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Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you’ll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return. Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you’ll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return.

ABOUT THIS TRIP

Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you’ll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return.

EUROPEAN TRAVELLER

INCLUDES

7 nights in the United Kingdom
Accommodation
Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 1 dinner

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

CITY TOUR in Paris, Florence and Rome
ORIENTATION of Lucerne and Venice
VISIT Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
VIEW the White Cliffs of Dover, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome
SEE the Somme Battlefields and the vineyards of Burgundy

INSIDER EXPERIENCES

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
Indulge in delicious Italian flavours and the hearty hospitality of a local family at our Be My Guest dinner. (Day 7)
Dive into Culture
Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 5)

LOCAL SPECIALISTS
For included sightseeing in Paris, Florence and Rome

EXCLUDES

Visa
Travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Any services not mentioned above

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

Cheerio London and hello sparkling White Cliffs of Dover, England’s last hurrah before we cross the English Channel bound for Calais. We pass the tragic World War I battlefields of the Somme before arriving in Paris where we will enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner to meet our fellow travellers and Travel Director. This evening the City of Lights provides an enchanting backdrop for an orientation drive that will showcase several of the sights which await us tomorrow.

MEAL(S)
Welcome Reception

HOTEL
Novotel Centre Bercy

DAY 2 – PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Embark on a scenic sojourn along the grand Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, enjoy some leisure time to explore the treasures of Paris. Wander through Montmartre in search of beautiful art, view da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre or relax at a cosy French café and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the world go by.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Price available upon request

Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

A guided drive through Paris’ bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world’s most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you’ll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

Price available upon request

Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.

Price available upon request

DAY 3 – PARIS – LUCERNE

We wind our way through the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy, journeying south past the 15th-century fortress of Châteauneuf and rolling green farmlands into Switzerland bound for Lucerne. Cross the famous wooden Chapel Bridge with its 17th-century paintings and view the mortally wounded lion hewn from rock, paying tribute to the hundreds of brave Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI. We stay in one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ tonight – the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, promising the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas.

HOTEL
Grand Europe

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 4 – LUCERNE – ST. GOTTHARD – VENICE

Journey through the Alps today, travelling through St. Gotthard tunnel and the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of Northern Italy’s beautiful lakes, whose scenic retreats have attracted the aristocracy for centuries. Arrive in Venice later.

HOTEL
Jurys Inn

HOTEL
Novotel Mestre Castellana

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Mount Stanserhorn

We experience one of the greatest scenic highlights Europe has to offer! We climb to the top of Mt Stanserhorn by old-timer railway and the world’s only Cabrio cable car. At the peak, there’s time to enjoy glorious views of the central Alpine chain, explore the hiking trails or just relax at the panoramic terrace before descending.

Price available upon request

DAY 5 – VENICE ORIENTATION – FLORENCE

Take to the water and board a private motor launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and ornate Doge’s Palace, then ‘Dive Into Culture’ and witness the centuries-old craft of glassblowing at one of the oldest workshops on the islands. We’ll have some time to explore the hidden calle and campi to fit in some shopping or soak up the sights and sounds of the Queen of the Adriatic before crossing the Apennine Mountains bound for Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance.

HOTEL
Grand Mediterraneo/Nilhotel

MEALS
Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Price available upon request

DAY 6 – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

The magnificent Renaissance Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Baptistery stand imposingly in the centre of Florence and are among the sights we will view during our guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Delve into the city’s rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage, then learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city’s historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Admire the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio which spans the Arno River and marvel at the impressive palazzi and art in the Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of the city. Rome is our final stop today.

MEALS
Buffet Breakfast

HOTEL
Barcelo Occidental Aurelia

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Price available upon request

DAY 7 – ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Visit the Vatican for a memorable encounter with the centre of Christianity. A Local Specialist will take you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, the home of Michelangelo’s Pietà, crafted from the most perfect block of Carrara marble. Consider an Optional Experience to see the magnificent frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, before travelling to Ancient Rome to view the Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves fought to the death to the thunderous applause of thousands of spectators. This evening, we ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and celebrate the Italian zest for life, food and good company.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

DAY 8 – DEPART ROME

Our adventure together has come to an end. We say a fond farewell to Rome and our travel companions at the end of our journey together. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Price available upon request

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Price available upon request

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