Essential Europe with London


  • 11 days

  • Europe

tour : HFT

Showing 2021 season

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Basilicas, boutiques, and bistros. Cathedrals, canals, and cafés. Peaks, pasta, and pastries. This tour of Essential Europe goes beyond the “must-sees” to include the “must-dos,” the “must-discovers,” and the “must-devours.” As you travel and taste your way through Italy, Switzerland, and France, you’ll delightfully take a big bite out of your bucket list. The rolling Tuscan hills, the soaring Swiss Alps, plus mind-boggling mounds of Italian gelato, Swiss chocolate, and French éclairs are all awaiting from Rome to Paris on this delectable tour of Europe’s most popular destinations. Cruising through Europe’s breathtaking scenery, captivating architecture, and greatest chapters of history has never been easier as you motor by private water taxi through the Grand Canal of Venice, ride an elevator to the courtyard of a medieval Swiss castle, and board a high-speed train for a scenic journey through the French countryside from Basel to Paris.
Hungry for more of Europe’s essentials? Board the high-speed Eurostar Train to London for fish ’n chips, bangers and mash, and a heaping serving of art, architecture, and fascinating history. When you add a 2-day London extension to your tour of Europe, we’ll also serve up guided sightseeing and plenty of optional excursions to make the most of your visit.

Small Group Discovery

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Day
1

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ROME

Day
2

ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME–FLORENCE

Day
3

FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts. See Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze Gates of Paradise, and Signoria Square. Free afternoon.
174 mi / 280 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FLORENCE–VENICE

Day
4

VENICE Private boat ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and a glassblower demonstration. Free time to browse before LF dinner at a local restaurant followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.
174 mi / 280 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VENICE–BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE

Day
5

BELLINZONA LF Elevator ride to the Courtyard of Castelgrande and light lunch with local specialties and Merlot wine for which the Ticino area is famous. Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard en route to Lucerne.
342 mi / 550 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LUCERNE

Day
6

LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUCERNE–BASEL–PARIS, FRANCE

Day
7

BASEL High-speed TGV train ride to Paris. Free time this afternoon and evening.
404 mi / 650 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PARIS

Day
8

PARIS Free time this morning. Guided sightseeing this afternoon includes orientation drive and Seine River cruise. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Paris with an excursion to Versailles. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND.

Day
9

Travel by high-speed Eurostar Train to London, arriving in the afternoon.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON.

Day
10

Guided sightseeing includes St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON.

Day
11

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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