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European Whirl

12 Days 8 Countries 15 Cities

Mountains and monuments dot your route as you meander through the heart of Europe against the backdrop of the Alps.

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European Whirl

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    • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
    • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or The Tower Hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 15 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. Departure 17 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. Departure 20 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Rome. Departure 22 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Venice and toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Departure 27 December 2019 will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Departure 31 December 2019 will toast New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or The Tower Hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 15 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. Departure 17 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. Departure 20 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Rome. Departure 22 December 2019 will celebrate Christmas in Venice and toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Departure 27 December 2019 will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Departure 31 December 2019 will toast New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with its medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome.


      Trip type: Discoveries i

      Trip code: WWWH

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 11 breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Paris

        • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Severin Church in Paris

        • VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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

        • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 breakfasts

        • 5 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

        • Channel ferry from Calais to Dover

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • 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

        • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      1. London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

      A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch city before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its canals.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Mercure City

      2. Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

      Driving through the lush landscapes of The Netherlands and Germany, we arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, passing vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles perched above riverside towns. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, we explore its iconic and unexpected highlights before travelling to our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Leonardo Heidelberg

      3. Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

      Crossing the Swabian Alps on the edge of the Black Forest, we arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Our orientation takes us past the Olympic Stadium and neo-Gothic Town Hall, which dominates the Marienplatz. We cross the Austrian border next, arriving in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Old Town, including Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade and consider an evening of traditional Tyrolean entertainment.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Grauer Bär

      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

      Traditional Tyrolean Evening

      You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      4. Innsbruck – Venice

      Journey through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. We cruise the beautiful Venetian lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made by condemned prisoners as they look one last longing look at their beautiful city before meeting their fate. Then, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure to soak up the romantic atmosphere. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel Mestre Castellana

      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

      5. Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

      Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains as well as the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City. En route, 'Connect with Locals' and sample Tuscan hospitality as you enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with a local family on their private estate in the Chanti coutryside.’

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      Villa Pamphili/Tiberio

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!

      Adult Price: €33.00

      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

      6. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. Sit on the Spanish Steps savouring a tasty gelato, shop up a storm on the trendy Via Corso or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Explore Ostia Antica

      Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €81.00

      7. Rome – Florence Sightseeing

      From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the imposing Duomo with its Brunelleschi dome and Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors filled with relief sculptures.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Cosmopolitan Concept

      Optional Experiences

      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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €47.00

      8. Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into beautiful Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Astoria

      9. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks for breathtaking views of the Swiss countryside. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

      A series of cable cars will take us gradually up through the fields and forests to the summit of Lucerne's most well-known mountain. Here you have time to explore, write a postcard, and breathe in the fresh mountain air, before we descend by cable car once more. A cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne will complement this experience.

      Adult Price: CHF.112.00

      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 farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

      Adult Price: CHF.67.00

      10. Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

      Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Renaissance La Defense

      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: €165.00

      11. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. Visit the 13th-century church of St. Severin and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Our European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the evening with fellow travellers and Travel Director, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

      Meal(s)
      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

      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: €68.00

      12. Paris – London

      Departing mainland Europe, we venture past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast where we board a ferry to Dover and travel by coach on to London where our adventure comes to an end.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

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        Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Francesco Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini'. (Day 5)

      • Dive into Culture
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 4)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Paris

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Paris

        • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Severin Church in Paris

        • VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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

        • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 breakfasts

        • 5 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

        • Channel ferry from Calais to Dover

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • 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

        • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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