European Supreme - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

29 days

from £3651 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Sep 2015.
"Very professional company"
Kathryn , Jul 2014

Classic favourites meet the roads less discovered, to give a complete view of Europe's many faces, from well-known characters Rome and Paris, to the lesser known personalities and secrets places of Belgrade and Sofia.

It's Insider moments like… comparing the nuttiness of Holland's hard cheeses at a dairy farm near Volendam, after finding out how they're made – and discovering more traditions, from clogs to windmills, at a ‘living museum'.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    Cross the channel by ferry to France and then on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals.


    Welcome Reception


    Mercure Amsterdam City

  • 2.


    Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory, a Cultural Insight, to see the diamond cutters at work. Visit Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.


    Today travel to Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg to view the magnificent castle ruins. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

  • 4.


    See the splendid Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Arrive later at Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Grauer Bär

  • 5.


    Your short walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine


    Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

  • 6.


    Cruise to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glass blowing at a traditional workshop.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 7.


    Pass the Austrian Lake District and cross the Styrian Alps en route to the imperial city of Vienna.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Hilton Vienna Danube

  • 8.


    See the Opera, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and Stadtpark during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.


    Explore the medieval city of Györ in Hungary. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Novotel Centrum

  • 10.


    See the Great Synagogue and visit Fishermen's Bastion on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Tonight, experience a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music.


    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

  • 11.


    Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church.  Later arrive in Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Crowne Plaza

  • 12.


    See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 13.


    See the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing in to Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where you guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Radisson Blu

  • 14.


    Travel into Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Amalia/Dellas Boutique

  • 15.


    See the battle site at Thermopylae. Visit the Temple at Delphi with a Local Specialist on the way to Athens.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

  • 16-18


    You have three days to explore this exciting ancient city. Or you might like to take a cruise to the Aegean Islands.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 19.


    Visit the ancient Acropolis with a Local Specialist. See the Parthenon. Cross the Corinth Canal to Patras for your overnight ferry to Italy. Dine tonight aboard your ship.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 20.


    Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi.  Dine tonight in your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine


    Grand Hotel Roseo

  • 21.


    With a Local Specialist see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis while in Assisi. Pass the War Cemeteries of Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Johanna Park

  • 22.


    Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii with your Local Specialist. Later arrive in Rome.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Barcelo Aran Mantegna

  • 23.


    This morning, experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City.


    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

  • 24.


    Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

  • 25.


    Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Ramada Regina Titlis

  • 26.


    See the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. During your free time why not join a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure!


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 27.


    See the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region en route to Paris. Tonight, you might like to enjoy a world-famous Parisian Cabaret!


    Buffet Breakfast


    Pullman Montparnasse

  • 28.


    Enjoy an included visit up the Eiffel Tower to the second level with your Local Specialist. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, say ‘au revoir' to your companions at a Farewell Dinner.


    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 29.


    Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery.


    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights

    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
  • Local Specialists

    in Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris. In Amsterdam a traditional craftsman demonstrates the making of wooden clogs and the renowned Dutch cheese.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
  • See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the battle site of Thermopylae and the Abbey at Monte Cassino
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Fishermans' Bastion in Budapest and the Acropolis in Athens


  • 28 hot buffet breakfasts.
    14 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 Regional Meals, 2 three course dinners with wine, 7 three course dinners, cruise dinner and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Return cross-channel ferry.
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • VIP entry to many sights

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.


  • Swiss Heritage Experience

    Adult Price: Fr.66.00 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.
  • 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.)
  • Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

    Adult Price: Fr.67.00 Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Traditional Tyrolean Evening

    Adult Price: €42.00 You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.


  • 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.
  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Dinner 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 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 Hidden Venice

    Adult Price: €27.00 Discover some of the lesser-known areas of Venice as you take a historical walk with our Local Specialist. Explore the markets where Venetians buy their fresh produce, and some of the secrets of the Venetian labyrinth.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Danube Cruise With Dinner

    Adult Price: €58.00 Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.
  • Hungarian Parliament Visit

    Adult Price: €41.00 Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. When the Parliament is closed, we’ll visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €31.
  • Szentendre And Light Lunch

    Adult Price: €47.00 Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.


  • Serbian Heritage With Dinner

    Adult Price: €56.00 With our Local Specialist, we’ll drive south through orchards and vineyards to Topola; the astonishing Orthodox Church of St. George - bejewelled with mosaic frescoes, including the royal crypt of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty. You’ll visit the royal summer home, complete with memorabilia. And enjoy a feast of local specialities in Arandjelovac, at one of Serbia’s best-known restaurants.


  • Traditional Taverna Meal, Music And Dancing

    Adult Price: €54.00 Take an evening trip to a lively taverna in the centre of Athens where you’ll enjoy traditional Greek food, a choice of drinks and traditional music and dancing. Although there is an official ending time, guests are welcome to stay on later with the local residents.
  • Aegina, Poros And Hydra Cruise Adventure

    Adult Price: €95.00 A full day cruise to the three Saronic Gulf Islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. The cruise ship features bars, a dance floor, inside/outside seating, money exchange, gift shop, restaurant and air conditioning. Lunch with a glass of wine is included and a show will keep you entertained on the return journey.
  • Cape Sounion Day Trip

    Adult Price: €37.00 We’ll journey to the southernmost tip of mainland Greece to see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Marvel at the rugged coastline and the ancient temple and visit the site of the world’s first lighthouse. The Aegean Sea is named after King Aegeas who threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below.


  • Meteora

    Adult Price: €32.00 The visit to Meteora is a unique experience, with its monasteries perched on top of huge rocks. Here, where was once the sea, are giant columns of granite, on top of which reverent Christians found shelter to worship God in peace. During this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit some of these monasteries, shrines of Byzantine art. From their courtyards you will command an impressive view of the valley of the River Pineios and of the surrounding mountains.


  • Mykonos Exploration Featuring Hora, Ornos And Little Venice

    Adult Price: €41.00 Join us for a trip to the beaches of Ornos, Agia Anna and Kalafatis. You’ll get a chance to see the traditional village of Ano Mera, the monastery of Panagia Tourliani and old Paraportiani church, below which is Mykonos Folklore Museum. Lastly enjoy a sunset at the ‘Little Venice’ of Mykonos, Alefkandra.


  • Patmos, Hora And The Grotto Of The Apocalypse

    Adult Price: €47.00 We discover Patmos, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. At Chora, you’ll visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist. We’ll admire the dramatic landscapes and finish at Scala, where you’ll enjoy included coffee, tea and refreshments at the oldest and most picturesque cafe on the island.
  • St. John's Monastery And The Grotto Of The Apocalypse

    Adult Price: €49.00 Visit Chora village and the monastery of St. John, where you’ll view the monks’ dining room and main church. We’ll show you the museum and the Grotto and Monastery of the Apocalypse before driving back to Scala port, where you’ll enjoy free time. Not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
  • Traditional Patmos Feast

    Adult Price: €49.00 Take in the scenery and friendly atmosphere as the Patmian locals show you their way of life. We’ll take you to a small taverna to sample a range of traditional delicacies. You’ll also get a chance to enjoy performances from a local orchestra and dancing troupe.
  • Patmos To Agriolivadi Beach (Transfer)

    Adult Price: €15.00 Enjoy a relaxing bus transfer to beautiful Agriolivadi beach - an organised beach with modern facilities, warm shallow waters and stunning views of Agia Thekla island. Beach facilities not included in the price.


  • Ancient Ephesus Through The Ages

    Adult Price: €60.00 Take a coastal drive to Ephesus – home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your Local Specialist will show you the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theatre. You'll walk along the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode and enjoy free time to explore.
  • Ephesus And The House Of The Virgin Mary

    Adult Price: €65.00 Visit the valley-side chapel said to be where the Virgin Mary spent her last days – officially sanctioned for pilgrimage by the Vatican. After, you’ll see the excavation site of Ancient Ephesus, including where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode. Then enjoy free time in Kusadasi or shop for local goods.


  • Volcano And Hot Springs Sail

    Adult Price: €57.00 Sail along the volcanic shore and walk to the top where sulphur spews into the air. Your Local Specialist will describe the last eruption and destruction of Santorini. You can also enjoy a swim in the warm waters heated by hot springs. Tour available April – September. Hot spring water may stain light-coloured swimwear.
  • Jeep Safari Adventure

    Adult Price: €57.00 We’ll visit the lighthouses at Akrotiri, see Vlychada village and enjoy refreshments at Perissa Beach. After marvelling at the view from Profitis Elias, we’ll head to vibrant Kamari beach and see sleepy Monolithos. In Fira, we'll follow our Local Specialist to the Metropolis Church before returning to the ship by cable car.
  • Magical Oia Village

    Adult Price: €57.00 Admire the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and neighbouring islands and view the layers of lava on the rock face. Your Local Specialist will guide you along the cobblestone streets and white-washed houses of stunning Oia village. Afterwards, we’ll stop at Fira, where you'll make your way back to the ship.


  • Cretan Lifestyle Experience

    Adult Price: €53.00 Visit the famous wine producing area of Peza and see its stunning countryside and vineyards. You’ll sample Cretan wines at a modern winery and visit the Archanes market town with its restored sandstone houses. Then enjoy an assortment of Cretan snacks and mingle with the locals while listening to traditional Greek music.
  • Palace Of Knossos Excavations

    Adult Price: €53.00 We’ll drive through Heraklion to the Knossos excavations. Your Local Specialist will describe the ancient culture and you’ll see the palace’s Hall of the Royal Guard and the King's Chamber, with its alabaster throne and courtyards. Note: Walking may be on uneven gravel surfaces. We may not be allowed to enter with big bags.
  • Venetian Heraklion and Archaeological Museum Visit

    Adult Price: €53.00 Join us on a visit to Koules fortress, the award-winning Venetian structure of the Loggia, the Morosini Fountain, the Basilica of Saint Mark, the Historical Museum of Crete and, of course, the Palace of Knossos. Finish with a trip to the Archaeological Museum for an insight into Cretan culture.


  • Discover The Sorrentino Countryside

    Adult Price: €43.00 Enjoy a beautiful drive into the Sorrentino countryside, where you'll explore the gardens, mill and ancient wine cellar of an 18th-century olive oil mill. During a tour of its lemon, orange and olive groves, your hosts will show you how mozzarella and other cheeses of the region are made. And then you'll get to try cheeses, salamis and marinated vegetables, washed down with local wine and homemade bread.


  • 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.


  • Visit Michelangelo's David

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy an insight into the world of artistic genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. You'll get VIP entry to the Academy of Fine Arts, where you'll learn all about the artist's life and his world-famous sculpture.
  • Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

    Adult Price: €63.00 Come for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We'll stop off at a delightful restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees, where you’ll be served regional favourites alongside local music.
  • Tuscan Hills Dinner At Villa Machiavelli

    Adult Price: €63.00 A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards and sunflower fields, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Versailles Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €64.00 Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.
  • 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!
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