European Whirl Winter 2019 2020

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The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with its medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • CITY TOUR in London, Rome, Florence and Paris
    • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
    • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Severin Church in Paris
    • VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
    • SEE the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy
    • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River

What's this trip about?

    The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with its medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLondon
End CityParis

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Florence
  • London
  • Lucerne
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Venice

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive London (2 Nights)

Welcome to the vibrant British capital where you will spend the next two nights, enjoying the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.

Day 2: London Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the iconic and unexpected sites of London, including Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Spend a leisurely afternoon shopping on Carnaby Street, consider visiting one of London's museums or wander along the Thames watching ambitious Londoners pound the pavements.

Day 3: London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam

Meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch city before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.

Day 4: Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg

Driving through the lush landscapes of The Netherlands and Germany, we arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, passing vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles perched above riverside towns. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, we explore its iconic and unexpected highlights before travelling to our hotel.

Day 5: Heidelberg – Munich – Innsbruck

Crossing the Swabian Alps on the edge of the Black Forest, we arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Our orientation takes us past the Olympic Stadium and neo-Gothic Town Hall, which dominates the Marienplatz. We cross the Austrian border next, arriving in Innsbruc...

Day 6: Innsbruck – Venice

Journey through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. We cruise the beautiful Venetian lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace and the Brid...

Day 7: Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains as well as the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City. En route, 'Connect with Locals' and sample Tuscan hospitality as you enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with a local family on their private estate in the Chanti coutryside. ’

Day 8: Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus...

Day 9: Rome – Florence Sightseeing

From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. Visit what was once the politica...

Day 10: Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into beautiful Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne.

Day 11: Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience ...

Day 12: Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret.

Day 13: Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. Visit the 13th-century church of St. Severin and enjoy ...

Day 14: Depart Paris

Today bid farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your holiday. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.

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Price From $3,895
Price per day$278
Last Updated: 12/2/2019

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Comprehensive tour of different countries for a short period.

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Covered a lot of areas within 8 days including great cities.

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Oct 2017

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Meals Included
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • 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
  • Channel ferry from Calais to Dover
  • 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 link below for details
  • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
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  • VIP entry to many sights
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