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European Magic 2014

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Big BenNotre Dame CathedralFlorence, Italy
Big Ben
Notre Dame Cathedral
Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: From London, we travel to the Eternal City of Rome on this exciting European trip. Along the way, we have the opportunity to visit wonderful Paris, serene Geneva, chic Nice, Renaissance Florence and romantic Venice with its historic canals. Also see Cannes, Nice, Pisa, Monaco and the French Riviera.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris.

    Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Arcueil

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Admire the sights of this elegant city with your Local Guide, including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or see priceless works of art in the Louvre. Tonight, don't miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3


    Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of the French kings. Visit the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva, which lies at the western end of Lake Léman.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Les Nations

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city, including the unique Jet d'Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort.  Continue through impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Cote D'Azur.  Arrive in the coastal town of Cannes which is famed for its International Film Festival.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Amarante

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    Why not relax on the beach, shop for designer goods or enjoy French cuisine at a pavement café?  Alternatively you could explore nearby Nice with its expansive promenade, or the town of Antibes which houses a museum dedicated to Picasso.  The choice is yours!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Visit the Principality of Monaco, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace – home to the Grimaldi family – and the cathedral, where Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainier were married. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa, where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Tuscany Inn

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 8


    A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and spend time on your own exploring Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Don't forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Villa Giulietta

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Admire the splendours of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 10


    Cross the Veneto plain 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 Hotel

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 11


    Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, where you view Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome, with views of the Forum and the Colosseum. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel, or relax at a pavement café on the Via Veneto.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12


    This morning say ‘arrivederci' to your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of a memorable European holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • DoverSee the White Cliffs.
  • ParisSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • BeauneVisit this medieval town.
  • GenevaOrientation includes the Jet d'Eau and the United Nations building.
  • CannesVisit the sophisticated Film Festival city.
  • MonacoView the Royal Palace and cathedral.
  • PisaView the Leaning Tower.
  • FlorencePanoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
  • 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.


  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • 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.
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais.
  • 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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  • * 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. 
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