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Itinerary

BEST OF TURKEY – 2021 – 14 DAYS

 

From:  R27 200 per person sharing

REFERENCE NR:  Trafalgar TBOT
DEPARTS: ISTANBUL, Excludes flights

A FABLED LAND OF FAIRY CHIMNEYS, WHIRLING DERVISHES AND COTTON CASTLES IS YOURS TO EXPLORE ON THIS LEISURELY JOURNEY THROUGH TURKEY.

From the legends of Troy to ancient Greek cities, your travels will reveal the places where history happened. On this in-depth Best of Turkey voyage, you’ll also venture into the Taurus Mountains for lunch with the Yazir community and relax on the shores of the Turkish Riviera.

DAY 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Ciao Roma! Welcome to the ‘Eternal City’ – once home to gods and goddesses, emperors, senators, and slaves. Explore the city’s bustling boulevards and labyrinthine lanes before meeting your fellow travelers and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. This evening, we embark on an orientation drive revealing some of the city’s most celebrated sights.

Hotel – Grand Tiberio
Included Meals – Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour that will see us visit the 17th-century St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and witness Michelangelo’s sorrowful Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to delve into what was once the largest empire in the world and view such ancient sites as the imposing Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves dueled to their deaths. Later, enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque piazze of Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and shop up a storm on Via Condotti or perhaps join an Optional Experience to see the exquisite frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Included Meals – Breakfast

DAY 3

Rome – Florence Sightseeing

We travel north into the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany and along the Arno River Valley. ‘Connect With Locals’ in their castle during a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch, before continuing to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city’s historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then, join a ‘Local Specialist’ for an enchanting encounter with one of the world’s cultural centers, admiring the exquisite architecture and artistry around every turn. View the marble Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria, the political hub of Florence before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel – Grand Mediterraneo
Included Meals – Breakfast, Be My Guest

DAY 4

Florence – Venice

The romantic island city of Venice is our final destination today. We take to San Marco’s waters, cruising the canals and admiring views of the imposing St. Mark’s Basilica and ornate Doge’s Palace. We’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ next and witness the centuries-old art of Venetian glassblowing before enjoying an afternoon at leisure to explore narrow calle in search of a cosy bacaro where you can enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine washed down with an Aperol Spritz or two. If you have time, venture to the enchanting canal-side setting of St. Mark’s Square – the sounds of talented musicians, seagulls and lapping water provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable sunset over the Grand Canal.

Hotel – Novotel Mestre Castellana
Included Meals – Breakfast

DAY 5

Venice – Lucerne

We depart Venice, travelling north into the picturesque Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Slicing through the Alps, we arrive in Switzerland and the laid-back lakeside city of Lucerne. The city is perhaps most famous for its solid wooden Chapel Bridge and poignant Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, amble through the Old Town or consider joining an Optional Experience and ascend one of the surrounding mountain peaks for panoramic views. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – the Grand Hotel Europe, promising sweeping lake vistas.

Hotel – Grand Europe
Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6

Lucerne – Paris (2 Nights)

From Lucerne, we head into France and through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one of the country’s largest wine-producing areas. Arriving in Paris, we enjoy a free evening. Wander up grand boulevards and along the scenic Seine, grab a bite to eat and sip wine at a cozy bistro or consider attending one of the city’s famous colorful cabaret shows.

Hotel – Renaissance La Défense
Included Meals – Breakfast

DAY 7

Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ today and see the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. View Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter.

Included Meals – Breakfast

DAY 8

Paris – London (2 Nights)

Pass the tragic Somme battlefields en route to Calais from where we set sail across the English Channel to Dover and travel through Kent to London.

Hotel – Hilton Kensington
Included Meals – Breakfast

DAY 9

London Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ today to see the sights of London. View Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, after which you have an afternoon at leisure to soak up the dynamic atmosphere of this capital city that combines centuries-old heritage with modern verve. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

DAY 10

It’s time to bid farewell to London and your fellow travelers as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 2

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*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 2

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: €62.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 2

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for a tour with our Local Specialist 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 gladiatorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €87.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 3

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: €65.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 3

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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

Adult Price: €47.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 3

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we’ll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

Adult Price: €65.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 4

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

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 5

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: Fr.112.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 6

Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Adult Price: €165.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 6

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*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 7

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*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 7

Montparnasse and Napoleon’s Tomb

Take the fastest elevator in Europe to the Panoramic Observation Deck for unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s iconic monuments. The highest rooftop terrace in Paris offers a breath-taking 360-degree view, with all of Paris at your feet! We’ll also visit the Dôme des Invalides with our Local Specialist to see Napoleon’s final resting place.

Adult Price: €51.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 7

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: €70.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 9

St Paul’s and The Tower of London

At St Paul’s, we’ll visit the iconic cathedral in Central London whose origins go back 1,400 years. Then, at the Tower of London, you’ll hear the legend of the Tower and the ravens from your Local Specialist and discover the story of the kings and queens who’ve died here. You’ll also see the world-famous Crown Jewels, still in use by the monarchy today.

Adult Price: £61.00

Itinerary

Imperial Europe – 10 days

 

From:  R26 885 per person sharing

REFERENCE NR:  Trafalgar Trip code CEOX
DEPARTS: Munich, Excludes flights

EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF MUNICH, PRAGUE, VIENNA, BUDAPEST, AND SALZBURG ON THIS TRIP.

The towering spires of Imperial Europe may seem to touch the sky, but you’ll want to keep your feet on the ground so you don’t miss any of the many travel highlights and heart-warming surprises delivered on your visits to Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, and Vienna.

DAY 1

Arrive Munich

The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. Spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Later, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director on an orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the center of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its iconic Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey

Hotel – Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Westpark
Included Meals – Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoiled medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights.

Hotel – Vienna House Andels
Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 2

Hidden Prague

Enjoy your first evening in this city of spires by joining us at a dinner featuring local specialties and beverages, before we explore the Mala Strana district with our Local Specialist. Wander the cobbled streets and enchanted lanes, stroll across the beautiful Charles Bridge and enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit of the beautiful St. Nicholas Church under the gaze of the Prague Castle.

Adult Price: €75.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

DAY 3

Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

Delve into centuries of history as you join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savor the delicious chocolate flavors of Trdelník in the Old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava

Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE- DAY 3

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture, and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialties.

Adult Price: €51.00


DAY 4

Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Moravia and pass into Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava to admire it’s eclectic Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the ‘Paris of the East’. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of a selection of Hungarian specialties and awe-inspiring views.

Hotel – Novotel Danube
Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE- DAY 4

Danube Cruise With Dinner

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest’s spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname ‘The Paris of the East’.

Adult Price: €65.00

DAY 5

Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a ‘Local Specialist’. See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube, and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman’s Bastion, paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty ‘Be My Guest’ Hungarian dinner. ‘Connect With Locals’ and hear the story of their winery.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Be My Guest

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE- DAY 5

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we’ll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.

Adult Price: €52.00

DAY 6

Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Széchenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure to indulge in the captivating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers.

Hotel – Renaissance Wien
Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE- DAY 6

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite ‘Renaissance’ Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.

Adult Price: €64.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 6

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

Adult Price: €63.00

DAY 7

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Explore the imperial splendor of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a ‘Local Specialist’. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th-century to replace the city walls. Then, see the ornate colorful roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most beloved icons. Maybe, visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna’s musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous.

 Included Meals – Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 7

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your ‘A Class’ tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.

Adult Price: €103.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 7

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

Adult Price: €47.00

DAY 8

Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its Old Town with a ‘Local Specialist’. Dine-in your hotel this evening.

Hotel – Hubertushof Anif/Mercure City
Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9

Leave Austria behind, bound for the German city of Munich. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe’s most memorable cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director.

Hotel – Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Westpark
Included Meals – Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 9

Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

Join us for a scenic tour in the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, within sight of Hitler’s Bavarian Redoubt. Via the Hohenringstrasse, we’ll ascend 5,000 ft along one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe.

Adult Price: €36.00

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 9

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

Adult Price: €55.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - DAY 9

Lake and Mountain Tour

Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film “The Sound of Music”.

Adult Price: €39.00

DAY 10

Depart Munich

For now, it’s time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travelers, and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.

 Included Meals – Breakfast

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