Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type Europe & Britain 2025 v1

Buckle up for an unforgettable Great European tour, filled with local flavors, the scents of France and artistry of Gaudí and Michelangelo in Spain and Italy. Discover Bordeaux's rich culinary heritage, learn about La Belle epoque in Biarritz, and count the 100 spires of Prague.

Be My Guest
  • Villandry Return to 17th-century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Chateau de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines.
  • Florence Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest lunch with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.
Dining Summary
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 28 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Dive Into Culture
  • Madrid Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, where you'll have time to admire its extraordinary collection of European art dating from the 12th to early 20th centuries.
  • Provence The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s.
Iconic Experience
  • Heidelberg See the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince's town.
  • Lucerne During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  • Tuscany View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today.
  • Venice An introductory orientation of Venice reveals the famed canals and labrinthine streets of this eminent city.
  • Barcelona With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful façades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the
  • Passignano Sul Trasimeno Stroll along the medieval streets of this scenic lakeside city.
  • Pisa During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Amsterdam Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.
  • Cologne Cathedral The towering Cathedral of Cologne is an impressive introduction to this riverside city.
  • Pamplona Spend time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.
  • Vaduz Explore Vaduz and admire the Royal family's residence, Vaduz Castle, which overlooks the capital.
  • Vatican Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Madrid See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Paris Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.
  • Biarritz Appreciate the prestigious history of Biarritz as you explore the city's charming streets.
  • Carnic Alps Remarkable geography sets the stage today as your travels continue through the Carnic Alps.
  • Regensburg Visit Regensburg and explore this enchanting UNESCO-listed town at your leisure.
  • Florence Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Monaco City See the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.
  • Munich During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Paris Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening.
  • Rome Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Amsterdam Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Bratislava Explore Bratislava's city center. Take a walk through the charming squares and see the iconic Michael Tower.
  • Prague Led by your Local Specialist, explore the delightful Old Town Square and see the detailed Astronomical Clock that attracts onlookers each hour.
  • Rhineland Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.
  • Vienna Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Venice Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
Must-see Highlights
  • View the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Chateau Amboise, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the ancient sites of Rome, the Opera House and Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the ruins of Heidelberg Cast
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice, along the Rhine River and through Amsterdam's canals
  • See the Somme Battlefields in France, the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley and Cologne Cathedral
  • Discover Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona, French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Venice, Bratislava, Regensburg, Munich, Vaduz - the capital of Liechtenstein, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Cologne and Amsterdam
  • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
Whats Included
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • London The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
29 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonWelcome to London: A warm welcome to London. The sights and sounds of a city that embraces old and new are yours to explore today. Wander along the Thames, see the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus or relax in one of the Royal Parks.

Accommodations: The Tower
Day 2LondonDiscover the Sights of London: Join a Local Specialist today to see the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure shopping on Carnaby Street, exploring centuries of royal heritage at the Tower of London or visiting one of the city's captivating museums.

Accommodations: The Tower
Day 3ParisTravel to Paris by Eurostar: Leaving the bright city lights of London behind us, we take Eurostar train to Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.

Accommodations: Evergreen Laurel
Day 4ParisExplore Paris's Sights: Join a Local Specialist for a drive along the Champs-elysees to the Arc de Triomphe and view the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Perhaps take in the views from the top of Montparnasse, stroll along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or consider attending one of the city's famous colorful cabaret shows.

Accommodations: Evergreen Laurel
Day 5BordeauxJourney to Bordeaux: Journey through France's Loire Valley, stopping near Chateau de Villandry for a Be My Guest Experience. Continue south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, arriving in Bordeaux, celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical center or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.

Accommodations: Mercure Center Ville
Day 6PamplonaAdmire Elegant Biarritz and on to Pamplona Connect with Locals: This morning, we delve into the heady days of La Belle epoque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, an elegant retreat for aristocrats for centuries. We continue to Pamplona, most famous for its annual Running of the Bulls Festival. Here you can choose to join an Optional walking tour with our Local Expert, tracing the steps of the 'running of the Bulls' and then savoring some Spanish Tapas and Sangria.

Accommodations: Tres Reyes
Day 7MadridOnwards to Madrid Dive Into Culture: Head to the heart of Spain and its lofty capital, Madrid. Dive Into Culture and enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco. This afternoon join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city's iconic landmarks. View the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain.

Accommodations: Meliá Castilla
Day 8MadridDiscover Magical Madrid: This morning, perhaps take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavors of Spain, or join an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo. Enjoy free time this afternoon in the city that King Charles III sought to 'beautify' so that it could justifiably claim its place as one of Europe's most gracious capitals. Join your fellow travelers for dinner this evening.

Accommodations: Meliá Castilla
Day 9BarcelonaOff to Barcelona: Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalón and Aragón en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.

Accommodations: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Day 10BarcelonaUncover Colorful Barcelona: Join a Local Specialist today and delight in the whimsical world of Gaudí, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his 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 Barceloneta for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, you could choose to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.

Accommodations: INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Day 11French RivieraJourney Along the French Riviera Dive Into Culture: From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to Dive Into Culture during a guided visit to Fragonard Perfumery where we'll learn how fragrances are crafted. Later, we arrive in the glamorous French Riviera, home to the famous Cannes Film Festival.

Accommodations: Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer
Day 12French RivieraEnjoy French Riviera Your Way: Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, savoring a full day at leisure in the French Riviera. Admire the irresistible backdrop of the Mediterranean and Esterel Hills or consider joining an Optional Experience to the medieval hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.

Accommodations: Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer
Day 13FlorenceExplore Monaco and Pisa on the way to Florence: Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and the 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.

Accommodations: Grand Mediterraneo
Day 14FlorenceDiscover Florence: 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 Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and in your free time perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Tuscan hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as Italy's Medieval Manhattan. You'll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Florence your way, but you'll be tempted to head up to Piazzale Michelangelo for the best views of the cityscape as the sun begins to set over magical Florence

Accommodations: Grand Mediterraneo
Day 15RomeAll Roads Lead to Rome: Italy's ?Eternal City' beckons and we head south to Rome stopping in Passignano Sul Trasimeno to admire its beautifully preserved center tucked within a circuit of medieval walls. Arriving in Rome you'll have an evening to enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travelers.

Accommodations: Barceló Aran Mantegna
Day 16RomeUncover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: Join a Local Specialist to delve into the center of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's history and culture that span almost two millennia. Admire 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. After an afternoon of sightseeing on your terms, complement your day with an optional experience this evening.

Accommodations: Barceló Aran Mantegna
Day 17VeniceOnwards to Venice Connect with Locals: We journey across the Tuscan countryside bound for Venice. The city's canals and bridges beckon, but not before we Connect With Locals at lunch amidst the olive groves and vineyards of Tuscany for a Be My Guest experience that will linger long after you've left. Arriving in Venice, you'll have to explore Lido Island your way. Go in search of a lively piazza where a refreshing Campari Spritz awaits.

Accommodations: Albergo Quattro Fontane Lido
Day 18VeniceCruise the Canals of Venice Make Travel Matter: Witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassmaking during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience at one of the city's last remaining studios. You'll watch spellbound as the master craftsmen shape the molten glass the same way their forefathers once did to create the delicate works of art that adorn homes all over the world. Inspired by the talent and skill of these glassblowers, you'll want to buy a souvenir to remind you of this very special experience. Next, take to the water and cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Join your Travel Director to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of the city - the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile with its five bells. Cross the Rialto bridge, enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canal or ascend the Campanile for panoramic views.

Accommodations: Albergo Quattro Fontane Lido
Day 19ViennaOn the Road to Vienna: 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.

Accommodations: Renaissance Wien
Day 20ViennaExplore Vibrant Vienna: 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 cozy coffee culture, perhaps visit the exquisite Schönbrunn Palace or discover the harmonies of the world's music capital, enjoying one of the city's many musical performances.

Accommodations: Renaissance Wien
Day 21PragueJourney to Prague: Leave the song of Vienna behind, bound for Prague, the Golden City of a Hundred Spires. Traversing the lush landscapes of Slovakia, we arrive in the capital, Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. There's time for an orientation with your Travel Director and lunch, perhaps an opportunity to sample the local bryndzove halu?ky potato dumplings. Arriving in Prague this afternoon, you'll want to get right into the heart of this fairy-tale city.

Accommodations: Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague.
Day 22PragueDiscover Prague's Sights: Join your Local Specialist this morning to explore the jewels of Prague's Castle District and Old Town. You'll stroll around the Old Town Square and see the 15th-century Astronomical Clock with its mesmerizing Walk of the Apostles. Spend your afternoon exploring Prague your way, tracking down the city's quirky side, from its famous wall of peace to one of the world's narrowest streets at just 50cm wide. Don't forget to stop and sample a steaming street food favorite, Trdelník.

Accommodations: Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague.
Day 23MunichOff to Munich: You may be tempted to stay in this enchanting city, but Munich promises its own adventures. First stop today however is the UNESCO-listed town of Regensburg with its beautifully preserved medieval center. Spend some time getting lost in centuries of history, perhaps sampling some of the local Regensburger Wurst. Then it's time to continue to the Bavarian capital of Munich, where we'll see the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz on an orientation with our Travel Director. The afternoon is free to explore before we have dinner at our hotel.

Accommodations: Leonardo City Olympiapark
Day 24LucerneUncover Liechtenstein and Lucerne: We leave Germany for Switzerland, stopping in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. We continue to Lucerne, our home for the next two nights.

Accommodations: Grand Europe
Day 25LucerneUncover Lucerne's Treasures: 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 marvel at its decorative ceilings. Then spend the rest of the day admiring the colorful façades of the Old Town or join an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks.

Accommodations: Grand Europe
Day 26KoblenzEnjoy a Scenic Cruise in the Rhineland: 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.

Accommodations: Diehls Hotel Koblenz
Day 27AmsterdamOnwards to Cologne and Amsterdam: Admire the tall twin Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral this morning, before crossing into the Netherlands and on to Amsterdam where we spend the next two nights. Sit under the leafy canopy at Leidseplein indulging in Dutch beer and kroketten, hire a bike and hit the city's tree-lined streets or bask in the warm glow and gezelligheid of one of the city's renowned bruin cafes.

Accommodations: Leonardo Royal
Day 28AmsterdamExplore Amsterdam: Enjoy an orientation of Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day exploring the city 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 travel companions on board a glass-top boat. Cruise through the city's canals looking up at the centuries-old gabled façades for which Amsterdam is so famous.

Accommodations: Leonardo Royal
Day 29AmsterdamFarewell Amsterdam: After breakfast, it's time to say a fond farewell to your fellow travelers and Travel Director as you return home with wonderful memories.

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