16 Days 13 Nights Europe Discovery

Air Ticket SIN – FCO / LON – SIN by Singapore Airlines / British Airways
13 Night’s hotel accommodation
Airport transfer
Sightseeing, meals and transportation as per itinerary
English Speaking Guide
Description

Highlights

EU16D

25 Included Meals

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 8 dinners

Specialty Meals

  • 5-course Tuscan dinner with Florentine steak and wine
  • Swiss combo fondue
  • Original Black Forest lunch

 

Exclusive Experiences

  • Mt Titlis in Engelberg

 

ITALY

VATICAN CITY

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel 
  • St Peter’s Basilica

 

ROME

  • Colosseum 
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps

PISA

  •  Leaning Tower

FLORENCE

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore
  • Baptistery of St John
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  •  

VENICE

  • St Mark’s Square
  • St Mark’s Basilica 
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • St Mark’s Campanile
  • Venetian glass factory

SWITZERLAND

LUGANO

  • Lake Lugano

DAY 1    SINGAPORE – ROME (Meals on Board)

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and set off for Rome, Italy, where you are a step closer to La Dolce Vita.

Note

Travellers flying by Singapore Airlines will assemble at the airport on the night of Day 1. However, the flight only departs after midnight.

DAY 2 ROME – VATICAN CITY – ROME (Meals on Board/Lunch/Dinner)

Begin your morning by visiting the legendary Vatican City, the world’s smallest country. Start your tour at Vatican Museums and admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and many priceless works of art. Then, explore St Peter's Basilica, one of the most famous and biggest churches in the world. Next, view Colosseum in its resplendent glory, where ancient gladiators once battled each other for the public’s entertainment here. If you close your eyes and concentrate hard, you might hear the roaring crowd rooting for their favourite gladiator. In the afternoon, make a wish at the baroque Trevi Fountain before visiting Spanish Steps, the widest staircase in Europe. Movie buffs take heed, for you might find this attraction familiar as it was made rather famous by the film “Roman Holiday”, starring Audrey Hepburn.

DAY 3    ROME – PISA – FLORENCE

(Breakfast/5 course Tuscan Dinner with Florentine Steak and Wine) Travel to Pisa to admire the world-renowned Leaning Tower at Campo dei Miracoli, also known as Field of Miracles. Continue your journey towards Florence, otherwise known as the birthplace of Renaissance. Over here, revel in the city’s main sights like the multi-coloured Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, Baptistery of St John’s and Piazza della Signoria and its eye-catching sculptures. You will also see the famous bridge, Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Tonight, savour the best of Italian hospitality with a lovely 5-course Tuscan dinner with Florentine steak and wine.

DAY 4    FLORENCE – VENICE (Breakfast/Dinner)

This morning, journey along the mind-blowing Italian Alps to Venice and take a motor launch to St Mark’s Square. Stoll around St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Campanile, a replica of the original watchtower that collapsed in 1902. Visit a Venetian glass factory and be fascinated by a master glassblower’s demonstration. If time and weather is in your favour, board the unforgettable gondola ride at your own expense.

DAY 5 VENICE – LUGANO – INTERLAKEN (Breakfast/Swiss Combo Fondue Dinner)

Today, move on to Switzerland, and enjoy a spectacular day at the Italian-speaking town of Lugano. Explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture and stunning views of Lugano city, or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful Lake Lugano. In the afternoon, continue to Interlaken, an integral and breathtaking attraction of the Swiss Alps. Here, you can view the mighty Jungfrau mountain in the Bernese Oberland region. Tonight, enjoy a scrumptious Swiss combo fondue dinner comprising cheese, meat and chocolate.

DAY 6    INTERLAKEN (Breakfast)

Today, spend the morning at leisure to revel in this spellbinding and endearing resort town. Alternatively, you may choose to take an optional journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at your own expense. Here, the hills are indeed alive with scenery that is perfect for that Kodak moment.

 

Highlights

LUCERNE

  • Chapel Bridge 
  • Lion Monument

GERMANY

BLACK FOREST 

  • Rhine Falls
  • Titisee
  • Cuckoo clock centre

HEIDELBERG

  • Heidelberg Castle

COLOGNE

  • Cologne Cathedral

THE NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM

  • Dam Square
  • Royal Palace
  • Church of Amsterdam
  • National Monument
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese farm
  • Wooden clog-making demonstration
  • Canal cruise
  • Diamond house

 

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS

  • Atomium
  • Royal Laeken Palace
  • Manneken Pis
  • Market Square
  • Grand Place

FRANCE

PARIS

  • Arc de Triomphe 
  • Champs Elysees Boulevard 
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Eiffel Tower 
  • Notre Dame Cathedral 
  • Fragonard Perfumery 
  • Eurostar train ride to London

 

ENGLAND

LONDON

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Trafalgar Square 
  • London Bridge
  • Tower Bridge 
  • Tower of London

 

DAY 7 INTERLAKEN – ENGELBERG – LUCERNE (Breakfast/Dinner) This morning, begin your tour with an excursion to Engelberg. From there, ascend Mt Titlis by cable car. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the central Swiss Alps and have fun on the snowfields. You can choose to enjoy snowtubing and race down the track on a rubber tyre or take a winter walk and simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, arrive in the composed township of Lucerne. Apart from its beloved watches, it is also the city that bestowed us with popular children’s book, Heidi. From your hotel, stroll down to see Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument.

Note

Mt Titlis is closed for maintenance from 5 to 16 November 2018 and will be replaced with Mt Pilatus. Snowtubing is only available from December to March and is subject to weather and snow conditions.

DAY 8 LUCERNE – RHINE FALLS – TITISEE – RHINELAND (Breakfast/Original Black Forest Lunch/Dinner)

Travel to Schaffhausen to witness Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Western Europe. Next, drive through Black Forest, the largest forest in Germany, where you will enjoy an original Black Forest lunch comprising German pork knuckles, sausages and the iconic Black Forest cake. Arrive at the tourist resort township of Titisee, home to Germany’s largest cuckoo clock centre and one of Germany’s most picturesque lakes. Transfer to the region of Rhineland via Heidelberg for your overnight stay, where you may view Heidelberg Castle from a distance.

DAY 9    RHINELAND – COLOGNE – AMSTERDAM (Breakfast)

Visit Cologne to see one of the most fascinating old towns in the country, as well as the storied Cologne Cathedral, a gem of Gothic architecture and one of Germany’s most visited landmarks. Then, depart Germany for the colorful city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. You will then proceed to Dam Square, where Amstel River was dammed in the 13th century, thus giving the city its name. Next, witness the stellar attractions of Amsterdam such as Royal Palace, Church of Amsterdam and the resplendent National Monument around the square.

DAY 10 AMSTERDAM (Breakfast/Dinner)

Tour Zaanse Schans, a quaint Dutch village dotted with well-preserved windmills and cottages. Take the opportunity to visit a cheese farm and witness a wooden clog-making demonstration. Thereafter, return to Amsterdam to enjoy a refreshing canal cruise. Relax on board a glass-domed motor launch cruising down canals flanked by gabled houses. Next, be dazzled by the diamond house in Amsterdam and see master diamond craftsmen at work. Spend some time at leisure for photo-taking or shopping.

DAY 11 AMSTERDAM – BRUSSELS – PARIS (Breakfast/Dinner)

This morning, continue to beguiling Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where your 1st stop is the magnificent Atomium, a marvel of modern architecture constructed for Expo 58. Drive past Royal Laeken Palace before arriving in the city to see Manneken Pis, the mascot of the city, the 16th- and 17th-century Market Square and the resplendent Grand Place. After lunch, travel towards France to its capital and showstopper city, Paris. You may wish to take a romantic cruise excursion on famous River Seine at your own expense.

DAY 12 PARIS (Breakfast/Lunch)

This morning, immerse in the sights of Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees Boulevard and Place de la Concorde on your city tour. Witness the iconic Eiffel Tower and celebrated Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most magnificent masterpieces of Gothic architecture. Thereafter, check out Fragonard Perfumery, one of the largest perfumeries in France, and indeed, it also happens to be an awesome place to purchase exclusive French scents that won’t break the bank.

DAY 13 PARIS – LONDON (Breakfast/Dim Sum Lunch)

This morning, depart France for England. Head to London, one of Europe’s trendiest capitals. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour that is steeped in historic and cultural attractions such as Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, No. 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Tower of London among other draws. Then, shop to your heart’s content at London’s West End stores.

Note:

Eurostar is subject to rail maintenance and operational disruptions and will be replaced with a flight if unavailable.

DAY 14 LONDON (Breakfast)

Spend the day at your own leisure. Be sure to treat yourself to a musical before heading off to a scrumptious meal at one of London’s many lovely restaurants.

DAY 15 LONDON – SINGAPORE (Breakfast/Meals on Board)

If time permits, of course there is always last-minute shopping before bidding farewell to London and all her Brittanie manners as you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 16 ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Air Ticket SIN – FCO / LON – SIN by Singapore Airlines / British Airways
  • 13 Night’s hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Sightseeing, meals and transportation as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airport Taxes
  • Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tour