European Highlights End London

1N Amsterdam , 1N Heidelberg , 2N Lucerne and 2N Paris
7 days

From

US$ 2,139

per person

Operated by Trafalgar

About the tour

Short on time, but want a jam-packed adventure filled with European Highlights? Cruise down the Rhine River, savour a banquet in a castle and catch your breath as you see the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You'll return home with more than Swiss chocolate in your luggage.

Meals
6 breakfasts, 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Max. Group Size
40
Guide Languages
English

Highlights

  • Explore Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amsterdam and Lucerne
  • Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and a cuckoo clock factory in the Black Forrest
  • View the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • See the Lorelei Rock and the vineyards of Burgundy
  • Scenic Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the Rhine River
  • Connect with Locals In a medieval castle high above the Rhine River Valley, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. (Day 2)
  • Dive into Culture Join a local German family for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. (Day 2)

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

Accommodation

Mercure Amsterdam City

1 night(s) in Amsterdam

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg City Center

1 night(s) in Heidelberg

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Astoria Lucerne

2 night(s) in Lucerne

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel

2 night(s) in Paris

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Amsterdam

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Amsterdam

Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.

Day 2: Enjoy A Scenic Cruise In The Rhineland

Journey through Germany's Rhine Valley, boarding a cruise past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. The old university town of Heidelberg is our next stop, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. Connect With Locals this evening over dinner at exclusive Be My Guest experience. We venture to our hotel in Heidelberg.

Day 3: Journey Through The Black Forest To Lucerne

Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we'll Dive Into Culture and witness the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights.

Day 4: Explore Lucerne

Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the Old Town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.

Day 5: Off Through The Burgundy Wine Region To Paris

See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Admire the scenic Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. Indulge in a free evening to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. Experience the pageantry of Paris first-hand and opt for an Optional Experience to a Parisian Cabaret.

Day 6: Explore Magical Paris

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. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and Travel Director.

Day 7: Cross The English Channel To London

After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to Paris. Crossing through the infamous Somme battlefields, we catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, we board our ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach where our encounter with European Highlights comes to an end.

Starting from

US$ 2,139

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