DAY 1 SINGAPORE → MILAN (Meals on Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and take-off to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan.
DAY 2 MILAN (Meals on Board, Pizza and Pasta Dinner)
Start off your day with an orientation tour around the city of Milan. Make your way to the Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress where noble lords of Milan used to reside. Drop by the grandiose Milan Cathedral for shots of the elaborate Gothic exterior façade. Next, take a leisure stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for some brief shopping, which will then lead you to Piazza della Scala – where a statue monument of Leonardo da Vinci is located. Stop by the lavish La Scala Opera House for some pictures at one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. Thereafter, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, shopping or sightseeing in Milan before proceeding for dinner (pizza and pasta). You may wish to make an optional visit to
Lake Como or the city of Lugano before you end your day.
Optional : Lake Como & cruise
DAY 3 - MILAN → VENICE (Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare)
Make your way to the heart of Venice via a private water taxi, a unique and effective means of transport for a city built on water. Then, set off on a guided tour around St. Mark’s Square and to the famous cathedral church St. Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the ‘church of gold’ due to its opulent design and gold ground mosaics. Swing by the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, two of Venice’s main landmarks, for some breath-taking pictures to bring back as mementos. Lastly, visit a glass blowing factory to learn more about the art of Murano glassmaking, an elite trade unique to Venice.
Optional: Gondola Ride
DAY 4 - VENICE → BARBERINO → PISA → LA SPEZIA (Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare)
Spend the day in shopping heaven at the Barberino Designer Outlet with over 100 brand stores selling everything from clothes and cosmetics to appliances and shoes. With great buys of up to 70% discount from prominent brands like Prada, D&G, Furla, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Laurent and Calvin Klein, no one is likely to leave empty-handed. Drive through the coastal region of Western Tuscany and stop over at Pisa’s Piazza del Miracoli to round up the day with their iconic trio attractions: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistry and the Duomo. Head to the La Spezia region for your overnight stay.
DAY 5 - LA SPEZIA → CINQUE TERRE → TUSCANY (Breakfast, Dinner – Chinese Fare)
Brighten your morning by proceeding on to the main highlight of this trip, Cinque Terre – an enchanting cluster of villages perched on the rugged peaks along the Italian Riviera coastline. Begin with the Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the five villages and embark on a boat tour (or train ride) to Manarola. Take a jaunt down the Via dell’Amore, otherwise known as the ‘Pathway of Love’, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and amorous grafitti along the path. Upon reaching the end of the path, you will find yourself in the village of Riomaggiore, boasting of romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. Next, travel to Tuscany, often referred to as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and the famous Chianti wine. You may wish to make an optional visit to Florence before you retire for the night.
Optional: Florence Tour
DAY 6 - TUSCANY → SIENA (Breakfast, Dinner – Local Fare)
Escape from the city and make your way to the picturesque Medieval Village in Chiantishire, a delightful stretch of countryside located in Siena that is popular among the wealthy British. Explore the winding streets in the Historic Centre of Siena, a well-preserved city that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Stop by the Siena Cathedral, one of Italy’s top Gothic cathedrals decorated with intricate carvings and statues. Capture stunning photos at the Piazza del Campo; known for its architectural beauty as one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, and visit Palazzo del Comune; a Renaissance structure otherwise known as the Town Hall. Then, visit one of the renowned Chianti vineyards in Central Tuscany and learn about Chianti wine-making, and a taste of one of the most famous and appreciated wines around the world. Proceed to Tuscany for the night.
DAY 7 - TUSCANY ¨ ROME (Breakfast, Dinner . Chinese Fare)
Travel southwards to Rome and start off with a guided tour in the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built with a capacity of up to 80,000. Visit the Vatican City – a walled enclave within Rome and feast your eyes
upon St. Peter’s Basilica, a Catholic shrine renowned for its Renaissance architecture. View ‘The Pieta’, a magnificent work done by Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, as well as other Italian works of art housed within the Basilica. Then, marvel at the masterpiece of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest Baroque fountain.
DAY 8 - ROME (Breakfast)
Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure in Rome. You may wish to make an optional trip to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of its archaeological sites and find out how this ancient Roman civilization was buried following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the well-preserved city, including buildings, temples and other structures with their contents inside fully intact, as they offer you a glimpse of the fascinating day-to-day lives of the citizens during the ancient times.
Optional: Day Excurision to Historical Pompeii
DAY 9 - ROME ¨ SINGAPORE (Breakfast, Meals on Board)
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home
DAY 10 - ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE
We hope you enjoyed your vacation with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.