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12 Days - 9 Countries
Package Includes:

12 Days, 6 Countries, 10 Cities

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past to the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris
  • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Venice and Lucerne
  • See the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields
  • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • View the canals in Amsterdam, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

DINING

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
    (including Be My Guest)


TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - LONDON – EUROSTAR™ – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM
This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND
Cross the border into Germany, enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 3 - RHINELAND – OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE)
This morning travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed. This afternoon take your premium seats for this unique and moving performance. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 4 - OBERAMMERGAU – INNSBRUCK – VENICE
Travel to Innsbruck before driving along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 - VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)
South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and through the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6 - ROME SIGHTSEEING
Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 - ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING
From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest experience in the Tuscan hills with a local family.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Be My Guest Dining

DAY 8 - FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)
Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 9 - LUCERNE ORIENTATION
View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10 - LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11 - PARIS SIGHTSEEING
See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a
breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Farewell Dinner

DAY 12 - PARIS – LONDON
Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

 

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12 Days - 6 Countries
Sales Period:
Until further notice
Travel Period:
20 May - 30 Sep 2020
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