European Magic - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

12 days

from R25350 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Another first rate performance"
Glenn , Jun 2014

From London, we travel to the Eternal City of Rome on this exciting European trip. Along the way, we have the opportunity to visit wonderful Paris, serene Geneva, Renaissance Florence and romantic Venice with its historic canals. Also see Cannes, Pisa, Monaco and the French Riviera.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    Greetings from your Travel Director as you drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Dover. Admire the White Cliffs as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Travel through the battlefields of the Somme to the glittering capital, Paris.


    Suite Home Porte De Chatillon

  • 2.


    Admire the sights of this elegant city with your Local Specialist, including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time afterwards soaking up the atmosphere with a walk along the banks of the Seine or see priceless works of art in the Louvre. Tonight, don't miss the opportunity to go to a famous Parisian cabaret!


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.


    Head south past the vast Forest of Fontainebleau, former hunting ground of the French kings. Visit the medieval town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Burgundy region. Cross into Switzerland and arrive later at the international city of Geneva, which lies at the western end of Lake Léman.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Les Nations

  • 4.


    Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful city, including the unique Jet d'Eau and the United Nations building. Afterwards spend free time exploring on your own. Perhaps take a stroll by the lake and admire the modern sculptures.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.


    Drive south past Grenoble, a university city and a renowned winter sports resort.  Continue through impressive landscape leading from the Alps to the Cote D'Azur.  Arrive in the coastal town of Cannes which is famed for its International Film Festival.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner



  • 6.


    Why not relax on the beach, shop for designer goods or enjoy French cuisine at a pavement café?  Alternatively you could explore nearby Nice with its expansive promenade, or the town of Antibes which houses a museum dedicated to Picasso.  The choice is yours!


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 7.


    Visit the Principality of Monaco, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Walk through the Old Town and view the Royal Palace – home to the Grimaldi family – and the cathedral, where Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainier were married. Continue along the coast into Italy, past the port of Genoa to Pisa, where you view the famous Leaning Tower. Your day ends in the Tuscan spa town of Montecatini, where you dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Tuscany Inn

  • 8.


    A short drive through rolling countryside brings you to the Renaissance city of Florence. Spend time on your own exploring Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Don't forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery! Arrive later in the magical city of Venice for your two-night stay.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Villa Giulietta

  • 9.


    Admire the splendours of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the magnificent Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a cruise to one of the islands for lunch.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 10.


    Cross the Veneto plain via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome, the Eternal City!


    Buffet Breakfast


    Ergife Palace

  • 11.


    Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, where you view Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Pietà. Your wonderful sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber in ancient Rome, with views of the Forum and the Colosseum. Spend free time seeing more sights such as the Sistine Chapel, or relax at a pavement café on the Via Veneto.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 12.


    This morning say ‘arrivederci' to your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of a memorable European holiday. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.


    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Beaune

    Visit this medieval town
  • Cannes

    Visit the sophisticated Film Festival city
  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Florence

    Visit the Renaissance city
  • Geneva

    Orientation includes the Jet d'Eau and the United Nations building
  • Monaco

    View the Royal Palace and Cathedral
  • Paris

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Pisa

    View the Leaning Tower
  • Rome

    Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Forum and Colosseum.
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island


  • 11 buffet breakfasts

  • 4 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport shuttle service available to purchase, conditions apply.
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • 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

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lake Geneva

  • Swiss Riviera - Dinner

    Adult Price: Fr.102.00 Join us for a meal of local specialities, with drinks, at an unusual local hostelry. Your Travel Director will explain in more detail what you can expect from this delightful evening.
  • Cruise And Visit To Yvoire With Mont Saleve

    Adult Price: Fr.98.00 We'll admire stunning views of Lac Leman and Geneva from the summit of Mont Saleve, before driving through the fields of the Savoy to medieval Yvoire. Here you’ll explore its winding streets, lined with old stone houses and dominated by the ancient chateau of the Count and Countess, before a steamer cruise past palatial mansions back to Geneva.


  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €34.00 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.
  • Dinner And Hidden Gems Of Paris

    Adult Price: €66.00 Spend an evening discovering one of the loveliest areas of Paris, made famous by artists, writers and students over the centuries. Then enjoy a taste of local cuisine, at a memorable dinner in typical Parisian style with drinks included.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter Exploration

    Adult Price: €30.00 Discover the history of Notre Dame. Built in 1163, this magnificent cathedral is the cornerstone of Gothic architecture in France. Afterwards you’ll explore the Latin Quarter with your Local Specialist and enjoy free time to have a bite to eat, or perhaps try Berthillon ice-cream - the best in France.
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €133.00 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.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €157.00 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!


  • St. Paul And Corniche Dinner And Discovery

    Adult Price: €82.00 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.


  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks

    Adult Price: €69.00 Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise.
  • Discover The Magic Of Venice

    Adult Price: €69.00 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.


  • An Introduction To Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 As you meander slowly through Rome's labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares, our Local Specialist will tell you stories of how each area has developed over centuries, creating an amazing legacy for us today. During the tour, you'll view the Pantheon and experience Piazza Navona, loved for its lively cafes.
  • Inside The Vatican And The Colosseum

    Adult Price: €78.00 Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. You’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent 11 years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. Your experience will be rounded off with a visit to Rome's iconic Colosseum.
  • Roman Evening With Dinner

    Adult Price: €60.00 Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll drive along the Via Veneto, a location made famous by the film 'La Dolce Vita', and which will give you a glimpse into how the Romans enjoy their city.
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