Grand European with Eurostar Summer 2018

A 24-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $6,170

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Tour Length: 24 Days
Countries Visited: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Switzerland, Netherlands
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-EGAR-2017
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Tick all the boxes with this grand exploration of Europe - one region, a myriad of flavours for you to enjoy. Wander through 17th century Bruges, the choppy waterways of picturesque Amsterdam and medieval Rhineland. From Pompeii to the Eternal City of Rome, Florence to the sophisticated Promenade des Anglais in Nice, get under the skin of Europe.

 
Dining Highlights
23 hot buffet breakfasts 8 dinners

First class travel Highlights
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 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. See airport transfer page link below for details VIP entry to many sights

 
Day 1: Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. Relax after your journey or explore this ancient city.

Day 2: London Sightseeing
See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Finishing in central London, you have the rest of the day to discover the city's delights.Full Breakfast

Day 3: London ' Bruges
Greetings from your Travel Director. Drive to Dover, cross to France by ferry and continue by road into Belgium. Explore the beautiful medieval town of Bruges with its cobbled streets and canals. This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception

Day 4: Bruges ' Amsterdam
This morning travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands. Arrive in Amsterdam and enjoy an included cruise on the canals of the city. Visit a renowned diamond factory for a Cultural Insight into the cutting and polishing of these precious gemstones.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Amsterdam ' Rhine Cruise ' Heidelberg ' Rhineland
Today travel into Germany. Arrive at Boppard for a Rhine cruise past medieval ruins to St. Goar. Admire the magnificent sandstone castle at Heidelberg on the way to your Rhineland hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Rhineland ' Black Forest ' Rhine Falls ' Lucerne (2 Nights)
Drive through the Black Forest in south-west Germany to the Swiss border. Marvel at the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the biggest waterfall in Europe.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Lucerne Orientation
See the poignant Lion Monument and the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss during your orientation. In your free time consider joining an exhilarating mountain and cruise Optional Experience. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Lucerne ' Liechtenstein ' Innsbruck
Visit Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Cross into Austria and follow the Arlberg route through the Tyrol to Innsbruck where you see the Golden Roof during your orientation tour.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: Innsbruck ' Salzburg ' Vienna (2 Nights)
In Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, explore the city on a walking tour with a Local Specialist and see locations that featured in The Sound of Music. Arrive in Vienna, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Vienna Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Vienna. View the State Opera House, the Hofburg, City Hall, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. This evening you might like to experience a concert of Viennese music.Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Vienna ' Venice (2 Nights)
A scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District and across the Italian border brings you to the Byzantine city of Venice.Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Venice Orientation
Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and see the delights of this magical city including the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Afterwards you are free to explore on your own. Consider a cruise to the Island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal.Buffet Breakfast

Day 13: Venice ' Assisi
Travel south to Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and St. Francis' Basilica during your included walking tour with a Local Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 14: Assisi ' Pompeii ' Sorrento
Pass Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples. Your Local Specialist reveals the unique history of Pompeii during an included walking tour. Dine tonight at your hotel in Sorrento.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 15: Sorrento ' Isle of Capri ' Rome (2 Nights)
Take a ferry to the enchanting Isle of Capri and enjoy a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist of the main town. Spend free time exploring before sailing back to the mainland. Arrive later in Rome, the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast

Day 16: Rome ' Vatican Experience
Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the sights and sounds of Rome. Sip a cappuccino on Piazza Navona, sit on the Spanish Steps, enjoy a tasty gelato or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. This afternoon, gain priority access via a dedicated VIP line to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and enjoy the opportunity to discover the array of fascinating artefacts at the Museo Gregoriano Profano, founded in the Lateran Apostolic Palace at the behest of Gregory XVI Cappellari in 1844. Enjoy an exclusive after hour's al fresco dining under Vatican summer skies boasting spectacular views of St Peter's - a treat for the senses. Should there be adverse weather; a contingency is provided in a newly-created dining space within the Cortile della Pigna. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 17: Rome ' Florence Sightseeing
Travel to the Renaissance city of Florence. Your Local Specialist shows you views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge, as well as visiting Piazza della Signoria during your included walking tour.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 18: Florence ' Pisa ' Monaco ' Nice (2 Nights)
Admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Cross the French border to the magnificent Riviera and stop in the Principality of Monaco. Enjoy an orientation drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena upon your arrival in Nice.Buffet Breakfast

Day 19: Nice ' St. Paul De Vence Excursion
Explore the medieval hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, a destination for artists. Visit a local perfumery before returning to Nice. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, shopping in fashionable boutiques or take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais.Buffet Breakfast

Day 20: Nice ' Avignon ' Beaune
Head north through scenic countryside to Avignon. Your orientation walk includes views of the Papal Palace and the famous Pont d'Avignon. Later arrive in Beaune, one of the country's most important wine centres. See the ancient walls and old town square before arriving at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast

Day 21: Beaune ' Paris (2 Nights)
From the wine capital of Burgundy to the capital of France, you make your way to Paris. Why not take the opportunity to experience a cabaret tonight?Buffet Breakfast

Day 22: Paris Sightseeing
See the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde during your sightseeing of the city with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Later enjoy free time in this city. Celebrate the end of your trip with your companions at a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 23: Paris ' London
Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostarâ„¢ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast

Day 24: DEPART LONDON
Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.Full Breakfast

 
         
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Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in London, Salzburg, Vienna, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Florence and Paris Cruise along the Canals of Amsterdam, River Rhine and to the Isle of Capri Orientation of Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Nice and Avignon See the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino and the Vineyards of Burgundy View the ancient sites of Rome Visit the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Sistine Chapel in Rome, St. Paul de Vence, Beaune and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

 

 
 

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