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European Spotlight

12 Days 4 Countries 9 Cities

Explore Paris, Florence, Rome and more on this Discoveries trip that reveals all that's special about Europe.

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip starts at our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza County Hall hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Don those designer sunglasses - it's time to enjoy the bright city lights and stylish promenades of Europe's classiest capitals where you can kick back at quaint Old Town cafés and brush shoulders with the rich and famous. Amble along the grand avenues of Paris, explore the labyrinthine lanes of Venice and soak up Mediterranean sunshine in trendy Monaco.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EELE

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners with local wine

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

        • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Pisa and Venice

        • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France

        • View the White Cliffs of Dover, The Royal Palace in Monaco, the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Channel ferry cross from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply

        • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      European Spotlight

      Your Itinerary

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing

      Geneva, Switzerland

      Day 3

      Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

      Geneva, Switzerland

      Day 4

      Geneva Orientation

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      Day 5

      Geneva – Grasse – Nice (2 Nights)

      Massena Palace, Nice, France

      Day 6

      Nice Orientation

      Florence, Italy

      Day 7

      Nice – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

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      Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation

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      Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights) Day 1 - London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Bid farewell to England watching the mystical White Cliffs of Dover disappearing in the distance as you travel by ferry across to France in the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers. We'll pass the tragic World War battlefields of northern France en route to romantic Paris, where we will join newfound friends for a Welcome Reception, including dinner and drinks, and an orientation drive through the dazzling City of Light.

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing

      Explore grand boulevards and famous Paris sights during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the expansive Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, where we pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought for France. Ascending to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, we admire the city's iconic skyline - the glint of the Louvre's pyramid, beautiful Tuileries gardens and imposing white dome of Notre Dame. Spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the magic of Paris. Amble along the Seine admiring the work of artists who have set up their easels alongside the river, shop in the trendy Marais district or find a cosy bistro with great views of the city. You may wish to embrace the colourful nightlife this evening, attending a famous cabaret show.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights) Day 3 - Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

      A patchwork of golds and greens provide a beautiful backdrop for our journey through France's rolling countryside to the Burgundy wine region. We visit the region's capital, Beaune, renowned for its 15th century Hôtel-Dieu with its characteristic and colourful geometrically patterned Burgundy tiled roof before crossing the border to Geneva where we will spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Warwick

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Warwick

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Geneva Orientation Day 4 - Geneva Orientation

      Explore the City of Peace today - the dramatic Alps and scenic Lake Geneva provide the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable morning of sightseeing. Join your Travel Director on an orientation of this small city to view the Reformation Monument, and see the Old Town, United Nations Building and Red Cross headquarters. Meandering along the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, we arrive in the celebrated Chexbres wine region where we will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch delving into fascinating Vaud traditions and generations of expert wine making at the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos. Returning to Geneva, the rest of the day is at leisure. Meander through the Botanical Gardens and admire the gigantic outdoor flower clock made with colourful blooms that change seasonally.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Geneva – Grasse – Nice (2 Nights) Day 5 - Geneva – Grasse – Nice (2 Nights)

      The idyllic playground of southern France takes centre stage over the next two days as we meander to Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera. En route, the heady scents of French perfume infuse our senses during a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery in the village of Grasse where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into the art of creating beautiful fragrances.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Nice Orientation Day 6 - Nice Orientation

      Soak up the charm and sophistication of Nice which for long has lured sun-worshipping aristocrats and tourists in search of a quiet seaside sojourn. Against the backdrop of colourful Italian and French façades, we drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena during our orientation of the Bay of Angels. Spend the rest of the day discovering the Old Town, enjoying a coffee at one of the sidewalk cafés or dipping your toes in the warm turquoise Mediterranean waters.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Nice – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Day 7 - Nice – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Travelling along the spectacular coastline of the south of France we stop at the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Prince's Palace of Monaco, built as a Genoese fortress and home to the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. We cross the border into Italy and visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles, where you'll have an opportunity to view the spectacular Leaning Tower and Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We arrive in the Cradle of the Renaissance this evening where we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights) Day 8 - Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

      Join a Local Specialist this morning as they share the story of the wealthy de' Medici family that influenced the art and architecture of what became one of the cultural centres of the world. You'll visit the Piazza della Signoria with its beautiful statues and palazzi and enjoy views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Ponte Vecchio on whose arches were built the shops of successful merchants 400 years ago. We drive across the Veneto plain to the magical island city of Venice, where we will spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Venice Orientation Day 9 - Venice Orientation

      Glide through the turquoise waters of the Adriatic by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square and see the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. We travel to Giudecca Island to gain a fascinating Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure exploring the city's labyrinthine alleys and ornate bridges that span almost 200 canals. Enjoy sundowners at a charming trattoria on the water, shop up a storm in the alleyways of Le Mercerie or consider an Optional Experience to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Day 10 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

      Today we cross the picturesque Apennine Mountains and journey through the rolling gold and green landscape of Tuscany and past the hilltop towns of Orvieto and Orte, arriving later in Rome, the Eternal City.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Rome Sightseeing Day 11 - Rome Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist to uncover the treasures of a city whose history spans millennia. Venture to St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's Pietà, hewn from the most 'perfect' block of Carrara marble, and travel across the Tiber River into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, which once played host to exhilarating chariot races, and view the Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves met their fate. This evening we exchange stories about our epic journey through Europe with newfound friends and our Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 12

      Depart Rome Day 12 - Depart Rome

      For now it's a fond arrivederci to our Travel Director and travel companions at the end of a memorable holiday together. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Celebrate Vaud traditions and fine viticulture at the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos in charming Chexbres

      • Cultural Insight
        The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Paris, Florence and Rome

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

        • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Pisa and Venice

        • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France

        • View the White Cliffs of Dover, The Royal Palace in Monaco, the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Channel ferry cross from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply

        • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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        Service rating : We had a problem in London with the pick up at the airport. The lady from *Competitor comment removed by Feefo* helped us. Also had to get up at 4:15 on Tuesday. No breakfast no ride to the other hotel.Product : Ok. The tour guide Guy was excellent.

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        Service rating : Our travel director must insert discs into his head every morning as all through the countries we were in he new the name of the mountains, towns, areas, dates when things happened.He was very well organized I believe there were a couple of clinches but were not his doing.I would

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        Recommend them and purchase again. Adjustment to tour itinerary need to be made. 1 night in Beaune and 2 nights in Florence rather than 2 nights in Geneva . I felt several of the dinners as part of the tour were rushed and average quality. White wine not readily available were wine was included.

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        Service rating : The tour was very well organised and I liked that we got priority entry into places so avoided long waits in queues. The Tour Director was knowledgeable about the history and local information of the places we visited.Product : We got to see iconic sights as well as smaller,

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        Service rating : Guy and Emando (bus driver) kept up informed and sure made it easy for 48people to have a great time together.Always felt safe. Guy just has the ability for the little things that make thingsrun smothly.Product : We got to see the Eiffel tower at night.

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