European Wonderland With Eurostar Extension

Tour Type: Family Experience
Brochure Type: TT Europe Summer 2025 v1

Bring history to life on your European travels as you learn about life as a Roman gladiator and try your hand at pizza-making on an epic European family trip filled with carnival masks, medieval castle banquets and tons of fun for the whole family.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Kickoff Party (KP)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Florence: The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.
Family Fun
  • Rome: A cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make tasty Italian pizza from an expert and then share your masterpiece with the family.
  • Venice: Discover the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks and paint and decorate your own.
Iconic Experience
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pieta.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Siena: See the Fountain of Joy, striped cathedral and vast Piazza del Campo.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Bologna: Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Bologna. See the medieval squares and red-bricked facades of this historic city.
  • Venice: An introductory orientation of Venice reveals the famed canals and labrinthine streets of this eminent city.
  • Como: Take in exquisite views of the lake and its alpine backdrop as you enjoy an orientation of this magnificent town.
  • Switzerland: Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys.
  • Lucerne: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  • Paris: Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.
  • Paris: Admire the famous landmarks of Paris during your leisurely Seine River cruise.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Rome, Florence, Bologna and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Siena, Venice and Lucerne
  • : Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, a glassblowing factory and a mask-making studio in Venice
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, scenic Lake Como, the spectacular alpine scenery of Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • : See the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France
  • : Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and along the Seine River in Paris
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call 1 (609) 345-2129 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076081

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeWelcome to Rome Dive Into Culture Family Fun: Buckle up Bambini - we're off on a grand adventure through Europe, launching our Family Experience in the 'Eternal City' of Rome. This evening we enjoy a Kickoff Party with our travel companions where we Dive Into Culture with a Family Fun experience and learn how to make a pizza that would make any Italian mamma proud.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 2RomeExplore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: Delve into the open-air museum that is Rome, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see you rub shoulders with St. Peter and the thousands of pilgrims that flock to the impressive square that bears his name. See Michelangelo's famous Pieta statue in St. Peter's Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. We then enjoy a guided visit to the Forum, and an in depth walking experience around the walls of the Colosseum, before seeing Circus Maximus; once the site of celebrated chariot races.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 3FlorenceAdmire Siena and Florence Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals: Explore the medieval playground of Siena, strolling to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo where you'll imagine the fun and fanfare that the festive Palio bareback horse race brings to the city twice a year against the backdrop of colorful flags and emblems. You'll journey to Florence this afternoon where the Cradle of Renaissance comes alive in ways you could never imagine. You'll go back in time and learn how Florence drove innovation and imagination all those centuries ago, ending your captivating encounter with an important time in world history with a sweet and rich cioccolata calda, which will leave the whole brood wanting more. This evening we head to a real 12th-century castle in the Tuscan countryside to Connect With Locals for a Be My Guest dinner. As you walk through its stony halls, you'll be thrilled to learn about the plot hatched by the Pazzi family against the Medici rulers of Florence centuries ago. You'll enjoy a delicious meal featuring homegrown produce in the magnificent grand hall and be inspired by the dedication and passion of your hosts, the Baj Macario family who are committed to running the estate in harmony with nature.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 4FlorenceExplore Florence: The treasures of the Medici family are on full display as we delve into the centuries of art, architecture and tumultuous history. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the city. Visit the Piazza della Signoria, the hub of the city, and view the magnificent marble Duomo. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Climb a tree or two in Boboli Gardens, tick off great masterpieces in Uffizi Gallery. You could also join an Optional Experience to snap a selfie next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to Florence and pounding the pavements in search of the city's tastiest gelato.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 5VeniceJourney to Bologna and on to Venice: Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna where you will join a Local Specialist to view the city's Kissing Towers and Il Gigante, commonly known as Neptune's Fountain. Ditch your diet and indulge in the delicious flavors of what is widely regarded as the gastronomic capital of Italy - chase tortellini around your plate or twirl Spaghetti Bolognese like a local. This afternoon, we arrive in the island city of Venice. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring with the family or enjoy an Optional Experience gondola ride through Venice's labyrinthine canals.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 6VeniceDiscover the Floating City of Venice Make Travel Matter Family Fun: Take to the water and cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. Join your Travel Director to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of the city - the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile with its five bells. Enjoy an unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you witness first-hand the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing. You'll learn how the master craftsmen shape the molten glass to make the exquisite and delicate works of art that adorn homes all over the world and perhaps be inspired to buy your own souvenir as a reminder of this special visit. Then, join a Local Specialist for a Family Fun experience to learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks, with an opportunity to create your own colorful alter egos. This afternoon, consider a lagoon cruise to the colorful island of Burano, on an Optional Experience, for a mouth-watering meal.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 7EngelbergOnwards to Lake Como and Engelberg: We travel through the Italian Lake District bound for Switzerland this morning and enjoy some free time for lunch in the laid-back lakeside town of Como, which for centuries has served as the crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. We continue through Alpine landscapes, past Lugano and through the St. Gotthard tunnel into central Switzerland, before arriving in Engelberg.
H+ Hotel & Spa
Day 8LucerneUncover Lucerne's Treasures: Walk across the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge and into a land of lakes and lions. See the giant dying lion hewn from sandstone rock to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. Ascend one of the magnificent surrounding mountains during an Optional Experience or spend the afternoon sampling the rich flavors of delicious Swiss chocolate.
H+ Hotel & Spa
Day 9ParisOff to Magical Paris: From Switzerland, we cross the mighty Rhine River and into France, traveling through the Burgundy wine region to the 'City of Lights'. This evening, amble up grand boulevards and through tiny cobblestone lanes in search of the French treasures you'll have an opportunity to sample tomorrow.
Novotel Center Bercy
Day 10ParisExplore Paris's Sights: Join a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour which includes a drive along the Champs-Elysees with views of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Now, take to the water for a leisurely cruise on the Seine River with spectacular views of the city's bridges and life on the river. This evening, we close the curtains on an epic family adventure through Europe, celebrating with our travel companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner.
Novotel Center Bercy
Day 11LondonCatch the Eurostar to London: Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station, where you'll board the Eurostar train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
Day 12Journey HomeJourney Home: Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.
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