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European Highlights

9 Days 5 Countries 9 Cities

This trip compares France and Germany to smaller neighbours Switzerland and Holland.

"A little of everything"

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9 Days 5 Countries 9 Cities

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    • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WHIL): Departures from 20 October 2017 to 06 April 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
    • 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.
    • Alternative London Hotel: Departures from 20 October 2017 to 06 April 2018 start at our London Reception Centre.
    • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 20 December, 27 December and 29 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • 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.

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      Extensions available for this trip

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      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 513 1995

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

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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 (WHIL): Departures from 20 October 2017 to 06 April 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
      • 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.
      • Alternative London Hotel: Departures from 20 October 2017 to 06 April 2018 start at our London Reception Centre.
      • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 20 December, 27 December and 29 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • 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.

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      About this trip

      From the White Cliffs of Dover to the lush Burgundy vineyards of France, delve into the mesmerising landscapes of Europe - its rich heritage and distinctive flavours yours to share with new friends. Explore Amsterdam from its labyrinthine canals, soak up Lucerne's fresh Alpine air, and say 'bienvenue' to the sophistication and splendour of Paris.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EHIG

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in London and Paris

        • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

        • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne

        • See the Lorelei Rock and Vineyards of Burgundy

        • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris

        • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


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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 Dover to Calais

        • 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

        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive London (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      London Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      London – Amsterdam

      Heidelberg, Germany

      Day 4

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

      Rhine Falls, Switzerland

      Day 5

      Heidelberg – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 6

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Bordeaux Vinyards, France

      Day 7

      Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)

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      Day 8

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Paris, France

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      Depart Paris

      Day 1

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

      After checking into your Trafalgar hotel, the rest of your day is free to relax or start to explore this exciting capital city.

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      Many major sights are included on your morning guided sightseeing tour, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace with a Local Specialist. Your sightseeing tour will finish in central London, so the rest of the day is yours to discover more of the city, or perhaps make time for some last minute shopping.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London – Amsterdam Day 3 - London – Amsterdam

      Meet your Travel Director this morning before leaving London. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

      Hotel

      Mercure City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Mercure City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg Day 4 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

      Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St. Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany's oldest university town.

      Hotel

      Marriott

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Marriott

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Heidelberg – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 5 - Heidelberg – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne.

      Hotel

      Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

      Adult Price: Fr.99.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Day 6 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience up a local mountain for panoramic views and enjoy the fresh Alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

      We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures this Optional may be operated in reverse.

      Adult Price: Fr.112.00

      Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

      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.

      Adult Price: Fr.67.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights) Day 7 - Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)

      See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country's main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an Optional Experience to see a famous Parisian Cabaret.

      Hotel

      Pullman Paris La Defense

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Pullman Paris 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 7

      Day 8

      Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Day 8 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the Palace of Versailles. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

      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

      Versailles Palace And Gardens

      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.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Paris Day 9 - Depart Paris

      After breakfast say 'au revoir' to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/usa/tours/european-highlights for the latest discounts & departure information.

      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
        Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in London and Paris

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Heidelberg, Germany
        • City tour in London and Paris

        • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

        • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne

        • See the Lorelei Rock and Vineyards of Burgundy

        • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris

        • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 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 Dover to Calais

        • 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

        • 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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      Meet

      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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      Taste

      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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        Wonderful n enjoyable journey Kyle Olsen is the best . Enjoyed the unexpected places we visited. Its above n beyond our expectation

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        Service rating : Great tour driver and tour director but Grand Europe hotel in Lucerne had no hot water for showers and staff did not seen to care. Also the Marriot hotel in Heidelburg towel in bathroom was so worn it had a hole in the middle, expected more from them.Product : Hotel explained

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        Kyle was very well organized and used our time to the fullest advantage. Yes, I would recommend Trafalgar and use their services again.

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        Service rating : Our tour with Trafalgar was fantastic,Our tour guide M.J. was the best, she was so good at getting everyone on the bus on time so we didn't have to wait.Her knowledge was great and she was so friendly and funny.Product : It was our first time to Europe and we found doing this

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        Service rating : Nancy and I wish to express our thanks to Kyle and Robert for taking good care of us on our European experience. We have many happy memories and did and saw so much on our latest adventure with Trafalgar. We hope to be able to have another adventure with Trafalgar in the

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