Colosseum, Rome

Essential Europe

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Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views of Paris; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697 and was the marriage site for Lady Diana and Prince Charles. Other highlights of this European tour include a stop in Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, chocolate pralines from one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London. But that’s not all…throughout this European vacation, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that rather than waiting in long lines to see the amazing Colosseum in Rome or to ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris, we've worked hard behind-the-scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

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11 days from RM13,594/pax

This itinerary is by Globus

Eliminating the hassles

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Let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
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Day to day

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY. 

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2

ROME. 

Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and 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 famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

Day 3

ROME-FLORENCE. 

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops selling Florentine leather goods and gold jewellery on Piazza Santa Croce before joining a PIZZA PARTY at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)

Day 4

FLORENCE-VENICE. 

Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Visit ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER with wine has been prepared for you at Rossopomodoro restaurant, followed by an exciting ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy. (B,D)

Day 5

VENICE-BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND-LUCERNE. 

Leave the flat Po area and enter the Swiss Alps. Stop in Bellinzona and ride the elevator to the COURTYARD of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a spectacular panoramic view and a light lunch to try out local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the area is famous. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne. (B,L,D)

Day 6

LUCERNE.

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen's emotional LION MONUMENT and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Of course, you will taste CHOCOLATE PRALINES from Laderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of your stay, choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)

Day 7

LUCERNE-PARIS, FRANCE. 

Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and past Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris' lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the "City of Light." (B)

Day 8

PARIS. 

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most renowned sites: the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs- Elysees, and enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. (On Sundays, the sightseeing may take place in the afternoon.) Join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say au revoir, Paris. (B)

Day 9

PARIS-LONDON, ENGLAND. 

Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for a smooth ride to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight? (B)

Day 10

LONDON. 

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Afternoon at leisure. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and later, maybe enjoy dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River. (B)

Day 11

LONDON. 

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Local favourites

Get a taste of a destination's hidden gems and local flavours, exclusive to Globus. These behind-the-scenes activities really allow you to experience the world like a local.

  • Special Tuscan dinner with wine at restaurant Finisterrae in Florence
  • Pasta party with wine at a local restaurant in Venice
  • Swiss chocolate suprise in Lucerne

What's included

  • ROME: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square; pizza party at Finisterrae restaurant.
  • VENICE: Private boat ride; visit St. Mark's Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta party at Rossopomodoro restaurant; private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.
  • BELLINZONA: Visit the Castelgrande courtyard and enjoy a light lunch with wine.
  • LUCERNE: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; taste Swiss chocolate pralines.
  • PARIS: Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise.
  • PARIS -LONDON By high-speed Eurostar train.
  • LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train.
  • HEADSETS Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MyACCOUNT: Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
  • MEALS: 10 Full buffet breakfast (B) daily 1 light lunch (L) with wine in Bellinzona 3 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Rome and special dinners in Florence and Venice.
Details
Name: Dinner Party and Illumination Drive
Location: Paris
Description: A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."
Name: Roman Highlights
Location: Rome
Description: Enjoy a guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance: Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, or the baroque district with Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famed Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and displays of Caravaggio paintings.
Name: Mount Pilatus
Location: Lucerne
Description: Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m) up - via the world's steepest cogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the middle Ages when it was believed a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices. It has also been said the restless ghost of a Roman governor once found lasting peace in Lake Pilatus and for a long time it was forbidden to climb the mountain should they disturb Pontius Pilate. See why composer Richard Wagner, Queen Victoria (on horseback), King Don Carlos of Spain, Antarctic explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian Revolution, and others who have reached the top, have been awed by the imposing Alpine panorama.
Name: Highlights of Uffizi Gallery
Location: Florence
Description: With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world's finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.
Name: Excursion to Montmartre
Location: Paris
Description: Leaving from Pigalle take a little train for an enjoyable ride up to Montmartre, the most artistic and picturesque district in Paris, with its impressive landmark white-domed Basilica of Sacre-Coeur built in the late 19th century in Bizantine style. Admire the surprising view over the rooftops of Paris and walk around Montmartre's narrow streets to discover unexpected jewels like Saint Peter's Church - one of the most ancient in Paris, the Lapin Agile - the oldest of Montmartre's cabarets, the Bateau Lavoir - where Picasso created cubism, and the grocery store featured in the movie "Amelie". Soak up the atmosphere of Place du Tertre and watch the portrait artists in action or even sit for one of them yourself before returning to Pigalle by funicular.
Name: One Hour Cruise on Lake Lucerne
Location: Lucerne
Description: Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.
Name: Excursion to the Palace of Versailles
Location: Paris
Description: Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.
Name: Gondola Serenade
Location: Venice
Description: Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts-i sestieri.
Name: Roman Highlights & Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: A guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance, Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, the baroque district, Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famous Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, and Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo and displays of Caravaggio paintings. After your walk, relax and enjoy a 4-course dinner, including drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.
Name: Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge
Location: Paris
Description: Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.
Name: Seine Cruise and Montmartre
Location: Paris
Description: Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019 $3299 USD $4129 USD  
14 Apr 2019 24 Apr 2019 $3349 USD $4179 USD  
21 Apr 2019 01 May 2019 $3349 USD $4179 USD  
28 Apr 2019 08 May 2019 $3439 USD $4269 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
05 May 2019 15 May 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
12 May 2019 22 May 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
19 May 2019 29 May 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
26 May 2019 05 Jun 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Jun 2019 12 Jun 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
09 Jun 2019 19 Jun 2019 $3589 USD $4729 USD  
16 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
23 Jun 2019 03 Jul 2019 $3589 USD $4729 USD  
30 Jun 2019 10 Jul 2019 $3369 USD $4199 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2019 $3329 USD $4159 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
14 Jul 2019 24 Jul 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD  
21 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD  
28 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
04 Aug 2019 14 Aug 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD  
11 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD  
18 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 $3229 USD $4059 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
25 Aug 2019 04 Sep 2019 $3499 USD $4639 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
01 Sep 2019 11 Sep 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
08 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
15 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019 $3499 USD $4329 USD  
22 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019 $3699 USD $4839 USD  
29 Sep 2019 09 Oct 2019 $3479 USD $4309 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
06 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019 $3479 USD $4309 USD  
13 Oct 2019 23 Oct 2019 $3479 USD $4309 USD  
20 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 $3399 USD $4229 USD  
27 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019 $3299 USD $4129 USD  
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE ROME 02 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $237 USD $170 USD $153 USD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2019 01 Sep 2019 $186 USD $123 USD $116 USD
PRE ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $237 USD $170 USD $153 USD
PRE ROME 05 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 $186 USD $123 USD $116 USD
PRE ROME 03 Jan 2019 04 Mar 2019 $172 USD $112 USD $98 USD
POST LONDON 01 Nov 2019 31 Dec 2019 $227 USD $127 USD $118 USD
POST LONDON 01 May 2019 31 Oct 2019 $291 USD $158 USD $147 USD
POST LONDON 01 Jan 2019 30 Apr 2019 $219 USD $124 USD $114 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $98 USD
               

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