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Overview

European Highlights

This 9-day European Panorama leads you from London to France, Switzerland, and Italy. Breeze through history like never before as you dash from London to Paris on the high-speed Eurostar train, drive past the Fontainebleau Forest and the vineyards of châteaux-dotted Burgundy on your way to the Swiss Alps. Enjoy a funicular ride through the walled Italian town of Bergamo, feel the wind in your hair on a private water taxi through Venice’s Grand Canal, and cruise through the olive-clad Tuscan Hills on your way to Rome. Our engaging Tour Directors bring the history, art, and legends of each city to life with exceptional knowledge, unique perspectives, and seldom heard tales.

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Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,698*
18 guests in a party: $423*

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

European Highlights

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 LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available for assistance.

Day 2

LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE Chill the Champagne LONDON Meet your Tour Director and travel companions before boarding the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris.
PARIS Free time afternoon and evening. (B)
305 mi / 492 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
EPIC RIDE Take the fast train to Paris on the Eurostar - the only high-speed rail directly linking the UK to France. Since 1994, passengers have been whisked through the longest section of underwater tunnel in the world in comfort with speeds up to 200 mph.

Day 3

PARIS J’adore Paris PARIS Morning guided sightseeing includes sights of the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine River cruise. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

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 tranquility of the Seine River to the tempting treats of a corner café, your hearts are set on sharing France’s captivating City of Light any time you please.

Day 4

PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND The Lush Life & Lion Hearts PARIS Scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and the Burgundy vineyards en route to Lucerne.
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. (B)
423 mi / 680 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."

Day 5

LUCERNE–BERGAMO, ITALY Sweet Sights in Lucerne LUCERNE Free time this morning before departing for Bergamo.
BERGAMO Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
205 mi / 330 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Serenity is found in a gaze across the stunning panoramas of the Swiss Alps above the lovely city of Lucerne. Spend time at leisure with a stroll through its magnificent medieval architecture and peaceful alpine lake.

Day 6

BERGAMO–VENICE Higher Love BERGAMO Take a [LF] funicular ride followed by orientation walk through Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill.
VENICE Enjoy a private boat ride, followed by an orientation tour of Venice, including St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblowing demonstration. Take free time to browse before [LF] dinner at a local restaurant followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D)
155 mi / 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEMS Aim higher with a visit to Bergamo Alta, A convenient funicular ride takes you to the very heart of “Città Alta” - right in the Shoe Market square which has long been home of the shoe trade. Stroll through the picturesque streets, alleys and squares and savour the medieval charm the city managed to preserve through time.

Day 7

VENICE–FLORENCE–ROME Italian Beauties FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes stops at the cathedral and Baptistry, and Signoria Square.
Later a scenic drive takes you by the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills en route to Rome.
ROME Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
360 mi / 580 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent architecture. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, including the sights of Signoria Square, Florence offers spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

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 afternoon. (B)

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.

Day 9

ROME Safe travels until we meet again! 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 2023-04-14 2023-04-15 2023-04-23 $2899 $100 $2799 HG30415 Available
2 2023-04-21 2023-04-22 2023-04-30 $2959 $100 $2859 HG30422 Available
3 2023-04-28 2023-04-29 2023-05-07 $3049 $100 $2949 HG30429 Available
4 2023-05-05 2023-05-06 2023-05-14 $3499 $100 $3399 HG30506K Available
5 2023-05-12 2023-05-13 2023-05-21 $3169 $100 $3069 HG30513 Available
6 2023-05-19 2023-05-20 2023-05-28 $3079 $100 $2979 HG30520 Available
7 2023-05-26 2023-05-27 2023-06-04 $3079 $100 $2979 HG30527 Available
8 2023-06-02 2023-06-03 2023-06-11 $3149 $100 $3049 HG30603 Available
9 2023-06-09 2023-06-10 2023-06-18 $3079 $100 $2979 HG30610 Available
10 2023-06-16 2023-06-17 2023-06-25 $3079 $100 $2979 HG30617 Available
11 2023-06-23 2023-06-24 2023-07-02 $3379 $100 $3279 HG30624K Available
12 2023-06-30 2023-07-01 2023-07-09 $3019 $100 $2919 HG30701 Available
13 2023-07-14 2023-07-15 2023-07-23 $2919 $100 $2819 HG30715 Available
14 2023-07-28 2023-07-29 2023-08-06 $2919 $100 $2819 HG30729 Available
15 2023-08-11 2023-08-12 2023-08-20 $3299 $100 $3199 HG30812K Available
16 2023-08-25 2023-08-26 2023-09-03 $3059 $100 $2959 HG30826 Available
17 2023-09-01 2023-09-02 2023-09-10 $3139 $100 $3039 HG30902 Available
18 2023-09-08 2023-09-09 2023-09-17 $3399 $100 $3299 HG30909 Available
19 2023-09-15 2023-09-16 2023-09-24 $3499 $100 $3399 HG30916K Available
20 2023-09-22 2023-09-23 2023-10-01 $3359 $100 $3259 HG30923 Available
21 2023-09-29 2023-09-30 2023-10-08 $3069 $100 $2969 HG30930 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel. London 200 Westminster Bridge Superior First-Class
2 Park Plaza Waterloo The 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel. London 6 Hercules Road Superior First-Class
3 Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur Located at the foot of Sacré Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This 305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opéra district's department stores, bistros and bustling cafés. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace. Paris 18 1/3, Rue Caulaincourt First-Class
4 Grand Hotel Europe A classical 19th century 169 room property. This hotel offers a wonderful contrast of old charm with modern interior design and has a beautiful garden to enhance your stay. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The main dining room is opulently decorated serving traditional Swiss dishes and there is also a lounge and terrace area with a bar service. Lucerne Haldenstr. 59 First-Class
5 NH Bergamo A modern 88 room hotel situated in the lower town center of Bergamo with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the property. Bergamo Via Paleocapa 1/G First-Class
6 Plaza Mestre Modern hotel located across from Venice Mestre train station near Venice historic city center - Comfortable, well-furnished rooms. Venice-Mestre Piazzale Stazione, 36 First-Class
7 NH Villa Carpegna Residential-style hotel with comfortable surroundings and a great location with restaurants and shopping centers nearby. Roma Via Pio Iv, 16 First-Class
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