European Dream

8 Days Starting in Rome and ending in Paris

Visiting: Rome, Rome and Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

EROLAZN19

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Tour Overview

Embark on the "European Dream" tour, a captivating journey through Italy, Switzerland, and France, where history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes intertwine. Discover the timeless allure of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Paris with a Local Specialist guiding you through each city's unique treasures. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Eiffel Tower. Experience the charm of the Tuscan countryside, the scenic beauty of Lucerne, and the vineyards of Burgundy. Enjoy a scenic cruise to St. Mark's Square in Venice and indulge in wine tasting, reflecting the region's rich culinary heritage. With luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and a plethora of included meals and sightseeing extras, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Europe's most iconic destinations.

Highlights

  • Explore Rome, Florence, Paris and London with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Venice and Lucerne

  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice

  • View the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the White Cliffs of Dover, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in London

  • See the Tuscan countryside, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France

  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Rome
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Roma - St. Peter's Rome
Meals Included: Dinner

Ciao Roma! Welcome to the 'Eternal City' – once home to gods and goddesses, emperors, senators and slaves. Explore the city's bustling boulevards and labyrinthine lanes before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. This evening, we embark on an orientation drive revealing some of the city's most celebrated sights.

Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome And The Vatican City
Location: Rome and Vatican City
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Roma - St. Peter's Rome
Meals Included: Breakfast

The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see us visit the 16th-century St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and witness Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to delve into what was once the largest empire in the world and view such ancient sites as the imposing Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves dueled to their deaths. Consider an Optional Experience to gain VIP access to see the magnificent frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel and VIP entry into the Colosseum.

Day 3 : Onwards To Florence
Location: Florence
Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We travel north into the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany and along the Arno River Valley bound for an unforgettable visit to a 12th-century castle where the Pazzi plot against the ruling Medici family was hatched so many centuries ago. Here you’ll Connect With Locals over lunch during an exclusive Be My Guest experience, learning all about the family feud and taking a tour of the castle, including its infamous dungeons. Beyond the extraordinary opportunity to dine in a Tuscan castle, you’ll know that your visit is helping to preserve this historic building for generations to come. Continue to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance where you’ll learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then, join a Local Specialist for an enchanting encounter with one of the world's cultural centres, admiring the exquisite architecture and artistry around every turn. You won’t be able to tear your eyes from the beauty of the marble Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of Florence, before arriving at your hotel.

Day 4: Journey To The Canals Of Venice Make Travel Matter
Location: Venice
Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana
Accommodation Name: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice
Meals Included: Breakfast

The romantic island city of Venice is our final destination today. We take to San Marco's waters, cruising the canals and admiring views of the imposing St. Mark's Basilica and ornate Doge's Palace. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, we’ll witness the centuries-old art of Venetian glassblowing using the same techniques that have been passed down through the generations. You’ll watch master craftsmen shaping the molten glass into the delicate pieces of art that adorn homes the world over, perhaps inspired to buy a souvenir for your own home to remind you of your visit. Later, we’ll enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore narrow calle in search of a cosy bacaro where you can enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine washed down with a Venetian Spritz, or two. Take some time, venture to the enchanting canal-side setting of St. Mark's Square. The sounds of talented musicians, seagulls and lapping water provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable sunset over the Grand Canal.

Day 5: Across The Alps To Lucerne
Location: Lucerne
Accommodation: Grand Europe
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We depart Venice, travelling north into the picturesque Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Slicing through the Alps, we arrive in Switzerland and the laid-back lakeside city of Lucerne. The city is perhaps most famous for its solid wooden Chapel Bridge and poignant Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, amble through the Old Town or consider joining an Optional Experience and ascend one of the surrounding mountain peaks for panoramic views.

Day 6: Through Burgundy To Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Oceania Porte de Versailles Paris
Accommodation Name: Hotel Oceania Porte de Versailles Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

From Lucerne, we head into France and through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one of the country's largest wine-producing areas. Arriving in Paris, we enjoy a free evening. Wander up grand boulevards and through quaint squares, grab a bite to eat and sip wine at a cosy bistro or perhaps take a cruise on the Seine followed by a tour of Paris’s illuminations.

Day 7: Explore Elegant Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Oceania Porte de Versailles Paris
Accommodation Name: Hotel Oceania Porte de Versailles Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join a Local Specialist today to delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city’s stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. On our last evening together in Paris, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Au Revoir Paris
Location: Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell as our memorable holiday comes to a close.

What's 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)

  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

  • Optional Experiences and free time

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What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Optional Experiences

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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