the vast landscapes of lakes, forests and mountains along the way. Make your way to Kakslauttanen, a world famous arctic resort that offers its guests accommodation in the most beautiful glass igloos and rustic log cabins.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY12

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 12D9N) • €73 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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PREMIUM

ENCHANTING RUSSIA

TOUR CODE: ENDMES Explore a country steeped in history and culture as you marvel at the remarkable sights of Russia.

Grand cascade in Pertergof, St. Petersburg, Russia

SINGAPORE → MOSCOW

Meals on Board Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Moscow, the capital of Russia. DAY 2

MOSCOW

Meals on Board, Dinner Once you arrive, enjoy some free time to explore this exciting city at leisure. As dusk falls, prepare yourself for a night of entertainment with a performance by the world-famous Moscow State Circus.

history. Gaze in wonder at the architectural masterpieces of the Assumption Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Archangel’s Cathedral, as well as the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon that are displayed on the grounds of the Kremlin. Thereafter, go for a sightseeing tour of the unique Russian city, which will bring you to view the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM Department Store and Lenin’s Tomb. Last but not least, embark on a Moscow Metro tour of one of the world’s most elaborate transport systems and discover for yourself why Moscow’s Metro is also known as the most beautiful railway as well.

DAY 3

MOSCOW

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Kick off the day with an exhilarating adventure to the Moscow Kremlin, an old fortified complex in the heart of Moscow that has witnessed generations of Russia’s rulers and remains as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation to this day. Home to some of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox monuments, make your way to the Cathedral Square to find some of the most magnificent churches that have each played their part in

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DAY 4

MOSCOW → SERGIEV POSAD → MOSCOW

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Take a side trip out of Moscow today and head to the pilgrim town of Sergiev Posad, founded by the country’s most revered monk, St. Sergius of Radonezh, himself. Pay a visit to the Trinity Sergius Lavra, the most important landmark of this town as well as one of the most important monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church. Admire the famous icon and other impressive works

by Andrei Rublev within the Cathedral, or take a look at the collections of traditional tapestries, gold and silver tableware, and furniture and embroidery at the Sergiev Posad State History and Art MuseumPreserve. DAY 5

MOSCOW → ST. PETERSBURG

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Amend to Free at leisure till board a high-speed train that will take you to St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. Enjoy a St. Petersburg city tour, which will bring you to take in the sights of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. DAY 6

ST. PETERSBURG

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Pay a visit to Peterhof, an imperial estate situated just west of St. Petersburg that is often referred as the ‘Russian Versailles’. Marvel at the magnificent palaces and their richly decorated interiors, and beautiful fountains adorned with gilded statues of ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses that are so grand in scale they

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HIGHLIGHTS MOSCOW • State Circus • Moscow Kremlin • Cathedral Square • Assumption Cathedral •Annunciation Cathedral • Archangel’s Cathedral • Tsar Bell • Tsar Cannon • Red Square • St. Basil’s Cathedral • GUM Department Store • Lenin’s Tomb • Moscow Metro tour

ST. PETERSBURG • Peterhof • State Hermitage Museum • Winter Palace • St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood

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Shlisselburg

RUSSIA Sergiev Posad,

SHLISSELBURG • Fortress of Oreshek • City Centre

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Moscow

Flight path Traverse by Train Traverse by coach Featured destinations Overnight stays 3

SERGIEV POSAD •Trinity Sergius Lavra •Sergiev Posad State History and Art MuseumPreserve

DELICACIES Meal Plan 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners

4★ HOTELS MOSCOW Holiday Inn Lesnaya ST. PETERSBURG Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

SPECIAL INCLUSION • A boat cruise on the largest lake in Europe – Lake Ladoga • Visit Shlisselburg and the Fortress of Oreshek

will leave you agape with wonder. The State Hermitage Museum is the next on the must-visit list, which comprises of five buildings that were formerly the residence of the Tsars. Home to one of the finest art collections in the world, the bulk of the vast collection can be found in the grand Winter Palace. DAY 7

ST. PETERSBURG → SHLISSELBURG → ST. PETERSBURG Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Make your way to Shlisselburg, where you will board a ferry at Lake Ladoga to that will take you to the Fortress of Oreshek. Originally a strategically located fortress, it was turned into a prison by the end of the Northern Wars for individuals who posed a threat to the Tsarist rule. Take some time to explore the city centre of Shlisselburg, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading back to St. Petersburg for the night.

DAY 8

ST. PETERSBURG → SINGAPORE

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Begin your morning with a St. Petersburg city tour, which will bring you to take in the sights of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 9

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 9D6N) • €52 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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FEATURE

Uncovering Russia’s Ancient Gems Discover timeless landmarks as you explore the world’s largest nation.

Grand Cascade in Peterhof St Petersburg Russia

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overing a vast geographical area, Russia is a country that has impressed its visitors with its age-old monuments and attractions steeped in history and culture. From the bustling port city of St. Petersburg to the iconic Moscow Kremlin and the Kremlin Cathedrals, Russia has proved to be a country full of amazing sights and wonders just waiting to be discovered.

St. Petersburg As the second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg offers travellers with numerous things to see and do. The city is one of the most prominent places to discover the artistic, cultural, and historical scene of Russia. One major tourist attraction in St. Petersburg is the Peterhof Palace. Situated in the town Peterhof, the site is comprised of a lavish palace and a series of parks, gardens and fountains. In addition to the city centre, the Peterhof Palace was also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as “the Russian Versailles”, the complex was built upon Peter the Great’s request and desire to construct an imperial palace. The palace and park was further expanded by Empress Elizabeth, who extended the stunning Grand Cascade, which comprises of 64 different fountains 36 Northern Europe | EU Holidays

St Basil Cathedral, Moscow

accompanied with 200 bronze statues. While here, visitors will also be greeted by the imposing yet magnificent Grand Palace. Completed in 1721, the structure’s interior is as grand and breathtaking as its exterior. Behind its Baroque facade, its expansive rooms are opulently fashioned with walls adorned with ornate decor and paintings by Pietro Antonio. Another place of interest would be the State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest museum in the world. As a fine example of Baroque architecture, the building is located on the bank of the Neva River. Although the structure was recognised as a museum in 1917, the former museum was an imperial residence for 150 years. The whole complex includes five buildings, with the regal Winter Palace housing the bulk of the art collection. The State Hermitage Museum captivates visitors with its 2.7 million exhibits and numerous art and artifacts from all over the world.

Moscow The capital of Russia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that thrills travellers with its iconic structures reflecting the rich history of the nation. The Red Square is a notable tourist destination in Moscow that

boasts most of the significant landmarks in Russia. As the heart of Moscow, it is home to attractions such as the striking St. Basil’s Cathedral and Moscow’s Kremlin. Built to celebrate the capture of the Tatar stronghold of Kazan in 1552, the St. Basil’s Cathedral encompasses domes that are embellished with contrasting colours and conspicuous designs. Although it may seem that the overall structure has been put together rather haphazardly, its quirky architecture is steeped in symbolism. Even though there are many theories as to what the cathedral represents, one theory suggests that the domes represent the number of assaults Kazan had faced in the past. The building has also made it on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Another place of interest is Moscow’s Kremlin, a medieval fortress dating as far back as the early 14th century. The compact and self-contained citadel, which comprises of numerous palaces, armories and cathedrals. Serving as the seat of the Russian government, Moscow’s Kremlin has always played an integral part in Russia’s history. Even today, the Kremlin continues to establish itself as a notable site, as it continues to host gatherings between government officials and other world leaders.


21D18N

TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

PREMIUM

TOUR CODE: ENTSRS Linking Europe and Asia, the TransSiberian Railway traverses through Russia, passing through Siberia to Beijing and the Pacific Ocean.

Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin, Russia

SINGAPORE → MOSCOW

Transfer to your hotel upon reaching Moscow – the capital of Russia. DAY 2

MOSCOW Take in the sights and sounds of this bustling city upon your arrival to Moscow. Spend the rest of your day at your leisure. DAY 3

MOSCOW → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast, Lunch

After a hearty breakfast, join a panoramic tour of Moscow. The thriving metropolis is home to famous Bolshoi Theatre and the impressive Kremlin. Theatres, concert halls, chic stores, hip restaurants, and trendy clubs are abound along the Moskva River. Stroll along the broad avenues, and make your way through the famous Tverskaya Street to the top of Sparrow Hills. While here, you will see the imposing Lomonosov University, one of the Stalin-era skyscrapers. Next you will make a stop at Victory Park and in front of Novodevichy Convent and its lake. Make a stop at Arbat Street before passing the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Parliament Building (Duma), Bolshoi Theatre, and the imposing facade of Lubyanka, headquarters of the KGB.

Continue through the alleyways of the ancient merchant district Kitai-Gorod, which contains numerous small churches, before arriving at the Red Square. Visit the Kremlin cathedrals before having lunch, afterwards you will transfer to the railway station and depart for Kazan. You will spend the night on board. DAY 4

TRANS SIBERIAN → KAZAN → TRANS SIBERIAN Lunch

Embark on a city tour upon your arrival to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan and one of the largest city in Russia. Visit the Kazan’s Kremlin, a complex comprising of archaeological, historical and architectural monuments. The Kazan Kremlin was recognised as the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Next, make your way to the National Museum of Tatarstan, the largest museum in Tatarstan. You will then transfer to a railway station and depart for Yekaterinburg. Spend the night on board. DAY 5

TRANS SIBERIAN → YEKATERINBURG Start your day with a city tour upon your arrival to Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia. Founded in 1723, the city

rapidly grew as the centre of the Urals mining region and a major pillar of the metallurgy industry. When the Siberian Route was built in 1761 to deliver Chinese goods to Europe through Russia, Yekaterinburg became a major hub in the transit of minerals from Siberia to European Russia, taking on its nickname of the “Window to Asia. Nowadays, Yekaterinburg presents itself as a major cultural and industrial centre of the Ural Region. DAY 6

YEKATERINBURG → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your way to Ganina Yama today. Situated 15 km north of Yekaterinburg, this place is a memorial of the Romanov’s assassination at the hands of the Bolsheviks. A memorial has been built at Ganina Yama, at the place of the burial, which consists of seven chapels, one for each member of the imperial family. Visit a monument erected on the border between Europe and Asia. While here, you will cross the border between Europe and Asia in Yekaterinburg. Join a panoramic tour of Yekaterinburg, where you will discover the historical city centre, which features several buildings typical of 19th century Russian architecture. You will also see the Monument to the City

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HIGHLIGHTS MOSCOW

Russia Moscow 1

Kazan

Kransnoyarsh 1 Lake Baikal

Novosibirsk

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Mongolia Founders, Tatishchev and De Genin, and the Chapel of St. Catherine. Next, make your way to the former Mining Office, the first stone building in Yekaterinburg and the State Conservatory; the oldest Opera House in Russia. Afterwards, you will head towards the Square of 1905 and October Square where the buildings of the City Parliament and Regional Government are located. Next, make your way to the Nevsky Cathedral in Yekaterinburg, before heading to the Church on the Blood, a site commemorating the location of the Tsar’s murder. You will then transfer to the railway station and depart for Novosibirsk. Spend the night on board. DAY 7

TRANS SIBERIAN → NOVOSIBIRSK

Start your day in Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia. Spend the day at your leisure. DAY 8

NOVOSIBIRSK → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will discover the Metro Bridge and the Novosibirsk Dam. While here, you will also see the expanse Siberian Sea. Next, head to the Railway Museum, which features several locomotives and carriages from different periods, and learn about the historical evolution of transportation on the Trans-Siberian Railway. You will then head to Akademgorodok, the University City and research centre of Siberia. Then, join a panoramic tour of Novosibirsk, where you will see the Oktyabrskaya port, the square where the city was founded; Lenin Square and Krasny Prospekt, the main avenue. Continue your journey to the House of 100 Apartments and the Monument to the Glory, dedicated to the soldiers fallen in the

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Beijing

Second World War. Admire the exterior views of the Ascension Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the first stone building in Novosibirsk. Make a final stop at the chapel of St. Nicholas the Miracle Maker, before transferring to the railway station. Depart for Krasnoyarsk and spend the night on board. DAY 9

TRANS SIBERIAN → KRASNOYARSK Begin your day with a city tour upon your arrival to Krasnoyarsk, a region known for its natural beauty. Indulge in views of dense, forested mountains and cliffs surrounding the area. While here, you will also get a chance to see the Yenisey River, which flows through the city. You will then transfer to Stolby and embark on a full day hiking tour of Stolby Nature Reserve. DAY 10

KRASNOYARSK → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on a city tour of Krasnoyarsk and discover the attractions that this region has to offer. Spend the day at your leisure before it is time to board your train. You will then transfer to the railway station and depart for Irkutsk. DAY 11

TRANS SIBERIAN → IRKUTSK → BAIKAL LAKE (LISTVYANKA) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TRANS SIBERIAN KAZAN • Kremlin • National Museum of Tatarstan YEKATERINBURG • Monument on the Border • Panoramic Tour of Yekaterinburg • Nevsky Cathedral • Church on the Blood NOVOSIBIRSK • Siberian Sea • Railway Museum • Akademgorodok • Panoramic Tour of Novosibirsk KRASNOYARSK • Stolby • Krasnoyarsk City Tour BAIKAL LAKE (LISTVYANKA) • Panoramic Tour of Listvyanka • Baikal Ecology Museum • Mount Chersky • Boat trip on Lake Baikal and Lakeside Hike IRKUTSK • Shaman’s Rock • Taltsy Ethnographic Museum • Znamensky Convent • Decembrists’ Museum ULAN UDE • Panoramic City tour • Ivolginsky Datsan TERELJ • Visit to the house of a nomadic family • Mongolian barbecue lunch • Aryabal Temple ULAN BATOR • Panoramic tour of Ulan Bator • Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator • Folkloric Show

DELICACIES Meal Plan 16 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 5 Dinners


Arrive at Irkutsk and explore this main city in eastern Siberia. Founded in 1651, the region was known for its gold mining and trade. These days, the region is Siberia’s main commercial and cultural centre. Depart for Lake Baikal, a fresh water reserve that is accompanied with amazing sights of dramatic landscapes. Join a panoramic tour of Listvyanka, one of the oldest settlements on Lake Baikal. Visit places such as the orthodox wooden church of Saint-Nicolas and the small market, where the local babushkas sell smoked fish from the lake and some locally produced handicrafts. While here, you will also get to see the Tolstoy Cape and the Lighthouse. Next, head to the Baikal Ecology Museum, where you will learn about the stunning fauna and flora that populate the unique Baikal ecosystem. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on the shores of Lake Baikal before taking a cable car ride to Mount Chersky. End your day with a boat trip on Lake Baikal and a lakeside hike, where you will take a short hike on the shores of Baikal. DAY 12

BAIKAL LAKE (LISTVYANKA) → IRKUTSK Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will transfer back to Irkutsk. Make a quick stop at Shaman’s Rock, which is believed to be sacred site amongst the locals. Next, visit the Taltsy Ethnographic Museum, an open air museum that contains 17th to 20th century landmarks of defensive, civil, and religious wooden architecture from the Irkutsk region. Then, embark on a panoramic tour of Irkutsk, where you will see Karl Marx Street and Lenin Street. You will then pass through Kirov Square and then stroll along the beautiful embankment along the Angara River. Next, visit Uritskogo Street for some shopping, before heading to Irkutskaya Sloboda, a recently restored area that includes dozens of historical architectural gems. Continue your journey to the Znamensky Convent, one of the oldest monasteries in Siberia. Conclude your day with a visit to the Decembrists’ Museum, which features the ancient estates of two of the Decembrists, princes Trubetskoy and Volkonsky. DAY 13

IRKUTSK → TRANS SIBERIAN → ULAN UDE Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will transfer to the railway station

and depart for Ulan Ude, the capital city of Buryatia. DAY 14

ULAN UDE Breakfast

Begin your day with a panoramic city tour of Ulan-Ude and visit places such as the central square of Ulan-Ude, Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Royal Arch Gate, built in honor of the future tsar Nicholas II who came here on his way back from Japan via Ulan-Ude. From here, you will continue to the main Street in UlanUde, the Arbat Street. Next, head to the Ethnographic Museum before dropping by the the Ivolginsky Datsan (Buddhist temple). DAY 15

ULAN UDE → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast

Today you will transfer to the railway station and depart for Ulan Bator. Spend the night on board. DAY 16

TRANS SIBERIAN → ULAN BATOR → TERELJ

Sukhbaatar Mausoleum. You will see the main religious monuments of the city: Gandan Monastery, Choijin-Lamyn- Sum Monastery, Zhanray Sing Temple, and others. Head to the Gandan Monastery before dropping by the National Historical Museum, a fascinating museum that features history of Mongolia from the Palaeolithic period to the present day, illustrated by numerous archaeological materials, photographs, and diagrams of paleontological sites and archaeological digs, including coins, weapons and costumes. Conclude your night with a Mongolian folk show. DAY 18

ULAN BATOR → TRANS SIBERIAN Breakfast

Today you will transfer to the railway station and depart for Beijing. Spend the night on board. DAY 19

TRANS SIBERIAN → BEIJING Breakfast

Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will arrive at Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Also known as Ulaanbaatar in Mongolian, the city features several interesting museums, restaurants, cafes, and shops. Next, you will depart for Terelj, one of the finest national parks in Mongolia. Arrival at the camp site, located inside the national park. Here you will have the opportunity to discover the authentic life of the Mongolian nomads by spending a night in their traditional yurts. Then you will drop by the house of a nomadic family, which will give you a wonderful opportunity to discover the daily life of nomadic Mongolians. Tuck into a typical Mongolian barbecue lunch, before visiting the Aryabal Temple, a Buddhist meditation temple built in the 17th century. Conclude your night with a campfire dinner before sleeping in a yurt.

DAY 20

BEIJING → SINGAPORE Breakfast

You will transfer to the airport and depart for your flight back home. DAY 21

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays. We look forward to seeing you again for your next trip. Note: • Itinerary is subject to change by train schedule and availability without prior notice • Activities are subject to weather conditions. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

DAY 17

TERELJ → ULAN BATOR Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will depart to the city and join a panoramic tour of Ulan Bator. Explore the famous central square of Ulan Bator, Sukhbaatar Square, named after the revolutionary hero who declared independence from China on this very spot in July 1921. On this square you will find the most famous Mongolian monument, the Bell of the World, and next to it the

Baikal Lake in winter

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PREMIUM

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND EXPLORER

TOUR CODE: ENUKS Step back in time to explore the old castles and other great architectures of an age long past in these three great nations of the United Kingdom. BIG BEN (BACKGROUND), LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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HIGHLIGHTS ENGLAND

LONDON • Trafalgar Square • Whitehall, Downing Street • Houses of Parliament • Big Ben • Westminster Abbey • Buckingham Palace BATH • Bath Abbey • Roman Baths AMESBURY • Stonnehenge LIVERPOOL • St. George’s Hall • Anfield Stadium • Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral MANCHESTER • Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre (Entrance included) • Old Trafford Stadium (1-hour guided tour) • Beetham Tower • Opera House YORK • Old Town • Shambles Street • The Mansion House • Stone Gate & Peter Gate Street • York Minster (Entrance included)

WALES

CARDIFF • Cardiff Castle

Isle Of Skye • Cardiff Bay • Queen Street

SCOTLAND

EDINBURGH • Old Town • Royal Mile • Edinburgh Castle (Entrance included) • St. Giles Cathedral • Holyrood Place INVERNESSS • Urquhart Castle (Entrance included) • Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition ISLE OF SKYE • Eilean Donan Castle • Clan Donald Centre • Museum of the Isles • Mallaig

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

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Glasgow 1

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Edinburgh

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Bushmills

Lake District 1

IRELAND Cliffs of Moher

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Galway

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Manchester Dublin

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Limerick

Stratford-Upon-Avon Cardiff

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UNITED KINGDOM

BELFAST • Titanic Dock BUSHMILLS • Giant’s Causeway

York

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Bath

London 1

Stonehenge

IRELAND

DUBLIN • St. Patrick’s Cathedral • Trinity College • Phoenix Park • Georgian Square • St. James’s Gate Brewery LAHINCH • Cliffs of Moher

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → LONDON Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for London, the capital of England. DAY 2

LONDON

Following that, set off for the capital of Wales, Cardiff. Stop by the Cardiff Bay for some scenic photos of the waterfront, before viewing the impressive façade and extensive grounds of the Cardiff Castle. End the day with a guided city tour that will help you understand more about the history and culture of Wales.

Meals on Board

DELICACIES Meal Plan 12 Breakfasts, 11 Dinners

4★ HOTELS LONDON Hilton Croydon CAEDIFF Mercure Holland House LIVERPOOL Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower YORKSHIRE Hilton Leeds City EDINBURGH Holiday Inn INVERNESS New Drumossie SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel GLASGOW Thistle Hotel BELFAST Clayton Hotel GALWAY Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa LIMERICK Limerick City Hotel DUBLIN Citywest *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

Once you arrive, head off on a guided city tour of London and take in the sights of Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. DAY 3

LONDON → AMESBURY → BATH → CARDIFF Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Amesbury to visit one of the best known wonders of the world – Stonehenge, and learn more about this mysterious ancient monument and its many rumoured myths and legends. Then, proceed on to the ancient city of Bath and enjoy a panoramic view of Bath Abbey, a majestic parish church with a striking west façade of angels going up and down stone ladders. After which, make a trip to the Roman Baths – a well preserved Roman historical site that functions as a public bathing complex even till today.

DAY 4

CARDIFF → STRATFORD-UPONAVON → LIVERPOOL Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of famous poet William Shakespeare. Follow a local guide as he takes you to explore the charming cobbled streets of this Warwickshire country town. Thereafter, continue on to Liverpool, the hometown of legendary rock band The Beatles. Embark on an orientation tour of the historic maritime city, which brings you to view St. George’s Hall, the famous home of Liverpool Football Club – Anfield Stadium, and the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. DAY 5

LIVERPOOL → MANCHESTER → YORK Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to Manchester and embark on an orientation tour to see the Beetham Tower, Phones 4U Arena, and

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15D12N UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND EXPLORER the Manchester Opera House. Football fans, fulfil your dream by stepping into Old Trafford Stadium, home of the Manchester United Football Club. Get behind the scenes of Manchester United as you are brought on a 1-hour guided tour of the stadium, and discover more about 130 years of football history through exhibits and memorabilia in the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre. The next destination for the day is York, a walled city situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire. Tour on foot to visit the Shambles Street, before heading on to Mansion House, and Stonegate and Petergate streets. Gaze in awe at the exquisite masterpiece of the York Minster, an imposing Gothic cathedral that boasts some of the most amazing medieval stained glass windows. Don’t miss the stunning vaulted roof and exquisite carvings of the Chapter House, and find out more about the earliest history of the York Minster that leads all the way back to the Roman times in the Undercroft. Note: In the event Old Trafford Stadium is not available for visit, it will be replaced by another stadium tour. DAY 6

YORK → LAKE DISTRICT → EDINBURGH Breakfast, Dinner

Drive along the scenic Lake District and immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery that stretches out before you, keeping in mind that these views were the inspiration for the poem Daffodils written by William Wordsworth. You may wish to go on an optional boat tour on Lake Windermere, a beautiful waterway that is also England’s largest natural lake.

DAY 8

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS → ISLE OF SKYE → INVERNESS Breakfast, Dinner

Go on a one-day excursion to the Isle of Skye, a breathtaking place situated off the West Coast of Scotland. Be treated to a magnificent view of one of the most recognised castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle, before you cross over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Pay a visit to the Clan Donald Centre and thread through their alluring historic gardens, or attempt to trace your genealogy at the library of the Museum of the Isles. Then, board a ferry to Mallaig and continue your journey to Inverness. DAY 9

INVERNESS → GLASGOW

EDINBURGH → SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Breakfast, Dinner

Begin the day with an exploration of hilly Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, through a city tour that brings you to visit the city’s main attractions. Start off with an excursion to the Edinburgh Castle, an iconic symbol that has withstood the test of time, witnessing many events in the history of Scotland’s royalty. Its vantage position atop Castle Rock offers you mesmerising vistas overlooking the city. Then, trail along the Royal Mile and enjoy the sights and sounds of this busy old street, passing by the St. Giles Cathedral to arrive at Holyrood Palace, the official residence of The Queen. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive to Scottish Highlands.

GALWAY → CLIIFFS OF MOHER → LIMERICK Breakfast, Dinner

Advance to Lahinch and turn off towards the Atlantic Coast to arrive at the Cliffs of Moher. A towering 214 metres at its highest point, the enthralling vistas are sure to capture your heart, and the exhibitions in the visitor centre round off the day with a memorable learning experience. Note: Moher cliff visit is subject to weather condition.

Myths and legends await as you drive onwards to the Loch Ness. The reputation of the fabled Loch Ness monster has spread far and wide across the globe, casting a shroud of mystical beauty around the Loch Ness. Discover more about the facts and fiction behind the enormous sea creature at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, before you move on to Urquhart Castle. Perched on a rocky promontory along the banks of Loch Ness, the decrepit fortress tells the story of its impressive past and offers stunning views of the famous loch and the Great Glen. Proceed on to Glasgow, where you will spend the rest of the day free at leisure.

DAY 13

DAY 10

DAY 14

GLASGOW → BELFAST → BUSHMILLS → BELFAST Transfer to Stranraer, where you will board a ferry cruise to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Embark on a fascinating tour that brings you to view both sides of the Titanic Dock where the renowned Titanic ship was built. Next, visit the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, a set of some massive 40,000 basalt cliffs along the coast of Northern Ireland. This impressive landscape was formed by volcanic activity some 50-60 million years ago, and has inspired local legends of giants crossing over the sea to Scotland. Scale the Shepherd’s Steps and traipse along the clifftop trail for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful coast.

DAY 11

BELFAST → GALWAY Breakfast, Dinner

Depart to Galway which is the city as Irish

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DAY 12

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast, Dinner DAY 7

as Ireland gets. It is renowned as a proud stronghold of Irish culture and language, its winding medieval streets lined with pubs where you’ll hear everything from traditional folk music to indie rock. It also makes a great base for exploring the region.

LIMERICK → KILDARE VILLAGE → DUBLIN Breakfast,

Head to Kildare Village, an outlet shopping paradise where individual boutique stores are lined up along both sides of a boulevard, creating an ambience inspired by horse stables and stud farms. Continue on to Dublin for a night’s stay. Kick off the day with a Dublin city tour and take in the sights of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Collegiate Church, Trinity College, Phoenix Park and the Georgian Square. Next, visit the St. James’s Gate Brewery, a brewery founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness.

DUBLIN → 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 15

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: (based on 15D12N) • £94 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.


Cold winter night and clear sky, those are the two things that predict Aurora Borealis, a phenomenon everyone hopes to experience in Lapland. In our brand new glass igloos you can go Aurora Hunnng every night!


COST SAVER 10D7N

WONDERFUL ENGLAND SCOTLAND

STREET VIEW , LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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PHOTO: 123RF

TOUR CODE: ENENGS Traverse across United Kingdom and uncover the lively cities of England and Scotland!


HIGHLIGHTS ENGLAND

MANCHESTER • Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre (Entrance included) • Beetham Tower • Opera House YORK • York Minister BICESTER • Designer factory outlet LONDON • Trafalgar Square • Whitehall • Downing Street • Houses of Parliament • Big Ben • Westminster Abbey • Buckingham Palace • Hyde Park • Chinatown

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

Scotland 1

Lake District Manchester

England

EDINBURGH • Old Town • Royal Mile • Edinburgh Castle • St. Giles Cathedral • Holyrood Place

Meal Plan 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

3-4

HOTELS

MANCHESTER Premier Inn EDINBURGH Holiday Inn Edinburgh LEEDS Jurys Inn Leeds YORKSHIRE Hilton Leeds City COVENTRY Jurys Inn Hinckley Island LONDON Novotel London Wembley *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

DAY 1

SINGAPORE → MANCHESTER Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Manchester, a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. Note: If group use morning flight, itinerary will start from DAY2 and become 9D7N. DAY 2

MANCHESTER Meals on Board, Dinner

Upon arrival, embark on an orientation tour to see the Beetham Tower, Phones 4U Arena, and the Manchester Opera House. Free at leisure till transfer to hotel for overnight. DAY 3

MANCHESTER → LAKE DISTRICT → EDINBURGH Breakfast, Dinner

Drive along the scenic Lake District and immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery that stretches out before you, keeping in mind that these views were the inspiration for the poem Daffodils written by William Wordsworth. You may wish to go on an

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Stratford Upon Avon Oxford

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DELICACIES

Edinburgh

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York

Coventry Bicester 3

London

optional boat tour on Lake Windermere, a beautiful waterway that is also England’s largest natural lake. Then, transfer to Edinburgh for overnight stay. DAY 4

EDINBURGH → YORK Breakfast, Dinner

Begin the day with an exploration of hilly Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, through a city tour that brings you to visit the city’s main attractions. Start off with a photo stop outside the Edinburgh Castle, an iconic symbol that has withstood the test of time, witnessing many events in the history of Scotland’s royalty. Then, trail along the Royal Mile and enjoy the sights and sounds of this busy old street, passing by the St. Giles Cathedral to arrive at Holyrood Palace, the official residence of The Queen. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive to Scottish Highlands. The next destination for the day is York, a walled city situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire. Photo stop outside the York Minster, an imposing Gothic cathedral that boasts some of the most amazing medieval stained glass windows.

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BIG BEN, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ON RIVER THAMES IN LONDON LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

DAY 5

YORK → STRATFORD - UPONAVON → COVENTRY Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of famous poet William Shakespeare. Free at leisure to explore the charming cobbled streets of this Warwickshire country town. Thereafter, continue on to Coventry for overnight stay.

DAY 8

LONDON Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. You may wish to make an optional visit to Windsor castle or Stonehenge.

Suggested Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply and it is subject to time permit • Windsor Castle Tour: £ 89 • Stonehenge Tour: £130

DAY 9

Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • £59 per person

Breakfast

LONDON → SINGAPORE Breakfast, Meals on Board

DAY 6

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

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10

COVENTRY → OXFORD → BICESTER → LONDON Depart to Oxford for a guided walking tour, which will bring you to see main attraction, especially a few of Oxford University colleges to learn how the University works and its incredible history. Then, depart to Bicester Designer Factory outlet. Enjoy free shopping time in the luxury village-style shopping area showcasing leading fashion brands at discounted prices, before transfer to London, capital of England.

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 7

LONDON Breakfast

Head off on a guided city tour of London and take in the sights of Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

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YORK MINSTER, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Note: • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • All activities are subject to weather and road conditions. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.


COST SAVER

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ENGLAND

TOUR CODE: ENLONA Home to the Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace and many other historical sites, England charms travellers from all walks of life with its renowned attractions.

STONEHENGE IN WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND Alesund, Norway

HIGHLIGHTS ENGLAND

LONDON • Trafalgar Square • Whitehall • Downing Street • Houses of Parliament • Big Ben • Westminster Abbey • Buckingham Palace • Hyde Park • Chinatown

AMESBURY • Stonehenge COTSWOLDS • Countryside BATH • Bath Abbey STRATFORD UPON - AVON • Church of the Holy Trinity • Nash’s House

DELICACIES Meal Plan 5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

3-4 HOTELS

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

England Stratford Upon Avon Bath

Cotswolds 4

Amesbury London

LONDON Doubletree by Hilton London Ealing or similar *Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered accommodation similar to this list.

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8D5N ENGLAND

WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

SINGAPORE → LONDON Meals on Board

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for London, the capital of England. Upon arrival, transfer back to hotel for overnight Note: If group use morning flight, itinerary will start from DAY2 and become 7D5N. DAY 2

LONDON Meals on Board

Upon arrival, transfer back to hotel and free at leisure. DAY 3

LONDON Breakfast

Head off on a guided city tour of London and take in the sights of Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. DAY 4

LONDON → AMESBURY → BATH → LONDON Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Amesbury to visit one of the best

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known wonders of the world – Stonehenge, and learn more about this mysterious ancient monument and its many rumoured myths and legends. Then, proceed on to the ancient city of Bath and enjoy a panoramic view of Bath Abbey, a majestic parish church with a striking west façade of angels going up and down stone ladders.

DAY 7

DAY 5

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

LONDON → STRATFORD-UPONAVON → COTSWOLDS → LONDON Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon, a Warwickshire country town with charming cobbled streets and renowned for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. After having lunch, continue on with a scenic drive to Cotswolds, a spot of countryside with breathtaking landscapes of rolling hills and vast plains. DAY 6

LONDON Breakfast

Enjoy the day free at leisure to wander around the city of London on your own, do some last minute shopping or take in a West End musical show. You may also consider an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or Bicester Village for some outlet shopping.

LONDON → SINGAPORE Breakfast

Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. DAY 8

ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE

Suggested Excursion: Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional. *minimum group size may apply and it is subject to time permit • Windsor Castle Tour: £50 • Bicester Factory Outlet: £50 Tipping Guideline: (based on 8D5N) • £45 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. • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located tooutside of the city or in another city without prior notice.

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DAY 1


Tour Booking Terms and Conditions (simplified version) (Please refer to our website www.euholidays.com. sg/tnc for the full version of it or request a print copy from our Customer Service Executive)* You and your traveling companions are deemed to have read, understood and accepted the following Terms and Conditions. EU Holidays Pte Ltd shall be referred to as “the Company” in the following: 1. RESERVATION, DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT 1.1 If your minimum deposit is less than the required amount, kindly top up the difference within the next two (2) days. Tour Type All Group Tour Packages (Except Cruise) Cruise & special departure Group Tour Packages Free & Easy Packages Tour organised by third (3rd) parties (e.g. luxury cruise, overseas land operator, airline etc)

Deposit required per person $1,000 $2,000 80% of total tour fare Amount per Terms & Conditions stipulated by principal suppliers

1.2 Payment of deposit does not constitute confirmation of the tour. All group tours are subject to a minimum group size (as determined by the Company) in order for the confirmation to be effected and for the departure to be finalised. 1.3 Full payment is required no later than twenty one (21) days prior to departure. In case of tours in peak season, full payment must be made one month before departure. If full payment is not received by the stipulated deadline, the Company reserves the right to forfeit the deposit and cancel the reservation. In such an event, the cancellation fee as stated in Section 2 is payable by the Customer. 1.4 By making deposit and balance payment, it is deemed that you have read, understood and accepted the Tour Booking Terms and Conditions in the booking form. 1.5 The Company reserves the right to request for a top-up on initial deposit for immediate issuance of air tickets, to avoid incurring additional surcharges. 2. CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER 2.1 Cancellation of booking must be made in writing or in person to avoid any misunderstanding. 2.2 The following cancellation fees applied once any group tour package booking is made: No. of days between departure and receipt of cancellation notice 35 working days or more 15-34 working days 08-14 working days 04-07 working days 03 working days and less

Cancellation fee per person All tours except those in peak season 50% of deposit Full deposit 50% of tour fare 75% of tour fare Full tour fare

Tour in peak season Full deposit 50% of tour fare 75% of tour fare Full tour fare Full tour fare

2.3 The above cancellation fees apply if the air-tickets are not issued. If the air-tickets are issued, the value of the air-tickets will be added onto the cancellation fees. If the deposit amount is insufficient to cover the cancellation fee, the Customers must pay for the difference. 2.4 Working days refers to Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. Peak season refers to school holidays and public holidays. 3. CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY 3.1 The Company acts as an agent for service suppliers. After deposit or full payment has been made, all arrangements are still subject

to final confirmation by service suppliers. At times due to low subscription for a group tour, the Company may choose to cancel the entire tour fourteen (14) days prior to departure. 3.2 The Company shall also not be held liable for any contingent costs incurred by the Customer arising from the cancellation. 4. REFUND POLICY 4.1 No refund will be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours or any other services included in the tour fare but not utilised by the Customer, either in part or full, or when the Customer amends, cancels or otherwise changes any arrangements after commencement of the tour. 4.2 All refund will be made within fourteen (14) working days in a form of cheque. For credit card payment, refund will be made through the credit card company. 4.3 Air tickets with refund value will only be refunded to Customers four (4) to six (6) weeks after the respective airlines have refunded to the Company. The standard processing period for air tickets refund varies from three (3) to six (6) months (subject to individual airlines). 4.4 During peak period, the refund process may be longer due to increase in transactions. 5. AMENDMENT TO BOOKINGS (REQUESTED BY PASSENGERS) 5.1 For any changes in departure date or tour type, cancellation charges apply as listed under Section 2 on Cancellation by the Customer. 5.2 For every request made regardless of whether any previous amendment was confirmed by airlines, hotel or otherwise, there will be a minimum fee of $150 per person per amendment. This does not include any other fees imposed by the airlines, ground operator or hotel. 5.3 A postponement of tour by Customers for any reason is a cancellation. Under such circumstances, the above Cancellation Policies will apply accordingly. 6. AMENDMENT TO TOUR ITINERARY BY COMPANY 6.1 The Company makes reasonable effort to avoid changes in the itinerary. However, the Company reserves the right to make minor changes at any time due to unforeseen circumstances, especially during peak periods or in the event of other circumstances beyond our control. 7. EXTENSION OF STAY / DEVIATION 7.1 Extension of stay may be permitted at the end of tour, subject to the restriction of the air ticket, seat availability and hotel confirmation prior to the commencement of the tour. All requests must be made before issuance of air tickets. If the extension of stay / deviation is unable to be confirmed three (3) weeks prior to the group’s departure date, the passenger is deemed to stick to the original tour schedule. In the event that the original schedule has been changed by the Company, any extra cost will be borne by the Customer. 7.2 Cancellation fee is also applicable if the Customer cancels the booking due to extension / deviation is unable to confirm prior to departure. 8. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, TRAVEL INSURANCE & TRAVEL VOUCHERS 8.1 Passport and other Travel Documents It is Customer’s sole responsibility to ensure that he / she has a valid passport with minimum six (6) months validity from the date of scheduled return to Singapore, as well as the necessary visas, vaccinations, health certificates and

all necessary travel documents as required by various government authorities of the destinations of travel. 8.2 Visa – please refer to our full version Tour Booking Terms & Conditions at www.euholidays. com.sg/tnc*. The Customer may seek advice from the Company on visa application; however it is Customer’s own responsibility to obtain a valid visa. 8.3 Travel Insurance 8.3.1 Arrangement of travel insurance coverage is strongly recommended with respect to unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation, loss of deposit, baggage, personal accident, injury, illness, etc. Under no circumstances shall the Company be construed as a carrier under a contract for safe carriage of the Customer or his / her baggage and other personal belongings. 8.3.2 The Company shall not be responsible for any loss or damage in relation to trip cancellation, loss of personal baggage, accidents, injuries and illness. 8.3.3 Should there be any amendment to the date and duration of travel, it is Customer’s responsibility to inform the travel insurance company to amend the date and duration of the insurance coverage. 8.4 Travel Vouchers – please refer to our full version Tour Booking Terms & Conditions at www. euholidays.com.sg/tnc* 9. GENERAL MATTERS RELATING TO TOURS For accommodation, special request, baggage, meals, seat rotation and single supplement, please refer to our full version Tour Booking Terms & Conditions at www.euholidays.com.sg/tnc* 10. PRICING POLICIES – for tour fare inclusion, exclusion, child fare and mode of payment, please refer to our full version Tour Booking Terms & Conditions at www.euholidays.com.sg/ tnc* 11. RESPONSIBILITY - please refer to our full version Tour Booking Terms & Conditions at www. euholidays.com.sg/tnc* 12. COMPLAINT & CLAIM Any complaints / claims have to be made in writing within seven (7) days from the date of return. No responsibility is accepted in respect of any complaints / claims which are made after seven (7) days of return. 13. MISCELLANEOUS The Company reserves the right to change, amend, insert or delete any Tour Booking Terms and Conditions containing in this document, as the case may be, without prior notice. The Tour Booking Terms and Conditions complement those terms and conditions contained in the relevant documents provided by third (3rd) party service providers such as airline or cruise tickets, hotel check-ins etc. (Please refer to our website www.euholidays.com.sg/ tnc for the full version of it or request a print copy from our Customer Service Executive)* July 2016


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