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European Dream

8 Days 4 Countries 8 Cities

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

"The experience was superb"


About this trip

Local traditions and national heritage come into focus on this fast-paced jaunt, as Europe's ‘celebrity' cities of Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris join the lesser known highlights of Lucerne.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… experiencing the heat of the roaring furnace as molten glass expands under the power of an artisan's lungs in a glass factory, as you find out the science behind the beauty of this Venetian craft.

Trip type: Discoveries i

Trip code: EROL

7 Nights


10 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

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European Dream

Your Itinerary

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.

Welcome Reception
Crowne Plaza St. Peters

2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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 visit the Sistine Chapel or make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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 at your hotel tonight.

Buffet Breakfast
Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Renaissance La Defense

7. Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

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. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit Versailles, lavishly designed for Louis XIV. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

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.

Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

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

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop in Venice.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland's elegant past, the appropriately named Grand Hotel Europe is a landmark in Lucerne. Situated by the lake, it is our Authentic Accommodation on trips we take to this historic town.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

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

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

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

What's Included


    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • 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

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

    • Use of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions.

    • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply

    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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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 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.


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.


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 43 Reviews

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    Service rating : It was great the whole trip, busy seeing so many sights and every country was so different.Product : Enjoyed the whole trip and Simone our guide was very kind and knowledgable .

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    Service rating : An excellent would have been put in except for a few things. Things I loved, loved, loved1. Simone and Alessandro loved their time and attention to all our needs2. Loved the extra excursions we could purchaseThings I hated!! 1. It was not clear while talking during the

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    had special times to go into venues , which was a big plus

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    Service rating : Our guide, Martine was excellent. She went above and beyondProduct : Disappointed that the good tour points were relegated to the additional cost add ons. Also there seems to be a lot of "preferred" restaurants and shops, including demonstration stops at certain stores

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    Service rating : Our tour director Martina was exceptional, she worked hard to keep everyone satisifiedshe had a wealth of knowledge of the places we visited. The bus driver was very politeand courteous. The hotels on Tour and food were goodPOST TOUR Accomodation at the Hilton Kensington was not

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European Dream

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    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
    • London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply.
    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe.
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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).  
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