Travel Date: Oct 21-Nov 04/ Nov 04-18, 2019
Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline for overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainments onboard.
Welcome to Rome! After immigration clearance at the airport, convey your luggage and board your private coach for your transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner.
Get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend the Papal Audience ceremony with our Pope Francis. We secure your free tickets, guide you through the Vatican Square ensuring you get the best spot or seats available. In the afternoon, explore the eternal city of Rome with local expert guide to include the most highlights of the city which the St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Piazza de Venezia, Circus Maximus, the famous Fountain of Trevi and the Spanish Steps. Special dinner before you transfer to your hotel.
Today, a delightful journey to Assisi, a hilltop town of Umbria region. It was a birthplace of St. Francis, the man who renounced all his possessions in order to devote his life to helping the needy. Visit the Upper and Lower Basilica and see the Tomb of St. Francis where you can offer some prayers. Then continue to Pisa to see the incredibly famous Leaning Tower, Pisa Baptistery and the Romanesque architecture Cathedral of Pisa dedicated to Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Afterwards, transfer to a lovely small town of Montecatini Terme for your hotel. Dinner and free time to enjoy the town.
Breakfast and drive to Venice Tronchetto pier for your boat ride to romantic city of Venice Island. Visit to San Marco Square and admire Doge’s Palace, Byzantine St. Mark’s Cathedral, The Bell Tower, The Clock Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Later on, visit to a world-famous glassblowing factory of Murano to watch glassblowing and sculpture techniques. Next is board your boat back to your coach and transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner.
This morning, a charming travel to cross the Austrian border to Salzburg, a famous setting of the “Sound of Music”, visit the Mirabell Gardens and The Old Town to see the The House of Mozart, Residenzplatz, Salzburg
Cathedral and the view of Hohensalzburg Castle from the hilltop. Then re-board your coach for Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, see the Golden Roof the famous symbol of the city, visit the Grand 18th-century baroque cathedral Dom St. Jacob before you visit the Swarovski Kristallwelten Store in the Old Town for a change to buy some crystal ornaments as souvenir in Austria.
This day, enjoy the beautiful countryside from Austria to Switzerland with stop in Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein and see the Vaduz Castle the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. Continue to lakeside Lucerne and see the emotive Lion Monument carved into a limestone cliff, walk to the symbolic Kapellbrucke or Chapel Bridge a covered wooden footbridge across the Reuss, and explore the beautiful Old Town on your own free time, there you can have your way to shop the famous Swiss products like Swiss chocolates, Swiss knives, watches, etc.
After breakfast, love the relaxed day to experience a mind-blowing day in the Snow at one of the lovely mountain resorts of Mount Titlis in Switzerland with 10,623ft high above sea level. Take the world’s first rotating cable car and be amazed to the spectacular view up to the summit of Mt. Titlis and enjoy the illuminated Glacier Cave, experience the Titlis Cliff Walk the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe. Later on, proceed to Bern the capital of Switzerland to see the Federal Palace, Zytglogge, Einsteinhaus, Old Town and the Bern Minster. Some free time before check-in.
A great morning to start the day with photostop at The Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen before leaving Switzerland then cross the German border to Titisee in Black Forest area which famous for its Cuckoo Clock industry. Afterwards, drive to Heidelberg for your hotel.
Breakfast and drive to Frankfurt and visit the Frank-furt Gothic Cathedral dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, Eiserner Steg the Iron footbridge over the Main known for its city views & padlocks attached by romantic couples, the picturesque timber houses on town square Romerberg and see the Romer Iconic Town Hall, and St. Paul's Church. Later on, travel to Cologne with visit to 13th century Gothic Cathedral and some free time before you continue to cross the Dutch border to Amsterdam.
Today, experience the best of the country with visit to Cheese and Clogs Factory, photostop at a traditional Windmill, then excursion to Volendam the fishing village and admire the beautiful colorful wooden houses and visit St. Vincentious Chucrh. Afterwards, return to the city to visit Coster the oldest diamond polishing factory in the world. Later, go on to a Canal Cruise aboard a glass-roofed boat to show you around the Amsterdam canals and don’t miss out the awareness of walking along the famous Red Light District. Then back to hotel.
After breakfast, travel through the Belgian border to Brussels and stop in Heysel Plateau for photos of the Atomium and discover one of Belgium's most iconic structures, a modernist work of art that was created for Expo ‘58 before going to the magnificent Grand Place one of the most beautiful square in the world surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the City's Town Hall, and the King's House and see the famous emblem of the city the Mannekin Pis. Some free time on your own before heading cross the French border to the vibrant City of Lights.
In this day, explore the captivating city of Paris. During your time in Paris, see the highlights of the city includes both banks of the River Seine: The Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Louvre Museum, Opera House and the famous Eiffel Tower and River Seine Bateaux Mouche Cruise. Afternoon, free time to explore the city on your own pace. Perhaps, take the best time for your shopping at the largest Department store in France, the Galleries La Fayette. Then back to hotel.
Your memorable journey come to an end today. Enjoy your buffet breakfast and some free time before your departure transfer to airport for your flight back home.
Arrival in Manila, HOME SWEET HOME!