Christmas & New Year in Europe

Spend Christmas and celebrate the New Year with a tour of
Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and France.

13 Days
December 22, 2022 – January 3, 2023

Minimum of 25 passengers
to run this tour.

D1/DEC22 MANILA/ROME

Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline to Rome, Italy. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment.

D2/DEC23 ROME (D)

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.

D3/DEC24 ROME (BD)

Breakfast and explore the eternal city of Rome with a local expert guide to see the city’s highlights – St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Piazza de Venezia, Circus Maximus, Fountain of Trevi, and the Spanish Steps. Special dinner to celebrate before you transfer to your hotel.

D4/DEC25 ROME-PISA-VENICE (BD)

Today, a delightful journey to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, Pisa Baptistery and the Romanesque Cathedral of Pisa dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Afterwards, continue to Venice.

D5/DEC 26 VENICE-COMO-LUGANO (BD)

After breakfast, proceed to Venice Tronchetto pier for your boat ride to the romantic city of Venice Island. Visit San Marco Square, admire Doge’s Palace, Byzantine St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Bell Tower, The Clock Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Later, visit the world-famous glass factory of Murano to watch glassblowing and sculpture techniques. Board your boat back to your coach and transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner.

D6/DEC27 LUGANO-ENGELBERG-LUCERNE (BD)

This day, enjoy the amazing countryside view from Italy to Switzerland. Experience a mind-blowing day in the snow at Mount Titlis in Switzerland. Take the world’s first rotating cable car and be amazed at the spectacular view up to the summit. Enjoy the illuminated Glacier Cave, experience the Titlis Cliff Walk – the highest elevated suspension bridge in Europe. 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 free time. There you can have your way to shop famous Swiss products like chocolates, knives, and watches. Hotel check-in and dinner.

D7/DEC28 LUCERN-COLMAR-NANCY-METZ (BD)

Breakfast then drive to cross the border to France. First stop in Colmar – its old town with cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. Enjoy the guided walking tour to include the Gothic 13th-century Eglise Saint-Martin church which stands on central Place de la Cathedrale, Adolph House, Manneken-Pis de Colmar, Old Town Colmar, Acienne Douane, Schwendi Fountain, Place de l’ancienne Douane, Statue of the Little Winemaker, The Fishmonger District, La Petite Venise, and others. Continue to the beautiful city of Nancy, known for its late baroque and art nouveau landmarks. See the Place Stanislas, a large pedestrianized square in the French city of Nancy, The Museum of Fine Arts, Place de la Carriere, Parque de la Pepiniere. Then to Metz for a brief city tour that includes Place Saint Louis, Metz Cathedral, New Temple, German Gate, and the Metz covered market. Dinner and check-in at the hotel.

D8/DEC29 METZ-LUXEMBOURG-BRUSSELS (BD)

Breakfast then drive to cross the border to Luxembourg, famous for its medieval fortified Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the shores of the River Alzette. Discover the secrets of the city and be surprised by the grand squares, churches, and palaces on every corner. Admire a mixture of styles that range from gothic, renaissance, and baroque architecture. Afterwards, travel through the Belgian border to Brussels and stop in Heysel Plateau for photos of the iconic Atomium before going to the magnificent Grand Palace, one of the world’s beautiful squares. See the City’s Town Hall, Neo-Gothic Style City Museum van de Stad Brussel, Everard ‘T Serclaes Statue and the famous Mannekin Pis.

D9/DEC30 BRUSSELS-LA VALLE VILLAGE-PARIS (BD)

Breakfast and travel back to France. Visit to La Valle Village Shopping Outlet for your free time shopping, then to Paris for your hotel check-in.

D10/DEC31 PARIS (BD)

Today, explore the captivating City of Lights! Paris will come alive with celebrations, fireworks, and parties for the celebration of New Year’s Eve. During your time in the city, see highlights on both banks of the River Seine: Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc du Triomphe, Les Invalides, Louvre Museum Glass Pyramid, Opera House, the famous Eiffel Tower, and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. In the afternoon, free time to explore the city on your own. Perhaps, visit the largest department store in France, the Galleries La Fayette, for some shipping. Special dinner will be served at a local restaurant. You may want to experience the Paris New Year’s Eve Fireworks.

D11/JAN01 PARIS (B)

Breakfast and full day free to explore Paris at your own pace.

D12/JAN02 PARIS/MANILA (B)

Your memorable journey comes to an end today. Enjoy your buffet breakfast and some free time before your departure transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

D13/JAN03 MANILA

Arrival in Manila, home sweet home!

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • First Class Hotel (4* City Limits)
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Dinners (2 Special Dinner)
  • Luxury Private Coach
  • Filipino Tour Leader
  • Travel Kit & Bag
  • Pre-departure briefing

EXCLUSIONS

  • Schengen Visa: PHP 9,500 (subject to change)
  • Travel Tax + Airline Taxes
  • USD 180 (subject to change)
  • Travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage
  • Tippings for Guide and Driver: USD 10/DAY (USD 110)
  • Hotel Tourist Tax: (if applicable) €2-6/person/night
  • Drinks during meals
  • Airport/Hotel Porterage
  • USD 500 upon booking (NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • Deviation/Extension fee subject to the flight availability with fare difference
  • 3 pcs passport size pictures (white background)
  • Bank Certificate and Bank Statement (within 3 Months)
  • Passport valid for 6 months (old & new passport)
  • Marriage Contract
  • Income Tax Return
  • Certificate of Employment with Leave of Absence
  • Birth Certificate (photo copy)
  • Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage
  • Certificate of Vaccination
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