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European Accent 2014

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White Cliffs of DoverEiffel TowerMonte Carlo CasinoSt Peter's Basilica
White Cliffs of Dover
Eiffel Tower
Monte Carlo Casino
St Peter's Basilica
  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: From the vibrant city of Amsterdam and the scenery of Germany and Switzerland, to the iconic cities of Italy - including a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. Travel through France, and the elegance of Nice to the beauty of Paris with its iconic monuments and museums. There is plenty to take in on this exciting trip.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Europe! See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands, where you see your first windmill! In Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower by the floating flower market. Tonight, consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat – it's a great way to see the city.

    Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Leonardo Karlsruhe

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the old town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's Swiss Guards. Don't forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Stanserhof

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Enjoy splendid views of Alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past the commercial capital, Milan, to the magical city of Venice.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Il Burchiello

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Cruise along Venice's romantic canals to St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    Cross the Veneto plains via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ergife Palace

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    This morning consider an excursion to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. View the Forum and the mighty Colosseum in ancient Rome and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which the city is renowned.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: West Florence

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    View the Leaning Tower in the Field of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the stunning French Riviera, and visit Monaco en route to glittering Nice, the capital of the Côte d'Azûr.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Novotel Nice Centre Acropolis

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Your orientation tour includes Place Masséna and the Promenade des Anglais. The afternoon is yours to relax or perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 11


    In the papal town of Avignon, view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song, ‘sur le pont d'Avignon' and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue through orchards and vineyards in the Rhone valley to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ibis Beaune La Ferme Aux Vins

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 12


    Continue through Burgundy's splendid scenery and the Forest of Fontainebleau, to arrive in the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival there will be the chance to take an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 13


    Your wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later, consider an excursion to the magnificent Palace and gardens of Versailles. You might like to finish your holiday with a cabaret show, for which Paris is proudly famous!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 14


    From Paris drive north across the battlefields of World War l and glimpse the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Board the ferry at Calais and cross the English Channel to Dover. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers in London, where your memorable holiday ends.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • DoverSee the White Cliffs.
  • AmsterdamSee Dam Square and the Mint Tower.
  • Rhine ValleyCruise the romantic Rhine.
  • LucerneVisit the Lion Monument & views of the Chapel Bridge.
  • Swiss AlpsScenic St. Gotthard highway.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • RomeMorning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.
  • FlorencePanoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce.
  • PisaView the Leaning Tower.
  • MonacoVisit the Principality.
  • French RivieraOrientation in Nice.
  • AvignonViews of the Popes' Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet.
  • ParisEnjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.


  • 13 buffet breakfasts
  • 5 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais and return.
  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.
  • A London airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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