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European Cavalcade summer 2017

tour code: ECAV
European Cavalcade summer 2017

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Explore the romantic landscapes, charming medieval villages and stately capitals of Europe in this epic voyage past Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, with a stay in the Bay of Naples and visits to Lyon, Monaco and Nice along the way.

18 Days from £1,950 per passenger

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Day 1 : London – Amsterdam

Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities.

Accommodation : Ibis Airport

Day 2 : Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

Drive eastwards into Germany and follow the Rhine Valley southwards. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine, past picturesque villages and vineyards. Later in the town of Heidelberg view the castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Continue by road to your hotel where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Achat Premium Neustadt

Day 3 : Rhineland – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later in Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Krone Giswil

Day 4 : Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the Old Town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards in your free time consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 : Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria via the Arlberg region to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. Marvel at Innsbruck's sights including the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Bon Alpina

Day 6 : Innsbruck – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Il Burchiello

Day 7 : Venice Orientation and Free Time

Evidence of Venice's former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own.Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 : Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation : Ergife Palace

Day 9 : Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to ancient Rome to view Colosseum and see the ancient sites. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 : Rome – Bay Of Naples

Travel South to the Bay of Naples. Enjoy free time in the coastal town of Sorrento or consider an Optional Experience to the picturesque countryside including a farmhouse lunch. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Costa

Day 11 : Bay Of Naples – Florence (2 Nights)

This morning, why not join an Optional Experience to the excavations at Pompeii? See the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Art Museo

Day 12 : Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights; Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria.Buffet Breakfast

Day 13 : Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and in Monaco enjoy views of the harbour and the palace. Travel past picturesque coastal towns to your hotel on the French Riviera.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation : Amarante

Day 14 : French Riviera Free Time

Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.Buffet Breakfast

Day 15 : French Riviera – Avignon – Lyon

Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Campanile Centre Berge Du Rhone

Day 16 : Lyon – Paris (2 Nights)

The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival perhaps take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation : Kyriad Prestige Ouest Boulogne

Day 17 : Paris Orientation and Free Time

This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and more on your orientation. During your free time why not visit a world-famous museum. This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows?Buffet Breakfast

Day 18 : Paris – London

Head north to Calais for your cross-Channel ferry to England. Continue to London where your exciting holiday ends.Buffet Breakfast

Dining Highlights

  • 17 buffet breakfasts
  • 7 three course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below
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