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ESSENTIAL EUROPE - 2017

Tour Code - HF 11 days - ROME to LONDON $4629 AUD
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!

  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Join a pizza party at restaurant Finisterrae in Florence
Private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal in Venice
Take the lift directly into the Castlegrande courtyard and enjoy a light lunch with wine

Standard Features

Destinations

  • ROME
    Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum.
  • 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, ascend the Eiffel Tower.
  • 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.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
1 light lunch (L) with wine in Bellinzona
4 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Florence, and Venice.

Day by 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)

  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)

  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 with wine at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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)

  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 more. For a bird's-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris' most famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. (On Sundays, the sightseeing may take place in the afternoon). An optional excursion is available 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)

  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)

  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)

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

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28 May 2017 07 Jun 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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04 Jun 2017 14 Jun 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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18 Jun 2017 28 Jun 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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27 Jun 2017 07 Jul 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
04 Jul 2017 14 Jul 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
11 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 $4649 AUD N/A View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
18 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
25 Jul 2017 04 Aug 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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01 Aug 2017 11 Aug 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
08 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
05 Sep 2017 15 Sep 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
10 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
12 Sep 2017 22 Sep 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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01 Oct 2017 11 Oct 2017 $4649 AUD $5771 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
29 Oct 2017 08 Nov 2017 $4629 AUD $5751 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE ROME 29 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 $279 AUD $200 AUD $181 AUD
PRE ROME 27 Nov 2017 28 Dec 2017 $202 AUD $132 AUD $115 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017 $219 AUD $144 AUD $136 AUD
PRE ROME 04 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $279 AUD $200 AUD $181 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2017 03 Sep 2017 $219 AUD $144 AUD $136 AUD
PRE ROME 01 May 2017 30 Jun 2017 $279 AUD $200 AUD $181 AUD
POST LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $401 AUD $230 AUD $216 AUD
POST LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $539 AUD $301 AUD $275 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $126 AUD

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