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European Supreme 2014

  • Duration: 29 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: Classic favourites meet the roads less discovered, to give a complete view of Europe's many faces, from well-known characters Rome and Paris, to the lesser known personalities and secrets places of Belgrade and Sofia. It's Insider moments like… comparing the nuttiness of Holland's hard cheeses, made at a dairy farm near Volendam, after finding out how they're made. Being surrounded by the country's icons, from windmills to clog-making, it's realising these traditions have become clichés for a reason. This open-air 'living museum' reveals the Dutch pride in its heritage. In contrast to Amsterdam's replica 17th century houses, Europe's ancientness is seen in authentic reality at Greece's clifftop monasteries at Kalambaka.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the channel by ferry to France and then on to Amsterdam. Enjoy splendid views from your glass-topped boat as you cruise along the city's canals. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City

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  • Day 2

    AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. During an orientation see the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory, a Local Speciality, to see the diamond cutters at work. Visit Volendam where a Local Expert demonstrates the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – MANNHEIM

    Today travel to Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg to view the magnificent castle ruins. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Leonardo Mannheim City Centre

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  • Day 4

    MANNHEIM – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK

    See the splendid Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Arrive later at Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Grauer Bär

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  • Day 5

    INNSBRUCK – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Your walking orientation includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Hotel: NH Laguna Palace

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  • Day 6

    VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Cruise to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Witness a Local Speciality demonstration of Venetian glass-blowing.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    VENICE – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    Pass the Austrian Lake District and cross the Styrian Alps en route to the imperial city of Vienna.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube

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  • Day 8

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See the Opera, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and Stadtpark during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Expert.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    VIENNA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS)

    Explore the medieval city of Györ in Hungary. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Novotel Centrum

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  • Day 10

    BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See the Great Synagogue and Fishermens' Bastion on your included sightseeing with a Local Expert. Tonight, experience a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Regional Meal)

  • Day 11

    BUDAPEST – BELGRADE (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church. Later arrive in Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Moskva

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  • Day 12

    BELGRADE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Expert.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 13

    BELGRADE – SOFIA SIGHTSEEING

    See the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing in to Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where you guided tour with a Local Expert includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Radisson Blu Grand Sofia

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  • Day 14

    SOFIA – KALAMBAKA

    Travel into Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

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  • Day 15

    KALAMBAKA – DELPHI – ATHENS (4 NIGHTS)

    See the battle site at Thermopylae. Visit the Temple at Delphi with a Local Expert on the way to Athens.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

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  • Day 16 to Day 18

    ATHENS FREE TIME

    You have three days to explore this exciting ancient city. Or you might like to take a cruise to the Aegean Islands. See cruise box.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Buffet Breakfast / Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 19

    ATHENS SIGHTSEEING – AT SEA

    Visit the ancient Acropolis with a Local Expert. See the Parthenon. Cross the Corinth Canal to Patras for your overnight ferry to Italy. Dine tonight aboard your ship.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 20

    ANCONA – ASSISI

    Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi. Dine tonight in your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Hotel: Grand Hotel Roseo

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  • Day 21

    ASSISI SIGHTSEEING – SORRENTO

    With a Local Expert see the Basilica dedicated to St Francis while in Assisi. Pass the War Cemeteries of Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento for some free time.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Grand Hotel Parco del Sole

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  • Day 22

    SORRENTO – POMPEII – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii with your Local Expert. Later arrive in Rome.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ateneo Garden Palace

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  • Day 23

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Regional Meal)

  • Day 24

    ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING

    Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View the Piazza della Signoria, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery with your Local Expert.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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  • Day 25

    FLORENCE – ENGELBERG (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ramada Regina Titlis

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  • Day 26

    LUCERNE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. During your free time why not join a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 27

    ENGELBERG – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    See the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region en route to Paris. Tonight, you might like to enjoy a world-famous Parisian Cabaret!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Pullman Montparnasse

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  • Day 28

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Enjoy an included visit up the Eiffel Tower to the second level with your Local Expert. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, say 'au revoir' to your companions at a Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 29

    PARIS – LONDON

    Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Expert in Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris.
  • Local Expert A traditional craftsman demonstrates the making of wooden clogs and the renowned Dutch cheese.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.
  • Local Speciality Visit a historic diamond polishing factory to see diamond cutters at work in Amsterdam.
  • Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
  • Authentic Accommodation Moskva, Belgrade, Serbia – Considered the centre of the city, the Moskva has been declared a monument of culture and is often our base in Belgrade. The royal connections of this Authentic Accommodation began when Serbia’s king declared it open in 1908.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris.
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne.
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Acropolis in Athens and Delphi.
  • Cruise along the River Rhine.
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the battle site of Thermopylae and the Abbey at Monte Cassino.
  • See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France.

Dining

  • 28 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 14 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 Regional Meals, 2 three course dinners with wine, 7 three course dinners, cruise dinner and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Return cross-channel ferry.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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