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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. On your guided tour of Continental Europe, you’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, and London, as well as 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 masterpiece sculpture of David – and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, You’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s paintings of the ceilings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Champs-Elysées in Paris. See also 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 St. Peter’s Basilica; 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

Your escorted European tour includes 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 Paris’ renowned artist area of Montmartre, 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 your guided tour of 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

[LF] Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre; guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine River cruise

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

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

Itinerary (2018)

 Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel [LF] for a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant in MONTMARTRE, Paris’ renowned art district with the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Place du Tertre. (D)
 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 a 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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 Rome, the “Eternal City.” (B)
Day 7ROME.
 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 marvel at 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 See the main sights of the 700-year-old city with a Local Guide during 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)
 You will be transferred by coach and the HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the late afternoon. (B)
 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)
 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 a special dinner in Florence

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $187-$396, in twin $95-$200, in triple $126-$265

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $191-$281, in twin $109-$152, in triple $103-$143

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