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European Supreme

31 Days 11 Countries 31 Cities

This all-embracing Discoveries trip of Europe, visits Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Athens, Assisi and more.

"Full-on, loved every minute of it"

Peter from New Zealand

About this trip

Classic favourites meet the roads less discovered, to give a complete view of Europe's many faces, from well-known characters Rome and Paris, to the lesser known personalities and secrets places of Belgrade and Sofia.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… comparing the nuttiness of Holland's hard cheeses at a dairy farm near Volendam, after finding out how they're made – and discovering more traditions, from clogs to windmills, at a ‘living museum'.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: ESUPC

30 Nights

accommodation

43 Meals
  • 30 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 13 dinners.

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European Supreme

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Day 1

Arrive London (2 Nights)

Day 2

London Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 3

London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

Day 4

Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

Heidelberg, Germany

Day 5

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Mannheim

Day 6

Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

St Jacobs Church, Innsbruck, Austria

Day 7

Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

Day 8

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Vienna, Austria

Day 9

Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

Day 10

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Budapest, Hungary

Day 11

Vienna – Budapest (2 Nights)

Budapest Parliament, Hungary

Day 12

Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 13

Budapest – Belgrade (2 Nights)

Day 14

Belgrade Sightseeing and Free Time

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 15

Belgrade – Sofia Sightseeing

Kalambaka, Greece

Day 16

Sofia – Kalambaka

Thermopylae, Greece

Day 17

Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens (4 Nights)

Athens, Greece

Day 18, 19 & 20

Athens Free Time

Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Day 21

Athens Sightseeing – At Sea

Assissi, Italy

Day 22

Ancona – Assisi

Day 23

Assisi Sightseeing – Sorrento

Day 24

Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 25

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 26

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Florence, Italy

Day 27

Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 28

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Paris, France

Day 29

Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 30

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Paris, France

Day 31

Depart Paris

Day 1

Arrive London (2 Nights)

Welcome to London. After check-in, take a leisurely stroll through the city or relax and look forward to your wonderful adventure.

Hotel

Cumberland

Meals

Day 1

Day 2

London Sightseeing and Free Time

See a host of major attractions during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or shopping.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

This morning meet your Travel Director before leaving London. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to cross the English Channel to France and then continue on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals.

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Welcome Reception

Day 3

Day 4

Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Visit a diamond polishing factory for a Cultural Insight to see the diamond cutters at work. This afternoon travel to Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Mannheim

Arrive at Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg and admire the magnificent sandstone castle overlooking the scenic River Neckar. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Mercure am Rathaus

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Heidelberg, Germany

Day 5

Day 6

Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. See the Olympic Stadium, the splendid Marienplatz and the City Hall. A short drive through spectacular scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

Hotel

Hotel Innsbruck

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

Your morning walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine
St Jacobs Church, Innsbruck, Austria

Day 7

Day 8

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and hear the unique history of this beautiful Byzantine city. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glass blowing at a traditional workshop. Spend the afternoon discovering more of this unique city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

Journey through Veneto, over the Austrian border, cross the Styrian Alps and past the Austrian Lake District before arriving to the imperial city of Vienna. Perhaps consider taking a traditional Austrian evening Optional Exprience complete with a dinner as well as entertainment.

Hotel

Hilton Danube

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Vienna, Austria

Day 9

Day 10

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the city's imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend free time sightseeing or experience a typical Viennese coffee house. Tonight you might want to enjoy a concert of classical music.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Vienna – Budapest (2 Nights)

Explore the medieval city of Győr in Hungary. Stroll through this quaint city which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest. Tonight you might want to join a scenic River Danube cruise with a selection of Hungarian foods.

Hotel

Novotel Danube

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Budapest, Hungary

Day 11

Day 12

Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet your Local Specialist this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest. See the Great Synagogue, the Chain Bridge and visit Fishermen's Bastion in the UNESCO listed Castle Hill district. From here experience spectacular views of Pest including the magnificent Parliament and the Danube. Tonight enjoy a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
Budapest Parliament, Hungary

Day 12

Day 13

Budapest – Belgrade (2 Nights)

Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church. Then cross the border to Serbia and later arrive in the capital, Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Crowne Plaza

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 13

Day 14

Belgrade Sightseeing and Free Time

See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. This afternoon you can explore further on your own or why not join an Optional Experience into the Serbian countryside?

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 14

Day 15

Belgrade – Sofia Sightseeing

Travel further south this morning and see the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing into Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where your guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Hotel

Radisson Blu/Anel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 15

Day 16

Sofia – Kalambaka

This morning travel to Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Amalia Kalambaka/Dellas Boutique

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Kalambaka, Greece

Day 16

Day 17

Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens (4 Nights)

Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of Greece'. See the battle site at Thermopylae, where the heroic Leonidas and his brave Spartans fought against the invading Persians. A picturesque drive will bring you to Delphi where you'll visit the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympic Games. Later continue to Athens.

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis Athens/Metropolitan

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Thermopylae, Greece

Day 17

Day 18, 19 & 20

Athens Free Time

You have three days to explore this exciting ancient city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Athens, Greece

Day 18, 19 & 20

Day 21

Athens Sightseeing – At Sea

Visit the ancient Acropolis with a Local Specialist. See the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. View the stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Cross the Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. In Patras board your overnight ferry to Italy. Dine tonight aboard your ship.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Day 21

Day 22

Ancona – Assisi

Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi.  Dine tonight in your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel dei Congressi

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine
Assissi, Italy

Day 22

Day 23

Assisi Sightseeing – Sorrento

In Assisi start your day with a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis. Pass the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento.

Hotel

La Residenza

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 23

Day 24

Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

The ancient city of Pompeii was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted 79 AD. Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of this site with your Local Specialist. This afternoon arrive in Rome.

Hotel

Ateneo Garden Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 24

Day 25

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 25

Day 26

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist. Shop for high quality gold and leather.

Hotel

Nilhotel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 26

Day 27

Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Pass the beautiful Lake Lugano while travelling the scenic St Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Arrive this evening to the winter sports resort town of Engelberg.

Hotel

Schweizerhof

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Florence, Italy

Day 27

Day 28

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. There is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates. During your free time why not consider a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 28

Day 29

Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

Cross into France and see the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region. Admire the Auxerrois vineyards and the changing terrain on your journey north to the glittering capital, Paris. Tonight, you might like to experience a world-famous Parisian Cabaret.

Hotel

Novotel Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Paris, France

Day 29

Day 30

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 30

Day 31

Depart Paris

Today bid farewell to your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the end of your vacation. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Paris, France

Day 31

Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : The service was great. Our tour director Jacqui was extremely knowledgeable and passes that knowledge on in a very interesting way. She had a great sense of humour and kept us well entertained with videos and music. Both her nd our driver Salvatore were very helpful and we really

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    Service rating : The tour director was very good. Had a great time. Excellent.Product : was Trip of a life time. Thanks excellent memories.

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    Service rating : Enjoyed the travel directors incites into the social and political situations in each countrya couple of unexpected visits , but mainly the informative and entertaining monologueProduct : Some of the accommodation was a long way from the city and a couple of places were not

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    Service rating : 5 Star accommodation & food.Would have prefered more history & info on places visited or driving through. (Suggest a plugin audio feed.)Product : Maybe replace Serbia & Bulgaria with Croatia & Slovenia.Ferry trip from Pireas to Ancona was wasteful. Suggest entering Italy further

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    For included sightseeing in London, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris.

  • Cultural Insights
    In Amsterdam a traditional craftsman demonstrates the making of wooden clogs and the renowned Dutch cheese.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

  • Cultural Insights
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.

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Sightseeing Highlights

Athens, Greece
    • City tour in London, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris

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

    • Visit the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Acropolis in Athens, Excavations in Pompeii, the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Eiffel Tower in Paris

    • Cruise along the River Rhine

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the battle site of Thermopylae and the Abbey at Monte Cassino

    • See the Lorelei Rock Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France


What's Included

Dining

    • 30 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 13 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

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

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel.


    Airport Transfers

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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.


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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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