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European Traveller

10 Days 4 Countries 10 Cities

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

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About this trip

Explore the tradition and elegance of Europe's most romantic capital cities - the majestic Arc de Triomphe, Bridge of Sighs and Sistine Chapel your gateways to an unforgettable journey. Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you'll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return...


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: ETAVA

9 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Day 1

Arrive London (2 Nights)

Day 2

London Sightseeing

Paris, France

Day 3

London – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 4

Paris Sightseeing

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 5

Paris – Lucerne

Day 6

Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Day 7

Venice Orientation – Florence

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 8

Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 9

Rome Sightseeing

Day 10

Depart Rome

Day 1

Arrive London (2 Nights)

Relax or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city.

Hotel

Park Plaza County Hall

Meals

Day 1

Day 2

London Sightseeing

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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 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 travellers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical holiday.

Hotel

Pullman La Defense/Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Welcome Reception

Day 3

Day 4

Paris Sightseeing

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.

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

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

Day 4

Day 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 colour. View the famous wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI.

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Day 5

Day 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.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

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

Day 6

Day 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.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

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.

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Day 7

Day 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 jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip.

Hotel

Cardinal St. Peter/Executive Style

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

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 8

Day 9

Rome Sightseeing

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 travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals

  • 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

Day 9

Day 10

Depart Rome

Say 'arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

  • Cultural Insights
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in London, Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the vineyards of Burgundy

    • 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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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 at your London hotel

    • Ferry across the Channel 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. See airport transfer page link below for details

    • Pick-up 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


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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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 72 Reviews

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    Great Trip! Within short period, I have seen most of main sightseen spots. We also loved the handsome travel director :-)

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    Service rating : At the tourist attractions we were able to go straight in without having to wait in line. Travel Director Graham Smith was very knowledgeable.Product : I really loved the places we visited. So much history and travel director and local specialists were very knowledgeable.

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    Service rating : Our tour guide, Graham, and our bus driver, Pio, were excellent.Product : The tour was great, but very busy. It would have been nice to have a few more things included, instead of having to purchase them over and above the cost of the tour.

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    Service rating : We saw so much in a short time It was efficiently run and very entertaining. Julie looked after everything and no request or question was too big or too small for her to help with. Her knowledge was great and our driver was superb!Product : The excursions where great. A lot of

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    Service rating : The trip was exceptional. Only one concern. The front desk personnel in Rome when we arrived was not friendly, warm or inviting.Product : A little fast paced but covered a lot of sights

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    • Alternative London Hotel: Departures from 27 October 2017 to 23 March 2018 start at our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington.
    • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WTAVA): Departures from 27 October 2017 to 23 March 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
    • 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.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 17 December, 19 December, 20 December and 27 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
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