Trafalgar Tours | European Supreme With 3 Day Aegean Cruise Premier Summer 2019

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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 28 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 16 dinners
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 19 Sep 19
      • 17 Oct 19
      • $11,805
    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 – Amsterdam (2 Nights)

    Bid farewell to England and the mystical White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to France. Journey through the Belgian and Dutch countryside bound for Amsterdam, where you'll spend a memorable evening exploring the capital's scenic canals on a Welcome Reception cruise with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

     

    Day 2 - Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time

    Explore the maritime history, tree-lined canals and gabled façades of Amsterdam on an orientation of the city's 17th-century canal ring district. 'Dive Into Culture' and learn about Dutch diamond heritage and traditions during a visit to a diamond-polishing factory. Enjoy the rich aromas and flavours of Dutch cheese this afternoon in Volendam, where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' yet again and gain insights into traditional cheese-making and the crafting of Holland's characteristic wooden clogs.

     

    Day 3 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland

    We cross the German border and board a cruise in Boppard. Journeying along the mighty Rhine past vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles, we disembark in St. Goar, avoiding the allure of the legendary Lorelei. We travel to the university city of Heidelberg to admire its magnificent ruined sandstone castle which stands imposingly overlooking the Neckar River.

     

    Day 4 - Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck

    Arriving in the Bavarian capital of Munich today, we see the Hofbrauhaus, City Hall and iconic Marienplatz with its Glockenspiel. Crossing the Austrian border, we arrive in Innsbruck for an orientation that will include views of St. Jakob's Cathedral and Emperor Maximilian I's glittering Golden Roof. This evening, consider a rousing evening of Tyrolean entertainment.

     

    Day 5 - Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)

    Cross the snow-capped Alps to Italy today, travelling via the Brenner Pass to Venice, where you will join your travel companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

     

    Day 6 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

    'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Glide through the waters of the Adriatic by private launch arriving in the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Delve into the history of this beautiful Byzantine city, see the ornate Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Spend the rest of your afternoon on your own exploring in the labyrinthine calle of this city of islands.

     

    Day 7 - Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Journey through the Veneto plains, across the Styrian Alps and to Austria's imperial capital of Vienna. Celebrate the city's iconic reputation as the world's music capital and perhaps consider an evening Optional Experience including dinner and entertainment.

     

    Day 8 - Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of this elegant capital, including views of the State Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg, once the home of the powerful Habsburg Dynasty. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, soaking up the cosy coffee culture or visiting such iconic sights as the Schonbrunn Palace with its exquisite gardens. This evening, perhaps indulge in Vienna's intoxicating musical talent, enjoying a concert of classical music at one of the city's concert halls, churches or palaces.

     

    Day 9 - Vienna – Ljubljana

    Leave the City of Music behind, crossing the Slovenian border to Ljubljana. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour and delve into the 'Beloved' city's iconic and unexpected highlights. Wander along the Baroque façades of its Old City and admire the medieval castle, the City Hall and Cathedral of St. Nicholas, with its exquisite 18th century frescoes. Good food and good company are guaranteed as we 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner with a local Slovenian family. Learn about their life in one of the world's greenest cities, as well as the role that honey plays in the country's cuisine.

     

    Day 10 - Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

    Journey across the Croatian border and via Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour. Connect with the exquisite beauty of this UNESCO-listed natural wonder, admiring the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscape. Witness panoramic views over the park from Tomicevo Pgledalo, then settle in for your overnight stay amidst this stunning backdrop.

     

    Day 11 - Plitvice Lakes – Dubrovnik (2 Nights)

    Journey south along the picture-perfect Dalmatian coast, past seaside villages to the ancient city of Dubrovnik - its terracotta rooftops appear to tumble into the waters of the cerulean Adriatic.

     

    Day 12 - Dubrovnik Sightseeing and Free Time

    Stroll through the marble streets of the Pearl of the Adriatic on a Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Consider taking a sunset cruise along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to enjoy a delicious local dinner.

     

    Day 13 - Dubrovnik – Tirana

    Journey to Kotor, an enchanting medieval city, perched on the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean. Travel through Montenegro into Albania and overnight in its colourful capital of Tirana. Explore the previously communist-dominated capital with a Local Specialist, including such highlights as the Skanderbeg square and the Palace of Culture. Wander up the main boulevard and see the Prime Ministry building, the Presidential office and the Pyramid Building.

     

    Day 14 - Tirana – Kalambaka

    We travel to Greece, enjoying views of the scenic Plains of Thessaly en route to Kalambaka with its gravity-defying Meteora monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers.

     

    Day 15 - Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens

    We cross the fertile Thessaly region and see the battle site at Thermopylae, where the heroic Leonidas and brave Spartans battled against the invading Persians. We arrive at the centre of the world and Mount Parnossos, joining a Local Specialist to explore the ancient sanctuary of Delphi and seat of the most important oracle in the ancient classical world. Wander through the centuries-old ruins of the Sacred Way to the 5th-century Temple of Apollo and marvel at the site where athletes once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. We arrive in Athens this evening.

     

    Day 16 - Embark Piraeus – Mykonos

    Leaving the vibrant cityscape of Athens, we arrive in Mykonos - the island of fun, with its charismatic winding alleyways lined by whitewashed houses, bright pink bougainvillea-clad walls and the windmills that stand imposingly overlooking the tiny port. Soak up laid-back island life and enjoy the flavours of local seafood dishes.

     

    Day 17 - Kusadasi – Patmos

    Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey for your Complimentary Shore Experience to the ancient settlement of Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where you can relax on the beach, or consider an Optional Experience to the 11th-century Monastery of St. John.

     

    Day 18 - Heraklion – Santorini

    Wake this morning in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, join a complimentary Shore Experience to the palace of Knossos. Continue to the volcanic island of Santorini, where you could explore the village of Oia on a Shore Experience. Later, witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Mediterranean.

     

    Day 19 - Disembarkation – Athens

    This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip.

     

    Day 20 - Ancona – Assisi

    Spend today worshipping the sunshine, as we sail up the dramatic Adriatic coast towards Ancona. This evening we arrive in the mystical medieval town of Assisi, the home and final resting place of beloved St. Francis.

     

    Day 21 - Assisi Sightseeing – Sorrento

    Join your Local Specialist today and enjoy a sightseeing tour to see the Basilica of St. Francis. We pass the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino before arriving in the sophisticated seaside retreat of Sorrento.

     

    Day 22 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

    We join a Local Specialist in Pompeii to hear the story of this remarkable ancient Roman settlement buried under ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Continuing through the green and golden countryside of Lazio, we arrive in Rome, the Eternal City this evening.

     

    Day 23 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

    Visit the centre of Christianity, the Vatican City. 'Dive Into Culture' with your Local Specialist and ascend the spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Then, admire Michelangelo's exquisite frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, before crossing the Tiber to visit the Colosseum. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Sit on the Spanish Steps or indulge in a cappuccino on the Piazza Navona. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal in Rome.

     

    Day 24 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing

    Journeying north through the beautiful landscapes of Umbria and Tuscany, we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of some of the city's iconic sites. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned bronze doors, and visit Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft.

     

    Day 25 - Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)

    Travel north across the snow-capped Alps into Switzerland, past beautiful Lake Lugano, continuing along the scenic St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland. We spend the next two nights in the popular winter sports resort town of Engelberg.

     

    Day 26 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

    The lakeside setting of Lucerne is ours to explore today. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guard at the Lion Monument and admire the wooden Chapel Bridge with its exquisite ceiling. Spend the rest of the day ambling through the medieval streets with their characteristic painted façades, or perhaps embark on an Operational Experience up one of the surrounding peaks.

     

    Day 27 - Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)

    We cross into France and traverse the rolling Burgundy vineyards en route to the glittering capital of Paris. The City of Light shines brightly tonight as you explore the grand boulevards on your terms. Enjoy dinner at a cosy bistro or consider attending a colourful Parisian Cabaret performance.

     

    Day 28 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a Local Specialist today for an informative sightseeing tour of the French capital. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Visit the 13th-century church of St. Severin and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This evening, we celebrate an epic European voyage with newfound friends and our Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

     

    Day 29 - Paris – London

    Departing Paris, we head north to Calais and bid France a fond farewell as we board a ferry to Dover and return to London.

     

    European Supreme With 3 Day Aegean Cruise Premier Summer 2019
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