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EUROPEAN SAMPLER

Tour HD  AMSTERDAM  PARIS
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As the name implies, this European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. You’ll spend two nights in Amsterdam, Lucerne, and Paris, as well as one night each in Heidelberg and Dijon. In Amsterdam, your guided sightseeing is via a canal cruise, the only way to experience Amsterdam! In both Heidelberg and Lucerne, you’ll discover the must-see sights on a walking tour, including Heidelberg’s Old Town and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, a circular painting dating to 1881 and depicting memorable scenes from the Franco-Prussian War. And in Beaune you’ll have a Burgundy wine tasting and a visit to the impressive Hôtel Dieu. Your Paris sightseeing includes a Seine cruise, where you’ll be treated to great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

This European tour also includes majestic scenery, such as a romantic Rhine cruise, a stop at the spectacular Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, and an overnight stay in Burgundy. Of course, on a European sampler tour you have to taste the food unique to each area, and with Globus, you get the opportunity to do just that! You’ll enjoy dinner and a beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, and coffee with traditional homemade Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest.

Fascinating sightseeing, spectacular scenery, tasty local food, expert Local Guides, and a Tour Director ready to bring these destinations to life…what more can you ask for in a European holiday?
Leisurely On the go
Countries
NETHERLANDS
GERMANY
SWITZERLAND
FRANCE
Meals
Breakfast:8
Lunch:0
Dinner:3
Transport
Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi (where available)
Accommodation
First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
From
(AUD)
$3,449
0
* Price per person, based on double occupancy.

EUROPEAN SAMPLER

Tour HD  AMSTERDAM  PARIS
  • DAY 1: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
    Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
  • DAY 2: AMSTERDAM.
    Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades, the "Golden Bend," the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age, the Stopera, Amsterdam's proud concert hall, the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, and much more. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTRE. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner. (B)
  • DAY 3: AMSTERDAM-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY.
    Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far, and enter Germany. Today's highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of centuries-old castles, cozy towns, and vineyards. Continue to Heidelberg for a pleasant walk through the OLD TOWN to the Marktplatz (market square), from where you can take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle, followed by dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant. (B,D)
  • DAY 4: HEIDELBERG-BLACK FOREST-RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND- LUCERNE.
    Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks. Be welcomed by a local woodcarver, and see samples of his work during a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION. Then, enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, take pictures of the thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to Lucerne. (B,D)
  • DAY 5: LUCERNE.
    During your walking tour, visit the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres' circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also admire Thorwaldsen's LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. See the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Balance of the day is at leisure to shop for Swiss watches, knives, and chocolate. You may wish to join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus, the "Guard of Lucerne." Tonight is your chance to yodel or blow an alphorn during an optional folklore dinner party for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)
  • DAY 6: LUCERNE-BEAUNE, FRANCE-DIJON.
    Leave the Alps behind you and enter the scenic French countryside on your way to the vineyards of Burgundy. Stop in the picturesque town of Beaune, where a WINE TASTING awaits at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Also visit the HÔTEL DIEU, originally founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor, before continuing to Dijon for your overnight stay. (B)
  • DAY 7: DIJON-VERSAILLES-PARIS.
    Enjoy views of chateaus on your way to Versailles, where a guided visit of the 17th-century PALACE AND GARDENS has been included. This former hunting château, built by Louis XIII, was transformed into a magnificent palace by the Sun King, Louis XIV, and housed the French kings until the French Revolution. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of its lively restaurants, followed by a drive for a first look at the French capital. (B)
  • DAY 8: PARIS.
    Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide. Admire its major sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs-Elysées. Enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Time to further explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the impressive Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
  • DAY 9: PARIS.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
  • Leisurely On the go
    Meals
    Breakfast:8
    Lunch:0
    Dinner:3
    Transport
    Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi (where available)
    Accommodation
    First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
    HighLights
    • London
    • Lucerne
    • Paris
    • Heidelberg
    • Black Forest
    • Schaffhausen
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