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European Experience

12 Days 7 Countries 12 Cities

Take in the stunning scenery and beautiful cities of Britain, Germany, France and Italy on this CostSaver trip.

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    • Alternative London Hotel: Departures 10 December, 17 December, 19 December and 26 December 2017 start and end at our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court
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      • Alternative London Hotel: Departures 10 December, 17 December, 19 December and 26 December 2017 start and end at our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court
      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      About this trip

      Mountains and monuments dot your route from London to Rome. Admire Munich's musical Glockenspiel in Marienplatz, take an exhilarating journey through an Alpine highway and marvel at St. Mark's Square in Venice, with stops in Rome, Lucerne and Paris.


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      Trip code: EEXP

      11 Nights

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      16 Meals
      • 11 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Paris, France
        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork

        • Innsbruck
          View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town

        • Munich
          See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus

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

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites

        • Swiss Alps
          Picture-book scenery

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      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

        • 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

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

        • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      European Experience

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Amsterdam

      This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium's Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities.

      Hotel
      Ibis Airport

      Optional Experiences

      Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

      Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!

      Adult Price: €30.00

      2. Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhineland

      Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the tallest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the world. In Boppard embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

      3. Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

      In Munich admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights including the Golden Roof and see the ski-jump.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Bon Alpina

      Optional Experiences

      Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

      Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!

      Adult Price: €30.00

      4. Innsbruck – Venice

      Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass - one of the principal alpine highways - to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Marvel at St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Alexander

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas & Grand Canal

      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.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      5. Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

      Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening take the opportunity to explore the city's beautiful squares and fountains and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Raganelli

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      6. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist brings Rome's rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Explore Ostia Antica

      Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      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.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      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.

      Adult Price: €79.00

      Gondolas & Grand Canal

      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.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      7. Rome – Florence

      Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Don't forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Novotel Firenze Nord

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      8. Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

      Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Krone Giswil/Krone Sarnen

      Optional Experiences

      Florence's Renaissance Treasures

      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.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

      Adult Price: Fr.99.00

      Explore Ostia Antica

      Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      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.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      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.

      Adult Price: €79.00

      9. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

      We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures this Optional may be operated in reverse.

      Adult Price: Fr.112.00

      Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

      A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

      Adult Price: Fr.67.00

      10. Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights)

      Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine

      Optional Experiences

      Florence's Renaissance Treasures

      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.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

      Adult Price: Fr.99.00

      Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

      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.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      11. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. See most of them during your orientation with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Pilatus And Lake Cruise

      We’ll ascend by cog-wheel train to Mount Pilatus’ summit, where you’ll have time to explore, admire the views, and breathe the pure air. Then, we’ll descent by cable-car to enjoy a scenic lake cruise. On certain departures this Optional may be operated in reverse.

      Adult Price: Fr.112.00

      Alpine Farm & Carriage Ride

      A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

      Adult Price: Fr.67.00

      Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

      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!

      Adult Price: €162.00

      Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

      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 the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, 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.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

      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.

      Adult Price: €139.00

      12. Paris – London

      Head north from Paris across WWI battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork

        • Innsbruck
          View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town

        • Munich
          See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus

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

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites

        • Swiss Alps
          Picture-book scenery

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      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

        • 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

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

        • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London Hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 332 Reviews

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        Service rating : 1. your staff: driver mr peter safe and competent. Travel director annereicke feldman practical., knowledgeable., knew her job., most of all enthusiastic even though she must have done that tour many times2 your organisation: hotel bookings keys, luggage delivery and type of

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        I had a really great time on my European Tour. I loved that everything was basically taken care of for me — the hotel stays, the cost of fuel, transportation, etc. I just had to show up and enjoy the ride. My tour director, Annerieke, was amazing! She really made the trip extra special. One thing

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        Service rating : We had an amazing experience with Costsaver. From the moment we received our welcome pack we were constantly given information and updates on the trip as to times and locations. Our guide, Sophia was great, we couldn't have asked for a better guide. The only downfall with the

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        Service rating : Had the best 12 days anyone can ask for. Organised very well and always kept in the loop for timings each day. Fantastic tour guide and driver! Very well looked after by these 2. Will certainly travel again and have already recommended Cost Saver / Trafalgar to family and

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