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European Delight

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13 Days from $2,075 per person
Paris, France

Countries Visited

Italy, Switzerland, France, England

Locations Visited

Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, London
  1. Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Rome. Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    hotel Ergife Palace
  2. Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber where you view the mighty Colosseum, see Circus Maximus and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

    Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Starhotels Vespucci
  4. Day 4 Florence Orientation and Free Time

    Florence is a treasure trove of art and history. Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don't miss the Duomo or Giotto's Bell Tower. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

    Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers. We enter the fertile Po plain and cross the Adige river en route to the Venice region.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Villa Giulietta
  6. Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time

    Watch Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. In your free time take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Venice – Verona – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

    Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the region of Lucerne.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel City Brunnen
  8. Day 8 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroic Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate or perhaps explore the flower-bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light. Tonight why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city's illuminations?

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Novotel 14 Porte d'Orléans
  10. Day 10 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe during your sightseeing tour. Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Paris – London (2 Nights)

    Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. Later arrive in London.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Olympia
  12. Day 12 London Free Time

    Spend a glorious day exploring London on your own. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping - the list is endless and the choice is yours.

    meals Full Breakfast
  13. Day 13 London – Return Home

    Say goodbye to your traveling companions after a delightful European vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 12 Full 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 Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfer is provided on the first travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to price panel.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bologna Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including the Kissing Towers
  • Dover See the White Cliffs
  • Florence Panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rome Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Siena Visit the medieval city and view the Piazza del Campo
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona Walk to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony

Dates & Prices
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Start Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Return Date: Tue, Jul 23, 2019
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Start Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2019
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Start Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2019
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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.

Rome

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: €33

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
Adult Price: €81

Roman Delights With Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialties, alongside local music and drinks.
Adult Price: €51

Florence

Florence's Renaissance Treasures

This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. You'll visit the Santa Croce church, burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. You’ll also see the Duomo and experience first-hand its spectacular design. Signoria Square, the political center of Florence and the original setting of Michelangelo's David, will also be visited.
Adult Price: €37

Visit to Pisa with Tuscan Dinner and Music

Join us on a visit to Pisa where you will see the remarkable Leaning Tower and will marvel at the monuments on the Square of Miracles. At a Tuscan farmhouse, we will enjoy a selection of local specialties and wines produced in the property. Live music will create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Adult Price: €90

Venice

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
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

Paris

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

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

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Travel date: Monday, June 25, 2018
Service
i was happy with the service after the first two days. The first two days were very confusing, after the transfer from the airport we didn't hear anything for 36 hours from the tour director. The evening before we started the tour we received our first communication, a packet telling us about London and what we could do and see there. I feel we should have received this when we first got to the hotel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Please accept our apologies for the lack of information provided to you upon arrival in London. On this trip, the London portion is on your own with a concierge available to assist in making sightseeing plans. The Travel Director joins the group on Day 3 which is noted in the day by day itinerary. We do hope that despite the bad start, that you were able to enjoy the rest of the trip without incident.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vacation
Hotels were good, included dinners were average.
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