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European Highlights (HG2017)

A 9-Day Globus Tours tour starting from $2,689

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Tour Length: 9 Days
Countries Visited: England, France, Italy, Switzerland
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: Other Globus Tours
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Tour Code: HG-2017
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Title
European Highlights

Vacation Overview
From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend the night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you'll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square. It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence. Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces in Rome and imagining what it was like to partake in the gladiatorial fights at the Colosseum. Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all its highlights. It's a dream vacation!

 

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 special three-course dinners with wine in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome

Transportation
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 
Day 1:
Arrive in London, England. Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2:
London–Paris, France. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out local specialties, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.” (B)

Day 3:
Paris. Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to the renowned FRAGONARD MUSEUM. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket! (B)

Day 4:
Paris–Lucerne, Switzerland. Leave Paris, drive past Fontainebleau Forest, and enter Burgundy. Enjoy views of castles and vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and to picturesque Lucerne. Your walking tour includes Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk through the Old Town and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party. (B)

Day 5:
Lucerne–Bergamo, Italy. In the morning, you may wish to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Then, have your cameras ready during an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian lake district to the Italian border and arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits you. (B,D)

Day 6:
Bergamo–Venice. Enjoy [LF] a FUNICULAR RIDE and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill. Then, drive to Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to arrive at ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire its basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Then, time to further explore this fascinating city on your own. A PASTA PARTY with wine at Rossopomodoro restaurant is included before [LF] boarding your PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D)

Day 7:
Venice–Florence–Rome. Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry’s “Gate of Paradise,” and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the “Eternal City.” Upon arrival, dinner with wine awaits you at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (B,D)

Day 8:
Rome. Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

Day 9:
Rome. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
         
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City Highlights


LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar train

PARIS
Ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit the Fragonard Museum

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

BERGAMO
Dinner at a local restaurant; [LF] funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta party at Rossopomodoro restaurant; [LF] private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, see the cathedral and Baptistry, and visit Signoria Square

ROME
Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the ColosseumHeadsets throughout the tour

Notes
NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

 

Globus Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2017. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $554No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in London:in single room $264-$396, in twin $149-$221, in triple $140-$202Extra nights per person in Rome:in single room $152-$171, in twin $96-$122, in triple $85-$103

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