European Tapestry ( HA)

14 days from Amsterdam to Paris

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Like the world’s most beloved tapestries hanging in Europe’s most famous museums, this 14-day tour of Europe intertwines stunning scenery, centuries-old culture, and the timeless stories of several captivating countries to present an unforgettable experience. From the canals of Amsterdam to the casinos of Monte Carlo, we’ve stitched together an exciting array of sights and scenes to truly capture the big picture of Europe. In addition to the stunning imagery of the castle-dotted Rhine Valley, the snow-dusted Swiss Alps, and the olive-clad Tuscan hills, you’ll be introduced to the artful subjects who help tell the tales of time—the woodcarvers of the Black Forest, the glassblowers of Venice, and the beer makers from Rhineland. A perfectly woven itinerary of fascinating cities, charming countryside, and creative cuisine, this multi-country tour threads together the most memorable sights and experiences of Europe.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

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

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Day 2

AMSTERDAM Holland Days AMSTERDAM Take a guided canal cruise and visit a Diamond Centre, followed by free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
EPIC RIDE See the most fascinating views of Amsterdam on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”


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Day 3

AMSTERDAM–HEIDELBERG, GERMANY–RHINELAND Tradition on Tap in Heidelberg RHINE RIVER Enjoy a scenic cruise.
HEIDELBERG See the red-walled castle ruins. LF Enjoy a beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
348 mi / 560 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Lift a glass of German beer in Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg brauhaus. Enjoy the famous tastes of Germany in this elegant and rustic beer house where hospitality is served in the heart of the brewery, along with legendary beers – both traditional and modern.


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Day 4

RHINELAND–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE With Cherries on Top BLACK FOREST LF Enjoy a traditional woodcarving demonstration followed by Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake).
RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls before continuing to Lucerne.
LUCERNE Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
211 mi / 340 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Visit the House of Black Forest Clocks, a family producer of cuckoo clock and meet Mr Herr, a skilled woodcarver. His creations are made with linden wood sourced directly from the famous Black Forest region in Germany. Watch the artisans at work turning blocks of wood into exquisite designs. An age old art that is passed on through generations. Afterwards indulge your sweet tooth with coffee and Black Forest Cake.


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Day 5

LUCERNE–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA Lion Hearts in Lucerne LUCERNE A walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge.
VADUZ Take an orientation walk with free time to explore.
INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
205 mi / 330 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 6

INNSBRUCK–VENICE, ITALY Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE Take a scenic private boat ride, followed by an orientation walk, including St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblowing demonstration. LF Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
261 mi / 420 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Savor the tastes and traditions of the Italian cuisine and make fun memories with your friends and family around the table. Nothing makes it more special than sharing good food with the ones we love the most and Italians know this more than anyone else in the world. Buon appetito!


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Day 7

VENICE–ROME Tuscan Treasures VENICE Depart for a scenic drive across the Apennine Hills and through vine- and olive-clad Tuscany en route to Rome.
Breakfast Breakfast
354 mi / 570 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS If all roads lead to Rome, we choose the hilly landscapes of the Appennine Mountains, which stretch hundreds of kilometers from the north to the south of Italy. This “wild heart of Italy” is a natural masterpiece full of brilliant character. A real joy for the hearth and soul.


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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 time this 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–FLORENCE Fine Art in Firenze FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts. See Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze Gates of Paradise, and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast
193 mi / 310 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent. Home to a wealth of Renaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.


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Day 10

FLORENCE–PISA–FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE A Tilted Tower & Table Games PISA Stop for a photo opportunity near the Leaning Tower en route to the French Riviera.
Breakfast Breakfast
280 mi / 450 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS The glittering lights of Monte Carlo have attracted high-rolling gamblers for decades for its glamour and high-stake games. Explore the nightlife, restaurants, or roulette tables in this iconic city of princes and princesses on the French Riviera.


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Day 11

FRENCH RIVIERA–NICE–LYON French Connections NICE Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
LYON Take a walking tour of the Old Town with free time to browse before dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
311 mi / 500 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Stroll the Old Town and marvel at its hidden gardens and terracotta rooftops of Renaissance-era mansions, offering a view from the lovely lanes of this legendary culinary capital of France.


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Day 12

LYON–PARIS Bountiful Burgundy LYON Depart for a scenic drive through Burgundy with its vineyards and châteaux en route to Paris.
Breakfast Breakfast
292 mi / 470 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LOCAL TASTES Between Lyon and Paris is a world where the celebrated tastes, traditions, and timeless natural beauty reign in the breathtaking landscapes and vineyards of Burgundy. French treasures from escargot to Pinot are produced here, as well as Chardonnay and, of course, the beautiful Burgundy wines. A drive through bountiful Burgundy is brimming with the wonderful tastes and French castles found along the way.


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Day 13

PARIS C’est Magnifique in the City of Light PARIS Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, and a Seine River cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 tempting shops of the Champs-Élysées to the irresistible charms 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 14

PARIS 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.

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

SIMONA FARRIS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I love being a Tour Director - I enjoy communicating with and looking after guests from all over the world. It is something you can never get bored with, where the most important goal is making sure the guests return home happy, and with unforgettable memories. Personally, I prefer to escort Panorama Tours because I like to show people the variety of different cultures, languages and customs that Europe has to offer - although, being Italian I am particularly happy when I get to introduce guests to my beautiful country."

Tour Director -  SIMONA FARRIS

 Accommodations

AMSTERDAM

POSTILLION HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

RHINELAND

LEONARDO HEIDELBERG WALLDORF

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

ASTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

INNSBRUCK

AC HOTEL INNSBRUCK

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

VENICE

PLAZA MESTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ROME

RADISSON BLU ROME

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

FLORENCE

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
  Free Wifi

FRENCH RIVIERA

NH NICE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LYON

CROWNE PLAZA LYON- CITE INTERNATIONALE

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

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
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$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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