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Hofburg PalaceParis, FrancePlaza de EspañaSt Peter's Basilica
Hofburg Palace
Paris, France
Plaza de España
St Peter's Basilica
  • Duration: 24 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: We bring you to the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France and Spain for a taste of the unique cultures, cuisines and heritages of each splendid country on this incredible European trip. Really get to know Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Florence, Nice, Madrid and Paris.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    LONDON – PARIS

    Meet your Travel Director and embark on your journey. From Dover see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through the Somme battlefields in Northern France to the glittering capital city of Paris!

    Hotel: Ibis Style Paris Bercy

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  • Day 2

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the sights of Paris with your knowledgeable Local Guide, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time seeing more of this fascinating city or enjoy an optional guided visit to the world famous Louvre Museum. Tonight, why not experience a famous cabaret show?


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    PARIS – BORDEAUX

    Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Blois, where Joan of Arc was blessed before battle with the English. Arrive later in Bordeaux.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck

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  • Day 4

    BORDEAUX – BIARITZ – LOURDES

    Head to the charming resort of Biaritz on the wild Atlantic coast before arriving in the pilgrim town Lourdes.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Best Western Christina

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  • Day 5

    LOURDES – MADRID

    Cross the border into Spain and pass by the city of Burgos en-route towards the cosmopolitan capital city of Madrid.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: NH Zurbano

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  • Day 6

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, consider an excursion to Toledo.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    MADRID – BARCELONA

    Travel through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia to the bustling city of Barcelona.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just

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  • Day 8

    BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    In Barcelona, your Local Guide shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Afterwards, discover the delights of the city at your own pace.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    BARCELONA – CANNES

    Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through the Camargue before arriving in Cannes.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn

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  • Day 10

    CANNES ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Enjoy free time to explore Cannes famous for its film festival. Relax on the beach or enjoy lunch in a pavement café.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 11

    CANNES – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI

    Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence.  See the leaning tower while in Pisa before arriving in Monticatini.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Tuscany Inn

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  • Day 12

    MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – ROME

    Explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in the eternal city of Rome.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ergife Palace Hotel

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  • Day 13

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Visit St. Peter's Basilica with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo's Pietá. View the Forum and Colosseum in ancient Rome. In your free time, consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 14

    ROME – VENICE

    Traverse the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain before arriving in the Venice region.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Villa Giulietta

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  • Day 15

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark's Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glass-blowing on Giudecca Island, with time later to shop and explore.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 16

    VENICE – VIENNA

    Travel through spectacular scenery and cross into Austria and make your way to the imperial city of Vienna.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Senator

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  • Day 17

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Vienna, including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 18

    VIENNA – SALZBURG – INNSBRUCK

    Arrive in Salzburg, where you see Mozart's birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music.  In Innsbruck see the Golden Roof and Hofburg.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Bon Alpina

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  • Day 19

    INNSBRUCK – LIECHTENSTEIN – GISWIL

    Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.  Cross into Switzerland and traverse mountain passes to the picturesque Giswil.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Krone Giswil

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  • Day 20

    LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 21

    GISWIL – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND

    Visit Heidelberg and see the impressive Renaissance Castle overlooking the town.  Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ramada Hockenheim/Micador/Frankfurt Airport West

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  • Day 22

    RHINELAND – RHINE CRUISE – AMSTERDAM

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine where you see steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later in Amsterdam.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport

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  • Day 23

    AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    See the sights of Amsterdam including the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam, learn about the arts of cheese and clog making.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 24

    AMSTERDAM – LONDON

    Pass through Belgium to Calais and board your ferry to Dover.  Later arrive in London where your memorable holiday comes to an end.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • DoverSee the White Cliffs.
  • ParisMorning sightseeing with your Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Loire ValleyView the Château de Blois.
  • BiarritzVisit this seaside resort.
  • LourdesView the Basilica and join the torchlight procession.
  • MadridMorning sightseeing with your Local Guide. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España.
  • Barcelonasightseeing with your Local Guide. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
  • South of FranceDrive through the Camargue.
  • NiceDrive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Masséna.
  • MonacoSee the famous Monte Carlo Casino.
  • PisaView the Leaning Tower.
  • FlorenceViews from Piazzale Michelangelo.
  • RomeMorning sightseeing with your Local Guide. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • ViennaMorning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards.
  • SalzburgVisit this charming musical town.
  • InnsbruckView the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Olympic ski-jump.
  • LiechtensteinVisit the capital, Vaduz.
  • LucerneVisit the Lion Monument.
  • HeidelbergView the castle.
  • Rhine ValleyCruise the romantic Rhine.
  • AmsterdamOrientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam.

Dining

  • 23 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 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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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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