General

ESSENTIAL EUROPE
11 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO LONDON

DEPARTURE:

ITINERARY

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
DAY 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with pasta and wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.
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DAY 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 Pietà. 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.
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DAY 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 jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before joining Globus Local Favorite a PIZZA PARTY with wine at Finisterrae restaurant.
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DAY 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 Globus Local Favorite an exciting ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy.
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DAY 5 Venice–Bellinzona, Switzerland–Lucerne

Leave the flat Po area and enter the Swiss Alps. Stop in Bellinzona and Globus Local Favorite 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.
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DAY 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 Läderach 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?
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DAY 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.”
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DAY 8 Paris

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, 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.
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DAY 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?
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DAY 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.
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DAY 11 London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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What is included

Transportation:
Motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

MEALS

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch with wine in Bellinzona; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including special dinners in Rome, Florence, and Venice

Hotels, Prices, Booking

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Hotels we use

ROME:UNIVERSO
FLORANCE:AC FIRENZE BY MARRIOTT
VENICE:NH LAGUNA PALACE
LUCERNE:ASTORIA
PARIS:LES JARDINS DU MARAIS
HILTON LONDON METROPOLE

Tour code

ENG10

Per Adult in Double or Twin Room

3875 EUR

Per Adult in Triple Room

3745 EUR

Per Adult in Single Room

4175 EUR

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