Europe in Depth with Extended Stay in London
About London, United Kingdom
On this in-depth European tour, you’ll travel to some of Europe’s most famous cities—London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You’ll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Heidelberg, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Assisi, Sorrento, and Montecatini in Italy; and Nice, Biarritz, and Bordeaux in France. Globus has included unique features like lunch with a waffle and a beer tasting in Brussels, a special dinner in Salzburg to try out local specialties, and a taste of Limoncello liquor in Positano, as well as a visit by mini-train to the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia. Among the many highlights of this tour is a drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines. Spend time in Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD. Be delighted as you take a jetfoil from Sorrento to the Isle of Capri, a pretty town where you can explore the little shops and local cafés. Relax and enjoy Nice, a beautiful French Riviera resort. Be the first of your friends to enjoy guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, where you will see its must-see attractions, such as the cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia. You’ll visit some of Europe’s most famous museums, including the Prado in Madrid, with one of the world’s finest art collections; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; and the Vatican Museums in Rome. You’ll also experience spectacular scenery, including a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall; spectacular drives along the Italian and French Rivieras; and much more. On this in-depth European tour, Globus has also included special meals at local restaurants and opportunities to really get to know the destinations. Plus, with VIP access to the attractions, you’ll spend more time enjoying them than waiting in line. It’s a dream European vacation!
LONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s CathedralLONDON–BRUSSELS By high-speed Eurostar trainBRUSSELS Visit Grand’Place; [LF] enjoy a waffle and beer tasting at a local café; welcome dinnerAMSTERDAM Canal cruise; diamond centerRHINE CRUISE; HEIDELBERGTake pictures of the castleBLACK FOREST Hear about the art of woodcarving; RHINE FALLSLUCERNEWalking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel BridgeVADUZ Visit the capital of LiechtensteinINNSBRUCK Walk to the Golden Roof SALZBURG[LF] A special dinner at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer; guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square VIENNAGuided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Cathedral Square; admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus ZAGREBGuided sightseeing; visit the cathedralLJUBLJANAGuided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas’ Cathedral POSTOJNA[LF] Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-trainVENICEPrivate boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationASSISIVisit St. Francis’ Basilica SORRENTO[LF] Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, taste a glass of Limoncello; excursion to Capri, including jetfoil boatride, funicular ride, and guided sightseeing POMPEIIGuided walking tour of the excavations ROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum FLORENCEGuided walking tour, visit Signoria Square; see Ponte Vecchio PISAMarvel at the legendary Leaning Tower ÈZEVisit a perfume factory ARLES Walk to the Roman AmphitheaterBARCELONAGuided sightseeing, visit the gothic quarter; take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica MADRIDGuided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum BILBAOVisit the Guggenheim MuseumBIARRITZOrientation BORDEAUXOrientation drive BORDEAUX–PARISBy high-speed TGV train (first-class) PARISGuided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower, [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the “City of Light”PARIS–LONDONBy high-speed Eurostar TrainHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special light lunch with beer tasting in Brussels; 13 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Brussels, a special dinner in Salzburg, and a special farewell dinner in Paris
NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil and funicular in Capri; high-speed first-class TGV train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.