Enchanting Europe

Enchanting Europe

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Enchanting Europe

17 Days Starting in London and ending in Rome

Visiting: London, Dover, Calais, Paris, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona, Madrid, Barcelona, French Riviera, Monaco City, Pisa, Florence, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Rome, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

EGRSMZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

From:
$5825
$5072 (USD) Operator discount: $583 BLACK FRIDAY SALE @ Tourhub: $170 -13%
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Tour Overview

All the travel highlights and flavours of France, Spain and Italy feature on this enchanting Europe trip. The beauty of the Loire Valley and foodie heaven in Bordeaux will be tough to beat, but living life the Italian way is just that dash of issimo that makes this journey extra special.

Highlights

  • 16 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

  • 2 Dinner (D)

  • Pamplona: Get to know your Spanish hosts during an exclusive Be My Guest dinner in Pamplona.

  • 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.

  • Paris: Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening.

  • Amboise: See the Royal Château beside the Loire River.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To London
Location:

London


Accommodation:

The Tower


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.

Day 2: Discover London
Location:

London


Accommodation:

The Tower


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 3: Cross The English Channel To Paris
Location:

London, Dover, Calais, Paris


Accommodation:

Evergreen Laurel


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Welcome Reception


Meet your Travel Director before crossing the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais. Travel across the World War I battlefields where so many brave souls lost their lives, catching a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before arriving in Paris. Later, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception and an evening drive to embrace the energy of this vibrant city.

Day 4: Explore Paris’S Sights
Location:

Paris


Accommodation:

Evergreen Laurel


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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 colourful cabaret shows.

Day 5: Onwards To Bordeaux
Location:

Paris, Bordeaux


Accommodation:

Mercure Centre Ville, Pullman Bordeaux Lac


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch


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 centre or amble along the Garonne and watch how the 18th-century Place de la Bourse glitters across the river at night.

Day 6: Admire Elegant Biarritz And On To Pamplona
Location:

Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona


Accommodation:

Tres Reyes


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 7: On To The Capital, Madrid Dive Into Culture
Location:

Pamplona, Madrid


Accommodation:

Meliá Castilla


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


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 travellers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 8: Discover Magical Madrid
Location:

Madrid


Accommodation:

Meliá Castilla


Meals Included:

Breakfast


This morning, perhaps take to the waters of Retiro Park, visit the Mercado de San Miguel to indulge in the delicious flavours 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.

Day 9: Off To Barcelona
Location:

Madrid, Barcelona


Accommodation:

Apolo affiliated by Meliá


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 10: Uncover Colourful Barcelona
Location:

Barcelona


Accommodation:

Apolo affiliated by Meliá


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 11: Journey Along The French Riviera Dive Into Culture
Location:

Barcelona, French Riviera


Accommodation:

Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 12: Enjoy French Riviera Your Way
Location:

French Riviera


Accommodation:

Indigo Cagnes-sur-Mer


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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

Day 13: Explore Monaco And Pisa On The Way To Florence
Location:

French Riviera, Monaco City, Pisa, Florence


Accommodation:

Grand Mediterraneo


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


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.

Day 14: Discover Florence
Location:

Florence


Accommodation:

Grand Mediterraneo


Meals Included:

Breakfast


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.

Day 15: All Roads Lead To Rome
Location:

Florence, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Rome


Accommodation:

Barceló Aran Mantegna


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ beckons and we head south to Rome stopping in Passignano Sul Trasimeno to admire its beautifully preserved centre 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 travellers for memorable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 16: Uncover Ancient Rome And The Vatican City
Location:

Rome, Vatican City, Rome


Accommodation:

Barceló Aran Mantegna


Meals Included:

Breakfast


Join a Local Specialist to delve into the centre 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 favourite 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.

Day 17: Journey Home
Location:

Rome


Meals Included:

Breakfast


After breakfast, you’ll say farewell to your fellow travellers and Travel Director as your memorable journey across Europe comes to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • 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)

  • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais

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Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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    Trafalgar requires a minimum deposit of 350 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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