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Traditional Europe

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20871
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts London, England
  • Ends London, England
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi, Florence and Paris with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Colmar, Lucerne, Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, Innsbruck, Venice, Sorrento, Pisa, Monaco, Nice, SaintPauldeVence, Avignon, Lyon and Beaune
  • Visit a glassblowing factory in Venice, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the excavations in Pompeii
  • View the Cologne Cathedral, the ancient sites in Rome, the Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • See the Lorelei Rock in Rhine Valley, the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino and the vineyards of Burgundy
  • Scenic Cruise through Amsterdam's canals, along the Rhine River, by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy delicious Provencal cooking at our Be My Guest lunch with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous husband.
  • Dive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Help to preserve the memory of Poppy Salinger’s late husband, Pierre Salinger, former advisor to John F Kennedy, with a visit to the beautiful Bastide Rose and its old mill.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
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The Traditional Europe tour starts and ends in London. The Traditional Europe is a city sightseeing tour that takes 19 days taking you through London, England and other destinations in England.

Lose yourself in the history and romance of Traditional Europe. You’ll see all the iconic sights and some beautiful surprises along this 3-week Europe trip taking in the exquisite beauty of the Rhine Valley, the snow-capped Alps and the decadently warm waters of the French Riviera.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Eurostar to Brussels and on to Amsterdam
  • Day 2: Admire Cologne and Cruise in the Rhineland
  • Day 3: Enjoy Heidelberg then drive into the Alps
  • Day 4: Uncover Lucernes Treasures
  • Day 5: Journey to Liechtenstein and Innsbruck
  • Day 6: Onwards to Venice
  • Day 7: Discover the Floating City of Venice
  • Day 8: All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Day 9: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
  • Day 10: The Ruins of Pompeii with Sunny Sorrento
  • Day 11: Sail to Capri then Onwards to Assisi
  • Day 12: Through Tuscany to Florence
  • Day 13: Uncover Pisa, Monaco and the French Riviera
  • Day 14: Discover Artistic Saint-Paul-de-Vence
  • Day 15: Journey through Papal Avignon to Lyon
  • Day 16: Travel through Burgundy to Paris
  • Day 17: Explore Magical Paris
  • Day 18: Catch the Eurostar to London
  • Day 19: Journey Home
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 18 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Others
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels
  • Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from London are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Traditional Europe tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Traditional Europe tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Traditional Europe tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Traditional Europe tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Small group version of this tour may be available, which limits the group size to generally 29 people.
  • Groups traveling together will be seated together, and face coverings will be required where mandated, otherwise it is the choice of our guests if they wish to wear face coverings when traveling on the coach. Additionally, all surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day, and due to our high performing air filters the air within the coach will be completely filtered and changed every 2-3 minutes
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children aged 5-15, who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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