European Highlights ( HG)

9 days from London to Rome

2024 Tour Details

This 9-day European Panorama leads you from London to France, Switzerland, and Italy. Breeze through history like never before as you dash from London to Paris on the high-speed Eurostar train, drive past the Fontainebleau Forest and the vineyards of châteaux-dotted Burgundy on your way to the Swiss Alps. Enjoy a funicular ride through the walled Italian town of Bergamo, feel the wind in your hair on a private water taxi through Venice’s Grand Canal, and cruise through the olive-clad Tuscan Hills on your way to Rome. Our engaging Tour Directors bring the history, art, and legends of each city to life with exceptional knowledge, unique perspectives, and seldom heard tales.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available for assistance.

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Day 2

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE Chill the Champagne LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions before boarding the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris.
PARIS Free time afternoon and evening.*
Breakfast Breakfast
305 mi / 492 km

* Note: for operational reasons, schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
EPIC RIDE Take the fast train to Paris on the Eurostar - the only high-speed rail directly linking the UK to France. Since 1994, passengers have been whisked through the longest section of underwater tunnel in the world in comfort with speeds up to 200 mph.


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Day 3

PARIS J’adore Paris PARIS Morning guided sightseeing includes sights of the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine River cruise. Free time this afternoon and evening.*
Breakfast Breakfast

* Note: for operational reasons, schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS As the song goes, we love Paris in the springtime; we love Paris in the fall - but no matter the season, we fall in love anytime we visit the most romantic city in the world. From the tranquility of the Seine River to the tempting treats of a corner café, your hearts are set on sharing France’s captivating City of Light any time you please.


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Day 4

PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND The Lush Life & Lion Hearts PARIS Scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and the Burgundy vineyards en route to Lucerne.
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge.
Breakfast Breakfast
423 mi / 680 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Lion Monument in Lucerne is a moving commemoration of the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. As one of Switzerland’s most iconic monuments, more than a million visitors stand before this touching tribute each year. One such visitor, Mark Twain, described the sculpture of a mortally wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."


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Day 5

LUCERNE–BERGAMO, ITALY Sweet Sights in Lucerne LUCERNE Free time this morning before departing for Bergamo.
BERGAMO Dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
205 mi / 330 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Serenity is found in a gaze across the stunning panoramas of the Swiss Alps above the lovely city of Lucerne. Spend time at leisure with a stroll through its magnificent medieval architecture and peaceful alpine lake.


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Day 6

BERGAMO–VENICE Higher Love BERGAMO Take a LF funicular ride followed by orientation walk through Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill.
VENICE Enjoy a private boat ride, followed by an orientation tour of Venice, including St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblowing demonstration. Take free time to browse before LF dinner at a local restaurant followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
155 mi / 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEMS Aim higher with a visit to Bergamo Alta, A convenient funicular ride takes you to the very heart of “Città Alta” - right in the Shoe Market square which has long been home of the shoe trade. Stroll through the picturesque streets, alleys and squares and savour the medieval charm the city managed to preserve through time.


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Day 7

VENICE–FLORENCE–ROME Italian Beauties FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes stops at the cathedral and Baptistry, and Signoria Square.
Later a scenic drive takes you by the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills en route to Rome.
ROME Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
360 mi / 580 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent architecture. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, including the sights of Signoria Square, Florence offers spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.


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Day 8

ROME When in Rome ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free afternoon.*
Breakfast Breakfast

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor. Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.


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Day 9

ROME Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 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

CATERINA THIEL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Even though I have been directing tours for many years, I am still passionate about sharing my knowledge and love for European culture and history with my guests. Each tour is a personal challenge as I strive to make everybody feel special, and to create a lasting memory of their journey through our continent's colorful and rich diversity, in the hope they return home inspired and stimulated."

Tour Director -  CATERINA THIEL

EARL SHANNON

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

" After many years of studying history then tourism, plus combining that with my love of travelling and exploring, becoming a Tour Director was an essential part of my DNA. For me having a part in assisting guests to enjoy the diversity, extraordinary beauty and the unique culture that Europe has to offer is unbelievably satisfying. I am constantly told by my guests that "You love being a Tour Director don't you Earl?", to which I simply reply, "Is it that obvious?""

Tour Director -  EARL SHANNON

 Accommodations

LONDON

PARK PLAZA WATERLOO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

PARIS

MERCURE PARIS MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

BERGAMO

NH BERGAMO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

VENICE

LEONARDO ROYAL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ROME

NH VILLA CARPEGNA

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).
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