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European Adventures

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15 Days from $2,095 per person

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France ...more Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Cologne, Nuremberg, Prague, Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Paris ...more Amsterdam, Cologne, Nuremberg, Prague, Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Paris
  1. Day 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)

    Your travel adventure has started in London, where old taverns sit alongside trendy cocktail bars and historic buildings rub shoulders with towering skyscrapers. Rush out and discover her many treasures during your free time today - from visiting one of the city's celebrated museums to paying your respects to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square.

    hotel Ibis Earls Court
  2. Day 2 London Free Day

    Kickstart your grand European journey with a full free day to explore all the surprises London has to offer. There's no shortage of things to do as you'll come to discover yourself - from the tranquillity of the Royal Parks to the shopping frenzy on Oxford Street, the pomp and pageantry of the city's royal landmarks to one of London's locals for a pint or two.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

    This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions, journey through the Kent countryside to Dover. Here you'll board your ferry to Calais, then wind your way through the flat expanses of Belgium and the Netherlands, reaching Amsterdam this afternoon. There's time to join an Optional Experience to see the city from its labyrinthine waterways. Board an optional private canal cruise in a glass-topped boat and watch life in this vibrant city unfold.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Corendon Village
  4. Day 4 Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

    It won't take long to fall in love with the Dutch capital and you'll have a full day to fall even deeper as you explore its history, culture and art. Your orientation tour will take you past gabled houses, countless canals, and a leafy plein or two. Dodge the trams and bicycles as you explore on your own later or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Volendam where the Dutch traditions of cheese and clog making take centre stage. Later, consider an optional dinner featuring Dutch specialties in a historic home.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland (1 Night)

    From picture-perfect skylines to irresistible natural landscapes - your day begins in Amsterdam but ends in the beautiful Rhine Valley. On your way to the Rhineland, you'll pass Cologne with its UNESCO-listed cathedral which took over seven centuries to build. Board your river cruise in Boppard, winding your way along the Rhine with not a care in the world other than to capture on camera the medieval towns, breathtaking scenery and fairy-tale castles that line your route.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Leonardo Frankfurt City South
  6. Day 6 Rhineland – Nuremberg – Prague (2 Nights)

    Frozen in time, the German city of Nuremberg is your first stop today where you'll have some time to admire its medieval charm before continuing to Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Equal to Paris in the beauty stakes, but with a Bohemian flavour that pours out of every historic nook and cranny, Prague will leave you spellbound. This 'City of a Hundred Spires' was saved from bombing during World War II while the rest of Europe's capitals smouldered. You'll see first-hand why Hitler decided to spare it when you join an Optional Experience river cruise down the Vltava with the glittering skyline providing a picturesque backdrop for dinner.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel International
  7. Day 7 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

    Prague had a thousand years to evolve into the captivating city it is today. Your Local Specialist brings this history to life during a sightseeing tour that will include views of the UNESCO-listed Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and Charles Bridge, with its Baroque saints. Visit the Old Town Square with its famous 13th-century Astronomical Clock, then spend some time exploring the city on your own, perhaps returning to the Square to watch the clock's magical hourly Walk of the Apostles with a toasty Tredelník in hand. Later this evening, there's an opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine and golden brews of Prague with an Optional Experience traditional dinner.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Prague – Regensburg – Munich (1 Night)

    Return to Germany this morning, stopping in Regensburg at the confluence of three rivers before heading to Munich, the Bavarian capital. Your orientation tour will reveal the elegant Marienplatz, featuring the Old and New Town Halls and the Glockenspiel. Time your visit right and you may just see its story of a royal wedding, jousting knights and the dance of the coopers entertaining spectators. Then let the battle of the brews begin at an Optional Experience to a local Bierkeller as you enjoy the rousing atmosphere with a crisp stein in hand.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn South
  9. Day 9 Munich – Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

    A whistle-stop tour in Innsbruck this morning will showcase Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof and the Hofburg, once home to the mighty Habsburg family. Your soul will soar as you drive through Brenner Pass bound for Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. You'll arrive just in time to join an Optional Experience private water taxi and gondola ride along the labyrinthine waterways of this island city.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Burchiello
  10. Day 10 Venice Orientation and Free Time

    The delicate art of glassblowing has been practiced in Venice for over 1,500 years and you'll see it first-hand during this morning's visit to a workshop on Giudecca Island. Crossing the lagoon by private launch, you'll see how life is lived both on land and water in this historic Byzantine city. The Winged Lion of Venice watches over the people and pigeons in St. Mark's Square and you'll have an opportunity to view it and the imposing Doge's Palace, which the Venice ruling elite once called home. Take advantage of your time to explore the narrow alleyways, historic bridges and the canals of the city or consider taking an optional cruise to Burano Island, the most picturesque island in the lagoon.

    meals Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Venice – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    You won't be able to tear your eyes from the soul-stirring alpine scenery as you cross into Switzerland and drive up and over the snow-capped mountains that fringe the world-famous St. Gotthard route. Resist the urge to yodel as you pass lush pastures and Swiss chalets, making your way to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. This is the land of cow bells, cheese, chocolate and cable cars. Soak it up before arriving at your hotel where you'll join your travel companions for dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Jugendstil Paxmontana
  12. Day 12 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    There won't be a dry eye in the house when you visit the mournful mortally wounded Lion Monument, hewn from rock to commemorate the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your orientation of Lucerne will also include the medieval Chapel Bridge which has spanned the Reuss river since the 14th century. There's time this afternoon for some souvenir shopping, or perhaps to join an optional Swiss lunch and folklore show. You could choose instead to head into the Swiss countryside for an Optional Experience and ascend Mount Stanserhorn followed by a lake cruise.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  13. Day 13 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    The adventure continues as you travel through Basel and into France where the beauty of Burgundy is surpassed only by its excellent vintages. Admire the stunning landscapes of France's most famous wine region, arriving in Paris later with some time to explore the glittering French capital. Dive right into its history, culture and culinary delights, from the iconic Eiffel Tower to croque-monsieurs, from lazing on the banks of the Seine to museums and monuments. You could choose to join an Optional Experience cruise on the Seine, admiring the illuminated skyline at night.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans
  14. Day 14 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    Don't hold back. Today is your opportunity to dive right into the Parisian way of life, beginning with a sightseeing tour conducted by your Travel Director that will take you past some of its iconic sights, including the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. We won't keep you from your own exploration and you'll have plenty of time to shop on its elegant boulevards, visit an art gallery or stroll along the Seine. Tonight, the ruffle of colourful Can-Can skirts will keep you entranced should you choose to join an Optional Experience to watch an original Paris cabaret.

    meals Breakfast
  15. Day 15 Depart Paris

    After breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
European Adventures
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See airport transfer page.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London Hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam See the historic city centre
  • Cologne View the cathedral
  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Innsbruck View the Golden Roof and Hofburg
  • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and view the Chapel Bridge
  • Munich View the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz
  • Nuremberg See the medieval town
  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Prague Walking tour with your Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle and views of the Charles Bridge
  • Rhine Valley Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • St. Gotthard Drive this scenic alpine route
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!
Adult Price: €39

Dinner In A Historic Dutch House

Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialties, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.
Adult Price: €63

Dutch Farms, Volendam and Windmill

On this trip to the reclaimed polderlands around the former Zuider Zee, we start by visiting a cheese farm and wooden shoe-maker. Our next highlight is visiting a working windmill, with a tour by the miller himself! We continue to Volendam for free time in the lovely fishing village with its old harbor, wooden houses and locals dressed in traditional costume.
Adult Price: €30

Prague

Prague By Night With Dinner Cruise

Discover the illuminated medieval architecture of Prague by night on an evening river cruise through the Old City, with dinner and drinks included. Later, explore more of this enchanting city with our Local Specialist, enjoying Prague at it's illuminated best.
Adult Price: €57

Traditional Dinner In Prague

If you appreciate great food and music, join us for an evening at one of our favorite local restaurants. A wonderful opportunity to say goodbye to glorious Prague.
Adult Price: €58

Venice

Magical Venice

We’ll cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxis admiring the elegant Palazzos and Rialto Bridge before arriving at stunning St. Mark Square. You’ll enjoy a romantic gondola journey along canals full of character and color, while musicians and singers entertain.
Adult Price: €70

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses—a real photographer's paradise.
Adult Price: €71

Lucerne

Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodeling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.
Adult Price: CHF.68

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Traveling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 6300 feet, where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)
Adult Price: CHF.112

Swiss Countryside & Carriages

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse-drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savor local drinks and snacks.
Adult Price: CHF.67

Paris

Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterward, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
Adult Price: €38

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge—the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
Adult Price: €162

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment—including the world-famous Can-Can.
Adult Price: €139

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Annalyn Wierzbicki
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Service
Even got some personilized help when I planned 3 extra days after Tour was over..... need those Extra days ....
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We love hearing about our team's great customer service and making your trip truly memorable.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Vacation
Most wonderful trip, needed more time in spots due to long Bus trips between travel destinations. Lovely and well worth the experiance..... we skipped a few Optional events and found some Hidden treasures that were better than the itinerary, Seriously, plan ahead & you'll thank yourself later...as well as save some Euros in the longrun. Kudos to OUR WONDERFUL HOST Cassie Jones!!! We couldn't have done it without HER!!
Trusted Customer
Friday, August 24, 2018
Service
Everything was so well organized from start to finish. Our flight was booked in such a way that it was OUR booking and we could make changes to it ourselves, not through the agent. We got lots of information regarding our destinations and what we needed to know about travel to Europe in several e-mails and links. We actually traveled with Trafalgar and our driver and tour guide were amazing. Very impressed how Kassie (tour guide) handled everything, double checking reservations, tours, schedules, dealing with requests. She even gave us little souvenirs and made a video that we could download and keep. I've shown it to several friends. The optional tours were top notch and very reasonably priced for what you got - especially when a meal was included. Bus was clean and comfortable and driver very good. I felt going by bus allowed us to see a lot more of the countries we visited. Super trip!
Vacation
Great tour, reasonably priced.
Gerald Dwenger
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Service
We booked our tour with GET because we had been to Italy with GET and it was excellent. This time we never saw anyone from GET. After 4 days on our own in London, we finally met with Trafalger. Two of their reps were lousy, but Howell was good and our tour guide, Stepane, was terrific. Our biggest complaint is that Daniel Pelletier from GET told us things that never happened, like a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner. Once we met the rest of the group in Amsterdam, everything turned out great. Trafalger and Stepane were super and we really enjoyed the rest of the trip, but we feel that GET did nothing for us except book the trip with Trafalger, which we could have done with them directly. We will not book with GET again. Quite a disappointment after our wonderful trip to Italy.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for the misunderstanding and miscommunication regarding your trip. The London portion is indeed hosted with the Travel Director joining the group on the last day of the London stay.  We hope that you were able to enjoy the rest of the trip and came home with some happy memories.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Vacation
When we booked the trip with GET, we were never told that it was a Trafalger Trip. We should have been told that this was NOT a GET trip. Trafalger turned out OK, once we met the group, but we were looking forward to GET's personal service that we expected from them.
Richard Boehm
Friday, July 21, 2017
Service
Experienced travel guide made sure we kept on schedule and used our time to maximum benefit. Perfect for the traveler who does not want to worry about being burdened with details of how to get luggage and self around.
Vacation
Process was easy and clear...
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