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European Marvel

14 Days 7 Countries 11 Cities

Experience the opulence of some of Europe's finest cities on this Discoveries trip.

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14 Days 7 Countries 11 Cities

European Marvel

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

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      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.
      • 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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.

      About this trip

      The White Cliffs of Dover are your gateway to a grand adventure through the heart of Europe - cruising on the romantic Rhine, the sounds of Mozart in Vienna and castle courtyards of Heidelberg among the highlights you will enjoy. Get lost along quaint medieval cobblestone lanes, savour Kaffee und Kuchen in tree-lined squares, and marvel at striking historic landmarks.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EMAR

      13 Nights

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      19 Meals
      • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 dinner

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Paris, France
        • City tour in London, Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

        • Cruise along the River Rhine

        • Orientation of Bruges, Brussels, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan and Lucerne

        • See the Lorelei Rock and the Vineyards of Burgundy

        • View the Canals of Bruges, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Lake Lugano and the White Cliffs of Dover

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 dinner

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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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


       

      European Marvel

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive London (2 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

      Bruges, Belgium

      Day 3

      London – Bruges – Brussels

      Heidelberg and River Neckar, Germany

      Day 4

      Brussels – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

      Innsbruck, Austria

      Day 5

      Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 6

      Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Vienna, Austria

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      Vienna Sightseeing

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      Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation

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      Venice – Verona – Milan – Varese

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 11

      Varese – Lucerne

      Paris, France

      Day 12

      Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

      Paris, France

      Day 13

      Paris Sightseeing

      Paris, France

      Day 14

      Depart Paris

      Day 1

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

      Welcome to the vibrant capital that is London, your home for the next two nights. Spend the day exploring the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the iconic sites of London, including Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Your afternoon is at leisure to go shopping on Carnaby Street, visit one of the fascinating museums or wander along the Thames watching ambitious Londoners bustle about on their day-to-day.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London – Bruges – Brussels Day 3 - London – Bruges – Brussels

      Meeting your Travel Director before crossing the English Channel to mainland Europe - the mystical White Cliffs of Dover behind you and ferry port of Calais your gateway to a grand European exploration. Meandering north through the French and Belgian countryside, we arrive in the medieval town of Bruges with its beautiful canals and cobblestone streets en route to the Belgium capital, Brussels. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere as you wander through this small city and enjoy an orientation tour that will take you to the Atomium, Royal Palaces and magnificent Grand Place to see the Manneken Pis. This evening we celebrate the beginning of a grand adventure with our new travel companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks.

      Hotel

      Sofitel Europe

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sofitel Europe

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Brussels – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg Day 4 - Brussels – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

      Enjoy a scenic cruise on the romantic River Rhine, winding your way past fairy-tale castles, vineyard-clad hills and picturesque villages to the Baroque city of Heidelberg with its Renaissance castle ruins struck by lightning on more than one occasion. Spend the afternoon at leisure embracing the student-town atmosphere, savouring a local beer in the Heiliggeistkirche marketplace or wandering across the Karl Theodor Bridge that spans the Neckar River, which you may wish to amble along this evening after dinner.

      Hotel

      NH

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      NH

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck Day 5 - Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

      We cross the lush green landscapes of the Swabian Uplands to Bavarian city of Munich today, where our orientation tour includes a visit to the Marienplatz with its charming Glockenspiel and a view of the Olympic Stadium. Venturing into the snow-capped Alps, we arrive in the mountain-ringed town of Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol and home to such famous sights as the delicately decorated Golden Roof and the 18th century Baroque Cathedral of St. Jakob, with its oxidised domes. This evening we enjoy Tyrolean hospitality at its best during a memorable Be My Guest dinner including hearty Tiroler fare.

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 6 - Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Drive through the picture-perfect Austrian countryside to the medieval city of Salzburg. Against the backdrop of the Eastern Alps, and straddling the winding Salzach River with Baroque façades, we explore the city that gave birth to one of the world's most beloved classical musicians. Venture into the heart of the Old City and view Mozart's birthplace and walk through the centuries-old arcade arches into Cathedral Square during a walking tour with a Local Specialist. Our next stop is the artistic masterpiece of Vienna, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 7 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Tread in the footsteps of distinguished composers, artists and scientists, through a city whose artistic and cultural flair ensured its status as one of the world's great cities. Join a Local Specialist on a guided tour to explore Vienna's beautiful sights, including the Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Parliament and beautiful Danube River that runs through the heart of the City of Music. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure soaking up Viennese culture, coffee and cream at a charming Viennese Kafeehaus, visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace ambling through its exquisite gardens, or shop up a storm on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Vienna – Venice (2 Nights) Day 8 - Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

      Be inspired by the exquisite landscapes of the Austrian lake district, journeying over the Carnic Alps and across the plains of northern Italy en route to the Queen of the Adriatic. Spend your evening soaking up the enchanting Italian atmosphere, or consider joining an Optional Experience gliding through the canals of Venice by gondola, before returning to your hotel for a relaxing dinner.

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      NH Laguna Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Venice Orientation Day 9 - Venice Orientation

      Savour the sights and sounds of this serene Byzantine city boarding a canal cruise to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. You'll see the Clock Tower and ornate Doge's Palace before venturing to Guidecca Island for a fascinating Cultural Insight into the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure soaking up the charming atmosphere of the labyrinthine calle and piazze in search of the perfect Venetian Spritz, watch a magical sunset over the Grand Canal or consider taking an Optional Experience across the lagoon to the colourful island of Burano for a delicious dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Venice – Verona – Milan – Varese Day 10 - Venice – Verona – Milan – Varese

      Departing the turquoise blue waters of the Adriatic, we drive to Verona to view the first century Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony, remembering Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in his famous play set in this romantic city. We arrive in Milan this afternoon and enjoy an orientation to see the imposing Gothic Cathedral, La Scala Opera House and the beautiful Galleria with its impressive glass- and iron-domed ceiling. This evening we check into our hotel in Varese.

      Hotel

      Palace Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Palace Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Varese – Lucerne Day 11 - Varese – Lucerne

      Driving through Italy's enchanting Lakes District, past Lake Lugano, we cross the magnificent snow-capped Alps arriving in medieval Lucerne where we will enjoy an orientation tour to see the famed Lion Monument paying tribute to the Swiss Guard who lost their lives during the French Revolution, and the flower-lined wooden Chapel Bridge. This afternoon meander through the narrow cobblestone streets and lakeshore, admiring elaborate façades and the laidback lake setting.

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Astoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights) Day 12 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

      Leaving Switzerland behind, we journey over the French border and into the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy en route to the City of Light where we will have the evening at leisure to enjoy an introduction of its sophisticated atmosphere and fascinating heritage and culture. Perhaps consider an excursion to a Parisian Cabaret.

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Paris Sightseeing Day 13 - Paris Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist for a morning sightseeing tour to see the glittering sights of Paris. Visit the Place de la Concorde, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe before ascending to the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower - the expansive views of the meandering Seine, imposing dome of Notre Dame and charming Tuileries gardens stretch out in the near distance. The afternoon is yours to explore the hidden gems of this beautiful city. Amble through the quaint cobblestone streets of Montmartre, relax at a riverside café watching the beautiful people or see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre - the choice is yours. Tonight join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Depart Paris Day 14 - Depart Paris

      Today bid farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your holiday. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 14

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Just outside Innsbruck we will introduce you this evening to our local friends who will host you for a typical Tyrolean meal of regional specialities

      • Cultural Insights
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, 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 London, Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Bruges, Belgium
        • City tour in London, Salzburg, Vienna and Paris

        • Cruise along the River Rhine

        • Orientation of Bruges, Brussels, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan and Lucerne

        • See the Lorelei Rock and the Vineyards of Burgundy

        • View the Canals of Bruges, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Lake Lugano and the White Cliffs of Dover

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 dinner

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Enjoy

      Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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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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        Service rating : Yes, great trip. Well organized, no delays. No surprises.Product : The optional excursions were well worth it.

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        Service rating : Yes I would do againProduct : Fast but. Exciting and informative

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        Service rating : They took care of all the details of the tour so there was no stress e.g. Luggage and roomsProduct : Not enough time in Bruge because of new rules by city. It would have been good to rework the schedule to allow more time.

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        Very well organised. Great hotels. Excellent tour director Vince

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        Service rating : Excellent tour, such a great tour director, knowledgeable and helpful. Driver was amazing. Tours planned were outstanding. We enjoyed our entire experience.Product : Did not care for hotels in Venice or Heidelberg you should consider changing them, everything else was awesome

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