European Highlights (HG)

9 days from London to Rome

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This tour is bursting at the seams with historical cities and spectacular scenery. Spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. Enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; 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 inclusions, travel on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris, ride a funicular in Bergamo, 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.

Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy going 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, VIP access to the must-see attractions is included. This means that rather than spending time in long lines, you will spend it gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And to top it off: a visit to the Colosseum is included.

Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all their highlights. It's a dream vacation!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar train

PARIS
Enjoy a Seine cruise; guided sightseeing, visit the Fragonard Museum

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

BERGAMO
Dinner at a local restaurant; [LF] funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta party at a local restaurant; [LF] 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, and the Colosseum

Transportation:

High-speed Eurostar train; Seine River cruise; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

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

Day 2

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. The perfect introduction to Paris is a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out French specialties, followed by a drive for more views of the capital of France.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

PARIS. Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to the renowned Fragonard Museum. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the world-famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket!
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Drive past Fontainebleau Forest and enjoy views of châteaux and the Burgundy vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and picturesque Lucerne. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour. Admire Thorwaldsen’s 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.
Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

LUCERNE–BERGAMO, ITALY. A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Have your cameras ready during a spectacular drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District to the Italian border. Arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

BERGAMO–VENICE. Enjoy [LF] a FUNICULAR RIDE and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill. Your next destination is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and 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. Time to browse through the many little shops, before joining a PASTA PARTY at a local restaurant. After dinner, board your [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 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 “Gates 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,” where dinner has been prepared at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

ROME. Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to 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 Rome’s famous sites.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

KEES SCHUELER

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Discover Europe with me and enjoy the safety, excitement, value, and fun of an organized European vacation. With many years of experience in tour guiding, I know how to travel smart and hassle-free. I will show you as we skip the lines and get the maximum value out of our time. You will discover more hidden treasures, different cultures, and natural wonders."

Tour Director -  KEES SCHUELER

 Accommodations

BERGAMO

NH BERGAMO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LONDON

HILTON LONDON METROPOLE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

CONCORDE MONTPARNASSE

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROME

CROWNE PLAZA ST PETER\'S

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VENICE

NH LAGUNA PALACE

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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