European Sampler with London (HDT)

11 days from Amsterdam to London

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Like a Lazy Susan generously plated with cured herring, breaded schnitzel, rich fondue, and beef bourguignon, this aptly named European Sampler invites you to sink your teeth into four delectable countries and cultures. Designed to introduce you to the best of Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France, this 9-day tour of Europe is an awakening for more than just your taste buds. All of your senses will perk up as you leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s bridge-covered canals, dreamily float down the romantic Rhine, and journey through Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, Burgundy’s rolling green vineyards, and the white-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you can expect a heaped helping of cities and villages, castles and palaces, and hand-carved cuckoo clocks to enhance your time in the most flavorful regions of Europe.

Hungry for more European adventure? Board the high-speed Eurostar Train to London for fish ’n chips, bangers and mash, and bubble and squeak. When you add a 2-day London extension to your tour of Europe, we’ll also serve up guided sightseeing and plenty of optional excursions to make the most of your visit.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

 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 AMSTERDAM, HOLLANDWelcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM Guided Canal Cruise. Visit a Diamond Centre. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

AMSTERDAM–HEIDELBERG, GERMANY RHINE RIVER Scenic cruise.
HEIDELBERG Orientation walk through the Old Town. LF Dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
342 mi / 550 km

Day 4

HEIDELBERG–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE BLACK FOREST Woodcarving demonstration followed by Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake).
RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls.
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the LF Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
242 mi / 390 km

Day 5

LUCERNE LUCERNE Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion to Mount 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

LUCERNE–BEAUNE, FRANCE Scenic drive on your way to the vineyards of Burgundy.
BEAUNE Visit the Hotel Dieu and take part in a LF wine tasting at Marché aux Vins.
Breakfast Breakfast
217 mi / 350 km

Day 7

BEAUNE–VERSAILLES–PARIS VERSAILLES Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens en route to Paris.
Breakfast Breakfast
236 mi / 380 km

Day 8

PARIS PARIS Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive and Seine River cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

PARIS–LONDON, ENGLANDTravel by high-speed Eurostar Train to London, arriving in the afternoon.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

LONDONGuided sightseeing includes St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

LONDONYour 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

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

AMSTERDAM

WESTCORD ART HOTEL AMSTERDAM

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

HEIDELBERG

NH HEIDELBERG

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

ASTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

BEAUNE

HENRY II

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PARIS

PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LONDON

PARK PLAZA WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior 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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