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Overview

European Escape

On this Escape, you can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum the ancient arena of the Gladiators in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe are a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the town of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps. But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. So, you won’t be waiting in long lines to enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime available at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Highlights of European Escape

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Related Tours

KEF|European Escape
KEG|With London

Transportation

Motorcoach; Private boat ride Venice; Seine cruise Paris

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Related Option Title

European Escape

UNESCO Sites

Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Paris Banks of the Seine|Venice and its Lagoon

Meals

Full Buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2

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

Day 3

ROME–FLORENCE Scenic drive en route to Florence.
FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes the Academy of Fine Arts and Signoria Square. Free time. (B) 193 mi / 310 km

Day 4

FLORENCE–VENICE VENICE ISLAND Private Boat Ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblower demonstration. This evening [LF] dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 174 mi/ 280 km

Day 5

VENICE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE LUGANO Free time before a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard tunnel en route to Lucerne. (B) 342 mi / 550 km

Day 6

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon before included dinner at your hotel this evening (B,D)

Day 7

LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE Drive through the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the Fontainebleau Forest en route to Paris.
PARIS Free time this evening. (B) Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km

Day 8

PARIS PARIS Guided sightseeing includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a Seine cruise. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Paris with a visit to the Palace of Versailles. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 9

PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-10-26 2023-10-27 2023-11-04 $2119 $0 $2119 KEF31027K Available
2 2023-10-28 2023-10-29 2023-11-06 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF31029 Available
3 2023-11-04 2023-11-05 2023-11-13 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF31105 Available
4 2023-11-11 2023-11-12 2023-11-20 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF31112 Available
5 2023-11-16 2023-11-17 2023-11-25 $2119 $0 $2119 KEF31117K Available
6 2023-11-18 2023-11-19 2023-11-27 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF31119 Available
7 2023-11-25 2023-11-26 2023-12-04 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF31126 Available
8 2023-12-02 2023-12-03 2023-12-11 $1789 $0 $1789 KEF31203 Available
9 2024-01-27 2024-01-28 2024-02-05 $1789 $0 $1789 KEF40128 Available
10 2024-02-03 2024-02-04 2024-02-12 $1789 $0 $1789 KEF40204 Available
11 2024-02-10 2024-02-11 2024-02-19 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF40211 Available
12 2024-02-17 2024-02-18 2024-02-26 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF40218 Available
13 2024-02-22 2024-02-23 2024-03-02 $2119 $0 $2119 KEF40223K Available
14 2024-02-24 2024-02-25 2024-03-04 $1839 $0 $1839 KEF40225 Available
15 2024-03-02 2024-03-03 2024-03-11 $1899 $0 $1899 KEF40303 Available
16 2024-03-07 2024-03-08 2024-03-16 $2199 $0 $2199 KEF40308K Available
17 2024-03-09 2024-03-10 2024-03-18 $1899 $0 $1899 KEF40310 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Cicerone A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar. Rome Via Cicerone, 55/C First-Class
2 Hotel Cellai Located in the historic heart of Florence, this upscale 55-room boutique property is housed in a restored 19th-century townhouse with elegant parlors, vaulted wooden ceilings and original Tuscan artwork. There is a bar in the antique library that works on an honor-system, a charming rooftop garden with city views and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. Breakfast is served in a lavish mirrored room on a long table decked out with silver candelabras and complimentary tea, coffee and cake are served between 5 and 7 pm daily. Florence Via 27 Aprile, 14, 52r First-Class
3 Carlton on the Grand Canal A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities. Venezia Santa Croce, 578 First-Class
4 Astoria Ideally located in the heart of Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, close to its lake boasting crystal clear waters, the historic old town, and famous Chapel Bridge. All 252 contemporary rooms have a minibar and Wi-Fi. There's a plush cocktail lounge, a stylish café, and a rooftop bar affording city views. Other facilities include a full equipped modern gym. Lucerne Pilatusstrasse 29 First-Class
5 Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room. Paris Cedex 20, Rue Jean Rey First-Class
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