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European Spotlight

12 Days 5 Countries 13 Cities

Explore Paris, Florence, Rome and more on this Discoveries trip that reveals all that's special about Europe.

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About this trip

This spotlight on Europe has it all, from sinking Venice to Rome's ancient Colosseum and the tranquillity of lakeside Geneva nestled amongst the spectacular French Alps.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering the secrets of perfume production at a famous perfumery on the French Riviera. And exploring majestic Piazza della Signoria in Florence with a passionate art historian.


Trip type: Discoveries i

Trip code: EELE

11 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners.

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Paris, France

Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Geneva, Switzerland

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

Geneva, Switzerland

Day 4

Geneva Orientation and Free Time

Day 5

Geneva – Cannes – Nice (2 Nights)

Massena Palace, Nice, France

Day 6

Nice Orientation and Free Time

Florence, Italy

Day 7

Nice – Eze – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

Day 8

Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

Day 9

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Day 10

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 11

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 12

Depart Rome

Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and see the White Cliffs of Dover on your channel ferry crossing to France. Pass the battlefields of northern France before arriving in Paris. This evening, join your companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive through the city, which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
Paris, France

Day 1

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

View the city's landmarks during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Appreciate the beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. During your free time you could visit a world famous museum, stroll through gardens, shop for souvenirs or simply relax. Why not enjoy a famous cabaret this evening?

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

Journey south through rolling countryside into the Burgundy wine region. Visit the medieval town of Beaune and later cross the Swiss border to Geneva − enjoying the magnificent scenery.

Hotel

Cornavin/Warwick

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Geneva, Switzerland

Day 3

Day 4

Geneva Orientation and Free Time

Enjoy a full day to explore this scenic city with its dramatic alpine backdrop. See the Reformation Monument, the Old Town, the United Nations Building and the Red Cross headquarters during your orientation with your Travel Director. This afternoon, take time to explore on your own or relax at one of the quaint Old Town cafés.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Geneva, Switzerland

Day 4

Day 5

Geneva – Cannes – Nice (2 Nights)

A scenic drive south into France brings you to the beautiful Mediterranean coastal resort of Cannes, home of the renowned annual Film Festival. See where the rich and famous mingle before continuing on to Nice – the jewel of the French Riviera.

Hotel

Ellington / Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Nice Orientation and Free Time

Nice has always been a favourite destination for sunshine and relaxation - even Queen Victoria used to travel here by train from England for holidays. Drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena during your orientation of the ‘Bay of the Angels'. In your free time discover the Old Town, shop in hip boutiques or simply relax on the beach.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Massena Palace, Nice, France

Day 6

Day 7

Nice – Eze – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

This morning visit Fragonard Perfumery in the village of Eze for a Cultural Insight into the secret of making beautiful scents. Travel along the spectacular coastline stopping at the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Royal Palace and enjoy views of the Grand Prix circuit. Cross the border into Italy and visit Pisa where you will view the amazing Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine
Florence, Italy

Day 7

Day 8

Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on an informative walking tour of the city which includes a visit to Piazza della Signoria and views of the Duomo. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular galleried bridge dating from the Middle Ages. Drive across the Veneto plain into Venice, a magical city with a rich maritime and artistic heritage.

Hotel

NH Laguna Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 8

Day 9

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and see the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider an Optional Experience across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a delicious meal.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Across the picturesque Apennine Mountains, through the vibrant landscape of Tuscany and past the hilltop towns of Orvieto and Orte in Umbria you later arrive in Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with your Local Specialist. See the ancient sites of Rome including the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was staged. View the Colosseum, site of public events. Celebrate the end of the trip tonight with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci' to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of this memorable European holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : The service was up to Trafalgar standardProduct : The itinerary was wonderful but I was disappointed that the location of some hotels was remote and not as advertised.eg Venice (bitterly disappointed in the rotten location) and Rome. Locations prevented going for a walk to

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    I enjoyed the trip very much, it is my 1st trip of this kind so I don't have another to compare it with.Mimi the leader was very enthusiastic & always very helpful & tireless.The local guides that took us through the sights were very knowledgeable & keen to pass on their knowledge to the group.I

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    Service rating : Our travel Director Mimi was amazing. She was so knowledgeable, funny and attentive. We loved her!!Our drive Luka was very pleasant and an excellent driver.Product : We saw so many amazing things. We would never have seen so much on our own. Trafalgar did an excellent job

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    Service rating : The service was great. Our driver and our tour guide appeared to relate so well to our group and constantly tried to help in any way possible and on many occasions 'went the extra mile' to make our tour a memorable occasion.Product : It was great to have so much organised - we

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    Service rating : The service we had from the tour director and the driver was second to none. We really appreciated the trouble the tour director went to for me to see everything as I had a medical problem. Top marks to Kevin. He is the best as I did not expect to get such special

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    For included sightseeing in Paris, Florence and Rome.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the renowned Fragonard Perfumery.
    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Pisa and Venice

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Eze and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Festival Hall in Cannes and The Royal Palace in Monaco, and the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

    • Use of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions.


    Airport Transfers

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


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Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

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.


Taste

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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