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Glimpse of Europe 2018 (Costsaver)

Duration 7 days

Destinations visited :
  • England
    ,
  • France
    ,
  • Netherlands
    ,
  • Germany
    ,
  • Switzerland
    ,

Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Light.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

LONDON – AMSTERDAM
This morning see the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross the channel to continental Europe. Travel through Belgium and into The Netherlands where you will pass by windmills en route to the lively city of Amsterdam. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore the city further by taking a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the gabled houses.
HOTEL : Ibis Schiphol

DAY 2

AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND
This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. Learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river including that of the famous Lorelei Rock near St. Goar. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Achat Premium/Weinstrasse

DAY 3

RHINELAND – BLACK FOREST – RHINE FALLS – LUCERNE REGION (2 NIGHTS)
Continue south through the Black Forest region which is bordered by the Rhine Valley to the west and south. This beautiful area is renowned for wood carving, the creation of the original cuckoo clock, and speciality cuisine which includes delicacies such as smoked ham and Black Forest cake. Cross the border into Switzerland before stopping to admire the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Travel to central Switzerland and enter the scenic region of Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Krone Giswil

DAY 4

LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
This morning your orientation tour around this medieval city highlights the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s courageous Swiss Guards who tried to defend the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris during the French Revolution. Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge over the River Reuss and view the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience to a Swiss folklore show which will highlight many Swiss traditions including yodelling and alpine horn playing. Later there is a chance to perhaps enjoy an exhilarating excursion to the top of one of the surrounding mountains or explore the squares and towers of the quaint old city. Alternatively there is plenty of opportunity for shopping, whether it be Swiss watches, jewellery or the wide range of deliciously flavoured chocolate.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

LUCERNE REGION – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Today head north and cross the Rhine River for the final time in the city of Basel as you leave Switzerland and enter France. Then cross through part of the renowned wine producing Burgundy region with views of the extensive vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of the Auxerre region before arriving in Paris. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to get to know the city on a stunning tour of Paris by Night Optional Experience?
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL : Novotel Pont de Sevres

DAY 6

PARIS ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
This morning your orientation introduces you to this exquisitely planned city with views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. This evening why not sample Parisian nightlife at a cabaret show?
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7

PARIS – LONDON
Traverse northern France past WWI battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover and continue your journey to London where you say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • AMSTERDAM : Orientation includes the historic city centre
  • BLACK FOREST : See this picturesque region
  • COLOGNE : View the Gothic Cathedral
  • DOVER : See the White Cliffs
  • LUCERNE : Orientation including of the the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
    PARIS: View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your sightseeing tour
  • RHINE VALLEY : Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • SCHAFFHAUSEN : View the mighty Rhine Falls

DINING

  • 6 BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 2 THREE COURSE DINNERS

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel
  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked
  • through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply.

Prices from £825
Mondays – April to October

  • Land only price – Twin-share option
  • Triple and Single rooms available
  • Flights available
  • Pre and Post extensions available

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Glimpse of Europe 2018 (Costsaver)

Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Light.

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