European Escape (KEF)

9 Day Tour from Rome to Paris

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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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

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

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; LF pasta dinner at a local restaurant

LUGANO
Stop in the lakeside town

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

PARIS
Guided sightseeing; enjoy a Seine Cruise

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; Private boat ride Venice; Seine cruise Paris

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

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.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

ROME ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

ROME–FLORENCE Scenic drive en route to Florence.
FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes the Academy of Fine Arts and Signoria Square. Free time.
Breakfast Breakfast 193 mi / 310 km

Day 4

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 LF dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 174 mi/ 280 km

Day 5

VENICE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE LUGANO Free time before a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard tunnel en route to Lucerne.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 342 mi / 550 km

Day 6

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

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 Breakfast Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km

Day 8

PARIS PARIS Guided sightseeing includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a Seine cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE 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.

Day 9

PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

CHRIS HEATHERLEY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"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."

Tour Director -  CHRIS HEATHERLEY

 Accommodations

ROME

CICERONE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

FLORENCE

HOTEL CELLAI

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

VENICE

CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

ASTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PARIS

MERCURE PARIS CENTRE TOUR EIFFEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).