European Whirl with Eurostar - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

13 days

from £1800 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Apr 2016.
"The experience was superb"
Alton , Jun 2014

A bestseller for a reason, this journey around Europe's most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences.

It's Insider moments like… tasting history as you walk over Lucerne's 14th century Chapel Bridge, stand in front of the Lion Monument, and eat real Swiss chocolate, first created in the 17th century but now a timeless tradition.

Trip type:
Discoveries
Trip code:
EWIH

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Trip Itinerary

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Mercure Amsterdam City

  • 2.

    AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND

    Travel via Arnhem along the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Sinsheim

  • 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 including the Hofburg and the Golden Roof. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Hilton

  • 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. Finish an eventful day with dinner at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

    Hotel

    Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    The Church Palace

  • 6.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your sightseeing begins with 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, view the Forum and see 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 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 your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

    Hotel

    Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

  • 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 mountain excursion with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Evergreen Laurel

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 12.

    PARIS – EUROSTAR™ – 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Thistle Euston

  • 13.

    LONDON – RETURN HOME

    Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

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What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of 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 in France
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Dining

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.
    6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 three course dinners with wine, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels.
  • 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 and Drop-off 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

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

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