European Dream Summer 2019

 
Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

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.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Paris and London
  • ORIENTATION of Venice and Lucerne
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Notre Dame Cathedral 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 Elysees, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover
  • SEE the Tuscan countryside, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet 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
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (800) 658-0869 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14177776

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
 
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive 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. Welcome Reception
Grand Tiberio
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing and Free Time: The Holy See 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 in the Vatican City and witness Michelangelo's sorrowful Pieta, 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. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3FlorenceRome - 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. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 4VeniceFlorence - 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 a Campari Spritz or two. If you have time, 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. Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 5LucerneVenice - 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 Swiss Guards. 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. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe promising sweeping lake vistas. Buffet Breakfast
Grand Europe
Day 6ParisLucerne - 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. Buffet Breakfast
Renaissance La Defense
Day 7ParisParis Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a Local Specialist today and see the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a memorable Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 8LondonParis - London (2 Nights): Pass 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.Buffet Breakfast
Hilton Kensington
Day 9LondonLondon 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. Full Breakfast
Day 10Depart LondonDepart 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.Full Breakfast
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