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European Highlights with Eurostar™

8 Days 5 Countries 7 Cities

This trip compares France and Germany to smaller neighbours Switzerland and Holland.

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8 Days 5 Countries 7 Cities

European Highlights with Eurostar™

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
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      • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank, 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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

      Delve into the landscapes of Europe, from Amsterdam's gabled façades and lush Burgundy vineyards, to the sophistication of Paris.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EHIG

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 dinner

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

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Paris

        • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam and Lucerne

        • VISIT the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

        • VIEW the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 dinner

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


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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)

        • Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      European Highlights with Eurostar™

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Amsterdam

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      Day 2

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      Heidelberg and River Neckar, Germany

      Day 3

      Rhineland – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 4

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Bordeaux Vinyards, France

      Day 5

      Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)

      Paris, France

      Day 6

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Paris - London

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      DEPART LONDON

      Day 1

      Arrive Amsterdam Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam

      Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers, this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

      Hotel

      Mercure City

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Mercure City

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland Day 2 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      Journey through Germany's Rhine Valley, boarding a cruise past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. We pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. The old university town of Heidelberg is our next stop, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. We venture to our Rhineland hotel where we'll spend our evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      NH Viernheim

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      NH Viernheim

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rhineland – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rhineland – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the elegant lakeside Grand Hotel Europe.

      Hotel

      Grand Europe

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Europe

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included. Occasionally, this optional may be offered as a Lunch for CHF68.00.

      Adult Price: CHF.99.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Day 4 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

      We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures this Optional may be operated in reverse.

      Adult Price: CHF.112.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Swiss Countryside & Carriages

      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: CHF.67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)

      See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

      Hotel

      Pullman La Defense

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Pullman 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

      One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.

      Adult Price: €139.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist today to delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city's stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we indulge in a unique encounter with Parisian culture, enjoying a special 'Connect With Locals' Farewell Be My Guest Dinner in the City of Lights.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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: €38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 and involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Paris - London Day 7 - Paris - London

      Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      DEPART LONDON Day 8 - DEPART LONDON

      Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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 the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, 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: €33.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 and involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/european-highlights-with-eurostar?tripcode=ehig for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Stays with Stories
        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. (Day 3)

      • Connect with Locals
        Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by Daniel and his family at our Be My Guest dinner. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine. (Day 6)

      • Dive into Culture
        Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest. (Day 3)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Paris

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Paris

        • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam and Lucerne

        • VISIT the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

        • VIEW the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 dinner

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


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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)

        • Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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