Tour: HF - 2013 (HF) - 2013 / 2014

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Venice is world-famous for its canals
Venice is world-famous for its canals
Visit the Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Buckingham Palace in London
Venice Canal
Tower of London on a sunny day

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Roman Highlights Enjoy a guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance: Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, or the baroque district with Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famed Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and displays of Caravaggio paintings.

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person


Roman Highlights & Dinner A guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance, Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, the baroque district, Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famous Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, and Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo and displays of Caravaggio paintings. After your walk, relax and enjoy a 4-course dinner, including drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person


Gondola Serenade Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts-i sestieri.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Excursion to Mount Titlis Drive to Alpine Engelberg - Central Switzerland renowned sport centre - to take the Titlis-Rotair, world's first revolving cable car, up to 10,000 feet where eternal snow resists even the summer sun. A panoramic view all the way up with 360 degree vistas on glaciers and icefalls. If you are looking for a nice place to rest the Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis is the one for you with breathtaking views from its terrace and solarium.

Approximate value: €78 EUR per person


Mount Pilatus Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m)up - via the world's steepestcogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the Middle Ages when it was believed that a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person


One Hour Cruise on Lake Lucerne Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person


Swiss Folklore Party and Dinner Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alphorn, but those you will meet at your after-dinner folklore party are real experts. They entertain you with merry melodies on the accordion and traditional dances, while you sample cheese fondue and a drink of your choice.

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person


Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.

Approximate value: €167 EUR per person


Dinner Party and Illumination Drive A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person


Excursion to the Palace of Versailles Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person