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European Wonderland

11 Days 4 Countries 7 Cities

It's all about food on this family trip from Rome to London, as you sample Italian pizza, Swiss chocolate and gelato.

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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.
    • A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group.
    • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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. 
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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.
      • A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury 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

      See Europe through the eyes of your ever-curious children as you embark on a family road trip from Rome to London filled with lashings of lion fights, carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you'll learn to make yourself. This is an unforgettable, hands-on exploration of Europe that will bring the destination alive for all ages.


      Trip type: Family Experience

      Trip code: FSPL

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      • 1 dinner

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris

        • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne

        • See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

        • View the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine

        • 1 dinner


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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.

        • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

        • 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.

        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing

      Florence, Italy

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      Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation

      Engelberg, Switzerland

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      Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)

      Lucerne, Switzerland

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      Lucerne Orientation

      Paris, France

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      Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

      Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

      Day 10

      Paris Sightseeing

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      Paris – London

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Buckle up Bambinos - we're off on a grand adventure through Europe, launching our Family Experience in the Eternal City of Rome. Bring ancient history to life, rambling through the bustling streets of what was once the Capital of the World in search of treasures that span millennia. This evening we enjoy a Kick-Off Party with our travel companions and Travel Director that will rock Rome followed by an orientation drive to give you a taste of some of the major sites.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      Delve into the open-air museum that is Rome, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see you rub shoulders with St. Peter and the thousands of pilgrims that flock to the impressive square that bears his name. See Michelangelo's famous Pietà statue in St. Peter's Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. Imagine the thunderous applause of excited spectators cheering their gladiators to victory inside the Colosseum when you visit, and the roar of chariots circling Circus Maximus. This afternoon we enjoy a delicious Cultural Insight into authentic Italian pizza. Learn how to make an Italian pizza that would make any Italian mamma proud, enjoying a slice or two hot out of the oven with la famiglia.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 3

      Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

      Travel north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. Explore the medieval playground of Siena, strolling through the cobbled streets to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, where the festive Palio bareback horse race runs twice a year against the backdrop of colourful flags and emblems. Arriving in Florence this afternoon, we spend time rambling through the Cradle of Renaissance, admiring spectacular views of the iconic skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo and discovering the best spots to indulge in cioccolata calda. This evening we enjoy all the tastes of Tuscany in an unforgettable Be My Guest experience.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 4

      Florence Sightseeing Day 4 - Florence Sightseeing

      The treasures of the de' Medici family are on full display as we delve into the centuries of art, architecture and tumultuous history of what was once an independent republic that celebrated rebirth and renewal. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the city, visit the Piazza della Signoria, the hub of the city, and view the magnificent marble Duomo. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Climb a tree or two in Boboli Gardens, tick off the masterpieces of great artists in Uffizi Gallery or see Renaissance history brought to life in the Palazzo Vecchio's Children's Museum. You could also join an Optional Experience to snap a selfie next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to Florence and pounding the pavements in search of the city's tastiest gelatos.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights) Day 5 - Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

      Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna where we will join a Local Specialist to view the city's Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other seemingly poised to embrace, and Il Gigante, commonly known as Neptune's Fountains. Ditch your diet and indulge in the delicious flavours of what is widely regarded as the gastronomic capital of Italy - chase tortellini around your plate or twirl Spaghetti Bolognese like a local. This afternoon we arrive on the island city of Venice. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sights and sounds of Italy or enjoy an Optional Experience gondola ride through Venice's labyrinthine canals.

      Hotel

      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 6

      Venice Orientation Day 6 - Venice Orientation

      All aboard! The salty spray of the Venetian Lagoon marks our journey by private launch to the gateway to Venice, St. Mark's Square. See St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made by condemned prisoners who enjoyed their last view of beautiful Venice before meeting their fate. Watch as talented craftsmen expertly roll the glowing bubble of glass into beautiful crafts and learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with a Local Specialist where we'll have an opportunity to create our own colourful alter egos.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights) Day 7 - Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)

      Crossing the Veneto Plains, we stop in Verona and pay tribute to Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers at Juliet's Balcony. Venturing north, past Milan, Como and Lugano, we meander through the picture-perfect Swiss Lake District. Magnificent snow-capped peaks surround us as we wind along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Our home for the next two nights is the winter sports retreat of Engelberg.

      Hotel

      H+ Hotel & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      H+ Hotel & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Lucerne Orientation Day 8 - Lucerne Orientation

      Walk across the flower-lined 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and into a time fairy-tale land of lakes and lions. See the giant dying lion hewn from sandstone rock to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss Guard during the French Revolution. Ascend one of the magnificent surrounding mountains during an Optional Experience or spend the afternoon sampling the rich flavours of delicious Swiss chocolate.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights) Day 9 - Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

      From Switzerland, we cross the mighty Rhine River and into France, travelling through the famous Burgundy wine region en route to the City of Light. This evening, amble up grand boulevards and through tiny cobblestone lanes in search of the French treasures you'll have an opportunity to sample tomorrow.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Paris Sightseeing Day 10 - Paris Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to see the city laid out before you in all its glory. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your terms, watching entertaining street performers and artists outside the Pompidou Centre, climbing the Bell Tower of Notre Dame or enjoying a cruise along the Seine. This evening, we close the curtains on an epic family adventure through Europe, celebrating with our travel companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Paris – London Day 11 - Paris – London

      Leaving Paris behind, we journey past the tragic World War I battlefields of the Somme, crossing from Calais to Dover, watching as the famous White Cliffs come closer and mark our arrival in England. We arrive in London later this afternoon where your spectacular holiday comes to an end.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Our local friends near Florence will host you this evening for a typical Italian meal at their private estate. Try some delicious Italian food in the company of your hosts - a night to remember!

      • Cultural Insights
        A cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make tasty Italian pizza from an expert and then eat it. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Learn about the traditional art of Venetian Carnival Masks and paint and decorate your own

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris

        • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne

        • See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

        • View the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover

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


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      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine

        • 1 dinner


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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.

        • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

        • 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.

        • 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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        Service rating : I felt we were very fortunate to have John Horvath as our tour director. He is so well organised, knowledgeable, good with kids. He really went out of his way to help everyone in our tour group. Our driver Giuseppe is excellent too. Thanks guys for making this trip a

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        Service rating : John our tour director was a delight. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and super organized. The itinerary and optional trips gave us an opportunity to use our time for maximum sight seeing and experiences. We could never have seen as much on our own and done it in a relatively

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        Service rating : John our tour guide was excellent, apart from his knowledge of the places we visited and the extra things he did, he understood what it was like to travel with kids and made the whole experience very enjoyable.Product : I accept that not all the hotels are the best as the holiday

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        Service rating : Our Travel Director, Rhi Smith, made this holiday the success it was! She motivated us when we were tired and shared so much of her knowledge that we came away enlightened.Product : I loved that we got to stay two nights at each location! The itinerary was perfect for us. The

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