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European Dream

8 Days 4 Countries 9 Cities

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

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 30 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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      • Your London Hotel: This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Paris. The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 30 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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

      Brush up on your photographic skills - you're going to need them on this fast-paced jaunt through Europe's celebrity cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne. Get snap-happy sightseeing at such highlights as the Vatican City, Eiffel Tower and the Duomo, people watch in the 'piazze' and marvel at a multitude of picture-perfect landscapes.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: WROL

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 3 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, Paris and London.

        • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

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

        • 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 and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 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

        • 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. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing

      Florence, Italy

      Day 3

      Rome – Florence Sightseeing

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      Day 4

      Florence – Venice

      Lucerne, Switzerland

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      Venice – Lucerne

      Paris, France

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      Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

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      Paris Sightseeing

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      Paris – London

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (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

      Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      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 join an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make a wish.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Florence Sightseeing 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

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Florence – Venice Day 4 - Florence – Venice

      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 Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Venice – Lucerne Day 5 - Venice – Lucerne

      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 tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) 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

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Tour Eiffel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Paris Sightseeing Day 7 - Paris Sightseeing

      During your sightseeing 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. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Paris – London Day 8 - Paris – London

      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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/nz/tours/european-dream 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, Paris and London.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Paris and London.

        • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

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

        • 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 and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 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

        • 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. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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      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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      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 44 Reviews

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        Service rating : The tour was well planned and covered a lot of sitesProduct : The trip moved a long smoothly except for the rain in Venice. John keep the tour interesting and answered questions.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : We were quite fortunate to have a linguist as our travel director/guide. He was able to get us in an out of wonderful experiences without a language barrier in each country.Product : A little too much time spent in Venice. Would have liked to get to hotel location sooner.

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        Service:

        Service rating : Very organized! Hotel accommodation was great. Friendly and very helpful travel director.Product : This trip fit our style of travel.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Generally good experience. Some hotel rooms were really nice, but some were minuscule. Guide made special efforts to accommodate my vegetarian meals and vegan and gluten-free meals for fellow travelers.Product : Timing was bad on several sightseeing events.

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        Service rating : Good. At times too fast- unable to fully enjoyProduct : lucerne- when arrived everything closed. When booked trip this was highlighted as great new years eve location. Disappointed. Maybe focus on seeing less but spending more time in each location. Only able to spend couple

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