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Hofburg Palace
Prague Castle
River Rhine
Chillon Castle
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: Cruise along the Rhine Valley with its beautiful landscape before enjoying a walking tour of Prague where you view the impressive castle. View castles of the Rhine Valley, and see the impressive Prague Castle Travel the canals of Venice and see beautiful Lake Lucerne before exploring magical Paris.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS)

    Greetings from your Travel Director and Welcome to Europe! Drive through Kent's scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills!

    Hotel: Steigenberger Airport

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  • Day 2

    AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    This morning in Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums or perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND

    Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard, embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: NH Frankfurt Rhein Main

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  • Day 4

    RHINELAND – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

    Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages! Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic, and arrive later in the capital, Prague.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Diplomat

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  • Day 5

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide brings the history of this fascinating city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle complex in Europe – the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Later, perhaps take a cruise on the River Vltava or attend a lively folklore show.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – MUNICH

    Cross back into Germany, stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Munich East

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  • Day 7

    MUNICH – INNSBRUCK – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Head south towards the mountains and enjoy an amazing drive through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal Alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Il Burchiello

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  • Day 8

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Evidence of Venice's glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch through the city's canals to St. Mark's Square. Admire the magnificent Doge's Palace, former home of Venice's ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass–blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways and historic bridges and canals. Later, perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a seafood meal.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    VENICE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NGHTS)

    Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Paxmontana Jugendstil/Postillon Buochs

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  • Day 10

    LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views! Later, you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 11

    LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France's most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris! This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city to see the magnificent illuminations.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

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  • Day 12

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. Your Local Guide shows you all the major sights during your sightseeing tour, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps consider taking a Seine cruise. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 13

    PARIS – LONDON

    Journey north from Paris across the First World War battlefields, and the Valley of the Somme featuring memorials to soldiers who fought and died between 1914 and 1918. Board the ferry at Calais and cross to Dover. Continue by coach to London, where it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your splendid European holiday!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • DoverSee the White Cliffs.
  • AmsterdamSee Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation.
  • CologneView the cathedral.
  • Rhine ValleyCruise the romantic Rhine.
  • NurembergSee the medieval town.
  • PragueWalking tour with your Local Guide includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge.
  • MunichView the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz.
  • InnsbruckView the Golden Roof and Hofburg.
  • VeniceCruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
  • St. GotthardDrive this scenic alpine route.
  • LucerneVisit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge.
  • ParisSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Somme ValleySee the monuments to the First World War battles.

Dining

  • 12 buffet breakfasts
  • 5 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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