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European Dream

10 Days 4 Countries 9 Cities

Local traditions and national heritage come together in this fast-paced Discoveries tour.

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10 Days, 4 Countries, 9 Cities

European Dream

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Rome, Italy

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London, UK

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Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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    • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
    • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WROL): Departures 30 October 2017 to 26 March 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
    • * All prices are per person, double share.
    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 19 December, 20 December, 24 December and 30 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
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  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
  • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

About this trip

Brush up on your photographic skills - you're going to need them on this fast-paced jaunt through Europe's celebrity cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne. Get snap-happy sightseeing at such highlights as the Vatican City, Eiffel Tower and the Duomo, people watch in the 'piazze' and marvel at a multitude of picture-perfect landscapes.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: EROL

9 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Paris and London

    • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

    • See the Tuscan countryside, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France

    • View the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


European Dream

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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Day 2

Rome Sightseeing

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Day 3

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

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Day 4

Florence – Venice

Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 5

Venice – Lucerne

Paris, France

Day 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

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Day 7

Paris Sightseeing

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Day 8

Paris – London (2 Nights)

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Day 9

London Sightseeing

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Day 10

Depart London

Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy an orientation drive where you see some of the major sites before enjoying a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist takes you to visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Witness Michelangelo's Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. View the ancient sites in Rome including the Colosseum, where ancient gladiatorial contests took place. Spend time on your own experiencing the wonders of the Eternal City. In your free time perhaps join an optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make a wish.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €79.00

Day 2

Day 3

Rome – Florence Sightseeing Day 3 - 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. Enjoy stories as you view the Duomo and then visit Piazza della Signoria during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Arrive later at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Day 3

Day 4

Florence – Venice Day 4 - Florence – Venice

Upon arrival in Venice cruise the Giudecca canal and view the imposing Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace before exploring this incredible city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight glassblowing demonstration. Perhaps sample dinner in one of the many restaurants or sip coffee 'al fresco' while listening to the orchestras in St. Mark's Square.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Gondolas & Grand Canal

On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

Adult Price: €69.00

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Lucerne Day 5 - Venice – Lucerne

Leave Venice and travel across the Veneto plains, then north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Marvel at the picturesque alpine scenery along the St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland, arriving later at Lucerne. Visit the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Explore the Old Town and perhaps join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountain peaks. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio 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.)

Adult Price: Fr.112.00

Day 5

Day 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Day 6 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

From Lucerne head northwest past Basel into France. See the extensive vineyards of Burgundy, one of the country's biggest wine producing areas. Arrive in the City of Light for a two-night stay. Tonight consider going to one of the city's most famous cabaret shows.

Hotel

Renaissance La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Renaissance La Defense

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

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!

Adult Price: €162.00

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

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.

Adult Price: €139.00

Day 6

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing Day 7 - Paris Sightseeing

During your sightseeing with your Local Specialist ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and get a bird's eye view of the golden dome of Les Invalides. See the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Adult Price: €33.00

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

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.

Adult Price: €38.00

Day 7

Day 8

Paris – London (2 Nights) Day 8 - Paris – London (2 Nights)

Say 'au revoir' as you pass the Somme battlefields en route to Calais. Sail across the Channel to Dover, continuing by coach through Kent to London, your final destination.

Hotel

Hilton Kensington

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton Kensington

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

London Sightseeing Day 9 - London Sightseeing

Many major sights are included on your morning guided sightseeing tour including views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace with a Local Specialist. Your included sightseeing will finish in central London, so the rest of the day is free for you to explore this magical capital city.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Depart London Day 10 - Depart London

Time to bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

  • Cultural Insights
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialist
    For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Paris and London

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Paris and London

    • Orientation of Venice and Lucerne

    • See the Tuscan countryside, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France

    • View the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

    • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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    Service rating : Bought an extra day before and after the 26th start and received little help with touring possibilities.Product : The local specialists were very knowledgeable and helpful with local detail questions, i.e. where to eat, shop, etc.

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    Service rating : Our guide was very informative and the hotels were all very nice. Excellent food and a great experienceProduct : We had a perfect sampling of 6 major cities - great overview of the 4 countries

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    Service rating : As a single first time traveler, I don't know what to expect, butour Tour Director Deborah Wiggin made it so fun and interesting. Same as with the Local Specialist. However some of the Optional Tours should have been included and also to give travelers more free time to shop. I

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    Service rating : we had a beautiful amazing experience esp with our travel guide Amanda, she is awesome!Product : were on schedule and able to cover everything with extra at times

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    Service rating : It was great the whole trip, busy seeing so many sights and every country was so different.Product : Enjoyed the whole trip and Simone our guide was very kind and knowledgable .

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