European Wonderland

13 Days 3 Countries 14 Cities

It's all about food on this family trip from Rome to London, as you sample Italian pizza, Swiss chocolate and gelato.

"A wonderful way to travel"


About this trip

See Europe through the eyes of your ever-curious tots as you embark on a family road trip from Rome to London filled with lashings of lion fights, carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you'll learn to make yourself. This is an unforgettable, hands-on exploration of Europe that will bring the destination alive for all ages.

Trip type: Family Experience

Trip code: FSPL

12 Nights


18 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 6 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

European Wonderland

Your Itinerary

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 Kick-off Party with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Kick-Off Party
Crowne Plaza St Peters

2. Rome Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica where you see Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and visit the famous Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was held. Later gain a Cultural Insight during an Italian pizza cooking demonstration. Roll the dough, scatter your ingredients on top and bake in a traditional pizza oven before eating.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

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

Inside The Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel

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 4 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.

Adult Price: €54.00

3. Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the colourful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. Join your companions this evening for a special Italian Regional Meal.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

4. Florence Sightseeing

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. View the marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria during your walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Pisa. Later admire amazing city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and taste a delicious mouth-watering gelato.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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

Visit to Pisa with Tuscan Dinner and Music

Join us on a visit to Pisa where you will see the remarkable Leaning Tower and will marvel at the monuments on the Square of Miracles. At a Tuscan farmhouse, we will enjoy a selection of local specialties and wines produced in the property. Live music will create an unforgettable atmosphere.

Adult Price: €90.00

5. Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna. Here your Local Specialist will show you the Kissing Towers and Neptune's Fountain before enjoying free time to sample typical Italian cuisine for your lunch.  Later arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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

6. Venice Orientation

See the marvellous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks from a Local Specialist with the chance to paint and decorate a mask of your very own. In your free time perhaps cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a delicious meal.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

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7. Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare's Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial centre of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg.

Buffet Breakfast
Ramada Regina Titlis Engelberg

Optional Experiences

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

8. Lucerne Orientation

Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountain with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.

Adult Price: Fr.68.00

Lake Lucerne Cruise

Widely considered to be the loveliest of the mountain lakes, much of the shoreline of Lake Lucerne can only be fully appreciated from the water. As we cruise gently by, you'll admire the spectacular homes of the fortunate few privileged to live on its scenic shores.

Adult Price: Fr.40.00

Mount Titlis Excursion

With guaranteed snow, two different types of cable car ride and the opportunity to walk inside a glacier, this is Switzerland's most exciting mountain trip. Make sure you wrap up warm, for a wonderful winter experience whatever the weather.

Adult Price: Fr.98.00

9. Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

From Switzerland cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow.

Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel

Optional Experiences

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

10. Paris Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. From the second level of the Eiffel Tower see the city laid out before you in all its glory. Tonight celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Montmartre Village And Artists' Square

Dominated by the soaring Sacre Coeur Basilica, you’ll join your Local Specialist to explore Montmartre’s winding streets, unusual galleries and world famous Artist’s Square - once home to the works of Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso. You’ll have time to browse, barter for original art and taste local cuisine, for a real flavour of Montmartre life.

Adult Price: €37.00

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: €36.00

11. Paris – London (2 Nights)

Travel past First World War battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs before arriving in London.

Buffet Breakfast
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury

12. London Sightseeing

See all the major sights in the capital this morning with your Local Specialist, including views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Afterwards, spend free time exploring some of the many attractions or shop in the West End and Knightsbridge.

Full Breakfast

13. Depart London

Say goodbye to your companions in London at the end of a memorable holiday.

Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    A cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make tasty Italian pizza from an expert and then eat it. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Learn about the traditional art of Venetian Carnival Masks and paint and decorate your own

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Paris and London

    • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne

    • See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

    • View the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover

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

What's Included


    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family.

    • 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.

    • VIP entry to many sights

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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.


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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    Service rating : Overall it was a good experience. Tour director was very good.covered lots of beautiful and famous places in limited time.Product : Overall nice experience with a well planned tour.

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    Service rating : Amanda & Pancrazio were the best out of 5 trips we've taken with u. And sent us the ipad we left on the coach at their own expense.Product : We visited all of the important sites, received excellent overviews, always skipped lines. The tinerary didn't tire us out

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    Service rating : Optional excursions are good but if you choose not to go on some of them you feel not oartof the group and uncomfortableProduct : Well organized with knowledgeable tour director and local guide. Accommodations can be better

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    Our tour was everything I hoped for and more. The sights and experiences made the trip a great experience for my 9 year old son and myself. Our tour director, Johnathan was wonderful! Super knowledgeable, entertaining, wonderful with the kids and added little extras to make sure we had a great

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    Service rating : Trafalgar gives you lovely places to see but unfortunately your tour guide left me upset and very dissatisfied.Product : Mt titlis was fantastic as was Venice.

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    • A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group.
    • 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.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.
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