Globus - 16 Night Deluxe Tour Package16-Nights Continental Introduction With London

Tours offered from May 2nd, 2020 - October 3rd, 2020

Starting from only $4,605.00 (USD)

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Europe-a continent rich with different cultures, gastronomic specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and history-and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what Europe has to offer. Spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam plus overnights in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland as well as three nights in London with Globus. On the included sightseeing tours, see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo's David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo's ceiling paintings in Rome's Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysйes in Paris, the patrician mansions in Amsterdam and London's iconic St. Paul's Cathedral. Also, learn about the fascinating histories as you visit attractions such as Rome's Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne's Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character, and is famous for Christmas ornaments. Extend your European vacation with a Globus London extension that includes a flight from Amsterdam to London, transfers to/from airports, three overnights, guided sightseeing, and services of an expert Local Host. Magnificent scenery awaits you on this tour to Europe. You'll enjoy spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps, a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards, and more. Scenery, food, historical monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more-it's all available on this splendid European vacation! Included Features:PARIS Welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing including a Seine River cruiseLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgePISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning TowerFLORENCE [LF] Dinner at Finisterrae restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria SquareROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the ColosseumFERRARAWalk through Este Castle to the cathedralVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; aperitif at Caffй FlorianINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofMUNICH Orientation, visit Marienplatz and the famous HofbrдuhausROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townRHINE CRUISEAMSTERDAM Canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond centerAMSTERDAM-LONDONBy AirLONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral

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Continental Introduction With London

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)

Day 2 PARIS. In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Later, guided sightseeing features Paris' main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opйra, Champs-Elysйes, and a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, why not join an optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge? (B)

Day 3 PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND. Enjoy a scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and into Burgundy, on your way to the Swiss Alps. In picturesque Lucerne, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen's impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church.
Today's Distance: 404 mi / 650 km (B,D)

Day 4 LUCERNE–LUGANO. Morning at leisure. Take advantage of an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. Later, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, sign up for an optional boat cruise, followed by dinner.
Today's Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B)

Day 5 LUGANO–PISA, ITALY–FLORENCE. Pass the commercial capital of Milan and turn towards the Mediterranean Sea. Arrive in Pisa, and marvel at its legendary Leaning Tower. In nearby Florence, there is time to explore the many gold and leather shops on Piazza Santa Croce before joining dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine at Finisterrae restaurant.
Today's Distance: 323 mi / 520 km (B,D)

Day 6 FLORENCE–ROME. Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue to Rome, the “Eternal City.”
Today's Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B)

Day 7 ROME. Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Piet. Then, visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous landmarks. (B)

Day 8 ROME–FERRARA–VENICE. In Ferrara, walk through impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse among the attractive little shops. Tonight, in Venice, why not try out local specialties at one of the city's fine restaurants?
Today's Distance: 342 mi / 550 km (B)

Day 9 VENICE. Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and a walking tour with a Local Guide to visit ST. MARK'S SQUARE, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS, followed by a traditional GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Afternoon at leisure. An optional gondola serenade is available and later, an aperitif at the famous CAFFЙ FLORIAN awaits. (B,D)

Day 10 VENICE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY. Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass into the Tyrolean Alps. In Innsbruck, a pleasant stroll through quaint medieval lanes takes you to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF. Continue to Munich, and visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls, and the famous HOFBRДUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel.
Today's Distance: 367 mi / 590 km (B)


Day 11 MUNICH–ROTHENBURG–RHINELAND. Enter the Swabian Jura with its lush hills and arrive in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this walled town. Time to join the locals at one of the many restaurants and to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.
Today's Distance: 311 mi / 500 km (B,D)

Day 12 RHINELAND–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Admire castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards during a scenic and relaxing RHINE CRUISE, followed by a drive to Amsterdam.
Today's Distance: 261 mi / 420 km (B,D)

Day 13 AMSTERDAM. Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE past patrician mansions and gabled faзades. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner. (B)

Day 14 AMSTERDAM–LONDON, ENGLAND. Travel to London by AIR. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time. (B)

Day 15 LONDON. Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks and a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 16 LONDON. Your Local Host will have interesting suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)

Day 17 LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Saturday May 2nd, 2020 - Monday May 18th, 2020
    from $4,990.00
  • Saturday May 30th, 2020 - Monday June 15th, 2020
    from $4,914.00
  • Saturday June 6th, 2020 - Monday June 22nd, 2020
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  • Saturday June 20th, 2020 - Monday July 6th, 2020
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  • Saturday June 27th, 2020 - Monday July 13th, 2020
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  • Saturday July 18th, 2020 - Monday August 3rd, 2020
    from $4,605.00
  • Saturday August 15th, 2020 - Monday August 31st, 2020
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  • Saturday August 29th, 2020 - Monday September 14th, 2020
    from $4,750.00
  • Saturday September 5th, 2020 - Monday September 21st, 2020
    from $4,850.00
  • Saturday September 12th, 2020 - Monday September 28th, 2020
    from $4,880.00
  • Saturday September 19th, 2020 - Monday October 5th, 2020
    from $4,880.00
  • Saturday September 26th, 2020 - Monday October 12th, 2020
    from $4,875.00
  • Saturday October 3rd, 2020 - Monday October 19th, 2020
    from $4,705.00