Trafalgar
More
European Whirl
Rail
More
River Cruise
More
Coach
More
London to London
12 days
Tour code: TT1583

Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Paris
  • CRUISE along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine
  • ORIENTATION of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Venice and Lucerne
  • SEE the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields
  • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • VIEW the canals in Amsterdam, St. Mark's Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Count your blessings on this poignant spiritual sojourn to Oberammergau, combined with a European adventure, from Amsterdam and the Rhine to Paris and the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome.

What's included?

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
  • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Meals

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
  • 3 dinners

Itinerary

Day 1
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 capital centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its charming canals.

Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2
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.

Meals: Buffet BreakfastDinner

Day 3
Rhineland – Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)
Journey to Oberammergau this morning for a Trafalgar Highlight and display of unwavering faith - the Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be performed today as it has every ten years since 1634. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance, witnessing first-hand the covenant that the villagers made with God to spare them from the ravages of the plague and compelled them to honour His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before returning to your seat for the continuation of the captivating depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ as night falls.

Meals: Buffet BreakfastDinner

Day 4
Oberammergau – Venice
Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. Here you will cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace along your journey. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to a traditional glassblowing workshop, then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5
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.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 6
Rome Sightseeing
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: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7
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. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. This evening, 'Connect with Locals' and sample home-grown Tuscan hospitality as you enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with a local family on their private estate on the outskirts of Florence.

Meals: Buffet BreakfastDinner

Day 8
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.

Meals: Buffet BreakfastDinner

Day 9
Lucerne Orientation
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 River Reuss. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 10
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.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 11
Paris Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19th-century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. Our European Whirl and spiritual interlude almost at its end, we spend the evening with our fellow travellers and Travel Director, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro.

Meals: Buffet BreakfastFarewell Dinner

Day 12
Paris – London
Departing mainland Europe, we venture past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast where we board a ferry to Dover and travel by coach on to London where our adventure comes to an end.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Pricing and Availability from $5,650

 

Dates Availability Price (A$)
     
     
     
     
     
     
From Date to Date
$Price was $price
Departure Guaranteed
Availability
Loading...

Send me deals

© Copyright 2019 Defence Escapes Website by VA