European Wonderland summer 2017

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See Europe through the eyes of your ever-curious tots as you embark on a family road trip from Rome to London filled with lashings of lion fights, carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you'll learn to make yourself. This is an unforgettable, hands-on exploration of Europe that will bring the destination alive for all ages.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Paris and London
    • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Lucerne
    • See the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields
    • View the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the White Cliffs of Dover
    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

What's this trip about?

    See Europe through the eyes of your ever-curious tots as you embark on a family road trip from Rome to London filled with lashings of lion fights, carnival masks, chariot racing and cheesy pizza you'll learn to make yourself. This is an unforgettable, hands-on exploration of Europe that will bring the destination alive for all ages.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityRome
End CityLondon

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Family Friendly

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Italy

Attractions

  • London
  • Rome

Activities

  • Historic sightseeing
  • Kid-friendly activities

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive 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 Kick-off Party with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.Kick-Off Party

Day 2: Rome Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica where you see Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to ancient Rome and visit the famous Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus where chariot racing was h...

Day 3: Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

Head north through the picturesque Chianti wine-producing region. In the beautiful medieval town of Siena stroll through cobbled streets to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the colourful Palio bareback horse race takes place every year. On arrival to Florence a...

Day 4: Florence Sightseeing

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many artistic masterpieces. View the marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria during your walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own or perhaps join a...

Day 5: Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)

Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna. Here your Local Specialist will show you the Kissing Towers and Neptune's Fountain before enjoying free time to sample typical Italian cuisine for your lunch.  Later arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6: Venice Orientation

See the marvellous Byzantine architecture as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. L...

Day 7: Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)

Drive west across the Veneto plains and stop in Shakespeare's Verona to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Your journey continues past the commercial centre of Milan and north via Como and Lugano to the Swiss Lake District. Traverse the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland and arrive at the winter sports resort of Engelberg.Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Lucerne Orientation

Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss guards during the French Revolution. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and see beautiful swans gliding on the lake. Don't miss the oppor...

Day 9: Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

From Switzerland cross the River Rhine and the French border. Travel through the famous Burgundy wine region and view the sprawling vineyards. Later in the glittering capital Paris, you have the chance to sample the delights that await you tomorrow.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Paris Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist provides fascinating commentary during your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. From the second level of the Eiffel Tower see the city laid out befor...

Day 11: Paris – London (2 Nights)

Travel past First World War battlefields on the way to Calais. Cross by ferry to Dover and see the famous White Cliffs before arriving in London.Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: London 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 13: Depart London

Say goodbye to your companions in London at the end of a memorable holiday.Full Breakfast

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

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Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury,

Transportation & Flights

ArrayTrafalgar's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Trafalgar, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Trafalgar.With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Trafalgar hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Trafalgar. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. $50 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com.,

Transportation & flights

ArrayTrafalgar's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Trafalgar, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Trafalgar.With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Trafalgar hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Trafalgar. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. $50 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com.
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Meals Included
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • A family cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make the perfect Italian pizza and enjoy it with your family.
  • 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
  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • VIP entry to many sights
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