Great Tours

DAYS 1-3

Castles and Kings

·        The kings of Portugal once resided at the Castelo de São Jorge

·        The Museum-School of Decorative Arts is inside the 17th-century Azurara palace

·        View one of the best collections of royal coaches in the world at the Coach Museum in Belém

DAYS 4-5

Where the Wealthy Summered

·        Palácio Nacional de Sintra is the only surviving palace from the Middle Ages in Portugal

·        Take a horse-drawn carriage to visit the Pena Palace

·        The town of Queluz is dominated entirely by its impressive palace

DAYS 6-8

Art, Palaces, and Peace

·        See portraits of Spain's royals at the legendary Prado

·        The 18th-century Palacio Real has 2,800 ROOMS

·        Picasso's Guernica is the showpiece at the Queen Sofia Art Center

·        Parque del Buen Retiro was once the private playground of royalty

 

DAYS 9-11

Royal Sites and Inspiring Landscapes

·        The Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial has a wealth of paintings—and plenty of dead kings

·        Visit the Roman aqueduct, one of the greatest surviving examples of Roman engineering

·        Climb the rampart of the imposing Alcázar castle

DAYS 12-13

El Greco's Inspiration

·        Lose yourself in the maze-like streets

·        See El Greco's work in many churches here

·        Toledo's cathedral is one of the most richly endowed in Spain

DAYS 1-4

City of Light

·        See some of the world's greatest art at the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa and Winged Victory

·        Want some of the best city views? Climb to the top of Arc de Triomphe, or take an elevator up the Eiffel Tower

·        Visit the great cathedral of Notre-Dame, which sits along the banks of the Seine

·        Relax into the vibe of the city; eat, shop, and spend afternoons sitting at cafés

 

DAY 5

Grandest Palace in France

·        Stroll down the Hall of Mirrors, which is 240 feet long and lined with 17 enormous mirrors

·        Be dazzled by the opulent and over-the-top King's Apartments and Queen's Bedchamber, decorated with silk, murals, chandeliers, and ostrich plumes

·        For some fresh air, head outside to the Parc de Versailles. During its creation, rivers were diverted and entire forests replanted

 

DAYS 6-7

Fabulous Food and Wine

·        Walk around Vieux Lyon, which has one of the richest groups of Renaissance dwellings in Europe

·        The Presqui'île, a peninsula flanked by two rivers, is where you'll find the modern core of the city

·        Explore the early Roman towns of Vienne and Valence, which reflect the Rhône's importance as a trading route

·        Sample Rhône Valley wines from small-town vintners and big estates

 

DAYS 8-10

Cézanne Country

·        Pay homage to native son Cézanne at his former studio, the Atelier Cézanne

·        Explore the extravagant Pavillion de Vendôme, a Baroque villa

·        Visit the Cathédrale St-Sauveur, which juxtaposes a staggering number of architectural styles at once

 

DAYS 11-12

The Jet Set Life

·        See more than 300 of Picasso's sea and mythology-inspired works at the Musée Picasso, housed inside a château

·        Hike along the clifftop Sentier Tirepoil footpath for some of the best views of the crashing surf

·        Explore the sumptuous Villa Eilenroc at the tip of Cap d'Antibes to see where Greta Garbo and Aristotle Onassis once spent the night

 

DAY 13

Pastel Perfection

·        Walk along the seaside Promenade des Anglais in Nice, an iconic Riviera experience

·        See a massive collection of Henri Matisse's work at the Musée Matisse

·        Visit the Musée Renoir in Haut-de-Cagnes, housed in a villa where the artist lived for the last 12 years of his life

·        The Château Grimaldi dominates the Vieille Ville, and is filled with a quirky collection of art and medieval treasures

 

DAY 14

Island in the Sky

·        Walk around Èze to enjoy the arched passages, stone alleyways, and ancient fountains

·        The Jardin Exotique is home to rare species, and offers panoramic views of the sea and hills

·        Pick one of the town's many footpaths to explore; the Sentier Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most scenic

8D5N Highlights of Italy

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Highlights

Italy

·      Rome – City Tour with Vatican City

·      Florence – Piazza Della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio

·      Pisa – Leaning Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

·    Venice – St Mark Square

·    Verona – House of Juliet and Roman Arena

·    Milan – City Tour and Serravalle Outlet Shopping

 

 

DAY 1 SINGAPORE (or your home town) – ROME 

Assemble at Singapore change Airport for your flight to Rome – Italy.

 

DAY 2 ROME (Lunch/Dinner)

Upon arrival, embark on a city tour of Rome. Take a morning trip to Vatican City and visit St Peter's Basilica, the most famous church in the Christian world. Next, view the Colosseum, originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, where ancient gladiators fought for the public’s entertainment. In the afternoon, make a wish at the beautiful Trevi Fountain before visiting Spanish Steps. Thereafter, shop along Via Condotti, which is one of Rome’s most elegant shopping streets.

 

DAY 3 ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (Breakfast/Tuscan Dinner)

This morning, travel to Pisa to admire the world-renowned Leaning Tower at Campo dei Miracoli, also known as Field of Miracles. Then, continue to Florence. Tonight, enjoy a lovely Tuscan dinner.

 

DAY 4 FLORENCE – VENICE (Breakfast/Dinner)

This morning, enjoy a leisurely stroll to the Duomo. See the Doors of Paradise at St John’s Baptistry, and Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Flore with its pink, white and green marble façade, along with Brunelleschi’s famous dome dominating the skyline of Florence. Proceed to Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Journey along the Italian Alps to Venice and take a motor launch to St Mark’s Square. Walk 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 permit, do not miss a gondola ride at your own expense

Recommended Optional :-  Gondola Ride €30 per person (30 minutes) (6 to Gondola)

The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. This is also a unique way to enjoy the sights along the canal passing through the bridges that link the islands together and admired buildings along the river bank.

 

DAY 5 VENICE – VERONA – MILAN (Breakfast/Dinner)

Depart from Venice and head towards Verona to visit the fame Juliets’s house balcony mentioned in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Another landmark not to be missed when in Verona is the 2000 year old Roman Arena and the Town Hall. Shopping spree awaits you at Serravalle Outlet before you continue to Milan. With over 170 stores including clothing, footwear and accessories shops with the best brands, offering products from previous seasons at prices discounted from 30% to 70% all year. Versace, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Prada - these are just some of the prestigious designer names can be found at the Outlet. The most well renowned brands are waiting just to offer you the best quality products.

 

DAY 6 MILAN (Breakfast)

Visit the Duomo and the glass and steel Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the first building in Italy to be lit by electricity. In the afternoon, explore the city at your own leisure.

 

DAY 7 MILAN – SINGAPORE (or your home town) (Breakfast)

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

11D8N Europe Express With London

 

Highlights

Switzerland

·      Ascend to Mt Titlis

·      Lucerne – Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument

·   Schaffhausen – View Western Europe’s largest waterfall “Rhine Falls”

Germany

·    Titisee -  Cuckoo Clock Demonstration

·    Heidelberg Old Bridge

·   Cologne City Tour with Gothic Cathedral

 Belgium

·    Brussels city tour 

 

 Netherlands

·    Zaanse Schans Dutch village

·    Amsterdam glass domed canal cruise

·    Diamond Factory Visit

·    Mevlana Mosque

France

·    Paris City Tour with Grande Mosque de Paris

·    Paris to London by Eurostar

England

·    London – City Tour with London Central Mosque

 

DAY 1 SINGAPORE (or your home town) – ZURICH (Meals on Board)

Assemble at Changi Airport for your flight to Zurich – Switzerland.

 

DAY 2 ZURICH (Dinner)

Upon arrival, continue to proceed to visit Engelberg and ascend Mt Titlis by cable car.  Enjoy the view of Central Swiss Alps and have fun on the snowfields. Continue to Lucerne in the afternoon and embark on a walking tour to Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Later, you have the rest of the day at leisure to relax or shop for branded watches, famous Swiss chocolates and music boxes.

 

DAY 3 LUCERNE– RHINEFALLS - TITISEE– HEIDELBERG (Breakfast/Dinner)

Travel to Schaffhausen to view the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Western Europe. Cross the border and enjoy a drive through the Black Forest, the largest forest in Germany. Arrive at the tourist resort township of Titisee, home to Germany’s largest Cuckoo Clock Centre. You can shop for cuckoo clocks before you continue to the prince city of Heidelberg and stop for a magnificent view of the Old Bridge.

 

DAY 4 RHINELAND – COLOGNE – AMSTERDAM (Breakfast/Dinner)

Visit Cologne to see one of the most fascinating old towns in the country, as well as the Gothic Cathedral. Thereafter, depart Germany for the Netherlands and proceed to Dam Square, where Amstel River was dammed in the 13th century, thus giving the city its name. Next, view the old Royal Palace, the New Church and the National Monument around the square.

Note: Overnight accommodation may be in Den Hague or Rotterdam.

 

DAY 5 AMSTERDAM (Breakfast/Lunch)

Tour Zaanse Schans, a Dutch village dotted with windmills and cottages. Take the opportunity to visit a cheese farm and see a wooden clog-making demonstration. Visit the Mevlana Mosque in north western Rotterdam, which serves mainly Turkish-Dutch Muslims. The mosque, named after Rumi, was built in 2001 and also voted as Rotterdam's most attractive building in 2006. Return to Amsterdam to enjoy a canal cruise. Relax onboard a glass-domed motor launch cruising down canals flanked by gabled houses. Next, visit a diamond house in Amsterdam and see master craftsmen working on exquisite diamonds. Later, spend your time at leisure to shop or visit the Sailors’ Quarters.

 

DAY 6 AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS - PARIS (Breakfast/Dinner)

This morning, continue to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Your first stop is the magnificent Atomium. Drive by Royal Laeken Palace before arriving in the city to see the mascot of Brussels, Manneken Pis, the 16th and 17th-century Market Square and the beautiful Grand Place.  After lunch continue to Paris, City of Lights. In the evening, you may wish to take an excursion cruise on the famous River Seine at your own expense.

 

DAY 7 PARIS (Breakfast/Lunch)

This morning, embark on a city tour and take in the sights of Napoleon’s Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysees Boulevard and Place de la Concorde on your city tour. View the famous Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most magnificent masterpieces of Gothic architecture. Thereafter, visit Fragonard Perfumery, one of the largest perfumeries in France and a great place to purchase exclusive scents of France at affordable prices. Spend the rest of the day at leisure where you may do more shopping or enjoy the city sights. 

 

DAY 8 PARIS – LONDON (Breakfast/Lunch)

This morning, depart from Paris to London. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour to the House of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, No. 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Tower of London among other attractions. Later, shop at London’s West End stores in Oxford Street, Regent Street or Knightsbridge.

 

Note

You will travel from Paris to London by Eurostar.

 

DAY 9 LONDON (Breakfast)

Today you will have time to explore the city at your pace.

 

DAY 10 LONDON – SINGAPORE (or your home town) (Breakfast/Meals on Board)

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

 

 

  

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