A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, tasty meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Florence, Nice, at the French Riviera, Lyon, and Paris. On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 7th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; and much more. </BR></BR>On this comprehensive tour of Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll take a Rhine Cruise with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking drives along the Italian Riviera and French Riviera. You’ll sit back and relax as you drive through the most attractive parts of Austria to Italy, as well as past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest in France. You’ll stand in awe as you experience the fantastic views when you ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals. And you’ll ride the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels. </BR> </BR>Globus also includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a beer at a local café in Brussels, a wine tasting in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, and a farewell dinner followed by a Seine Cruise in Paris. All of this and much more await you on this magnificent European vacation!
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St.Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldLONDON–BRUSSELS By high-speed Eurostar trainBRUSSELS Visit Grand’Place; [LF] enjoy a beer at a local café; welcome dinnerAMSTERDAM Canal cruise; visit a major diamond centerRHINE CRUISERÜDESHIEM [LF] Wine tasting and dinnerBLACK FOREST Hear about the art of woodcarvingRHINE FALLSLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel BridgeVADUZ Visit the capital of LiechtensteinINNSBRUCK Walk to the Golden RoofMUNICH Orientation drive featuring the Olympic Stadium and a visit to MarienplatzSALZBURG Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square Vienna Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s CathedralVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationFERRARA Walk along Este Castle to the cathedralROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman ForumFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria SquarePISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerÈZE Visit a perfume factoryAVIGNON Walk through the Old Town, see the Palace of the PopesLYON Orientation drive through the Old Town, [LF] see the Murales PARIS Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower; [LF] a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant and Seine River cruiseHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Brussels and special dinners in Rüdesheim and farewell dinner in Paris
NOTES:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; Seine River cruise in Paris. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.