London to Rome Highlights

8 days

from €156 pppd

Trip available from Oct 2016 to Oct 2016.
"You made my dream come true"
Michelle , Jul 2014

A lively journey through elegant Paris with its iconic monuments and museums, gorgeous Lucerne, charming Venice and cultural Florence. End your holiday in ancient Rome where you see the vast Colosseum and ancient Forum as well as visiting St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
ETRVA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    A very warm welcome from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais in France. Travel past the Somme battlefields in northern France to the glittering capital Paris, your home for the next two nights. Consider a cruise along the Seine in a glass-topped boat.

    Hotel

    Mercure La Defense 5

  • 2.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon as you wish. You might like to round off your Parisian adventure with a spectacular cabaret show.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    PARIS – LUCERNE

    Today drive through the Burgundy region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Pass the fortified town of Belfort to lakeside Lucerne with views of the 14th century Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Weinhof

  • 4.

    LUCERNE – VENICE

    Traverse the Alps into Italy via the scenic St. Gotthard route and catch a glimpse of Lake Como. Skirt the sprawling commercial capital, Milan, arriving later in the region of Venice, a historically wealthy city built across 118 islands in a marshy lagoon.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Il Burchiello

  • 5.

    VENICE ORIENTATION – FLORENCE

    Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and see the sumptuous Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop. Afterwards you might like to take an Optional Experience to Burano Island for a delightful lunch. Cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    West Florence

  • 6.

    FLORENCE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    See the sights during your orientation tour of Florence which includes a stroll to Santa Croce Square. Don't miss the opportunity to shop for high quality leather and gold before departing for Rome.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ergife Palace

  • 7.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a guided visit of St. Peter's Basilica, believed to enclose the tomb of St. Peter. Your fascinating guided sightseeing tour continues across the River Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Shop in smart boutiques on the Via Ottaviano, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or simply watch the world drift by. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.

    DEPART ROME

    After breakfast, say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your fellow travellers at the end of a dream holiday! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Paris

    Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Lucerne

    Orientation includes views of the Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop
  • Florence

    See Piazza St. Croce
  • Rome

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Colosseum, see the ancient sites and visit St. Peter's Basilica

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts

  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Pick-up in London if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport shuttle service available to purchase, conditions apply.
  • Airport transfer is provided on the last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to price panel.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Paris

  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €36.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

    Adult Price: €32.00 A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.
  • Dinner And Hidden Gems Of Paris

    Adult Price: €67.00 Spend an evening discovering one of the loveliest areas of Paris, made famous by artists, writers and students over the centuries. Then enjoy a taste of local cuisine, at a memorable dinner in typical Parisian style with drinks included.
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €139.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €162.00 Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Lucerne

  • Mount Stanserhorn

    Adult Price: Fr.78.00 We experience one of the greatest scenic highlights Europe has to offer! We climb to the top of Mt Stanserhorn by old-timer railway and the world's only Cabrio cable car. At the peak, there's time to enjoy glorious views of the central Alpine chain, explore the hiking trails or just relax at the panoramic terrace before descending.

Venice

  • Gondolas & Grand Canal

    Adult Price: €69.00 On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.
  • Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

    Adult Price: €70.00 Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

Florence

  • Florence's Renaissance Treasures

    Adult Price: €42.00 This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. First, you'll get to view the Michelangelo collection, including the statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll continue to the Duomo where you’ll see first-hand its spectacular design. The trip ends in Signoria Square, the political centre of Florence.

Rome

  • Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

    Adult Price: €79.00 We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
  • Roman Evening with Dinner

    Adult Price: €61.00 This easy-going evening in Rome begins with a beautiful drive to see amazing city sights. We arrive at one of our favourite restaurants, where you'll enjoy a warm welcome and delicious dinner of local cuisine with drinks and music.
  • Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the Way you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!
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