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Great European

30 Days 10 Countries 25 Cities

This exploration of Europe takes in the best of France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

"We saw so much of Europe"

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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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      • Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the The Tower hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes and the Isle of Capri, explore Europe's man-made triumphs and feats of nature. Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and sun yourself in Sorrento, with visits to Munich, Vienna and Paris along the way.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: EGRE

      29 Nights

      accommodation

      35 Meals
      • 26 hot buffet breakfast

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

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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        • City tour in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine

        • Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

        • See the Somme Battlefields, and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley

        • View Chartres Cathedral and the ancient sites of Rome

        • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein


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      Dining

        • 26 hot buffet breakfast

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

        • 2 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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

        • Return 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.

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Arrive London (2 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

      Paris, France

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      London – Paris (2 Nights)

      Paris, France

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      Paris Sightseeing

      Bordeaux Vinyards, France

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      Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

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      Madrid Sightseeing

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      Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

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      Barcelona Sightseeing

      Cannes, France

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      Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights)

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      Cannes

      Florence, Italy

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      Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

      Assissi, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

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      Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Capri, Campania, Italy

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      Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

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      Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation

      Vienna, Austria

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      Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Vienna, Austria

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      Vienna Sightseeing

      Munich, Germany

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      Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

      Lucerne, Switzerland

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      Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

      Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

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      Lucerne Orientation

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      Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

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      Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

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      Amsterdam Orientation

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      Amsterdam – London

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      Depart London

      Day 1

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

      Welcome to London. Relax after your journey or stroll through this vibrant city.

      Hotel

      Thistle Euston

      Meals

        Hotel

        Thistle Euston

        Meals

          Day 1

          Day 2

          London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

          See all the major sights on your morning guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or shopping.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Day 2

          Day 3

          London – Paris (2 Nights) Day 3 - London – Paris (2 Nights)

          A warm welcome from your Travel Director. Travel by ferry from Dover to Calais and across World War I battlefields, catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.

          Hotel

          Renaissance La Defense

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Welcome Reception

          Hotel

          Renaissance La Defense

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast
          • Welcome Reception

          Day 3

          Day 4

          Paris Sightseeing Day 4 - Paris Sightseeing

          Ascend one of the world's man-made icons, peering through the intricate wrought iron lattice work from the second level of the Eiffel Tower to the grand Parisian boulevards and gardens below. Join a Local Specialist for a drive along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe before spending the rest of the day at leisure to discover the delights of the City of Light. Perhaps take the time to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, amble along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or or consider attending one of the city's famous colourful cabaret shows.

          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

          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

          Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

          One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.

          Adult Price: €139.00

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          Day 5

          Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux Day 5 - Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux

          Ornate French Gothic Art is celebrated during a stop in the town of Chartres to view the exquisite Chartres Cathedral, renowned for its original stained glass windows and two contrasting spires. Meandering south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, we arrive in Bordeaux, the Port of the Moon celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical centre or amble along the Garonne - the 18th century Place de la Bourse glittering across the river at night.

          Hotel

          Novotel Centre

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Novotel Centre

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

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          Day 6

          Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes Day 6 - Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

          This morning we delve into the heady days of la belle époque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, for centuries an elegant retreat for aristocrats and today a surfing Mecca. Meandering south through the snow-capped Pyrenees, we arrive in the quaint market town of Lourdes, an important site of Catholic pilgrimage. Marvel at the Byzantine-style Rosary Basilica, its interior reflecting the mysteries of the Rosary, and visit the healing shrine of St. Bernadette's Grotto.

          Hotel

          Mercure Imperial

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Hotel

          Mercure Imperial

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Day 6

          Day 7

          Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights) Day 7 - Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

          For now it's time to say au revoir France and a rousing hola to Spain. We cross the scenic Somosierra Pass to lively Madrid, the highest capital in Europe, where we will spend the next two nights exploring its unique Madrid Baroque façades and fiery sights and sounds.

          Hotel

          Melia Castilla

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Melia Castilla

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

          This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.

          Adult Price: €61.00

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          Day 8

          Madrid Sightseeing Day 8 - Madrid Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist for a morning sightseeing tour past the city's iconic landmarks. View the Royal Palace and Plaza de España paying homage to the Spanish literary great, Cervantes, and the beloved characters that featured in Don Quixote. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours of Spain or join an Optional Experience to the Imperial City of Toledo.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Spectacular Toledo: Spain's Ancient Capital

          Visit the ancient capital of Spain, which sits above the River Tagus and is home to the nation's principal cathedral and El Greco's famous views. Learn about Moorish and Jewish cultures, and how the area is famed for the production of Damascene work: intricate inlaid gold jewellery and craftwork.

          Adult Price: €44.00

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          Day 9

          Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights) Day 9 - Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

          Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalon and Aragon en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.

          Hotel

          Abba Sants

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Abba Sants

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Dinner And Nighttime City Panorama

          Your evening in buzzing Barcelona begins with a delicious Catalonian-style dinner, complemented by drinks and good company. After dinner, we’ll take you up to Montjuïc for spectacular nighttime views of the city.

          Adult Price: €58.00

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          Day 10

          Barcelona Sightseeing Day 10 - Barcelona Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist today to delight in the whimsical world of Gaudi, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his as yet unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barcelonet a for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, opt to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping Flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Flamenco Spectacular With Dinner

          Come and experience the passion and spirit of Spain at a spectacular flamenco evening. This modern interpretation of Spain's most famous entertainment is one of the best shows in town, and we’ve even included dinner and drinks.

          Adult Price: €86.00

          Mystical Montserrat

          Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

          Adult Price: €40.00

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          Day 11

          Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights) Day 11 - Barcelona – Perfumery Excursion – Cannes (2 Nights)

          From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to indulge in delicious fragrances during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery, before arriving in the glamorous town of Cannes, home to the annual Cannes Film Festival.

          Hotel

          Montaigne & Spa

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Montaigne & Spa

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 11

          Day 12

          Cannes Day 12 - Cannes

          Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, enjoying a day at leisure in Cannes today. Wander along La Croisette against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and Estérel Hills, shop on Rue Meynadier or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the glamorous medieval hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

          Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul - an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.

          Adult Price: €82.00

          Day 12

          Day 13

          Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence Day 13 - Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

          Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence where we will spend the night.

          Hotel

          Grand Mediterraneo

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Hotel

          Grand Mediterraneo

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Day 13

          Day 14

          Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing Day 14 - Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David. We depart Florence for the mystical city of Assisi later, to tread in the footsteps of St. Francis who was born and laid to rest in this hilltop town. Join a Local Specialist for a tour and visit the Basilica that bears the name of this beloved saint.

          Hotel

          Casa Leonori

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Hotel

          Casa Leonori

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Day 14

          Day 15

          Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 15 - Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

          Travelling south towards the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples, we stop in Pompeii and join a Local Specialist to explore the tragic history of this ancient Roman settlement that was lost for centuries under ash after the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The stylish seaside resort of Sorrento is our stop for the next two nights.

          Hotel

          La Residenza

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          La Residenza

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner

          A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there'll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

          Adult Price: €49.00

          Day 15

          Day 16

          Excursion to the Isle Of Capri Day 16 - Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

          Cross the waters of the bay to the beguiling Isle of Capri and explore its charming Piazzetta in the company of a Local Specialist who will take you on a guided tour of its charming Capri Town. We leave the beautiful people behind in Capri to embrace la dolce vita with a local family who will share traditional flavours and their effervescent hospitality at an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner this evening.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Optional Experiences

          Capri Island Cruise & Tour

          Spectacular cliffs and the famous turquoise-coloured waters are best experienced with a relaxing cruise around the island to view the beautiful white grotto and unique coastline. Our cruise ends in Capri town, with picture postcard views. Enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. (This optional is weather-dependent, and may be replaced with a mini bus tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit of the Villa of Axel Munthe.)

          Adult Price: €40.00

          Amalfi Coast and Positano

          Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

          Adult Price: €43.00

          Day 16

          Day 17

          Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights) Day 17 - Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

          The grand boulevards and ancient history of Rome await as we travel north from Sorrento to the Eternal City, meandering through the gold and green countryside of Lazio.

          Hotel

          Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          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: €81.00

          Day 17

          Day 18

          Rome Sightseeing Day 18 - Rome Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist to delve into the centre of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, before crossing the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore history and culture that span almost two millennia. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

          Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!

          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

          Roman Delights With Dinner

          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.

          Adult Price: €51.00

          Day 18

          Day 19

          Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 19 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

          We meander over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic where we'll spend the next two nights at a superb hotel on Lido Island.

          Hotel

          Viktoria Palace

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          Hotel

          Viktoria Palace

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner with wine

          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: €70.00

          Day 19

          Day 20

          Venice Orientation Day 20 - Venice Orientation

          Glide through the city's bustling canals by private launch, arriving at St. Mark's Square, the gateway to Venice. See St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs before enjoying a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy the sun set over the Grand Canal with a Campari Spritz or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views of this island city.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • 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.

          Adult Price: €70.00

          Day 20

          Day 21

          Venice – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 21 - Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

          A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna where we'll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.

          Hotel

          Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

          Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

          Adult Price: €62.00

          Day 21

          Day 22

          Vienna Sightseeing Day 22 - Vienna Sightseeing

          Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna's cosy coffee culture, visit the exquisite Schonbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital - enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Dinner And Viennese Concert

          A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

          Adult Price: €100.00

          Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

          The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

          Adult Price: €45.00

          Viennese Concert

          You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval.

          Adult Price: €54.00

          Day 22

          Day 23

          Vienna – Salzburg – Munich Day 23 - Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

          Today we explore picturesque hilly landscapes and tales of the Von Trapp family on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a Local Specialist before we travel to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we will spend the night.

          Hotel

          Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

          In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

          Adult Price: €55.00

          Day 23

          Day 24

          Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights) Day 24 - Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

          Munich's imposing Marienplatz and charming Glockenspiel take centre stage this morning during an orientation of the city. We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein fairy-tale capital of Vaduz. Our home for the next two nights is the medieval city of Lucerne with its picture-perfect lakeside setting against the backdrop of legendary mountains.

          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 24

          Day 25

          Lucerne Orientation Day 25 - Lucerne Orientation

          Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day meandering through charming cobblestone streets or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          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

          Swiss Countryside & Carriages

          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 25

          Day 26

          Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard Day 26 - Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

          View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard - fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey.

          Hotel

          Bellevue Rheinhotel

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Bellevue Rheinhotel

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Day 26

          Day 27

          Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights) Day 27 - Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

          Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into The Netherlands and on to the picturesque Dutch capital of Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, meander along its romantic canals or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned brown cafés.

          Hotel

          Corendon Vitality

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Corendon Vitality

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

          A beautiful countryside drive bring us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the wonderful streets and past lovely gabled houses brings us to the town’s former cheese weigh-house, now an atmospheric restaurant, for a delicious three-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks.

          Adult Price: €63.00

          Day 27

          Day 28

          Amsterdam Orientation Day 28 - Amsterdam Orientation

          Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's cobblestone lanes on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions on board a glass-top boat cruising through the city's picturesque canals lined with the gabled façades for which Amsterdam is so famous.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Dutch Villages And Farms

          Come with us on a trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee. You’ll experience a visit to a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker, then continue on to the picturesque fishing village of Volendam with its wooden houses, locals dressed in traditional costume and old harbour.

          Adult Price: €30.00

          Day 28

          Day 29

          Amsterdam – London Day 29 - Amsterdam – London

          Drive through Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover on the way to London.

          Hotel

          Thistle Euston

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Thistle Euston

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Optional Experiences

          Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

          A beautiful countryside drive bring us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the wonderful streets and past lovely gabled houses brings us to the town’s former cheese weigh-house, now an atmospheric restaurant, for a delicious three-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks.

          Adult Price: €63.00

          Day 29

          Day 30

          Depart London Day 30 - Depart London

          Say goodbye to your travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Meals

          • Full Breakfast

          Day 30

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            Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland's elegant past, this historic hotel is a landmark in Lucerne. Situated by the lake's glittering shores, you'll gain an insight into the city's history during a stay at this 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

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            Enjoy traditional Campania flavours and hearty Italian hospitality at a dinner with Rosella Ruoppo and her family

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            The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

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            • Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine

            • Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam

            • See the Somme Battlefields, and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley

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