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European Cavalcade

18 Days 9 Countries 32 Cities

The cultural hubs of London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome meet with beachside cities Sorrento and Nice.

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      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Explore the romantic landscapes, charming medieval villages and stately capitals of Europe in this epic voyage past Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, with a stay in the Bay of Naples and visits to Lyon, Monaco and Nice along the way.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: ECAV

      17 Nights

      accommodation

      24 Meals
      • 17 Buffet breakfasts

      • 7 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Avignon
          View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge

        • Black Forest
          Drive through Germany's famous forested region

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic Cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo

        • Innsbruck
          View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval Old Town

        • Lyon
          Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage site

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Paris
          View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          Visit St. Peter's Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites

        • Schaffhausen
          Stop to view the Rhine Falls

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View Juliet's balcony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 17 Buffet breakfasts

        • 7 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Lyon, France
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at CostSaver's recommended London hotel

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the CostSaver recommended London hotel booked through CostSaver or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below


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      European Cavalcade

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Amsterdam

      Greetings from your Travel Director. See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities.

      Hotel
      Ibis Schiphol

      Optional Experiences

      Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

      Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!

      Adult Price: €39.00

      2. Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Rhineland

      This morning travel through the Dutch countryside before crossing into Germany. Stop to view the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne before arriving in the picturesque Rhine Valley. Here you embark on a cruise at Boppard which glides past medieval castles and steeply terraced vineyards which produce the well-known high-quality Rhine wines. Continue by road to you hotel where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Achat Premium/Weinstrasse

      3. Rhineland – Lucerne Region (2 Nights)

      Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later in the mountains close to lovely Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ski Lodge Engelberg

      4. Lucerne Orientation and Free Time

      Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the Old Town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards in your free time consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

      Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included.

      Adult Price: CHF.99.00

      Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

      Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)

      Adult Price: CHF.112.00

      Swiss Countryside & Carriages

      A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a working farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.

      Adult Price: CHF.67.00

      5. Lucerne Region – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck

      Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria via the Arlberg region to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. Marvel at Innsbruck's sights including the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Bon Alpina

      6. Innsbruck – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

      Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Il Burchiello

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas & the Grand Canal

      On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      7. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      Evidence of Venice's former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      8. Venice – Rome (2 Nights)

      Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ergife Palace

      Optional Experiences

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      9. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Consider an Optional Experience to visit the Vatican Museums. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €81.00

      10. Rome – Bay Of Naples

      Travel South to the Bay of Naples. Enjoy free time in the coastal town of Sorrento and why not consider an Optional Experience to the picturesque Amalfi coastline. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn/Stabia

      Optional Experiences

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      Amalfi Coast With Countryside Lunch

      Join us on a tour of a local farm with lemon groves, an olive mill and a wine cellar. We'll see fresh mozzarella being made before our eyes and enjoy a lunch of authentic Neapolitan specialities, including pizza! Then it's off to the Amalfi coast, where we'll take in amazing views of pastel-colored villages and see dramatic cliffs rising from the sparkling Mediterranean - all en route to the chic beach resort of Positano for free time.

      Adult Price: €87.00

      11. Bay Of Naples – Florence (2 Nights)

      This morning, why not join an Optional Experience to the excavations at Pompeii? See the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Starhotels Vespucci

      Optional Experiences

      Discover Pompeii

      Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, as well as the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      12. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Admire panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights; Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

      Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

      Adult Price: €64.00

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €41.00

      13. Florence – Pisa – Monaco – French Riviera (2 Nights)

      View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and in Monaco enjoy views of the harbour and the palace. Travel past picturesque coastal towns to your hotel on the French Riviera.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Amarante Cannes

      14. French Riviera Free Time

      Enjoy a full day of relaxation on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      St. Paul, Coastline Drive and Provençale Dinner

      First to the medieval hill top town of St. Paul to visit this artists’ paradise. We'll continue along the Riviera, travelling on the Basse, Moyenne and Grande corniche roads with their spectacular views, to a local restaurant, for a delicious meal including drinks.

      Adult Price: €83.00

      15. French Riviera – Avignon – Lyon

      Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rhône Valley to Lyon.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Campanile Centre Berges Du Rhone

      16. Lyon – Versailles - Paris (2 Nights)

      This morning travel north through scenic countryside. Stop in Versailles and consider a visit to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles before arriving in the elegant, romantic capital city of Paris.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Courtyard By Marriott La Defense

      Optional Experiences

      Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

      Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      Versailles Palace And Gardens

      Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability and involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      17. Paris Orientation and Free Time

      This morning see the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and more on your orientation. During your free time why not visit a world-famous museum. This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

      A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

      One of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris, Nouvelle Eve is a hidden gem, where you’ll meet the Director and two of the cast members before enjoying a four-course dinner with wine. You will then experience unparalleled Parisian entertainment – including the world-famous Can-Can.

      Adult Price: €139.00

      18. Paris – London

      Head north to Calais for your cross-Channel ferry to England. Continue to London where your exciting holiday ends.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Amsterdam
          See the historic city centre

        • Avignon
          View the Palace of the Popes and St. Bénezet Bridge

        • Black Forest
          Drive through Germany's famous forested region

        • Cologne
          View the Gothic Cathedral

        • Dover
          See the White Cliffs

        • Florence
          See Piazza Santa Croce on your included morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo

        • Innsbruck
          View the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace

        • Liechtenstein
          Visit the capital, Vaduz

        • Lucerne
          Visit the Lion Monument and view the medieval Old Town

        • Lyon
          Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage site

        • Monaco
          Visit the Principality

        • Paris
          View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower on your morning sightseeing

        • Pisa
          View the Leaning Tower

        • Rhine Valley
          Cruise the romantic Rhine

        • Rome
          Visit St. Peter's Basilica on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites

        • Schaffhausen
          Stop to view the Rhine Falls

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View Juliet's balcony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 17 Buffet breakfasts

        • 7 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Lyon, France
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at CostSaver's recommended London hotel

        • Return ferry from Dover to Calais

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the CostSaver recommended London hotel booked through CostSaver or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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