Trafalgar 12D European Spotlight

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Trafalgar 12D European Spotlight

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USD 3,095
per person
Trafalgar 12D European Spotlight
from
USD 3,095
per person

Enjoy the bright city lights and stylish promenades of Europe’s classiest capitals where you can relax at old town cafés and brush shoulders with the rich and famous.

  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Paris, Florence and Rome
  • ORIENTATION of Beaune, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Pisa and Venice
  • VISIT Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • VIEW the White Cliffs of Dover, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Royal Palace in Monaco, the ancient sites of Rome and the Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles in Pisa
  • SEE the Somme Battlefields and the vineyards of Burgundy in France

Day 1: LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Bid farewell to England as you travel by ferry across to France. Pass the tragic World War I battlefields of northern France bound for Paris, where you'll join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including dinner and drinks, followed by an orientation drive through the dazzling 'City of Lights'. (Dinner)

Day 2: PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Explore the iconic and unexpected sights of Paris with your 'Local Specialist', who will take you past the grand Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your very own journey of discovery. This evening, consider indulging in the colourful nightlife of Paris and attend a famous cabaret show. (Breakfast)

Day 3: PARIS – BEAUNE – GENEVA (2 NIGHTS)
A patchwork of colours provide a beautiful backdrop for our journey through France's rolling countryside to the Burgundy wine region. We visit the region's capital, Beaune, renowned for its 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, to admire its colourful geometrically patterned Burgundy tiled roof. Next, we cross the border to Geneva where we will spend the next two nights. (Breakfast)

Day 4: GENEVA ORIENTATION AND SCENIC EXCURSION
Explore the 'City of Peace' today - the dramatic Alps and scenic Lake Geneva provide the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable morning of sightseeing. Join your Travel Director on an orientation of this small city to view the Reformation Monument, and see the Old Town, United Nations Building and Red Cross headquarters. Continue along the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, arriving in the celebrated Chexbres wine region where you'll 'Connect With Locals' at a 'Be My Guest' lunch. Delve into Vaud traditions and generations of expert winemaking at the 15th-century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos. Returning to Geneva, the rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: GENEVA – GRASSE – NICE (2 NIGHTS)
The idyllic playground of southern France takes centre stage over the next two days as we journey to Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera. 'Dive Into Culture' and let the heady scents of French perfume infuse your senses during a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery in the village of Grasse. Here you'll gain a deeper understanding of the art of creating beautiful fragrances. (Breakfast)

Day 6: NICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Soak up the sophistication of Nice. Against the backdrop of colourful Italian and French façades, we drive along the Promenade des Anglais and see Place Massena during our orientation of the 'Bay of Angels'. Spend the rest of the day discovering the Old Town, or dipping your toes in the warm turquoise Mediterranean waters. (Breakfast)

Day 7: NICE – MONACO – PISA – FLORENCE
Travel along the southern coastline of France, stopping at the Principality of Monaco to see the famous Prince's Palace of Monaco. Cross the border into Italy and visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower and Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We arrive in the 'Cradle of the Renaissance' this evening where we will enjoy dinner at our hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)
This morning, join a 'Local Specialist' who will reveal the story of the wealthy Medici family who influenced the art and architecture of what became one of the cultural centres of the world. You'll visit the Piazza della Signoria with its beautiful statues and palazzi and enjoy views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Ponte Vecchio on whose arches were built the shops of successful merchants over 670 years ago. We drive across the Veneto plain to Venice, where we will spend the next two nights. (Breakfast)

Day 9: VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Glide through the turquoise waters of the Venetian Lagoon by private launch to Guidecca Island. 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glass blowing. See the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace before spending the afternoon at leisure exploring the city's labyrinthine alleys and ornate bridges that span almost 150 canals. Consider an Optional Experience to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal. (Breakfast)

Day 10: VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Today we cross the picturesque Apennine Mountains and journey through the rolling gold and green landscape of Tuscany, past the hilltop towns of Orvieto and Orte, arriving later in Rome, the 'Eternal City'. (Breakfast)

Day 11: ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Join a 'Local Specialist' to uncover the treasures of a city whose history spans millennia. Venture to St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's Pietà, hewn from the most 'perfect' block of Carrara marble, then travel across the Tiber River into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus and view the Colosseum. This evening we exchange stories about our epic journey through Europe with newfound friends and our Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12: DEPART ROME
For now it's a fond arrivederci to your Travel Director and travel companions at the end of a memorable holiday together. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (Breakfast)

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Celebrate Vaud traditions and fine viticulture at the 15th-century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos in charming Chexbres for a 'Be My Guest' lunch. ( Day 4 )

DIVE INTO CULTURE

The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s. ( Day 5 )

Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. ( Day 9 )

Trafalgar 12D European Spotlight
from
USD 3,095
per person

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