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Great European

27 Days 10 Countries 35 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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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.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EGRE

26 Nights

accommodation

36 Meals
  • 26 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 10 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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


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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

Day 5

Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 6

Madrid Sightseeing

Day 7

Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

Day 8

Barcelona Sightseeing

Cannes, France

Day 9

Barcelona – Cannes (2 Nights)

Day 10

Cannes and Perfumery Excursion

Florence, Italy

Day 11

Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

St Francis Basilica, Assissi, Italy

Day 12

Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

Day 13

Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

Faraglioni, Rocks Capri, Italy

Day 14

Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

Day 15

Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 16

Rome Sightseeing

Day 17

Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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

Day 24

Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Day 25

Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

Day 26

Amsterdam Orientation

Day 27

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

Pass by mountains and spectacular coastlines to Cannes. This picturesque town is 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 and Perfumery Excursion Day 10 - Cannes and Perfumery Excursion

Free time in Cannes this morning before your visit to Fragonard Perfumery.

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 10

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 later 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

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)

See the sights of Sorrento before heading north to Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

Ateneo Garden Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Ateneo Garden Palace

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

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

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

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 canal cruise. 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:

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: €60.00

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 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

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 may not be available on all departures.

Adult Price: €52.00

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

Day 22

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

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

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

Mount Rigi And Lake Cruise

Come with us as we ascend to the summit of Mount Rigi by cable car, where you’ll have time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Later we'll descend by cable car once more, before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Adult Price: Fr.112.00

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 impressive 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: €61.00

Day 25

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: €28.00

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

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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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Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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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Dining

    • 26 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 10 dinners.


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Travel Highlights

    • 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

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


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    The Great European was a fantastic introduction to everything you'd want to see in Europe!

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    Bus seats behind driver side were too squashy, not enough leg room.

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    it was awesome

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    Service rating : Disappointed with missing a most important eagles nest tour because tour guide wasn't interested in taking us.Only reason we chose this tour.Product : Left out most important Eagles Nest tour for no good reason.

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    Service rating : Nothing was too much trouble for Scott and Luigi.Product : Lichtenstein was a waste of time.Better and earlier communication of what the added extras are is required. Most people were not aware of just how much these all cost and what you would miss out on if you didn't do

Great European

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27 Days, 10 Countries, 35 Cities

Great European

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the Thistle Euston hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
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  • 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. 

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