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European Delight 2014

  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: The unbeatable sights of Italy's great cities including Rome, Florence and Venice, the beautiful lakeside landscapes of Lucerne, the peerless skyline of Paris with its iconic monuments and museums: a put them all together and you have a recipe for an exhilarating European trip!
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome! Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    Hotel: Rome Pinewood

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  • Day 2

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome where you view the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    ROME – SIENA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord

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  • Day 4

    FLORENCE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Florence is a treasure trove of art and history! Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don't miss the Duomo or Giotto's Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region – Queen of the Adriatic.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Antony Palace/Villa Giulietta

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  • Day 6

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and part of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time, take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a fresh seafood meal!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    VENICE – VERONA – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Postillion

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  • Day 8

    LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 9

    LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light, where this evening you might like to experience a world famous cabaret show!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

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  • Day 10

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe – your Local Guide shows you all this and more during your sightseeing tour! Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city's illuminations?


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 11

    PARIS – LONDON

    Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. In London, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of your spectacular European holiday!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • RomeMorning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum.
  • SienaVisit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo.
  • FlorencePanoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.
  • BolognaSightseeing tour with your Local Guide including the Kissing Towers.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • VeronaWalk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony.
  • LucerneOrientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.
  • ParisSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • DoverSee the White Cliffs.

Dining

  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 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 Calais to Dover.
  • 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.
  • Drop off at the Trafalgar London Reception Centre or the Trafalgar London hotel, Hilton Olympia.
  • 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 full details on transfers, please click here.
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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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