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Salzburg, AustriaRoyal Palace BrusselsChapel Bridge in Lucerne, SwitzerlandJuliet's Balcony
Salzburg, Austria
Royal Palace Brussels
Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Juliet's Balcony
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: Brussels' Grand-Place. Venice's St. Mark's Square. Munich's Marienplatz. Arriving in a new nation almost every other day, this seven country trail reveals Europe's love of cafés and grand squares. It's Insider moments like… feeling flaky pastry disintegrate on your tongue as you 'test-drive' the Viennese 'fancies' in one of the city's hallmark cafés. And knowing, once you've finished it, you'll be tempted back to the pristinely stocked counter to pick a second cake. Sinking into the opulent setting, you recall Vienna's other signature sights – shared with you by Gabi, who added her own spin and helped you see her home city as a native Austrian does – before you asked her to point you in the direction of the best café.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais. Admire the beautiful canals and cobblestone streets in Bruges before arriving in Belgium's capital, Brussels. Enjoy an orientation of the city, which includes the Atomium, the Royal Palaces and a walk through the Grand Place to see the Manneken Pis. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and welcome drinks.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Thon Hotel EU

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Enjoy a scenic cruise on the romantic River Rhine. In Heidelberg, where some of the earliest evidence of human life was discovered, stroll through castle courtyards featuring picturesque views of this Baroque city. Perhaps enjoy a walk along the River Neckar after dinner this evening.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Marriott Heidelberg

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Cross the Swabian Uplands to Munich, where your orientation tour includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz. See the marvellous sights of the mountain-ringed town of Innsbruck, including the famous Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Regional Meal)

    Hotel: Grauer Bär

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    A short drive brings you to the charming city of Salzburg. View Mozart's birthplace and the Cathedral square during your walking tour with a Local Expert before arriving in Vienna, the city of music, your home for the next two nights.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Marvel at the Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Parliament and a host of other sights on your guided tour with a Local Expert of this elegant city! Spend the rest of your day as you wish. You might like to shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or experience a typical Viennese coffee house.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    The scenery on your journey through the Austrian lake district, over the Carnic Alps and across the plains of Northern Italy is breathtaking! Discover the ancient, beguiling port of Venice, known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic' and hailed by many as the most beautiful city on earth. This evening, dine at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Hotel: Quattro Fontane

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    Savour the sights and sounds of this serene Byzantine city during your canal cruise to St. Mark's Square, which includes the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Watch Venetian craftsmen at work creating a Local Speciality at a unique glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, spend time exploring on your own. Consider taking an optional experience across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a fresh seafood meal!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Travelling west, stop in Verona to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony, where Shakespeare set his most famous play. In Milan see the Gothic cathedral, La Scala Opera House, the beautiful Galleria and other famous landmarks during your orientation.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: NH Concordia

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Driving north past Lake Lugano, cross the magnificent Alps via the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lucerne. Standing below Mount Pilatus on the shores of Lake Lucerne, this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. An orientation includes the famed Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Spend time on your own exploring the narrow streets of the medieval old town.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Astoria

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Travel over the French border and into the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy. Arrive later in Paris, a vibrant, romantic capital city like no other!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Evergreen Laurel

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 11


    Place de la Concorde, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe − see all these amazing sights and more on your morning sightseeing with a Local Expert. Admire the glorious view from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the hidden gems of the city on your own this afternoon. Tonight, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 12


    Say 'au revoir' to Paris, cross the Somme battlefields in Northern France and pass the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Sail to Dover and continue by coach to London where your memorable European holiday concludes.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Expert in Salzburg, Vienna and Paris.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Salzburg, Vienna and Paris.
  • Orientation of Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan and Lucerne.
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • Cruise along the River Rhine.
  • View the Canals of Bruges, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Lake Lugano, and the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields.


  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Regional Meal, 2 three course dinners, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Return ferry tickets across the Channel.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 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.
  • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

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