Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Great European Summer 2018

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes and the Isle of Capri, explore Europe's man-made triumphs and feats of nature. Tune into the Mozart melodies of Austria, admire Gaudi's Art Nouveau fantasies in Barcelona and sun yourself in Sorrento, with visits to Munich, Vienna and Paris along the way.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Vienna and Salzburg
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri and along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lourdes, Cannes, Monaco, Pisa, Sorrento, Venice, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg and Amsterdam
  • See the Somme Battlefields, and the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley
  • View the ancient sites of Rome
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chartres Cathedral, St. Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein
Dining Highlights
  • 26 hot buffet breakfast
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
  • 2 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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais
  • 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.
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
30 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): Welcome to London. Relax after your journey or stroll through this vibrant city.
Thistle Euston
Day 2LondonLondon Sightseeing: See all the major sights on your morning guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or shopping.Full Breakfast
Day 3ParisLondon - Paris (2 Nights): A warm welcome from your Travel Director. Travel by ferry from Dover to Calais and across World War I battlefields, catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Renaissance La Defense
Day 4ParisParis Sightseeing: Ascend one of the world's man-made icons, peering through the intricate wrought iron lattice work from the second level of the Eiffel Tower to the grand Parisian boulevards and gardens below. Join a Local Specialist for a drive along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe before spending the rest of the day at leisure to discover the delights of the City of Light. Perhaps take the time to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, amble along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or or consider attending one of the city's famous colourful cabaret shows. Buffet Breakfast
Day 5BordeauxParis - Chartres - Bordeaux: Ornate French Gothic Art is celebrated during a visit to the exquisite Chartres Cathedral, renowned for its original stained glass windows and two contrasting spires. Meandering south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, we arrive in Bordeaux, the Port of the Moon celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical centre or amble along the Garonne - the 18th century Place de la Bourse glittering across the river at night. Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Centre
Day 6LourdesBordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes: This morning we delve into the heady days of la belle epoque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, for centuries an elegant retreat for aristocrats and today a surfing Mecca. Meandering south through the snow-capped Pyrenees, we arrive in the quaint market town of Lourdes, an important site of Catholic pilgrimage. Marvel at the Byzantine-style Rosary Basilica, its interior reflecting the mysteries of the Rosary, and visit the healing shrine of St. Bernadette's Grotto.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mercure Imperial
Day 7MadridLourdes - Madrid (2 Nights): For now it's time to say au revoir France and a rousing hola to Spain. We cross the scenic Somosierra Pass to lively Madrid, the highest capital in Europe, where we will spend the next two nights exploring its unique Madrid Baroque facades and fiery sights and sounds.Buffet Breakfast
Melia Castilla
Day 8MadridMadrid Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist for a morning sightseeing tour past the city's iconic landmarks. View the Royal Palace and Plaza de Espana paying homage to the Spanish literary great, Cervantes, and the beloved characters that featured in Don Quixote. Enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours of Spain or join an Optional Experience to the Imperial City of Toledo.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9BarcelonaMadrid - Barcelona (2 Nights): Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalon and Aragon en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.Buffet Breakfast
Abba Sants
Day 10BarcelonaBarcelona Sightseeing: Join a?Local Specialist today to delight in the whimsical world of Gaudi, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his as yet unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barcelonet a for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, opt to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping Flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet. Buffet Breakfast
Day 11CannesBarcelona - Perfumery Excursion - Cannes (2 Nights): From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to indulge in delicious fragrances during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery, before arriving in the glamorous town of Cannes, home to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Buffet Breakfast
Montaigne & Spa
Day 12CannesCannes: Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, enjoying a day at leisure in Cannes today. Wander along La Croisette against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and Esterel Hills, shop on Rue Meynadier or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the glamorous medieval hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries. Buffet Breakfast
Day 13FlorenceCannes - Monaco - Pisa - Florence: Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence where we will spend the night.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 14AssisiFlorence Sightseeing - Assisi Sightseeing: Join a?Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and enjoy an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David. We depart Florence for the mystical city of Assisi later, to tread in the footsteps of St. Francis who was born and laid to rest in this hilltop town. Join a?Local Specialist?for a tour and visit the Basilica that bears the name of this beloved saint.?Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Casa Leonori
Day 15SorrentoAssisi - Pompeii - Sorrento (2 Nights): Travelling south towards the deep blue waters of the Bay of Naples, we stop in Pompeii and join a Local Specialist to explore the tragic history of this ancient Roman settlement that was lost for centuries under ash after the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The stylish seaside resort of Sorrento is our stop for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
La Residenza
Day 16SorrentoExcursion to the Isle Of Capri: Cross the waters of the bay to the beguiling Isle of Capri and explore its charming Piazzetta in the company of a Local Specialist who will take you on a guided tour of its charming Capri Town. We leave the beautiful people behind in Capri and return to Sorrento where we embrace la dolce vita with a local family who will share traditional flavours and their effervescent hospitality at an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 17RomeSorrento - Rome (2 Nights): The grand boulevards and ancient history of Rome await as we travel north from Sorrento to the Eternal City, meandering through the gold and green countryside of Lazio.Buffet Breakfast
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 18RomeRome Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist to delve into the centre of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica, before crossing the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore history and culture that span almost two millennia. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome.Buffet Breakfast
Day 19VeniceRome - Venice (2 Nights): We meander over the scenic Apennine Mountains, past Bologna and Padua to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic where we'll spend the next two nights at a superb hotel on Lido Island. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Viktoria Palace
Day 20VeniceVenice Orientation: Glide through the city's bustling canals by private launch, arriving at St. Mark's Square, the gateway to Venice. See St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs before enjoying a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this Byzantine treasure. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy the sun set over the Grand Canal with a Campari Spritz or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views of this island city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 21ViennaVenice - Vienna (2 Nights): A scenic drive from Italy to Austria takes us through the Carnic Alps to the imperial capital of Vienna where we'll spend the next two nights exploring a city famous for its musical heritage and elegance.Buffet Breakfast
Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn
Day 22ViennaVienna Sightseeing: Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the sights, including views of the famous Opera House, Stadtpark, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards and Hofburg Palace, once home to the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of the day delving into Vienna's cosy coffee culture, visit the exquisite Schonbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital - enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.Buffet Breakfast
Day 23MunichVienna - Salzburg - Munich: Today we explore picturesque hilly landscapes and tales of the Von Trapp family on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a Local Specialist before we travel to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we will spend the night.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring
Day 24LucerneMunich - Liechtenstein - Lucerne (2 Nights): Munich's imposing Marienplatz and charming Glockenspiel take centre stage this morning during an orientation of the city. We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in the Liechtenstein fairy-tale capital of Vaduz. Our home for the next two nights is the medieval city of Lucerne with its picture-perfect lakeside setting against the backdrop of legendary mountains.Buffet Breakfast
Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation
Day 25LucerneLucerne Orientation: Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI in the French Revolution and see the famous mournful Lion Monument. Walk along the wooden Chapel Bridge and admire its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day meandering through charming cobblestone streets or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.Buffet Breakfast
Day 26BoppardLucerne - Heidelberg - Rhine Cruise - Boppard: View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle perched above the Neckar River and board a relaxing cruise down the mighty Rhine from St. Goar to Boppard - fantasy castles and hillside vineyards line your scenic journey.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Bellevue Rheinhotel
Day 27AmsterdamBoppard - Cologne - Amsterdam (2 Nights): Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into The Netherlands and on to the picturesque Dutch capital of Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, meander along its romantic canals or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned brown cafes.Buffet Breakfast
Corendon Vitality
Day 28AmsterdamAmsterdam Orientation: Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's cobblestone lanes on foot, by bike or tram. Consider delving into the tragic story of Anne Frank, admire the works of Van Gogh or people-watch in Vondelpark. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions on board a glass-top boat cruising through the city's picturesque canals lined with the gabled facades for which Amsterdam is so famous.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 29LondonAmsterdam - London: Drive through Belgium and France to Calais and cross to England by ferry. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover on the way to London.Buffet Breakfast
Thistle Euston
Day 30Depart LondonDepart London: Say goodbye to your travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
08/16/2018$7,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
08/30/2018$7,125.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/06/2018$7,125.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/20/2018$7,095.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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  • Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Great European Summer 2018

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    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018From the spiritual hubs of the Vatican and Lourdes to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes and the Isle of Capri, explore Europe's man-made triumphs and feats of nature.

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