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Glimpse of Europe

8 Days 3 Countries 4 Cities

Marvel at the elegant landmarks and picturesque scenery of Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Lucerne and Paris.

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    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Complimentary London Return: Guests are welcome to return to London by Trafalgar motor coach at no extra cost. Additional accommodation will be required as arrival in London will be late afternoon/early evening. Please speak to your Travel Agent about this at time of booking.
    • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 530 6085

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Complimentary London Return: Guests are welcome to return to London by Trafalgar motor coach at no extra cost. Additional accommodation will be required as arrival in London will be late afternoon/early evening. Please speak to your Travel Agent about this at time of booking.
      • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
      • 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.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      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 Lights.


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      Trip code: EGOEA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 6 buffet breakfasts

      • 3 three course dinners

      • 1 full breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Calais, France
        • Amsterdam
          Orientation includes the historic city centre

        • Black Forest
          See this picturesque region

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Heidelberg
          Enjoy views of the castle from the Old Town

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners

        • 1 full breakfast


      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 and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Glimpse of Europe

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive London

      After checking into your Trafalgar hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping  – the list is endless and the choice is yours.

      Hotel
      Ibis Earls Court

      2. London – Amsterdam

      This morning meet your Travel Director and traveling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. 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 on a canal cruise in a glass-covered boat to enjoy views of the historic gabled houses.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Airport

      3. Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

      This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany and arrive at 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. You disembark at St. Goar and then have views of the Lorelei Rock and learn about the legends associated with this stretch of the river. Travel to Heidelberg, the oldest university city in Germany. Enjoy views of the sandstone castle from the charming Old Town. Finally continue to your hotel where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Achat Premium

      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. 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

      5. 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, the wooden Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss and the onion-domed Jesuit Church. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience of fun and yodelling at a Swiss folklore show. Later 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
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

      Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.

      Adult Price: Fr.68.00

      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

      6. 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
      Adagio Malakoff-Chatillon

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Folklore Show With Lunch

      Enjoy a delicious lunch (including cheese fondue and one drink) as you listen to yodelling and Alpine horn-blowing, during a lively folklore show of typical Swiss entertainment.

      Adult Price: Fr.68.00

      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

      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

      7. 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 Paris nightlife at a cabaret show?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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

      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

      8. Depart Paris

      After breakfast say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Paris, France
        • Amsterdam
          Orientation includes the historic city centre

        • Black Forest
          See this picturesque region

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Heidelberg
          Enjoy views of the castle from the Old Town

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners

        • 1 full breakfast


      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 and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel


        Airport Transfers

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


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 167 Reviews

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        Service rating : The tour itself and the tour guide, Caroline, were both perfect for my introduction to Europe. I greatly enjoyed the tour and there was a nice balance of arranged activities and free time.Product : An excellent sampler of what Europe has to offer

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        Service rating : Everything went off smoothly. We had an excellent Tour Director and Driver.Product : Covered a lot of ground with excellent landmarks.

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        Service rating : Our tour director Caroline Van der Meer took care of our large group with great care. On the Trafalgar coach she would give a verbal story history of each and every country. Making sure that each and every tour member had an enjoyable experience was her number one priority. Thank

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        Service rating : The tour was really good except the extra costs to us for the optional excursions, which if we did not include, would have left us no where nEar the city we went to and stranded at a hotel not near the main city of the trip. I feel these optional extras should be included in the

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