13D10N D’ROMANCE OF ITALY, SWITZERLAND & PARIS
- One of the evergreen tourist routes in Europe
- Visit a picturesque medieval town in France, Colmar
- 3 nights in Switzerland
- 5 specialty meals to elevate your dining experience
- 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Florentine Steak Dinner
- Swiss Fondue Dinner
- Lunch at Titlis
- Pork Knuckle Lunch
- French Dinner
ALL 4star ACCOMMODATIONS (4N ITALY, 3N SWITZERLAND, 3N FRANCE)
Tipping Guideline:Based on 13D10N – €104 per person
Suggested Excursions:Additional activities that complement your holidays will be entirely optional
- Minimum group size may apply
- Seine River Cruise
- Moulin Rouge Show (Seasonal)
- Paris Full Day Tour
DAY 1 – SINGAPORE ✈ ROME
Assemble at Changi airport and take off to capital ofItaly,Rome.
- Meals On Board
DAY 2 – ROME
Proceed for an exciting tour of the eternal city,Rome. It isItaly‘s capital and the largest city with a huge concentration of history and monuments.
Travel to the independent city state located in the heart of Rome, TheVatican City. Step into the grand Pizza San Pietro, visit the largest church in the world,St Peter’s Basilicawhich was built in the 16th century. Be awed by the impressive pieces of art including Michelangelo’s The Pieta.
See the amazingColosseumwhere it used to be the entertainment center of ancient Rome with a capacity of more than 70,000.
View theRoman Forum, surrounded by the ruins of several ancient government buildings and shrines.
SeePiazza Veneziawith its towering monument dedicated to the first King of Italy , Victor Emmanuel II.
Continue to see the most famous and the city’s largest Baroque fountain,Trevi Fountain.
Take a leisure stroll toPiazza di Spagnawhere the Spanish Steps is located.
Accommodation: Warmthotel or similar
Vatican City, an independent city state located in the heart of Rome, ruled by the Pope. It is the centre of authority over the Roman Catholic Church.
St Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s holiest catholic shrines, visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists every month. Built upon the tomb of St Peter, this splendid church is a magnificent must-see for visitors to Rome.
Rome, capital of Italy, was called the “Eternal City” by the ancient Romans. Surrounded by glorious monuments and colossal remains, it feels like back in time to the “glory that was Rome”.
Colosseum, is the main symbol of Rome. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will bring you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire.
Roman Forum, was where religious and public life in ancient Rome took place. The Forum is, along with the Colosseum, the greatest sign of the splendour of the Roman Empire that can be seen today.
Piazza Venezia, located in the center of four major roads of Rome. It was named after the Cardinal Venezia, who ordered the construction of his place, Palazzo Venezia, in 1455. This building later became the seat of “Serenissima” (Republic of Venice).
Piazza Spagna, one of Rome’s most renowned squares where the Spanish Steps is located. The name comes from the Palazzo di Spagna, the seat of the Spanish Embassy for the Vatican located on this square since the seventeenth century.
Trevi Fountain, is the most beautiful fountain in Rome. Measuring some 20 meters in width by 26 meters in height, Trevi Fountain is also the largest foun-tain in the city.
- Meals On Board / Dinner
DAY 3 – ROME ~ THE MALL OUTLET ~ FLORENCE ~ TUSCANY
This morning head toThe Mall Factory Outletin Leccio for some shopping. Get the best discounted prices on Prada, Gucci, Celine, Fendi, Balenciaga and many more.
Travel to the magnificentFlorence, aUNESCO World Heritage siteand the birthplace of the Renaissance for a guided walking tour. You will not miss the dome of the 15th centuryDuomo di Firenzeas we will head towards to see its grandiose .
Next see theBaptistry of Saint John, which stands in bothPiazza del DuomoandPiazza San Giovanna. See thePiazza Della Repubblica, one of the main squares in Florence.
See thePalazzo Vecchio, which is the town hall of the city, overlooking thePiazza Della Signoria, which holds a copy of Michelangelo’s David statue.
Continue our walk toPonte Vecchio, also known as Old Bridge, the only bridge across the river Arno in the city until the 13th Century.
Accommodation: Datini or similar
The Mall Factory Outlet, an open-air luxury outlet mall located in the small town of Leccio (Tuscany). The outlet stores here are known for offering steep discounts on European luxury goods ranging from 35% to 70%, com-pared to retail prices.
*Note:Factory outlet close on local public holiday, outlet replacement is subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Florence, aUNESCO World Heritage siteand the birthplace of the Renaissance. The soul of Tuscany brims with Renaissance influence evident in its myriad architectural and artistic wonders.
Duomo di Firenze, its enormous dome and tall Campanile dominate the city’s outline. Both buildings are located very near the Battistero di San Giovanni (Florence Baptistery) in the Piazza del Duomo. The Cathedral is officially called Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
Baptistry of Saint John, Located opposite the Florence Cathedral, also known as Battistero di San Giovanni, is believed to be the oldest building of the Piazza del Duomo. Much like the other buildings on the square, the Baptistery’s façade is coated in white and green marble.
Piazza del Duomo, is the square houses the city’s Cathedral, the Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni, all of which make up Florence’s most famous landmarks, along with the Ponte Vecchio.
Piazza San Giovanni, a city square in Florence, Italy. Buildings around the square Florence Baptistery.
Piazza Della Repubblica, a vast, quadrangular square in the center of Florence. Surrounded by caffès and elegant restaurants, it’s considered the upper-class salon of the city, and is often a theater to musicians and street artists.
Palazzo Vecchio, the palace is built like a fortress with crenelated walls and a 309 ft (94 m) tower. It is one of the city’s most important symbols.
Piazza Della Signoria, is Florence’s main square. It is located between the Piazza del Duomo and the Arno River.
Ponte Vecchio, is Florence’s most legendary symbol, just like the Colosseum is the most famous landmark in Rome. It is also considered by many as the most roman-tic spot in Florence.
- Breakfast / Florentine Steak Dinner
DAY 4 – TUSCANY ~ PISA ~ VENICE
Good morning, today head toPisa, a city and a commune in Tuscany region.
Upon arrival, enjoy the sights ofPiazza del Miracoli, theBaptistery of Saint John, theDuomoand the iconic Pisa Bell Tower, also known as theLeaning Tower of Pisa.
Continue to Venice for overnight.
Optional : Siena
Accommodation: Alexander or similar
Pisa, an old port city located on the west coast of Italy, in Tuscany. It became famous worldwide because of its unusual leaning tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Piazza del Miracoli, known as Square of Miracles, it flaunts four beautiful marble monuments standing out from the surrounding green expanse.
Baptistery of Saint John, this marble giant is almost as tall as the ‘queen’ of the piazza, the Leaning tower. It is in fact the largest baptistery in Italy standing at 55 meters and with a circumference of more than 100 me-ters.
Duomo, one of the wonders of Italy, a masterpiece of Pisan Romanesque architecture chiefly famous for its bell tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Leaning Tower, one of the most remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe. It is the bell tower, or campanile of the Duomo. One of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Piazza dei Miracoli.
Siena, aUNESCO World Heritage site. One the best-preserved Medieval towns in the whole of Italy. The most important attractions are the shell-shaped main square Piazza del Campo, known simply as Il Campo by the locals, and the Cathedral square, dominated by a stunning Gothic Duomo that is a real feast for the eyes.
- Breakfast / Chinese Dinner
DAY 5 – VENICE ~ MILAN
Transfer to Tronchetto to the famous City of Canals,Veniceby private water taxi.
Upon arrival, set off on a guided tour with a view of one of the many bridges in Venice, theBridge of Sighsbefore heading to St Mark’s Square, famous for its magnificent Byzantine styleSt. Mark’s Basilica, theDoge’s Palace,St. Mark’s Clock Tower,St. Mark Campanileetc.
Last but not least, see a long tradition that passed through generations in Venice that mustn’t miss, glass making. VisitMurano glass making factoryto understand more about the beauty of its art.
Spend some free time to explore the city.
Continue to Milan for an overnight stay .
Optional : Gondola Ride
Accommodation: Grand Barone Di Sassj or similar
Venice, the capital of the Veneto region, is a cultural and architectural jewel, rich in history.
Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian is a named bridge in Venice that links the Palazzo Ducale with the prisons. It was built during the 16th century, by the architect Antonio Contini as a covered pathway with small battlements instead of windows.
St Mark’s Basilica, an iconic symbol of Venice. Initially designed to function as a private chapel for the Doge, the church over centuries, took up a significant role in the religious and political life of the city.
Doge’s Palace, a combine of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance’s building, situated in Piazza San Marco. The Palazzo Ducale was originally a fortified castle founded between the tenth and eleventh centuries. The Palazzo was used as a fortress and prison.
St Mark’s Clock Tower, is the Clock Tower of San Marco Square, Venice, Italy, is one of the most famous symbols of the city: a masterpiece of architecture and engineering marking the time of the Venice Republic for over five centuries.
St Mark Campanile, the bell tower of the St. Mark’s Basilica, located in the beautiful St. Mark’s Square, in Venice. The bell tower is by far the most important attraction of the city and one of the most famous symbols of Italy.
Murano Glass Making Factory, the origins of glassmaking in Venice since Roman Empire.
Optional: Gondola Ride
Gondola, a traditional narrow and long Venetian rowing boat. The boat is steered by one person called a gondolier with the help of one long oar.
DAY 6 – MILAN ~ INTERLAKEN
Today morning will bring you to the Fashion Capital ofItaly,Milanfor your city tour.
The first stop of the day, see the Dukes of Milan’ residence,Sforza Castle.
Next stop, see the home of famous Italian opera performance venue, theLa Scala Opera House, continue our stroll and walk through the living room of Milan,Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIwhich is known for Italian fashion brands and cafes.
Continue our stroll to the main square of Milan where the MajesticMilan Cathedral, fame for its Gothic exterior facade.You will be awed by its grandiose.
After lunch, we will say goodbye to Italy and continue our journey towards north into Switzerland.
Overnight stay at Interlaken, a town which is situated between two lakes.
Accommodation: Mettopole (G) or similar
Milan, the capital city of the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is the second largest city by population in Italy, behind Rome. It is Italy’s leading financial centre and its most prosperous manufacturing and commercial city.
Sforza Castle, was built as a fortress during the fourteenth century and is one of the most famous landmarks in Milan. Presently, it houses one of the best museums in the city.
La Scala Opera House, or Teatro alla Scala in Italian, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Its sober and elegant exterior never fails to surprise those that visit it for the first time.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is sometimes nicknamed “il salotto di Milano” (Milan’s drawing room), is an elegant nineteenth-century shopping arcade. It houses some of the most luxurious boutiques in Milan.
Milan Cathedral, called Duomo di Milano in Italian, is a vast Gothic-style cathedral, located in the heart of Milan. It is 515 ft (157 metres) long and 302 ft (92 m) wide. It can house up to 40.000 people. Il Duomo di Milano is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world.
- Breakfast / Lunch / Swiss Fondue Dinner
DAY 7 – INTERLAKEN-FREE DAY
Free at leisure for some shopping or sightseeing in Interlaken.
Accommodation: Mettopole (G) or similar
Interlaken, in the heart of Switzerland, beautifully situated between mountains and lakes. Explore the resort town on your own, relax your mind in the town with the breath-taking backdrop of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau forming part of a stunning natural landscape.
Jungfraujoch,UNESCO– listed, a col and a glacial pass between the Jungfrau Mountain and the Mönch mountain. Jungfraujoch is also known as “Top of Europe”, because it’s the highest train station in Europe at 3,454 meters.
DAY 8 – INTERLAKEN ~ MOUNT TITLIS ~ LUCERNE ~ ZURICH REGION
This morning , we will start the day of an excursion to Engelberg where we start to ascent toMount Titliswith cable cars and the famous Titlis Rotair.
Upon arrival the submit , Head into the Titlis glacier cave or do a thrill walk over the Titlis Cliff Walk ( weather permitting ).Enjoy the beautiful scenery from Mount Titlis.
Continue toLucernefor your city tour .
During your orientation walk , be inspired by the impressiveLion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who died during the French Revolution.
Visit the coveredChapel Bridge, the oldest bridge in Switzerland and the old town with some of its buildings covered with wall murals.
In the old town, you will also findBucherer, a fame duty free store in Switzerland.
Continue our overnight stay in Zurich region.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Zurich or similar
Mount Titlis, is a mountain in Central Switzerland, to be reached by a revolving cable car. At 3032 m, you can enjoy the eternal snow and the beautiful views. There are many cable rides up mountains in the Swiss Alps, but Mt Titlis claims the distinction of being the world’s first rotating cable car. The floor of cable car gondola, with panoramic windows, makes one 360-degree rotation as the passengers view the scenery from the Stand station to the top.
Lake Lucerne, is the lake with the greatest scenic variety in the country. It is somewhat reminiscent of a fjord landscape yet remains characterised by a mild lake climate.
Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.
Lion Monument, a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.
Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest and the world-famous timber bridge, most photographed destination in Lucerne.
Bucherer, a fame duty free store in Switzerland.
- Breakfast / Lunch at Titlis
DAY 9 – ZURICH REGION ~ TITISEE ~ COLMAR ~ LORRAINE REGION
This morning , says goodbye to Switzerland as we are heading toTitisee, better known as Black Forest Region.
Over here, you have a chance to attend acuckoo clock making demonstration, do some shopping before your Pork Knuckle Lunch and the famous Black Forest Cake as your delicious desert.
Continue to fairytaleColmar. Discover the charm and gem of theOld Townand its rich historical center. Picturesque half-timbered style buildings, multiple canals makes the old town quaint and beautiful.
Travel to Lorraine region for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mercure Nancy Centre Stanislas or similar
Titisee, the community of Titisee lies on the north shore of Titisee, a lake in the eastern Feldberg in the Black Forest, which ranges from 780 to 1192m above sea level. The community of Neustadt is found 5 km to the east.
Cuckoo Clock Making, a favourite souvenir of travellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and particularly the Black Forest region of Germany. The clock is prized for a number of its features. The outer worked wood case is usually made of beautiful dark wood that is intricately carved with folk and forest scenes.
Lake Titisee, the largest natural lake in the Black Forest, the Titisee, offers space for extraordinary outdoor activities. Pedal boats and stand-up paddling equipment can be rented here.
Colmar, it’s as if it taken from the pages of a medieval folk tale. At times the Route des Vins d’Alsace fools us into thinking we are back in 1454, and here, in the alley-woven heart of the old town, the illusion is complete.
Old Town, a medieval town from the 13th century, located in Alsace. It’s one of the many picturesque villages on the legendary 170-km-long Alsace Wine Route.
- Breakfast / Pork Knuckle Lunch / French Dinner
DAY 10 – LORRAINE REGION ~ PARIS
This morning after breakfast, travel to the capital city of France,Parisfor a guided city tour.
View the most famous icon of Paris, theEiffel Tower, which was built for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris.
Stop at theArc de Triomphefor photo taking.
Continue to see the sights ofChamps-Elysees,Place de la Concorde, theGrand and Petit Palais, thePont Alexandre III, theNational Assembly.
After that head over to the biggest departmental store in Paris for shopping –Galeries Lafayette.
Optional: Seine River Cruise / Moulin Rouge Show
Accommodation: Mercure Paris Ivry Quai De Seine or similar
Paris, capital of France, is one of the most important and influential cities in the world. In terms of tourism, Paris is the second most visited city in Europe after London.
Eiffel Tower, a wrought iron tower that stands 1,063 ft (324 m) tall. It was designed for the Exposition Universelle, a world fair held in Paris in 1889. It is currently the most famous symbol of Paris.
Arc de Triomphe, along with the Eiffel Tower, one of the main symbols of Paris. It stands 146 ft (50 metres) tall, 148 ft (45 metres) wide and 72 ft (22 metres) deep. The monument represents all the French military victories in the Napoleonic Wars.
Champs-Elysees, the most beautiful and well-known avenue in Paris. It connects Arc de Triomphe with the Place de la Concorde and is considered one of the world’s most famous commercial streets.
Place de La Concorde, the second largest square in France, situated between Champs-Élysées and the Tuileries Garden, and due to its history it’s one of the city’s most representative public squares.
Grand and Petit Palais, The Grand and the Petit Palais are often considered to present the Paris major exhibitions. Though both were built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, these two buildings facing each other, along the Seine, in the axis of Pont Alexandre III, nevertheless have a different vocation.
Pont Alexandre III, the most fascinating bridge in Paris. The overpass, opened for the Exposition Universelle (World Exhibition) of 1900 in Paris, is located between L’Hôtel des Invalides and the Grand and Petit Palais.
National Assembly, the first revolutionary government of the French Revolution and existed from June 14th to July 9th in 1789.
Galeries Lafayette, one of the most popular, chic and distinguished shopping centers in Paris. Beauty and fashion enthusiasts are passionately attached to this city, where some of the most remarkable fashion moments happened since the time of Kings and Queens.
*Note: Galeries Lafayette is closed on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Labour Day
Optional: Seine River Cruise / Moulin Rouge Show
Seine River Cruise, romantic, offbeat, enchanting … a cruise on the River Seine is always an unforgettable moment.
Moulin Rouge Show, a cabaret show in Paris, France. It is considered to be one of the biggest tourist attractions in this city because of its famous, world-renowned, risque musical performances by beautiful, talented, half-naked dancers.
- Breakfast / Lunch
DAY 11 – PARIS-FREE DAY
Free at leisure for some shopping or sightseeing in Paris.
Optional: Paris Full Day Tour
Accommodation: Mercure Paris Ivry Quai De Seine or similar
Optional: Paris Full Day Tour
Paris Full Day Tour,a walking tour to Montmartre, perfume factory and shopping.
DAY 12 – PARIS ✈ SINGAPORE
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home.
DAY 13 – HOME SWEET HOME
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- A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure.
- The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
- The accommodations are based on the local star rating.
- Factory Outlet may be replaced with another outlet to enhance the flow of itinerary.
- Activities are subjected to weather conditions.
- During major events, accommodation may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.