European White Christmas Delights & New Year Lights 2017

Over 15 magical days, discover the secrets of champagne production at one of France’s greatest Champagne houses, experience a white Christmas in St. Moritz and enjoy a New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Tuscany with traditional food and local wine.

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Explore Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, St. Moritz, Venice, Florence, Rome and more.

Over 15 magical days, discover the secrets of champagne production at one of France’s greatest Champagne houses, experience a white Christmas in St. Moritz and enjoy a New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Tuscany with traditional food and local wine

Price: $4,610 per person, twin share, land only
Duration: December 20, 2017 – January 3, 2018

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TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1: Wednesday December 20 2017 - Arrive Paris (2 Nights)

Welcome to Paris, the City of Light. Relax after your journey or take a wander through the streets of Paris and explore the quaint Christmas markets dotted around this beautiful city. Tonight, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and then enjoy an orientation drive through the city to take in some of the breathtaking sights.

Meal: Welcome Reception
Hotel: Novotel Paris CentreTour Eiffel

Day 2: Thursday December 21 2017 - Paris Sightseeing

Admire panoramic views of the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Discover the delights of the city on your own this afternoon. This evening consider a night at the most famous cabaret in the world.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Friday December 22 2017 - Paris - Reims

Follow the Marne Valley eastwards to Reims, a city with a rich noble heritage as the coronation place of French kings for hundreds of years. Explore the delightful Christmas markets offering seasonal gifts, festive delicacies and street entertainment before an included visit to one of the great Champagne houses where you will discover the secrets of Champagne production

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Mercure Hotel Reims Centre Cathedral 

Day 4: Saturday December 23 2017 - Reims – Verdun – Strasbourg

This morning visit Verdun, site of a heroic stand by the French in the First World War before continuing to the capital of the Alsace region of France, Strasbourg. The city has a unique history and feel as it has been controlled by both Germany and France over the centuries. Admire the Gothic cathedral with its astronomical clock and wander the cobblestoned streets while taking in the most famous Christmas markets in France which were founded in 1570. Take the opportunity to enjoy some of the delicious food on offer for dinner.
 
Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Hilton Strasbourg

Day 5: Sunday December 24 2017 - Strasbourg – St. Moritz (3 Nights)

Cross the border into Switzerland where the alpine scenery is simply breathtaking, and travelto the original ski resort – St. Moritz.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Europa Hotel St.Moritz

Day 6: Monday December 25 2017 - St. Moritz – Christmas Day

Wake up this morning and look out the window at the spectacular scenery and understand the magic of a White Christmas. A festive Christmas Breakfast awaits with champagne, followed by a day where you can choose to relax by the open fire or play in the snow. Enjoy Christmas Lunch and a hearty Christmas Dinner to complete a special day.

Meals: Christmas Breakfast, Christmas Lunch, Christmas Dinner 

Day 7: Tuesday December 26 2017 - St. Moritz – Alpine Adventure Day

See even more of the spectacular scenery today as you have the choice of using an included ‘ski pass’ for the famous Engadin St Moritz ski region (ski/equipment rental not included), or if skiing’s not for you, using an included ticket for the mountain railways and cable-cars. Travel to the top of a mountain, find a cozy restaurant for lunch and take in the magnificent views.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Wednesday December 27 2017 - St. Moritz – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

Another day of amazing scenery awaits as you travel south across the border into Italy, and stop in the fair city of Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to view Juliet’s balcony. Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Hilton Molino Stucky

Day 9: Thursday December 28 2017 - Venice Sightseeing

Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doges’ Palace. Enjoy the sights from a different perspective on a gondola ride, and gain a Cultural Insight when you watch Venetian craftsmen at work at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Friday December 29 2017 - Venice – Pisa – Florence (3 Nights)

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Field of Miracles is the first stop today, before you travel on to the city which is home to the Renaissance movement – Florence, for a three night stay.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence

Day 11: Saturday December 30 2017 - Florence Sightseeing

This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour to view the Duomo, Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria, consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture ‘David.’ Later, travel out of the city and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch with wine in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

Day 12: Sunday December 31 2017 - Florence – New Year’s Eve Dinner

Enjoy a free day to further explore the wonderful city of Florence or join an included trip to the medieval town of San Gimignano, Italy’s best preserved medieval city. This evening, travel out into the Tuscan hills for a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner at a house where Niccolo Machiavelli once lived, where you’ll enjoy delicious traditional food, local wine and musical entertainment.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 13: Monday January 1 2018 - Florence – Rome (2 Nights)

Take it easy and sleep in before a mid-morning departure to travel south to the eternal city of Rome.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Grand Hotel Palatino

Day 14: Tuesday January 2 2018 - Rome Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of the Vatican Museums to visit the Sistine Chapel. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world where you will view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. View the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 15: Wednesday January 3 2018 - Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions, and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

-           Cultural Insight: Watch Venetian craftsmen at work at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island

-           Hidden Treasure: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

-           Local Specialist: For included sightseeing in Paris, Florence and Rome

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Fares: All fares are quoted in Canadian Dollars. Fares include transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a driver and Travel Director and meals as specified. (This trip EXCLUDES airfares).

Booking, Deposit & Final Payment: A non-refundable deposit of C$200 p.p is due within 3 calendar days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 70 days before departure. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 70 days prior to the departure date.  


Amendment Fees: A fee of C$35 or more per person, Per change is charged for any amendment to the reservation unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change to the guided vacation or departure date within 70 days prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply to this trip.   

Cancellation Fee: No. of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation Penalty. Over 45 Days: $200pp, non-refundable deposit 44 – 22 Days: 25% of total price per person 21 – 8 Days: 30% of total price per person 7 – 1 Days: 50% of total price per person Day of Departure / No Show: 100% of total price.

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes. Single and triple rooms are available on a request basis and single supplement applies. For further booking terms and conditions covering the operation of all our guided vacations, please refer to the appropriate brochure or www.trafalgar.com. Further clauses regarding operator responsibility and other matters are contained within the brochure.   Please note that we operate only non-smoking coaches.   

Passport and Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine readable passport and applicable visas. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information.  

Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason.   Trip is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not combinable with other promotions or any early payment discounts, group discounts, friends & family discounts. Combinable with past guest discount only. Quad rooms and guaranteed twin share are not available on this trip.   

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver is C$177.00 per person.

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