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European Dream

8 Days 4 Countries 8 Cities

Local traditions and national heritage come together in this fast-paced Discoveries tour.

"Every detail was well thought out"

Barbara

About this trip

Local traditions and national heritage come into focus, as Europe's ‘celebrity' cities of Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris join the beautiful alpine landscape of Lucerne.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… experiencing the heat of the roaring furnace as molten glass expands under the power of an artisan's lungs in a glass factory, as you find out the science behind the beauty of this Venetian craft.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: WROL

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 3

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Day 4

Florence – Venice Orientation

Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 5

Venice – Lucerne Orientation

Paris, France

Day 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 8

Paris – London (2 Nights)

Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy an orientation drive where you see some of the major sites before enjoying a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel

Executive Style

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist takes you to visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Witness Michelangelo's Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. View the ancient sites in Rome including the Colosseum, where ancient gladiatorial contests took place. Spend time on your own experiencing the wonders of the Eternal City. In your free time perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel or make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

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. Enjoy stories as you view the Duomo and then visit Piazza della Signoria during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Arrive later at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 3

Day 4

Florence – Venice Orientation

Upon arrival in Venice cruise the Giudecca canal and view the imposing Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace before exploring this incredible city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight glassblowing demonstration. Perhaps sample dinner in one of the many restaurants or sip coffee 'al fresco' while listening to the orchestras in St. Mark's Square.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Lucerne Orientation

Leave Venice and travel across the Veneto plains, then north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Marvel at the picturesque alpine scenery along the St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland, arriving later at Lucerne. Visit the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Explore the Old Town and perhaps join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountain peaks. Dine at your hotel tonight.

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 5

Day 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

From Lucerne head northwest past Basel into France. See the extensive vineyards of Burgundy, one of the country's biggest wine producing areas. Arrive in the City of Light for a two night stay. Tonight consider going to one of the city's most famous cabaret shows.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Paris, France

Day 6

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

During your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and get a bird's eye view of the golden dome of Les Invalides. See the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit Versailles, lavishly designed for Louis XIV. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Paris – London (2 Nights)

Say ‘au revoir' as you pass the Somme Battlefields en route to Calais. Sail across the Channel to Dover, continuing by coach through Kent to London, your final destination.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

The Trafalgar Difference

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

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

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

    • See the Tuscan countryside, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

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

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

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals


    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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Love... Travel

"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

  • Guest Service Rating from 6 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Excellent, excellent Travel Director. Tour itinerary was extremely hectic, but quite comprehensive. The hotels were average of 3.8 on scale of 5; clean, small, functional. The special dinner in Tuscany was very fun and memorable. The Travel Director recognized the couples that

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : My family is most impressed by the professionalism and service quality provided by Trafalgar. The tour director, Annerieke, and coach driver, Amadio, are true professionals!! From Annerieke's pre-arrival (Rome) email until our drop-off in the Trafalgar office in London, we were

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Excellent service all around!Product : Too many extra extra excursions! Some should have been included with the tour price.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Matt Bauer was a brilliant Travel Director. Very knowledgeable and charming. Hope our next trip with Trafalgar is also led by Matt.Product : All the optional experiences were extremely memorable, especially the visits we had in Rome and Paris. The local specialists were not only

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Please read below . ThanksProduct : Many thanks to Trafalgar , thanks to Mr. Matt Bauer , ourTravel Director and Mr. Enzo Marilli ,our Driver .to us they are working hard ,very kind , very respectful ,very professional . They made our trip a pleasant , enjoyable one and we wish

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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.
    • London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply.
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