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Globus European Sampler(HD)

9 days from London to Paris 
As the name implies, this guided European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. You’ll spend two nights in London, Lucerne, and Paris, as well as a night each in Amsterdam and Heidelberg. On your sightseeing tour in London, you’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married, and see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, if held. In Amsterdam, your sightseeing is via a canal cruise to experience Amsterdam! In both Heidelberg and Lucerne, you’ll discover the must-see sights on a walking tour, including Heidelberg’s Old Town and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, a circular painting dating to 1881 and depicting memorable scenes from the Franco-Prussian War. Your Paris sightseeing includes a Seine cruise, where you’ll be treated to great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

This escorted European tour also includes majestic scenery, such as a romantic Rhine cruise, a stop at the spectacular Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall, and an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train. Of course, on a European sampler tour you must taste specialty foods unique to each area, and with Globus, you get the special opportunity to do just that! You’ll enjoy dinner and a beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, and coffee with traditional homemade Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest.

Fascinating sightseeing, spectacular scenery, tasty local food, expert Local Guides, and a Tour Director ready to bring these destinations to life…what more can you ask for in a European guided tour?
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

By high-speed Eurostar train

Canal cruise


Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; [LF] dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

[LF] Woodcarving demonstration; enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake)


Walking tour including [LF] the Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge

Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

Itinerary (2018)

 Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
 Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit magnificent ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle and maybe later, enjoy dinner, followed by a Thames cruise. (B)
 Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN, followed by a comfortable drive to Amsterdam, Holland’s 700-year-old capital. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE aboard a glass-roofed launch, which is the best way to get a good impression of how Amsterdam was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. Why not join an optional Dutch dinner with local specialties, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam? (B)
 Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far, and enter Germany. Today’s highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the most scenic part of the river with its centuries-old castles. Continue to Heidelberg for a pleasant walk through the OLD TOWN to the Marktplatz (market square), from where you can take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and enjoy [LF] dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant. (B,D)
 Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks, where another highlight awaits you: [LF] be welcomed by a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, watch a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION, and see samples of his work. Then, enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, stop at thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to picturesque Lucerne. (B,D)
 During your walking tour, visit [LF] the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres’ circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Balance of the day is at leisure. You can shop for Swiss watches and you may wish to join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” by cable car. Tonight is your chance to yodel or blow an alphorn during an optional folklore dinner party for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)
 Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. Drive past the vineyards of the Burgundy wine region, with views of beautiful castles and Fontainebleau Forest. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.” (B)
 Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Time to further explore Paris on your own or to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine, including a special dinner in Heidelberg

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

Triple room reduction per person:

Extra nights per person in London:

in single room $191-$281, in twin $109-$152, in triple $103-$143

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $249-$582, in twin $135-$301, in triple $154-$395

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 04/27/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/11/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/18/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/01/2018 $2,679.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/15/2018 $2,679.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/29/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/06/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/20/2018 $2,829.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/27/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/03/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/24/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/31/2018 $2,679.00
09/21/2018 $2,669.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/05/2018 $2,669.00
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