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European Marvel

12 Days 7 Countries 12 Cities

Experience the opulence of some of Europe's finest cities on this Discoveries trip.

"Best holiday our family has ever had"


About this trip

Arriving in a new nation almost every other day, this seven-country trail reveals Europe's love of cafés and grand squares: Brussels' Grand Place, Munich's Marienplatz and Venice's St. Mark's Square.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering Vienna's grandest sights, from the Opera House to St Stephen's Cathedral, with an expert local historian, who'll share stories of the past and modern-day local life as you explore.

Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EMAR

11 Nights


17 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 6 dinners.

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European Marvel

Your Itinerary

1. London – Bruges – Brussels

See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais. Admire the beautiful canals and cobblestone streets in Bruges before arriving in Belgium's capital, Brussels. Enjoy an orientation of the city, which includes the Atomium, the Royal Palaces and a walk through the Grand Place to see the Manneken Pis. This evening join your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and welcome drinks.

Welcome Reception

2. Brussels – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the romantic River Rhine. In Heidelberg, where some of the earliest evidence of human life was discovered, stroll through castle courtyards featuring picturesque views of this Baroque city. Perhaps enjoy a walk along the River Neckar after dinner this evening.

Buffet Breakfast
Marriott/Mercure am Rathaus

3. Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

Cross the Swabian Uplands to Munich, where your orientation tour includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz. See the marvellous sights of the mountain-ringed town of Innsbruck, including the famous Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Grauer Bär

4. Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

A short drive brings you to the charming city of Salzburg. View Mozart's birthplace and the Cathedral square during your walking tour with a Local Specialist before arriving in Vienna, famous for being the city of music, your home for the next two nights.

Buffet Breakfast
Hilton Danube

5. Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Marvel at the Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Parliament and a host of other sights on your guided tour with a Local Specialist of this elegant city. Spend the rest of your day as you wish. You might like to shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or experience a typical Viennese coffee house.

Buffet Breakfast

6. Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

The scenery on your journey through the Austrian lake district, over the Carnic Alps and across the plains of Northern Italy is breathtaking. Discover the ancient, beguiling port of Venice, known as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic' and hailed by many as the most beautiful city on earth. This evening dine at your hotel.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Quattro Fontane

7. Venice Orientation and Free Time

Savour the sights and sounds of this serene Byzantine city during your canal cruise to St. Mark's Square, which includes the Clock Tower and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Guidecca Island. Afterwards spend time exploring on your own. Consider taking an Optional Experience across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a delicious meal.

Buffet Breakfast

8. Venice – Verona – Milan – Varese

Travelling west, stop in Verona to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony, where Shakespeare set his most famous play. In Milan see the Gothic Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, the beautiful Galleria during your orientation. Finally check into your hotel in Varese.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Palace Grand

9. Varese – Lucerne

Driving north past Lake Lugano, cross the magnificent Alps via the scenic St. Gotthard route. Arrive in lakeside Lucerne and enjoy an orientation tour which includes the famed Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Spend time on your own exploring the narrow streets of the medieval old town.

Buffet Breakfast

10. Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Travel over the French border and into the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy. Arrive later in Paris, a vibrant, romantic capital city like no other.

Buffet Breakfast
Evergreen Laurel

11. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Place de la Concorde, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe − see all these amazing sights and more on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Admire the glorious view from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the hidden gems of the city on your own this afternoon. Tonight join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

12. Paris – London

Say ‘au revoir' to Paris, cross the Somme battlefields in Northern France and pass the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Sail to Dover and continue by coach to London where your memorable European holiday concludes.

Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Salzburg, Vienna and Paris.

  • Cultural Insights
    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.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

    • Orientation of Bruges, Brussels, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan and Lucerne

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    • Cruise along the River Rhine

    • View the Canals of Bruges, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Lake Lugano, and the White Cliffs of Dover

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

What's Included


    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 6 dinners.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

    • 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.

    • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply.

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

    Airport Transfers

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

Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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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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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 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.


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.


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 13 Reviews

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    Service rating : Well doneProduct : h, generally out of touch/reach of reasonably priced services and less predatory citizens of our destinations.

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    Service rating : Our tour director provided excellent service by constantly checking the arrangements to make sure everything ran smoothly. He helped one of the members of our group find a special gift for his wife in each country. When my husband celebrated his birthday in Vienna, our tour

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    Service rating : Service was again - our second coach tour - excellent. Profession and friendly Tour Director and coach driver - Bern Willis and Ivan Abraham. We had thought we might not be lucky enough to match Patricia, our last Trafalgar tour Director, but Bern was certainly up to the task.

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    Service rating : The travel director couldn't have been better. The driver also did an exemplary job. We are vegetarian and Bern, the travel director, always made sure that our needs were met. When in Venice we went for a gondola ride. My wife was disappointed that we were not able to sit

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    Service rating : The new coach provided excellent confort. The hotels were all first class and the itinerary was what we were looking for. Although fast pace, it gave us the opportunity, together with the optional tours to explore and view as much as possible.Product : The cities covered were

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