Trafalgar Tours | European Delight summer 2017

Savour the flavours of France and Italy as you travel north from Rome, Florence and Venice through the rolling Tuscan countryside, Switzerland's Alpine landscape and the Burgundy wine region to Paris to see the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 10 buffet breakfasts
    • 4 three course dinners
  • Pricing

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Rome. Unwind after your journey. Meet later with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

     

    Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a fantastic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Your guided tour continues across the Tiber where you view the mighty Colosseum, see Circus Maximus and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 3 - Rome – Siena – Florence (2 Nights)

    Head north through the Chianti wine-producing region to the beautiful medieval city of Siena in Tuscany. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Marvel at the striped marble cathedral and shop for attractive ceramic pottery. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 4 - Florence Orientation and Free Time

    Florence is a treasure trove of art and history. Enjoy spectacular views from Piazzale Michelangelo, then spend time exploring the delights of this amazing city. Perhaps visit Piazza della Signoria featuring many statues and palazzos, and don't miss the Duomo or Giotto's Bell Tower. Florence is also renowned for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 5 - Florence – Bologna – Venice (Region) (2 Nights)

    Cross the forested Apennines to the city of Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers. Continue along the Brenta, across the Po Delta and into the Venice region.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 6 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

    Admire the many sights of this Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Marvel at the Basilica and Campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. In your free time take an optional cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 7 - Venice (Region) – Verona – Lake Lucerne (2 Nights)

    Follow the Veneto plains to Verona and stop to see the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Pass Milan and head north to the Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Drive along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route through central Switzerland to the picturesque town of Lucerne.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 8 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    Enjoy the sights of Lucerne during your orientation tour, including the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and a visit to the Lion Monument commemorating the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. In your free time, take an exhilarating mountain excursion, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate, or perhaps explore the flower-bedecked squares and fortified towers in the quaint old town.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 9 - Lake Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

    Drive across the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line and through the Burgundy wine region. View the sprawling vineyards that stretch across the hillsides. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light. Tonight why not dine at a cosy Parisian bistro and finish with a dazzling tour of the city's illuminations?Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 10 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe during your sightseeing tour. Spend free time exploring the banks of the Seine. This evening you might like to experience a world-famous cabaret show.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 11 - Paris – London (2 nights)

    Traverse northern France past World War I battlefields. Cross the English Channel to Dover where you see the famous White Cliffs. Later arrive in London. Buffet Breakfast

     

    European Delight summer 2017
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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