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European Dream

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$2,151

$2,325

10 days

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Overview

Brush up on your photographic skills - you're going to need them on this jaunt through Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne with its Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.

Locations Visited

Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Mestre, Lucerne, Paris, Versailles, Calais, Dover, London

Countries Visited

Italy, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom

Travel Style

Discoveries

Accommodations

9 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Ciao Roma! Welcome to the Eternal City - once home to gods and goddesses, emperors, senators and slaves. Explore the city's bustling boulevards and labyrinthine lanes before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. This evening, we embark on an orientation drive revealing some of the city's most celebrated sights.

  • Accommodation

    Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

The Vatican City takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see us visit the 17th-century St. Peter's Basilica and witness Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to delve into what was once the largest empire in the world and view such ancient sites as the imposing Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves duelled to their deaths. Later, enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque piazze of Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and shop up a storm on Via Condotti or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the exquisite frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

We travel north into the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany and along the Arno River Valley. 'Connect With Locals' in their castle during a Be My Guest lunch, before continuing to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then, join a Local Specialist for an enchanting encounter with one of the world's cultural centres, admiring the exquisite architecture and artistry around every turn. View the marble Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of Florence before arriving at your hotel.

  • Accommodation

    Grand Mediterraneo

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 4

Florence – Venice

The romantic island city of Venice is our final destination today. We take to San Marco's waters, cruising the canals and admiring views of the imposing St. Mark's Basilica and ornate Doge's Palace. We'll 'Dive Into Culture' next and witness the centuries-old art of Venetian glassblowing before enjoying an afternoon at leisure to explore narrow calle in search of a cosy bacaro where you can enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine washed down with an Aperol Spritz or two. Perhaps, venture to the enchanting canal-side setting of St. Mark's Square - the sounds of talented musicians, seagulls and lapping water provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable sunset over the Grand Canal.

  • Accommodation

    Novotel Mestre Castellana

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 5

Venice – Lucerne

We depart Venice, travelling north into the picturesque Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Slicing through the Alps, we arrive in Switzerland and the laidback lakeside city of Lucerne. The city is perhaps most famous for its solid wooden Chapel Bridge and poignant Lion Monument, a memorial to the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, amble through the Old Town or consider joining an Optional Experience and ascend one of the surrounding mountain peaks for panoramic views.

  • Accommodation

    Astoria

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

From Lucerne, we head into France and through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one of the country's largest wine-producing areas. Arriving in Paris, we enjoy a free evening. Wander up grand boulevards and along the scenic Seine, grab a bite to eat and sip wine at a cosy bistro or consider attending one of the city's famous colourful cabaret shows.

  • Accommodation

    Novotel Tour Eiffel

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 7

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a Local Specialist today and see the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Visit the 13th-century church of St. Severin and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a memorable Farewell Dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8

Paris – London

Our last day together sees us cross the tragic Somme battlefields en route to Calais from where we set sail across the English Channel to Dover and travel through Kent to London.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 9

London Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a Local Specialist today to see the sights of London. View Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, after which you have an afternoon at leisure to soak up the dynamic atmosphere of this capital city that combines centuries-old heritage with modern verve.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 10

Depart London

Time to bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Paris and London

  • ORIENTATION of Venice and Lucerne

  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Severin Church in Paris

  • VIEW the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the White Cliffs of Dover

  • SEE the Tuscan countryside, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France

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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

  • 2 dinners with local wine

  • 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

  • Channel Ferry from Calais to Dover

  • 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

  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

  • VIP entry to many sights

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    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
    • Call 1-877-333-0992 for great deals from the USA to & from all start/end cities for your selected itinerary.
    • Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the trip price.
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    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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