On this charming European tour, you will visit some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and witness some of its most spectacular scenery. Your tour starts with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and ends with a sightseeing tour and an elevator ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In between, you will have some amazing experiences. History buffs will enjoy walking the cobblestone streets of Heidelberg’s Old Town; admiring the ramparts and towers in Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character; visiting the Bavarian Alps’ Ettal Abbey, founded in 1330 by Benedictine monks and later rebuilt after a fire in 1744; and exploring Venice’s Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century.</BR></BR>Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this European tour. You’ll overnight in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy’s most famous ski resort in the Dolomites. You’ll board a mountain train that climbs to car-free Zermatt, a quaint and romantic village with rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. You’ll drive along the coastline of Lake Geneva, the "Swiss Riviera,” and you’ll enjoy a Rhine cruise, with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages. </BR></BR>Globus has also included some-out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You’ll enjoy dinner with beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, a liquor tasting in Ettal, a visit to Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of King Ludwig II’s castles, and a Prosecco wine tasting in Italy. These charming experiences and much more are just part of what makes this a one-of-a-kind European vacation!
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing; canal cruise; visit a major diamond centerRHINE CRUISEHEIDELBERG Take pictures of the castle; [LF] dinner with beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurantROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townMUNICH Orientation including MarienplatzOBERAMMERGAU AREA[LF] Visit Ettal Benedictine Abbey; liquor tastingNEUSCHWANSTEIN [LF] Visit King Ludwig’s castleINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofCORTINA D’AMPEZZO Stay overnight in Italy’s most famous ski resortCONEGLIANO [LF] Prosecco wine tastingVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationLAKE MAGGIOREStop in the town of StresaTÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH By mountain trainLAUSANNE–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARISGuided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special dinner in Heidelberg
NOTES:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat in Venice; mountain train in Zermatt; high-speed first-class TGV train; Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.