European Splendour Presale 2020

Tour Type: Discoveries
Brochure Type: Preview Europe 2020 USA

Trace the footsteps of illustrious visionaries - Explore the highlights of Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne and Paris with a few masterpieces in between, including Michelangelo's Pieta and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR of Rome, Florence, Paris and London
  • ORIENTATION of Siena, Pisa, Venice and Lucerne
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Severin Church in Paris
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Piazza del Campo in Siena, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, scenic Lake Como, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the White Cliffs of Dover
  • SEE the Colosseum in Rome, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
  • 1 dinner
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or at the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (864) 225-5588 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14499660

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2019
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Benvenuto a Roma - what was once the Capital of the World is today a vibrant city filled with Italian zest for life and centuries of celebrated history. Enjoy some free time to explore before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to kick off your unforgettable European adventure.
Cardinal St Peter
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing and Free Time: We venture to the centre of Christianity and the great square that bears the name of the first 'bishop of Rome', St. Peter. Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, where we will have an opportunity to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pieta hewn from the most perfect block of Carrara marble. We cross the Tiber River to see the ancient sites of Rome, including the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Imagine the thunderous roar of thousands of exhilarated spectators cheering their chosen chariots to victory. This afternoon we have time to explore the city on our terms. Perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome or embark on an Optional Experience to visit the Colosseum and the Vatican.
Day 3FlorenceRome - Siena - Florence (2 Nights): We travel into the scenic Tuscan hills to medieval Siena with its honey-stone facades. View the Piazza del Campo, where the exhilarating Palio horse race takes place, and see ornate medieval palaces and the 14th-century marble Duomo. Spend some free time seeking out your favourite hand-painted ceramics to take home as souvenirs. Continue to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, where we will spend the next two nights. Tonight we 'Connect With Locals' during a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa that once featured as a famous film location.
Cosmopolitan Concept
Day 4FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing and Free Time: The extraordinary art and architecture of Florence are celebrated during our guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. We'll view the exquisite marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria with its palazzi and magnificent art, including a replica of Michelangelo's David statue. View the 674-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge, the only bridge over the River Arno that the fleeing German army did not destroy during World War II, then admire panoramic views of the iconic cityscape from Piazzale Michelangelo. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries during demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, you'll have time to explore the city on your own. Consider a visit to the Uffizi Gallery or wander through the Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace - the choice is yours.
Day 5VeniceFlorence - Pisa - Venice (2 Nights): We travel to Pisa today and to the Square of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower and Italy's largest Baptistery. Cross the Apennine hills and flat Veneto plains to the island city of Venice. The rest of the day is yours to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the Queen of the Adriatic. Consider joining an Optional Experience and explore the labyrinthine canals of Venice by gondola before dinner at your hotel.
NH Laguna Palace
Day 6VeniceVenice Orientation and Free Time: 'Dive Into Culture' and witness first-hand the centuries-old tradition of Venetian tradition glassmaking on Giudecca Island. Take to the water and cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Join your Travel Director to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of the city - the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile with its five bells. The rest of the day is yours at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to the island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal that would make any Italian mamma proud.
Day 7LucerneVenice - Lake Como - Lucerne (2 Nights): We travel through the Italian Lake District bound for Switzerland this morning and enjoy some free time for lunch in the laidback lakeside town of Como, which for centuries has served as the crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. We continue through Alpine landscapes, past Lugano and through St. Gotthard tunnel into central Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe.
Grand Europe
Day 8LucerneLucerne Orientation and Free Time: Enjoy an orientation of Lucerne with your Travel Director. You'll see the Lion Monument and pay tribute to the Swiss Guards who lost their lives during the French Revolution, before heading to the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, lined with pretty pink, white and purple blooms. Spend the rest of the day at leisure ambling past the beautifully painted facades in the Old Town. Shop for luxurious Swiss chocolate or consider joining an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains to admire panoramic views.
Day 9ParisLucerne - Paris (2 Nights): Cross the French border and what remains of the Maginot Line, journeying through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one of France's most prominent wine regions. Arriving in Paris later this afternoon, we have the evening at leisure to wander up grand boulevards and admire the vibrant cityscape of one of Europe's most sophisticated cities.
Melia La Defense
Day 10ParisParis Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided tour along the grand Champs Elyse es and Place de la Concorde. Visit the 13th-century church of St. Severin and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This evening, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner celebrating the end of our European adventure.
Day 11LondonParis - London (2 Nights): Travelling north through France past the bloody World War I battlefields of the Somme, we catch our ferry from Calais to Dover, watching as we approach the famous White Cliffs that bear the town's name. We continue to London, the final stop in our epic exploration of Europe.
Park Plaza County Hall
Day 12LondonLondon Sightseeing and Free Time: Centuries of history are celebrated this morning as we join a Local Specialist to view Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, with a history spanning over a thousand years. This afternoon we have time to delve into the rich heritage and modern verve of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Spend the rest of the day shopping in trendy Knightsbridge, wander up the tree- lined mall from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace or relax under the leafy trees of Hyde Park, watching busy Londoners go by their day-to-day.
Day 13LondonDepart London: We bid a fond farewell to our companions and the city of London today, marking the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply.
Dates/Pricing

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04/02/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/16/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/30/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/07/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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05/28/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/04/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/11/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/18/2020$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/25/2020$3,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/02/2020$3,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/09/2020$3,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/16/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/23/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/30/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/06/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/13/2020$3,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/20/2020$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/27/2020$4,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/03/2020$4,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2020$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/17/2020$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/24/2020$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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