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Trafalgar - Grand European with Eurostarâ„¢ Extension (03/2023 - 10/2023) (EGARZN118)

24 Days From London to London
Tour Style: Discovery
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $5,402.00
Brochures: Europe & Britain 2023 v2, Europe & Britain 2024 v1
Visits: England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco

This Grand European trip has all the 'musts', but also takes you off the beaten path. Discover the gourmet talents of France, the heart of the Black Forest and the moreish delights of Sachertorte in classical Vienna, leaving with a song in your heart and a polka in your step.
Choice Highlights

Must-see Highlights
  • : VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • : Explore London, Salzburg, Vienna, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Florence and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Nice and Avignon
  • : Visit the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, a glassblowing factory in Venice, excavations in Pompeii and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Beaune
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the Papal Palace and Pont d' Avignon in Avignon and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • : See the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino and the vineyards of Burgundy
  • : Scenic Cruise through Amsterdam's canals, by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice, the Rhine River and to the Isle of Capri

Trafalgar Difference
  • Bruges: A former monastery from the 17th century, the NH Brugge has historical features such as stained-glass windows and exposed beams.

Be My Guest
  • Amsterdam: Go Dutch and share a gezellig Be My Guest dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam.

Iconic Experience
  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Rhineland: Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.
  • Heidelberg: See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town.
  • Rhine Falls: See these spectacular falls.
  • Lucerne: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  • Vaduz: Explore Vaduz and admire the Royal family's residence, Vaduz Castle, which overlooks the capital.
  • Innsbruck: Nestled amidst majestic mountains, Innsbruck is a beautiful city offering a unique combination of nature, history, and culture. Stroll the streets of the picturesque Old Town and learn about its history with your Travel Director.
  • Salzburg: Join your Local Specialist to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.' See the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse.
  • Vienna: Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Venice: Discover Venice with a Local Specialist. The construction of this fascinating city started in the 5th century after the fall of the Roman Empire. Also known as “The City of Canals”, Venice is one of Italy’s most picturesque and intriguing destinations, with a beautiful surprise around every corner.
  • Assisi: With a Local Specialist, find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered to be one of the crowning artisitic achievements of 13th-century Europe.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
  • Capri: Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Pisa: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Monaco City: See the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.
  • Nice: Enjoy exploring the beautiful coastal city of Nice on the French Riviera.
  • Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Discover the beauty of this hilltop town and gain insight into why it became a refuge for artists.
  • Avignon: View the Pont d'Avignon and walk the medieval narrow streets of the Old Town to the Palais des Papes.
  • Beaune: Marvel at Beaune's famous renaissance roofing style during an orientation of this wine capital.
  • Paris: Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

Dive Into Culture
  • Rome: Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to London
The bright lights of London are your launchpad to a grand adventure through Europe. Broaden your horizons and explore the culture and heritage of the British capital or spend your day relaxing after your journey.
Visits: London
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross, Park Plaza Riverbank
Day 2Explore Historic London
Join a Local Specialist this morning to see the iconic sights of London. From Big Ben and the imposing Houses of Parliament that stand alongside the Thames, to regal Buckingham Palace at the end of the grand Mall. Spend the day exploring London's bustling city streets, relax in one of the beautiful Royal Parks or visit one of the captivating museums and galleries for which the city is so famous.
Visits: London
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross
Day 3Journey to Bruges Stays With Stories
Meet your Travel Director before departing London for mainland Europe. Leave the White Cliffs of Dover behind for the golden fields of France and Belgium, travelling to medieval Bruges. Explore its canals, lined with centuries-old gabled houses before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks in beautiful surrounds. We stay overnight in one of Trafalgar's Stays with Stories - a former 17th-century monastery with historical features.
Visits: London, Dover, Calais, Bruges
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Accommodation: NH Brugge
Day 4Discover Amsterdam’s Canals Connect with Locals
Journey through the Dutch countryside to captivating Amsterdam, see the city's iconic sights from the comfort of a canal boat. At this evening's dinner, we’ll Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest experience at the Pauw family dairy farm.
Visits: Bruges, Amsterdam
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal
Day 5Enjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland
We travel to Germany, arriving at Boppard where we board a Rhine cruise past hilltop castles. Admire the magnificent ruined sandstone castle in Heidelberg overlooking the Neckar River en route to your Rhineland hotel where you'll dine this evening.
Visits: Amsterdam, Boppard, Sankt Goar, Heidelberg, Rhineland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Mercure Mannheim am Rathaus
Day 6Admire the Black Forest then on to Lucerne
Journey through romantic Black Forest landscapes today – tales of the Brothers Grimm are your constant companion as you continue through southwest Germany to the Swiss border. See the mighty Rhine Falls plunging dramatically near the town of Schaffhausen before arriving in the medieval city of Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.
Visits: Rhineland, Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Astoria, Radisson Blu
Day 7Explore Lucerne
See Lucerne's poignant Lion Monument this morning. The mournful mortally wounded lion hewn from sandstone provides a sombre reminder of the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Venture to the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge, explore Old Town’s colourful façades or consider an exhilarating mountain and cruise Optional Experience. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Visits: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Astoria, Radisson Blu
Day 8Uncover Liechtenstein and Innsbruck
Our love affair with the Rhine continues today as we travel to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein and see its capital, Vaduz, before crossing into Austria. We follow the scenic Arlberg Pass through the Tyrol to Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps where we will see the ornate Golden Roof during an orientation tour. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.
Visits: Lucerne, Vaduz, Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Austria Trend Congress, Grauer Bär
Day 9Take in Salzburg then on to Vienna
Salzburg's extraordinary natural beauty has inspired musical greats and epic films. Join a Local Specialist on a guided walking tour of the city that gave birth to Mozart, featuring locations that music and movie lovers will remember from the famous film, 'The Sound of Music'. This evening, we arrive in the beautiful Baroque city of Vienna, our home for the next two nights.
Visits: Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Raphael
Day 10Explore Vienna’s Sights
Join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour of one of Europe's most elegant capitals. View the State Opera House, the City Hall, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards and the Hofburg, the former imperial palace for the Habsburg dynasty. Spend the evening soaking up the melodic charm of what has become the world's music capital, celebrating the talents of old masters and modern icons at open-air concerts, palaces and expansive stages.
Visits: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Raphael
Day 11Onwards to Venice
Driving through the scenic Austrian Lake District, we cross the Italian border and journey through the Veneto Plains to the Byzantine city of Venice where we'll spend the next two nights.
Visits: Vienna, Venice
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Boulevard Lido
Day 12Discover the Floating City of Venice Make Travel Matter
Today, embark on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you’ll Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing, which has been handed down through the generations. The master craftsmen will share how they use the same techniques their forefathers did to create the delicate art adorning homes all around the world. You may be tempted to buy one of the works for your own hope, recognising that through your visit you’ve had a hand in helping preserve this important cultural heritage of the city. Navigate the bustling waterways by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square where we tread in the footsteps of Casanova and Marco Polo and admire the sights and sounds of the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. See the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. This afternoon is yours to get lost in Venice. Explore the labyrinthine calle in search of the best Venice Spritz in town, watch the sun set over the Grand Canal or consider a cruise to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.
Visits: Venice
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Boulevard Lido
Day 13Journey to Assisi
Journey south to the mystical town of Assisi, where St. Francis was born and laid to rest. Here you'll stroll through the city’s streets in the company of a Local Specialist and have an opportunity to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.
Visits: Venice, Assisi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Casa Leonori
Day 14Explore Pompeii’s Ruins on the way to Sorrento
Pass the site of the bloody World War II battle of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples and the lost city of Pompeii where you'll join a Local Specialist who will share the story of this remarkable ancient Roman settlement that was buried in ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We continue to the coast and the beautiful seaside resort of Sorrento where we will stay the night and dine in our hotel.
Visits: Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Parco del Sole
Day 15On to the Isle of Capri and Rome
Cross the enchanting blue water of the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri and ascend to Capri by funicular railway where you will join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of the town. Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up la dolce vita in the piazza before sailing back to the mainland. This evening we arrive in Rome, the 'Eternal City', where we will spend the next two nights.
Visits: Sorrento, Capri, Rome
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Pamphili
Day 16Uncover Ancient Rome and the Vatican Museums Dive Into Culture
Delve into the treasures of the Vatican City with a Local Specialist who will take you on a sightseeing tour through St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pietà. Cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the mighty Colosseum and enjoy views of Circus Maximus. Then Dive Into Culture and gain priority access to the Vatican Museums for a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling, then enjoy an exclusive after-hours al fresco dinner against the backdrop of St. Peter's.
Visits: Rome, Vatican, Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Accommodation: Villa Pamphili
Day 17Off to Explore Florence
Journey north to Florence where you'll join a Local Specialist for an included walking tour to the Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of this once free republic that became a recognised centre for art, architecture and culture. See the beautiful marble Duomo and Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio which straddles the Arno. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure admiring the work of great masters in the Uffizi Gallery, climbing the stone steps to Piazzale Michelangelo for iconic views, or relaxing in the Boboli Gardens.
Visits: Rome, Florence
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Concept, Villa Neroli
Day 18Enjoy Pisa, Monaco and the French Riviera
We drive to the city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower which bears this city's name. From Italy to the sun-kissed landscapes of the French Riviera, we stop in the sophisticated Principality of Monaco before continuing to the French Riviera, our home for the next two nights. Enjoy an orientation drive along the scenic Promenade des Anglais, which for centuries has attracted sun-worshipping aristocrats to its shores, and see Place Massena before spending the evening at leisure.
Visits: Florence, Pisa, Monaco City, French Riviera
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Nice, Novotel Centre Vieux
Day 19Discover Artistic Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Rub shoulders with artists and actors in the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence before enjoying an afternoon at leisure in the French Riviera to indulge in the laid-back seaside atmosphere. Wander along the scenic promenade and embrace café culture on the tranquil shores of the Mediterranean, stroll through the chic city streets shopping at the French Riviera's fashionable boutiques or relax on the beach watching the sun set. Or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see spectacular views of one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and pay an aromatic visit to the historic Fragonard perfumery to learn how French fragrances are crafted before trying some specialities from the region at a local restaurant.
Visits: French Riviera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, French Riviera
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Nice, Novotel Centre Vieux
Day 20Journey through Papal Avignon to Burgundy
We travel north to the Papal city of Avignon, an important pilgrimage site. We stop for views of the magnificent Papal Palace and famous Pont d'Avignon before arriving in the capital of the Burgundy wine-producing region, Beaune. Explore the ancient walls and the Old Town, see its characteristic geometrically coloured tiled roofs.
Visits: French Riviera, Avignon, Beaune
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Centre
Day 21Onwards to Paris
We travel north through the vineyards of Burgundy to Paris, our home for the next two nights. The 'City of Lights' shines brightly as you explore its grand boulevards, amble along the Seine or embrace the pageantry of a traditional Parisian cabaret.
Visits: Beaune, Paris
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Evergreen Laurel
Day 22Explore the Sights of Paris
Join a Local Specialist soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the world's most romantic cities. See the Champs-Élysées and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Spend a free afternoon exploring the city before celebrating an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Visits: Paris
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Evergreen Laurel
Day 23Catch the Eurostarâ„¢ to London
Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station, where you'll board the Eurostarâ„¢ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 20 minutes. On arrival in London, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Visits: Paris, London
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Angel Kings Cross
Day 24Journey Home
Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.
Visits: London
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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Mon 03/27/23 $6,285.00
Mon 04/10/23 $5,402.00
Mon 05/22/23 $6,455.00
Mon 06/05/23 $6,455.00
Mon 07/03/23 $6,355.00
Mon 07/17/23 $6,355.00
Mon 07/31/23 $6,355.00
Mon 08/28/23 $6,435.00
Mon 09/11/23 $6,435.00
Mon 09/25/23 $6,385.00
Mon 10/02/23 $6,385.00
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