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European Whirl

12 Days 6 Countries 13 Cities

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12 Days, 6 Countries, 13 Cities

European Whirl

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London, UK

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London, UK

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • Easter: Departure 27 March 2018 will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 17 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 19 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence. Departure 22 December 2017 will celebrate Christmas in Venice and toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Departure 24 December 2017 will celebrate Christmas in the Rhineland and toast New Year's Eve in Lucerne. Departure 29 December 2017 will toast New Year's Eve in Innsbruck. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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 their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: WWWH

11 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

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

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

    • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 hot buffet 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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • 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

    • 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

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

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


European Whirl

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

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Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Innsbruck, Austria

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

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Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice

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Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

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Day 6

Rome Sightseeing

Florence, Italy

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 8

Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation

Paris, France

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Paris, France

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing

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Day 12

Paris – London

Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam Day 1 - London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland Day 2 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Cross the border into Germany, enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.

Hotel

Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck Day 3 - Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Jura, arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Admire the architecture of the Old Town including the Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof. Consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

Hotel

Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice Day 4 - Innsbruck – Venice

Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Day 5 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and through the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Rome Sightseeing Day 6 - Rome Sightseeing

Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing Day 7 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing

From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Dine tonight at a local restaurant and enjoy a Regional Meal with your travelling companions.

Hotel

Cosmopolitan Concept

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Cosmopolitan Concept

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

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Day 8

Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 8 - Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation Day 9 - Lucerne Orientation

View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Day 10 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret.

Hotel

Renaissance La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Renaissance La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing Day 11 - Paris Sightseeing

See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Paris – London Day 12 - Paris – London

Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/eu/tours/european-whirl for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

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

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

    • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 5 dinners


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What's Included

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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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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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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.


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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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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

  • Guest Service Rating from 167 Reviews

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    Service rating : Peter Ansell was our tour director & was fantastic. Had great knowledge, was extremely well organised, had wonderful "hidden treasures" and just was a delight to have as leader. Phillipe our driver was exceptional. Overall a truly wonderful holiday & would travel again with

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    Service rating : Having everything well organize.Product : City tours did not have interesting guides.

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    Service rating : Our Tour Director Gerry, was fabulous. He went the extra mile and was always willing to help out. His knowledge of the history of places we visited was exceptional. I would highly recommend Trafalgar to people who want to go on an informative, fun tourProduct : Great choice of

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    Service rating : Precision travel, peace of mind with a very attentive driver, tour director very familiar with everything from rest stops, local customs to history. Every day, the tour director provided some edible treats of each new country we visited. He had us organized from the moment we

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