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European Highlights with Eurostar Winter 2020-2021

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam
Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks. (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg
Journey through Germany's Rhine Valley, boarding a cruise past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. The old university town of Heidelberg is our next stop, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. 'Connect with Locals' this evening during an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner experience. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Heidelberg – Schaffhausen – Lucerne (2 Nights)
Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne, where we will stay for the next two nights. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Lucerne – Burgundy Wine Region – Paris (2 Nights)
See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' today to delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city's stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and Travel Director. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Paris – Eurostar™ – London
Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station, where you'll board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 20 minutes. On arrival in London, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 8 Depart London
Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

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All This Included

Delve into the landscapes of Europe, from Amsterdam's gabled façades and lush Burgundy vineyards, to the sophistication of Paris and the mystical White Cliffs of Dover.

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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)
  • Ferry across the Channel 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
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

 

Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by a local French family at our Be My Guest dinner. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine. (Day 6)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest. (Day 3)
  • LOCAL SPECIALISTS For included sightseeing in Paris
  • Sightseeing Highlights

    • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Paris
    • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam and Lucerne
    • VISIT the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and the Latin Quarter in Paris
    • VIEW the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover
    • SEE the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields
    • SCENIC CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River
Accommodations
Amsterdam: Mercure City
Heidelberg: Leonardo
Lucerne: Astoria
Paris: Renaissance La Defense
London: Park Plaza Riverbank
Notes
  • * Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Autumn, Winter, Spring Departures: Prices, discounts, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change and will be finalized when the Autumn, Winter, Spring Europe Brochure is released in May 2020.
  • * NEW Netherlands Health & Safety Regulation: Employees cannot carry luggage heavier than 23kg/50lbs. If the guests luggage exceeds the limit, guests must carry their own luggage to/from their room from the coach.
  • * Day 1: Transfers from Amsterdam Airport will operate at 9AM, 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Please ensure to arrive by the last transfer time for the included afternoon sightseeing and evening Welcome Reception.
  • * Day 7 - Eurostar Extension: Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station. Travel onboard the Eurostar train to London St. Pancras International station. Upon arrival in London transfers are provided to the hotel.
  • * Day 8: Depart London at leisure.
  • * NOTRE DAME: Due to the fire earlier this year, travel groups no longer visit the inside of Notre Dame but guests may still have the chance to view it from the outside.
  • * Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.