European Splendor End Paris

European Splendor End Paris

Start: Rome Finish: Paris

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Siena, Venice, Pisa, Lucerne, Como, Paris, London


Duration: 10 Nights

Tour code: ESPLN17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

When have you ever had the opportunity to dine with an Italian count in Tuscany? That’s not all you’ll do on this exciting Rome to Paris trip, bringing you the bright lights of the Champs-Élysées, Leaning Tower of Pisa and epic skyline from Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Rome, Florence and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • iconDiscover Siena, Pisa, Venice and Lucerne
  • iconVisit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • iconView the ancient sites of Rome, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, scenic Lake Como, the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the spectacular alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • iconSee the Colosseum in Rome and the vineyards of Burgundy in France
  • iconScenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • iconConnect With Locals Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.
  • iconDive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.
  • iconMAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
  • iconDiscover Siena, Pisa, Venice, Lake Como and Lucerne

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Cardinal St Peter

Meals: Welcome Reception

Benvenuto a Roma – what was once the 'Capital of the World' is today a vibrant city filled with Italian zest for life and centuries of celebrated history. Enjoy some free time to explore before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to kick off your unforgettable European adventure.

icon Day 2: Explore the Ancient Sights of Rome

Location: Rome, Vatican City

Meals: Breakfast

We venture to the centre of Christianity and the great square that bears the name of the first 'bishop of Rome', St. Peter. Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, where we will have an opportunity to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà hewn from the most perfect block of Carrara marble. We cross the Tiber River to see the ancient sites of Rome, including the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Imagine the thunderous roar of thousands of exhilarated spectators cheering their chosen chariots to victory. This afternoon there is time to explore the city on your terms. Perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome or embark on an Optional Experience to visit the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel.

icon Day 3: Admire Siena on the way to Florence

Location: Florence, Siena

Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Concept

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

We travel into the scenic Tuscan hills to medieval Siena with its honey-stone façades. View the Piazza del Campo, where the exhilarating Palio horse race takes place, and see ornate medieval palaces and the 14th-century marble Duomo. Spend some free time seeking out your favourite hand-painted ceramics to take home as souvenirs. Continue to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', where we will spend the next two nights. Tonight we Connect With Locals over dinner for a special Be My Guest experience at a magnificent Tuscan villa.

icon Day 4: Discover Renaissance Florence

Location: Florence

Meals: Breakfast

The extraordinary art and architecture of Florence are celebrated during our guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. We'll view the exquisite marble Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria with its palazzi and magnificent art, including a replica of Michelangelo's David statue. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the only bridge over the River Arno that the fleeing German army did not destroy during World War II, then admire panoramic views of the iconic cityscape from Piazzale Michelangelo. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries during demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, you’ll have time to explore the city on your own. Consider a visit to the Uffizi Gallery or wander through the Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace – the choice is yours.

icon Day 5: Onwards to Pisa and Venice

Location: Venice, Pisa

Accommodation: Le Boulevard Lido

Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

We travel to Pisa today and to the Square of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower and Italy's largest Baptistery. Cross the Apennine hills and flat Veneto plains to the island city of Venice. The rest of the day is yours to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Consider joining an Optional Experience and explore the labyrinthine canals of Venice by gondola before dinner.

icon Day 6: Explore the Canals of Venice

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Dive Into Culture on today’s unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you witness first-hand the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing using the same techniques that have been handed down through the generations. You’ll learn how the master craftsmen shape the molten glass to make the exquisite and delicate works of art that adorn homes all over the world and perhaps be inspired to buy your own souvenir as a reminder of this special visit. Next, take to the water and cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Join your Travel Director to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of the city - the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile with its five bells. The rest of the day is yours at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to the island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal that would make any Italian mamma proud.

icon Day 7: Off to Lake Como and Lucerne

Location: Lucerne, Como

Accommodation: Grand Europe

Meals: Breakfast

We travel through the Italian Lake District bound for Switzerland this morning and enjoy some free time for lunch in the laid-back lakeside town of Como, which for centuries has served as the crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. We continue through alpine landscapes, past Lugano and through the St. Gotthard tunnel into central Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne.

icon Day 8: Uncover Lucerne’s Treasures

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy an orientation of Lucerne with your Travel Director. You’ll see the Lion Monument and pay tribute to the Swiss Guards who lost their lives during the French Revolution, before heading to the picturesque wooden Chapel Bridge, lined with pretty pink, white and purple blooms. Spend the rest of the day at leisure ambling past the beautifully painted façades in the Old Town. Shop for luxurious Swiss chocolate or consider joining an Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains to admire panoramic views.

icon Day 9: Journey to Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Renaissance La Defense

Meals: Breakfast

Cross the French border and what remains of the Maginot Line, journeying through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one of France's most prominent wine regions. Arriving in Paris later this afternoon, we have the evening at leisure to wander up grand boulevards and admire the vibrant cityscape of one of Europe's most sophisticated cities.

icon Day 10: Discover Magical Paris

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided tour along the grand Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This evening, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner celebrating the end of our European adventure.

icon Day 11: Au Revoir Paris

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

For now, it's time to say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Travel Director at the end of an unforgettable journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Dinner

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Regional Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    10 Breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar

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    Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London

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

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    Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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