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Trafalgar European Spotlight Summer 2018 (EELE)

14 Days from London to Rome Print
Tour Style: Discovery
Europe & Britain First Class 2018
Visits: London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Dover, Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Geneva, Eze, Nice, Place Massena, Florence, Venice, Rome, Colosseum, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy

Don those designer sunglasses - it's time to enjoy the bright city lights and stylish promenades of Europe's classiest capitals where you can kick back at quaint Old Town cafés and brush shoulders with the rich and famous. Amble along the grand avenues of Paris, explore the labyrinthine lanes of Venice and soak up Mediterranean sunshine in trendy Monaco.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome
  • Orientation of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Pisa and Venice
  • See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy in France
  • View the White Cliffs of Dover, The Royal Palace in Monaco, the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles in Pisa
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Dining Highlights

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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
  • Channel ferry cross 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
  • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city.
Day: 2 London Sightseeing
London's historic landmarks are brought to life on your morning tour of all the city's major sights, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace with a Local Specialist. This afternoon visit the sights of your choice or perhaps shop in the fashionable West End.Full Breakfast
Day: 3 London – Paris (2 Nights)
This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and see the White Cliffs of Dover on your channel ferry crossing to France. Pass the battlefields of northern France before arriving in Paris. This evening, join your companions for a Welcome Reception including dinner and drinks. Afterwards enjoy a wonderful evening drive through the city, which will introduce some of the sights of this magical city to you.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Day: 4 Paris Sightseeing
Explore grand boulevards and famous Paris sights during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including the expansive Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, where we pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought for France. Ascending to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, we admire the city's iconic skyline - the glint of the Louvre's pyramid, beautiful Tuileries gardens and imposing white dome of Notre Dame. Spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the magic of Paris. Amble along the Seine admiring the work of artists who have set up their easels alongside the river, shop in the trendy Marais district or find a cosy bistro with great views of the city. You may wish to embrace the colourful nightlife this evening, attending a famous cabaret show.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 5 Paris – Beaune – Geneva (2 Nights)
A patchwork of golds and greens provide a beautiful backdrop for our journey through France's rolling countryside to the Burgundy wine region. We visit the region's capital, Beaune, renowned for its 15th century Hôtel-Dieu with its characteristic and colourful geometrically patterned Burgundy tiled roof before crossing the border to Geneva where we will spend the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Geneva Orientation
Explore the City of Peace today - the dramatic Alps and scenic Lake Geneva provide the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable morning of sightseeing. Join your Travel Director on an orientation of this small city to view the Reformation Monument, and see the Old Town, United Nations Building and Red Cross headquarters. Meandering along the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, we arrive in the celebrated Chexbres wine region where we will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch delving into fascinating Vaud traditions and generations of expert wine making at the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos. Returning to Geneva, the rest of the day is at leisure. Meander through the Botanical Gardens and admire the gigantic outdoor flower clock made with colourful blooms that change seasonally.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 7 Geneva – Grasse – Nice (2 Nights)
The idyllic playground of southern France takes centre stage over the next two days as we meander to Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera. En route, the heady scents of French perfume infuse our senses during a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery in the village of Grasse where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into the art of creating beautiful fragrances.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 Nice Orientation
Soak up the charm and sophistication of Nice which for long has lured sun-worshipping aristocrats and tourists in search of a quiet seaside sojourn. Against the backdrop of colourful Italian and French façades, we drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena during our orientation of the Bay of Angels. Spend the rest of the day discovering the Old Town, enjoying a coffee at one of the sidewalk cafés or dipping your toes in the warm turquoise Mediterranean waters.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Nice – MonacoPisa – Florence
Travelling along the spectacular coastline of the south of France we stop at the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Prince's Palace of Monaco, built as a Genoese fortress and home to the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. We cross the border into Italy and visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles, where you'll have an opportunity to view the spectacular Leaning Tower and Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We arrive in the Cradle of the Renaissance this evening where we will enjoy dinner at our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 10 Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)
Join a Local Specialist this morning as they share the story of the wealthy Medici family that influenced the art and architecture of what became one of the cultural centres of the world. You'll visit the Piazza della Signoria with its beautiful statues and palazzi and enjoy views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Ponte Vecchio on whose arches were built the shops of successful merchants 400 years ago. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. We drive across the Veneto plain to the magical island city of Venice, where we will spend the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 11 Venice Orientation
Glide through the turquoise waters of the Adriatic by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square and see the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. We travel to Giudecca Island to gain a fascinating Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure exploring the city's labyrinthine alleys and ornate bridges that span almost 200 canals. Enjoy sundowners at a charming trattoria on the water, shop up a storm in the alleyways of Le Mercerie or consider an Optional Experience to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 12 Venice – Rome (2 Nights)
Today we cross the picturesque Apennine Mountains and journey through the rolling gold and green landscape of Tuscany and past the hilltop towns of Orvieto and Orte, arriving later in Rome, the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 13 Rome Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist to uncover the treasures of a city whose history spans millennia. Venture to St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's Pietà, hewn from the most 'perfect' block of Carrara marble, and travel across the Tiber River into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, which once played host to exhilarating chariot races, and view the Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves met their fate. This evening we exchange stories about our epic journey through Europe with newfound friends and our Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 14 Depart Rome
For now it's a fond arrivederci to our Travel Director and travel companions at the end of a memorable holiday together. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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