European Splendour 2017

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

From Michelangelo to Shakespeare, Europe's greatest works are on display as you trace the footsteps of illustrious visionaries. Shed a tear for Juliet in Verona, marvel at the Pieta and sweep your eyes over panoramic views from 'la tour Eiffel' as you explore the highlights of Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne and Paris with a few masterpieces in between.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour of Rome, Florence, Paris and London
  • Orientation of Siena, Pisa, Venice and Lucerne
  • See the Colosseum in Rome, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, Piazza del Campo in Siena, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, scenic Lake Como, the Lion Monument in Lucerne, spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
First class 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 (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your 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
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or at the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
13 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy an orientation drive where you see some of the major sites before enjoying a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.Welcome Reception
Executive Style
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Here you will see the Pietà sculpture, one of Michelangelo's masterpieces. View the ancient sites in Rome including the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Later spend time exploring on your own.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3FlorenceRome - Siena - Florence (2 Nights): Drive north into Tuscany. Explore Siena, a beautiful medieval town with ancient cobbled streets. View the Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held each year, and the cathedral. Shop for souvenirs including attractive pottery. Later arrive in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, where you stay for the next two nights. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal at a Florentine trattoria.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Cosmopolitan Concept
Day 4FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing: Your Local Specialist provides excellent historical commentary during your guided walking tour, which includes views of the marble Duomo and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages. Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring museums or shop for high quality leather and gold.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5VeniceFlorence - Pisa - Venice (2 Nights): Start your day with a visit to Pisa where you will view the Leaning Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cross the Apennine hills and the flat plains of the Veneto region to Venice, a Byzantine city constructed in a lagoon, with an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
NH Laguna Palace
Day 6VeniceVenice Orientation: Venice is a magnificent city. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square with commentary from your Travel Director. View the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Admire the Basilica and the Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Enjoy free time or take an Optional Experience cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano where you will enjoy a delicious traditional meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7LucerneVenice - Lake Como - Lucerne (2 Nights): This morning travel across the Veneto plains to the picturesque Italian Lake District. Stop in Como and enjoy free time for lunch. Marvel at the picturesque alpine scenery as you pass Lugano and travel along the St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland, arriving later in Lucerne.Buffet Breakfast
Kastanienbaum Swiss Quality Seehotel
Day 8LucerneLucerne Orientation: Visit the poignant Lion Monument, commemorating the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. See the wooden Chapel Bridge on your orientation of Lucerne. The rest of the day is yours to explore. 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 chocolate.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9ParisLucerne - Paris (2 Nights): Cross the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line. Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the heart of the Burgundy wine producing region on the way to Paris. This evening consider going to one of the city's most famous cabaret shows.Buffet Breakfast
Melia La Defense
Day 10ParisParis Sightseeing: Admire the city sights with your Local Specialist during your morning guided tour. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. This evening celebrate the end of your European adventure with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 11LondonParis - London (2 Nights): Travel north through France past the First World War battlefields to Calais. Cross the Channel to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs. Later arrive in London.Buffet Breakfast
Park Plaza County Hall
Day 12LondonLondon Sightseeing: See all the major sights in the capital this morning with your Local Specialist, including views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Afterwards, spend free time exploring some of the many attractions or shop in the West End and Knightsbridge.Full Breakfast
Day 13Depart LondonDepart London: Say goodbye to your companions in London at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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