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Enchanting Europe (trafalgar)

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London, United Kingdom

Rome, Italy

17 days, 16 nights

July 2024 to September 2024

US$ 5875.00 (1 adult - twin)


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Discovery

Europe

England, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City


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Dining Summary

  • 16 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Be My Guest

  • Villandry: Return to 17th-century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines.

Dive Into Culture

  • Madrid: Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, where you'll have time to admire its extraordinary collection of European art dating from the 12th to early 20th centuries.
  • Provence: The scents of France are yours to enjoy at Fragonard, a famous French perfumery that has been creating perfumes since the 1920s.

Iconic Experience

  • Paris: Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening.
  • Amboise: See the Royal Château beside the Loire River.
  • Biarritz: Appreciate the prestigious history of Biarritz as you explore the city's charming streets.
  • Pamplona: Spend time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Specialist. Visit the Old Town, traveling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the Cibeles fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace.
  • Barcelona: With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful façades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerizing Sagrada Família.
  • Monaco City: See the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.
  • Pisa: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Passignano Sul Trasimeno: Stroll along the medieval streets of this scenic lakeside city.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • London: See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and Rome with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona, French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa and Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • : Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • : View the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Château Amboise, the Leaning Tower in Pisa and the ancient sites of Rome
  • : See the Somme Battlefields in France

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • : Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris

Itinerary


Day 1: Welcome to London

The sights and sounds of a city that embraces old and new are yours to explore today. Wander along the Thames, see the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus or relax in one of the Royal Parks.


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The Tower
London

Day 2: Discover London

Join a Local Specialist today to see the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure shopping on Carnaby Street, exploring centuries of royal heritage at the Tower of London or visiting one of the city's captivating museums.


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The Tower
Breakfast
London

Day 3: Travel to Paris

Meet your Travel Director before traveling by Eurostar to Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a welcome Dinner and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.


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Evergreen Laurel
Breakfast, Dinner
London, Paris

Day 4: Explore Paris’s Sights

Join a Local Specialist for a drive along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Perhaps stroll along the Seine admiring the exquisite work of street artists or consider attending one of the city's famous colorful cabaret shows.


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Evergreen Laurel
Breakfast
Paris

Day 5: Onwards to Bordeaux

Journey through France's Loire Valley stopping stopping near Château de Villandry for a Be My Guest experience. Continue south through one of France's most renowned wine regions, arriving in Bordeaux, celebrated for its centuries-old trading heritage and extraordinary architecture. Spend the evening exploring its historical center or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.


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Mercure Center Ville, Pullman Bordeaux Lac
Breakfast, Lunch
Paris, Bordeaux

Day 6: Admire Elegant Biarritz and on to Pamplona

This morning, we delve into the heady days of La Belle Époque in the glitzy seaside resort of Biarritz, an elegant retreat for aristocrats for centuries. Later head to Pamplona, perhaps most famous for its annual Running of the Bulls Festival.


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Tres Reyes
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Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona

Day 7: On to the capital, Madrid Dive Into Culture

Head to the heart of Spain this morning and its lofty capital, Madrid. Upon arrival, Dive Into Culture and enjoy an included visit to the Prado Museum and admire the incredible works of Rubens, Goya and El Greco. Spend the afternoon joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city's iconic and unexpected landmarks. View the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain before joining your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.


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Meliá Castilla
Breakfast, Dinner
Pamplona, Madrid

Day 8: Discover Magical Madrid

This morning, perhaps take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavors of Spain, or join an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo. Enjoy free time this afternoon in the city that King Charles III sought to 'beautify' so that it could justifiably claim its place as one of Europe's most gracious capitals.


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Meliá Castilla
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Madrid

Day 9: Off to Barcelona

Driving towards Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean, we pass Guadalajara and the Gorges of Jalón and Aragón en route to vibrant Barcelona, where we will spend the next two nights delving into the intoxicating charm of this cultural and artistic powerhouse.


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INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
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Madrid, Barcelona

Day 10: Uncover Colorful Barcelona

Join a Local Specialist today and delight in the whimsical world of Gaudí, whose characteristic Art Nouveau architecture is dotted throughout the city. See his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Família, before spending the rest of the day embracing the energy of Barcelona. Pay tribute to Columbus and his brave exploration of the New World, wander down to La Barceloneta for some tasty tapas treats, or ramble up Las Ramblas watching street performers entertain crowds. This evening, you could choose to witness Spanish passion, power and drama unfold at an unforgettable foot-stomping flamenco evening including a delicious Spanish buffet.


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INNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Breakfast
Barcelona

Day 11: Journey Along the French Riviera Dive Into Culture

From the rugged Costa Brava to the stylish shores of the French Riviera, we travel through the South of France, stopping to Dive Into Culture during a guided visit of Fragonard Perfumery where we'll learn how fragrances are crafted. Later, we arrive in the glamorous French Riviera, home to the famous Cannes Film Festival.


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Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer
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Barcelona, French Riviera

Day 12: Enjoy French Riviera Your Way

Tread in the footsteps of showbiz royalty, savoring a full day at leisure in the French Riviera. Admire the irresistible backdrop of the Mediterranean or consider joining an Optional Experience to the hilltop village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, renowned for its museums and galleries.


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Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer
Breakfast
French Riviera

Day 13: Explore Monaco and Pisa on the way to Florence

Travel along the sophisticated Cote d'Azur to the Principality of Monaco, where you'll see the Royal Palace and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Cross into Italy and pass Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus, before arriving in Pisa to admire its Leaning Tower and Baptistery, the largest in Italy. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence.


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Grand Mediterraneo
Breakfast, Dinner
French Riviera, Monaco City, Pisa, Florence

Day 14: Discover Florence

Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of one of the cultural capitals of the world. Enjoy views of the marble Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Piazza della Signoria, once the political hub of the city, and in your free time consider joining an Optional Experience to the Tuscan hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as Italy’s Medieval Manhattan. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Florence your way, but you’ll be tempted to head up to Piazzale Michelangelo for the best views of the cityscape as the sun begins to set over magical Florence.


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Grand Mediterraneo
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Florence

Day 15: All Roads Lead to Rome

Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ beckons and we head south to Rome stopping in Passignano Sul Trasimeno to admire its beautifully preserved center tucked within a circuit of medieval walls. Arriving in Rome you’ll have an evening to explore the city your way. After an afternoon of sightseeing on your terms, you’ll join your fellow travelers for memorable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.


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Barceló Aran Mantegna
Breakfast, Dinner
Florence, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Rome

Day 16: Uncover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Join a Local Specialist to delve into the center of Christianity - the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, then cross the Tiber for views of the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once home to exhilarating chariot races. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's history and culture that span almost two millennia. Admire the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on the Via del Corso or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. You could choose to spend your evening on a favorite Optional Experience, including a dinner of Italian specialties with drinks and music, followed by a drive providing a glimpse of how the locals enjoy their own city.


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Barceló Aran Mantegna
Breakfast
Rome, Vatican, Rome

Day 17: Journey Home

After breakfast, you’ll say farewell to your fellow travelers and Travel Director as your memorable journey across Europe comes to an end.


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Breakfast
Rome

What's included


Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris
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