European Heritage - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

24 days

from £2304 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Sep 2015.
"Every detail was well thought out"
Barbara , Jul 2014

From beautiful Paris to bustling Barcelona or ancient Rome to imperial Vienna, this trip takes in the iconic destinations of Europe. As well as the vibrant cities, like elegant Venice and lakeside Lucerne. This will be a trip to live long in your memory.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
EEHR

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Meet your travel director and embark on your journey. From Dover see the White Cliffs as you cross the Channel to Calais. Continue through the Somme battlefields in Northern France to the glittering capital city of Paris!

    Hotel

    Ibis Styles Bercy

  • 2.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the sights of Paris with your knowledgeable Local Specialist, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend free time seeing more of this fascinating city or enjoy a visit to world class museum or gallery. Tonight, why not experience a famous cabaret show?

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    PARIS – BORDEAUX

    Travel to the Loire Valley and view the Château de Blois, where Joan of Arc was blessed before battle with the English. Arrive later in Bordeaux.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Ibis Centre Meriadeck

  • 4.

    BORDEAUX – BIARITZ – LOURDES

    Head to the charming resort of Biaritz on the wild Atlantic coast before arriving in the pilgrim town Lourdes.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Sainte Rose

  • 5.

    LOURDES – MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the border into Spain and pass by the city of Burgos en route towards the cosmopolitan capital city of Madrid.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    NH Zurbano

  • 6.

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España during your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Later, consider an excursion to Toledo.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 7.

    MADRID – BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel through the hills of Aragon and Catalonia to the bustling city of Barcelona. On arrival your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    AC Som

  • 8.

    BARCELONA FREE TIME

    Enjoy a relaxing morning exploring the city or maybe consider joining an optional experience to the nearby monastery of Montserrat.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.

    BARCELONA – CANNES (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross over the foothills of the Pyrenees and continue through Provence before arriving in Cannes.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn/Amarante Golf Plaza

  • 10.

    CANNES ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Enjoy free time to explore Cannes famous for its film festival. Relax on the beach or enjoy lunch in a pavement café.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 11.

    CANNES – MONACO – PISA – MONTECATINI

    Visit the Principality of Monaco where you view the Royal residence.  See the leaning tower while in Pisa before arriving in Monticatini.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Tuscany Inn

  • 12.

    MONTECATINI – FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Explore wonderful Florence with time to wander through its cobbled streets before arriving in the eternal city of Rome.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ergife Palace

  • 13.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Visit St. Peter's Basilica with your Local Specialist and see Michelangelo's Pietá. View the Forum and Colosseum in ancient Rome. In your free time, consider a tour of the Sistine Chapel!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 14.

    ROME – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Traverse the Apennine Mountains and cross the Veneto plain before arriving in the Venice region.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Apogia Sirio

  • 15.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Marvel at the sights as you cruise to St. Mark's Square by private launch. Enjoy a demonstration of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, with time later to shop and explore.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 16.

    VENICE – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel through spectacular scenery and cross into Austria and make your way to the imperial city of Vienna.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Courtyard By Marriott Schoenbrunn

  • 17.

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Vienna, including the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time exploring or perhaps take an excursion to the vast Schönbrunn Palace.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 18.

    VIENNA – SALZBURG – INNSBRUCK

    Arrive in Salzburg, where you see Mozart's birthplace as well as locations from the Sound of Music.  In Innsbruck see the Golden Roof and Hofburg.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Bon Alpina

  • 19.

    INNSBRUCK – LIECHTENSTEIN – LUCERNE REGION (GISWIL) (2 NIGHTS)

    Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Cross into Switzerland and traverse mountain passes to picturesque Giswil.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Krone

  • 20.

    LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Your orientation tour includes the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge, with free time afterwards to shop for all things Swiss!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 21.

    LUCERNE REGION (GISWIL) – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND

    Visit Heidelberg and see the impressive Renaissance Castle overlooking the town.  Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Ramada Hockenheim/Ramada Micador/Ramada Frankfurt Airport West

  • 22.

    RHINELAND – RHINE CRUISE – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS)

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine where you see steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later in Amsterdam.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ibis Amsterdam Airport

  • 23.

    AMSTERDAM ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    See the historic sights of Amsterdam, and visit a diamond polishing centre. In Volendam, learn about the arts of cheese and clog making.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 24.

    AMSTERDAM – LONDON

    Pass through Belgium to Calais and board your ferry to Dover.  Later arrive in London where your memorable holiday comes to an end.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam

    Orientation tour and visit a diamond-cutting factory. Excursion to Volendam
  • Barcelona

    sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral
  • Biarritz

    Visit this seaside resort
  • Bordeaux

    Orientation of the city
  • Cannes

    Visit the sophisticated film festival city
  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Florence

    Views from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Heidelberg

    View the castle
  • Innsbruck

    View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace
  • Liechtenstein

    Visit the capital, Vaduz
  • Loire Valley

    View the Château de Blois
  • Lourdes

    View the Basilica and join the torchlight procession
  • Lucerne

    Visit the Lion Monument
  • Madrid

    Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. See Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España
  • Monaco

    See the famous Monte Carlo Casino
  • Paris

    Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Pisa

    View the Leaning Tower
  • Rhine Valley

    Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome

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

    Visit this charming city of music
  • South of France

    Drive through Provence
  • Venice

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

    Morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. See the Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards

Dining

  • 23 buffet breakfasts

  • 8 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Return 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 and drop-off 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
  • 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

Notes

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.

Lucerne

  • Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

    Adult Price: Fr.98.00 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.
  • Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.111.00 We’ll ascend through fields and forests to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then we’ll descend by cog-wheel train, to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. (On certain departures ascent and descent will be by cable car only. Optional may be operated in reverse, with cruise first.)
  • World War II Swiss Bunkers

    Adult Price: Fr.44.00 A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an original WWII Swiss Military Bunker. When Germany annexed Austria, Switzerland was surrounded by German Forces. It wasn't possible to defend all her borders, so the military built nearly 200 fortresses and bunkers in central Switzerland, mostly inside mountains. Our private tour of the Vitznau bunker, lets you experience this engineering wonder still in its original condition and working order.

Paris

  • 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 Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret – immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Madrid

  • Tapas in Historic Madrid

    Adult Price: €55.00 No visit to Spain is complete without sampling the tapas experience. Each dish is specially prepared and flavoured to compliment the local wines. You'll enjoy drinks and a large feast of dishes, which vary according to the season. Don’t miss out on this insight into local way of life.
  • Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

    Adult Price: €60.00 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.
  • Discover Toledo: the Ancient Capital of Spain

    Adult Price: €42.00 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.

Barcelona

  • Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner

    Adult Price: €85.00 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.
  • Montserrat

    Adult Price: €39.00 Join us for a trip out of Barcelona as we head for the sacred mountain of Catalonia. You’ll ascend this staggering rock formation for a chance to admire its spectacular panoramic views. Arrive at the Basilica Real where newlyweds come to pledge their vows to the mystical Black Virgin.

Cannes

  • 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.

Rome

  • 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.

Florence

  • Florence's Renaissance Treasures

    Adult Price: €41.00 This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. First, you'll get to view the Michelangelo collection, including the statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll continue to the Duomo where you’ll see first-hand its spectacular design. The trip ends in Signoria Square, the political centre of Florence.

Venice

  • 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.

Vienna

  • Dinner And Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €99.00 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.
  • Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €52.00 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.
  • Dinner With Traditional Musical Entertainment In A Local Restaurant

    Adult Price: €59.00 Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included.
  • Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Schönbrunn, with its magnificently preserved state rooms and exquisite gardens. You’ll also have time for a walk through the park, perhaps as far as the Gloriette pavilion with its magnificent views.

Innsbruck

  • Alpine Horse And Carriage Ride

    Adult Price: €37.00 A spectacular drive leads us to a typical mountain village where you’ll experience a horse drawn carriage ride through the magnificent alpine scenery. You’ll also enjoy an included drink at a traditional Tyrolean Gasthof before our return to Innsbruck.

Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

    Adult Price: €28.00 The best way to see Amsterdam, you’ll enjoy a private canal cruise in our glass roofed boat, to see the areas our coach can’t reach. With our Local Specialist you'll view the great merchant houses and historical churches and explore the colourful Red Light District, with its famous coffee houses and notorious window shopping.
  • Dinner In A Historic Dutch House

    Adult Price: €62.00 Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.
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