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Grand European

21 Days 10 Countries 24 Cities

This Discoveries adventure does all the 'musts', but also takes you off the beaten path.

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      • Please note: An Optional Eurostar Extension is available on this trip. See trafalgar.com for details.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or Cumberland/Hard Rock, 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      Wander through 17th-century Bruges, the reflective waterways of Amsterdam and medieval Rhineland as you get under the skin of Europe and discover unexpected Trafalgar Highlights.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EGAR

      20 Nights

      accommodation

      28 Meals
      • 20 hot buffet breakfasts

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

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

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

        • ORIENTATION of Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Nice and Avignon

        • VISIT the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Saint-Paul de Vence, Beaune and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE the Canals of Amsterdam, the Rhine River and to the Isle of Capri

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the Papal Palace and Pont d' Avignon in Avignon

        • SEE the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 20 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 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 a professional 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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Bruges, Belgium

      Day 1

      London – Bruges

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      Day 2

      Bruges – Amsterdam

      Heidelberg and River Neckar, Germany

      Day 3

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 4

      Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 5

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

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      Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

      Vienna, Austria

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      Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

      Day 8

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Day 9

      Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

      Island of Burano, Italy

      Day 10

      Venice Orientation and Free Time

      St Francis Basilica, Assissi, Italy

      Day 11

      Venice – Assisi

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      Day 12

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento

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      Day 13

      Sorrento – Isle of Capri – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 14

      Rome – Vatican Experience

      Florence, Italy

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      Rome – Florence Sightseeing

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      Day 16

      Florence – Pisa – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights)

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      Nice – Saint-Paul de Vence Excursion

      France Avignon Bridge, France

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      Nice – Avignon – Beaune

      Paris, France

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      Beaune – Paris (2 Nights)

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      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Day 21

      Paris – London

      Day 1

      London – Bruges Day 1 - London – Bruges

      Leave the White Cliffs of Dover behind for the golden fields of France and Belgium, travelling to medieval Bruges. Explore its canals, lined with centuries-old gabled houses before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks in beautiful surrounds. We stay overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - a former 17th-century monastery with historical features.

      Hotel

      NH Brugge

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      NH Brugge

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Bruges – Amsterdam Day 2 - Bruges – Amsterdam

      Journey through the Dutch countryside to captivating Amsterdam. See the city's iconic sights from the comfort of a canal boat and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the renowned diamond factory. This evening, we'll 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner at the Pauw family dairy farm.

      Hotel

      WestCord Fashion

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      WestCord Fashion

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland Day 3 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      We travel to Germany, arriving at Boppard where we board a Rhine cruise past hilltop castles. Admire the magnificent ruined sandstone castle in Heidelberg overlooking the Neckar River en route to your Rhineland hotel where you'll dine this evening.

      Hotel

      Mercure Am Rathaus

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Mercure Am Rathaus

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 4 - Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Journey through romantic Black Forest landscapes today - tales of the Brothers Grimm are your constant companion as you continue through southwest Germany to the Swiss border. See the mighty Rhine Falls plunging dramatically near the town of Schaffhausen before arriving in the medieval city of Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Astoria

      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 4

      Day 5

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Day 5 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      See Lucerne's poignant Lion Monument this morning. The mournful mortally wounded lion hewn from sandstone provides a poignant reminder of the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Venture to the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge, explore Old Town's colorful façades or consider an exhilarating mountain and cruise Optional Experience. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      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 5

      Day 6

      Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck Day 6 - Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

      Our love affair with the Rhine continues today as we travel to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein and see its capital, Vaduz, before crossing into Austria. We follow the scenic Arlberg Pass through the Tyrol to Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps where we will see the ornate Golden Roof during an orientation tour.

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Congress

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Congress

      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 6

      Day 7

      Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 7 - Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Salzburg's extraordinary natural beauty has inspired musical greats and epic films. Join a Local Specialist on guided walking tour of the city that gave birth to Mozart, featuring locations that music and movie lovers will remember from the famous film, "The Sound of Music" . This evening, we arrive in the beautiful Baroque city of Vienna, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Lassalle/Austria Trend Ananas

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Lassalle/Austria Trend Ananas

      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 7

      Day 8

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Day 8 - Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour of one of Europe's most elegant capitals. View the State Opera House, the City Hall, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards and the Hofburg, the former imperial palace for the Habsburg dynasty. Spend the evening soaking up the melodic charm of what has become the world's music capital, celebrating the talents of old masters and modern icons at open-air concerts, palaces and expansive stages.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Tyrolean Evening With Dinner

      You’ll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Tyrolean cuisine before a lively folklore show, where singers, dancers and musicians dressed in national costume provide an evening of entertainment and fun. Drinks are included.

      Adult Price: €67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Vienna – Venice (2 Nights) Day 9 - Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

      Driving through the scenic Austrian Lake District, we cross the Italian border and journey through the Veneto Plains to the Byzantine city of Venice where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      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 9

      Day 10

      Venice Orientation and Free Time Day 10 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

      'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassmaking. Navigate the bustling waterways by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square where we tread in the footsteps of Casanova and Marco Polo and admire the sights and sounds of the Queen of the Adriatic. See the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. This afternoon is yours to get lost in Venice. Explore the labyrinthine calle in search of the best Campari Spritz in town, watch the sun set over the Grand Canal or consider a cruise to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.

      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 10

      Day 11

      Venice – Assisi Day 11 - Venice – Assisi

      Journey south to the mystical town of Assisi, where St. Francis was born and laid to rest. Here you'll stroll through the city's streets in the company of a Local Specialist and have an opportunity to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      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 11

      Day 12

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento Day 12 - Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento

      Pass the site of the bloody World War II battle of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples and the lost city of Pompeii where you'll join a Local Specialist who will share the story of this remarkable ancient Roman settlement that was buried in ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We continue to the coast and the beautiful seaside resort of Sorrento where we will stay the night and dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Hidden Venice & St. Mark's Basilica

      Experience magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and its glittering gold mosaics the best way possible - with VIP entrance and a Local Specialist! Then delve into the city’s labyrinth of back alleys and canals, bridges and secret squares - enchanting neighbourhoods that you would never find on your own, all explained and brought to life by a true Venetian!

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 12

      Day 13

      Sorrento – Isle of Capri – Rome (2 Nights) Day 13 - Sorrento – Isle of Capri – Rome (2 Nights)

      Cross the enchanting blue water of the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri and ascend to Capri Town by funicular railway where you will join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of the town. Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up la dolce vita in the piazza before sailing back to the mainland. This evening we arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, where we will spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      This easy-going evening in Rome begins with a beautiful drive to see amazing city sights. We arrive at one of our favourite restaurants, where you'll enjoy a warm welcome and delicious dinner of local cuisine with drinks and music.

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

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Rome – Vatican Experience Day 14 - Rome – Vatican Experience

      Delve into the treasures of the Vatican City with a Local Specialist who will take you on a sightseeing tour through St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà. Cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the mighty Colosseum and enjoy views of Circus Maximus. Then 'Dive Into Culture' and gain priority access to the Vatican Museums for a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling when it is less crowded, then enjoy an exclusive after hour's al fresco dinner against the backdrop of St Peter's.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      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

      Rome – Florence Sightseeing Day 15 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing

      Journey north to Florence where you'll join a Local Specialist for an included walking tour to the Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of this once free republic that became a recognised centre for art, architecture and culture. See the beautiful marble Duomo and Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio which straddles the Arno. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure admiring the work of great masters in the Uffizi Gallery, meandering up the stone steps to Piazzale Michelangelo for iconic views of the city skyline, or relaxing in the picturesque Boboli Gardens.

      Hotel

      Nilhotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Nilhotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      This easy-going evening in Rome begins with a beautiful drive to see amazing city sights. We arrive at one of our favourite restaurants, where you'll enjoy a warm welcome and delicious dinner of local cuisine with drinks and music.

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

      Day 15

      Day 16

      Florence – Pisa – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights) Day 16 - Florence – Pisa – Monaco – Nice (2 Nights)

      We drive to the city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower which bears this city's name. From Italy to the sun-kissed landscapes of the French Riviera, we stop in the sophisticated Principality of Monaco before continuing to Nice, our home for the next two nights. Enjoy an orientation drive along the scenic Promenade des Anglais, which for centuries has attracted sun-worshipping aristocrats to its shores, and see Place Massena before spending the evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn

      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 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)

      Inside The Colosseum

      With VIP entrance and a Local Specialist at your side, tour the most famous monument to have survived from the classical world, the Colosseum. A symbol of both Imperial might and architectural ingenuity, this amazing structure offers a unique insight into Rome’s tumultuous history, revealing tales of Gladiatorial combat and more.

      Adult Price: €48.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Nice – Saint-Paul de Vence Excursion Day 17 - Nice – Saint-Paul de Vence Excursion

      Rub shoulders with artists and actors in the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul de Vence, before you 'Dive Into Culture' and savour the heady scents of French perfume at the Fragonard Perfumery. Learn how they create delicate fragrances before returning to Nice to indulge in the laidback seaside atmosphere. Wander along the scenic promenade and embrace café culture on the tranquil shores of the Mediterranean, stroll through the chic city streets shopping at Nice's fashionable boutiques or relax on the beach watching the sun set over the Riviera.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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 local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

      Adult Price: €64.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit 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:
      (Price is subject to change)

      Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

      A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we'll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

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

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Nice – Avignon – Beaune Day 18 - Nice – Avignon – Beaune

      We travel north to the Papal city of Avignon, an important pilgrimage site. We stop for views of the magnificent Papal Palace and famous Pont d'Avignon before arriving in the capital of the Burgundy wine-producing region, Beaune. Explore the ancient walls and Old Town, see its characteristic geometrically coloured tiled roofs.

      Hotel

      Mercure Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mercure Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 18

      Day 19

      Beaune – Paris (2 Nights) Day 19 - Beaune – Paris (2 Nights)

      We travel north through the vineyards of Burgundy to Paris, our home for the next two nights. The City of Lights shines brightly as you explore its grand boulevards, amble along the Seine or embrace the pageantry of a traditional Parisian cabaret.

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Corniche Coastline Drive with Meal

      You’ll enjoy a scenic excursion along the Riviera corniche roads, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. An unforgettable experience, we’ll continue onwards to a local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a typical meal of specialities from the region, with drinks included.

      Adult Price: €72.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 19

      Day 20

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 20 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the world's most romantic cities. See the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Spend a free afternoon exploring the city before celebrating an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Le Grand Louvre

      The biggest and best-known museum in the world, The Louvre was once palace to the kings of France. You’ll follow your Local Specialist through the sumptuous maze of galleries to view masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and Winged Victory, one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

      Adult Price: €54.00
      (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)

      Day 20

      Day 21

      Paris – London Day 21 - Paris – London

      Say au revoir to Paris as you travel to the coast. Sail from Calais to Dover watching the famous White Cliffs approach as you cross the English Channel. Arrive later in London and bid farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of a memorable holiday.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 21

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-eu/tours/grand-european?tripcode=egar for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Stays with Stories
        A former monastery from the 17th century, the NH Brugge has historical features such as stained-glass windows and exposed beams. (Day 1)

      • Connect with Locals
        Go Dutch and share a gezellig Be My Guest dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam. (Day 2)

      • Dive into Culture
        Explore the centuries-old heritage of the diamond trade in Amsterdam with a visit to a diamond-polishing factory. (Day 2)
        Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner. Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums. (Day 14)

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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

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

        • ORIENTATION of Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Nice and Avignon

        • VISIT the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Saint-Paul de Vence, Beaune and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

        • CRUISE the Canals of Amsterdam, the Rhine River and to the Isle of Capri

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the Papal Palace and Pont d' Avignon in Avignon

        • SEE the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 20 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 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 a professional 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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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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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      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.


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