European Highlights (HG)

9 days from London to Rome

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This 9-day European Panorama leads you from London to the fan favorites of 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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 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; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

PARISPARIS Morning guided sightseeing includes sights of the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine cruise. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND 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

Day 5

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion to Mt. Pilatus. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

BERGAMO–VENICEBERGAMO LF Funicular ride followed by orientation walk through Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill.
VENICE Private Boat Ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs and a glassblower demonstration. 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

Day 7

VENICE–FLORENCE–ROMEFLORENCE Guided walking tour includes stops at the cathedral and Baptistry, and Signoria Square.
Scenic drive through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills en route to Rome.
ROME Dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
360 mi / 580 km

Day 8

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

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 WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

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

NH LAGUNA PALACE

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)



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