European Impressions Trafalgar Tour June 2014

One of our travel buddies has already booked her tour. Would anyone like to join her?

Tour dates 1 June -15 June 2014

http://www.trafalgar.com/sa/european-impressions-2014


Trip Itinerary

Day 1

LONDON – AMSTERDAM

Greetings from your Travel Director! A scenic drive through Kent brings you to Dover. See the White Cliffs as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Admire the countryside as you traverse Belgium and The Netherlands. In Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities, marvel at the Mint Tower and Dam Square. Later, you might like to take a canal cruise in a glass covered boat – it's a great way to see the city!

Hotel: Ibis Amsterdam Airport

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 2

AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND

Pass Arnhem into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the city's most famous landmark. Continue past Bonn to Boppard, where you embark on a relaxing cruise along the River Rhine past ancient castles and vineyards. Disembark at St. Goar where you view the Lorelei Rock and hear the legend of the fabled siren! Dine tonight at your Rhineland hotel.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Ramada Neustadt

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 3

RHINELAND – FERN PASS – INNSBRUCK

Head south into the region of Bavaria. Glimpse Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig, before taking the scenic Fern Pass into Austria. In the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, see the sights during your orientation tour including the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's cathedral.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Alphotel

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 4

INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

Explore the splendours of Salzburg and marvel at the sights associated with ‘the Sound of Music' and the city's most famous son, Mozart. Your scenic journey continues towards the River Danube, arriving later in the elegant city of Vienna.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Austria Trend Bosei

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 5

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your Local Guide shows you the city's important landmarks including the Opera House, the Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Spend free time afterwards sightseeing or shop for souvenirs on the fashionable Kärtnerstrasse.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6

VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

Journey through the heart of the Austrian Alps past mountains and small picturesque towns to the Austrian Lake District. Cross the Italian border and arrive later in Venice, your home for the next two nights.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Best Western Quid

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 7

VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Discover this stunning Byzantine city as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8

VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

Admire the scenery as you cross the fertile Po Valley and journey over the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Rome, the Eternal City. This evening you might like to explore the city's vibrant nightlife.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Barcelo Aran Park

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 9

ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your Local Guide takes you on a visit of St. Peter's Basilica, where you see Michelangelo's sculpture, the Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues across the Tiber in ancient Rome for views of the Forum and the Colosseum. In your free time afterwards, visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel or relax at a sidewalk café on the Via Veneto and watch the world go by!


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10

ROME – FLORENCE

Drive through Tuscany's Chianti region to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. In your free time, visit Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Don't forget to shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery!


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Demidoff/Grifone

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 11

FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS)

North from Florence via Bologna and Milan and across the Swiss border, you travel through beautiful, ever-changing scenery. See picturesque Lake Lugano, then take the famous St. Gotthard route through the Alps to Lake Lucerne. Later, why not experience a Swiss folklore and fondue evening?


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Weinhof

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 12

LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

See the highlights of Lucerne this morning on your orientation tour, including the medieval Old Town and a visit to the renowned Lion Monument. Spend free time afterwards relaxing or perhaps take an optional experience up a nearby mountain for breath-taking views!


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 13

LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

Travel west across the French border, past Belfort and the remnants of the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy wine region, with views of the vineyards. Arrive later in the capital, Paris.


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Mercure La Defense 5 Courbevoie

M: Moderate, D: Deluxe, SF: Superior First Class, F: First Class. For further details please see the notes section below. Help

Day 14

PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower – your Local Guide shows you all these amazing sights and more on your sightseeing tour. Explore on your own afterwards. Stroll along the banks of the Seine or visit the magnificent Palace and gardens of Versailles. Tonight, why not celebrate the end of your journey with a traditional Parisian cabaret?


Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 15

PARIS – LONDON

This morning, say ‘au revoir' to Paris. Cross northern France and the Somme battlefields and pass the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, board your ferry to Dover and continue by coach to London, where you bid farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions.


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  • ninette

    Hi Fabri, I was looking at the Contici tours...20 days around the world......but its for kids 30 and younger...lol this one is similar,....I would like to do something like that. We should meet sooner over cup of coffee, chat soon

    November 19, 2013

    • Ketso

      Hi Ninette, I am doing the Contiki one, similar to this one

      April 15, 2014

  • Fabrizio L.

    Hi Ninette, what type of a holiday are you looking for and what would your budget be? I could easily assist with holidays throughout Europe and South America.

    November 18, 2013

  • Gaya

    Hi, Ninette.Please click on the link and you'll see the cost.It's slightly different depending on the time of travel.I think the June one is approximately R28000.

    November 12, 2013

  • ninette

    Hi, Im interested, please email me the cost involved.

    November 12, 2013

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