European Adventures - 2015

4 out of 5 stars

13 days

from €1610 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"
Tracy , Jun 2014

View castles of the Rhine Valley, and see the impressive Prague Castle. Travel the canals of Venice and see beautiful Lake Lucerne before exploring magical Paris.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
EFIS

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS)

    Greetings from your Travel Director and Welcome to Europe! Drive through Kent's scenic countryside to Dover. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you sail across the Channel to Calais, France. Continue by road through Belgium to The Netherlands, home of clogs and windmills! Perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and see the city from a unique perspective!

    Hotel

    Steigenberger Airport

  • 2.

    AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    This morning in Amsterdam, enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Afterwards you will have free time to take in one of the fantastic museums that the city has to offer.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND

    Drive into Germany and marvel at Cologne Cathedral. At Boppard, embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past medieval hilltop castles and steep vineyards. Continue to your hotel where you dine this evening.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    NH Frankfurt Rhein-Main

  • 4.

    RHINELAND – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

    Stop in Nuremberg this morning, a historic city where little has changed since the Middle Ages! Drive east across the border into the Czech Republic, and arrive later in the capital, Prague.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Duo

  • 5.

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist brings the history of this fascinating city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle complex in Europe – the Cathedral of St. Vitus, views of Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – MUNICH

    Cross back into Germany, stopping in Regensburg on the River Danube. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, your orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and the Marienplatz, renowned for its musical Glockenspiel. You might like to visit a bierkeller and sample the local beer, for which the city is famous.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Park Inn by Radisson Munich East

  • 7.

    MUNICH – INNSBRUCK – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Head south towards the mountains and enjoy an amazing drive through Austria. Stop at Innsbruck, a popular ski area, to view the Golden Roof and the Hofburg. Continue across the Brenner Pass, one of the principal Alpine highways, into Italy and south to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight dine in your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Il Burchiello

  • 8.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Evidence of Venice's glorious Byzantine history is all around as you cruise by private launch through the city's canals to St. Mark's Square. Admire the magnificent Doge's Palace, former home of Venice's ruling elite. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, you have time to explore amazing narrow alleyways and historic bridges and canals. Later, perhaps take the opportunity to cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon, for a delicious meal.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.

    VENICE – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

    Traverse the plains of northern Italy and cross the border into Switzerland. Continue along the St. Gotthard route, with spectacular views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. See the chalets dotting the steep hillsides as you approach Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Jugendstil Paxmontana/Krone Giswil

  • 10.

    LAKE LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Your orientation tour of Lucerne includes the medieval wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVl during the French Revolution. There is time afterwards to shop for delicious chocolates and watches, relax or stroll beside the lake. Consider an optional trip up a mountain peak by cable car to admire the magnificent views! Later, you might like to join in the fun at a Swiss Folklore Show.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 11.

    LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel north-west through Basel into France, skirting the edge of the Vosges Mountains. Admire charming villages and castles as you pass through the vineyards of Burgundy, France's most famous wine region. Arrive later in the glittering capital, Paris! This evening perhaps take a tour through this dazzling city to see the magnificent illuminations.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Mercure La Defense 5

  • 12.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Paris probably has more recognisable landmarks than any other city in the world. Your Local Specialist shows you all the major sights during your sightseeing tour, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Consider a Seine cruise as an optional experience. This evening, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a famous Parisian cabaret show!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 13.

    PARIS – LONDON

    Journey north from Paris across the First World War battlefields, and the Valley of the Somme featuring memorials to soldiers who fought and died between 1914 and 1918. Board the ferry at Calais and cross to Dover. Continue by coach to London, where it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your splendid European holiday!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam

    See Dam Square and the Mint Tower on your orientation
  • Cologne

    View the cathedral
  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Innsbruck

    View the Golden Roof and Hofburg
  • Lucerne

    Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge
  • Munich

    View the Olympic Stadium & Marienplatz
  • Nuremberg

    See the medieval town
  • Paris

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Prague

    Walking tour with your Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge
  • Rhine Valley

    Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Somme Valley

    See the monuments to the First World War battles
  • St. Gotthard

    Drive this scenic alpine route
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

Dining

  • 12 buffet breakfasts
    5 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport shuttle service available to purchase, conditions apply.
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lucerne

  • Swiss Heritage Experience

    Adult Price: Fr.66.00 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.
  • Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.112.00 Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabri 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.)
  • Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

    Adult Price: Fr.67.00 Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.

Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

    Adult Price: €28.00 The best way to see Amsterdam, you’ll enjoy a private canal cruise in our glass roofed boat, to see the areas our coach can’t reach. With our Local Specialist you'll view the great merchant houses and historical churches and explore the colourful Red Light District, with its famous coffee houses and notorious window shopping.
  • Dinner In A Historic Dutch House

    Adult Price: €62.00 Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.
  • Traditional Volendam Visit and Dinner

    Adult Price: €58.00 This afternoon we’ll leave the bustle of the city and make our way to the picturesque village of Volendam, on the Ijsselmeer. You’ll visit a farm where cheese and clogs are still made using traditional methods, and enjoy a typical meal of Dutch specialities in an atmospheric old-world setting, drinks included.

Prague

  • Prague By Night With Dinner Cruise

    Adult Price: €66.00 Discover the illuminated medieval architecture of Prague by night on an evening river cruise through the Old City, with dinner and drinks included. Later, explore the romantic streets on foot with your Local Specialist, crossing the famous Charles Bridge before returning to the hotel. Euro 46 without post-cruise walking tour.
  • Traditional Dinner In Prague

    Adult Price: €54.00 If you appreciate good food and music, join us for an evening at one of our favourite local restaurants in Prague.

Venice

  • Venice By Night

    Adult Price: €47.00 Enjoy an introduction to this magical city as you board a private boat for an evening's tour of the famous Grand Canal, all the way to romantic St Mark’s Square. We’ll take you to a well-known café where you’ll be entertained by a live orchestra, who'll play some of Italy’s best-loved music.
  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks

    Adult Price: €69.00 Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise.
  • Experience Venice By Gondola

    Adult Price: €38.00 Glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways; full of character and colour. While your gondolier navigates the canals, you can take in the city’s elegant architecture. And they may even serenade you with an Italian classic.

Paris

  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €34.00 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.
  • Dinner And Hidden Gems Of Paris

    Adult Price: €66.00 Spend an evening discovering one of the loveliest areas of Paris, made famous by artists, writers and students over the centuries. Then enjoy a taste of local cuisine, at a memorable dinner in typical Parisian style with drinks included.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter Exploration

    Adult Price: €30.00 Discover the history of Notre Dame. Built in 1163, this magnificent cathedral is the cornerstone of Gothic architecture in France. Afterwards you’ll explore the Latin Quarter with your Local Specialist and enjoy free time to have a bite to eat, or perhaps try Berthillon ice-cream - the best in France.
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €133.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €157.00 Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret – immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
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