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European Marvel

12 Days 7 Countries 13 Cities

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

"Best holiday our family has ever had"

Deborah

About this trip

The White Cliffs of Dover are your gateway to a grand adventure through the heart of Europe - cruising on the romantic Rhine, the sounds of Mozart in Vienna and castle courtyards of Heidelberg among the highlights you will enjoy. Get lost along quaint medieval cobblestone lanes, savour 'Kaffee und Kuchen' in tree-lined squares, and marvel at striking historic landmarks.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EMAR

11 Nights

accommodation

17 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 6 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Calais, France

Day 1

London – Bruges – Brussels

Day 2

Brussels – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

Day 3

Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

Salzburg, Austria

Day 4

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

Vienna, Austria

Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing

Day 6

Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

Day 7

Venice Orientation

Day 8

Venice – Verona – Milan – Varese

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 9

Varese – Lucerne

Paris, France

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Paris, France

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing

Day 12

Paris – London

Day 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.

Hotel

Sheraton

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
Calais, France

Day 1

Day 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.

Hotel

Marriott

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 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.

Hotel

Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Traditional Tyrolean Evening

You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.

Adult Price: €43.00

Day 3

Day 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.

Hotel

Hilton Danube

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: €60.00

Salzburg, Austria

Day 4

Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing

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.

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 local champagne 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: €39.00

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 local champagne during the interval.

Adult Price: €54.00

Vienna, Austria

Day 5

Day 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.

Hotel

Quattro Fontane

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 6

Day 7

Venice Orientation

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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Hidden Venice & St. Mark's Basilica

Experience magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and its glittering gold mosaics the best way possible - with VIP entrance and a Local Specialist! Then delve into the city’s labyrinth of back alleys and canals, bridges and secret squares - enchanting neighbourhoods that you would never find on your own, all explained and brought to life by a true Venetian!

Adult Price: €34.00

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 7

Day 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 and the beautiful Galleria during your orientation. Finally check into your hotel in Varese.

Hotel

Palace Grand

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 8

Day 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.

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

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

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 9

Day 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.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

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

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

Paris, France

Day 10

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing

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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

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 exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, 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: €32.00

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

Adult Price: €36.00

Paris, France

Day 11

Day 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, 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 Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

    • Cruise along the River Rhine

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

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

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

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

    • 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

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

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

    • VIP entry to many sights


    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 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

  • Trip:

    Service:

    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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