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EUROPE IN DEPTH WITH LONDON EXTENSION - 2017

Tour Code - HTL 32 days - LONDON to LONDON $8309 AUD

On this in-depth European our, you'll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Heidelberg, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Assisi, Sorrento, and Tuscany in Italy; and Nice, Biarritz, and Bordeaux in France.

Globus has included unique features like lunch with waffles and a beer tasting in Brussels, a special dinner in Salzburg to try out local specialties, and a taste of Limoncello liquor in Positano, as well as a visit by mini-train to the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia.

Among the many highlights of this tour is a drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines. Spend time in Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD. Be delighted as you take a jetfoil from Sorrento to the Island of Capri, a pretty town where you can explore the little shops and local cafés. Relax and enjoy Nice, a beautiful French Riviera resort. Be the first of your friends to enjoy guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Croatia's capital, where you will see its must-see attractions, such as the Cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia. You'll also visit the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia by mini-train.

You'll visit some of Europe's most famous museums, including the Prado in Madrid, with one of the world’s finest art collections; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; and the Vatican Museums in Rome. You'll also experience spectacular scenery, including a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall; spectacular drives along the Italian Riviera and French Riviera; and much more.

On this in-depth European tour, Globus has also included special meals at local restaurants and opportunities to really get to know the destinations. Plus, with VIP access to the attractions, you'll spend more time enjoying them than waiting in line. It’s a dream European vacation!


  LOCAL FAVOURITES


Enjoy waffle and beer tasting at a local café in Brussels
Dinner with wine at an Austrian farmhouse
Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-train
Enter Venice in style wih a private boat ride
Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano and taste the local Limoncello liqueur
Farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Paris


Standard Features

Destinations

  • LONDON
    Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • LONDON-BRUSSELS
    By high-speed Eurostar train.
  • BRUSSELS
    Visit Grand'Place; enjoy a waffle and beer tasting at a local cafe; welcome dinner.
  • AMSTERDAM
    Canal cruise; diamond centre.
  • RHINE CRUISE.
  • HEIDELBERG
    Take pictures of the castle.
  • BLACK FOREST
    Hear about the art of woodcarving.
  • RHINE FALLS.
  • LUCERNE
    Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.
  • VADUZ
    Visit the capital of Liechtenstein.
  • INNSBRUCK
    Walk to the Golden Roof.
  • SALZBURG
    A special dinner at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer; guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square.
  • VIENNA
    Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Cathedral Square; admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus.
  • ZAGREB
    Guided sightseeing; visit the cathedral.
  • LJUBLJANA
    Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas' Cathedral.
  • POSTOJNA
    Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-train.
  • VENICE
    Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square & Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration.
  • ASSISI
    Visit St. Francis' Basilica.
  • SORRENTO
    Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, taste a glass of Limoncello; excursion to Capri, including jetfoil boat ride, funicular ride, and guided sightseeing.
  • POMPEII
    Guided walking tour of the excavations.
  • ROME
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum.
  • FLORENCE
    Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square; see Ponte Vecchio.
  • PISA
    Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • EZE
    Visit a perfume factory.
  • ARLES
    Walk to the Roman Amphitheatre.
  • BARCELONA
    Guided sightseeing, visit the gothic quarter; take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
  • MADRID
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
  • BILBAO
    Visit the Guggenheim Museum.
  • BIARRITZ
    Orientation.
  • BORDEAUX
    Orientation drive.
  • BORDEAUX-PARIS
    By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • PARIS
    A special dinner at a local restaurant, ascend the Eiffel Tower and guided sightseeing.
  • LONDON EXTENSION
    Host service is included.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil and funicular in Capri; high-speed, first-class TGV 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.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
1 special light lunch (L) with beer tasting in Brussels
13 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Brussels, a special dinner in Salzburg, and a special farewell dinner in Paris.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

  2. 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, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard, if held. (B)

  3. LONDON-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
    Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and board the highspeed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Walk to the GRAND'PLACE and admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without rubbing the statue of Everard t' Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. Also enjoy a light lunch with waffle and a BEER TASTING at a local cafe. A welcome dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel. (B,L,D)

  4. BRUSSELS-AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
    In Amsterdam, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE, the best way to see the 700-year-old capital, and visit a major DIAMOND CENTRE. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and the fishing village of Volendam. (B,D)

  5. AMSTERDAM-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY.
    Pass the locale of A Bridge Too Far on the way to Germany and enjoy this afternoon's highlight: a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the Rhine River. Arrive in Heidelberg and take pictures of its castle. (B,D)

  6. HEIDELBERG-BLACK FOREST-RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND-LUCERNE.
    Morning stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, and enjoy a taste of the local fruit wine. Next, take pictures of the thundering RHINE FALLS and continue to picturesque Lucerne. Tonight you may wish to join an optional folklore dinner party. (B)

  7. LUCERNE.
    During your walking tour, admire the emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car, or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. (B,D)

  8. LUCERNE-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA-SALZBURG.
    A short stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Next is Innsbruck, Austria's Olympic resort in the Tyrolean mountains. Walk through the Old Town to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF, and shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous, before continuing to Salzburg, where a special dinner with wine awaits you at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer. (B,D)

  9. SALZBURG-VIENNA.
    A pleasant stroll with your Local Guide takes you through the historic centre. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, and RESIDENZ SQUARE. Then, drive past the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, made famous by the movie The Sound of Music, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, capital of Austria. (B)

  10. VIENNA.
    Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, HELDENPLATZ, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and a stop at Hofburg Palace. Also admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus. To make the most of your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and later, an optional evening concert is available at one of Vienna's famous concert halls. (B)

  11. VIENNA-ZAGREB, CROATIA-LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA.
    A scenic drive through Carinthia brings you to Zagreb, proud capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features all important landmarks of the Lower Town and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Continue to Ljubljana, the elegant capital of Slovenia. (B,D)

  12. LJUBLJANA.
    Meet your Local Guide and admire Ljubljana's medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and visit magnificent ST. NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL. Later, why not join an optional excursion to wonderful Lake Bled? (B)

  13. LJUBLJANA-POSTOJNA-VENICE, ITALY.
    Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by MINI-TRAIN. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, follow the Adriatic coast to romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to try out the city's fine restaurants. (B)

  14. VENICE.
    Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK'S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. The afternoon is free to explore the maze of little streets, bridges, and canals on your own or to join an optional gondola serenade. (B,D)

  15. VENICE-ASSISI.
    Through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi. Visit ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. (B,D)

  16. ASSISI-AMALFI COAST-SORRENTO.
    Enjoy a comfortable drive along the Highway of the Sun past Rome to Sorrento and continue along one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines, the Amalfi Coast, to Positano, a picturesque village where you can taste the local LIMONCELLO LIQUOR. Then, continue to Sorrento, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)

  17. SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
    Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (B)

  18. SORRENTO-POMPEII-ROME.
    In POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, follow your Local Guide past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue to Rome, the "Eternal City." (B)

  19. 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)

  20. ROME-FLORENCE-TUSCANY.
    In Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance," enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and admire the cathedral, the Baptistry's "Gate of Paradise," visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for leather and gold before continuing to Montecatini, your peaceful Tuscan resort. (B,D)

  21. TUSCANY-PISA-EZE, FRANCE-NICE.
    Marvel at the Leaning Tower in Pisa before driving along the spectacular Italian and French Rivieras. Leave the highway in France, and join the Moyenne Corniche. In Eze, visit a PERFUME FACTORY and hear about the history and production of perfume. Continue to your hotel in Nice on the Cote d'Azur. (B)

  22. AT LEISURE IN NICE.
    Full day to enjoy this enchanting French Riviera resort at your own pace. Exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to famous Monte Carlo. (B)

  23. NICE-ARLES-BARCELONA, SPAIN.
    In Arles, walk to the impressive Roman Amphitheatre before continuing to the Spanish border and splendid Barcelona. (B,D)

  24. BARCELONA.
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. Also visit the GOTHIC QUARTER. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)

  25. BARCELONA-MADRID.
    Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)

  26. MADRID.
    Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Madrid and a special visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)

  27. MADRID-BILBAO-BIARRITZ, FRANCE.
    Highlight today is a stop in Bilbao to visit the spectacular GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, designed by architect Frank Gehry in 1997. Continue to picturesque Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort, for your overnight stay. (B,D)

  28. BIARRITZ-BORDEAUX.
    Leave the coast and travel through the Landes region to Bordeaux and enjoy an orientation drive. (B,D)

  29. BORDEAUX-PARIS.
    Travel by high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at Les Noces de Jeannette restaurant, followed by a drive through the "City of Light." (B,D)

  30. PARIS.
    Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and more. For a bird's-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion is available to the lush 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)

  31. PARIS-LONDON, ENGLAND.
    Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the afternoon. (B)

  32. LONDON.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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PRE LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $401 AUD $230 AUD $216 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $539 AUD $301 AUD $275 AUD
POST LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $401 AUD $230 AUD $216 AUD
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