Great European - 2017
DestinationEurope: Multi Country/Panoramas
Duration 27 days
Was: $7625pp
Save $1050* per couple
Exchange price $7100* pp
includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking

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10 Countries - 35 Cities Tour Exchange Available

Features

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

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.

 
Accommodation

    26 Nights

Dining

        26 hot buffet breakfasts.
        10 dinners.


The Trafalgar Difference

    Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg.

    Cultural Insights
    Visit Fragonard Perfumery.

    Cultural Insights
    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

    Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  •         City tour in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg
  •         Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam
  •         Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chartres Cathedral, 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
  •         Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine
  •         View the ancient sites of Rome
  •         See the Somme Battlefields, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Valley and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley



Travel Highlights

  •         Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  •         Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  •         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
  •         VIP entry to many sights
  •         Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  •         Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais.
  •         The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel


    Airport Transfers

    Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Highlights



Day 1
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
    Welcome Reception

Day 2
Paris Sightseeing

Admire panoramic views of the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Discover the delights of the city on your own this afternoon.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 3
Paris – Chartres – Bordeaux

Visit Chartres Cathedral, renowned for its stained glass windows. Journey south to the wine region of Bordeaux where you spend the night.

Hotel
Novotel Centre

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 4
Bordeaux – Biarritz – Lourdes

Visit Biarritz, the elegant surfing resort. Enjoy the scenery en route to Lourdes in the Pyrénées. Marvel at the Rosary Basilica and visit St. Bernadette's grotto.

Hotel
Paradis

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 5
Lourdes – Madrid (2 Nights)

Cross the Somosierra Pass to Madrid, the highest capital in Europe.

Hotel
Melia Castilla

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 6
Madrid Sightseeing

Marvel at the city's most important landmarks on your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including views of the Royal Palace and Plaza de España. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum with its vast collection. Later consider an Optional Experience to the fascinating city of Toledo.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 7
Madrid – Barcelona (2 Nights)

Pass Guadalajara, the Gorges of Jalon and Aragon en route to Barcelona.

Hotel
Abba Sants

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 8
Barcelona Sightseeing

Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist features a visit to the old cathedral and views of Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies. Tonight why not experience a fiery flamenco show and a delicious Spanish buffet?

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 9
Barcelona – Cannes (2 Nights)

Pass by mountains and spectacular coastlines to Cannes. This picturesque town is home to the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Hotel
Montaigne and Spa

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 10
Cannes and Perfumery Excursion

Free time in Cannes this morning before your visit to Fragonard Perfumery.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 11
Cannes – Monaco – Pisa – Florence

See the Royal Palace in Monaco and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Pass Genoa, Columbus' birthplace, to Pisa where you view the incredible Leaning Tower. Spend the night in the Renaissance city of Florence.

Hotel
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 12
Florence Sightseeing – Assisi Sightseeing

Admire the many wonders of Florence on your guided walking tour including views of the Duomo, Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria and later enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David with a Local Specialist. Later travel to Assisi where you visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a Local Specialist.

Hotel
Casa Leonori

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 13
Assisi – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

This morning travel south towards Naples and stop in Pompeii to enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist of the excavations before arriving in Sorrento.

Hotel
La Residenza

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 14
Excursion to the Isle Of Capri

Explore the enchanting Isle of Capri on your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. See the Piazzetta and the Faraglioni rocks. Cruise back to Sorrento and enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening with your companions.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 15
Sorrento – Rome (2 Nights)

See the sights of Sorrento before heading north to Rome, the Eternal City.

Hotel
Ateneo Garden Palace

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 16
Rome Sightseeing

Visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican with a Local Specialist. Enjoy views of the ancient sites including the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Spend free time exploring - don't forget to try the delicious gelato.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 17
Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

Drive over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to the magical city of Venice. Stay at your superb hotel tonight on Lido Island.

Hotel
Viktoria Palace

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner with wine

Day 18
Venice Orientation

Appreciate this Byzantine city during your private canal cruise. See St. Marks Square. View the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island and then explore on your own.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 19
Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

Cross the Carnic Alps into Austria en route to Vienna.

Hotel
Imperial Riding School Renaissance

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 20
Vienna Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of the famous Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Stadtpark, Parliament and Imperial Boulevards. The rest of the day is yours to explore.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 21
Vienna – Salzburg – Munich

Hear marvellous tales of the Von Trapp family during your sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a Local Specialist. Later travel to the Bavarian capital Munich.

Hotel
Angelo Westpark

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

Day 22
Munich – Liechtenstein – Lucerne (2 Nights)

This morning enjoy an orientation of Munich including views of the Glockenspiel in Marienplatz before travelling to Vaduz in Liechtenstein. Arrive later in Lucerne surrounded by mountains and standing at the edge of a lake − a spectacular sight to behold.

Hotel
Astoria

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 23
Lucerne Orientation

Visit the famous Lion Monument and walk over the Chapel Bridge. The rest of the day is yours to shop, relax or enjoy a mountain experience.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 24
Lucerne – Heidelberg – Rhine Cruise – Boppard

View the impressive Heidelberg Castle. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise down the Rhine to Boppard.

Hotel
Bellevue Rheinhotel Authentic Accommodation

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

Day 25
Boppard – Cologne – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

See the impressive Gothic Cathedral of Cologne before crossing into The Netherlands and on to Amsterdam, your home for the next two nights.

Hotel
Corendon Vitality

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast

Day 26
Amsterdam Orientation

Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and free time to explore the many museums and attractions. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions, on board a glass-top boat cruising through the city's canals.

Meals
    Buffet Breakfast
    Farewell Dinner

Day 27
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, where your memorable holiday ends.

Meals

    Buffet Breakfast

Great European - 2017
*Pricing is per person double occupancy/twin share and based on the deposit of a resort week or equivalent points/credits per booking. All savings depicted are based off of Full Brochure Fare. Government Fees, fuel surcharges and Taxes are additional and subject to change unless otherwise specified. Special rates may not be applicable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and may change at any time and without notice. These offers cannot be used for group bookings. Cancellation, amendment and credit cards fees apply. Rates require a qualified two-bed room resort week deposit or equivalent points/credits. Price includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking