EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS

This trip compares France and Germany to smaller neighbours Switzerland and Holland.

Price Includes

• 7 days trip departing London  
• 6 nights Authentic accommodation
• 9 Meals: 6 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner, 2 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
• Sightseeing including: 
 City tour in Paris
 Orientation of Amsterdam and Lucerne 
 Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Eiffel Tower in Paris
 Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam, the River Rhine
 View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris 
 See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields


Bonus

Early Payment Discount on Europe & Britain trips: save 10%*
Exclusive Discount: $150* per person

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

16 Apr 2018 
Other departures available between May – Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

20 Oct 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary

Itinerary

1 London ▶ Amsterdam d
Meet your Travel Director this morning before leaving London. Venture past the iconic White Cliffs of Dover fringing the English Channel as you board your ferry to Calais. We travel through the lush green landscape of Belgium, arriving in Amsterdam this afternoon where we’ll spend the night. This evening we join the Pauw family and their resident cows for a Be My Guest
Welcome Reception at their dairy farm. (BG)
Hotel: Mercure City

Day 2 Amsterdam ▶ Rhine Cruise ▶ Rhineland
Take to Amsterdam’s charming canals this morning before retreating to Germany’s Rhine Valley for a memorable cruise meandering past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. We pass the  legendary Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song then venture to our Rhineland hotel where
we’ll spend our evening at leisure. (BB, D)
Hotel: NH Viernheim

Day 3 Rhineland ▶ Heidelberg ▶ Schaffhausen ▶ Lucerne (2 Nights) d
The old university town of Heidelberg is our first stop this morning, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. Delving into a world of legends and fairytales, we enter the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight into the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the
shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights. (BB)
Hotel: Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Day 4 Lucerne Orientation e
Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere amidst a stunning natural setting before exploring the city’s fascinating heritage. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for
panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or meander around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city’s quaint streets. (BB) 

Day 5 Lucerne ▶ Burgundy Wine Region ▶ Paris (2 Nights)
See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Indulge in the mesmerising countryside of the Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. This evening is yours to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. See the pageantry of Paris and opt for an Optional Experience to enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) 
Hotel: Pullman La Defense

Day 6 Paris Sightseeing e d
Join a Local Specialist today to explore the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875.
Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the City of Light in all its glory. This afternoon, meander through the stylish gardens, avenues and lanes of Paris admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we celebrate an epic journey across Europe with our fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

Day 7 Paris ▶ London
After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to Paris. Crossing the infamous Somme battlefields, the final resting place of so many brave souls, we catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, we board a ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach where our encounter with European Highlights comes to an end. (BB)

Key:
d Insider Experience
WR Welcome Reception
e Free time
BB Buffet Breakfast
FB Full Breakfast
L Lunch
RM Regional Meal
BG Be My Guest Dining
D Dinner
DW Dinner with Wine
FD Farewell Dinner


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 19 Sep 17 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. A deposit of $200 per person per tour is required upon booking. Full payment due 14 Dec 2017 or no later than 90 days prior to departure from Australia, whichever comes first. Early Payment Discount applicable to land only portion of selected Europe and Britain trips. Exclusive offer is valid for new bookings only and does not apply to CostSaver tours or Special Group Itineraries. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Trafalgar and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.