European Tapestry (HA)

14 days from Amsterdam to Paris

2020 Tour Details

A tapestry takes distinct colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s exactly what this European tour—European Tapestry—does. It weaves together the distinct cities, cultures, landscapes, and food of seven countries to make a beautiful vacation to Europe. Start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with sightseeing and a cruise on the River Seine with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In between, see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the amazing Leaning Tower in Pisa. </BR></BR>But that’s not all. Have a beer at a local café in Heidelberg; take a romantic Rhine cruise past castle-crested cliffs and terraced vineyards; learn about woodcarving from a local woodcarver in Germany’s Black Forest and taste the traditional Black Forest Cake; enjoy dinner at a Venetian restaurant to try out local specialties; and a highlight of this European tour is an overnight stay in Monte Carlo. Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to ensure your time and fun is maximized. That’s why we’ve included VIP access in this tour of Europe. That means that rather than waiting in long lines at places such as the Vatican Museums and Colosseum in Rome, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European tour is sure to delight!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond center

RHINE CRUISE

HEIDELBERG
Take pictures of the castle; [LF] enjoy a beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

BLACK FOREST
[LF] Woodcarving demonstration; enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake)

RHINE FALLS

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

VADUZ
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; [LF] dinner at Rossopomodoro restaurant

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

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

PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

NICE
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais

LYON
Orientation

PARIS
Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; Seine River cruise in Paris.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including including dinner at a local restaurant in Venice

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

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

Day 2

AMSTERDAM. Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE past patrician mansions and gabled façades. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

AMSTERDAM–HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. On the way to Germany, pass the Dutch region best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far. Highlight of the day is a romantic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns. Drive to Heidelberg and take pictures of the famous red-walled castle ruins. Then, join the locals for [LF] a beer at the famous Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

HEIDELBERG–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE. Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks, where another highlight awaits: [LF] be welcomed by a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, watch a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION, see samples of his work, and have Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, marvel at the thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to picture-book Lucerne. Tonight is your chance to join an optional Swiss folklore party.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

LUCERNE–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. Follow your Tour Director for a walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Time to shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or climb Mount Pilatus by cable car. On your way to Austria, stop in the Principality of Liechtenstein and enter Tyrol. In Innsbruck, walk through the Old Town and see Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

INNSBRUCK–VENICE, ITALY. Cross spectacular Brenner Pass to Italy and enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace with its Bridge of Sighs, and watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects. Why not join an optional gondola ride? [LF] dinner has been prepared at Rossopomodoro restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi / 420 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

VENICE–ROME. A scenic drive across the Apennine Hills and through vine- and olive-clad Tuscany with views of hilltop towns brings you to the “Eternal City.”
Today’s Distance: 354 mi / 570 km
Breakfast Breakfast

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, visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is at hand to further explore Rome’s famous sites.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

ROME–FLORENCE. In Florence, meet your Local Guide and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. During your walking tour admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, shop for Florentine fine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

FLORENCE–PISA–MONTE CARLO, MONACO. In Pisa, marvel at the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Then, follow the Italian Riviera and arrive in Monte Carlo for your overnight stay. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and the church that houses the tombs of the rulers of Monaco, have dinner, and visit the casino.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

MONTE CARLO–NICE, FRANCE–LYON. Enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea on your way to Nice. Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais. Then, follow the scenic Route du Soleil to Lyon, where an orientation introduces you to the OLD TOWN. Spend some time to explore its little streets.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

LYON–PARIS. Drive through Burgundy with its vineyards and impressive châteaux, and arrive in Paris. Optional excursions are available: visit the Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa; have dinner at one of Paris’ fine restaurants, followed by an orientation drive to get a first impression of this fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 292 mi / 470 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

PARIS. Guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Don’t miss an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14

PARIS. 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.

BRIGITTE MAIER KARALL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Traveling is my passion, and I see Europe as my doorstep. I get the opportunity to help you experience different cultures, languages, and various lifestyles on one vacation. My goal is to ensure each person has a unique and personal experience."

Tour Director -  BRIGITTE MAIER KARALL

 Accommodations

AMSTERDAM

LEONARDO HOTEL AMSTERDAM REMBRANDTPARK

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

FLORENCE

STARHOTEL MICHELANGELO

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Superior First-Class
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HEIDELBERG

NH HEIDELBERG

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First-Class
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INNSBRUCK

GRAUER BAER

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First-Class
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LUCERNE

ASTORIA

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First-Class
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LYON

MERCURE LYON CENTRE CHATEAU PERRACHE

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First-Class
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MONTE CARLO

MARRIOTT RIVIERA LA PORTE DE MONACO

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Superior First-Class
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PARIS

MERCURE PARIS MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR

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First-Class
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RHINELAND

NH MANNHEIM

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First-Class
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ROME

CROWNE PLAZA ST PETER\'S

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Superior First-Class
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VENICE

ANTONY MESTRE

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First-Class
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 Optional Excursions

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