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Classic favourites meet the roads less discovered, to give a complete view of Europe's many faces, from well-known characters Rome and Paris, to the lesser known personalities and secrets places of Belgrade and Sofia.It's Insider moments like… comparing the nuttiness of Holland's hard cheeses at a dairy farm near Volendam, after finding out how they're made – and discovering more traditions, from clogs to windmills, at a ‘living museum'.

Sightseeing Highlights

 

  • City tour of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Delphi, Athens, Assisi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Paris
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
  • See the Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, the battle site of Thermopylae and the Abbey at Monte Cassino
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Fishermans' Bastion in Budapest and the Acropolis in Athens

 

Dining Highlights

 

  • 28 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 17 dinners (including Welcome Reception,2 Regional Meals, 2 three course dinners with wine, 7 three course dinners, 4 cruise dinners and Farewell Dinner).
  • 3 Cruise Lunches.

 

First class travel Highlights

 

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cross-channel ferry.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

Cross the channel by ferry to France and then on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals.Welcome Reception

Accomodation: Mercure Amsterdam City

Day 2: Amsterdam Orientation And Free Time

Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. During an orientation see the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory, a Cultural Insight, to see the diamond cutters at work. Visit Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Mannheim

Today travel to Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg to view the magnificent castle ruins. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus

Day 4: Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

See the splendid Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Arrive later at Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Grauer Bär

Day 5: Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

Your short walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

Accomodation: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Day 6: Venice Orientation And Free Time

Cruise to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glass blowing at a traditional workshop.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

Pass the Austrian Lake District and cross the Styrian Alps en route to the imperial city of Vienna.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Hilton Vienna Danube

Day 8: Vienna Sightseeing And Free Time

See the Opera, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and Stadtpark during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: Vienna – Budapest (2 Nights)

Explore the medieval city of Györ in Hungary. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Novotel Centrum

Day 10: Budapest Sightseeing And Free Time

See the Great Synagogue and visit Fishermen's Bastion on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Tonight, experience a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music.Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

Day 11: Budapest – Belgrade (2 Nights)

Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church.  Later arrive in Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Crowne Plaza

Day 12: Belgrade Sightseeing And Free Time

See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist.Buffet Breakfast

Day 13: Belgrade – Sofia Sightseeing

See the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing in to Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where you guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Radisson Blu

Day 14: Sofia – Kalambaka

Travel into Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

Day 15: Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens (4 Nights)

See the battle site at Thermopylae. Visit the Temple at Delphi with a Local Specialist on the way to Athens.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Day 16: Embark Piraeus – Mykonos

Transfer to Piraeus and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 17: Kusadasi - Patmos

Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an optional experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an optional experience to the Monastery of St. John.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 18: Heraklion- Santorini

Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 19: Disembarkation – Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip.Buffet Breakfast

Day 20: Ancona – Assisi

Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi.  Dine tonight in your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

Accomodation: Grand Hotel Roseo

Day 21: Assisi Sightseeing– Sorrento

With a Local Specialist see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis while in Assisi. Pass the War Cemeteries of Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Johanna Park

Day 22: Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii with your Local Specialist. Later arrive in Rome.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Barcelo Aran Mantegna

Day 23: Rome Sightseeing And Free Time

Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

Day 24: Rome – Florence Sightseeing

Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist.Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Day 25: Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Accomodation: Ramada Regina Titlis

Day 26: Lucerne Orientation And Free Time

See the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. During your free time why not join a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure!Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

Day 27: Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

See the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region en route to Paris. Tonight, you might like to enjoy a world-famous Parisian Cabaret!Buffet Breakfast

Accomodation: Pullman Montparnasse

Day 28: Paris Sightseeing And Free Time

Enjoy an included visit up the Eiffel Tower to the second level with your Local Specialist. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, say ‘au revoir' to your companions at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

Day 29: Paris – London

Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery.Buffet Breakfast

$8,530*pp
Trafalgar

Destination

Europe: Multi Country/Panoramas

Duration

29 days