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14D11N ECERPS ITALY SWITZERLAND FRANCE Probably the best-selling group itinerary to Europe in Singapore! FOLLOW US.... Revel in the rich history and culture Europe as you catch a glimpse of ancient Rome. Wander the streets of Italy, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Switzerland, and bask in France’s art and culture. MT. TITLIS, SWITZERLAND Premier Lounge Travel Validity Period: 1st Apr 2020 - 31st Oct 2020

HIGHLIGHTS GERMANY ITALY SWITZERLAND 2 Paris 1 ROME INTERLAKEN • Va can City • Lake Thun & Lorraine Region Lake Titisee • Sis ne Chapel the Alps (Entrance Included) • View overlooking • Va can Museum the Jungfrau Trubsee 1 SWITZERLAND FRANCE Interlaken 11 (Entrance Included) Zurich • Colosseum Region • St. Peter’s Basilica LUCERNE • Roman Forum • Old Chapel Bridge 1 1 Venice-Mestre • Trevi Fountain • Old Town Milan • Pantheon • Bucherer • Piazza Navona • Lion Monument ENGELBERG Tuscany • Mt. Titlis PISA Pisa 1 • Piazza del Miracoli (Entrance included) • Leaning Tower • Zipline Flight path Siena ITALY • Glacier Cave Traverse by coach Rome 1 of Pisa • Trübsee Alpine Featured destinations SIENA • Piazza de Campo Lodge Overnight stays 1 2 TUSCANY GERMANY EXCLUSIVES • The Mall Factory BADEN- MT. TITLIS • Stay 2 nights in Rome Outlet WÜRTTEMBERG • Stay on Mt. Titlis • Enjoy 2 in-depth guided city tours in Rome • Lake Ti see in • Zipline • Entrance to Sis ne Chapel & VENICE’S ISLANDS • Titlis Glacier Park • St. Mark’s Square Black Forest Va can Museum • Doge’s Palace • Eiffel Tower Entrance • Bridge of Sighs FRANCE • Glass Blowing DAY 1 Basilica. Wonder at the magnificent sight of PARIS the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre Factory • Champs-Élysées HOMEROME ever built with a capacity of up to 80,000. • Arc de Triomphe Pass by the Roman Forum, the heart of MILAN • Place de la Concorde Meals on Board ancient Rome, with its archaic buildings and • Sforza Castle • Louvre Museum Assemble at the airport and take-off to Rome. shrines which includes the ancient former • Milan Cathedral • Eiffel Tower royal residence. Then, marvel at the • La Scala Opera DAY 2 masterpiece of Trevi Fountain, the city’s (Entrance included) largest Baroque fountain. Enjoy the rest of House • Galeries Lafaye e ROME the day free at leisure. • Galleria Vi orio Enjoy a guided tour of the capital Note: In the event if Va can Museum and Sis ne Chapel is not Emanuele II city, Rome. Your first stop is at the Spanish available, it will be replaced with Colosseum without prior no ce. Steps, which connects the upper piazza DELICACIES Trinita dei Monti and its beautiful twin tower DAY 4 church with the lower Piazza di Spagna. Meal Plan Then walk to the Pantheon, the ROMESIENATUSCANY 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners best-preserved ancient Roman building in Rome with the world's largest unreinforced Breakfast, Floren ne Steak Dinner with Wine (Beef) Speciali es concrete dome; take beautiful photos of • Tuscany Floren ne Steak dinner Piazza Navona and its three impressive Escape from the city and make your way to • 4-course Swiss fondue combo dinner fountains; and view the Castel Sant'Angelo, the picturesque Medieval Village in • 3-course French dinner with wine a castle and fortress previously used by Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of popes. countryside located in Siena. Explore the 4★ HOTELS winding streets in the historic centre of DAY 3 Siena, a well-preserved city that was ROME Mercure declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. TUSCANY Novotel ROME Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s VENICE Crowne Plaza top Gothic cathedrals decorated with MILAN Doubletree by Hilton Breakfast, Lunch - Local Fare intricate carvings and statues. Capture ZURICH REGION Holiday Inn stunning photos at the Piazza del Campo, MT. TITLIS Alpine Lodge Kick off your guided tour with the first stop known for its architectural beauty as one of INTERLAKEN Royal St George at Vatican Museum. Revel at the Europe’s greatest medieval squares and see LORRAINE Novotel/Mercure masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel, whose the Palazzo del Comune, a Renaissance PARIS Courtyard by Marriott stunning frescoed ceiling was painted by Town Hall. Finally, you may also wish to go the renowned sculptor Michelangelo. See on an optional excursion to Florence. *Note: Hotels subject to final confirma on. Should there the immense collections of artworks in the Optional: Florence Tour be changes, customers will be offered accommoda on Vatican Museums, and feast your eyes similar to this list. upon the intricate details of St. Peter’s EU Holidays | Western Europe 7

14D11N ITALY SWITZERLAND FRANCE DAY 5 timepieces. Later, drop round to see the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Lion Monument – a gift from France to Louvre Museum with its iconic Louvre TUSCANYPISATHE MALL Switzerland to commemorate the valour of Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris Opera FACTORY OUTLETVENICE the Swiss mercenary soldiers who lost their House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe, a lives while serving King Louis XVI during the famed monument erected in honour of the Breakfast, Dinner - Chinese Fare French Revolution. Next, head to Engelberg soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. for an exciting excursion up to the peak of Visit the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Kick off the morning with an orientation Mt. Titlis via the Rotair, where you will be Tower for a panoramic view over Paris from tour of Pisa – visit Piazza dei Miracoli and treated to a 360-degree panoramic view of the second level, then head over to the its iconic trio attractions: view the Leaning steep rock faces, deep crevasses and Galeries Lafayette – the biggest department Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the distant snow-covered mountain peaks as store in Paris for souvenir shopping (subject Duomo. Next, spend some time in the gondola rotates its way up the summit. to store’s operating hours). shopping heaven at The Mall Factory Delve deep into the magical world of ice in Outlet. With great buys of up to 70% the Glacier Cave as you walk on the Note: The Galleries Lafaye e closed on Labour Day, Christmas discount from prominent brands like 150-metre-long walkway surrounded in Day and New Year’s Eve. You may need to queue for Eiffel Tower Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, blue light; then challenge yourself with an due to security checks. If the ming is unsuitable, it will be Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, no adrenaline spiking adventure on the Titlis replaced with Montparnasse Tower. one is likely to leave empty-handed. Cliff Walk. After exploring the peak, make your way down to Trübsee Alpine Lodge, a DAY 12 DAY 6 mountain resort located 1800m above sea level. Go on an exhilarating zipline ride that PARIS VENICEMILAN will take you all the way to Lake Trübsee, admiring the panoramic views along the Breakfast Breakfast way. Enjoy a tranquil night as you stay in Enjoy a free day of leisure for some Trübsee Alpine Lodge. shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. Make your way to the heart of Venice via Take the time to explore other hidden a private water taxi, a unique yet effective DAY 9 gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many mode of transport for a city built on water. museums in the city. You may wish to take Then, set off on a guided tour around St. MT. TITLISINTERLAKEN up some recommended activities, such as Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral BERNESE OBERLAND an optional full day Paris tour that includes church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed a walk through the Montmartre the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent Breakfast, 4-course Swiss Fondue Dinner neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries design and gold ground mosaics. Swing Lafayette and to the Notre-Dame by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Make your way to Interlaken for an Cathedral. You may also wish to hop on Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for orientation tour of the scenic resort town to a scenic Seine River cruise. some breath-taking pictures to bring back that is presided over by the mighty Eiger, Optional: Paris Full Day Tour / Seine River as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Then, Cruise factory to learn more about the art of enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique leisure to explore the beautiful surrounding DAY 13 to Venice before proceeding to Milan to mountain region, or take the opportunity to rest and recharge. try out some of the various sports activities PARISHOME offered here. You may wish to join our DAY 7 recommended optional trip to the “Top of Breakfast, Meals on Board Europe” on Jungfraujoch, where you will be Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is MILANZURICH REGION blown away by the most amazing views of time to transfer to the airport for your flight the Alpine wonderland. As night falls, home. Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare indulge in a unique 4-course Swiss fondue dinner at the famous Swiss-themed Bebbis DAY 14 Embark on a guided tour of the fashion Restaurant, which comprises of a salad and metropolis – the first stop of the day is three different types of fondue courses. HOME SWEET HOME Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where Optional: Jungfraujoch noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop We hope you enjoyed your vacation with our by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for some company and we look forward to seeing you shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior again for your next trip. façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some DAY 10 Suggested Excursions: brief shopping, which will then lead you to Addi onal ac vi es that complement your holidays Piazza della Scala and lastly, stop by the BERNESE OBERLANDBLACK will be at your own discre on and is en rely op onal. lavish La Scala Opera House for some FORESTLORRAINE REGION *Minimum group size may apply. pictures. After which, move on to Zurich • Florence City Tour: €49 / €39 Region, where you will be staying for the Breakfast, Black Forest Lunch, Dinner - • Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch: CHF199/CHF159 night. 3-course French Fare • Seine River Cruise: €25 Cross the border over to the enchanting • Full Day Paris Tour: €65 / €55 DAY 8 Black Forest in Germany to first visit the Tipping Guideline: (based on 14D11N) famed Lake Titisee, where you can admire • €98 per person ZURICH REGIONLUCERNE the gorgeous scenery overlooking the Notes: MT. TITLIS sparkling waters and attend a demonstration • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a on cuckoo-clock making. Thereafter, travel Breakfast, Dinner - Local Fare to France and stay for one night in the confirmed departure. Lorraine region. • The sequence of the i nerary, flight schedules and hotels Start the day with an orientation tour of Lucerne, where your first stop will be the DAY 11 are subject to change without prior notice in the event of Old Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden unforeseen circumstances. bridge in Switzerland decorated with old LORRAINE REGIONPARIS • During major events, accommoda on may be re-located to paintings under its roof. Enjoy a stroll outside of the city or in another city without prior notice. through the Old Town with its unspoiled Breakfast, Lunch - Chinese • Eiffel Tower may be changed to Montparnasse without notice. buildings covered with colourful murals. Begin your Paris adventure with a guided • The stay in Switzerland - DAY 7 - 9 may be rearranged in Here, you also find Bucherer, the largest tour of the city – take in the sights of order to suit the availability of Trubsee hotel. duty-free store in Switzerland, and Gübelin, • In the event if Va can Museum and Sis ne Chapel is not a boutique offering fine jewellery and available, it will be replaced with Colosseum entrance without prior notice. 8 Western Europe | EU Holidays

FEATURE Stay on Mt. Titlis Trübsee Alpine Lodge Trübsee Alpine Lodge is located half way up to Mount Titlis at 1800m perceived as the jewel of Central Switzerland, the lodge is accessible via TITLIS Cableways from Engelberg. It is of a cosy retreat , that is perfect for one to enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family. Trübsee Alpine Lodge is also an ideal location enable you to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities of Mount TITLIS. Pamper yourself with an amazing view of the high Alpine world of rocks and snow . Be swept away by the fresh mountain air, let the fresh mountain air blow away all thoughts of everyday life and take in the spectacular panoramic views of unspoilt Alpine landscapes. Whether you’re planning a relaxing break, an active holiday, a corporate event or a wedding, the hotel definitely is the perfect abode to relax in a home away from home atmosphere A REAL FEAST Whether you fancy a juicy morsel from the grill, a fresh salad or our tasty dish of the day – our self-service restaurant has something to suit every palate. In the evenings, guests are treated to a delicious Step out onto our sun terrace and enjoy the views while basking in the glorious sunshine. For kids, there’s a new playground located on the terrace. EU Holidays | Western Europe 9

FEATURE Swiss Fondue wines and tea. Some recipes demand 123RF/MARIDAV, YASUHIRO AMANO, VALERIO PARDI the inclusion of kirsch – a fruit brandy Take a breather from the frigid wind made from morello cherries, or the host’s and frost for the cosy indoors of specialty mixes of chocolate and other quaint restaurants for a serving of delectable ingredients. world renowned Swiss fondue. Aside from cheese-oriented pots, Traditionally prepared with high quality variations of the fondue are available in shredded cheeses – often, Emmentaler, our itineraries. Relish in a dip of fruits in Gruyère, Comté or a combination of them coated with smooth succulent chocolate – over open flames on a chafing stand and fondue, or crisp meat pieces, seasoned served with freshly cut bread or meat cubes meatballs and potato cubes in bubbling carefully speared on long-stemmed fondue Bourguignonne fondue pots of specially forks, the mouthwatering fondue is meant prepared spiced oil or broth. to be enjoyed with a selection of warmed Almost exclusively consumed in winter months by locals and highly prized as the country’s national dish, the Swiss cheese fondue is a must-have for any traveller to the land of chocolate and cheese. Do look out for this most savoury platter in the “Delicacies” section of our itineraries. CHOCOLATE FONDUE BOURGUIGNONNE MEAT FONDUE 10 Western Europe | EU Holidays

FEATURE Breathe in the fresh air as you meander through the car-free streets of Zermatt. A charming village nestled at the foot of testament to the fact that they have silently the ulࢼmate Matterhorn, Zermatt possesses a captivating allure with stood the test of time. Alpine that transports you to a time of the past. A car-free town where you can literally stroll on endlessly, A visit to any place in Switzerland is never complete desࢼnaࢼon Zermatt also holds the title as one of Europe’s most without a trip to the mountains, and Zermatt is popular and attractive ski resorts year-round. clearly no exception. Situated at the foot of the highest mountains in the Alpine range, the town is You’ll find yourself stepping into a picture -perfect the perfect stop to kick-start your adventure to the postcard; little quaint house ranged along the wild snowy peaks. streets with white mountain peaks looming in the background. Quiet as it may seem, the mountain Start off with a bang as you make your way up to village is packed with various shops, cafes, bars and the Gornergrat, a rocky ridge located at an altitude hotels that will cater to your every whim, pulsing of 3,089m on the Pennine Alps. Said to be one of with life in every corner you turn. But if you prefer those places that everyone should visit at least to get away from the bustle, you’ll also find quieter once in their lifetime, you’ll find yourself paths to stroll and let your mind wander. surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama with a clear view of the Matterhorn and 28 other For a piece of history, you might want to venture mountain peaks in their full glory. Embark on further back of the village where you’ll discover an experience like no other as you board the rustic old farm buildings that will take you on a trip Gornergrat Bahn, an open-air cogwheel train that back in time. Feel the sunbeaten wooden walls of brings you on an exciting journey across dramatic these fascinating Valais log structures constructed bridges, rocky ravines and mountain lakes, and lush in the form of the traditional barns and storehouses forests of Swiss stone pine. Get off at any of the reminiscent of the 16th to 18th century. Many of four stations along the way to continue on foot them sit on flat stone slabs that are balanced on and take in the stunning wintry scenery at a much stilts, ingeniously designed to keep out mice and slower pace. other pests; and the blackened walls of wood is EU Holidays | Western Europe 11

10D7N SWITZERLAND FOLLOW US.... ECSPSS PARIS Be inspired by unique alpine views & beautiful lakes. Switzerland in the summer is a great place to be for a holiday. Marvel at France's capital, well-known for its 19th-century cityscape and famous landmarks such as the Effiel Tower, and indulge in this city famous for it's cafe culture and designer boutiques. COUNTRY Premier FOCUSED Lounge FAMOUS ALPINE VILLAGE ZERMATT LOCATED IN SWISS ALPS. Travel Validity Period: 1st Apr 2020 - 31st Oct 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Paris 2 SWITZERLAND FRANCE Bern Zurich Lucerne Geneva SCHAFFHAUSEN 1 • Rhine Falls Boat Ride (Entrance included) 1 2 LUCERNE • Old Chapel Bridge 1 Interlaken • Lion Monument • Old Town • Bucherer Zermatt BERN • Bear Pit • Clock Tower (Zytglogge) SWITZERLAND • Einstein House • House of Parliament DAY 1 Flight path INTERLAKEN Traverse by Train • View of the Jungfrau HOMEZURICH Traverse by coach MAISON CALLIER Featured destinations • Chocolate Tas ng Meals on Board Overnight stays 1 2 GRUYÉRES Assemble at the airport and depart for • La Maison du Gruyères Zurich, the financial hub of Switzerland. Einstein House and the House of Parliament. Thereafter, make your way to MONTREUX DAY 2 Interlaken for an orientation tour of the • Chillon Castle scenic resort town that is presided over • Wine tas ng ZURICHRHINE FALLS BOAT the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau RIDEZURICH mountains. As night falls, indulge in a ZERMATT unique 4-course Swiss fondue dinner at • Gornergrat 3089m Dinner the famous Swiss-themed Bebbis • Riffelsee Lake – View of Ma erhorn Get your day off to a great start with a visit Restaurant, which comprises of a salad to the largest waterfall in the whole of and three different types of fondue courses. GENEVA Europe – the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. • World Health Organiza on Take on a boat ride from Schloss Laufen DAY 4 • Interna onal Labour Organiza on and start the adventure! Let the scenes • World Commi ee of Interna onal Red Cross of wild, churning waters mesmerize you. INTERLAKEN • Jet d’Eau • Flower Clock Thereafter, head back to Zurich for your overnight stay. Breakfast FRANCE Enjoy the day free at leisure to explore the DAY 3 beautiful surrounding mountain region, or • Champs-Élysées take the opportunity to try out some of the • Place de la Concorde ZURICHLUCERNEBERN various sports activities offered here. You • Palais Garnier Paris Opera House INTERLAKEN may wish to join our recommended • Arc de Triomphe optional trip to the “Top of Europe” on • Louvre Museum Breakfast, Dinner – 4 course Swiss Fondue Jungfraujoch, where you will be blown • Effiel Tower (Entrance included) away by the most amazing views of the • Galeries Lafaye e Embark on a tour of Lucerne with your Alpine wonderland. tour manager – cross the Old Chapel Optional: Jungfraujoch DELICACIES Bridge and admire the old paintings under its roof as you make your way to DAY 5 Meal Plan see the Lion Monument– a gift from 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners France to Switzerland to commemorate INTERLAKENMAISON CALLIER the valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers GRUYÉRESMONTREUX Specialiࢼes who lost their lives while serving King ZERMATT • 4-course Swiss fondue combo dinner Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town with Breakfast, Dinner 4★ HOTELS its unspoiled buildings covered with colourful murals. Here, you also find Today is a day to excite your taste buds. ZURICH Movenpick Airport Bucherer, the largest duty-free store in First, visit the Callier Chocolate Factory – INTERLAKEN Bellevue Interlaken Switzerland, and Gübelin, a boutique where all your senses can be immersed in ZERMATT Antares offering fine jewellery and timepieces. the wonderful world of Callier chocolate GENEVA NH Hotel Afterwards, depart for Bern and explore its and hear the fascinating tales of PARIS Courtyard by Marriott UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town François-Louis Cailler, who brought the on foot and see the Bear Pit, the first Chocolate recipe to Switzerland in *Note: Hotels subject to final confirma on. Should there astronomical clock tower Zytglogge, 1819, complete with a tasting of Callier be changes, customers will be offered accommoda on chocolate. Next, visit a cheese factory similar to this list. where you can discover the traditional style of cheese making. Learn the secret why EXCLUSIVES Swiss cheese is so famous while watching • Rhine Falls Boat ride • Visit to Chocolate & Cheese factory • Wine tasࢼng at Chillion Castle • Gornergrat 3089m • TGV train to Paris EU Holidays | Western Europe 13

10D7N SWITZERLAND PARIS RHINE FALLS BOAT RIDE the cheese makers in action. Continue the International Labour Organization and gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many journey to Montreux for some free time World Committee of International Red museums in the city. You may wish to take before travelling to Tasch and board a train Cross. See also the magnificent Jet d’Eau, up some optional activities, such as a full to Zermatt, a car-free and an idyllic village the highest fountain in the world and day Paris tour that includes a walk through nestled in a deep valley enclosed between Flower Clock. the Montmartre neighbourhood, shopping steep mountains, and situated right at the at Galeries Lafayette and view the Notre - foot of the Matterhorn Mountain. Best Note: The walk to Riffelsee Lake depends on the condi ons on Dame Cathedral. You may also wish to hop explored on foot, Zermatt draws you in the ground, if it is covered with thick snow, it is not possible to on to a scenic Seine River cruise. with its charming cobbled streets and lovely walk to the lake. Optional: Paris Full Day / Seine River Cruise horse-drawn carriages – a scene straight out of a storybook. You will spend the night DAY 7 DAY 9 in Zermatt. GENEVAPARIS PARISHOME DAY 6 Breakfast, Chinese Dinner Breakfast, Meals on Board ZERMATTTASCHCHILLON Board a train this morning that will take you CASTLEGENEVA on four and a half-hour journey to Paris, the Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is ‘city of lights’. Get a glimpse of the wonders time to transfer to the airport for your flight Breakfast of Paris through a guided tour - take in the home. sights of Champs Élysées, Place de la Take a scenic train ride to Gornergrat at Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic DAY 10 3089m, with a view that takes in the Monte Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Rosa massif with Switzerland’s highest Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de HOME SWEET HOME peak; the second largest glacier in the Alps, Triomphe for a photo with the famed the Gorner Glacier; and a total of 29 monument erected in honour of the We hope you enjoyed your vacation with mountains above 4,000m, including, of soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic our company and we look forward to course, the Matterhorn in all its glory. If Wars. Visit the cultural icon of Paris – the seeing you again for your next trip. weather permits, continue your journey to Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view over Riffelsee Lake, a charming mountain lake Paris. Lastly, head over to the Galeries Suggested Excursions: that is situated 10 mins walk from Lafayette – the biggest department store • Jungfraujoch -“Top of Europe” : CHF199/CHF159 Rotenboden station – do note that you will in Paris for some souvenir shopping • Seine River Cruise: €25 have to walk up a slope to reach your (subject to store’s operating hours). You • Paris Full Day Tour: €65/€55 destination. The placid waters of the lake may wish to go for an optional Moulin • Moulin Rouge: €159 (seasonal) reflect the majestic and jagged Matterhorn. Rouge show before the day ends. Next, travel to the 1000 years old Chillon Optional: Moulin Rouge Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) castle - an oval shaped castle that’s located Note: The Galeries Lafaye e closed on Labour Day, • €70 per person on a small, rocky outcrop, poking into Lake Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. You may need to queue Geneva. Indulge yourself in an unique for Eiffel Tower due to security checks. If the ming is Note: exciting experience of wine tasting inside unsuitable, it will be replaced with Montparnasse Tower. • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required the castle. Continue your drive to Geneva, for a confirmed departure. a beautiful city strategically situated by the DAY 8 • The sequence of the i nerary, flight schedules and shores of Lake Geneva is not just the 2nd hotels are subject to change without prior notice in seats of the United Nations after New York; PARIS the event of unforeseen circumstances. it also houses many international bodies • Hotel upgrades are subject to hotel room such as World Health Organization, Breakfast availability. Enjoy a free day of leisure for some • During major events, accommoda on may be shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. re-located to outside of the city or in another city Take the time to explore other hidden without prior no ce. • Mountain excursions are subjected to weather condi on. • In the event if Eiffel Tower unavailable, it will be replaced by Montparnasse. 14 Western Europe | EU Holidays

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HIGHLIGHTS Flight path 1 Dusseldorf GERMANY Traverse by coach Featured destinations DÜSSELDORF HEIDELBERG Overnight stays 1 2 • Heidelberg Castle • Old Town Brussels GERMANY • Hauptstrasse FREIBURG BELGIUM BLACK FOREST • Cuckoo-clock making demonstra on 2 Heidelberg SWITZERLAND Paris 1 LUCERNE Champagne- Freiburg • Old Chapel Bridge Ardenne 1 Black Forest • Old Town • Bucherer FRANCE • Lion Monument INTERLAKEN Lucerne 2 Zug • Cogwheel train to Kleine Scheidegg Interlaken FRANCE SWITZERLAND DIJON ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PARIS • Champs-Élysées All the usual opࢼonal excursions and service • Arc de Triomphe fees are included in this tour package • Place de la Concorde • GERMANY Lake Tiࢼsee • Eiffel Tower • Cogwheel train ride to Kleine Scheidegg • Full day Free in Paris! BELGIUM • Direct flight on Singapore Airlines BRUSSELS DAY 1 DAY 3 • La Grand-Place • Manneken Pis HOMEDÜSSELDORF FREIBURGBLACK FOREST LUCERNEZUG DELICACIES Meals on Board Assemble at the airport and set-off for Breakfast, Black Forest Lunch Meal Plan Düsseldorf, a city in western Germany Cross the border over to the enchanting 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners known for its fashion industry and art scene. Black Forest in Germany to visit the famed Lake Titisee, where you can admire the 3★ HOTELS DAY 2 gorgeous scenery overlooking the sparkling waters and attend a demonstration on DÜSSELDORFHEIDELBERG cuckoo-clock making. Then, make your FREIBURG way to Lucerne for an orientation tour, where your first stop will be the Old Chapel Local Dinner Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Once you arrive, set off on an exciting Switzerland decorated with old paintings getaway to Heidelberg, named the under its roof. Enjoy a stroll through the UNESCO City of Literature due to its vibrant Old Town with its unspoiled buildings scene of writers, translators and theatre life. covered with colourful murals. Here, you Embark on an orientation tour of this city also find Bucherer, the largest duty-free and its renowned romantic landscape, with store in Switzerland, and Gübelin, a the grand Heidelberg Castle looming in the boutique offering fine jewellery and background. Wander through the charming timepieces. Later, drop round to see the alleys and squares of the Old Town and Lion Monument that commemorates the immerse yourself in the unique ambience valour of the Swiss mercenary soldiers who surrounded by history. You’ll soon find lost their lives while serving King Louis XVI yourself at traffic-free Hauptstrasse, a main during the French Revolution. Spend the street bursting at the seams with cafes, night in the sleepy Swiss town of Zug. restaurants, renowned branded stores and small boutiques. Afterwards, proceed to Freiburg for dinner and a night’s rest. EU Holidays | Western Europe 33

10D7N ALL-IN EUROPE SELECTION SKYLINE OF PARIS DAY 4 Louvre Museum and its iconic Louvre Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier Paris through the La Grand-Place, a market ZUGINTERLAKENZUG Opera House. Stop at the Arc de Triomphe square featuring architecture of an eclectic for a photo with the famed monument blend of Western artistic styles, which Breakfast, Lunch erected in honour of the soldiers who would then lead you to the renowned Board the cogwheel train for a spectacular fought in the Napoleonic Wars. View the Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting a ride to Kleine Scheidegg and enjoy the cultural icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower, naked boy urinating into a water fountain extraordinary alpine environment it has to then head over to the Galeries Lafayette – that represents the rebellious spirit of the offer. The fascinating Eiger North Face the biggest department store in Paris for city of Brussels. Continue on to Düsseldorf seems to be within one’s grasp. It is the some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s for the night. starting point for many beautiful hikes such operating hours). as the Jungfrau Eiger Walk with stunning DAY 9 views of the rock and ice masses of the Note: Galeries Lafaye‚e is closed on Labour Day, Christmas Eiger Glacier and the famous triple peaks of Day and New Year’s Eve. DÜSSELDORFSINGAPORE the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Thereafter, make your way to Interlaken for an DAY 7 Breakfast, Meals on Board orientation tour of the scenic resort town Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is that is presided over by the mighty Eiger, PARIS (FREE DAY) time to transfer to the airport for your flight Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Then, home. enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at Breakfast leisure to explore the beautiful surrounding Enjoy a free day of leisure for some DAY 10 mountain region or enjoy some time for a shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. spot of shopping in Interlaken. Take the time to explore other hidden ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE gems of Paris or pay a visit to one of many DAY 5 museums in the city. You may also wish to We hope you enjoyed your vacation with our take up an optional full day Paris tour that company and we look forward to seeing you ZUGCHAMPAGNE REGION includes a walk through the Montmartre again for your next trip. neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries Breakfast, French Dinner Lafayette, and a visit to the Notre-Dame Suggested Excursions: Enjoy some free time to explore Zug at Cathedral, or an optional Seine River Addiࢼonal acࢼviࢼes that complement your holidays leisure before departing for Dijon, where scenic cruise. will be at your own discreࢼon and is enࢼrely opࢼonal. you will tuck into some French cuisine for Optional: Paris Full Day Tour / Seine River *Minimum group size may apply. dinner and stay for the night. Cruise • Paris Free Day Excursion : €65 / €55 DAY 6 DAY 8 Tipping Guideline: *Inclusive CHAMPAGNE REGIONPARIS PARISBRUSSELS Notes: DÜSSELDORF • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required for a Breakfast, Chinese Lunch Begin your Paris adventure with a guided Breakfast, Mussel & Fries Lunch confirmed departure. tour of the city – take in the sights of Head to Brussels for an orientation tour • The sequence of the iࢼnerary, flight schedules and hotels Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and are subject to change without prior noࢼce in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Mountain excursions are subjected to weather condiࢼon. • During major events, accommodaࢼon may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior noࢼce. 34 Western Europe | EU Holidays

FEATURE LION MONUMENT IN LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Lucerne, A Swiss City Like No Other Lucerne will charm visitors with its picturesque sceneries, history and culture. Explore this picture perfect storybook city and immerse yourself in a memorable Swiss experience. Nestled amid snow-capped mountains, a specialises in luxury Swiss and international Lion Monument placid lake and lush greenery that stretches as brands of watches including Rolex, Omega, far as the eye can see, Lucerne captures the Piaget, Patek Philippe, etc. Since its The Lion Monument is one of the most image of a fairy tale Swiss town. As an ideal establishment in 1888, the successful family popular attractions in Lucerne. It was erected starting point for many travellers - the business has expanded throughout the world, in the 1880s to honour the valour of gateway to central Switzerland - the city has bringing the largest collection of Rolex mercenary soldiers from Central Switzerland. attractions that captivate visitors with its watches to customers with discerning tastes. The monument - of a giant dying lion - modest yet rich offerings of age-old The retail store takes the form of an commemorates Swiss soldiers who sacrificed monuments and structures steeped in history. impressive five-storey building in Lucerne, their lives while serving the French king Louis Schwanenplatz. Apart from the main XVI during the French Revolution. A Latin Old Chapel Bridge headquarters in Lucerne, 14 other stores are inscription is also carved into the sandstone situated in places such as Basel, Geneva, wall, like an incantation, it reads: The Old Chapel Bridge plays a crucial role in Zurich, etc. HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI, which the city of Lucerne. Connecting the Old means “To the loyalty and bravery of the Town and a New Town, this structure has Altstadt (Old Town) Swiss”. Records of the dead, such as their been serving its purpose since 1332 - names and death toll, can be found on the although it was rebuilt after being damaged Find yourself roaming the streets of Altstadt memorial. Although the site was once private by a fire. Unlike other bridges, the Old Chapel on a hot afternoon? Why not grab a seat at property, the city of Lucerne bought it, and Bridge exhibits old paintings under its roofs. one of their many street-side cafes and chug today the site is accessible without an Interestingly enough, a few burnt panels are down some sumptuous cold, local beer? entrance fee. still displayed to serve as a reminder of the Housing the longest strip of bars in the world, tragic fire that took place in 1993. During the Altstadt is known for running 260 Lucerne Lake carnival season, the original pictures will be establishments consisting of: local breweries, replaced with the modern ones to reflect the lounges, cocktail bars, electro clubs, etc. In Besides its intriguing man-made attractions, carnival atmosphere. The area also has a addition to brewing tasty beers, this district is Lucerne is also known for being home to the Water Tower near the bridge, the former noted for its strong arts and cultural scene. fourth largest lake in Switzerland, Lake dungeon/archive/treasury vault is now an The Filmmuseum Düsseldorf encompasses Lucerne. Called the heart of Switzerland, this exclusive club room utilised by traditional behind the scene processes of making a film, lake is cradled by a four cantons: Lucerne, associations. and showcases everything cinema-related. Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. Flanking either The city is also notable for producing great sides of the lake, the mountains are covered Bucherer music under the roofs of places such as the in thick forests that support a diverse species Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Opera House) and of wildlife. Besides enjoying the leisurely Fancy getting something new for yourself or the Tonhalle (Concert Hall). Opulent interiors, cruise along the Lucerne Lake, one can also for the people back home? Then drop by high ceilings, and spacious layouts invite partake in water sports. Wakeboarding, Bucherer, the largest fine jewellery and watch guests for a night of unforgettable musical water-skiing, sailing and a number of exciting store in Switzerland, to sate all your shopping entertainment. activities are provided for thrill-seekers. needs and wants. The Swiss retail chain EU Holidays | Western Europe 35

10D7N LONDON PARIS ECLPAS BRUSSELS AMSTERDAM FOLLOW US.... Discover some of Europe’s grandest cities, from the art and cultural sites of London to the exquisite food and fashion in Paris, the fascinating old history of Brussels and the unique canal waterways that run through Amsterdam. TOWER BRIDGE OF LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Premier Lounge Travel Validity Period: 1st Apr 2020 - 31st Oct 2020

HIGHLIGHTS GREAT BRITAIN GREAT BRITAIN London Amsterdam 2 NETHERLANDS Keukenhof LONDON 2 • Houses of Parliament • Buckingham Palace Brussels 1 BELGIUM • Prime Minister's Office • Trafalgar Square 2 Flight path • London Bridge Traverse by coach Paris Traverse by High Speed Train FRANCE Featured destinations FRANCE PARIS Overnight stays 1 2 3 • FlyView Paris • Champs-Élysées DAY 1 Channel Tunnel underneath the English • Place de la Concorde Channel. Get a glimpse of the wonders of • Louvre Museum HOMELONDON Paris through a guided tour – take in the • Arc de Triomphe sights of Champs Élysées, Place de la • Galeries Lafaye e Assemble at the airport and depart for Concorde, Louvre Museum and its iconic London, the capital of UK. Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Garnier BELGIUM Paris Opera House. Stop at the Arc de DAY 2 Triomphe for a photo with the famed BRUSSELS monument erected in honour of the • La Grand-Place LONDON soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic • Manneken Pis Wars. View the iconic Eiffel Tower and visit Dinner – Burger & Lobsters FlyView Paris for a spectacular simulation NETHERLANDS Embark on a guided city tour of London experience of flying over Paris and its most and take in the sights of the Houses of famous monuments. Soar over Paris with GIETHOORN Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Prime a jetpack (in virtual reality) and take in a Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, seemingly real bird's-eye view of the city's AMSTERDAM Trafalgar Square, London Bridge and best-known monuments, such as Notre • Zaanse Schans many other London attractions. Enjoy Dame de Paris and the Pont des Arts. Lastly, • Canal Cruise some free time at leisure before retiring head over to the Galeries Lafayette – the • Diamond Factory for the night. biggest department store in Paris for some souvenir shopping (subject to store’s DELICACIES DAY 3 operating hours). Meal Plan LONDONFREE DAY Note: The Galeries Lafaye‚e is closed on Labour Day, 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners Christmas Day & New Year's Eve. Breakfast Specialiࢼes Enjoy the day free at leisure to wander DAY 5 • Burger & Lobster Lunch around the city of London and its • 3-course French Dinner surrounding on your own. You may also PARISFREE DAY • Mussels & Fries Lunch choose to embark an optional tour to visit Stonehenge; It is one of the best known Breakfast 4★ HOTELS wonders of the world. Learn more about Enjoy a free day of leisure for some this mysterious ancient monument and its shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure. LONDON Holiday Inn many rumoured myths and legends. Last Take the time to explore other hidden PARIS Courtyard by Marriott but not least, make your way to the gems of Paris, or pay a visit to one of many BELGIUM Mercure Georgian city of Bath and enjoy a museums in the city. You may wish to take AMSTERDAM Van Der Valk Hotel panoramic tour, featuring the Roman Baths up some recommended activities, such as – a well preserved Roman historical site of an optional full day Paris tour that includes * Note: Hotels subject to final confirma on. a public bathing complex. Transfer back to a walk through the Montmartre Should there be changes, customers will be London for the night. neighbourhood, shopping at Galeries offered accommoda on similar to this list. Optional: Stonehenge and Bath Lafayette and view the Notre-Dame Cathedral. You may also wish to hop on EXCLUSIVES DAY 4 to a scenic Seine River cruise. Optional: Paris Full Day Tour / Seine River • Eurostar travel between LONDONPARIS Cruise London and Paris Breakfast, Dinner – French Fare • Fly over Paris Experience Make your way to Paris via Eurostar – a • Giethoorn Visit high speed train service that traverse the EU Holidays | Western Europe 37

10D7N LONDON PARIS BRUSSELS AMSTERDAM GIETHOORN, NETHERLANDS DAY 6 and find some respite in the beautiful and DAY 9 idyllic Giethoorn village. Be mesmerized as PARISBRUSSELS you stroll along the canals, pass by ancient AMSTERDAMHOME thatched-roof farmhouse and cross over Breakfast, Mussels and Fries Lunch the tall old wooden bridges. Travel to Breakfast Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands for Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is Head to Brussels for an orientation tour the night stay. time to transfer to the airport for your flight and take in the sights of the Royal Palace of home. Brussels, the official palace of the King and DAY 8 Queen of the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt DAY 10 through the La Grand-Place, a market AMSTERDAM square featuring architecture of an eclectic HOME SWEET HOME blend of Western artistic styles, which Breakfast would lead you to the renowned Begin the day with a visit to the Zaanse We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Manneken Pis, a small sculpture depicting Schans where you will be presented with our company and we look forward to a naked boy urinating into a water an idyllic scene of traditional windmills, seeing you again for your next trip. fountain that represents the rebellious spirit barns, cottages and museums built in of the city of Brussels. Thereafter, spend the typical Dutch architectural style. Watch Suggested Excursions: rest of the afternoon for some shopping at how cheese and clog shoes are made in Addiࢼonal acࢼviࢼes that complement your holidays leisure, but do not forget to pick up some demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled will be at your own discreࢼon and is enࢼrely opࢼonal. Belgian chocolate as a sinful treat to reward in these traditional crafts. After that, tour * minimum group size may apply yourself. You may also wish to make an Amsterdam on a cruise through her • Stonehenge and Bath : £120 optional visit to nearby city Bruges before famous canals and take a trip to a diamond • Full day Paris tour : € 65 / € 55 you end the day. factory. You may also wish to make an • Seine River Cruise : € 25 Optional: Bruges Tour optional visit to Volendam, a fishing town in • Bruges : € 35 North Holland famous for its traditional • Volendam with Lunch : € 49 DAY 7 costumes and Dutch music scene. Optional: Volendam Tour Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) BRUSSELS GIETHOORN  Note: During Tulips Season, Zaanse Schans shall be replaced • €70 per person AMSTERDAM by the Keukenhof Gardens. Note: Breakfast, Chinese Dinner • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required Today, get away from the bustling city life for a confirmed departure. • The sequence of the iࢼnerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior noࢼce in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Acࢼviࢼes are subject to weather condiࢼons. • During major events, accommodaࢼon may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior noࢼce 38 Western Europe | EU Holidays

Paris FEATURE the Charismatic City of Lights Paris has always been a city that has made the bucket list of many travellers. The capital of France has never ceased to impress travellers with its architectural wonders and unparalleled masterpieces, which has influenced the percepࢼons of millions of people all over the world EIFFEL TOWER P aris is a timeless city that conjures up known by many are lined along this street; The historic monument is a central landmark images of charming street side cafes, some of the biggest names include, Hard of the city, and attracts art enthusiasts from iconic structures, and world renowned Rock Café, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, etc. The all over the world. As the world’s largest branded stores. Avenue des Champs-Elysees has also been museum, the art gallery holds Egyptian the setting for major events such as the antiquities, notable paintings, Renaissance For years, the capital of France has enchanted Bastille Day military parade, the arrival of the and Medieval artwork; and a collection of visitors with its romantic ambience, and Tour de France and the Christmas lights. In ancient sculptures ranging from the Medieval architectural wonders. This cosmopolitan city addition to housing well known stores and and Romanesque era. Visitors flock to the attracts numerous travellers from all over the eateries, the famed avenue has some of the museum every day to look at the Louvre’s world to embrace its rich culture, fine cuisine, top museums in the world. Conclude your most famous work, Leonardo da Vinci’s and its influential art pieces. visit to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees by “Mona Lisa”. The museum was originally climbing to the Arc de Triomphe - a triumphal built as a fortress in 1190, but was A cultural icon of Paris and world- arch that stands imposingly to commemorate reconstructed in the 16th century to serve renowned architectural wonder, the Eiffel the soldiers and generals who lost their lives as a royal palace. Visitors can also see the Tower holds a ubiquitous presence that be fighting for France during the Napoleonic Louvre pyramid when they take the main felt throughout the city. The massive iron Wars. entrance to the Louvre Museum. The glass structure can be seen from any corner of pyramid structure was installed in 1988 to the city, as it stands prominently over the Place de la Concorde provide light into the underground lobby capital of France. An interesting fact about of the museum. the tower is that it was once used to As one of the major public squares in the intercept enemy radio communications city, the Place de la Concorde is the largest Palais Garnier Paris during World War I. Since its establishment, square in Paris. Situated between the Opera House the Eiffel Tower has been the site of Tuileries Palace and the Champs-Elysees, numerous high-profile stunts, ceremonial this site is home to age-old structures Home to the Paris Ballet, this 19th century events and even scientific experiments. It steeped in French history. During the French Opera House is one of the most opulently is estimated that seven million people visit revolution, the Place de la Concorde had a fashioned buildings in Paris. The famed the monument every year. Crowds of guillotine installed - for a couple of years - opera house is furnished with heavy glass tourists flock to the tower’s platform to in the middle of the square, where many chandeliers, sweeping marble staircases, enjoy a wide-sweeping view of the bustling famous people - King Louis XVI, Marie intricate carvings on golden columns metropolis. Antoinette - were put to the death. There and rich coloured murals. The decadent is also a 3200-year-old obelisk, called the establishment has a 2,000 seating capacity Champs-Elysees Luxor Obelisk, which was gifted to the Louis and has become one of the main Philippe by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1833. attractions in the city. Visitors looking to Noted for being the world’s most beautiful Another interesting fact about this square is bring back a piece of the opera house back avenue, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees that a statue representing the French city is home, can drop by the Palais Garnier’s is an attraction as great as the iconic Eiffel mounted at each corner of the square. bookshop and gift shop to purchase DVDs Tower itself. Both Parisians and tourists of Paris Opera productions, recordings by stroll along these picturesque streets and Louvre Museum the Orchestra and Chorus; publications, take in the sights and sounds of the city. postcards and other souvenirs. This two-kilometre stretch is situated The Louvre Museum is an ideal place for any between the Place de la Concorde and art enthusiast to satisfy their thirst for the Arc de Triomphe. Famous restaurants, masterpieces and impressive art collections. luxury boutiques, and flagship stores widely EU Holidays | Western Europe 39

COST SAVER FOLLOW US.... 9D6N GERMANY Witness the remarkable sights ECCGAS BELGIUM of Germany, Belgium and AMSTERDAM Amsterdam. Whether it’s the timeless Rothenburg ob der tauber or the idyllic city of Bruges, there’s something anyone looking to explore and experience the wonders of Central Europe. ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER, GERMANY Travel Validity Period: 1st Apr 2020 – 31st Oct 2020

HIGHLIGHTS NETHERLANDS GERMANY Amsterdam Kinderdijk GERMANY Rotterdam 1 1 AUGSBURG • Town Hall and Perlachturm Brussel 1 Cologne • The Fuggerei • Fuggers City Palace BELGIUM 1 ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER • St. Jakob’s Church Dinant 1 Würzburg • Town Hall Rhineland WÜRZBURG • Würzburg Residence Rothenburg 1 Munich • Court Gardens Augsburg • Alte Mainbrücke • Fortress Marienberg Flight path • St. Mary’s Church COLOGNE Traverse by coach • Cologne Cathedral • Town Square Featured destinations BELGIUM Overnight stays 1 DINANT DAY 1 DAY 4 • Gro‚o (Entrance included) • Pont Charles de Gaulle HOMEMUNICH RHINELANDCOLOGNEDINANT • Collégiale Notre-Dame de Dinant BRUSSELS Meals on Board Breakfast • La Grand-Place Assemble at the airport and take-off to In the morning, travel to the cultural capital • Manneken Pis Munich, Bavaria’s bustling capital. of Rhineland, Cologne. It is also one of the busiest and oldest cities in Germany. View NETHERLANDS DAY 2 the Cologne Cathedral which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. Spend the KINDERDIJK MUNICHAUGSBURG rest of the time at your leisure in Cologne or you may also wish to join an optional ROTTERDAM Meals on Board, Dinner tour to Roermond Designer Outlet and • Cube House indulge yourself in a shopping spree to • Markthal Ro‚erdam Travel to Augsburg – a city in Swabia, enjoy goods at a discounted price. Travel Bavaria, Germany. It was a Free Imperial to Dinant, home of the most beautiful AMSTERDAM City for over 500 years, and is notable for caves in Belgium and the birthplace of • Canal Cruise the Augsburg Confession. Embark on a the inventor of saxophone, for an overnight • Diamond factory Augsburg tour, view the Town Hall and stay. Perlachturm. Spend the night at Augsburg. Optional: Roermond Designer Outlet DELICACIES DAY 3 DAY 5 Meal Plan 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners AUGSBURGROTHENBURG DINANTBRUSSELS WÜRZBURGRHINELAND 3-4★ HOTELS Breakfast, Mussels Dinner Breakfast, Dinner EXCLUSIVES Begin your day with a visit of the Grotto, Head to Rothenburg ob der tauber a walk to Pont Charles de Gaulle and take • Gro‚o Visit German town in northern Bavaria known a picturesque postcard photo of this • Canal Cruise for its medieval architecture. Half - beautiful city. Don’t forget to capture the • Keukenhof visit during timbered houses line the cobblestone local icon of the city, Collégiale lanes of this old town. The town walls Notre-Dame de Dinant. Spend some time 21 Mar - 10 May 2020 include many preserved gated houses strolling along the streets in the city. Head and towers, plus a covered walkway on to Brussels for an orientation tour and take top. St. Jakob’s Church houses an in sights of the Royal Palace of Brussels, intricate, late Gothic altarpiece by the official palace of the King and Queen of woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider. the Belgians. Next, take a jaunt through the Head to Würzburg for a sightseeing tour La Grand-Place, a market square featuring to visit the popular attractions such as the architecture of an eclectic blend of UNESCO World Heritage Site Würzburg Western artistic styles, which would lead Residence and its gorgeous Court you to the renowned Manneken Pis, a Gardens, Alte Mainbrücke, Fortress small sculpture depicting a naked boy Marienberg as well as St. Mary’s Church. urinating into a water fountain that Spend the night in Rhineland. represents the rebellious spirit of the city of Brussels. EU Holidays | Western Europe 41

9D6N GERMANY BELGIUM AMSTERDAM CHURCH OF OUR LADY NEAR MEUSE RIVER, DINANT DAY 6 DAY 7 DAY 9 BRUSSELSKINDERDIJK ROTTERDAMAMSTERDAM HOME SWEET HOME ROTTERDAM Breakfast We hope you enjoyed your vacation with our Breakfast, Chinese Dinner Tour Amsterdam on a cruise through her company and we look forward to seeing you famous canals and take a trip to a diamond again for your next trip. This morning, you may wish to make an factory. You may also wish to make an optional visit to the charming city, Bruges. optional visit to Volendam, a fishing town Suggested Excursions: Afterwards, proceed to the World in North Holland and Zaanse Schans, Addiࢼonal acࢼviࢼes that complement your holidays Heritage Site of Kinderdijk to visit the where you will be presented with an idyllic will be at your own discreࢼon and is enࢼrely opࢼonal. windmill area. The Mill Network at sight of traditional windmills, barns, * minimum group size may apply Kinderdijk-Elshout houses the largest cottages and museums built in typical • Roermond Designer Outlet €25 concentration of old windmills in the Dutch architectural style. Watch how • Bruges €35 Netherlands. Next, travel to Rotterdam, cheese and clog shoes are made in • Zaanse Schans + Volendam with Lunch : €59 the second largest city in Netherlands. demonstrations by expert craftsmen skilled The city is home to the most important in these traditional crafts. Tipping Guideline: (based on 9D6N) and the largest river port in Europe. Marvel Optional: Zaanse Schans and Volendam • €63 per person at the unique, innovative and eye-catching Tour with lunch Cube House which fortunately survived Note: the war. Next, visit Markthal Rotterdam, DAY 8 • Keukenhof garden visit is a special inclusion during the first indoor food market in the Netherlands. Be amazed by the spectacular AMSTERDAMHOME the Keukenhof season. There will be no other graphic designs that covers the ceiling of replacement tour outside Keukenhof season. the spacious market hall. Breakfast • A minimum group size of 20 passengers is required Optional: Bruges Tour Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till is time to for a confirmed departure. transfer to the airport for your flight home. • The sequence of the iࢼnerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior noࢼce in the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Acࢼviࢼes are subject to weather condiࢼons. • During major events, accommodaࢼon may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior noࢼce 42 Western Europe | EU Holidays

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FEATURE Five Reasons to Make Holland Your Next Travel Destination! Be it big or small, the adventures of the Netherlands are anything but dull and boring. Holland Holland, or The Netherlands, is more often than not symbolized by two things – tulips and cycling! Whilst these associa- tions stand true of this country, one has to acknowledge that the beautiful country is al.so home to cosy cafes, stunning architecture, historical windmills, a vibrant arts scene, and of course – delectable cuisine. We’ve rounded up a few must-sees during your time in this idyllic country littered with romantic and picturesque canals. 44 Western Europe | EU Holidays

Giethoorn Zaanse Schans Slip away from the cityscape and ease into Embark on a memorable journey to the the pace of village-life at Giethoorn. Here, fairytale destination of Zaanse Schans. you will be able to take in the beauty of the Steeped in colourful history, the neighbour- canals, thatched-roof farmhouses and tall hood in the Dutch town of Zaandam will old wooden bridges as you stroll through take you back in time. It’s hard not to feel Giethoorn’s simple, yet gripping beauty. nostalgic as you explore the quaint The serenity is almost unreal and a real offerings of this place. If you would like to welcome change from the hustle and take in the sights of this compact village, bustle of city life. This village is car-free, the narrow stairs leading up to the deck of which means you can’t hop into a car to the mill provide a stunning vista of the drive around the village – a great limitation entire area. Apart from offering breathtaking because Giethoorn keeps its quaint ways views, the windmills are the main source of fixed, even to its visitors. The best way to production, where freshly ground spices experience Giethoorn would either be by and flour are milled. taking a leisurely stroll, or getting on board a canal cruise, where you will get a local guide to share with you a little more about the history and culture behind this wonder- ful slice of paradise. Keukenhof Prepare for a floral showcase like no other at Keukenhof. As one of the largest spring gardens in the world, it’s no surprise that this attraction draws visitors by the thousands to its flower fields comprised of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths every year. The 32-hectare ground carpeted with over seven million spring flowers of every colour and size offers a sight that you soon won’t forget. Apart from the expansive and vibrantly coloured flower fields, there are several shows and other interesting events that will keep you occupied for the duration of your visit. The family-friendly attraction also comes with a petting farm, maze, and a playground to keep the little ones engaged and entertained. Besides display- ing an unforgettable showcase, the park also acts as a platform for business exchanges between growers and floricultural and tourist organisations, which is imperative for the continuation of the festival. Keukenhof was first established as a spring park in 1949, when a group flower growers and exporters came together to turn the estate into an exhibit. The park changes its theme every year – its upcoming theme of 2018 being Romance in Flowers, which is centred around the idea of spending somewhere romantic with your loved one. And since red rose has long been associated with love and romance, visitors can also expect the rose show to be bigger and better than ever. This season’s Keukenhof will also host a classical music festival called Romance at Keukenhof. Madurodam Markthal Rotterdam The miniature park and tourist attraction in The The massive Markthal Rotterdam is the Hague, Netherlands is renowned for its minia- largest weekly open market in Rotterdam ture scale models of the popular highlights of that sells everything from fresh produce to the country, to the playful activities that can be hardwares. Occupying the ground floor is enjoyed by the whole family. If you have a the market itself, while the upper floors penchant for trains, then you’re in for a treat! house the outstanding arch of apartments This place also houses mini train stations of that are hard to miss. Besides the seamless Rotterdam, Utrecht and Groningen Central. See blending of modern architecture and the the trains, railway tracks, platforms and even captivating graphic designs that adorn the models of people waiting for trains crafted in walls and ceilings of the structure, the painstakingly detail. Additionally, while here you Markthal Rotterdam spoils the average can take some time to discover Holland’s visitor with its various and generous heritage through its replicas of the Royal Palace selections of cheeses, restaurants and on Dam Square, canal houses, the Rijksmuseum international cuisines. and Anne Frank’s house. EU Holidays | Western Europe 45

10D7N INSIGHTS OF FOLLOW US.... ECAMSS NETHERLANDS Experience the enigmatic and enchanting splendours of Holland and its most famous cities. Explore Amsterdam via a canal cruise and be captivated by the outstanding John Frost Bridge as you traverse across Holland in this 10-day tour. COUNTRY Premier FOCUSED Lounge KEUKENHOF, LISSE, NETHERLANDS Travel Validity Period: 1st Apr 2020 – 31st Oct 2020

HIGHLIGHTS GREAT BRITAIN NETHERLANDS Zaanse Schans AMSTERDAM 1 Groningen • Zaanse Schans Giethoorn • Diamond factory • Canal cruise Amsterdam 2 GRONINGEN The Hague • Market Square Delft 1 Amersfoort • Marࢼnitoren • Marࢼn’s Church 2 NETHERLANDS • Town Hall GIETHOORN Baarle AMERSFOORT • Koppelpoort Rotterdam • Muurhuizen Street • Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren 1 Maastricht ROERMOND DESIGNER OUTLET MAASTRICHT BELGIUM • Dominicanen Bookstore ROTTERDAM FRANCE Flight path • Cube House Traverse by coach • Markthal Ro‚erdam DELFT Featured destinations • Del[ware factory Overnight stays 1 2 THE HAGUE • Madurodam (Entrance Included) DAY 1 DAY 4 • Parliament House • Internaࢼonal Criminal Court HOMEAMSTERDAM AMERSFOORTROERMOND • Peace Palace DESIGNER OUTLETMAASTRICHT AALSMEER Assemble at the airport and take-off to • Royal FloraHolland (Entrance Included) Amsterdam. Breakfast, Dinner KEUKENHOF (Entrance Included) DAY 2 Begin your day in Amersfoort with a visit to DELICACIES the city's most iconic architectural feature, AMSTERDAMZAANSE SCHANS Koppelpoort, a combination of land and Meal Plan GRONINGEN water-gates. Next, stroll along Muurhuizen 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners Street, where you will find the most Meals on Board, Dinner beautiful medieval houses in town, before 4★ HOTELS Start your day with a visit to Zaanse Schans seeing Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren, the third where you will be presented with an idyllic highest church tower in the country. GRONINGEN Mercure Hotel scene of traditional windmills, barns, Thereafter, indulge in a shopping spree at AMERSFOORT Van Der Valk cottages and museums built in typical Roermond Designer Outlet with great buys MAASTRICH NH Hotel Dutch architectural style. Watch how of up to 70% discount. Then proceed to ROTTERDAM NH Hotel cheese and clog shoes are made in Maastrict, one of the oldest cities in AMSTERDAM Best Western Plus Hotel demonstrations by expert craftsmen Netherlands, to visit the Dominicanen skilled in these traditional crafts. In the Bookstore, which looks like a beautiful *Note: Hotels subject to final confirma on. Should there afternoon, tour the capital of Netherlands, Gothic church from the outside. be changes, customers will be offered accommoda on as you explore Amsterdam on a cruise similar to this list. through her famous canals before going DAY 5 on a trip to a diamond factory. Travel to EXCLUSIVES Groningen to stay for the night. MAASTRICHTBAARLE ROTTERDAM • 2N Ro‚erdam, 2N Amsterdam DAY 3 • Baarle, Border Town of Breakfast, Chinese Dinner GRONINGENGIETHOORN In the morning, embark on an orientation Netherlands & Belgium AMERSFOORT tour in the most complicated border town • Keukenhof visit during in the world, Baarle. Remarkably, the town Breakfast, Lunch is made up of Belgian enclaves within the 21 Mar – 10 May 2020 southern part of Netherlands, but within the Spend some time exploring the university city bigger enclaves there are also a few Dutch of Groningen, arrive at the Market Square enclaves – pretty confusing isn't it? Learn where you will find the highest church how to differentiate which part of the town steeple in the city – the Martinitoren, the is in which country from your tour manager Martin’s Church and the Town Hall. Next, as you walk down the streets. Spend some get away from the bustling city life and find free time to do some shopping, or you may some respite in the beautiful and idyllic wish to join an optional visit to Cologne, Giethoorn village. Be mesmerized as you Germany. Spend the night in Rotterdam, stroll along the canals, pass by ancient the second largest city in the Netherlands. thatched-roof farmhouse and cross over Optional: Cologne City the tall old wooden bridges. EU Holidays | Western Europe 47

10D7N INSIGHTS OF NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS DAY 6 GIETHOORN, NETHERLANDS Note: Early departure on this day in order to catch the flower auction, expPeEcTtRAb,oJxORDAN ROTTERDAMDELFT DAY 8 breakfast. The Keukenhof garden visit is only THE HAGUEROTTERDAM during the Keukenhof season, from 21st AMSTERDAMAALSMEER March 2020 to 10th May 2020. Breakfast AMSTERDAM Optional: Volendam Tour This morning, travel to Delft, a beautiful Breakfast DAY 9 town best known for its blue and white Set off to Aalsmeer, The Royal Flora ceramics known as ‘’Delftware’’. Visit a Auction, to catch the world's biggest flower AMSTERDAMHOME Delft Blue pottery factory for more insights auction in action! Next up, visit Keukenhof, on how Delftware are produced. Next, visit the most beautiful spring garden in the Breakfast Madurodam, a miniature city that world filled with blooming tulips. Spend the Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is showcases Netherland’s highlights to scale. afternoon free at leisure for some shopping time to transfer to the airport for your flight Discover The Hague, home of the royal or sightseeing, with a possible chance of home. family and seat of the Dutch government. visiting the infamous red light district in Marvel at the majestic diplomatic buildings Amsterdam. You may also wish to make an DAY 10 such as the Parliament House, optional visit to Volendam, a quaint fishing International Criminal Court, and the town in North Holland well-known for its HOME SWEET HOME Peace Palace, which is set among relaxing traditional costumes and vibrant Dutch lush green spaces in the city. Travel back to music scene. We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Rotterdam to view the unique, innovative our company and we look forward to and eye-catching Cube House, which seeing you again for your next trip. fortunately survived the war. Next, visit Markthal Rotterdam, the first indoor food Suggested Excursions: market in Netherlands. The spectacularly Addiࢼonal acࢼviࢼes that complement your holidays designed ceiling of the spacious market will be at your own discreࢼon and is enࢼrely opࢼonal hall is a combination of apartments in the *minimum group size may apply canopy. • Cologne: € 35 • Bruges: € 49 DAY 7 • Volendam with Lunch : € 49 ROTTERDAMAMSTERDAM Tipping Guideline: (based on 10D7N) • € 70 per person Breakfast, Chinese Dinner Notes: Spend the morning free at leisure, or you • Keukenhof garden visit is a special inclusion during may join an optional tour to the charming city of Belgium, Bruges. A picturesque city the Keukenhof season. There will be no other whose charms sneak up on you replacement tour outside Keukenhof season. unexpectedly, Bruges has plenty of • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required jaw-dropping, beautiful architecture to for a confirmed departure. admire. Travel to Amsterdam for the • The sequence of the iࢼnerary, flight schedules and night's stay. hotels are subject to change without prior noࢼce in Optional: Bruges the event of unforeseen circumstances. • Acࢼviࢼes are subject to weather condiࢼons. • During major events, accommodaࢼon may be relocated to outside of the city or in another city without prior noࢼce. 48 Western Europe | EU Holidays


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