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 seven 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.
Highlights of European Tapestry
HA|European TapestryHAT|With London
6 guests in a party: $3,734*18 guests in a party: $1,006*
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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 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.
17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam|Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Paris Banks of the Seine|Piazza del Duomo Pisa|Upper Middle Rhine Valley|Vatican City|Venice and its Lagoon
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.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
AMSTERDAM Holland Days AMSTERDAM Take a guided canal cruise and visit a Diamond Centre, followed by free time this afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC 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.”
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 before driving to Karlsruhe. (B,D) 348 mi / 560 kmLOCAL 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.
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. (B) 211 mi / 340 kmLOCAL 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.
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. (B,D) 205 mi / 330 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY 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."
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. (B,D) 261 mi / 420 kmLOCAL 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!
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. (B) 354 mi / 570 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL 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.
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. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY 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.
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. (B) 193 mi / 310 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & 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.
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. (B) 280 mi / 450 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY 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.
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. (B,D) 311 mi / 500 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL 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.
LYON–PARIS Bountiful Burgundy LYON Depart for a scenic drive through Burgundy with its vineyards and châteaux en route to Paris. (B) 292 mi / 470 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTLOCAL 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.
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. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY 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.
PARIS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Postillion Hotel||The Postillion hotel is housed in an old gum ball factory and offers smart, modern guestrooms, a fitness center and a restaurant. All 252 spacious design guestrooms feature air conditioning, soundproof walls, a private bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a mirror with integrated TV, a hairdryer, a flat-screen satellite TV and tablet, a desk and tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes with slippers and complimentary toiletries are also provided. Ideally located in a quiet position, close to the busy Amsterdam city center, this property is just a short walk away from public transportation which offers easy access to all of the city's major attractions and sights.||Amsterdam||Paul Van Vlissingenstraat 9-11||First-Class|
|2||Leonardo Heidelberg Walldorf||Conveniently located in an idyllic setting in rural Walldorf, just a short drive away from the historic town of Heidelberg. This 161-room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and boasts an indoor pool with a sauna, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. The modern, air-conditioned guest rooms all have Free Wi-Fi access, large flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea-making facilities, work desks and private bathrooms. The elegant wood paneled indoor dining room is decorated in the style of a typical German Stube and serves sumptuous local dishes for dinner as well as a hearty breakfast buffet daily. The relaxed stylish Leo bar is the place to unwind with a great choice of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer.||Walldorf||Roter Strasse 2||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||AC Hotel Innsbruck||Located in the heart of the Capital of the Alps, AC Hotel Innsbruck is situated close to the main train station and the old town where a great choice of restaurants can be found. Originally built in 1972 for the Winter Olympic Games, this landmark property offers 187 spacious, air-conditioned guestrooms which feature soundproof windows, minibar, in-room safe and coffee/tea-making facilities. Other amenities include a modern lounge bar, breakfast room, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi internet, which is available throughout the hotel.||Innsbruck||Salurner Strasse 15||First-Class|
|5||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|
|6||Radisson Blu Rome||Radisson Blu Rome is situated just a few minutes away from Via Veneto & the city's historic center. It has 285 sophisticated, air-conditioned rooms, all fully equipped with an LED TV, Free Wi-Fi, a minibar, desk and a bathroom furnished with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Classic Mediterranean delicacies, an aperitivo or a glass of Champagne can be enjoyed on the stylish 7th floor roof restaurant and bar and there is also a fitness room.||Rome||Via Domenico Chelini, 41||First-Class|
|7||NH Nice||NH Nice hotel offers 152 spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, all with chic contemporary décor, including sleek wooden floors and are furnished with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as Free Wi-Fi internet access. The elegant restaurant serves both local and international dishes with al fresco dining during the spring and summer months on the rooftop terrace which also features an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and bar, ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. The property is located in the eastern part of the city with The old town just a 15-minute walk away.||Nice||2-4 Parvis De L'europe||First-Class|
|8||Mercure Lyon Charpennes||Decorated according to the theme of the Festival of Lights, Mercure Lyon Charpennes has an elegant restaurant serving healthy and tasty specialties from the region, and a cozy bar where to relax and sip a cocktail at the end of the day. All 98 air-conditioned guest rooms feature minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, in-room safe, a separate desk, and LED flat screen television with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi high speed internet access is available throughout the property. Metro, bus and tram stops are available just outside of the hotel, as well as a many restaurants and bars. The botanical Garden and the green Golden Head Park are within easy reach.||Villeurbanne||7 Place Charles Hernu||First-Class|
|9||Crowne Plaza Lyon- Cite Internationale||This stylish hotel is situated close to the river Rhône and the massive Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon's largest green space. Guests can enjoy seasonal French dishes in the elegant dining room of the Bistrot Rive Gauche or on the sunny terrace. There's also an all-day Lounge Bar with an extensive drink list and tasty tapas. Spacious, contemporary, modern, and airy rooms offer amenities such as free Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, bathrobes, coffee/tea-making facilities, premium bedding, and aromatherapy sets.||Lyon||22, quai Charles de Gaulle||Superior First-Class|
|10||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|