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European Highlights

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $1,764 per person

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France ...more Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Kamp Bornhofen, Mannheim, Boppard, Lucerne, Breitnau, Paris, Burgundy, Versailles ...more Amsterdam, Kamp Bornhofen, Mannheim, Boppard, Lucerne, Breitnau, Paris, Burgundy, Versailles
  1. Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam

    Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Mercure City
  2. Day 2 Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

    Journey through Germany's Rhine Valley, boarding a cruise past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. Head to the highest castle in the Rhine River Valley for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch where you'll 'Connect With Locals' in medieval surrounds and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. The old university town of Heidelberg is our next stop, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. We venture to our Rhineland hotel where we'll spend our evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Holiday Inn
  3. Day 3 Rhineland – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)

    Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the elegant lakeside Grand Hotel Europe.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Europe
  4. Day 4 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)

    See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Pullman La Défense
  6. Day 6 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' today to delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city's stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and Travel Director.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  7. Day 7 Depart Paris

    After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.
    Please note: Complimentary London Return - guests are welcome to return to London by Trafalgar motor coach at no extra cost. Additional accommodation will be required as arrival in London will be late afternoon/early evening. Please speak to your Travel Agent about this at time of booking.

    meals Breakfast
European Highlights
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 2 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais
  • 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
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam and Lucerne
  • VISIT the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen
  • VIEW the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • SEE the Lorelei Rock and Vineyards of Burgundy
  • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

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Reviews
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Barbara Gift
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
Sarah was excellent. She give clear time directions and gave us information about the areas we were traveling through. She was very accomodating to everyone who wanted to do things a bit different and was always ready to help anyone who needed directions or other information about what stores had specific items. Very helpful.
Vacation
The trip was excellent but left little time for rest. Perhaps eliminating one of the stops would have helped. The bus was too old for the extensive time we were in it. We visited one place after another but could not plug in our phones to keep power to take pictures.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
It is always easy to book with GET . The agents are helpful and professional. They resolve any problems quickly.
Vacation
The accommodations and experiences were fabulous. I loved everything we did. However, the itinerary was exhausting. We spent far too long on the bus traveling between locations. The first full day, we spent almost all day on the bus. And the trip from Lucerne to Paris took an entire day with no break before dinner, river cruise and tour of the city. It was very rushed and exhausting. We didn't get to our hotel until after 11:00 p.m. This trip could be greatly improved by adding 1 or 2 days to the itinerary. I would suggest doing perhaps a windmill tour in Amsterdam and then head into Germany part of the way to the Rhine River. Make the river cruise and Heidelberg the next day. Also , add a day between Lucerne and Paris so guests can truly enjoy all the experiences.
Trusted Customer
Monday, July 2, 2018
Service
Our European Highlights tour was excellent and we will definitely do more of these vacations in the future. I loved being able to see so many countries in a short time. However, that's also hard when you want to do more things, but have to move on. I rated my experience as 4 stars for two reasons: a. there were stops where we had to choose between food, seeing the sites, or using the restroom. Time for necessities like food and restroom breaks need to be carved out separate from exploration and fun time. b. we paid for an optional experience at the Palace of Versailles and it was a disaster. A local guide took half of our group and we spent so much time talking about the lineage of Louis XIV, that not one of us will remember, that we missed the features of the palace. And, we were not given any time at all to see the gardens. That was money wasted, I hate to admit. Our tour guide, Lynda was wonderful and our group got along very well. I do think it was a bit silly to have a seat rotation on the motor coach; we're all adults. Other than those little things, this truly was a trip of a lifetime and I'll be returning to Europe at least annually from now on!
Vacation
The trip was amazing. Just the coordination of events, outings, hotels, sights, and entertainment was worth the price. However, we paid to take the Eurostar back to London and there was a 2 hour delay. So, our plan to have some extra time in London didn't work out well. But, that isn't anyone's fault; just the circumstances of the day.
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