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European Traveller

8 Days 4 Countries 12 Cities

Take in the world's most romantic cities on this Discoveries trip across Europe, and visit Paris, Rome and more.

"Trafalgar made us feel comfortable"

Gregory from South Africa

About this trip

A taste of the world's most romantic cities, this encounter with Europe isn't just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling goose bumps as you enter the cool cavernous basilica in the Vatican City and stand before Michelangelo's Pietà, and hearing our local friend share the ins and outs of this strange secret nation.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: ETAVA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

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Paris, France

Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 3

Paris – Lucerne

Day 4

Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Florence, Italy

Day 5

Venice Orientation – Florence

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 7

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 8

Depart Rome

Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

This morning leave London and travel to the White Cliffs of Dover before crossing the Channel to Calais. Pass by the First World War battlefields of the Somme and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner in the evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical holiday.

Hotel

Pullman La Defense

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
Paris, France

Day 1

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Day 3

Paris – Lucerne

See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of colour. View the the famous wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI.

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 3

Day 4

Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Venice Orientation – Florence

Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark's Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Witness a Cultural Insight during a glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice's hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Florence, Italy

Day 5

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Your Local Specialist reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive palazzi when you visit Piazza della Signoria. Shop for 18-carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip.

Hotel

Executive Style/The Church Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 6

Day 7

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. 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 7

Day 8

Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

The Trafalgar Difference

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

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland's elegant past, the appropriately named Grand Hotel Europe is a landmark in Lucerne. By the lake, it is our Authentic Accommodation on trips we take to this historic town.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 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

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

    • 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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

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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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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.


Unwind

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.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : I thought it was very well put together, the tour bus was very comfortable, the tour director was so polite and knowledgeable and the bus driver was such a great driver. Everything we saw was amazing and the fact that we had reservations to enter museums, etc made things great.

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    Service rating : Exceptional serviceProduct : Great choices of sights to see. Excellent local specialists! Perfect pace

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    Service rating : Top notchProduct : Worth every penny, I find myself thinking about little moments of our trip and I smile comes on my face

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    Overall the service was good. My only note is to include in the written itinerary (the package that you mail to us before the trip) what kind of transportation we will use for the trip. I got sea sick because of the boat ride. I wasn't prepared for that. It didn't say in the itinerary that we

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    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!
    • Your London Hotel: Park Plaza County Hall This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply.
    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
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