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10 Days 4 Countries 9 Cities

Take in the world's most romantic cities on this Discoveries trip across Europe, and visit Paris, Rome and more.

"Trafalgar made us feel comfortable"

Gregory from South Africa

About this trip

A taste of the world's most romantic cities, this encounter with Europe isn't just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling goose bumps as you enter the cool cavernous basilica in the Vatican City and stand before Michelangelo's Pietà, and hearing our local friend share the ins and outs of this strange secret nation.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: ETAVA

9 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Your Itinerary

1. Arrive London (2 Nights)

Relax or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city.

Hotel
Park Plaza County Hall

2. London Sightseeing and Free Time

See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city's delights.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

3. London – Paris (2 Nights)

This morning meet your Travel Director, leave London and travel to the White Cliffs of Dover before crossing the Channel to Calais. Pass by the First World War battlefields of the Somme and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner in the evening with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical vacation.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Pullman La Defense

4. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice.

Meal(s)
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

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Adult Price: €32.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

Adult Price: €139.00

5. Paris – Lucerne

See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of color. View the the famous wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Grand Europe Authentic Accommodations

Optional Experiences

Mount Stanserhorn

We experience one of the greatest scenic highlights Europe has to offer! We climb to the top of Mt Stanserhorn by old-timer railway and the world's only Cabrio cable car. At the peak, there's time to enjoy glorious views of the central Alpine chain, explore the hiking trails or just relax at the panoramic terrace before descending.

Adult Price: Fr.78.00

6. Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Optional Experiences

Gondolas & Grand Canal

On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

Adult Price: €69.00

7. Venice Orientation – Florence

Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark's Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Witness a Cultural Insight during a glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice's hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

Adult Price: €70.00

8. Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Your Local Specialist reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive palazzi when you visit Piazza della Signoria. Shop for 18-carat gold jewelry and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Executive Style/The Church Palace

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

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

9. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

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

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

10. Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your traveling companions and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

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

  • Cultural Insight
    Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice.

  • Hidden Treasure
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland's elegant past, the appropriately named Grand Hotel Europe is a landmark in Lucerne. By the lake, it is our Authentic Accommodations on trips we take to this historic town.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in London, Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

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

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 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 accommodations

    • 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.

    • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Center.

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

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


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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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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"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 68 Reviews

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    Service rating : our tour director on the European traveller was just awesome! He was friendly, organized, punctual, saw to all our wants and needs plus more. We enjoyed the scheduled events and also the hidden surprises he organized. Our bus driver was just great also.Product : It was a great

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    Service:

    Service rating : Stephen Pearce was/is an excellent tour director! He was open and honest about sites, schedules etc. He was kind enough to treat us to some "treats" in select cities, he knows when to take us to sights at night that look completely different during the day. Antonio, our driver,

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    We enjoyed our vacation vert much but one thing that Trafalgar should do is have the hotel where you stay the first night have the information for the rest of your trip. Instead, we had to find the nearest Trafalgar Office ourselves, in a new country. That I did not appreciate. Other than that,

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    Service rating : I thought it was very well put together, the tour bus was very comfortable, the tour director was so polite and knowledgeable and the bus driver was such a great driver. Everything we saw was amazing and the fact that we had reservations to enter museums, etc made things great.

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    Top notch!

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 17 December 2016 will celebrate Christmas in Rome. Departure on 20 December will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 21 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 28 December 2016 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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