GLOBUS 2025: Essential Europe with London (HFT)
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Basilicas, boutiques, and bistros. Cathedrals, canals, and cafes. 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.
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GLOBUS 2025: Essential Europe with London (HFT)
11 days from Rome to London
Basilicas, boutiques, and bistros. Cathedrals, canals, and cafes. 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 eclairs 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.
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Tour OperatorGlobus
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2023
11 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1RomeWelcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2RomeWhen in Rome ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free afternoon. (B)

LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind's greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel's ceiling - a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor. Michelangelo's 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.
Day 3FlorenceFine Art in Firenze 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 time to browse. (B)
174 mi / 280 km

ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world's most magnificent art Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo's Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.
Day 4VeniceBenvenuti a Venezia VENICE Take a private boat ride, followed by an orientation walk, including, St. Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblowing demonstration. Free time to browse before [LF] dinner at a local restaurant followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D)
174 mi / 280 km

LOCAL TASTES Indulge in the tastes and traditions of true Italian cuisine in the home of seafood, pasta, and wine in Venice. A cruise on the Grand Canal is the perfect grand finale! Buon appetito!
Day 5LucerneSpectacular Switzerland BELLINZONA [LF] Take the elevator to the Courtyard of Castelgrande and enjoy a 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. (B,L)
342 mi / 550 km

HISTORIC SPOTS Ride the elevator to the Courtyard of Castelgrande, high on the hills above Bellinzona. Part of the fortification dates back to the Middle Ages and it is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views and try out local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the area is famous.
Day 6LucerneSweet Sights of Switzerland LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

PICTURE PERFECT Serenity is found in a gaze across the stunning panoramas of the Swiss Alps above the lovely city of Lucerne. Spend time at leisure with a stroll through its magnificent medieval architecture and peaceful alpine lake.
Day 7ParisFrench Connection BASEL Board the high-speed TGV train to Paris. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
404 mi / 650 km

PICTURE PERFECT Gliding across the French countryside at warp speed is an experience to write home about. Pass by the rows of vineyards on your way from Basel to Paris and get in the mood for the wine and song awaiting in the City of Light.
Day 8ParisC'est Magnifique in the City of Light PARIS Free time this morning. Guided sightseeing this afternoon includes orientation drive and Seine River cruise. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

CITY SIGHTS As the song goes, we love Paris in the springtime; we love Paris in the fall - but no matter the season, we fall in love anytime we visit the most romantic city in the world. From the tranquility of the Seine River to the tempting treats in a corner cafe, your hearts are set on sharing France's captivating City of Light any time you please.
Day 9LondonJust in Time for Tea PARIS Travel by high-speed Eurostar Train to London, arriving in the afternoon.
305 mi / 492 km (B)

EPIC RIDE Take the fast train to London on the Eurostar - the only high-speed rail directly linking the UK to France. Since 1994, passengers have been whisked through the longest section of underwater tunnel in the world in comfort with speeds up to 200 mph.
Day 10LondonLondon's Calling LONDON Guided sightseeing includes St. Paul's Cathedral. (B)

HISTORIC SPOTS England's national treasure of St. Paul's Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art - from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria's jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
Day 11LondonSafe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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