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European Highlights

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $2,003 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Germany Rhine Falls Scenic

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom ...more Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Rhineland, Lucerne, Paris, London ...more Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Rhineland, Lucerne, Paris, London
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to 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 Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland

    Journey through Germany to the highest castle in the Rhine River Valley for an exclusive Be My Guest experience where you'll Connect With Locals over lunch in medieval surrounds and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. We’ll board a river cruise to St. Goar then head to the old university town of Heidelberg, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and views of the ruined red sandstone castle. We venture to our Rhineland hotel, where we'll spend our evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Holiday Inn Mannheim
  3. Day 3 Journey through the Black Forest to Lucerne

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Europe
  4. Day 4 Explore Lucerne

    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 Off through the Burgundy Wine Region to Paris

    See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and cross 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 Explore Magical Paris

    Join a Local Specialist today and 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 Farewell Paris

    After breakfast, say a fond au revoir to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
European Highlights
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 6 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amsterdam and Lucerne
  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and a cuckoo clock factory in the Black Forrest
  • 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 the vineyards of Burgundy
  • Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River
  • Connect With Locals In a medieval castle high above the Rhine River Valley, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest lunch and be transported back to a time of kings and knights.
  • Dive Into Culture Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

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Reviews
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Brian Harris
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Service
Everything was outstanding from beginning to end. We dealt with several different agents and each provided exemplary service. This was our third trip with GET and each has been great! We would highly recommend GET and will use them again for future trips
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! It sounds like your European Highlights tour was absolutely fantastic! We are so glad we were able to help you plan and book this extraordinary tour. We truly appreciate your repeat business as well as your recommendation. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure. Thank you for your review and kind words! Take care!
Monday, September 26, 2022
Vacation
This trip was perfect for us. We wanted to experience several cities we had not been in before and European Highlights fit the bill. The tour director, bus driver, and wellness director all made the trip a success. The optional experiences really made the trip even better. We are so happy we took this trip.
Kathy Jackson
Friday, September 9, 2022
Service
The person we booked with on the phone was very informative, answered our many questions, was no pressure to book but helped us decide the trip was exactly what we wanted. We called back the next day and we’re able to quickly and easily book our trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! It sounds like your exploration of Europe was fantastic. What a fabulous way to spend a week! We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for letting us help you plan and book such a wonderful adventure. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how lovely your trip was. Take care!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
We were able to see and experience so much in a week. Although we only had a couple of days in each country we felt the experiences and the sites were perfectly planned and gave a great experience in each one. In Amsterdam the working windmill and the cruise on the canal where beautiful, relaxing and gave and gave a great window into the country. The Black Forest visit to Cuckoo Clock factory, driving in the Alps, the farm in Switzerland, everything in Lucerne, and Paris topped everything off. What a wonderful time!
Hollis Thornton
Monday, July 4, 2022
Service
I enjoyed the trip and our tour director MJ was absolutely fabulous. I will definitely do another Trafalgar tour!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your European Highlights tour. It sounds like you had a splendid time. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Vacation
Enjoyed the experience and the tour director.
Jacqueline Ford
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Service
This is the third time we have taken a trip with them and we hope to take more trips. We were well taken care of. The driver, guide, and health specialist on this last trip were very impressive, professional, organized, informative, and caring.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your business. We look forward to helping you plan those future trips!
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Vacation
Great fun. My husband and I are still raving about our trip and encouraging others to follow our actions.
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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