EUROPEAN HOLIDAY (April 28-May 11, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APR 28   Day 01    Manila – Rome

Depart Manila on board Thai Airways.  Enjoy inflight entertainment

APR 29   Day 02     Rome                                                                     (D)

Arrival in Rome airport.  Rome city tour. In Vatican area, entrance into the Vatican Museum.  Visit Vatican, the world’s smallest nation and the seat of Christianity. The St.Peter’s Basilica, world’s largest cathedral, will amaze you with its size, beauty and splendor.   Afternoon free time to explore on your own.

APR 30   Day 03    Rome                                                                      (B/D)

Breakfast in the hotel.  Proceed to city tour.  Our sightseeing will focus on the visit to Piazza Venezia and see the massive Victor Emmanuel II Monument.  View the ancient Roman & Imperial Forums and relive historic Rome.  See the gigantic Colosseum, symbol of Rome.  Visit the famous Trevi Fountain, a Roman legend assures your return to Rome if you throw a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain.  See and appreciate the Spanish steps.  Free time for shopping.

MAY 01 Day 04     Rome – Firenze                                                    (B/D)

After breakfast, departure to Florence, After hotel check- in, start of guided walking tour of Florence, the birth place of the Renaissance. See the impressive Duomo, the imposing 14th century Palazzo Vecchio Tower and Ponte Vecchio,  Florence’s most distinctive bridge on the Arno river. Visit the Piazzale Michelangelo, for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Florence. Take a picture with the Statue of David, originally created by Michelangelo.

MAY 02 Day 05     Firenze – Venice                                                   (B/D)

After breakfast, departure to Venice.  Hotel Check-in, then start of guided boating & walking tour of Venice.  We drive over Mussolini’s Bridge of Liberty and then a boat ride over the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square, the very heart of Venice. See the historic Ducal Palace, the infamous prison, the Bridge of Sighs, the exquisite Clock Tower and the baroque splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica. Spend time at the Open cafes.  Back to St. Mark’s Square, then a Boat ride back to Coach parking then dinner

MAY 03 Day 06     Venice – Innsbruck                                               (B/D)

After breakfast, take the coach to Innsbruck.  Check-in upon arrival then half day city tour.  Visitors are taken on a journey back in time with an enchanting array of splendid architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical period. Historical landmarks such as the Golden Roof, the Court Church with its stunning bronze statues, the Imperial Palace and Ambras Castle evoke the grandeur of the Habsburg Empire’s bygone greatness.  Dinner

MAY 04 Day 07     Innsbruck – Lucerne                                            (B/D)

After breakfast, depart for Lucerne.  Check-in at hotel then orientation tour of Lucerne, See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. Take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke – the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, leading you to the 17th Century Jesuit Church. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc.

MAY 05 Day 08     Lucerne                                                                  (B/D)

After Breakfast enjoy Mt. Titlis Excursions.  An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in central Switzerland. Board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the green valley to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round.  Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view of the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new ‘Ice Flyer’ – chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls. Transfer back to Lucerne.

MAY 06 Day 09     Lucerne – Cologne                                               (B/D)

After breakfast depart for Cologne. Have a stop in Heidelberg for a short panoramic tour. The travel will last at least 7 hours. Dinner then check-in at the hotel.

MAY 07 Day 10     Cologne – Amsterdam                                          (B/D)

After breakfast city tour of Cologne, famous for Eau de Cologne & the gigantic Cologne Cathedral. This 515 foot tall gothic Cathedral took almost 6 centuries to build can hold up to 40,000 people and is Germany’s most visited monument.  Afternoon depart for Amsterdam. .

MAY 08 Day 11     Amsterdam – Paris                                               (B/D)

After breakfast, Amsterdam walking tour gives you a real taste of the city’s heritage and lifestyle all in the company of an expert local guide.  Half way through the tour you will leave the touristy center and head off to a more picturesque side of the city.

Experience a more day-to-day lifestyle amongst the 16th and 17th century canal homes.  Take canal cruise.  In the afternoon depart for Paris with short stop in Brusseles for panoramic tour. The travel lasts for 6 hours.

MAY 09 Day 12     Paris                                                       (B/L)

After breakfast, Guided city tour of Paris Visit the Eiffel Tower where a bird’s eyeview will leave you breathlessSee Paris in all her charm, glamour and glory. See the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, Invalides and the famous Ritz Hotel at Vendome Square. Afternoon shopping, dinner before going back to the hotel

MAY 10 Day 13     Paris                                                       (B)

After breakfast, rest of the day is free for some last minute shopping.  Transfers to the airport for our flight

MAY 11 Day 14     Manila

Arrival in Manila.      Home Sweet Home!

 $3,198 per person on twin/triple

Free Travel Insurance!!!

Tour Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Airfare via THAI Airways
  • 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner (Local & Chinese Meals)
  • Vatican City and Museum, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum,
  • Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps Piazalle Michaelangelo
  • St Mark’s Square
  • Mt. Titlis Tour, Kappelbrucke & Lion Monument
  • Swarovski Crystal, Imperial Palace & Ambras Castle
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Entrance to the 2nd level of Eiffel Tower
  • Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides, place de la Concorde & more
  • Pre departure Merienda briefing
  • Local Guide During city tour
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Souvenir Travel Bag / Travel Kit / Personalized Luggage tags
  • Travel Insurance for up to 60   years old

Exclusions

  • Schengen Visa fee (5,000) subject to change
  • Phil. Travel Tax (P1620)
  • Airport terminal fee (P550)
  • Airline Taxes – TBA
  • Lunch and beverages during meals
  • Tips to Guide / Driver $10/ person/day


Visa Requirements

  • Signed visa Application Form
  • Passport Valid for 6 Months (Old & New)
  • 4 passport size pictures
  • Bank Certificate & bank statement
  • Income Tax Return (orig. /Photocopies)
  • Certificate of Employment with Leave of Absence & Salary Declaration
  • NSO copy of Marriage Contract / Birth Certificate
  • Affidavit of Consent if not traveling with Spouse

Add’l requirements if Self- Employed

  • Business Registration
  • Income Tax Return of Business
  • Annual Declaration of Income

Terms & Conditions

  • $500 non-refundable booking deposit
  • Full Cancellation charges if made 2 weeks before departure.
  • Full payment upon approval of the visa
  • Single Supplement: USD700
  • Travel Insurance for 61-69 y.o. – P500.00