Stroll through streets filled with romance, history and adventure as you travel Europe. Feed your imagination as you relax on the stunning shores of Lake Lucerne, watch master craftsmen create treasures in Venice and admire the magic of the snow-capped Swiss Alps.
Our prices start from2,295 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 12MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of well-being director
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome to London
Spend the day exploring the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.
Day 2 - Discover Historic London
Join a local guide this morning for a tour of the iconic and unexpected highlights of London, including Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Spend a leisurely afternoon shopping on Carnaby Street, consider visiting one of London's museums or wander along the Thames watching ambitious Londoners pound the pavements.
Day 3 - Cross the English Channel to Paris
Meet your Travel Director before saying 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 travelers 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.
Day 4 - Explore the Sights of Paris
Embark on a scenic sojourn along the grand Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, honoring those who fought for France. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, enjoy some leisure time to explore the treasures of Paris. Maybe wander through Montmartre in search of beautiful art, view da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre or relax at a cozy French café and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the world go by.
Day 5 - Onwards to Explore 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.
Day 6 - Journey to the Floating City of Venice
Journey through the Alps today, travelling through the 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.
Day 7 - On to 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'.
Day 8 - Journey to Rome
The magnificent Renaissance Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Baptistery stand imposingly in the center of Florence and are among the sights we will view during our guided walking tour with a local guide. 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 Ponte Vecchio which has spanned the Arno River for over 670 years. Marvel at the impressive palazzi and art in the Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of the city. Rome is our final stop today.
Day 9 - Uncover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
Visit the Vatican for a memorable encounter with the center 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, at our Farewell Dinner, we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience and celebrate the Italian zest for life, food and good company.
Day 10 - Farewell 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.
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is subject to change without notice. It is inevitable prices or details may have changed since initially provided, see your AAA Travel Agent for current pricing. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on January 4, 2022 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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