2020 Tour Details
This tour is bursting at the seams with historical cities and spectacular scenery. Spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. Enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other inclusions, travel on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris, ride a funicular in Bergamo, walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy going past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence. Like all Globus tours of Europe, VIP access to the must-see attractions is included. This means that rather than spending time in long lines, you will spend it gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And to top it off: a visit to the Colosseum is included. Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all their highlights. It's a dream vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
By high-speed Eurostar train
Enjoy a Seine cruise; guided sightseeing, visit the Fragonard Museum
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
Dinner at a local restaurant;
funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta party at a local restaurant;
private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal
Guided walking tour, see the cathedral and Baptistry, and visit Signoria Square
Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
Headsets throughout the tour except London.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
- Paris Banks of the Seine
- Venice and its Lagoon
High-speed Eurostar train; Seine River cruise; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice.
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. The perfect introduction to Paris is a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out French specialties, followed by a drive for more views of the capital of France.Today’s Distance: 305 mi / 492 km
Day 3 PARIS
Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to the renowned Fragonard Museum. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the world-famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket!
Day 4 PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
Drive past Fontainebleau Forest and enjoy views of châteaux and the Burgundy vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and picturesque Lucerne. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour. Admire Thorwaldsen’s LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, walk through the Old Town, and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party.Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km
Day 5 LUCERNE–BERGAMO, ITALY
A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Have your cameras ready during a spectacular drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District to the Italian border. Arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits.Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km
Day 7 VENICE–FLORENCE–ROME
Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry’s “Gates of Paradise,” and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the “Eternal City,” where dinner has been prepared at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km
Day 8 ROME
Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to 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 Rome’s famous sites.
Day 9 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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“Even though I have been directing tours for many years, I am still passionate about sharing my knowledge and love for European culture and history with my guests. Each tour is a personal challenge as I strive to make everybody feel special, and to create a lasting memory of their journey through our continent's colorful and rich diversity, in the hope they return home inspired and stimulated.”
No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
A Taste of London
A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.
Price Range: $$$
French Dinner and Orientation Drive
The nighttime magic of Paris comes to life on this enchanting evening of fine French cuisine, followed by a guided drive through the ¿City of Light¿!
Price Range: $$$
Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum
Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.
Price Range: $$
An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!
Price Range: $$$$
Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.
Price Range: $$$
Grab your camera and prepare for indescribable panoramic views on this thrilling ascent up Mount Pilatus.
Price Range: $$
When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals
Price Range: $$
Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. A lifetime experience!
Price Range: $$
Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.
For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.
Here's a sample of the additional cost:6 guests in a party: $2,241*18 guests in a party: $558*
Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.
* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.
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