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European Experience

From $2699 $698 taxes

Mountains and monuments dot your route from London to Rome. Admire Munich’s musical Glockenspiel in Marienplatz, take an exhilarating journey through an Alpine highway and marvel at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with stops in Rome, Lucerne and Paris.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip economy class airfare from home city to London and return from Paris
  • 13 nights guided vacation CostSaver coach tour
  • Roundtrip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Dining: 11 buffet breakfasts, 2 full breakfasts, 5 three-course dinners
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries, reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodations featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • The services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver throughout your trip
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Amsterdam: See the historic city centre
  • Cologne: View the Gothic cathedral
  • Dover: See the White Cliffs
  • Florence: Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork
  • Innsbruck: View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump
  • Lucerne: Visit the Lion Monument and see the medieval Old Town
  • Munich: See the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus
  • Paris: Sightseeing includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rhine Valley: Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Rome: Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites
  • Swiss Alps: Picture-book scenery
  • Venice: Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop
 Vancouver Based on Double & Single Share
2018
May 31 – June 14, 2018 $2999 + $698 tax
September 13-27, 2018 $2699+ $698 tax
*Kelowna, Victoria add from $400 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $808
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $146 per person
Trafalgar Travel Club* $130 discount

*Kelowna & Victoria return flight will require an overnight hotel in Vancouver at passengers own cost.

Single Share Program: When travelling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.


*If you have traveled with Trafalgar before, you are entitled to a discount off the tour only portion! You will need to travel within 5 years of your last trip to qualify. For more information please contact our reservations department.

 

Upgrade your tour package to First Class Vacation: European Whirl. For more information or request a quote, please call us at 1-877-523-7823.

 

 


Trip Itinerary

Day 1  – ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
You will be met at Gatwick Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this fascinating city.
Hotel: Hilton Olympia or similar

Day 2  – LONDON FREE TIME
The day is yours to explore the delights of London. See the sights, visit a museum or go shopping – the list is endless and the choice is yours.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Hilton Olympia or similar

Day 3  – LONDON – AMSTERDAM
This morning meet your Travel Director and traveling companions to board your Trafalgar coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium’s Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities.
Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Airport or similar

Day 4 –  AMSTERDAM – COLOGNE – RHINELAND
Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe. In Boppard embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen or similar

Day 5 –  RHINELAND – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK
In Munich admire the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz and the Hofbräuhaus. Continue along the Inn Valley to the Austrian Tyrol and on to Innsbruck, a picturesque town where you view the sights including the Golden Roof and see the ski-jump.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Bon Alpina or similar

Day 6 – INNSBRUCK – VENICE
Enjoy an exhilarating journey through the Brenner Pass – one of the principal alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Alexander or similar

Day 7 – VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Traverse the Veneto plain via Bologna and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening take the opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful squares and fountains and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Raganelli or similar

8.September 17 – ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist brings Rome’s rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your tour continues across the Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to the incredible fountains in Piazza Navona, Rome is full of wonderful, unmissable sights.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Raganelli or similar

Day 9 –  ROME – FLORENCE
Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Don’t forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord or similar

Day 10 – FLORENCE – LUCERNE REGION (2 NIGHTS)
Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Krone Giswil/Krone Sarnen or similar

Day 11 – LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping for Swiss chocolate or perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Krone Giswil/Krone Sarnen or similar

Day 12 –  LUCERNE REGION – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine or similar

Day 13 – PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Paris is a beautiful city, and probably has more familiar landmarks than any other capital in the world. See most of them during your sightseeing tour with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider a delicious dinner at a cosy bistro. Also, no trip to Paris is complete without seeing a famous cabaret show featuring the can-can.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Mercure Ivry Quai De Seine or similar

Day 14 – DEPART PARIS
Say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. Transfers from the hotel to the airport are included. Conditions apply.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

 

 

 


 
First Class

Real experts, real experiences

Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself.

And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided
CostSaver

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust.What’s includedYour accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time.As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

 


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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287