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Christmas & New Year s Ev e Gala Dinners ! Dinner at th e Eiffel Tower & MORE

INCLUDING CHRISTMAS AT THE MAJESTIC VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU GRAND HOTEL & SPA IN SWITZERLAND AND NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS IN ROME.

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15 DAYS DEPARTING 19 DECEMBER 2014

FEATURING SOME OF EUROPES BEST

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

A White Christmas in Europe


Join Insight Vacations for a once in a lifetime experience as you enjoy the magic of a white Christmas set against Europes most spectacular winter backdrops. This elegant tour features the grand cities of Paris, Brussels, Venice & Rome, charming medieval villages, twinkling with festive lights, and the finest of Europes traditional Christmas markets.
DAY 1 FRI 19 DEC: ARRIVE PARIS
Hotel:Hotel de Louvre Hyatt Welcome to Paris! Transfers to your hotel depart Charles De Gaulle Airport at 08.00, 10.00 and 15.00 hours. In the glow of afternoon light perhaps take your rst stroll along the tree lined boulevards festooned with fairy lights. Meet your Tour Director for a Welcome Drink this evening. (WR)

Experience
Ste-Catherine. The quaint stalls continue, along with a toboggan slope, big-wheel and ice skating rink. (BB)

the magic of
Enjoy the festive atmosphere, beautiful baroque facades and illuminated Town Hall in Brussels Grand Place

DAY 6 WED 24 DEC: ROTHENBURG INTERLAKEN


Hotel: Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa. Head south today through the varied landscapes of southern Germany, skirting the famous Black Forest. Cross the border, and continue into the heart of Switzerland, with mountains rising all around, to reach your resort, between the lakes. Your majestic hotel, Interlakens nest, offers unobstructed views of the Jungfrau mountain range and has been beautifully decorated for the season. This evening, get into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine and music by candlelight, before enjoying a Christmas Eve Gala Dinner. (BB,CED)

DAY 4 MON 22 DEC: BRUSSELS COLOGNE

Hotel: Hilton. Head east, across the German border to Cologne, where you visit the Gothic Cathedral, one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in the world. Surrounding the Cathedral, the citys sprawling Christmas markets attract millions of visitors each year. Beneath the imposing backdrop of the soaring spires youll nd the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland and well over 160 festively designed wooden pavilions. (BB,D)

DAY 5 TUE 23 DEC: COLOGNE ROTHENBURG

DAY 7 THU 25 DEC: INTERLAKEN


Awake Christmas morning to a magnicent winter setting. After checking if Santas been, you can relax with your loved ones, or explore the winter activities on offer. Gather for a special Christmas Day brunch, then travel out to the pretty Alpine village of Grindelwald nestled at the foot of the Eiger. From here enjoy a carriage ride through snowy scenes, followed by tasty gingerbread and gluhwein. Christmas Dinner is another festive affair, celebrated at your luxurious hotel. (CB,CD)

DAY 2 SAT 20 DEC: PARIS SIGHTSEEING

Todays orientation tour shows you all the famous sights of Paris! See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and stop for a photo of the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, join your Tour Director to visit some of the citys best Christmas Markets. First stop is Les Halles where there is a wonderful array of gifts from chocolates to more unusual art and craft items. Move on to the capitals largest market on the Avenue des Champs-Elyses, offering holiday treats like mulled wine, gingerbread and sausages. Tonight ascend the glittering Eiffel Tower for a wonderful highlight dinner overlooking the City of Light. (BB,HD)

Hotel: Prinzhotel. A scenic drive this morning takes you along the most beautiful part of the Rhine, past sleepy villages, terraced vineyards and ancient hill top castles. As you pass the Loreley Rock, hear the myth where sailors are said to have perished on a Sirens call. Your destination is medieval Rothenburg, the most well preserved town on the Romantic Road. Plunge into the 16C as you walk through the narrow cobbled streets lined with high gabled houses to the market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall, all set up for Christmas featuring an array of Christmas Markets. (BB)

DAY 8 FRI 26 DEC: INTERLAKEN


On Boxing Day get ready for what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your tour. Take the Bernese Oberland Railway via Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg, where you board the iconic Jungfrau Railway. This sensational journey tunnels through the Eiger to Europes highest railway station at 11,333 feet (3,454m). The underground station sits just beneath the Jungfrau summit itself providing breathtaking views. Now visit the labyrinth of ice caves and sculptures of the Eismeer Glacier. Back at the hotel, perhaps indulge yourself at the much acclaimed Spa? The attractive offers include the Winter Magic Day Spa and a soothing massage with authentic Swiss Alpine herbs. (BB)

DAY 3 SUN 21 DEC: PARIS BRUSSELS

Hotel:Hilton International Travel through the former battleelds of the Western Front into Belgium. On arrival in Brussels enjoy an orientation tour seeing the landmark Atomium and cheeky Mannekin Pis statue. Finish at the Grand Place, with its colourful illuminated Town Hall and giant Christmas tree. Then you are at leisure to explore the snow-topped market stalls that

DAY 9 SAT 27 DEC: INTERLAKEN INNSBRUCK


Hotel:Austria Trend Congress Drive through glorious mountain scenery to the principality of Liechtenstein, and its tiny capital, Vaduz. View the castle, before crossing the border to Innsbruck, beautiful capital of the Tyrol. See the Imperial Palace, Golden Roof and 14C

15 DAYS FRANCE ~ BELGIUM ~ GERMANY ~ SWITZERLAND ~ AUSTRIA ~ ITALY

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS ab d
Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Visit the Christmas Markets. Brussels: See the Atomium and Mannekin Pis statue. Witness the illuminated Grand Place and Winter Wonders, Brussels annual Christmas Market Event

BRUSSELS
(Day 3)

Cologne: Visit the Cathedral and Christmas Markets

Germany COLOGNE
(Day 4)

Rothenburg: Drive along part of Germanys Romantic Road. See the Renaissance town hall and Christmas Markets Interlaken: Visit the Alpine village of Grindelwald. Enjoy a carriage ride through the snow. Ride the Bernese Oberland Railway and iconic Jungfrau Railway to the highest railway station in Europe Liechtenstein: See Vaduz Castle Innsbruck: See the architectural jewels of the city - the Imperial Palace, Golden Roof and 14C houses of the Old Town Venice: Visit the Doges Palace and St Marks Basilica. Enjoy a Ghost Walking Tour with a local expert Rome: Visit the famous Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum. See the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

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Belgium
Rhine Gorge

ROTHENBURG
(Day 5)

(Day 1 and 2)

PARIS

France INTERLAKEN
(Day 6, 7 and 8)

INNSBRUCK
Vaduz
(Day 9)

Austria

Switzerland VENICE

(Day 10 and 11)

INCLUDED QUALITY DINING c f


Enjoy a Welcome Reception with drinks (WR) An authentic local restaurant lunch in Tuscany (L) Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at the La Terrasse Restaurant at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa (CED) Christmas Brunch (CB) & Christmas Dinner (CD) at the Jungfrau Brasserie, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa Special Highlight Dinner up the Eiffel Tower in Paris (HD) New Years Eve Gala Celebration dinner in Rome (ND) Three-course table dhote Dinners or Buffets (D) Full Breakfast daily (BB)

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INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES


14 nights accommodation in Premium & Luxury hotels Escorted by a professional Tour Director Luxury air-conditioned 40 seater coach with extended leg room, onboard washroom, and panoramic windows
Ascend the Eiffel Tower for dinner in an unparalleled setting

Insight Hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage

DAY 10 SUN 28 DEC: INNSBRUCK VENICE

Hotel: Molino Stucky Hilton. After breakfast travel across the impressive Europa Bridge into Italy and on to glorious Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Your luxurious 5 star deluxe hotel is only minutes from St. Marks Square, gazing out over the Guidecca Canal. Tonight, after an enjoyable dinner at the hotel, join a local guide for a Venetian Ghost Walking tour. Journey through the canals, back lanes and campi, lled with mystery and romance, where ghost stories bring a further chill to the nights air! (BB,D)

edges are sharper, the colours are more vivid and the low-ying sun turns the Italian capital into a huge Baroque stage set. (BB,L)

Insight Traveller document wallet & information pack Airport arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 15

DAY 13 WED 31 DEC: ROME

DAY 11 MON 29 DEC: VENICE

Winter time in Venice is superbly atmospheric, with its misty views, and quieter streets. Your sightseeing tour focuses on St Marks Square, visiting the Doges Palace and St Marks Basilica. For those that want to explore Venice by canal, there will be an opportunity to take a Gondola ride, or for those that prefer dry land, take your time getting semi-lost in a labyrinth of streets, where local people are going about their daily lives. (BB)

A local guide introduces you to the grandeur of the city. In the Vatican State, the richest community in the world, visit the Vatican Museums and witness Michelangelos famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Next visit the mighty Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Afterwards see the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps before heading back to your hotel to get ready for a Gala New Years Eve dinner tonight! For those staying up, the citywide show is unforgettable at midnight! New Years Eve in Rome means reworks thousands of them, let off with huge glee from windows, balconies, tall trees and car roofs. (BB,ND)

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

DAY 14 THU 01 JAN: ROME AT LEISURE

DAY 12 TUE 30 DEC: VENICE ROME

Hotel: Hotel Mediterraneo Depart Venice and travel into Tuscany, celebrated worldwide for its gastronomy. A two course lunch in a rustic beautiful region is arranged here, with a glass of its local vino! Now follow the course of the River Tiber to the Eternal City.

Today is set aside to relax and have time at leisure in Rome. As evening falls, perhaps join your Tour Director and fellow guests to celebrate the nal of your tour over a highlight dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant? Or have a nal evening on your own. (BB)

DAY 15 FRI 02 JAN: DEPART ROME

Bid your Tour Director and driver farewell this morning. Transfers from the hotel depart for the airport at 08.00, 11.00

Spend Christmas in the picturesque mountain setting of the Bernese Oberland at the deluxe 5-star VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa Resort. Steeped in tradition, radiating ambience from the time of the turn of century, your hotel is located in the heart of Interlaken, surrounded by iced lakes, soaring mountain peaks and forests blanketed in snow. On Christmas Eve youre invited to a lavish Gala Dinner and youll enjoy ne festive fayre for Brunch and Dinner on Christmas Day. Over New Years lavish in the central Hotel Mediterraneo in the heart of Rome. Here in the exciting city of Rome, celebrate New Years Eve in style, where a memorable Gala Dinner has been arranged.

Tips & Taxes & Porterage: Insight hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage. All tips are included for services on tour provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels. Whats Not Included: Airfares, airport taxes and charges imposed by third parties, passports and applicable visa fees, laundry, phone calls, items of a personal nature, beverages, meals and sightseeing not detailed on the itinerary, tips and gratuities to the Tour Director, coaches drivers and local city guides, excess baggage,optional excursions and travel insurance. Please note that travel insurance is highly recommended. Please see your Travel Agent for further details. Deposit: A deposit of AUD$200 per person is required within 7 days of booking. Final Payment: Required to your Travel Agent no later than 70 days prior to departure. Price: The advertised price is in Australian dollars. No surcharges in regards to cost or currency uctuations will be made once deposit is received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. Discounts: Frequent Traveller & 2nd tour Discount apply only. No other discounts are available on this tour. Cancellation Fees: The following scale of charges apply when cancellation is notied: No of days prior to tour commencement. More than 70 days Between 69 & 30 days Between 29 & 8 days Between 7 days to departure Cancellation fee a % of total tour price loss of deposit 38.5% 55% 100% of fare

made to your booking once conrmed. Refunds: No refund is available if cancellations occur after the tour has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilised. Itinerary Changes & Tour Cancellation: Insight Vacations reserves the right to vary itineraries should circumstances dictate, as well as cancel or reschedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements, or circumstances beyond its control. The advertised tours require minimum numbers to depart. Should these not be met Insight Vacations reserves the right to alter or cancel arrangements. Hotels: The hotels listed in the itinerary are conrmed, although subject to change for reasons beyond our control. Rooming Arrangements: Please note that single accommodation is usually limited. Occupying a single room either by choice or circumstance is subject to the applicable supplement. Tour Membership: Any person aged 8 years or more is eligible, though if under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Tour Director may, at his or her discretion, require any person to withdraw from any tour if he or she deems the persons acts or conduct offensive or a nuisance to other passengers, and we shall have no further liability. Porterage: For one suitcase on tour is included in the tour price and at arrival or departure from each tour hotel. Due to limited coach capacity this single bag should have a weight not exceeding 30kg (66lbs) and dimensions not exceeding 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in). Charges will be levied in the event these limits are exceeded and our promise to transport you as indicated may be invalidated. Note: Airlines may restrict check-in baggage to 20kgs per person.

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