Good-bye Singapore, Hello Europe (France, Switzerland, Italy)!

And so, off goes Mr. & Mrs. Hu for their honeymoon to Europe! 😉

Good-bye Singapore, hello Paris, Switzerland & Italy!!

Look who’s sending us off?

J’s beloved sister, Cheryl. 🙂

And Lionel, Cheryl’s boyfriend.

J’s first time on SQ, really.

Look, we even get to chill at the lounge!

Flying on SQ and flying direct (plus the lounge-chill), we’re so glad we chose to travel with Dynasty Travel. 🙂

Updates on the trip and our experience with DT when we’re back from our honeymoon. 😉

In the meantime, this is our itinerary from/with Dynasty Travel:

15D12N Best of Paris, Switzerland & Italy

SINGAPORE – PARIS – BURGUNDY REGION – GENÈVE – ZERMATT – MONTREUX – BERNE – INTERLAKEN – MT TITLIS – LUCERNE – MILAN – VENICE – VENETO REGION – FLORENCE – TUSCANY REGION – PISA – ROME – VATICAN CITY – ROME – SINGAPORE

Day 1: SINGAPORE – PARIS

。Welcome to a unique experience! Assemble at Changi Airport for our flight to Paris, the capital of France.

Day 2: PARIS

。Upon arrival, head straight to the city for our tour of the ‘Gay Paree’- Paris.
。Paris guided tour: Drive through the city to see the Arc De Triomphe, Place de La Concorde, Garnier Opera House, Champs Elysees, La Invalides and Louvre Museum.
。Make a stop at the 2nd level of the famous Eiffel Tower, built for the exhibition of 1889, for panoramic views of Paris.
。Suggested optional tour: An “Illumination Night Tour’ is perhaps the way to see why Paris is known as the ‘City of Lights’.

– Lunch included.

Day 3: PARIS

。Enjoy a day at leisure.
。Suggested optional tour: Visit Disneyland Paris, cruise along River Seine or perhaps go for a cabaret show in the evening.

– Breakfast included.

Day 4: PARIS – BURGUNDY REGION – GENEVA

。Enjoy a scenic drive as we make our way to the Burgundy Region, a major wine producing region in France.
。Continue to Geneva for an orientation tour.
。Geneva city tour: View the symbol of Geneva, the Jet d’Eau, a fountain with a 140m water jet in Lake Geneva. Make a photo stop at the large Flower Clock, a symbol of the Geneva watch industry, in the English Garden.

– Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 5: GENEVA – LAKE GENEVA REGION – ZERMATT (VALIS REGION)

。Visit the Montreux Christmas Market located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the 18th edition of the market is the most beautiful with over 140 artisans in their illuminated chalets decorated in the grand tradition of Christmas (only from 24 November – 24 December 2012).
。Relax in Lavey-les-Bains, a renowned thermal spa and medical centre located in the Rhone Valley (swim wear & 2 towels required for this excursion).
。Continue to the Valais-resort of Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s most famous holiday resorts. Get our cameras ready for the most spectacular visual feast of 38 alpine peaks of Italy, France & Switzerland. (Alternative accommodation in Valais Region used during ski season and in event of road closure).

– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 6: ZERMATT (VALIS REGION) – BERNE – INTERLAKEN

。Visit the capital of the Swiss Confederation, Berne.
。Explore this charming town dotted with Baroque Fountains, the Astronomical Clock and 6 km of Covered Arcades. Visit the mascot of the city at the Bear Pits on foot.
。Proceed to the charming resort of Interlaken, located between 2 sparkling lakes beneath the towering Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland.

– Breakfast and Fondue Dinner included.

Day 7: INTERLAKEN

。Spend the day at leisure.
。Suggested optional tour: Enjoy a tour on the unique cogwheel Jungfrau Railway into the heart of the roof of Europe – Jungfraujoch.

– Breakfast included.

Day 8: INTERLAKEN – MT TITLIS – LUCERNE

。Drive to Engelberg where we meet our ski instructor for our ski experience. Don ski boots, ski poles and skis before boarding the cable car for Mt Titlis. Travel on the world’s first revolving cable car, Rotair, to the summit, measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, for more fun in the snow. (Ski lesson included for groups departing December’12-March’13, subject to snow /weather conditions. Alternate mountain excursion and/or ski experience arranged during maintenance 5-16 November’12, during peak season between 18Dec’12 to 05Jan’13 and inclement weather).
。Make our way to Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities.
。Lucerne walking tour: Admire the 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge. Make a photo stop at the Lion Monument, dedicated to Swiss guards who died during the French Revolution. Visit Bucherer, Switzerland’s leading watch &
。Gemstone retailer to marvel at the Aion, the world’s largest indoor rolling ball clock and of course, purchase an authentic Swiss souvenir.

– Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 9: LUCERNE – MILAN

。Drive through one of the longest road tunnels, the St Gottard Tunnel, as we drive to Milan, the fashion and financial capital of Italy.
。Milan city tour: Join our guide for a tour of the Gothic Cathedral and the glass & steel Galleria, the first building in Italy to be lighted by electricity. Stroll through the compound of the Sforza Castle and be impressed by Leonardo Da Vinci’s design of this fortress and the city.

– Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 10: MILAN – VENICE – VENETO REGION

。Proceed to Venice which is famous for its numerous churches, maze of canals and floating gondolas
。From Tronchetto, board a private water taxi to Venice.
。Venice walking tour: Enjoy a guided tour of St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges Palace. Visit one of the fine Venetian Glass Blowing Factories where richly coloured Venetian glass in made into exquisite pieces of art.
。Suggested optional tour: Gondola Cruise

– Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 11: VENETO REGION – FLORENCE – TUSCANY REGION

。Be charmed by a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches and farmhouses as we drive to Tuscany.
。Visit Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance Art.
。Make a stop at Piazza Michelangelo for a panoramic view of the old town.
。Florence guided walking tour: Admire Brunelleschi’s masterpiece, the dome of the Duomo as well Ghiberti’s legendary Door of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio glittering with its rolls of stores jewelleries before we visit the most important square in the city, Piazza Signoria.
。In the evening, enjoy a scrumptious Florentine Steak Dinner accompanied by typical Chianti Wine.

– Breakfast and Florentine Steak Dinner included.

Day 12: TUSCANY REGION – PISA – ROME

。Transfer to the coastal town of Pisa.
。Visit the ‘Square of Miracles to appreciate the wonderful artistry of one of the wonders of the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Admire the white-marble Duomo, the elaborate Baptistery & the symmetrical Monumental Cemetery perfectly framed by the green lawns of the square.
。Drive to the ‘Eternal City’, Rome.
。Learn how to make a pizza and enjoy it for dinner.

– Breakfast and Pizza Dinner included.

Day 13: ROME – VATICAN CITY – ROME

。Vatican City guided tour: Visit the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Admire St Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church with Michelangelo’s Pieta, his magnificent dome, Bernini’s famous canopy as well as the incredible mosaics.
。Rome guided city tour: Visit Colosseum & the Roman Forum (entrances included) before we continue to view the Castle of Angels, Victor Emmanuel II Monument and the Venezia Palace. An obligatory stop will be made at the Trevi Fountain, Rome’s most photographed site before we adjourn to the Spanish Steps.
。Suggested optional tour: Tour of the Vatican Museum (schedule and time permitting)

– Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 14: ROME – SINGAPORE

。Bid farewell to Rome as we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel and look forward to bringing you to your next holiday destination.

– Breakfast included.

Day 15: SINGAPORE

。Arrival in Singapore

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