European Highlights Summer - Leisure Holidays

European Highlights Summer Netherlands

From RM6,203 / per person for 6 nights
This Discoveries trip compares big players France and Germany to smaller neighbours Switzerland and Holland.

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Summary

Delve into the landscapes of Europe, from Amsterdam's gabled façades and lush Burgundy vineyards, to the sophistication of Paris and the mystical White Cliffs of Dover.



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Itinerary

Airport Transfer

On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfer will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guest arriving later should make their own way to the hotel.

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Mercure City

Day 2: Hotel NH Viernheim

Day 3 & 4: Hotel Grand Europe

Day 5 & 6: Hotel Pullman La Defense

Day 7: Paris - London

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam
Welcome to the colourful city of Amsterdam. Explore this city of bicycles and boats before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers, this evening, on a scenic canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome drinks.


Day 2: Amsterdam - Rhine Cruise - Heidelberg - Rhineland
This morning depart Amsterdam for Germany’s Rhine Valley and embark on 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.


Day 3: Rhineland - Schaffhausen - Lucerne (2 Nights)
Delve into a world of legends and fairy-tales today as you enter the enchanting Black Forest. Here, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness 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 in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the elegant lakeside Grand Hotel Europe.


Day 4: Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere before your morning orientation begins. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge, 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 stroll around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city's streets.


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. 


Day 6: Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a Local Specialist today to delve into the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Visit the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter. This afternoon, amble through the city's stylish gardens, avenues and lanes, admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. This evening we indulge in a unique encounter with Parisian culture, enjoying a special 'Connect With Locals' Farewell Be My Guest Dinner in the City of Lights.


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. 


Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

Meals

9 Meals as per itinerary - 6 buffet breakfast, 2 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine & 1 dinner.

Local Specialist

Local Specialist to bring locations alive

Tour Director

An expert Tour Director & separate driver

Charges & Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes.

Dive Into Culture

Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

Connect with Locals

Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by Daniel and his family at our Be My Guest dinner. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine.

Stay with Stories

Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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