European Delight - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

14 days

from $2650 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Thank you for a wonderful experience"
Ashley , Jun 2014

The unbeatable sights of Italy's great cities including Rome, Florence and Venice, the beautiful lakeside landscapes of Lucerne, the peerless skyline of Paris with its iconic monuments and museums: a put them all together and you have a recipe for an exhilarating European trip!

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
ESPMB

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART HOME

    Overnight flight to Rome.

  • 2.

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome! Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    Hotel

    Pinewood

  • 3.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome where you view the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 4.

    ROME – SIENA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Novotel Firenze Nord

  • 5.

    FLORENCE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Florence is a treasure trove of art and history! Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don't miss the Duomo or Giotto's Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region – Queen of the Adriatic.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Villa Giulietta

  • 7.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge's Palace. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time, take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.

    VENICE – VERONA – LAKE LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Postillon

  • 9.

    LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 10.

    LAKE LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light. Tonight, why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city's illuminations?

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Mercure La Defense 5

  • 11.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe – your Local Specialist shows you all this and more during your sightseeing tour! Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world famous cabaret show!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 12.

    PARIS – LONDON

    Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Hilton Olympia

  • 13.

    LONDON FREE TIME

    Spend a glorious day exploring London on your own. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping  – the list is endless and the choice is yours!

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 14.

    LONDON – RETURN HOME

    Say goodbye to your traveling companions after a delightful European vacation! Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bologna

    Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including the Kissing Towers
  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Florence

    Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Lucerne

    Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Paris

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rome

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

    Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo
  • Venice

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

    Walk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony

Dining

  • 10 buffet breakfasts

  • 4 three course dinners

  • 2 full breakfasts

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Calais to Dover
  • Drop off at the Trafalgar London Reception Centre or the Trafalgar London hotel, Hilton Olympia
  • 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
  • 3 or 4 Hand-picked star accommodation
  • 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 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 Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.112.00 Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabri cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)

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.
  • 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.
  • The Delights Of Rome

    Adult Price: €47.00 Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.
  • 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.

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.
  • Pisa And The Arno Valley With Tuscan Dinner

    Adult Price: €89.00 Visit the historical city of Pisa with our Local Specialist who will give you an insight into its leaning tower, medieval squares and markets. You'll have free time to shop, followed by locally-loved food and music in an authentic Fattoria (working farm house) in the Tuscan countryside.

Venice

  • 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.
  • Experience Venice By Gondola

    Adult Price: €38.00 Glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways; full of character and colour. While your gondolier navigates the canals, you can take in the city’s elegant architecture. And they may even serenade you with an Italian classic.
  • 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.

Paris

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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