European Sampler with London
Like a Lazy Susan generously plated with cured herring, breaded schnitzel, rich fondue, and beef bourguignon, this aptly named European Sampler invites you to sink your teeth into four delectable countries and cultures. Designed to introduce you to the best of Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France, this 9-day tour of Europe is an awakening for more than just your taste buds. All of your senses will perk up as you leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s bridge-covered canals, dreamily float down the romantic Rhine, and journey through Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, Burgundy’s rolling green vineyards, and the white-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you can expect a heaped helping of cities and villages, castles and palaces, and hand-carved cuckoo clocks to enhance your time in the most flavorful regions of Europe.Hungry for more European adventure? Board the high-speed Eurostar Train to London for fish ’n chips, bangers and mash, and bubble and squeak. When you add a 2-day London extension to your tour of Europe, we’ll also serve up guided sightseeing and plenty of optional excursions to make the most of your visit.
Highlights of European Sampler with London
HD|European SamplerHDT|With London
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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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 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 tour—without the crowds.
17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam|Palace and Park of Versailles|Paris Banks of the Seine|Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLANDWelcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM Guided Canal Cruise. Visit a Diamond Centre. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
AMSTERDAM–HEIDELBERG, GERMANY RHINE RIVER Scenic cruise.HEIDELBERG Orientation walk through the Old Town. [LF] Dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant. (B,D) 342 mi / 550 km
HEIDELBERG–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE BLACK FOREST Woodcarving demonstration followed by Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake).RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls.LUCERNE Walking tour includes the [LF] Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge. (B,D) 242 mi / 390 km
LUCERNE LUCERNE Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion to Mount Pilatus. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
LUCERNE–BEAUNE, FRANCE Scenic drive on your way to the vineyards of Burgundy.BEAUNE Visit the Hotel Dieu and take part in a [LF] wine tasting at Marché aux Vins. (B) 217 mi / 350 km
BEAUNE–VERSAILLES–PARIS VERSAILLES Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens en route to Paris. (B) 236 mi / 380 km
PARIS PARIS Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive and Seine River cruise. (B)
PARIS–LONDON, ENGLANDTravel by high-speed Eurostar Train to London, arriving in the afternoon. Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km (B)
LONDONGuided sightseeing includes St. Paul’s Cathedral. (B)
LONDONYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Westcord Art Hotel Amsterdam||This modern, themed 191-room hotel is decorated with a broad range of contemporary artworks, including some pieces by the renowned Dutch artist Herman Brood. There is a stylish Brasserie, a terrace with an open-air bar, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and Free high speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout.||Amsterdam||Spaarndammerdijk, 302||First-Class|
|2||NH Heidelberg||NH Heidelberg is located in the center of Heidelberg, perfect for getting to know one of Germany's most lovely and romantic cities and the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. Heidelberg is famous for its science and research activities, history, high-profile companies, and elite universities.||Heidelberg||Bergheimer Strasse 91||First-Class|
|3||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|
|4||Henry II||Located in the wine region of Burgundy, this 58-room hotel is set in a building designated as an historical monument and features a beautiful garden terrace. All soundproofed guestrooms are individually designed and are equipped with a TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi access, and private bathrooms that include a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar after a day of sightseeing whilst local wineries, restaurants, and museums can all be found just a short stroll away from the property.||Beaune||12/14 Faubourg-St-Nicolas||First-Class|
|5||Pullman Paris Bercy||This trendy 392-room eco-friendly hotel styled by the iconic British designer Tom Dixon is ideally located within walking distance of the vibrant Bercy district. Large classic guestrooms feature pillow top beds, bathrobes, slippers and coffee/tea-making facilities . Amenities include a bistro restaurant and a corner bar hosting live performances, a pamper bar and an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available throughout the property.||Paris 12||1, Rue De Libourne||Superior First-Class|
|6||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|