European Tapestry with London
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.Don’t miss a stitch after your European Tapestry tour as a high-speed train weaves its way to London. Walk down the aisle where the endless train on Princess Diana’s wedding gown followed her to the altar at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Raise a pint in a pub or lift your gaze on the lofty London Eye with free time to spare as Big Ben chimes. A jolly good time!
Highlights of European Tapestry with London
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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.
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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|Venice and its Lagoon
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–MONTE CARLO, MONACO A Tilted Tower & Table Games PISA Stop for a photo opportunity near the Leaning Tower en route to Monte Carlo. (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.
MONTE CARLO–NICE, FRANCE–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–LONDON, ENGLAND Just in Time for Tea PARIS Travel by high-speed Eurostar Train to London, arriving in the afternoon. 305 mi / 492 km (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE Take the fast train to London 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.
LONDON London’s Calling LONDON Guided sightseeing includes St. Paul’s Cathedral. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOTS England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art – from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
LONDON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam||This 18-story hotel offers 490 guestrooms with fresh design and high-quality equipment as well as a convenient location with a direct connection with two metro lines heading to city centre and key attractions. All guestrooms offers air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee machine, and in-room safe. A restaurant serving Dutch and international specialties, a bar and a fitness centre with sauna and steam bath are also available. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.||Amsterdam||Paul van Vlissingenstraat 24||First-Class|
|2||Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe||This modern 147 room property has a quiet city centre location opposite the city park. The restaurant serves local cuisine and during the summer months guests can enjoy the hotel's own beer garden and terrace.||Karlsruhe||Ettlingerstr. 23||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||Grauer Baer||This centrally located 196 room hotel offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and has a unique rooftop wellness area offering views of the surrounding Alps, facilities include a counter-current swimming pool (45 m²), sauna, steam bath, solarium and fitness room. Dining options include 2 restaurants, as well as a wintergarden for light snacks and a bar for drinks.||Innsbruck||Universitaetstrasse 7||First-Class|
|6||Leonardo Royal||The Leonardo Royal Venice Mestre, with its 244 rooms and suites, is the perfect place to enjoy a visit to the amazing city of Venice or organise your business trips and meetings. The hotel is just a few steps from Mestre railway station, from where you can easily get to to the city's highlights. Its modern rooms are airconditioned and provide a desk, a minibar and a private bathroom. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Guests can also make use of the business center, work out at the gym or relax in the bar.||Mestre - Venezia||Via Ca Marcello 6||First-Class|
|7||St. Martin||Located in Rome's city center opposite Castro Pretorio metro station, this classic hotel is housed in a historical building and boasts an in-house restaurant, a lounge bar, and cozy guestrooms. All 175 guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica is 1.3 km from the hotel, while Rome's Termini Central Station is a 10-minute walk away.||Rome||Via San Martino Della Battaglia 58||First-Class|
|8||Roma||Housed in a stately 18th-century building overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this 52-room romantic hotel has a cozy atmosphere with classic Florentine design, including beautiful stained glass windows from the Art Nouveau period. A generous breakfast buffet is served each morning in the informal breakfast room and there is an elegant bar serving cocktails and other drinks in a classically appointed room with marble floors and frescoed walls and ceilings. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.||Florence||Piazza Santa Maria Novella 8||First-Class|
|9||Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco||Mediterranean and contemporary style in bar, lobby. Nautical style for rooms - Border of Monaco.||Cap D'ail||Port De Cap D'ail||Superior First-Class|
|10||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|
|11||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|
|12||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|
|13||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|