Trafalgar Tours | European Interlude Summer 2017

The birthplaces of arts, culture and history are on show in this discovery of Europe, from Amsterdam's charming canal houses with their gabled façades and the imposing Cologne Cathedral to Vienna's Opera House and the exquisite Doge's Palace in Venice. Medieval castles, Baroque palaces and Renaissance masterpieces are yours to explore along this creative pilgrimage.

Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 14 hot buffet breakfasts
    • 5 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 - London – Eurostar™ – Amsterdam

    This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International station to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre, then get to know your fellow travellers and Travel Director on a glass-topped boat as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise Welcome Reception along the city's canals which includes a light supper and welcome drink.Welcome Reception


    Day 2 - Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Mannheim

    This morning travel to Germany where you have the opportunity to visit Cologne Cathedral. Embark on a relaxing Rhine cruise at Boppard. Pass medieval castles and vineyards on the way to St. Goar, site of the Lorelei Rock. Dine at your Rhineland hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 3 - Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck

    Drive through the Swabian Uplands to Munich and view the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz during your orientation. Marvel at the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral across the border in the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal


    Day 4 - Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Admire the splendours of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. View the city's major landmarks during a walking tour with your Local Specialist including many locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. A scenic journey takes you towards the Danube River and the Baroque elegance of Vienna. This evening consider an Optional Dining Experience.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 5 - Vienna Sightseeing

    Wonderful views of Vienna's sights include the Opera House, the Hofburg, Stadtpark, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the sights of your choice during free time this afternoon. Shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or simply relax in a typical Viennese café. Perhaps consider taking an Optional Experience to Schönbrunn Palace or experience the elegance of a concert and dinner.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 6 - Vienna – Venice (2 Nights)

    Journey into the heart of the Austrian Alps, past the Austrian Lake District, over the Italian border to the fertile plains of the Veneto. Cross into the magical city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, your home for the next two nights. Why not experience Venice at its best with an optional trip down the Grand Canal and a Gondola Serenade? Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine


    Day 7 - Venice Orientation

    Discover the rich heritage of this Byzantine city during your private canal cruise to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the beautiful Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring or shopping. Consider an Optional Experience to the island of Burano, famous for its colourful houses. Buffet Breakfast


    Day 8 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

    Cross the Po valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to discover Rome's vibrant nightlife.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 9 - Rome Sightseeing

    Visit St. Peter's Basilica, home of Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece the Pietà with a Local Specialist. In ancient Rome, view the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Consider an Optional Experience to the magnificent Sistine Chapel or perhaps admire the Piazzas and Fountains of Rome with an evening stroll through the ancient streets of the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 10 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing

    Admire the Tuscan landscape en route to Florence. Learn about the city's Renaissance history from your Local Specialist, who shows you the Duomo, the baptistery and a visit to Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. View the majestic Ponte Vecchio bridge. Shop for high-quality leather and gold.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 11 - Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)

    Drive north and see beautiful Lake Lugano. Through the Ticino region take the scenic St. Gotthard route through the Alps to the picturesque town of Lucerne. This evening consider a night out at a traditional Swiss folklore evening with cheese fondue.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 12 - Lucerne Orientation

    Admire the sights of this medieval town on your morning orientation. Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain Optional Experience with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 13 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

    From Lucerne over the French border and past Belfort, see the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region. Arrive later in Paris where you might like to visit a world-famous Parisian Cabaret tonight.Buffet Breakfast


    Day 14 - Paris Sightseeing

    The Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde - see all these sights and more on your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire stunning views across the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Celebrate the end of a wonderful trip this evening with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


    Day 15 - Paris – London

    Drive across Northern France past the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge on the Somme battlefields. Sail from Calais to Dover and continue to London by coach where your splendid European holiday comes to an end.Buffet Breakfast


    European Interlude 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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