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European Traveller

8 Days 4 Countries 11 Cities

Take in the world's most romantic cities on this Discoveries trip across Europe, and visit Paris, Rome and more.

"Trafalgar made us feel comfortable"

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About this trip

A taste of the world's most romantic cities, this encounter with Europe isn't just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling goose bumps as you enter the cool cavernous Basilica in the Vatican City and stand before Michelangelo's Pietà, and hearing our local friend share the ins and outs of this strange secret nation.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: WTAVA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

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

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

    • Pick-up 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

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

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals


    Airport Transfers

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


European Traveller

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

London – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 3

Paris – Lucerne Orientation

Day 4

Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Florence, Italy

Day 5

Venice Orientation – Florence

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 7

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 8

Depart Rome

Day 1

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

This morning leave London and travel to the White Cliffs of Dover before crossing the Channel to Calais. Pass by the First World War battlefields of the Somme and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner in the evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical holiday.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice.

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

Day 2

Day 3

Paris – Lucerne Orientation Day 3 - Paris – Lucerne Orientation

See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery takes a dramatic turn. View the the famous wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI.

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Astoria

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Mount Pilatus

The opportunity to discover one of the best known mountains of Lucerne. A short drive takes us to the foot of Mount Pilatus, located in the heart of the Central Alps. Here, via a series of cable cars, we begin our ascent of this majestic mountain. We sail over farms, pastures and forests, and on arrival at the top you will have the time to take a stroll, write a postcard, or just marvel at the experience.

Adult Price: €85.00

Day 3

Day 4

Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice Day 4 - Lucerne – St. Gotthard – Venice

Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Castellana

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

Day 4

Day 5

Venice Orientation – Florence Day 5 - Venice Orientation – Florence

Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark's Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Witness a Cultural Insight during a glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice's hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards and sunflower fields, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

Adult Price: €64.00

Mount Pilatus

The opportunity to discover one of the best known mountains of Lucerne. A short drive takes us to the foot of Mount Pilatus, located in the heart of the Central Alps. Here, via a series of cable cars, we begin our ascent of this majestic mountain. We sail over farms, pastures and forests, and on arrival at the top you will have the time to take a stroll, write a postcard, or just marvel at the experience.

Adult Price: €85.00

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €70.00

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:

Day 5

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights) Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing – Rome (2 Nights)

Your Local Specialist reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive palazzi when you visit Piazza della Signoria. Shop for 18 carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip.

Hotel

Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

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

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 6

Day 7

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Day 7 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards and sunflower fields, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

Adult Price: €64.00

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

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €70.00

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:

Day 7

Day 8

Depart Rome Day 8 - Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

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

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 8

Available Departures

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

    • Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

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

    • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome

    • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

    • Pick-up 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

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

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals


    Airport Transfers

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


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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.


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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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Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Our 10 day tour was very well organized! The fast pass entries was really a selling feature and our guide was excellentProduct : We had the opportunity to see several highlights in a very short period of time, with great description from our guides.

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    Excellent tour guide Peter Rosenthal. Great local guides as well. Most of the hotels were very good.

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    Patrick Sidney and Carlo Vallone were amazing guides and driver for our trip. Please see our comments below.Although it was a very fast paced trip, Patrick maximized the opportunities and the optional excursions to allow us to experience as much as possible. As we mentioned to Patrick, we had a

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    Service rating : Patrick Sydney was an amazing Travel Director - he has set the bar very high for future trips.Product : We were able to experience the big items on our bucket list without the stress of planning it ourselves. I don't think we would have seen all that we were able to had we

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    Awesome trip! Patrick Sidney, our tour director, made every minute of our trip very memorable. Thank you.

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2016 will celebrate Christmas in Rome. Departure on 22 December will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 23 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 30 December 2016 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Paris. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
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