Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020
Wander through 17th-century Bruges, the reflective waterways of Amsterdam and medieval Rhineland as you get under the skin of Europe and discover unexpected Trafalgar Highlights.
- VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
- ORIENTATION of Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Nice and Avignon
- VISIT the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Beaune
- VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the Papal Palace and Pont d' Avignon in Avignon and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
- SEE the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields
- SCENIC CRUISE through Amsterdam's canals, the Rhine River and to the Isle of Capri
- 22 breakfasts
- 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi 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
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All porterage and restaurant gratuities
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page for details.
- Handcrafted Highlights
- VIP entry to many sights
Call 1 (800) 658-0869 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14623791
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 12/31/2019
- 23 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||London||Arrive London (2 Nights): The bright lights of London are your launchpad to a grand adventure through Europe. Broaden your horizons and explore the culture and heritage of the British capital or spend your day relaxing after your journey.|
DoubleTree by Hilton Islington
|Day 2||London||London Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to see the iconic sights of London. From Big Ben and the imposing Houses of Parliament that stand alongside the Thames, to regal Buckingham Palace at the end of the grand Mall. Spend the day exploring London's bustling city streets, relax in one of the beautiful Royal Parks or visit one of the captivating museums and galleries for which the city is so famous.|
|Day 3||Bruges||London - Bruges: Meet your Travel Director before departing London for mainland Europe. Leave the White Cliffs of Dover behind for the golden fields of France and Belgium, travelling to medieval Bruges. Explore its canals, lined with centuries-old gabled houses before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks in beautiful surrounds. We stay overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - a former 17th-century monastery with historical features.|
|Day 4||Amsterdam||Bruges - Amsterdam: Journey through the Dutch countryside to captivating Amsterdam, see the city's iconic sights from the comfort of a canal boat. This evening, we'll 'Connect With Locals' during a 'Be My Guest' dinner at the Pauw family dairy farm.|
|Day 5||Rhineland||Amsterdam - Rhine Cruise - Heidelberg - Rhineland: We travel to Germany, arriving at Boppard where we board a Rhine cruise past hilltop castles. Admire the magnificent ruined sandstone castle in Heidelberg overlooking the Neckar River en route to your Rhineland hotel where you'll dine this evening.|
Mercure am Rathaus
|Day 6||Lucerne||Rhineland - Black Forest - Rhine Falls - Lucerne (2 Nights): Journey through romantic Black Forest landscapes today - tales of the Brothers Grimm are your constant companion as you continue through southwest Germany to the Swiss border. See the mighty Rhine Falls plunging dramatically near the town of Schaffhausen before arriving in the medieval city of Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.|
|Day 7||Lucerne||Lucerne Orientation and Free Time: See Lucerne's poignant Lion Monument this morning. The mournful mortally wounded lion hewn from sandstone provides a poignant reminder of the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Venture to the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge, explore Old Town's colourful facades or consider an exhilarating mountain and cruise Optional Experience. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.|
|Day 8||Innsbruck||Lucerne - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck: Our love affair with the Rhine continues today as we travel to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein and see its capital, Vaduz, before crossing into Austria. We follow the scenic Arlberg Pass through the Tyrol to Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps where we will see the ornate Golden Roof during an orientation tour. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.|
Austria Trend Congress
|Day 9||Vienna||Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna (2 Nights): Salzburg's extraordinary natural beauty has inspired musical greats and epic films. Join a 'Local Specialist' on guided walking tour of the city that gave birth to Mozart, featuring locations that music and movie lovers will remember from the famous film, "The Sound of Music" . This evening, we arrive in the beautiful Baroque city of Vienna, our home for the next two nights.|
|Day 10||Vienna||Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' on a sightseeing tour of one of Europe's most elegant capitals. View the State Opera House, the City Hall, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards and the Hofburg, the former imperial palace for the Habsburg dynasty. Spend the evening soaking up the melodic charm of what has become the world's music capital, celebrating the talents of old masters and modern icons at open-air concerts, palaces and expansive stages.|
|Day 11||Venice||Vienna - Venice (2 Nights): Driving through the scenic Austrian Lake District, we cross the Italian border and journey through the Veneto Plains to the Byzantine city of Venice where we'll spend the next two nights.|
Le Boulevard Lido
|Day 12||Venice||Venice Orientation and Free Time: 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassmaking. Navigate the bustling waterways by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square where we tread in the footsteps of Casanova and Marco Polo and admire the sights and sounds of the Queen of the Adriatic. See the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. This afternoon is yours to get lost in Venice. Explore the labyrinthine calle in search of the best Campari Spritz in town, watch the sun set over the Grand Canal or consider a cruise to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.|
|Day 13||Assisi||Venice - Assisi: Journey south to the mystical town of Assisi, where St. Francis was born and laid to rest. Here you'll stroll through the city's streets in the company of a 'Local Specialist' and have an opportunity to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.|
|Day 14||Sorrento||Assisi - Pompeii - Sorrento: Pass the site of the bloody World War II battle of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples and the lost city of Pompeii where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' who will share the story of this remarkable ancient Roman settlement that was buried in ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We continue to the coast and the beautiful seaside resort of Sorrento where we will stay the night and dine in our hotel.|
|Day 15||Rome||Sorrento - Isle of Capri - Rome (2 Nights): Cross the enchanting blue water of the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri and ascend to Capri by funicular railway where you will join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour of the town. Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up la dolce vita in the piazza before sailing back to the mainland. This evening we arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, where we will spend the next two nights.|
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
|Day 16||Rome||Rome - Vatican Experience: Delve into the treasures of the Vatican City with a 'Local Specialist' who will take you on a sightseeing tour through St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pieta. Cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the mighty Colosseum and enjoy views of Circus Maximus. Then 'Dive Into Culture' and gain priority access to the Vatican Museums for a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling when it is less crowded, then enjoy an exclusive after hour's al fresco dinner against the backdrop of St Peter's.|
|Day 17||Florence||Rome - Florence Sightseeing: Journey north to Florence where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for an included walking tour to the Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of this once free republic that became a recognised centre for art, architecture and culture. See the beautiful marble Duomo and Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio which straddles the Arno. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure admiring the work of great masters in the Uffizi Gallery, climbing the stone steps to Piazzale Michelangelo for iconic views, or relaxing in the Boboli Gardens.|
|Day 18||French Riviera||Florence - Pisa - Monaco - French Riviera (2 Nights): We drive to the city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower which bears this city's name. From Italy to the sun-kissed landscapes of the French Riviera, we stop in the sophisticated Principality of Monaco before continuing to the French Riviera, our home for the next two nights. Enjoy an orientation drive along the scenic Promenade des Anglais, which for centuries has attracted sun-worshipping aristocrats to its shores, and see Place Massena before spending the evening at leisure.|
|Day 19||French Riviera||French Riviera - Saint-Paul-de-Vence Excursion: Rub shoulders with artists and actors in the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence before enjoying an afternoon at leisure in the French Riviera to indulge in the laid-back seaside atmosphere. Wander along the scenic promenade and embrace cafe culture on the tranquil shores of the Mediterranean, stroll through the chic city streets shopping at the French Riviera's fashionable boutiques or relax on the beach watching the sun set. Or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see spectacular views of one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and pay an aromatic visit to the historic Fragonard perfumery to learn how French fragrances are crafted before trying some specialities from the region at a local restaurant.|
|Day 20||Beaune||French Riviera - Avignon - Beaune: We travel north to the Papal city of Avignon, an important pilgrimage site. We stop for views of the magnificent Papal Palace and famous Pont d'Avignon before arriving in the capital of the Burgundy wine-producing region, Beaune. Explore the ancient walls and Old Town, see its characteristic geometrically coloured tiled roofs.|
|Day 21||Paris||Beaune - Paris (2 Nights): We travel north through the vineyards of Burgundy to Paris, our home for the next two nights. The City of Lights shines brightly as you explore its grand boulevards, amble along the Seine or embrace the pageantry of a traditional Parisian cabaret.|
|Day 22||Paris||Paris Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the world's most romantic cities. See the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Spend a free afternoon exploring the city before celebrating an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant.|
|Day 23||Paris||Depart Paris: After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.|
Complimentary London Return - guests are welcome to return to London by Trafalgar motor coach at no extra cost. Additional accommodation will be required as arrival in London will be late afternoon/early evening. Please speak to your Travel Agent about this at time of booking.
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class