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EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS - 2017

Tour Code - HG 9 days - LONDON to ROME $2649 USD

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend the night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you'll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square.
It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.
Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions.

 

Extend your holiday with 3 nights in Sorrento

 

  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Enjoy a Funicular Ride and walk through Bergamo Alta
Board a private water-taxi for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal

 

Standard Features

Destinations

  • LONDON-PARIS
    By high-speed Eurostar train.
  • PARIS
    Ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit the Fragonard Museum.
  • LUCERNE
    Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge.
  • BERGAMO
    Dinner at a local restaurant; funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta.
  • VENICE
    Private boat ride; visit St. Mark's Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta party at Rossopomodoro restaurant; private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.
  • FLORENCE
    Guided walking tour, see the cathedral and Baptistry, and visit Signoria Square.
  • ROME
    Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Colosseum.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
3 special three-course dinners (D) with wine in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

  2. LONDON-PARIS, FRANCE.
    Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. For a bird's-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris' most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out local specialties, followed by a drive through the "City of Light." (B)

  3. PARIS.
    Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and a visit to the renowned FRAGONARD MUSEUM. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket! (B)

  4. PARIS-LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.
    Leave Paris, drive past Fontainebleau Forest, and enter Burgundy. Enjoy views of castles and vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and to picturesque Lucerne. Your walking tour includes Thorwaldsen's emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk through the Old Town and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party. (B)

  5. LUCERNE-BERGAMO, ITALY.
    In the morning, you may wish to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Then, have your cameras ready during an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian lake district to the Italian border and arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits you. (B,D)

  6. BERGAMO-VENICE.
    Enjoy a FUNICULAR RIDE and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill. Then, drive to Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to arrive at ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Admire its basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Then, time to further explore this fascinating city on your own. A PASTA PARTY with wine at Rossopomodoro restaurant is included before boarding your PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D)

  7. VENICE-FLORENCE-ROME.
    Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry's "Gate of Paradise," and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the "Eternal City." Upon arrival, dinner with wine awaits you at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (B,D)

  8. ROME.
    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 Pieta. 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 a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

  9. ROME.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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22 Jul 2017 30 Jul 2017 $2649 USD $3203 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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09 Sep 2017 17 Sep 2017 $2649 USD $3203 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
23 Sep 2017 01 Oct 2017 $2649 USD $3203 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $295 USD $169 USD $159 USD
PRE LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $396 USD $221 USD $202 USD
POST ROME 01 Apr 2018 31 Dec 2017 $122 USD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $155 USD $98 USD $85 USD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $171 USD $122 USD $103 USD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $155 USD $98 USD $85 USD
POST ROME 01 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 $171 USD $122 USD $103 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $72 USD

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