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Globus Continental Introduction with London(HYT)

16 days from Paris to London 
Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, food specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, and London and overnights in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland. On your sightseeing tours, you’ll see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Amsterdam’s patrician mansions, and London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll also learn about the fascinating histories as you visit attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character, and is famous for Christmas ornaments. Food and drinks are important elements to local cultures and to any vacation to Europe. That’s why on this European tour, Globus has included unique opportunities to sample the local food like a dinner with Tuscan specialties at a local restaurant in Florence. A cruise on the River Seine and a welcome dinner in at one of Paris’ fine restaurants, as well as a visit to Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train from Brussels to London, and guided sightseeing of London are also included. Magnificent scenery awaits you on this tour to Europe. You’ll enjoy spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps, a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards, and more. Scenery, food, historical monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this splendid European vacation!

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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

PARIS
LF] Welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing including a Seine River cruise

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
[LF] Dinner at Finisterrae restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

FERRARA
Walk through Este Castle to the cathedral

VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz and [LF] the famous Hofbräuhaus

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town

RHINE CRUISE

AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond center

BRUSSELS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON

Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
 Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a [LF] welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)
Day 2PARIS.
 In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Later, guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, you may wish to join the optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret as a proper au revoir, Paris. (B)
Day 3PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.
 Enjoy a scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and into Burgundy, with views of impressive castles and vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps. In picturesque Lucerne, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. (B,D)
Day 4LUCERNE–LUGANO.
 Morning at leisure. Why not climb Mount Pilatus? Later, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to subtropical Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an optional boat cruise, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant is available. (B)
Day 5LUGANO–PISA, ITALY–FLORENCE.
 Pass the commercial capital of Milan and turn towards the Mediterranean Sea. Arrive in Pisa, and marvel at its amazing Leaning Tower. In nearby Florence, there is time to explore the many gold and leather shops on Piazza Santa Croce before joining [LF] dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)
Day 6FLORENCE–ROME.
 Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue to Rome, the “Eternal City.” (B)
Day 7ROME.
 Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to 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 8ROME–FERRARA–VENICE.
 In Ferrara, walk through impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse through the attractive little shops. Tonight, in Venice, why not try out local specialties at one of the city’s fine restaurants? (B)
Day 9VENICE.
 Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your walking tour with a Local Guide are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its basilica, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Afternoon at leisure, to wander through the narrow streets with their numerous shops and later, you may wish to join an optional gondola serenade. (B,D)
Day 10VENICE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY.
 Cross spectacular Brenner Pass and head through the Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck, where a pleasant stroll through quaint medieval lanes takes you to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Continue to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” and visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls. Highlight is a visit to the famous [LF] HOFBRÄUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel. (B)
Day 11MUNICH–ROTHENBURG–RHINELAND.
 Enter the Swabian Jura with its lush hills and arrive in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this walled town. Time to join the locals at one of the many restaurants and to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous. (B,D)
Day 12RHINELAND–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
 Admire castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards during a scenic and relaxing RHINE CRUISE, followed by a comfortable drive to Amsterdam, capital of Holland. (B,D)
Day 13AMSTERDAM.
 Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades, the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age, the Stopera, Amsterdam’s proud concert hall, the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, and much more. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner. (B)
Day 14AMSTERDAM–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM–LONDON, ENGLAND.
 Travel by coach and HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the late afternoon. (B)
Day 15LONDON.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous landmarks and a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 16LONDON.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners), including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Florence

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1,200-$1,400

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Paris:

in single room $202-$427, in twin $103-$216, in triple $136-$286

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $219-$291, in twin $124-$158, in triple $114-$147

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05/11/2019 $4,109.00
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06/22/2019 $4,219.00
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Guaranteed Departure 07/20/2019 $3,969.00
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09/14/2019 $4,239.00
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09/28/2019 $4,249.00
10/05/2019 $4,099.00
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