Tour overview

Departure date(s) – 12 May 2024

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Singapore Airlines (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group
  • Luggage - Porterage included at hotels strictly only when it is available (limit 1 suitcase per tour participant)

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE/AMSTERDAM

This afternoon, we board our Singapore Airlines flight bound for Amsterdam. There will be a stopover at Changi airport first before we reboard our connecting flight to Amsterdam.

Included Meals - As per fight

Day 2 - ARRIVE AMSTERDAM

Our flight arrives nice and early into Amsterdam today. Your trusty tour manager will be here for a meet and greet. A warm welcome to Holland! A short half hour’s drive to Amsterdam city centre - the largest historical city centre in Europe. Our tour of the city’s most interesting sites, including the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Skinny Bridge and Albert Cuyp Market. There will be time to hop on the glass top boat to cruise on the Prince’s and King’s canals so as to appreciate the 17C patrician homes, that is quintessentially Dutch. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Accommodation - Postillion Convention hotel or similar

Included Meals - As per flight / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 - AMSTERDAM/KINDERDIJK/BRUSSELS

After a nice overnight rest and breakfast, off we go to visit Kinderdijk (Entrance to UNESCO included. We will stay here for an hour or so. Further southbound, we enter the capital of Belgium. Here in Brussels, we stop at the Atomium and the Chinese Pavilion-both were built for the 1958 World Fair. Our tour manager will take us through to the Grand Place surrounded by gold gilded gables and also Manneken Pis - a landmark 55.5 cm bronze fountain sculpture in central Brussels. Time permitting, we will walk through the historic streets as well.

Accommodation - Courtyard by Marriott Brussels or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - BRUSSELS/PARIS

This morning we leave Brussels enroute for Paris. Prior to arriving we will have a photo stop at Chateau de Chantilly. We then continue our drive towards Paris to check into our hotel. Tonight, we have an optional cabaret show for those interested or feel free to explore the local area.

Optional show - La Nouvelle Paris dinner and show: Approx $300-$330AUD (includes return private transfers)

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch

Day 5 - PARIS

A busy day of sightseeing for Paris! Today's highlights include Napoleon's Triomphe Arch, Champs Elysees boulevard, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral. We then have a stop at Champs De Mars park for a nice picture of the Eiffel Tower. In the afternoon, enjoy some time to stroll Galeries Lafayette and then hop on the Seine river cruise to finish off our day.

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - FREE DAY IN PARIS

Today, we give you an option to enjoy a free day at your own leisure to enjoy this romantic city! For those group members who are keen, we also give you the option of a return transfer to La Vallee outlet for some retail therapy. In the afternoon, we will regroup together and have dinner.

Accommodation - Forest Hill Velizy or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Dinner

Day 7 - PARIS/BEAUNE/DIJON

This morning we bid farewell to Paris and drop into Beaune enroute to Dijon. This small town located in the heart of the prestigious « Côte de Beaune » vineyard and it architecture is like something out of a Fairy Tale. Indeed, the old town gathers many little treasures and has a rich historical heritage. After lunch, we continue our journey to Dijon - the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. Here we will have photostops at Ducal Palace, Cathedral Saint-Benigne, LIberation Square and walk through Rue Des Forges.

Accommodation - Kyriad Prestige Dijon hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 - DIJON/LUCERNE

This morning, we make the drive to Lucerne with stops at Old Chapel bridge, the Lion Monument and a bit of free time at Old Town area.

Accommodation - Grand hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Dinner

Day 9 - LUCERNE/ENGELBERG/MILAN

An exciting day planned as we drive into Engelberg, an alpine town in central Switzerland. Here, we will ascend by cable car to Mt Titlis. Famous for the world's first revolving cable car, Mt Titlis in the Urner Alps of Switzerland, is found between the cantons of Engelberg (Obwalden) and Berne. Enjoy a cliff walk and then visit the Glacier cave. Afterwards, we drive to Milan. Many of you will have heard of Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Enjoy a city tour of Milan covering Sforza Castle, former residence of the Duke of Milan, Duomo Cathedral, Victor Emmanuelle II Galleria, Da Vinci Square and La Scala Opera house.

Accommodation - Starhotel Saronno Milan or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - MILAN/LAKE COMO/MILAN

This morning we drive to Lake Como and upon arrival, take a ferry to Bellagio to enjoy the incredible scenery including lovely hillside villas in the backdrop of the extraordinary Alps. Our guide will allow you some free time once here in Bellagio and then back to Como for a brief walking tour of the city.

Accommodation - Starhotel Saronno Milan or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11 - MILAN/VENICE

We bid farewell to Milan and pop into Venice today. We will transfer to Venice pier in which we will take a boat to St Mark's Square and pass by the Bridge of Sighs. Also on today's agenda we will visit Doge's Palace, a Venetian glass blowing factory. If weather permits, hop onto a gondola to view Rialto bridge and an unforgettable ride along the famous canals.

Accommodation - Four Point Sheraton Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12 - VENICE/FLORENCE/PISA

We drive to Florence today - it is famous for the museums, palaces, and it's churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Today's highlights include Gates of Paradise at the Baptistery of St Giovanni, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore and Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. Tonight, we settle into Pisa for our overnight stay.

Accommodation - Hotel Galilei or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Dinner

Day 13 - PISA/ROME

Pisa is a city in Italy's Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Once we arrive to Pisa, we will visit Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Duomo and Baptistery. Afterwards, we continue on our journey to Rome.

Accommodation - Novotel Roma Est or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Dinner

Day 14 - ROME

The historic city of Rome is yours to enjoy for today! First we will have a Vatican City followed by Rome city tour with a local guide. Photostops include St Peters Basilica (subject to queue and opening hours), Spanish Steps, a view of the Colosseum and then stop by Trevi Fountain. As all good things come to an end, our group will get together one last time for our farewell dinner.

Accommodation - Novotel Roma Est or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - ROME/SINGAPORE

After a relaxing breakfast, our group will make their way to Rome airport for their Singapore Airlines flight back home (transiting in Singapore)

Included Meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 16 - SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE

We hope you enjoyed your holiday as you arrive back into Melbourne today.

Included Meals - As per flioght

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