Save $400 per couple on new bookings with air booked and paid in full 3/1/17–4/27/17. 5% Early Payment Discount (EPD) on 2017 vacations when paid in full by 4/27/17. Savings vary by itinerary; not valid on all trips/departures. Valid on all Europe vacations departing 04/01/17 through 10/31/17, any airline. All Offers: new bookings only; subject to availability; may be withdrawn at any time without notice; combinable with brochure discounts; not combinable with other promotional airfare offers; other conditions apply.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.
Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.
It's the A to Z of Europe. Thirteen countries - centuries of culture and history, mesmerising natural landscapes and a feast of flavours on one journey of discovery. From the architecture of Amsterdam to the medieval monuments of Germany, Austria and Bulgaria. Explore myths and legends in Greece, ancient history in Italy and the glittering capitals of Paris, Vienna and Budapest.
Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. After check-in, take a leisurely stroll through the city or relax and look forward to your wonderful adventure.
Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time
See a host of major attractions during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own or shopping.Full Breakfast
Day 3 - London – Amsterdam (2 Nights)
See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to cross the English Channel to France and then continue on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals.Welcome Reception
Day 4 - Amsterdam Orientation
Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. Enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Visit a diamond polishing factory for a Cultural Insight to see the diamond cutters at work. This afternoon travel to Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Mannheim
Arrive at Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg and admire the magnificent sandstone castle overlooking the scenic River Neckar. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Mercure Am Rathaus
Day 6 - Mannheim – Munich – Innsbruck
Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. See the Hofbrauhaus, the splendid Marienplatz and the City Hall. A short drive through spectacular scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel. Consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Innsbruck – Venice (2 Nights)
Your morning walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice − Queen of the Adriatic. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana
Day 8 - Venice Orientation
Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and hear the unique history of this beautiful Byzantine city. See the famous Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glassblowing at a traditional workshop. Spend the afternoon discovering more of this unique city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9 - Venice – Vienna (2 Nights)
Journey through Veneto, over the Austrian border, cross the Styrian Alps and past the Austrian Lake District before arriving to the imperial city of Vienna. Perhaps consider a traditional Austrian evening Optional Exprience complete with a dinner as well as entertainment.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10 - Vienna Sightseeing
From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the city's imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend free time sightseeing or experience a typical Viennese coffee house. Tonight you might want to enjoy a concert of classical music.Buffet Breakfast
Day 11 - Vienna – Budapest (2 Nights)
Explore the medieval city of Győr in Hungary. Stroll through this quaint city which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest. Tonight you might want to join a scenic River Danube cruise with a selection of Hungarian foods.Buffet Breakfast
Day 12 - Budapest Sightseeing
Meet your Local Specialist this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest. See the Great Synagogue, the Chain Bridge and visit Fishermen's Bastion in the UNESCO listed Castle Hill district. From here experience spectacular views of Pest including the magnificent Parliament and the Danube. Tonight enjoy a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 13 - Budapest – Belgrade (2 Nights)
Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open-air plays and the Votive church. Then cross the border to Serbia and later arrive in the capital, Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 - Belgrade Sightseeing
See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. This afternoon you can explore further on your own or why not join an Optional Experience into the Serbian countryside?Buffet Breakfast
Day 15 - Belgrade – Sofia Sightseeing
Travel further south this morning and see the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing into Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where your guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16 - Sofia – Kalambaka
This morning travel to Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17 - Kalambaka – Delphi – Athens
Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece'. See the battle site at Thermopylae, where the heroic Leonidas and his brave Spartans fought against the invading Persians. A picturesque drive will bring you to Delphi where you'll visit the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympic Games. Later continue to Athens.Buffet Breakfast
Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan
Day 18 - Embark Piraeus – Mykonos
Transfer to Piraeus and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19 - Kusadasi – Patmos
Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an Optional Experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos where there is time to relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20 - Heraklion – Santorini
Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21 - Disembarkation – Athens
This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip.Buffet Breakfast
Day 22 - Ancona – Assisi
Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi. Dine tonight in your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Grand Dei Congressi
Day 23 - Assisi Sightseeing – Sorrento
In Assisi start your day with a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis. Pass the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento.Buffet Breakfast
Day 24 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)
The ancient city of Pompeii was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted 79 AD. Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of this site with your Local Specialist. This afternoon arrive in Rome.Buffet Breakfast
Ateneo Garden Palace
Day 25 - Rome Sightseeing
This morning experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 26 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing
Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist. Shop for high-quality gold and leather.Buffet Breakfast
Day 27 - Florence – Engelberg (2 Nights)
Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Pass the beautiful Lake Lugano while travelling the scenic St Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Arrive this evening to the winter sports resort town of Engelberg.Buffet Breakfast
Ramada Regina Titlis
Day 28 - Lucerne Orientation
Your orientation tour of historic Lucerne includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. There is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates. During your free time why not consider a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 29 - Engelberg – Paris (2 Nights)
Cross into France and see the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region. Admire the Auxerrois vineyards and the changing terrain on your journey north to the glittering capital, Paris. Tonight, you might like to experience a world-famous Parisian Cabaret.Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel
Day 30 - Paris Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 31 - Paris – London
Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Day 32 - Depart London
Enjoy an English breakfast of at the end of your holiday.Full Breakfast
First class travel Highlights
Your London Hotel: This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
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The trip was about nature and history. It lacked any mention of art - at the least, architecture and sculpture. It would benefit if those topics were included.
The tour was spectacular. The Cooper Canyon was awesome and unbelievable. Our tour guide was well-experienced and knowledgeable. Our accommodations were the best. The local foods that we ate were very delicious.
Trafalgar is an excellent choice for traveling. I already did 2 European tours with them in 6 months and booked my third tour. They are professional and efficient. Traveling with Trafalgar saves time and money. The local experiences they provide make all the difference.
The tour was with AATKings/Trafalgar Tours. The Guide, Driver, Hotels, Meals, Tours were all excellent and I had a great time. Thanks!
The itinerary was absolutely within my expectations.
Our travel consultant did an excellent job booking our trip. The flight, airport transfer, and the tour itself was far beyond our expectations.
Everything that was stated came true but it was even better then what I expected.
We loved this trip. We love using Trafalgar because the tour directors are great, the itinerary is well planned out, and they have experiences that are unique, like taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon (the horse had jingle bells on) through a small town and stopping for pictures on a beautiful little bridge, and then the owner of the horses taking us to his home and providing us with a homemade lunch.
Everything was great in my trip to New Zealand's southern island, the scenery was certainly stunning! I had a good time, all the fellow travelers in the tour was very nice and friendly, and I have found some new friends there! New Zealand is a new country where air is very clean and people are honest and trustworthy welcoming tourists as well as foreigners with open arms. Next time I'd like to go back and see the Northern island of the country.
It's a trip worth taking, but not at all up to the descriptions provided by most travelers. So don't think your socks are going to get knocked off by the scenery seen from the train or the dizzying bridge heights. Maybe I'm jaded because I live in Wash. State and I've taken the Empire Builder (Amtrak) & the Rocky Mountaineer (Canada Rail). So, this trip had some "nice" scenery, and it was interesting to do some real switchbacks, but as for the train portion overall: "meh". Hard to get good camera shots if not on right side of train or unless you camped out (to the detriment of others) on the right side of the in-between sections of the train cars. The train condition was good, the restrooms were clean, and the food was OK. The accommodations on the trip were nice to very-nice, as was the food. You have to realize this is Mexico however -- if you're expecting USA quality throughout then you're going to be one of the complainers the rest of us have to put up with. The hotel on the rim of the canyon was especially nice, with incredible views. The tram ride (into the canyon) was also very scenic. Between the two, it made the trip very worthwhile. The Casas Grandes (Paquime) stop was also very interesting if you like archaeological stuff. Those two things (the canyon stay) & Paquime were kinda the only two things worth seeing on the trip. Not that the rest of it wasn't worth seeing at all -- it was. But those were really the only two stops of significance in my opinion. I'm glad I crossed this trip off my list, but I would not do it again nor recommend it except with the above caveats. This was my first trip with Trafalgar (I've done many other bus tours with other companies). I would recommend them, putting them on the same level as Globus.
Truly professional Tour Director and drivers made the tour memorable. Trafalgar always arrange first class hotel rooms.
The Trafalgar tour guide wasn\'t good as those we had in the past. The itinerary was a bit rushed, covering too great a distance in a short time.
I thought both Affordable Tours and Trafalgar did a great job. Would definitely travel with Trafalgar again and would definitely use Affordable Tours again.
It was an awesome, organized, educational and a fun trip from Trafalgar. Folks were great. Thank you to our travel director who took care of the group\'s need and our driver for keeping us safe. It went beyond my expectation. Thank you!
Just got back home from my 2016 Splendors of Italy vacations (10/22-11/03). The Travel Director was absolutely amazing, as well as our driver. They did everything to make our vacation an unforgettable experience. All local guides were excellent and very attentive. They took care of every detail so we just had to enjoy every second in Italy.
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