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Essential Europe (HF2018)

Code: HF-2018

A 11-Day Globus Tours tour starting from $3,389.00

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10/21/2018 10/31/2018 3,389.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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04/07/2019 04/17/2019 3,762.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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06/09/2019 06/19/2019 3,817.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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Globus Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2019 early booking. All tours will be open for 2019 bookings in the Fall of 2018. 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 2018. 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 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $821Triple room reduction per person: $44Extra nights per person in Rome:in single room $152-$210, in twin $99-$151, in triple $87-$136Extra nights per person in London:in single room $191-$281, in twin $109-$152, in triple $103-$143


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

England, France, Italy, Switzerland

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights


ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] pizza party at Finisterrae restaurant

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

BELLINZONA
[LF] Visit the Castelgrande courtyard and enjoy a light lunch with wine

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; taste Swiss chocolate pralines

PARIS
Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

PARIS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

Notes

Travelers Notes
Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Overview

Title
Essential Europe

Vacation Overview
Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling guided European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll enjoy great views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697, as well as the wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.Other highlights of this guided tour of essential Europe includes Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, chocolate pralines from one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London.Throughout this European escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that you won’t be waiting in long lines to visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!


Year Round Offers

  • Save by forming your own group of 5 or more
  • Triple Room Reduction Available for most tours
  • 10% Discount for Young Travelers 8-17 yrs old
  • Pay less for your second vacation in the same year

Essential Europe (HF2018) Day 1:
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY. Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2:
ROME. 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)

Day 3:
ROME–FLORENCE. A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops selling Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before joining [LF] a PIZZA PARTY at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)

Day 4:
FLORENCE–VENICE. Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER has been prepared for you at Rossopomodoro restaurant, followed by an exciting ride by [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy. (B,D)

Day 5:
VENICE–BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE. Leave the flat Po area and enter the Swiss Alps. Stop in Bellinzona and [LF] ride the elevator to the COURTYARD of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a spectacular panoramic view and a light lunch to try out local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the area is famous. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne. (B,L)

Day 6:
LUCERNE. During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Of course, you will taste CHOCOLATE PRALINES from Läderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland’s most famous chocolate-makers. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of your stay, choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)

Day 7:
LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE. Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and past Fontainebleau Forest. 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)

Day 8:
PARIS. Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most 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. (On Sundays, the sightseeing may take place in the afternoon.) Join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say au revoir, Paris. (B)

Day 9:
PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND. Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for a smooth ride to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight? (B)

Day 10:
LONDON. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Afternoon at leisure. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and later, maybe enjoy dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River. (B)

Day 11:
LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Globus Tours

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch with wine in Bellinzona; 3 three-course dinners with wine, a welcome dinner in Rome and special dinners in Florence and Venice

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



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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