European Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,135

Price based on
London Gatwick
3rd Feb 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Italy

  • Active pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Cosmopolitan cities and stylish lakeside towns, world-class art and unrivalled cuisine - this European Escape offers the best of Italy, France and Switzerland without the crowds. Ascend the Eiffel Tower, stroll around the Vatican Museums and glide along atmospheric little canals on this wonderful off-peak tour.

At a glance


  • Rome Two nights in the cosmopolitan capital to explore its key sights, including St Peter's Square and Basilica, the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. You'll also enjoy inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Florence Enjoy a guided walking tour that includes Michelangelo's famous David, Signora Square and lunch on Santa Croce Square. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods.
  • Venice Sit back and relax with a private boat ride and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to St Mark’s Square. Be wowed at a Venetian glassblowing demonstration and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Lugano Stop at the dazzling lakeside town and soak up its breathtaking alpine scenery.
  • Lucerne Follow your guide for a stroll around spectacular Lucerne to see Thorwaldsen's moving Lion Monument, the walled old town and ancient covered Chapel Bridge.
  • Paris Guided sightseeing of the City of Light, with a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower and an optional dinner and cabaret show at the infamous Moulin Rouge.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Cosmopolitan cities and stylish lakeside towns, world-class art and unrivalled cuisine - this European Escape offers the best of Italy, France and Switzerland without the crowds. Ascend the Eiffel Tower, stroll around the Vatican Museums and glide along atmospheric little canals on this wonderful off-peak tour.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Rome, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Rome where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Rome

Day
2

A fascinating day awaits: your guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings plus The Last Judgment, and monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and the amazing Colosseum to hear about the gladiators who fought here. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a local guide is available to explore even more famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome - Florence

Day
3

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your local guide for a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewellery on Piazza Santa Croce before arriving at your hotel. This evening, an optional dinner is available to try out Tuscan specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence - Venice

Day
4

Enter Venice in style by private boat and 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 has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice - Lugano, Switzerland - Lucerne

Day
5

Leave the flat Po area and enter Switzerland. Stop in the resort of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps and explore the little shops along Via Nassa. Then, be inspired by the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lucerne

Day
6

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. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of your stay, attractive optional excursions are on offer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lucerne - Paris, France

Day
7

Say Auf Wiedersehen to Switzerland and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the 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 Lights.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris

Day
8

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a local guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, and more. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy awesome views of Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Paris - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Rome Best Western Plus Universo

Florence Grand Hotel Mediterraneo 

Venice Island Gabrielli

Lucerne Astoria 

Paris Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 

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