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European Wonderland

Duration 11 days

Destinations visited :
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • UK

Bring history to life on your Europe travels as you learn about life as a Roman gladiator and try your hand at pizza-making on an epic Europe family trip filled with carnival masks, medieval castle banquets and tons of fun for the whole family.

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Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Buckle up Bambinos – we’re off on a grand adventure through Europe, launching our Family Experience in the Eternal City of Rome. Bring ancient history to life on your leisurely exploration of what was once the Capital of the World. This evening, we enjoy a Kick-Off Party with our travel companions and Travel Director that will rock Rome, followed by an orientation drive to give you a taste of some of the major sites.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s
Meal: Kick-Off Party


Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Delve into the open-air museum that is Rome, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see you rub shoulders with St. Peter and the thousands of pilgrims that flock to the impressive square that bears his name. See Michelangelo’s famous Pietà statue in St. Peter’s Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. Imagine the once thunderous applause of excited spectators as they cheered their gladiators to victory inside the Colosseum, and the roar of chariots circling Circus Maximus. This afternoon, ‘Dive Into Culture’ and learn how to make a pizza that would make any Italian mamma proud, enjoying a slice or two hot out of the oven with la famiglia.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal


Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)
Explore the medieval playground of Siena, strolling to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, where the festive Palio bareback horse race runs twice a year against the backdrop of colourful flags and emblems. Arriving in Florence this afternoon, spend time exploring the Cradle of Renaissance, discovering the best spots to indulge in cioccolata calda. This evening we ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest dinner at a castle set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate.
Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine


Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
The treasures of the Medici family are on full display as we delve into the centuries of art, architecture and tumultuous history. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the city. Visit the Piazza della Signoria, the hub of the city, and view the magnificent marble Duomo. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Climb a tree or two in Boboli Gardens, tick off great masterpieces in Uffizi Gallery or see Renaissance history brought to life in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Children’s Museum. You could also join an Optional Experience to snap a selfie next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to Florence and pounding the pavements in search of the city’s tastiest gelato.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Florence – Bologna – Venice (2 Nights)
Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna where you will join a Local Specialist to view the city’s Kissing Towers and Il Gigante, commonly known as Neptune’s Fountains. Ditch your diet and indulge in the delicious flavours of what is widely regarded as the gastronomic capital of Italy – chase tortellini around your plate or twirl Spaghetti Bolognese like a local. This afternoon, we arrive in the island city of Venice. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring with the family or enjoy an Optional Experience gondola ride through Venice’s labyrinthine canals.
Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine


Venice Orientation and Free Time
The salty spray of the Venetian Lagoon marks our journey by private launch to the gateway to Venice, St. Mark’s Square. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and watch as talented craftsmen expertly roll glass into beautiful crafts. See St. Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Then, join a Local Specialist to learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks, with an opportunity to create your own colourful alter egos. Discover the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks and create your own.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Venice – Verona – Engelberg (2 Nights)
Crossing the Veneto Plains, we stop in Verona and pay tribute to Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers at Juliet’s Balcony. Magnificent snow-capped peaks surround us as we wind along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Our home for the next two nights is the winter sports retreat of Engelberg.
Hotel: H+ Hotel & Spa
Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Walk across the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge and into a land of lakes and lions. See the giant dying lion hewn from sandstone rock to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss Guard during the French Revolution. Ascend one of the magnificent surrounding mountains during an Optional Experience or spend the afternoon sampling the rich flavours of delicious Swiss chocolate.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)
From Switzerland, we cross the mighty Rhine River and into France, travelling through the Burgundy wine region to the City of Lights. This evening, amble up grand boulevards and through tiny cobblestone lanes in search of the French treasures you’ll have an opportunity to sample tomorrow.
Hotel: Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Watch entertaining street performers and artists outside the Pompidou Centre or climb the Bell Tower of Notre Dame This evening, we close the curtains on an epic family adventure through Europe, celebrating with our travel companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

DAY 11

Paris – London
Leaving Paris behind, we journey past the tragic World War I battlefields of the Somme and cross from Calais to Dover, watching as the famous White Cliffs mark our arrival in England. We arrive in London later this afternoon where our family holiday comes to an end.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris
  • ORIENTATION of Siena, Venice and Lucerne
  • VISIT St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome
  • CRUISE the Seine River in Paris
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover
  • SEE the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

Dining Highlights

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
  • 1 dinner

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.
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • VIP entry to many sights
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European Wonderland

Bring history to life on your Europe travels as you learn about life as a Roman gladiator and try your hand at pizza-making on an epic Europe family trip filled with carnival masks, medieval castle banquets and tons of fun for the whole family.