Globus – Tour Details 2019-01-31T18:04:57+00:00

European Highlights 2019 - 9 days from London to Rome

European Highlights 2019

9 days from London to Rome

Starting at $2,497


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you'll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square.

It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.

Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And to top it off: you’ll visit the Colosseum.

Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all its highlights. It's a dream vacation!


Destination & Sightseeing

LONDON–PARISBy 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
Headsets throughout the tour except London.
Transportation:
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

MEALS

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay

Day 2 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. The perfect introduction to Paris is a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out French specialties, followed by a drive for more views of the capital of France
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Day 3 PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to the renowned FRAGONARD MUSEUM. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the world-famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket!
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Day 4 PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.
Drive past Fontainebleau Forest and enjoy views of châteaux and the Burgundy vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and picturesque Lucerne. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour. Admire Thorwaldsen’s LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, walk through the Old Town, and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party
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Day 5 LUCERNE–BERGAMO, ITALY.
A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Have your cameras ready during a spectacular drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District to the Italian border. Arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits
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Day 6 BERGAMO–VENICE.
Enjoy [LF] a FUNICULAR RIDE and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill. Your next destination is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and arrive at ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire its basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Time to browse through the many little shops, before joining a PASTA PARTY at a local restaurant. After dinner, board your [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D)
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Day 7 VENICE–FLORENCE–ROME.
Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry’s “Gates of Paradise,” and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the “Eternal City,” where dinner has been prepared at one of Rome’s lively restaurants
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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, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more
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Day 9 ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

LondonParisLucerneBergamoVeniceRome
Hilton London Metropole
Superior First-Class

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225 Edgware Road London United Kingdom

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.
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