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2023 Tour Details
On this Escape, you can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum the ancient arena of the Gladiators in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe are a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the town of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps. But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. So, you won’t be waiting in long lines to enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime available at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
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ROMEWelcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the ColosseumFLORENCEGuided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquareVENICEPrivate boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at a local restaurantLUGANOStop in the lakeside townLUCERNEWalking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgePARISGuided sightseeing; enjoy a Seine Cruise
Motorcoach; Private boat ride Venice; Seine cruise Paris
Full Buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
ROME ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon.
ROME–FLORENCE Scenic drive en route to Florence.FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes the Academy of Fine Arts and Signoria Square. Free time.
Breakfast 193 mi / 310 km
FLORENCE–VENICE VENICE ISLAND Private Boat Ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblower demonstration. This evening dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Dinner 174 mi/ 280 km
VENICE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE LUGANO Free time before a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard tunnel en route to Lucerne.
Breakfast Dinner 342 mi / 550 km
LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening.
LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE Drive through the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the Fontainebleau Forest en route to Paris. PARIS Free time this evening.
Breakfast Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km
PARIS PARIS Guided sightseeing includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a Seine cruise.
BreakfastENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Paris with a visit to the Palace of Versailles. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.
PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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"After a brief foray into teaching, my love of travel coupled with a keen interest in history and languages drew me to the role of Tour Director. I find it immensely satisfying to see each individual traveler come to his or her own understanding of the European scene, whilst enjoying the camaraderie of the group experience. Don't forget, travel is one of the few things you buy that makes you richer, with new experiences, insights, understandings and fresh perspectives. As members of the tour, not only do we discover the traditions of the countries we travel through, yet also we learn more about ourselves and our common humanity."