EUROPEAN ESSENTIALS (Mar 31, 2012)



EUROPEAN ESSENTIALS
15-Days, 8 countries 
Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France
Group Departure:  March 31, 2012
Tour Price from $3,180.00+ per person

Printable Itinerary



Day 01 / Mar 31 
MANILA / ROME 
Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline for an overnight flight to Rome. Enjoy in flight meals and entertainment.

Day 02 / Apr 01 
ROME (D) 
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, proceed to the exit where our representative will meet and assist you. Dinner and transfer to your hotel.

Day 03 / Apr 02 

The Colosseum in Rome
ROME (B,D) 
Drive to the city for a full day city sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, continue the tour seeing the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the beautiful Piazza de Venezia, the Spanish Steps and the Fountain of Trevi. After dinner return to your hotel.

Day 04 / Apr 03 
ROME - ASSISI - PISA - MONTECATINI TERME (B,D) 
Ascend to Assisi, the beloved town of St. Francis, to visit the Upper and Lower Basilica and see the Tomb of St. Francis where you can offer some prayers. Drive to Pisa for a photo stop of the famous Leaning Tower and Pisa Cathedral. Transfer to your hotel in Montecatini Terme for dinner and check in.

Day 05 / Apr 04 
MONTECATINI TERME - VENICE (B,D) 
Continue your drive to Venice. Upon arrival, take your boat to Venice Island. See San Marco Square and admire the Byzantine St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and a panoramic view of the lavish Doge’s Palace. Afterwards see a Murano Glass blowing demonstration. Then re-board your coach for dinner and check in to your hotel for overnight.

Day 06 / Apr 05 
VENICE - SALZBURG (B,D) 
Cross the Austrian border today to Salzburg. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the Mirabelle Gardens and the Old Town to see the house of Mozart. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 07 / Apr 06 
SALZBURG - INNSBRUCK - VADUZ - LUCERNE (B,D) 
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Innsbruck, see the Golden Roof before your visit to the Swarovski Crystal Gallery for a chance to buy some crystal ornaments. Later, cross the border to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, dominated by its Castle perched on a hilltop. Continue to Switzer-land on your way to the lakeside town of Lucerne for dinner and overnight.

The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Day 08 / Apr 07 
LUCERNE (B,D) 
This morning, board your Rotair cable car on your way to Mt. Titlis for a magnificent view of the other surrounding peaks before spending the rest of the day at the Old Town shopping for famous Swiss products like, knives, chocolates, Bally shoes and perhaps, a Rolex or an Omega watch.

Day 09 / Apr 08 
LUCERNE - RHINE FALLS - TITISEE - RHINELAND AREA (B,D) 
Morning stop in Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls then cross the German border to Titisee, renowned for its Cuckoo Clock industry. Afterwards, drive past the Black Forest region on your way to your hotel for overnight.

Day 10 / Apr 09 
RHINELAND AREA - COLOGNE - AMSTERDAM (B,D) 
More of German countryside sceneries as you make your way to Cologne and visit the 13th - century Gothic Cathedral with its soaring twin – spires. Then cross over the Dutch border to Amsterdam.

Day 11 / Apr 10 
AMSTERDAM (B,D) 
This morning, visit a Cheese and Clog Farm and learn how the Dutch people mastered the art of making cheese and clogs. Afterwards, take photos of a picturesque Windmill then drive to a Diamond Polishing House for a visit. Later, go on a cruise of the ancient canals of Holland’s Golden age aboard a glass - roofed launch and admire the gabled houses and hump-back drawbridges. Afterwards, proceed to the restaurant for dinner then back to your hotel.

Day 12 / Apr 11 
AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS - PARIS (B,D) 
Drive through the Belgian border to Brussels. Stop in Heysel district for photos of the famous Atomium before heading to the beautiful Grand Place and also see the Mannekin Pis. Then cross the French border to the glittering capital, Paris!

Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Day 13 / Apr 12 
PARIS (B,D) 
After breakfast, drive to the city for a full day city tour of Paris as you see the sights of both banks of the River Seine: Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Concorde Square, the Place Vendome, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower plus a cruise along the River Seine by Bateaux Mouche. After a short free time for shopping, proceed to dinner then return to your hotel.

Day 14 / Apr 13 
PARIS / MANILA (B) 
Your memorable tour concludes today with a transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.

Day 15 / Apr 14 
MANILA 
Arrival in Manila. Home sweet home!



INCLUSIONS: 
 Roundtrip AIRFARE
 First Class Hotel
 Daily American Breakfast
 Hotel or Chinese Restaurant Dinner
 Luxury Private Coach
 FREE 15-DAY TRAVEL INSURANCE
 TIPS FOR DRIVER / GUIDE
 Tour Escort
 Pre-departure

EXCLUSIONS:
Visa Fees: Schengen
Travel Tax, Terminal Fee & Airline Taxes
Drinks and Beverage
Airport / Hotel Porterage






* A minimum of 25 persons is required to run this tour.  If interested, please send us your passport names so that we can include you in the list.  We will then inform that the tour is pushing through once the quota has been reached.