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Trafalgar

European Whirl Air Summer 2017

Start:
London
Includes:
London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Boppard, St Goar, Heidelberg Castle, Swabian Jura, Munich Olympic Stadium, Munich City Hall, Marienplatz, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof, Brenner Pass, Dolomites, Venice, St Marks Square, Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, Venetian Plains, Bologna, Apennine Mountains, Rome, St Peters Basilica, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, Florence, Piazza della Signoria, Baptistery, Piazza del Duomo, Lake Maggiore, Lucerne, Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Paris, Champ Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Calais, Dover
Duration:
12 days
Departs:
19 August, 2017
Tour Type:
Discovery

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route.

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All prices are quoted in Australian dollars on a per person basis unless stated otherwise. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Prices may vary until full payment is received, please ask your consultant for details. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. Conditions apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Day 1
(1 day)
London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam
This morning meet your Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise.Welcome Reception
Day 2
(1 day)
Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland
Cross the border into Germany, enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
(1 day)
Rhineland – Munich – Innsbruck
Crossing the Swabian jura, arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Admire the architecture of the Old Town including the Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof. Consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4
(1 day)
Innsbruck – Venice
Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5
(1 day)
Venice – Rome (2 Nights)
South across the Veneto plain you pass by Bologna and through the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6
(1 day)
Rome Sightseeing
Today's sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome see sites including the Colosseum with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an Optional Experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7
(1 day)
Rome – Florence Sightseeing
From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city's rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Specialist. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Dine tonight at a local restaurant and enjoy a Regional Meal with your travelling companions.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 8
(1 day)
Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)
Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
(1 day)
Lucerne Orientation
View the poignant Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Walk along the 14th century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don't miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10
(1 day)
Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)
Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an Optional Experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret.Buffet Breakfast
Day 11
(1 day)
Paris Sightseeing
See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. This evening celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 12
(1 day)
Paris – London
Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends.Buffet Breakfast

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