The countdown to Christmas is already on… where do you want to be over the holidays ?
Let Trafalgar do all the hard work over the holidays this year,
while you enjoy the best of Winter in Europe!
One Trip Only!
December 20, 2018 – January 3, 2019.
A magical 15 days of festive lights on snow-dusted cobblestones from Paris to Rome.
- Begin in the City of Light, then follow the spicy scents of Glühwein and toasty gingerbread hearts to the famous Christmas Markets in Rome.
- Discover the secrets of Champagne production in one of the great Champagne houses of France and the charms of a traditional Gondola ride in Venice.
- Enjoy a magical Christmas Day in snow-capped St. Moritz.
- Relax over a Trafalgar Be My Guest lunch at a family-owned vineyard with a view across the rolling Chianti Hills.
- Celebrate a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner in Florence.
Start a new holiday tradition this year with your loved ones on a Trafalgar White Christmas in Europe tour.
One trip available only, so book early to avoid missing out!
15 days from $5195 USD / $6262 CDN per person, double share | Departing 20th December, 2018
Please note Terms and Conditions for US vs Canadian Residents:
Terms and Conditions – US Residents
Pricing: From $5,195* pp twin share.
Booking, Deposit & Final Payment: A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 70 days before departure. For bookings made within 70 days of departure full payment is required within 48 hours.
Fares: Fares include transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a Travel Director and Driver and meals as specified.
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes. Single rooms are available on request basis and a single supplement applies.
Cancellation penalties apply: For cancellations over 70 days prior to departure date = Loss of deposit; For cancellations 69 - 22 days prior to departure date = 25% of total price; For cancellations 21 - 8 days prior to departure date = 30% of total price; For cancellations 7 - 1 days prior to departure date = 50% of total price; For cancellations day of departure / no show = 100% of total price; Further cancellation fees may apply.
Passports & Visas: It is the responsibility of each individual passenger to have a valid passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements for the counties visited.
Triple Room Reduction, Single Supplement and Child Reduction: Triple Room reduction does not apply; Triple Rooms are subject to availability and may not be comfortable for three adults sharing one room. The supplement for a Single Room is $1363 per person. A child reduction is not available.
Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that passengers purchase travel insurance.
Trips are subject to change. Further terms and conditions apply.
Terms and Conditions – Canadian Residents
Fares: Fares include transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a driver and Travel Director and meals as specified. (This trip EXCLUDES airfares).
Booking, Deposit & Final Payment: A non-refundable deposit of C$200 p.p is due within 3 calendar days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 70 days before departure. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 70 days prior to the departure date.
Amendment Fees: A fee of C$35 or more per person, Per change is charged for any amendment to the reservation unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change to the guided vacation or departure date within 70 days prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply to this trip.
Cancellation Fee: No. of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation Penalty. Over 45 Days: $200pp, non-refundable deposit 44 – 22 Days: 25% of total price per person 21 – 8 Days: 30% of total price per person 7 – 1 Days: 50% of total price per person Day of Departure / No Show: 100% of total price.
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes. Single and triple rooms are available on a request basis and single supplement applies. Further booking terms and conditions apply. Please note that we operate only non-smoking coaches.
Passport and Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine readable passport and applicable visas. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information.
Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Trip is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not combinable with other promotions or any early payment discounts, group discounts, friends & family discounts. Combinable with past guest discount only. Quad rooms and guaranteed twin share are not available on this trip.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver is C$189.00 per person.
- You will visit the following places:
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the Swiss Confederation for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called '"federal city". Situated in Western-Central Europe, Switzerland is also a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbolism. One of the most developed countries in the world, Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails.
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031, but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. In 2009 and 2010, the city has been ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of the future" according to a research published by Financial Times and among the top ten cities in the world in which to live according to the British review Monocle. The city is the home of the most visited art museum in the world; ''the Louvre'' as well as the ''Musée d'Orsay'' noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the ''Musée National d'Art Moderne'' a museum of modern and contemporary art. The notable architectural landmarks of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (1914). In 2014 Paris received 22.4 million visitors, making it one of the world's top tourist destinations. It is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities and grandes écoles are located in Paris, as are France's major newspapers, including Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération.
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Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi). Rome's metropolitan area is the second largest in Italy Milan, with some 3.7 million residents. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals.
St. Moritz is a high Alpine luxury resort in the Engadine in Switzerland. It is Upper Engadine's major village and a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. St. Moritz lies on the southern slopes of the Albula Alps below the Piz Nair (3,056 m (10,026 ft)) overlooking an astoninglishly flat and quite wide valley with a lake of its own name at its feet: Lej da San Murezzan (Romansh for Lake of St. Moritz). A popular destination for the upper class and international jetset, it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. It is also regarded as the most expensive ski resort in the world, with many luxurious five star hotels and upscale shops.
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