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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 an overnight 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 Eiffel Tower in Paris, Amsterdam’s 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.

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 welcome dinner in Paris, followed by a Seine cruise for a first impression of this magnificent city, as well as visits 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 also 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

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by [LF] a Seine River cruise; guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower

Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

[LF] A special dinner at Finisterrae restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

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

Walk along Este Castle to the cathedral

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

Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

Visit Marienplatz and [LF] the famous Hofbräuhaus; orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium

Walking tour of the walled town


Guided sightseeing and canal cruise; visit a major diamond center

By high-speed Eurostar Train

Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Arrive in Paris, France.
 Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine, followed by [LF] a CRUISE on the Seine River for a first impression of this splendid city. (D)
Day 2Paris.
 In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of 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.
 Drive past Fontainebleau Forest and enter Burgundy. Enjoy views of impressive castles and vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps. In picturesque Lucerne, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France at the time of the French Revolution, then walk through the Old Town and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. (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 exciting optional boat cruise is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant. (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, enjoy time to explore the many gold and leather shops on Piazza Santa Croce before joining your [LF] special dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)
Day 6Florence–Rome.
 Your guided walking tour features a visit to Michelangelo’s celebrated David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Also admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue to the “Eternal City.” (B)
Day 7Rome.
 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 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 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 BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Afternoon at leisure; 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 [LF] the famous HOFBRÄUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel. (B)
Day 11Munich–Rothenburg–Rhineland.
 Marvel at the Olympic Stadium and its 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Continue through the Swabian Jura and part of the Romantic Road to picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this walled town, famous for Christmas ornaments. (B,D)
Day 12Rhineland–Amsterdam, Holland.
 Admire castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards during a scenic RHINE CRUISE. Then, a comfortable drive brings you to Amsterdam, capital of Holland. (B,D)
Day 13Amsterdam.
 See the main sights of the 700-year-old capital with a Local Guide, such as the Royal Palace, Mint Tower, the original Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, and more. Highlight is a leisurely CANAL CRUISE along the patrician mansions and gabled façades. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, and a working windmill, followed by dinner in the pretty fishing village of Volendam—the best way to say tot ziens to Holland. (B)
Day 14Amsterdam–Brussels, Belgium–London, England.
 Transfer to Brussels, where you will board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the late afternoon. (B)
Day 15London.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous landmarks, a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, and the Changing of the Guard, if held. 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 with wine, including special dinners in Paris and Florence

Related Globus Tours

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $202-$472, in twin $105-$241, in triple $137-$318

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $264-$396, in twin $149-$221, in triple $140-$202

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2017

Globus Notes

  • December 16 departure–Christmas Eve in Venice including dinner with wine.
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

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03/03/2018 $3,529.00
03/17/2018 $3,529.00
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04/14/2018 $4,049.00
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06/30/2018 $4,049.00
07/07/2018 $4,049.00
07/21/2018 $4,049.00
08/04/2018 $4,049.00
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09/01/2018 $4,049.00
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09/15/2018 $4,049.00
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11/03/2018 $3,499.00
11/17/2018 $3,499.00
12/01/2018 $3,499.00
12/15/2018 $3,499.00
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