Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: Preview Europe and Britain 2022

Lose yourself in the history and romance of Traditional Europe. You'll see all the iconic sights and some beautiful surprises along this 3-week Europe trip taking in the exquisite beauty of the Rhine Valley, the snow-capped Alps and the decadently warm waters of the French Riviera.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore London, Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Florence and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Colmar, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Venice, Sorrento, Pisa, Monaco, Nice, Avignon and Lyon
  • Visit Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, a glassblowing factory in Venice, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the excavations in Pompeii, Monaco, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Beaune
  • See the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino and the Vineyards of Burgundy
  • Scenic Cruise through Amsterdam's canals, along the Rhine River and to the Isle of Capri
Dining Highlights
  • 19 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 7 dinners
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
  • 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
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page.
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

Call 866-821-8167 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15149617

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
20 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonWelcome to London: Spend the day exploring the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.
Park Plaza Riverbank/The Tower
Day 2LondonDiscover Historic London: Join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the iconic sites of London, including Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Your afternoon is at leisure to go shopping on Carnaby Street, visit one of the captivating museums or wander along the Thames watching ambitious Londoners go about on their day-to-day.
Day 3AmsterdamEurostar to Brussels and on to Amsterdam: All the highlights of Europe lie ahead on this epic journey from England to Austria, Italy to France. Meet your Travel Director this morning before boarding the Eurostar for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Drive through the lush Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. Board a glass-topped boat for a Welcome Reception canal cruise, including a light dinner and welcome drink as you navigate the city's labyrinthine canals lined with centuries-old gabled facades.
Corendon City
Day 4Cologne and Cruise in the RhinelandAdmire Cologne and Cruise in the Rhineland: Travel east, crossing the border into Germany bound for Cologne. Here, you'll see the iconic twin spires of its imposing Cathedral, said to be the final resting place of the Three Wise Men. We cruise from Boppard and St. Goar along the mighty Rhine, lined with medieval villages and castles that cling to the hills. This evening, we stay in the Rhineland and enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Maritim Darmstadt
Day 5Enjoy Heidelberg then drive into the AlpsEnjoy Heidelberg then drive into the Alps: The imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle feature on our drive through this vibrant university city en route to the quaint medieval town of Colmar where we will enjoy an orientation before continuing our journey through the picturesque vineyards of Alsace. Our home the next two nights is the stunning mountain retreat of Engelberg where we will dine in our hotel tonight before continuing our journey through Switzerland tomorrow.
Schweizerhof
Day 6LucerneUncover Lucerne's Treasures: Spend the day exploring Lucerne. Pay tribute to the Swiss Guard who lost their lives defending Louise XVI during the French Revolution at the mournful Lion Monument, then admire the splendour of the flower-lined Chapel Bridge with its 17th-century paintings. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience up one of the nearby peaks for spectacular panoramic views before returning to Engelberg.
Day 7Liechtenstein and InnsbruckJourney to Liechtenstein and Innsbruck: Admire rugged alpine scenery en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein, stopping in its capital, Vaduz. Cross the Austrian border and continue along the Arlberg route for a journey filled with pinch-me moments. Snow-capped mountains surround you as you travel through the Tyrol to Innsbruck. Visit the Old Town where you'll see the famous Golden Roof completed in 1500 for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.
Grauer Bar
Day 8VeniceOnwards to Venice: Cross the extraordinary Europa Bridge, rising almost 200 metres above the Wipp Valley, following the Brenner Pass past alpine pastures and pine-clad peaks into Italy and the magical island city of Venice. Spend this evening at leisure, gliding by gondola through the city's canals, enjoying a Campari spritz in a quiet piazza or watching the sun set over the romantic Grand Canal.
Albergo Quattro Fontane Lido
Day 9VeniceDiscover the Floating City of Venice: Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. Board a private launch for your journey through the canals of Venice to St. Mark's Square. Here, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the city's centuries-old history and view the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Spend the afternoon getting lost in Venice. Consider a cruise around the lagoon, zigzag up the le Mercerie shopping street or admire the city's Renaissance architecture.
Day 10RomeAll Roads Lead to Rome: Travel over the green and golden landscapes of the Apennine hills through beautiful Tuscany and Umbria, arriving in Rome where you'll spend the next two nights. This evening is yours to embrace la dolce vita. Relax in the Piazza Navona with an espresso, sit on the Spanish Steps or savour a tasty gelato.
Albergo Quattro Fontane Lido
Day 11RomeExplore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: Delve into the treasures of the Vatican with a Local Specialist who will take you on a sightseeing tour through St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pieta. Cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the mighty Colosseum where brave gladiators once fought to the applause of exhilarated spectators, then enjoy views of Circus Maximus which once hosted chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights and sounds of the capital of the world. Ramble through Rome's grand boulevards, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or perhaps take an Optional Excursion to see Michelangelo's beautiful frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Day 12Ruins of Pompeii with Sunny SorrentoThe Ruins of Pompeii with Sunny Sorrento: Enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of Frascati into the Campania region where we'll meet a Local Specialist who will share the fascinating story of Pompeii, a city buried in ash and lost for centuries following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We arrive in the sophisticated seaside retreat of Sorrento this evening where we will spend the night.
Cardinal St. Peter
Day 13Sail to Capri then Onwards to AssisiSail to Capri then Onwards to Assisi: Cross the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples to the beautiful Isle of Capri, ascending by funiculare to Capri Town where we will join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Travelling north, we view the restored Abbey of Monte Cassino, the site of a bloody World War II battle, arriving later in mystical Assisi to view the Basilica of St. Francis featuring spectacular frescoes by Giotto with a Local Specialist.
Casa Leonori
Day 14FlorenceThrough Tuscany to Florence: Beautiful Tuscan and Umbrian landscapes that have inspired painters and poets for centuries follow our journey to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance'. We join a Local Specialist on an included walking tour to see the city's spectacular heritage, architecture and open-air art, including views of the marble Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. Visit the Piazza della Signoria, Florence's political hub centuries ago, and learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 15Uncover Pisa, Monaco and the French RivieraUncover Pisa, Monaco and the French Riviera: Journey to Pisa and its Square of Miracles to see the Leaning Tower and its imposing Baptistery. Leaving the sights, sounds and flavours of Italy behind, we visit the playground of Monaco and see Monte Carlo Casino before arriving on the French Riviera.
Novotel Aeroport Cap 3000
Day 16Artistic Saint-Paul-de-VenceDiscover Artistic Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Tread in the footsteps of famous French actors and artists who for centuries have regarded the medieval town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence as a haven. Spend the afternoon at leisure 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.
Day 17LyonJourney through Papal Avignon to Lyon: Visit what was once the centre of Christendom in the Middle Ages, the papal city of Avignon. Here, you will see the Palais des Papes, the Cathedral and famous Pont d'Avignon, which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Connect With Locals next, joining Poppy Salinger on the banks of the Sorgue for a Provencal Be My Guest experience. Hear stories about her famous husband before travelling to the historically strategic city of Lyon on the Rhone. Enjoy an orientation tour including views of Fourviere Hill, the 'hill that prays', and the impressive Place Bellecour before spending the evening at leisure.
Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette
Day 18ParisTravel through Burgundy to Paris: Visit Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, before continuing north to Paris. The evening is yours to indulge in the sophistication and splendour of the 'City of Lights'. Enjoy a dinner cruise along the magical Seine, stroll through Montmartre or consider a trip to one of the city's most famous cabaret shows revealing French pageantry.
Evergreen Laurel
Day 19ParisExplore Magical Paris: Join a Local Specialist to see the sights and sounds of Paris, including the grand Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Our epic European adventure near its end, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 20Journey HomeJourney Home: Today bid adieu to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
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