EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS WITH EUROSTAR

8 Days / 6 Countries / 10 Cities

This trip compares France and Germany to smaller neighbours Switzerland and Holland.

"A little of everything"

Christine from Canada
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ABOUT THIS TRIP

Discovering six countries, this introduction to Europe compares its big players, France and Germany, and their smaller neighbours, Switzerland and The Netherlands.  You'll enjoy Insider moments like… smelling sawdust in the air as German clockmakers craft cuckoo clocks in front of you, in a fairy tale Black Forest setting that feels like it's straight from a Hansel and Gretel pop-up book.

What's INCLUDED

- City tour in Paris.
- Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne.
- Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine.
- View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris.
- See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields.

WHAT'S INCLUDED Dining

- 7 Hot Buffet Breakfasts.
- 3 Dinners.

Inclusion

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SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

- City tour in Paris.
- Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne.
- Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine.
- View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris.
- See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields.

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DINING

- 7 Hot Buffet Breakfasts.
- 3 Dinners.

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TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

- Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
- Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
- Optional Experiences and free time.
- Porterage and local charges included.
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
- VIP entry to many sights.
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing.
- London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
- Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.
- Ferry from Dover to Calais.
- The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.

Package Itinerary

Day 1LODON - AMSTERDAM

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See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

Included

HOTEL

MEALS

Mercure City

Welcome Reception

Day 2AMSTERDAM - RHINE CRUISE - HEIDELBERG

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Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St. Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany's oldest university town.

Included

HOTEL

MEALS

Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

- Buffet Breakfast.
- Dinner.

Day 3HEIDELBERG - SCHAFFHAUSEN - LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

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Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne.

Included

HOTEL

MEALS

Astoria

- Buffet Breakfast.

Day 4LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

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Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience up a local mountain for panoramic views and enjoy the fresh alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake.

Included

MEALS: Buffet Breakfast.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCESAlpine 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.


Mount Rigi And Lake Cruise
Come with us as we ascend to the summit of Mount Rigi by cable car, where you’ll have time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Later we'll descend by cable car once more, before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Adult Price: FR.112.00.

Day 5LUCERNE - BURGUNDY WINE REGION - PARIS ( 2 NIGHTS)

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See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country's main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an Optional Experience to see a famous Parisian Cabaret.

Included

HOTEL: Renaissance La Defense.

MEALS: 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.


Seine Cruise And Paris IlluminationsParis 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: €36.00.

Day 6PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

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Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the Palace of Versailles. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Included

MEALS: 
- Buffet Breakfast.
- Farewell Dinner.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
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.

Versailles Palace And Gardens

Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.
Adult Price: €65.00.


Mount Rigi And Lake Cruise
Come with us as we ascend to the summit of Mount Rigi by cable car, where you’ll have time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Later we'll descend by cable car once more, before enjoying a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne.

Adult Price: FR.112.00.

Day 7PARIS - EUROSTAR - LONDON

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Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.

Included

HOTEL: The Cumberland.

MEALS: 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.


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: €36.00.

Day 8DEPART LONDON

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Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

Included

MEALS: Full Breakfast.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Versailles Palace And Gardens
Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.
Adult Price: €65.00.

THE TRAFALGAR EXPERIENCE

ENJOY
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MEET
Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.

TASTE
Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.

UNWIND
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