Great European Summer 2020

Tour Type: Discoveries
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020

Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and visit the spiritual hub of the Vatican on this in-depth encounter with Europe.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam
  • VISIT the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, the excavations in Pompeii, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein
  • VIEW Chateau Amboise, the ancient sites of Rome, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • SEE the Somme Battlefields and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley
  • SCENIC CRUISE to the Isle of Capri, along the Rhine River and through Amsterdam's canals
Dining Highlights
  • 29 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2020
Duration
30 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): A warm welcome to London. The sights and sounds of a city that embraces old and new are yours to explore today. Wander along the Thames, see the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus or relax in one of the Royal Parks.
The Tower
Day 2LondonLondon Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' today to see the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure shopping on Carnaby Street, exploring centuries of royal heritage at the Tower of London or visiting one of the city's captivating museums.
Day 3London - ParisLondon - Paris (2 Nights): Meet your Travel Director today before crossing the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais. Travel across the World War I battlefields where so many brave souls lost their lives, catching a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.
Renaissance La Defense
Day 4ParisParis Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' for a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe and view the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Perhaps pay a visit to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, stroll along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or consider attending one of the city's famous colourful cabaret shows.
Day 5BordeauxParis - Amboise - Bordeaux: Journey through France's Loire Valley stopping to see the royal chateau at Amboise, where King Francois I hosted Leonard da Vinci. Continue south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, arriving in Bordeaux, celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical centre or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.
Novotel Centre
Day 6PamplonaBordeaux - Biarritz - Pamplona: This morning, we delve into the heady days of la Belle Époque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, an elegant retreat for aristocrats for centuries. Later head to Pamplona, perhaps most famous for its annual Running of the Bulls Festival.
Tres Reyes
Day 7MadridPamplona - Madrid (2 Nights): Head to the heart of Spain this morning and its lofty capital, Madrid. You'll spend the next two nights in a city that King Charles III sought to "beautify" so that it could justifiably claim its place as one of Europe's most gracious capitals.
Melia Castilla
Day 8MadridMadrid Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' for a morning sightseeing tour of the city's iconic and unexpected landmarks. View the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours of Spain or join an Optional Experience to the Imperial City of Toledo.
Day 9BarcelonaMadrid - Barcelona (2 Nights): Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalon and Aragon en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.
Tryp Apolo
Day 10BarcelonaBarcelona Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' today and delight in the whimsical world of Gaudi, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barceloneta for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, you could choose to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.
Day 11CannesBarcelona - Perfumery Excursion - Cannes (2 Nights): From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to 'Dive Into Culture' during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery where we'll learn how fragrances are crafted. Later, we arrive in the glamorous town of Cannes, home to the famous film festival.
Montaigne & Spa
Day 12CannesCannes Free Day: Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, savouring a full day at leisure in Cannes. Wander along La Croisette against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and Esterel Hills, shop on Rue Meynadier or consider joining an Optional Experience to the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.
Day 13FlorenceCannes - Monaco - Pisa - Florence: Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence where we will spend the night.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 14AssisiFlorence Sightseeing - Assisi Sightseeing: Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David. We depart Florence for the mystical city of Assisi later, and tread in the footsteps of St. Francis who was born and laid to rest in this hilltop town. Join a 'Local Specialist' for a tour and visit the Basilica of St. Francis.
Casa Leonori
Day 15SorrentoAssisi - Pompeii - Sorrento (2 Nights): Travelling south towards the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples, we stop in Pompeii and join a 'Local Specialist' to explore the tragic history of this ancient Roman settlement that was lost for centuries under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The stylish seaside resort of Sorrento is our stop for the next two nights. Embrace la dolce vita as we 'Connect With Locals' over a family 'Be My Guest' dinner featuring traditional flavours.
La Residenza
Day 16EXCURSION TO THE ISLE OF CAPRIExcursion to the Isle Of Capri: Cross the waters of the bay to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore its Piazzetta in the company of a 'Local Specialist' who will take you on a guided tour.
Day 17RomeSorrento - Rome (2 Nights): The grand boulevards and ancient history of Rome await as we travel north from Sorrento to the 'Eternal City', crossing the gold and green countryside of Lazio.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 18RomeRome Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' to delve into the centre of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's history and culture that span almost two millennia. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome.
Day 19VeniceRome - Venice (2 Nights): We journey over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic' where we'll spend the next two nights at a superb hotel on Lido Island.
Viktoria Palace
Day 20Venice OrientationVenice Orientation: 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. Glide through the city's bustling canals by private launch, arriving at St. Mark's Square, the gateway to Venice. See St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canal with a Campari Spritz or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views.
Day 21ViennaVenice - Vienna (2 Nights): A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna where we'll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.
Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn
Day 22ViennaVienna Sightseeing and Free Time: Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna's cosy coffee culture, perhaps visit the exquisite Schonbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital, enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.
Day 23MunichVienna - Salzburg - Munich: Today we explore the tales of the Von Trapp family on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a 'Local Specialist' before continuing to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we will spend the night.
Holiday Inn Westpark
Day 24LucerneMunich - Liechtenstein - Lucerne (2 Nights): Munich's Marienplatz and Glockenspiel take centre stage this morning during an orientation tour of the city. We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, featuring a scenic lakeside and alpine backdrop.
Grand Europe
Day 25LucerneLucerne Orientation and Free Time: Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day admiring the colourful facades of the Old Town or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.
Day 26RhinelandLucerne - Heidelberg - Rhine Cruise - Rhineland: View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard - fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey. This evening, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Bellevue hotel, located close to the Rhine River.
Bellevue
Day 27AmsterdamRhineland - Cologne - Amsterdam (2 Nights): Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into the Netherlands and on to Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, hire a bike and hit the city's tree-lined streets or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned bruin cafes.
Corendon City
Day 28AmsterdamAmsterdam Orientation and Free Time: Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions on board a glass-top boat. Cruise through the city's canals looking up at the centuries-old gabled facades for which Amsterdam is so famous.
Day 29LondonAmsterdam - London: Drive through the peaceful landscapes of Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover en route to London.
The Tower
Day 30LondonDepart London: We bid a fond farewell to our companions and the city of London today, marking the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply.
Dates/Pricing

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July 02, 2020$7,425.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 09, 2020$7,425.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 16, 2020$7,425.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 30, 2020$7,425.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 06, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 13, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 27, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 03, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 10, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 17, 2020$7,625.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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