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European Wonderland

11 Days 4 Countries 9 Cities

It's all about food on this family trip from Rome to London, as you sample Italian pizza, Swiss chocolate and gelato.

"A wonderful way to travel"

Cathy

About this trip

It's all about food on this family road trip from Rome to London. Swiss chocolate. Italian gelato. Even the history's served up differently, with lashings of lion fights and chariot racing.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… spinning fresh pizza dough with an expert Italian chef in Rome, scattering hand-picked toppings and sliding it into the traditional oven before your family tastes the authentic pizza you made together.


Trip type: Family Experience

Trip code: FSPL

10 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 6 dinners.

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European Wonderland

Your Itinerary

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 Kick-off Party with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Meal(s)
Kick-Off Party
Hotel
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica where you see Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and visit the famous Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was held. Later gain a Cultural Insight during an Italian pizza cooking demonstration. Roll the dough, scatter your ingredients on top and bake in a traditional pizza oven before eating. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

3. Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the colourful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. Join your companions this evening for a special Italian Regional Meal.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Hotel
Grand Mediterraneo

4. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. View the marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria during your walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Pisa. Later admire amazing city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and taste a delicious mouth-watering gelato.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

5. Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna. Here your Local Specialist will show you the Kissing Towers and Neptune's Fountain before enjoying free time to sample typical Italian cuisine for your lunch.  Later arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

6. Venice Orientation and Free Time

See the marvellous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks from a Local Specialist with the chance to paint and decorate a mask of your very own. In your free time perhaps cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a delicious meal.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

7. Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare's Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial centre of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic Alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Ramada Regina Titlis

8. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountain with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner

9. Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

From Switzerland cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

10. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. From the second level of the Eiffel Tower see the city laid out before you in all its glory. Tonight celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

11. Paris – London

Travel past First World War battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs. Arrive later in London where your spectacular holiday ends.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Bloomsbury

The Trafalgar Difference

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

  • Cultural Insights
    In Rome, learn how to make authentic pizza and then get to eat it too.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice.

  • Cultural Insights
    In Venice learn about the traditional art of Venetian Carnival Masks, paint and decorate your own.

  • Hidden Treasure
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

Paris, France
    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris

    • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne

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

    • View the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover

    • See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 6 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

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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 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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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 25 Reviews

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    Service rating : Possibly the most perfect trip I or my family have every taken, from the travel director to the local specialists to the coach drivers all made me and my family feel specialProduct : It will be a challenge to top this vacation, while we were able to see and do more than expected

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    Service rating : It was excellent I loved everything about this trip !!Product : Again it was a wonderful trip I loved everything about this trip !!

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    Service rating : Good but some tours very overpriced e.g. carriage ride in lurcerne, lake tour in lucerne and walk through main streets of rome this should have been included and some motels too Far out of main town in venice and rome, breakfasts at lurcerne, paris not very good and not what

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    Service rating : Our director Lara was a gem. She made sure everyone on tour was feeling satisfied every day. Lara explained everywhere we travelled to including places we were passing. We were given a little treat for every new city we travelled to like a small chocolate. Another highlight were

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    Service rating : It was good except in LondonProduct : Way to many optional trips that left us stranded if we opted out so we had to find our own transportation back to the hotel. The London hotel was in a bad neighborhood and staff was not helpful. Also the one by Venice-too far away. Our

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