EUROPEAN HOLIDAY May 07-20, 2013

MAY 07 Day 01     Mnl – Rome

Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline.  Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meals.

MAY 08 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.

MAY 09 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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. Dinner then overnight

MAY 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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.