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European Whirl

12 Days 7 Countries 14 Cities

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About this trip

A bestseller for a reason, this journey around Europe's most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… learning about the daily routines of the notorious Roman Gladiators at the Colosseum, the most famous of who were treated like modern day ‘Pop Idols', brought vividly to life by your Local Specialist.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: WWWH

11 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

European Whirl

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Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

Heidelberg, Germany

Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice

Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 6

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Florence, Italy

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 8

Florence – Gotthard Drive – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Paris, France

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 12

Paris – London

Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Cross the border into Germany, enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.

Hotel

Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Admire the architecture of the Old Town including the Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

Hotel

Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Tyrolean Evening With Dinner

You’ll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Tyrolean cuisine before a lively folklore show, where singers, dancers and musicians dressed in national costume provide an evening of entertainment and fun. Drinks are included.

Adult Price: €66.00

Traditional Tyrolean Evening

You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.

Adult Price: €43.00

Day 3

Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice

Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

Executive Style

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Tyrolean Evening With Dinner

You’ll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Tyrolean cuisine before a lively folklore show, where singers, dancers and musicians dressed in national costume provide an evening of entertainment and fun. Drinks are included.

Adult Price: €66.00

Traditional Tyrolean Evening

You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.

Adult Price: €43.00

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

Day 5

Day 6

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Explore Ostia Antica

Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

Adult Price: €42.00

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €79.00

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 6

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Executive Style/ Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

Day 7

Day 8

Florence – Gotthard Drive – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Explore Ostia Antica

Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

Adult Price: €42.00

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €79.00

Day 8

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

Adult Price: Fr.67.00

Mount Rigi And Lake Cruise

Come with us as we ascend to the summit of Mount Rigi by cable car, where you’ll have time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Later we'll descend by cable car once more, before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Adult Price: Fr.112.00

Day 9

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret.

Hotel

Renaissance La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Adult Price: €162.00

Day 10

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

See all the iconic sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

Adult Price: Fr.67.00

Mount Rigi And Lake Cruise

Come with us as we ascend to the summit of Mount Rigi by cable car, where you’ll have time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Later we'll descend by cable car once more, before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Adult Price: Fr.112.00

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

Adult Price: €36.00

Versailles Palace And Gardens

Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.

Adult Price: €65.00

Day 11

Day 12

Paris – London

Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Adult Price: €162.00

Day 12

The Trafalgar Difference

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

    • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

    • See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels.

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

    • 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 transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.

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

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


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

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.


Unwind

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.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 52 Reviews

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    the tour and hotels were worth the money paid for, not taking up someoptional tours caused discomfort between customer and guide.

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    Service rating : It was a great trip. Saw lots of things. met lots of new people, made lots of friends and we had a fantastic tour guide. We'll take away great memories from this trip!Product : The itinerary was great. Bits and pieces of everything to make us want more for next time!

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    Service rating : FABULOUS DESTINATIONS...SUPER ACCOMMODATION..AWESOME DIRECTOR..FANTASTIC DRIVER...Product : All destinations, along with local tours & their guides, surpassed expectations ..agreed it was full on..but the Tour Director was very knowledgable his daily routine for us was well

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    Service rating : The Tour Director Brendon Bush, was exceptional. His extensive knowledge, humour and understanding made the trip a memorable experience. The driver, Kris also went out of his way to make us comfortable.Product : We saw everything we needed to and more in every city.

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    Service rating : perfect itinerary and great tour director Brendon Bush and driver Chris Van Steel.Product : Great bus tour great tour dioerctor brendon Bush and driver Chris Van Steel

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12 Days, 7 Countries, 14 Cities

European Whirl

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 18 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 20 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. Departure 23 December 2016 will celebrate Christmas in Innsbruck and New Year's Eve in Lucerne. Departure 26 December 2016 will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. The 30 December 2016 will toast New Year's Eve in the Rhineland. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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