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European Whirl with Eurostar™

13 Days 8 Countries 11 Cities

Explore Europe's countries and cities while experiencing the best of its history on this Discoveries trip.

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About this trip

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EWIH

12 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 Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

    • See the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

    • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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


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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • 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

    • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels

    • Pick-up and Drop-off 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. See airport transfer page link below for details

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

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


European Whirl with Eurostar™

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

Heidelberg, Germany

Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Innsbruck Golden Roof, Austria

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice

Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 6

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Piazza Del Duomo, Florence, Italy

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 8

Florence – Gotthard Drive – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Paris, France

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 12

Paris – London

Day 13

LONDON – RETURN HOME

Day 1

London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam Day 1 - London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Mercure City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland Day 2 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Cross the border into Germany, e enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.

Hotel

Sinsheim

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Sinsheim

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck Day 3 - Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Admire the architecture of the Old Town including the Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

Hotel

Hilton/Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton/Grauer Bär

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Innsbruck – Venice Day 4 - Innsbruck – Venice

Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Rome (2 Nights) Day 5 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel

A.Roma Lifestyle/The Church Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

A.Roma Lifestyle/The Church Palace

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Rome – Florence Sightseeing Day 7 - 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. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Grand Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Grand Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 7

Day 8

Florence – Gotthard Drive – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 8 - Florence – Gotthard Drive – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Day 9 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Day 10 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret.

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Evergreen Laurel

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 11 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Paris – London Day 12 - Paris – London

Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Day 13

LONDON – RETURN HOME Day 13 - LONDON – RETURN HOME

Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/european-whirl-with-eurostar for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

  • Cultural Insights
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, 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 Rome, Florence and Paris

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

    • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

    • See the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

    • View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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


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

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • 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

    • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels

    • Pick-up and Drop-off 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. See airport transfer page link below for details

    • 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

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.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 149 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Our travel director Amanda was excellent and very informative. She knew so much about the cities and countries we visited. Chris the driver was also excellent. We were amazed at his driving skills. Loved the VIP treatment we received, ie: porterage of luggage and entry into

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    Service rating : Guide director, Amanda made our trip memorable. The tour was very informative. Saw many tourist attractions. Loved the speed of getting into attractions. Felt safe and comfortable .Product : Excellent trip. We were sick, Amanda helped us to survive the experience . We

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    Service rating : Our tour director Amanda was organised, thoughtful, friendly and made our tour amazing.....Product : Fast paced but manageable. Would like to have had one more stop with two nights

  • Trip:

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    Service rating : the info that we were given throughout the tour.Overall the accommodation was up there along with the supplied beakfasts.Product : whar we were able to see in the 11 days and 9 nights

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    Service rating : We had a fantastic trip !! Very busy, but saw some amazing places, accommodation was great, tour guide was great all in all highly recommend this tour.Product : We thoroughly enjoyed the sights we saw, very special memories made :)

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13 Days, 8 Countries, 11 Cities

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