European Whirl Summer 2020

European Whirl Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The tring-tring of Dutch bicycles launches your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with its medieval castles, to the open-air museum that is Rome.

Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to the vibrant British capital where you will spend the next two nights, enjoying the pomp and pageantry of a city that effortlessly combines old and new.
Accommodation: The Tower

Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning for a tour of the iconic and unexpected sites of London.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - London – Eurostar™ – Brussels – Amsterdam
A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch city before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its canals.
Accommodation: Mercure City
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 4 - Amsterdam – Rhine Cruise – Heidelberg – Rhineland
Driving through the lush landscapes of The Netherlands and Germany, we arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise along the Rhine to St. Goar, passing vineyard-clad hills and medieval castles perched above riverside towns. Arriving in the Baroque city of Heidelberg, we explore its iconic and unexpected highlights before travelling to our Rhineland hotel.
Accommodation: Sinsheim
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Rhineland – Innsbruck
We cross the Austrian border next, arriving in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Old Town, including Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store and consider an evening of traditional Tyrolean entertainment.
Accommodation: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Innsbruck – Venice
Journey through the emerald-green landscape along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. We cruise the beautiful Venetian lagoon by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made by condemned prisoners as they took one last longing look at their beautiful city before meeting their fate. Then, 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure to soak up the romantic atmosphere. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz.
Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Venice – Rome (2 Nights)
Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains as well as the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City. En route, we 'Connect with Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch and enjoy true Tuscan hospitality with a local family on their private estate in the Chanti countryside.
Accommodation: A.Roma Lifestyle
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a 'Local Specialist' to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. Sit on the Spanish Steps savouring a tasty gelato, shop up a storm on the trendy Via Corso or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Rome – Florence Sightseeing
From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your 'Local Specialist'. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the imposing Duomo with its Brunelleschi dome and Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors filled with relief sculptures.
Accommodation: Hilton Metropole
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Florence – Lucerne (2 Nights)
Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into beautiful Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, with its century-old history.
Accommodation: Grand Europe
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding peaks for breathtaking views of the Swiss countryside. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)
Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret.
Accommodation: Evergreen Laurel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs ��lysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France, Notre Dame Cathedral, then enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Our European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the evening with fellow travellers and our Travel Director, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 14 - Depart Paris
After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to your fellow travellers and Travel Director. An airport transfer is available. Conditions apply.

Complimentary London Return - guests are welcome to return to London by Trafalgar motor coach at no extra cost. Additional accommodation will be required as arrival in London will be late afternoon/early evening. Please speak to your Travel Agent about this at time of booking.
Meals: Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower 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

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • 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
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page for details
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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By Kathleen M on Sep 14, 2018

We traveled to so many places we would never would have gone to on our own.

By Beth S on Jun 22, 2018

This particular tour required a lot more time in the coach (bus) than I expected even though I knew we would be having to travel a lot. Usually on tours we stop about every 1 1/2 hours. At the most 2. We exceeded that several times. As a consequence over a dozen people including some of the children experiences leg/foot swelling. Also the stops were so short we were expected to stand in line to use the toilets and then get lunch in about a half hour sometimes. Due to the distances we covered we were able to see many wonderful places. It was a "bucket list" tour for sure. Of the 7 tours I have been on this tour director would be ranked the 7th. He didn't really "come alive" with information until the last few days (after talking about gratuities). The local guides were great and my fellow travelers were by far the most wonderful people.

By Jayne W on Jun 10, 2018

This was an enjoyable and most interesting trip. Because we covered about 5,000KM or 3200 miles, there were long periods of travel on the bus. Good overview of Europe and then you can decide what you would like to go back to see in the future.

By Gary B on May 18, 2018

The trip was very smooth from start to finish. Well organized and professional

By Aruna M on May 04, 2018

Trafalgar has made a lot of progress in the way they organize, and execute the tours since my last tour in 1992. The quality of the tour from the Tour Leader to the hotels and the transportation was simply amazing and smooth. If I was assured that I would get the same tour guide, Martin, I would plan another trip in a heartbeat.

By Delores K on Apr 13, 2018

Wonderful experience!! I am ready to book another trip with Trafalgar! Our tour director and bus driver were above excellent. Our optional excursions were superb. 150 percent successful vacation!

By Jerome S on Sep 24, 2017

I believe that we received a good value for the trip. The tour director, was very efficient, informative and caring. We were very satisfied with the hotels, food service and tours. The tour we took, European Whirl, is exactly that. If you are not in reasonably good shape and can't handle stairs, you will be worn out. I am 78 and in pretty good shape but at times, I had a hard time keeping up with my younger fellow travelers.

By Kristine E on Sep 03, 2017

Trip was absolutely wonderful! We had a fabulous time and would love to get the same tour director.

By Marjorie H on Sep 03, 2017

We arrived on Sunday and didn't meet up with the Tour Director until Tuesday. Our time two days in London were not well spent because we didn't have the benefit of a tour representative providing info on availability, tickets, etc. Did not need to take a cruise in every country. An unexplained delay of a cruise in Germany resulted in our tour stopping in Heidelberg for only 40 minutes.

By Diane S on May 10, 2015

Buyer Beware! If you want to sit on your butt on a bus for hours on end, see most of Europe from a highway, eating at truck stops all day long, getting no exercise whatsoever and gaining weight, then this is the tour for you. I was **extremely disappointed** by the format of this tour. Instead of making short stops for bathroom breaks and then spending lunch in small towns along the way where you can stroll, shop, eat local food, interact with the local people and culture, we spent hours every day at truck stops while traveling to the major cities. Our travel guide was very informative and our bus driver safe and wonderful, but I will never travel Trafalgar again and I would not recommend them to family and friends. Too many terrible hours wasted on river or lake cruises that were boring when we could have been walking around the beautiful cities. We had the pleasure 2 years ago to go on a 2 week European Tour with Image Tours and it was the best vacation ever, I would highly recommend them instead. On Image Tours we stopped at small towns everywhere, like one in Belgium, one outside of Innsbruck (the best time in the Alps there!), Lake Guarda on the way to Venice, Beanne and Auxerre on the way to Paris, etc. Also, all breakfast and dinners and most excursions are included with Image Tours. Not so with Trafalgar. Only a few dinners and almost all the excursions and river/lake cruises were a waste of time and expensive, except for Moulin Rouge which was wonderful. The only reason we took this tour was because it went to Rome and London. We did see the Pope, which was a highlight. But we were left on our own for 2 days in London, with only a bus ride to the Palace to see the changing of the guard, big deal that was not. All in all, I regret taking this Trafalgar tour.

By Cheryl M on Apr 06, 2014

It was a magical trip...perfect in every way.


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