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European Supreme 2014

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, FranceMunich, GermanyHungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, HungaryVerona Arena in Verona, Italy
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Munich, Germany
Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
  • 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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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • ATHENS

    • + Cape Sounion Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temples sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the worlds first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

    • + One Day Cruise. Aegina, Poros And Hydra It's just a short 20-minute drive to Flisvos harbour where we will board your ship for a memorable full day cruise to the three Saronic Gulf Islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. The cruise ship is fully equipped with bars, dance floor, inside/outside seating, money exchange, gift shop, restaurant, air conditioning/heating, etc. Lunch with a glass of wine is included in the price and in the afternoon there is also a small show to keep you entertained for the return journey.

    • + Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere, entertained through dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (N.B.:Casual dress)

  • BUDAPEST

    • + Danube Cruise With Dinner Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube - savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included. Be amazed at Budapest's spectacular illuminations and understand why the city is also known as "The Paris of the East".

    • + Szentendre And Light Lunch First we head to visitthe excavated Roman city of Aquincum bringing to life history from the2nd and 3rd century. Then we follow our guide to the lovely medieval town of Szentendre, with its ancient walls and narrow, cobbled streets. Perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery and ceramics. The excursion will be completed with a visit to the quaint, charming restaurant, where Hungarian goulash soup, cake and drinks will be served.

    • + Visit To The Hungarian Parliament Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. (When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisitely decorated, 'Renaissance' Opera House.)

  • FLORENCE

    • + Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

    • + Florentine Dinner With Entertainment Sample the flavours of medieval Florence, during an evening of good food and music at a distinctive historic venue. (Subject to availability.)

    • + Michelangelos David A guided insight into the world of genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece "David". We enter the Academy of Fine Arts by a preferential reserved entrance and our visit focuses on Michelangelo and his groundbreaking and beautiful sculpture.

  • LUCERNE

    • + Folklore Show With Lunch Join in the fun of a lively folklore show with typical Swiss entertainment. Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue) and one drink as we listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing.

    • + Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise A series of cable cars will take us gradually up through the fields and forests to the summit of Lucerne's most well-known mountain. Here you have time to explore, admire the many sweeping views, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Then we board the cog-wheel train to the base of the mountain. (On certain departures the ascent and descent will be by cable car only.) On our return trip we enjoy a scenic lake cruise. (On certain departures this optional may be operated in reverse, with the cruise first.)

    • + Swiss Heritage A chance to meet the Swiss, as local farmers take us on a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Enjoy stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where local drinks and snacks will be served.

  • KALAMBAKA

    • + Meteora The visit to Meteora is a unique experience, with its monasteries perched on top of huge rocks. Here, where was once the sea, are giant columns of granite, on top of which reverent Christians found shelter to worship God in peace. During this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit some of these monasteries, shrines of Byzantine art. From their courtyards you will command an impressive view of the valley of the River Pineios and of the surrounding mountains.

  • PARIS

    • + Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge - the original Paris cabaret - immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

    • + Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner Dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town! Enjoy an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment - including, of course, the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night that you will never forget!

    • + Seine Cruise And Paris By Night Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' as we take a leisurely cruise on the popular river boats under the bridges of Paris, admiring the wonderful buildings which adorn the banks of the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we stop at some vantage points for you to capture these fascinating sights on camera. (In summer, this trip may take place before sunset).

    • + Versailles - The Palace And Gardens We leave the bustle of the city for the splendour of Versailles. Created by the Sun King Louis XIV, the palace became the envy of every other European ruler. Our guide takes us through the State apartments, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. Afterwards, take a stroll through the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. (N.B.:This optional is subject to availability.)

  • ROME

    • + Roman Evening With Dinner A light hearted evening in Rome. We will relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal (drinks included), while live musicians entertain us. To complete our evening, we will drive along the Via Veneto, a location made famous by the film 'La Dolce Vita' and see how the Romans enjoy their city. A wonderful end to our day.

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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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