European Traveler

London, Paris, Lucerne, St Gotthard, Venice, Florence, Rome

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 from

$ 2,295 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 12 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 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

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome to London

Park Plaza County HallPark Plaza Riverbank

Spend the day exploring the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.

Day 2 - Discover Historic London

See the famous sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Park Plaza County HallPark Plaza Riverbank

Breakfast Included

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

An evening orientation drive will show you some of the sights of Paris.

Novotel Centre Bercy

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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 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.

Day 4 - Explore the Sights of Paris

Novotel Centre Bercy

Breakfast Included

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

Grand Europe

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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

Novotel Mestre Castellana

Breakfast Included

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

Witness a glassblowing demonstration on the island.

Cosmopolitan Concept

Breakfast Included

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

Your local guide reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history.

A.Roma Lifestyle/Barceló Occidental Aurelia

Breakfast Included

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 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

On your St. Peter's Basilica tour, you will view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà.

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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, 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

Breakfast Included

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.

2021 Tour Dates

May
21, 28
|
$2,295
June
4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
|
$2,295
July
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
|
$2,295
August
6, 13, 20, 27
|
$2,295
September
3, 10, 17, 24
|
$2,295
October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|
$2,295
November
5, 12, 19, 26
|
$2,295
December
3, 13, 14, 21, 28
|
$2,295

2022 Tour Dates

January
4, 14, 21, 28
|
$2,295
February
4, 11, 18, 25
|
$2,295
March
4, 11, 15, 18, 25
|
$2,295
April
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|
$2,295
May
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
|
$2,295
June
1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
|
$2,295
July
1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
|
$2,295
August
3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
|
$2,295
September
2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30
|
$2,295
October
7
|
$2,295

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on April 30, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.

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