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European Spotlight

12 Days 5 Countries 13 Cities

Explore Paris, Florence, Rome and more on this Discoveries trip that reveals all that's special about Europe.

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About this trip

Don those designer sunglasses - it's time to enjoy the bright city lights and stylish promenades of Europe's classiest capitals where you can kick back at quaint Old Town cafés and brush shoulders with the rich and famous. Amble along the grand avenues of Paris, explore the labyrinthine lanes of Venice and soak up Mediterranean sunshine in trendy Cannes and Monaco.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EELE

11 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Pisa and Venice

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Festival Hall in Cannes and The Royal Palace in Monaco, and the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Eze and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 5 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

    • Channel ferry cross 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

    • 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


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Paris, France

Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing

Geneva, Switzerland

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

Geneva, Switzerland

Day 4

Geneva Orientation

Day 5

Geneva – Cannes – Nice (2 Nights)

Massena Palace, Nice, France

Day 6

Nice Orientation

Florence, Italy

Day 7

Nice – Èze – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

Day 8

Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

Island of Burano, Italy

Day 9

Venice Orientation

Day 10

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 11

Rome Sightseeing

Day 12

Depart Rome

Day 1

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

This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and see the White Cliffs of Dover on your channel ferry crossing to France. Pass the battlefields of northern France before arriving in Paris. This evening, join your companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive through the city, which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing

View the city's landmarks during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Appreciate the beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. During your free time you could visit a world-famous museum, stroll through gardens, shop for souvenirs or simply relax. Why not enjoy a famous cabaret this evening?

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 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

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

Day 2

Day 3

Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights) Day 3 - Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)

Journey south through rolling countryside into the Burgundy wine region. Visit the medieval town of Beaune and later cross the Swiss border to Geneva − enjoying the magnificent scenery. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant

Hotel

Warwick

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Warwick

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 3

Day 4

Geneva Orientation Day 4 - Geneva Orientation

Enjoy a full day exploring this scenic city with its dramatic alpine backdrop. See the Reformation Monument, the Old Town, the United Nations Building and the Red Cross headquarters during your orientation with your Travel Director. This afternoon, take time to explore on your own or relax at one of the quaint Old Town cafés.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Visit to Yvoire Village

A gorgeous drive through the French region of Savoie brings us to lakeside Yvoire, voted one of the country’s ten most picturesque villages. Winding cobbled streets and medieval stone houses are overlooked by a 14th-century chateau and protected by ramparts pilling with exotic vegetation and colourful flowers – an unforgettably beautiful visit.

Adult Price: €23.00

Day 4

Day 5

Geneva – Cannes – Nice (2 Nights) Day 5 - Geneva – Cannes – Nice (2 Nights)

A scenic drive south into France brings you to the beautiful Mediterranean coastal resort of Cannes, home of the renowned annual Film Festival. See where the rich and famous mingle before continuing on to Nice - the jewel of the French Riviera.

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Nice Orientation Day 6 - Nice Orientation

Nice has always been a favourite destination for sunshine and relaxation - even Queen Victoria used to travel here by train from England for holidays. Drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena during your orientation of the 'Bay of the Angels'. In your free time discover the Old Town, shop in hip boutiques or simply relax on the beach.

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

Day 6

Day 7

Nice – Èze – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Day 7 - Nice – Èze – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

This morning visit Fragonard Perfumery in the village of Èze for a Cultural Insight into the secret of making beautiful scents. Travel along the spectacular coastline stopping at the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Royal Palace and enjoy views of the Grand Prix circuit. Cross the border into Italy and visit Pisa where you will view the amazing Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 7

Day 8

Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights) Day 8 - Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on an informative walking tour of the city which includes a visit to Piazza della Signoria and views of the Duomo. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular galleried bridge dating from the Middle Ages. Drive across the Veneto plain into Venice, a magical city with a rich maritime and artistic heritage.

Hotel

NH Laguna Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

NH Laguna Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

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 8

Day 9

Venice Orientation Day 9 - Venice Orientation

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and see the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Consider an Optional Experience across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a delicious meal.

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:

Day 9

Day 10

Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Day 10 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Across the picturesque Apennine Mountains, through the vibrant landscape of Tuscany and past the hilltop towns of Orvieto and Orte in Umbria you later arrive in Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

Barcelo Aran Mantegna

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Barcelo Aran Mantegna

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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

Day 10

Day 11

Rome Sightseeing Day 11 - Rome Sightseeing

Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with your Local Specialist. See the ancient sites of Rome including the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was staged. View the Colosseum, site of public events. Celebrate the end of the trip tonight with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

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

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 11

Day 12

Depart Rome Day 12 - Depart Rome

Say 'arrivederci' to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of this memorable European holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • 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

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Pisa and Venice

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Festival Hall in Cannes and The Royal Palace in Monaco, and the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa

    • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Eze and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 5 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

    • Channel ferry cross 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

    • 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 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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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.


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  • Guest Service Rating from 37 Reviews

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    Service rating : It was a wonderful trip and service that Trafalgar was simply amazing our tour director was very knowledgeable about the tour, Trafalgar was very up-scale, Did not have to stand in long lines we walked into the special events. No words could ever describe the treatment that was

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    Service rating : The trip was so well organize. We were treated well ,our accommodations were excellent and we got to see so much in such little time.Product : We seen so much. For every destination we were given the history about what we were about to see.

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    Service rating : Food was so bad!!! Best food was On The airplane. Feel very strongly that your guide got kick backs from where we ate. Very upsettingProduct : Needed to not take us to our hotels at 4pm and too far from down town to do anything ! Being in our hotels and nothing to do is not

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    Service rating : Had never been on a tour before and not sure I would like it. Loved it!! Saw and did so much.Product : Ended up signing up for all additional excursions and so happy that I did. Saw things I would never have seen on my own - and I didn't have to think about anything!

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    Service rating : emphasis on optional activities, very little included local sight seeing, mostly free time and time on bus for travel, disappointing!!Product : Very poor meals, some of the hotels were below average (Nice), Very hard sell for the associated business (Perfumery, glass ware

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