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European Highlights 2019

7 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 – Rhineland
This morning depart Amsterdam for Germany’s Rhine Valley and embark on a memorable cruise meandering past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. We pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song then venture to our Rhineland hotel where we’ll spend our evening at leisure. (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Rhineland – 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 in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the elegant lakeside Grand Hotel Europe. (Buffet 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. (Buffet 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. (Buffet 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. Visit the world-famous 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 indulge in a unique encounter with Parisian culture, enjoying a special 'Connect With Locals' Farewell Be My Guest Dinner in the City of Lights. (Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 7 Paris
After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply. (Buffet Breakfast)
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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
  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • 2 dinners
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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • Stays with Stories Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay. (Day 3)
  • Connect with Locals Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by Daniel and his family. 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 Specialist For included sightseeing in Paris
Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Paris
  • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam and Lucerne
  • VISIT the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River
  • VIEW the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • SEE the Lorelei Rock and Vineyards of Burgundy
Accommodations
Amsterdam: Mercure City
Rhineland: NH Viernheim
Lucerne: Grand Europe
Paris: Pullman La Defense
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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