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Glimpse of Europe summer 2017


tour code: EGOEA
Glimpse of Europe summer 2017

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Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Lights.

7 Days from £850 per passenger

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Day 1 : London – Amsterdam

This morning see the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe. Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en route to the lively city of Amsterdam. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the gabled houses.

Accommodation : Ibis Airport

Day 2 : Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany and arrive at the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Travel to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Achat Premium

Day 3 : Rhineland – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

Continue south through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Krone Giswil

Day 4 : Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience of fun and yodelling at a Swiss folklore show. Later perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city. Alternatively there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of the Auxerre region before arriving in Paris. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know the city on a stunning tour of Paris by Night Optional Experience?Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation : Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon

Day 6 : Paris Orientation and Free Time

This morning your orientation introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. This evening why not sample Paris nightlife at a cabaret show?Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 : Paris – London

Traverse northern France past WWI battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover and continue your journey to London where you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday.Buffet Breakfast


Dining Highlights

  • 6 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 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
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

    Adult Price: €30.00Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!

Lucerne

  • Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.112.00We’ll ascend through fields and forests to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train, to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. (On certain departures ascent and descent will be by cable car only. Optional may be operated in reverse, with cruise first.)
  • Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

    Adult Price: Fr.68.00Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.

Paris

  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €36.00Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

    Adult Price: €32.00A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €162.00Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €139.00Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.