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European Dream (Winter 2013/2014)

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White Cliffs of Dover, EnglandThe Arc de Triomphe at night in Paris, FranceParis, FranceChapel Bridge in Lucerne, SwitzerlandThe Roman Forum in Rome, ItalyVenice, Italy
White Cliffs of Dover, England
The Arc de Triomphe at night in Paris, France
Paris, France
Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
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  • Style: European Discoveries
  • Description: Tuscany's sweeping vineyards and the majestic Swiss Alps provide picturesque backdrops for this dreamy Europe tour. Explore Italy's ancient Rome and discover the romance of Venice. Visit Lucerne, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains before ending your Europe trip in Paris to experience the famous charm, elegance and style of the French capital.
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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.

  • PARIS

    • + 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.

    • + THE LOUVRE AND NOTRE DAME We enjoy a conducted tour, enhanced by our excellent audio system, of one of the finest Art galleries in the world – the Louvre. A chance to admire the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo amongst the many thousands of exhibits in this former Royal Palace. We will also visit the interior of the great Cathedral of Notre Dame, with its glorious Rose Windows.

    • + 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. (NB. This optional is subject to availability).

    • + 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 recent award winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

  • LUCERNE

    • + LAKE CRUISE Widely considered to be the loveliest of the mountain lakes, much of the shoreline of Lake Lucerne can only be fully appreciated from the water. Admire the spectacular homes of the fortunate few, privileged to live on its scenic shores, as we cruise gently by.

    • + MOUNT PILATUS The opportunity to discover one of the best known mountains of Lucerne. A short drive takes us to the foot of Mount Pilatus, located in the heart of the Central Alps. Here, via a series of cable cars, we begin our ascent of this majestic mountain. We sail over farms, pastures and forests, and on arrival at the top you will have the time to take a stroll, write a postcard, or just marvel at the experience.

  • 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.

    • + ROMAN HIGHLIGHTS WITH THE COLOSSEUM An extension to the included sightseeing tour which allows us to admire the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes and displayed in the Vatican Museums. See the famous Tapestry Gallery and Gallery of Maps then finally wonder at the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. Take your time - Michelangelo spent 11 years in the preparation of the vault and altar wall! Later we will enjoy an interior visit of the Colosseum, scene of many gladiatorial combats.

  • VENICE

    • + LAGOON CRUISE WITH LUNCH Take some time off the beaten track! We are taken by private boat to the nearby islands in the lagoon of Venice. See the island of Murano and the Hermitage of San Francesco del Deserto. Lunch or dinner is taken at the island of the 'fisherman' - Burano - a photographer's paradise. Drinks are also included.

    • + MAGICAL VENICE A scintillating introduction to this magical city! First we cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxis admiring the elegant Palazzos. We see the Rialto Bridge and then reach the ‘most beautiful outdoor drawing room in the world’ - St. Mark’s Square. Then enjoy a romantic gondola journey along canals full of character and colour, while musicians and singers entertain. See the magnificent and elegant palaces, witnesses of the past splendours of the ‘Serenissima’. (Without the drink, Euros 62)

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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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