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27 Days 10 Countries 25 Cities

This exploration of Europe takes in the best of France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

"We saw so much of Europe"

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      • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or The Tower, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
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      • 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

      Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and visit the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes on this in-depth encounter with Europe.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EGRE

      26 Nights

      accommodation

      35 Meals
      • 26 hot buffet breakfast

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

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg

        • ORIENTATION of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

        • VISIT Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein

        • CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and along the Rhine River

        • VIEW Château Amboise, the ancient sites of Rome and the Eiffel Tower

        • SEE the Somme Battlefields, and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 26 hot buffet breakfast

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

        • 2 dinners


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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

        • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

        • 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

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Paris, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Bordeaux Vinyards, France

      Day 3

      Paris – Amboise – Bordeaux

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      Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

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      Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Day 7

      Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

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      Day 8

      Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      Cannes, France

      Day 9

      Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights)

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      Day 10

      Cannes Free Day

      Florence, Italy

      Day 11

      Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Assissi, Italy

      Day 12

      Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

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      Day 13

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Capri, Campania, Italy

      Day 14

      Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

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      Day 15

      Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Day 18

      Venice Orientation

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 19

      Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 20

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      Munich, Germany

      Day 21

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 22

      Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 23

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

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      Day 24

      Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

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      Rhineland – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

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      Day 26

      Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

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      Day 27

      Amsterdam – London

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights) Day 1 - London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Leaving the bright city lights of London behind us, we cross the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais, travelling across the World War I battlefields w here so many brave souls lost their lives. We catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist for a drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and view the Eiffel Tower. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Perhaps pay a visit to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, stroll along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or consider attending one of the city's famous colourful cabaret shows.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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)

      Montparnasse and Seine Cruise

      Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monuments. The highest rooftop terrace in Paris offers a breath-taking 360-degree view, with all of Paris at your feet! Then, with our local specialist, we’ll enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Seine, discovering the wonders of Paris as we go.

      Adult Price: €42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Paris – Amboise – Bordeaux Day 3 - Paris – Amboise – Bordeaux

      Journey through France's Loire Valley stopping to see the royal château at Amboise, where King François I hosted Leonard da Vinci. Continue south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, arriving in Bordeaux, celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical centre or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes Day 4 - Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

      This morning, we delve into the heady days of la Belle Époque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, an elegant retreat for aristocrats for centuries. We continue south through the snow-capped Pyrenees, arriving in the market town of Lourdes, an important site of Catholic pilgrimage. Marvel at the Byzantine-style Rosary Basilica, its interior reflecting the mysteries of the Rosary, and visit the healing shrine of St. Bernadette's Grotto.

      Hotel

      Mercure Imperial

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Mercure Imperial

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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)

      Montparnasse and Seine Cruise

      Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monuments. The highest rooftop terrace in Paris offers a breath-taking 360-degree view, with all of Paris at your feet! Then, with our local specialist, we’ll enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Seine, discovering the wonders of Paris as we go.

      Adult Price: €42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

      For now it's time to say au revoir France and a rousing hola to Spain. We cross the scenic Somosierra Pass to lively Madrid, the highest capital in Europe, where we will spend the next two nights exploring its Baroque façades and fiery sights and sounds.

      Hotel

      Meliá Castilla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Meliá Castilla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

      This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before experiencing the traditional flavour of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.

      Adult Price: €61.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Madrid Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist for a morning sightseeing tour of the city's iconic and unexpected landmarks. View the Royal Palace and Plaza de España paying homage to the Spanish literary great, Cervantes, and the beloved characters that featured in Don Quixote. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours of Spain or join an Optional Experience to the Imperial City of Toledo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Spectacular Toledo: Spain's Ancient Capital

      Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the River Tagus and is home to the nation's principal cathedral and El Greco's famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewellery and craftwork.

      Adult Price: €46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights) Day 7 - Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalón and Aragón en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.

      Hotel

      Tryp Apolo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Tryp Apolo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Nighttime City Panorama

      Your evening in buzzing Barcelona begins with a delicious Catalonian-style dinner, complemented by drinks and good company. After dinner, we’ll take you up to Montjuïc for spectacular nighttime views of the city.

      Adult Price: €58.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time Day 8 - Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist today and delight in the whimsical world of Gaudí, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barceloneta for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, you could choose to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping Flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner

      Come and experience the passion and spirit of Spain at a spectacular flamenco evening. This modern interpretation of Spain's most famous entertainment is one of the best shows in town, and we’ve even included dinner and drinks.

      Adult Price: €86.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Mystical Montserrat

      Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

      Adult Price: €40.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights) Day 9 - Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights)

      From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to 'Dive Into Culture' during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery where we'll learn how fragrances are crafted. We arrive in the glamorous town of Cannes, home to the famous film festival, later.

      Hotel

      Montaigne & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Montaigne & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Nighttime City Panorama

      Your evening in buzzing Barcelona begins with a delicious Catalonian-style dinner, complemented by drinks and good company. After dinner, we’ll take you up to Montjuïc for spectacular nighttime views of the city.

      Adult Price: €58.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Cannes Free Day Day 10 - Cannes Free Day

      Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, savouring a full day at leisure in Cannes. Wander along La Croisette against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and Estérel Hills, shop on Rue Meynadier or consider joining an Optional Experience to the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul de Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

      Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul - an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.

      Adult Price: €82.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Day 11 - Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence where we will spend the night.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing Day 12 - Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David. We depart Florence for the mystical city of Assisi later, and tread in the footsteps of St. Francis who was born and laid to rest in this hilltop town. Join a Local Specialist for a tour and visit the Basilica of St. Francis.

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

      Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul - an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.

      Adult Price: €82.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 13 - Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Travelling south towards the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples, we stop in Pompeii and join a Local Specialist to explore the tragic history of this ancient Roman settlement that was lost for centuries under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The stylish seaside resort of Sorrento is our stop for the next two nights. Embrace la dolce vita as we 'Connect With Locals' over a family Be My Guest dinner featuring traditional flavours.

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner

      A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there'll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

      Adult Price: €49.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Excursion to the Isle Of Capri Day 14 - Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

      Cross the waters of the bay to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore its Piazzetta in the company of a Local Specialist who will take you on a guided tour.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Capri Island Cruise & Tour

      Spectacular cliffs and the famous turquoise-coloured waters are best experienced with a relaxing cruise around the island to view the beautiful white grotto and unique coastline. Our cruise ends in Capri town, with picture postcard views. Enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. (This optional is weather-dependent, and may be replaced with a mini bus tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit of the Villa of Axel Munthe.)

      Adult Price: €40.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights) Day 15 - Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

      The grand boulevards and ancient history of Rome await as we travel north from Sorrento to the Eternal City, crossing the gold and green countryside of Lazio.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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: €81.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 15

      Day 16

      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Day 16 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist to delve into the centre of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's history and culture that span almost two millennia. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Roman Delights With Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €51.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 17 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      We journey over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic where we'll spend the next two nights at a superb hotel on Lido Island.

      Hotel

      Viktoria Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Viktoria Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas & the 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: €70.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Venice Orientation Day 18 - Venice Orientation

      'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. Glide through the city's bustling canals by private launch, arriving at St. Mark's Square, the gateway to Venice. See St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canal with a Campari Spritz or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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: €71.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 18

      Day 19

      Venice – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 19 - Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna where we'll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

      Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

      Adult Price: €62.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 19

      Day 20

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Day 20 - Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna's cosy coffee culture, perhaps visit the exquisite Schonbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital, enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Viennese Concert

      A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.

      Adult Price: €103.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

      The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Viennese Concert

      You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval.

      Adult Price: €58.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 20

      Day 21

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich Day 21 - Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

      Today we explore the tales of the Von Trapp family on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a Local Specialist before continuing to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we will spend the night.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

      In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

      Adult Price: €55.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 21

      Day 22

      Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 22 - Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Munich's Marienplatz and Glockenspiel take centre stage this morning during an orientation tour of the city. We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, featuring a scenic lakeside and Alpine backdrop.

      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 22

      Day 23

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Day 23 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day admiring the colourful façades of Old town or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

      Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)

      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 23

      Day 24

      Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland Day 24 - Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

      View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard - fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey.

      Hotel

      Bellevue Rheinhotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Bellevue Rheinhotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      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 24

      Day 25

      Rhineland – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights) Day 25 - Rhineland – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

      Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into the Netherlands and on to Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, hire a bike and hit the city's tree-lined streets or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned brown cafés.

      Hotel

      Corendon City

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Corendon City

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner In A Historic Dutch House

      Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.

      Adult Price: €63.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

      A beautiful countryside drive bring us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the wonderful streets and past lovely gabled houses brings us to the town’s former cheese weigh-house, now an atmospheric restaurant, for a delicious three-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks.

      Adult Price: €63.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 25

      Day 26

      Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time Day 26 - Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

      Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions on board a glass-top boat. Cruise through the city's canals looking up at the centuries-old gabled façades for which Amsterdam is so famous.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Dutch Villages And Farms

      Come with us on a trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. You’ll experience a visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker, then continue on to the picturesque fishing village of Volendam with its wooden houses, locals dressed in traditional costume and old harbour.

      Adult Price: €30.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 26

      Day 27

      Amsterdam – London Day 27 - Amsterdam – London

      Drive through the peaceful landscapes of Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover en route to London, where your memorable journey through Europe comes to an end.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 27

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/great-european?tripcode=egre 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 22)
        Delve into 125 years of history and the dedication and passion of five generations which have transformed the 19th century "Villa Mosel" into the Art Nouveau beauty of Bellevue Rheinhotel. (Day 24)

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy traditional Campania flavours and hearty Italian hospitality at a Be My Guest dinner with Rosella Ruoppo and her family. (Day 13)

      • Dive into Culture
        The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. (Day 9)
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 18)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg

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        • ORIENTATION of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

        • VISIT Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein

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