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Beautiful West Europe 11-21MAR23

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Enjoy West Europe in its beautiful early spring season by visiting six countries, i.e. France, Belgium, Netherland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. And this is a great time for you to do shopping as you can visit the three best places World’s shopping paradises for “bargain” branded and luxury items, i.e Paris, Roermond, and Milan. More than that, we will also take you to one of the World’s eternal snow mountains in Swiss Alp, the eternal snow mountain of Mount Titlis. And it will be even more special as you will enjoy your long flights on the premium flights with lots of movies on board and great meals.

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Detail Package

Beautiful West Europe 11-21MAR23

Itinerary

 

D1 11MAR JAKARTA

1430 Flights Check-In
1740 Flight to Paris 

 

D2 12MAR ARRIVAL PARIS

0730 Arrival Rome
0900 Airport Pickup
0930 Paris City Tour: Eiffel Tower (photostop), Arc de Triumph, Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum (photostop)
1130 Shopping Session at Marna LaValle Village or (Optional Tour) Disneyland Paris
1800 Hotel Check-In Paris

 

D3 13MAR PARIS – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel and check out
0830 Trip to Brussels
1230 Brussels short tour: Atomium, Mannekin Piss, Royal Palace
1400 Trip to Amsterdam
1700 Amsterdam City Tour: Museum Van Gogh, Rijkmuseum , Anne Frank House (All Photostop), Dam Square (Photostop)
1900 Hotel check in Amsterdam

 

D4 14MAR AMSTERDAM – ROERMOND – COLOGNE (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel
0830 Amsterdam Tour: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Cheese Factory
1030 Trip to Roermond
1230 Shopping Session at Roermond Designer Outlet
1500 Trip to Cologne
1630 Cologne Tour: Gothic Cathedral, Souvenir Shopping
1800 Hotel check in Cologne

 

D5 15MAR COLOGNE – FRANKFURT – STUTTGART (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel and check out
0830 Trip to Frankfurt
1030 Frankfurt Tour: Romerberg Square
1130 Trip to Stuttgart
1430 Stuttgart Tour: Mercedes Benz Museum (photostop) or (Optional Tour Mercedes Benz Museum with entrance), Porche Museum (photostop), Stuttgart Old Town
1700 Hotel check-in Stuttgart

 

D6 16MAR STUTTGART – HOHENSWCHANGAU – MUNICH (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel and check out
0830 Trip to Hohenschwangau
1100 Neutchwanstein Castle (photostop)
1300 Trip to Munich
1500 Munich Tour: BMW Museum (photostop), Alliaz Arena Stadium (photostop) or (Optional Tour visiting Museum and Arena view)
1800 Hotel check-in Munich

 

D6 17MAR MUNICH – ENGELBERG – LUCERNE – ZURICH (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel and check out
0830 Trip to Engelberg
1230 Mt Titlis Tour (Including Entrance fee and Cable Car Rotair)
1630 Lucerne Tour (if time permits): Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge
1730 Trip to Zurich
1830 Hotel check-in Zurich

 

D8 18MAR ZURICH – MILAN – VENICE (B)

0730 Breakfast and check out
0830 Trip to Venice via Milan
1530 Venice Tour: St Marco Square, Doges Palace, Bridge of Sight  (All Photostop, No Entrance)
1830 Check in Hotel Venice

 

D9 19MAR VENICE – SERRAVALLE – MILAN (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel and check out
0830 Trip to Serravalle
1200 Shopping session at Serravalle Designer Outlet
1530 Trip to Milan
1700 Check in Hotel Milan

 

D10 20MAR MILAN DEPARTURE (B)

0730 Breakfast at hotel
1200 Hotel Check out
1330 Milan Tour: Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Theater, Sansiro Stadium (All Photostop, No Entrance), Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle 2
1830 Airport Drop Off
2135 Flight back to Jakarta

 

D11 21MAR JAKARTA

2210 Arrival in Jakarta


Additional Information

Package Detail

  1. Price includes Return Flights Jakarta – Paris, and Milan – Jakarta  with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation
  2. Price includes Tipping for Guide, Tipping for Driver, Insurance, Europe Schengen Visa, and City Tax in all hotels in Europe
  3. Prices (Single, Double, etc.) as per active prices in the system.
  4. Prices are based on a First Come First Server basis and based on availability. Prices may change accordingly
  5. Tour Periods: 11-21MAR23
  6. Hotels:
    1. Ibis Velizy Paris (3Star) / equivalent
    2. Ibis Amsterdam Airport (3Star) / equivalent
    3. Ibis Cologne Messe (3Star) / equivalent
    4. Ibis Munich Messe (3Star) / equivalent
    5. Ibis Zurich Messe Airport (3Star) / equivalent
    6. Ripamonti Residence Milan (4Star) / equivalent
  7. Term of Payment
    1. Purchase via Apps (Web/Android/iOS): Full Payment 
    2. Manual Purchase (payments update via whatsapp 6281122222738 or email sales@touress.com)
      1. Down Payment 30% to Book the Seats and Schengen Visa application
      2. Second Payment 40% 60 days before departure
      3. Balance Payment 30% 14 days before departure

Inclusion

  1. Return Flights Jakarta – Paris and Milan – Jakarta with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge (promo ticket, non-refundable, non-reroutable) based on seat availability. 
  2. Accommodations / Hotels including tax, service charges, city tax, and daily breakfast
  3. Entrance Fees and Meals as per itinerary
  4. Mount Titlis Rotair Cable Car
  5. Air Conditioned Private Coach including the driver, parking, and toll fee as per itinerary
  6. Insurance, Schengen Visa, Tippings for Drivers and  Guides, and City Tax for all Hotels IDR5jt/person
  7. Tour Leader from Indonesia for a minimum 20PAX in the group

Exclusion

  1. Optional Tours
  2. Lunch and Dinner sessions during Tour
  3. Personal Expenses (porterage, phone calls from hotels, laundry, mini-bar, in-room-service, and all other things not included in the itinerary)
  4. Travel Documents

Terms and Conditions

  1. This tour package is based on Promotion Non-Refundable, Non-Rescheduleable, No Transferrable except in the case of Force Majeure which makes the airlines cannot operate.
  2. The itinerary may change to adjust to the condition in the field. In the case the itinerary has to be changed, all points of interest as per the itinerary will be rearranged accordingly.
  3. Flight departure may be adjusted by a maximum of 4 days before or after the scheduled departure date to adjust to airline’s unforeseen conditions. For tour participants who fly domestic flights to Jakarta, it is mandatory to issue domestic flight tickets only after the International Flights (Jakarta – Paris / Milan – Jakarta) are issued.
  4. In the event of Force Majeure such as the closure of airports, endemic,  or pandemic, flights have to be rescheduled. All costs associated with the rescheduling will become the tour participants’ responsibility and the detail will be referred to the airline’s regulations. 
  5. By booking this package and paying fully or partially, you agree to and accept all terms and conditions, cancellation, and tour exchange rules of this package.

 

Additional information

Room Configuration

Twin-Share (share room with another person), Triple (share room with other 2 people in 2 Bed Configuration – suitable for 2 Adults + 1 Child), Single (whole room for me)

Insurance and Visa Processing

Included (appointment and visa application will be assisted by touress)

Tour Period

11-21MAR2023

Locations in West and East Europe

Required Documents

  • A passport that is still valid 9 months after the return date from Italy.
  • A full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccine brands).
  • Valid Schengen Visa
  • Travel Insurance with Schengen Coverage of minimal EUR60000
  • Tour Itinerary

Essential Information

Visas
Entering Europe requires a Schengen visa for travelers from outside Schengen areas to enter the country.

Time Zone
All of the Europe countries visited on this tour are within GMT+2

Languages
Languages spoken in the countries visited on this tour vary based on the countries, but most are English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Roman, and Latin though most people there speak English.

Currency and Payment

Euro (EUR or €) is the common currency used in Europe along with its own currency, the Swiss Franc (CHF), in Switzerland. The exchange rate is 1EUR = 1CHF = 1.07USD. Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted in malls and shopping centers, but for local restaurants, it is always better to prepare cash.

Etiquette
Here are some dos and don’ts in West Europe:

  • Greetings – Greetings are traditionally formal in Western Europe with a firm handshake, a smile, and even a slight bow in certain old-fashioned circles.
  • Kissing – Familiar colleagues may kiss each other 3 times on the cheek. However, men rarely kiss men, they shake hands!
  • Dining – Western Europeans follow the Continental or the traditional knife and fork custom when dining. Even sandwiches are eaten with a knife and fork in most West European set-ups. Wait for the host to offer the first toast. Serve yourself small portions to avoid wastage. Place your knife and fork diagonally parallel to each other on your plate, to indicate that you have finished your meal.
  • Sitting – Men sit only after all the women are seated at the table.

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit West and East Europe are in spring (April-May), summer (June-August) and fall (September-October). In general, West and East Europe countries enjoys mild temperatures, although there are regional variations e.g. there’s a Mediterranean climate in the south and wetter weather in the north. In August, most of the countries closes down to chase the sunshine in the south. For budget travels, winter is one of our preferred times to explore West and East Europe, as the crowds are fewer, yet the restaurants are still lively with locals.

Spring (April to May) is considered one of the best seasons to visit West and East Europe, as temperatures start to rise and life pours back into the towns and countryside. Markets tend to reopen or double in size. Although the Easter school break can increase domestic tourism, West and East Europe during springtime is still relatively peaceful in terms of crowds.

In summer (June to July) across the countries, many visitors either head to the sea or to the swimming pool. June is considered one of the best months to visit, as schools are yet to break up for the summer and temperatures are just right for exploring the cities.

Some businesses throughout the countries close in August, as this is when many of the locals take trips of their own and the schools take their long summer break. However, it’s still a very popular month for travel. Temperatures are at their warmest, so you can spend your days soaking up the sun and dining alfresco.

Autumn (September to October) is one of the best times to visit West and East Europe. Temperatures are still warm but not too hot, creating ideal conditions for exploring both the cities and the countryside. The crowds have thinned, families have returned to school, and landscapes are illuminated with vibrant reds and golds.

In Winter (November to December), although the weather is cooler, it is still great to visit West and East Europe. Museums and sites are quiet, while restaurants in the cities are still lively. Christmas markets open up across the cities, where vendors sell mulled wine, cheese, charcuterie and seasonal arts and crafts. Rural areas can be quiet during these months.

Health Protocol to Europe

Health Requirements to be allowed to fly and enter West Europe:

  • The entry point of this tour is Paris (France), and France requires no PCR or Rapid antigen tests if you have already completed a full dose of vaccination (1 shot for the Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccine brands).
  • On your departure to Indonesia, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s regulation, you do not have to present the negative PCR result if you are fully vaccinated.

Point of Interest (Not all are visited, please refer to the itinerary)

Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Despite the fact that visitors from all over the world visit this neighborhood every day, it is good to know that people still live here. Keep this in mind during your visit. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops.


Atomium

Renovated as a major national event between 2004 and 2006, the Atomium – which was not intended to survive Expo 58 for which it was the flagship construction – is today, with over 600,000 visitors per year, the most popular tourist attraction in the capital of Europe, an art centre and an international symbol of Brussels and Belgium.


Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, in full Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, massive triumphal arch in Paris, France, one of the world’s best-known commemorative monuments. The Arc de Triomphe is an iconic symbol of French national identity and took 30 years to build. The Tour de France bicycle race ends near it each year, and the annual military parade marking July 14—known both as French National Day and Bastille Day.

 


Eiffel Tower

The tower is 330 metres (1,083 ft) tall,[5] about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930. It was the first structure in the world to surpass both the 200-metre and 300-metre mark in height. Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second tallest free-standing structure in France after the Millau Viaduct.


Louvre Museum

There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Louvre! So many works of art to discover in this fabulous museum that used to be a palace!

 


Luxembourg

The history of Luxembourg is considered to begin in 963, when count Siegfried acquired a rocky promontory and its Roman-era fortifications, known as Lucilinburhuc, “little castle”, and the surrounding area from the Imperial Abbey of St. Maximin in nearby Trier. Siegfried’s descendants increased their territory through marriage, conquest, and vassalage. By the end of the 13th century, the counts of Luxembourg reigned over a considerable territory.


Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart celebrates the automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886: it relates its history and tells its stories, bringing both alive by placing them in the context of technology, day-to-day life, social history and popular culture. More than 160 vehicles of all types are the main protagonists. They range from some of the oldest automobiles ever built to legendary racing cars and futuristic research vehicles.

Together with other exhibits, they form the centrepiece of the permanent exhibition covering a total of 16,500 square metres in twelve rooms. This unparalleled world can be discovered on two tours that follow a “Legend” and “Collection” narrative.


Downtown and Old Town Zurich (Switzerland)

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and a financial and tourist hub. Located on the river Limmat and the northwestern tip of the Zurich Lake with the Alps on the horizon, this city has so much to see and do that there is something special all year round, and no season is a bad season to visit.

With its picturesque old town, the famous Bahnhofstrasse with its extravagant shopping, and the scenic waterfront, you can spend your time simply meandering through the streets, stopping off regularly in the many cafes and restaurants. Shopping in Zurich, and the rest of Switzerland, is a delight, but it is pricey; indeed, it is so pricey that the Swiss usually take a day trip to Germany to fill their cupboard and wardrobes. So beware of your travel budget.


Zurich Lake

After Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Constance and Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich is one of Switzerland’s “Big Five” in terms of lakes. In the past, it was mainly used as a traffic and transportation route, but today it is a popular excursion destination for swimming, sailing, boating, and picnicking on the shore.


Lake Lucerne

The fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, beautiful Lake Lucerne stretches from the eponymous picturesque city right up to the gorgeous Swiss Alps. It was formed 12,000 years ago during the shrinking of the River Reuss’ glacier, the evidence of which can still be observed in the fascinating Jardin des Glaciers de Lucerne. It is well worth taking advantage of the boat rentals and boat tours here to get the full experience of this breathtaking lake.


Chapel Bridge Lucerne

Lucerne’s landmark is considered to be Europe’s oldest covered bridge. It was built in the 14th century and was originally a part of the city fortifications. The pictorial panels, which were incorporated in the 17th century, contain scenes of Swiss history as well as the Lucerne’s history.


Lion Monument Lucerne

The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.


Mount Titlis

Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, a mountain range in Central Switzerland and part of the Western Alps. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden, which is a canton of Switzerland, and Bern, which is the second-largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population. The height of Mount Titlis is 3,239 metres above sea level.

Mount Titlis is mainly accessed from Engelberg on the north side and is famous as the site of the world’s first rotating cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis through the three stages of Gerschnialp, Trübsee and Stand.


Mount Titlis Cliff Walk

The Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. Built at around 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above sea level, it is believed to be the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe.


Vaduz

Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, sits on the Rhine River near the Swiss border. On a hillside overlooking the town, Vaduz Castle dates back to the 12th century and is a royal family residence. In the Städtle, the pedestrianized town center, the sleek Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein displays modern art. Nearby, the National Museum houses archaeological and cultural artifacts in a medieval building.


Lake Como

Lake Como, also known as Lario, is the third largest of the Italian lakes (after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore). With a maximum depth of approximately 410 meters (448 yards), Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

Its characteristic shape, reminiscent of an inverted Y, results from the melting of glaciers combined with the erosive action of the ancient Adda river. This led to the formation of the two southern branches, in the midst of which there is the world popular Bellagio.

Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como provides one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. If you’re going to visit the Italian lakes, you’ll be surprised to learn about the many things to do in Lake Como.


Stadion Sansiro

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, commonly known as San Siro, is a football stadium in the San Siro district of Milan, Italy, which is the home of A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. It has a seating capacity of 80,018, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe, and the largest in Italy.


Galleria Vittoria Emanuele

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping gallery and a major landmark of Milan in Italy. Housed within a four-story double arcade in the centre of town, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy.


Serravalle Designer Outlet

Visit the Serravalle Outlets on a full-day shopping trip from Milan. Europe’s largest shopping mall is located just 60 minutes away from Italy’s fashion capital. Enjoy discounts of 30-70 percent on all the major Italian designer brands.

Accommodations

Ibis Velizy Paris (3Star) / equivalent


Ibis Amsterdam Schipol Airport (3Star) / equivalent


Ibis Cologne Messe (3Star) / equivalent


Ibis Munich Messe (3Star) / equivalent


Ibis Zurich Messe Airport (3Star) / equivalent


Ripamonti Residence Milan (4Star) / equivalent