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MAY 9, 2018: EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER WITH LONDON

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
See Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Ascend to the 2nd level of Eiffel Tower, Brussels Grand Place and Atomium, Visit to Cheese and Clog Factory in Holland, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Mt. Mount Titlis, St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, Piazza Signora, Baptistry, Photo stop at the the Colosseo, Visit to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and its Square, The leaning Tower of Pisa and many more!!!

ITINERARY

DAY 01 MAY 09 DEPART MANILA

Depart Manila aboard your favorite airline. Enjoy in flight amenities meals and entertainment.

DAY 02 MAY 10 LONDON (D)

Upon arrival, you will be meeting your guide and do half day tour. You will visit the famous Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. Westminster Abbey is the nation’s Coronation Church and also the burial and memorial place for historical figures from the last thousand years of British history. You will also view the Tower Bridge where you will have an opportunity to take photos. The tour also includes a stunning view of neo-gothic architecture – Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament that can be seen from across the River Thames. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 MAY 11 LONDON (BD)

After breakfast, enjoy half day city tour to the beautiful city of London. Our first stop is in the home of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, for another photo opportunity. When possible, you will see the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards here as well. After that, listen to the beautiful history as our guide takes us to a panoramic tour with views of the Tower of London, London Eye, the Shard, etc. Rest of the day is free for your own leisure. Dinner then check in to your hotel.

DAY 04 MAY 12 LONDON – AMSTERDAM (BD)

Early morning pick up to your hotel for transfer to Harwich for a ferry ride to Hook Van Holland then immediately transfer to Amsterdam, the capital and most populous municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands,[11] although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague.[12] Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area,[13]and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.[8] Famous Amsterdam residents include the diarist Anne Frank, artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Upon arrival check in.

DAY 05 MAY 13 AMSTERDAM (BD)

After breakfast, we will be visiting the cheese and clog factory followed by a visit to Diamond factory, ending with a canal cruise to get a good panoramic view of Amsterdam through its canals. Afternoon, free day at leisure, then Dinner.

DAY 06 MAY 14 AMSTERDAM – BRUSSELS – PARIS (BD)

After breakfast, you will now be transferred to Paris, the city Capital and one of Europe’s Loveliest Cities via Brussels. Short stop in Brussels to see the famous Grand Palace where the Town Hall is located. See also The Mannekin Pis, a fountain with a little peeing boy which has not only become the beloved symbol of the city but has also become an icon of urology. Lunch under own arrangement then proceed to Paris for check-in and dinner.

DAY 07 MAY 15 PARIS (BD)

After breakfast, city orientation of Paris will follow. Guided tour starts with view of Notre Dame Cathedral, have a view of the façade of Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Arch of Triumph, The Opera, Concorde Square, Vendom Square and to top it all ascend to the second level of Eiffel Tower which the Parisian refer to the most beautiful lady in Paris especially at night. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Fragonard Museum and learn about how the parfum is created. The rest of the afternoon is free to acquaint yourself with what the city has to offer with its fashionable shops, impressive museums, and the “joie de vivre.” Dinner.

DAY 08 MAY 16 PARIS (B)

After breakfast, the whole day free for leisure. This is the best time to explore Paris on your own.

DAY 09 MAY 17 PARIS – LUCERNE (BD)

After breakfast, morning drive to Lucerne. the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. We enter Switzerland with wonderful tranquil lakes and breathtaking panoramic wonders of natures. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, then dinner.

DAY 10 MAY 18 LUCERNE – ENGELBERG – LUCERNE (BD)

After breakfast, you will be taken to the peak of Mt. Titlis (10,000 ft) or Glacier 300 or Mt. Pilatus (depending on availability). Take some time to enjoy the panoramic view of the Swiss Alps as you spend your time taking pictures of the snowcapped mountains. Later proceed back to Lucerne. Your afternoon will be free to so some shopping. Dinner inside the hotel.

DAY 11 MAY 19 LUCERNE – VENICE (BD)

After breakfast, morning drive takes us past alpine peaks and through lush green meadows as we make our way into Italy at Chiasso. Shortly afterwards, we continue to magical Venice, the city of Marco Polo in rnortheastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands[1] that are separated by canals and linked by bridges.[2] (The city has 400 bridges.) [3] The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork.[2] The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.[2] Dinner then check in to your hotel on the mainland (Mestre)

DAY 12 MAY 20 VENICE (BD)

After breakfast, you will have your half day tour of Venice on foot. Take a vaporetto to San Marco and meet your guide. Tour includes St. Mark’s Square and its Cathedral & panoramic views of Doge’s Palace and time to see a traditional Murano Glass Blowing. Afternoon is free at leisure don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local gondolier. Dinner will be served.

DAY 13 MAY 21 VENICE – FLORENCE (BD)

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Florence, one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe with some of the world’s greatest masterpieces and magnificent buildings. Upon arrival you will proceed to the center of the town for your walking tour. Visit will highlight the works of Michelangelo, the Cathedral and its dome, the Baptistery, then to the open gallery of Piazza Signoria. Dinner.

DAY 14 MAY 22 FLORENCE – PISA – ROME (BD)

After breakfast, transfer to the Pisa, one of the Seven Wonders of the World for some photos and free time. After lunch proceed to Rome. Enjoy the countryside sceneries of Italy passing by the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Upon arrival in Rome, known as the eternal city, proceed for dinner then check into your hotel.

DAY 15 MAY 23 ROME (BD)

After breakfast, your full day tour of Rome will take you to the major sights and landmarks visiting the Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museum with St. Peter’s Basilica and its Square. Outside view of the Colloseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and more. Some free time in the afternoon for last minute shopping. Dinner,.

DAY 16 MAY 24 ROME MANILA (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Manila.

DAY 17 MAY 25 ARRIVE MANILA

Arrival in Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Airfare via Saudia Airlines
  • 4* Hotel Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast inside the hotel
  • Daily Dinner (Mix Local & Chinese)
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance to Tower of London
  • Ferry Ride from London to Amsterdam
  • 2nd level of Eiffel Tower
  • Cable Car Ride to Mt. Pilatus
  • Entrance to the Vatican Museum
  • Local Guide During city tour
  • Private LDC Motorcoach services
  • Filipino Tour Escort/ Coordinator
  • Souvenir Bag and Travel Kit
  • Personalized Luggage tags
  • Travel Insurance for not more than 60 yo.
  • City Taxes in Italy & Paris

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Tax : USD34.00
  • Airfare taxes:$125.00 (Subject to change)
  • Lunch and beverages during meals
  • Visa fees are subject to change
  • P6,500 Schengen/P1,500UK service fee
  • Tips for local Guide, driver, restaurant and porter – (USD10.00/day)
  • Travel Insurance: Free up to 60yrs
    Note: Add’l

    • Ages 61-69 = $10.00
    • Ages 70-75 = $20.00

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Passport valid for 6 months w/ photocopies
  • 4 copies of recent passport size pictures
  • Certificate of Employment with
  • Leave of Absence & Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • Income Tax Return (orig. & 2 photocopies)
  • Travel InsuranceA valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent
  • if not traveling with spouse
  • Birth Certificate
  • Additional if Self-Employed
  • Business Registration (orig. & photocopy)
  • Income Tax Return of Business
  • Annual Declaration of Income
  • Additional if Student
  • School ID, Proof of Enrollment
  • Affidavit of Support from Parents

Note:

Pax must get an appointment for the UK visa thru the website:

UK Online Application via website:

http//www.vfs-uk-ph.com

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • $300 booking deposit is NON
  • Full Cancellation charges will be applied

to any cancelled made 30 days before dep.

  • 50% deposit upon approval of visa will be applied if passport will be released.
  • Single supplement: USD900.00
  • Ticket ext. / Deviation: Add’l min. $200/pax

Minimum 25 Pax = $3,588.00

Minimum 20 Pax = $3,688.00
Minimum 15 Pax = $3,858.00

Minimum 10 Pax = $4,288.00