Wonders of Europe 2014

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Tower Bridge at night in London, EnglandParis, FranceChapel Bridge in Lucerne, SwitzerlandThe Roman Forum in Rome, ItalyVenice, Italy
Tower Bridge at night in London, England
Paris, France
Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 18 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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    At Leisure 2014
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  • Description: Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Vatican in Rome: this is the way to see Europe's iconic cities – and their world-famous sights, all at an enjoyable pace. It's insider moments like… arriving in the medieval city of Beaune in Burgundy, anticipating the delights that will be served when you dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant later on. Walking over Lucerne's 14th century Chapel Bridge – the oldest covered wooden bridge in the world. Watching skilled glassblowers create pieces of art on Guidecca Island in Venice. And making a mental note of the amazing insights you hear about London, Paris, Verona, Florence and Rome, as insiders tell you what it is that makes their cities great.
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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.

  • PARIS

    • + Seine Cruise And Paris By Night Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' as we take a leisurely cruise on the popular river boats under the bridges of Paris, admiring the wonderful buildings which adorn the banks of the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we stop at some vantage points for you to capture these fascinating sights on camera. (In summer, this trip may take place before sunset).

    • + Versailles - The Palace And Gardens We leave the bustle of the city for the splendour of Versailles. Created by the Sun King Louis XIV, the palace became the envy of every other European ruler. Our guide takes us through the State apartments, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. Afterwards, take a stroll through the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. (N.B.:This optional is subject to availability.)

    • + 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!

    • + 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!

    • + Giverny House And Gardens Of Claude Monet Visit this charming French house, with its spectacular gardens, the former home of the greatest Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, and inspiration for his magnificent waterlily paintings. Our coach will drive us to the village of Giverny where we will enjoy a tour of this delightful house and garden with its internationally famous Japanese bridge.

    • + Dinner And Seine Cruise Enjoy dinner and drinks in a typical Parisian restaurant, followed by a relaxing cruise on the River Seine, perfect for photographers.

  • LUCERNE

    • + 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.

    • + 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.)

    • + Mount Pilatus A scenic lakeshore drive brings us to our cog-wheel railway, where we board our train 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. Later a series of cable cars will bring us gradually down through fields and forests to the foot of this majestic mountain. (On certain departures the ascent as well as the descent of the mountain will be by cable car only.)

  • VENICE

    • + Hidden Venice A historical walk, with our Local Guide, through some of the lesser known areas of Venice. Discover the markets where Venetians buy fresh produce, and some of the secrets of other quarters of the Venetian labyrinth.

    • + Lagoon Cruise With Lunch or 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. Lunch or dinner is taken at the picturesque Island of the fishermen, Burano, famous for its multi-coloured 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.

  • FLORENCE

    • + Michelangelos David A guided insight into the world of genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece "David". We enter the Academy of Fine Arts by a preferential reserved entrance and our visit focuses on Michelangelo and his groundbreaking and beautiful sculpture.

    • + Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

  • ROME

    • + Dinner And Evening Tour First we enjoy a robust and delicious dinner of excellent Roman cuisine, followed by a night-time drive around the illuminated city. Stopping to visit the Spanish Steps at the Church of the Holy Trinity and time to experience the dolce vita along the famous Via Veneto.

    • + 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.

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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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