Are you in the USA?   Click to switch to Trafalgar's USA website

Great European 2014

Map and routeZoom In

The Sound of Music ChurchSalzburg CathedralHofburg PalaceWhite Cliffs of DoverArc De TriompheEiffel TowerNotre Dame CathedralCologne CathedralHeidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, GermanyPrado MuseumThe Leaning TowerThe ColosseumSt Peter's BasilicaThe ForumSorrentoGrand CanaleSt Mark's Square
The Sound of Music Church
Salzburg Cathedral
Hofburg Palace
White Cliffs of Dover
Arc De Triomphe
Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral
Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, Germany
Prado Museum
The Leaning Tower
The Colosseum
St Peter's Basilica
The Forum
Sorrento
Grand Canale
St Mark's Square
  • Duration: 27 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    N/A
    Help
  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to celebrity-rich Cannes, famous for its annual A-list invasion, see it all on a journey into the contrasts of Europe. It's Insider moments like… encountering Europe's cities with the locals who live in them. Passionate about the traditions of their countries and cultures, each is ready to share their unforgettable insights. Whether it's the stylish cities of Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. The historic settings of Assisi, Florence, Pompeii and Rome. Or the musical centres of Vienna and Salzburg. It's following the journeys they've often taken and hearing their takes on the 'hip', the history and the music.
Map
Image

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.

  • BARCELONA

    • + Dinner And Illuminations First we enjoy a typical dinner in this cosmopolitan city with drinks included, followed by a drive up to Montjuïc for a panoramic view of the city and a tour of the illuminated sights.

    • + Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner We start off this evening with a fabulous dinner, drinks included. Then sit back and enjoy a superb flamenco spectacular. This modern interpretation of Spain's most famous entertainment really offers the best show in town!

    • + Montserrat Leaving Barcelona, we head for the sacred mountain of Catalonia. Ascending this staggering rock formation we admire its spectacular panoramic views before arriving at the ‘Basilica Real’. Here, newly-weds pledge their vows to the mystical Black Virgin.

  • VIENNA

    • + Dinner And Viennese Concert We will enjoy a delicious meal of Viennese specialities with drinks, followed by a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. We provide you with 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.

    • + Dinner With Traditional Musical Entertainment In A Local Restaurant Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant. Drinks and traditional musical entertainment included.

    • + Schonbrunn Palace And Gardens We enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Schonbrunn, with its magnificently preserved state rooms and exquisite gardens. You will have time for a walk through the park, perhaps as far as the Gloriette pavilion with its magnificent views.

    • + Viennese Concert A wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. We provide you with 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.

  • AMSTERDAM

    • + Dinner In A Historic Dutch House Savour a meal of Dutch specialities in elegant surroundings. Drinks included.

    • + Dutch Villages And Farms A trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. First we visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker, then continue to the picturesque fishing village of Volendam with its wooden houses, locals dressed in traditional costume, and its old harbour.

  • SALZBURG

    • + Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps Driving deep into the National Park past bucolic farmhouses and picturesque villages, we arrive at the ruins of Obersalzburg. From here we transfer to special motorcoaches adapted to the scenic mountain climb to Hilters notorious Eagles Nest. Through the arches we will have splendid views up to the Hohen Goll and across snow-capped peaks (N.B.: This optional experience is weather dependent, and may not be available on all departures.)

  • MADRID

    • + Excursion To Toledo Visit the ancient capital of Spain, situated above the River Tagus. It contains the nation's principal Cathedral as well as some of El Greco's famous views. Echoes of Moorish and Jewish cultures abound. It is also famed for the production of Damascene work - intricate inlaid gold decorating jewellery and craftwork.

    • + Fountains And Plazas Of Madrid With Dinner This evening tour offers us the chance to admire the elegance of the new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before we experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a little idle chat and people-watching as they sip an aperitif before dinner. Drinks included.

  • LUCERNE

    • + Folklore Evening And Dinner Tonight we shall enjoy a tasty Swiss meal (one of the courses will be the famous Swiss cheese fondue) in a typical restaurant. Whilst you enjoy dinner, join in the fun of a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing, Alpine horn-blowing and many other customary Swiss entertainment. Two drinks are included.

    • + 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.

  • VENICE

    • + Lagoon Cruise With Dinner 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 where the glass blowers live. Dinner is taken at the picturesque 'Island of the fishermen', Burano, famous for its multicoloured houses and a photographer's paradise. Drinks are also included.

    • + Venetian Magic An unforgettable introduction to this unique and magical city! We cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxi, admiring the magnificent and elegant palazzos. We see the Rialto Bridge and then reach 'the most beautiful outdoor drawing room in the world', St Mark's Square. Later during your Gondola Ride, you will glide along the picturesque smaller canals while a duo of musicians entertains.

  • PARIS

    • + Le Grand Louvre The Louvre, the biggest and best known museum in the world, was once the palace of kings. Follow the expert guide through the sumptuous maze of galleries to see the main attractions including Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - the 'Mona Lisa' - and the State Apartments decorated in the style of Emperor Napoleon III.

    • + 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!

  • SORRENTO

    • + Positano And The Amalfi Drive Using private mini-buses, we drive along the famous Amalfi Coast in order to visit the exclusive artists' paradise of Positano, magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

    • + Traditional Neapolitan Evening Our beautiful drive takes us into the Sorrentino countryside to arrive at an 18th century Olive Oil mill where we enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, the mill and an ancient wine cellar. We will be served a simple meal including the famous pizza and wine.  Throughout the evening, there will be a demonstration of how Mozzarella cheese and pizza are made.

  • ROME

    • + Roman Dinner With Live Musical Entertainment An evening of great entertainment and fun. A delicious Italian meal, including wine and soft drinks, is served while you are treated to a wonderful music in a unique setting.

    • + Roman Treasures Cameras at the ready for the many magnificent sights awaiting us. With Our Local guide we will discover the many delights that Rome has to offer. These can only be truly appreciated by wandering slowly through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over many centuries, creating an amazing legacy for us today, like the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona, with its lively cafes.

    • + Vatican Museums And 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.

  • CANNES

    • + St Paul Corniche Drive And Dinner We drive inland towards the mountains and visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul, the artists’ paradise. We continue along the Riviera, passing through Nice, traveling on the Corniche roads with their spectacular views to a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.

Disclaimer
  • These prices are LAND-ONLY and are correct at the time of the website going live, however prices are subject to confirmation at the time
    of booking.
  • All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however prices and itineraries are subject to change, please confirm all details and final cost at time of booking.
  • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page. Conditions can be found in the footer under Information.
  • Early Payment Discounts are not available on all Trafalgar trips and some trips may be excluded.  Book early to avoid disappointment as the number of seats available at discount prices are limited.  The Early Payment Discount icon will be indicated on the Pricing and Availability page of the selected trips where this Early Payment Discount is applicable. 
  • It is important that you book your Trafalgar trip from your own country/region. For reasons why, please click here.
  • Hotels are subject to change.
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.

Join the Conversation