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Great European

27 Days 10 Countries 31 Cities

This exploration of Europe takes in the best of France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

"We saw so much of Europe"

Simon from New Zealand

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27 Days 10 Countries 31 Cities

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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      About this trip

      From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes and the Isle of Capri, explore Europe's man-made triumphs and feats of nature. Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and sun yourself in Sorrento, with visits to Munich, Vienna and Paris along the way.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EGRE

      26 Nights

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      36 Meals
      • 26 hot buffet breakfasts.

      • 10 dinners.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Paris, France
        • City tour in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chartres Cathedral, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine

        • View the ancient sites of Rome

        • See the Somme Battlefields, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Valley and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 26 hot buffet breakfasts.

        • 10 dinners.


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        • 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

        • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

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


        Airport Transfers

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing

      Bordeaux Vinyards, France

      Day 3

      Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux

      Bernadettes Grotto, Lourdes, France

      Day 4

      Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

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      Day 5

      Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Madrid Sightseeing

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      Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

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      Day 8

      Barcelona Sightseeing

      Cannes, France

      Day 9

      Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion - Cannes (2 Nights)

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      Day 10

      Cannes

      Florence, Italy

      Day 11

      Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      St Francis Basilica, Assissi, Italy

      Day 12

      Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

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      Day 13

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Faraglioni, Rocks Capri, Italy

      Day 14

      Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

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      Day 15

      Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 16

      Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Day 18

      Venice Orientation

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 19

      Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Parliament Building, Vienna, Austria

      Day 20

      Vienna Sightseeing

      Munich, Germany

      Day 21

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

      Munich, Germany

      Day 22

      Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 23

      Lucerne Orientation

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      Day 24

      Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

      Cologne Cathedral, Germany

      Day 25

      Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

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      Amsterdam Orientation

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      Amsterdam – London

      Day 1

      London – Paris (2 Nights) Day 1 - London – Paris (2 Nights)

      A warm welcome from your Travel Director. Travel by ferry from Dover to Calais and across World War I battlefields, catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris Sightseeing Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing

      Admire panoramic views of the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Discover the delights of the city on your own this afternoon.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

      Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

      Adult Price: €162.00

      Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

      A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

      Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.

      Adult Price: €139.00

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      Day 3

      Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux Day 3 - Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux

      Visit Chartres Cathedral, renowned for its stained glass windows. Journey south to the wine region of Bordeaux where you spend the night.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes Day 4 - Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

      Visit Biarritz, the elegant surfing resort. Enjoy the scenery en route to Lourdes in the Pyrénées. Marvel at the Rosary Basilica and visit St. Bernadette's grotto.

      Hotel

      Paradis

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Paradis

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

      Cross the Somosierra Pass to Madrid, the highest capital in Europe.

      Hotel

      Melia Castilla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Melia Castilla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

      This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Madrid Sightseeing Day 6 - Madrid Sightseeing

      Marvel at the city's most important landmarks on your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including views of the Royal Palace and Plaza de España. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum with its vast collection. Later consider an Optional Experience to the fascinating city of Toledo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Spectacular Toledo: Spain's Ancient Capital

      Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the River Tagus and is home to the nation's principal cathedral and El Greco's famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewellery and craftwork.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights) Day 7 - Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Pass Guadalajara, the Gorges of Jalon and Aragon en route to Barcelona.

      Hotel

      Abba Sants

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Abba Sants

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Night Time City Panorama

      Your evening in buzzing Barcelona begins with a delicious Catalonian-style dinner, complemented by drinks and good company. After dinner, we’ll take you up to Montjuic for spectacular night-time views of the city.

      Adult Price: €58.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Barcelona Sightseeing Day 8 - Barcelona Sightseeing

      Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist features a visit to the old cathedral and views of Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies. Tonight why not experience a fiery flamenco show and a delicious Spanish buffet?

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner

      Come and experience the passion and spirit of Spain at a spectacular flamenco evening. This modern interpretation of Spain's most famous entertainment is one of the best shows in town, and we’ve even included dinner and drinks.

      Adult Price: €86.00

      Mystical Montserrat

      Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion - Cannes (2 Nights) Day 9 - Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion - Cannes (2 Nights)

      Pass by mountains head south to the South of France, with a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arrive later at the picturesque town of Cannes, home to the annual Cannes Film Festival.

      Hotel

      Montaigne and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Montaigne and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Cannes Day 10 - Cannes

      Free time in Cannes today, why not relax at the beach, or take an optional trip to the glamorous hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence?

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

      Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul - an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.

      Adult Price: €82.00

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      Day 11

      Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Day 11 - Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Pass Genoa, Columbus' birthplace, to Pisa where you view the incredible Leaning Tower. Spend the night in the Renaissance city of Florence.

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing Day 12 - Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

      Admire the many wonders of Florence on your guided walking tour including views of the Duomo, Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David with a Local Specialist. Later travel to Assisi where you visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a Local Specialist.

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Casa Leonori

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 13 - Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      This morning travel south towards Naples and stop in Pompeii to enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist of the excavations before arriving in Sorrento.

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner

      A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there'll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Excursion to the Isle Of Capri Day 14 - Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

      Explore the enchanting Isle of Capri on your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. See the Piazzetta and the Faraglioni rocks. Cruise back to Sorrento and enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening with your companions.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Capri Island Cruise & Tour

      Spectacular cliffs and the famous turquoise-coloured waters are best experienced with a relaxing cruise around the island to view the beautiful white grotto and unique coastline. Our cruise ends in Capri town, with picture postcard views. Enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. (This optional is weather-dependent, and may be replaced with a mini bus tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit of the Villa of Axel Munthe.)

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights) Day 15 - Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

      This morning leave the coastal town of Sorrento and drive north to the historic capital of Italy, Rome the eternal city.

      Hotel

      Ateneo Garden Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Ateneo Garden Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €79.00

      Day 15

      Day 16

      Rome Sightseeing Day 16 - Rome Sightseeing

      Visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican with a Local Specialist. Enjoy views of the ancient sites including the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend free time exploring - don't forget to try the delicious gelato.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Roman Delights With Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €47.00

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 17 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      Drive over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to the magical city of Venice. Stay at your superb hotel tonight on Lido Island.

      Hotel

      Viktoria Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Viktoria Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas & Grand Canal

      On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Venice Orientation Day 18 - Venice Orientation

      Appreciate this Byzantine city during your private boat launch. See St. Marks Square. View the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island and then explore on your own.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      Day 18

      Day 19

      Venice – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 19 - Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Cross the Carnic Alps into Austria en route to Vienna.

      Hotel

      Imperial Riding School Renaissance

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Imperial Riding School Renaissance

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

      Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Day 19

      Day 20

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 20 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of the famous Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Stadtpark, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. The rest of the day is yours to explore.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Viennese Concert

      A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

      Adult Price: €100.00

      Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

      The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Viennese Concert

      You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval.

      Adult Price: €54.00

      Day 20

      Day 21

      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich Day 21 - Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

      Hear marvellous tales of the Von Trapp family during your sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a Local Specialist. Later travel to the Bavarian capital Munich.

      Hotel

      Angelo Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Angelo Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

      In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshments! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      Day 21

      Day 22

      Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 22 - Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      This morning enjoy an orientation of Munich including views of the Glockenspiel in Marienplatz before travelling to Vaduz in Liechtenstein. Arrive later in Lucerne surrounded by mountains and standing at the edge of a lake − a spectacular sight to behold.

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

      Adult Price: Fr.99.00

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      Day 23

      Lucerne Orientation Day 23 - Lucerne Orientation

      Visit the famous Lion Monument and walk over the Chapel Bridge. The rest of the day is yours to shop, relax or enjoy a mountain experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

      Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)

      Adult Price: Fr.112.00

      Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

      A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

      Adult Price: Fr.67.00

      Day 23

      Day 24

      Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard Day 24 - Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

      View the impressive Heidelberg Castle. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise down the Rhine to Boppard.

      Hotel

      Bellevue Rheinhotel Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Bellevue Rheinhotel Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 24

      Day 25

      Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights) Day 25 - Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

      See the awe-inspiring Gothic Cathedral of Cologne before crossing into The Netherlands and on to Amsterdam, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Corendon Vitality

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Corendon Vitality

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

      A beautiful countryside drive bring us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the wonderful streets and past lovely gabled houses brings us to the town’s former cheese weigh-house, now an atmospheric restaurant, for a delicious three-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks.

      Adult Price: €63.00

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      Day 26

      Amsterdam Orientation Day 26 - Amsterdam Orientation

      Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and free time to explore the many museums and attractions. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions, on board a glass-top boat cruising through the city's canals.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Dutch Villages And Farms

      Come with us on a trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. You’ll experience a visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker, then continue on to the picturesque fishing village of Volendam with its wooden houses, locals dressed in traditional costume and old harbour.

      Adult Price: €30.00

      Day 26

      Day 27

      Amsterdam – London Day 27 - Amsterdam – London

      Drive through Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover on the way to London, where your memorable holiday ends.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 27

      Available Departures

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

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg.

      • Cultural Insights
        The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Built in 1887 on the banks of the Rhine, the Bellevue Rheinhotel in Boppard, Germany promises 127 years of family tradition and the elegance of the Belle Epoque

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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        • City tour in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chartres Cathedral, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine

        • View the ancient sites of Rome

        • See the Somme Battlefields, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Valley and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley


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        • 10 dinners.


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        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

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        • VIP entry to many sights

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.

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


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        Service rating : As a women travelling alone, I felt safe and looked after by the Trafalgar staffProduct : Itinerary was a bit rushed - would have liked 2 nights in a couple of more cities as felt pushed for time. The hotels were all clean though a big difference in some of the services

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        Service rating : Itinerary is rushed at times not spending enough time where we liked Too much time allocated for shopping Some hotels very basic and not what we expectedProduct : Too many churches instead of other places of interest It would of been nice to see a concentration camp, the palace

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        Service rating : We thought the whole trip was well planned. All staff involved were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly recommend Trafalgar to our friends.Product : This itinerary covered all the places we wanted to visit.

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        Service rating : Our travel director, Mr. Peter Ansell, had an encyclopedic knowledge of all the places we visited, and our driver Mr. Giuseppe knew all the roads and was a very careful and conscientious driver. Peter knew when to arrive early to avoid the crowds; he knew the best rest areas that

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