From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you’ll see its highlights. You’ll spend the night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You’ll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you’ll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. </BR></BR>It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe’s beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian lake district; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence. </BR></BR>Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces in Rome and imagining what it was like to partake in the gladiatorial fights at the Colosseum. Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all its highlights. It’s a dream vacation!

City Highlights

LONDON–PARISBy high-speed Eurostar trainPARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgeBERGAMODinner at local restaurant; [LF] funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta VENICE [LF] Private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal; visit St. Mark’s Square: glassblower demonstration; pasta party at Rossopomodoro restaurantFLORENCE Guided walking tour, see the cathedral and Baptistry, and visit Signoria Square ROME Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 special three-course dinners with wine in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome

Notes

NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation

High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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